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Greek-Ams. Dissed Down Under

His Grace Seraphim of Apollonia, a bishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, spoke insultingly about the Greek-American community after a service at the All Saints parish in a suburb of Sidney.

Welcoming Metropolitan Ignatios of Dimitriados, who was visiting from Greece, he said of Australian Greeks that “you can be certain that clergy and lay people alike, are faithful to the homeland…during this difficult period we sympathize [with the people of Greece] who find themselves in a difficult situation…be sure that we have helped Greece as an Archdiocese and we will continue to do so, because we, the Greeks of Australia, do not resemble the Greeks in America. Here, we hold on more to the language, to the traditions and heritage, and the faults,” he said to some laughter,” of the homeland.

He continued by saying that Hellenism is Australia is more genuine.

The bishop then thanked God because “in this country, as the Orthodox Church and as Hellenes t to grow and prosper and to be a united community .”

Ignatios then thanked him for his “good words.”

The remarks were recorded and posted on YouTube, which can be viewed here:

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