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Joyful Greetings from another Fool For Christ!

Metropolitan Archbishop +Joseph Thaddeus, O.S.B., SSJt., Ph.D.

"Prejudice Makes Prisoners of the Hated and the Hater"

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Beloved Brothers & Sisters

and all who are my Spiritual

Children far and near, Blessings

be yours in the name of Jesus Christ

Our Lord & Savior whose Birth Day we

will soon celebrate in the west and then the East...

 

    I ask of you to remind your children and those around that Saint Nicholas is not the same Santa Clause but a mockery to a very sainted man... St. Nicholas' gifts to children in his life time was for similar reasons but for a very spiritual mission he accomplished which the now-a-day "Santa Clause" is far from...

 

    The Holidays are more of worshipping materialism and such while possibly for some, going to church to worship (?) or entertain (?) along lines and thoughts often far removed from the purpose for Jesus Christ's coming into the world.

 

    All -wise Founder of the Universe, Father of thy Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, we who hold true to the faith once and for all time given by Him whose birthday we celebrate; accept our prayers, we ask.

 

    For my unworthy repentant self I can only say O'Lord that i have sinned through weak faith at time under stress, feebleness in fasting and prayer, irreverence before holy things, the lack of fear of thee O'God.  Have mercy!

 

    I do not want anyone or anything to stand in the way of my movement toward Thee, O'Lord, Jesus Christ!  Now I ask myself: Is this so? And i find that many things have prevailed over me: food, clothing, warmth, comforts of life, attachments and every kind of passion.

 

    In loving Thee, O'Lord, I wanted to have a holy love for my neighbor, but I look upon myself and see how I am often proud, self loving, easily offended, envious, jealous, irritable and so on. How much complaining, impatience, judging, and every kind of ill will toward others I find in myself when faced with the stresses of life and people who are against your true Life and Teachings.

 

    Forgive me, I pray O'God, all my sins; enlighten my mind, heart and soul with the light of Your understanding: strengthen my sluggish, weak soul, which always inclines my will toward evil; cleanse my passionate heart and breathe into it a striving for purity, chastity, humility, meekness, calmness, mildness, simplicity, and most importantly. love for you O my Most Sweet Jesus Christ, so that i might be with thee forever and be a better servant of yours to all who come to me in this life I live. 

 

    My this celebration of your birth become a gift of Love, Compassion and understanding in my unworthy repentant self O'Lord.  Amen!

 

    This my private prayer I know make known to you who view this ... and hope you find it acceptable for you too to pray as a gift from you to the Holy Trinity ....

 

Blessing you with prayers and good thoughts for you struggles in this life, 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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Updates to the Addendum of October-November 2011

 

November's Addendum:

11-15-2011

 

    It is very tiresome for many of you who view today's electronic news media only to find that this country's politicians are less and less listening to the people, the citizens.  And, as a result, we are witnessing the destruction of the root, ground and base of all things truly CHRISTIAN by those who have  "Hijacked" Christianity! Some of the articles pertaining to this can be accessed from our DAILY NEWS section on the Home Page of www.apostle1.com ... And, for a help, here's a link:  11-12-2011 Here's Another Example of the Religious Right hijacking Christianity! Allegedly Involving the Veteran's Administration Hospitals! There are other articles that might clue you in as to what is happening and taking shape in the halls of the U.S. Congress... as doe some of the nightly Electronic News Media such as CBS and NBC television channels...

 

    More Importantly, is the need for you and me to be on spiritual watch!  What is that you say?  It is the guarding of our spiritual self, the need to provide the inner spirit with such food that maintains our strength that helps us to not succumb to the horrors of what we are witnessing in these times and a strength to struggle in this life with that which is to come. 

 

    Where can you find some of the spiritual food of which I speak?  Look to the Holy Bible... yet, do not forget that there were many things not recorded in the Holy Bible that go beyond what is contained there... Thus, we provide the following links as well...

PASCHA - ARCHIVED ARTICLES PAGE  and Messages from Father Lazarus as well as Our Orthodox Information Page.

 

    There are many other links from our Home Page that you might equally be interested in reading for spiritual food for the soul.  And, for those who are worried about what is happening in the world today, those articles and information may just be the means to provide you with inner strength and understanding of your true Christian Heritage and not the kind of Christianity that has been hijacked by many cultic protestant groups and some of those who use word "Orthodox" and "Catholic" in their organizational name.  For while there are many who are true Orthodox Catholic Christian Jurisdictions, it has become a seeming "past time" whereby so-called new jurisdictions claim a Christianity that is not true of and in themselves but nothing more than a styled 'Roman' jurisdiction wanna-be.  Sorry to say that? No, I am not!  For it is truth personified... There are many who claim they are "Old Roman Catholics" but follow not those things that true Old Roman Catholics had followed, even to the extent of what we believe and allege are using "forged" documents to bolster their claims... These are indeed the "wolves in sheeps clothing" who belong to the many cultic Protestant groups.  Sadly to say, they cannot truly provide you with honest, up-front Spiritual food when they, themselves, are lacking the same in practice.

 

On discussion with one priest who has gone through the gauntlet of the many things already said above, he is also now with a Jurisdiction that is true according to their nature and degree of ability to be true Orthodox Catholic Christians although not of this particular Jurisdiction (American Orthodox Church and/or the North American Orthodox Church)... but is one who has become more fully aware of the follies of this world's anti-Christian sects, groups and cults. 

 

Do not be led astray and know that as St. John Maximovitch (Russian Orthodox Church/Jurisdiction) has said: 

 

"Never, never, never let anyone tell you that, in order to be Orthodox, you must also be eastern. The West was Orthodox for a thousand years, and her venerable liturgy is far older than any of her heresies."

 

- Blessed St. John Maximovitch of Shanghai and San Francisco

We truly do believe that;

 

The true Orthodox Church is the roots of all things CHRISTIAN and Catholic. It is large enough to accommodate various  theologies that are not diametrically opposed to the faith and morals taught by the Apostolic Church.

Unity in the Essentials, Liberty in differences and Charity in all things.

 

Should you have any questions, or wish to discuss any thing... regarding one's faith... please feel free to e-mail me at thaddeus@apostle1.com or to telephone during normal working hours. Any one who telephones and has their telephone number blocked from being seen on the I.D. Caller at the recipient's end of the line, may find they will have to leave a message on the voicemail system.  You would be surprised at how many "phony" calls that come in from those who hate truth or cannot believe Truth when all the facts are laid out for them...

 

Blessing you with prayers and good thoughts for you struggles in this life, 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
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October's Addendum:

 

    I continue to receive numerous e-mails castigating my unworthy self for allowing postings of news and such information that is not strictly of a "Religious" content and nature.  Oddly, those e-mails are never signed and come from dubious sources especially when we post any thing that has to do with Islam and Muslims (a very Satanic Religion) which falsely claim itself to be a "Peaceful Religion" and the same as that of the Christian and Jews.  If that were true, there would be no violence of any kind or nature whatsoever in any country around the world by those who are Muslim.  And, a posting that was made which I direct you to as provided here (The Importance of the Obama Mess and You ) should awaken you to the reality of what is happening in North America...  This is so very important because your religious rights are being violated in one form or another so subtly that you are not keen to the issues involved as created or allowed to be created by these last two to three administrations.

 

    For the time is coming when the False and Misleading form of Christianity will take such a root in society as it has already begun, that by the time you or your children awaken to the reality of the mess created, it will be too late to do any thing about it.

 

    As to the present day issues of unemployment, jobs, economics and more; finding that some of you are without means to even feed your household... is just a wake up call to what lies ahead!

 

    In some cities and counties across the land, those who hold in-home bible study groups are being stopped by civil authorities.  Some have dared to go so far as to outlaw in home school teaching if there is any thing that is advocated by the parent relating to their religious beliefs; going so far as to take the children from the home.  These are realities!  These are fundamental rights that are being taken away from you in these present times.  Isn't it time to check out your city, county and state laws and ordinances regarding their stand on these many things?  I would dearly suggest you do!  And where your rights are being subtly and quietly violated, get others of like mind as you to put a stop to the government infringements. 

 

    There is no doubt in my mind but what Jesus Christ would want you to do everything possible to put a stop the various governments infringement on your rights as U.S. Citizens. 

 

    The power of the pen is truly mightier than the sword providing you and your's stay true to the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ... defending the same as far as you can!

 

    Civil law is more concerned in being politically correct while behind the scenes taking whatever measures they can to "control" you and those with you in spirit and truth which is the bleeding of your hard earned money... Any Church can do that too... and many there are that do!

 

    While it is true that any one who holds public office should not be castigated because of their "religion" or "religious beliefs" it is another thing when one's religious beliefs allows them to by pass congress in the promoting of other people and the religion they belong to such as we've been witness to by the sitting President of the U.S.A.  Promoting so subtly, the principles, ideas and even the persons who belong to the satanic religion of Islam as many of us have witnessed.  What he has done behind the scenes (not letting you, the citizen, know...) can and should be un-done with the next elected President is an opinion that many share...

 

    While I berate those the so-called Protestant cults... we must remember that, like Muslims of Islam, the sincerity of their beliefs cannot be questioned whatsoever because their actions do tell the scope and depth of those beliefs.  Yet, an elected official is not supposed to allow his religious beliefs take preeminence in his decision making processes for the same is unconstitutional.  As someone recently said, "La-dee-da" - meaning that hasn't stopped the President in office now... And, by what is seen, it would seem to be true... See: The Importance of the Obama Mess and You

 

    Your prayers, as many of you have written to me, personally, are greatly appreciated.  Some of you have said that the information we provide at www.apostle1.com has been of assistance to them in their daily life and for their parish as well.  Thank you! 

