Papa Lefteris to AB Makarios: “You may be an Archbishop, but you are not Jesus Christ…”

By Nick Stamatakis

Just two days after the resignation of Papa Lefteris of Panagia Kamariani of Melbourne Australia, he has emerged as a new Saint Nektarios, the real victor against the machinations of the faithless AB Makarios… Please look at this letter of resignation (below in Greek and English), which he read last Sunday in Church in the presence of hundreds – if not thousands of people… It’s a letter straight from the heart that reduces the arrogant Makarios to the level of a crawling serpent that he truly is!!

Then link here to see Papa Lefteris and listen to him praying to Christ… And then take a few minutes to read the thousands – yes thousands – of comments by the faithful below his video praying to Christ… (

“You may be an Archbishop, but you are not Jesus Christ…” says Papa-Lefteris, addressing the faithful…

In the comment section below the facebook video (link above) there is an avalanche of criticism against the faithless Archbishop that now threatens to chase him out of Australia…  Is Makarios so arrogant, so lost in vanity, as to believe that he would win against the love of the faithful of Australia who have been following and supporting the oldest and most senior – and certainly the most beloved – priest of the Archdiocese for 55 whole years?  Yes, my friends, he is that arrogant…

He is so arrogant that he wants to defrock Papa Lefteris… He thinks that he is bigger than God… He does not understand that if he defrocks Papa Lefteris, this will be his last act and his last day in Australia… 

  • First, even before he arrived, he arranged the purchase of a 6.5 million residence overlooking Sydney harbor, in a scandal that shook the Greek community to its foundations. When the faithful erupted in criticism, he promised to find a more reasonable place to live. Three years later, he is still looking for that place..
  • Then he got involved in the nursing home scandal.
  • Then he brought in from Greece his live-in “boyfriend”…
  • Then, when the pandemic started, he did everything possible to close the Churches and comply with all the requirements of the globalists, including multiple spoons and all else…
  • Throughout his almost four years of tenure, he is applying terror toward all the priests.

Specifically for Papa Lefteris:

  • Makarios is focusing to grab the huge church property that Papa Lefteris built over 55 years, with untold amounts of labor and with the love of the people.
  • Makarios is all for the money and nothing else – like all the hierarchs of the sinful Patriarch Bartholomew. Papa Lefteris refused to charge $2,000 for each wedding and $1,000 for each baptism and funeral as Makarios demanded, while Papa Lefteris insisted on allowing the people to pay according to their ability…

Makarios, like all arrogant and vain people, does not like hearing any criticism from anyone…

October 4, 2022,

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




Most Reverend Archbishop of Australia Makarios,

Your Eminence,

I carefully read your letter of September 17 in which I understood your love for me. Especially my family and our faithful people. You use the rules of our Church fathers as you see fit.

Don’t forget that I was born in the Church and, coming as a young man to Australia, I served and have been serving for 55 whole years, and I am the first priest who started and took charge of the Cathedral of St. Efstathios in Melbourne. Without icons and without a shrine – but with the faith I have towards GOD and the too much love for the people and the devotion to the Holy Patriarchate and each Archbishop, we created together with the blessed people the most beautiful Archdiocese of Australia, which you enjoy today without effort richly together with those who work with you.

I don’t want to take up any more time than to tell you that the rules by which you judge and punish me are cut up to your own measures, and for that reason, I do not agree with your decisions. Because I am a priest who has my own self and all the Archbishops I served knew who I was, am and will always be, and I have never been punished for a single day in my entire career, as you falsely announced in the media. You received two priests here in our parish who were both been defrocked, whose names you know. For all of the above, with great prayers to Jesus Christ and Our Lady the Virgin Mary, please accept my resignation from October 3, 2022. Please send me a replacement priest because we also have sacraments booked, and due to my health, I will not be able to perform. I leave you to the judgment of God and the faithful.

Your Honor, I feel sorry for you too.

I greet you,

Father Eleftherios Tatsis.


