Archbishop Ieronymos criticizes policy of de-Christianization of Greece

Athens, October 21, 2016


In a speech in the city of Livadia Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens sharply criticized the governmental policy of the de-Christianization of Greece: “You have sold out and continue to sell out Greece’s treasures, you give away our railroads, our ports, but our homeland and Orthodoxy we will not give up,” reports Agionoros.

Referring to the role of political parties in the modern crisis, the archbishop said: “We must clarify what we need, how we see the future of our children and families, and what aspirations we have. The time has come for us to wonder: ‘Perhaps it’s worth it to support not parties, but concrete people?’”

The primate’s words correspond with the teachings of St. Paisios the Athonite. To the question “who should we vote for?” the saint answered: “For whoever is closer to the Church. Don’t vote for parties which call themselves Christian… We shouldn’t divide along party lines. Let us first love our Church, and second our homeland and vote for those who devote their energy to the struggle for them.”

Translated by Jesse Dominick


Christopher Fitzpatrick9/26/2019 3:13 pm
i agree with the comments expressed by the archbishop of Athens and other orthodox clergy. The prevalence of legal abortions and the attempts to dechristianize greece are very serious matters. The same processes are at work throughout Europe. I believe the elder paisios and his prophecies.
Demetrius Manolakos10/31/2018 10:08 pm
Leave the Constitution alone. Try and find yourself. Yo’re Actually a not someone who will go down in history!
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