 

    Prayer is the key to all things seen and unseen!  For strength of purpose, for emotional stability, for physical strength and overcoming the problems posed in these present times and for all who are sick and tired; I pray for you! 

 

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

 

 

October & November 2011

 

Dear Ones who know the True Christ as Jesus Christ

and the Holy Theotokos, Mary Ever Virgin, Blessings

to your and yours in spirit and in truth;

 

    On reading one of the new issues of Christianity.com's articles I was very appalled and alarmed.  Why?  Because there are those who would dare divide Christ into many Christs... For us though, there is only ONE Christ and that is Jesus Christ!  Thus, even I, unworthy that I am, invoke the sweet name of JESUS CHRIST whenever and wherever the name "Christ" comes up for far too many have imbibed in the disease of Scholasticism whereby one can look upon Jesus Christ as differently as one can look at automobiles (each car being of a different make, model, color, design, etc.) - - - so too have many made Christ as I viewed an article dealing with Good News: Jesus Is Not Nice chaos of grace and the grace of chaos takes hold.  That is truly a Protestant way of doing things as their so-called pastors and ministers strut themselves over stages with Bible in hand as they attempt to proclaim their so-called "Good News"... the same as Jerry Falwell has done in times past and has gained tumultuous minions as his followers such as Michele Bachmann and those who follower her antics as a so-called "Good Christian"... Don't worry, Rick Perry is right there besides her even though they are candidates for the White House.  Yet, we must ask ourselves, what has this to do with the many Christs and true Christianity?   It has a lot to do with Jesus Christ and being a true follower of His Life and Teachings without dividing Him as these alleged megalomaniacs have done and are doing!  What have they either directly or indirectly brought you?  What have they done to prevent the following from happening?

 

    Any Judge or group of Judges, and any politician or group of Politicians, no matter whether they are of the State level or the Federal Level; any of them or all of them who allow for the implementation of "Sharia" law over and above that the United States Constitution and that of the State in which it has been implemented, overriding the laws of the State and this Country; are destroyers of the U.S.A and defectors from U.S. laws of the land!  They should automatically be taken off the bench and disbarred from practicing law altogether!  What is happening in Great Brittan (United Kingdom)  will happen here in the U.S.A. as it already has begun... 

 

    Why is this so important to know and understand?  Because such allowance devalues and denies the Christian roots of the U.S.A. as a means to obliterate Christianity and those who follow the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ and His Holy Apostles including our Constitutional rights as well as the Bill of Rights.  And, what is more it allows for those who sit on the benches and impart law, to raise up other religions while destroying the basic values and morals of the society in which this country was based and raised up on.  Be very afraid! In order to do anything against this devaluation and denial, requires one to first be true to the faith laid down for us by Jesus Christ and His Holy Apostles!  It does mean struggle and it does mean that we take matters into our hands to bring about that which is central to our life and our nation!  It is true, Jesus Christ was not always a "Peaceful" person when those who he became angry against were those who were, in His times on earth in the flesh, politician and money changers ... attempting to profit from His Father's law and in fact, in His Father's house... as a starter!  He had to be very careful out in the regular public because those politicians, especially the Sanhedrin and Pharisee, were out to trip Him up on every word they could, But Jesus Christ was well aware of them and their plans... He knew the distress they brought to His people who had already been led astray by those very politicians and money profiteers... pretty much a similar scenario as is taking place today.

 

    Such distress they bring (and have brought) to the folds and flocks of true followers of the Life and teachings of Jesus Christ has not necessarily changed, so much as grown worse in these present times!  They have been offering "sweets" (meaning, anything goes but not as followers and practitioners of the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ) which are tainted with bitterness and untruth and takes one away from the need to take stock of our struggle in this life for the life to come!  For such so-called "sweets" would have you believe that you automatically WILL GO TO HEAVEN as long as you claim belief  in Jesus or become a Muslim!  Indeed the Muslim God (of Islam) is Allah, the Moon God, not the God of Israel and Jesus Christ!  Jesus never said that all you have to do is CLAIM BELIEF  but that you must believe in Him! What this means is TAKING STOCK OF YOUR STRUGGLE!  No "If's," no "and's," and no "but's" about it!  You must take daily stock of your thoughts, your very words and your very actions.  Measuring yourself against His Life and Teachings in order to live this life in peace even though the material things of life will always be a terrible struggle.  For indeed, living in the manner that Jesus Christ lays out for His followers brings internal peace, not necessarily peace in the physical world at all.

 

    Jesus Christ calls us to take stock of our condition daily!  The examination of thoughts, the confession of sins - - - these are integral to the ascetical life, to growth into the Kingdom even if one is not of the religious life as a monastic or clergyman!  It is a requirement of all true Christian faithful.

 

    A truly Christian life is one that continually examines itself, seeing its weakness and seeking a way out of its bondage to sin!  Aware of the finitude of this earthy existence, of the inevitable parting of the soul from the body that is the cessation of the personal struggle of our created life, the Christian person, must live day-to-day in the willful struggle of ascetical renewal.  It is a struggle of HOPE, for the Lord promises the Kingdom to those who would take it by force (cf. Matt. 11:12) and assures each person of His continual presence in that struggle: I am with you always, even until the end of the age (Matt. 28:20).  By this Struggle our of pain of heart for the very fabric of the Faith, one also is able to thus stand stronger and more firm for one's national heritage and its Constitution that is being destroyed little by little, by little!

   

    It is a struggle that requires a two-fold action.  One within and one outside of one's mind, heart, body and soul... When the "within" is centered and in compliance according to one's nature and degree of ability, then the outer part will become less complicated and a willingness to stand strong for family, friend, local, state and national issues will become less stressful and more manageable to handle as well as to take on and tackle... Think about it!

 

            + 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
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August & September

 

 

Beloved in Jesus Christ and the Most Holy Theotokos

and to those who view this message; Blessings indeed;

 

    All to often we are assaulted by thoughts, images and words that make us stop and wonder about what is going on around us.  Sometimes such leads to actions and activities not necessarily wholesome.  Others may lead us into depression.  And yet others may lead us to take an attitude of, "Oh well... " and go on in life without doing any thing beyond our normal daily routine.  I make no apology for my verbosity this time around... Lest you pay a high price for failure to consider what I ask of you in spirit and in truth as you continue to read this!  For not only you and me, but for so many others near and far will be affected in one form or another by your failure to consider, pray and act!

 

    This was brought to my attention by many e-mails from both faithful and friends who had been told that the 911 inaugural celebration of the Twin Towers and what has been built in memory, would not allow for any "Christian Prayers".  What was even worse, is the fact that while there was never, ever an Islamic (Muslim) Mosque on the 911 site when the Twin Towers were destroyed by Muslim fanatics... our so-called leaders have built a Muslim Mosque on the site. 

 

    What is even more worse than this is the fact that a Greek Orthodox Church was destroyed in the attack on the Twin Towers in New York City on 911 (ten years ago)... and Federal, State or local governments refuse to rebuild the Greek Orthodox Church.  They, misguided by the U.S. Constitution, refused!  Yet, our very governments have spent billions upon billions to rebuild Muslim (Satanic Religion of Islam) Mosques in Iraq and other countries without rebuilding those Christian churches destroyed by the very same Muslim people who also murdered thousands upon thousands of good Christians.  What does this tell you about God's lifting of His hand from the United States of America? 

 

    Our Country is in support of a Palestinian state (Muslim - Religion of Islam) and tells Israel to basically, so-to-speak, stand down...  while the satanic religion's followers, Muslims, launches their attacks against Israel and have been refusing to accept Israel's right to be a sovereign nation.  Our government, the United States of America, is rejecting all that we have once held near and dear in both spirit and truth, even to the subtle but noticeable rejection of Israel's rights too in spite of all the political band-aide speeches by Obama and Hilary Clinton.

 

    It is not the individual Muslim (faithful of Islam) that we are against... so much as the Satanic doctrines and ideologies of their Satanic religion which was brought into being by the writings of Mohammed, a Pedophile and murderer of millions upon millions by his creation of their so-called Holy Book (of Satan) called the Koran (Quoran)... of which parts are copied from the Jewish Old Testament and the Christian New Testament... perverting and distorting those writings via their Koran (Quoran) ... Remember, a faithful Muslim must take their understandings and orders from their Imams who take their orders from others over seas... And, it goes on from there. 

 

    As you already know from the electronic news media (for what is allowed to be made public and much that is not) a Muslim will commit "honor killings" of his own family members amongst other things.  If he is ordered to eventually murder and kill those in the U.S.A by stealth or skullduggery... He must, or find his own family murdered.  Eventually, as far fetched as it may seem... it will happen!  And often it may be our own government who will be behind them as some States of the U.S.A. have allowed for the Muslim's Islamic (Satanic Religion) to bring their "Sharia Law" into effect in some areas ... Their God, whom they call "Allah" is nothing more than the Moon God of an Arabic Pagan religion.  Therefore, "Allah" is not the same God of Israel (Jews) and Christians... Not by one whit is there any relation or likeness. 

 

    It is no wonder many Christian faithful and friends are distraught!  It is no wonder our nation, as well as the world, is indeed bearing the brunt of increased destructive weather issues, volcanoes, earthquakes and more... God is trying to tell us something. 

 

    Christian Prophecy says there is coming a time in which this world will become a One World Government and a One World Religion!  It is slowly taking place now!  And the portents of these things I've already stated above have begun and far too many of you are asleep with your heads stuck in the proverbial sands of fear.  What more do you, as a people of faith need to wake up?

 

    As a Christian, a true follower of the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ - - -  you are supposed to be bound up in and with your own abilities and willingness to stand strong, to stand true and therefore you must speak up!  Yet, far too many of you have buried your proverbial heads in the sands of fear!  You do nothing to take control of your government to re-establish that which once was... Your children's education in the schools are filled with such that praises the satanic religion of Muslim, distorts history and denies Christianity.  And, you... are letting it happen!

