Metropolitan Pavlos of America (TOC-K) Retires

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His Eminence the Former Metropolitan of America Pavlos (TOC-K)

Recently, His Eminence Metropolitan Pavlos (Stratigeas), the President of the Eparchial Synod of the Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of America (GOC-Kallinikos) visited Greece for the first time since he suffered a debilitating stroke in early 2006. While there, he participated in various events, such as the exhumation of the remains of Metropolitan Petros of Astoria (+1997) and Hieromonk Niphon (Astyfidis) (+1994), who were his great-uncles-according-to-the-flesh and mentors.

While there, he also attended a Synodal meeting on October 10/23, wherein he submitted his request to retire from his position as the Metropolitan of America owing to his ill health since the time of his stroke. His request was approved by the Holy Synod, which at a subsequent meeting on November 6/19, appointed His Beatitude Archbishop Kallinikos of Athens and All Greece to be the Locum Tenens.

His Eminence released an Encyclical explaining his decision here, which was followed by the Holy Synod releasing its own Encyclical concerning His Eminence’s retirement here.

Archimandrite Pavlos was ordained to the Episcopacy of the Orthodox Church on February 13 (n.s.), 1998 by His Beatitude Archbishop Chrysostomos II (Kiousis) of Athens and All Greece, to serve as ruling hierarch of the Holy Metropolis of North and South America, a position which incorporated the former Metropolis of Astoria, which had been vacant since the death of His Eminence Metropolitan Petros, and the Metropolis of North and South America, which was widowed when its ruling hierarch Metropolitan Paisios (Loulourgas) left the Synod and eventually fell to the Ecumenistic heresy.

  • Michael Wilhide

    This malicious slanderer and disobedient fraud who intentionally violated the 2002 Encyclical should do more than retire. He should REPENT.

    • Ra’al Dara

      What objective evidence do you have?

  • Anonymous

    Is Metropolitan Pavlos a homosexual?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEMPL0NI5cc

    • Anonymous

      It’s already been established that Metropolitan Moses is a fag.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzHpn0GWdHg

      • Joseph

        You seem to have an obsession with homosexuality Anonymous. Maybe a meeting with your Father Confessor is overdue.

        • Guest

          Whether I have an obsession or not is irrelevant, since this is not
          about me. I would be glad to commune, provided you share what sin you
          think I have committed that needs to be confessed. Exposing perverts,
          corruption and hypocrisy is not a sin, it’s a virtue. Society has
          desensitized you to evil, the fruit of which is complacency,
          indifference, and “tolerance.”

        • Guest

          Whether I have an obsession or not is irrelevant, since this is not
          about me. I would be glad to confess, provided you share what sin you
          think I have committed that needs to be confessed. Exposing perverts,
          corruption and hypocrisy is not a sin, it’s a virtue. Society has
          desensitized you to evil, the fruit of which is complacency,
          indifference, and “tolerance.”

        • Anonymous

          Whether I have an obsession or not is irrelevant, since this is not
          about me. I would be glad to confess, provided you share what sin you
          think I have committed that needs to be confessed. Exposing perverts,
          corruption, and hypocrisy is not a sin, it’s a virtue. Society has
          desensitized you to evil, the fruit of which is complacency,
          indifference, and “tolerance.”

          • Joseph

            Anonymous (Euthymios), I go on this site to read Orthodox content, which invariably has “some” effect on my day to day life as an Orthodox Christian. I try to read your posts objectively, but find it very difficult because you attack everyone and everything. No synod is exempt from this attack. I do not disagree that there is corruption in many traditional Orthodox synods, but not to the degree that you discuss. Forgive me for making the statement that I made, but I was hoping that you would recognize that you write with the spirit of spite and with an angry tone, which doesn’t come across as very Orthodox. You have made many statements about various bishops that I know to be false. I can only assume that you make these claims based on rumours. Again, this isn’t an attack on you the person. I am trying to offer you some constructive criticism because I think many people tune you out based on “how” you write. I hope you have a profitable lent.

        • Anonymous

          We are adults, so there is no need for childish comments. You shouldn’t question peoples motives. I am not intimidated by loaded questions, straw-man arguments, personal attacks (Ad-hominems against me) and red herrings. This is NOT about me. The issues involves Met. Moses, who was involved sexually with another priest.

          • Anonymous

            Joseph, I am not saying you did these things (personal attacks, loaded questions, etc) but others have done some (or all). I am not going to play these childhish games. We are adults, and should deal with the issue and discuss it like logical and reasonable adults.

    • Ra’al Dara

      Euthymios, we are still waiting for the objective evidence.

      • Anonymous

        Will eye-witness testimony do? Talk to Father Athanasios Tsorvas. He was a GOC priest at the time he saw this incident. Making light of this story will do nothing to invalidate it. It requires explanation.

        • Anonymous

          With regard to Pavlos, consult Father Athanasios Tsorvas. Regarding Moses, see the documentation given in the video and description box.

          • Anonymous

            Whether I have an obsession or not is irrelevant, since this is not about me. I would be glad to commune, provided you share what sin you think I have committed that needs to be confessed. Exposing perverts, corruption and hypocrisy is not a sin, it’s a virtue. Society has desensitized you to evil, the fruit of which is complacency, indifference, and “tolerance.”

  • Guest

    Saint
    Felix III of Rome: “An error which is not resisted is approved: a truth
    which is not defended is suppressed…He who does not oppose an evident
    crime is open to the suspicion of secret complicity.”

  • Anonymous