Strange Bed Fellas

Batholomew’s camp cursed Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev on his name-day when everybody else was wishing him well.

June 12th is the feast day of St Onuphrius of Egypt.  (This falls on the 25th according to the New Calendar.)  And so, following tradition, pretty much all of the local Churches wished His Beatitude, Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev, blessings on his patronal feast-day.  

Unfortunately, the Ecumenical Patriarchate did no such thing.  In fact, one particular archimandrite, Romanos Anastasiandis, “a cleric of the Metropolitanate of Rethymno and Avlopotoamos” went ballistic on His Beatitude.  Far from wishing him well, he “declared that [Constantinople] curses [him] and all those who consider him the legitimate metropolitan”.  

It gets worse.  Here’s a screenshot (which was subsequently removed):

Pretty bad form.   But not unfunny in a delusional sort of way.  I mean really?  How can you top this for invective?

“The Curse of the Mother of the Holy Great Church of Christ, not only on himself, an unrepentant, uncanonical, miserable and unfortunate traitor to his people, an illegal passenger of the church ship of Ukraine, but also on all those who continue to reproduce the title ‘Kyiv’ usurped  by [Onuphry] despite the clear prohibition of the Church.”

It’s positively purple!  It’s also uncharitable and unChristian.  

While the other primates sent their congratulatory good wishes, Constantinople, the Church of Greece, Cyprus, and Alexandria did not.  Interestingly, neither did the OCA.  It would be most unfortunate if Metropolitan Tikhon joined the ranks of those who have abandoned the canonical Church in favor of the OCU.

Let’s hope this was just was an oversight.  No one wants to see the OCA crawling into bed with Phanar in an effort to support the bastard outfit cobbled together in Ukraine on Bartholomew’s (and perhaps the State Department’s) orders.   





  1. Jesse Dominick says

    Romanos is probably demon-possessed

    • George Michalopulos says

      One has to wonder what makes an ecclesiastic behave so vehemently.

      • Austin Martin says

        These people are children of Satan (John 8:44, 1 John 3:8-10). The son does the work of the father and looks like his image. These people have zero Christian virtue. They are the complete inverse of Christians, because they are doing the work of their father. So of course they bless instead of curse, and of course they can only speak lies, and of course they constantly repeat their name like a hip-hop star, and of course they are as obsessed with their own ethnic solidarity as the Jews are about theirs. All of this is the product of falling from the covenant and choosing Satan. The same thing happened with the Roman Church.

        I am optimistic about the OCA. I think these (for lack of a better term) public relations scandals are just part of the growing pains. The OCA has issues, but I think these will work themselves out. Many things have changed in the last ten years, and many things can change in the next ten. Things rarely stay the same way that they are.

        I’ve known a lot of bad priests in the OCA, but these are the old guard who are retiring and dying. Or they are younger, but they took COVID all the way, and now their mission churches are dying.

        Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

        There’s a difference between being removed and being purged (or “cleaned”). Having some bad fruit doesn’t mean that the vinedresser is ready to cut you off. It just means that you need a little work, and that’s what the vinedresser is here for. People see this bad fruit, and they jump to call the whole branch reprobate, but they haven’t reached the end of the growing season yet. They don’t see the potential to grow more fruit that the vinedresser sees, because they themselves are just branches.

        And likewise, what you see from the GOA and the EP, this is just the people at the top. The common Greek priest in Middle America is not like this at all. When a tsunami knocks New York and Boston into the sea, and when southern California is finally devoured in an earthquake, then you will see a massive change in the GOA. So just hold on a little longer.

        A lot of the problems of the GOA make sense if you remember that the seminary is in Boston and that ever since colonial days Boston was heretical even by protestant standards. To my understanding at the time of the revolution every church but one and every Harvard theology professor was a unitarian. (Although a special endowed chair was still held by a trinitarian, and I can’t find an explanation for how that fits together.) So maybe that wasn’t the best environment to put our theology school.

        • Mark E. Fisus says

          Or they are younger, but they took COVID all the way, and now their mission churches are dying.

          What does it mean to take “COVID all the way?” What did they do? Or didn’t do?

          • Austin Martin says

            They took the restrictions to the fullest extent.

            I’m not naming names. There’s a priest I know. About 50 years old or so. Started an OCA mission church in a college town about twelve years ago when he was still a deacon. It grew very quickly and was always full of young people. There’s a lot of things I really dislike about this priest, but to his credit, he has brought a lot of people to the Church.

            He followed the bishop’s covid restrictions to the letter. He wouldn’t even hold the epitrachelion over your head in confession. I’m told that many people have left disenchanted and that not many people go there anymore. It’s just depressing to be in church with full social distancing and masks and everything. How can you look at the priest or the alter servers wearing masks? It just clashes.

