Rev. Father Deacon Christopher Herman News (DCHN) Presentations

For March 24, 2012's note, opinion and commentary: 

We thank Rev. Father Deacon Christopher Herman, the son of our former spiritual father, Vladyka Michael Peter Herman of reposed memory for providing us the articles and their various links.

We believe that what is presented is a step in the right direction to bring our Orthodox Faith alive to all and a means to cure some of the ills that separate our Roman faithful from the root, ground and base of all things Christian: being Orthodox Catholic Christianity that began in the A.D. 800's and culminated in the official schism of the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church from Orthodoxy in 1054 A.D. 

By presenting these articles and informational pages and subsequent, hoped for, weekly presentations, this endeavor will reach a wider audience and provide a means for dialogue.  For it is in and through the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ, our Savior, that love, compassion and understanding may come about.  In saying this truth, it also means that we make another attempt to fulfill the ideal of why we are called "Christian" ...

Orthodoxy is not a religion.  It is CHRISTIANITY itself! To a true Christian, the events taking place through out the world and locally in the USA today is important because of how it may (and in some instances has) affected our religious rights and freedoms here in the U.S.A and in some other Western World Countries already.

Initially we had begun by "Subject" but found that by "DATE" is a better format.  Thus, the former entitled "Concerning" below are a form of archival resources while the remainder is by dating. 

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As Thou, Father, art in me and I in Thee; that they also may be one in Us. (John 17:21)

Christopher Herman 10:01am Mar 23
"The problem for Santorum is that Louisiana's delegate allocation rules will prevent him from translating even a large popular vote victory into a significant delegate gain. Louisiana will send 46 delegates to the Republican convention in Tampa, Fla., but will choose only 20 on the basis of Saturday's vote. Louisiana's rules allocate those 20 delegates proportionally to any candidate that receives more than 25 percent of the vote (the remaining 26 delegates will be selected by a subsequent state convention and will remain technically unpledged).

If Santorum wins by a margin that matches the average of the PPP and Rasmussen polls (43 to 30 percent), then he will receive just 9 delegates to 6 for Romney. The remaining 5 delegates -- a number proportionate to the share of the vote received by other candidates who did not clear the 25 percent threshold -- would be sent to Tampa, as uncommitted delegates. In effect, the apparent decline in Gingrich's vote appears to be helping Romney in the delegate chase, by boosting Romney safely over the 25 percent threshold necessary to win delegates.

What if Gingrich's support collapses completely in Louisiana? The PPP poll also included a hypothetical vote without Gingrich, and that shows much of Gingrich's support shifts to Santorum, expanding his lead over Romney to 22 points (53 to 31 percent). But even with a margin that big, Santorum would net just two additional delegates, winning 11 to Romney's 6, with 3 delegates remaining uncommitted.

So Santorum may be headed toward a big popular vote win in Louisiana on Saturday, but even a huge margin of victory will do little to help Santorum gain ground in the all-important contest for Republican convention delegates
Louisiana Polls Give Rick Santorum Double-Digit Lead
WASHINGTON -- New polls show Rick Santorum leading by double digits over Mitt Romney in Saturday's R...

Priest-Seraphim Holland
Priest-Seraphim Holland updated his status: ""All our sorrows are because we, being nothing, imagine that we are something." St Theophan the Recluse, via Natalia Arzhantseva."

Priest-Seraphim Holland
Priest-Seraphim Holland updated his status: "A man who craves esteem cannot be rid of the causes of grief. St Isaac the Syrian , Ascetical Homily 1.13."

Christopher Herman 2:14pm Mar 22
False Flag - By Mark Perry
Buried deep in the archives of America's intelligence services are a series of memos, written during...

Christopher Herman 1:47pm Mar 22
Fears of Anti-Semitism: More and More French Jews Emigrating to Israel - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - Int
More and more French Jews are buying homes in Israel, amid fears of rising anti-Semitism in France. ...

