Church of Greece Priest Anathematized the OCU and Its Schismatic Leader

A priest of the Orthodox Church of Greece anathematized Dumenko and all those who have communion in the sacraments with the OCU.

On March 21, 2021, on the Feast of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, Protopresbyter Angelos Angelakopoulos, a cleric of the Church of Greece, anathematized the OCU and its leader Epiphanius Dumenko, reports М

The priest introduced several new anathemas into the traditional text of the Synodik, read on the week of the Solemnity of Orthodoxy, among which were anathemas "to the schismatic pseudo-church of Ukraine led by the schismatic and heretic pseudo-metropolitan of Kyiv and all Ukraine, Epiphanii Dumenko and all who have communion with them in the sacraments, anathema."

Protopresbyter Angelos Angelakopoulos also anathematized "the so-called 'Tomos of Autocephaly,' which the Ecumenical Patriarchate granted to the schismatic pseudo-church of Ukraine".

The practice of supplementing the Synodic with new anathematisms is not new, and is intended to provide a theological response to current contemporary problems.

Protopresbyter Angelos Angelakopoulos was born in Farsal on October 23, 1981. He studied theology at the Theological Faculty of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, where he received his degree with honors in 2003. He received his master's degree with honors in 2008 and is currently a doctoral student in the same faculty.

On March 31, 2012, he was ordained a Presbyter by Metropolitan Seraphim of Piraeus. For a year and a half he served as secretary of the Department of Heresies and Religions in the Metropolis of Piraeus. In September 2019, he was transferred to the Diocese of Kitira and Antikytira, where he still serves.

Protopresbyter Angelos is the spiritual child of one of the most famous Athonite elders of the late twentieth century, the abbot of the Grigoriate monastery, Archimandrite George (Kapsanis).

Source: (Russian)

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