"Nightmarish" some sad facts, about the 'new-Russia' of KGB V. Putin and his gang
Comment: And this, about the wonderful Vladimir Putin, the real propagator and originatorof that 2007 'glorious re-unification' of the formerly free, ROCOR, to and submitted under, the KGBcaptive Sergianist MP 'Russian Church':Has the former, communist atheist-rule really 'fallen'? ...has it???
• Solzhenitsyn's 'One Day', the book that shook the USSR
Comment: Now almost forgotten information about Stalin's terror,which younger Russians have little or no knowledge of.In fact a large percentage of Russians, now think kindly of Stalinand that he improved Russia, etc.
Some LONG History: "Bolshevik Revolution", by Antony C. Sutton, PH.D.
I have not yet read all this, book-length historical text,.... which wouldtake many hours or even a few days, to read it all, but what I have,is not very pleasant for our American eyes, for those of us who are notfamiliar with how the Communists seized power in Russia, and whohelped them.But, I personally cannot verify all that is stated here.Some information presented here, may well be debatable and other historians mayhave different views on it all.
"GOD help America" -a very indepth & sobering meditation on America, post 2012 Presidential Election
GOD help America
Casual Sundays with Mr Curry published a new post entitled "Gobsmacked" on 11/7/2012, written by MLP.
Well, It's official; I don't know anything. I thought for sure that given such a clear choice, Americans would vote for love of country over revenge.
I was wrong.
I thought, that just as every presidential election in my lifetime, the bad economy would be hung around the incumbent's neck, sinking him.
I was wrong.
I thought that even those few Americans who were fortunate enough to still be fully employed (not counting those leeching off the public system) would be cognizant of how much pain their neighbors were in and elect someone who would at least try to make improvements.
I was wrong.
I thought that now that FINALLY some of the disturbing truths about our first black president had come to light, voters would reject a man so dangerously at odds with the American experience.
I was wrong.
I thought the 2010 elections and the Tea Party meant something. I thought the enthusiasm on display at Romney/Ryan events, contrasted with the lack of same at Obama/Biden events meant something.
I thought Americans would never sell their liberty for the sake of trinkets like cell phones or even big shiny lies like 'free health care'.
I was wrong.
Never in a million years would I have supposed that America would support a president who left his (our) people to die at the hands of our enemies overseas without lifting a hand to help, then lie about what he watched in real time for over two weeks, then lie about the lie for another month.
I was wrong.
I thought Americans could tell a hawk from a handsaw.
I was wrong.
We were offered the clearest choice we've has since 1980, where we had malaise and a misery index on one hand and a shining city on a hill on the other. Back then, we chose the city on the hill. This time the choice was between a man who says 7.9% unemployment and $4.00 gas is the new normal and a guy whose entire career has been about fixing broken entities. We chose to stay broken. And Broke.
Maybe I'm wrong about the ramifications of this choice. Maybe windmills will actually turn out to be a viable energy source. Maybe America diminished will be loved overseas. Maybe a nuclear Iran won't be a threat. Maybe Israel is over reacting. Maybe western civilization was always over rated. Maybe life under sharia is fun. Maybe when the rest of the world realizes that we have no intention of ever paying back that $16,000,000,000,000.00 (and counting) that we've borrowed from them, they won't devalue the dollar, causing hyper inflation here at home. Maybe China will just keep on giving us money and not demand our hearts, souls, national monuments and marriageable daughters as payment.
I've watched my candidate lose elections before but I've never felt the way I did last night when this one was called for Obama. It wasn't bitterness or sadness or even disappointment. It took me a while to figure out what it was. Then it hit me; it was horror. Pure, unadulterated horror.
Not because of Obama, but because of what it says about us, the American people, that we chose this.
It shouldn't have even been close. Faced with the choice between taking charge of our destiny and tackling our financial problems, we opted to get high and have sex. We re-elected a guy who doesn't understand that a growing economy that creates more tax payers will bring in more revenue than higher taxes. A Commander in Chief who doesn't know our military still uses bayonets. A man who wants to control the economy without even knowing the difference between bankruptcy and liquidation.
