Strange manipulated games and provocative imposed letters create havoc on Mt. Athos.
(The behind the scenes activities that preceded the epistle of the Holy Community,(the administrative committee of Monastic Community Mt. Athos), concerning the Pope.
There is extensive talk between the Monks of Mt. Athos concerning rumors that the contents of the letter prepared by the three member committee on the Dogmas were tampered with.
By Dionysius Makris
The “watered down” contents and the comments of the letter of the Holy Community of Mt. Athos concerning the events that took place in the Patriarchal Church of St. George on November 30, the feast day of St. Andrew, (The feast day of the Throne of the Ecumenical Patriarchate), the participation, that is, of the Pope in the Divine Liturgy and the honors bestowed on him within the Church, caused a storm of protests and negative comments. It must be reminded that the Holy Community tried to calm down the serious objections that were created, in and out of the Monastic Community, by the visits of the Pope to Constantinople and of Archbishop Christodoulos to Rome.
It is indicative that the epistle of the Holy Community is a far cry from the epistle composed by tens of Mt. Athos Monks and the epistle delivered by the three member committee on Dogmas, while at the same time it is being said that this epistle was published after, behind the scenes, agreement with Constantinople.