Has anyone heard anything about Met.Jonah resigning? / Met Jonah Resigns / Holy Synod Releases Official Statement about Met. Jonah's Resignation

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FatherGiryus said:
So, what's the bigger problem: them acting according to who they are, or you being uncomfortable with who your are?

Maria said:
Michał Kalina said:
Maria said:
You conveniently skipped over the fact that these non-Orthodox PAID PROFESSIONAL Jewish homosexuals continue to crack jokes during the most solemn moments of the Divine Liturgy.
It made me laugh.

emphasis mine
Ooops. Freudian slip.

These professional singers were awesome stand-up comedians. I would laugh at their horrible jokes and then try to repent in preparation for Holy Communion. I finally had to stop attending that church. It was not good for my salvation.
A wicked imagination plays tricks.

I am very happy to be: loved by God and saved by Him.
I am saved, I am being saved, and I will be saved.
 

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what do any of the past 5-6 posts have to do with the OP??  We seem to be going far afield.
 

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I think that the jurisdictional affiliation of posters in this thread is germane to the OP and the discussion.
 

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PrincessMommy said:
what do any of the past 5-6 posts have to do with the OP??  We seem to be going far afield.
Thanks, I have been under personal attack. What else is new?

Anyway, I just found this excerpt from a monomakhos post. The rest of that post has been edited out as it would upset most in this thread. http://www.monomakhos.com/and-now-for-a-word-from-one-of-the-dc-nuns/#comment-33938

Metropolitan Jonah – banned from serving in ANY OCA parish except St. Mark’s in Bethesda.
Metropolitan Herman – banned from serving in ANY OCA parish except Holy Resurrection Cathedral in WB.
Metropolitan Theodosius – banned from serving in ANY OCA parish except St. John’s in Canonsburg, PA.
Bishop Nikolai – banned from serving in ANY OCA parish in the Diocese of the West and in the OCA.
Why would the OCA Synod take such extreme measures that makes receiving communion so difficult for these OCA hierarchs (two of whom are elderly). Hasn't Met Jonah suffered enough already with the apparent defamation of his good character without adding EXCOMMUNICATION to the list?  
 

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Is "Christine Fevronia" one of the DC nuns?
 

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Let us just call a spade as spade and Canonical Orthodoxy the Body of Christ. Those who want to be part of it are free to join. Those who are too proud, exclude themselves.

Of course, not everything goes right in Canonical Orthodoxy. Myself I am very worried about practises like kneeling on Sunday and between Pascha and Pentecost, too much tolerance for circumcision or fasting from midnight to midnight, rather than evening to evening. But still, there is onl one Church. Sometimes, when you swim, the drift is hard. But when you are not in water, you are not swimming at all.
 

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Gorazd said:
Let us just call a spade as spade and Canonical Orthodoxy the Body of Christ. Those who want to be part of it are free to join. Those who are too proud, exclude themselves.

Of course, not everything goes right in Canonical Orthodoxy. Myself I am very worried about practises like kneeling on Sunday and between Pascha and Pentecost, too much tolerance for circumcision or fasting from midnight to midnight, rather than evening to evening. But still, there is onl one Church. Sometimes, when you swim, the drift is hard. But when you are not in water, you are not swimming at all.
Some thoughts by Pat. bartholomew on zealots.

http://www.patriarchate.org/documents/sunday-orthodoxy-2010

 

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Gorazd said:
Let us just call a spade as spade and Canonical Orthodoxy the Body of Christ. Those who want to be part of it are free to join. Those who are too proud, exclude themselves.

Of course, not everything goes right in Canonical Orthodoxy. Myself I am very worried about practises like kneeling on Sunday and between Pascha and Pentecost, too much tolerance for circumcision or fasting from midnight to midnight, rather than evening to evening. But still, there is onl one Church. Sometimes, when you swim, the drift is hard. But when you are not in water, you are not swimming at all.
Let's call a spade a spade. You are from Alexandria which expelled St. Nectarios and never apologized for falsely accusing him.

What the OCA has done is similar to what Alexandria did to St. Nectarios. There was no spiritual court convened in the cases of St. Nectarios and Met. Moses. Why? Both men had their reputations destroyed. And what was their crime or violation of canons? NONE. Absolutely none. Yet they were both forced to resign. That letter issued by the OCA synod was abhorrent; it was not done in charity. Both men were falsely accused.

 

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Metropolitan Moses?  You must mean Metropolitan Jonah.

Metropolitan Jonah has not said he was falsely accused.  As I have written elsewhere, if what you are saying is true and that he signed the letter under duress, than he has indeed violated the canons and his consecration oath to do nothing under compulsion.  You damn him even when you try to defend him!

