The statements of the Abbot of the Monastery of Esfigmenos, Archimandrite Bartholomew, about the situation prevailing on Mount Athos regarding the coronavirus, are shocking.
As the Elder stressed speaking to MEGA TV, “the situation on Mount Athos is not very pleasant; there are too many cases of Covid-19”.
“The death toll has risen to nine and the information says that the number will rise even more unless a miracle happens and people are saved,” the Abbot of the Holy Monastery added.
As he explained, “this is because there are voices inside Mount Athos that carry people away, inside and outside of Mount Athos. They are isolated, and they try to take advantage of the name of Mount Athos and say that Mount Athos speaks, and does not believe in the coronavirus, that all this is a lie, a myth.”
Regarding vaccination and the Church, the abbot of the Holy Monastery of Esfigmenos noted that “when some people have a way of expression, the struggle of others cannot be tarnished. There are people who try to persuade fellow humans to think logically, it is simple logic.
But there is fanaticism in some people something that shows that it is not only medical but the issue has become spiritual because these people suffer, they do not think with the Christian spirit.
This fanaticism, this rage, this anger, these curses signify fanaticism, a spirit completely opposite to Christianity. “Death spreads around us and they do not see it, they do not want to see it, and because of the cassocks they wear, they carry people away.”