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Joyful Greetings from another Fool For Christ!

Metropolitan Archbishop +Joseph Thaddeus, SSJt., Ph.D.

"Prejudice Makes Prisoners of the Hated and the Hater"

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blessings indeed...

 

  The Orthodox celebration of Christmas is January 7th (2011) and many have yet to understand both the historical and spiritual importance of the difference from the dating of 1/7 and 12/25 ... for many there are who just figure, "...We really don't know the birth of Jesus Christ so why all the hulabaloo?" A good question!  But, if you are not spiritually motivated then, of course, one doesn't really care one way or the other.  Of course, when looking at the past year and at the people we have all seen come and go, crossing our path in this life ... we must admit that far too many have either lost interest, been bamboozled by charlatan pastors, ministers, etc. and therefore they opt for the "material" Christmas celebrations because "everyone else is doing it".  What a gift to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

 

But for those of you who are trying within your heart to be true to Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ, we struggle in this life for the life to come according to our nature and degree of ability. 

 

If one wishes to give the best of one's self for Christmas that might even be considered the best Gift to Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ... what do you believe it could be?  Might it be a gift of something you own that you consider valuable and 'dear' that you could still part with without any harm?  And to whom would you actually give such a gift?  Give it to the most worrisome of persons you believe to be your worse enemy!  That would be a way in which to live up to the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ!  It is a gift of material value, a gift of spiritual importance because it is a gift of 'forgiveness' and it disarms the recipient!  But the idea is not to do something with forethought of an anticipated action... for indeed the recipient may hold you in worse favor even after receiving the gift.  If he or she were to return the gift, indeed God accepts your action as a gift from the heart and forgives you!  Then, going to the altar on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day to receive the most blessed gift of our Lord which is the Bread of Life, the Body of Christ, and the Cup of Truth which is the Blood of Christ... the power of God manifests in you more wholeheartedly. Thus His Resurrection takes on new meaning for He truly arose from the grave for You and me too... He arose for the one who you feel is your enemy...

 

This would be the most auspicious gift of all time in your life... and in the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ!  A most auspicious gift indeed! Indeed one can then truly feel a part of the FAMILY, the COMMUNITY, of those followers, doers and believers in Jesus Christ!

 

Again, asking for you prayers of the heart, mind and soul, know that I am;

 

            + Joseph Thaddeus the most unworthy repentant one and fool

               for Jesus Christ in the vineyard  of this life!
                Metropolitan Archbishop, Archabbot, Primate

"Prejudice Makes Prisoners of the Hated and the Hater"
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American Orthodox Church - North American Orthodox Church
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October and November 2010

Another Addendum for November...

November 24, 2010:

 

My Dear Spiritual Children;

 

    How often do you visit and revisit the past in your mind? How often?  Too Often?  Not often enough?  Regardless of how many times the real question that comes to mind is how often do you forgive others?  Many times in your mind you are forgiving them?  Not very many times?  Do you really listen to yourself and what you are saying to self?  Look around you!  What are they really doing?  Are they trying to control their fear?  Are you trying to control your own fear of what may lay ahead in the time after all time on this planet Earth?

 

    To be honest, I do wonder about such things... It is not right, so I'm told, for an Archbishop to bring these many things up to you!  Sad to say, but I cannot accept that!  I think its the right thing to do!  We are all human beings trying to forestall the inevitable if we are to be honest with ourselves.  And the one thing that comes to mind is our fear!  We can't control that fear, but we can overcome it!

 

    Forgiving is a subject that I've written much about as some of your already know.  But what you have forgotten is that we must forgive ourselves which is one of the most difficult things for us to do if we are truly wanting to forgive others... We must forgive ourselves.  An easy escape from responsibility is one way to look at it.  But the truth is that we must forgive ourselves after we have taken action (I did say ACTION) to forgive others... We must forgive ourselves.  That is sometimes easier said than done!

 

    We cannot control, although we'd like to think that we are in charge!  In Charge Of What?  Certainly not our daily lives when we look at what is going on around us and the issues that causes us to act without forethought when our thoughts and words lead to unwholesome things.  So, again, the question is forgiving! 

 

    In the end of it all, we have to FORGIVE OURSELVES too if it is to be whole and complete.  Again, easier said than done!  But forgiveness has to include ourselves too!

 

    Forgiveness is the foundation of all things of the next life to come!  To forgive is to be a blessing!  Forgiveness is a gift!  Forgiveness must be of our own self as the last act in this life for the life to come or we are faced with insurmountable self-guilt that carries over into the next life!

 

+Thaddeus the Unworthy repentant one!

