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For March 24, 2012
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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
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
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
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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me and I in Thee; that they also may be one in Us. (John 17:21)
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
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
"GOD has not
called me to be SUCCESSFUL. He called me to be
FAITHFUL." Blessed Mother Teresa.
False Flag - By Mark Perry
Buried deep in the
archives of America's intelligence services are a
series of memos, written during...
The once numerous
Russian-speaking community in Iran has shrunk
dramatically to a few hundred people...
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
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."
"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
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
"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."
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
the self-confessed murderer of Jewish schoolchildren
and French soldiers, died while ...
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,
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org".
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."
"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
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."
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which leaves everything else open to God's gift of creativity... failure &
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but "Non-Denominational" also includes worshiping Satan's religion of
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such as 'Pentecostalism,'
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exacting reason we are called "Christian" in both spirit and truth from which
non-denominational protestant sectarian claimants have departed from as being
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