Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The Least of My Brethren (Photis Kontoglou)

The following is the last paragraph of a short story written by Photis Kontoglou called "Barba Manolis the King." He created this short story based on the depiction in old icons of the Second Coming of a man known as the "Least" (Elachistos) who enters into Paradise amidst all the chaos. It is derived from Matthew 25:40 which says: "And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."

Thursday, February 20, 2020

How the Protestant Eschatological Mind Was Inherited by 19th Century Greeks

Rev. Isaac Watts

I was reading through a book the other day published in 1848 titled The Origin and History of Missions: A Record of the Voyages, Travels, Labors and Successes of the Various Missionaries Who Have Been Sent Forth by Protestant Societies and Churches to Evangelize the Heathen, Compiled from Authentic Documents Forming a Complete Missionary Repository. In Chapter 4 we read about the History of the Mediterranean Missions, which focuses on the Protestant missions among the Orthodox populations of Asia Minor and Greece. There it says the following: