Christmas leaves for the local Police have been cancelled!
- After monks (an impostor brotherhood) supported by Patriarch Bartholomew
brutally attacked the monks of Esphigmenou and sent them to the hospital,
Ms. Dora Bakoyiannis, the foreign minister of Greece, and the individual
responsible for the Greek government on Mt. Athos, did not order the arrest
of the violent perpetrators as is required by Greek law.
Her phone is not being answered today.
However, the phone in the office of Mr. Kostas Karamanlis, Prime Minister of
Greece is being answered today, by a real person, not a machine.
From the United States dial 011-30-210-338-5491 E-mail:
The woman who answers speaks English and shows concern, I believe she will
pass on my concerns about this heinous development described below.
God willing, the next step has not already been taken, as it would thus be
too late to prevent the martyrdom of Christ's servants at the hands of the
It is not just the hundreds who elect to receive this direct e-mail list
distribution, nor just the 1355 subscribers of the venerable (20+ yr old)
world-wide ORTHODOX mailing list, nor the many more who are not subscribers
but only read these lists via the web archives, and it is not just -- as was
said in the '60s, that the "whole world is watching" -- but today Heaven
and Earth, the Church Triumphant and the Church Militant takes notice, by
your prayers, and by your communications with others who will speak out
against this atrocity-in-the-making, before it is too late.
Holy Martyrs of Zografou pray unto God and to His Most Holy Mother, who is
the hope and Protectress of Mount Athos, for the protection of the authentic
monks of Esphigmenou monastery.
The following is from http://www.esphigmenou.com/
BREAKING NEWS - DECEMBER 23, 2006 - The Greek government has deployed
heavily armed Special Forces Police to Mt. Athos to forcibly remove the
monks from their monastery home THIS WEEKEND. At this moment, the police
are spending the evening in Ouranoupolis, and have numerous Police vehicles
and prisoner transport trucks in preparation for their raid on the
monastery. It is expected they will mobilize in the next few hours so they
can make short work of the defenseless and unarmed Esphigmenou monks with a
Please call Ms. Bakoyiannis (+30-210-368-1800) and demand that she stop the
planned attack of the monastery building, and that she PROTECT the monks of
Esphigmenou, who are Greek citizens.