            One person I know stayed long enough to have his wedding — which was outside so that he wouldn’t have to wear a mask — and then he swore never to go back to that church. Now he drives some two hours to a church that doesn’t enforce covid.

        • Jonathan says

          If the Russian synod in November anathematizes Patriarch Bartholomew, as some have speculated that they will, it will force everyone to finally pick sides. There will likely be a lot of short-term pain, but it will ultimately be a good thing, as the good bishops (I’m thinking specifically of Met. Isaiah of Denver, whom I have heard good things about), priests, parishes, and lay people of the GOA find their way to other jurisdictions, and hopefully the subversive elements of other jurisdictions can go join Bartholomew in his schism and leave the rest of us alone.

    • Like our old friend Archon Elias, whose bile was equally poisonous.

    • The English author M R James once wrote a story entitled:
      Casting the Runes. It was published in 1911.
      The story is about a cast curse rebounding onto its caster.

      The moral is: cursing can be a risky business

  2. And meanwhile, Metropolitan Onuphry remains quiet and is most likely praying for the soul of this “Archimandrite,” Romanos Anastasiandis.

    The Greek churches have a deep problem of institutionalized emotional immaturity. Witness the recent acid attack on Greek Orthodox bishops by a highly emotionally immature, petulant Greek archimandrite.

    My experience tells me that this institutionalized emotional immaturity has something to do with the fact that the Greek churches don’t really practice confession at all. Regular confession requires one to examine his soul regularly – and seriously – and is the food for spiritual growth. I’ve heard that most Greek Orthodox priests are not even given blessings to hear confessions, therefore in most parts of the Greek Orthodox world, confession goes unpracticed. And spiritual/emotional immaturity reigns.

    Here are the results. The Greek Churches are well on their way to 21st century Uniatism, and they can’t even recognize holiness and sanctity (in the likes of Met. Onuphry) when they see it.

    Another way to put all of this is that most of the Greek Orthodox world no longer knows how to grow and develop the nous. Like in modern America, the nous is forgotten about. They are behaving like the Calvinists and protestants who deny that the nous exists, who say that Christian spirituality, theosis, and mysticism is all nonsense, who are deluded by their own fallen “logic.” It’s beyond tragic.

    • Seraphim says

      I was received into the Church in GOA. The priest was a convert, which caused its own problems later. Anyway, he had gone to Holy Cross and had been ordained fairly young, he was in in his early thirties. He couldn’t hear confessions. I had to do mine over the phone to a Russian priest from the next state: Fr. John Moses. Some of you may have heard of him.

    • Austin Martin says

      No, that’s not how it works. The way you write, it sounds as though you haven’t been around them much.

      Here’s how Greeks work. When they’re good, they’re very very good. When they’re bad, they’re horrible. But they aren’t lukewarm.

      There is not a rush toward uniatism in the Greek churches. There are six (6) autocephalous Greek Churches. The only one rushing is the EP, and it’s causing a schism within. What you see is just the hierarchy behaving badly. The common priests and the laity who aren’t in old established churches on the northeastern coast do not believe in this, and many are contemplating what they will do when the orders come down.

      As for priests not hearing confession, it’s not that the Greeks don’t have confession. It’s that they do not allow new or uneducated priests to hear confession, because it’s a heavy thing. In Greece itself, it’s mostly the monasteries that do this kind of spiritual mentorship, and often the village priest is just a guy who reads. In America, most Greek priests hear confession, but they make new priests wait a few years.

      Furthermore, in the Russian tradition, confession is something that is generally done very quickly before liturgy as a formality, so there is not the kind of intro-spection you describe.

      The Russians often accuse the Greeks of being anti-Russian. That may be true from the people up top, but as for people I actually know, I have never in ten years ever heard a Greek say something negative about the Russians or the Russian tradition. They may not be fully aware it exists, but there is no cynicism toward it, whereas I constantly run into people in the Russian tradition who only have scorn for the Greeks as a collective.

      The Greeks are not finished. They are a sleeping tiger. They have been around for 3,000 years, and they will not just disappear. You may not see that if all you read is the headlines, but if you actually know them, you will understand that when they are finally genocided out, they will go kicking and screaming and dragging their murderers down with them in one final burst of Hellenic dignity, and the world will look up them and say, “Now there was a race of man”.

      • rjklancko says

        As metropolitan phillip said to me circa 1969,,,, I wish my people had the spirituality of the Russians,,,my people are more robotic while the Russians live their faith daily. Perhaps this is why he and met antony of blessed memory took the cream of the crop of the Russian boys at st vlads

      • To throw it right back at you, as in maybe “it sounds as though you haven’t been around them much…..”

