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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Notes on the Apocalypse of John (Third Teaching of Metropolitan Athanasios of Limassol)

 
Below are summary notes I took while listening to the lecture below of Metropolitan Athanasios of Limassol. This is the third of 20 video lectures on the Book of Revelation, also known as the Apocalypse.

First Chapter (cont.)

- In verse 9, John identifies himself as one who follows the same path as the Lord Jesus Christ. This is where his authority comes from. The Apostles were not rich and powerful men who sat back and directed and ruled the Church, but they suffered very much for the Church and with the Church in the same way Christ did. This is further illustrated by the fact that he says he was at the time of the writing of this book on the island of Patmos in exile for his testimony of Christ. Patmos was not the beautiful and touristy island it is today where people go for a vacation, but at that time it was a dry and difficult place to survive in. Despite his "tribulations", however, he was patient in the Lord and hoped in the future kingdom where Christ eternally reigns.

Monday, January 4, 2021

Saint Timothy of Kakhushta and the Delusional Apocalyptic Preacher

 
 
The following events took place in early-ninth century Syria, and are recorded in the biography of Saint Timothy of Kakhushta the Stylite, who is commemorated on January 4th.

There was once a wandering solitary whom the devil envied. Since he was untried and knew not the devil's attacks, the enemy came to him in the form of Christ, accompanied by hosts of angels and magnificent light. To him he said: "Know that you have won my favor in this world and have pleased me much. You have comforted me with your manner of living and have thus merited that I reveal to you now my secrets and that I come down from the heights of my holiness to inform you that in eighty days the whole world will pass away and be brought to an end. As for you, enter the city, the towns, and the villages. Proclaim among the people, preach, and inform them what you have been commanded."

Monday, December 28, 2020

Liquid Chips, 5G Towers and the Mark of Antichrist. The Perspective of a Priest and Physicist

 
 
By Priest Maxim Pervozvansky

Before becoming a priest, I graduated from the Department of Experimental and Theoretical Physics of the Moscow Institute of Engineering and Physics, so I will try to explain the ideas behind the liquid chips and 5G towers, first from the technical and then from the spiritual standpoint.

Good news No. 1: “Liquid chip” is a misnomer. The chip has a solid silicon structure and simply cannot be liquid in the typical meaning of the word. What it actually refers to is quantum dots or quantum sensors. A quantum dot assembly may be placed in a colloidal capsule. So the ubiquitous “liquid chip” is nothing more than a colloidal capsule with quantum dots in it.

Good news No. 2: Technically, this “liquid chip” cannot function as a controller. According to the publicly available scientific data, the quantum dot research has been continuing since 1998, reaching its peak in 2008-2013. Later on, concerned that competitors may steal their inventions, the companies stopped publishing any information about their discoveries in this field.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Notes on the Apocalypse of John (Second Teaching of Metropolitan Athanasios of Limassol)

 
 
Below are summary notes I took while listening to the lecture below of Metropolitan Athanasios of Limassol. This is the second of 20 video lectures on the Book of Revelation, also known as the Apocalypse.
 
- When we study the Apocalypse of John, we do not study it to see the events of the present time, or to learn when this or that will take place.

- The Apocalypse of John is written to help bring us closer to God and to give us the blessed hope and assurance that God will be victorious in the end, and those people who have hope and patience will live with God for eternity.
 

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Notes on the Apocalypse of John (First Teaching of Metropolitan Athanasios of Limassol)

 
Below are summary notes I took while listening to the lecture below of Metropolitan Athanasios of Limassol. This is the first of 20 video lectures on the Book of Revelation, also known as the Apocalypse.
 
- The Apocalypse of John is the last book of the 27 books of the New Testament.

- It is the last book of the New Testament chronologically as well, written by the Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian while he was in exile on the island of Patmos.

- It is a prophetic text of things that were taking place in the Church at the time and that were to take place in the future.

- We should know the contents of this book to understand that we are all on a journey that is leading towards a conclusion.