The fact is that Metropolitan Jonah may very well have violated numerous canons, yet the Holy Synod could also have kept this confidential so as not to force his deposition.  You do not know the whole story, Maria.

Consider for a moment the manner in which Metropolitan Hilarion, whom the nuns hold blameless, released them.  He released them back to their bishop... in Greece.  Could he do such a thing without the agreement of the bishop in Greece.  No, unless he was refusing to receive them from Greece, meaning that he had not received them from the OCA.  This could only mean that the manner of their reception was irregular.

There is more to this story.


Maria said:
Let's call a spade a spade. You are from Alexandria which expelled St. Nectarios and never apologized for falsely accusing him.

What the OCA has done is similar to what Alexandria did to St. Nectarios. There was no spiritual court convened in the cases of St. Nectarios and Met. Moses. Why? Both men had their reputations destroyed. And what was their crime or violation of canons? NONE. Absolutely none. Yet they were both forced to resign. That letter issued by the OCA synod was abhorrent; it was not done in charity. Both men were falsely accused.
 

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Patriarch Sophronios did not accuse St. Nektarios of anything. He instructed him to return to Greece in order to keep the peace in Egypt. There were some priests who did not get along with him. In this case, it was better to send away one person rather than a dozen. The Patriarchate did not officially accuse him of anything - individuals did, and there never was an investigation, so I have no idea whether the accusations were correct or not, and probably there is no way we can know today.

As for the letter of the OCA, I have no idea. Many facts are still unknown to the wider public in general and me in particular, so I refrain from commenting on that issue. But the Church is the Church, and yes, some of its clergymen are unworthy. To say that the Church is only where there is a perfect clergy would be donatism.
 

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SolEX01 said:
There is a Metropolitan Moses who is a Hierarch in the GOC/HOTCA based out of Portland, OR.  Note the lack of biographical information.

http://orthodoxmetropolisportland.org/
There is a bishop draperod who gives a huge biography, but that does not make him legitimate.

Some people even in high CEO positions have lied on their biographies.

If you look at the official biography of Met. Jonah, he omits a lot of details. After all, Met. Jonah is a true monk. Monks in a spirit of humility will not share details of their past lives. Occam's razor: Less is best.
 

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Look at this biography:

http://www.education-1.net/chancellor.htm

Doesn't his biography look impressive with all those medals, diplomas, and certificates?

He says that he is truly Orthodox and that those who deny his orthodoxy will be sued.
 

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Maria said:
SolEX01 said:
There is a Metropolitan Moses who is a Hierarch in the GOC/HOTCA based out of Portland, OR.  Note the lack of biographical information.

http://orthodoxmetropolisportland.org/
There is a bishop draperod who gives a huge biography, but that does not make him legitimate.
Never heard of him.  Can you enlighten me?

Maria said:
Some people even in high CEO positions have lied on their biographies.
Some CEOs (especially in education) have their degree from diploma mills; yet, they are hired and perform the job asked of them.

Maria said:
If you look at the official biography of Met. Jonah, he omits a lot of details. After all, Met. Jonah is a true monk. Monks in a spirit of humility will not share details of their past lives. Occam's razor: Less is best.
Promoting reincarnation?  ::)

 

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Maria said:
Look at this biography:

http://www.education-1.net/chancellor.htm

Doesn't his biography look impressive with all those medals, diplomas, and certificates?

He says that he is truly Orthodox and that those who deny his orthodoxy will be sued.
Is that your next Jurisdiction?  ;D
 

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SolEX01 said:
Maria said:
Look at this biography:

http://www.education-1.net/chancellor.htm

Doesn't his biography look impressive with all those medals, diplomas, and certificates?

He says that he is truly Orthodox and that those who deny his orthodoxy will be sued.
Is that your next Jurisdiction?   ;D
No, but please do not kid about him. He has sued.
 

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SolEX01 said:
Maria said:
SolEX01 said:
There is a Metropolitan Moses who is a Hierarch in the GOC/HOTCA based out of Portland, OR.  Note the lack of biographical information.

http://orthodoxmetropolisportland.org/
There is a bishop draperod who gives a huge biography, but that does not make him legitimate.
Never heard of him.  Can you enlighten me?
Bishop Draperod got that name when he had a photo taken of him holding a drapery rod. It was hilarious. He has since removed that photo from his website. He the bishop of Pasadena according to his extensive biography with medals and fancy certificates.

Maria said:
If you look at the official biography of Met. Jonah, he omits a lot of details. After all, Met. Jonah is a true monk. Monks in a spirit of humility will not share details of their past lives. Occam's razor: Less is best.
Promoting reincarnation?   ::)
No, I am not promoting reincarnation.

