From: Russell Jones DDS
“Seeking to Reflect God’s Glory in all that I do, and only speaking to others as if I were speaking to Jesus Christ.”
From: Russell Jones
Sent: Sat, Jul 21, 2012 11:42 pm
Subject: [Monomakhos] Is the priest in the OCA?
I think that what I am about to write might shed some more light. I am telling the truth. I have placed a gold crown in Metropolitan Jonah (now you know my occupation).
From my office in California, I called OCA headquarters in New York on 7/19/2012 . I believe that it was around 8:00 (Pacific Coast) am but I am not exactly sure of the time. The call was made when I was between patients. I asked the operator for Fr. Tosi. I was transferred to his phone and to his voice mail.
I am not a fan of voice mail. An option was presented to press “0” which I did. This was to page him somewhere in the office. The phone rang and rang with no response. I called a second time. This time the operator said that a Bishop (I don’t know the name for sure but it started with the letter “M”) had just come in and was going to have a meeting with Fr. Tosi. My response was, “Fine with me, I still would like to speak with Fr. Tosi. I have given of “X” amount of money to this organization…I would like to speak with him now.”
Next thing I knew the phone rang one or two times and there was Fr. Tosi on the other end of the line. I told him who I was and asked this question. “Was the priest in the OCA?” His response was, “We are trying to determine that.” I was amazed with the answer!! We had further conversation which I could relate (I suggested transparency and trust is missing in his organization) to you but I want to stay on the point of my question.
Then he stated, (I believe that this was the purpose of his meeting with the Bishop) that they were going to set up a committee to investigate (what?). I believe that the “what” had to do with the recent events concerning Metropolitan Jonah because that was the nature of our conversation.
My two points:
- It would seem appropriate to “determine” BEFORE actions are taken. You might shoot the wrong target.
- It would seem appropriate to “investigate” BEFORE actions are taken. Again, you might shoot the wrong target.
So how about it Fr. Tosi? Were you determining if the priest was in the OCA after the letter was released?