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Sunday, 15 September 2013

15 September 2013. An Update on American Orthodox Coverage of the Syrian Crisis

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One of the Cabinet was kind enough to send me this roundup:

GOAA:

No mention of any fundraising for Syria, even through their pet organisation, IOCC, but the kidnapping of the Antiochian & Syriac bishops is front and centre on the home page.

ROCOR:

No mention of the MP fundraising drive for Syria, although they, at least, issued a call for prayers on 7 September, during the ROCOR Synod meeting.

OCA:

As you mentioned, no news item. There are links to two IOCC items.

AOCANA:

Of course, the Syrian situation is of utmost importance. Two new items from earlier this week, HH wrote a letter to President Obama expressing his concern on Syria, especially for Christians. Antiochian Metropolitan Philip Saliba then wrote HH, in gratitude for the MP’s support of Syrian Christians.

That’s where it stands at present. Why the silence? That’s disgusting and nauseating. They’d best put away their “Pro-Life” placards and attend to this… which is far more pressing, as Syrian Christian lives are at stake. It’s too much of a muchness.

BMD 

Addendum 16.47 EDT 15 September:

I’ve received word that, in the Western European parishes of the ROCOR, there’s a special petition at the liturgy for Syria and the Middle East.

BMD

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Saturday, 29 December 2012

29 December 2012. IOCC Goes to the White House… Nothing Posted on oca.org Even Though One of the Participants Was From St Fagomir’s in Yonkers

00 IOCC Meeting in DC. 29.12.12

Image in original low resolution… note well that it wasn’t a largish affair… nonetheless, it occurred. It’s a pie in the face to the DC cabal of Rod Dreher, Victor Potapov, JP, and Mattingly… none of them were invited (or wanted). 

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Read this. Read it? Good! Let’s get down to business here. There were NO OCA bishops present, although the new Greek carpetbagger ACROD bishop was at this Dixie Fry. OK, it didn’t happen at the White House; it happened at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. That’s the Greeks for you, always puffing things up a little more than they should be. However, this was a lovefeast between the EP (for the IOCC is a creature of the EP… there’s no such thing as a “pan-Orthodox” agency… that’s simply not true) and the present centrist Obama Administration. It shot the entire thesis of the more wild n’ woolly konvertsy all to hell. The only named OCA person at the event was from SVS… that means that if the OCA goes down, SVS will be traitors and jump to the EP, rather than to the Mother Church (does that mean that Dahulich and Moriak will do likewise, attempt to backstab us, and try to take their dioceses with them? Perspirin’ minds wanna know…).

One of the Cabinet whispered:

I wonder how the rightwing convert trash will spin this?

Indeed. They who laugh last, laugh best…

BMD

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