The Perfect Wave

The biggest threat to any movement is the perfect wave that sucks in everything within it’s wake.  In this case, it’s the largest globalist movement in history, which is leaving many of us gasping for air.

BLM has become the newest kid on the block to be hijacked by the same movement that hijacked immigration, the LGBT movement and women’s rights.  They probably won’t even realize it until it until the wave has crested, and everybody breaks up to go home.   

Waves come in sets and this particular one gathers momentum behind the scenes with carefully crafted messages about “sexual identity, gender identity, gender expression, economic status, religious beliefs or disbeliefs, immigration, women, sexism, misogyny and heteronormative thinking” waiting to jump into the fray.

Where did we come up with this list?  From the BLM website itself, where this precise phrasing, the same soup du jour we’ve seen in the past, has been weaved into the narrative about injustices done to blacks, pushing the Trayvon Martins, Mike Browns and George Floyds aside.  Injustices toward blacks does not begin to explain how 12% of the population could pull together a spectacle of such magnitude that it dwarfs anything we’ve seen to date.  It didn’t come from out of nowhere, folks.  Not by a long shot.   The recent festivities associated with the death of George Floyd–the rioting, the looting, the pillaging–did not arise spontaneously. His death at the hands of a policeman was merely the spark.

What we’re seeing and hearing has nothing to do with BLM.  What we’re seeing and hearing is the globalist rhetoric we’ve heard before with LGBT rights, women’s rights, immigration, etc.  Injustices done to every group imaginable is being called out, making the injustices to each less important.  And who is responsible for every injustice known to man?  Well, it’s obvious, isn’t it?  Donald J. Trump, which is positively ludicrous if taken at face value.  

The true power behinds these movements waits in the wings until something new comes along that it can attach itself to.  Doesn’t matter who or what it is.  Hell, it’ll even create something new if it gets tired of waiting, like what happened to poor George Floyd.  It needs something to unleash the awesome force of nature we’ve seen with each new wave, where we’re encouraged to ride it out to the exclusion of everything else, eventually leaving groups like BLM in the dust.  BLM will become an appendix to the long list of stuff that already matters when the next thing comes along.  And there will always be a “next thing” because there is no end to the injustices in the world.  Were we to run out, they’ll make something up if they have to and make us believe it’s real like “Russia, Russia, Russia”.

Subliminally, however, the groups who are now looking in their rear view mirror, believe each new thing is really about them.  After all, they’re hearing the same voice they were told was uniquely theirs.  Feeling vindicated, they celebrate that they started something important!  Something to be proud of!  So, old signs are painted over, but the message stays the same:  We want this and we don’t want that.  The this never changes.  The that never changes, either:  It’s always we don’t want Donald J. Trump.  If that doesn’t give one pause, I don’t know what will. 

LGBT Rights – Trump Sucks
Women’s Rights – Trump Sucks
Bring Down the Wall – Trump Sucks
BLM – Trump Sucks

Same people.  Same marches.  Same in your face attitudes.  Same petty violence hurting those who don’t deserve it.   Same shouting down other people.  Same shock value, from the bright, pink pussy hats to beating up a woman in a wheel chair.  

Let’s call it what it really is: It’s Luciferianism, it’s intelligent, and it’s growing.  It’s not about blacks, women’s rights, immigrants, LBGTQABC, gun control or anything else. It’s anti-God.  

Powerful spells are being cast.  If you’re fighting for woman’s rights, for example, something about fighting for BLM makes perfect sense, because it’s the same message resonating at a deeper level.  They’ve heard the message before when it was their cause, and it felt good to respond and feel like their lives mattered, if only for a moment.  It’s a high like no other.  Like Pavlov dogs, they respond to the newest call, marching down whatever street they’re directed to next.  When it’s over, they go home and wait for the next gentle whisper that calls them into action:  “This is your thing, baby.  Yeah, that’s right.  It’s me.  Pick up your props, be it a pussy hat or a sign you can paint over with a new name, and follow me.”  And like brain dead zombies from The Walking Dead they turn out, en masse, looking for their next fix. 

Whose their leader?  People know their shepherd’s voice, even when they haven’t a clue who their shepherd really is.  This is why those caught up in these things can’t discuss them.  These are not just issues to them.  You are challenging their god if you try to talk rationally to them.       

One movement bleeds into another and then another, conditioning more and more people as it grows bigger and bigger, until we’ve now got a major political movement on our hands, more popular than anything else we can name. 

