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L-R: Fr. Maximus, Metropolitan Demetrius, Fr. Félix Piñeros

On Friday July 12/25, 2014 His Eminence, Metropolitan Demetrius of America, accompanied by Hieromonk Maximus and Archdeacon Agathangelus traveled to Bogotá, Columbia in order to receive Fr. Félix Piñeros and his family and the faithful with him. Fr. Félix and Presbytera Clara/Fotini have a small but nice house chapel in the third floor of their house, dedicated to St. Nectarios of Aegina.

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Anastasios Hudson resides in Reston, Virginia, USA. He is the author of Metropolitan Petros of Astoria: A Microcosm of the Old Calendar Movement in America (2014). His website is AnastasiosHudson.com.

  • FrFinbar2009

    It is advised that Fr Felix and flock were received. Did I miss how they were received and from whence?

    • Fr. Felix was a former New Calendarist priest. For some time, he was under Met. Chrysostomos of Ecuador, before he was a part of the Synod of Metropolitan Angelos (i.e. when he was part of some Ukrainian vagante group), but left him at the time he decided to join us. That was almost 4 years ago, so Fr. Felix has been patiently waiting as there were a lot of logistical problems to getting this accomplished. I am not sure how the reception was accomplished.

      • Nilos Archimandrit

        More about Fr. Felix and his relations with Angelos of Avlonos.

        • There were no relations with Met. Angelos of Avlona. Fr. Felix was under Met. Chrysostomos before Met. Chrysostomos joined Met. Angelos. He left as Met. Chrysostomos was making arrangements to be with Met. Angelos, so was not in communion with him ever.

  • AnastasiosHawker

    Is not it symptomatic that “Metropolitan Demetrius” established some missionary parishes in suspicious countries, which links the same phrase: drug trafficking?

    • Dcn Joseph Suaiden

      I’m going to say this as nicely as possible…. that’s the sort of thing that start unhealthy rumors. It’s also the sort of thing that gets you banned!

      • Love the username, “AnastasiosHawker” though lol

        Sorry to break the bad news to the troll, but I was working to bring Fr. Felix into the GOC before Met. Demetrius was even part of the GOC. It just took several years to get the money together to purchase plane tickets and get the logistical issues worked out about where we were going to do the reception, etc. Thank God it finally happened!