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Sunday, 16 September 2018

16 September 2018. Bart Ups the Ante… HH Sees Him and Raises the Bet


Bart has upped the ante. He named two “exarchs” for the Ukraine. Note well that neither is from the Ukraine…. one is from Canada, the other from the USA. That is, both are under the direct control of the CIA. If they don’t do what Langley wants them to do, well, they’ll have an “accident”. HH saw this bet and raised it. The MP has withdrawn from all inter-Church bodies that include the EP. No MP clergy will concelebrate with EP clergy. Communion is still intact, as the EP hasn’t yet declared its interlopers in the Ukraine a proper Church body yet. If that happens, well, all grounded sources agree. It’d cause a schism that wouldn’t heal in our lifetime.

The OCA is a deer in the headlights. It’s utterly discombobulated and shitting itself in fright. SVS and some of the konvertsy favour the EP…. most of the real ethnics favour the MP. Tikhon Mollard is supine and voiceless. I’ve no doubt that both parties are working on him. The EP can’t offer much… but the MP could pull the Tomos if Mollard proved recalcitrant. If that happened, many of the parishes would go under Moscow. However, no one knows what’s going to happen. I don’t know; no one does. No matter what, this is an existential crisis for both world Orthodoxy and for the OCA. All wait to see what’ll happen.



Sunday, 6 December 2015

6 December 2015. Hanukkah Begins Tonight

00 Have a Blessed Hanukkah. 2012. 08.12.12


Hanukkah began tonight at sundown… it’ll run until sundown on 14 December. Do recall WHY Jews celebrate it… Judas Maccabaeus whipped the plug-uglies and purified the Temple (short version). It’s a Festival of Freedom… ask your Jewish friends… they’ll tell you the same thing that I just did. Don’t forget to wish all the Jewish people that you know, “Happy Hanukkah! And a Happy Holiday to you!”

This is why “Happy Holidays” is germane to all of us… oh, do save me some latkes, if you will…


Sunday, 8 November 2015

7 November 2015. Wisdom from the Doadejing

00 a rowdy greek monk at anti-austerity protest. 220615


  • When we lose goodness, we replace it with morality.
  • Without Darkness, there can be no Light.
  • The emptiness of a pot gives it usefulness.
  • The best people are like water, which benefits all things and doesn’t compete with them. It stays in lowly places that others reject. This is why it’s so similar to the Way.
  • When people see some things as beautiful, other things become ugly. When people see some things as good, other things become bad.
  • Try to change it… you’ll ruin it. Try to hold it… you’ll lose it.
  • Those who know, don’t speak. Those who speak, don’t know.
  • A journey of a thousand miles starts under one’s feet.
  • The more you give laws and regulations prominence, the more thieves and robbers we’ll have.



(The Classic of the Virtuous Way)

Note well that Orthodoxy is the most “Eastern”-minded part of Christianity… that’s why the konvertsy are so clueless. They wish to bring a Western crusading spirit into a Zen-like paradox-embracing faith. They’re doomed to failure…


Friday, 28 August 2015

28 August 2015. A Thought from St Luka Voino-Yasenetsky

00 charity action feed the hungry in donetsk. st luka. 280815


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