Saturday, November 5, 2016


     The Orthodox Church is one and it is the original Church founded by Jesus Christ and His Holy Apostles, it is also the Church of the Seven Ecumenical Synods. Up until modern times hierarchs used to preach that Orthodoxy was the one and only Church yet few do so during our present days of coldness and apostasy, wherein the betrayal of the truths of Orthodoxy are under attack from within. If this trend continues Orthodoxy will be transformed into heresy and be called heterodoxy. The teaching and dogmatic truths held in the tradition of the Church are the essence of the Church. Many Orthodox Christians are unaware of the importance of truth but truth is its great treasure so it is easy for many to be deceived by unfaithful hierarchs which is happening in our days right before our eyes. They openly embrace heretics and shun the faithful objectors.

     Beginning in the 1920'S the descent into apostasy began with the massive betrayal by Orthodox Church  leaders who began to wage war against the Church and its dogmas. First they began to agree with heretics who claimed that the Church was not to be found in Orthodoxy alone but in the many different church groups outside. These heretical ideas which war against Orthodoxy were adopted by the ecumenical movement as a fundamental teaching. Ecumenism denies the existence of one exclusive Orthodox Church, seeing no difference in the gatherings outside. They also claim the popes and protestants as being the same as themselves although they are totally different. It is that difference which is what separates anything, and in this case Orthodoxy from all the rest of “Christianity” with its false teaching..

     Herein is the testimony of Orthodox Saints: 
No Saint of the Orthodox Church ever accepted ecumenical dealings with any group. The ecumenical movement began in 1923 by an archenemy pf Christ named Meletios Metaxakis, Patriarch of Constantinople. He caused divisions to begin between new and old calendarists. He contacted Protestants and urged them to take the idea from the League of Nations (post  WW1). He also maliciously addressed them as “churches” of God. Asserting that there was more than one church.

Statements of Saints”

St. Cosmas Aitolos (18th C.) 
Teaches us to: “Curse the pope because he is the cause of all evils.” Again: “The antichrist has already come; one is the pope and the other is over us (Mohammed)”.

St. John of Kronstadt: 
“The Latin (Roman) church erred in making the pope-king its head. They demoted Christ when they did this. A thread of blood runs through their history.”

St. Nicodemus the Hagiorite teaches: 
“The Latins (Catholics) are unbaptized and unsaved.”

St Mark of Ephesus:
He demanded on his death bed: “that no Orthodox who was friendly toward the Latins or papists come to my funeral or to the Church or the tomb.” He wanted everyone to know that the papacy is at enmity with God and His Church. He says: “I am convinced that the further away I am from them the closer I am to heaven.”

Saint John the Theologian:
The Saint demonstrates who is the antichrist and that there are many of them. “Little children it is the last time. And as you hear the antichrist will come, even now there are many antichrists; whereby we know it is the last time. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us, but they were not of us; but they went out, that they might be manifest that they are not of us. But you have an anointing from the holy one, and you know all things” (1John 2: 18-20). 

St. Paul the Apostle:
“A man that is a heretic, admonish once or twice, after that have nothing to do with him knowing that he is self-condemned.”

     We Orthodox must continue to love Christ with all our hearts, souls and bodies, and will serve Him with all our energy until He calls us into His Kingdom. With fear hope and love we will rejoice every day of our lives, always keeping Him in remembrance.

Friday, November 4, 2016

This is a new article, had trouble with the blog!


     The Church is not just a place where the faithful gather on Sundays to worship the Lord, but it is the living Body of Christ which requires a very active life. This life consists of carrying on the work of Christ or rather it is the work of Christ who is Head and Leader of the Church. The Church is well equipped and is the dwelling of the Holy Spirit who is her mentor and guide.

     Christ built His Church after waging war against the enemy with the rights He had received after   vanquishing him. So Christ acquired His Church in order to contend with the same enemy and to build herself upon the rights of Christ. The church abolished the old and sinful manner of life, teaches and nourished the faithful with a new and sinless life feeding its members with the food of immortality. The old sinful manner of life was founded upon the evil one and its many victims spread abroad continuing the works of the devil.

     Just as Christ died and rose from the dead into life eternal and will never die again for death has lost its dominion over Him, so the members of the Church die with Christ and acquire all the rights of the resurrection. They live in eternity and reign together with Christ whose kingdom lasts forever and is indestructible.

     So all the members of the Church look forward to their own resurrection, to which they testify: “I look to the resurrection of the dead and life in the world to come.” They go through tribulations on earth always looking to Christ, and become partakers of His sufferings and consequently of His eternal glory. This dogma is most essential for it testifies to our salvation, For if we fail to believe in our own resurrection we  consequentially reject Christ’s resurrection. 

     In the Church of the Corinthians they were saying that there was no resurrection of the dead. Hearing this, St. Paul wrote to them in his first epistle: “Now if Christ preached that He had risen from the dead, how say among you that there is no resurrection from the dead? But if there is no resurrection from the dead then Christ is not risen; and if Christ is not risen, then is our preaching is vain. Yea, and we are found as false witnesses of God; because we have testified that God raised up Christ, whom He did not raise. For if the dead do not arise then Christ is not risen and your faith is vain; you are yet in your sins. Then they also which have fallen asleep are of all men the most miserable (1 Cor. 15:12-19).

     Through such words St. Paul the Apostle confirms the dogma of the resurrection and the future life and kingdom which gives strength to every member of the Church to carry on the works of God in the Church. For whoever does not have this hope casts it forth as dead and without the ability to do what the Lord commands.

The Church is at war with the prince and ruler of this world which is built upon sin and death, and they preach to those who are ignorant, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ by which all believers are delivered from the condemnation of death, and receive the divine gift of the resurretion to eternal life. The Church builds herself up through preaching to new members keeping all the commandments of Christ who is her divine Head.

     The present life of the Church and her members regard the future and eternal life which the faithful struggle to achieve by the means provided by Christ. As holy Scripture says: “The hour is coming in which all who are in their tombs shall hear the voice of the Son of God, and they that hear shall live, and shall come forth, they that have done good unto the resurrection of life and they that have done evil unto the resurrection of condemnation.

     “Behold I show you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible man must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, “Death is swallowed up in victory. O death where is your sting? Hades where is your victory? The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who give us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Cor. 15:36-57 partial).
Preaching arouses belief which leads to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, for by faith we are saved and not by works for it is in faith in Jesus Christ that we are saved.