Konanos: I didn’t divorce Christ, I divorced a specific organization

Former cleric of the Greek Orthodox Church Andreas Konanos. Photo: a video screenshot from Konanos’s Youtube channel

Greek theologian Andreas Konanos commented on his resignation from the priesthood.

On August 31, 2020, Andreas Konanos, a former cleric of the Greek Orthodox Church, recorded a video in which he spoke about the decision to leave the priesthood and responded to the public reaction.

“I did not divorce Christ. I did not divorce God. I divorced a particular organization,” Konanos said in a video on his Youtube channel, which he called “A New Beginning”. "You shouldn't judge so hasty about my "new" life on its first day until I said anything about myself, until I said anything about the details, causes, reasons, motives until I started talking at all."

Konanos did not name the reasons for leaving the GOC but urged not to make hasty conclusions and respect his choice.

“They write to me: “You betrayed your vows!” What vows? I am not tonsured, said the theologian. “The most difficult thing, of course, is the question of my priesthood. But this does not mean that I disown Christ, that I do not love Christ. Trust me, these days I feel the presence of Christ very well. I feel that He loves me, that He understands me. And believe me, I also understand Him very well. I understand how He felt at a time when no one understood Him, except for a few people."

Konanos promised that he would continue to write books and help people with his thoughts.

As reported, Greek theologian Andreas Konanos announced that he was resigning from the priesthood.

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