Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver issued a statement on the school shooting in Texas, notifying his faithful that parents of the alleged perpetrator of the massacre were members of a Greek Orthodox Church in the Metropolis of Denver.
Thousands of news reports throughout the world have already shared details of the accused teen’s Greek heritage and background, including the village from where his father emigrated and photos and posts from the family’s social media accounts taking part in Greek celebrations and festivals at the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Galveston, Texas.
In his statement (complete letter below), Isaiah states that “the spirit of dissension and division is affecting all expressions of public life in our society” and called on his faithful to “demonstrate more publicly that all people are to be respected on the principle of the golden rule.”
“This way those who spread the evil based on division and hatred in our society will cease in being successful,” the Metropolitan wrote.
The Metropolitan’s complete letter is below:
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