 

    Your Christian faith, meaning your so-called living, life and belief in the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ requires your external and internal actions to act and speak in order to keep that which is right, true and correct.  But, again, your heads are in the sands of fear!  With the sitting President, Obama, being supported by 80 percent of Muslims in this country because of his initial Muslim beliefs having been and are (hidden secretly) as they are... the proofs have been all around you, yet you have let this country, its legislators, etc. to not challenge him on his birth nor challenge him on his actions to pass certain highly questionable laws, etc. - - - without the full membership of the congressional houses being in Washington, D.C.  A political ploy taken time and again by him to bring about many things that are considered to be illegal and against our Constitutional guarantees of this Republic, the United States of America.  

 

    It has been opined that with the Obama leadership, the whole dedicational remembrances of 911 is nothing more than obfuscation of the true American way as his leadership has been, more than any other, destructive and continues in destroying not only the American way of life and self governance, but the Christian identity it once had through his interference to promote the false and misleading Satanic Religion of Islam... and those who adhere to it!

 

    Our faith depends on our abilities to stand strong and true as FAITHFUL.  To be faithful means to act in an appropriate and proper manner in both prayer, worship and such that keeps your country solid and strong.  This country is not solid and definitely is no longer strong! For the priorities of this country have waxed cold and indifferent not only to the citizens, but to the nations, especially Israel through its promoting such as has been prophesied on many an occasion.

 

    To be Holy one must learn to be humane... and to be humane means to stand strong for that which is right, proper and true in both spirit and in truth!  And to be humane is a requirement to become Holy, to stand up for right versus wrong, for the rights of others and self in both religious and other areas such as the illegal immigration issue whereby Obama, once again, has signed a Waiver for mass illegals to become citizens while they glut and plunder our physical resources to the detriment of you, the people. These illegal are not Christians no matter what they say or they would have abided by the very Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ who reminds us that any other country we go into, we must obey the law of the land... Illegal immigrants do not or they would not be illegal entries into the United States of America. 

 

    What happened during WWII with the Jews being rounded up and taken to concentration camps where they were tortured, experimented on and in some instances used for sex (both male and female) ... no one spoke up or did anything to stop it because it happened where one by one was taken away in almost the "dead of night" to begin with until the Nazi regime realized there was no resistance and then did it openly against the Jews in the day light.  One by one and no one stood up for any one of them until it was far too late.  Believe it or not, that ideology is so prevalent today in the machinations of our own government with regards to not only our involvement in the wars across the waters, but on our home soil regarding the defense of this nation and its economic tribulations, its unemployment and worse! 

 

    There will be many who will take issue against me for speaking and writing in this manner. 

 

    But there is nothing in the New Testament Gospels that would have me say anything different than what I've said, time and time again. 

 

    There is nothing in the Old Testament that would say otherwise either... Yet, many would say I should "Pray" and say little.  I do pray... for even my unworthy repentant self... But I also pray that you will awaken and recognize that Prophecy itself is a warning of the signs of the times which does not negative our use of the FREE WILL that God gave us to turn our lives, this nation and even the world around, away from the destructive path it is going toward.  Doing this not just to save our religious rights to worship in our way of spiritual and material truth, but in ways that have to do with our freedoms to help each other, healing the wound of this nation first before we try to heal the wounds that have been made to other nations whether by us or them or any one else.  We cannot do for others what we must first do for ourselves... And many there are who feel we have helped too much, other nations while letting ourselves to fall into both economic and worse areas which is driving us into becoming a 3rd world country and not a leader... either for ourselves as citizens or others... All of this is one of the causes for which a One World Government may eventually come about... But, what are you going to do about it NOW and for your children, their children and future posterity, if any exist by then at all????

 

    God will not help us unless we FIRST help ourselves as we were, as said, given FREE WILL of which He does not and will not interfere with unless we have done everything possible and then, SECOND, it may be that our prayers might be heard, but not until... (Of the FIRST, it includes the fact that we must act, pray and worship according to our nature and degree of ability as the Holy Apostles of Jesus Christ did and as we, this nation, once did!)

 

    I have been told by several different clergymen that my words are like rain drops that wet the head and body or, shall I say, the appetite of people... but then, the words (rain) dry up and people move on without remembrances... Well, isn't that what they did when the Holy Prophets spoke, and many of Holy Apostles of Jesus Christ and many holy ones down through time and history?  Oh, right!  Lest I forget... And, I am no holy prophet, although I am a consecration Metropolitan Archbishop (an Apostle of Jesus Christ's in a long line of succession) ...

 

    People do not wish to remember their heritage of true and factual history, the struggles of people before them for the faith and for freedoms... Woe be unto them.  Shame, Shame, Shame!  I am provoked and pricked in my heart to repeat these many things in as many ways possible with hope someone is listening with spiritual eyes and ears beyond their material ones.

 

    One can run and hide behind monastery or convent walls, or behind the 4-corners of their houses and homes... but the truth of the matter is that He, the Lord Our God Almighty, does see, hear and know all that you do. He knows your heart and mind!  Unworthy wretched ones that we are... He will turn towards you with LOVE if you but pray for material and spiritual strength, to act in a manner to set aright those things that need to be done in your house, your neighborhood, your county, your State and your Nation!  For you will create, as a pebble thrown into the water, a great wave of washing that cannot help but turn this country around... but it has to begin with YOU!

 

    Inasmuch as a great news reporter did not say one word about religion, it was implied in what he did say...

"We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine; and remember that we are not descended from fearful men. Not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate, and to defend causes that were for the moment unpopular. This is no time for men . . . to keep silent, or for those who approve. We can deny our heritage and our history, but we cannot escape responsibility for the result. There is no way for a citizen of a republic to abdicate his responsibilities."- Edward R. Murrow (March 9, 1954)

    May God, by the merits of His Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on me, a repentant unworthy sinner, and those who are still with me in spirit and truth!  Amen! Amen! Amen!

 

  Asking for you prayers a  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

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July 2011

 

July 21, 2011 - Thursday

 

    I thank the many of you who have sent me private e-mails in reply to the previous message and other messages I have authored.  Thank you again.  I shall not forget you and do pray for you each and every day.

 

    As said in the previous message, this country (especially the world) is at a cross roads, primarily our Orthodox Christian faith which is the source, base and footing of all things that are CHRISTIAN being true believers and followers of the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ according to our very nature and degree of ability. 

 

    St. Basil the Great had, in essence, said - - - "Be attentive (Deut. 5:9)". That is, observe yourself carefully from every side.  Let the eyes of your soul be sleepless to guard you.  You walk in the midst of snares (cf. Sirach 9:13).  Hidden traps have been set by the enemy in many places.  Therefore observe everything, that you may be saved like a gazelle from traps and like a bird from snares (Prov. 6:5).   

 

    With such an understanding, all the more important is my previous message for those who claim to be "Christian" in many parts of the world are, unknowingly, following a false and prideful kind that is no where near to that which Jesus Christ espoused in the Gospels... and those preachers are not teaching the truths of the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ but teaching things from an older age while being modern day Sanhedrin and Pharisee by adding yokes to the neck of the people.  Be cautious and be careful.  For it is even the government of today that has imbibed of un-christian truth by supporting such that is of Satan, being supporters of the false and satanic religion of Islam (Muslim); rebuilding mosques in foreign countries while doing nothing for those Christian Churches that were destroyed by the very ones who our government has been and is supporting. 

 

    Jesus Christ calls us to take stock of our condition daily.  The examination of our very thoughts, the confession of our sins - - - these are integral to the spiritual life, to growth into the Kingdom of Heaven, Paradise.  To cease the continual self-examination of the heart is to fall prey to the suicidal lethargy of the human race in its sinful condition - whatever that may be at the time - and uninterested in the hard work of true transformation in Jesus Christ.

 

    I've been asked to repost a letter that we had received in 2006/2007 and by this link, we do allow for its reposting (with modification to protect the privacy of persons, and hope it is encouraging for those who are being negatively inundated with Cultic Protestant activities aimed at destroying the True Church, the faith of the people . 

 

+ Joseph Thaddeus the most unworthy repentant one and fool

   for Jesus Christ in the vineyard  of this life!

 


July 17, 2011 - Sunday

Blessing each of you who are

my spiritual children with good

thoughts and many prayers....

 

    Whether you have noticed it or not, but there are 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays, and 5 Sundays to this month for the first time in 863 years... Well, watch your pocket book... it is going to be a long month.

 

    One can only ask, how am I going to survive?  This dear one is a part of the struggle in this life for the life to come. 

 

    There are many of our clergy and faithful who have been providing for the "Home Church" approach as a means for Divine Liturgy since most of us do not have buildings (Temples) which many have errantly called "a Church"... The Church is the FAITH OF THE PEOPLE and not a building.  Yet, here and across the pond, far too many have mistakenly re-defined the idea of what is Church!  As for the Catacomb Church movement, part of it consists of the "Home Church" which many clergy and faithful have been operating under since way back in the 1930's, 1940's even up to these present times.  There are a few who do have meeting places large enough to be called a Temple... but for the most, we are pitifully deprived of such opulence because our clergy, for the most part, operate on 'out-of-pocket' expenses that they obtain from their daily labors at other jobs.  When a congregation or parish reaches such a size where it is possible for a committee to be formed to build or obtain a building for Divine Liturgies, a Temple... we are glad that it happens.

