EDITOR’S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis):  You have to admire the courage and faith of Papa Lefteris as he takes the fight against the misguided and heretic Archbishop Makarios and Pat. Bartholomew… When the hierarchy abandons the Faith it is up to each one of us to keep it – anyway we can.  No further comments just read his letter to AB Makarios in English and in Greek.
His Eminence Makarios, and those with him,
Your Eminence,
After 55 years of priesthood and offering my life to the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church of Christ, I am no longer able to tolerate the betrayal that has been committed by you and those who follow you. I declare before God and people that I agree with the Apostolic and Paternal tradition of the Holiness of our Church. I, therefore, officially break the ecclesiastical communion with you, as well as with those who follow you in the heretical descent of ecumenism and the pantheism of the antichrist.
According to the Holy Fathers, I should have done this a long time ago. The reason I am taking this action NOW, is because I expected you to react and take a position regarding the pseudo-synod of Kolymbarion, the acceptance of the schismatic and heretical Ukrainians, as well as dealing with the so-called pandemic and vaccines. You disappointed us, you saddened us, and we feel betrayed by your attitude and actions.
More specifically, the reasons I am severing communion with you in conjunction with those above are the following:
1. You accepted and co-signed the blasphemous, heretical and antichrist pseudo-synod of the Kolymbarion of Crete in 2016. With this confession, I will also send you a theological study that proves the truth of the word.
2. You cooperated and accepted the heretical and defrocked Ukrainians.
With these actions alone, you violated 14 HOLY CANONS, the 10th, 11th, 45th, 65th, 72nd of the Apostles, 1st canon of the fourth Ecumenical Council, 2nd canon of the sixth Ecumenical Council, 6th, 9th, 32nd, and 37th of the Laodicean Synod, the 9th canon of Timothy of Alexandria, the 2nd canon of the Synod of Antioch, the 72nd of the fifteenth Ecumenical Council.
According to these canons, you are under ex-communication. If you do not repent publicly and apologize to the people and the clergy who follow you, you must be excommunicated and removed from the Church! You should have broken communion with Patriarch Bartholomew long ago, who is tearing the Church apart by scandalising the Orthodox flock with his blasphemous position against the Holy Spirit: That “all religions are ways of salvation”, that the Koran is “equal with the Holy Bible and sacred like it” that Muslims can go to heaven without believing in Christ, that many of God’s commandments are temporary, that the Synagogue of the Jews is “blessed”, which denounced the crucifixion of Christ, that the first canons are: “Walls of infamy, that the Monophysites condemned by the Fourth Ecumenical Council are “Orthodox”, that the ordinations of the Anglicans are valid, that the Easter Catholic is acceptable, that the Orthodox Church is one among the 348 ” churches” – members of the W.C.C – which are directed by the Holy Spirit, and finally, the horrible blasphemy that: “Our forefathers who bequeathed to us the split (the Schism) were unfortunate victims of the first evil serpent and are already in the hand of the righteous God!!
