Comments Posted By Goerge Spirakos
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Whether Paisio is guilty of a crime or not Bishop Vikentios lowered himself to the lowest levels by going to the media EK and “confessing” the truth about Paisio. Okay so his brother all of sudden was sexually molested and only now he found out and never mentioned it to the Patriarch??? Where is the logic in that? If something this imoral occured amongst Bishops then you go straight to your supervisor & local authorities. By bypassing both and going straight to the media tells you one thing. That your objection is to tarnish one’s reputation amongst the community. In light of this
news why not contact the feds? the police? the entities that could issue a warrant for an arrest? And why not quietly with decency and self respect instead of going to media and discussing issues while sipping some coffee. Not only did he want to destroy the Abbot he also wanted to destroy the parishioners that still support him. The very same parishioners who probably respected him sometime ago. This man (NOT A BISHOP IN MY EYES) forgot the humility behind being a priest and made a jerk out of himslef. I strongly believe he knows he is screwed and wants to make a few bucks before he shaves his beard and becomes a degenarate commoner like others. I also beleive the reason he is disobeying the Patriarch’s orders and not leaving the U.S. is because he is probably involved with the losers who are trying to sue the church. God I hope I am wrong and may God put his hand in this matter A.S.A.P….
» Posted By Goerge Spirakos On January 5, 2011 @ 7:08 pm
Merry Christmas to all. Please Keep our Saviour close to your hearts and remember his cause.
» Posted By Goerge Spirakos On January 3, 2011 @ 7:52 pm
its like me wanted nothing to do with an ex-girlfriend and then requesting myself as a friend on her facebook……………..
» Posted By Goerge Spirakos On December 21, 2010 @ 7:03 pm
How do you want “nothing to do with the church yet you are active facebook member with St. Irene Chrysovalantou?????? Maybe he wanted to keep in touch with his brother??? It;s ridiculous, maybe when these accusers read my comments they will be smart and remove themselves from these sights …. Everyone is quick to make accu$ation$$$ they are forgetting to clean up their tracks……
» Posted By Goerge Spirakos On December 21, 2010 @ 5:01 pm
Oh by the way…… In Bishop Vikentios interview above he states the following “VIKENTIOS: He revealed to me everything since he came to America at age of 17, of what had happened to him. Unfortunately very bad experiences with sexual harassment by the Abbot and that’s why he had left after the death of my mother. He had disappeared, and I did not know where he had gone. Now that I was in Greece he told me that he was in Florida and did not want to see and hear anything about the Church and the clergy, nothing whatsoever.” Well if you go to St. Irene Chrysovalantou facebook page you will find Spiro Malamataneios (vikentios brother) as a member. That is a total contradiction to what Vikentio claims and EK writes…….
» Posted By Goerge Spirakos On December 21, 2010 @ 4:56 pm
Mr. Pappas. First, Paisio was gone for almost a month before the Investigators arrived. If you recall, they were advised (Paisio & Vikentio) to stay in Greece while the Patriarch Investigastors (IP)
conducted there investigation. The IP consisted of three investigators not two (plus one assistant). They investigated for almost 3 weeks. Needed almost 1 1/2 week to deliberate and conclude their final answer. Also, Paisio & Vikentio were under the Patriach for only 12 yrs not 30 since they were originally under the Old Testament. Furthermore, if anything the IP were in NY with the objective to find dirt on Paisio & Vikentio not cover anything up. Furthermore, both Abbots at the end were not called in to defend themselves. Therefore, whatever the IP yielded was harsh enough to force both to resign. As I stated earlier, there are a lot of holes in this case. Thats why it’s interesting to me. Plus Vikentios went to media supporting claims out of bitterness nothing more. If this was all true he should of went straight to the Patriarch, F.B.I local police years ago and not after he was forced to resign bc of Paisio. If he was innocent then the Patriarch would of not forced his resignation. We are only hearing and judging one side of the story. God be with us…
» Posted By Goerge Spirakos On December 20, 2010 @ 9:54 pm
Dear Thanos well said…..Under normal circumstances I would of agreed with you completely. However, there is something fishy about this case. Nevertheless, time will eventually reveal and confirm the truth….. My pity is with the parishioners since I know a few and they are devastated.