Christopher Herman 9:53am Mar 22
MYSTAGOGY: Study Says Fasting May Help Protect Brain
Fasting a day or two a week may protect the brain against degenerative diseases like Parkinson's or ...

Christopher Herman 9:52am Mar 22
Russian Persia
The once numerous Russian-speaking community in Iran has shrunk dramatically to a few hundred people...

Christopher Herman 9:51am Mar 22
"A Christian should avoid unhealthy religiosity: both the feeling of superiority due to virtue, and the feeling of inferiority due to sinfulness. One thing is it to have a complex and another humility; one thing depression and another repentance.

One day a secular psychiatrist visited me and accused Christianity because, as he said, it creates guilt and depression. I replied: I admit that some Christians, from their own errors or otherwise, are trapped in the illness of guilt, but even you must admit that secularists are trapped in a worse illness, pride. And while those with religious illnesses, when they come close to Christ, flee to confession and repentance, the pride of secularists, living away from Christ, does not leave."
MYSTAGOGY: Elder Porphyrios On Unhealthy Religiosity
Excerpt from the book "Anthology of Advice" (Gr.) translated by John Sanidopoulos.

Christopher Herman 9:29am Mar 22
Toulouse Shooter Affiliated with French Al-Qaeda Group Fursan Al-'Izza
On March 19, 2012, a terrorist opened fire on the Jewish school Ozar Hatorah in Toulouse, France. As...

Christopher Herman 8:54am Mar 22
"When reading the biographies and writings of certain modern day Holy Elders, one will inevitably come across various "prophecies" they made concerning end-time events. These "prophecies" have especially arisen in modern times during periods of high anxiety for Orthodox Christians...But not all of our Holy Elders were of a similar mind on these eschatological issues. In fact, when these Holy Elders were asked about these issues, they flatly disagreed with what other Holy Elders were saying about these things. In doing so, they would never try to discredit the Holy Elder they disagreed with, but still considered them men of God with special gifts of the Holy Spirit. They recognized that these things were spoken not by revelation, but through their own opinion or because it was a tradition that they were convinced of by their own logic. Unfortunately most people cannot tell the difference between a real prophecy and an opinion, and this has caused much confusion among impressionable contemporary Orthodox.

The special gift of Elder Porphyrios above all the other Greek Elders, according to Metropolitan Neophytos, was that of clairvoyance and the foreseeing of the future. He had the unique gift of being able to see not only future events, but those of the past as well. He could tell you about the various mineral deposits below the earth better than any geologist, he could determine the accurate movements of the stars better than astronomers, and if there was anything below the sea or in your home you needed to know about, he would reveal to you that as well. The charisma he had was very rare which few in the history of the Church ever possessed. What is striking however is that despite his clear visions of things in the past, present and future, he never spoke about the signs of the end-times.

Furthermore, Fr. Akakios, a spiritual child of Elder Porphyrios, in a recent talk about his Elder provided further useful information on this subject. After being asked during the question and answer period about Elder Porphyrios' opinion on the issue of the Greek ID cards, Fr. Akakios responded as follows:

"Let me tell you, the Elder had a philosophy somewhat different. He would tell us to not occupy much with such things. Not because he did not know. He understood everything. If you remember, as it has been written in books, when he went to Patmos he lived the entire apocalypse and knew all about the end-times. But he did not like for us to occupy ourselves with dates and eschatology. He said that the best way to prepare ourselves for the hour of Christ is to remove the Antichrist from within ourselves and to occupy ourselves with Christ. Then, even if we are called to martyrdom, we will go. This was the philosophy of the Elder.

...even in the Old Testament there are incidents where even the angels disagreed, and St. John Chrysostom explains this well. If you remember, when the Prophet Daniel was praying and fasting and the Archangel Gabriel waited 21 days or so to visit him, he said that he waited so long because the angel of Persia did not permit me to enter the borders, and it was necessary for the Archangel Michael to get involved and then I entered. And St. John Chrysostom explains that even the angels disagree, since they don't know everything. Each had a command from God. God gave one command to the angel of Persia and another to Gabriel, and the Archangel Michael had to get involved for the angel of Persia to receive this. Not even the angels know everything. And God has His reasons to say on one side one thing and on the other side another thing and for them to not know everything, and thus to disagree. This also happened with Peter and Paul, Paul and James, Paul and Barnabus. Other times Chrysostom says that they agreed to disagree for spiritual reasons, or they disagreed though they were both God-bearers, etc etc. So please don't think I am saying anything against the saints. God forbid.

