Abbot of Athonite Karakallou Monastery speaks out on COVID and vaccines

Mt. Athos, June 11, 2021

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The COVID pandemic was no accident, and the way the vaccines are being imposed so dictatorially reveals a more sinister purpose at play, Archimandrite Philotheos, abbot of the Athonite Karakallou Monastery, the latest Athonite elder to address the topic, says in a newly-released video.

“We sense that the coming of this pandemic was no accident, and in fact, that it was manufactured. And then came the vaccine, supposedly ‘to suppress the pandemic,’ but we sense that this is all being directed, is artificial, in order to achieve what they want—their ultimate purpose,” the Athonite elder says.

“And we can see in the way they are now imposing the vaccine that the dark forces have their ultimate goal. We have also been prepared for this by the Revelation of St. John the Evangelist, and we have been warned by the Apostolic Fathers who speak of the days of the Antichrist,” Abbot Philotheos continues.

This ultimate goal and purpose is the “future sealing,” Fr. Philotheos explains. “And they’re preparing for all this now. So we see in what a dictatorial way they are trying to push the vaccine! With what brainwashing from the media and the internet! And we know they’re paying the reporters, the channels, and all that.”

“They abolish democracy, abolish human rights, abolish so many things these days. How do they reconcile all this? Under the pretext, of course, of the pandemic that they have produced,” the abbot says.

“They are already saying that the coronavirus will come even stronger in the autumn so they can influence the rest of the people! But all this troubles us and causes us, justifiably of course, to be suspicious. And that is why we see the work of the devil behind all of this,” Fr. Philotheos warns.

“We hope in the enlightenment of God and in the goodwill of many Christians and intelligent people who see this and resist it and sense that something is happening behind it all. And as you can see, many things will be revealed. The grace of God will reveal them.”

“That’s why we are pained and worried to see this situation now, and we implore God’s grace and the Panagia to guard her people, God’s people,” the elder concludes.

Several other Athonite elders have made several warnings, including Elder Parthenios, the abbot of St. Paul’s Monastery, Elder Euthymius of the Holy Resurrection Kallyva in Kapsala, who was a disciple of St. Paisios, Elder Gabriel of the Kelli of St. Christodoulos of Patmos, also a spiritual child of St. Paisios, and Elder Paul of Vouleftiria, a doctor of molecular biology and biomedicine.

