EDITOR’S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis): We had some news today out of Kiev that the eviction process would be a rather prolonged and complicated affair that will likely take many weeks – if it is ever allowed by the Courts. This does not alter the fact that Pat. Bartholomew did not have the decency to issue one statement in favor of peace and the protection of the monks living in the 1,000 yr.-old monastery… For the rest, I will let our good friend George Michalopulos of Monomakhos.com describe this dark day of Orthodoxy…
By George Michalopulos – monomakhos.com
Today, March 29, 2023, will go down as one of the darkest days in Orthodox Christian history, right up there with 1204 and 1453, when Constantinople fell to the Fourth Crusade and then the Ottoman Turks.
Today you see, the Kiev regime, led by the globalist puppet Volodomyr Zelensky, is flexing its muscles and making good on its demonic plan to evict the monks who reside at the Kiev Caves Lavra, one of the most ancient monastic communities in the Orthodox world (https://orthochristian.com/152770.html).
This is nothing less than an atrocity. Not only is it a violation of “human rights” –it is certainly that–but it’s a testament to what the globalists believe about Orthodox Christianity. As far as they are concerned, the Ark of Salvation must be destroyed. That they are able to use an Orthodox patriarch to do so is a bonus.
Fortunately, the overwhelming majority of the Orthodox Churches are condemning this action in no uncertain terms. We have already mentioned how the Bulgarian, Serbian and Antiochene Churches have already expressed their concerns. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. So has ROCOR, the OCA, the Poles and everyone else.
The Patriarchate of Jerusalem, which is ordinarily in lockstep with the Ecumenical Patriarchate, has condemned this in no uncertain terms (https://orthochristian.com/152795.html). Even elements within the Church of Greece (https://orthochristian.com/152793.html) have demanded that the Holy Synod of Greece condemn this action.
Let me make this easy for you: the only one who hasn’t condemned this action is the Ecumenical Patriarchate. In this instance at least, one has to wonder what exactly is “ecumenical” about his patriarchate? On this issue (as in so many others), the term ecumenical sticks in the throat, it is nothing less than a mockery, an oxymoron. His silence would be laughable if it weren’t evil.
And for that, Patriarch Bartholomew should hang his head in shame. He has not only brought the entire world to the brink of nuclear annihilation, he has now unilaterally, entered into schism.
What began with Meletius Metaxakis must end with Bartholomew Arhondonis. Let the term “ecumenical” be stripped from that patriarchate. One hundred years of heresy, schism and internecine turmoil is enough.
Bartholomew should hang his head in shame – but he’s satanic nature is transparent now and globally held in disdain.
The more the other hierarchs and Patriarchs in the Church speak out against the actions of Kyiv/OCU, the more deafening Bartholomew’s silence gets.
At this point all is laid out for everyone to see, the hypocrisy of Kyiv, the silence of Bartholomew and the violence of the OCU.
Anaxios to Bartholomew and his band of Bartholomites.
Αίσχος! Ντροπή! Bart needs to hide his head in the sand like an ostrich! Shame, pure shame for his ongoing schismatics and allowing potential loss of human life. Speak Bart! Or forever hold your peace!! Choose righteousness over evil and money!!!
“ I have used the term democide for murder by government, where murder is understood as it is defined in civil law. This is clear enough. And, I have used the term mortacracy for a regime that commits mass democide, such as did Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, communist China, and Pol Pot’s Cambodia, among others. The key understanding of democide is that it is intentional. Yet what about those regimes that unintentionally cause the deaths of their citizens as a natural consequence of their actions, or their lack of action? One example might be a regime where corruption has become so pervasive and destructive of a people’s welfare that it threatens their daily lives and reduces their life expectancy.”