 

    The problem that exists in these present times is the fact that we are in a very Protestant country, much of which is cultic Protestantism.  The people or faithful of many of those congregations are actually very good people.  But the problem that exists is that their so-called pastors bye and bite into cultic theologies that the "Church" never, ever accepted whatsoever and in most instances, condemned as heretical because the theologies of those cultics have been or are based on erroneous interpretations of Holy Writ.  Even Holy Writ (Bible) has been obliterated with so-called "new versions" that are no where near the actual writings. 

 

    One Bible that is closer to the truth is that which comes from the translation of George M. Lamsa, because the Lord spoke an Aramicized Hebrew.  And, what is more, it doesn't seem to have one revision after another as most so-called Bibles have in either Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church and its Protestant daughter cultic churches. 

 

    And, as to those who argue against our veneration of the Saints... might it be said that those Protestant Cultics review go to the following link for understanding that comes down to us from the time of Jesus Christ and even before... Learning More on Veneration of the Saints

 

    Truthfully, we must admit the the Orthodox Catholic Church is at a very well defined cross roads in this new century.  We are in a very difficult position.  The true Church is being openly targeted in some quarters which has caused, thanks to the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church, for persecutions under subtle but various kinds of disguises.  Some churches (temples) are being closed primarily against the wishes of believers.  Believers are therefore being forced to enter un-holy alliances with either un-believers or those of Protestant groups who do not hold to the true faith in spirit and truth!  Thus the "House Church" and even the "Catacomb Church" is growing more and more. 

 

    Learning more about the true Christian faith which is inherit in that which is known and called Orthodoxy (ie: Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Ukrainian Orthodox, Serbian Orthodox, American Orthodox, etc.) will make you strong in spirit and truth to offset the onslaught of a fraudulent Christianity which has been and is expanding more and more in these terrible times of struggle which can only become worse as time moves on.  Our true Christian Faith is under attack from all sides...

 

    Asking for you prayers a  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

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My Spiritual Children

In the vineyard of this life

and those who view these

writings... Blessings to you

and those with you in spirit

and in truth;

 

    Have you been keeping pace with the World and local news?  It is important to maintain an understanding of the News, both reported by mainline media as well as other sources for what is happening in the USA and around the world because it does affect YOU!

 

    I cannot tell you enough that local, national and world news affects your religious rights so subtly that what may eventually happen will be so inundating that you will be to late to do much of anything unless you take action now.  You are the voters of today!  You are the spiritual family of today.  You are the Christians of today who may (or may not) form the nucleus of what exists tomorrow.  Unless you are firm in your faith, in your walk, in your talk, and in your thoughts... you may indeed be brought up short! For such lack will cause for you and many others to be "marked" in your spirit! 

 

    It is true, the old sayings of the various patristic fathers.  Yet, lest we forget, as citizens of this life and this country, we are the ones who are supposed to aide in its on-ward progression.  But, if one does not take responsibility, one will be judged by his or her abilities and failures to use them in ways that uphold the Holy Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ according to one's very own nature and degree of ability.  With the inherit qualities this country affords you, failure is not something you can set aside.  You cannot opt out of your national heritage whether you are a born citizen or a new citizen through the laws of this land.  If you are an illegal immigrant, you offend the Very Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ for even He said that one must obey the laws of the land you enter.  Illegal immigration is a violation of both Christian (as a follower of the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ) and the laws of the land you have entered!

 

    Being a true Christian means to follow and practice on a daily basis all that you know to be true in spirit and in truth!  And, growing in your faith by coming to learning more about the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ and His Holy Apostles is a requirement you cannot opt out of or abrogate to any one else!

 

    You and me have much in common dear ones!  We are more than just mere sinners in this life.  We are strugglers out of pain of heart for the faith once and for all delivered to us through the Holy Apostles. 

 

    I watched part of a so-called "Christian" television show this Sunday and they were using the Old Testament to prove that there is no life after death.  But when we read the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ, we learn there is Life after death. 

 

    Sometimes, for those who have eyes to see, the very word "Death" or "Dead" does not necessarily mean those who have died in the flesh, but those who are dead in their spirit!  And those who are spiritually dead, are those who have given up while in this life.  They have already their reward.  You though, have yet to obtain your reward if you are a true spiritual struggler in this life for the life to come in your struggling out of pain of heart to learn more and understand more of the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ as He applies to you!  Thus, you are not spiritually dead! 

 

    Awaken from the sleep that you find yourself.  Take stock of what is going on around you.  Take part of the things of this life, not for glory, not for material wealth.  But for the wealth of the spirit that you can take with you from this life, and no other! 

 

    If you have ears to hear, then open and hear.  If you have eyes to see, then open them and see!  For all that is going on around you affects you in spirit and in truth!  .

 

    As I've often said, I say again;

 

    As human beings, even clergy; we are no better than the worse ones entering the doors of the Faithful, the Church itself!  

 

    May God have mercy on us all !!!  Amen!!!

 

Metropolitan Joseph Thaddeus (Stanford), O.S.B., Ph.D. - Primate
A Most Unworthy Repentant One who is a fool for the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ in the vineyard of this life!
International Communications Headquarters
American Orthodox Church - North American Orthodox Church
212 S. 16th, Caldwell, Idaho, 83605 U.S.A. Telephone: (208) 459-2901E-Mail: thaddeus@apostle1.com 
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June 2011

Allow me, my spiritual children

and those of you who view this:

 

    To add a thought or two... along with my verbosity, can be a real pain, but hopefully food for the soul and mind (physical)?

 

" '. . . I am with you to deliver you, LORD" (Jeremiah 1:8). This is asbout the overshadowing of God's personal Deliverance...

 

    God promised Jeremiah that He would deliver him personally—". . . your life shall be as a prize to you . . ." (Jeremiah 39:18). That is all God promises His children. Wherever God sends us, He will guard our lives. Our personal property and possessions are to be a matter of indifference to us, and our hold on these things should be very loose. If this is not the case, we will have panic, heartache, and dis­tress. Having the proper outlook is evidence of the deeply rooted belief in the overshadowing of God's personal deliverance.

 

The Sermon on the Mount indicates that when ' we are on a mission for Jesus Christ, there is no time to stand up for ourselves. Jesus says, in effect, "Don't worry about whether or not you are being treated just­ly." Looking for justice is actually a sign that we have been diverted from our devotion to Him. Never look for justice in this world, but never cease to give it. If we look for justice, we will only begin to complain and to indulge ourselves in the discontent of self-pity, as if | to say, "Why should I be treated like this?" If we are devoted to Jesus Christ, we have nothing to do with what we encounter, whether it is just or unjust. In essence, Jesus says, "Continue steadily on with what I have told you to do, and I will guard your life. If you try to guard it yourself, you remove yourself from My deliverance." Even the most devout among us become atheistic in this regard—we do not believe Him. We put our common sense on the throne and then attach God's name to it. We do lean to our own understand­ing, instead of trusting God with all our hearts (see Proverbs 3:5-6).

 

    And, "I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me" (Philippians3:12).

 

    Never choose to be a worker for God, but once God has placed His call on you, woe be to you if you "turn aside to the right hand or to the left" (Deuteronomy 5:32). We are not here to work for God because we have chosen to do so, but because God has "laid hold of" us. And once He has done so, we never have this thought, "Well, I'm really not suited for this." What you are to preach is also determined by God, not by your own natural leanings or desires. Keep your soul steadfastly related to God, and remember that you are called not simply to convey your testimony but also to preach the gospel. Every Christian must testify to the truth of God, but when it comes to the call to preach, there must be the agonizing grip of God's hand on you—your life is in the grip of God for that very purpose. How many of us are held like that?

 

Never water down the Word of God, but preach it in its undiluted sternness. There must be unflinching faithfulness to the Word of God, but when you come to personal dealings with others, remember who you are— you are not some special being created in heaven, but a sinner saved by grace.

 

"Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do ... I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 3:13-14).

 

+Thaddeus the Unworthy Repentant One and fool for Jesus Christ in the vineyard of this life!

 


A Thought for you my beloved

spiritual children, and all who view this;

 

    In John 12:27-28 we learn, "... What shall I say? 'Father, save Me from this hour'? But for this purpose I came to this hour. 'Father, glorify Your name' ..."

 

    We are supposed to be living saints of God's handiwork.  But, with Free of sorrow... we find that Free Will having been given us, we are far from being saints indeed! 

 

    My attitude toward sorrow and difficulty should not be to ask that they be prevented, but to ask God to protect me so that I may remain what He created me to be, in spite of all my fires of sorrow.  Our Lord received Himself, accepting His position and realizing His purpose, in the midst of the fire of sorrow.  He was saved not from the hour, but out of the hour.

 

    We often say that there ought to be no sorrow, but there is sorrow in this world we temporarily live in.  It is the fires of sorrow, and we have to accept and receive ourselves in its fires.  If we try to evade sorrow, refusiing to deal with it, we are very, very foolish indeed.  Sorrow is one of the biggest facts of life, and there is no use in saying it should not be.  Sin, sorrow, and suffering are, and it is not for us to say that God has make a mistake in allowing them. 

 

    Sorrow removes a great deal of a person's shallowness, but it does not always make the person better.  Sorrow is a means by which when we are faced with it, Sorrow that is, we contemplate our own 'What if's" we did things a bit differently for one who we have lost.  In short, sorrow either gives me to myself or it destroys me. 

 

    You cannot find or receive yourself through success whatsoever, even though many try.  Why?  Because you lose your head over PRIDE.  Self-Pride is dangerous... It is not wrong to have a certain amount of pride, that is being proud of self... so much as languishing on the shores of Pride where we build ourselves up like sand castles... only to be crushed and washed away when the waters come in... the waters of Sorrow!  And, you cannot receive yourself through the monotony of your daily life because you give in to complaining. 

