Rev. Father Deacon Christopher Herman News (DCHN) Presentations For:

April 27, 2012

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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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FatherPeter Preble 7:16am Apr 26
The Doubt of Thomas
The Second Sunday after Pascha in the Orthodox Church is dedicated to the

I smiled today . A friend visited briefly and told me how busy he was planting a new garden with seeds.
I smiled and said in reply "It is intensely busy in here also "
 
The friend replied "I can not understand.It can not be real "
 
I replied " So  many hours a day alone is full of activity .Here our witness to and life is in and with the "ONE" without whom there would be no activity .Because without God none of us would exist and nothing we focus our time and energy on would exist .The question always is the focus of our activity .
 
If you are focused on self you will never stay here .It is like the story of the Great Gardener who planted a seed
in a particular spot . The assistant gardeners kept going on and on about the seed . But the seed just kept growing and growing whatever they said or did .
 
Some of the assistant gardeners would not except it . Some raised all sorts of objections .Some made alternative plans for the seed . But the seed kept quietly growing and evolving in a way that led it to just one other spot in the garden"
 
I explained further "Its a question of obedience to the voice of "ONE" greater than all of us why some choose such a life in any such a place . A person can become almost God struck or put it the other way struck by God and become rooted to a place insisting this really is the final place they will go to through which they will born in to life by passing from this worldly life .For these people the place is part of the vocation .There they must go .There they must stand .They can do no  other ."
 
My visitor replied "Some of the writings are deep that come from such places ."I replied "We do not come to such places to become famous authors but to live within the silence of the Word .Overflowing from this contact with all that is true , real and lasting , you become like a sponge that gradually soaks it all in until you pass from self to the other and through this life with and in the "ONE". In the silence and solitude of the cell some write words about that which is far beyond all we currently , see touch , or smell , some paint Icons , some a form of craft work as a response to this .It all flows from that ever deepening point of contact with reality .The words are certainly not fictional openings to devotional meditations.That would mean were living an illusion .In our own self made world of fantasy . The life in the cell is real and evolving and deepening hour by hour ."
 
The visitor then asked me " Do you write from real questions to real people .?" I replied "All we do, all we grow towards and in . All we live for flows from three central questions every man and woman must ultimately face .Does God exist ? Entering this world alone and leaving it alone do we remain  alone and unloved ? Who is it who can tell me who I am ? "Those are the real questions of every day and night of our life . Every day and night of every human life ."
 
The friend made a few brief comments that there seem to be things in here that could be from what is classed from both Eastnand West and asked me was this not contradictory .I asked my visitor "Do we breave from one lung or two ? "
 
My visitor asked a final question ,"How can you be so busy all those hours alone .?" I replied it depends what level thenactivity is on . When you love some one more than anyone or anything you always want to be with them , always talking to them , always doing things for them . Like Jesus said "I always do the things that please the Father ."
 
Actually time with and in this "ONE" does not go slowly , actually sometimes it stands still , and sometimes it passes very quickly indeed . But in the House of God we never grow board or tired of being with and in the "ONE." It is never never like that . The seed planted in us that grows is planted from a different garden to the one you are busy working on at the minute ; In the book of Sirach this reality of our every given day and night that is full of the unfolding of little moments is expressed so beautifully. It can not help but move our hearts each day we read the words ;
 

"Come to me , all you that yearn for me and be filled with my fruits ; you will

remember me as sweeter than honey , better to have than the honey comb.

He who eats of me will hunger still , he who drinks of me will thirst for more."

                                               
                                                                                  Father Lazarus

 
Christopher Herman 4:44pm Apr 25
The American Conservative » Why the Right Can’t Win the Gay Marriage Fight
www.theamericanconservative.com
With the war in Afghanistan not yet over and the economy still reeling from the Great Recession, who...

 
Christopher Herman 4:43pm Apr 25
Rod Dreher » The Rout of the Right on Gay Marriage
www.theamericanconservative.com
I know my fellow social and religious conservatives don’t like to hear this, but Daniel McCarthy exp...


Priest-Seraphim Holland
Priest-Seraphim Holland shared a link.
AWESOME – Pro-Life health clinic moves in next door, steals Planned Parenthood’s customers
www.therightscoop.com
The Right Scoop

Christopher Herman 4:42pm Apr 25
5 Reasons Obama Will Win in November - By Aaron David Miller
www.foreignpolicy.com
Worries abound in the Obama camp: Large Democratic donors have dried up, the fragile economic recove...

Priest-Seraphim Holland
Priest-Seraphim Holland shared Michael Woerl's photo.


