Skip to comments.PA Arab Politicians Wreck Greek Orthodox Holiday
Posted on 01/06/2010 6:16:36 AM PST by alj770
IsraelNN.com) As Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilios III arrived in the Palestinian Authority-controlled city of Bethlehem on Wednesday to celebrate the sects observance of Christmas, undercurrents of hate and rage smoldered beneath the surface among some of his so-called followers.
Prominent members of the church refused to welcome the patriarch as he made the traditional pilgrimage from Jerusalem to Bethlehem. A split is beginning to develop among clergy in Jerusalems Greek Orthodox Church, fueled by a dispute led by one of the PA Arab contingents.
Among the protest leaders was Deputy PA Tourism Minister Marwan Toubasi, who had seized the opportunity to turn a religious dispute into a nationalistic brawl by proxy with Israel.
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“As Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilios III arrived ...to celebrate the sects observance of Christmas, ...among some of his so-called followers.”
The author is an idiot.
Thought you might be interested Kolokotronis.
Merry Christmas to all Orthodox Christians of the World!
Glory to You, O Christ our God, glory to You!
“May Christ our True God, whose Nativity we celebrate, through the intercessions of His holy and pure Mother, through the power of the life giving Cross, through the protection of the Angelic Powers, through the prayers of St. John the Baptist, the supplications of the Holy Apostles, Martyrs, Fathers and Mothers of our Faith, and all the saints, have mercy on us and save us.”
Thank you, Eleni!
I hope that your celebration of Christmas was joyous, too!
Given that they apparently hate him, I think “so-called followers” is a pretty apt description.
The arab Christians have, alas, decided tribal loyalty is more important than anything. Their loss.