The former candidate clergyman and not ordained now “journalist” of the “National Herald” Theodoros Kalmoukos has gone into journalistic chatter.
Falsehoods, which, one after the other, he then refutes or interprets as it suits him. In one of his many articles, he mentioned my name, having in his tone of writing an obvious and incomprehensible agony. So I owe him an answer. At least as far as I’m concerned. Let me explain:
– Since my name has been mispronounced, it is Kolokythas. He should not confuse himself with Halloween when one day he acts like a friend of the Archbishops and then “transforms” into their strict judge. As he did with the late Archbishop Iakovos, Archbishop Spyridon, and Archbishop Demetrios.
– I inform him that I am neither a man of the cassock nor do I aspire to ever be one. I am a member of the Journalists’ Union of Daily Newspapers. Unlike him, who tried many decades ago to wear the cassock and was persistently refused by Archbishop Iakovos. In the following articles, he is asked to tell us why he was refused ordination.
– We do not understand the “kaliarnta” he writes. It is good to address them to his peers who understand them.
– The “illegal website of Athens”, as he calls it, is the only means officially supported by the US State Department and has been recognized for its fight against propaganda and fake news spread in the Orthodox world for obvious reasons. It is a member of the Electronic Media Association and the only English-speaking and Greek-speaking media that persistently supports the Ecumenical Patriarchate and ALL its hierarchs. No discounts or footnotes. It does not operate from “subscriptions”. Moreover, it probably does not “look the other way” when these are not paid.
Friendly regards and until we meet again,