August 23, 2014

There is No Diaspora, Metropolitan Philip Says, Questions the Purpose of the Bishops Assembly

Metropolitan Phillip

The warrior is back! Met. Philip cuts to the heart of some of the nonsense around the Episcopal Assembly. Some highlights: There is no Diaspora here. We decided in 1994 with the late Archbishop Iakovos. We rejected the term Diaspora for North America. I am going to propose the rejection of this term Diaspora The non-recognition of the OCA by Constantinople and Antioch is hypocrisy. (Pat. Bartholomew) cannot stand the words "Orthodox unity." And, the untouchable issue: Question: How do feel about pederasty and homosexuality in the Church? Answer: It is the most disgusting, it is a horrible thing, and there is no reason in the Orthodox Church for it and I absolutely have zero tolerance for it. This is good. ++++++++++++ The National Herald, Friday, May 21, 2010 By Theodore Kalmoukos BOSTON - Metropolitan Philip, Primate of the Autonomous Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of America with 265 parishes, six Bishops and 350 priests, is the Vice-Chairman of … [Read more...]