EDITOR’S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis): Forever defiant in his faithless, heretic views and adding one more statement in the avalanche of mistakes that will soon push him out of America, the Archbishop spoke to a journalist, Vivian Benekou (who was traveling next to him in one of his many flights in Greece) and declared: “I baptize the children and I don’t care about the personal lives of the parents. I don’t judge people’s lives”. All this as he is supposedly reprimanded by the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate, who requested an official written response (read: “apology”) to the Church of Greece!! 

This is the new policy of the “Globo-homo” elites, and Elpidoktonos and Bartholomew are part and parcel of them.  They have managed to destroy the Episcopal and many other protestant churches and are trying the same with Orthodoxy now.  This is the real “civilization” that stands in the way of the globalists, Orthodoxy.  And they intend to demolish it with heretics like Bartholomew and Elpidoktonos. “Skasila mas,” they like to say – and they mean it…

Faithless Elpidophoros does not care about the personal lives of the parents BUT also:

  • He deceptively misinformed the local Church in Glyfada, Greece, that allowed him, in good faith, to perform a baptism there!
  • H doesn’t care whether the baptized children will share the faith!! Their gay parents have consciously chosen to live their lives outside the faith – and please do not any dimwits tell me that “we all are sinful.”  There is repentance and redemption for all sins – but there is only one repentance for homosexuality, and they have declared they do not want to repent!!
  • The godparents are not even Orthodox!
  • Where is the synodic decision on this and other issues? Are Elpidophoros and Bartholomew going to decide on their own what is or is not part of the Faith?
  • There is an option followed by the early Christians – and could be potentially applied when there is a dispute similar to the one at hand: Bless the children and baptize them later when they come of age to decide on their own.
  • Instead of focusing on faith, he diverted attention by discussing the Greek language in the diaspora!! Unfortunately for him, the answer to this was given by the heroes of the Greek Revolution who put FAITH FIRST and then freedom of the homeland: “For Christ’s Holy Faith and For the Freedom of the Homeland!” was their main motto… (“Για του Χριστού την πίστη την Αγία και της πατρίδος την Ελευθερία”)… Without faith, there is no Greek language and identity!!

I will stop here.  For Bartholomew and Elpidoktonos, there is always one answer to matters of faith: SKASILA MOU!

Below is the report in English and in Greek…

September 22, 2022, n.stamatakis@aol.com   www.helleniscope.com

DISCLAIMER: The views and statements expressed in this article constitute constitutionally protected opinions of this author.

 

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source: espressonews.gr

Archbishop of America Elpidophoros: The disarming response to the baptism of the child of a gay couple

“I don’t judge people’s lives”

09-22-2022 | 16:02

“Anyone who asks me to baptize their child, I will do it, regardless of who it is. I baptize children, and I don’t care about the personal life of their parents. I don’t judge people’s lives.”

These words of the Archbishop of America Elpidophoros, whom “Espresso” had the opportunity to travel with on one of his many trips to Greece, give his own dimension to the issue that broke out and the negative publicity that the baptism of children had received of a same-sex couple (s.s.: Evangelos Bousis and Peter Dundas), which he performed two months ago in the Holy Church of Panagia Faneromeni, in Vouliagmeni.

He didn’t get a chance to take a clear stand on the matter, but we had the chance to hear his take on it, on a half-hour plane ride, during which we were lucky enough to sit side by side.

The hierarch, after giving his own explanations on the topic that “Espressso” dealt with extensively on its front pages, showed that he is very worried about the Greek language, which, as he told us, is slowly being lost among the diaspora. This he considers to be the number 1 current problem of the American diaspora.

“Unfortunately, schools in the diaspora are closed every year. The problem is that the Greek language is being lost, slowly but surely. That is why I undertook many related actions. I found money from our expatriates and built a first center to save the language. But what is primarily needed is for the children to come to Greece. We need to get expatriates to visit the country with their families. Because it is different when you learn something in theory and different when you experience it.

When you have an image of Greece and have experienced it, you never forget that, and then you will want to learn to speak its language” Elpidophoros told us with the blue eyes, which, as he revealed to us, he got from his mother and his grandfather. Finally, the day before yesterday, the Archbishop of America met at the headquarters of the Archdiocese of America, New York, with the former prime minister and president of the Socialist International, George Papandreou.

