March 8, 2011

Greek Metropolitan Takes On Young Man Dressed As Priest At Carnival

Demetris Zoitsoudis
March 9, 2011

Metropolitan Amvrosios of Kalavryta and Aegialia has taken on a Carnival costume-wearing priest, appealing in his blog for him to repent.

He specifically stated:

"With pain in my soul, on Wednesday night of March 2 at 11:45 pm on channel TV Super live we saw the wretchedness. Among those dancing in their costumes was a young man vested as a priest, wearing a cassock and stole! We express sadness at this sign of disrespect.

Scenes of mockery of the holy priesthood occurred in the past in communist Russia. It is unacceptable for this to take place in our Orthodox Greece. This young man, who had this unfortunate inspiration, ridiculed the goodness of our Lord. May he express repentance, to avoid the punishment of God."

Translated by John Sanidopoulos