You are really sharp tonight.
Notice I used the plural MONKS with the reference to their past lives.
Good catch as most of our sentences have some ambiguity.
 

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Maria said:
SolEX01 said:
Maria said:
SolEX01 said:
There is a Metropolitan Moses who is a Hierarch in the GOC/HOTCA based out of Portland, OR.  Note the lack of biographical information.

http://orthodoxmetropolisportland.org/
There is a bishop draperod who gives a huge biography, but that does not make him legitimate.
Never heard of him.  Can you enlighten me?
Bishop Draperod got that name when he had a photo taken of him holding a drapery rod. It was hilarious. He has since removed that photo from his website. He the bishop of Pasadena according to his extensive biography with medals and fancy certificates.

Maria said:
If you look at the official biography of Met. Jonah, he omits a lot of details. After all, Met. Jonah is a true monk. Monks in a spirit of humility will not share details of their past lives. Occam's razor: Less is best.
Promoting reincarnation?   ::)
No, I am not promoting reincarnation.

You are really sharp tonight.
Notice I used the plural MONKS with the reference to their past lives.
Good catch as most of our sentences have some ambiguity.
Thank You.  :)
 

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Maria said:
pensateomnia said:
Maria said:
Iconodule said:
Maria said:
Michał Kalina said:
Maria said:
Changing jurisdictions is not without danger. Those who leave the OCA and then decide otherwise because of the sparsity of parishes in the GOC face one year's penance upon their return to the OCA. I know several who did change jurisdictions, and they are still struggling today.
You have not changed jurisdictions. You (in secular terms) leaved one religious organisation and enterred the another one that is quite antagonistic torwards your previous one. Yet you still give some advices for members of the organisation you left.

One might suspect that you purposely give back advice and create a havoc to discourage people from the OCA.

If your intentions are sincere it'd be better if you stop discussing OCA matters either way. You do not openly criticise internal matters of the company or organisation you have just left (and previously were supporting) - some things are just not proper and in accordance with the etiquette.

Live nad let live (or let die).
I was losing my salvation in the OCA.
You relinquished salvation by separating from the Church.

IF my friends were to be truly fed up with all the liturgical innovations with "altar" girls/handmaidens, the Sign of Peace, and the passing of antidoron to non-believers, and IF they were to be disgusted with the ecumenism -- the OCA membership in the National Council of Churches (NCC) and the World Council of Churches (WCC), then, yes, I would say run (don't walk) to the nearest GOC parish.
If you are willing to make a schism over such trifles, then you'll eventually find problems wherever you go. The next thing you need to look for is a church that expels all non-believers after the litany of the catechumens.

By the way, I'd like to see you find evidence of a universal Church tradition forbidding antidoron to non-Orthodox. Also, what doctrine is violated by such a sharing?

Nevertheless, something must be done about all the abuse that is allowed in all the OCA dioceses except the DOS, and the double standards where active open homosexuals can receive the Holy Mysteries, but pregnant ladies are penanced and almost urged into abortions.
But your new religion teaches that the OCA has no Holy Mysteries, so why does it matter to whom they are given? After all, in your view, it's just mushy bread.
I have not left the Holy Orthodox Church. Neither am I schismatic.
Our Priests and Bishops are truly Orthodox.

Furthermore, the GOC (Kallinikos) does not teach that the OCA lacks Holy Mysteries and is totally graceless. That false accusation seems to be part of Bishop Gregory of Colorado's false teachings, not the GOCs. Bishop Gregory also teaches that the OCA, Antiochians, Greek Orthodox, Ukrainians, HOCNA and the GOC are all graceless. He believes that his is the only Orthodox Church. Talk about cult mentality!

For example, when an OCA member is baptized into the OCA, that baptism is accepted by the GOC as long as it remains Trinitarian with a triple immersion. However, those adult OCA members who have had water poured over their heads using a baby baptismal fount will be baptized by triple immersion. When an OCA baptized and married couple is received into the GOC, they are not remarried, but they are chrismated.
Perhaps Fr Anastasios can clarify -- I would be very interested in him doing so -- but I believe he would agree that the GOC is in schism from "World Orthodoxy" (or, perhaps, that "World Orthodoxy" is in schism from it). The point being, there is most definitely schism. In fact, that's kind of THE point.
Your post seems to bait and proselytize too. In addition, by inferring that I am a schismatic, you are getting very close to violating Father Anastasios Hudson's Administrative Directive that we are not to refer to each other using the term, "schismatic."
Actually, Maria, I need to call you out for misrepresenting that administrative directive. We are not to call each other "schismatic" when doing so is not relevant to the topic of discussion. At some times, however, one's relationship to the Church is relevant to the discussion, as is the case on this thread. The application of the term "schismatic" may in fact be appropriate at such times.
 

