"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." - Ephesians 6:12
We are indebted to the compilation work of Fr. Constantine Tzortzis and his team concerning the spiritual dimensions of covid-19 and spiritual consequences of the covid-19 vaxxines. We are also thankful to Fr. Cosmas for providing the faithful with this beneficial resource on his website under Number 62 in Section 1 here: Section One (orthodoxtalks.com). The PDF can be downloaded directly here: The War Against God.pdf (mybigcommerce.com).
““Today the Cross of the Lord goeth forth, and the faithful welcome it with longing, and they receive healing of soul and body and of every malady. Let us kiss it with joy and fear: with fear, because of sin, for we are unworthy; with...
THE AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND DIOCESE OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OUTSIDE OF RUSSIA
September 15, 2021
To the Honourable Gladys Berejiklian and the Honourable Andrews,
As the Bishop of the faithful entrusted in me, I am compelled by my conscience to address by way of open letter a significant concern for my flock and all those who fall under the New South Wales and Victorian...
In the third century of Christianity, when pagan rulers were putting Christians both young and old to torture and death for not bowing down to idols, there lived a young girl who was raised a Christian and who had true and steadfast faith. Hidden and praying to the True God in a house church with forty-eight other Christians, while pagans worshipped demons, was the maiden
This article and letter have been written in my capacity as a clergyman of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, and with the blessing of His Grace, Bishop GEORGE+ of Canberra. The views expressed herein are mine, and do not necessarily reflect the views of my other employer, AC3.
The most chilling aspect of the current response to the Covid19 pandemic is not simply the...
“But He answered and said to them, I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out!” (Luke 19:40)
To Whom It May Concern,
I am compelled by my conscience as Bishop of the faithful entrusted to me, to address by way of this open letter my deep concerns regarding the situation our Nation has spiraled into during this current health crisis, which we...
Helleniscope’s audience has been reacting for many weeks to the infamous statement by AB Elpidophoros at the “Religious Freedom Summit” in Washington DC on July 16, 2021: “When you elevate one religion above all others, it is as if you decide there is only one path leading to the top of the mountain. But the truth is you simply cannot see the myriads...
Many Orthodox Christians have contacted us seeking resources for exemption from mandatory masks, vaccination, and testing against Covid-19 in various settings (i.e., workforce, school, and military). Below, we have compiled various resources we believe are helpful. Each has its own particular strength; find the documents best suited to your situation. Maybe multiple documents...
From January of 2017 until May of 2018, Fr. Peter was the instructor of Old and New Testament at Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary in Jordanville, New York, and continues now as a Lecturer of Dogmatic Theology in the Certificate of Theological Studies Program. Fr. Peter is the founder and current head of Uncut Mountain Press (founded in 2000), and the founder and first editor of “Divine Ascent, A Journal of
Orthodox Faith” (begun in 1995). Fr. Peter was also the host of the podcast,
Postcards from Greece, and is a regular speaker to parish groups in the United States and Canada.
Fr. Peter has undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees in Dogmatic Theology from the Theological School
of the University of Thessalonica, all completed under the tutelage of Professor Demetrios Tselingides. He was the rector and spiritual father of the parish of the Holy Prophet Elias
in Petrokerasa, a small village in the mountains outside of
Thessalonica, Greece, from 2006 until 2017. In 2014 he was made Protopresbyteros and Spiritual
Father of the Diocese of Ierissou and Agion Oros.
Fr. Peter Heers was born in Dallas, Texas and grew up near San Francisco. The
son of an Anglican priest, in 1992 his parents and much of his father’s
parish converted to the Orthodox Church. In 1996 he came to
Thessaloniki, Greece, in order to visit Mt. Athos, returning again in
1998 to begin the Theological School of the University of Thessaloniki.
He lived in Thessaloniki for 18 years, where he was married
to a Thessaloniki native (and blessed with 5 children) and ordained to the diaconate and priesthood in 2003, in the Diocese of Kastoria.
Fr. Peter is attached to the clergy of the Holy Trinity Monastery, Jordanville, NY., of the Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and a member of the faculty of Holy Trinity Seminary.