Father Ambrose is trying to get some answers (not in the best and nicest of ways *IMO*, but I can't really blame him) and all he gets is the runaround. I understand his frustration. .
I confess to being brought up in a form of Christianity in Serbia which is not as
passive as you Russians. I remember Mati Fevronia attacking a communist
with a milking pail when he made a derogatory remark about the value of
monastic life, and I have been on the streets of Cacak with the Dean of the
area when he punched a Jehovah's Witness on the nose after he had made nasty
remarks about Orthodoxy and the God worshipped by the Serbs.
So yes, I am contaminated by such experiences and do not have the innate
passivity and irenicism which animates the Russian soul. Couple that with
an Irish background where the Irish monks thoroughly enjoyed making war on
one another's monasteries and I am, I fear, quite incorrigible..
Do you know that the Irish (when Orthodox) did not immerse the right arm of a
baby boy in the baptismal font. They kept it out and kept it unbaptized because
it would be needed to wield a sword.
"Raiding and Warring in Monastic Ireland "http://www.deremilitari.org/fitzpatrick.htm