It was one thing to elect an unknown quantity, buying his line of 'Hope and Change'. It's something else to deliberately choose his failed policies over someone who has actually achieved success in life.
I never dreamed America would do that. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, Hello Idiocracy! Goodbye, recovery. Goodbye, energy independence. Goodbye, religious liberty. Goodbye, liberty and justice for all. Goodbye, America dream.
It profits a man nothing to lose his soul for the whole world...
but we threw ours away for cell phones and birth control pills.
In the twentieth century (the American Century), we stepped up to the plate three times and saved the rest of the world from Fascism, Nazism and Communism. We were the cavalry, always riding to the rescue. Now, we've gotten rid of our horses, spent all our money on windmills, alienated our allies, bowed to our enemies, cut ourselves off from our own natural resources thrown away our children's birthright and spent their inheritance. And 51.4% of us did it on purpose. When the wolf is at the door (and he is coming, yelling 'Allahu Akbar') we're going to find out that there is no one out there to come to our rescue. On the bright side, maybe it'll all turn out great.
Protest Appeal from (MP) Priest Alexy Shvedchikov, against the Ecumenism of his MP Hierarchy
Comment: This is more internal evidence from voices inside the MP, that more and more of their MP parish clergy (the more faithful and more seriously religious clergy components inside the MP), are growing very alarmed and angry at their hierarchs for betraying the Orthodox faith to Ecumenism: and this Ecumenism-betrayal issue, seems to be a major prompting scandal,that appears to be encouraging growing numbers of MP priests and parishes, to seek to leave the MP and flee to more Orthodox bishops.
I heartily agree! "US election: Unhappy Americans ask to secede from US
Comment: Though this will not likely become a reality, this is the first cheerful idea to hit,
even it it seems an unreachable fantasy, since that catastrophic dreadful & dark election day defeat for our country. America cannot survive another 4 years of such incompetent Marxist miss-leadership.
US election: Unhappy Americans ask to secede from US
Comment: This is no joke. This is how strongly many of us totally reject that fradulent re-election ( which was won by lies, lies and more LIES), of that Marxist, pro-Islamist, anti-American moron, B. H. Obama and his leftist-progressive-anti-Christian democrat party, who are rapidly destroying our country, economically and spiritually.
Last night’s election was most disturbing and disheartening to me. It certainly was not a landslide victory for Romney as I had predicted. I now realize that I was thinking with my heart and not my head. I did not want to believe that our country had changed so much, and that a failure like Obama could actually get re-elected and be given an opportunity to “Finish the job”. “Finish the Job” are his words from his acceptance speech, last night. Therein lies the problem. To the uneducated and ill-informed Obama Zombies, “Finish the Job” means that he will continue to work to improve the economy, create jobs, etc. To Obama, and those of us who possess critical thinking skills and have ears and actually listen, “Finish the Job” means to “Fundamentally Transform America”! Obama’s plan has been and will continue to be to diminish America and his pledge to “Finish the job” is a threat that is actually applauded by the numbskulls that voted for him, support him and cheer for him.
This morning, all the pundits are offering their worthless opinions about how Obama won and how the Republicans lost and what needs to be done. These self-avowed intellects are blaming Romney’s strategy, Romney’s timidity, the Republican Party establishment, the media, and on and on. Many believe that a more Conservative candidate is the solution. Others believe that the Tea Party posture is too extreme and it frightens the electorate. Still others believe the Republicans need to find a way to attract single women, Blacks, Latinos, and Gays. In other words, the Republicans need to become “Democrat Light” if they want to win.
Folks, the problem is not the candidate, nor the Republican Party. Romney was a great choice and he would have been a great president. The problem is not the Republican platform or the Tea Party tugs to the right. The problem is that the Republicans are selling products, values, beliefs, that too many of the present day electorate ain’t buying. The Republicans/Conservatives are selling what the people don’t want…..accountability, self-sufficiency, competition, success, hard work, honesty, respect, family values, God, Pro-Life, American Exceptionalism, traditional marriage, border control and legal immigration, sanctity of life, Constitutional Rights and freedoms, smaller government, less dependence on government, less taxes, fiscal responsibility, freedom to get rich, freedom to own firearms, freedom of religion, free speech, etc.
