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The Greek-American Community banned the corrupt politicians of Greece from participating in this year’s Greek Independence Day parades across the U.S., accusing them as “traitors”.  But Elpidophoros invited every one of them to his “enthronement”! by Nick Stamatakis Elpidophoros is languishing in Athens, supposedly preparing his tenure in New York.  The harsh reality, however, is that he is lacking the legitimacy of a regular Archbishop, as his election violated the Archdiocese’s Charter by ignoring the governing bodies of our Church. None of our Metropolitans showed any warmth – even the one or two of them who bothered to issue an…

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity “Relent, do not be unjust; reconsider, for my integrity is at stake”. (Job 6:29)  The study of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and its relations with Greece and Constantinople is troubling as these documents described by Professor James Counelis of blessed memory demonstrate.  As the stepchild of Constantinople, the autonomy of the Archdiocese has been diminished with each Charter.  With the present Charter, the Archdiocese has been reduced to a colony controlled from abroad.  The Metropolitans and Archbishop in the United States are auxiliary bishops of the Patriarch in Constantinople.  There is, in effect, no Greek Orthodox Archdiocese.…

Source: The National Herald By Antonis H. Diamataris Our Church has a new Archbishop! These words carry historical weight. First, because they herald – usually – tenures of considerable length. For example, Iakovos served as Archbishop for 37 years and Demetrios for 20. And, second, because the role that an Archbishop plays in the life of our Church and our community is important. And it is important both when it is positive and when it is negative. When an Archbishop plays a positive role, he acts as the hand of God and of History: He can preserve the unity of the…

by Nick Stamatakis A chaos much bigger than the one created by the Patriarch’s decisions on Ukraine is bound to be created by the so-called “election” of Elpidoforos of Bursa at the helm of our Greek Orthodox Church in America.  Elpidoforos definitely deserves the title of “Cardinal”.  First, he recently authored a diatribe titled “Primus Sine Paribus” (“First Without Equals”), submitted to the University of Thessaloniki, in which he throws out more than 17 centuries of democratic/synodical Orthodox traditions and explains why the Patriarch cannot be “equal” to the other church leaders; he also spent at least the last 10 years…

Source: The Pappas Post written by Gregory Pappas Like many in our community, I have been following the demise of the institution of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America with great pain, not to mention the dismal state of affairs with St. Nicholas National Shrine at Ground Zero and the decaying condition of the Seminary in Brookline. These logistic and administrative failures clearly are the fault of Archbishop Demetrios. In Greek we say that “the fish smells from the head” and if the types of things that happened in our Church had happened in corporate America, Demetrios would have been fired…

Source: The National Herald By ANA CONSTANTINOPLE – Archimandrite Makarios Griniezakis of Christoupolis was on Thursday unanimously elected as the new Archbishop of Australia, by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Griniezakis pursued graduate studies in the field of Christian Ethics at Boston University, School of Theology, where he earned a Master of Sacred Theology degree (STM). He also earned a Master of Arts (MA) in History of Science from Harvard University, School of Arts and Sciences, and a Master of Bioethics from Monash University, School of Arts and Sciences. He has additionally attended courses in philosophy at the…

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America RESOLUTION OF THE ARCHDIOCESAN COUNCIL ATLANTA, MAY 10, 2019 WHEREAS: We recognize the exclusive privilege and canonical right of our beloved Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to elect the next Archbishop of America; WHEREAS: We, her faithful children in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, are grateful to our Mother Church for its wisdom in granting us an Archdiocesan Charter, and approving Archdiocesan Regulations, that provide to our beloved Holy Eparchial Synod and to the Archdiocesan Council a specific, meaningful and substantive advisory role in the election of the Archbishop of America;…