The vicar of the Alexandrian Tanzanian Diocese, Greek Bishop Agafonikos, summoned several African priests who support canonical Orthodoxy and, after the decision of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, intend to pass under the omophorion of the Moscow Patriarch, and, according to them, is threatening with murder. ROC priest Andrei Novikov wrote about this on Facebook.
“That’s how fast it went. Now “theology of love” and “sacred Hellenism” performed by the Alexandrian Patriarchate.
Obviously, yesterday’s decision of the Holy Synod of the Russian Church caught the Alexandrians (more correctly, the Phanariots, for the Alexandrian Patriarchate is just a local branch of the Phanar) by surprise. Hysterics and threats have already started today. The vicar of the Alexandrian Tanzanian Diocese, the Greek Bishop Agathonikos, urgently summoned several African priests who support canonical Orthodoxy and are now obviously passing under the omophorion of the Moscow Patriarch. As the fathers wrote to me, “he declared war on us.” When asked to clarify, the fathers explained – “he threatened to kill us.” It is clear that he cannot do this, he understands, but there is just hysteria, and there is nothing more to threaten with. Salaries have long been deprived, churches belong to communities, no one cares about the bans of the Alexandrian bishops, who themselves entered into communion with the anathematized and self-ordained. All that remains is to shout melodramatically in hysterics: “We will kill you”!”- the priest writes.
Earlier, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church announced that it would consider the issue of accepting under its omophorion the clerics of the Alexandrian Church who disagree with the decision of Patriarch Theodore to recognize the OCU.