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Unfortunately, Burke is still listed as one of the clergy attached to the Miami Cathedral: http://www.orthodoxmiami.org/clergystaff.html
» Posted By Heracleides On February 1, 2012 @ 9:16 pm
Correct on all accounts.
» Posted By Heracleides On February 1, 2012 @ 5:59 pm
Heh… be interesting to see how many of Leonova’s Coven show up in Miami at the start of Lent for this gay… er, joyous event.
» Posted By Heracleides On February 1, 2012 @ 2:23 pm
Ah, but that’s the point – if those two degenerate clerics are going to embrace their passions and live in habitual sin, then they might as well receive implicit OCA approval (rather than the tacit approval they already enjoy). Nod, nod… wink, wink.
» Posted By Heracleides On February 1, 2012 @ 2:20 pm
That and, well – it’s true – which is why the OCA laverder-mafia apparently have their panties in a twist. I wouldn’t doubt it if they enlisted Leonova’s Coven to complain enmasse. Anyway, I’ll start posting on multiple sites. Here is the Flikr URL for Invite: http://www.flickr.com/photos/heracleides/
» Posted By Heracleides On February 1, 2012 @ 12:44 pm
My oh my – my last image struck quite the nerve with the Gay OCA folks. The image was yanked by photobucket due to numerous complaints. I’ve reposted it and it may be viewed here: http://s1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff436/Heracleides/?action=view¤t=Invite2-1.jpg
I’ll also be posting it on flicker and other hosting stis later in the day.
» Posted By Heracleides On February 1, 2012 @ 11:52 am
Don’t you wish Carl. It’s all the Orthodox Church – at least until the OCA is drummed out of the ranks – and as such remains fair game (which as an avowed Stokovite should gladden you).
As for the preceding image, I felt the most ironic part was “Christ the Savior Cathedral” – savior from what??? Obviously not the passions, as they have quite clearly been capitulated too and habitually embraced at that so-called OCA Cathedral.
» Posted By Heracleides On January 31, 2012 @ 3:54 pm
Ok.. hmmm…. I really miss that “edit” button! Try this link: http://s1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff436/Heracleides/?action=view¤t=Invite2.jpg
» Posted By Heracleides On January 30, 2012 @ 9:55 pm
Typo fixed. Corrected version here: http://s1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff436/Heracleides/?action=view¤t=Invite.jpg
» Posted By Heracleides On January 30, 2012 @ 9:48 pm
Over Nativity I ‘officially’ left the OCA for ROCOR (western rite). I did this for a host of reasons, one of which was due to an ongoing state-of-affairs that persists with no redress in sight. I have embodied my thoughts on the matter in the following image – entitled “Invite” – which may be viewed here: http://s1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff436/Heracleides/
» Posted By Heracleides On January 30, 2012 @ 8:58 pm
I found it particularly telling that Bp. Benjamin would feel threatened by Met. Jonah buttons at the AAC. Big man, small mind. (Carl, knock yourself out at being highly offended on that last sentiment.)
» Posted By Heracleides On January 28, 2012 @ 10:03 pm
After having taken a break, I stumbled across a recent comment by Fr. John Jillions that I just couldn’t resist lampooning. My latest image – entitled “Pomade” – may be viewed here: http://s1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff436/Heracleides/
» Posted By Heracleides On January 26, 2012 @ 5:36 pm
Actually, you “know that” – Trey apparently did not. As for the rest of your comment – Google Translate works wonders with minimal effort. 땡!
» Posted By Heracleides On January 6, 2012 @ 8:57 pm
Heh… those “trash characters” are in fact Korean. 이해?
» Posted By Heracleides On January 6, 2012 @ 5:15 pm
I should have been a bit more precise. I meant Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev of Volokolamsk. I think a brief letter to him, simply thanking him for his past efforts in supporting Metropolitan Jonah and the well-being of the OCA in general would be sufficient. I feel that this would serve to inform him and others within the MP that our Metropolitan has our support and does not stand alone. It will also hopefully encourage the mother church to continue keeping a watchful eye on our Unholy Synod and its doubtless ongoing efforts to make life miserable for all whom they seek to destroy. I intend to write just such a letter when I return home from the holidays at the end of the month. The mailing address for the Metropolitan of Volokolamsk is:
Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev of Volokolamsk
Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate
22, Danilovsky val, Danilov Monastery DECR MP, 115191 Moscow, Russia
» Posted By Heracleides On December 23, 2011 @ 4:30 pm
아뇨, 구글은 번역. 메리 크리스마스!
» Posted By Heracleides On December 23, 2011 @ 3:55 pm
Indeed… Group hug. Free purple hair-dye. Occupy Syosset. Life is good. Kumbaya. Peace-out! 현실을 직시해
» Posted By Heracleides On December 22, 2011 @ 7:09 pm
1) Can “they” be made to “come clean” and if so, how?
2) Who has the authority to act in order to start making changes?
3) Why are we stuck? What is already in place within the Wisdom of the Church to help get us out of this mess?
1) I doubt it – many of the condemned at the Nuremberg Trials went to their hangings justifying their deeds.
2) As Monk James states above – only through the action of the Holy Spirit (perhaps via the MP – some of which I think we’ve aready been the recipient of). Perhaps a letter writing campaign to Metropolitan Hilarion might be in order at this point.
3) I daresay there are canons already existent that could resolve the issues assailing the OCA – but when have the canons ever actually been enforced in the OCA?
» Posted By Heracleides On December 22, 2011 @ 2:19 pm
Thanks, but no thanks Peter, er… touchie-feelie guy. No doubt your ‘talk’ (email in fact – wanna talk about computer screen communication?) with Mrs. Stokoe-Brown made you feel all warm and fuzzy inside but in fact accomplished absolutely nothing. Nada, zip, zero, zilch. What Stokoe, Leonova, Peterson, and several others need is a swift kick in the ass, ala St. Nicholas, not the asinine coddling you espouse. I now return you too your Oprah reruns marathon.