Then I responded; now this is very important. I said: 'Elder, in our days we know both of you within the Church. If you both disagree, on whom should we lean, whom should we believe, in what way should we walk?' And the Elder responded very humbly to me: 'All of us together will be obedient to the Church.' We wait for the Church to guide the people.

May all the Fathers, all the saints who have pleased God and the righteous men and the genuine servants of God, pray for me. But do not think that, even if they were saints, they were able to comprehend genuinely all the depths of God. For the Apostle says: ‘We know in part and we prophesy in part.’ And again: ‘To whom it is given through the Spirit’, the one thing and the other—and not all those things in one man but some things thus and other things differently. However, the one and the same Spirit operates all things. Knowing the things of God, that they are incomprehensible, the Apostle cried, saying: ‘O the depth of the wealth and wisdom and knowledge (gnosis) of God! O how unsearchable his judgements and untraceable his ways! For who has known the mind of the Lord or who has become his counsellor?’ And the rest.

When you hear from one of them that he heard from the Holy Spirit what he is saying, this is an answer of spiritual assurance and we are obliged to believe. When he speaks concerning those words and you do not find him saying this, then it is not from an answer of spiritual assurance but it is from the lessons of his first teachers, and paying attention to their knowledge (gnosis) and wisdom, he did not ask God concerning these things if they were true."
MYSTAGOGY: Controversial End Time Prophecies By Holy Elders
How to deal with "contradiction" in the prophecies given by various elders


Christopher Herman 8:03am Mar 22
"What France has abundantly demonstrated, however, is that it cannot prevent known Islamists from carrying out terrorist attacks on French soil, nor capture them alive once they have done so."
Mohamed Merah, the self-confessed murderer of Jewish schoolchildren and French soldiers, died while ...

Christopher Herman 7:47am Mar 22
This web page examines current events in light of Biblical/Catholic revelation. Topics include an o...

Christopher Herman 7:32am Mar 22
"Archbishop Theophan of Poltava summed up in the 1930’s the prophecies which he had received from such elders as these: “You ask me about the near future and about the last times. I do not speak on my own, but give the revelation of the Elders: The coming of Antichrist draws nigh and is very near. The time separating us from him should be counted a matter of years and at most a matter of some decades. But before the coming of Antichrist Russia must yet be restored — to be sure, for a short time. And in Russia there must be a Tsar forechosen by the Lord Himself. He will be a man of burning faith, great mind and iron will. This much has been revealed about him. We shall await the fulfillment of what has been revealed. Judging by many signs it is drawing nigh, unless because of our sins the Lord God shall revoke, shall alter what has been promised. According to the witness of the word of God, this also happens” [The Orthodox Word, 1969, no. 4, p. 194].

Thus we may see in the prophecies of these God-inspired men in the early part of this century a definite expectation of the restoration of Holy Russia, and even of an Orthodox Tsar, for a short time not long before the coming of Antichrist and the end of the world. This will be something miraculous and not an ordinary historical event. But at the same time it is something that depends upon the Russian people themselves, because God always acts through the free will of man. Just as Ninevah was spared when the people repented, and Jonah’s prophecies about its destruction proved false, so also the prophecies of the restoration of Russia will prove false if there is no repentance in the Russian people."
A Lecture given at the Youth Conference
of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia,
San Fran...