 

 

 

 

Addendum to my Message below:

   I was recently asked by a Protestant Minister if these are truly the End Times and what are we, from an Orthodox Catholic perspective, to watch for?  An interesting question from such a man who wholeheartedly believes he has the truth!  A man indeed who has viciously told his congregation to believe that "...all Catholics are going to hell!" as was also repeated by the married brother of our now reposed Bishop "Matthias" known to many just as "Father Jeff"... For some of you, read: A Life In between? So I told the Protestant minister (Cultic that he is) to read the END TIME INSTRUCTIONS by St. Ambrosy of Optina (+1891)

 

    The Protestant minister came back immediately with, "We read everything you post at your website and we don't believe half of what is written because it is not centered on the Bible".  Instead of getting into an argument, all I could say, "...Whose version," and "The bible came after the Church not the Church after the Bible!"  With that the Protestant minister walked away!  But I encourage you my spiritual children to read thoroughly the END TIME INSTRUCTIONS by St. Ambrosy of Optina (+1891) and might I also add, Prophesy of Future Lawlessness by St. Anatoly the Younger (+1922) for indeed it has already started (as it had already begun) many decades ago (decade = 10 years)...  We have only to look to such places as Old Catholic History promulgated by a group and others who allow for the ordination to the priesthood of females and even their consecrations, the denial of the Ancient Holy Spirit inspired Seven Ecumenical Councils; denying on the basis of questionable (and some professors have opined 'faked') documentation.  We can also attribute our desire to maintain to the faith on other prophesies from Holy Ones... such as: PROPHECIES by St. Nilus the Myrrhstreamer of Mount Athos (1651)...

Recently we were attacked viciously by two men out of Colorado who consider themselves "Orthodox" and "Catholic" but one is so un-Orthodox while calling his web site such a name as to infer a direct connection to the Russian Orthodox Church when they disavow him and those with them.  Yet, their only claim are corporation papers relating to the reposed Archbishop Aftimios Ofeish... of blessed memory and more.  In doing the things to besmirch and to threaten with lawsuits is a violation of the ancient Holy Spirit inspired Seven Ecumenical Councils... thus their actions and words cause for them to cease being true archbishop and bishops in the vineyard.  I must pray for them and to those who have ears to hear and eyes to see, may you also add your prayers as well I entreat you! After several conversations, even though this jurisdiction is not a part of them except by way of our sharing in commonality of communions as does all who maintain to true Orthodoxy according to their nature and degree of ability, it is suggested you view:

 http://www.westernorthodoxy.org/pdf/overview.pdf   PLEASE TAKE NOTE of the last paragraph. Those who are a part of the new and revived true Orthodox of that jurisdiction are to be blessed with many prayers it is asked and that our commonality, even though Eastern Rite and Western Rite; be prayerfully true in spirit as we proceed to recognize them as a part of World Wide Orthodoxy which was not formerly true under previous leadership. 

    It should be noted that there are those who, as prophesies have correctly pointed out or stated, that some will go to prison, others to their death for protecting the faith of the true church which is solidly based; root, ground and branch, in that which is today known and called by many national names of ORTHODOXY.  Yet, there are some jurisdictions who will not observe those things of the Ancient Canons, especially the Seals of the Confessional which the "Independent group" we discussed above do not observe... because 'civil law' makes them guilty by associations... Thus, to us and my personal self, I find such to be the weakest link in Orthodoxy and Catholicism itself, especially when some priests, even Archbishops and Bishops have, in times past, gone to prison (and some to their deaths [especially during World War II] to preserve the Seals of the Confessional.  Yet, today, many a true Orthodox Jurisdiction is afraid to get past the barricade of civil law and man's own self-image whereon 'guilty by association' keeps them from being wholeheartedly forward and upfront to show uniformity or solidarity in the Faith of Orthodoxy itself.  And those who do does not mean they are any less "Orthodox" in their spirit so much as a weak link which the many prophesies of our former Sainted ones have talked much about either directly or indirectly.  We pray for them and still hold them near and dear in both spirit and truth otherwise!  Thus we are not afraid to stand up to the proverbial plate and do that which is only proper and inform you of a return to Orthodoxy of some as you will read of and about when you click on: http://www.westernorthodoxy.org/pdf/overview.pdf   PLEASE TAKE NOTE of the last paragraph.

    As for my unworthy self, I must admit that I am ashamed of myself in many areas and in many things for it is, as I've often said, our very thoughts, words and actions should be controlled if we are to attain to that which our Lord and Savior desires for us but our Free Will to that which we ought not to do is often, without foreknowledge, the things we do... and the opposite holds true...

 

I cannot know or account myself as being worthy of any thing whatsoever, for to do so I would be a spiritual liar, a spiritual cheat and a spiritual thief; yet, I cannot tell you enough that I struggle out of pain of heart for the faith according to my nature and degree of ability for such a faith once and for all delivered by Jesus Christ unto the apostles which has been passed down to us through time and history to us as we struggle to also hold true to such Life and Teachings too ... Can you do no less?  You may also wish to read:  How Many Times?