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source: espressonews.gr

Αρχιεπίσκοπος Αμερικής Ελπιδοφόρος: Η αφοπλιστική απάντηση για τη βάπτιση του παιδιού γκέι ζευγαριού

«Δεν κρίνω τις ζωές των ανθρώπων εγώ»
22-09-2022 | 16:02

«Όποιος μου ζητήσει να βαφτίσω το παιδί του θα το κάνω, ανεξάρτητα από το ποιος είναι. Εγώ βαφτίζω παιδιά και δεν με νοιάζει η προσωπική ζωή των γονιών τους. Δεν κρίνω τις ζωές των ανθρώπων εγώ».

Αυτά τα λόγια του Αρχιεπισκόπου Αμερικής Ελπιδοφόρου, που η «Espresso» είχε την ευκαιρία να ταξιδέψει μαζί του σε ένα από τα πολλά ταξίδια του στην Ελλάδα, δίνουν τη δική του διάσταση στο θέμα που ξέσπασε και στην αρνητική δημοσιότητα που είχε πάρει η βάφτιση των παιδιών ενός ομόφυλου ζευγαριού (σ.σ.: Ευάγγελος Μπούσης και Peter Dundas), την οποία τέλεσε εκείνος πριν από δύο μήνες στον Ιερό Ναό της Παναγίας Φανερωμένης, στη Βουλιαγμένη.

Ο ίδιος δεν είχε την ευκαιρία να τοποθετηθεί ξεκάθαρα στο θέμα, αλλά εμείς είχαμε την ευκαιρία ως στήλη να ακούσουμε τη δική του άποψη για αυτό, σε ένα μισάωρο αεροπορικό ταξίδι, κατά τη διάρκεια του οποίου είχαμε την τύχη να καθόμαστε πλάι πλάι.

Ο ιεράρχης, αφού έδωσε τις δικές του εξηγήσεις για το θέμα που με πρωτοσέλιδά της η «Espressso» ασχολήθηκε εκτενώς, έδειξε να ανησυχεί πολύ για την ελληνική γλώσσα, που, όπως μας είπε, χάνεται σιγά σιγά από την ομογένεια. Αυτό θεωρεί εκείνος ως το υπʼ αριθμόν 1 τωρινό πρόβλημα των ομογενών της Αμερικής.

«Δυστυχώς, κάθε χρόνο κλείνουν σχολεία στην ομογένεια. Το πρόβλημα είναι ότι χάνεται η ελληνική γλώσσα, σιγά σιγά, αλλά σταθερά. Γιʼ αυτό και ανέλαβα πολλές σχετικές δράσεις. Βρήκα χρήματα από τους ομογενείς μας κι έφτιαξα ένα πρώτο κέντρο για τη διάσωση της γλώσσας. Όμως, αυτό που χρειάζεται πρωτίστως είναι να έρχονται στην Ελλάδα τα παιδιά. Πρέπει να κάνουμε τους ομογενείς να επισκέπτονται τη χώρα με τις οικογένειές τους. Γιατί αλλιώς είναι όταν μαθαίνεις κάτι θεωρητικά κι αλλιώς όταν το ζεις.

Όταν έχεις εικόνα για την Ελλάδα και την έχεις ζήσει, δεν το ξεχνάς ποτέ αυτό, και τότε θα θέλεις να μάθεις να μιλάς τη γλώσσα της» μας είπε ο Ελπιδοφόρος με τα καταγάλανα μάτια, που, όπως μας αποκάλυψε, τα έχει πάρει από τη μητέρα και τον παππού του. Προχθές, τέλος, ο Αρχιεπίσκοπος Αμερικής συναντήθηκε στην έδρα της Αρχιεπισκοπής Αμερικής, τη Νέα Υόρκη, με τον πρώην πρωθυπουργό και πρόεδρο της Σοσιαλιστικής Διεθνούς Γιώργο Παπανδρέου.

21 COMMENTS

  1. Εάν τον ενδιέφερε μόνο η βάπτιση των παιδιών
    και όχι η ζωή του οικογενειακού περιβάλλοντος
    ( των γκέι γονέων των) , τότε γιατί εξαπάτησε
    τον Μητροπολίτη Γλυφάδας ; , αυτό από μόνο
    του λέγει την αλήθεια ότι γνώριζε αυτό που
    πήγαινε να κάνει ούτε σωστό ήταν ούτε Χριστοανικό , αλλά απαίσιο.