Priest-Seraphim Holland
Priest-Seraphim Holland updated his status: "Planned Parenthood, standing up for the rights of women! Not! More evidence of the big lie. Amazing that those who are personally against abortion but support PP because of all their "care" for women do not see that they are an evil empire, built on baby skulls. ... A young man, who was waiting outside Planned Parenthood for his girlfriend, approached the 40 Days for Life prayer vigil. He said his girlfriend was four months pregnant but didn't want the baby because the pregnancy was the result of rape. "After talking with us he was very impressed and touched and wanted to get back to his girlfriend to convince her to keep the baby," said Alejandra in Orange County. "Frustrated, he came out as Planned Parenthood didn't allow him to have access to her." He said that he couldn't even call her. When they arrived, the Planned Parenthood staff took her phone and gave it to him. "Clearly," Alejandra said, "Planned Parenthood doesn't want the women to have any contact with the outside while they are inside having an abortion." From Shawn Carney, 40 Days for Life".

Priest-Seraphim Holland
Priest-Seraphim Holland updated his status: "What is the way of the cross? For the answer, we look to the earthly life of our Lord. It is voluntary obedience to God because of love."

Christopher Herman 4:19pm Mar 20
Islamists Massacre More Nigerian Christians
With the aid of al-Qaeda affiliated groups, the Islamist group Boko Haram is waging a terror campaig...

Christopher Herman 4:15pm Mar 20
How ObamaCare Is Exposing Conservative vs. Libertarian Divisions on the Supreme Court
The longstanding division between libertarian and conservative schools of legal thought is going to ...

Priest-Seraphim Holland
Priest-Seraphim Holland shared a link: "Wow! Obama loving Orthodox, who possess remarkable dexterity, must turn somersaults to avoid seeing the truth about this man. You are amazing people! You are able to walk around with your eyes closed and only occasionally run into a wall. Read this, if you are willing to have an open mind; or just go on with your pc rhetoric - your choice."
President Barack Obama's Pro-Abortion Record: A Pro-Life Compilation |
President Barack Obama's Pro-Abortion Record: A Pro-Life Compilation

Christopher Herman 2:23pm Mar 19
However that didn’t stop the New York Times from running an article today on the front page that cla...

Priest-Seraphim Holland
Priest-Seraphim Holland shared a link: ""
2 Homilies on the cross: What is the way of the cross? Why this epistle which does not mention the c
Two homilies on the Precious Cross: The entire Gospel is important, but some passages are absolutely critical to understand and follow. This is one of them. It explains what the way of the cross is, and teaches a principle that we must use literally every moment of our lives - to learn to always ma...

Christopher Herman 7:15am Mar 19
Tributes and mourning for Coptic Pope
Thousands gather in Cairo cathedral to pay tribute to Pope Shenouda, the Coptic church's spiritual l...

Priest-Seraphim Holland
Priest-Seraphim Holland shared a link: ""
What Shall a Man Give in Exchange for His Soul? 3rd Sunday of Great Lent – Holy Cross Mark 8:34-9:1.

Christopher Herman 4:46pm Mar 17
The myth of Israel's favorable treatment of Palestinian Christians
Last week, Israeli ambassador Michael Oren had an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal touting Israel's ...

Christopher Herman 4:11pm Mar 17
"What is the reason for the prohibition "You shall not covet ... nor shall you desire..." that comes to limit man's thoughts and feelings even when they do not find external, practical expression? We shall present here three different understandings of the reason for this prohibition. As in many other instances where we deal with the rationale of various mitzvot, there is no need to choose among them, since the different perceptions are not contradictory but rather complementary."

Christopher Herman 3:40pm Mar 17
"Considering the hysteria that besets the West whenever non-authoritative individuals offend Islam—for instance, a fringe, unknown pastor—imagine what would happen if a Christian counterpart to the Grand Mufti, say the Pope, were to declare that all mosques in Italy must be destroyed; imagine the nonstop Western media frenzy that would erupt, all the shrill screams of “intolerance” and “bigot,” demands for apologies if not resignation, nonstop handwringing by sensitive politicians, and worse.