 

Again, asking for you prayers of the heart, mind and soul, know that I am;

 

            + Joseph Thaddeus the most unworthy repentant one and fool

         for Jesus Christ in the vineyard  of this life!
                Metropolitan Archbishop, Archabbot, Primate

"Prejudice Makes Prisoners of the Hated and the Hater"
International Communications Headquarters for the

American Orthodox Church - North American Orthodox Church
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To all of you who are

my Spiritual Children, I

give you blessings and good

thoughts for your spiritual and

material struggles in this life

by and through the Name above

all names, Jesus Christ and the

Most Holy Theotokos, Amen!

 

    Here in the United States of America (USA) we are entering on a most auspicious civil process to elect those who will govern us.  Many of us are most distraught over what has happened to this country and through out the world because of bad choices made locally, nationally and internationally.  Not all of it can be laid at the doorsteps of the USA so much as much has begun with its actions which has had great effect upon an unsuspecting world.  Already this nation has lost favor as being "above board" in its dealing with other nations and peoples.  Even the thoughts of many has been said that the sitting President of the USA to be that of a Muslim while claiming himself to be "Christian".  If Christian, it can only be asked, "What kind?"  Well, think about it!  Has this country been lied to by its very leaders?  Has this country been betrayed by those who govern her?  So many questions and not enough answers that can be found and grounded in provable FACT!  Isn't it time to come clean by all who are seeking office?  Hmmm... Think about it!  Yet, the most important question is whether or not those leaders seeking to be leaders are truly "Christian" in spirit and in truth!  If you take a hard long look at them, the inevitable answer would be, "No!"  Not one of them!  They are all false and untrue Christians because of who they have been controlled by.  They are self-serving and not "Serving" the people without gain!

 

    So, when you go to the polls to cast your ballot... be sure you have done your own research and homework before casting a ballot on just the advertising many of them have put out through the electronic news media!

 

    Then we must also ask the question of: Why Did the electronic news Media Ignore The Threat of 'Flag of Islam' Flying Over the White House?

 

    Then we cannot forget to ask the question as to why this country has lost its ability to educate many of the young both at grade, junior high and high school level as well as in the various colleges and universities?  Has anyone watched the news media's coverage of the education system in the nordic country? 

 

Why can't we do the same?  Probably because we are too caught up in the politics of who is better than the next person and how much will it cost when we already know it will cost very much for the first 13 to 14 or 15 years... very much; but it will outweigh the differences of this country's attitude of being without true forethought of and about the children's education although giving lip service without 'meat'! Yet, after attaining to such heights in about 13 to 14 or 15 years, the returns would be so very great.  It would mean far less unemployment, better quality education of our youth in grade school, in colleges and the universities that would be high in the sciences, in the many other areas of industry and technology, restoring our country to better heights, even better heights than what this country has ever had before and we were great at one time, but slipping so fast and sadly to say, our rights with it, especially our religious rights, attitudes and actions which are the examples of ones religious or non-religious beliefs.

 

Just wait... time is coming when newer laws will be enforced... even with what's happening at the UN to which the USA has not yet fully signed onto, but will... which means your rights at the national, state, and county levels will effect you and place you, your family, including your children in harms way...

 

Republican, Democrat, Tea Party - whatever the politician... they are all rotten apples who have fallen from the same tree that your elected have come from. 

 

 

 

August, September, and October 2010

 

Thinking good thoughts

of many of you as I pray God

Blesses you with prosperity in

your spirit and material life;

 

    I have not written to many of you for some time now only because of the issues and problems we face daily with this world's many problems which affect society as a whole including clergy and parishioners alike.

 

    In attempting to maintain this spiritual struggle that we are all on, I have been praying hard indeed for all of you for I know within that times ahead will not become any easier.  In spite of all the hoopla that governments (including our own) say about recovering economy, I can only wonder as we watch unemployment numbers, people loosing their dwellings and worse things taking place.  Even our Social Security and medical affairs are greatly affected.  And, to be honest, I personally hold no hope for our leaders abilities in being forthright or wholly honest with the people, especially those in congress.  Why?

 

    All things, all laws, all actions by our local and national leaders affect one's daily life, especially our religious rights, and beliefs.  Believe it or not!

 

    Yet, our Patron Saints, especially St. John Maximovitch of Shanghai & San Francisco, as well as Blessed Father +Seraphim Rose foretold of these times and worse in various ways.  Thus, while many have fallen to the entertainments of this world, forgetting the core values of the Church which are based on the very Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ, His Holy Apostles and the numerous Saints... we can only hold fast!

False teachers and false gospels are everywhere more than ever before.  The "Angel of Light" (Satan, the great deceiver) has become so prevalent in today's "visible church" that even false bibles have made their way into mainstream Christianity (i.e. The Message). 

We are called to "Evangelize the Church in the Age of Delusion."  The era that the Bible refers to as "the birth pangs" is here (see Mark 13:9).  The "Age of Delusion has begun! See 2 Thessalonians 2:10-15 if you do not believe me.

