Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Second Coming Will Not Be In Silence

By St. Nikolai Velimirovich

"Our God shall come and shall not keep silent" (Psalm 50:3).

The vocation of a commander is different than the vocation of a judge. The commander does not show himself to his enemy immediately, but allows his enemy to think whatever he wants about him; for the main purpose of the commander is to conquer. The judge, however, immediately shows himself to those whom he has to judge.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Eschatological Expectation of the Church

By Metropolitan Daniel of Kaisariani, Vyron and Hymettos

The eschatological expectation of believers, members of the Church, is based on the teaching of Holy Scripture concerning the state of Our Lord Jesus Christ in glory, to whom the Church turns man's mind and attention.

Two states of Jesus Christ are distinguished in Holy Scripture. The first is that of evacuation (kenosis) and humility, beginning from the conception and culminating in the death on the Cross. The second is that of elevation and glory, beginning from the Descent into Hades and culminating in the seat on the right hand of God the Father, and from then onwards until His Second Coming and the Day of Judgement.

Monday, October 3, 2016

On the Prophecies of St. Andrew the Fool for Christ

In his Synaxaristes, St. Nikodemos the Hagiorite makes an important note for the commemoration of St. Andrew the Fool for Christ on May 28th. He does not write anything about the life of this Saint, but after stating that he reposed in peace and giving the iambiac verses, he notes the following reason for not writing anything further: