By Nick Stamatakis

As he visited Washington DC to deliver his 3-minute double-faced talk on abortion in the “March For Life” demonstration, our hopeless AB Elpidoktonos decided it was an opportune time, since he has failed miserably in most of his religious duties, to try and show some political skills…

Following the direction of his handlers in the State Department, he visited the Ukrainian Embassy and encouraged the Ambassador to keep fighting Russian …imperialism… He caused heavy laughter and ridicule in all quarters – mostly among GOA faithful, who let him have it as they filled his FB page with negative comments…

I will let you enjoy these comments (below).  But I will say this: Wasn’t he who 3 months ago, after the huge Turkish House debacle, was promising all of us that he would focus on his religious duties and will leave foreign policy issues to the appropriate authorities?

Yet for one more time, he acted as a “deep state” agent and as a good Turk, as the Patriarchate supports the rights of the Tatar Turks who live in Ukraine.  The only interests that he did not serve are the interests of Greece and the 150,000 Greeks who live in Russian-speaking Eastern Ukraine…

ENJOY THE GREAT DOUBLE-FACED PHANARIOT – FROM HIS FB POST…

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I visited the Embassy of Ukraine to express to Ambassador Oksana Markarova our support, as Christians, as Greeks, and as Americans, for the people of Ukraine, who are suffering from a Russian imperialism that is manifesting itself at every level: military, economy, energy resources, and the Church as well.
It is an injustice to the history and tradition of Orthodoxy, that instead of supporting the sisters and brothers of Ukraine, the Moscow Patriarchate obediently follows the Kremlin’s commands and toes its line, dividing Orthodoxy world over and scandalizing the People of God from Ukraine to Africa, and even as far away as Korea.
We welcome the US government’s stance and the recent statement by a State Department spokesman condemning the Kremlin’s “malign efforts to instrumentalize Orthodox identity.”
Επισκέφθηκα την Πρεσβεία της Ουκρανίας προκειμένου να εκφράσω στην πρέσβη κ. Oksana Markarova τη συμπαράστασή μας ως χριστιανών, ως Ελλήνων και ως Αμερικανών στο λαό της Ουκρανίας που υποφέρει από τον ρωσικό ιμπεριαλισμό, ο οποίος εκδηλώνεται σε όλα τα επίπεδα: στρατιωτικό, οικονομικό, ενεργειακό και εκκλησιαστικό.
Είναι αδικία προς την ιστορία και την παράδοση της Ορθοδοξίας, το Πατριαρχείο της Μόσχας αντί να στηρίζει τους αδελφούς της Ουκρανίας, να ακολουθεί πειθήνια τις εντολές και τη γραμμή του Κρεμλίνου, να διχάζει την Ορθοδοξία σε όλο τον κόσμο και να σκανδαλίζει το λαό του Θεού από την Ουκρανία στην Αφρική, έως και τη μακρινή Κορέα.
Χαιρετίζουμε την πρόσφατη δήλωση του εκπροσώπου του State Department που καταδικάζει τις “κακόβουλες προσπάθειες εργαλειοποίησης της ορθόδοξης ταυτότητας” από το Κρεμλίνο, και την στάση της Αμερικανικής κυβέρνησης.
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    Thank you, Your Eminence, for all your prayers and support💙💛
  • Anthony Lekanof

    Russian imperialism? While the faith continues to grow throughout the Motherland, Christians in Constantinople continue to suffer. Without the Mother Church in Russia the faith would have never reached North America in the spirit it had not so long ago. I’m proud that my Diocese embraces the tradition of identifying itself as the, “Russian Orthodox Diocese of Sitka and Alaska.” Храни нас господь!
  • Vadim Flyagin

