Voices from Russia

Saturday, 28 November 2015

28 November 2015. Cabinet Vox Pop on Metropolitan Joseph

00 Like I Wuz Tellin' Ya. 19.10.12


One of the Cabinet wrote me:

Talk on the internet can be a good thing… an official directive came out from Metropolitan Joseph after Reardon pulled his crap after the Supreme Court ruling. The directive said that no clergy are to engage in idiosyncratic public protests; they need prior approval from their hierarch. Therefore, my guess is that enough people spoke up, so, Sayedna Joseph had to listen and act.

What need I add?



Saturday, 29 March 2014

29 March 2014. The Passing of Metropolitan Philip Saliba… the Coming of Metropolitan Joseph al-Zehlaoui… Is this the End of Angliochianism?

00 Metropolitan Philip Saliba. 29.03.14


Here’s a report from the Cabinet:

There wasn’t much English at Metropolitan Philip’s funeral. The Arabs are taking the Church back. I also didn’t see Freddie M-G… hardly any of the white bread Angliochian converts were in evidence. It’s all going to unravel now that Metropolitan Philip is dead. Watch the Bishops all become Metropolitans and watch the converts lose their power.

It’s too soon to make statements, but it’s been clear for some time that Archbishop Joseph al-Zehlaoui was the anointed heir to Saliba (being godson of the previous Antiochian Patriarch, Ignatius Hazim, sure didn’t hurt him). Does this mean that the Toledo crowd will elbow out the konvertsy? You know who I’m talking about, the pro-Russian crowd around the late bishop Michael Shaheen (don’t diss Vladyki Michael’s memory in Toledo… it’s not healthy). When one sees how AOCANA poured cold water all over the so-called “Episcopal Assembly”, it’s a possibility.

Look for changes. Look for blood on the floor. Oh, yes, “Metropolitan” in the Middle East means a ruling bishop, so, if the AOCANA bishops take on that title, they’d be in sync with their Mother Church (“Archbishop” is what they call what we call a “Metropolitan”… go figure, that’s Orthodoxy for ya… if ya want consistency, go to the Westerns).

Pass the jug and the popcorn… the real show hasn’t begun yet…


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Monday, 2 July 2012

2 July 2012. Vladyki Joseph in LA Shitcans Wayward Priest With No Further Ado…


Here’s a MEANINGFUL news item:

The former Archpriest Silas Ruark is deposed from the Holy Priesthood and returned to the rank of Layman effective immediately.



That’s it… that’s all… but it’s to the point. It didn’t take a long time… the bishop said, “Let his arse be grass, and I’m the lawnmower”, and IT HAPPENED. The Fairfield CA coppers nicked Ruark for nasty doings with kids and less than a week later, this. Compare this to Paffhausen’s laggardliness in dumping crook clergy (and, conversely, his zeal in defending dodgy sorts like Gerasim Eliel and Ray Velencia).

Hat tip to Vladyki Joseph al-Zehlaoui of the Antiochians for acting as a bishop should act. This is what should’ve happened to Benjamin Peterson, to Bobby K, and Ray Velencia, but it didn’t. It’s time to clean house, and let’s start with Bobby and Ray… Ray had the brass to sue another priest, and the word out there has it that Bobby’s footing the bill (no confirmation on that one, but it wouldn’t surprise anyone if confirmation did come through… after all, remember what happened to Bobby’s kid…).

Compare Joseph with Jonas. There’s no comparison, is there? What does one do when the bishop refuses to do his duty? I think the answer to that one lies with YOU…

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Monday 2 July 2012

Albany NY

Friday, 29 June 2012

Cops Nicked Konvertsy Priest in Fairfield CA: Molested Teens, Took Nude Pictures of Them


On Thursday night, cops arrested a Fairfield CA clergyman from St Timothy Orthodox Church on multiple counts of child molestation in Suisun City. The clergy of the Diocese of Los Angeles contacted Fairfield Police Department‘s Major Crime Unit and reported that one of their pastors had committed possible molestations. The alleged molester is Robert Ruark, 65, from Suisun, also known as Fr Silas. He coordinated the acolyte programme for boys eight years old and older. According to Fairfield Police, Ruark had photographed the alleged victims naked and most of the incidents happened at the church when the pastor was alone with the victims. The incidents involving the five alleged victims go back to 1994 and they are now between 20 and 24 years old. According to detectives, the alleged victims had been targeted as young as age 13. The cops took Ruark to the Solano County Jail. The Fairfield Police Department is still trying to identify victims of Ruark and asks that anyone with information that may help identify victims, or if they themselves are victims of Ruark, please contact the Fairfield Police Department Investigations Bureau at (707) 428-7600, or the 24-hour Tip Line at (707) 428-7345.

29 June 2012

Fox 40 KTXL Sacramento CA


Editor’s Note:

St Timothy parish is part of the Diocese of Los Angeles and the West of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. Ruark is an Angliochian convert… this skulduggery doesn’t surprise me. However, it does pleasantly surprise me to find out that the AOCANA turned the scum-bucket in. Perhaps, it’s a ripple effect from the Storheim affair. Bishop Joseph al-Zehlaoui isn’t going to let anything harm his chances of succeeding Saliba; ergo, he saw to it that the sleazeball got the drop. It looks like the good guys won this one, kids. However, it’s never good to find this shit out… it’s ammunition for the anti-clericalists and it means that some kids are scarred for life. The SOB deserves nine grammes of lead at dawn… God willing, he’ll get his when he goes to the slam (unfortunately, that probably won’t happen… the prison authorities put molesters in Punk City as a matter of course, and that will preserve his rotten hide).


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