A PARALLEL BETWEEN AN ECUMENIST AND A BIGOT

It is not difficult to distinguish between an ecumenist Orthodox and a “bigot” one. Here are some personal observations on how an ecumenist looks like:

  • superior”: although he simulates a humble behavior; he confesses his broad vision on aspects of faith, unlike the bigot who keeps to the Holy Fathers, thus being “frozen in his own templates”; Read more

WHY IS THE PHYLETISM A HERESY? (II)

Having in mind the manifestation aspect, the error of the phyletists consists in replacing the church Tradition with the popular or national tradition. The love for our nation (of beings) is wrongly emphasized and appears more important than the love for Christ as He told us: “The one who loves his father or mother more than Me isn’t worthy of Me, and the one who loves a son or daughter more than Me isn’t worthy of Me. The one who doesn’t take up his cross and follow me isn’t worthy of Me.” (Matthew 10, 37) The clergy who publically promote the phyletist wandering, especially those who have a theological education realize very well that they actually deny overall the Divinity. Read more

WHY IS THE PHYLETISM A HERESY? (I)

For a real Christian, Orthodoxy is the worship of God in Spirit and in Truth. The Spirit is the glory of Christians (John 7, 39). If the Spirit is not present so is the Orthodoxy and if Orthodoxy is not present so is the salvation. Saint Athanasius the Great, the Patriarch of Alexandria says that: “Whosoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he holds the catholic faith; Which faith except every one do keep whole and undefiled, without doubt he shall perish everlastingly.” (The Symbol of Saint Athanasius the Great, the Patriarch of Alexandria, “Comments to Psalter”) Read more

VISIONARIES

The mediums and people who foretell using tea leaves or coffee grounds state out and loud that they have the “gift” of detecting some persons or the fact that a family was cursed and that they can find out who cursed them. Let’s be serious, isn’t that these people simply ridicule the ordinary people?
The deceased Archimandrite Haralambos Vasilopulos was the confessor of such type of deceivers who repented; he used to ask them:
– Why did you partake to the devil’s work?
– I did it for money, they answered.
– When your clients asked you something, what did you answer to them?
– We simply make a fool of them. Read more

SENSORIAL PEOPLE: THEIR ORIGIN AND NATURE ACCORDING TO THE ORTHODOX CONCEPTION

Lately, many people started to manifest unusual skills: treatments with the energetic field, telepathy and psychokinesis, clairvoyance. All these are part from the contemporary life and therefore a religious interpretation and a clear and convincing attitude over these phenomena are necessary.

Is this thing good or bad? How should an orthodox Christian act when he meets such type of persons and should he draw upon their help? We will try to answer these questions but let’s first try to investigate our tradition and the experience of our Spirit bearers Holy Fathers. Read more

DARKNESS AND LIGHT

Hoping that my drama could be of a use to take someone out of the gutter, I will write in the following some things related to my past, when my life had not yet really started.

My father, the head of a drinking house, being somewhere between an atheist and an indifferent believer and raised fearing his father who beat him for its very first delinquency from his foolish practice, did not find in him the power to stop the perpetuation of his imposing character and deprived me and my brother as much as possible from the debauchery that we had never thought that it was not necessary to experience. Read more

WAS THE APPEARANCE OF THE SIGN OF CROSS ON 14TH OF SEPTEMBER 1925 A MIRACLE?

Does God bless the schisms?

The tormented spirits of “old calendarists” separated from the Church’s Body have often in mind the apparition of the Holy Cross on the 14th of September 1925 – old calendar – as a sustaining miracle of accuracy/exactness of the old calendar. The event was published the next day in SKRIP newspaper (15/28.09.1925) and it was described as the following: Read more