The Orthodox Faith, as handed down to us by the Holy Fathers is the only way to salvation. The observance of Christ’s love presupposes the observance of His unchanging truth.
The Orthodox Eastern Church, and no other, is the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church of Christ. All those outside of it are heretics.
The fight against the “Laelaps” of Ecumenism, the terrible Pan-Sect that has no precedent in the two thousand years of ecclesiastical history, is always within the Orthodox Church and according to the Holy Canons. Many Orthodox Christians proceed with the act of canonical abdication, not only not causing a schism, but, on the contrary, preserving the Orthodox Faith unadulterated as the 15th canon of the proto-second Synod on the Great Fire says, “and we free the Church of Christ from the society of heresies and schisms of the pseudo- bishops”, as you and your “like-minded” are.
On the contrary, you have all placed yourselves outside the Orthodox Church, of which remains now only those canonically ordained.
As a priest of Christ and a member of the Orthodox Church, I exercise the sacred OBLIGATION I HAVE to defend Orthodoxy and to fulfill my most sacred duty, to confess Christ and His Truth.
Because I am a sinner, I hereby confess to Him, having the firm conviction that, if nothing else, at least I stand with those who condemn the heretics, the holy confessors, the Synods and the Saints Canons of our Orthodox Faith.
Of the above, I expressly, unequivocally and in full acknowledgment declare, in defense of my Orthodox self-awareness and in the confession of my Orthodox Faith, the following:
1. I refuse and reject:
a. All the decisions of the “predatory” pseudo-synod of Kolymbari of Crete in 2016, as heretical and devoid of the Holy Spirit.
b. The declaration of the pseudo-autocephaly of the schismatic and unordained Ukrainian “Church” as canonically arbitrary submission to the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate.
c. All the above actions of you and your like-minded people, from March 2020 until today, under the pretext of the Covid-19 pandemic, as anti-Orthodox, anti-church and anti-Christ.
2. I stay away from any kind of para synagogue or schismatic movement and group, either of G.O.C. and their “Bishops”, either “Bishop” Epiphanios and the schismatic & unordained clerics of the higher pseudo-Ukrainian “Church” who are “protected” by Mr. Bartholomew, as well as anyone else who communicates with them.
And finally, I also exclaim with Saint Bryennius and all our Saints that:
“We do not deny our friend Orthodoxy,
I don’t pretend to respect my father’s tradition.
In You we were born, in You we live, in You we sleep. But even if the times call for, we will die for You.”
