Greek Jews Condemn Local Bishop’s Anti-Semitic Rant

 

Greek Orthodox Bishop spreads more hate filled yarn of Jewish world domination in another of his anti-Semitic tirades, this time after being withdrawn by his Church from a Jerusalem visit.

By European Jewish Congress

 

A Greek Orthodox bishop has been sharply criticized by the local Jewish community after he made a series of antisemitic remarks following the Church’s refusal to send him as its representative to the Easter Festival of the Holy Fire at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem.

Following  the Synad’s decision to replace Bishop Seraphim, the Metropolitan of Piraeus with Metropolitan Athinagoras of Ilion, Seraphim accused Israel of preventing his visit and interfering in an internal Church matter.

Seraphim of Piraeus – metapedia.org

In a statement, Seraphim said that Orthodox Christians stand against Zionism and “especially against the wing of Zionism that seeks world domination”. He similarly accused all other Christian denominations of being in favour of Jews, while also quoting the Protocols of the Elders of Zion and referring to freemasonry as the arms used by Zionism to secure infiltration and state manipulation.

The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece condemned the statement, while the Greek Helsinki Monitor filed a lawsuit against Seraphim for antisemitism.

“Once again, we are not surprised with the new delirium of the Orthodox Metropolitan of Piraeus, Seraphim, published on the official webpage of the Archdiocese of Piraeus,” the community said in a statement. “Despite his earnest efforts to dismantle the accusations of antisemitism, in his lengthy writings he refers to antisemitism as anti-Zionism, using well known antisemitic stereotypes, conspiracy theories and traditional Jew-hating attitudes, in order to be characterised not as antisemite but as anti-Zionist.”

“We believe that his statements are not compatible with the status of an official of the Greek Orthodox Church, a Church that evokes love and solidarity, neither with the status of a state official who is obliged to remain loyal to the Constitution and the laws of the Greek State,” the statement went on.

“We are certain that His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos (patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church) will agree that the hate campaign against the Jewish people is incompatible with the principles and the history of the Greek Orthodox Church.”

“The Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece kindly asks His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos and the Hierarchs of the Church of Greece to isolate the extreme racist and antisemitic views circulating within the Church, which poison Greek society and undermine the harmonious co-existence of all Greek citizens, regardless of gender, skin colour or religion,” the statement concluded.

 

Click here to read the full article in Central Council of the Jewish Communities of Greece

View original European Jewish Congress publication at:
http://www.eurojewcong.org/greece/16626-greek-jews-slam-antisemitic-remarks-by-orthodox-bishop.html

One comment

  1. israelandstuffcom says:

    If the world’s Jews had wanted to “dominate the world”, it would have happened, so very long ago, and:

    1) stopped the Roman expulsion from Judea 2000 years ago,
    2) squashed the inquisition against European Jews
    3) turned Rome into an ally, and also recovered the Temple’s stollen artifacts
    4) cancelled the Crusades that massacred the majority of the world’s Jews
    5) turned the Holocaust into the fiction antisemites say it was
    and…
    6) made Peace with the Arabs at the beginning of the Ottoman Empire…..or even in Medina, that went from being a Jewish metropolis …to judenfrei.

    Even with the current examples of growing antisemitism in Europe, the EU’s anti-Israel bias, and the United Nations’ obsession with Israel put aside, only a hate-filled imbecile with zero knowledge of history could utter such rubbish.

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