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Ah yes, attack the source if it contradicts such renowned “scholarly lexicographers” as yourself. Abject poverty, abject sin. Deal with it. Or not.
And yes, “Bad Bishop!” The fruit of your labors (or mentoring as case may be) in the case of Vincent Peterson is quite evident as anyone with functioning oilfactory glands may testify. “There. Save it.”
» Posted By Heracleides On April 10, 2012 @ 7:58 am
“I sure hope Heracleides, whose art I most appreciate, did not make up the definition he posted here.”
Of course I didn’t. In order that you may assuage your misgivings (or as is more likely, further pontificate), the two sources I utilized are as follows:
As for your identification with those who vomit, might I speculate Bishop that in times past you’ve mayhap tarried in the company of Bp. Benjamin, your former protégé, longer than was prudent?
» Posted By Heracleides On April 9, 2012 @ 10:06 pm
1.(of a situation or condition) Extremely bad, unpleasant, and degrading.
2.(of an unhappy state of mind) Experienced to the maximum degree.
1. transgression of divine law: the sin of Adam.
2. any act regarded as such a transgression, especially a willful or deliberate violation of some religious or moral principle.
3. any reprehensible or regrettable action, behavior, lapse, etc.; great fault or offense.
Now let’s see Bishop… given the actual topic of this thread, might not, oh, I don’t know, serial child rape and decades-long sexual trafficking in minors qualify as abject sins? (Personally, I’d also include being puking-drunk in a cop car as a possible candidate as well.)
P.S. If you’ll pay close attention to the quotation of Reverend Reardon you’ll note he was speaking of bishops “communicating” [with?] one another, not communing (or even excommunicating) one another. (And before Carl goes ballistic, yes – I was having a bit of fun at Fr. Patrick’s expense over his typo. Not a big deal. Actually, I quite agree with the Reverend’s statement as written: “As soon as bishops start communicating [with] one another for moral failings, there will be no end of schisms.” …either that or an ensuing sense of solidarity.)
» Posted By Heracleides On April 9, 2012 @ 5:25 pm
Reverend Reardon prognosticates: “As soon as bishops start communicating one another for moral failings, there will be no end of schisms.”
Actually, I believe that many if not most bishops already are “communicating” one another despite profound “moral failings” (don’t you just love those touchie-feelie euphemisms for abject sin?).
» Posted By Heracleides On April 9, 2012 @ 2:12 pm
Not to worry Jane. On this blog the Bishop has threatened to leave on at least two occasions and subsequently remained. He has made similar announcements on various other fora over the years and to my knowledge never followed through. As usual, those who trumpet their departure rarely do.
» Posted By Heracleides On April 21, 2012 @ 10:33 pm
Ditto, George – my apologies.
» Posted By Heracleides On April 21, 2012 @ 2:33 pm
“Heracleides, get a life, preferably a life with Christ.”
“The bishop [Tikhon Fitzgerald] at one point admonished parents to “get a life – get a life in Christ”.
Source: http://www.eurekaencyclopedia.com/index.php/Category:Other_Orthodox_Abuse (Near bottom of webpage under “Anon predator”.)
Recycling the same flippant comment when someone interacts with you in a manner you find challenging? How, um, original. Interesting to note that this was originally your response to those who brought to your attention that their children were prey to a pedophile in their midst at Holy Trinity Cathedral in San Francisco. How utterly sad.
» Posted By Heracleides On April 21, 2012 @ 2:22 pm
Again with the mockery of an elderly lady, eh Bishop? With an advocate such as yourself, is it any wonder that your crony, Nikolai, remains in ecclesial limbo? As previously noted, you are a petty man unworthy of the office.
Given that you claim to be off your medications, you truly are to be pitied. Get help, Bishop, as your words only serve to showcase how profoundly disturbed you are. Does your illness go beyond the physiological? Is its origin perhaps demonic? One wonders.
P.S. You have repeatedly claimed that “much of Bishop Nikolai’s personal savings, accumulated prior to his becoming a Bishop, had been SPENT on, given away to the Church in Alaska.” Where then are the receipts to corroborate your (and presumably his) claim? To quote you: “Put up or shut up!”
» Posted By Heracleides On April 21, 2012 @ 9:13 am
It slipped past spell check – so sue me. You really are a petty individual, Bishop, but then I strongly suspect you know that and derive great satisfaction from it. On the other hand, you of course are correct; it’s been the absolute thrill of my life matching wits with a real, honest to God, mentally ill OCA bishop. Given the current state of the OCA, I wonder what the odds are of that ever happening again? Toodles.
