Elder Parthenios of the Monastery of Saint Pavlos: Αn orthodox message from the Holy Mountain
H Ενωμένη Ρωμηοσύνη παρουσιάζει απομαγνητοφωνημένο στην αγγλική γλώσσα το σπουδαίας σημασίας μήνυμα προς τους πιστούς του Καθηγουμένου της Ι.Μ. Αγίου Παύλου Γέροντος Παρθενίου το οποίο έστειλε μέσω βίντεο λίγο μετά την ημέρα της Αναστάσεως! Ευελπιστούμε ότι θα προωθηθεί σε όλους τους Ορθόδοξους Αδελφούς μας ανά την οικουμένη που τόσο ανάγκη έχουν την πνευματική στήριξη από έναν χαριτωμένο από τον Θεό Αγιορείτη Γέροντα!
Christ is Risen! Truly Risen!
The abbot of the Holy Monastery of Saint Pavlos, father Parthenios, speaks to you. I am in the monastery of Saint Pavlos since 1954 till now, with the help of our God, Virgin Mary and all of saints. Till now, we are blessed of God and we all celebrated the Holy Easter, with all of our happiness and love, the Risen of our Lord. This year it was the only year, since I came in the Mount Athos (Holy Mount), that we celebrated alone. Because all of the previous years we had with us more that 100-150-200 visitors, only in our Monastery. Together all the Monasteries of the Holy Mount had approximately 5,000 visitors, who have come every year, to honor the Holy Easter, the Risen of our Lord!
It was hard for me, that this was the year that we glory alone the God. Because of the measures they took, they left us alone with only few workers who are regular here. I am telling you that, with a lot of father’s love, I am in pain, in grief. Because all the faithful men who used to come here with us, were our consolation, to praise all together to the most important event, the Easter. All together we were chanting the pray of “Christ is Risen”, full of joy. Perhaps, God allowed this temptation to be penetrated, for our sins. Maybe He wants to activate us, cause the people got away from the Lord’s path and doing nonsense.
Our Churchs, all over the country, in Athens, in Thessaloniki and other where were like a cemetery. All the people were isolated in their houses; even the churches have closed their gates. What happened? What happened?
Unfortunately, our politicians trying to do their best. These are human measures, we cannot blame them. On the other hand, I am sending them a message. These measures are not enough. I am begging our politicians and our ecclesiastical authority, to shout at people to open the churches for the public, to go out on the roads, to take with them the holy icons and go for a litany, in order to beg our almighty God to obviate that temptation. The governors of this time cannot save us. Only the powerful God, He is the one who can save us. Open the doors of the churches, take the people outdoors, get the icons out, and get down on your knees, like the Ninevites did, to beg the God, His omnipotence, to quash this temptation. Otherwise, I don’t know where we will end up.
Please, do not be delusional, only God can save us, only our Lady Virgin, only the Saint Apostles and all the Saints together. Also can save us our pray and faith to God. “What did save the world?” “Our faith”!
Let all these thoughts of lukewarm and oligopolies, behind. We are Christians and I refer to the politicians who prepare to seal up/chip the people, but this will be their biggest scandal, because they not do justice to Christians. We, the Christians, strongly believe in His Almighty, we are baptized; we are anointed by the Holy Oil in the sealing of God. “Seal donation of the Holy Spirit, amen.”
Anyone who is not baptized, has the freedom to seal up from the government, it is their decision. But do not force us, the Christians. Whatever you want to do against us, the God will be the Victor!
The God says: “Just as someone will confess in front of other people that he believes me, so I will do for him too, in front of my Father who live in the sky.” “Just as someone denies that he loves me, in front of the people, so I will do for him too.” Do not believe what the Zionists and Masons, the devils say; they do not believe in anything. On the other hand, we strongly believe in the real God. Whatever it takes, we confess Jesus Christ the Crucified we lean on Him our hopes, in his All-powers, nowhere else.
Many happy returns! Christ is Risen! Truly Risen!
Our Lord has beaten the world. He says: “Don’t be afraid! I have been beaten the world for you!” That is our confess and our faith! Thank you so much!