Greek Orthodox Priest Forced To Resign Because Of “Cake Porn” Sex Tapes

Author: Ben Yakas
Date Published: 10/04/2015
Publication: Gothamist
A screenshot of Passias from one of his many sermons on YouTube
A screenshot of Passias from one of his many sermons on YouTube

A staunchly conservative high-ranking Greek Orthodox priest at a Manhattan church has been suspended and forced to resign after evidence of a longtime affair with a practitioner he once called his “goddaughter” came out.

The Post has the exposé on Father George Passias, the married 67-year-old former pastor of St. Spyridon Church in Washington Heights, who they say has impregnated his longtime lover and parish-school principal Ethel Bouzalas. In addition, Passias has been accused of misusing church funds, as documented both by the Post and NY Magazine.

The Post levied these accusations at Passias in 2013—he denied everything at the time, telling them, “They have been saying I’m having a private affair with her. She is a goddaughter to me. That’s it.” Steve Papadatos, the Parish Council president, told The National Herald at the time that the allegations against Passias were “lies,” blasting the tabloid for publishing a story “replete with slander.”

But it seems a series of “shocking” sex tapes leaked to church officials have ended Passias’ career. The Post reviewed the tapes, which apparently involved “cake porn.”

In one scene, the bearded cleric, wearing only a white T-shirt, watches his long-haired brunette lover plant her thong-clad bottom on a piece of banana bread wrapped in cellophane.Bouzalas, wearing stiletto heels, oddly wiggles on the loaf until it is flattened — apparently a fetish known as “cake crush” or “cake sitting.”

In another video clip, the pretty Peruvian rubs her feet on the priest’s face as they lie under a mirrored ceiling and she records his ecstasy at the encounter. In another tape, the priest performs oral sex on his lover while she is still clad in sheer pantyhose.

The videos, along with an email from Bouzalas’ husband to Bishop Andonios Paropoulos (the chancellor of the Greek Orthodox church in the United States), was enough for the church to suspend him. Passias officially gave his goodbye to his St. Spyridon parish in an email last week, saying he was leaving for “personal and health reasons,” and confessing to “multitudinous sins and shortcomings.”

“I will now fade out of this world for a considerable time according to God’s will,” he wrote. “He has chosen for me…that I should retire and follow the way of silence, prayer, fasting, and ­utter devotion to our Lord…Please do not ask where I am going and where I will be. Then it would not be possible for me to fulfill what is my lot.”

Passias also served as the chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America in the late 1990s, which made him the most powerful member of all of the religion’s U.S. priests.