† Rev Fr. Eleftherios Tatsis
Πρός τόν Αρχιεπίσκοπο Αυστραλίας κ.κ. Μακάριο, και τους σύν αυτώ.
Μετά από 55 χρόνια ιερωσύνης καί προσφοράς στήν Μίαν Αγίαν Καθολική καί Αποστολική Εκκλησία του Χριστού, καί μή ανεχόμενος πλέον να βλέπω τήν προδοσία πού ήδη έχει συντελεσθεί από εσάς καί όσους σας ακολουθούν, δηλώνω ενώπιον Θεού καί ανθρώπων πώς συμφώνως με την αποστολική και πατερική παράδοση τής αγιωτάτης Εκκλησίας μας, διακόπτω επίσημα τήν εκκλησιαστική κοινωνία με εσάς καθώς καί μέ όσους σας ακολουθούν στόν αιρετικό κατήφορο του οικουμενισμού καί τήν πανθρησκείας τού αντιχρίστου.
Κατά τούς αγίους Πατέρες θά έπρεπε εδώ καί καιρό νά τό είχα πράξει αλλά ο λόγος που προβαίνω ΤΩΡΑ σε αυτήν τήν ενέργεια, είναι διότι περίμενα από εσάς νά αντιδράσετε καί νά πάρετε θέση όσο αφορά τήν ψευδοσύνοδο του Κολυμπαρίου, την αποδοχή των σχισματικών-αιρετικών-αχειροτόνητων Ουκρανών, καθώς καί τήν αντιμετώπιση τής λεγομένης πανδημίας καί των εμβολίων. Μας απογοητεύσατε, μας λυπήσατε, καί αισθανόμασθαι προδομένοι από τήν στάση σας.
Πιό συγκεκριμένα, οί λόγοι που διακόπτω τήν κοινωνία μέ εσάς καί όσους ανωτέρω ανέφερα είναι οι εξής.
1. Αποδεχθήκατε καί συνυπογράψατε τήν βλάσφημη, αιρετική καί αντίχριστη ψευδοσύνοδο του κολυμπαρίου της Κρήτης το 2016. Με αυτήν την ομολογία μου, θα σας στείλω και θεολογική μελέτη που αποδεικνύει του λόγου το αληθές.
2. Συλλειτουργήσατε καί αποδεχθήκατε τούς αιρετικούς-καθηρημένους- αχειροτόνητους Ουκρανούς.
Μόνο μέ αυτές τις πράξεις σας παραβιάσατε 14 ΙΕΡΟΥΣ ΚΑΝΟΝΕΣ, τον 10ο, 11ο, 45ο,65ο, 72ο των Αποστόλων, 1ος κανόνα της τετάρτης Οικουμενικης Συνόδου, 2ο κανόνα της έκτης Οικουμενικής Συνόδου, 6ο, 9, 32ο,και 37ο της εν Λαοδικείας Συνόδου, 9ο κανόνα του Τιμοθέου Αλεξανδρείας, 2ος κανόνας της εν Αντιοχείας Συνόδου, τον 72ο της πενθέκτης Οικουμενικής Συνόδου.
Συμφώνως μέ αυτούς τους κανόνες είσαστε υπό καθαιρεση, καί αν δέν μετανοήσετε δημοσίως καί να ζητήσετε συγνώμη από τον λαό και τον κλήρο που σας ακολουθεί, πρέπει να καθαιρεθείτε και να απομακρυνθήτε από την Εκκλησία.!!! Επρεπε εδώ και καιρό να είχατε διακόψει την κοινωνία με τον Πατριάρχη Βαρθολομαίο, ο οποίος σχίζει τὴν Ἐκκλησία κατασκανδαλίζοντας τὸ Ὀρθόδοξο ποίμνιο με τις βλάσφημες κατὰ
τοῦ Ἁγίου Πνεύματος θέσεις του: Ὅτι «ὅλες οἱ θρησκεῖες εἶναι ὁδοὶ σωτηρίας»,,Ὅτι τὸ Κοράνιο είναι «ἴσο μὲ τὴν Ἁγία Γραφὴ καὶ ἱερὸ ὅπως αὐτή», καὶ ὅτι οἱ Μουσουλμάνοι μποροῦν νὰ πᾶνε στὸν παράδεισο χωρὶς νὰ πιστεύουν στὸν Χριστό, Ὅτι πολλὲς ἐντολὲς τοῦ Θεοῦ εἶναι προσωρινές, Ὅτι εἶναι «εὐλογημένη» ἡ Συναγωγὴ τῶν Ἑβραίων, ποὺ ἀπεκήρυξε ὁ ὑπ ̓ αὐτῶν σταυρωθεὶς Κύριος, Ὅτι οἱ Ἱ. Κανόνες εἶναι: «Τείχη τοῦ αἴσχους, Ὅτι οἱ καταδικασμένοι, ἀπὸ τὴν Δ ́ Οἰκουμενικὴ Σύνοδο, Μονοφυσίτες εἶναι «Ὀρθόδοξοι», Ὅτι οἱ χειροτονίες τῶν Ἀγγλικανῶν εἶναι ἔγκυρες,Ὅτι ἡ Οὐνία εἶναι ἀποδεκτή, Ὅτι ἡ Ὀρθόδοξη Ἐκκλησία εἶναι μία, ἀνάμεσα στὶς 348 «ἐκκλησίες» – μέλη τοῦ Π.Σ.Ε – οἱ ὁποῖες διευθύνονται ἀπὸ τὸ Ἅγιο Πνεῦμα, και τέλος, την φρικτή βλασφημία οτι: «Οἱ κληροδοτήσαντες εἰς ἡμᾶς τὴν διάσπασιν (τὸ Σχίσμα) προπάτορες ἡμῶν ὑπῆρξαν ἀτυχῆ θύματα τοῦ ἀρχεκάκου ὄφεως καὶ εὑρίσκονται ἤδη εἰς χεῖρας τοῦ δικαιοκρίτου Θεού!!