» Posted By Heracleides On April 19, 2012 @ 10:11 pm
Pfui! Only someone with mental issues would feign ignorance as too “what a mental issue is.” I suppose I should simply have said you’re a nut case (that technical enough for you? No? Then try: have been diagnosed with a mental illness), have taken psychotropic drugs to treat your mental illness, and that anything you have said past or present in regards to your crony Nikolai must be examined bearing those facts in mind. Only in the OCA could the two of you have been made bishops and remain so. The one thing worse than Nikolai being dumped on ROCOR would be you following suit. Heaven help us.
» Posted By Heracleides On April 19, 2012 @ 9:08 pm
1. A thing that is extremely or unusually large.
2. A gross or blatant lie.
Try #2. Or better yet, break out your handy-dandy Oxford English Dictionary that you keep on top of your copy of the Holy Scripture and educate yourself.
» Posted By Heracleides On April 19, 2012 @ 8:31 pm
Yes, yes Bishop – repeat your whoopers loudly and frequently enough and maybe someone will believe ‘em. Given your conduct on multiple fora, your actions speak for themselves (I’d forgotten what an absolute arse you were on the Indiana List until reviewing your posts there). End of story, or, to quote your pal Nikolai: “Shut up – you bore me!”
Now, toddle off and resume verbally smacking around little old ladies for the sake of your thrice-holy crackpot clerical friend. Birds, feathers, etc.
Hmmmm… crackpot clerical friends… CCF, I quite like that – it describes so much of Orthodoxy.
» Posted By Heracleides On April 19, 2012 @ 2:25 pm
“I neglected to be entirely forthcoming about the occasion of that “marked decline.” It was the dread Clinical Depression, possibly exacerbated or, rather, aggravated by the disappearance of youth. At the time of that Assembly, I was already undergoing one of several succeeding courses of treatment by my family doctor and a clinical psychologist [later amended to "neuro-psychiatrist"] recommended by him at that time.”
Read it and weep, Bishop. And yes, tap dance as you may, clinical depression is a mental illness for which you have received treatment by a psychiatrist. This transpired less than a decade ago. Based on your past and present behavior during that time frame and given that you claim to no longer be medicated, might I suggest that you again seek help and rectify that unfortunate circumstance? Didn’t think so… carry on acting the episcopal-ass to an elderly lady who, unlike you, actually experienced life under your pal Nikolai as he wrought havoc in Alaska.
» Posted By Heracleides On April 19, 2012 @ 12:55 pm
“I have never stated that I am now taking medication for unspecified medical issues.”
You are too clever by half, Bishop. I never said “medical issues” but rather “mental issues.” There is a difference, which even a linguistic gymnast such as yourself should have the mental acuity to recognize. In any event, you DID make such a statement on the Indiana List some time ago. I have neither the time nor patience to wade through the achieve in ferreting out that statement. You uttered it, so as you say, “get over it” and instead deal with the reality of your behaviors; especially those directed towards Ms. Baldwin. It is one thing to defend your pals (dare I say cronies?), quite another to viciously attack an aged lady such as Ms. Baldwin. Were you never taught to respect your elders, even those with whom you disagree, or is that an exemption which is part and parcel of your ecclesial title?
» Posted By Heracleides On April 19, 2012 @ 5:40 am
“I hope everyone who read your posting feels the anger and disgust I do at your behavior. “
Not to worry, Raisa, some of us do. Bear in mind though that Bp. Tikhon, by his own admission, takes medication for unspecified mental issues; something which does – slightly – mitigate his behavior towards myself and others, at least in my own estimation. That said, mental condition or not, the man has a lot to answer for in terms of his overall online public behavior; especially given that he somehow managed to become and to this day remains a bishop of the church.
» Posted By Heracleides On April 18, 2012 @ 10:33 pm
“Until Heracleides returns to a semblance of sanity…”
“…well, then you need professional help in my opinion!”
“What turned Heracleides into such a sourpuss and sorehead anyway…”
My-oh-my, Bishop. Argumentum ad hominem is it now? I had expected better from you, “especially during these Bright and Holy Days.”
» Posted By Heracleides On April 17, 2012 @ 9:14 pm
By Bp. Tikhon’s own admission, I am speaking of Nikolai’s direct intervention, as a high mucky-muck with the Prosecutor’s Office, with the Police Department, to prevent Benjamin from being charged appropriately. It worked and Nikolai gets the credit for this miscarriage of justice. These jokers seem to think they are above the law – and apparently at times they are.
» Posted By Heracleides On April 17, 2012 @ 8:18 pm
No matter how much “gospel” lipstick you want to slap on that pig, Bishop, it still squeals. My only regret is that apparently my new home is going to have this man pawned off on us.
Let’s see… AOA dumps Mark on the OCA. OCA dumps Nikolai on ROCOR. So, I suppose that ROCOR is now up to bat… I wonder which loser we will dump on GOA? The RC’s shunt around bad priests while we shunt around bad bishops. To me, this is one of the greatest evils that the present jurisdictional disorder gives rise too.
