Voices from Russia

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

21 February 2012. Rumour Swirling About Dickie Wood… NO ONE KNOWS ANY PARTICULARS… Keep a Lid on It

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There’s rumour swirling about Dickie Wood and his possible discipline. Well, I can tell you that there’s nothing solid out there. It’s murky and there’s nothing substantial enough to merit even a comment from a responsible journalist. Keep a lid on it for the next 24… if what’s happening is what’s been reported to me, the process is in motion. I’d remind a certain set of responsible somebodies who’re meeting today that when the UOC/MP Holy Synod shitcanned Aleksandr Drabinko, they made it public tout suite. The press release was timed 23.14 MSK (19.14 UTC 14.14 EST 11.14 PST), that’s LATE. That is, they got the news out, even at a late hour, they didn’t wait for the next day. What’s interesting is that patriarchia.ru didn’t have it up until about 18.00 EST, which is 03.00 MSK… that means that the news was so important that it was vetted, approved, and posted within FOUR HOURS TIME. In terms of a large institution, that’s lightning speed. Ergo, a certain group has the DUTY to report their decision on Mr Wood as soon as they make it. The people demand it. I don’t matter… I’m only one person, but I’ll say that I’ve heard enough to know that the OCA Holy Synod’s cred’s in the shitter, and the only way to get it out is to be swift and complete in all future reports. Shall it happen? We’ll have to see…

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Wednesday 22 February 2o12

Albany NY

Thursday, 19 January 2012

19 January 2012. Crown Decides to Try Storheim… NO NEWS OF THIS ON OCA.ORG

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Archbishop Seraphim Storheim’s going to be in the dock as a defendant…the Crown Court in Winnepeg found sufficient evidence to proceed to trial. Note well that there’s no news of this on oca.org. Ginny Nieuwsma’s a lying sack o’ shit and a soulless hack flack. She had the DUTY to post this as soon as the news came in. She didn’t… which showed her character (actually, lack of same) to the world.

What else are they hiding? Such as… where’s Dickie Wood? Why doesn’t Lyonyo want you to know that? Pass the jug… I know that the world’s crank, but must I get rank and acrid confirmation of it daily?

BMD

A Whisper Heard in the Loggia:

Paffhausen knew about this two years before Seraphim was arrested, but he refused to investigate this… why is JP trying to ignore this? Is he still covering up for the HOOMie weasels?

Yes… and why did Paffhausen try to hack into Garklavs’ computer? Perspirin’ minds wanna know…

BMD

Monday, 2 January 2012

2 January 2012. To Know Someone Doesn’t Mean that You Love Them or Approve of Their Stance

THINK before you open your mouth… it’ll save you a TON of grief…

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I was told that Dickie Wood and Job Osacky got on well. The implication being, of course, if I thought well of Job, I’d have to think well of Mr Wood, too! There are two simple explanations as to why that isn’t so. Firstly, the OCA isn’t all that big… the episcopate is small enough so that all the bishops know all the other bishops. The apparat is small enough so that every “senior” priest knows his colleagues, and he knows them well. Dickie hung around the SVS crowd for years, and, don’t forget, Job was part of that bunch until they rejected him in the early aughts.

To be frank, Job probably knew Dickie ever since he was a nipper. That militates against someone being on bad terms… I’ve haven’t heard of any bad blood between Job and Dickie, and it would surprise me greatly if someone had told me that the two weren’t aware of the other’s existence. The OCA apparat’s an “old boys club” from SVS, which means that not only did they know one another, they knew the other one well (and for years, at that). Ergo, on this ground alone, the implied construct’s invalid. They knew one another… everybody in the upper reaches of the OCA knows each other… BIG DEAL.

Secondly, it could be a simple misplacing of trust. God knows that I’ve done it often enough. You forget that pleasantness and civility can mask hostility, indifference, ennui, or duplicity. Once, I had an encounter that brought it home to me. I listened to the person carefully, and I realised that I’d misplaced my trust. It happens. When I was younger, I’d get angry and get pissed off publicly… nowadays, I simply mark it down mentally… and put that person on my “questionable” list. Anger only gives you momentary satisfaction… and it gives your enemies ammunition to use against you. You simply guard yourself against that person after that.

Therefore, the unspoken implication behind “Job and Dickie got on well” stems from crank and defective reasoning. Job got on decently with Vlad Berzonsky too… that doesn’t mean that he approved of Vlad Berzansky Jr or his reputed methods… but it DOES mean that he knew him, he knew him well, and that he was pleasant to him. NONE of that necessarily implies approval of the man and/or his methods. The same would go for Dickie. In any case, I don’t completely trust anything that emanates from anyone tied to the present OCA apparat. Quite simply, they have every motive to lie, and the OCA apparat’s been doing that openly and brazenly for years (one million members, indeed… and the documented charges against Bobby).

I say, let Vladyki Job rest in peace. None of us KNOWS what he thought of this one or that one… and to imply that we knew him well enough to say that we KNOW what he believed is a true stretch. However… to speak frankly… I find that to imply that Job Osacky approved of Dickie Wood in toto is going too far. It’s unbelievable… literally. Have a care… there be fresh and steaming cowpats in that field… and they’re not all visible…

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Monday 2 January 2012

Albany NY

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

23 November 2011. Mission to Moscow? We’ll Have to See…

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A correspondent informed me that an unnamed high OCA cleric is going to Moscow on 1 December… does it have anything to do with Dickie Wood being kicked off the oca.org clergy list and his bio being pulled from patriarchia.org? Perspirin’ minds wanna know. This is high-level scuttlebutt… believe it or not, as you will. I’ll give it a 50-50. If this is legit, who’s paying for this junket and what’s the purpose? I wonder what Alexander Lebedeff would say… “the widow’s mite”, and all that, dontcha know! Pass me the jug… the world’s being its usual ol’ self… take a hit yourself, too… it’s not getting any purer any time soon or any time later…

BMD

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