    Your Eminence! I live in Ukraine, so let me explain. Orthodox Ukrainians are NOT «suffering from a Russian imperialism». The main cause of Ukrainian schism has nothing to do with politics. Previous leader of Ukrainian schismatics Filaret Denisenko (who «consecrated» all the other Ukrainian schismatics including their current head Epiphany) was condemned NOT because he was struggling for independence of Ukrainian Church, but BECAUSE HE LIED. When he was in Moscow at the Council of bishops in the beginning of 90s, he promised to Ukrainian and Russian bishops that when he would return to Ukraine, he would resign and would conduct election of new head of Ukrainian Church. There is an audio record of this promise. But when he returned to Ukraine, he changed his mind. This is a real reason why he was condemned. It has nothing to do with the issue of independence of Ukrainian Church, and for this reason even those Ukrainian bishops who wanted independence of Ukrainian Church (they constituted MINORITY of Ukrainian bishops) AGREED with this condemnation of Filaret Denisenko. And Russian Orthodox Church in her official decisions in which Filaret was condemned, emphasized that this condemnation had nothing to do with the issue of independence of Ukrainian Church. As you can see, this issue is very, very simple, and the only reason why it became so complex is because there is considerable pressure of the USA which openly supports Ukrainian schismatics. I’m afraid that by supporting Ukrainian schismatics you became a schismatic too. May God enlighten you.
  • Andreas Katsilieris

    I agree with you your eminence but tell us why don’t you talk like that publicly for Turkey and Erdogan for killing the Greek Orthodoxy .
    Your eminence you know more than any Greek orthodox in this world that the Greek Orthodoxy is not going to exist in minor Asia be-on this decade unless the Patreiarchion and our orthodox leaders do something and do it soon !
    ( GREEK ORTHODOXY REVOLUTION )
    May God give you health, strength and holly thoughts.
  • Fran Walker

    God will bless all men of goodwill. Let us pray for World peace. 🌎
  • Kirill Father

    Do you yourself believe this cheap propaganda?
  • Episcopos Nikodemos

    My beloved brother, you know, as well as do I , how much the Russian Church has suffered under their regimes. Very similar to the abominable circumstances we had and continue to have in Turkey. I am Thankful that you visited the Ukrainians and let t…

  • Martina Bertolli

    Forget Moscow, what about the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church under Metropolitan +Onuphry to whom you invaded the canonical territory? Him and his flock are facing a wave of persecution in Ukraine because of Constantinople’s unilateral decisions. M…

  • Prochoros Rinus

    In East Asia, it is not just Korea, but Indonesia as well. May God give us peace ⚘🇲🇨
  • J Yevonne Ganacoplos

    God grant you peace in the Ukraine. 🙏
  • Ia Dekanosidze

    Ukrainian friends, Georgian people are with you.🙏🇺🇦
  • Dimitris Chrisochoou

    It is ideal for church to stay away from politics
  • Iryna Doruk

    Ukrainians of Bursa are grateful for your support 🙏🏻
  • Φίλιππος Φιλιππίδης

    Για τον αμερικανικό ιμπεριαλισμό τίποτα;
  • Christos Younani

    I’m sure hundreds of comments will be deleted on this post. 😂😂😂
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  • Marko Ortho

    You should be ashamed of yourself. Repent!
  • Wanjala Emmanuel

    Why can’t this bishop call upon the Holy spirit to intervene, than calling upon the US government?

    That is a sign you don’t have holy spirit guidance in this issue between Russian and Ukrainian.…

  • Paul A. Koroluk

    “…dividing Orthodoxy world over and scandalizing the People of God from Ukraine to Africa, and even as far away as Korea.”
    ..and Japan, your Eminence!
  • Артем Юдахин

    The Russian Church strictly adheres to the canons and brings peace and order. The Patriarchate of Constantinople itself is mired in schism, financial fraud, deception and blackmail. How can you not be ashamed to lie to the Russian Church!
  • Dimitris Papaoikonomou

    Τον εαυτό σου και τους ελληνόφωνους εκπροσωπείς μπάρμπα. Με τους Ελληνες δεν έχεις καμία σχέση…
  • Protodeacon Leonid Roschko

    Wow, a bishop AND a politician. Hypocrite.
  • Γιωργος Κωστοπουλος

    Μασοναριο του κερατα
  • Elvira Garnett

    Thank you your Eminence…
  • Tanasis Kiryako

    Καλη μας μερα…sevazmiotate..mou…https://www.facebook.com/groups/istabullular/
    İSTANBUL RUMLARI VE GÖC EDENLER ΟΙ ΡΩΜΙΟΙ ΤΗΣ ΠΟΛΗΣ ΚΑΙ ΟΙ ΜΕΤΑΝΑΣΤΕΣ
    İSTANBUL RUMLARI VE GÖC EDENLER ΟΙ ΡΩΜΙΟΙ ΤΗΣ ΠΟΛΗΣ ΚΑΙ ΟΙ ΜΕΤΑΝΑΣΤΕΣ

    İSTANBUL RUMLARI VE GÖC EDENLER ΟΙ ΡΩΜΙΟΙ ΤΗΣ ΠΟΛΗΣ ΚΑΙ ΟΙ ΜΕΤΑΝΑΣΤΕΣ

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  • Peter Chipouras

    Unfortunately the Biden Administration will not be strong to stop the Russian Imperialism, and follow the Orthodoxy that country still observe.