Christopher Herman 10:05am Apr 25
Beware the Romney boys
www.salon.com
A vote for Mitt may also be a vote for his sons' political futures. Are the Romneys the new Bushes?

Christopher Herman 10:04am Apr 25
"Out of Smith’s national political ambitions grew what would become known in Mormon circles as the “White Horse Prophecy” — a belief ingrained in Mormon culture and passed down through generations by church leaders that the day would come when the U.S. Constitution would “hang like a thread as fine as a silk fiber” and the Mormon priesthood would save it."
Romney and the White Horse Prophecy
www.salon.com
A close look at the roots of Romney's -- and the Mormon church's -- political ambitions

Christopher Herman 12:37pm Apr 24
The Chosen Genes - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education
chronicle.com
The story of Jewish origins, once the province of historians and scholars of religion, is now being ...

 
Christopher Herman 12:34pm Apr 24
"When it comes to Muslim persecution of Christians, the mainstream media (MSM) has a long paper trail of obfuscating; while they eventually do state the bare-bone facts—if they ever report on the story in the first place, which is rare—they do so after creating and sustaining an aura of moral relativism that minimizes the Muslim role.

As previously discussed, one of the most obvious ways is to evoke "sectarian strife" between Muslims and Christians, a phrase that conjures images of two equally matched—equally abused, and abusive—adversaries fighting. This hardly suffices to describe reality: Muslim majorities persecuting largely passive Christian minorities."

Christopher Herman 12:32pm Apr 24
"Jacob Neusner, the prolific historian, explains that there are now two Judaisms for the American Jew — yes there are endless varieties, but basically two strains, which are, on the surface, irreconcilable. On the one hand, there is the Judaism of Sinai, and on the other, the Judaism of Holocaust and Redemption. As Neusner describes it, the Judaism of Sinai, with its Adam and Eve, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, slaves in Egypt, Moses on the mountain, sanctification in the here and now and salvation at the end of time, flourishes alongside the Judaism of Holocaust and Redemption, of Auschwitz and Israel.

The Judaism of Sinai plumbs the depths of our being human in God’s image, and the other, as he puts it, reaches into that sore surface of Jewish life. One speaks of a universal redemption with the Jewish people being agents and catalysts; the other speaks of the Jewish people being redeemed from the clutches of the outside world. One worldview is based on a God who hears us and saves us from Egyptian bondage; the other is based on a silent God, who either chose not to help us or was incapable of doing so. It is hard to reconcile the two. But that is exactly what we must do."
‘Never again’ is not enough
blogs.timesofisrael.com
The importance of fostering a Jewish identity that values "God of Sinai" over "God of Auschwitz."

Christopher Herman 12:30pm Apr 24
The Education of a "Wise Man" » Main Feature » Jewish Ideas Daily
www.jewishideasdaily.com
Eddie Jacobson was once a folk hero among American Jews, and even today he is far from forgotten. I...

Christopher Herman 12:25pm Apr 24
"In one of its hymns, our Church calls the unbelief of Thomas "good". Understandably one would wonder - is there good and bad unbelief? There seems to be, because humans are not purely good or evil. In one who has a clean conscience, good heart and humble thought, everything is clear. In one infected with the virus of unbelief, all is dark and troubled. If only we had the good unbelief of the Apostle Thomas!"

Christopher Herman 12:16pm Apr 24
"Israel has one of the highest concentrations of corporate power in the developed world with the government estimating that the country's 10 largest business groups control 41 percent of the market value of public companies.

"The government's decision today is another step in lowering the cost of living," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement. He told the cabinet that getting rid of cartels and monopolies would increase competition."
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's cabinet on Sunday approved a plan to break up some of the country's...

Christopher Herman 12:11pm Apr 24
On the roots of Israel's culture wars / A conversation with Menachem Mautner
www.haaretz.com
Its title sounds dry, and its style is certainly scholarly, but if you want to understand the roots ...

Christopher Herman 12:00pm Apr 24
- Exclusive: National Security Agency Whistleblower William Binney on Growing State Surveillance (De...

Christopher Herman 11:58am Apr 24
"In 2010, then-CEO Eric Schmidt gave an interview to the Atlantic where he stated, "Google policy is to get right up to the creepy line and not cross it." Exactly what that creepy line is was never precisely defined, but he did indicate that implanting people with Google microchips was probably across it. Tellingly, though, Schmidt also pointed out that given the amount of information people willingly give to the information trafficker each day, without even typing a word Google can "more or less know what you're thinking about." These words coming from a frequent attendee of the annual Bilderberg conference should at the very least give one pause for thought."
In fact, Google is just one player among many in Silicon Valley who are engaged in a race to rewrit...

