Comments Posted By Heracleides
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What a wonderful testimonial. Truly, the joke that is the OCA was/is not worthy of such Bishops as Basil and Jonah. Lord have mercy.
» Posted By Heracleides On December 1, 2012 @ 7:41 pm
The daft bishop never left – he just retired to the attic for a short period.
» Posted By Heracleides On December 1, 2012 @ 3:55 pm
Fr. Victor, I cannot express the depth of my thankfulness to both you and that of all ROCOR for your welcoming embrace of Met. Jonah in these dark days. There is much more I would like to say beyond this, but am unable to properly frame it with mere words. May our God and Savior bountifully bless you and ROCOR for your ongoing Christ-like witness.
» Posted By Heracleides On November 29, 2012 @ 5:44 pm
Or so you say.
» Posted By Heracleides On November 22, 2012 @ 7:59 pm
“I are going out to dinner in NYC with Mark and Steve on Friday night…”
» Posted By Heracleides On December 12, 2012 @ 12:55 pm
Sorta like Carl, Stookey, and Pink Tutu?
» Posted By Heracleides On December 2, 2012 @ 9:55 am
And vice versa I have found.
» Posted By Heracleides On November 26, 2012 @ 6:50 pm
» Posted By Heracleides On November 15, 2012 @ 2:42 am
*** Warning: Prelates and those prone to fainting should refrain from viewing. ***
» Posted By Heracleides On November 8, 2012 @ 12:18 pm
» Posted By Heracleides On November 8, 2012 @ 11:34 am
Perhaps he is a retired OCA transvestite bishop?
» Posted By Heracleides On November 8, 2012 @ 10:58 am
» Posted By Heracleides On November 4, 2012 @ 11:58 am
“In that way, those of us who knew Archbishop Job better than most will be able write and speak about the real Archbishop Job.”
Knew as in the shaving-cream sense?
» Posted By Heracleides On November 3, 2012 @ 9:27 pm
“…you lampooned me with one of your crude cartoon concoctions…”
There are three that feature you in all your glory; which one are you referencing?
» Posted By Heracleides On November 3, 2012 @ 5:29 pm
Yes, yes Martin. Now toddle off to your “special duties” of, er, driving Herman around the block. Such a busy man with such a hectic travel schedule that he needs a driver quartered next door and ready to jump at his every beck and call. Do the two of you honestly think you’re fooling anyone but the willfully blind?
» Posted By Heracleides On October 31, 2012 @ 7:18 pm
It is hardly a “full accounting.”
» Posted By Heracleides On October 22, 2012 @ 12:55 pm
P.S. Hat-tip Arthur Rackham.
» Posted By Heracleides On October 19, 2012 @ 9:16 am
That’s just re-Tikhilous!
» Posted By Heracleides On November 4, 2012 @ 3:57 pm
Ah yes… it seems orthodoxy has its own version of the protestant Ashley Nivens.
» Posted By Heracleides On October 18, 2012 @ 8:16 am
Thank you Fr. Nathan for your post refuting Fr. John’s scurrilous speculation and in some instances outright defamation. I pray you continue to be blessed by God in your ongoing ministry to the poor of Pensacola and that you not be swayed by those who seek to dissuade you from the work of the kingdom. Welcome to Orthodoxy and in particular the western rite.
» Posted By Heracleides On January 7, 2013 @ 10:38 am
Fr. Morris says:
Yes. I think that the Church should be very careful about ordaining converts, especially recent converts.
Uhhhhh…..ok. So, why do you assume that Bp. Jerome was not careful? You are somehow privy to ROCOR decisions regarding specific ordinations? Please.
Under normal circumstances, I firmly believe that no one should be ordained until after they have spent several years as a layman in a parish and have received a full education at an Orthodox seminary like I did.
Ah yes, those wonderful seminary educations. A haughty SVS alumnus do doubt. The most humble and holy priest I’ve ever met (Fr. Anatole from Honolulu, Hawaii) did not spend one single day in an idiotic seminary. Interestingly enough, his parish is also filled with the homeless, who push their shopping carts from Waikiki and park them just outside the entrance of the church. Imagine that.
Having said that – Fr. Nathan did graduate from a western rite Orthodox seminary – so much for that particular strawman.
Of course there are exceptions, especially if a pastor brings a congregation with him.
Uhhhhh… Fr. Nathan did just that. Just exactly how much factual information about this matter are you basing your opinions on?
However, under these circumstances the new priest should be under the close supervision of an experienced priest who will help him develop an Orthodox point of view.
Like whom? An eastern rite Antiochian priest from Ramallah West? Please. (He might receive good golfing “supervision” at the nearest country club, but that would be about it.)
