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In 1999 we began PAN (Prisoners/Parolees Anonymous Network).  It was a slow beginning.  In 2002, because of the unchristian and unorthodox antics of another out of Toledo, Ohio, PAN was closed, but only temporarily.  The following, and subsequent pages is where we left off.

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Metropolitan Archbishop Joseph Thaddeus, OSB, SSJt., Ph.D.
Attn: PAN
PMB 713 W. Spruce #90

Deming, New Mexico 88030

(505) 544-8279

(No Collect Calls Accepted)


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What... and Who?

What and Who is PAN (Parolees Anonymous Network)?

PAN is a self-help, non-profit organization sponsored by the American Orthodox Church / North American Orthodox Church - and the Monastic Community of St. John Maximovitch and the Holy Theotokos.

PAN relies on the volunteer efforts of parolees, their families, loved one's and friends who seek to help themselves and other parolees to maintain anonymity while developing ways and means to prevent themselves from coming into negative contact with law enforcement.  PAN seeks to assist parolees from repeating the mistakes, circumstances and situations that formerly brought them into conflict with the law which lead them into prison.

PAN is not like other groups.  PAN will not maintain arrogant aloofness or a cold Indifference from the realities of life and living which is detrimental to true rehabilitative measures for prisoners and parolees. Such an approach is actually un-Christian.

PAN seeks to directly interject positive oriented activities and goals that will help toward influencing prisoners and parolees to maintain a more positive approach for integrating back into society after release from prison and to maintain themselves in the outside world.

All financial support to PAN goes toward the needs of parolees.  Not one penny pays for any Director or other volunteers of PAN.  PAN rejects and refuses to be involved in the creation of a political agency or service that promotes PAID employees which detracts from serving the needs of parolees.

How PAN operates...

Because PAN is made up of Parolees, their families, loved one's and friends, as well as clergy at all levels; and, because most states have laws which prohibit direct contact between parolees (except when meeting under the direction of the Department of Correction's Parole Services of the state in which one is incarcerated), PAN members stay in contact via the internet, through correspondence and by telephone but never meeting each other.

PAN operates in a similar fashion as AA, SA, NA and the like, but without physically holding of meetings.

About Volunteers:  Who is Excluded?  No One who has a sincerity and hopefully, some education and intelligence to be able to access resources for the needs of others without selfish motive.  Families, Friends and others including Murders, Robbers, Cheats, Thieves, Sex Offenders, and many others are involved.  They desire to maintain themselves and their loved ones from having to go through the difficult hardships that they originally went through...

    We learn from Holy Scripture, "People who are healthy do not need a doctor; sick people do.  I have come to call sinners, not the self-righteous"  (Mk. 2:17) and "Physician, heal yourself" (Lk. 4:23) are proverbs used by Jesus in His preaching.....  So the Church (which is actually defined as FAITH OF THE PEOPLE (the word "Church" means Ekklesia = FAITH OF THE PEOPLE)... is a spiritual hospital for all people, even clergy too. 

    Family, friends, significant others, Murderers, Robbers, Cheats, Thieves, Sex Offenders, and many others are sinners... if you have a different understanding, then you have not ears to hear or eyes to see... not the spiritual ears or eyes required of a people of faith... But those who do, know who they are and if they have been affected in any way, shape or form by those things that have sent someone to prison or have gone to prison themselves for real or imagined reasons by a system that is not always fair... they know, from their experiences, that they are not perfect in the eyes of the Lord and thus they need the spiritual medicine that Jesus speaks of. 

    PAN is a part of the Church (Faith, for it comes from the roots of the Faith as given by Jesus Christ Himself).  The AMERICAN ORTHODOX CHURCH, the NORTH AMERICAN ORTHODOX CHURCH, the AMERICAN ORTHODOX CATHOLIC CHURCH and their endeavors through PAN is a faith based non-profit organization for aiding and assisting all who are affected by the incarceration experience. 

DONATIONS & Other Volunteers...

