Now, the reason why people have asked buzuxi for evidence of his accusation against Patriarch Meletios is because his statement is a personal attack - one must have evidence for a personal attack. If buzuxi accused you of being a freemason, we'd ask him for proof, otherwise he'd be warned for attacking your person.
If buzuxi is correct about his accusation that Patriarch Meletios was a recognized Anglican minister, then fine, he should provide evidence to the rest of us to believe him. Otherwise, he should be careful - making false accusations against anyone can lead to one's own condemnation at the dread Judgment Seat of Christ... And that's why it is always better to be charitable than condemnatory. Especially with someone who is already long dead.
God bless !
Perhaps Buzuxi was speaking about:
Who was this Metaxakis ?
Bishop Photios of Triaditsa:
Meletios Metaxakis- name in the world was Emmanuel. He was borne on September 21,1870 in the Village of Parsas on the island of Crete. He entered the Seminary of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem in 1889. He was tonsured with the name Meletios and ordained a Hierodeaco in 1892. He completed the theological courses at Holy Cross and was assigned as sectretary to the Holy Synod in Jerusalem by Patriarch Damianos in 1900. Meletios was evicted from the Holy Land by Patriarch Damianos, along with the then administrator Chrysostom later Archbishop of Athens, in 1908 for "activity against the Holy Sepulchre".In "Famous Freemasons
" Alexander Zervoudakis writes that, during a visit to Cypres in 1909, Metaxakis and two other clergymen
( one of whom was Metropolit Basil of Anchialos, an official representative of the EP) were initiated into the Masonic Lodge
In 1910 Metaxakis became Metropolitan of Kition in Cyprus
. Driven by a "violent, impetuos, and caviling spirit," as Zervoudakis-his admirer-records, Metaxakis sought to become EP in 1912. Failing in this
, he returned his attention again to Cyprus. Failing there also, he abondoned his flock
and went to Greece where, with the Support of Venizelos
, he became Archbishop of Athens in 1918.
But when Venizelos lost the next election, Metaxakis likewise was ousted from his see.
....In February 1921 Meletios visited the US. On Dec. 17, 1921, the greek Ambassador in Washington
D.C. sent a Message to the prefect at Thessalonica stating that Meletios "vested, took part in an Anglican Service, knelt in prayer with Anglicans, venerated their Holy Table, gave a Sermon, and later blessed those present."
This came to the attention of the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece, wich formed a commision to investigate Metaxakis in November of 1921
. But, as Bishop of Triaditsa notes:
While the investigation was proceeding against Metaxakis, he was unexpectedly elected Patriarch of Constantinopel.
Nonetheless, the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece deposed Meletios Metaxakis on December 29, 1921
for a series of infractions against Canon Law and for causing Schism.
Political circles around Venizelos and the Anglican Church had been involved in Meletio's election as Patriarch.
...Under pressure from Meletios, the Patriarchate of Constantinopel accepted the validity of Anglican orders in 1923...
1923 on the pretext of illness and the need for medical treatment, Meletios left Constantinopel. On September 20, 1923, under pressure from the Greek government and through the intervention of Archbishop Chrysostom of Athen, Meletios resigned as Patriarch.
In Alexandria, with the support of Anglican clergymen, and under pressure from the British government (this was still the time fo the British mandate in Egypt
), the Egyptian government confirmed Metaxakis as Patriarch in May of 1926. He also tried to become Patriarch in Jerusalem
but no election took place.
He died on July 28, 1935 and was buried in Cairo.
According to Archbishop Athenagoras of Thyateira and Great Britain, who was present then as an Archdeacon and eye-witness, Metaxakis was given full Masonic funeral.
As EP Metaxakis presided over the ten sessions of the "Pan-Orthodox" Congress of 1923.
During the course of this Congress, a prelate of the Anglican Church, Charles Gore, the Bishop of Oxford, was present at the invitation of Metaxakis.
He was asked to sit at the Ecumenical Patriarchs right side, and to particiipate in the sessions.
Among the proposals adopted by this Congress were a change in the Paschalion
and in the festal calendar to coinncide with t hat used in the West
, a reduction of fasts and church Services
, the abolition of the proscription against the marriage of the clergy after ordination and the abolition of special clerical dress.
From the book; The struggle agaist ecumenism, by the Holy Transfiguration Monastery,