And we can’t say or do anything about it.  They’ve put the rest of us in straight jackets.  They have names for people like us:  racists, haters, bigots, fundamentalists,  . . .   If we object to being labeled, it’s akin to saying the word “nigger” out loud.  Yeah, I just said that.  George Carlin would have a field day with all this.

None of it is true, however.  But does their god care about the truth?  No.  And why would he?  Deception is kind of his thing.

Their Achilles heel, however, is woven into all of their messages.  They hate Donald J. Trump.  If that isn’t a reason to support him, I don’t know what else is.  It’s the only thing we’ve got.  Otherwise, it’s lights out for us and we can start counting down the days.                


  1. Let’s hope he’s not the Last Trump but the First Blast of the Trump against the Monstrous Regiment of Alphabet Soup…

  2. Floyd the martyr?
    Tragic though it may have been, George Floyd’s death has furthered the cause of justice for all Americans and has inspired people around the world to rise up and fight against racism and oppression, and thus it was not in vain, Archbishop Elpidophoros of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and Archbishop Theodosius of Sebaste of the Jerusalem Patriarchate say in recent statements.
    A press release from GOARCH issued on June 13 states that Abp. Elpidophoros welcomes the “Say Their Name” Reform Package signed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in the wake of George Floyd’s death introducing certain measures to help combat “the issue of systemic brutality against minority communities across the nation,” including banning chokeholds by law enforcement officers.
    “I am grateful to our New York State Legislature and Governor Cuomo … for the swift action to institute long overdue reform. This is not about hurting in any way our police forces, but rectifying those areas of practice that have been the cause of abuse and even the death of our fellow citizens,” Abp. Elpidophoros commented.
    And speaking of results of George Floyd’s death, he continues: “If the unjust killing of George Floyd has brought us one step closer to justice for all Americans, then his death, however tragic and unnecessary, will not have been in vain. Regardless of the color of our skin, the customs of our culture, the rituals of our religion, or the language of our lips, we are all Americans and we all deserve full protection under the law.”
    Recall that Abp. Elpidophoros marched in a Black Lives Matter protest against the death of Breonna Taylor on June 3, a 26-year-old EMT who was killed when police raided her home in March.
    In his own statement, published by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee on June 10, Abp. Theodosius refers to George Floyd as a “martyr for humanity.”
    “We see him as a Palestinian martyr. George Floyd and all other martyrs will remain worldwide symbols of freedom and the struggle to achieve justice here and everywhere,” the Jerusalem Patriarchate hierarch said. The Archbishop, who often speaks out in defense of persecuted Palestinians, states that therefore, “From the City of Jerusalem, the City of Peace, we stand firm, in solidarity and support, with the peaceful demonstrators who are fighting to end racism, prejudice, and police brutality all over the United States and around the world.”
    “We condemn and reject the heinous murder of George Floyd. We condemn the systemic and institutional anti-black racism in America. Racism is evil and must be rejected, confronted, and resisted by all peaceful means,” he continues.
    Those in Palestine “have a common suffering from the forces of evil and oppression in all its fascist forms whether religious, social, political and economic apartheid,” Abp. Theodosius emphasizes. Palestinians are standing shoulder to shoulder with their “African American brothers and sisters” to end racism everywhere, he writes, and the death of George Floyd reminds that racism is rooted in the dehumanization of the other.
    The fight against racism must be a global, coordinated effort, Abp. Theodosius believes. “We must walk together in the path of salvation and the consecration of the values of love, brotherhood, and mercy in the tradition of our Lord Jesus Christ and his disciples, saints, and all those who defended these values in our world.”
    Freedom, equality, and justice are universal values and Christian values, shared by those in America and those in Palestine and those around the world, the Archbishop writes. Love knowns no boundaries, regardless of nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, or skin color.
    In fact, Palestinians see George Floyd as one of their own, Abp. Theodosius believes: “The martyr George Floyd is a martyr for humanity. We see him as a Palestinian martyr. George Floyd and all other martyrs will remain worldwide symbols of freedom and the struggle to achieve justice here and everywhere.”
    His Eminence ends his statement with condolences to the family of George Floyd, and a word to the deceased: “You sacrificed your life for us to rise and fight against racism and oppression. Your death was not in vain. You are with your Lord in Heaven.”

    • Abp Elpi: “…we all deserve full protection under the law.”
      Does that include those George was robbing/has robbed?

