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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

A bizarre legal battle for the legacy of Fr Arsenie Boca

It is indeed bizarre. A fight between a Church that has lost her soul after Crete and the babylonian EU, over the legacy of a saint that prophesied that both tragedies would happen: the falling away of the Church, and the destruction coming from the west through their loyal traitors in Romania (who he called

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

Thirthy year peace after the big war?

Here is another way one can look at this. I am not saying that what I am about to say is the correct interpretation, I am just saying maybe the correct interpretation has somehow slipped through and nobody noticed (just like nobody noticed the betrayal in the Missions Document in Crete). I am just trying

On interpreting prophecies about the end times.

I have been asked how the prophecies about the coming war (and the 30 year peace after that) actually reconcile with the clear signs we can observe today pointing to an imminent coming of the Antichrist? Various Holy Fathers seem to have different opinions on how close we actually are to the arriving of the

A New World “Christian” Order is Rising

(I wonder what is more dangerous: a NWO that is openly hostile to Christianity? or a NWO which presents a ‘pious and deceptive’ substitute for genuine Christianity? On which soil will the Antichrist be manifested?) “…we desperately need to address the world with a united voice. Without being one Church, could we not act as

Blockchain: It is later than you think

Blockchain is the fulfilment of the prophecy “all labour, every square inch, every grain of wheat will be under the authority of Antichrist” … http://orthodoxaustralia.org/2016/04/22/all-labor-every-square-inch-of-ground-every-grain-of-wheat-a-prophecy-from-15th-century/ “Innovators are programming this new digital ledger to record anything of value to humankind — birth and death certificates, marriage licenses, deeds and titles of ownership, rights to intellectual property,

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

Concerning the Bolshevik and Nihilist revolutions and the emergence of a “New Christianity”

Concerning how the Bolshevik and Nihilist revolutions purposefully evolved from “open warfare against God” to the presentation of a “new Christianity”: “The entire world is progressing toward unity of doctrine and action. This is our most general profession of faith … While proclaiming that religion is destined to assert its rule over society, we certainly

True Christianity vs Social Gospel

“What we have here is a change of Christian theology into sociology, sociology baptized into a new theology. This new theology as expressed in this heretical article (which was written by a bishop of the Orthodox Church – G.B.) places the realization of the Kingdom of God within our history here on earth, advocating the

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

Elder Athanasios Mitilinaios: Beware of the Prostitute church!

This note sheds much light on the dark ideas behind and within the Cretan “Mission” document and other such deviational happenings within the Orthodox world. There is a grave danger out there, that is both contained within ecumenism, yet which also extends far beyond it – a danger which could (and has) even manifested itself

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

Father Adrian Fageteanu

16th November 1912 – 27th of September 2011 Father Adrian  was a professional lawyer, during his young years After becoming a monk, at the end of WW2, Father Adrian enrolled as a university student, studying theology and philosophy as well Father Adrian spent many years in communist prisons, as a real enemy of atheist governments

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

Interview with Abbot Father Petroniu Tănase

Words of wisdom, offered to a group of Orthodox pilgrims from Melbourne, by Abbot Father Petroniu Tanase from the Romanian Skete Prodromu (the Forerunner), at the Holy Mount Athos (on 23rd May 2005) The Romanian skete Prodromu (“The Forerunner”) from the Holy Mount Athos is certainly a very welcoming place.  One of the greatest things

A Contemporary Orthodox World View

source (this is work in progress – i may update this post over the next period)   My dear friends, i am going to try to present what i would call “the big picture” (at least the way i see it), my Orthodox Worldview, trying to put some context around the events that have been

“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

Blessed Constantin Oprisan, Martyr of Jilava, Romania (1921 – 26th of July 1959)

Father George Calciu: “He did not talk much, but every word coming from his mouth was a holy word – only about Christ, only about love, only about forgiveness. He was praying unceasingly…” Elder Dumitru Bordeianu : “There was nobody more tortured like Constantin! He was arrested on 15th of May 1948 and condemned for 25

Blessed Confessor of Christ, Father Ilie Lacatusu (1909 – 22 July 1983)

On 19th of July 1952, Father Ilie Lacatusu [Eellee Lakatoosho] was arrested and sent to a concentration camp, where the political prisoners (mainly Orthodox and followers of the Legion of the Archangel Michael) were forced to build a channel between Danube River and the Black Sea. He was part of the large priests’ brigade. After

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”