Often, the Greek Orthodox Church hierarchy gets accused of a host of things. These accusations are not always related to sexual abuse, but they can be related to everything from pedophilia to abuse of power. The Church hierarchy has also been accused of committing other crimes, such as the killing of a young boy. These crimes are very serious, and the Church hierarchy has been known to take a very firm stance on the matter.
Pedophilia by Metropolitan Valentine
Pedophilia by Metropolitan Valentine in the Greek Orthodox Church hierarchy has caused a lot of ruckus. One priest admitted to abusing over 100 children, and another claimed to have abused kids at least twice a week for 25 years. However, the Vatican has done little to investigate these allegations. In fact, the Vatican has not handed over suspected abusers to civil justice. Nevertheless, there are signs that this problem may soon be on the chopping block.
Pedophilia by Metropolitan Valentine in Greek Orthodox Church hierarchy is not the only case of this type. In fact, in 1918, Holy Hierarch Tikhon foresaw this problem. He predicted that this type of pedophilia would eventually spread to Europe. He called for a response to the problem.
Synods of Archbishop Auxentios
During the first decade of the twenty-first century, the administrative structure of the Greek Orthodox Church hierarchy was largely disorganized. The syncretistic anti-dogmatic spirit was prevalent. This spirit is still present in World Orthodoxy today. It is a syncretistic anti-dogmatic spirit that continues to control all aspects of World Orthodoxy, including current thought and practice.
Archbishop Auxentios was born in 1926 in Athens, Greece, and received his doctorate in Orthodox liturgical theology from the Graduate Theological Union (G.T.U.), Berkeley, CA. He served in the Archdiocese of Etna, which was formerly the Archdiocese of Etna in America.
During his time in the Archdiocese of Etna, he was also appointed the Exarch for Western Parishes by the Moscow Patriarchate. He was consecrated in New York, and served as Exarch until his death in 2007. Afterward, he was given the title of Metropolitan by the Moscow Patriarchate. He served as Metropolitan until his retirement.
Synod of Archbishop Chrysostom deposed Metropolitan Cyprian
ROCOR and the GOC Synod of Archbishop Chrysostom had a long history of relations. But the two synods separated for administrative and moral reasons.
The Synod of Archbishop Chrysostom did not impose a deposition on Metropolitan Cyprian. Instead, they criticized his ecclesiology and refused to unite with him. This was a major problem in the Synod. It resulted in a schism.
After the Fourth Ecumenical Council, many Monophysites and Arians remained hostile to the Orthodox Church. The Third Council brought unity to a large part of the Church, but many heretics remained bitter enemies. This caused many people to leave the Church.
Pedophilia by Metropolitan Sakellarios
Pedophilia by Metropolitan Sakellarios of the Greek Orthodox Church hierarchy is not a new occurrence. In fact, the problem is centuries old. The church has been insulated from scrutiny for decades, and it has developed de facto policies to cover up child abuse. But in the 1980s, victims began speaking out against the church’s attempts to hide the crisis.
In 1978, Momcilo Krivokapic wrote a book describing clergy abuse. He cited testimony from Goran, a former priest who was removed from his office for exposing pedophilia.
In 1985, Goran wrote another book detailing organized pedophilia. He wrote that the perpetrators manipulated victims to keep them hidden.