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Monday, 26 November 2012

THE “APOCALYPSE” (REVELATION) OF JOHN: THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL BOOK OF NEW TESTAMENT


Translated from the original by Costas Balomenos

       The book of “Apocalypse of John” is the last book of the New Testament canon. It belongs to the Jewish and Christian apocalyptic secretariat a literary genre that emerged in the Second Century BC until the second century AD and contains the hidden revelations secretly in holy persons by God and refers to the end of time. Thus we have the Apocalypse (Revelation) of Enoch, of Baruch, the Ascension of Moses, etc.
   Precisely because of this special style, knew enough controversy as to the genuineness in the first Christian centuries until finally become acceptable toward the end of fourth century AD by the Church as authentic book of the Bible because other ecclesiastical writers was considered as illegitimate and other as genuine, even quoting verses (pieces) than this...

Saturday, 20 October 2012

THE SACRED BOOKS OF RELIGIONS

Translated from the original by Costas Balomenos


 Picture 1: Bagkavantgkita and Avesta

The latest decades, Greece - probably due to its geographical location - became the place where many immigrants from different countries, with different cultures and most importantly a different religion, which due to ignorance and brings in a difficult position and surprise many of the native Greeks. So to help the understanding of different cultures and religiosity of immigrants, many of them already are our neighbors, and the following are articles published, dealing with the sacred books of other religions, so that the reader can get a taste of what about each religion professes. Wishing our article is to be found complete we quote at the end "the Book of the Dead", which does not belong to a particular religion, but many. Religions have them in alphabetical order, like textbooks, so the reader by clicking on any religion wants, immediately led to it.

Monday, 3 September 2012

3 plus 1 stories of prayer


Translated from the original by “M.L.”

I have lived in Athens my whole life. I used to spend in the city even the hot, dry summers. I have gathered many pictures from Athens in my mind’s eye, a few of them so intense that I cannot forget them. This blog gave me the opportunity to present 3 plus 1 true stories of people who prayed. I witnessed these events and I was moved to tears, hopefully, not out of cheap sentimentality, but because of the acknowledgment of those individuals’ faith. Of course, this is subjective and some readers may find the stories uninteresting while others may be moved. I am not a professional writer and perhaps my writing style cannot capture the power of the moment. But enough with the excuses, let’s start...

Friday, 15 June 2012

JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES THE … “LEECHES’


Translated from the originals by Chris Tsilikas


It’s easier to get rid of leeches than of Jehovah’s Witnesses

       We will neither break fresh ground nor “carry coals to Newcastle” when we talk about the well-known persistence of Jehovah’s Witnesses in trapping innocent victims and trying to convert them to unpaid life-long salespeople of the issues of the American publishing company “The Watchtower”. And this persistence and importunity sometimes infringes on the limits of decency and touches the limits of paranoia to such a degree that they become real “leeches (1)”, which it is extremely difficult to get rid of...

Sunday, 29 January 2012

UNKNOWN HERESIES AND HERESIARCHS IN THE YEARS AFTER THE APOSTLES


Translated from the original by Chris Tsilikas

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As we have already pointed out in other posts, our goal is not limited to facing heresies and exhibiting the Orthodox Faith, but we are also interested in giving information on various issues, so that the faithful have a global and clear picture of what they worship.
Therefore, we dealt with heresies in our post “Heresies in the years of the Apostles” and with the apocryphal books of the Old Testament in our post “Angels and Demons in the apocryphal book of Enoch”.
In our current article we are going to deal with the heresies that existed after the years of the Apostles, spanning the 1st to the middle of the 3rd centuries AD...