Σεβασμιώτατον Αρχιεπίσκοπο Αυστραλίας κκ Μακάριον,

Σεβασμιώτατε δια της παρούσης επιστολής της 17 Σεπτεμβρίου ανέγνωσα με προσοχή την δίκη σας επιστολή μέσα στην οποία εκατάλαβα την αγάπη σας απέναντι μου. Ειδικά της οικογένειας μου και του πιστού λαού μας. Χρησιμοποιείτε τους κανόνες των πατέρων μας όπως σας συμφέρει.

Μην ξεχνάτε ότι γεννήθηκα μέσα στην εκκλησία και ερχόμενoς ως μικρό παιδί στην Αυστραλία υπηρέτησα και υπηρετώ για 55 ολόκληρα χρόνια και είμαι ο πρώτος ιερέας που άρχισα και ανέλαβα των καθεδρικόν ναό του Αγίου Ευστάθιου. Χωρίς εικόνες και χωρίς ιερό και με την πίστη που έχω προς τoν ΘΕΟ και την παρα πολλή αγάπη προς των λαό και την αφοσίωση προς το σεπτόν Πατριαρχείο και των εκάστοτε Αρχιεπίσκοπο δημιουργήσαμε μαζί με τον ευλογημένο λαό την ωραιότατη Αρχιεπισκοπή Αυστραλίας την οποία εσείς σήμερα χωρίς κόπο απολαμβάνετε πλουσίως μαζί με αυτούς που συνεργάζονται μαζί σας.

Δεν θέλω να σας πάρω άλλο χρόνο παρά μόνο να σας πω ότι οι κανόνες που με δικάζετε και τιμωρείτε είναι στα δικά σας μέτρα και για αυτό τον λόγο δεν συμφωνώ με τις αποφάσεις σας. Επειδή εγώ είμαι ιερεύς που έχω των δικό μου εαυτό και όλοι οι Αρχιεπίσκοποι που υπηρέτησα ξέρανε το ποιος ήμουν, είμαι και θα είμαι, και ουδέποτε ετιμωρήθηκα ούτε μια ημέρα στην ολόκληρη μου καριέρα που ψευδώς εσείς ανακοινώσατε στα μέσα ενημερώσεως. Δεχθήκατε δυο ιερείς εδώ στην παροικία μας που ήταν και οι δυο καθαιρεμένοι που τα ονόματα τα ξέρετε. Για όλα τα παραπάνω με τα μεγάλης προσευχής στον Ιησού Χριστό και την Παναγία μας, σας παρακαλώ δεχθείτε την παραίτηση μου από τις 3 Οκτωβρίου 2022. Σας παρακαλώ να μου στείλετε ιερέα αντικαταστάτη διότι έχουμε και μυστήρια κλεισμένα και λόγω της υγείας μου δεν θα μπορέσω να τα αναλάβω. Και σας αφήνω στην κρίση του Θεού και του πιστού λαού.

Σεβασμιότατε θλίβομαι και για εσάς.

Σας χαιρετώ

Πατήρ Ελευθέριος Τάτσης


  1. This situation is a disgrace. But nothing changes. Everyone is accepting the corruption. Who will take a stand against the constant corrupt actions of the GOA hierarchs?

  2. Very sad seeing a much beloved priest like Father Eleftherios bullied by a perverted greedy Archbishop Makarios?
    It’s Makarios who should be defrocked!

    Shame on Bartholomew picking a
    limp wristed lemon🍋 in Makarios –
    well, two of a kind

  3. Nice to see Australia video and can see why Greeks love it there;
    unfortunate the disharmony between
    Hierarchs and Priests but we must remember there’s nothing new under the sun – it’s always been this way?
    And why is this Archbishop Makarios getting away with long list of violations??

