Archbishop Ieronymos Claims Europe Is Against Greek Orthodoxy

Ieronymos_arxiepiskoposArchbishop Ieronymos II of Athens and All Greece accused Europe and the Greek government of trying to alter Christian Greek society and the identity of Greek people.

Ieronymos spoke on the occasion of a recent government proposal to make easier for students to be exempted from religious education classes.

“The recent incident regarding religious education classes is the tip of the iceberg, I’m afraid. It seems that our European friends — taking advantage of our dire economic situation and in light of changing the economic relations between us — will seek by all means to alter Greek society starting with our schools,” Ieronymos said, addressing the Annual Conference of the Holy Synod.

“The tragic thing is that our enemies are no longer far away. They are inside our walls. We can see it,” he said. The Archbishop referred to the reforms required by Greece’s creditors as part of the bailout agreement. He said that the Greek government has committed to a series of reforms and measures that are imposed by international creditors in order to “devalue Greek history and our traditions, tear down the institution of family, enforce perverted ideas, further degrade our language and show obvious contempt for centuries of our great civilization, our homeland, our faith.”

The Archbishop called on the faithful Greek people, the hierarchy of the Greek Orthodox Church and the clergy to defend Greece’s traditions and faith. He also called on the state to collaborate with the Church “with sincerity and consistency and to set an example to our people for cooperation and unity.”


  1. As many public workers, he is trying to save his business, otherwise he would not use this persecution complex attitude. I haven’t ready anything about separation of church and state in any Troika or Greek government paper.
    Someone who really believes in Religion does not need any organization to practice his/her love of his/her God. Maybe Ieronymos should remember the first Christians, who did not need gold or other artifact to practice….

  2. He’s right. It’s all part of the plan of the NWO/ Globalists agenda to eliminate Christianity, a sense of pride in one’s history and culture etc… Orban from Hungary knows the deal.

  3. this guys accusations are misplaced – the left has declared the church is not relevant to Greece, even though it was the church which instituted Greek Independence. Tsipras is the one who pushes for the marginalization of the church in schools, he is also the one that prior to the election, said the church can house illegal muslim immigrants, he is also the one that pretended to be pious to in visiting Mt Athos to win over older greek voters even though he is an atheist.

  4. Your Grace. How about YOU helping the nation. Do not accept government pay for clergy. Stop building new churches just for the sake of it. Pay fair taxes.

  5. The Orthodox faith is one of the few remaining beacons of morality in Greece. The leftists have been working non stop to undermine it over the years. During Syriza’s campaigning last year, he pretended to be an observant Orthodox Christian, doing things such as visiting mount Athos to gain votes all while ending up being the first prime minister not to take a religious oath.

    Know this, the left in Greece is a cancer not only to our economic well being but for our decency and existence as Greeks as well. If they had their way, we would be bulldozing churches to set up mosques for the illegals (oh I am sorry, that is not PC enough, I meant “new arrivals”).

  6. “The Greek people are anarchic and difficult to tame. For this reason we must strike deep into their cultural roots: Perhaps then we can force them to conform. I mean, of course, to strike at their language, their religion, their cultural and historical reserves, so that we can neutralize their ability to develop, to distinguish themselves, or to prevail; thereby removing them as an obstacle to our strategically vital plans in the Balkans, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East.” – US Secretary of State, the Jewish American Henry Kissinger addressing a group of Washington, D.C. businessmen in Sept.1974, as reported in the popular Greek magazine, Oikonomikos Tachydromos on 14 Aug. 1997)

  7. President Putin strives to nurture a Russian culture rooted in European Christendom and this infuriates EU politicians and EU bureaucrats like Carl Bildt, Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and one of the architects of the Eastern policy of the E.U. who claimed that Eastern Orthodoxy is the principal threat to western civilization.

    At the 2013 Valdai Forum President Putin highlighted Europe’s decline when he stated: 
    “Europeans are dying out. Same-sex marriages can’t produce children.”

    At the same forum PUTIN went on to say: “We can see how many of the Euro-Atlantic countries are actually rejecting their historic roots, including the Christian values that constitute the very basis of Western civilization. The excesses of political correctness have reached the point where people are seriously talking about registering political parties whose aim is to promote pedophilia. People in many European countries are embarrassed or afraid to talk about their religious affiliations. Holidays are abolished or even called something different; their essence is hidden away, as is their moral foundation. And people are aggressively trying to export this model all over the world. Today almost all developed nations are no longer able to reproduce themselves, even with the help of unlawful migration. Without the values embedded in Christianity, without the standards of morality that have taken shape over millennia, people will inevitably lose their human dignity.”

  8. Polish-Jewish Lawyer Raphael Lemkin coined the word genocide from a combination of the Greek word “geno” (meaning tribe or race) and “caedere” (the Latin word for to kill). 

    Raphael Lemkin defined genocide as follows:

    “Generally speaking, genocide does not necessarily mean the immediate destruction of a nation, except when accomplished by mass killings of all members of a nation. It is intended rather to signify a coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of essential foundations of the life of national groups, with the aim of annihilating the groups themselves. The objectives of such a plan would be the DISINTEGRATION OF THE POLITICAL AND SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS, OF CULTURE, LANGUAGE, NATIONAL FEELINGS, RELIGION, and the economic existence of national groups, and the destruction of the personal security, liberty, health, dignity, and even the lives of the individuals belonging to such groups.”