 

    The only way to find yourself is in the fires of sorrow.  Why it should be this way is really immaterial. The fact is that it is true in the Scriptures and in human experience.  You can always recognize who has been through the fires of sorrow and received himself/herself, and you know that you can go to him or her in your moment of trouble and find that s/he has plenty of time for you.

 

    But, if a person has not been through the fires of sorrow s/he is apt to be contemptuous, having no respect or time for you, only turning you away.  If you will receive yourself in the fires of sorrow, God will make you as nourishment for other people.

 

+Thaddeus the Unworthy Repentant One and fool for Jesus Christ in the vineyard of this life!

 


    In Answer to a Question (06-13-2011) Monday:

    The Question that was posed recently, "What good are the clergy these days since no one is either listening or practicing the faith of old?" with the e-mailer going on to say that most of the mainline Jurisdictions are caught up in inter-religio-politics involving self-image and money... reminding also of the fact that most, if not all of the Protestant congregations have been drawing from and destroying anything of the old faith by their anti-catholic (Roman) and Orthodox... not knowing the difference between the root, ground, and base of Christianity which is Orthodox Catholic Christianity. 

 

    The duty of Clergy is to bring the people to the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ and His Holy Apostles of which we are their successors.  With that being said, the main duty of clergy is to prepare people for a quality, not quantity, of life and living in accordance with the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ so that they may also be prepared for physical death and the hoped for life to come.  That does not mean, as it has errantly been interpreted, that just by claiming a "belief" in Jesus Christ they are automatically saved. 

 

    To be truly saved, as sinners that we are all... means that according to our nature and degree of ability, we must daily guard ourselves, by bridling our thoughts, our tongues and our actions until the old man (person) has acclimated him or herself by destroying the passions of envy, greed, gluttony, too much self-pride and sloth which is a laziness that keeps us from doing our duty to God and man.

 

    When we are able to bridle our thoughts, words and actions accordingly, we obtain more of a degree of humility and become more liberal towards others without judgment.  We will find we become more chaste and obtain a mildness that provides us with temperance, happiness and diligence.

 

    Clergy have not just a duty, but an obligation to aide you, assist you not in materiality, but in pruning your soul which affects your daily thoughts, words and actions... preparing you to accept the struggles of this life as preparation for the life to come.  When we struggle out of pain of heart for the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ Our Savior, we must admit we are not so much as worthy of the crumbs from under His table that we receive here in this life.  Yet, by our belief, which is our thoughts, words and actions according to our nature and degree of ability ... we show forth our strengths and weaknesses of our faith until we take the last breath in this life.  Thus, up until that moment of passing from this life to the next, we can sin and obliterate that which we have struggled for.  Thus, like the virgins with lamp oil (oil of the soul)... we must constantly be on guard so that the light within is not burnt out... a flicker, even sometimes a diminishing because of our frustrations, anxieties caused by troubles and the evil roaming this world; so long as that flicker of light within has not been completely snuffed out by our turning away... we can and must HOPE and pray for such strengths each of us need to fight the good fight which must be done without ourselves.  No one else can do it for us... We cannot blame anyone else, only ourselves! 

 

+Thaddeus the Unworthy Repentant One and fool for Jesus Christ in the vineyard of this life!

 


 

Addendum:

    Can you or I ever have an impact on what is going on in the world or even this nation?  You may think that we cannot!  But, I tell you a truth!  We can!  But the struggle that is required is probably more than what you can deal with in your spirit and in this physical material world. 

 

    A neighbor or extreme mixtures of Protestant beliefs claimed that church never had any priests and that the apostles were never priests in spite of the evidence offered in Holy Scripture to him.  He believes I had to confess to him because I was guilty of something based on inaccurate information.  He refuses to read anything except his new version of the Bible (which is the tainted revisions, altered and modified for personal agendas of the authors).  He is a type of the new christianity that has been and is sweeping this Protestant country with a false understanding of the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ and His Holy Apostles. 

 

    What can you do?  Watch and pray! 

 

    Our Savior, on Gethsemane shows us that our duty is to leave our own sorrows aside and watch over the condition of those entrusted to us.  Reverend Fathers, Sisters and brothers along with those who are Fathers and Mothers of the little ones must look upon the Savior, suffering in Gethsemane and by His holy example to not lose sight of the eternal salvation of all whom we hold near and dear in spirit and in truth! 

 

    Re-read the Sermon on the Mount... Our Savior never said, "...that ye not encounter temptation," but, "Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation!"

 

    An encounter with temptations often does not depend upon our will, but oon the circumstances that can in no way be averted, and God permits temptations for our benefit.

 

    One the one hand it is impossible to enter into temptation without the participation of our own will.  On the other hand it means that the will, conquered by the power of sin, is also reluctant to give up the seduction of temptation.  This is the same thing as the Apostle says: they that will be rich, fall into temptation (1 Tim. 6:9). For many, especially protestants, the temptation is the very thing warned against by Jesus Christ, our Savior.  "Do not judge, lest ye be judged..." "For by what judgment you judge, ye shall also be judged!"  

 

    As for the Apostles, "entering into temptation" meant falling into unbelief and apostasy during the storm of calamity that would be raised by the Sanhedrin (both then and in the modern day Sanhedrin= government, lawyers, etc.)   The storm is indeed becoming larger and stronger against those who hold true, according to their nature and degree of ability, to the faith without alteration, modification and change as it exists in Protestantism and the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church!

 

    In urging his Disciples to watchfulness and prayer, Our Savior was not pointing out to them their ungrateful inattention to His solicitous love or their unfaithfulness to their Lord and Master.  He limited Himself only to indicating a weakness common to all people!  The spirit is indeed willing, but the flesh is weak.  Our physical nature, even when it is not corrupted by habits, even when the soul is sound, quickly weakens from labors and troubles.  And are the powers of our souls so strong that we can depend on them in the fight against temptations?  Our Lord showed us, while being in our infirm flesh, the whole make-up of our corrupted nature, which is the weak in the doing of good.  In a vigilant spirit, He showed us those remnants of  our better, first-created nature, which at times call us to praiseworthy deeds. 

 

    When we begin to think about earthly life, which is so vain, and about the life beyond the grave, which is so terrible for a sinner --- how many good intentions, holy feelings, and great undertakings are born in us?  This means the spirit is indeed willing - - - the first created force has not yet been extinguished in us.  But then we find out that the flesh is weak.  After we have firmly resolved upon good deed, points of weakness are found in us - - an irritable person is again annoyed by the contradiction of another, a proud person amuses himself with the praise of a flatterer, a lowly slave of the flesh fulfills its desires.  Demas hat forsaken me, having loved this present world (II Tim. 4:10), complained the Apostle.  Indeed... Poor Humanity!. 

 

    Awaken now to the reality of what has been and is causing this world and this nation to sin, to turn in ways that the hand of God has been and is further being lifted from even this nation... and what you can and should do to aide in healing this nation through Prayer, strong prayer!  For only through prayer can God work miracles to aide and change those who are stubborn christians with altered and modified beliefs that has led them further away from the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ and His Holy Apostles.  

 

    Each of you who read this are very special in the eyes of God through the merit of Our Lord and Savior.  Even though you may fall from time to time into sin itself, pick your self up, dust yourself off and ask for God's forgiveness as Jesus Christ has taught us to do.  For indeed, no father will truly give a stone to His children but bread, the bread of life and the cup of truth where holy repentance is involved.  I personally know this to be true.  Seven times seventy... and so we must remember this for those for whom we must pray and treat in life similarly...

 

    If you have problems with these understandings, I provide a couple of important links, lengthy as they may... for your considerations... (and as verbose as I am, I apologize):  http://www.apostle1.com/forgive~1.htm - - - A Monastic Struggler   ----  Christian Love  and finally a different way of Praying the Our Father

 

    As human beings, even clergy; we are no better than the worse ones entering the doors of the Faithful, the Church itself!  

 

    May God have mercy on us all !!!  Amen!!!

 

Metropolitan Joseph Thaddeus (Stanford), O.S.B., Ph.D. - Primate
A Most Unworthy Repentant One who is a fool for the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ in the vineyard of this life!
International Communications Headquarters
American Orthodox Church - North American Orthodox Church
212 S. 16th, Caldwell, Idaho, 83605 U.S.A. Telephone: (208) 459-2901E-Mail: thaddeus@apostle1.com 
E-Mail to thaddeus@apostle1.com will be replied to from our yahoo account as of March 31, 2011.
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Blessings to each of you

and to my spiritual children...

 

    There is nothing more important in this country than to see what is happening in congress and in the White House.  Today, I read the posting regarding the selling out of our nation and Israel, as well as the allowance of Islamic religious judicial courts (Sharia Law) by some of the courts in various states of these United States of America.  These things are alarming because such news and actions show how much our country is less and less remaining a "free" country and becoming more and more socialist. 

 

    Our way of life and living, our very laws, are all based on the Judeo - Christian beliefs.  Atheists are become more prominent and are actually (from what I've been advised) applauding these horrors taking place. 

 

    Sharia Law is not "freedom" - it is a law of religion, a Satanic religion at that!  Regardless of how "nice" Muslims may be, they are bridled down with all that is connected to the Satanic religion of Islam itself.  The country of Iran is one of the best examples of what we may come close to becoming unless citizens in this country take counter measures by contacting their congressmen and representatives.

 

    Personally speaking, the God of Islam is a moon God and not the same God of Israelites and Christians.  That is a FACT!

 

    If it were true as said on our currency, "In God We Trust" - - - then it is up to us to uphold that statement by taking action so that God's hand over the United States of America is not further removed.  I said "further removed" because His hand is being removed which is the cause for much of the problems this nation faces... People are less and less following those things that are truly "Christian" which means that one is a follower, believer and practitioner of the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ!

