Metropolitan Sotirios of Canada warns faithful about “certain” Monasteries.
(A pro Elder Ephraim follower listed this as “Slandering” Athonite Monasticism. Another misrepresentation.)
During the Advent Lenten period of 2012, Metropolitan Sotirios of Toronto spoke against certain fundamentalist monasteries and immature spiritual confessors. God bless him for being brave. He is not anti-Monastic, but anti sick-monasticism. (Like Metropolitan Hierotheos who excommunicated one such Monastery in Nafpaktos, Greece). The person that posted this is pro the fundamentalist Elder Ephraim, as you will obviously see in his fundamentalist diatribe. It is encouraging to see a Hierarch come forward to protect the faithful.
We listened to the entire video. He is not slandering Athonite Monasteries. He is, however, obviously concerned about some of them. Metropolitan Hierotheos in Nafpaktos excommunicated one Monastery there in order to protect the fold. He and Metropolitan Sotirios are concerned about the wellness of the people. What about obedience to the Bishop? Or is it conditional obedience?