        You wrote, “in the Russian tradition, confession is something that is generally done very quickly before liturgy as a formality, so there is not the kind of introspection you describe.”

        Clearly, you don’t know my Russian-style Orthodox priest or the manner of confession at the several Russian-style-tradition parishes that I’ve worshipped at over the years. None have reduced confession to a mere formality before liturgy or at any other time.

        And I know Greeks all too well, as in the family I was born into.

        • I back ‘FTS’ up on his statement. My (OCA/Russian) priest usually hears confessions at Saturday evening Vigil. Nothing is ever rushed, or a formality. And, when he does hear confessions before liturgy, he limits that to just a very few during the Reading of the Hours. Nothing is rushed.

          • I have perceived two distinct attitudes toward the Greeks in “Russian style” parishes. First of all, I’ve never encountered perfunctory confession in a ROCOR parish. When there are confessions during the hours in the morning, for example, it is usually people who could not make it to church any other time. Nonetheless, it is done carefully and thoroughly. Russians believe it is important to have recently confessed before communing – recently being within the past week. This creates logistical exigencies from time to time.

            I’ve never been to a Ukrainian parish under the EP. But I’ve experienced both the OCA and ROCOR. The OCA attitude toward “the Greeks” and/or the Phanar is usually dismissive. “Great place to visit, love em, couldn’t worship there.” This has to do with differences in the degree of cosmopolitan attitude and sometimes practices and ethnocentrism. I wouldn’t call it hostility and interchurch gatherings are usually civil if not cozy. That’s just my experience with the Diocese of the South.

            With ROCOR, the attitude is not so much dismissive as oblivious. We tend to mind our own business and are not hanging on or even particularly interested in what occurs in other local churches. Different worlds. ROCOR priests are rarely members of local ministers associations, for example. We tend to concern ourselves with our parishes, perhaps the broader Russian Church, occasionally with our Slavic brothers in the Serbian Church, for example, but rarely does anything from Hellenosphere even cause a blip on our radar. I’m an odd man out actually commenting on Monomakhos and keeping track of these things. You just don’t hear practically anything because there is so much going on in the Church Abroad and Russky Mir that a much more parochial consciousness prevails.

      • I second Austin on pretty much everything he has said. I have had nothing but excellent Greek confessors.

        Also, what he says about new ordained or “young” priests not being able to hear confession is true. And it’s not that Greeks not making confession is what happens, many do but a lot do it at monasteries, or, I’m assuming priests that can do it. I travel a lot and usually always go to confession at Greek parishes and it’s always great as Greeks give good spiritual advice and Martin is right in regards to Greek confessors “when they’re good they’re good.”

        I think there will be a schism in most of the Greek Churches. The average lay person and priest is disinterested in being a Uniate or else they would just become one. If the head bishops of the Greek Churches move forward with Bartholomew they will either be deposed by their synod or more than likely face harsh rebuke by their laity. I don’t think we give the Greek enough credit.

  3. As you know, the “evil one” is hard at work these days.

  4. Observer says

    Is there any chance that Arch. Romanos got the story wrong and cursed the real usurper thinking his name is Onufry? Maybe that’s why the page was withdrawn?

    • 1 Corinthians 13:13
      And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three;
      but the greatest of these is charity. [KJV]

      • Gail Sheppard says


        • In the King James Version [KJV],
          ἀγάπη is here translated charity.

          The Oxford English Dictionary [OED] defines it thus:

          Charity, n.

          1. Christian love: a word representing caritas of the Vulgate, as a frequent rendering of ἀγάπη in New Testament Greek. …

          c. esp. The Christian love of one’s fellow human beings; Christian benignity of disposition expressing itself in Christ-like conduct: one of the ‘three Christian graces’, fully described by St. Paul, 1 Corinthians xiii.One of the chief current senses in devotional language, though hardly otherwise without qualification as ‘Christian charity’, etc. In the Revised Version, the word has disappeared, and love has been substituted.