 

15 COMMENTS

  1. I am proud to be Greek. I love Greece and Cyprus. I love America. But I love Christ and Orthodoxy above all.
    The politicization of the patriarchate and archdiocese is sickening. Russia is a bastion of Christianity. What is it with Greeks who are going along with these Turkish citizens?
    The Turkish threat increases and the phanariots are attacking Russia? Both Patriarch and Archbishop should be deposed and the Archdiocese should be dissolved with an American Orthodox Church of all jurisdictions being formed.

  2. A deep state agent & a Turk posing as a Greek Orthodox Archbishop?? 🤮

    Elps is a wannabe politician & a tool of the devil out to dismantle the church

  3. Ο ΡΩΣΙΚΟΣ ΚΟΣΜΟΣ ΔΕΝ ΚΑΤΑΝΟΕΙ ΠΛΕΟΝ ΤΟΝ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΟ ΚΟΣΜΟ ΔΙΟΤΙ ΕΞΑΦΑΝΙΣΘΗ Η ΕΝΟΤΗΤΑ ΤΗΣ ΠΙΣΤΕΩΣ ΚΑΙ Η ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΑΓΙΟΥ ΠΝΕΥΜΑΤΟΣ,ΟΙ ΣΕΡΒΟΙ ΟΙ ΒΟΥΛΓΑΡΟΙ ΟΙ ΠΟΛΟΝΟΙ ΟΙ ΤΣΕΚΟΙ ΚΑΙ ΓΕΝΙΚΑ ΟΛΟΙ ΟΙ ΣΛΑΒΟΙ ΑΚΟΛΟΥΘΟΥΝ ΤΟΥΣ ΡΩΣΟΥΣ,ΑΝ Ο ΑΘΗΝΑΓΟΡΑΣ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΜΕΛΟΣ ΤΗΣ ΣΙΑ ΤΟΤΕ ΚΑΙ Ο ΣΕΡΓΙΟΣ ΤΟΥ ΣΤΑΛΙΝ ΚΑΙ ΟΛΟΙ ΟΙ ΠΑΤΡΙΑΡΧΟΙ ΤΗΣ ΡΩΣΙΑΣ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΜΕΛΟΙ ΤΟΥ ΚΓΒ Η ΤΟΥ ΦΣΒ,ΚΑΙ ΤΟΤΕ Η ΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΙΑ ΓΙΝΕΤΑΙ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΚΟ ΠΕΔΙΟ ΜΑΧΗΣ ΚΑΙ ΤΟ ΟΠΟΙΟ ΔΕΝ ΕΧΕΙ ΚΑΜΙΑ ΣΧΕΣΗ ΜΕ ΤΟΝ ΧΡΙΣΤΙΑΝΙΣΜΟ,ΤΑ ΤΟΥ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΟΣ ΤΩ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΙ ΚΑΙ ΤΑ ΤΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΤΩ ΘΕΩ,ΔΥΣΤΥΧΩΣ ΑΝ ΦΤΑΣΑΜΕ ΩΣ ΕΔΩ Η ΘΕΙΑ ΑΠΕΙΛΗ ΚΑΙ ΤΙΜΩΡΙΑ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΕΓΓΥΣ,ΟΙ ΡΩΣΟΙ ΔΕΝ ΕΞΗΓΟΥΝ ΤΑ 70 ΧΡΟΝΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΄ΠΟΛΣΕΒΙΚΙΣΜΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΜΕΙΣ ΔΕΝ ΕΞΗΓΟΥΜΕ ΟΥΤΕ ΤΟ 1453 ΟΥΤΕ ΤΟ 1922,ΠΟΥ ΠΑΛΙ ΄ΜΠΟΡΟΥΝ ΝΑ ΓΙΝΟΥΝ ΚΑΙ ΔΙΑ ΤΟΥΣ ΡΩΣΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΓΙΑ ΄ΜΑΣ,ΜΗ ΞΕΧΝΑΜΕ ΟΤΙ ΟΙ ΕΒΡΑΙΟΙ ΠΕΡΙΜΕΝΑΝ 2000 ΧΡΟΝΙΑ ΔΙΑ ΝΑ ΞΑΝΑΠΑΡΟΥΝ ΤΗΝ ΙΕΡΟΥΣΑΛΗΜ

