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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...


September 27th, 2021

Compilation of Eminent Orthodox Christians who Speak Out Against Compromising the Faith for COVID Restrictions

Compiled by: Orthodox Christian Author James Perloff

The following compilation that has been created by Orthodox Christian Author James Perloff containing writings and statements of numerous Orthodox Christian Saints, Clergymen, Elders, Monastics, and Scholars on everything Covid (especialy the v@cc!ne) can be accessed here:


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 21st, 2021

Two Reflections on the Veneration of the Holy and Life-giving Cross

By: Two Orthodox Christians

Reflection 1:

““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...


September 20th, 2021

Men Have Become Wolves to Men

“Do you want to be healed?” -- St. John 5:6. A new epistle from the Burning Bush Brotherhood

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...


September 16th, 2021

St. Euphemia the Great Martyr and the Heresy of Monophysitism

Commemorated on September 16

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


September 2nd, 2021

Mount Sinai To AB Elpidophoros: The One and Only Ladder To Heaven…

Posted by Helleniscope

"By Nick Stamatakis

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...


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


TO READ AND DOWNLOAD, CLICK HERE: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fut6ymb28pefqie/2021.07....


August 4th, 2021

Science and the Holy Fathers

Notes from Fr. Seraphim Rose

The following are select separate notes found after Fr. Seraphim Rose's repose in 1982, published in Genesis, Creation, and Early Man:


4. Science as a Lower Form of Knowledge

The Orthodox Christian is not “against science.” But he expects from science only that knowledge which it is capable of giving, by its very nature—not theology, not a philosophy of life. Yet in...


August 2nd, 2021

An Essential Epistle on the Greatest Blasphemy of Our Days

By George Karras, “Orthodox Heritage” editor, May 27th, 2020.

MESSAGE OF THE MONTH (May 2020)

Today, at the end of the most tragic Lenten and Paschal season His Bride has ever lived, we celebrate the Apodosis of Pascha and tomorrow Orthodoxy observes His Holy Ascension. Sadly, most Orthodox churches shall remain either closed or with limited (at best)...


August 1st, 2021

Open Letter: TO OUR BELOVED HIERARCHS, BROTHER CONCELEBRANTS, AND OUR FAITHFUL FLOCKS

From the Burning Bush Brotherhood

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