The Turkish authorities, who opened the Panagia Sumela Monastery of Trebizond after restoration, recently organized a discotheque there. Archimandrite Romanos Anastasiadis, a well-known propagandist of the Phanar, stated that “it is likely that Russians are behind the incident in the monastery, who have already declared their “concern” about the disco… The Russian Orthodox Church hastened to intercede for this blasphemy at the same time attacking the Ecumenical Patriarchate,” writes the DFU.
“What do the heavy wolves of the north have to do with Sumela, with the Romei? Are they not trying to destroy everything Roman, Greek, Orthodox? Are they not dishonoring the Orthodox Church with non-canonical invasions and “demonic service” both in the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Asia Minor and in the jurisdiction of the Alexandrian Patriarchate in Africa? Who made them “defenders” or lawyers?
As in the case of Hagia Sophia, so now, for this incident that took place in Panagia Sumela, the Muscovites are the main culprits. This is another dirty game aimed at challenging the rights of the Ecumenical Throne. I mean, that’s what they do everywhere. They are behind wars, massacres, bloodshed, and then allegedly run to talk about “protection”. Whatever they do in Jerusalem, they are also behind the fanatics who threaten the Jerusalem Patriarchate,” the archimandrite clarified the situation.
Panagia Sumela is a complex of monastic buildings, the oldest part of which dates back to the 4th century, recently the authorities arranged a disco in the restored monastery, which was condemned in the Russian Orthodox Church.