Voices from Russia

Monday, 13 August 2012

13 August 2012. Disgraced Monastery Calls Fathausen “Martyr”… They Sound Just Like All the Other Soreheads Who’ve Left Us

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Well, JP’s nuns in Maryland have spoken. Click here for their missive. Read it? Good! We’ve heard it all before, haven’t we? They sound EXACTLY like all the other disaffected parties that left us. They sound JUST like the bunch in Brookline… like Vitaly‘s coterie up in Québec… like Gregory Williams’ cabal in Tennessee. In other words, kids, this isn’t new in the least. It’s the same ol’ song sung by the same tired ol’ minstrel. They did NOTHING wrong… JP did nothing WRONG. All of us who’ve stood against JP’s uncanonical application of the heretical Brum Doctrine (the idea that the Metropolitan is the tinpot dictator of the Church) are “persons-instruments of usurpers of the Primate‘s throne”. WOW… they make is sound like we’re all emissaries of Satan. The rest of it followed in the same vein, as you saw when read this.

There is no need to refute this dreck. Read it and heed it, though. These jabronies actually believe this, and you’ll do yourself a disservice if you don’t take it seriously. NO… you must oppose it… but it IS serious. These people refuse to see reality. No amount of argument or love will sway these sorts, they’re invincibly set in their way. If that’s the case, let them go… and don’t bother them (that’s a sin). They’re nothing but modern-day Avvakum Petrovs and the only cure for such a lot is to IGNORE them.

Crazy world that we live in, isn’t it? Pass the jug… it’s going to get more INTERESTING before we come to the last homely home. God DO spare us…

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Monday 13 August 2012

Albany NY 

Monday, 5 September 2011

5 September 2011. Vladyki Maximos Aghiorgoussis of Pittsburgh (GOAA) Steps Down Due to Ill-Health

Metropolitan Maximos Aghiorgoussis of Pittsburgh (GOAA/EP) (1935- ), former professor at Christ the Saviour Seminary, Johnstown PA… I knew that he had crank health when he didn’t show for Metropolitan Nicholas’ funeral in March…

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Today, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announced that Metropolitan Maximos Aghiorgoussis of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Pittsburgh resigned for health reasons; the 76-year-old bishop has led the Pittsburgh diocese since 1979. Metropolitan Maximos was the son of a priest, born on the island of Chios in Greece; he went on to become a prominent Orthodox theologian, encouraging a monastic revival in the United States. After suffering a head injury in a fall six years ago, his health has deteriorated. Metropolitan Nicholas Pissare of Detroit, a former chancellor of the Pittsburgh diocese, will serve as locum tenens, or temporary administrator, of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Pittsburgh until the election of a new metropolitan.

2 September 2011

Ann Rodgers

Pittsburgh Post-Dispatch

http://m.post-gazette.com/local/breaking/metropolitan-maximos-stepping-down-from-post-1171674

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