P.S. George – this was no “mercy” – it was the outright pulling of political strings to prevent justice from taking its due course. Period.
» Posted By Heracleides On April 17, 2012 @ 7:33 pm
I ain’t buying it, Bishop (cue lecture on proper English grammar), wether peddled by you or anyone else:
Benjamin = scoundrel – therefore – Nikolai = saint
Obviously, Nikolai is your friend, but defending him no matter the circumstance is unbecoming, especially for a bishop. Take a step backward and consider the full implications of Nikolai’s letter itself. Heaven protect us from such “bishops” (both those being ratted on and those doing the ratting for no reason other than spite). Why any outsider reading such trash would want to be joined to Orthodoxy in any manner whatsoever is beyond me.
» Posted By Heracleides On April 17, 2012 @ 5:01 pm
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» Posted By Heracleides On April 17, 2012 @ 2:52 pm
Lol. Yes, yes Bishop… and just what other drunk-drivers did Nikolai pull strings for? Can you name even one? How convenient that birds like Benjamin and Nikolai have stuck together in the past to derail the proper course of justice that most mere mortals must endure. Nice to see that cronyism is alive, well, and still defended amongst clerics of all ranks and status (former, current, retired, outcast, etc.).
» Posted By Heracleides On April 17, 2012 @ 12:39 pm
“Compare what happened to Bishop Benjamin, to what happened to Bishop Nikolai.”
I think it wise to bear in mind that it was Nikolai who used his influence in the secular world to pull Benjamin’s fat out of the fire when he was jailed. Sorry, but neither of these “bishops” are living saints in my estimation.
» Posted By Heracleides On April 17, 2012 @ 12:13 pm
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» Posted By Heracleides On April 13, 2012 @ 11:54 am
Most astute commentary on this whole tempest-in-a-teapot I’ve yet too come across: We Are Screwed!
» Posted By Heracleides On April 6, 2012 @ 8:33 pm
Inotherwords, you’re going to bore us to death.
» Posted By heracleides On April 1, 2012 @ 8:11 am
Umm… you consider yourself a throng???
» Posted By Heracleides On April 5, 2012 @ 7:28 pm
» Posted By heracleides On March 31, 2012 @ 10:23 am
Benjamin (et al.), have I even once defended the so-called rebels? (More like rabble in my estimation.) Please reference such an occasion. You won’t be able too do so, because I haven’t. Not once. Period. Why? Because I really don’t care one way or another who wins the present conflict as I view either ‘side’ as likely to either continue the present evil -or- to produce a new loathsome state.
That said, what I have openly rejected is the Orthodox Church allowing itself to be used as an organ of Assad’s regime to further his propaganda efforts, which is exactly what the Dictator has done with the Despot and he in turn with his lackey. Clerics allowing the Mukhabarat to use their good names to perpetuate the rule of a butcher strikes me as indefensible and leads me to believe they are either shameless supporters of the present evil or useful idiots. Or perhaps both. Take your pick.
In any event, I refuse to embrace the (hypothetical) lesser of two evils for convenience sake. The old-saw that I am not living in Syria and therefore have no right too a voice in the matter is nonsensical once the Butcher of Damascus utilizes his Orthodox minions beyond the borders of his police state. I can and will speak up (yes, with calculated over-the-top language) as the actions of Bp. Philip and his minister of propaganda, the Rev. Reardon, seek to sway me and all Orthodox believers in this country. That the ancient Patriarchates are willing participants in their dhimmitude does not mean that their servitude must and should be embraced in the New World. In fact, quite the opposite and I for one will resist such efforts no matter how unpopular it might be in some quarters.
» Posted By Heracleides On March 28, 2012 @ 9:50 am
How so? Because I don’t automatically genuflect before a select few “Orthodox” clerics whom remain legends in their own minds and whose every utterance is cherished as infallible by their groupies? Or is it because I’ve come to view the OCA (Met. Jonah notwithstanding) as a rather sorry joke? No, wait – Dio holds an absurdly rosy view of the OCA in its present state so that can’t be the connection. In any event, you’re hearing is sadly mistaken – I moved over to ROCOR some months ago and unlike Dio I don’t proclaim it too be dead or anywhere close to it (the AOA on the other hand… well… perhaps Reverend Reardon might want to keep his copy of the Trisagion Service handy after his eventual commemoration of Reverend Louis Farrakhan).
» Posted By Heracleides On March 28, 2012 @ 12:56 am
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Nor any mention of praying the Trisagion Service for the man… but then I doubt you’d notice much less comment upon that pertinent fact given your own highly questionable actions.
» Posted By Heracleides On March 27, 2012 @ 9:45 pm