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Category Archives: Essays

Orthodox Prophecy vs. Orthodox Common Sense (Orthodox Worldview)

I touched on this subject before, but i feel like i have to reiterate it. The purpose of a Christian life is to acquire that “Orthodox Common Sense” (the presence of the Holy Spirit) in our lives. Thus this needs to be our main focus. If we start to over-rely on fulfillment of certain prophecies

The Evolution of Social Doctrines and the Antichrist

The “evolution” of social agendas in Russia starting with the 17th century, and really getting the big boost after the communist takeover of Russia. This (the first link) is a good article documenting the progress of this cancer of Orthodoxy that in recent years has got to take center stage in the Church itself, culmination

Fr Seraphim Rose on achieving “happiness” on Earth

Some 40 years ago Fr Seraphim Rose was writing: “There was a particular philosopher in China in the late nineteenth century who brought this philosophy to its logical conclusion, as far as it could go. His name is K’ang Yu-Wei (1858-1927). He’s not particularly interesting except as he incarnates this philosophy of the age, this

Psalm 21 foretells the supernatural birth of Christ

Psalm 21 foretells the supernatural birth of Christ, in which the Mother of God was virgin before birth, remained virgin during birth and continued to be a virgin after birth. As the Psalm indicates, God the Father “took” God the Son “out of the womb”. The Psalm does not say that “my mother gave birth

Peter “The Rock”

Mathews 16:16-18 16. Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17. Jesus answered and said to him, Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18. And I also say to you that

Psalm 106 fortells the miracle of fish catching

Psalm 106 foretells the miracle of fish catching (“his wonders in the deep”) that nearly broke the fishermen’s nets, performed before the eyes of the fishermen themselves (the Apostles); fishermen are those that “do business in great waters”. The same psalm foretells the calming of the storm in the middle of the sea that caught

On the betrayal of Orthodoxy and Christ (Psalms 81-82)

If you read carefully you will notice striking similarities with today’s alliances and conspiracies of the betrayers with strangers and everyone else seeking to destroy Orthodoxy. Think Ecumenism as well as all the political machinations and conspiracies (involving all those tribes named bellow) devised to deceive. They betray the people for interests foreign to Orthodoxy

A thousand year rule?

Some will say that the “thousand year rule” of Christ shall soon begin. They will argue that satan is free today to do whatever destruction it desires, and argue that once Christ comes he will bind satan for a thousand years and establish his kingdom on Earth. Orthodoxy says Christ has been ruling on Earth

Psalm 138 – Christ Is Risen

Psalm 138 foretold that Christ would descend into Hades, which would “blow up” and lighten like day, and free the righteous from their bonds ! Our Holy Fathers say that because the devil did not understanding who Christ really was (see below), devised a plan to have Him killed so that he (the devil) could

And saith unto them, “Peace be unto you”

John 20: 19 – 21 19. Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. 20. And when he had so

An Orthodox Critique of Perennialism (and René Guénon)

A less known and I would say more subtle influence that seems to have afflicted many contemporary Orthodoxy theologians and thinkers in recent times is Perennialism. Perennialism as defined on Wikipedia, is a perspective on modern spirituality that views each of the world’s religious traditions as sharing a single, metaphysical truth or origin from which

The Theory of Evolution and Its Sources

Would it be surprising to you, finding out that there is a clear religious proof behind that strange idea of Big-Bang and the billions of years, supposedly passed since the magic ‘event’? The following sources of information are not Orthodox viewpoints, but the historical details are REAL. Very shortly, we will be presenting excerpts from

“The Eurasian Project for the Development of Post-Soviet Russia in the Context of the Russian Religious-Philosophical Tradition”

Archpriest George Mitrofanov, Professor of St. Petersburg Theological Academy Already in the first response of Russian religious philosophers to emergence of the Eurasian collections was marked with tempting “novelty” ideology of Eurasianism, clearly contrasted with its entire previous national and Orthodox-oriented trunk stream of Russian religious and philosophical thought and at the same time in