    • Archpriest Alexander F. C. Webster says

      Does anyone know where Archbishop Theodosius of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem stands regarding the virulently anti-Semitic Islamic terrorists in his region such as Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), as well as secular nationalist groups such as Fatah, the Palestine Authority (PA), and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)? 

      • Archpriest Webster,
        You left the white phosphorous dropping Israelis off your list. You know, the same Israelis who teach our US police departments the knee on the neck technique that they have so perfected on the necks of the Palestinians who dare to oppose their own ethnic cleansing.  I hope white Orthodox Christians from Washington State aren’t considered “antisemetic” for pointing this out.

      • Father, where do you stand on virulently anti-Arab Jewish terrorists in that region such as the Israeli “Defense” Force, as well as secular Zionist groups such as AIPAC?

      • I’d be pleased if it were at least acknowledged sometimes that societal “kin preference” is a very normal thing, and to fight against it is often an uphill battle.  The fact of the matter is that everyone likes to hang around and be around people who share their values and culture.
        If anyone who is not Japanese moved to Japan, how many generations would it take for you to “become Japanese”?  Answer:  You’d never become Japanese, no matter how long you lived there.  And the Japanese don’t feel bad about this fact one bit, and the world doesn’t shame them for it.  Same for mostly every other culture and nation in the world.
        In the Western liberal democracies, we talk smack that we’ve risen above kin preference, but we totally haven’t.  It’s simply those who are considered “kin” and are therefore preferred in the dominant culture have changed.  
        A hundred years ago, WASPs felt most at home in North American culture.  Catholics, Jews, Blacks, Latinos, Native Americans, and certainly Orthodox Christians were not of the dominant culture and were thus tacitly told to not make waves and try to fit in.  Many did; some did not. 
        These days, the secular, leftist progressive dominates American culture.  Anyone who doesn’t abide by the modern rules of leftist soft totalitarianism doesn’t fit in and feels like an outcast in our own society.  WASPs are yesterday’s trash, and given the state of modern protestantism, the old timey WASP probably doesn’t even exist anymore.  
        Kin preference will always be a real thing.  It’s simply that who is considered kin in societies which are de jure not based on ethnicity (like America) can easily change.
        One of the only other cultures (as far as I know) besides America that tried to base society on something other than ethnic origin was the Eastern Roman Empire and then pre-revolutionary Russia (as well as Russia’s successor state, the USSR).  Russia is a very, very multinational country with about as many ethnic groups being represented as we have here in America (but in Russia, they’re more Asiatic people, whereas America has far more of African and Latin American origin). 
        In pre-revolutionary Russia, ethnic origin was supposed to take a second place to being an Orthodox Christian — AS THINGS SHOULD BE, and as Christ calls us to live.  This is one of the reasons I love the ideals of pre-revolutionary Russia so much.  In the disastrous USSR, ethnic origin was supposed to take 2nd place to being a comrade of the world proletariat, a terrible thing to try to “substitute” for the Church.

        In pre-insanity American culture, ethnic origin was supposed to take a second place to being committed to the American constitution, though I think it’s a fair point that from the get-go, America was de facto (if not de jure) created to be a country for those of protestant, white, northern and western European extraction.

        In the modern American insanity, ethnic origin is supposed to take a second place to being a committed secular progressive leftist. We’ll see how long that lasts — I’m guessing that a cultural system based on American leftism won’t last nearly as long as the Soviet Union did.

        • George Michalopulos says

          “Kin preference” is precisely what it means:  a desire to favor one’s own kinfolk, nothing more, nothing less.  There is nothing nefarious about that. 
          That doesn’t mean that we can’t or shouldn’t take the Gospel to the ends of the earth –we absolutely must.   If our parishes and missions are multi-ethnic/racial, what of it?  

        • cynthia curran says

          Protestant held out on excepting the left demands because of the evangelicals, but Christianity Today supported Slavery reparations instead of mild integration of black and whites like they did during Billy Graham.

    • Sage-Girl says

      thanks for sending Bishops naive take on hyped Floyd death … many of us are vomiting ?
      I left message over there.  When we find out the level of STUPID among many Hierarchs, then “Houston, We Have A Problem”!