          ▸ c1384 Bible (Wycliffite, E.V.) (Douce 369(2)) (1850) 1 Cor. xiii. 13 Nowe forsothe dwellen feith, hope, and charite, thes thre; forsoth the mooste of thes is charite.
          ▸ c1384 Bible (Wycliffite, E.V.) (Douce 369(2)) (1850) 1 Cor. viii. 1 Sothli science, or kunnynge, inblowith with pride: charite edifieth.
          a1400 (▸a1325) Cursor Mundi (Vesp.) l. 10043 Cherite [Gött. charite; c1460 Laud cheryte] euer fordos envie.
          c1450 Lay-Folks Mass-bk. 308 Haue cherité with herte fyne.. That eche man loue wel othere.
          1587 Sir P. Sidney & A. Golding tr. P. de Mornay Trewnesse Christian Relig. xx. 364 Some tell vs that Religion is nothing els but charitie; that is to say, the performing of a mannes duetie towards his neighbour.
          1600 W. Shakespeare Merchant of Venice iv. i. 257 Twere good you doe so much for charitie. Iew. I cannot finde it, tis not in the bond. View more context for this quotation
          1628 J. Earle Micro-cosmogr. xlv. sig. H6v A Shee precise Hypocrite..Shee is so taken vp with Faith, shee ha’s no roome for Charity.
          1796 H. Hunter tr. J.-H. B. de Saint-Pierre Stud. Nature (1799) III. 483 The charity of the Gospel should extend to men of every Religion.
          1845 R. Jebb in Encycl. Metrop. (1847) II. 709/1 The law of charity does not require me to have a greater regard for him than for myself. But, on the other hand, the same law requires that I should not have a less. … ‘

          It seemed to me that charity [KJV] might be a better translation
          of the ἀγάπη shown by Observer to the erring Archimandrite
          than the portmanteau love of more modern versions.

    • Jesse Dominick says

      No, Romanos is a well-known Constantinople propagandist who literally hates anyone who doesn’t worship the EP

  5. A Friend of a Friendd says

    Hi, I was referred to this blog by a close acquaintance as a “good resource” for information concerning Covid-19 vaccines and the pandemic. I would like to ask what are the author’s qualifications in epidemiology. I’m concerned, because my friend is going around spreading this information like Gospel, but at the same time if even half of it were true – we would be seeing a good portion of the US population dying like flies on a daily basis. At one point, he told me to expect a 50% reduction in the population within a year if everyone were to be vaccinated and referenced your website as the source. I am unable to find this link, but I have no reason to think he would lie. You people have a duty to be careful with the information you disseminate, since some of your readers accept it on faith, and correspondingly are living in fear and constant worry.

    • “… if even half of it were true – we would be seeing a good
      portion of the US population dying like flies on a daily basis.”

      Are vaccine deaths now exceeding COVID deaths?

      … Unexpected, undiagnosed, and unclassified U.S. deaths have
      increased as much as fivefold or 400% in the first half of 2021.

      … About a month ago, on May 22, 2021, the number
      of unclassified deaths peaked at 3,252 per week.

      Here is the relevant CDC data represented in linear graphic format, first as weekly and then as cumulative data. Both graphs demonstrate the fivefold increase in unexpected, undiagnosed deaths, mostly in the second quarter of 2021. The second graph demonstrates the accumulation of those unexpected deaths now totaling more than 30,000 people. This massive increase in CDC-reported, undiagnosed, and unexplained deaths is temporally associated with the COVID vaccines. Are these undiagnosed deaths caused by the vaccines? Who has proposed a plausible alternative explanation? …


      … It is pertinent to note that these excess unclassified deaths do not reflect COVID deaths. COVID deaths are separately accounted for (columns “R” and “S” of the CDC spreadsheet) and these excessive death numbers spiked after the COVID numbers were coming down.

      Dr. Peter McCullough recently asserted in an interview, that CDC and CMS “insiders” have reported that vaccine deaths are much higher than officially acknowledged. This was consistent with an earlier Harvard study demonstrating underreporting at VAERS. Dr. McCullough postulated that the vaccine deaths could be as high as 50,000 and could exceed COVID deaths. The evidence presented here and Dr. McCullough’s evidence are mutually corroborative. If some of the post-vaccine deaths are mischaracterized as other causes such as heart attack or stroke, the post-vaccine death numbers could easily reach 50,000, more than the 30,000 reflected here. …

      ADE – Connect the Dots: Faced with 30,000 new excess deaths in a six-month period, those entrusted with the America’s health must ask, what could have caused this, what is new in our country in the past six months? The rather obvious and only real answer is the rollout of the COVID vaccines. The COVID vaccines’ causation of the 30,000 CDC-documented excess deaths is all the more likely because vaccine deaths were anticipated. Such deaths were expected by some due to what is known as Antibody-dependent Enhancement (ADE). ADE occurs when antibodies generated during an immune response recognize and bind to a pathogen, but they are unable to prevent infection. Instead, these antibodies act allow the pathogen access into cells and actually exacerbate the immune response. The best-known example of an ADE was a 2016 Dengue virus vaccine in the Philippines. The phenomenon has also been observed in RSV and some measles vaccines. Here, in the current pandemic, various authors predicted that the COVID vaccines would be associated with ADE. For example, in September, 2020, Lee et. al. warned that, “ADE has been observed in SARS, MERS and other human respiratory virus infections including RSV and measles, which suggests a real risk of ADE for SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and antibody-based interventions.” [i] Without more medical information about the deceased, we cannot know whether or not these 30,000 deaths represent ADE phenomenon. It must therefore, be determined if these 30,000 CDC-documented deaths are cases of ADE due to the vaccines, otherwise caused by the vaccines, or somehow wholly unrelated to the vaccines.

