Greek Metropolitan under investigation for statement against COVID vaccine

Kythira, Greece, January 5, 2021

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Recent statements from a hierarch of the Greek Church against receiving the COVID vaccine have drawn the attention of the Prosecutor’s Office.

An urgent preliminary examination was launched against His Eminence Metropolitan Seraphim of Kythira to investigate any ex-officio offenses. The examination was ordered by the Chief Prosecutor’s Office of Piraeus and assigned to a public prosecutor, reports Romfea.

At the Vespers service on Sunday, December 27, His Eminence spoke about how he was informed by Orthodox Christians from Italy that the new vaccines “are made and prepared with the product of abortions.”

“This is very terrible, my brothers,” he stressed.

While the vaccine can still be accepted for the sake of the health of the people according to the Catholic Church, “this is a big mistake,” Met. Seraphim said. “Of course [Pope Francis] is outside the Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church, and we cannot count on his opinion; we Orthodox cannot accept such a thing.”

“This product that comes from killed embryos will be injected into our bodies,” he said. “They want to create a ‘metahuman’, a mutated man, a man who will be like a robot.”

His Eminence Metropolitan Neophytos of Morphou of the Cypriot Church has made similar statements, saying: “I will not become a mutated product of the New Order of things.”

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Servant of God, Peter11/19/2021 6:17 pm
Spiritually, the big issue is mandates, not the vaccine itself. Revelations 13: 16-18 (from the Orthodox Study Bible) is clear, saying, "16 - He (here, he is the beast/satan) causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 - and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18 - Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it the number of a man: His number is 666." Notes from the early Church Fathers on this passage, say, "...The mark is gained by worshipping the beast; it signifies the beast is the owner of those who wear it - their protector and the one to whom they owe their livelihoods. This mark is not necessarily a visible and physical mark on the person, but it is required to do business. There is then an economic bias against those who do not bear the beast's mark. ..." The requirement for vaccine passports and/or to be vaccinated in order to maintain your employment, or in some countries, such as Austria, even to leave your home; this is what the early Church Fathers could be warning us about. The vaccine isn't the mark of the beast but the passport and/or vaccination card may be a precursor to it. I love all who get the vaccine and who refuse to get the vaccine. I have been vaccinated myself. We all must pray and watch for a turning point from which one may not be able to return. The issue of "testing" on 50-year old aborted fetal cells gets into a gray area, but a case can be made for its use. I will not debate that part of it.
Myron Platte7/25/2021 5:16 pm
Lord have mercy! Glory to God for the hierarchs with boldness to speak the truth!
Michael W Rogers5/16/2021 3:35 am
My prayers are with his Holiness Greek Metropolitan of Kythera. As an Orthodox Christian it is encouraging to see a Church leader stand for the preservation of human life and not the dark sciences that move to exploit, harvest, and profit from murdered children.
Anne1/11/2021 9:38 pm
Wayne, you are so right. The absolute bulldozering of these vaccines into the psyche of whole populations smacks of an agenda. To quote Albert Einstein “A foolish faith in authority is the worst enemy of truth.”
Wayne1/10/2021 8:49 pm
The fact that governments are pushing the vaccine this hard makes me reject it completely. Anything they want to do to us, is safely assumed to be harmful. I'll hedge my bets with the virus that has a 99% survival rate.
Fr William Bauer1/9/2021 6:48 pm
Many countries do not have free speech.
Daniel x21/9/2021 5:46 am
Daniel, the vaccines were tested on aborted fetal tissue - testing is a part of development. Maybe you should stop believing whatever you read on the internet.
Lulu1/6/2021 10:17 pm
Synthetic genetic material in the, thank you.
Daniel1/6/2021 3:54 am
Both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines use synthetic genetic coronavirus material called messenger RNA. Moderna's vaccine was developed using genetic sequencing on computers instead of making it with fetal cells. Let's stop believing every unfounded rumor that pops up on the internet and instead educate ourselves. new-moderna-coronavirus-vaccine-not-created-with-fetal-cells-from-babies-killed-in-abortions Ecclesiasticus 11:7
Anne1/6/2021 1:28 am
God bless Metropolitan Seraphim for having the courage to speak out.
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