 

    Our economic credibility in these United States of America is become a shambles.  Why can't the Social Security (for example) be returned to its own fund instead of being continuously placed in the General Fund?  Because if it were, the USA would absolutely be bankrupt due to the various agencies having dipped into the SOCIAL SECURITY till too many times.

 

    Take away the "Electoral Voting" returning this country back to where "Every Citizen's Vote Counts" and we might get back on the right track.  But, until that happens, far too many people do not vote because they know how our present system works and feel the modern day Sanhedrin and Pharisees (lawyers) have control along with the bankers, etc. - - - this is just a short synopsis and glimpse of the reality of things which our founding fathers never foresaw... Yet something can be done, but it will take a very committed public outcry to bring these things back to where they once were and more!  Far too many live in fear because of Homeland Security and the Patriot Act amongst other things.  Where is God in all these things?  Certainly not in or with those sitting in the White House...

 

    Now, it is most important that each one of  you pray on these and many other things which have to do with what has been happening and what will be happening as we move away from God, the true God of Jews and Christians that the sitting President does not really believe in as exampled by his double talk and actions to date!

 

    I, unworthy that I am as a repentant sinner, believe in the power of prayer!  No doubt about it.  And, those who are with me in spirit and in truth may be a small drop in the proverbial bucket.  Yet, you can add your voices and your actions to protest, speak out, speak up, Petition en mass our congressmen and representative and more!  Both lay and religious should be involved in these things in order to keep this country on the right track.

 

    Just because Biblical Prophecy is what it is... it is also an announcement to those who believe in their Bible, to be prepared and by taking action.  God does not close a door but what He opens a window of opportunity.  You are that opportunity!  Prophecy itself is a warning and a call to spiritual arms! 

 

    This jurisdiction of the One, Holy, Orthodox, Catholic and Apostolic Church do not allow for the passing of collection plates during Divine Services... we never have!  We do not ask for money although it is much needed!  But what we do ask, since our Clergy practice all that is a part of the Catacomb Church... we also believe that Jesus Christ would ask us to PRAY, and pray some more... for it is you, the faithful who must be the ones to take legitimate action to correct the evils taking place in our nation's capital, including the actions to stop illegal immigration who claim they are devout "Christians" - - - but Jesus Christ has told us through the Bible that any one going into another country must abide by the laws of the land.  Illegal Immigration is not obeying the laws of the land and thus they have ceased from being good Christians as followers of the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ, thus they cannot, in spirit, partake of the Holy Mysteries without incurring condemnation to themselves!  This must be corrected before it becomes too late!

 

    As I have said before... The true Church of Jesus Christ never, ever closes its doors to any one for any reason so long as the one coming in is a true seeker of spiritual truth concerning our Lord and Savior.  To deny them entry is to deny the fruits of God's Love, Compassion and Understanding to become operative in these people being denied.  The Church is and was NEVER, EVER a building which is today called a "Church" for such was, is and continues to be "CHURCH" = (equals) FAITH OF THE PEOPLE and the place of worship was is and continues to be a TEMPLE...

 

    As human beings, even clergy; we are no better than the worse ones entering the doors of the Faithful, the Church itself!  

 

    May God have mercy on us all !!!  Amen!!!

 

Metropolitan Joseph Thaddeus (Stanford), O.S.B., Ph.D. - Primate
A Most Unworthy Repentant One who is a fool for the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ in the vineyard of this life!
International Communications Headquarters
American Orthodox Church - North American Orthodox Church
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May 2011

 

05-20-2011 - Addendum to my previous May Message...

 

    Many have been listening to the rants and ravings of a so-called minister of the gospel out of Florida who claims the world is coming to an end where those who are to be saved will rise up into heaven on the 21st or 22nd of this month. 

 

    Scripture tells us what Jesus Christ had said... "No man knows the day or hour... not even the angels or the Son of God" ... and yet the false prophet out of Florida dares to blaspheme Scripture which is the Word of God!

 

    On that note, my I suggest you read a book, although not "Orthodox" or "Catholic" entitled "Heaven Is For Real" by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent... about a little boy named Colton Burpo.  And, there is another story that coincides with this which is about a little girl named Akiane Kramarik. 

 

    While there will be many Orthodox Catholics and Roman Catholics who will be very negative about the above paragraph (and may be even the book)... It is a known fact that God is no respecter of persons just because of either skin color, denomination, age, etc.  But what God says via His Holy Ones and especially through His Son, Jesus Christ is that "No One...." can come to Him except through the Son, our Lord and Savior... Not through Allah (Muslim = satanic religion of Islam) not through Buddha, Confucius, or any other man-made God... Thus, it is a fact that while the root, ground and base of all things Christian (as followers of the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ and His Holy Apostles) are in Orthodoxy (known by many national names such as Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, American Orthodox, etc.) itself  ... the splinter denominations such as those which came out of the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church ... will find many in heaven if and when either you or me arrive there if we have Jesus in our Heart, mind and soul!  Yet, that means a lot... It means speaking peacefully, walking carefully, thinking wisely according to one's nature and degree of ability. 

 

    To TRULY WORSHIP God in spirit and in truth is more than ritual, liturgy or carrying a book that we call the BIBLE; but believing according to one's nature and degree of ability that Jesus Christ truly did perform and work miracles, died, descended into hell where the captives were set free... arose from the grave and ascended (after 40 days) where He sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty! 

 

    Jesus does love children!  And if we who are now adults cannot conform ourselves to the faith of a little child insofar as possible, we shall not see Jesus in Heaven..... The struggle to understand this is ours!  And praying for such faith is what we must do if we have fear for our soul!  We must pray, not just for our selves, but for all people including those who hold us in disdain as enemies!  Following the Teachings of our Lord and Savior and His Holy Apostles as best as each one of us can, will mean the difference between our acceptance or rejection by God through such faith in His Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

 

    Often we find many so-called revision of the Holy Bible, and even more than we can count.  We find that Satan has indulged those whose will he has bent within and outside the churches to do his bidding unknowing to the ones doing the bidding.  That is to say the alteration, modification and changes made to Holy Scripture under many excuses... is to bend the will of the people from that which is the message and teachings of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and His Holy Apostles.  Thus, many kinds of people who are being condemned are condemned in error due to the personal agendas of those who made the changes in those revisions. Thus, they will be the ones who may, unknowing to themselves, be the very ones who are not allowed entry into heaven.  For many kinds of people who, like the Samaritan woman at the well, was accepted by Jesus Christ and thus it shows forth the Glory, Love and Compassion of Jesus Christ and the Father Almighty toward those very people if their hearts have not been turned away from the Faith (Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ and the Holy Apostles) ... Yet, some of the revisions we allude to are the very words and translations made concerning the Holy Apostles in their Apostolic (Epistles) writings to the people. 

 

    Forgiveness can, and will be applied in most instances concerning those people affected by the numerous revisions whereby today in these present times they have been made pariah, anathema by the living, the preachers of doom, gloom and hate!  For what judgments they have made, by the same they shall be judged as though they were the ones being rejected... Judge not lest ye be judged! 

 

    The true Church of Jesus Christ never, ever closes its doors to any one for any reason so long as the one coming in is a true seeker of spiritual truth concerning our Lord and Savior.  To deny them entry is to deny the fruits of God's Love, Compassion and Understanding to become operative in these people being denied.  The Church is and was NEVER, EVER a building which is today called a "Church" for such was, is and continues to be "CHURCH" = (equals) FAITH OF THE PEOPLE and the place of worship was is and continues to be a TEMPLE...

 

    As human beings, even clergy; we are no better than the worse ones entering the doors of the Faithful, the Church itself!  

 

    May God have mercy on us all !!!  Amen!!!

 

Metropolitan Joseph Thaddeus, O.S.B., Ph.D. - Primate
A Most Unworthy Repentant One who is a fool for the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ in the vineyard of this life!
International Communications Headquarters
American Orthodox Church - North American Orthodox Church
212 S. 16th, Caldwell, Idaho, 83605 U.S.A. Telephone: (208) 459-2901E-Mail: thaddeus@apostle1.com 
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Greetings & Blessings

to all who view this page...

Blessings indeed!

 

    May you recall that we must celebrate the 40 days after the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior before His Ascension....  For indeed, when he died on the cross, he descended into hell where the captives were released...  But, I ask you, do you know of those 40 days?  Read the Bible and get a glimpse of understanding.  Much has been written on those times and little is said in part, but enough tso that one can glean spiritual fruits of His travels in the region to prove that He is truly the Resurrection and Life, having brought a new understanding of the Father's desire for all of us! 

   

    The problems of today can be resolved by forthright meditation, contemplation and most of all sincere PRAYER FROM THE HEART... Right thinking, right action, right worship! 

 

    Right Thinking Learning the truth that is more often than not, buried under tons of verbiage regarding an incident or problem being explained as to what it was caused by. 

 

    Right Action: Doing what is right in taking action to resolve the problem or difficulty one is being faced with.  Sometimes, and in many instances, there is no sure fire 'thing' that can be done to resolve a problem or correct it except by true, sincere and honest prayer from the heart where we speak to God.  Meditation, contemplation is when we open our soul and mind to God's speaking to us. 

 

    Often enough, "national problems are not" your "problem" many seem to think. But, the problem is one of collective action that require steps be taken to stop it from growing into a disaster.  National problems are indeed YOUR and my problem.  And, sometimes the 'right action' is not something we can see or feel but requires we go to the altar in true and sincere worship (congregation action) and prayer... fulfilling all that is required of us in seeking and granting 'forgiveness'.  Sometimes such action may even require that you take action to bring those who are your representative in the halls of Congress to listen and act appropriately and properly which many claim is a failure... But, try and try again... for example, going to the degree of creating and passing around petitions.  Many do such things in their own congregations to get something accomplished for the need of the church group... So national problems are your problems too...