Recently, here in the State of Idaho on the “Free Speech” Channel there was a particular so-called “minister” who made the outlandish and idiotic statement, “Neither the Orthodox or the Roman Catholic are true Christians,” later I telephoned him and he went on to claim that the records never showed anything “Roman” or “Orthodox” in the early church.  Well, obviously that is a true statement but it does not justify, as the man on television claims, that all Catholics are not truly “Christian”.  He forgets intentionally or otherwise that Jesus Christ ordained and consecrated the Holy Apostles with the command that they also do the same in order to spread the message, the Gospel, and thus the beginning of the true Church which is through Apostolic Succession.  Lest anyone fool you otherwise…read on more for only through Apostolic Succession does the Holy Spirit pass on that which comes from Jesus Christ who stated that the Holy Spirit would teach them more… and He has!  Yet, those of the various Protestant (especially cultic ones) teach something alien to Christ’s Life and Teachings!

Tens of millions of sincere church-goers are being led astray by celebrity pastors and teachers in both small and mega churches who present false gospels of grace & salvation nowhere to be found in scripture.  These false teachers are actually no different in spreading a form of Jihadist (Islamic) rhetoric… Don’t get me wrong, they are not Islamic but follow their lead indeed! As Jihadists are against Jews and Christians, so also are the Fundamentalists and many Evangelicals (or those who call themselves "Evangelical," have become or are anti-catholic be it Orthodox or Roman, Lutheran, etc.   And, their words and fear mongering is to incite Christians against those who are a part of the true Church established by Jesus Christ and His Holy Apostles through the Lines of Succession as we have them.  Yet, no all who are true “apostles” in these modern times are true to the faith in either spirit or truth even though they have the documentation to prove themselves.  More on this later.

We who are Orthodox Catholic Christians exist today to help make sure that when Jesus says, "Depart from Me, I never knew you," He's not talking to you! But this too is dependent upon you according to your very nature and degree of ability to struggle out of pain of heart for the faith.

          As you have had a venture into this life, so also have I been having such a venture, not always very good but painful and even, shall I say, distressing?  Yes!  With pain, so too are there lessons to be learned much like a child who falls from doing something stupid.  It is from pain that we learn such lessons and grow.  And in the doing, we also can obtain some joy in this life.  Not everyone is meant to have the fullness of Joy in this material world, but to have Hope is one of the greatest gifts God has given us with that of Free Will.  For with Hope and faith (Right Thinking, True Belief, Right Worship, and Right actions) there comes Joy and such Joy teaches us the value of what Love in all its many and varied forms can be. As a result that Joy, with Faith and Hope, provides the greatest flavors and qualities to be happy in this life for the life to come. Yet, even in this life, Love can bring tragic pain and even loss!  The “Why?” of this life’s ventures cannot always be answered in simple terms!  For if it could “Love” itself would have less value and meaning thus the lessons would not necessarily help us in both spiritual and material growth.

          Of course, as I look back on those things of my own past, like many before me; I too must admit that there are very many things I should have done that I did not, and many things I did that I should not.  Of those that I was supposed to have been leading during those of my youthful days, foolish and recklessness without forethought prevailed because I had not come by the more full sweet fragrance of the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ, His Holy Apostles and the true Church… Yet, it was Blessed Father Seraphim Rose and St. +John Maximovitch who aided in putting me on the right path which, in itself, was very painful for me, but not as great as was the pain beforehand.  I was, beforehand, very Romanistic in my spiritual and material understandings and actions in more ways than one.  I can only pray constantly for forgiveness as I now look back and know that I earnestly had no intention to cause or bring harm into any one’s life.  Understand that without the help of Blessed Father +Seraphim Rose and Saint +John Maximovitch, I would not have been led to the Orthodox Saints, to a more full understanding of Orthodox Catholic Christianity as I had only those of the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church to rely on at the time.

Yet, not a one of us are always in the position of knowing the future unless allowed by God.  Thus, our experiences pave the way as we struggle out of pain of heart for the Faith, the true faith, that we will, or have, come to hold near and dear as being far more valuable than any material item we could ever gain… more especially is this true as we progress into old age.

Let this reading be taken spiritually for what lies between the lines may present itself to you on reflection, meditation and true contemplation.

      Again, asking for you prayers of the heart, mind and soul, know that I am;

 

            + Joseph Thaddeus the most unworthy repentant one and fool

         for Jesus Christ in the vineyard  of this life!
                Metropolitan Archbishop, Archabbot, Primate

"Prejudice Makes Prisoners of the Hated and the Hater"
International Communications Headquarters for the

American Orthodox Church - North American Orthodox Church
http://www.apostle1.com
Primary E-Mail: thaddeus@apostle1.com
Secondary E-Mail: apostlethaddeus@yahoo.com
Other E-Mail: apostlethaddeus@hotmail.com
Telephone:
(208) 459-2901
All Mail:
212 So. 16th Av., Caldwell, ID 83605

 

Message for July 2010

Blessings to you who are

my spiritual children and

friends in the vineyard of

life for Jesus Christ and the

Most Holy Theotokos, Blessings

Indeed!