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PrincessMommy said:
what do any of the past 5-6 posts have to do with the OP??  We seem to be going far afield.
I am interested why does she care about the OCA as it (and the other 14) are to her no closer than Roman Catholics now.
 

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With regard to HOTCA and their view of the New Calendarists as "graceless," here is a snippet from their own website:

Finally, the canonical Church of Greece, which comprises about 70% of the Old Calendarist movement, maintains the traditional position that the New Calendar is graceless; but actual opinion in the Church is not necessarily unilateral on this question. Its bishops reject the New Calendar church not so much because they view it as graceless, but because it has abandoned the truth. Since it does not adhere to an Orthodox confession of faith, it is impossible for the True Orthodox to recognize it, a schismatic and hereticizing body, as the Mother Church, or officially to declare that beyond a shadow of doubt it possesses sacramental grace—as Cyprian teaches.
So basically, the official position is that we're "graceless" (and this position was proclaimed several times by them over the 20th century) but it is now tolerated for some people to be agnostics without being tossed out of the Old Calendar church.

All the same, we're still "a schismatic and hereticizing body", so the question still stands as to why Maria continues to complain about bad conduct by some of our priests and slander our bishops.
 

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Maria said:
Iconodule said:
PrincessMommy said:
Iconodule said:
Maria said:
Iconodule said:
Maria, what jurisdiction are you in now?
I recently joined HOTCA/GOC
Then your opinion kinda doesn't matter.
Anymore than Fr. Giyrus' ??
Fr. Giryus remains a member of the Orthodox Church. He is in communion with the OCA and also has familiarity with the situation in question. He also isn't screaming for the OCA to be disbanded.
Fr. Giryus seems to be ignoring the problems that are rampant in the OCA perhaps not in the Diocese of the South right now, but everywhere else. The DOS needs prayers that they might find a truly Orthodox Bishop, otherwise they may be in for a rude awakening.

Yes, I am speaking out because my friends have been silenced by their priests who have been preaching from the pulpits: telling them to be blindly obedient, to ignore this forum and all the internet "gossip," and to ignore the problems that plague the OCA: improper jokes during communion, openly homosexuals receiving communion, etc.
You keep repeating very serious allegations that are partly your eyewitness and partly hearsay. I am forced to invoke the following rule: "* References & Proof -- Occasionally a moderator will make a formal request (i.e. in green font, explicitly stating that they're asking as a mod and not a user) for clarification of a point, references to support a point, or "proof" of an assertion made in the course of discussion.  Sometimes this request will come with a "time limit" or other stipulation requesting expediency."

Therefore, I am requesting that you provide corroborating evidence for each of the specific allegations that you have made. I have isolated them by the letters (a) through (f) below:

"my friends have been (a) silenced by their priests who have been preaching from the pulpits: (b) telling them to be blindly obedient, (c) to ignore this forum and all the internet "gossip," and (d) to ignore the problems that plague the OCA: (e) improper jokes during communion, (f) openly homosexuals receiving communion..."

You have 72 hours to provide us with the requested input. If you not have the corroborating evidence yet, you must provide us with the source whence your allegation came. If you need to name names, please  obtain their permission first.

Until you have provided the requested information, you may not repeat such allegations from now on. If you do, you will be put on post moderation.

Thanks, Carl Kraeff, Section Moderator
 

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BoredMeeting said:
The more I reflect on everything that has happened, the less comfortable I am concerning how Metropolitan Jonah was treated.
Reflect on "everything that has happened", or learn more about what happened? To reflect on something is to meditate on a body of knowledge that remains static--you're not acquiring more information, you're merely ruminating on the information you already have, which may not be much. I think it much better you strive to learn more about what happened. Then if you feel increasingly uncomfortable, it will at least be based on a greater knowledge of the situation.
 

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Reflect on "everything that has happened", or learn more about what happened? To reflect on something is to meditate on a body of knowledge that remains static--you're not acquiring more information, you're merely ruminating on the information you already have, which may not be much. I think it much better you strive to learn more about what happened. Then if you feel increasingly uncomfortable, it will at least be based on a greater knowledge of the situation
good advice.

PP
 

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Maria said:
With the exception of Bishop Michael, all the other bishops apparently have baggage.

I just do not trust the OCA Synod any longer. With the history of deposing, retiring, or forcing an existing Metropolitan into oblivion and then not allowing them to commune in any parish save one (excommunication), what is to prevent Bishop Michael if he should receive the white thingy from being forced out too. There is a pattern of forced retirements.