 

    Right Worship: The worship of our forefathers, being those ancient holy ones who, from the times of the Holy Apostles, who worshiped in spirit and truth that many today, especially those who consider themselves 'evangelical' and 'fundamentalist' christians... have failed and even refused to abide by.  True worship is not something of entertainments, nor is it something allowing for a so-called preacher's ego and bible thumping while prancing up and down berating with 'hell-fire-and-damnation' - - - - but worshipping the way that was true, right and correct before the schism of the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church from that which is today known and called "Orthodox" which appears under many national names to accommodate not only the culture, and language, but to accommodate a reality of one's mind-set that is a part of true Christian heritage... in corporate gatherings.  All must be true and sincere for it must come from the heart, not the mind or scholastic reasoning...

 

    The combination of all these elements leads more often than not to the resolving of problems and issues facing not only congregations, but also nations.

 

    It is said that Muslims offer true worship to Allah.  Yet, on researching the questions concerning who it is they worship, more often than not, unbeknownst to them (Muslims, religion of Islam) it is found that they worship a moon god, not the same God as that of the Jews and Christians.  Their Holy Bible, the Quoran (Koran) which Mohammed wrote, is a compilation of Jewish and Christian teachings altered or modified to suit Mohammed's design (of his time) that are followed today.  Agreements (whether written or oral) with infidels (Jews, Christians, etc.) can be made by Muslims, but they do not have to abide by them whatsoever... meaning they can make those agreements and do as they want in order to 'gain' whatever it is they think they can gain... this applies to Nations and persons as well.  Thus, the question that remains is whether or not Muslims know how to worship and pray to God, the true God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, etc.?  Not as true Christians and Jews... and even then, modern day Christians and Jews are often of a 'watered down' variety who have lost something along the way and do not wish to go back to the root, ground and base of their religious heritage while believing themselves as having done so... 

 

    The deeper the yearning for spiritual truth means that material truths may become known if we apply ourselves to both our personal or individual need to develop daily prayer and true worship; but also develop a desire for resolving those materialistic or physical problems of the nation as a part of being a Christian.  It means taking action according to our nature and degree of ability in tandem with all those who equally find these lessons to be of importance and meaningful.  Taking action without violence except and until it should come to a point in time where we need to physically protect our loved ones and our nation. 

 

    The Christian (follower of Jesus Christ) of today often look at the New Testament as a book where Love (as Jesus Christ gave it) must be followed exclusively in a peaceful way without doing any physical harm.  That is not necessarily true!  For it was Jesus Christ whose anger caused for the temple to be cleared of the money changers... who overturned, violently, tables and chasing out those traders and money lenders, etc. from His Father's House!  Can we not also do the same both within the Temples of worship and our nation of double speaking where politicians who are actually modern day Sanhedrin are akin to those chased out of the Temple by Jesus Christ?  Thus taking action to protect our spiritual heritage as well as our national heritage?  Think about it!

 

    Again, all three elements of Right thinking, right action, right worship leads toward that which can bring peace, plenty and correction of individual and national issues...

   

Metropolitan Joseph Thaddeus, O.S.B., Ph.D. - Primate
A Most Unworthy Repentant One who is a fool for the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ in the vineyard of this life!
International Communications Headquarters
American Orthodox Church - North American Orthodox Church
212 S. 16th, Caldwell, Idaho, 83605 U.S.A. Telephone: (208) 459-2901E-Mail: thaddeus@apostle1.com 
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March - April 2011

 

Western & Eastern Pascha  Message:

Blessings indeed on this Easter "Resurrection Day"

Blessings Indeed...

 

Holy Fire? ( Referring to:  http://www.youtube.com:80/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=S1qF3oCAxsA ) Yes! Indeed Holy Fire... Representing a fire of one's spirit from our triune God, +Father, +Son, and +Holy Ghost (Spirit). A symbol in part... a reality in part... which is for us who are faithful in spirit and truth according to our nature and degree of ability to accept the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ and His Holy Apostles.

Yet, in spite of the fire within each of us that is rekindled each year in celebration of the Resurrection... there are those who believe that they ONLY are the accepted and acceptable in the eyes of God through Jesus Christ! Let us for instance, as an example, take those who from the Eastern Orthodox groups believe and think that we are outside of the Church ... such thinking is more based on the politics of men than on the faith we hold in common... And, to be honest, it is amazing how even within our Orthodox Catholic Christianity, much like the Roman Catholic hierarchy of today, those of certain other Orthodox Groups act, think and portray themselves in the manner of the Sanhedrin (Pharisee and Sadducees) of times of Jesus Christ! We have them here in the Americas ... and often send out e-mail to other clergy who are not a part of OCA, THEOCACNA and others... deriding the clergy for not joining with them... when the "joining" should very much be in spirit and truth the very faith we hold in common.

I was talking with a clergyman who has had to move to Baltimore, Maryland... his writings have been picked up by many who are Protestants as well as Roman Catholics... and even a radio station in the Phillipines... Yet they do not worship as one in spirit and truth and fail to understand the essensce of these many things...

We are no more seperate from other Orthodox Christians than they are from us. To be honest the American Orthodox Church - North American Orthodox Church is evangelical but not Protestant. We are ORTHODOX but not Jewish, even though our faith comes from Jesus Christ who was Jewish. We are Catholic but not Roman who separated from the ORTHODOX Catholic Christian Church. We are not denominational, rather we are pre-denominational. We have believed, taught, preserved, defended, been imprisoned, and died for the faith of Jesus Christ and His Holy Apostles since the day of Pentecost the same or similar as all other mainline Orthodox Christians have both Eastern and Western.

Whether you celebrate old or new calendar Christianity, may you be blessed and a continued blessing... for all who, according to their nature and degree of ability to maintain such a faith... will indeed be a blessing and blessed in time to come...

For even St. John Maximovitch of Shanghai & San Francisco has even said, " Never, never, never let anyone tell you that, in order to be Orthodox, you must also be eastern. The West was Orthodox for a thousand years, and her venerable liturgy is far older than any of her heresies."

Metropolitan Joseph Thaddeus, O.S.B., Ph.D. - Primate
A Most Unworthy Repentant One who is a fool for the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ in the vineyard of this life!
International Communications Headquarters
American Orthodox Church - North American Orthodox Church
212 S. 16th, Caldwell, Idaho, 83605 U.S.A. Telephone: (208) 459-2901E-Mail: thaddeus@apostle1.com 
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Another Addendum Message (04/11/2011)

 

Blessings indeed to many of you who view this...

Blessings indeed...

 

    And, yes... God does bless us in many ways that are both seen and unseen, known and unknown.  But, sadly to say, much is taken for granted and without forethought.  As a result, those who take each day "for granted' it becomes far more difficult for them to see the proverbial forest before the trees.  As a result, many fall into depression, anxiety and worry... about bills to be paid, about the possibility of their loosing their job or even worry about getting a job.  Worry about many other things too! 

 

    When one takes time to reassess the many blessings provided by God, who is the source of all life and abundance... one begins (over time) to realize that those blessings are meant to be inspiration points in our life by which we can face both the spiritual and material struggles better... to gain a holy kind of wisdom, energy and strength to continue on.

 

    The children of today who are Orthodox Catholic Christians (not to be confused with the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church although it would apply to them who hold to their Roman faith arduously) often have fallen from the proverbial tree they have grown up in by also taking their faith "for granted" and often fail to take the struggles of life with thanksgiving by taking into consideration those seen and unseen blessings of each day. 

 

    For those who do, much strength is obtained both materially and spiritually.  For those who do not, much tiredness consumes them, much anger and anxiety over the perplexities of life accompany them.  And, often they fall into such a depressive state of mind that they may resort to drinking over abundantly, to do illegal (or legal) drugs to quell those depressive states, anxiety or frustrations.  This is deplorable indeed.  Some who have a form of autism or even A.D.D./A.D.H.D. and such other psychological problems due to disconnection or brain wiring, may indeed need such medications but it has been seen where they are daily oriented in their spirit and mind to that of their faith; a wholeness, happiness and joy to greet each accompanies them more often than most people.

 

    Pascha (Lent & Easter) is a time when we can all regain those lost connections with our spirit and spirituality.  We must pray and work at this endeavor if we are to become more fully functional and be able to assist those who may rely on us for guidance or help.

 

    Here in the U.S.A. and in many countries, both Jewish and Christian teachings are blunted or 'held down' by governments... thus parents and religious leaders must step forward and become more involved in disseminating right thinking, right understanding and right worship.  Explaining the importance of how "Worship" is the blessedness of the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ! 

 

    For those who sometimes come to this web site from a Protestant Denomination (being offshoots of the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church) thus, not fully Christian... they find it very difficult and hard to understand these many things... even more so, finding their Protestant ministers strongly opposing religious truth which denies therefore spiritual and material truth as regards the root, ground and base of all things Christian which is in and through that which began with Jesus Christ Himself and the Holy Apostles; being that which is today known and called by many different national names such as Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Ukrainian Orthodox, American Orthodox, etc.

 

    May God's blessings be upon you during this Pascha season... and may the Joy on Resurrection Day be instilled in your hearts, minds and souls whereby you find yourself once again re-connected with the material and spiritual struggles of being a true Christian.

 

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

 


 

Addendum to my March-April message

and especially during this Pascha (Lenten) Season...