      Next Steps: The CDC’s own data, published on its own website, demonstrates that, for the past four weeks, the excess, unclassified deaths [believed to represent vaccine deaths] have exceeded the number of COVID deaths in the U.S. The weekly excess number of unclassified [vaccine] deaths over COVID deaths have been 309, 777, 1315, and 1340 respectively. The trend is still increasing at this writing. The burden of proof is on the CDC to prove that these 30,000 deaths were not Antibody-dependent Enhancement from the COVID vaccines. Unless and until the CDC can prove that these 30,000 deceased individuals did not receive the COVID vaccines, the vaccinations must be stopped. The public should demand an explanation for 30,000 unclassified American deaths documented by the CDC. In the light of 30,000 CDC-documented deaths, the Government’s assertion of vaccine safety is simply not credible. Specifically, the vaccination of children and the compelled vaccination of college students and health workers must be put on hold pending a thorough and transparent review of these 30,000 CDC-documented deaths. … ‘

      Vaccine Adverse Events can occur on short, medium and long-term bases
      …and it’s early yet!

      • Gail Sheppard says

        As Brenden says, “Friend of a Friend,” it’s still early.

        In previous mRNA vaccine studies with animals, all of the animals were initially fine and the vaccines seemed to provide the necessary protection; however, (this is where the true concern is): ALL THE ANIMALS DIED WHEN THEY ENCOUNTERED THE VIRUS A SECOND TIME IN THEIR NATURAL HABITAT due to something called, antibody dependent enhancement (ADE). Their immune systems went into overdrive and became so efficient at killing the virus-infected cells, their organs shut down. After testing this on mice, cats, and ferrets, they stopped testing altogether; but not before warning the scientific community to avoid using mRNA vaccines on humans.

        It’s worth noting that the ADE process only happens when the individual has confronted the coronavirus a second time. (One of the coronaviruses is believed to be responsible for 20% of the common cold so you can see how likely it is to be reinfected at some point.)

        In the meantime, as Brenden mentioned, people are “dropping like flies” due to an adverse event. This vaccine is killing and crippling more people than the virus itself.

        If the human trials go the same route as the animal studies, it is possible that everyone who took the Pfizer & Moderna vaccine could die within a 2 to 3-year timeframe. If you took the vaccine only once, it is hoped you will fare better than if you took the vaccine twice and follow up with a booster down the road.

        So, when your well-meaning friend postulates that if 100% of the population got the vaccine, 50% would die he’s not that far off base. We never put it that way on the blog, but it’s certainly possible due to shedding, mutations, and the likelihood of being exposed to one of the many coronaviruses in the future.

        On the other hand, it is known that approximately 80% of the unvaccinated group will get COVID and not even know it. Those who get moderately sick can be treated with inexpensive drugs if the FDA will approve them. Very few need to land up in the hospital going forward and fewer still will die.

        Now, please tell me this: why would anyone want to risk taking these vaccines when COVID-19 is 99.97% curable?

        We’re not trying to scare people. We’re trying to warn people. George and I have approximately 75 years of healthcare experience between us. He is a pharmacist and I implement and manage CMS Quality initiatives for plans with up to 8M to 10M members. Neither of us is new to reading and interpreting data in healthcare studies.

        An epidemiologist is someone who tracks disease trends and provides information to agencies like the CDC, FDA, CMS, and Congress or anyone else who has a vested interest in the potential outcome. We are the kind of people who read their studies.

        In addition, we are blessed to have many, many fine physicians on our blog who give us feedback on what we’re presenting.

        Getting back to your friend, he’s probably right: of those who get the vaccine, many, many will die. Are we talking 50%? Possibly, although the percentage could be much greater if it follows the same trajectory as the previous animal studies.

        Why would your friend say we’re a good source of COVID information? Probably because we started commenting on certain trends almost a year before anyone else was.

        Here are some examples:

        05/2020: I Think I’ll Pass

        Excerpt: “Getting the virus itself may make a lot more sense than lying around the house for another year and a half in the hope that this new vaccine will even work. Vaccines do not necessarily provide the protection they portend. Sometimes, they even GIVE you the very thing they were created to prevent. The oral polio vaccine (OPV) is a good example. There are currently more cases of “vaccine-derived polio” than there are “wild” cases in the world.” * * *

        07/2020: About Fauci. . .

