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Monday, 5 October 2015

Greek Orthodox Priest Forced To Resign Because Of “Cake Porn” Sex Tapes

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A staunchly conservative high-ranking Greek Orthodox priest at a Manhattan church has been suspended and forced to resign after evidence of a longtime affair with a parishioner he once called his “god-daughter” came out. The Post has the exposé on Fr George Passias, the married 67-year-old former pastor of St Spyridon Church in Washington Heights, who they say impregnated his longtime lover and parish-school principal Ethel Bouzalas. In addition, Passias has been accused of misusing church funds, as documented both by the Post and NY Magazine. The Post levied these accusations at Passias in 2013… he denied everything at the time, telling them, “They’ve been saying I’m having a private affair with her. She’s a goddaughter to me. That’s it”. Steve Papadatos, the Parish Council President, told The National Herald at the time that the allegations against Passias were “lies”, blasting the tabloid for publishing a story “replete with slander”.

However, it seems a series of “shocking” sex tapes leaked to church officials have ended Passias’ career. The Post reviewed the tapes, which apparently involved “cake porn”. In one scene, the bearded cleric, wearing only a white T-shirt, watches his longhaired brunette lover plant her thong-clad bottom on a piece of banana bread wrapped in cellophane. Bouzalas, wearing stiletto heels, oddly wiggles on the loaf until it is flattened… apparently, a fetish known as “cake crush” or “cake sitting”. In another video clip, the pretty Peruvian rubs her feet on the priest’s face as they lie under a mirrored ceiling and she records his ecstasy at the encounter. In another tape, the priest performs oral sex on his lover while she is still clad in sheer pantyhose.

The videos, along with an email from Bouzalas’ husband to Bishop Andonios Paropoulos (the chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Church in the USA), was enough for the church to suspend him. Passias officially gave his goodbye to his St Spyridon parish in an email last week, saying he was leaving for “personal and health reasons”, and confessing to “multitudinous sins and shortcomings. I’ll now fade out of this world for a considerable time according to God’s will. He has chosen for me… that I should retire and follow the way of silence, prayer, fasting, and ­utter devotion to our Lord… Please, don’t ask where I’m going and where I’ll be. Then, it wouldn’t be possible for me to fulfil what is my lot”. Passias also served as the Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America in the late 1990s, which made him the most powerful member of all of that group’s American priests.

4 October 2015

Ben Yakas

The Gothamist



This is a “third-rail” story… as it’s a sexual perversion item from the secretive and sometimes odd Ephramite group. Trust me… my Cabinet is divided on this… both pro and con… both very vehement. Therefore, ANYTHING that I say shall probably piss off one or the other camp (or both!)… however… I feel that the truth must come out. Firstly, I’ve not heard anything nasty on Elder Ephraim himself… but he has followers who I wouldn’t trust in any situation. Some of his followers teach that the laity owe ABSOLUTE OBEDIENCE to the point of sycophancy and obsequiousness to clergy, and that nothing that an elder commands can be disobeyed. I’m not making this shit up. It’s not Orthodox in the least.

How did this happen? I think that Elder Ephraim founded too many monastic houses at once… or, rather, the EP did so. Instead of having grounded people to head the houses, bad eggs crept in due to the hasty foundation of many of these institutions (normally, a mother house would exist for a generation before spinning off daughter houses… here, it was only a matter of years). To be frank, I’m suspicious of “Hyperdox”… just as I’m suspicious of Konvertadox, Evangelodox, and Angliochians. I fear that this will lead to another CSB/HOOMie or Alaska scandal… with the cultish brainwashed on one side and grounded people on the other. Elders aren’t dictators… they propose… they don’t demand. If an “elder” demands” “obedience”, you’re not dealing with an elder, you’re dealing with a satanic fraud.

I’m certain that this will rile quite a few of my friends. It’s not meant personally, but it’s what I hold. Do bite the coin… we live in evil times and there are many frauds afoot. Take care, the foulest flowers of evil flourish in the shadow of the altar…


Saturday, 26 September 2015

26 September 2015. Want God? Go to Liturgy… DON’T Go Online…

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God is where He’s always been… in the Holy Liturgy, not online, not in self-absorbed chat groups, narcissistic fora, or clueless Facebook pages. You have to go to the church, cross yourself, light a candle, and let the immortal words of the services wash over you. We’re not Proddies… we don’t go to church to listen to sermons… we’re not papists, who attend because of some compulsory diktat. We’re Orthodox Christians… we go to the Liturgy because that’s where Earth meets Heaven, it’s where the temporal meets the eternal, where God Comes Amongst Us in the Eucharist. We bow down, we kiss the icons and the cross, we smell the incense, we confess and receive absolution, and we receive the Holy Body and Blood… none of which can you do online!

Go to Liturgy… that’s where Christ is…


Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Diocese of Donetsk Spokesman Likened Right Sector Terrorists to Persecutors of Christ

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Today, Archpriest Georgi Gulyaev, a Diocese of Donetsk spokesman, told us that Right Sector extremists who seized a canonical Orthodox church in Ternopol Oblast were like unto the persecutors of Jesus Christ.

Strange things happen… they (Right Sector terrorists) are ready to beat others, then, they “pray” to God, a God that he was Himself beaten and humiliated. Instead of keeping the commandments of love, these guys become like the persecutors of Christ. Instead of directing their zeal and energy to create and develop, they distort it to the point that they prefer mayhem to impose their notions, not disdaining violent methods. The Gospel of Christ puts love of neighbour and love of God above any national idea. To fixate on nationalistic ideology is heresy. Firstly, to be a Christian, you must keep the commandments, and only then are you Russians, Ukrainians, Poles, and so on. This is the same for everybody and should unite people of all nationalities.

On 21 September, the feastday of the Nativity of the Birthgiver and Mother of God, Right Sector terrorists seized St George church in Ternopol Oblast in the Western Ukraine. The fascist militants attacked the believers with clubs, leaving 15 people injured, one of them in hospital.

23 September 2015

DAN Donetsk News Agency


Saturday, 19 September 2015

19 September 2015. Some Cabinet Vox Pop on “Taking Up Your Cross”… Read n’ Heed Level

00 Everyone Needs to Carry Their Cross. Russian cartoon. contemporary. 18.10.13

“Everyone has to carry their own cross”… a contemporary Russian jab at clerical and pietist hypocrisy. You don’t have to bow and scrape to clergy… especially, not to those who misuse and abuse their positions… reflect well on that.


Here’s a take on an oft-misused Christian meme:

“Take up your cross” doesn’t mean putting up with whatever shit God or the world piles on you without complaining or resisting in return for some future reward. It means… suffer crucifixion for calling out the evils of the powerful, but not crucifying others in the process. Unfortunately, Christianity, just like the world, has long extolled the virtues of the crucifiers.

Read n’ heed, I’d say… I’ll give it my highest praise… “I need add nothing to what’s written”… ‘nuff said.


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