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Vineyard

of Jesus Christ & the Most Holy Theotokos

and to all who view this missive... Blessings

to you and to those whom you hold near and

dear in both spirit and in truth;

 

    I am filled with great Joy for the blessings our Lord and Savior pours forth upon many of us in both spirit and truth in spite of the fact that we are truly unworthy repentant ones who struggle according to our nature and degree of ability. Yet, I am also most aggrieved by such as is happening behind the scenes as related by our political analyst, Bishop Abound +Gregori in his recent blog video, Part II on Soros, at:

 

http://wahrheitmacher.blogspot.com/

 

    For surely, it is my belief based on what has been stated in his video, the U.S.A. is spearheading that which is prophesied in the writings of St. John's Revelation also known as the Book of Revelation, being also known by some Protestants as the Apocalyptic beginnings.  This, by my own personal way of thinking, means that our country is turning away from being supporters of Israel which is God's anointed people and the people from whom our Lord and Savior arose from.  He, Jesus Christ, never left His Hebrew roots but reinforced them in a manner and form which His life and teachings presents.  Christianity is the offspring of the Hebrew Religion of Israelis as a continuation because He brought Truth (as light) for all people...

 

    In spite of the fact that there are many, such as the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church which have schismed from the very root, ground and base of all things CHRISTIAN that was established by Jesus Christ and His Holy Apostles... and the Protestants are the sons and daughters of the Roman Jurisdiction in truth... We, who are Orthodox Catholic Christians (as it is known today) having been originally known before the Roman schism... as the Christian Religion, the Christian Church...  having established itself as by the name of the countries in which they were founded by the Holy Apostles and their legitimate successors, ie: Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Syro-Chaldean, Coptic Orthodox, American Orthodox, etc.  - - - we fear the worse for many as the Satanic religion of Islam (Muslim) is taking over, crushing and destroying anything and almost everything "Christian" and "Catholic" ... of which it would appear the "commentary on Soros" video by Bishop Abouna +Gregori discusses... also meaning that our leaders create for supporting more of Islam (Muslim) than maintaining that which this country of the U.S.A. has always, until these present times, remained true to... IE: Israel and Christianity itself.

 

    I am sorry if this sounds and reads as somewhat convoluted "diatribe" - - - but, let us be honest enough to speak truth about the fact that more and more of parents and others are turning their heads and minds away from both true Christianity (as a true follower of Jesus Christ) and from self-educating themselves concerning the issues and problems this country faces and is facing by not putting a bridle on those representatives and leaders they voted into office... which is destroying the sovereign rights of individuals and whole groups that was and is established in the Constitution of the United States of America and its Bill of Rights... Allowing for those whom they voted into office to do with impunity and recklessness such that is destruction itself under veiled disguises...

 

    All of what is said thus far DOES AFFECT and is affecting and infecting the ways in which our children are being taught (or not being taught) in public education as well as bridling true Christian Churches and much more!

 

    See the video, consider the meaning, understand the damage being wrought... Then, understand all the more why we must, most assuredly, seek spiritual guidance during this Pascha season for enlightenment, strength and true guidance.  Hoping and praying that God will arm the true people of faith with such that will reign in our so-called "august" leaders in government. Is it too late to do so?  Is it too late to change so that the hand of God will be no more withdrawn from this land once blessed by Him?

 

http://wahrheitmacher.blogspot.com/

 

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

 


 

To honor our heritage

and to bless our country:

 

    Some of the most important relationships we can have with God, in and through Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit and the Most Holy Theotokos, Mary ever virgin, is to welcome each day with such a great newness in your spirit by giving thanks for the many past and present blessings that have been bestowed upon us and this country, even though we are, by our thoughts, words and actions, most unworthy from time to time. 

 

    Now that we have entered the Lenten season, double your prayers and offer material and spiritual sacrifices unto the Lord our God for help in correcting the problems that exist in yourself, this Country and the world...

 

    I do recognize that many of you who read this may wonder why I am not, as yet, writing something more spiritual of and about the Lenten season, I would have to ask for your forgiveness as I write on such that is reflective of our own - yours and my own - failures in being more industrious in our daily lives to pray and give due honor and true worship to God.  Living up to the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ is an effort that both you and my unworthy repentant self should be constantly doing even at other times of the year ... each day, in fact!  Yet, there are many who are not living up to such an endeavor because there has been an allowance for other things to interrupt and distract us, forgetting more often than not... what is happening.

 

    Prophecy, when it has been given, is thought to be the means by which the Lord warns us of future events.  And, I would have to say that it is true!  Yet, prophecy is also a means, as a warning, to give us the chance to alter, modify and change our ways so as off-set the horrors of what many of those prophecies bespeak of in future terms.  Think hard and long on this... pray and pray some more! 

 

    I was presented, by the history channel, as well as a discussion with another clergyman on the phone recently; about Nostradamus and other seers or persons of the past like Isaac Newton and others ... who wrote much about future events.  Nostradamus was very religious... True to his Roman Catholic upbringing.  There have been others of the root, ground and base of all things "Christian" which is Orthodox Catholic Christianity (as it is known and called in these times since the schism by the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church from its true Christian heritage) who also were true prophets and whose prophecies have taken form... Many of them from Mt. Athos, others from Russia and even the Ukraine and the U.S.A. such as St. John Maximovtich and even blessed Father Seraphim Rose... Again, prophecy is more than a warning but means for a wake-up-call for all of us to heed so that we can change ourselves and hopefully be the cause of change for the local areas and the nation as well as the world.  It all depends upon You and me and many others... Again, Pray!

 

    While we often hear that this country was created on the idea of "in God We Trust" - - - the fact of the matter is that one must ask whether or not this country, its politicians and leaders are truly trusting in God? Are they truly trusting in all that is contained in those documents that established the United States of America, such as, primarily, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights? Whether this Republic remains a "Republic" and not an oligarchy of control freaks who by-pass many of those constitutional freedoms afforded by the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights regardless of the reasons they may give and have given for off-setting those historic documents? 

 

    As a people and a society, this country's leaders are all the more dominated by greed and avarice such as that which is on-going concerning any and all questionable actions to keep the "oil" coming into this country without regard for what is really best for this country.  Who is supposed to be the bulwark of this country?  The Politicians? The Corporate CEO's and their lackeys in the halls of congress pigeon-holing our leaders and representatives?  One of the actions that I am referring to involves the fact that our country is giving millions (or more) for re-building Muslim (Islam) Mosques in Arabic and other countries while giving not one red cent to re-building those Christian churches that were and are being destroyed by radical Muslims and others.  And, it would seem to appear that much more is being done here on U.S. soil to promote (by our leaders) anything to pacify Muslim's ideas for their religious code of "Sharia" law in violation of the U.S. Constitution.  

 

    Our leaders of the U.S.A. have done all things contrary to the established norms of those historical documents by giving in to do more than just pacify a people of "religion" such as, primarily, the Muslims of the religion of Islam, but to aide and assist them behind the scenes.  Instead of coming out and telling all Muslim immigrants that they must abide by our laws and not any other set of laws... or they can go back to the country from which they came or wherever Islam and "Sharia" law is the predominant law of the land... like Australia has done, our leaders have done contrary!  All for the sake of "oil" and other things.  Our leaders, for the most part, ignore the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights...

 

    What makes our leaders (Legislators, Representatives and Senators in Washington, D.C.) different from us?  Nothing really except they have voted for themselves such that allow them to retire after one term in office with a pension equal to their salary and equally so, exempt themselves from some of the laws they have voted to make us abide by, including their being exempted from paying into Social Security, and having their own special medical coverage for life that you and me are paying for.  It is only a wonder that every day citizens don't rise up and require our leaders to abide by the same laws and pay into the same systems for retirement (Social Security) and Medical care as the average person. 

 

    What these things are doing is showing a preference above those people who were born "Christian" here in the U.S.A. as well as preferential treatment for themselves...  By giving such preferential treatment, they have violated and are violating the Will of the People!

 

    As those actions by our leaders continue... those people of various Christian churches, especially that of Orthodox Catholicism, are loosing out in many ways.  For those people of Islam to abide by the law of the land, we see "exemptions" given to them which is preferential treatment and akin to the allowing (in violation of the U.S. Constitution) of an establishment of a religion and establishment of a class of citizens above the average every day citizen... being the legislative bodies in Washington, D.C..

 

    Jesus Christ was no respecter of persons and established only two classes of people, those who are His servants for the needs of the people and the people of faith... Yet, even He made it so, by His Life and Teachings, that His Servants were to "Serve" and not be served!  Initially, that was the way the U.S.A. began... based on the CONSTITUTION and BILL OF RIGHTS in the U.S.A. - - - 

 

    What can you do to stop such preferential treatment? 

 

  Prayer is the key to all things...

 

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

 

            + Joseph Thaddeus the most unworthy repentant one and fool

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To Each of you who read this

I wish you blessings added with my

prayers for your prosperity in Spirit & in Truth;

 

    With each passing day we come closer to the end of life for ourselves as do our loved ones too.  Yet, I can only ask you if you thank God for the day and all that it has brought you spiritually and materially regardless of whether it was right, wrong, real or imagined?  For in each action there is a lesson to be learned.  We cannot always understand what that lesson is, but that we have passed it and moved on to the end of the day is a blessing itself.  For some, the action may still be inevitable to come and for others it may be over with.  Either way There are lessons to be learned for each and every one of us.

 

    Often I, the unworthy repentant one, as a fool for Jesus Christ, believe it best to be up front as much as one possibly can be but not with any intent to cause harm.  We don't always succeed in this endeavor because we, as human beings, are prone to anger and other things.  No one is exempt from these human faults and frailties.  Yet, they too can be overcome but only when there is contemplation, meditation, prayer, confession and dutiful penance.  It takes much time, for some - - - for others it takes a life time, to learn the degree of patience and humility one needs. 

 

    Some of us, if not most of us, have fallen, will fall and we must then get up and dust ourselves off to try again and again. 

 

    Prayer is the key to all things...

 

   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!
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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. 

 

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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. 

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