        Excerpt: “I do not trust the fact that Fauci never mentioned the gain-of-function (GoF) research going on at the Wuhan Lab or explain to the American people what that is, why it’s relevant with respect to COVID, and more importantly, who was funding it. He told National Geographic back in May that COVID jumping species to humans could not have been artificially or deliberately manipulated. If it couldn’t be done, then why were they doing GoF research at the lab?” * * *

        01/2021: Pfizer COVID Vaccine: What You Don’t Know Could Hurt You

        Excerpt: “Pfizer recruited around 38,000 participants for their trials. Only 170 participants out of the 38,000 were used to demonstrate the efficacy of the vaccine. I have two primary concerns. First concern: Too few tested Second concern: #20, “vaccine-enhanced disease.” * * *

        • Gail Sheppard says

          Fauci and his virus are going down. If he could do something like this, what wouldn’t he do? (Short video. Please watch. It helps to explain a lot.)

        • George Michalopulos says

          It is interesting that real news regarding COVID and the “vaccines” has caught up with Gail, isn’t it? (And Pres Trump, who postulated the lab-leak a year ago, and was rashly criticized for it.)

          Truth be told, Gail was more forward-thinking about GoF, the lab-leak hypothesis (which is looking more and more like it could have been deliberate), etc. almost a year ago.

          More so than myself I must say.

        • Please view Elder Gabriel (disciple of St. Paisios) talking about the vaccine earlier this year.

          His advice is specific – don’t take the vaccine.

          • Christine Fevronia says

            THANK YOU so much for posting this video! I had tears in my eyes while listening to Elder Gabriel speak with such clarity and assurance! This was the advice I needed for this day. A million thanks, Gene B, for posting.

    • LOL….when gobbling up “news” stories, do you bother to ask all of the “reporters” what their qualifications are as an epidemiologist? Yah, didn’t think so.

      Do you care that a Harvard epidemiologist was silenced for having an “unapproved opinion”? Yah, didn’t think so.

      What a total fraud.

    • Here is some more to consider:

      COVID Vaccine Deaths and Injuries Are Secretly Buried

      ‘ Reports of deaths and serious injuries from the COVID-19 jabs have been mounting with breakneck rapidity. Those who look at the numbers and have some awareness of historical vaccine injury rates agree we’ve never seen anything like it, anywhere in the world. While data can be hard to come by for some countries, the ones we can check reveal deeply troubling patterns.

      • United States — As of June 11, 2021, the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) had posted 358,379 adverse events, including 5,993 deaths and 29,871 serious injuries. In the 12- to 17-year-old age group, there were 271 serious injuries and seven deaths. Among pregnant women, there were 2,136 adverse events, including 707 miscarriages or premature births.

      All of these are bound to be undercounts as, historically, less than 10% of vaccine side effects are reported to VAERS. An investigation by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services put it as low as 1%.

      Be that as it may, the reported rate of death from COVID-19 shots now exceeds the reported death rate of more than 70 vaccines combined over the past 30 years, and it’s about 500 times deadlier than the seasonal flu vaccine, which historically has been the most hazardous.

      The COVID shots are also five times more dangerous than the pandemic H1N1 vaccine, which had a 25-per-million severe side effect rate. Assuming the COVID shots had the same side effect rate, and assuming some 200 million got the vaccine, the estimated number of people suffering a serious side effect would be about 5,000. We’re well past that already, as 35,864 people have been seriously injured or killed.

      Even though there are nearly 6,000 reported deaths in VAERS, this number is likely seriously compromised. I [Mercola] recently interviewed Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, who has treated COVID patients quite successfully, and we discussed the very distinct possibility that everyone who receives the COVID jab may die from complications in the next two to three years.

      He personally knows of 28 COVID jab deaths that were not accepted by VAERS. Zelenko suspects the number of deaths may exceed 100,000 already.

      Getting the COVID jab immediately places the injected individual in the very high risk of dying from COVID. Most have the false assurance that they are protected, but in reality, they are far more vulnerable and as a result will not take very aggressive proactive measures to avoid dying from pathogenic priming or paradoxical immune enhancement before it is too late. …

      •European Union — In the European Union’s database of adverse drug reactions from COVID shots, called EudraVigilance, there were 1,509,266 reported injuries, including 15,472 deaths as of June 19, 2021. EudraVigilance only accepts reports from EU members, so it covers only 27 of the 50 European countries.

      Remarkably, about HALF of all reported injuries — 753,657 — are listed as “serious,” meaning the injury is life-threatening, requires hospitalization, results in a medically important condition, significant disability or persistent incapacity.

      • U.K. — The British Yellow Card system had received, as of June 9, 2021, 276,867 adverse event reports following COVID “vaccination,” including 1,332 deaths.