Radu Gyr

2/03/1905 – 29/04/1975 Radu Gyr (Demetrescu) was an extraordinary man, with a heart as large as the sky with its beauties! He spent many years in communist extermination camps, suffering extreme punishments. In spite of these tortures, Radu Gyr wrote very daring pieces of literature, while suffering of diverse illnesses and depravations in prison, and

“Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven”

“Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven” Every Sunday during the Beatitudes part of the Divine Liturgy, we hear this being chanted: “Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven” (Matt 5:3). The same paragraph in Luke 6:20 simply says “Blessed are the poor”

Homily on Nativity by Metropolitan Archbishop Paul Saliba

By: His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Paul Saliba Primate of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines AND THE WORD BECAME FLESH AND DWELT AMONG US AND WE BEHELD HIS GLORY, THE GLORY AS OF THE ONLY BEGOTTEN OF THE FATHER, FULL OF GRACE AND TRUTH. (John 1:14) The Gospel accounts of the Nativity are limited to

The Heresy of Social Gospel

This heresy was well captured and presented in the writings of Blessed Seraphim Rose and Herman Podmoshenski of Platina Monastery, the spiritual offspring of the Elders from Optina monastery. As some may know, but perhaps most have not learned yet, parts of the written work of these two saintly fathers were censored, books published were


DUMITRU BORDEIANU V15/28 August 1921 – 3/16 August 2002  The following details presented are excerpts taken from the book “Confession from the Bog of Despair”, written by Dumitru Bordeianu, a Romanian Martyr. We will also try to remember some details from his direct confessions, as Elder Dumitru explained on a Sunday, after the Church service

The Plan of Sealing the People (with the Mark of the Beast) – Part 2

Once that the Christian ecumenism is ‘resolved’ (see the present ‘pan-orthodox synod’ from Crete), another synthesis towards a ‘higher’ inter-religious joining is to happen, which would be the ‘updated’ Judaism, according to Isaac M Wise in his “Triumphant Judaism”, from AJS Review, 1982. The primordial target, in Romania at least, is the Orthodox Monasticism. Aiming

The Challenger Syndrome

Character faults are common enough as we all know, but the higher the position of the person, the more serious are the consequences. We’ll look at three major events, or failures which exemplify something I’ll refer to as the Challenger Syndrome. Most of us remember the tragic explosion of the Challenger Space Shuttle, and that

Judas, the “social justice” warrior and how each of us is becoming like him

EACH ONE OF US IS POTENTIALLY A JUDAS A sermon given by Fr. Seraphim (Rose) during Great Lent, 1982 Preface by Orthodox Australia: The level of wisdom and Orthodox understanding reflected in the works of Fathers Seraphim and Herman of Platina are beyond what few could comprehend in their generation of warriors for Christ, let alone in our

Excerpts from the 1903 Epistle of the Russian Orthodox Synod (concerning the non-Orthodox)

“…in its own particular life each autocephalous Orthodox Church must always (as, indeed, it does at present) preserve the memory and consciousness of its union with the other Orthodox Churches, and of the fact that only in communion and agreement with them has it the pledge of truth and of eternal life, or manifests itself

The Plan of Sealing The People (with the Mark of the Beast) – Part 1

This is a translation of the following article from a Romanian website: https://monahulteodot.wordpress.com/2016/05/08/planul-de-pecetluire-a-oamenilor/ We want to present this very important message about the ongoing spiritual riots, started some time ago. They are so planned and so cunning! This rebellion against God is not new, and the ones who triggered this uprising are very well known…

About the Universe and the fall of Man

“He laid the foundations of the earth that it never should move at any time”. Where do the Bible and the teachings of the Holy Fathers fit in with the observation of today’s science? The “missing link” may be found in the falling of the universe (of the whole of Creation) due to sin of

All labor, every square inch of ground, every grain of wheat… A Prophecy from 15th Century

“Each person will be registered; not only every facet of his affairs and his life, but his every word, every movement of his mental faculties will be under constant surveillance so that he will lose the habit of thinking for himself out of fear that the expression on his face might involuntarily reflect something incompatible