EDITOR’S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis): As many of you know, the petition started by Maria Prassakos was removed by change.org a few hours ago, likely due to their “wokeness” similar to the “wokeness” of AB Elpidophoros that has made all of us so indignant the last few years.  Helleniscope has taken the initiative to write and post a new petition, this time on CONSERVATIVECHANGE.ORG.  This new petition is enhanced and demands both the removal or resignation of Elpidophoros and, at the same time, the establishment of a self-governing, independent Greek Orthodox Church of America. 

It is now the duty of all of us to make this new petition as widely accepted and signed as possible.  Some of you suggested bringing it into your parishes – please go ahead!  Many of you belong to community organizations and are leaders of these organizations. This is the time to show leadership!! 

Please read it below and follow this link to sign the petition for ELPIDOPHOROS REMOVAL AND SELF GOVERNANCE of our church, started by HELLENISCOPE on conservativechange.org

You can sign and stay anonymous if you wish!!

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Remove AB Elpidophoros, Make Our Church (GOARCH) Independent!!

We, the undersigned Greek Orthodox Americans, declare an unconditional commitment to our faith in Orthodox Christianity, and we demand the resignation or removal of AB Elpidophoros, and at the same time, we demand the self-governance of our Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in our beloved American homeland.

We demand the immediate resignation or removal of AB Elpidophoros because: a) He has violated so many tenets of our Orthodox Christian faith he cannot be considered a part of this Faith anymore. From the multiple spoons for holy communion during the pandemic (as if our holy communion was equivalent to water or any liquid) to his endorsement of abortions and, recently, to his celebration of homosexual marriage, AB Elpidophoros CAN NOT BE PART OF THIS CHURCH ANYMORE!

  • His abandonment of our faith and his adoption of a left-leaning corrupt ideology, and especially his support for BLM, who destroyed unpunished the center of many large cities in the summer of 2020, show that he is detached from the beliefs of the faithful of this Church: Christianity and Orthodoxy have nothing to do with any haters and BLM is a racist and hate-spewing organization

  • As if these trespasses were not enough, last September (2021), AB Elpidophoros chose to participate in the inauguration of the Turkish House in NYC, taking a treasonous position for all Americans of Greek descent. A position that puts the “aggressor” (Turkey) and the victims (Greece and Cyprus) on the same level, supposedly aiming at “peaceful coexistence.”  How can the victims of rape coexist peacefully with their rapists?
  • The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (GOARCH) is already under a two-fold CONTINUING federal criminal investigation on her finances and on the finances for building Saint Nicholas (thanks to shady actors like Fr. Alex Karloutsos and others).  But under the leadership of AB Elpidophoros, GOARCH has descended into new levels of unaccountability.  In the recent Clergy-Laity Congress, no detailed financial figures were presented, and no vote was taken on any budget.  Protestant and other Churches around America devote one Sunday at the beginning of every year to present their budget – including specifically their payroll – so all the faithful know who gets paid what.  Not because they are obligated – they are not! But because this is the right thing to do!! GOARCH lives in a cloud of secrecy that has thickened under Elpidophoros.
  • All these and other problems stem from the unworthy leadership of the Constantinople Patriarchate.  The elderly hierarchs of the Patriarchate are in no position to make decisions on a Church 6,000 miles away and of a culture they do not understand. The Patriarchate is so clueless that they see our monasteries as a threat to them – and not as an escape for the faithful who are thirsty for faith and spirituality!!

We declare our right to self-governance to be the same as all other self-governing Orthodox churches worldwide, including Greece and Cyprus, which are self-governing and canonical. We will remain apostolic and canonical but within the framework of self-governance. We will not surrender governing independence, which is rightfully ours as a nation, according to Church tradition.

Further, we pledge our commitment, time, resources, and reputations to achieve unconditional self-governance and self-determination, free of secular and foreign interference and the foreign church corruption that has prevailed for decades. We will not yield to fraud, waste, abuse, corrupt leadership, and above all, the sinfulness of those who have plundered the Church for personal and political gain.

The choice we have to make is simple: Stay under a Patriarchate subjected to tyrannical Turkish rule or demand a self-governing Independent Church in America NOW!! Such a Church will soon have a chance to lead the way to Panorthodox Unity in America!!

Please read it below and follow this link to sign the petition for ELPIDOPHOROS REMOVAL AND SELF GOVERNANCE of our church, started by HELLENISCOPE on conservativechange.org

 

 

 

16 COMMENTS

  1. Send this petition around to your parishes. You will get a strong reaction. Doing nothing means silence. Silence is consent. Silence is apathy. Silence is indifference. Silence is laziness. Silence is deceitful.

  2. We The People Demand
    Resignation Of AB Elpi!

    that’s one of the Protest signs we made —
    looking forward to Demonstration outside
    Archdiocese!

  3. Νομίζω είναι λάθος ότι προσθέσατε στο petition την ανεξαρτητοποίηση της GOARCH από το Πατριαρχείο Κωνσταντινουπόλεως, γιατί αυτό το θέμα σηκώνει μεγάλη συζήτηση και έτσι αποδυναμώσατε το αρχικό πάνδημο αίτημα της απομάκρυνσης ενός ακατάλληλου Αρχιεπισκόπου…

    • Υπάρχει ευρεία ομοφωνία στην ομογένεια για αυτοκεφαλία κατα το πρότυπο της Κρήτης, Αρκετα με τους διεφθαρμένους αντιπροσώπους ενός απληστου και διεφθαρμένου Πατριαρχείου.

  4. As beloved Saint Paisios clairvoyantly said:

    “The Greek Orthodox Church has a
    shortage of
    sober Hierarchs and Shepherds with a
    Patristic foundation “.