America has changed!
It’s not the candidate and it’s not the platform. It’s the changed electorate. This is no longer Post WW II America. That generation is gone and those values are gone. The last generation with solid American values is mine and we are dying off daily. We are the sons and daughters of the Greatest Generation. All the following generations (my children and their children) are kids from the 60’s and 70’s with different values towards America, fiscal responsibility, world politics, drugs, music, entertainment, fashion, language, education, work ethic, etc. Not all of these generations, but too many!
Today’s Americans see things in a different way. They see:
Free contraceptives……not Freedom of Religion
Gun control…….not 2nd Amendment rights
Government assistance……not independence
Gay marriage and tolerance…….not values and beliefs
Illegal immigration and a “live and let live” attitude/lawlessness……..not border control
A One World mentality……..not American Exceptionalism
Spend more than we earn…….not fiscal responsibility
Cut defense spending and spend more on social justice…..not peace through strength
Tax the rich/successful more……..not encourage success and entrepreneurialism
Divisive class warfare…….not “E Pluribus Unum”
Folks, I fear that today’s electorate is the proverbial dog that caught the truck. They are not going to understand the consequences of their actions until it’s too late and the worst part of it is, there is nothing we can do to prevent this! We can preach until the cows come home. We are fighting against the times, the education system, the media, the New World Order.
All we can do is look at our America as the Shining City on the hill that once existed. America will become the legend, like Camelot. Tales will be written about America and movies will be made. Songs will be sung and future generations will wistfully gaze up to the heavens as they privately (and perhaps secretly) muse about how wonderful such a place as America must have been. It’s a Camelot story and at the same time a Planet of the Apes tale. My grand-children will read that …………”….for one brief shining moment there was a place called Camelot/America”!
Comment: How times have changed! Is this the same ROCORthat we used to call our own church?
I think not.
As an American convert to Orthodoxy myself, at age 17 many years ago, I totally reject "Western Rite Orthodoxy"and declare it an extreme aberration and departure from our Orthodox Sacred Tradition, and from our ancient ORTHODOX worship and canon law norms.
All that anyone needs, is our normal & very rich Orthodox worship forms and rituals and prayers andchants, BUT..... YES... each person needs to worship in their own native language.
And for these Western Rite innovators, to ascribe all their on-going liturgical nonsense that they are currentlyplaying-church with, to promote their novel and Roman Catholic type of worship (& their own version of canons/fasting rules, etc. too), to the early experimental liturgical missionary work, mostly in France, of St. John Maximovitch, is an gross exaggeration and an insult to his memory, of his ideas and his intent, in his limited missionary experiment.
We have zero evidence that he ever wished that such long dead or bizarre rites, would beextended to the whole world, and REPLACE our standard, magnificent, beautiful,almost 2000 years of universal Orthodox worship.,...and for ALL MANKIND?
What absurd assumptions!
I for one, cling strongly & soley to our beautiful ORTHODOX Rite, which has many local & national variations,world-wide already, and I utterly reject both the validity orpractical usefulness of this odd/novel/ecumenist in intent, 'western' ritualistic hodgepoge of garbled ritual experiments,
(like a ketttle of borcht that has gone bad),often made up on the spot by the participants....most of whom are not doctrinally sound in theirbasic Orthodox formation anyway. How many of them actually accept genuine Orthodox ecclesiology?
And too, how many come from very questionable clergical backgrounds,many from defrocked formerclerical positions with the Roman Catholics, or Episcopalians, or other vagante "Orthodox"non-canonical 'churches'.
What they are engaged in is Playing Church!
"Western Rite Orthodoxy" is a new separate religion, and has no place within Orthodoxy.And why is such nonsense being promoted at all?..and especially now by ROCOR/MP?It was formally and finally officially forbidden in our old ROCOR, and that was regardless ofSt. John's original blessing for SOME such French experiments, and a couple of them, here in North America.
