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Now she is talking to herself!

Catherine5 and Barbara are the same person.  Her real name might be Christina Demayer.  I do not believe she is a Christian – she blurted out once that Muslims are right and Christians are wrong; and she comes alive to defend the Muslims at every opportunity.  Euphrosynos Cafe is such a joke.

Below Catherine5 is in her jurisdictional ecumenist mode, to which she pays her dues slightly above what is required or expected of her, but without convincing sincerity. 

People who love truth do not like pretending to be somebody they are not.

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Santiago hit badly by - 8.8 ! - Quake

Postby Catherine5 » Sat 27 February 2010 8:02 pm
Let's pray for Abbess Juliana, the Father there, and all at the Convent.
I am hoping to get some news, but maybe telephone is the only way right now.
First I thought Santiago was not so much hit, as the epicenter was at Concepcion, 320 kilometers away. Could there be a message from Heaven there -
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Postby Catherine5 » Tue 2 March 2010 2:14 am
I was hoping to have some info but no.
Many phone lines down in Santiago; the West Coast Consulate offered help in searching for people, but it turned out to be for American citizens.
Mother Juliana I'm sure is a Chilean citizen.
They asked her last name - does anyone have any idea what it is?
Planning to try tomorrow again.
No reply to email sent the very first morning, not surprisingly, as those lines would have been impaired as well.
Well maybe good will come out of this if extra help can be extended to the Orphanage/Convent as a result of outpouring of sympathy - which may not have been triggered up to now, despite the true worthiness of Abbess Juliana's cause there.
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Re: Santiago hit badly by - 8.8 ! - Quake

Postby Kybihetz21 » Tue 2 March 2010 2:37 pm
Catherine:

You know that people here do not care, but since you asked in a public forum …

Her name is Juliana Hazbun (that’s the way she spells it, although since it is an Arab name it could be “Hazboun”, “Hasboon”, and so on). The priest, who lives in Santiago (she lives outside of the capital), is Archimandrite Benjamin (Venamin) Vosniuk. I hope they are both ok, nobody has been able to tell me anything about them.
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Re: Santiago hit badly by - 8.8 ! - Quake

Postby Martha » Wed 3 March 2010 12:41 am
I am sure that I am only one of many who care about Mother Juliana and those with her. I keep checking in to see if there is new information. There are those in my parish who are also concerned and would welcome news.
Catherine, please keep trying. Thank you.
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Re: Santiago hit badly by - 8.8 ! - Quake

Postby Catherine5 » Wed 3 March 2010 3:11 am
Yes, I am! No news. I am still nervously wringing my hands. I'm glad to know that you and your parish are anxious, too. Thank you, Martha!
Have you known Abbess Juliana in the past? Please consider to relate any special memories you may have of her if you feel like it. Of course, it will be easier to talk about after we have ascertained she is fine. I assume she is -- but we'd rather know for sure!

It seems to me that this event is heralding the looming necessity for all True Orthodox to develop better rapport and communications. We are all united here in concern about this valiant nun who has the most vivid record -- out of all in Old ROCOR who remain -- of feisty confrontation with the MP.
Mother Juliana could truly be honored with the title of doyenne of True Orthodox resisters!

Don't you all think we have to do better to overlook the many differences that do deeply separate the groups and major "blocs". One example is the split between cyprianite and anti-cyprianite aligned Churches. Somehow the chasms must be pared down to permit a leap across to the other side[s].

The inter-True Orthodox jurisdictional worry about the safety of Abbess Juliana, who it's good to recall, was selected personally by Met. Vitaly to head the important ROCOR convent in the Holy Land, has highlighted the need to have a working ability already set up to at least loosely cooperate. Whether in emergencies like this, or on a multitude of problems facing many of the True Orthodox under MP and other pressure.

By the way, the concern for Abbess Juliana does not extend to the head of ROCOR-MP. In a press release, Met Hilarion left a yawning gap where he could easily have made mention of the monastics there or the orphanage. Perhaps he's too aware of Big Brother's long arm and glaring scrutiny of his every word. AND/OR the current first hierarch and a large number of post-union ROCOR-ites wrote off the longstanding Chilean convent & orphanage as not deserving of a drop of their kindliness or munificence due to the St John of Kronstadt community's rejection of the ROCOR under a dangerous new management and ownership....

As a sidenote, has anyone seen that now there is a prediction of a major quake of similar type off the shore of the U.S. Northwest?
We have Cyprian, Reader Daniel and Joanna among other true Orthodox posters on this and various sites who live in Washington State and Oregon; hope they think about a move to safer ground if God wills...!
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Re: Santiago hit badly by - 8.8 ! - Quake

Postby Martha » Wed 3 March 2010 1:52 pm
Catherine,

I seldom reply to posts on this site and I really don't like to discuss the differences between the various jurisdictions, as it tends to incite the passions.But your comment about improving communications between the various True Orthodox jurisdictions certainly is worth merit.

There are some in my parish who have known Mother Juliana for many years.....I, however, am a newer convert and only "know of" her and her work and challenges that she and others face in Chile. Our parish periodically receive and forwards alms to her through one of our members.

You might be interested to know that there is a True Orthodox Mission in Haiti also, that was affected by the earthquake. Updates on that situation can be obtained through www.haitianorthodoxmission.org You can sign up for an email newsletter of updates, if you desire.

If anyone on this list knows of other sites that reflect a good flow of information about about True Orthodox churches and missions, I would be happy to learn of them. Thank you.

In Christ,
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Re: Santiago hit badly by - 8.8 ! - Quake

Postby Barbara » Thu 17 September 2015 6:34 pm
Now, 5 and a half years later, Santiago has again been hit by a major earthquake, listed currently as 8.3 on the scale.

I hope Mother Juliana and all around her at their Orphanage are SAFE !

Meanwhile the Reader Daniel mentioned by Catherine above has made some nice posts about Mother Juliana.
Here is a nostalgic one :

http://readerdanielsharing.blogspot.com ... chile.html
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