Voices from Russia

Thursday, 2 May 2013

2 May 2013. Perspirin’ Minds Wanna Know… Is Fathausen Going to Serve with Tikhon Mollard This Weekend at St Nick’s in the District?

01 JP Fathausen... Paffhausen


Got this in from the Cabinet:

JP MIGHT be invited to serve with Tikhon Mollard this weekend at St Nicholas Cathedral in DC. Fr John Perich thinks it’ll increase their attendance (and fatten the kollekta) because JP’s lot then won’t go to St John ROCOR parish. It might also be seen as a gesture of goodwill and reconciliation. Remember, he might be invited, it’s not a wrap at present. JP loves the attention and he doesn’t have to do anything.


Of course, there’s nothing up on oca.org… did you expect competent and timely reporting from Ginny Nieuwsma? Silly wabbit… it’s the usual pabulum from Syosset. You pays your money and takes your choice on this one. As for me, it does sound like the kind of California New Age goofy shit that Mollard likes to pull. I’ve heard various rumbles that Mollard wants to serve with Feodosy and Herman on Memorial Day at St T‘s (and some sources claim that Mollard wants to pull off a trifecta, serving with JP, Herman, and Feodosy). Bozhe! Will the wild shit never end?

If this isn’t proof that we need to rip up the Tomos and go home to the Centre, you’re a VERY slow learner…




Thursday, 20 December 2012

20 December 2012. RIA-Novosti Infographics. Victims of the Apocalypse

00 RIA-Novosti Infographics. Victims of the Apocalypse. 2012


One of the more popular “apocalypses” has been the End of the World on the Mayan calendar. Not for the first time, mankind’s preparing for the end of the world. Although our planet’s still intact, apocalyptic expectations often claim real human victims. The idea of ​​the end of the Mayan calendar, or rather the end of the largest of its cycles and the consequent end of the world, appeared in 1975 in a book by American author and journalist Frank Waters, Mystery in Mexico: The Arrival of the Sixth Era of Consciousness. In it, he describes the period of the 13 largest Mayan calendar cycles as a “Mayan Great Cycle” and equated five such cycles to five eras (“Sun”), each of which was accompanied by destruction of the world and its rebirth. Later, the idea of the end of the world in 2012 appeared in the books of Terence McKenna. Proponents of the New Age movement actively developed these ideas, in this environment there were various versions of “doomsday” in 2012, which were associated not only with the culture of the Maya, but also astrological calculations. Worldwide, repeatedly, scholars reiterated with confidence… the Mayan calendar doesn’t contain any indication of the end of the world. Thus, the Ambassador of Guatemala to Russia, Herbert Estuardo Meneses Coronado, speaking in Moscow about the calendar of the ancient Mayans, assured his audience that the advent of 21 December 2012 would usher in a new era in the world, not plunge it into darkness.

19 December 2012



Saturday, 8 September 2012

8 September 2012. There are Apples and There are Oranges…


A friend sent me this:

Metropolitan Bazyli Doroszkiewicz of Warsaw and all Poland was one of the Absolute Greats. He was from the same stock as Archbishop Kiprian Borisevich, Metropolitan Ireney Bekish (a gentle, much-maligned man), and Metropolitan Leonty Turkevich. However, His Beatitude was wont to greatly enjoy “piwo” and “horilka” with his flock during times of joy and then take the wheel of his VW Microbus. More than once the “policija polakij” had to pull his car out of a ditch!

I wrote back:

Vladyki Bazyli didn’t use smarmy excuses like [Benjamin Peterson] did. As Mr Portokallis said in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, “There are apples, and there are oranges”… and this is a case of that. Vladyki Bazyli didn’t use New Age psychobabble… he was a straight-up guy and that’s that. My remarks stand… and I still love you. Do pass the jug, dear…

I waited on posting this until I got some confirmation from friends in Poland. I got an earful! Apparently, Vladyki Bazyli “slept it off” more than once in the police station, but he wasn’t arrested. The coppers just took it in stride, “That’s how Vladyki was”, one of my contacts said. Everyone LOVED Vladyki, and if he had a nip or two occasionally, why, that was no biggie. It wasn’t at all like that arrogant dweeb Peterson, who haughtily told the arresting officer, “Do you know who I am?” There are apples and there are oranges… the orange tastes just fine, but this apple is no damn good… it’s got a worm in it! YECH! Benjamin Peterson deserves the boot… the sooner, the better. Another time, someone sidled up to me and said, “Bishop Job’s a drunk”. I replied, “Better an honest drunk than a sober thief”. That shut them up.

There are honest upright men who take a nip now and again. There are thieves and phonies as sober as a Baptist. I think that decent people know the difference without needing any help from me…

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Saturday 8 September 2012

Albany NY

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Fathausen Issues Belated Condolences for Minsk Bombing Victims… Over a Week After the Attack… it’s INSULTING

Aren’t you tired of his self-serving crapola? I certainly am…


Read this. JP finally roused himself to issue condolences in the Minsk bombing attack… EIGHT DAYS AFTER THE EVENT and a full week after His Holiness issued his condolences. THIS IS A TRAVESTY. Paffhausen knew of this event BEORE I did… yet, he failed to issue a public statement until there was a hue and cry on the internet… the same sort of dawdling unconcern and incompetence that he showed in the case of the death of Metropolitan Nicholas. JP should have posted this message on 12 April… a week ago. Instead, he shows the world what a self-centred slug he is. Bishop Melchisedek… such a man must be removed post-haste… he can’t even issue a timely letter of sympathy. Add that to his concelebration with Isidore Brittain (a suspended clergyman) and his dubious associates such as Fester, Velencia, Jensen, and Tate… he’s a train wreck waiting to happen. This is INSULTING… he had to “confer” with Lyonyo, Potapov, Behr, and Gan, no doubt… he didn’t issue a sincere message straight from the heart… this is a lesson for all of us. This California New Age poseur lacks even the slightest semblance of common decency. A decent person would have sent their condolences… and an offer of aid… immediately after the event. I’m walking away from this… it’s sickening and reprehensible. Oh, yes… there still aren’t any official condolences posted on the ROCOR official site or on any acknowledgement of the tragedy on Stokoe’s site. That tells you much of their priorities. It also speaks much of Fathausen and his konvertsy rabble following… none of it good. They never were one with us… may their departure be soon… to not issue timely sympathy at the time of a tragedy… that’s nasty and beyond the pale. May his fall be soon and without delay. God do help us…

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Tuesday 19 April 2011

Albany NY

Editor’s Postscript:

There’s one last detail… the OCA piece speaks of 12 dead… there were 13, counting one who died in hospital of his woundsthey didn’t even stay current with the details readily available in the Russian, Byelorussian, and Ukrainian media. That’s how much contempt that they have for you and the truth.


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