Bart sucking up to Biden and listening to His Master’s Voice… “Do beware the Danaeans, even when they bear gifts”… I mean the USA, NOT “the Greeks”
Sources told Kathimerini that Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev of Moscow and all the Russias, who visited Athens last May, cancelled plans to attend an event at the Greek Embassy in Moscow after the head of the Church of Greece, Archbishop Ieronymos Liapis of Athens, put off a visit to the Russian capital. Officially, the Church of Greece informed the MP that Ieronymos wouldn’t be able to visit due to scheduling problems, but the feeling in Moscow is that he cancelled his trip because of friction between the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul and the MP over the Ukrainian situation. In the past, the two Churches sparred over religious issues in the Ukraine.
Kathimerini is a partner of the New York Times, so, its content is often suspect neoliberal bullshit (remember, the NYT has the likes of Serge Schmemann working for it… you know what flocks together, don’t you?). Here, however, it’s straight reportage… which reveals that the recent meeting in Istanbul went very badly, indeed. Bart is a shameless lickspittle of the Americans, as all Ecumenical Patriarchs since Athenagoras Spyrou have been (he’s also papist-trained, giving him two strikes against him, no?). Do you remember that image of Bart kissing Biden’s ass in public? That was disgusting… but that’s what the EP has degenerated into.
There’s not much on the late meeting in Istanbul on patriarchia.ru (nor is it prominent and highlighted, it’s just ordinary “latest news”… that means that all the hot air out of the Phanar about an imposing and all-powerful “all-Orthodox Council” in two years is sheer hokum and bogus. Don’t forget, the MP and Antioch pulled out of the EP-inspired “Episcopal Assemblies” in the diaspora. Besides which, the EP centre in Chambésy lies shuttered and empty (its funding from the Greek government is gone… Langley didn’t give the EP enough to keep it open), there’s no serious work being done to prepare a council, which requires detailed planning and, most of all, MONEY (money that the EP doesn’t have, by the way… its dependent on Langley hand-outs and shaking down rich diaspora Greeks). Until you SEE planning and SEE serious money on the table, discount all Phanar lies. Indeed, it’d be inane to have a “Synod” in two years (it wouldn’t be an Ecumenical Council, for no patriarch can call such, only an “Orthodox Emperor” can do so)… it’d have the potential to split the Church in two. All sane people oppose such a notional meeting.
It’s best not to comment on the noise from the EP and crank papist sources such as AsiaNews. As the old Russian saying has it, “The dogs bark as the caravan passes… the caravan goes on its way”. In short, the EP isn’t going to steal the Ukraine (that’s what this is all about, kids). Things haven’t changed… “Beware the Danaeans (Americans), even when they bear gifts”… that hasn’t changed, either.