      • Israel — According to a report by the Israeli People Committee, a civilian body of health experts, “there has never been a vaccine that has harmed as many people.” … ‘

      Again, the actual adverse events are very likely to be seriously under-reported.
      Be that as it may, such large numbers of reported adverse events
      demonstrate conclusively that the vaccine is not safe.

      • Worse yet:

        … If Something Goes Wrong, You’re on Your Own

        ‘ … If you are injured by a COVID shot and live in the U.S., your only recourse is to apply for compensation from the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Act (CICP), under which COVID-19 vaccines are a covered countermeasure. The CICP is run by a sparsely staffed agency under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. …

        Compensation from CICP is very limited and hard to get. In its 15-year history, it has paid out just 29 claims, fewer than 1 in 10. You only qualify if your injury requires hospitalization and results in significant disability and/or death, and even if you meet the eligibility criteria, it requires you to use up your private health insurance before it kicks in to pay the difference. …

        Can You Afford a COVID Shot Injury?

        Even if they can get it, CICP awards are likely to be a drop in the bucket for most people. The average award is $200,000, and death cases are capped at $370,376. Meanwhile, you can easily rack up a $1 million hospital bill if you suffer a serious thrombotic event. You must also pay for your own legal help and any professional witnesses you may need to support your claim. …

        Additional Stipulations That Make Payouts Rare

        There are also time stipulations. You must file a request for benefits within one year of the date the vaccine was administered in order to qualify. This is a serious barrier, as serious side effects can take time to develop. For example, after the 2009 swine flu pandemic, people started reporting Guillain-Barre syndrome years after getting the pandemic H1N1 vaccine. At that point, they no longer qualified.

        Worst of all, however, is the fact that it is now your responsibility to prove your injury was the “direct result of the countermeasure’s administration based on compelling, reliable, valid, medical and scientific evidence beyond mere temporal association.”

        In other words, you basically have to prove what the vaccine developer itself has yet to ascertain, seeing how you are part of their still-ongoing study! The CICP is also notoriously secretive about why claims are approved or rejected. As reported by the Insurance Journal, “it doesn’t release even the most basic details such as the kinds of sicknesses people claim they got from vaccines.”

        As of June 1, 2021, 1,360 Americans had sought compensation from the CICP for injuries and deaths arising from pandemic countermeasures, but only 869 were deemed eligible to file a claim. None has been adjudicated. …

        Can You Trust These White-Collar Criminals?

        As mentioned, pandemic vaccine makers are shielded from financial liability. The only way you can sue is if you can prove “willful misconduct,” such as deliberate deception, fraudulent behavior or hiding relevant information. To get around this, vaccine makers may simply not look for certain problems.

        The potential for infertility is a perfect example. The spike protein is suspected of having reproductive toxicity, and Pfizer’s biodistribution data show it accumulates in women’s ovaries. Despite that, Pfizer did not perform any reproductive toxicology tests. Since they didn’t look, they can with a straight face say they “didn’t know” the shot might cause reproductive failure. The thing is, they should have suspected it, and done the tests to make sure.

        Already, we’re seeing signs of reproductive toxicity. Data suggest the miscarriage rate among women who get the COVID “vaccine” within the first 20 weeks of pregnancy is a whopping 82%. The normal rate is 10%, so this is no minor increase. Infertility will be far more difficult to ascertain, and could take decades. …

        Are Government and Big Pharma Guilty of Willful Misconduct?

        I [Mercola] don’t know about you, but the feeling I get when I look at the cascade of injuries and deaths occurring within days or in many cases mere hours after injection is that something is terribly amiss, and vaccine makers are sweeping it all under the rug. Isn’t that willful misconduct? Failing to perform reproductive toxicology tests after they discover that spike protein accumulates in the ovaries — isn’t that reprehensible willful misconduct?

        Continuing to claim that the mRNA stays in the shoulder muscle when they have data showing it gets distributed into virtually all organs in the human body — isn’t that hiding important information? Isn’t that reprehensible willful misconduct?

        I would argue that government officials are also guilty of medical maleficence. As noted by Dr. Robert Malone, the inventor of the mRNA and DNA vaccine core platform technology, the most current version of the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) that governs these COVID shots reveals the FDA opted not to require stringent post-vaccination data collection and evaluation, even though they had the power to do so.

        Again, if you don’t look for injuries, you’re unlikely to find them.
        … ‘

        As I said before, it’s early yet.

        • Gail Sheppard says

          AND it’s going to be very difficult to tie a specific injury to the “vaccine” 2 or 3 years down the road, as the safety component at the time of the request for EUA only covered a period of 2 months after receipt of the second dose.

