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Since it has become a point of contention, it might be instructive to note that Trevino’s rather uncharitable view of the Esphigmenou [1] matter has some relation to his disrespect for the Patriarchate of Moscow, since the latter has interceded on behalf of the monks of Esphigmenou in the past and has already, according to Kathimerini [2], reasonably called for the Ecumenical Patriarchate “to abstain from irrational measures and the use of force.”  That seems like a fair request to me.