    Όμως δυστυχώς όλοι μας χάνουμε τον καιρό μας
    διότι τα έφαγαν ( όπως είπε και ο Πάγκαλος)
    μαζί με τον Πατριάρχή .
    Το ταγκό δεν χορεύεται με έναν , χρειάζονται δυό……η μόνη διαφορά είναι πως χορεύεται με ζεύγος που αποτελείται από άνδρα και γυναίκα,
    ενώ στην προκειμένη περίπτωση χορεύτηκε από
    δύο ρασοφόρους ΑMIGOUS…….

  2. In no particular order:
    He cares about
    His wallet (portofoli/tsepi)
    His outfits
    His “ friends”
    His “close friends”
    His “masters”

    What he doesn’t care about, again no particular order :
    Holy Trinity
    Orthodoxy
    Faith
    You
    Me
    Teaching and guiding us in the Faith
    His reputation/legacy

  3. To simplify paraphrasing what Elpidoktonos proudly touts as he publicly announces with his hu-ge blow horn:

    -I Will Baptize Anyone’s Babies For MONEY!
    -I Will Turn A Cheek To The Absence Of Orthodox Godparents and Orthodox Cannons!

    These are the brilliant ideas of an out of touch Turkish infiltrator to America who has no standing except in his own mind.

  4. The language is already lost. Choirs across the country use English phonetics to sing during the liturgy-they can’t read Greek. Besides, the preservation of a language is not the goal of a church. As I have mentioned previously, St Paul states that it is better to speak 5 words in a known language rather than 10000 words in an unknown language. I am reminded of words of John the apostle in the book of Revelation,”you have lost your first love.” Our first love should be Jesus not a language or travel to Greece.

    • Jk you better learn Greek. Koine Greek is not a dead language.
      St Paul in 1 Corinthians 14:19
      didn’t mean your interpretation, he said:
      (18) εὐχαριστῶ τῷ Θεῷ μου, πάντων ὑμῶν μᾶλλον γλώσσαις λαλῶν· (19) ἀλλ’ ἐν ἐκκλησίᾳ θέλω πέντε λόγους διὰ τοῦ νοός μου λαλῆσαι, ἵνα καὶ ἄλλους κατηχήσω, ἢ μυρίους λόγους ἐν γλώσσῃ.

      According to the “Short interpretation” of the professor Trembela, publisher Sotir” “I thank my God, because he has granted me the gift of tongues and I speak more languages than all of you. However, in the assembly of the faithful I prefer to speak five words, which my mind understands, in order to teach others, than to say with the gift of the tongue a thousand words, which no one understands”

      • Alex, I did not say Koine Greek is a dead language but rather that very few in the GOA know and understand Greek. I acknowledge the value of the Greek language. You affirmed my quote from St. Paul.

  5. Because all Elpi and Bart care about is money and power, then we have to stop all contributions to the church, stewardship, fees, donations…everything. But The problem is that they’ve already EMBEZZLED tens of millions of dollars.

  6. Elpidoforos must step down… everyone is complaining about his antics so it’s matter of time. Maybe they’re looking for his replacement and I pray it’s Metr. Nicholas?

    • Met. Nicholas is not part of the “Globohomo” gang. They would never voluntarily bring him. They may bring someone from Greece but this someone will be another Globohomo puppet… the major problem we have is not the person of the Archbishop but the fact that he is controlled from Istanbul and is subjected to Turkish rule in many ways.

  7. The real problem here is that a Teaching Moment of Leadership was missed. I am still confused: Is baptism withheld from all children who happen (against their will) to be related to homosexuals?
    He had an opportunity to lead his flock to some sort of correct solution, but was corrupted by a Fat Little Envelope, it seems. Elpi (and most all of them) are not fit to lead.

  8. Hey Stavros don’t be naive, it’s not just the money, the satanic Elps gang are on a mission to humiliate & demoralize Church because you see, their abominations has led to mental derangement

  9. Stop pledging money to the parishes until he resigns. We in the US and Canada are the biggest donators to this horrible elitist regime. Stop paying your pledges.

  10. I feel sorry for poor monastics that are forced to give hospitality when Elps arrives…
    seriously, nuns + monks everywhere are weeping.

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