 

    Recently in a telephone conversation with our political analyst , The Most Rev. Abouna Gregori; he provided a link that has been put up at this Jurisdiction's  "Home Page".  Look in the News Section - it will link you to a video/audio item he has prepared.  What he has to say, although a bit uncouth of sorts, sets the tone and temper about the  reality of this country's condition which, I personally believe, is a part of the many prophesies beginning with those in Holy Writ! 

   

    Prophesies are a funny thing!  They are a warning of what can happen if people heed not the message and go 'willy-nilly' as though life is a party.  Jesus Christ did not think life is a 'party' or He would not have come to save us!  It's really as simple as that if you stop, read, heed and listen to the Word of God written in your heart and as it also is written in the Holy Bible. 

   

    You who are Clergy and faithful can no longer afford to turn your heads away from the fact that even in the Holy Bible we are allowed to defend ourselves from enslavement, tyranny, abuse and misuse among other things.  And, it is lack and failure to abide by the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ which has brought us to where we are today in this country and through out the world. 

 

    Many of you say you are not interested in "Politics" yet allow the politicians to alter and even destroy American rights by not taking up the gauntlet of using this country's Constitutional tools to bring down those who are destroying this country's fundamentals of life and living which include the Bill of Rights!   What is at stake? 

 

    Your very religious rights!  Your employment!  Your Social Security!  Your Medical Care!  - - - Your military is changing in this country and from what I have been advised, we have more foreign troops on this country's soil than we do actual American troops!  Doesn't that tell you something?  It should! 

 

    As for one's religious rights; from the inside of each church or so-called church the fundamental and basic life and teachings entrusted to the Holy Apostles and down through time and history to those of us who are here in this life; are being so subtly changed, altered and modified by an overgrowing number of so-called clergy whereby being a "pacifist" has taken on a new meaning too.   IT IS these many things and more that IS harboring the soon to be ONE WORLD CHURCH and ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT! 

 

    Those who may remain alive  in time to come may also find that we could be interred in one of the various six mega complexes built by our government to house dissidents and that also means "dissidents" against accepting  the altered, and modified  teachings of what is known as Christianity!  Believe it or not.  It does not take a rocket scientist to search the world wide web while they can still do so since our government has already handed over the powers to close down the internet to the oval office in Washington, D.C.  Yup!  

 

    There is much more my dear spiritual children, much more.  And as an Archpastor I recognize I sound like a politician in some ways and that is not what I would wish so much as wish for each of you to truly abide by the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ as though it is the most precious thing in life itself which it is!  Such they are that soul of each individual's life, of every person.   Your taking action in legitimate ways to lessen and hopefully stop the evil on-going now... can be done, but it must be a concerted effort and that involves not only physical action, but prayer most assuredly.... PRAYER!     

 

    Prayer is a most powerful force for good!  Your prayer rope is beneficial in combating evil and aiding in sustaining one's balance.  Prayer is truly a source and a power in and of itself that cannot be denied in my own life!  Yet, prayer will cause for one to go deep within one's self to eradicate the tares and weeds of life! 

 

    For your edification as to the audio/video I was referencing, click on this link: http://www.youtube.com/user/Abouna1

 

    Asking for your prayers, I am;

 

+Thaddeus the most unworthy repentant one and fool for Jesus Christ in the vineyard of this life!

 

 

Message for June 2010

 

May God our +Father, +Son, and +Holy Ghost

Bless you this day as you read the following;

 

    With May having passed, I failed to post as a result of the repose of Bishop +Matthias (aka: The Most Rev. Father +Jeffery Hammons) who was a Brother, A Father confessor, and much more to so many in his quiet humble ways.   His 27 years plus in service with me made him like that of a blood brother, kiss n' kin and this loss has affected many of us very deeply!

 

    His passing reminded me of what the Christian's orientation should be toward... And that brings to mind the great orator and pastor, St. John of Constantinople who was known as the "Golden-mouthed" who commented upon the Lord's words from St. Matthew's Gospel who offered the following counsel:

[The Lord] came to do away with the old things, and to call us to a greater country. Therefore He does all, to deliver us from things unnecessary, and from our affection for the earth.  For this cause He mentioned the heathens also, saying that the Gentiles seek after these things (Matt.6:32) - they whose whole labor is for the present life, who have no regard for the things to come, not any thought of heaven.  But to you the chief things are not born for this end, that we should eat and drink and be clothed, but that we might please God, and attain unto the good things to come.  Therefore as things here are secondary i n our labor, so also in our prayers let them be secondary.  Therefore He also said, Seek the Kingdom of Heaven, and all these things shall be added unto you".

    The Christian's orientation is toward "a greater country" than this present life.  Our birth is not for the pleasures of this world and its fleeting comforts, but for the glory of God and the attainment of His Kingdom.