All donations of money, computers and communication equipment to assist in this infancy organization is tax deductible.

Volunteers:  Families, loved one's and friends of prisoners and parolees are encouraged to assist in volunteer efforts toward strengthening this infancy organization so that loved ones who are coming out of prison may overcome their fears, anxieties and difficulties in readjusting and reintegrating themselves into mainstream society.  Contact us by e-mail or by writing us at our regular mailing address below.  Volunteers are most desperately needed in every State of the United States of America, and in every county that has a parolee...  Please, don't think for one moment that "others will do it, not me..." because your volunteer effort in helping PAN is the ingredient most needed to prevent someone from going back to prison, when all that may be needed is a "helping hand" not a hand-out!

Go to:  PAN News and Information...

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To write us using regular mail:

Metropolitan Archbishop Joseph Thaddeus, OSB, SSJt., Ph.D.
Attn: PAN
PMB 713 W. Spruce #90

Deming, New Mexico 88030

(505) 544-8279

(No Collect Calls Accepted)

   

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    Remember, anything that is a HALF TRUTH is not truth but a lie!  Many there are that you may know who fit those descriptions... pray for them.  Pray that God will send his Spirit of Truth upon them and lead them to Salvation through tears of Repentance, conversion of their cold and calculating hearts toward seeking forgiveness from God and those whom they attempt to harm. 

 

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    If you are of another jurisdiction, you too could find that your parishioners, clergy and faithful might become subject to the same as we have recently found. 

 

    Let this be a warning to visitors so as to be safeguarded against unscrupulous e-mails which contain viruses, worms and unsavory material from person(s) organizations or institutions that are more self-serving than uplifting and informatively news worthy. 

 

    For ourselves, we have, as in the past, so once again, acquired the assistance of those who are able and capable of tracing e-mails back to their source and taking appropriate action in North America. 

 

    We have learned that the organization we subscribe to, whose members come from various legal and law enforcement backgrounds amongst other areas of society, are committed to the faith even though they may hold different theologies.  Yet, in their monitoring of electronic communications of various persons or people, they do not always make haste to bring perpetrators to justice until after enough evidence has been gained in order to build a solid case.  We do not always know what information they have gained, but we do know the organization, whom we've been asked not to name, has had a 97% success rate in bringing to justice and obtaining a conviction against individuals, people, and sometimes even religious organizations of a person that gives the appearance of both secular and religious bearing but who abuse and misuse technology.  The organization views those who abuse and misuse the internet and other technologies as nothing more than a form of "domestic terrorism" - - - - and, it would seem to appear that the courts are in agreement!

 

    Those kinds of people, organizations, etc. who misuse and abuse communication technologies are no different than those who attempt to use coercive measures, and in some instance, even blackmail for the same idea is involved... to cause havoc and wreckage, to destroy the spirit and activity of those who struggle in the faith out of pain of heart for the Orthodox Church which is TRUTH. The degree that some have been known to go to, as seen by other jurisdictions, is to take advantage of questionably mentally challenged people or those who have a lack of education and understanding to get them to make statements, even outright lies, in writing, in order to destroy. 

 

    Yes, our Metropolitan Archbishop, +Joseph Thaddeus, SSJt., Ph.D. strongly defends the Seals of the Confessional for such leads to true Repentance in thought, word and deed whereby the penitent is required to make amends, where possible, to seek forgiveness of those harmed by his or her actions whether real or imagined, and to give his or her forgiveness to those who have harmed him/her before taking the Holy Body and Blood in the Eucharist.  The reality of this understanding is bound up in and with the findings for which cause he, himself, had been character assassinated by his detractors who claim the courts prevented him from breaking the Seals of the Confessional which is not the truth at all.... Click here to see what another bishop's findings are...

 

    The workings of Holy Spirit will not be daunted by those who attempt to cause disruption!  It is for these and other reasons that you are urged to read what true repentance and forgiveness means for real "Christians".

 

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