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Sunday, 12 February 2017

12 February 2017. The Church Is NOT Rightwing… Konvertsy Rants to the Contrary Notwithstanding

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Rod Dreher (and those of his ideological deformation) claim that the Church and the rightwing are soulmates… natural allies. Nothing could be farther from the truth! Look at the above image and be enlightened. The Church does NOT endorse, teach, or bless the evil spouted by Anglosphere “conservatives”. In particular, it condemns the Free Market that’s at the very centre of “conservative” “thought”. You may follow Archbishop Iakovos Koukouzis or you may follow Pat Buchanan, the author of the racist “Southern Strategy” and the arranger of Reagan’s visit to Bitburg (with its SS graves). Rod Dreher follows Pat Buchanan (and takes Buchanan’s money)… I follow Archbishop Iakovos.

Whom do you follow? You can’t follow both… they’re incompatible. Choose wisely…

BMD

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

http://gothamist.com/2015/10/04/greek_orthodox_priest_forced_to_res.php

Editor:

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…

BMD

Friday, 15 May 2015

15 May 2015. More GOAA Scuttlebutt… Is Metropolitan Isaiah in the Doghouse Too?

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THIS IS NOT OFFICIAL

I got this from a source:

Yes, I have heard those rumours as well. I also heard that the Archdiocese may remove Metropolitan Isaiah over the problems in Salt Lake City and stories about priests preaching sermons on the aerial toll houses, etc. in parishes of the Denver Metropolis, influenced by Fr Ephraim’s followers.

The buzz ain’t dying down. That doesn’t mean that it’s true, but it does mean that the buzz ain’t dying down. No one can sue me for saying that. In any case, look at the head of this… it’s tentative; I’m reporting what people are saying… not what’s happening. This is the fruit of the secrecy in the Church. When no real news comes out, all sorts of rumour and innuendo result, hell, it’s worse for the Church than the godawful idiocy in the first place. However, if priests are preaching on the Toll Houses, the Church should slap them down HARD. It isn’t a teaching of the Church… it’s NOT a synodically defined doctrine… it’s nothing but a pious opinion that one can take or leave as one wills.

I think it’s time to reiterate what the ROCOR Holy Synod did back in the day. It simply forbade all discussion or publication on the matter. That was WISE, kids. We should follow that, not scum-bum guru “elders” and internet swami bloviators. I say that the ROCOR Holy Synod should reissue its missive and direct it at all the loudmouth asshats out there. Now, that would warm my innards and make me rub my tummy in joy…

BMD

Thursday, 14 May 2015

14 May 2015. Heavy Buzz Out There That GOAA Shitcanned Iakovos of Chicago and His Vicar Over Milwaukee Brouhaha

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THIS IS NOT OFFICIAL NOR CONFIRMED!!

There’s much rumour and buzz out there that the GOAA shitcanned Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago and his vicar due to the present scandal around Light-Fingered Clerical Louies sticking their hand into the cookie jar at Annunciation parish in Milwaukee WI. Of course, the Monomoron toddlers are caterwauling. I’d say, “Let’s wait for the official word on this one”… but the Monomuckos toddlers aren’t particularly known for prudence and care, are they? A source told me:

I have confirmation that the EP asked Met Iakovos and Bishop Dimitri of Chicago to resign… the confirmation is from 79th Street.

Is this so? Keep tuned… same bat-time, same bat-station…

BMD

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