Excerpt taken from the book: “I want to drink all of the Bosporus”
by Archmandrite Dositheos. (Comments by T.F.D.)
Upon the founding of the neo-Hellenic State, Adamantios Korais’ Protestantizing “Enlighteners”, who had taken over the leadership of the land, had hastened to LOOT AND CLOSE DOWN monasteries, which were the “heart” of Orthodoxy and the teachers of the pure Orthodox Faith. This is what led the people of Hellas to a (continuing) ignorance of their own tradition, given that it was replaced by imported Western and heretic notions.
*“Bavarocracy”: A loose term alluding to the period of time that Hellas was governed by Bavarian families, following the 1821 Liberation Revolution against the Turks and after the assassination of Hellas’ first Greek Governor, Ioannis Kapodistrias.