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

"Prejudice Makes Prisoners of the Hated and the Hater"

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“For he [Jesus] is believed to have been conceived on the 25th of March, upon which day also he suffered; so the womb of the Virgin, in which he was conceived, where no one of mortals was begotten, corresponds to the new grave in which he was buried, wherein was never man laid, neither before him nor since. But he was born, according to tradition, upon December the 25th.” -St. Augustine of Hippo

 

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    In prayer, a group of us who are Orthodox Benedictine (OSB) and Thaddean Fathers (SSJt. = Society & Holy Order of St. Jude Thaddeus who is attributed with the shortest Epistle in the New Testament, and being the sainted helper of the hopeless and most impossible of cases) from mainline and non-mainline Orthodox jurisdictions as well as Independent jurisdictions...  have sought answers to questions and find that His Eminence's "Quotes" page is become necessary especially for those who are not true strugglers on the path of "Orthodox Catholic Christianity".  Many who say that he should say nothing are more involved with self-interests and 'politics'. 

 

    Some of us are not even associated with the Jurisdiction under His Eminence but belong to a large prayer group across the North American Continent and come from not just other jurisdictions but various Protestant denominations as well.  We have unanimously agreed through our various social networking that much that could be posted by His Eminence, has not been posted, even such as we have suggested because we find that he is less imbued with 'politics' and being a Metropolitan Archbishop as he is with prayer and being a spiritual father to many of us who have called on him for guidance.  Thank you!"


August 2016

There are many questions that have come to my attention lately that I believe need to be answered about myself, this website, the various Holy Orders and so-called communities.  It is with deepest respect for the many who have visited this website that I address this message.

    I also apologize for the "disconnectedness" of the following paragraphs as I speak of many issues or questions that have come to me of late.

    1.    I reside in an RV which is my personal hermitage with two four legged children of God.  One of them has been with me for over 14 years, his name is Duke.  I personally believe that God’s creatures we refer to as “animals” cannot and must not be ignored for we too are members of the “animal” kingdom who hold the highest manifestations of God’s love which includes the gift of “Free Will.”  According to the species of animals, they too have a limited “Free Will” but cannot articulate it in the same capacity as we humans are able.  Thus, using an imperfect summation, we do rule according to the commandment in the Book fo Genesis to “Subdue the earth.” 

    2.    A community of brothers and sisters hold two basic meaning: A following of those who may or may not live in a physical community but live separate from the world and follow the traditions and rules established within the Holy Order or; A “Society” to which one belongs, collectively or individually.  I shall not post any quotes at this time.

   3.    Many of the bishops who are listed on the AOC Clergy Page maintain their diocese according to their own creative skills with the parameters of the Seven Ecumenical Councils as is right in Orthodoxy.  Any one who makes a claim of being with the AOC or NAOC or to my unworthy self or having had contact with me should be validated by me personally.  One said individual who makes these claims but with whom I have no person or professional knowledge or association is cited as “Archbishop Michael on the blogs posted on http://orthodoxcdm.weebly.com/archbishop-michael.html.

    4.    Another issue which has come to my attention is one regarding married bishops.  Prior to the Roman Pontiff’s falling away from the root, ground and base of the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ, there were married bishops.  Of the original twelve apostles, the first bishops, most of them were indeed married.  I have chosen, along with a couple of the other bishops of this jurisdiction, to live a monastic life and remain celibate.  This does not mean that I do not approve of or that I reject married bishops for this is clearly permissible in the “First” Canon, the Holy Bible.  A single monastic (unmarried) bishop is just as valid as one who is married and is highly acceptable.  It also extends itself to the married or celibate presbyteral order.   An excellent article about this particular issue can be found at http://www.stmaryorthodoxchurch.org/orthodoxy/articles/married_bishops.

   5.    Inasmuch as this following statement will bring forth the ire of many, the Holy Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, clearly indicate that the original bishops and early church retained the Holy Sabbath the same way that Our Savior kept it, on Saturday.  If they honored the Sabbath according to the practice of the time, the church was ill advised to have changed it to Sunday.  Even though the disciples understood that they had the ability to do so, under the direction of Our Lord who declared, “What you shall declare bound on earth shall be bound in heaven,” they chose not to do so.  It was only later, when the understanding of the celebration of the Resurrection came into more common practice that the Holy Day was transferred to the Sunday. 

    6.    I must address a subject that is current to our modern times.  The United States was founded on the Judeo-Christian principles found in the Holy Bible.  The present government, as a result of the policies of many past presidents, It is my opinion they have quietly declared, albeit de facto, a war on Christianity.  This is most manifest under the present administration which has installed many advisors and top officials who are in actuality or deeply sympathetic to Islam over what our Fore-fathers had envisioned.  This is not a “political” observation but a means for a “top down” destruction of our country which is being facilitated by the silence or passive approval of our congressional leaders. 

    In light of this situation, it is wrong for us to turn away our Protestant brothers and sisters even though they may have a different understanding of the Holy Bible and live their lives according to those differences.  We cannot and must not be hypocrites!  If we do continue to turn them away, we are less than they and we are rejecting the words of our Lord. 

    7.    A false Christianity is rising in our world.  This false teaching must be fought by every true Christian through hard, earnest prayer.  When we hear church leaders, such as the Bishop of Rome speak of Islam as a religion of peace, they are part of this destruction.  By the actions of those who follow this faith we can see that this is not so.  Jesus taught peace and acceptance of everyone.  Under Christianity the dignity of women is elevated, not as in Islam where women and many other (especially non-Muslims) are abused and have no rights.  Under Christianity life, they and many others are supported and upheld, not as in Islam where murder is a means to attain a heavenly reward.  We celebrate the Light of the world while Islam’s God is the ancient Moon God, a false light which exists in darkness.  Is this the same god of peace which we as Christians profess?   I think not!

Metropolitan +Joseph Thaddeus (Stanford), O.S.B., SSJt., Ph.D. – Primate

A Most Unworthy Repentant Sinner in the vineyard of this life as a fool for the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ!

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July 2016

To you who view this message...

 

    I have to agree with many of you in saying... "Our country is in one heck of a pickle!  It is truly falling apart and loosing credibility in the eyes of other nations and more especially in the eyes of God the Father and His only begotten son, Jesus the Christ!"

 

    The only resort we have is PRAYER of the heart, mind and lips, in the quiet corner of our being.  With that being said, I move on in saying that the following link which comes to us from Abouna +Gregori is the true bottom line for what has been the cause for the changes this country (U.S.A.) and the world with most unusual weather changes, rain, earthquakes, tornadoes and worse... which will grow worse as time goes on... as prophesied in the Book of Revelation....   Please Watch the following video by Publius Huldah. It is rather long, about 51 minutes, but it is extremely important. Ms. Huldah gave this talk in Ohio, but it is apropos to all States and All American citizens who value their lives and their freedoms. After viewing please pass it on to all your friends and ask them to pass it on also.

HOW OUR FRAMERS WOULD STOP THE ISLAMIC TAKEOVER OF OUR COUNTRY AND HOW OUR CONSTITUTION HELPS US:


https://vimeo.com/165950373

Metropolitan Joseph Thaddeus (Stanford), O.S.B., SSJt., Ph.D. – Primate

A Most Unworthy Repentant Sinner in the vineyard of this life as a fool for the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ!

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He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.” —Luke 22:36

"Prejudice Makes Prisoners of the Hated and the Hater"

"FACT: Haters don't really hate you! In FACT they hate THEMSELVES because you're a reflection of what they wish to be!"

 


 

 

      

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