» Posted By Goerge Spirakos On December 21, 2010 @ 7:21 pm
Is anyone on this panel from Astoria or NY?
» Posted By Goerge Spirakos On December 20, 2010 @ 9:37 pm
One more thing I would like to mention…All these complaints and allegations are being exposed through the Greek mainstream media. Nothing confirmed or discussed (except NY Post regarding the money) regarding molestation/rape orgies etc. from the 114 PCT, F.B.I. or any authorities. Yet when Catholic priest get exposed its all over the news. All we hear are names, complaints etc. Anyone can do that. It does not require any credible evidence to file a complaint. Also, some of these
names being mentioned are/or where degenarate homeless Greeks who were housed at the monastery. Others who also filed complaints had there children registered to St. Irene’ school. Tell me someting, he who knows that 25 yrs ago they were molested why would they register there kids to the same school under the same abbot? Also, bishop Vikentios (In his interview) claims that he had no idea where his brother was for so long, no relationship, never got married bc of the sexual encounters with Paisios. Well the facts are as follows: Vikentios brother was and probably is still a drug/alcohol addict who moved to Greece for help. That was a key reason why no woman married him. Also, he lived with his Aunt and last time Paisios was in Greece (4 1/2 months ago) he chauffered him around. And Vikentio knew nothing….Truthfully, it;s best both these abbots dissapear for the sake of the church and parishioners. And if you all wondering how I know this I am researching the case (for leisure) and have 2 close family relatives who are close to St. Irene and are supporters of the church and neither abbots.
» Posted By Goerge Spirakos On December 20, 2010 @ 9:35 pm
Actually Mr. George Patsourakos strengthens my argument somewhat. First, Roman Polanski was a convicted Rapist that a “warrant” was issued for his arrest. He escaped the country to avoid a sure prison term. Not the same with the above case. And everybody above makes strong points but are missing the key component. If you are guilty of a crime than a warrant for a arrest would be executed. So far nothing… So the Roman Polanski example not quite what we got here. And if the F.B. I. would go after RP I am sure they would go after Paisios. Until then lets wait.
» Posted By Goerge Spirakos On December 20, 2010 @ 2:29 pm
George, let’s not get lost in political conspiracy theories. This is a local Abbot generally servicing a small portion of the Greek Community in Astoria. Not a high political figure. And child molesters in the church are as common these days as is homosexual relationships. Something generally considered unheard of years ago. I personally beleiven if the Abbot is guilty he will be convicted in the near future. If all facts are in, supported by many victims, witnesses etc. it’s only and surely imminent that a arrest warrant will be issued. I have been hearing that the investigation has been ongoing for years now. That means one thing it has yielded very liittle concrete evidence to issue a warrant for arrest. And you have everyone saying it takes time. Yes it takes time if there is a lack of evidence. If the evidence is substantial a warrant would be issued almost immediately. There is no reason for the F.B.I. to leave a Child Molester on the loose when the evidence supports the crime. Doesn’t that make sense. For heaven’s sake there are so called victims who are making their statements public. Look at Spitzer, a governor who fell bc the evidence was made public and was obvious. I am not saying the abbot is innocent or guilty. I am not in the position to make those statements and I believe know one is unless they are either victims or involved in the church somehow. So bold statements should be limited and fair. Furthermore, one more thing I would like to add is that there is no reason for the Patriarch to turn a blind eye on this crisis. It’s all over the newspapers and the Bishop Vikentio had an interview with TNH regarding the Abbot and molestations. If anything, the Patriarch needs to intervene to clean this mess up and are forced to do so publicly in this case….. Anyhow, George we are all sinners at the end. Let’s not worry about other people’s sins and worry of our own. This behavior from both Abbot’s challenges are faith and it shouldn’t. Abbots, priest and laymen are human just like us. Even if innocent on this planet judgement day will follow upon them passing. It was nice writing to you and Have a Merry Christmas.
