Free Patriarch Irenaeos I
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On 13 August 2001, in a closely contested race, the Greek Orthodox Church elected Metropolitan Irenaeos I, a 62-year-old bishop, as its new patriarch in the Holy City. ” Irenaeos I, born Emmanuel Skopelitis in 1939 on the eastern Aegean Island of Samos, was elected in two rounds of voting. Irineos I, who came to Jerusalem in 1953, at age 15 and studied at the Greek Orthodox Seminary on Mt. Zion, graduated from the church’s theological seminary in 1963. He became a monk and was ordained as a deacon in 1959; as a church elder in 1965, followed by his ordination as an archimandrite the following year. He studied theology at the University of Athens. He served as editor of the New Zion review and as president of the Ecclesiastical Court of Appeals in Jerusalem before he was appointed as the patriarchate’s representative to Greece in 1979. He returned to Jerusalem after the death of Patriarch Diodoros.
In the ensuing years Patriarch Irenaeos became the target of corruption.
2005: A coup developed against the Patriarchate/Patriarch involving an elaborate conspiracy by Greek businessmen.
The rightful Patriarch IRENAEOS was overthrown in 2005. He was ordered by Theophilos to leave Jerusalem, but Irenaeos refused to leave. Irenaeos rightly maintains he is still PATRIARCH and believes he must protect his people.
Two months later, Theophilos was installed by a corrupt Synod.
Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority give their approval of the installation of Theophilos as Patriarch
Ecumenical Patriarch gives his approval of the election of Theophilos and receives 12 huge/rich Patriarchate of Jerusalem Churches located in the U.S.
Patriarchate held by usurper Patriarch, Theophilos. 2005 to present.
2007: Patriarch Irenaeos imprisoned in tiny cell. Remains there to current day.
Location of cell: Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem compound. Christian sector of the Old City, Jerusalem, Israel.
Irenaeos is a Greek citizen and has been living as a monk in Jerusalem since 13 years old.
His current conditions:
NO VISITORS ALLOWED
NO RELATIVES ALLOWED TO VISIT
FOOD PROVIDED BY FRIENDS BY USING A ROPE BASKET OVER A 20 FOOT HIGH WALL.
USE OF ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE
NO help from the Israeli Government.
Refusal of help by Israeli Police.
Refusal of help by the Ecumenical Patriarch, Bartholomew.
Refusal of help by the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Constantinople.
Refusal of help by the Greek Government
Refusal of help by the U.S. Government. Two of the conspirators were U.S. citizens; Nicholas Theros, U.S. Ambassador to Qatar. George Tenet, Director CIA.
Retaliation against supporters of Patriarch Irenaeos. Monks and nuns kicked out of their Monasteries.
Other supporters harassed and attacked.
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