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A Disgrace

Author: Alex. Nemoianu
August 1, 2011
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In its March-January 2011 issue, the official organ of the Banat Metropolia, “Altarul Banatului”, published an article entitled: “In memoriam” and signed by a certain Fr. Horia Taru.

The article was about the late Metropolitan of Cluj, Bartolomeu Valeriu Anania. Horia Taru can write whatever he wants and can hold whatever opinion he chooses. However, he is not entitled to his own facts.

On page 10 of the mentioned publication Horia Taru said, “Valerian Trifa had no valid ordination, he had no apostolic succession, he was not in possession of the Godly gift, and consistently he had all qualities except one: he was no bishop”.  All those things were made in reference and were presented by Horia Taru to be true in the year 1965. In 1965 Archbishop Valerian was a full member of the Holy Synod of an American Orthodox entity with a much longer history than that of the Romanian (today cleptocratic) Orthodox Patriarchate.

Valerian was the ruling bishop of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America who, since 1960, was an equal and respected part of that American Orthodox organization. Those who choose to say otherwise simply lie. That is not a matter of opinion, of interpretation or speculation. It is simply a fact that in 1965 Valerian was a valid and canonical bishop. Why Horia Taru made a deliberate choice, mind you in 2011, to lie is anyone’s guess. Frankly, coming from a representative of the Romanian cleptocratic Patriarchate it should be no big surprise. Since 1950 the cleptocratic Patriarchate, a pathetic communist tool, consistently and without respite insulted, slandered and misrepresented the “Vatra” Episcopate. The arsenal of venom used was not different in the fifties of the previous century than that used by Horia Tarna in 2011.  It is simply the consistency of irrational hate.

But what is really stunning is the deafening silence of a segment, of a “certain” segment of the “Vatra” clergy in regard to that text.  This “certain” segment of the “Vatra” clergy, some of whom were ordained into the priesthood  through the laying on of Valerian’s hands, some of whom today as members of the JDC (Joint Commission of Dialogue) promote a subordination (”union” they say) toward the Romanian cleptocratic Patriarchate, were informed about Horia Taru’ text. Their reaction was, as I said, a deafening silence. This is not a surprise, but it is stunning!

Repeatedly, members of the “Vatra”‘ Episcopate have expressed reservation in regards to the nefarious project of subordination, and equally, repeatedly they were ignored. Repeatedly, those who publicly expressed their reservations regarding the nefarious project of subordination, were insulted, threatened and slandered.  But it seems that the truth has its own way of becoming obvious. This shameful silence of that segment of the “Vatra” clergy, when the memory of Archbishop Valerian is savagely attacked, is such an occasion.

Yours humbly has said several times, that by promoting the nefarious project of subordination toward the Romanian cleptocratic Patriarchate, certain members of the “Vatra” s  clergy  proved not whose friends they are, they proved what sort of friends they are. But I confess that this shameful silence by far surpasses my own imagination.  The fact that those people, ordained into priesthood by Valerian’s laying of the hands, did not and do not say a word in defense of his memory is a painful disgrace. I am afraid that those people reached a level of moral abjection that can not be commented any more. It is a level that has to be contemplated in horror!

2 Comments to “A Disgrace”


  1. Administrator Says:

    What had to be done at the end of WWII to preserve Orthodoxy in America, independent from the political reach of foreign churches controlled by foreign governments, was plain for everyone to see at that time, as witnessed by the great majority backing the “Vatra” Romanian Orthodox Episcopate in America of the 1950’s and to this very date. Having Romanian clerics now dirtying the names of our leaders during those difficult times is a poor attempt at rewriting history and should be objected to by those who lived those events or who learned about them from first-hand witnesses. Silence in the face of such half-truths and lies is unforgivable.


  2. Un Prieten Says:

    Nu te lasa Alex. Si nu te ingrozii de slabiciunile unora. Fiecare cu darul sau si cu crucea sa…, va da socoteala la ziua judecatii.


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