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Friday, 18 May 2012

18 May 2012. Stokoe’s Lawyers Move to Dismiss Lawsuit by Velencia


On Thursday, I received official word through the mail that Mark Stokoe’s lawyers filed for a dismissal of the suit brought by Ray Velencia. If anyone wishes details, no doubt, it’s on PACER by now… look it up if you doubt my word. In short, everything’s going to hell in a handbasket of JP’s making rather quickly. Quite simply, JP’s running out of funds… sources tell me that he’s had to hit up St Nick’s in the District for rent money. Also, multiple sources told me quite specifically, “Dickie’s not in Manton now”… but as they don’t elaborate, one can’t say whether he was there and left, or that he’s meant to go there, or that he was ordered to go there and didn’t. It’s so murky that speculation on this point isn’t only without issue, its asinine… there’s no FACT to go on except that Dickie’s not in Manton NOW. He’s in parts unknown, but I think that those who think that he’s gone back to Russia are crackbrained… Vlad Berzansky Jr just isn’t that powerful and influential, either in OCA circles, or in Russian circles (which doesn’t cancel out the fact that it’s prudent to be circumspect when dealing with him and his lot).

In short, the situation’s simmering away. The OCA’s the “Sick Man of American Orthodoxy“… its historical analogue would be the Ottoman Empire of the 19th century, which survived because no one could agree on how to share out the spoils or because this ramshackle edifice was useful for the advancement of this-or-that political agenda amongst the European Powers (Britain propped it up to deny Tsargrad and the Straits to Russia, for instance). The OCA will last as long as its existence is expedient for the 14 Real Autocephalous Churches (and not one second longer), or for as long as there’s effectual disagreement on what to do with the OCA’s carcass after its death. The OCA is on artificial life support… it has no life left.

Thank you, Aleksandr Dmitrievich Schmemann and Ivan Feofilovich von Meyendorff… these two Parisian White Guard aristocratic poseurs destroyed the Metropolia and left a dysfunctional personal construction in its place. After all, Anya Schmemann deserves her spot as a staffer at the CFR and Paul von Meyendorff (he of “liturgical fundamentalism” fame) deserves his spot at SVS… their family origins entitle them to such, dontcha know (and we lesser mortals have no right to question them or their motives)! That’s why the OCA’s on the way out… but the exact date of the actual death… not only do I not know it, no one does. Pass the jug… we’re in for INTERESTING times. Drizzle, drazzle, druzzle, drone… time for this one to go home…

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Friday 18 May 2012

Albany NY


Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Three OCA Clergy Spoke in Favour of Pasonick at the Sentencing Hearing

Jesus and the Money-Changers

Boris Olshansky



The following three OCA clergy spoke in favour of Pasonick at his sentencing hearing:

  •  John Kowalczyk
  • Sergius Boyer
  • John Perich

Thus, the hyperclericalism of Fathausen’s policy is now clear. He’s not only going to forgive clergy their every sin and peccadillo; he’s going to forgive them their every secular crime, as well. On the other hand, he’s going to hold the laity to the most stringent and noxious akrivia, forgiving them nothing. Look at his actions in re Dickie Wood, Iggy Burdikoff, Benjamin Peterson, Dmitri Royster, Matthew Tate, Gregory Jensen, Ray Velencia, and, now, Michael Pasonick. It’s clear… he allows the clergy to run rampant with impunity, whilst he kicks the believers at every opportunity.

I think that Our Lord Christ would condemn such vipers and “whited sepulchres”… I think that I’m not alone in thinking such.

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Wednesday 14 March 2012

Albany NY

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

13 March 2012. Latest Wrinkle in Pasonick Affair… He Wants to Have Sentence Postponed to Receive STS Degree in May!


Sources tell me that Pasonick’s getting an MDiv from STS in May! The scuttlebutt out there is that Fr John Kowalcyk does all of his work for him. Some are wondering if they’re going to award him his degree at the Memorial Day pilgrimage. If so, the OCA would run “true to form”. Honouring a jailbird… well, they haven’t muzzled Ray Velencia, have they? Let’s see… Pasonick just got a year in the Federal slam and a 250 G fine (shall he serve his sentence at the Fed minimum security slammer in South Canaan… it’s right nearby… perspirin’ minds wanna know!), and the OCA might honour him at the St Tikhon’s Memorial Day Pilgrimage. What’s wrong with that picture? If you ask me, it’s a prime illustration of “money talks and bullshit walks”. This would never have happened in Metropolitan Leonty’s day…