» Posted By Heracleides On December 22, 2011 @ 1:56 pm
Sure, to a point. I think that above all honesty (i.e. “truth-speaking”) – starting with acknowledgment of what has truly transpired – is the first and most essential step. That is what I think is still the primary problem in the OCA right now. Things are still covered up for the most part almost reflexively – on the Unholy Synod, on the Metropolitan Council, and at Syosset. Until the individuals that comprise those three entities come clean, nothing much is going to change in either the short-term and most certainly not the long-term. Bandaging a festering wound without through cleansing is a sure recipe for eventual amputation, which is where I see the OCA headed in terms of the rest of the Church if things continue the way they have been.
I mean come on – the Synod is the most dysfunctional pack on fools (yes, fools) I have had the misfortune to lay my eyes on since I took on child welfare investigations many years ago. They (our bishops) make me think of crappy parents against whom I would petition the court for the removal of the children (laity) in a heart-beat. That said Jane, I’d urge you to read the Third Homily on the Acts of the Apostles by St. John Chrysostom ( http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/npnf111.vi.iii.html ) – the stupefying episcopal failure we have witnessed is nothing new in the Church and his insights (given that he was exiled three times and died in exile) have helped give me some perspective on the entire OCA episcopal mess. I say episcopal mess because like any stinking fish, the rot starts from the head down and as St. John so aptly puts it in the above homily: “Do not tell me, that the presbyter is in fault, or the deacon. The guilt of all these comes perforce upon the head of those who ordained them.” Our bishops, both past and present, have much for which to answer. The Synod acknowledging this on their part (with specifics!) would be a good place to begin any process of reconciliation.
» Posted By Heracleides On December 22, 2011 @ 12:17 pm
Your post caused me to wonder when Peter will also be contacting Inga Leonova to thank her for her contributions to the OCA.
» Posted By Heracleides On December 22, 2011 @ 8:03 am
Lest it be lost unread in the static, I’d urge those interested in the topic of Fr. Patrick’s Englewood spin on Assad and Syria to read an opposing view on the matter which was posted on Monomakhos yesterday: http://www.monomakhos.com/2011/10/fr-partrick-henry-reardon-delegation-to-syria/#comment-17056
» Posted By Heracleides On December 21, 2011 @ 9:26 am
Google Irongate Realtors – Mrs. Stokoe-Brown’s “spouse” works there – I’m sure he can put you in touch with his, ah, husband? wife? – you might want to clarify that little detail first. But then, that is the crux of the problem, isn’t it Peter?
» Posted By Heracleides On December 20, 2011 @ 11:09 pm
Umm. I imagine Peter is referencing this image: http://s1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff436/Heracleides/?action=view¤t=Playbill.jpg
I’d ask Peter how he knows Mark was insulted? Perhaps Mark enjoys ballet and is fond of the color pink. Have you, Peter, “reached out” to the man on this issue? If so, please share. If not, then perhaps you should follow your own prescription and do so. I for one would be interested in the response you receive.
» Posted By Heracleides On December 20, 2011 @ 8:24 pm
George, there is apparently some speculation that the quote, more-or-less as we know it today, was derived from one of the (now lost) “pseudo-Chrysostom” texts. That would explain the attribution at any rate.
» Posted By Heracleides On December 20, 2011 @ 7:05 pm
Again: Lamp, pot. Pot, lamp.
With minimal respect qwfwq, let me extend my apology for having apparently gored one of your favorite oxen. I’d urge you not to overly vex yourself as this is not the first time Fr. Patrick and I have sparred and yet somehow we both manage to slog onward. Now, back to your prostrations before your favorite issue of Touchstone magazine.
» Posted By Heracleides On December 20, 2011 @ 6:52 pm
Agreed, it appears to have been embellished over the centuries. In my admittedly brief investigation this morning, it seems that the current form was fairly set by the mid-late 18th century (per notes found in John Wesley’s personal bible).
» Posted By Heracleides On December 20, 2011 @ 1:21 pm
“Are you kidding? A priest’s pension in the AOANA couldn’t feed a small swarm of flies…”
To clarify: my use of the word “pension” was meant in the Antiochian sense of the term “housing allowance” granted at retirement – there, happy now Brian? And as an aside – while you may pooh-paw the amount doled out at the whim of Bp. Philip, it is the envy of several retired (and impoverished) OCA priests with whom I am acquainted.
» Posted By Heracleides On December 20, 2011 @ 11:43 am
After a bit of digging, and as you perhaps already know, Father; the ‘quotation’ appears to be a very loose understanding, traceable through the centuries, of an utterance of the saint in his “Third Homily on the Acts of the Apostles” wherein he preached the following:
“I speak not otherwise than it is, but as I find it in my own actual experience. I do not think there are many among Bishops that will be saved, but many more that perish.” ~ St. John Chrysostom
His experience matches mine, your mileage may vary.
P.S. The image was composed & published over a year ago and just now posted to my photobucket page to illustrate the underlying basis for the ongoing ‘tiff’ (in lieu of a less charitable word) that it engendered with Fr. Patrick and a couple of higher, non-convert, toadies in Englewood.
» Posted By Heracleides On December 20, 2011 @ 10:50 am
Back To Stats Page
“That is an absolute lie. You maintain your opinion as if you were in command of all the facts—you aren’t. But, hey, don’t let that stop you.
Truly, you should be ashamed. You are not a Christian in any meaningful sense of the word.”
Pot, kettle. Kettle, Pot.
» Posted By Heracleides On December 20, 2011 @ 9:36 am