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Monday, August 30, 2021

Saint Paisios the Athonite and the Prepper

 
 By Metropolitan Athanasios of Limassol

(Excerpt from a recorded lecture.)

We will all hear what Christ our God said to the rich man:

"Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have prepared?"

This reminds me of some of our brethren, who live with visions of wars and disasters, and they ask about them and they want to learn - and now they even go on the internet to see - if there will be a war!

Why do they need to know if there will be a war?

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Orthodox Christians and Chresmology


 By Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos and Agiou Vlasiou

Ever since I became a Clergyman, fifty years ago (in 1971), and came into contact with various Christians, one of the issues I was dealing with was chresmology, which means the formulation of an oracle, a prophesy, a future event, which is given by various chresmologists.

Chresmology was systematically practiced by the Millennialists (Jehovah's Witnesses), who set various dates according to which the world would be destroyed, humanity would be unified by a single Government, and so on. And of course they were constantly shown to be deceived.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

What Orthodox Christians Should Have Engraved on Their Gravestones


By Demetrios Panagopoulos (1916-1982),
Preacher

Give instruction that on your grave is written: "I await the Resurrection of the dead" (Προσδοκώ Ανάσταση νεκρών), not the other fairy-tales and verses of some sort that are often written there which contain no thought in regards to faith and no thought of the Resurrection. Everything takes place for this Resurrection. The Resurrection is what gives us comfort. There is so much sorrow in the world, so many tears and so much wickedness, that if there was no Resurrection, there would be no reason, not even for a second, for people to live here.
 
Translation by John Sanidopoulos.
 

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

George Orwell's "COVID -1984"


"Everything other than working was forbidden: walking in the streets, having fun, singing, dancing, getting together, everything was forbidden."

- George Orwell, "1984"

Thursday, February 4, 2021

The Truth Behind the Alleged "Prophetic Vision of Saint John of Kronstadt"


By John Sanidopoulos

Multiple Orthodox Christian websites have in circulation a text often known as the "Prophetic Vision of Saint John of Kronstadt", allegedly written by Saint John of Kronstadt himself, concerning a vision he saw in January of 1901 that deals with specific apocalyptic events of the future, often with amazing details, revealed to him by Saint Seraphim of Sarov. Despite the confidence this alleged prophecy has in detailing future events, certain details have clearly proven to be false, but this does not stop anyone from continuing to circulate this false prophecy.