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September 15th, 2022

Elements of Idolatry: Sexual Pleasure

Excerpt from the Revelation Homilies by Elder Athanasios Mitilinaios

Excerpt from Lesson 13 on Revelation

Revelation 2:12-13

And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: The words of him who has the sharp two-edged sword. I know where you dwell, where Satan's throne is; you hold fast my name and you did not deny my faith even in the days of Antipas my witness, my faithful one, who was killed among you, where Satan...

Fr. Peter Heers' commentary on this passage (from Lesson 1, Series 2 on Revelation, 8/16/2022):

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Listen to a reading of this passage by Elder Athanasios at the Orthodox Wisdom podcast:

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April 12th, 2022

The Inseparable Union of Dogma and Ethos & How Christianity is a Kingdom and Not a Religion

Elder Athanasios Mitilinaios, Excerpt from Lesson 7 on Revelation

When we talk about theosis, being God-like, becoming one with Christ, it means that we enter the life of God which is the very desire of the Creator before all ages. That is why there is a vast difference between Christianity and the average religion. Unfortunately, today most of us live Christianity as a religion and not as a kingdom, and this presents a number of problematic consequences,...


March 29th, 2022

Patriotism & War - Metropolitan Philaret of New York

Excerpt from "On the Law of God"

Naturally, one will love one's own family and the relatives he grew up with, most of all, and secondly, the whole country, the people to which one belongs. One is tied to this people both by state and civil obligations and by culture and customs. One is bound to one's people, to one's own homeland, and one loves them. This love for homeland is that Christian patriotism which cosmopolitanists so strongly...


December 29th, 2021

The Spiritual Reality Concerning the Vaccine

-- From the Editor

I. Introduction

II. Two Truths

A. God Inspires Doctors in Their Practice of Medicine

B. Contemporary Science is from the Occult Tradition

III. Samples from our Sacred Tradition

A. From the Lives of...


October 27th, 2021

Weep! by I. M. Andreyev

A True Story of Evil in NYC & The Christian Social Ethic

There once appeared in one of New York City’s newspapers a small article entitled “Child-killer.” This article stated that in a little hotel on West 84th Street there occurred a frightening event, a horrible crime—a mother beat to death her two-year old son. The brief details recounted in the article only magnify the horror of this cruel act. And what were the details? This time, even the...


October 14th, 2021

The Aborted “Bioethics” of Ancient Faith Radio’s Fr. John Parker & Dr. Ryan Sampson Nash

By: Irene Polidoulis MD CCFP FCFP Assistant Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine and member of the Orthodox Church in Canada

Listening to an Ancient Faith Radio (AFR) Podcast on the Covid-19 vaccines (Part 1), an interview between Fr. John Parker and Dr. Ryan Sampson Nash, reminded me of that feeling you get when the rug is unexpectedly pulled out from under your feet, only in the...


October 8th, 2021

RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION COLLECTIONS AND RESOURCES

Compiled by Orthodox Ethos

Dearest to Christ,

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...


October 6th, 2021

A Return of Evil Signs

by Archpriest Geoffrey Korz; re-post from Orthodox Reflections on October 4, 2021

I would like to speak to you about three signs: one from a hundred years ago, one from ninety years ago, and one from today. These signs are not signs of prophecy – but they are signs of the times. Evil signs.

The first sign, from one hundred years ago, is a sign that was found on the doors of restaurants and stores throughout the United...


September 25th, 2021

The War Against God

"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).


September 22nd, 2021

Letter to Archbishop Elpidophoros by Orthodox Christian Attorney J. Mark Brewer

On Mandatory Vaccines and Religious Exemptions; Communique of the Holy Eparchial Synod of September 16, 2021

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September 17, 2021


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September 18th, 2021

September Pastoral Letter on Vaccine Passports

By: Auxiliary Bishop George of Australian & New Zealand Diocese (ROCOR)

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...


August 21st, 2021

ON THE SPIRITUAL DANGERS OF THE SPUTNIK V VACCINE

Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil. (1 Thess. 5: 21-22)

If you have pity for others, you will not condemn anyone. (St. Anatoly of Optina)


CONTENTS

Introduction

Thesis One: “There are no spiritual problems, you can and should be vaccinated”.

Thesis Two: “There is no evidence of the presence of elements of aborted infants in the vaccine”.

Thesis Three: “Creating vaccines in a medium of cells originating from abortion has been approved by the Church".

Thesis Four: “If abortions were performed for the direct purpose of producing medicines, then this would be a grave crime, a sin. But it has nothing to do with the present case.”

Thesis Five: It is downright blasphemous, for it equates the consequences of killing a baby as a result of an abortion with the Sacrifice of Christ".

Thesis Six: “Let us take advantage of the consequences of the murdered baby’s death”.

Conclusions and Suggestions

References


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