Konanos: I didn’t divorce Christ, I divorced a specific organization
Greek theologian Andreas Konanos commented on his resignation from the priesthood.
“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.