A clash between Armenian and Greek Orthodox monks broke out in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, revered as the site of Jesus’ crucifixion, burial and resurrection. These guys fight all the time but this time there’s video.
Now, this is technically a brawl but I’ve seen better fighting in the Celebrity Boxing Match between Todd Bridges and Vanilla Ice. There’s pushing and there’s punches thrown and there’s a little bleeding but if these guys are going to continue brawling they really should prepare a little. I’ve seen more ruthless fighting in my community theater’s “adaptation” of West Side Story. (What? My wife likes musicals!)
So here’s the recipe for brawling monks: Start with an Armenian procession. Add a large dose of objecting Greeks. Mix them together. Strenuously.
Police arrested two monks, one from each side, probably because arresting one side and not the other would have caused another brawl.
So, in the end, my prescription for these guys is either brawl a lot more so it’s not so embarrassing or just give up brawling altogether and maybe pray a little more for patience with each other and remember where you are. Just a suggestion. I don’t want to start a fight or nothing.