    • Mom of Toddler says

      This is just too much. Lord, have mercy. The cognitive dissonance going on in the church is just too much.  Is it bad that I want the end-times to come quickly and just rip the band-aid off of this sad, sad world?  I am not ready for the Judgement Seat and I am also not excited to starve to death, etc., but to spend the next decades of my life in a world descending farther and farther into chaos without community other than my immediate family seems a bit bleak.  (And what moral careers will be left for my children to have in 10-15 years? …probably next to nothing.)  
      I mean Abp Elpi literally sounds like he is pushing the religion of the antichrist.  If you don’t already follow the Gregory Decapolite channel on youtube, I highly recommend it.   This Orthodox person put the words of Saints or words from spiritual books to Orthodox music, but they are very poignant words and quite a few videos about the Russian Catacomb Church.  The most recent video addresses exactly what is happening:
      My only solace is that I have officially switched to ROCOR, even though my nearest church is so far I can only attend once a month and there were only 12 people there, most of whom I couldn’t see their faces due to them choosing to wear masks.

      • Thank you for the link, MomOfToddler.  I made a stop of a few years in ROCOR as well.  But after becoming aware of their reuniting with Kiril in 2007 (to the objection those loyal to Averky and Philaret), I began researching the True Orthodox who maintain the Orthodox calendar and Tradition.  Is there any other choice?  The times are becoming difficult indeed.  O Lord bless and guide us.

        • MomOfToddler says

          Thank you for sharing your link!   It is good at least that ROCOR is not in communion with EP.  What True Orthodox group do you belong to?  Did ROCOR really reject the teachings of Archbishop Averky and Met. Philaret? That’s very sad.  I kind of think/hope at some point the real Christians of the True Orthodox movement and mainstream Orthodoxy will join up together…maybe like at the end of The Lord of the Rings movie.  I did go on the website of Hotca out of curiosity and they didn’t seem to handle the coronavirus any differently from any mainstream jurisdiction, but perhaps I’m wrong.   I am starting to get a bad feeling about Patriarch Kyrill as well with that whole military cathedral speech he gave and also how the Moscow Patriarchate is handling communion right now.  I used to think it was a good thing ROCOR rejoined with Moscow but the more I read and see, it seems to not be.  That happened before I was even Orthodox.  I am comforted knowing that Christianity is not esoteric and I don’t think it’s required to have an extensive knowledge of history or politics to find the “True Church”…but it seems like there will be a time, perhaps it’s now or coming very soon, when things will be  obvious for those with eyes to see and ears to hear (if that makes sense).

          • Be careful with these True Orthodox people. I looked into the movement some time ago and found a lot of the problems that we have (corruption, scandal, etc.) they have too, as well as may of their groups using unsubstantiated claims and prophecies to support their positions and mutual anathemas of one another. The True Orthodox world is just as chaotic as ours.
            I’m not a member of a ROCOR parish (I wish I was close enough to one, but alas) but have visited some, as well as their monasteries, and found them all to be full of good, serious Orthodox Christians. They are still walking the Royal Path that Blessed Father Seraphim Rose spoke so much about.

            • There have been and are serious problems in ROCOR. There is no perfect jurisdiction. We must always remember that the church is a divine-human institution. A casual reading of the NT will clearly demonstrate that problems exisisted even among the apostles. Pauls epistles address problems. Those who seek the perfect jurisdiction will always be disappointed.

              • Archpriest Alexander F. C. Webster says

                RE: “There have been and are serious problems in ROCOR.”

                “JK”, you cannot roll that grenade down the aisle and duck for cover, especially behind your anonymity. I challenge you to specify those “serious” problems.

                • Since I was personally involved, are you aware of the scandal with the Holy Transfiguration in Boston. Other more recent problems exist and I am certain you are aware of them.

                  • I never said perfect. Everyone has problems, but at least, in terms of the dogmas of the faith, you’re not going to get much nonsense in ROCOR.
                    Boston isn’t a great example, though. They came into ROCOR from the GOARCH and had little to no oversight for a long time. ROCOR’s bishops acted as soon as the scandal was made known to them and Panteleimon went straight into schism, so that an investigation could not take place.

