Articles tagged: eschatology
Concerning That "Church" Which Will Accept a Legalization from the Antichrist
St. John Maximovitch
St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco (+1966), from a homily given in 1956 on the Sunday of the Dread Judgment:
"St. John the Theologian "himself says that he was 'in the Spirit' - meaning that the Holy Spirit Itself was in him - when the fate of the Church and the world was revealed to him in various symbols. That is why this is a Divine Revelation. He presents the fate of the Church in...
The Spirit of Antichrist and the Forerunners of Antichrist
Archbishop Averky of Jordanville
From the second chapter of St. Paul's Second Epistle to the Thessalonians it is clear that the teaching about the Antichrist enters into the content of the earliest apostolic evangelization. After giving a description of the Antichrist in the third and fourth verses of that chapter, the holy Apostle writes further to the Thessalonians. "Do you not remember that when I was still with you, I told you...
A Letter to an Abbess Concerning the Vaccines (English Translation)
By Elder Evthymios of Kapsala, Mt. Athos
Too long has our people been plagued with this painful coronavirus affair. Let them at last leave every one free to act according to his judgement, without pressure.
Elder Evthymios of the Cell of the Resurrection in Kapsala on Mt. Athos, a disciple of Saint Paisios of Mt. Athos, more than a year after his first letter, now writes a second letter concerning mandatory vaccination in response to questions from an abbess (dated 20 June 2021).
Geronda Philotheus of Karakallou Monastery (Mt. Athos) Speaks Out Against C0v!d and V@x
"I see that behind the back of all these events stands the devil, acting as their participant and secret mastermind."
(The following more accurate and updated translation has been provided by Fr. Zachariah Lynch):
"The Igumen of Karakallou monastery on Mt. Athos, Archimandrite Philotheus, shared some of his thoughts about the corona-virus:
“We have a very clear inner sense, that this pandemic has come about not by random chance but has been intentionally created. And then the...
St. Peter Zverev's Sermon on the 1910 Cholera Pandemic
"But this is our grief – we have invented all the wrong means by which we think to be saved from this terrible sickness that has mercy on no one." - St. Peter Zverev
“There are still reports being received from various places that infectious disease is spreading across our country, and that it is carrying away to the grave many thousands of people. It is not surprising that in the face of this frightful phenomenon people are brought to anxiety and are striving to think of any means whereby they may avoid the impending thunderstorm. But this is our grief –...
A Narrative on the Manifold Judgments of God
By: St. Nikodemos the Hagiorite of Mount Athos
"A certain Abba of the monastics, with great boldness and tears, asked God that He reveal to him some of His judgments on men: judgments which they do not recognize, but mistake for extraordinary events. For a long time God did not show him anything (for men can never fully know and understand the mysteries of God), but the ascetic did not cease from that prayer day and night. One day, God, wishing to...