May 30, 2024

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Metropolitan Seraphim of Piraeus: "No communion to those who voted for LGBTQ+ marriages and adoption of children."

Known for his strong opposition to the LGBT community, Metropolitan Seraphim of Piraeus announced that those members of parliament who voted for the law on LGBTQ+ marriages and the adoption of minor children will no longer be able to receive communion in the Metropolitanate of Piraeus.

This measure concerns not only all three ND deputies from Piraeus (Konstantinos Katsafados, Domna-Maria Michaelidou and Nikos Vlahakos), but also all deputies from SYRIZA and PASOK who voted for this law.

In addition to the suspension of the sacrament, they also decided to prohibit inviting them to any parish events until “the imminent repentance of the National Parliament repealing this obscene law.”

In particular, today, February 22, 2024, in Piraeus, in the Cathedral of Panagia Triad of Piraeus, at the invitation of His Eminence Metropolitan Seraphim of Piraeus, Faliro, John of Rentis and Drapezona, they gathered for an extraordinary priestly meeting on the topic: “Eliminating the consequences of the adoption of the law on “marriage” of persons of the same sex,” N. 5089 Government Gazette A 27/17.2.2024.

The Venerable Bishop of Piraeus has positioned himself appropriately regarding the emerging issue of undermining human ontology and physiology and the implementation of the agenda deconstruction of Christian doctrine, morality and culture, and after careful discussion with the Church Councils and administrative committees of the parishes and foundations of our archdiocese, “we have decided to issue this resolution.”

“In order to protect our ministry and respect our responsibility to the Most Holy God, in accordance with the provisions of Article 4, paragraph 9 of the Statute of the Church of Greece (Law 590/1977; Gazette A 146), we break off our communication with those who voted against the Divine law , with all that this implies, by not inviting them to any of the events of our parishes until their repentance becomes valid through the repeal of this obscene law by the National Parliament,” – the resolution says, in particular.

“Athens News2 reported earlier that some Greek priests went further – excommunicating the above-mentioned deputies from the ND from the church. At the same time, there have been no denials from the Holy Synod of the EOC.

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