    I’m embarrassed by AB Elps –
    he abused his glorified position + now
    we are done with him

    • Well… the priests, Hierarchs and monks come from our ranks… they are raised by parents, they go to schools, they grow up in communities and parishes… their spiritual, faith, knowledge poverty is reflecting the poverty and shortage of all of us!

      • This doesn’t mean we have to accept their immorality and their corruption.. instead they should know we will expose them any chance we have. They have ample opportunity to repent – up to a point… up to the point they become a cancerous body that needs to be expelled from the church.

  5. You are mistaken, to be adding an extra clause of dismembering the Greek Orthodox Church of America from the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in any petition.

    The agenda right now is to remove that gutter trash elpidoktonos First and Foremost, that should be the immediate and main goal.

    • I understand the “tactical” significance of such a concentration on Elpidoktonos alone. But Elpidoktonos is not “gutter trash” on his own. He came here with a clear globalist agenda supported not only by Pat. Bartholomew but the whole Phanariot system. The number #2 in the Patriarchate is Emmanuel (formerly of France AKA Emmanuella) is an even worse globalist. Do we really believe that the Phanariot system will send anyone to replace Elpidoktonos who will be “better”?
      Anyway, last night’s events gave a clear answer: We are in an all-out cultural and political war at all levels, schools and churches and local governments and parliaments… Have no illusions…

    • Elpidoforos needs to correct his mistakes… I agree he has wasted 3 very important years… however a lot will come from us at our Parishes. Parishes have high Degree of independence and we can help raise our voice and the Archbishop will listen… if Elpidoforos doesn’t hear anything from us then he will be puppeteered by other forces external to the Church.

  6. Ένας δαίμονας είναι. Ένας βρωμιάρης από την Τουρκία που μας κάνη τον Αγιο. Είναι σατανάς – Να τον διώξουν δεν ξερω πως τον δεχτήκανε από την αρχή. Ο κακός ο ψευτικος προφυτις φαινετε από μακριά. Γιατί ο Έλληνας έχει βουλώσει το στόμα του και δεν ΜΙΛΑ; ΓΙΑΤI ΦΟΒΟΣΑΣΤΕ ΝΑ ΜΙΛHΣΕΤΕ; ΟΞΩ Ο ΒΡΟΜΙΑΡΗΣ. ΕΙΜΑΣΤΕ ΕΛΛΗΝΕΣ ΕΙΜΑΣΤΕ ΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΟΙ. ΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΙΑ Η ΘΑΝΑΤΟΣ!!!!

  7. Από πολλού ή αρχιεπισκοπή ήταν φιλομασονική απλώς σήμερα έχει τό αξίωμα βλάσφημος αρχιεπίσκοπος !
    Δέν κόβουμε τό δένδρο επειδή μερικά κλαδιά σάπισαν άλλα κόβουμε τά σάπια μήν μολύνουν τόν καρπό!
    Έτσι δέν φεύγουμε από τό πατριαρχείο τής Κωνσταντινουπώλεος άλλα διώχνουμε τόν βλάσφημο Ελπιδοφόρο από τήν Αμερική!
    Οί Ιερείς μαζί μέ τό λαό πρέπει νά ξεσηκωθούν! Αχ αυτοί οί καλοπερασάκιδες ιερείς πού δέν σέβονται τό ιερό ράσο πού φορούν!

    • Λυπάμαι που θα το πω ωμά αλλά ΚΑΝEΤΕ ΜΕΓΑ ΣΦΑΛΜΑ – Το δέντρο του Πατριαρχείου έχει σαπίσει προ πολλού, ειδικά από τότε που ανέλαβε ο αμαρτωλός Βαρθολομαίος. Μην έχετε ελπίδες: Τόσοο ίδιος ο Πατριάρχης, όσο και η “τριανδρία” (χα.χα.. χα.. – τρόπος του λέγειν) που τον περιβάλλει (Εμμανουήλ πρώην Γαλλίας, Μακάριος Αυστραλίας και Ελπιδοκτόνος) είναι αμαρτωλοί έως τα βάθη του σώματος και της ψυχής τους ΚΑΙ ΑΙΡΕΤΙΚΟΙ. Ειναι όργανα των παγκοσμιοποιητών σε διατεταγμένη υπηρεσία – να διαλύσουν την Ορθοδοξία.

      Εχετε κάθε δικαίωμα να εξακολουθείτε να βαυκαλίζεσθε με ψευδή ιδεολογήματα. Αλλά έχουμε και εμείς το δικαίωμα να φωνάζουμε την αλήθεια “μετά λόγου γνώσεως”. Ημουν εγώ ο ίδιος προσωπικά που ξεφτίλισα τον Εμμανουήλ (δηλ την Εμμανουέλα) για τα σεξουαλικά σκάνδαλα του Παρισιού ΕΝΤΟΣ ΤΟΥ ΚΤΙΡΙΟΥ ΤΗΣ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΗΣ, και για τα λοιπά του αμαρτήματα και τη διαφθορά του. ΚΑΙ ΔΕΝ ΤΟΛΜΟΥΝ ΝΑ ΑΝΤΙΠΑΡΑΘΕΣΟΥΝ ΤΙΠΟΤΑ ΓΙΑΤΙ ΤΑ ΠΑΝΤΑ ΕΧΟΥΝ ΚΑΤΑΓΡΑΦΕΙ ΑΠΟ ΤΗΝ ΑΣΤΥΝΟΜΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΓΑΛΛΙΑΣ.

  8. It brings sorrow to my heart to see this occurring within the Orthodox church.
    There does not appear much interest in preservation of the Apostolic tradition.
    It should be, “Love the sinner, hate the sin.” End of discussion.

    I pray the church will withstand this encroaching and metastasizing apostasy and idolatry.

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