Yesterday Greek police stationed on Mount Athos arrested Fr. Gregory of Esphigmenou Monastery.  He was then removed from Mount Athos.  Fr. Gregory is one of the leading fathers of Esphigmenou Monastery.  

He is the editor of the Monastery’s bi-monthly publication, Boanerges (Sons of Thunders; Mark 3:17that is read by True Orthodox Christians throughout the world.  Boanerges is the best periodical published by the True Orthodox and the arrest of Fr. Gregory is an attempt to sever the bond that True Orthodox Christians all over the world have with the Monastery.

This violation of the basic human rights of the 107 fathers of the Monastery is perpetrated by the Greek Government on behalf of the Patriarchate of Constantinople.   The voice of the Esphigmenou fathers which boldly proclaims the Orthodox Faith becomes louder with each attack against the Monastery.  Please keep all the fathers in your prayers.