The Notes from the Underground (NFTU) blog reports today (March 13, 2011) that yesterday Greek police stationed on Mount Athos arrested Fr. Gregory of Esphigmenou Monastery -- one of the leading fathers of the Monastery.
He is the editor of the Monastery's bi-monthly publication, Boanerges (Sons of Thunders: Mark 3:17) that is read by True Orthodox Christians throughout the world.
Boanerges is the best periodical published by the True Orthodox, and the arrest of Fr. Gregory is an attempt to sever the bond that True Orthodox Christians all over the world have with the Monastery.
This violation of the basic human rights of the 107 fathers of the Monastery is perpetrated by the Greek Government on behalf of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, according to NFTU.