 

    If we are to struggle authentically toward our sanctification and redemption, this orientation toward and into the Kingdom must become paramount in us.  Everyact must be considered from the perspective of that future life and its attainment.  When we do not act in such a way, we reduce our choices and our behaviors to the limited perspective of this brief sojourn.  Rather than see the context of our behaviors, actions and decisions as the eternal life of God's abiding Kingdom, we see it as the short span of this life, and adjust our whole vision and worldview accordingly...

 

    If we assess our condition honestly, we see that this is precisely what is so often done.  How many of our choices in life are made based on considerations of existence, defined solely as life between birth and the grave!  When we plan for the future, we most often mean our later years - our adulthood, our old age.  We struggle after benefits of health that will add a few more days to this life, for we take death to be the end.  Again, this is very often true even among those who are baptized into the eternal life of Jesus Christ, into the unending Kingdom of eternity. This is truly a limited vision which traps the human individual into the present life, separating that person from the true calling of that eternal home.  Forgetting that what is being said in this life when you go to your repose that you will be in heaven, is not a correct understanding for we yet have to struggle all the more in this life for the life to come by our very thoughts, our words and our very actions.  Once we obtain the correct mindset, we then are able to behave in such a way that we know this life is false and an illusion and thus we find ourselves truly indulging in those spiritual things so necessary for us to be what Jesus Christ would have us become in this life while we can...

 

    How often we hear someone, especially clergy, make the false and misleading statement, that so and so has gone to their eternal heavenly home... Have they?  Really?  We do not know the true content of their spirit... and the wrong understanding of what Jesus Christ has said is often the error we make because interpretations by such misleading clergy make for a false vision which leads an individual into a false and misleading way of 'eat, drink and be merry' while there's time... How erroneous!

 

Blessing you with good thoughts

and many prayers, I am;

 

+Joseph Thaddeus, OSB, SSJt., Ph.D.

Metropolitan Archbishop

 

 

Message for February, March and April 2010

 

To all of my spiritual children and visitors...

May good thoughts and many prayers be upon you

for the rough times now and those which are ahead

of all of us in this life...

 

Many of you who know me, know that I can and am sometimes a bit brutally frank and forward in my commentaries and messages...

 

We must entrust our soul into the hands of God the +Father, the +Son, and the +Holy Spirit who, as one God (the Holy Trinity) is the source of all life and abundance for us who are still in this earthly vessel.  He knows our strengths (and our weaknesses) for he gave us strength... It is our failings and sins that make us weak in spirit!  If He were to give us one dollar in conformity to our strength, we should not seek five, so as not to grow faint under the weight of having too much, so that the gift which is intended to serve to the good would not serve to our great condemnation.  We must flee from our sinful falls not to reclusion, not to the desert, but to self reproach, to confession of our sins - to repentance! Our perplexity, our reasonings and our will - we must plunge them into the abyss of the munificence and Providence of God!

 

I have recently had a rather rude awakening to the many things we have been discussing on the many articles we've presented at this web site... The rude awakening was an affirmation of everything we've said about educational institutions "dumming" down students in both public school as well as many of the colleges and universities of today... It was an affirmation of everything we've had to say about so-called "Christian" denominations that are, more than ever, following the path of Satan's ways without their having the slightest bit of understanding of what they are doing even though they think of themselves as being correct and Christian... as so-called followers of the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ... of making many of the entertainments and sports into a quasi-religion ... an affirmation of the lack of moral issues while bemoaning, complaining and being the harvesters of such that has brought about sex scandals against most any thing that is "Catholic" (of which it was also brought on by the more by the 'Roman' "Catholic" jurisdiction itself)...

 

The various Prophecies we've presented at this web site made by many saints and holy ones in the last two or more centuries (even the current century as exampled by St. John Maximovitch the Wonderworker) is coming more and more true in ways that can and will shock many of you when you have grasped spiritual and material reality altogether and not separately.

 

Will these things continue or what?

 

They will not only continue.... they will become worse than what they are now!

 

There are some things that can be done to lessen or slow down the processes taking place but in the end, Prophecies presented will become more solidly formed in such a way that there is no turning back because not enough prayer, meditation, self-examination and sturdy understanding of both spiritual and material things are taking place!  Not enough of you and those around you are willing to commit themselves to the deep, earnest struggle for the life to come while in this life!

 

An example of what I am discussing here can best be presented by the images of the horrors the Jewish people experienced under Hitler during WWII.... I use that as an example in part because it was too late for the Jewish people by the time they collectively realized what was happening... Thus it is a truth about the old saying that equates to '... individually they will take us one by one' because people have been unwilling to accept both material and spiritual facts, truth and are unwilling to research for themselves such things that would lead them into such facts and truths about what is happening not only in this country, but through out the world... In short, society is being given the biggest snow job by governments and their so-called representatives about many issues... that shows how much society has been and is being "dummed" downed even further!