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Tuesday 13 March 2012

Albany NY

Sunday, 11 March 2012

11 March 2012. Suspended OCA Deacon Pasonick Gets a Year in the Slam… NO News of It on oca.org (Of Course)


Click here for a news report on suspended OCA Deacon Michael Pasonick getting a year’s worth of the slam and a 250 G fine (rather a “slap on the wrist, if you were to ask me). Earlier, I wrote:

The Feds found Deacon Michael Pasonick guilty on corruption charges and his lawyer’s pulling shyster tricks in an attempt to keep him out of the slam. Click here for a link to back what I’m saying. Once there, look on the right-hand side of the webpage, it’ll give you all the info that you need to access more information on this scumbag. The good word has it that Fr John Kowalczyk wanted Posonick made a priest. The buzz is that Kowalcyk’s Herman’s spy (Hermie’s Uriah Heep, if you will)… several sources tell me that Kowalczyk was snooping around on Memorial Day (is Herman the real OCA bishop in Eastern PA?)… tells you volumes, no? Some say that Kowalcyk’s a major problem in Eastern PA… Tikhon Mollard is a gutless Cadillac Escalade-driving punk… he lets Kowalczyk run the store.

At that time, a kitchen cabinet member sent me this:

You know, some time ago you wrote that the whole “old order” as we knew it (with its respective ROCOR and OCA royal families and Good Ole Boys clubs, etc) is collapsing, and that something completely new is emerging in its place. This is precisely right. The problem is that the members of said royal families, Good Ole Boys clubs, et al, know this as well, and they’re terrified. The notion of a world where being Schmemann’s grandniece-in-law twice removed, or an Ossorgin relation, or whatever will not settle an argument is too much for them to handle.

I withheld comment on l’Affaire Pasonick for a few days for two main reasons:

  • I wanted to see if oca.org would run any comment
  • I wanted to ferret out some more intel on the situation

As for the first proposition, does it surprise anyone that oca.org said NOTHING, not even a “we’re not responsible for Mr Pasonick’s actions, and they don’t reflect on the OCA”. This has become all too familiar… Fathausen always DENIES. He’s a juvenile self-centred dweeb, who refuses to reply to people that he finds inconvenient, who simply lies when confronted with previous statements and actions. It’s following a pattern. Fathausen refused to publicise his suspension of Ray Velencia. Fathausen refused to allow publication of the Holy Synod‘s actions against Dickie Wood. Now, Fathausen refuses to speak when a former OCA clergyman goes to the slammer. Ray Velencia calls himself “Father Raymond Velencia” in his court papers, yet, as a disgraced and suspended clergyman, that’s not appropriate, fitting, or truthful. I’d say that ANY judge would perk up his ears if he heard that Sir Ray was no longer a priest in good standing… it’d torpedo his case for sure, and the shit would hit the fan, spraying the OCA apparat with its noisome ordure. Oh… I was NOT called by the OCA Holy Synod for anything connected with his suspension… I thought that you’d like to know that. THIS is what Fathausen’s brought the OCA… secrecy, duplicity, and a noxious hyper-clericalism. The upshot of all of this has been that a priest was sued during the first week of the Great Lent by another priest… THAT’S the bitter fruit of Fathausen’s thumb-sucking California New Age blather. Is this what YOU want?

As for the second point, I received the following from a kitchen cabinet member:

I think that he’ll face a spiritual court and be defrocked. He’s dirty. Some were pressuring the bishop to ordain him to the priesthood because he was a big donor to STS. [Pasonick’s] attached to the OCA cathedral in Wilkes-Barre PA, and was on the STS Board of Trustees for many years. He was a student at STS, years ago, and provided some of the funds for the new dorms and bookstore. However, somebody told the bishop that [Pasonick] was secretly cooperating with FBI, so he didn’t ordain him.

You can believe that or not, as you will. As for me, I find it very probable. Oh… one last thing… Pasonick served as a deacon with Fathausen at St Tikhon’s Memorial Day 2010 when Fathausen concelebrated openly and freely with Feodosy Lazor and Herman Swaiko. Remember that whenever you hear fulminations about homosexuality from ANY OCA hierarch. If “birds of a feather” flock together, what does that tell you about Fathausen’s proclivities? Methinks the pot doth call the kettle black…

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Sunday 11 March 2012

Albany NY

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