Frankly, I wish the entire OCA Synod would disband. Enough is enough.
Maria - ALL of us are imperfect and ALL of us have baggage. That is why we need the Church!
 

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Carl Kraeff (Second Chance) said:
FatherGiryus said:
Dear Maria,

I don't know how many OCA priests are on this board.  I can only say this: I have attended OCA parishes (as a layman and served occasionally as a priest), went to an OCA seminary, and have very close friends in the OCA.  perhaps I am entitled to care... maybe just a little bit?  Please, may I?

The problems at HVM go back to Bishop Tikhon, and you should know that.  The present choir director has hired (at her own expense) several heterodox (who don't receive communion), but that's largely because the parish continues to twindle because of the failure of the last two rectors (did you go to the good-bye potluck?).  They are trying to keep two liturgies (Slavonic and English) with full, four-part music, with a tiny pool of people who can sing and an UNPAID director.  You should be ashamed of what you said here

As for who receives communion and why or why not, I can tell you that there are many circumstances in which appearances can be deceiving.  Still, it is not up to you to decide.  The scariest situations are usually with people who have no outward appearance of anything untoward.

You may have stood in the choir, but I've served on the altar at HVM.  Archbishop Benjamin can be frustratingly patient despite his jolly demeanor.  The truth is, he shows few of his cards, and he certainly won't show them to you.  You and I know that all of the players have their flaws, but you can't lay all the blame on Archbishop Benjamin.  By the way, His Eminence is not the 'heir apparent'... if you listened to more OCA folks, you'd hear that many are going to Parma supporting Bishop Michael because of his demonstrated track record as a long-time priest and administrator of STOTS.

I was 'outspoken' during the 'time of troubles' of the Antiochian Archdiocese, and I will continue to speak up when I see problems.  If you have a problem with me commenting, you can come visit me in Torrance.


Maria said:
What fascinates me is the fact that there are two outspoken Antiochian Priests who are going to bat for the OCA Synod. Yet few OCA priests are speaking out. Why do certain Antiochians feel the need to butt into matters not concerning them?

We who are/were in the OCA are facing/faced serious problems that the current batch in the OCA Synod have failed to address, especially Bishop Benjamin who is the heir apparent to be the next Metropolitan.

Here in Los Angeles, AB Benjamin's stronghold, communion is given to active unrepentant homosexuals, but heterosexuals who fail and who conceive out of wedlock are penanced for a year to three years because everyone could see the pregnant lady's swollen abdomen. Why the discrepancy?

Is sin in secret somehow less wrong? That is the impression given. I congratulated the woman for having the courage to bring that beautiful child to term as she did not give into pressure to abort, so that she could receive communion without anyone knowing about her problem. In addition, active unrepentant Jewish gays are allowed to sing at the OCA Cathedral in Los Angeles. I sang in that choir, so I know first hand about these matters.
Thank you Father G. for your corrective. I am glad that you did it because I may not have been as diplomatic as you. Some of you may know that I am a PK (priest's son) and thus I have seen and heard many things that the usual lay person is not exposed to. My point is that it is far too easy to misunderstand or misinterpret something that one sees or hears of.

For example, there was a report on Monomakhos last year or so about girls serving in the Altar. You can imagine how that brought out all the super defenders of Orthodoxy to the fore, who were positively foaming at the mouth about such an innovation. It turned out that these girls did not serve in the Altar at all; they were seated on the front left pew and joined the great procession bearing candles and went back to their pew after the Entrance, having never been in the Altar. In my church, we have "handmaidens" who serve the zakuska, the blessed bread and wine to help consume the Gifts that had just been received from the priest or deacon. The handmaidens also have a part during the Holy Friday services, when welcoming a hierarch, etc... Nothing innovative or strange about it.

Another thing that some folks get super excited about perceived actions or non-actions by their bishop (particularly the latter). They simply do not have the whole picture: a bishop's action may not be visible because, as it is usually the case, it is private matter between him and his deputy, the local priest. The bishop's action may have been communicated to the Parish Council and not sent out as an encyclical (do we really need to have one of these for every thing of personal interest to us?). The bishop may be coordinating his response with the Holy Synod, etc.
The use of this media, i.e. the internet - to spread half truths, sometimes malicious lies and deliberate  agendas is surely not limited to our beloved Orthodox Church - just witness current events. I fear that the unrestrained use of this media will lead to the ultimate erosion of free speech rights - not by government 'diktat'  but by public demand brought on by inflammatory abuses leading to uncontrollable reactions - whether within the walls of the church or out in the public square. We need to blather less and pray more - myself included.

As a PK to too share Carl's wise observations.
 