 

What more is there?

A lot more!  Here's something you may not have considered when it comes to "Religion"...

 

The very fabric of your faith is at stake!  What this means is that you thought the "Prayer in the Schools" was the only thing you had to worry about since all schools (Public, at least) are forbidden from praying in classes or on school property... but that is only for Christians and Jews... Well... Muslims (The Satanic religion of Islam) can and do pray in schools with the schools approval... They pretty much control a lot in the prison systems even though Wardens deny that... Take a very good hard look at the California penal colonies or prisons... Muslims rule, Christians & Jews drool! is a saying that is bandied about! Its very true!

 

Not only is the fabric of your faith at stake, but your very lives will soon be at stake as well considering how (for example)... More outrageous examples abound in Great Britain, France, Holland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Austria and Spain; many allow for Muslims to be tried in courts where Sharia (the Muslim legal religious law) is used! Not the Country's law!  Well, take a look at Detroit, Michigan... the Muslim population is very large... and it is getting its own way too!  The Muslim religion is not a "peaceful" religion as it attempts to proclaim... take a look at what we've reported on before as written by converts... and others who have, for some of the writers, lived as Muslims!

 

Why is it that Christians and Jews cannot pray in schools but Muslims can?

 

Well... here's the real shock and horror! 

 

The rather rude awakening I talked about at the beginning of this missive is that one of our tenants brought home seven young people from 18 to 23... And while they didn't stay very long, they did discuss with me some interesting things... first was the fact that they are deprived of true Christian historical truth about "Christianity" by their very congregations (Protestants and Mormons) ... and then the one thing that twisted me within! 

 

Many of the students, since the stopping of prayer in the schools, have secretly converted (at school) to the Muslim religion unbeknownst to their parents ... and when they can, go to the local mosques if they are around! 

 

Thanks to the past Presidents and the one now in office... this country is not only being stripped of its freedoms (viz, viz: the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights)... but much, much more... Why? What for? Where and When? Connect the dots... read more....

 

You may think the greatest issues are the Medicare Bill in Congress that is being made law... You may think its the economics of this country (bail-outs of companies and corporations and more)... but you certainly weren't prepared to learn such truth as we've stated... "Many of the students, since the stopping of prayer in the schools, have secretly converted (at school) to the Muslim religion unbeknownst to their parents ... and when they can, go to the local mosques if they are around!" as above...

 

Well, think again!  Our very educational system is being used against the parents, the public, society itself in the U.S.A.

 

We, at apostle1.com, have tried to warn you of worse things that were going to happen... you have been told about some of the antics of various state governments in regards to monks, nuns, pastors and priests; loosing their properties not to lawsuits over sex-scandals, but to wipe out in degrees "Christianity" itself and the Protestant cults of Southern Baptists, Pentecostals, Jehovah's Witness, even Mormons (church of Latter Day Saints) are all being used even by the "Council of Churches" locally and nationally although most of them will deny this altogether as a pipe dream!  It is no Pipe Dream when one's very children are secretly, in school, without telling parents, converting to Islam - the Satanic Religion of Mohammed... because the school system prohibits Christian and Jewish Prayer but allow for Muslims to do so... even to wearing (for females) their head coverings while raising a proverbial stink if a student wears openly a cross, crucifix or other religious identifying insignia or attempts to pray with other students as a Christian.... 

 

Are these things the worse that have happened?  It is only the tip of that proverbial "Iceberg" we've been trying to tell you about... and it will get worse...

 

What Saint +John Maximovitch of Shanghai and San Francisco (The Wonderworker) had said in life... "What Russia (Communistic socialism and worse) has come out of, this country (USA) is going into ..." and it would seem HAS GONE INTO...

 

Thank you Mr. President of the past and present.... as well as Senators and Representatives of Congress... for all of you are directly to blame, amongst many others!

 

    +Joseph Thaddeus, OSB, SSJt., Ph.D.

                 Metropolitan Archbishop, Archabbot, Primate

 

 

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Message for January 2010

 

To All my spiritual sons and daughters and visitors

May the Grace and Strength of the Holy Ghost

descend upon you this advent as the Christ child

be reborn anew in our celebrations of His birth...

 

    Inasmuch as we are now in another state, we are also finding, believe and allege that our former landlords are and were a part of the problem and not the cure as vigilante types threatened us, our very lives and diminished, greatly, the health of the Most Rev. Matthias (known as Father +Jeff to many of you) which has since brought about three ambulance calls to the Emergency Room. 

 

    FEAR itself is horrible and doubly so is the trauma that comes from it!  Yet, struggling with such coupled with faith, FEAR can be overcome!