Yet the Grand Mufti—the highest Islamic law authority of our “friend-and-ally” Saudi Arabia—gets a free pass when he incites Muslims to destroy churches, not that any extra incitement is needed (nary a month goes by without several churches being bombed and destroyed throughout the Islamic world). In fact, at the time of this writing, I have not seen this story, already some three days old, translated on any English news source, though “newsworthy” stories are often translated in mere hours."
Saudi Grand Mufti Calls for “Destruction of All Christian Churches in Region”
According to several Arabic news sources, last Monday, Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, the Grand Muf...

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Many of those who subscribe to, and some who have caused or are the cause for, these things to happen are involved in or with the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church (which is not the seat of all things "Catholic") as well as its protestant daughters such as the cultic Jehovah's Witnesses, the Pentecostal Churches, the Church of Latter Day Saints also known as the Mormon Church and far too many more to list. 


Yet, at this web site we do provide some of the reasons about why they are opined to be the harbingers of that which is prophesied in Holy Scripture for the bringing about of the End Times which we have already entered.  It is not necessarily their individual members or parishioners that should be blamed since they are only the "Sheep" and not the Shepherds... So do not think we castigate individual people of themselves as we castigate those "money changers" who Jesus Christ chased out of His Father's House as the Bible Describes; for they exist in these present times too.


Events are already rushing toward that time in which this is beginning to happen and will become more fully wide-spread. In these present times all you need to really do is look around both your local and larger areas as to what is really on-going through.  Things so very little or miniscule that they are barely noticeable except to the more informed observer may become apparent. 

Those little things are the laws of the land, economics, politics, the degrading and erosion of those rights and liberties afforded by the Constitution of these United States of America and many other things such as the manner with which entertainments have taken over much of the populace, entering into and becoming a major focus in worship, and more. 

We ask you, if you don't want to believe us... Have you heard, seen or found what is termed (of the many terms being used) that there are "holding areas" or "camps" or "Closed/Fenced communities" being built by GOVERNMENT? 

Here in North America, especially in the United States of America, we must admit that what Russia has come out of (a communistic, atheist country) we are entering into.  And one last thing that needs also to be understood... Something very important to those of you who are "Catholic" in the Roman sense of its jurisdiction....   And, we believe this also holds true for many who are "Orthodox" whether "Eastern" or "Western"....

[ * Non-Denominational = Synchrestic Ecumenism, Disease of Scholasticism, altering the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ to accommodate the disease of Political Correctness and CULTIC PROTESTANTISM, and the Roman Jurisdiction (Latin Church = Vatican) of the Catholic Church) breaking of - or failure and refusal to respect and abide by  - the ancient Seven Ecumenical "Do Not" Canons which leaves everything else open to God's gift of creativity... failure & refusal to abide by and have respect for those who diligently protect one of the other Pillars of the Church, the Seals of the Confessional, but "Non-Denominational" also includes worshiping Satan's religion of Muslim, Islam by praying with them and other heretics such as 'Pentecostalism,' 'Jehovah's Witnesses,' 'Mormons,' 'Church of Christ,' any so-called church with "Community Church" in their nomenclature and others who by their false and misleading dogmas and doctrines are actually against the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ upon whom and for exacting reason we are called "Christian" in both spirit and truth from which non-denominational protestant sectarian claimants have departed from as being so-called Christian] Only a skilled spiritual father can help you!

Remember: You cannot ride two horses or serve two masters for one of them will be harmed by your thoughts, your very words and your actions which is to blaspheme the Holy Ghost (Spirit) who will depart from you.  And when the Holy Spirit departs, the great deceiver (unbeknownst to you) will rush in to fill the void under disguise of being the Holy Spirit!  Testing of the Holy Spirit to insure it is the Holy Spirit does not, for many a Sectarian Protestant and Roman, work because the Great Deceiver (Satan) is most skilled in worming and snaking his charms around your mind and heart to feign being the Holy Spirit.  Remember, Satan has the same gifts similar to the Holy Spirit but Satan's gifts are UN-HOLY and lead all who accept him (unbeknownst to you) to perdition.

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