Sanguine blood relations ail Athos

Sanguine blood relations ail Athos

The insalubrious work of a bishop's disciples ail Mt Athos.
Xenophontos monastery and Simonos Petras monasteries have not resisted the destructive interventions of America in Athonite Orthodoxy and tradition. Both of these monasteries have been re constituted from a state of disintegration to their present form by two monks (Alexios ans Emilianos) who were the disciples of bishop Metropolitan Dionysios of Triki. It should be noted that Alexios ans Emilianos were alien to Athonite tradition and this may be related to the fact that they follow distinct lines of action in comparison with the totality (almost) of Athonite monasteries.
The intriguing question arises whether the libertine philosophy of hese two monks is due to their education at the University of Athens, their lack of previous rigorous monastic life, or to their mentor Dionysios Metropolitan of Trikki. These questions are of considerable importance in view of the current occupation of Athos by non Orthodox agents motivated by geopolitical capitalist goals.

Who was Dionysios Metropolitan of Trikki?

Dionysios was a remarkable person.
"Metropolitan Dionysios Haralambous of Trikkis and Stagon (1907-1970), during World War 2, served as preacher of the Holy Metropolis of Methymna on the island of Lesvos (1940-1942) and was abbot of the Holy Monastery of Leimonos, and in August 1942 was arrested by German occupiers on charges of helping and treating British soldiers. The Germans tortured him without mercy for four days and then condemned him to ten years imprisonment.

In the first phase he was sent to Thessaloniki to "Pavlos Melas" camp and then for three years in the German camps Stone and Bernau, where he was horribly tortured and arrived many times on the verge of death. With the intervention of the Mother of God, he was saved. After the end of the war, he continued his ministry in Mytilene, Nafpaktos, Karpenisi and also organized in Cyprus the "Apostle Barnabas" School for Priests. Dionysios also worked hard on the law to recognize Meteora as a sacred site. He became Metropolitan of Trikkis and Stagon in 1959." (Source

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