Ἡ Ὀρθόδοξος Πίστη, ὅπως μᾶς τὴν παρέδωσαν οι Άγιοι Πατέρες, εἶναι ἡ μόνη ὁδός σωτηρίας.
Ἡ τήρηση τῆς περί ἀγάπης ἐντολής τοῦ Χριστοῦ προϋποθέτει τὴν τήρηση τῆς ἀλήθειάς Του ἀκαινοτόμητης.
Ἡ ὀρθόδοξος Ἀνατολική Εκκλησία, καὶ καμία ἄλλη, εἶναι ἡ Μία, Αγία, Καθολική καὶ Ἀποστολική τοῦ Χριστοῦ Εκκλησία. Ὅλοι οἱ ἐκτός Αὐτῆς εἶναι αἱρετικοί.
Ὁ ἀγώνας ἐνάντια στὴ «λαίλαπα» τοῦ Οἰκουμενισμοῦ, αὐτῆς τῆς φοβερῆς καὶ τρομερῆς Παν-Αιρέσεως ποὺ δὲν ἔχει προηγούμενο μέσα στὴ δισχιλιετή ἐκκλησιαστική ἱστορία, εἶναι πάντα ἐντός τῆς Ὀρθοδόξου Ἐκκλησίας καὶ σύμφωνα μὲ τοὺς ἱερούς Κανόνες.
Ὅσοι ὀρθόδοξοι Χριστιανοί προβαίνουμε στὴν πράξη τῆς ἱεροκανονικῆς ἀποτειχίσεως, ὄχι μόνο σχίσμα δὲν προξενοῦμε ἀλλά, ἀντιθέτως, διαφυλάττουμε ἀνόθευτη τὴν Ὀρθόδοξο Πίστη όπως λέει ο 15ος κανόνας της πρωτοδευτέρας Συνόδου επί μεγάλου Φωτίου, καὶ ἐλευθερώνουμε τὴν Ἐκκλησία τοῦ Χριστοῦ ἀπὸ τὴν κοινωνία τῶν αἱρέσεων καὶ τῶν σχισμάτων τῶν ψευδο-επισκόπων, ὅπως εἶσθε ἐσείς καὶ οἱ «ὁμοϊδεάτες» σας.
Ἀντιθέτως, ὅλοι ἐσεῖς θέσατε ἑαυτούς ἐκτός Ὀρθοδόξου Ἐκκλησίας, τὴν ὁποίαν συναπαρτίζουμε πλέον μόνον οἱ ἱεροκανονικῶς ἀποτειχισμένοι.
Ως ιερεύς του Χριστού και μέλος της Ορθοδόξου Εκκλησίας, ασκώ την ιεράν ΥΠΟΧΡΕΩΣΙΝ ΠΟΥ ΕΧΩ νὰ ὑπερασπισθῶ τὴν Ὀρθοδοξία καὶ νὰ ἐκπληρώσω τὸ πιὸ
ἱερό καθῆκον μου, νὰ ὁμολογήσω τὸν Χριστό καὶ τὴν Ἀλήθειά Του.
Ἀκριβῶς, λοιπόν, ἐπειδή εἶμαι ἁμαρτωλός, Τὸν ὁμολογῶ μὲ τὴν παρούσα, ἔχοντας τὴν ἑδραία πεποίθηση ὅτι, ἄν μή τι ἄλλο, τουλάχιστον θὰ γλιτώσω τὴ γέεννα τῆς ἀπωλείας καὶ τὴ συναρίθμησή μου μὲ ὅσους ἐκείνους, ποὺ οἱ ἅγιοι ὁμολογητές καὶ οἱ Σύνοδοι & οἱ
Ἱεροί Κανόνες τῆς Ὀρθοδόξου Πίστεώς μας, κατεδίκασαν ὡς κοινωνοῦντες μὲ τοὺς κακοδόξους καὶ αἱρετικούς.
Ὡς ἐκ τῶν ἀνωτέρω, ρητῶς καὶ κατηγορηματικῶς καὶ ἐν πλήρη ἐπιγνώσει δηλώνω, πρὸς ὑπεράσπισιν τῆς ὀρθοδόξου αὐτοσυνειδησίας μου καὶ πρὸς ὁμολογίαν τῆς Ὀρθοδόξου Πίστης μου, τὰ ἑξῆς :
1. Ἀρνοῦμαι καὶ ἀπορρίπτω :
α. Ὅλεςτὶς ἀποφάσεις τῆς «ληστρικῆς» ψευδοσυνόδου τοῦ Κολυμβαρίου Κρήτης τοῦ ἔτους 2016, ὡς αἱρετικῆς καὶ στερουμένης Ἁγίου Πνεύματος.
β. Τὴν ἀνακήρυξη τῆς ψευδοαυτοκεφαλίας τῆς σχισματικῆς καὶ ἀχειροτ
ονήτου Οὐκρανικής «Ἐκκλησίας» ὡς ἱεροκανονικῶς αὐθαίρετηςεἰσπήδησης στὴν ἐκκλησιαστική δικαιοδοσία τοῦ Πατριαρχείου Μόσχας.
γ. Ὅλατὰ ἀνωτέρω πεπραγμένα ὑμών καὶ τῶν ὁμοϊδεατῶν σας, ἀπό τὸ Μάρτιο τοῦ 2020 μέχρι σήμερα, μὲ πρόφαση τὴν πανδημία τῆς Covid19, ὡς ἀντορθό δοξα, ἀντιεκκλησιαστικά καὶ αντίχριστα.
4.Ἀπέχω ἀπό κάθε εἴδους παρασυναγωγής ἢ σχισματικής κίνησης καὶ ὁμάδας, εἴτε τῶν Γ.Ο.Χ. καὶ τῶν «Ἐπισκόπων» τους, εἴτε τοῦ «Ἐπισκόπου» Ἐπιφανίου καὶ τῶν σχισματικῶν & ἀχειροτόνητων κληρικῶν τῆς ἀνωτέρω ψευδο-Οὐκρανικῆς «Ἐκκλησίας» ποὺ «προστατεύονται» ἀπό τὸν κ. Βαρθολομαῖο, καθώς
καὶ ὁποιουδήποτε ἄλλου ποὺ συγκοινωνεῖ μαζί τους.
Και τέλος, αναφωνώ και εγω με τον άγιο Βρυέννιο και ολους τους Αγίους μας οτι
<<Οὐκ ἀρνησόμεθά σε φίλη Ὀρθοδοξία,
οὐ ψευδόμεθά σε πατροπαράδοτον σέβας.
Ἐν σοὶ ἐγεννήθημεν, ἐν σοὶ ζῶμεν, ἐν σοὶ κοιμησόμεθα.
Εἰ δὲ καὶ καλέσει καιρός καὶ μυριάκις ὑπέρ σοῦ τεθνηξόμεθα>>.
Μετά τιμής,
† Πατερ Ελευθέριος Τάτσης.
To the Archbishop of Australia