 

    According to one's nature and degree of ability, our clergy (including our most unworthy selves) live at the various levels and degrees of our parishioners, sharing in the issues and problems that beset them.  We can do no less! No Deacon, Priest, Bishop, Archbishop, Metropolitan or even my unworthy self can allow ourselves to live 'better' than our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ whose coming into this world we will be celebrating soon.  If we were to live as though we were materially rich, especially since we are not; hypocrites is what we would otherwise be! Thus, we share in the same, if not similar problems of yourselves too! And, lately, we most assuredly understand what FEAR can do to a person, especially if suffering from an incurable disease! Life and Death are those things we are facing more so now than ever before.  Yet, we are not alone! For those of you who are aware both spiritually and materially, you recognize and realize that with these End Times, LIFE and DEATH is more assuredly walking with us as we are all struggles in the faith trying not to be overtaken by false, misleading, synchrestic cultic christians whose one and only aim is to alter, modify and change all things in this life, replacing true Christianity with a heretical brand of Christianity where you will no longer be able to do that which is the root, ground and base of all CHRISTIANITY. 

 

    All to the Glory of God in spirit and truth!

 

    Because of all that has happened and will be happening in the coming months, I have elected to withdraw as your webmaster and allow others to take over the operations of maintaining this website.  Fathers John and Vincent have promised to abide by certain specifics in the operations so as to maintain continuity and flow of those many things that We believe are so needful in order to supply spiritual nourishment to you and other visitors to the website of www.apostle1.com (as well as several other websites we have been maintaining over the years).  Others of our staff for these purposes have promised with will abide by the decisions of Fathers John and Vincent as well.  Should you, as a member of our Jurisdiction, being the American Orthodox Church and the North American Orthodox Church, have anything you wish to input for their benefit and for the benefit of all visitors, please send them E-mail at: webmaster@apostle1.com ...

 

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Orthodox Christmas

 

Blessings to you who are my spiritual Children and

to those who view this message, Blessings indeed in the name of

Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the Most Holy Theotokos;

Christmas = Christ-mass

 

 

On 7 January, Orthodox Christians in Central and Eastern Europe and throughout the world celebrated Christmas. Christians of the Russian and Serbian Churches as well as the monks of Mount Athos in Greece celebrate Christmas according to the old Julian calendar. Other Churches, including those of Greece and Bulgaria, have switched to the Gregorian calendar and celebrate the holiday 13 days earlier, on 25 December.

 

 

There is much we can learn from the past and even from the old world as some refer to Europe and European or Eastern Orthodox Catholic Christianity.  Yes... there is much that could be learned both in spirit and in truth if but one would take the time to do some research and contemplate on what is found...

 

So as to keep this as simple as possible, here is a link to "Orthodox Christmas" and what it means to true CHRISTIANS in both spirit and truth.  It is a means to gain in spirit as well as to learn mentally... Click here if you are interested.... 

 

Many there are who do not or cannot understand the differences in some of the feastal days of Orthodoxy... Yet, we (as Americans) do have our own dates as well.  To understand even better the Calendar Issue Click on this sentence.. and follow the links through...

 

For us in North America, many there are who do celebrate the Western Christmas... In our own American Orthodox Catholic Christian Jurisdiction, we celebrate December 25th as the giving of gifts to show that Christ is in all whom we hold near and dear and some who are not necessarily so near and dear.  Wouldn't it be nice to carry the message of Jesus Christ further by giving gifts to those who one may hold in detest as an enemy of sorts... a way to fulfill the meaning of true Repentance by showing forgiveness through this special time of year to show forth a means of true spiritual "Forgiveness" by the material act of giving a Christ-mass gift? 

 

On January 7th we celebrate the more spiritual importance of the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ with Divine Liturgy and prayers; reading Holy Books, offering food and exchanging the glad tidings of His coming into the world through our hearts, minds and hopefully, our very souls. 

 

These are the thoughts of one who has traveled down the hallway of time who does wish for you and those who you hold near and dear... a Very Merry Christmas.  And, may it be that you, in perusing the links provided, might gain some spiritual insight and material or earthly historical understanding as well.

 

With what we are facing in this world now... it is going to become more difficult and in some places, disastrous.  Therefore, I can only ask that you offer up prayers and when you meet someone on the streets, no matter who they may be - friend or fore - greet them with the spiritual fruit of your heart by wishing them a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS....

 

+Thaddeus the Unworthy repentant one and fool for Jesus Christ!

 

+Joseph Thaddeus, OSB, SSJt., Ph.D.

             Metropolitan Archbishop, Archabbot, Primate

 

 

 

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Daily News is very important to those who are true Orthodox Catholic Christians.  For without knowing or gaining information for understanding about what is happening in one's local area and around the world, you could  find yourself faced with denied services in the secular area, lack of income, even (although it sounds far-fetched) ability to worship openly for the time is not far off when all will have to decide if they wish to follow the Anti-Christ through the One World Church and One World Government as prophesied by the Apocalypse, the Book of Revelation of St. John or follow the faith delivered once and for all which will cause for many to be denied the abilities to survive under those kind of conditions, causing for one to consider other options. 

 

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"....

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