            • Mom of Toddler says

              Thanks!  Oh, don’t worry, I’m not planning to join a True Orthodox group.  That’s why I brought up the word esoteric…it would require some sort of esoteric knowledge to find out about one of those groups and I don’t think that’s a good thing.  Also, if you follow the logic of the True Orthodox groups you would end up back at Protestantism and keep splitting up constantly, so I wouldn’t want to go back to that sort of nihilism as I use to be a Protestant.  With that said, in the last day, real Christians will be called schismatics (people like me are already being demonized by the OCA) and I am a bit fascinated with what happened to the Russian Catacomb church which was blessed by St. Tikhon, and what it means for us today and the examples it can provide to use in the time of the antichrist. Blessed Father Seraphim Rose wrote an entire book about the Russian Catacomb Church which is “conveniently” out of print and only available online.  But honestly, I am hoping there will be priest and bishops in America I can follow who know way more than I do on this, but based on what I have experienced in American Orthodoxy so far, I am bit hyper vigilant so I try to do my own research.  

              • Hi Mom of Toddler,
                Per your remark thought you might be interested in Priestmonk Kosmas’ teaching #79 on youtube re The Lives of the Saints and featuring St. John of San Francisco AND the response of the Saints to the church disruptions over the years. Food for thought along with those interviewed on Orthodox Ethos.

                Re trustworthy priests in America, Archimandrite Demetrios Carellas (Papa Demetri) is definitely a Patristic speaker and priest who quotes “from the Fathers” not himself just as Priestmonk Kosmas quotes “from the Saints” and not himself.  I posted a letter from “Papa Demetri”  on the blog earlier and He has a nightly email which is most sustaining and Patristic if you are interested.  

                I am in the OCA DOS and share your present concerns, was  blessed to learn from Vladika Dmitri and his priest sons, love Fr Seraphim Rose, and usually find ROCOR to be the most like  Elder Ephraim monasteries.  Good to find another sister in Christ to share burdens and hopes. Look forward to your posts about your experience with ROCOR…Safe travels…

                All the best to thee and thine,

                • Mom of Toddler says

                  Thank you for all of these resources. My godmother also just recommended “Papa Demetri” so I should probably try to see how I can start getting those emails. Wow – do I have a lot to listen to on Thank you, thank you!

                  • Anonymous says
                  • Dear Mom of Toddler:

                    So glad!  

                    Another wonderful Patristic contemporary hierarch who is sane and loving is Met. Athanasios of Limassol.  Archimandrite Gerasim first suggested the book Mountain of Silence (about a young man visiting Mt Athos on his journey to Orthodoxy) and in it the wise “Fr Maximos” who helps the author is actually the real life and now Met Athanasios of Limassol (Cyprus) who is featured often on the Orthodox Christian website (English version of at  

                    Below* is the link to his latest talk translated by Jesse Dominick.  

                    He and Met. Onouphry of the canonical Church of Ukraine remind me most of the yet to be canonized but canonized in our hearts Vladika Dmitri Royster of Thrice-blessed memory in comportment and message.  

                    *Love to know what you think:!  

                    And please post any encouraging posts you find too! Really treasure encouragement and loving faithful teaching right now!

                    ?? in ☦️

              • The book you are talking about is probably Russia’s Catacomb Saints by Archpriest Michael Polsky, one I have been lucky to get a copy of and read.
                As far as I am aware, the reason it is out of print is because there are a lot of historical inaccuracies. Remember, it was written during a time when there was next to no information about what was going on inside the state-size GULag that was the USSR. Contemporary research by the Moscow Patriarchate’s group for researching the new martyrs, led by an Archimandrite Damaskin, has shown that, when ROCOR glorified the New Martyrs in the early 1980s, some of those glorified were still actually alive or had died under other circumstances, hence the slower process within the MP of adding the newer saints to their calendar.

                • MomOfToddler says

                  Thanks for the information.  I think there may be another book like that edited by Blessed Seraphim Rose and written by Ivan Andreyev.  This link shows Blessed Seraphim Rose’s name:  Or perhaps they both worked on it.  I have heard about the historical inaccuracies, but the book is 626 pages.  While that could be the reason and only reason, I have a hard time believing that it wouldn’t be worth it to update and release it so we can be edified by the accurate parts.   (I’m sure there are people that disagree on the history though which could make editing difficult.  I heard a priest say once he hadn’t heard of a valid catacomb church in Russia or didn’t believe it existed.  I was too shocked to get clarification.).  Since we may not know the complete reason it’s not in print, if anyone is interested in reading it online, this is the link: I don’t like reading things online so I haven’t gotten very far myself.