  1. My goodness, I am overwhelmed after reading Papa Lefteris letter. God bless him for speaking truth.

    A friend of mine sent me their prayer today. It brought tears to my heart. I would like to share it here:

    “Lord in the name of Jesus, please forgive us for sleeping.  Forgive us for the multitude of sins we have committed and have allowed to take place on our watch.  Forgive us for being too preoccupied and complacent living to fulfill OUR will by continuing to maintain the comfortable status quo; to stand up bravely, even as we risk righteous persecution in defense of Your law, order and will.  The sheeple are in the process of awakening but find that without You, they have no direction.  Lord have mercy on us, your children, show us the way through and out of the darkness into Your light, lead us not into temptation, lead us onto Your path of righteousness delivering us from the evil which surrounds.   Lord Jesus hear our petitions as we pray for supernatural healing of our land and brethren, and a peace and wisdom that transcends all understanding.”

    ✔️We are supposed to know our Bibles. We are supposed to know what a church is and how it’s different than a business or a fiefdom.

    ✔️We are supposed to know what a shepherd should smell like and we’re supposed to be able to tell when we are being fed a meal of horse apples.

    ✔️False teachers will always exist – Paul said that God sends them out into the world like flypaper in search of fools – but whether they are received and employed within our congregations is ultimately up to us.

