By George Michalopoulos –

Before you think that I’m trying to be inflammatory, please know that this isn’t a topic I wanted to write about.

Not one bit.  Why?  “Because all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God” (Rom 3:23).  That’s why.  That means you, that means me, that also means the guy behind the tree.

As a rule, Christians recognize our own sinfulness and therefore we try not to throw stones.

However, there is a problem with this formula when it comes to the celebration of sexual sins.  We’ve had our noses rubbed in hedonism for decades now.  We would like to avert our gaze.  If fact we are desperate to look the other way.  Unfortunately, we don’t have that prerogative.  To paraphrase Lenin, “You may not be interested in the Revolution comrade, but the Revolution is interested in you“.

Several years ago, I remember reading an alarming piece in OrthodoxNetwork Blog, entitled “Pushing the Gay Agenda in the Greek Archdiocese” which can be accessed here:  Here

Still, it didn’t portend anything or so I thought.  I viewed it as a critique of a homosexual subculture within the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, merely that, and nothing more.  After all, the primates who constituted SCOBA had spoken resolutely about the growing homosexual juggernaut.

However, what a difference fourteen years makes. Now, it is more openly proclaimed and worse, the narrative has spread to the Ecumenical Patriarchate as a whole, and not merely the GOA.

Don’t believe me?  Look at the picture above.

For those who don’t know, Patriarch Bartholomew just had an audience with Stephanos Kasselakis, the newly-elected leader of SYRIZA, the main opposition party in Greece.  SYRIZA is the largest leftist party in Greece.  Like all bigwigs within this movement, Kasselakis is an atheist.  Why should he care what Bartholomew thinks?  Worse, why does Bartholomew allow him an audience?  Is he going to preach the Gospel to him and hope he mends his ways?


Kasselakis is an open homosexual.  One who wants to “marry” his partner, Tyler MacBeth.  Unfortunately for Kasselakis, Greece doesn’t allow gay “marriage,” so he decided to come to America and get married in the Hamptons surrounded by all the swells.  Here

So what does this picture of the meeting with Patriarch Bartholomew and Mr Kasselakis tell us?



  1. SYRIZA got only 12% of the vote recently and with its attempt to ABUSE the children in StD along with the fragmentation of its members is going to be extinct soon.

  2. Dear Bartholomew,

    “One is Orthodox all the time every day, in every
    situation of life, or one is not really Orthodox at
    all… The person with a truly Orthodox world-
    view lives every part of his life as Orthodox.”

    Fr. Seraphim Rose ☦️

  3. “You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.” (Romans 2:1)

    • Not sure what you mean – but if in the name of “passing judgment” we avoid proclaiming the Orthodox Faith, I am sure our audience could find for you many biblical passages to support the true faith.


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