But, after him, those experiments, failed, and were proven to be, pastorally and otherwise,non-workable and contrary to good Orthodox church order.
Clearly, today, the main under lying & real hidden motive, is "Orthodox Ecumenism" to please the heterodox,especially Rome, and to extend Moscow's geopolitical power goals.
ROCOR/MP is now, a willing tool of the Kremlin's world-domination long range goals.It is the Putin gang, & it's extension, the MP, who are the foremost. ecumenists, these days 'that all may be one' (???)i.e. ...all under the neo-soviet control and preparing for Antichrist's rule.
This is but a version of Sergianism in action, and it is also Apostasy!
Just my thoughts-
Rd. Daniel Everiss in Oregon
Reported on the Antiochian Archdiocese website:
Bishop Thomas Attends ROCOR Western Rite Ordination
(Wappingers Falls, NY) On Thursday, October 25, 2012, His Grace Antiochian Bishop Thomas was invited to attend a ROCOR Western Rite ordination at the Mount Alvernia Franciscan Retreat Center in Wappingers Falls, New York. His Grace Bishop Jerome, the ROCOR-MP bishop of Manhattan and Vicar of the Diocese of Eastern America, presided over the ordination of Deacon Mark Rowe to the Holy Priesthood, and served as the principal celebrant at the Divine Liturgy. Bishop Jerome, who is bi-ritual and fluent in Latin, adorned western vestments and conducted the ordination service in the Western Rite, and said the Divine Liturgy (Mass) almost exclusively in Latin.
Fr. James Hamrick, a Western Rite priest in Bishop Thomas’ diocese, and serving as pastor of St. John the Baptist Mission in Lewistown, Maryland, accompanied Bishop Thomas to the ordination. Bishop Jerome invited Fr. James to participate in the laying-on of hands during the ordination, and to concelebrate at the Mass which followed Fr. Mark’s ordination to the priesthood. Other ROCOR priests who assisted in the service included Father Anthony Bondi and Fr. Nathan Monk.
Fr. Mark Rowe was originally ordained an Anglican clergyman in 1997, and in 1998 was assigned as the rector of St. Mary the Virgin in Tampa, FL. Father Mark originally met Bishop Thomas in about 1998, prior to Bishop Thomas’ elevation to the episcopate, while (then Father Thomas) was still serving as a priest at St. Nicholas in Pinellas Park, Florida. It was in the years following that Father Thomas was instrumental in introducing Father Mark and his parishioners to Holy Orthodoxy.
As a culmination of his 14-year journey, the newly ordained Fr. Mark was able to commune Bishop Thomas and to bless Bishop Thomas with a priestly blessing. Fr. Mark is currently assigned as pastor of St. Joseph’s Church in Sarasota, Florida.
Following the Mass, Bishop Jerome invited Bishop Thomas and Fr. James to join him with his clergymen and their family members for a hearty breakfast in the refectory of the retreat center in celebration of Father Mark’s ordination.
Patriarch Maxim died not from enemy agency rozliczywszy past
Comment: This is the disgusting history of a life-long communist clergyman, this Pat. Maxim of Bulgaria,who just died.
His pathetic life reads like a self-explanatory example par excellence, of what Sergianism is, and how it has corrupted and twisted Orthodox church life in so many traditional Orthodox nations....... and which local churches, have still not freednor cleansed themselves from it's slavery.
Comment: After the recent shocking public ripping up, of a New Testament, by a member of the Israeli Parliament, and now this Israeli attack upon our Christian most holy place, does not make me love Israel.
Perhaps, it is time for America to totally abandon Israel and the Jews......?
Austro-Hungarian severe persecution of Orthodox Carpatho-Russians under their cruel rule
This history is worth machine translating from this Polish text unto Russian or English.
The Roman Catholic tyrannical Austro-Hungarians, inspired by that Roman Catholic 'UNIA", invented concentration camps and public torture and executions, (of Orthodox Christians), long before Hitler or Lenin.. copied their methods.