                  • Well pointed out. The book I mentioned (and read) was indeed by Ivan Andreyev, and translated/edited by Blessed Sraphim of Platina. Fr. Michael Polsky wrote The New Martyrs of Russia (, which I have also read.
                    We will probably never know the full truth, but Solzhenitsyn told ROCOR in the 1970s that the Catacomb Church – as they imagined it – had ceased to exist decades before. Even then, it has been said that actual membership of the Catacomb Church had a large overlap with the regular Russian Orthodox Church, with people attending both, depending on their situation.
                    Some of the Catacomb groups picked up by ROCOR and regularized in the 1980s turned out to have very doubtful credentials and ended up causing a lot of chaos in the 1990s too.

                    • MomOfToddler says

                      Even if the Catacomb church lasted six months that is still incredibly significant and a story that should be told.   This coronavirus business has only been going on for three months and many significant things have happened.  For some perspective, the Bolshevik Revolution happened in 1917 and Solzhenitsyn said that in the 1970s, plenty of time for a church to exist for decades even so.  That it was combined with the Russian Orthodox Church is to be expected as it was a messy time obviously.  Again, does not negate the importance of the stories and saints’ lives.  With a communist uprising happening is America as we speak, I find it even MORE suspicious.   I am familiar with the “spin” put on things to push an agenda within the church.  You make it sound as if the Orthodox Christians trying to worship freely and properly despite the communist regime were just a bunch of trouble makers.  Where have we heard something like that recently?  I’m not going to say it because it should be obvious.  

                    • “You make it sound as if the Orthodox Christians trying to worship freely and properly despite the communist regime were just a bunch of trouble makers. ”

                      Far from it; I absolutely venerate the memory and struggle of those that resisted the Bolshevik beast system and advocate any and all resistance to its manifestation here in the United States. Look at my posts on this site; I’m no lily-liver pinko conformist.

                      What I am saying is that the Catacomb Church, as it was understood by those in the Russian diaspora – with a network of secret parishes, bishops, etc. – had simply ceased to exist in any meaningful way after a few decades.

                      The “chaos” I mentioned was the factional infighting, moral scandals, and other issues that arose from ROCOR giving recognition to groups with unchecked credentials, who were in many cases charlatans or deceivers. Two of the groups that were received in the 1980s only met face-to-face for the first time in Ohio in 1992 at a church council, during which they engaged in fisticuffs.

                      ROCOR acted in good faith, but, then as now, ‘catacomb,’ ‘genuine,’ and ‘true’ Orthodox is oftentimes used as a cover for individuals and groups with serious moral, theological, or canonical failings.

            • George Michalopulos says

              Basil, (usual caveats aside) I don’t disagree with your assessment at all.

    • Johannes says

      Andrew Cuomo has a lot of the GOA leadership by the balls, so pray for strength for them to resist and reject his overtures. (And for that hideous temple of the Religion of the Future never to be built.)

      • cynthia curran says

        Yeah, he and DeBlasio blog almost any religious service. I think a Jewish playground was block but a protest for trans blacks in Brooklyn with thousands in attended was ok. The Dems have made religious services of any religion almost impossible do so-called to the corona virus.

  3. Antiochene Son says

    BLM doesn’t really even exist anymore, except in slogans and hashtags. It is mostly a fundraising front at this point.
    An Orthodox black man and US Army soldier put it succinctly on Twitter recently:

    “Too many African Americans think the enemy is white people, rather than the same people who give both blacks and whites the same propaganda.”

    • George, until people realize the bankruptcy of Lucifarianism any delay is a respite.  The deep spiritual crisis in our country can only be solved by repentance and discovery of Jesus Christ.  Sadly suffering and violence will continue to increase until people wake up.  It took the Sovit Union 70 years and that was starting from an Orthodox culture.  Prepare.

  4. If Archbishop Elpidophoros thinks thinks his march with BLM will do him good, wait until they ask him why a woman, “married”homosexual man,or trans cannot be a priest? He will either be devoured now or be used to promote such things and then discarded when such goals are reached. And, “Greek” is racist by definition, especially when all others are xeni or barbarians. Will he change the name?

    • Fr David says

      To clarify, “And, ‘Greek’ is racist by definition” was a tongue-in-cheek reference to both the EP’s past statements as well as the many times I’ve been asked, “Why are you here in our church? You’re not Greek.” The main point of the comment was the first part that Abp Elpidophoros will be devoured and cast off one way or another for bowing to the god of BLM. 