  9. The Turkish government facilitates the arrival of illegal 3rd world immigrants to Greece, in line with the “Ozal doctrine”, initiated by former Turkish Prime Minister, Turgut Özal who stated that:

    “We do not need to make war with Greece. We just need to send them a few millions illegal immigrants from Turkey and finish with them.”

  10. Google: “The Coudenhove-Kalergi plan – The genocide of the Peoples of Europe.”

    The EU elite considers Richard Coudenhove Kalergi who was one of the main initiators of the process of European integration, to be founder of the EU.

    In his book «Praktischer Idealismus», Richard Coudenhove Kalergi proclaims.

    “The man of the future will be of mixed race. The races and classes of today will gradually disappear due to the elimination of space, time, and prejudice. The Eurasian-negroid race of the future, similar in appearance to the Ancient Egyptians, will replace the diversity of peoples and the diversity of individuals. Instead of destroying European Judaism, Europe, against her will, refined and educated this people, driving them to their future status as a leading nation through this artificial evolutionary process. It’s not surprising that the people that escaped from the Ghetto-Prison, became the spiritual nobility of Europe. Thus, the compassionate care given by Europe created a new breed of aristocrats.This happened when the European feudal aristocracy crashed because of the emancipation of the Jews [due to the actions taken by the French Revolution]”

    The Coudenhove-Kalergi European Prize is awarded every two years to Europeans who have excelled in promoting this criminal plan. Among those awarded with such a prize are Angela Merkel and Herman Van Rompuy.

  11. In seeking to uproot even the memory of a Christian heritage in Europe, Marxists have the full backing of the EU bureaucracy esconced in Brussels.
    GOOGLE: “European Commission criticised for omitting Christmas on EU school diary”
    More than 330,000 copies of the diaries, accompanied by 51 pages of glossy information about the EU, have been delivered to British schools as a “sought after” Christmas gift to pupils from the commission. While the euro calendar marks Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Jewish and Chinese festivities as well as Europe Day and other key EU anniversaries, there are no Christian festivals marked, despite the fact Christianity is Europe’s majority religion. 

  12. Not only the Left but all sides believe the “old” God is to be replaced by the “new” called Government. It is probably too late to matter that the alliance between government and banking is our enemy holding us in contempt for daring to declare them for what they are arrogant incompetent thieves sacking our savings, destroying our economy and reducing livelihood to perpetual servitude of Masters dictating our destiny from a foreign land.

  13. there is a push to make Eid a public holiday in france imo this will become the trend in france, germany and belgium within 10 years

  14. The facts show that the orthodox church in Greece has a massive feeding programme that the government cannot afford. Charities do not pay taxes because what they collect is used for the benefit of the public . They dont boast about it so as to protect the dignity of the recipients.
    Clergy is paid by the state because if it wasn’t for the clergy’s contribution and sacrifice in 1821 , you wouldn’t be Greek now.
    The church has protected the Greek identity especially during the Ottoman occupation. It’s important it’s citizens are historically aware of who they are.
    Kissinger said once that to eradicate a population, eradicate it’s identity and past, starting with the education system .
    How does eradicating religion from school be considered an economic reform? How does it improve greece’ s financial situation and banking system? Is it not to replace the orthodox religion with the new ” political correctness” cult? Who determines the values of political correctness? Was it not the European Union and Goldman Sachs that designed and brought this financial catastrophe onto greece? And now they want to change your religion?

  15. One of the European Union “reforms” a few years ago was to change Mount Athos from a monastic establishment to a tourist resort. They used the excuse that it was discriminatory against women. The abbot of vatopedi said NO and consequently the state jailed him on a fictitious land swap deal. The abbot worked out that the Greek government was complicit with the EU forces to destroy Orthodoxy in Greece in destroying the identity of Mount Athos . So he sought sanctuary for the whole monastic community with the only leader in the world that has any sense. He visited Putin who welcomed him with open arms.1

  16. It’s part of the push by dark forces to eradicate Christianity and make way for the ” political correctness” cult. Without Christianity they can’t feel remorse for what they do. Even after 2000 years, Jesus is still a threat to the political pharises of today!

  17. If you read the New Testament the early church pooled their money together for the community. They still conducted services and Jesus Himself went to the Synagogue and paid His temple tax.
    Jesus has been very precise on how He wants His Church. Please don’t distort facts.

  18. In 1944 Nikolaj Velimirović wrote quote:

    “Europe is presently the main battlefield of the Jew and his father, the devil, against the heavenly Father and his only begotten Son. Jews first need to become legally equal with Christians in order to repress Christianity next, turn Christians into faithless, and step on their necks. All the modern European slogans have been made up by Jews, the crucifiers of Christ: democracy, strikes, socialism, atheism, tolerance of all faiths, pacifism, universal revolution, capitalism and communism… All of these are invention of the Jews and their father, the Devil.”

    In 2003 the Serbian Orthodox Church recognized Bishop Nikolaj Velimirović as a Saint.


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