Saturday, April 11, 2020

When Metr. Augoustinos Kantiotes Foretold the Coming of a Great Epidemic

In 1990, the fiery Metropolitan Augoustinos Kantiotes of Florina (+ 2010) foretold a coming apocalyptic epidemic that sounds a lot like the current pandemic of the coronavirus. Decide for yourself. What he said can be read in translation below and you can listen to his words in the recording under it as he said it:

Friday, April 3, 2020

Is the End of the World Imminent?

By Fr. Andreas Agathokleous

Those who read Holy Scripture know that Christ spoke clearly about His Second Coming, of what will come before and how it will take place. The same can be found in the epistles of the Apostles. But they are not mentioned systematically, rather they respond to problems and unnecessary behaviors, which stemmed from an anxiety about the closeness of the end. Both Christ and His disciples speak of the Second Coming as a pleasant anticipated event, though difficult events will precede, likened to the example of birth pangs which precede great joy.