  2. Τον γνώριζα από Μικρόν , ήταν η ενάτη και τελευταία γέννα της Μάνας μας. Ήταν από μικρός
    γεμάτος, καλοσύνη και αγάπη προς όλους, ανδροπρεπής η αντίδρασή του όταν έπρεπε ….
    και προστάτης των αδυνάτων όταν έπρεπε.
    Αγκάλιαζε και αγκαλιαζότανε με το σπάνιο
    χαμογελό του που τον ακολουθεί σε όλη του την
    διαδρομή , σημαντικό όπλο που αφοπλίζει και
    αυτούς που είχαν αντίθετη γνώμη πριν τον γνωρίσουν , εκτός από τον Μακάριο που δεν
    μπόρεσε να αντιλειφθεί πως αν είχε στο πλευρό
    του τέτοιους κληρικούς η Εκκλησία της Αυστραλίας θα ήταν δακτυλοδεικτούμενη. Επροτίμησε ν’ακούσει τους ζηλόφθονους …..και
    τώρα πλέον η ζωή του θα είναι ένα μαρτύριο, το
    λάθος του θα γίνει σαράκι της ψυχής και του
    σώματος που θα ροκανίζει τα σωθικά του .
    Ο Παπά Λευτέρης είναι πιστό αντίγραφο του
    Παπά Μιχάλη του Πατέρα μας , τράβηξε από τον
    τότε Μητροπολίτη Παντελεήμονα περίπου τα ίδια
    με την διαφορά πως ο Παντελεήμονας πρόλαβε
    και μετανόησε και εζήτησε συγνώμη πριν να
    βγεί η ψυχή του.
    Τα παιδικά μας χρόνια τα περάσαμε μαζί στο χωριό , ήταν πολύ ευχάριστα παρά τις δυσκολίες
    της κατοχής διότι ήμασταν μια μεγάλη παρέα
    επτά αδέλφια και δυό αδελφές. Μας έσωσε και
    μας άνδρωςε η γή , την φροντίζαμε κι’εκείνη μας
    αντάμοιβε με τροφές .
    Τελειώσαμε το Γυμνάσιο και αμέσως μετά χαθήκαμε στους ωκεανούς, σε πλοία της ίδιας
    εταιρείας με διαφορετικούς προορισμούς, εγώ καπετάνεψα , ενώ εκείνον τον επέλεξε ο Χριστός
    με τον ίδια τρόπο που επέλεξε τους Αποστόλους
    του . Δεν επέλεξε ούτε πλούσιους ούτε μορφωμένους επέλεξε τους απλούς ψαράδες,
    ναυτικούς, τους οποίους έκανε σοφούς ( ο
    πανσόφους τους αλιείς αναδείξας ) και αντί να
    αλιεύουν ψάρια να αλιεύουν ανθρώπινες ψυχές.
    Το ίδιο ακριβώς έκανε και με τον δόκιμο τότε
    Πλοίαρχο Λευτέρη , τον έσωσε από την θάλασσα
    και τον επιφοίτησε να γίνει κληρικός και σαν
    ένας άλλος Απόστολος να υπηρετήσει την
    Εκκλησία του και τον άνθρωπο.
    Ποτέ δεν φανταζόμουνα πως αυτό το ζωντανό …..
    παιδί , ο ανδροπρεπής όμορφος νέος που τα
    θηλικά έτρεχαν πίσω του μια μέρα θα γινόταν
    Παπάς. Είχαμε πολλά χρόνια να ειδοθούμε λόγω
    της μεγάλης απόστασης, αλλά όταν πήρα
    τ’αδέλφια μου και πήγαμε στον γάμο της κόρης
    του Μαρκέλλας , τα έχασα , τα χάσαμε όλοι μας,
    αυτό το δημιούργημα που ο ίδιος έκανε είπαμε
    όλοι πως μόνο ένα θεϊκό χέρι θα μπορούσε να το κάνει. Είχα πεί τότε πως δεν γνωρίζω πως είναι
    ο Παράδεισος, αλλά επισκεπτόμενος την Παναγία
    την Καμαριανή πήρα μια γεύση από τον Παράδεισο.
    Σήμερα διαβάζοντας την ανωτέρω επιστολή του
    κατανόησα το μέγεθος και το βάθος της
    αυτοπεποίθησής του και το ψυχικό μεγαλείο της
    πίστης . Ο αδελφός μου ο Παπά Λευτέρης μέσα
    από αυτήν την επιστολή μου θύμισε τον
    Πατέρα μας που όταν τον κάλεσε ο Παντελεήμονας στο Μητροπολιτικό του γραφείο
    και του είπε ότι διαδίδεται πως τις νύχτες γυρίζεις
    και μοιράζεις χρήματα και τρόφιμα στους
    κομμουνιστές , σήκωσε το χέρι του και χτύπησε
    τη γροθιά του στο γραφείο του και του είπε, να
    βρείς κάποιον άλλο ρουφιάνο να σου ρουφιανεύει
    τους ρουφιάνους , εγώ δεν ανήκω πουθενά , σε
    καμίαν παράταξη παρά μόνον στην Εκκλησία.
    Εγώ Δεσπότη κάθε Κυριακή βγάζω δίσκο και ναι
    τα μοιράζω όχι σ’αυτούς που σε πληροφόρησαν ,
    αλλά στους μικρασιατικούς προσφυγικούς
    καταβλησμούς που οικογένειες μένουν σε
    παράγκες , η συνοικία λέγεται Ριζάρη , κάνε
    μια βόλτα να πας να δείς πως ζούν αυτοί οι
    Από τότε συχάθηκα τις λέξεις ΡΟΥΦΙΑΝΟΣ και
    ΠΡΟΔΟΤΗΣ και όλους αυτούς που τους δέχονται.
    Ο Παπά Λευτέρης είναι δημιουργός , ακολουθεί
    και υπηρετεί πιστά , τον Χριστό και την
    Εκκλησία που ο ίδιος δημιούργησε και αυτό
    που τώρα κάνει , είναι ο δρόμος που του χάραξε
    ο Χριστός και για μια ακόμη φορά παρά το
    προκεχωρημένο της ηλικίας του θα καταξιωθεί.
    Αδελφέ μου νοερά σε βλέπω να σηκώνεις τον
    βαρύ Σταυρό ανεβαίνοντας τον γολγοθά, κάνε
    κουράγια , γιατί μετά τον γολγοθά , ακολουθεί η
    Ανάσταση. Καλή Σαρακοστή καλή διαδρομή προς
    το εκούσιον πάθος.
    Εγώ και τα άλλα αδέλφια μας και όλοι οι φίλοι σου
    ήμεθα υπερήφανοι και προσευχόμεθα για σένα.
    Καλή Ανάσταση.

  3. I don’t get it. Isn’t the action taken by Papa Lefteris against a canonical Orthodox Church heretic in itself? Under whose omophorion will he now preside? Or will he entice others to join him in forming a Church of their own?

    • Margaret, I was hoping that you might acknowledge that you were wrong for accusing me of ethnophyletism, but I guess that will not happen. It takes humility to acknowledge when we are wrong.

      You present Fr Lefteris as a defender of the faith. I assume you did not read his posted statement. The faith he promotes is far different from what you promote. Do you think his church is Spirit filled as the churches you attend?. It seems to me that you need to be more cautious and discerning about what you write.

      • What’s the matter with you? Why are you avoiding the issue of your own humility here? Pressing another for ‘what you deem as wrong’
        is infantile. Love one another. Hug one another. Be kind.

          • Work on your sensitivity capacity. Your gas tank is low. Instead pray that you are not overcome by sensitivity. My suggestion to help you navigate your ongoing upset.

      • jk:
        I read. I commented. Your comments have been taken into consideration as your right to express your personal viewpoints. They are your beliefs alone. Mine are mine alone. End of discussion. Happy? Blessed is the Peacemaker.

  4. Axios! Axios! Axios! After the 2016 Robber Council. After the attack on saintly Metropolitan Onuphry and the canonical Church of Ukraine by Constantinople’s thugs. After first without equal. Father did what he had to do. He stood up and spoke for all of us who are disgusted by a bunch of greedy, disbelieving effeminate hierarchy in the Fanar who preach their own pocketbooks, not the Gospel.

    Father please find a sober and canonical Bishop to which to lead your dear flock. Our prayers surround you and uplift you. Axios!

  5. I keep rereading this bombshell news letter! Thank you Nick for printing this.
    Fr. Lefteris, may the truth forever set you free! Rejoice!!!

    Congratulations for breaking the Orthodox shackles that bind, twist and distort Gods Word into man’s convenient, sinful ways espoused by the Orthodox Church today. I’m proud of you for stepping up and out in order to fulfill God’s calling as His dutiful and humble Servant by rebuking the heresy within the Orthodox Church. Let us know where we can send donations to support your endeavors.

    May your new church be blessed with doors wide open, so much so, that it can not be contained for the great welcoming harvest of souls coming into the light for life eternal as a result of your brave and bold leadership. I commend and affirm your decision as you continue walking and abiding in Christ. Lord may you forever bless this kind loving man, son and brother in Christ Jesus. Amen. Amen. Amen!

  6. While the “points of condemnation” may have validity, we should recall the following facts:

    1) There are several autocephalous jurisdictions that did not attend Kolymvari
    2) There are several autocephalous jurisdictions that did not recognize Epiphanios in Kiev.
    3) There are several autocephalous jurisdictions that fully agree with Fr. Lefteris.
    4) In times of schism, typically we look for 3 bishops who are not schismatics, because according to the Canons, it takes 3 bishops to tonsure another bishop, and hence perpetuate the Orthodox Church. Fr. Lefteris is not a bishop, unfortunately, so despite the eloquent citation of multiple Canons, this other particular Canon cannot be simply “swept under the rug”.

    As a result (we’ve said it before), there is no reason why Fr. Lefteris could not have simply been absorbed by an Autocephalous jurisdiction (another bishop) that fully agrees with his view of Makarios et al.
    This type of action will likely not survive the test of time. A priest with no bishop presents a problematic situation. While the message may be correct, it will lose its impact because of the “packaging”, as they say in the corporate world…

    • Markos the life on earth has an end, life after death is eternal. Father Eleftherios chooses not to have no
      Bishops in his church, but only Christ as the only Hierarch. The way our church became by Bartholomew
      and others is not canonical anymore. I agree with you that is going to be very hard (it looks to us like that)
      but all the saints we celebrate went through the same path. Faith and courage are the highest forces that give you unlimited strength. Father Eleftherios
      is happy because he is free! He is not after money, his priority is to save the souls of the people and his own soul. I agree on one thing,
      the continuation of his efforts, what is going to happen after him.
      His own reply is that “tomorrow is unknown for everyone, I believe that is in God’s will”. He has already experienced a miracle, he left Panagia Kamariani and he found another private
      church of Panagia (Gennisis of Panagia). Have a healthy Sarakosti.

      • In principle we are all on the same side here, with respect to the abuse of power that we have been witnessing by the Hierarchy, but I disagree with the approach to “detachment” from the problem…

        The point is there are still proper Orthodox Bishops out there, outside of Bartholomew’s circle of corruption, who didn’t go to Kolymbari, who don’t commemorate Epiphanios, etc…This means a significant percentage of the Orthodox Church is actually still alive and well…there is no theological or canonical need for anyone to go off and proclaim the “establishment” of a new παρασυναγωγη…just find a proper Orthodox bishop willing to absorb you, and the problem is solved, without creating a new one.

        For every Church Father that achieved sainthood, there are 10 others that fell into a state of deception (πλανη), even in their final days, wasting decades of “good labor” down the spiritual drain…(forgetting the quote “ο υπομεινας εις τελος σωθησεται”)… everyone is familiar with this exact result as it is depicted on the icon of the Ladder of Divine Ascent… I strongly suggest re-reading what the Desert Fathers have to say about those who gradually come to the conclusion that “only Christ is my Hierarch”…this is certainly not the outcome we want in times like this…it’s best to control our emotions and follow logical solutions…there are several good and logical options out there that are less “risky” than what we are reading in this article…

        • Helleniscope is preparing a list of options- sometimes they are not as easy to apply as you would think. We have asked the opinion of some theologians known for their wisdom and we will revisit this issue.

