Greek metropolitan: Phanar hierarch should face church trial
Metropolitan Seraphim of Piraeus has called on Archbishop Elpidophoros to repent for the Church's amnesty for sodomy.
The baptism of children of a same-sex couple is a de facto approval of unrepentant sodomites, Metropolitan Seraphim of Piraeus said, commenting on the baptism of LGBT "family"’s children by the head of the Phanar Archdiocese of America. He stated this in a letter published on romfea.gr.
The hierarch noted that this event could become the springboard for the Ecclesiastical amnesty of the Ecclesiastical crime of sodomy, which is a mortal sin that deprives one of communion with the Living God and inevitably leads its unfortunate victim to eternal perdition.
According to Metropolitan Seraphim, Archbishop Elpidophoros must be brought before the Church's court because the baptism of the children of an LGBT couple directly offends the canons of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.
The Greek hierarch believes that Elpidophoros "preferred the ‘modern gospel’ of the serpent to the teaching of the Church".
" Personally, and because I am connected to him by friendship, I publicly call on him to restore the spiritual damage caused, seeking the forgiveness of the Holy Lord of the Church and the Ecclesiastical Body," Metropolitan Seraphim added.
We recall that Archbishop Elpidophoros celebrated the baptism of the children of an LGBT couple.
As reported, the Metropolitan of the Diocese of Glyfada, where the sacrament was held, said that the head of the Phanar Archdiocese of America deliberately concealed the "peculiarities" of the baptism.