    • Οι Σιωνιστές δεν είναι ούτε Εβραίοι, ούτε Ιουδαίοι. Οι μόνοι που συνεχίζουν τον Ιουδαϊσμό είναι οι Χριστιανοί. Συμφωνώ ότι είναι αυτοκαταστροφικό να λέμε ο τάδε είναι με τη CIA και ο δείνα με Ηνωμένων KGB… είναι δεδομένο ότι όλοι οι ηγέτες προσεγγίζονται και δέχονται επιρροές από κάθε τύπου Καίσαρες και τους πράκτορές τους. Η εκκλησία όμως και ειδικά ο κλήρος και οι Επίσκοποι υπηρετούν το Θεό και όχι τον κάθε Καίσαρα. Κοινώς πρέπει να προστατεύουν την Εκκλησία όταν οι Καίσαρες προσπαθούν να γίνουν Θεοί (καλή ώρα σαν και τώρα με την πλανδημία – το λ δεν είναι τυπογραφικό λάθος) αλλά και να προστατεύουν και τους Καίσαρες από την ύβρη και την κατάχρηση εξουσίας.

  4. Elpi sold his soul a long time ago. At least Judas felt so bad and guilty…that he erroneously took his own life instead of seeking forgiveness. Elpi is worse.

  5. Hey Elpi….. look towards the light in the East, salvation is coming. Along with our Greek, et al Orthodox holy elders and faithful, our Russian brethren are proven the exemplars of Orthodoxy….☦️

    You could learn something from Metropolitan Onuphry; truly a man of God, no political aspirations on his watch! Leave the Ukrainians alone, they have enough to worry about without your poor excuse of fake support….

    Unite, don’t divide! 🕊

    • He cannot be right. Why? B.ecause granting autocephaly to the 20% of the Ukrainian orthodox caused great violence… He is absolutely wrong

      • I meant the part where russia’s church is imperialistic, invading and meddling in the other Orthodox Churches (something it accuses Constantinople of) and is used by the kremlin to push its agenda.

        • As I explained in a previous response to another comment, the Patriarch of Constantinople was conceived as “Ecumenical” because of his inextricable ties to the Emperor. The Moscow Patriarchate is trying to replicate this connection now with “Emperor” Putin – no question about that. NEither Moscow or Constantinople have currently the right to accuse the other of playing geopolitical games. They both do. But in playing these games Moscow’s game is clear cut, while Constantinople, for centuries run by calculating, sneaky and “flexible” Phanariots, is in a very shaky position as it is trying an impossible balancing act, trying to serve mostly Turkish and American interests while being mostly ignorant of the Greek interests, and is bound to fail…

  6. First of all Ukraine is part of Russia, Kiev is for Russia the same as Constantinople is for Greece. Can you imagine Erdogan accusing Greece of Imperialism for freeing Constantinople from the Ottoman Turkish occupiers? The occupier accuses the occupied of… Imperialism! Leaving the Historical rights of Russia on… Russia’s territory which includes Ukraine… the Archbishop had no words on… NATO imperialism! For 25 years since 1997 NATO has been encroaching on Russia. If Imperialism is what really bothers Elpidoforos then if he should have some words to say against NATO. Additionally “Ukrainian” nationalists sided with the Nazis… but all of the sudden even the Zionists don’t seem to bother about the Nazi alliance of Ukrainians and collaborating with Neonazi nationalists to form government coalition… That’s quite interesting as well! CI VIS PAQUEM PARA BELLUM. If you want peace… prepare for war.

  7. The leftist’ progressives are at it again, trying to re-write history from real-time to their time…
    Just ask 70% or more Greeks in the homeland…

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