|It has become habitual for the Romanian (cleptocratic) Patriarchate and its publications to insult periodically, directly or indirectly, the “Vatra” Episcopate and its Hierarch.
On different occasions this habit was pointed out in the pages of the “Information Bulletin” as well as in other publications. A new insult was hurled toward the “Vatra” and its Hierarch in the December 10th, 2011 issue of “Lumina” the official newspaper of the said Patriarchate. (www.ziarullumina.ro 10 december 2011.)
|In that issue an article was published entitled “Romanian Orthodox mission in Chicago”. Under this title, intentionally chosen to spread confusion, the “Holy Nativity Church” of Chicago, Illinois, was presented.
The article abounds in cavernous clichés, and full of cheap shots like; the church was founded out of “yearning for the old country”, the “Church is part of Romania”(?!) and so on. In my opinion these cheap clichés are nothing more than putrid hot air! But the article had a purpose. Its purpose was to disseminate confusion. The author bends head over heels to flatter the parish priest and his “assistants” but says nothing about whose canonical jurisdiction the church is under and never mentions the name of its Hierarch, the Most Reverend Archbishop Nathaniel. In my opinion this is a real scandal!
It is a scandal because it has become the rule of the cleptocratic Patriarchate and its cronies to ignore, to treat as non existent and as irrelevant, the ruling Hierarch of the “Vatra”. Obviously this is part of the cleptocratic Patriarchate’s policy of “fait accompli”; the policy of considering the subordination (or unity as some say in bad faith) of the “Vatra” to the said cleptocratic institution as a done deal. As I have previously mentioned, this policy is consistent with the attitude of the cleptocratic Patriarchate since 1950. It is the policy of irrational hate.
However, what is really disturbing is the benevolent silence of the “Vatra”s representatives in the JDC toward such repeated, systemic insults. These individuals (the “Vatra” representatives in the JDC), who should promote the “Vatra” interests, do not dare mention a word of protest. When they open their mouths it is to apologize and even to justify the insults hurled towards the “Vatra” and its Hierarch. (Such was the case when the memory of Archbishop Valerian was insulted in a 2011 issue of the “Altarul Banatului” and when such a representative of the “Vatra” rushed to justify it.)
Why such gross mistreatment of the “Vatra”‘ interests are tolerated is anyone’s guess. But in my opinion both those who insult the Vatra, as well as the members of the JDC that apologize for them, [auto-identify themselves] …
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