Orthodox Monk on Climate Change

Climate change and ecology has been in the news quite a bit recently, especially regarding the Paris Agreement. The Very Rev. Fr. Tryphon, Abbot of All-Merciful Saviour Orthodox Monastery in Vashon, WA, had this to say regarding the recent discussions of climate change:

 

“We ignore, in our pride and arrogance, a clear message. God has called us to repentance, for our planet is spewing us up like so much vomit. Our sin of over consumption, and greed, has led us to forget that God anointed us to be good stewards of the earth. We’ve been worshiping the false gods of prosperity, gluttony and consumption, while ignored the invitation of our Creator to place our hearts and minds at His disposal.”

Fr. Tryphon’s full text can be found here:

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