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Δευτέρα, 23 Μαΐου 2016

Occult-Ecumenist Stained-Glass Window at the Entrance of the Orthodox Academy of Crete, the host of the Pan Orthodox Council.

[Report from ROMFEA.GR ecclesiastical news site]
Protopresbyter Anastasios Gotsopoulos from Patra has sent a letter to the Pan Orthodox Secretary for the Great and Holy Council, with copies being sent to the Ecumenical Patriarchate and all of the Heads of the Local Orthodox Churches, bringing to light a very serious matter directing affecting the Pan Orthodox Council.
In particular, Fr. Anastasios refers to the stained-glass window at the entrance of the Orthodox Academy of Crete containing symbolism of a clearly occult significance which promotes inter-religious ecumenism.
The entire letter, in Greek, can be read here:
The English translation of his letter follows:
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Protopresbyter
Anastasios Gotsopoulos
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Patra
tel. 0030-6945-377621, agotsopo@gmail.com
Patra 20 . 5 . 2016
To:
the Pan-Orthodox Secretariat of the Holy and Great Council 
of the Orthodox Church
in Geneva.
Notification: 
His All-Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople. 
The Most-Reverend Hierarchs of the various Holy Orthodox Churches.
Your Eminences, Reverend Fathers,
I respectfully bring to your attention the following:
1. At the main entrance to the facilities of the Orthodox Academy of Crete and right outside the academy’s Chapel, where the Holy and Great Synod of the Orthodox Church will meet this coming June, a stained glass piece by R. Bleninger is displayed (a work rendered for the Face to Face project of OAC).
As can be seen in the accompanying photographs, this work portrays three human figures among flames, which apparently indicate weary mankind in the furnace of life. These three people have their hands raised in supplication towards religious symbols: one of them towards the Lord’s Cross, another towards a crescent moon (left of the Cross) and the third towards the Star of David (a hexagram, to the right of the Cross)! The Cross of the Lord and the two symbols of the “monotheistic religions” (the crescent moon and the hexagram) are arranged and connected in conjectural unity by a rainbow, the New Age symbol par excellence.
It is altogether obvious that this piece projects in a clear and unmistakable way the interreligious syncretism of ecumenism. In a place which is now the official grounds of the Orthodox Academy of Crete, which was erected to be a witness of Orthodoxy, that is, a witness of the “foolishness” and “stumbling block” of Christ’s Cross (see 1 Cor. 1:18-25), the “word of the Cross” is being likened to and equated with whatever the crescent and the Star of David expresses!
Your Eminences, Reverend Fathers,
One comes across such “artistic” creativity and works of such deep occult content only in the main offices of the Theosophical Society (of the occultist H. P. Blavatsky) in Adyar, India! It is lamentable that at the main entrance and directly outside the chapel of an Orthodox Ecclesiastical Institution, which is under the auspices of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, one can find the blasphemous theory of the so-called “Abrahamic religions” crudely and brazenly on display. In addition, this irreverent syncretistic work has been printed onto postcards by the Orthodox Academy (see below, p. 6)!
It is my hope that the Secretariat of the Holy and Great Synod of the Church of Christ will sympathize with the sorrow and concern of many clergy and laity and will see to it that this blasphemous work of theosophic inspiration not only be removed from the Orthodox Academy of Crete’s main entrance to its facilities and to its chapel for the days that the meetings of the Great and Holy Synod of the Church of Christ are held, but that the necessary recommendation be made to the Academy’s administration for its permanent removal from the facilities.
2. Allow me to point out one more thing. In the Academy’s main hall (in which the plenary session of the Holy Synod will convene), there are two quite large paintings and one relief portraying Prometheus Bound in the Caucasus (see accompanying image). Certainly, the myth of Prometheus, as interpretted through Aeschylus’ well-known “prophecy,” expresses mankind’s anticipation of a Redeemer. However, it must not escape us that Prometheus has also been used fittingly by the occult, as a symbol of the rebellious man, who, for stealing the flame of secret knowledge in order to give it to mankind, was punished eternally by the tyrant god and enemy of man’s spiritual development!
Unfortunately, the complete absence of an icon of Jesus Christ in the Orthodox Academy of Crete’s large main hall leaves the aniticpation of the Redeemer in abeyance and unfulfilled, he who came and was sacrificed in order to free the bound “Prometheus.” Indeed, what a pity! That two thousand years after our Lord’s sacrifice, the wretched “Prometheus” remains without having tasted of the redemption of the incarnate Word of God… and for this to be depicted in a place that should proclaim, even through the use of symbols, the witness of Orthodoxy, that is, the completeness and the uniqueness of fallen man’s salvation through Jesus Christ.
Entreating your hierarchical blessings, I filially pray that the Grace of the All-Holy Spirit give you the strength to perform your service, so that the Great and Holy Synod proves worthy of its name, far from modernist dangers to our Church’s unity and witness.
Reverently,
Fr. Anastasios Gotsopoulos
Attached: 6 photographs from the Orthodox Academy of Crete.
Postcard with the piece by R. Bleninger: published by the Orthodox Academy of Crete.

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