  5. ‘ “Greek” is racist by definition ‘
    That depends on the context. If it means Greek by unadulterated descent from some ancient standard of racial Greekness, I doubt specimens of such ‘purity’ could be found anywhere – not even in the Mani or Arcadia.
    If it means Greek by virtue of belonging to the legal and cultural milieu of the Byzantine (East Roman) Empire, then ‘racist’ is simply not appropriate. The Empire was multi-racial.
    If it is used as part of the compound term Greek Orthodox, to describe those Churches following a particular liturgical tradition (that of St John Chrysostom?), then ‘race’ has nothing whatever to do with it.
    Whatever it means, Patriarch Bartholomew’s remarks were not just offensive,
    they were stupid.

    • “If it means Greek by virtue of belonging to the legal and cultural milieu of the Byzantine (East Roman) Empire, then ‘racist’ is simply not appropriate. The Empire was multi-racial.”

      It tried to be multi-racial, but the regions that weren’t Greek both linguistically and ethnically tended to break away; and/or develop or embrace heresies like Monophysitism, which then amplified the resistance to Constantinople.

  6. Greek by definition is not Tacist, plsi and simply it identifies people who as far back as their family goes are of Greek ancestry, and Yes there are people that are Pure Greek, regardless who believes o likes it or not. I did not hear what the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople said, he too is human and may have made a mistake, but the Archbishop in N. Y. Is another matter.

    • George Michalopulos says

      Sultana, I’m mighty proud of my greek heritage, but I guarantee you, outside of some Pontic & Epirote villages, I seriously doubt there is anybody with “pure” Greek blood.

  7. Gail Sheppard says

    From a friend of mine in AZ.

    From a Seattle police officer last night:

    “Hey guys, I have a little down time so here is an update on things here. Absolute madness here. Can’t even express it all. Day 12 for us and our Mayor and chief abandoned a major precinct and gave it to the anarchists. Unthinkable. 9 blocks of our city under the complete control of these terrorists. No joke. This is unreal. No police, no fire dept, no sanity allowed in. They have an armed force patrolling, manning checkpoints and stopping cars and citizens at gun point. They are creating a currency, an ID system, a supply system that includes food, water, ammo and chemical weapons. They have access to the precinct and have made it their hq. Our “leaders” are completely silent and the city council is completely complicit. Yes, they have been on the front lines WITH the anarchists and yes, last night one council member let about 200 into city hall. The warlord in charge of the new “capitol hill autonomous zone” (CHAZ) drives a tesla and has been arrested for drugs, guns, pimping and crimes against children and is on a federal child porn watch list. He carries an AK-47 and has already started abusing people inside. WTF? You can’t make this up. We have been castrated. There is no recovering from this. We can’t go near the zone and have been warned by our dept to stay away. We are only working for each other now. We have been in battles where these psychopaths have hit us with rocks, cinderblocks, homemade napalm, and even IEDs. Multiple injuries and THEN we gave up the precinct. Now the guns are out. This city can burn. I’m working on my exit plan now. The city and state hates us and gives us no support, in fact the leaders are actively supporting this very real insurgency. Yet, all you hear in the media is that they are merely peaceful protesters. This is real. There is a part of our country that is no longer under our control. People need to know. This is not about race. It’s about control. Share it, but DON’T say my name.”

    • cynthia curran says

      So, what a good commie boy doing with a tesla. Andy Ngo says they are being egg on by middle age leftist or senior citizen ones that belong to the Wobbies or IWW.

  8. cynthia curran says

    Well, I think the democratic party made a mistake with way too many protests. Most Americans still think that most whites don’t want to harm blacks. This might backfire on them in November.

  9. cynthia curran says Every young religous person be they Catholic, Protestant, or Orthodox has been hook and wink with the anti-religous and Marxist black lives matter. Are young christians of any sort become Jim Wallis on steroids. Paul Kengor is a conservative catholic professor, at very conservative Grove City college in Pa. These students are former white students at Grove City that moved into the radical left.

    • Sage-Girl says

      Cynthia, it’s vomit ? city when you hear religious people tolerating BLM – it really is a Sign of the dreaded End Times.

      We all know satanic George Soros is puppet master behind this … I fear more evil is ahead from these violent hate groups until National Guard will be forced to protect America from a civil war

    More of the skinny on BLM. This was all preplanned. First they worked through political channels on Russia Hoax, Mueller, impeachment and Covid. All of that having failed, they called out the big dogs – BLM and Antifa. It’s really all one with the DNC though.

    Well, we survived the Cold War. We’ll make it thru this.