Christopher Herman 11:48am Apr 24
Prison Planet.com » Secretive Bilderberg Group Set To Meet In Virginia May 31st-June 3rd
www.prisonplanet.com
Speculation that the location of the Bilderberg Group’s annual meeting would be chosen to coincide w...

Christopher Herman 11:42am Apr 24
Watchdogs say IRS to revoke gun rights and passports
www.examiner.com
A new bill passed by the Democrat controlled Senate and now headed to the House would give the IRS b...

Christopher Herman 11:40am Apr 24
rudy giulani gets confronted by a 911 truther
www.youtube.com
get motivated speech in fresno got interrupted . but listen to what rudy says?

Christopher Herman 11:38am Apr 24
UN Seeks New Powers to Remake World at Rio Sustainability Summit
thenewamerican.com
A UN report shows the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development will be used to amass vast new po...

Christopher Herman 11:36am Apr 24
NSA Has Your E-Mails and More, Whistleblower Says
thenewamerican.com
The NSA — despite U.S. law and the Constitution — has collected most of the American people's e-mail...

Christopher Herman 11:35am Apr 24
CorpWatch : Lukoil Threatens Arctic Reindeer
corpwatch.org
An oil spill in northern Russia from a joint venture between Lukoil and Bashneft has damaged fragile...

Christopher Herman 11:34am Apr 24
Blood on His Hands - By Matthew Fishbane
www.foreignpolicy.com
The very public disgrace of Bo Xilai, the deposed Communist Party chief of China's heartland megacit...

Christopher Herman 11:28am Apr 24
Sudanese war jets launched four missiles into this key South Sudanese state capital Monday, killing ...

Christopher Herman 11:22am Apr 24
(Opinion, Commentary & Note from www.apostle1.com::  And Romney has been heard to say he would do away with Social Security and medicaire-medicaid if he is elected... WOW!  Both he and O'bama certainly have a lot in common....
The Wheels Are Already Coming Off: Social Security Disability Insurance Fund to Go Bankrupt by 2016
www.politijim.com
The projected assets of the DI Trust Fund decline steadily, fall below 100 percent of annual cost by...


Christopher Herman 8:36am Apr 24
Ron Paul to Obama and Romney: “Jerusalem is the capital of Israel”
dougwead.wordpress.com
Ron Paul to Obama and Romney: “Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Get over it.” News is now leakin...

Christopher Herman 8:22am Apr 24
( www.apostle1.com's Note, Opinion & Commentary:  Don't forget what has been said numerou stime and has even, in some instances, proved itself out by o'bama's actions and lack of actions that show him as a closeted Muslim under guise of being a Christian (a false one indeed)... as his actions have more often than not (those actions seen and unseen) shown him to support most all things "Muslim"... including his attorney's admittance in court that the birth certificate displayed by the White House is a forgery! 
Obama admin: “war on terror is over,” path to “legitimate Islamism” seen | American Vision News
americanvisionnews.com
In an article in the current National Journal called “The Post Al Qaida Era,” I write that the Obama...


A question was posed in a group, "What does it mean to love God Alone ?"
 
I would humbly offer  the following as an answer . I would like to leave this words with you as my real testimony to these days of grace . 
 
The invitation , the summons of love is this , that you enter in to the journey of a life time , the offering of a life time , you step by step seek to listen to the whispering , and whisper to the listening , you begin a long journey to which there is no complete route map to follow , just those few steps in front of you , the unfolding of that present moment ,
 
You will only ever discover the answer to your question by walking along this path in front of you .Yes our Brother Monastic was totally right , you will walk , you fall sometimes , and get back up again , and walk again , this will go on and on perhaps for days , months , years , perhaps even to the end of your life ,but if you stay on this path , and do not look back , and do not look to the left or the right , but keep moving forward , sometimes standing in the light , often following a small light in the distance , that keeps calling you home , in the very end though and in the "ONE " who is mercy within mercy , within mercy " you will find the answer to your question .
 
 So hear the invitation to you personally within the question that you have posed . Begin to walk this path .Know you are in communion with all who truly seek the Fathers face . The prayers of the countless billions of unknown Saints  are being offered for you .The answer to your question can not be settled for you in a few emails . You must become the answer to your question .It is the only way you will ever know ....
 
Soon I will be gone . My lips unable to speak to you .My pen unable to write . God is greater than me . The greatest silence of all is waiting for me .
 
Peace and Joy
 
Father Lazarus
 

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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.

 

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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!

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