Thursday, May 26, 2005

Patriarch of Jerusalem Expelled

Macedonian Press Agency reports : "The Pan-Orthodox Synod in the Fener, Istanbul decided to remove the name of Patriarch Irenaeus of Jerusalem from the diptychs of the Christian Orthodox Church." This makes his expulsion official and opens the way for the procedure for the selection of a new Patriarch.

Influential Arab news source Al-Ahram Weekly reports : "After weeks of protest, the Christian Arab community in Jerusalem has apparently succeeded in getting the Greek Orthodox Church to sack its patriarch, Irineos I, over his alleged involvement in the sale of church property in East Jerusalem to Jewish settlers earlier this year. Irineos is widely believed to have okayed the sale of several buildings and a hotel in Jerusalem's old city, in concert with Nikos Papadimas, a Greek aide, who fled Palestine to an unknown destination with millions of dollars."

I saw several random interviews, on Greek television, of Arabs on the street in Jerusalem who expressed nothing but spite at Ireneos for his sale of Greek Orthodox Christian land the Jews.


And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.


Blogger Johnny said...

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10:41 PM  
Blogger Hellenic Nationalist said...

I agree, stealing our land. And selling it to, to, to....

It's just infuriating!

2:14 AM  

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