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I also wanted to note that is wrong to publically speculate as to why didn't x or y get this penance or why is z or w allowed to 'get away' with this or that. Actually it is beyond wrong to do so - it reeks of the sin of the Pharisee and evinces a lack of true humility. If you have a problem with what you PERCEIVE to be the case in your parish - first, speak IN PRIVATE with your priest. Second - if you are not satisfied with how that interaction worked out go to your regional diocesan clergy representative - be it your dean or whatever. Third - if still upset, write a letter with proper respect (maybe not of the person but of the OFFICE that person occupies; if necessary offer to meet in person with your Bishop at his convenience. You don't start out by making assumptions (remember Oscar Madison and Felix Ungers classic exchange on the meaning of the word assume from the 'Odd Couple' - google this if the reference is too obscure or not contemporary enough for some) and reaching conclusions from such assumptions.

The last thing to do, and more often than not the wrong thing to do, is to start off by playing the role of Luther and posting your 99 points online, at a parish meeting or whatever.

I know that modern America in particular doesn't seem to operate that way nowadays, but the Church is not - as most love to remind us all of the time - a particularly modern institution.

I also have to say that many of us who are offering our outside comments on the OCA's current struggles do have a stake in the outcome. As Orthodox Christians - either clergy or informed laity - in full communion with the OCA we believe that what happens to one of our brothers or sisters in Christ will impact all of us. Today, more than ever, we are not for the most part, jurisdictional islands operating next to, but oblivious to the fate of each other. Those days are generally gone - witness the positive things being done - slowly I will concede, by the EA in terms of beginning to organize our missionary efforts, our administrative rules and so on in a proper, canonical and in a manner suited to the contemporary experience - as has been the case throughout the centuries as our Church has found herself in any number of different societal, political and cultural settings - AND ENDURED.

 

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Carl Kraeff (Second Chance) said:
Maria said:
Iconodule said:
PrincessMommy said:
Iconodule said:
Maria said:
Iconodule said:
Maria, what jurisdiction are you in now?
I recently joined HOTCA/GOC
Then your opinion kinda doesn't matter.
Anymore than Fr. Giyrus' ??
Fr. Giryus remains a member of the Orthodox Church. He is in communion with the OCA and also has familiarity with the situation in question. He also isn't screaming for the OCA to be disbanded.
Fr. Giryus seems to be ignoring the problems that are rampant in the OCA perhaps not in the Diocese of the South right now, but everywhere else. The DOS needs prayers that they might find a truly Orthodox Bishop, otherwise they may be in for a rude awakening.

Yes, I am speaking out because my friends have been silenced by their priests who have been preaching from the pulpits: telling them to be blindly obedient, to ignore this forum and all the internet "gossip," and to ignore the problems that plague the OCA: improper jokes during communion, openly homosexuals receiving communion, etc.
You keep repeating very serious allegations that are partly your eyewitness and partly hearsay. I am forced to invoke the following rule: "* References & Proof -- Occasionally a moderator will make a formal request (i.e. in green font, explicitly stating that they're asking as a mod and not a user) for clarification of a point, references to support a point, or "proof" of an assertion made in the course of discussion.  Sometimes this request will come with a "time limit" or other stipulation requesting expediency."

Therefore, I am requesting that you provide corroborating evidence for each of the specific allegations that you have made. I have isolated them by the letters (a) through (f) below:

"my friends have been (a) silenced by their priests who have been preaching from the pulpits: (b) telling them to be blindly obedient, (c) to ignore this forum and all the internet "gossip," and (d) to ignore the problems that plague the OCA: (e) improper jokes during communion, (f) openly homosexuals receiving communion..."

You have 72 hours to provide us with the requested input. If you not have the corroborating evidence yet, you must provide us with the source whence your allegation came. If you need to name names, please  obtain their permission first.

Until you have provided the requested information, you may not repeat such allegations from now on. If you do, you will be put on post moderation.

Thanks, Carl Kraeff, Section Moderator
To any who have been offended or scandalized by anything I have submitted to this site, my deepest apology.
 

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Maria said:
Carl Kraeff (Second Chance) said:
Maria said:
Iconodule said:
PrincessMommy said:
Iconodule said:
Maria said:
Iconodule said:
Maria, what jurisdiction are you in now?
I recently joined HOTCA/GOC
Then your opinion kinda doesn't matter.
Anymore than Fr. Giyrus' ??
Fr. Giryus remains a member of the Orthodox Church. He is in communion with the OCA and also has familiarity with the situation in question. He also isn't screaming for the OCA to be disbanded.
Fr. Giryus seems to be ignoring the problems that are rampant in the OCA perhaps not in the Diocese of the South right now, but everywhere else. The DOS needs prayers that they might find a truly Orthodox Bishop, otherwise they may be in for a rude awakening.