          They did NOT disclose previous studies where animals died as a result of the “vaccine” after being confronted with the virus a second time down the road.

          They knew but didn’t report it because it wasn’t required.

          People are led to believe that the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP) will help cover costs of medical care and other specific expenses if they were seriously injured by this “vaccine.”

          But, generally, a claim must be submitted to the CICP within 1 year from the date of receiving a vaccine. This won’t help people whose injuries are only evident 2 to 3 years down the road. – Plus, out of the 1,564 eligible claims for review 1,564 over the last decade, only 29 were compensated.

  6. George Michalopulos says

    Whenever I hear the words “emotionally immature”, another phrase pops into my mind…


    Interesting that the consecration took place with no GOARCH involvement, but with ROCOR and the Georgians instead.

    • Gail Sheppard says

      Quite a statement, right?

      • Like I said before, I think the OCA might be heading in a very promising direction with its new bishops. Let’s see what the future holds…

    • Very positive message,,,,the hellenists only want to propagate hellenism,,,,this was the consecration of an american bishop for an american church,,,nicely done oca

  8. Well for the next super ecumenist scandal look no further than Bartholomew’s recent visit to Rome ??‍♂️
    Can we just not anathematize him already and get it over with

    • Gail Sheppard says

      We need to do something before Elpi unites us (obligates us) under that charter of his.

      • Yea agreed, but, unfortunately unless the other bishops intervene or the monastics do the same then there doesn’t seem to be much that can or will be done until something actually happens. I personally know of priests in GOARCH I have talked to who are planning their exit, and I’m sure you are familiar with the plan for the monasteries

        • Gail Sheppard says

          Actually, I’m not familiar with the plans for the monasteries. I can only be sure they won’t be part of any plan to unite with Rome.

          • From what I understand they will officially leave when Bartholomew concelebrates with Rome, but, I have a feeling there are potentially other things that could happen that would require them to leave.

            Ones of the priests I knows has said that’s when he will be leaving as well. I have a feeling there are many such priests not only in GOARCH but the other jurisdictions under the EP as well around the world.

  9. Yea agreed, but, unfortunately unless the other bishops intervene or the monastics do the same then there doesn’t seem to be much that can or will be done until something actually happens. I personally know of priests in GOARCH I have talked to who are planning their exit, and I’m sure you are familiar with the plan for the monasteries

  10. The greek old calendarists are waiting with open arms

    • I have a feeling (though I could be and probably am wrong) that the Church of Russia will probably try and bring the Greek Old Calendarists into the canonical fold after they meet in November. Moscow has already stated that it will probably formally anathematize Bartholomew, but, will stay in communion with bishops in the Greek/Cyril/Alexandrian Churches who do not recognize the schismatics.

      We should be storming Heaven with prayers so that none of this transpires.

      • Perhaps a wake up call will pull us up from the ninth century into the 21 st century,,,,, we keep forgetting what it means to be true christians and let petty egos rule,,,time to see realitu

      • The Old Calendarists want nothing to do with the Church of Russia, or anyone for that matter.

        It’s a nice dream, but the Old Calendarists can’t even unify amongst themselves never mind with ‘world Orthodoxy’ so-called.

  11. rjklancko says

    Perhaps this is the difference in being a true christian and being an orthodox christian,,,if they followed the teachings of jesus would the old calendarists have a reason to exist,,,oh the fragilities of being human,,,,they rather division according to the laws of men than unity under the message of our savior,,,,,holier than thou separatists. This an embarrassment isn’t it?

  12. EU MP: Relation of State Dept with OCU
    means it is recognized by Orthodoxy

    ‘ “As for the role of the United States, I think that the meeting of Secretary of State Blinken with Metropolitan Epiphany is a self-sufficient signal that world Orthodoxy recognizes the UOC (OCU),” Pavlenko said in an interview with Glavcom. ‘


    • Gail Sheppard says

      More likely the State Department recognizes the OCU as a product of the political landscape of Ukraine in which they have a vested interest. They probably don’t know the first thing about Orthodoxy.

      • It’s Pavlenko’s ‘reasoning’ that cracks me up.
        Is he really that stupid?

    • What a ridiculous, unsubstantial, nonsensical world these people live in from an ecclesial point of view.

      First we had Bartholomew negotiating matters of Church polity with secular government officials. Then we have a US Government Department of State (a government that supposedly insists upon the separation of Church and State) “recognize” a ‘church.’ And now we have folks like Pavlenko who claim ecclesial legitimacy within “world Orthodoxy” based upon the recognition of a secular world power.

      Perhaps the reporter misunderstood, and inadvertently capitalized the “O” in Orthodoxy. “World orthodoxy” (as in the orthodoxy of this world) is the only way any of this makes any sense whatsoever.