» Posted By Goerge Spirakos On December 15, 2010 @ 2:33 pm
First of all I have to say that this whole story has a lot of holes in it. Let’s be realistic. In the National Herald they wrote some time ago that complaints where made to the FBI over the summer. Correct? And they also wrote there was a few victims. Correct? Well if the F.B.I and local police had
any circumstantial evidence to go along with the numerous complaints than they would of NEVER let him leave the country. Correct? Or maybe the Greek Abbot has so much political influence he is able to influence the F.B.I.? Anyhow, people are saying that the Abbot fled the country for protection and to escape persecution . Well that’s not true also since both Abbot’s Paisio and Vikentio were requested to fly to Constantinople in order to discuss the internal conflicts at the monastery. Not because an arrest warrant was issued or the local police came barging at the church’s door with hand cuffs. Or that the victims kin were ready to hang him. So for now, lets rule that out. Also, these molestations cases take place over 20 yrs ago and supposedly now the truth has surfaced. Why no recent cases? Since when does a molester go into deep long hibernation? Also, let’s be logical here. The abbot might escape punishment from the Patriarch (if indeed guilty of any heinous crimes) but we know for sure he would not be able to elude the F.B.I. So let’s be patient before we judge. Unfortunately, in the Greek Culture you are “guilty before proven innocent” instead of “innocent until proven guilty”. Let’s wait and see and stop speculating. The unfortunate part in all this is the loyal, honest parishioners who are the true victims. Let’s pray for them and stop spreading further dirty rumors until the facts are clear, circumstantial & incriminating. Also, let’s remember that Paisio resigned and publicly complained that his reason was the Abbot Vikentio. Then later, after he obliged to the Patriarch request and left the country for the meeting all the dirt was spread. Why not before? The abbot resigned in early October and left in early November. That was a whole month and nothing mentioned about molestation. His support was high then. Then the accusations. Suddenly his support is no longer as potent. If the abbot knew of these accusations forthcoming he would of dissapeared rather than make so much noise. It makes sense. Yes/No? I think so! Let us pray for solace from the Lord above.
» Posted By Goerge Spirakos On December 14, 2010 @ 6:35 pm
If one thing the media has taught us is that it’s dirty. Where are the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq? Journalist live off opportunities, it’s what sell’s papers and preserves there job. Many dislike priest and will believe anything negative written about them. It’s funny though, Paisio is the culprit and Vikentio is disregarded of any wrongdoing? (at least in the papers) How is that remotely possible? “Tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are”. Did anybody ever say to themselves if so much dirt was written on Paisios in TNH and the NY Post caught wind of it why did they not mention any “criminal activity” when they wrote their article on the nun and the money. Let’s not be bias and want to believe what we regard as right. We did not live in church or amongst these priest and if we did so and witness such crimes we should be at the feds not on some peronal website. Let the investigation take its course and let the facts yield the truth.
» Posted By Goerge Spirakos On December 14, 2010 @ 9:31 pm
May God shine the truth for the sake of the people. I personally do not attend St. Irene. However, TNH in my perspective are a bunch of dirty journalist.
» Posted By Goerge Spirakos On December 13, 2010 @ 8:38 pm
The National Herald and Mr. Kalmoukos are horrible. It seemed from the start that TNH had something personal with the abbot and St. Irene. They were responsible for spreading rumors that the abbot was a molester or in their words ” innapropriate relations with kids” but had no hard evidence to back the claim. As journalist its your duty to have conclusive facts before you spread rumors such as they did. Unless concret evidence surfaces to back their stories they should be held accountable. Mr. Kalmoukos is probably on cloud eleven because he was able to assist in de-throning the abbot. Maybe their was an issue with money that TNH was deprived of? Only God knows. Anyhow, what goes around comes back around.
» Posted By Goerge Spirakos On December 9, 2010 @ 9:12 pm
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Elder Ephraim is no cult leader. He is a blessed man who helped many and continue’s to do so. I agree with Prodromos 33. Regarding the nun there is a good article on a Greek Newspaper AmenGR
that discusses that the only thing the nun did was take the money to the precinct for safe keeping since there was a few people that continusously harrassed her at the monastery. From what I understand/know she never mentioned anything that had due to with immoral acts as stated by EK.
» Posted By Goerge Spirakos On December 22, 2010 @ 8:56 pm