Yes, I am speaking out because my friends have been silenced by their priests who have been preaching from the pulpits: telling them to be blindly obedient, to ignore this forum and all the internet "gossip," and to ignore the problems that plague the OCA: improper jokes during communion, openly homosexuals receiving communion, etc.
You keep repeating very serious allegations that are partly your eyewitness and partly hearsay. I am forced to invoke the following rule: "* References & Proof -- Occasionally a moderator will make a formal request (i.e. in green font, explicitly stating that they're asking as a mod and not a user) for clarification of a point, references to support a point, or "proof" of an assertion made in the course of discussion.  Sometimes this request will come with a "time limit" or other stipulation requesting expediency."

Therefore, I am requesting that you provide corroborating evidence for each of the specific allegations that you have made. I have isolated them by the letters (a) through (f) below:

"my friends have been (a) silenced by their priests who have been preaching from the pulpits: (b) telling them to be blindly obedient, (c) to ignore this forum and all the internet "gossip," and (d) to ignore the problems that plague the OCA: (e) improper jokes during communion, (f) openly homosexuals receiving communion..."

You have 72 hours to provide us with the requested input. If you not have the corroborating evidence yet, you must provide us with the source whence your allegation came. If you need to name names, please  obtain their permission first.

Until you have provided the requested information, you may not repeat such allegations from now on. If you do, you will be put on post moderation.

Thanks, Carl Kraeff, Section Moderator
e
To any who have been offended or scandalized by anything I have submitted to this site, my deepest apology.
Maria and I have been talking via PM for the past three days. I am convinced that she will find a way to make things right. Indeed, she is coordinating her final input with her jurisdictional authorities. I am therefore satisfied with her apology to date and her private assurances to me that she will not make such allegations in the future. Thanks, Second Chance
 

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PeterTheAleut said:
BoredMeeting said:
The more I reflect on everything that has happened, the less comfortable I am concerning how Metropolitan Jonah was treated.
Reflect on "everything that has happened", or learn more about what happened? To reflect on something is to meditate on a body of knowledge that remains static--you're not acquiring more information, you're merely ruminating on the information you already have, which may not be much. I think it much better you strive to learn more about what happened. Then if you feel increasingly uncomfortable, it will at least be based on a greater knowledge of the situation.
Both actually, but thank you anyway for the refresher in English vocabulary. I can assure you I remember my lessons from Junior High.
 

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More than just oc.netters reading this space.
 

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Carl Kraeff (Second Chance) said:
Maria said:
Carl Kraeff (Second Chance) said:
Maria said:
Iconodule said:
PrincessMommy said:
Iconodule said:
Maria said:
Iconodule said:
Maria, what jurisdiction are you in now?
I recently joined HOTCA/GOC
Then your opinion kinda doesn't matter.
Anymore than Fr. Giyrus' ??
Fr. Giryus remains a member of the Orthodox Church. He is in communion with the OCA and also has familiarity with the situation in question. He also isn't screaming for the OCA to be disbanded.
Fr. Giryus seems to be ignoring the problems that are rampant in the OCA perhaps not in the Diocese of the South right now, but everywhere else. The DOS needs prayers that they might find a truly Orthodox Bishop, otherwise they may be in for a rude awakening.

Yes, I am speaking out because my friends have been silenced by their priests who have been preaching from the pulpits: telling them to be blindly obedient, to ignore this forum and all the internet "gossip," and to ignore the problems that plague the OCA: improper jokes during communion, openly homosexuals receiving communion, etc.
You keep repeating very serious allegations that are partly your eyewitness and partly hearsay. I am forced to invoke the following rule: "* References & Proof -- Occasionally a moderator will make a formal request (i.e. in green font, explicitly stating that they're asking as a mod and not a user) for clarification of a point, references to support a point, or "proof" of an assertion made in the course of discussion.  Sometimes this request will come with a "time limit" or other stipulation requesting expediency."

Therefore, I am requesting that you provide corroborating evidence for each of the specific allegations that you have made. I have isolated them by the letters (a) through (f) below:

"my friends have been (a) silenced by their priests who have been preaching from the pulpits: (b) telling them to be blindly obedient, (c) to ignore this forum and all the internet "gossip," and (d) to ignore the problems that plague the OCA: (e) improper jokes during communion, (f) openly homosexuals receiving communion..."

You have 72 hours to provide us with the requested input. If you not have the corroborating evidence yet, you must provide us with the source whence your allegation came. If you need to name names, please  obtain their permission first.

Until you have provided the requested information, you may not repeat such allegations from now on. If you do, you will be put on post moderation.

