Greek Metropolis of Piraeus excommunicates MPs who voted for gay marriage

Piraeus, Greece, February 26, 2024


In response to the Greek Parliament’s scandalous decision to legalize gay marriage earlier this month, the Metropolis of Piraeus has excommunicated those MPs who voted in favor of the relevant bill.

An extraordinary clerical assembly was held within the Metropolis at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Piraeus on Thursday, February 22, reports Romfea.

His Eminence Metropolitan Seraphim spoke about the “overturning of human ontology and physiology and the introduction of the ‘woke’ agenda for the reconstruction of Christian doctrine, morals, and culture,” after which a thorough discussion was held.

The Assembly adopted three resolutions.

In the first, the clergy declare that Piraeus is a city that has been greatly blessed by the Most Holy Theotokos, and that in becoming ministers of the Church, they are obliged to precisely observe the faith once delivered to the saints (Jude 1:3) and “safeguard and transmit by deed and word the unchanging faith of the Apostles, the God-bearing Fathers, and the Holy Ecumenical Councils.”

The second resolution states:

The passing of the above law by our national Parliament alters and distorts the anthropology and physiology of God's Creation, blasphemously attempts to nullify the Divine law, which is expressly delivered to us through the Old and New Testaments, by the command of the “woke” agenda, and is maniacally opposed to the Canonical framework of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church, which by the Holy Spirit was given to It.

Thus, those who voted to legalize gay marriage “prove themselves by deed and word as despising the Divine law and opposing the salvation and eternal perspective of the human being” and thus make themselves co-laborers with satan in his attacks on the Gospel, which not only destroys their own Christian identity, but poses a threat to all of society.

Finally, the Assembly excommunicates within the Metropolis of Piraeus the offending politicians:

To protect our ministry and respect our responsibility before the Holy God, while adhering to the provisions of Article 4, Paragraph 9 of the Constitution of the Church of Greece (Law 590/1977 - FEK A’ 146), we sever our communion with those who voted against the Divine law, with all that this entails, not inviting them to any event of our Parishes, until their practical repentance through the annulment by the national Parliament of this most disgraceful legislation.

The resolutions are signed by Met. Seraphim and the presidents of diocesan councils and administrative committees.

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