Well, We Have a Bishop

That's about the best way to explain yesterday's announcement about the new Bishop of Dallas and the South, given as it was announced in such a passive, off-handed tone. It literally couldn't have been more underwhelming. Please understand, I have no ill-will towards Bishop Alexander Golitzin of Toledo and the Bulgarian Diocese. I imagine few people in the Diocese of the South do for that matter. What we do have in the wake of his "election" is bewilderment. Huh? He wasn't even on the … [Read more...]

More Pithy Thoughts From the Protodeacon

There is something unseemly about men who claim authority for their specious arguments because they studied under great teachers. They believe that because they were dutiful students that their ideas carry a weight that in fact they do not have. It's self-indulgent, rooted in the belief that pedigree elevates them as spokesmen and as leaders. Call it the Paris Hilton Syndrome. It's narcissism on steroids. Below, The Protodeacon Eric Wheeler spills out his disdain at Metropolitan Joseph's … [Read more...]

“Gay Friendly Churches”

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Fr. Robert Arida ‘Wonder Blog’ Essay — Gay Activism

The article "Never Changing Gospel, Ever Changing Culture" written by Fr. Robert Arida of Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral in Boston, MA and published on the OCA Wonder Blog has been removed from Monomakhos after complaints to our web host by Arida.The article was first removed from the OCA website after large public outcry. It has been removed from Monomakhos because of Arida's complaint. You can still find the article on the Holy Trinity website (pdf) as of December 6, 2014. It can also … [Read more...]

Puhalo Strikes Again

Words continually fail me when it comes to His Eminence Lazar Puhalo.  Perhaps a picture (left) will do justice instead; and maybe a screenshot (below) as well.  Perhaps both. Below are his musings regarding the "courage" evinced by Bruce "Caitlyn" Jenner --winner of the 1976 Decathlon, husband of three wives and sire of six children--when he decided to cut off his penis. It's times like this that I ask myself yet again:  why did the Holy Synod take in Archbishop Puhalo in the first place? … [Read more...]