Thanks, Carl Kraeff, Section Moderator
e
To any who have been offended or scandalized by anything I have submitted to this site, my deepest apology.
Maria and I have been talking via PM for the past three days. I am convinced that she will find a way to make things right. Indeed, she is coordinating her final input with her jurisdictional authorities. I am therefore satisfied with her apology to date and her private assurances to me that she will not make such allegations in the future. Thanks, Second Chance
Maria seems to be nothing if not sincere and well meaning. I hope this don't fall into commentary on moderatorial decisions.

I am just saying.
 

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orthonorm said:
Carl Kraeff (Second Chance) said:
Maria said:
Carl Kraeff (Second Chance) said:
Maria said:
Iconodule said:
PrincessMommy said:
Iconodule said:
Maria said:
Iconodule said:
Maria, what jurisdiction are you in now?
I recently joined HOTCA/GOC
Then your opinion kinda doesn't matter.
Anymore than Fr. Giyrus' ??
Fr. Giryus remains a member of the Orthodox Church. He is in communion with the OCA and also has familiarity with the situation in question. He also isn't screaming for the OCA to be disbanded.
Fr. Giryus seems to be ignoring the problems that are rampant in the OCA perhaps not in the Diocese of the South right now, but everywhere else. The DOS needs prayers that they might find a truly Orthodox Bishop, otherwise they may be in for a rude awakening.

Yes, I am speaking out because my friends have been silenced by their priests who have been preaching from the pulpits: telling them to be blindly obedient, to ignore this forum and all the internet "gossip," and to ignore the problems that plague the OCA: improper jokes during communion, openly homosexuals receiving communion, etc.
You keep repeating very serious allegations that are partly your eyewitness and partly hearsay. I am forced to invoke the following rule: "* References & Proof -- Occasionally a moderator will make a formal request (i.e. in green font, explicitly stating that they're asking as a mod and not a user) for clarification of a point, references to support a point, or "proof" of an assertion made in the course of discussion.  Sometimes this request will come with a "time limit" or other stipulation requesting expediency."

Therefore, I am requesting that you provide corroborating evidence for each of the specific allegations that you have made. I have isolated them by the letters (a) through (f) below:

"my friends have been (a) silenced by their priests who have been preaching from the pulpits: (b) telling them to be blindly obedient, (c) to ignore this forum and all the internet "gossip," and (d) to ignore the problems that plague the OCA: (e) improper jokes during communion, (f) openly homosexuals receiving communion..."

You have 72 hours to provide us with the requested input. If you not have the corroborating evidence yet, you must provide us with the source whence your allegation came. If you need to name names, please  obtain their permission first.

Until you have provided the requested information, you may not repeat such allegations from now on. If you do, you will be put on post moderation.

Thanks, Carl Kraeff, Section Moderator
e
To any who have been offended or scandalized by anything I have submitted to this site, my deepest apology.
Maria and I have been talking via PM for the past three days. I am convinced that she will find a way to make things right. Indeed, she is coordinating her final input with her jurisdictional authorities. I am therefore satisfied with her apology to date and her private assurances to me that she will not make such allegations in the future. Thanks, Second Chance
Maria seems to be nothing if not sincere and well meaning. I hope this don't fall into commentary on moderatorial decisions.

I am just saying.
I am interpreting your comment to be nothing more than a compliment of a fellow poster.
 

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There is letter that has appeared on Monomakhos, from someone who says he is +Jonah's lawyer: Rev. Canon Charles H. Nalls, J.D., M.Th., S.T.B., S.T.L., Vice-Chancellor of the St Elias Seminary and Graduate School, which is headed by Most Rev. Seraphim, Archbishop of the Eparchy of Old Dominion and senior member of the Holy synod of the America's.

Does anyone know about the status of this jurisdiction?

Relevant links are:

http://www.monomakhos.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/nalls-letter-2.pdf

http://www.steliasseminary.org/#!__about-us/directory

http://www.olddominioneparchy.org/eparchy/about-the-eparchy-2

http://holysynodoftheamericas.org/holy-synod/
 

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tuesdayschild said:
Why not ask Rev. Canon Charles H. Nalls about the status of that jurisdiction and his relationship to it? He seems perfectly willing to reply to queries.
Thanks for the link. It appears that The Reverent Canon Nalls belongs to the Anglican Catholic Church, Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic States. His bio does not list his employment by the St Elias Seminary and Graduate School, but I suppose it would not be odd for an Anglican to be so employed by the Old Dominion Eparchy of the Holy Synod of the Americas. All along I was thinking that +Jonah had possibly hired a vagante as his lawyer; it turns out he is just an Anglican Catholic. My bad.
 
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