Map Nearby FSM People

Published April 13th, 2021 by Bobby Henderson

There’s a few new things on the Registry page for the Ordinated people.

First, scan the QR code on your card to go to your Registry page.

You can download PDFs of your credentials etc.

Newest feature is a map of the Pastafarians near your location.

I’m working on way for you to contact these people (but in a way that everyone’s info is kept private.) For now if you want to get a hold of nearby people for a meetup or something just let me know.

If you have the new style Ordination cards try it out and let me know what you think.


Check out this artwork

Published April 3rd, 2021 by Bobby Henderson

I was blown away by this pop-out card on twitter. Amazing right?

I’ve contacted Penkin in the hopes that he can create some artwork for us. We’ve got a lot of ideas for projects.

Please check out his portfolio: here


Join us on Discord

Published March 15th, 2021 by Bobby Henderson

Hey everyone, we set up a Discord server, please join us.



Mikhail is in prison

Published February 9th, 2021 by Bobby Henderson

Bad news — our friend Mikhail Iosilevich has been arrested and has been taken to prison.

Mikhail founded the first Church of FSM in Russia. The group he organized is very active, and by all measures a positive influence in the community. I remember many times seeing photos of their activities and being impressed with what he had put together.

You may remember Mikhail had been under investigation by the Russian government for some time. After Mikhail hosted a training session for election observers in October 2020, his apartment was raided and his devices confiscated. He was charged with ties to the banned political group Open Russia (something Mikhail denies). The criminal case has been moving along since that time.

Police opening the apartment by force

Mikhail is now in prison on political charges.

I don’t know what we can do, but for a start we’re asking people to help spread the word. The more attention we can bring to the case, the better his chances for justice.

Below are some news articles about the case. Some are in Russian but can be translated through the browser.

Please let me know if you can offer any help or suggestions and I will pass them on to Mikhail’s team.



Here are some google news listings for this topic:


Photos of Mikhail:


Happy new year

Published January 1st, 2021 by Bobby Henderson

artwork by Gail


The Holiday e-Card machine is alive

Published December 20th, 2020 by Bobby Henderson

Please make use of the FSM Holiday e-Card machine to send greetings to your friends and family this season. It’s up here: e-Card machine.

There are a few designs. This one is my favorite and historically has prompted the most salty comments from recipients:


Russian FSM Leader Arrested

Published October 14th, 2020 by Bobby Henderson
Mikhail Iosilevich at the Temple of the Macaroni Monster

I need to share some sad and disturbing news: the Russian government is persecuting some of our fellow Pastafarians.

The head of Russia’s Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, Mikhail Iosilevich, has been arrested. His computers, phones, and passport have been seized, and access to his bank accounts have been blocked.

Mikhail fought for – and won – the right to wear a Colander in his license photo

Mikhail has been charged with working with a democratic opposition group, Open Russia, that was outlawed by Putin’s government. He is being investigated for allegedly hosting lectures for independent election monitors, held at the premises of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, last month.

A number of “witnesses to these activities” have been targeted for investigation by the State. They have been questioned, and have had their homes searched.

One of the associates who was targeted was Mikhail’s friend Irina Slavina, a journalist and activist. Her home was raided by government investigators and armed police in the early morning a few weeks ago. Tragically, it was the last straw for Irina. She had felt bullied by the oppressive authoritarian government for years. The day after her home was raided, she died after settting herself on fire in front of the headquarters of the Interior Ministry, a final act of protest. She was 47 years old.

Flowers and rememberances of Irina, at the Interior Ministry

I am in contact with Mikhail’s people in Russia. They have asked for our fellow Pastafarians to spread the word of these events. With international attention, it will be more difficult for the authoritarian government to unjustly imprison Mikhail and subject Pastafarians and free-thinkers to intimidation and persecution.

Irina Slavina and Mikhail Iosilevich at the Temple of the Macaroni Monster

Below are a few articles that explain what has been happening.

  • This BBC article is about Irina’s last few days and the events that caused her to take her own life. Here.
  • This The Times article explains about Mikhail’s recent arrest. Here

Please spread the word if you can, and let’s figure out what we can do to help.

The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster strongly condemns the intimidation and persecution of Pastafarians and free-thinkers.

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