          • What Papa Lefteris writes in his letter, is correct and true, but what he did is schismatic and problematic because according to the very canons he says he upholds, he needs to be attached to a Bishop. If he cannot accept Makarios as his Bishop, he needs to find someone else, possibly from another jurisdiction that will accept him. He should make every effort to do that and not continue to function as a “lone wolf” lest he start an even bigger heresy than the ones he is trying to evade.

            As I said before, all of Elder Efraim of Arizona’s monasteries know of the scandals and heresies of Bartholomew, but none of them have broken ties with him because to create a schism is a terrible thing – in fact, the worst thing. This enlightened Geronda (Efraim), told his monastic spiritual children to wait until the schism which is coming. Then, everyone will go to the side they are on, and there will be a proper Ecumenical Council (I expect on the side of the True Orthodox Remnant) which will put everything in order.

            Despite the blasphemous utterings and behaviours of the heretical hierarchs, for the sake of the faithful, our longsuffering God has still NOT withdrawn the grace of the Holy Spirit from the churches and parishes that are attached to them. The time of schism will come when we will pick sides, but that time has not come yet. If we act prematurely, we become guilty of schism ourselves. Let the guilt of schism lie with the heretics who are already progressing in that direction.

          • As I said we will come back to this issue of “finding a bishop”. At the moment we are examining the options.

        • Did you hear any one of those you are talking about reaching out to Papa Lefteris? None because they are sitting
          well, and they are afraid for their seat. See what they did to the Metropolitan Evangelos and no one supported him.
          Those who govern the Orthodox church are an ugly click.

  7. Nick, I have been eagerly awaiting a response to the fallacious accusations you made about IOCC. You indicated that you were going to check with your sources to verify your accusations. You stated that 90% of collected funds go the EP along with several other frivolous accusations. IOCC is the most successful pan-Orthodox endeavor. Thousands of people have been helped through IOCC s programs. If you truly seek truth it is time to write a retraction to your slanderous and false statements.

    • I have received from a reader an accounting statement and some information regarding their practices. But I also have the testimony of an informant that I trust 100% who was submitting at IOCC a request for a donation on behalf of a religious institution abroad and received in person the negative response that “nothing is approved here without the OK from Bartholomew”. And other witnesses told me that Bartholomew and the Patriarchate is not simply involved in the decision-making but also benefiting.
      Listen – we can go back in many years of fundraising, like the well-known case “of the wildfires in Greece” where we have a GOARCH completely abusing transparency. Do you mean to tell me that they changed their habits suddenly? Or maybe you mean that the “largest Orthodox jurisdiction in America” (according to Elpi) does not have control of the IOCC?
      At a time when GOARCH is STILL TODAY AS WE SPEAK under two federal criminal investigations, it is their burden to establish transparency and accountability. AND THEY HAVE NOT AT ANY LEVEL.
      And it is Helleniscope’s business to doubt anything they say and they do.
      Rebuilding trust takes a long way. And they have done nothing.
      But if IOCC emails me official VERIFIED accounting reports I will publish them – with the notes I made above.

  8. Nick, look on their website. They have an audited report. It is when the GOA raises funds separately and independently of IOCC that there are problems. As mentioned earlier, Elpi has been upset with the distribution of funds by IOCC. Please don’t think that IOCC would stoop to justifying itself on your blog.

    • The link to their financial from their website is here for everyone to see.

      It would be a great joy to publish anything that proves this is a “clean” organization. But I cannot underestimate my trusted sources. I also cannot forget that GOA had posted for decades and loudly announced at C-L conferences audited financials. And I will never forget their “fudged” financial audits in the years of trouble by a renowned firm. Finally, I remind everyone that GOARCH is still under two federal criminal investigations.

      This is the end of this discussion for now. Time will give the proper answers. The questions to be answered objectively are:
      -How much influence GOARCH has in selecting the leadership of IOCC? By extension, how much the Patriarchate affects its decision-making?
      – Can IOCC give a list of specific donations to Churches/organizations? So we can compare the numbers donated to the total number of donations listed in their 990 forms?

      As I said, time – and LIGHT – will solve this issue and restore trust…

  9. Bless you for your holy brave true stance on critical, issues of holiness, which is the only (narrow) path to union with our God not the broad ecumenical political appeasement that has been much the mainstay of current church statements as from what I’ve witnessed via media. Holy Spirit of God the Father encourage protect sustain and love of savior Jeaus Chriat hold you ever


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