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Kyrie Eleison6/16/2021 4:10 am
Russian President Vladimir Putin compared the current trajectory of international relations strategy adopted by the United States government to the one that led to the dissolution of the USSR while speaking at SPIEF'21. Putin said the United States was wrong to think itself “powerful enough” to get away with threatening other countries – a mistake, he said, that led to the downfall of the former Soviet Union. The remarks come just days before Putin's meeting with US President Joe Biden, whose cabinet imposed a broad array of sanctions on Russia in April, including curbs to its sovereign debt market.
Kyrie Eleison6/16/2021 4:08 am
I don't think the American people and the world population in general have a clue on what's really going to happen in the near future as a consequence of unrepented sins. To put it in perspective, what happened to Sodom and Gomorrah and to the sinners who lived in Noah's time and did not repent at the long and prolonged warning of Noah, is not even close to what will happen to the unrepented sinners of todays wicked, demonic and immoral, decayed and beyond pervereted generation. To give a clue, the first things people will lose is everything materialistic that they love, namely: comfort and worldly pleasures. Here are included access to the internet, a nice cozy warm shelter, access to any kind of technology or medical help and so forth, not to mention the access to the other sinful and forbiden pleasures. The second thing they will lose is their loved ones who got slowly euthanized through the global annihilation/depopulation vaccination experimental program and agenda. Also a lot of people will die from starvation due to famine and natural disasters and also many new diseases resulting from the mass global vaccination campaign with foreign substances that will slowly but surely destroy the people's immune system and make them susceptible to sickness from new deadly diseases that will spread like fire. Most people will lose absolutely all that they have including their own life. Suffering will be so brutal and wide spread that many people will perish simply from fear and despair. The things that are coming are so terrible that not all can be put into writing. The Orthodox Christians who genuinely practice the Jesus Prayer and also lead a life of true repentance and humility and who have holy people to help them and guide and to pray for them and who are also closer in prayer to the most Holy Theotokos and to the Saints will be easier for them to endure what will come. The luke-warm Orthodox Christians on the other hand, whether they are bishops or priests or monks or laity, will suffer greatly because they wont have the grace of God to protect, help and guide them through all the sufferings that must be endured for the sins of the world and our own personal sins also. Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on us and save us! ICXC NIKA!
AncientPreference6/15/2021 12:10 am
"There is no theological context or significance to receiving a vaccine." Multiple arguements could be made in contradiction to this statement, but one is most simple. -Almost all versions of this supposed vaccine either used aborted babies in the production or testing of the vaccine, or both.
Anne6/14/2021 10:33 pm
Daniel, there is a theological and spiritual significance to receiving a vaccine that is a new generation gene agent (not a traditional vaccine in the truest sense of the word) that has not had the advantage of 10 years of testing with appropriate data and peer reviewed studies. Experimental vaccines where the populace of the world are guinea pigs. I would say this is truly serious, theologically and spiritually, because it is already causing premature deaths of an inordinate number of previously healthy people. Surely, a devilish endeavour if ever there was one.
Antiochene Son6/14/2021 6:36 pm
@Alexander Leitner - True! My own doctor told me he is not recommending the vaccines. He had to take it himself because the company requires it, but he is not telling anyone under age 65 to get it.
Theologian6/14/2021 8:25 am
Elder Euthymius of the Holy Resurrection Kallyva in Kapsala was the late Elder Isaak's from Lebanon's spiritual child.
sherlock_holmes6/14/2021 5:40 am
@ Daniel...Yes,if someone links the vaccine to apostasy,that's extreme.But can we talk about pandemic and closing the churches with all the consequences ? Or about multi-spooning in taking the Holy Communion ? Or celebrating Pascha on Saturday ?... These are not small falls from faith.And if the vaccine is slowly poisoning your body ( check viral immunologist Dr. Byram Bridle ),or weakens the immune system ,or modify human behavior,etc is it a small issue ? Or if it becomes repetitive for a long period of time and gives continue access to our bodies for further experiments ( that chip ( computer ) on our hand has to work with some interfaces in our body that have to be tested somehow ). Caligula and Nero were more sane than a lot of people in power nowadays !Even the two famous cities in the Old Testament !
Alexander Leitner6/13/2021 11:24 pm
So God also "made" the doctors who do abortions? Or euthansy? Not every doctor is from God and not every vaccine is from the devil. Btw. many doctors are against the vaccine!
Daniel Smith6/13/2021 6:22 pm
It’s a temporary scare designed to be ambiguous so both the left and right err by excess. A vaccine that requires no change in faith to receive has no intrinsic religious character. Therefore there is no apostasy involved in receiving it. It’s the height of naivety and theological ignorance to imagine an external medical act, without any concomitant need to swear an allegiance to another deity, or reject Christ, is itself a religious act. It is not. There is no theological context or significance to receiving a vaccine.
priest Ambrose6/13/2021 5:42 am
See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand. (Deut 32:39)
priest Ambrose6/13/2021 5:38 am
the ultimate goal is the salvation of men. there be no evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it (Amos 3:6) God send this and other diseases none else because of our sins. The Revelation of John doesn't speak about vaccines it warns those people who add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life (Revelation 22:18,19) Where did holy fathers speak about vaccine being the mark of the beast? No-one Except for self-imposesd "holy fathers" How dare these crypto-politicians who watch for democracy and human rights and not for the commandments of God mislead the people of God in such a way? How dare you put guilt on somebody else and not on our sins and thus leave people without repentance and without benefiting from what God send? And again, it is the Lord who created the doctor, not the devil (Sirach 38:1), but they keep demonizing them. But is the Lord who sends the healing. There is much danger from that people, because when real beast comes those who listen to them are going to ingore the sound warnings and take the mark due to of lack of wisdom.
Anne6/12/2021 11:14 pm
Finally, an Orthodox hierarch who has not been deceived and has the courage to say it as it is. St Andrew of Caesarea said that the people who will be deceived by the anti-Christ are earthly. Those who understand what is going on have a heavenly perspective. This is happening right now. Wake up Christians and protect yourselves and your children from the devil’s concoctions.
Iakovos6/12/2021 10:08 pm
Of course this "pandemic" and "vaccine" are ultimately the work of the evil one and those who are deceived by him. This is probably a test run leading to the end of days. O Lord Jesus come quickly!
Hiëronimus6/12/2021 4:26 pm
Glory to God, finally some elders speak out what we know already from the start of this dirty virus. There is also a medicine! Ivermectine.
ACatharina6/12/2021 11:07 am
Even the non-religious people can sense the global fraud. May Christ spare at least a few nations...
UtrechtFrederick6/12/2021 9:10 am
Italy halts AstraZeneca vaccine for under-60s after 18 year old dies Camilla Canepa died on Thursday aged 18 after being given the vaccine on May 25, triggering a media and political outcry over the Anglo-Swedish company's shot being used for adults of all ages despite previously-raised medical concerns. How much risk was the 18 year old at risk for? How much risk is anyone up to the age of 80 at risk for? Why are people still getting infected after being "vaccinated"? There are people dying or being completely disabled who had zero risk of this virus. Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on us, deliver our Church shepherds from the darkening of the enemy. Marching us to a new living church! “Before the revolution, there were 360,000 clergy in Russia. By the end of 1919, 40,000 priests remained alive. In the books about that time, opposite each name is the line of his martyrdom. We read: “drowned”, “stabbed with bayonets”, “beaten with rifle butts”, “strangled with an epitrachilia”, “shot and frozen”, “chopped up with sabers”, and most often “shot”. Zhevakhov. Memories. In 2 volumes. Moscow, "Rodina", 1993.
Heather Georgiou6/12/2021 12:34 am
Last I heard Holy Cross Seminary/ Hellenic college is requiring the vaccine for all students and faculty by August. I’m praying they change this requirement to optional. I also wrote this letter.
Antiochene Son6/11/2021 9:03 pm
The vaccines are now causing heart problems in young men, leading to permanent injury and death. Yet hierarchs are posting pictures of themselves being vaccinated on social media, and universities (even Orthodox seminaries?) are requiring vaccination to attend classes--no room for conscience, no room for asking questions, no room for letting science uncover any long-term effects.
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