Orthodox differ from Catholics and Protestants not only in matters of doctrine. Orthodox also think differently than Catholics and Protestants. A convert priest must change his non-Orthodox way of thinking to an Orthodox way of thinking. I have seen too many converts who bring their former way of thinking into the Church with them.
So you admit you’re a work in progress?
It seems particularly hard for a Roman Catholic Priest to learn that Orthodox Priests do not treat their people in the same authoritarian manner as a Roman Catholic Priest.
I sense that this is the real source of the angst you display against Fr. Nathan. You might be interested in knowing that Fr. Nathan was an Old Catholic priest before he and his parishs’ conversion. You are aware of the fundamental difference between Old Catholics and Roman Catholics? They couldn’t be further apart in terms of authoritarianism.
» Posted By Heracleides On November 15, 2012 @ 1:32 pm
Yes, those pesky converts… like Fr. Nathan, Fr. John, you, etc. As for fig leaves covering sin – care to enlighten us? Or, like Fr. John, are you long on inference while absolutely lacking in detail? Thought so. Brass, cymbals, noise, etc.
» Posted By Heracleides On November 14, 2012 @ 6:08 pm
Sorta’ like when Christ “rants” that his foes are a nest of vipers. As for “media created boogeyman,” he apparently should have added milksop Antiochian clergy as well.
Below is an excellent interview wherein Fr. Nathan explains how he became involved in caring for the physical and spiritual needs of the homeless. The day when you and individuals such as Fr. John can show me video where you feed the poor with your own hands is the day I’ll seriously consider your words of judgment against this Orthodox priest. Pious words on a blog are one thing – walking the walk quite another.
» Posted By Heracleides On November 14, 2012 @ 7:16 am
“I am only a Priest. I do not know all the details of the matter or what is truth and what is pure gossip.”
When has that ever stopped you? Your defamation of Fr. Nathan Monk and oblique swipe at Bp. Jerome of the ROCOR being but the most recent examples.
Yes, yes, we know; There is no jurisdiction but Damascus….er, Antioch and Philip is its Prophet…er, Metropolitan.
» Posted By Heracleides On November 13, 2012 @ 8:11 am
Don’t apologize Antonia – everything you said is spot-on.
» Posted By Heracleides On November 12, 2012 @ 9:48 am
“I do know that my brother priests in Florida tell me that this man is a nut case who should not have been ordained. That is all that I need to know. There are those who really help the poor and there are those who harm the poor by misguided efforts and illegal actions.”
Fr. John, with no due respect – what a load of bs. I have people that tell me some pretty damming things about your Metropolitan – apparently this is all I need to know, yes?
As for the rest of your nonsense – put up or shut up. So far you’ve documented zero “misguided efforts” or “illegal actions” by Fr. Nathan. You should be ashamed of yourself.
» Posted By Heracleides On November 11, 2012 @ 9:43 pm
Stephen, ever the agent provocateur I see.
P.S. How are things within Inga Leonova’s Coven these days?
» Posted By Heracleides On November 11, 2012 @ 7:03 am
Actually, Fr. John, if you google and view the Youtube videos (there are several – type in ‘Nathan Monk’) of the various Pensacola City Council meetings in question you’ll note that Fr. Nathan did NOT call anyone a Nazi – ever – that was someone else from a previous meeting and he only spoke too that incident. As for “disrupting city council meetings” – Fr. Nathan did no such thing ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MApjMm-I9_E ). Fr. Nathan simply exercised his constitutional right to free speech – imagine that – and did so in a polite and respectful manner (you’ll note in the newspaper article you cite in your previous post that two city council members walked out of the meeting in support of Fr. Monk, and you can actually view one of the members doing so in the video linked above).
Please strive for accuracy Fr. John, as doing otherwise only hurts your agenda. Doubtless a retraction of your remarks defaming this brother Orthodox priest will shortly be forthcoming from you.
P.S. As for “…a proper way to help the poor” – Fr. Nathan does just that – by feeding and clothing the poor, in person, with his own hands, on a regular basis, rain or shine. No doubt you too can say the same.
» Posted By Heracleides On November 11, 2012 @ 5:53 am
Yes, quite a terrible priest (NOT!) http://www.frpeterpreble.com/2011/12/fr-nathan-monk.html . Why, ordain more men like Fr. Monk and Orthodoxy in America might actually have some small relevancy outside our ghetto.
God bless Bishop Jerome for his decision in ordaining a man with the balls to actually stand up for something – anything – unlike 99% of the sheep in clerics clothing whom hide in our churches and cathedrals fearful of uttering a solitary bleat on anything of significance pertaining to the wider community.
» Posted By Heracleides On November 10, 2012 @ 7:28 pm
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Agreed. I can’t think of anything worse than trying to graft a diseased branch onto a healthy tree. Better that the rotten limb be cast into the wastebin of history.
» Posted By Heracleides On October 15, 2012 @ 5:44 pm