  4. Disgusting – another Bart pick of course!
    Laity in Australia must stop giving money
    for fairy Makarios & his lavish lifestyle – what hubris to install his bf just like Emanuel & Elpi

  5. The words of Iosif Vryennios are still valid 600 years later…

    Οὐκ ἀρνησόμεθά σε, φίλη Ὀρθοδοξία·
    οὐ ψευσόμεθά σου πατροπαράδοτον σέβας·
    ἐν σοὶ ἐγεννήθημεν, καὶ σοὶ ζῶμεν, καὶ ἐν σοὶ κοιμηθησόμεθα·
    εἰ δὲ καλέσει καιρός, καὶ μυριάκις ὑπὲρ σοῦ τεθνηξόμεθα.

  6. As a young family trying to navigate this world full of corruption and evil it’s sickening to think that one person who has there own agenda would come to destroy a place where we could bring our children to learn of god and see & feel the passion that Papa Lefteri demonstrated in each and every service . It’s nice to see that Papa Lefteri has stayed true to god and our faith regardless of the worldly influences and pressures . Seeing this as a parent has given me strength and hope that I too can still help my children follow gods path even though there is so many wrongs that are occurring in our world as we speak .

    Makarios- the way you have conducted yourself is disgusting and a disgrace to the Greek community .this is why people are loosing faith and turning away from the church Your hunger for power and love for money is not what our churches stand for.

    It’s time to stop cashing in on the Australian economy and go back to where you came from to reflect on the real meaning of life .

  7. Shame on you Satan Makarios and your Legion of Pseudo-Christian comrades. You have contaminated our Holly Orthodox Church and I am sure that you are going to pay for it, hopefully sooner than later.
    Father Lefterios we are proud of you and our love for you is immense. Your selfless Service to our Church and Orthodox Community will never be forgotten. I am sure God will continue to assist you in all your endeavours.

  8. Ο πατήρ Ελευθέριος είναι παραδοσιακός ιερέας, όπου κράτησε και κρατάει ορθόδοξη γραμμή. Δεν έχει πέσει σε κανένα παράπτωμα και αντικανονικά τον ανάγκασαν κάποιοι ασεβής Αρχιερείς να υποβάλλει παραίτηση.

    Ο Αρχιεπίσκοπος Αυστραλίας είναι
    οικουμενιστής και προδότης τις πίστεως, και με την εκκλησιαστική τρομοκρατία του, προκαλεί μεγάλο σχίσμα μεσα στην εκκλησία.

    Καλώ τον Αρχιεπίσκοπο Αυστραλίας να ζητήσει συγνώμη στον πατήρ Ελευθέριο και στην εκκλησία, το πιστό λαό.

    Καλώ την Εκκλησία της Ελλάδας να επέμβει και να στείλει επισκόπους και ιερείς διότι δεν πάει άλλο η κατάσταση.

  9. It breaks my heart to see this happen to my beloved father Lefterios a man that I witnessed build that church with hi own hands dressed in overalls…..the full weight of our father will come down on you and your cronies you will not rejoice in this nor any other country of this I’m sure….May God bless you Father Lefterios and condemn this unholy act 🙏

  10. I heard that Makarios recently travelled to Greece to see Pat. Bartholomew to convince him to defrock this priest and probably used Church funds for his trip. Apparently stayed in luxury hotels and lived it up. All this litigation he is taking against people who are speaking out and criticising him- how is he funding that? Is it more misappropriation of Church donations and proceeds? So is he using litigation to silence dissent from priests and laymen because it’s not costing him personally? Vexatious litigation is legal action which is brought solely to harass or subdue an adversary. If it is true that he has a lover then it is quite clear he has grossly violated Church Canons and is not fit to hold his position. Certainly would explain why he bestowed highest Greek Honour to politician campaigning for same sex marriage! If he has taken a vow of poverty then how can he justify wearing $30K vestments, living in $6.5M appartment, unnecessary overseas travel expenses?

  11. I feel like Makarios is the Dan Andrews of our faith! How hypocritical can our representative of faith be in such times? So proud of all our true believers and the support for Papa Lefteri who is our best example of what we should all strive for and represent, love & faith. God be with us all! Ready to fight for our faithful freedom fighter today and always !!


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