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Thursday, 11 December 2014

The heretic Apelles and Mr. Barthelemy - The calumny of "anti - Ecumenists"

Translated from the original by Costas Balomenos


The Ecumenical Patriarch. Mr. Barthelemy Α


W
ith the beginning of the 20th century and specifically in 1902, the then Patriarch of Constantinople Joachim III, sent to the heads of the Orthodox Churches a text, in which he urged them to develop a dialogue with the heterodox churches.
In their reply, the Orthodox Churches stressed the need for unity, but they pointed to the difficulties which existed. The Greek Church, in fact, added that in the past had made similar attempts, but they had failed.
In January 1920 the Ecumenical Patriarchate addressed a circular letter to the Churches of Christ around the world”, in which called them for establishing of a “society” of Churches, according to the standards of the “League of Nations (the current UN)...

Friday, 21 November 2014

DIALOGUE BETWEEN AN ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN AND A JEHOVAH'S WITNESS FOR THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST

Translated from the original by Costas Balomenos


From the book of Jehovah's Witnesses
'You can live'

T
his present study “Dialogue of an Orthodox with a Witness of Jehovah” is a lively dialogue, which happened not once but dozens of times by a dear Orthodox Christian, with prominent members of the “Jehovah's Witnesses”. By the dear brother we have gotten permission to publish a large part of the dialogue that did with a "Jehovah's Witness" for the Resurrection of Christ...

Friday, 26 September 2014

ORTHODOX DIVINE LITURGY: A BORING CEREMONY?!

Translated from the original by Costas Balomenos


«And (Jesus) spoke to them for many things in parables. He was saying to them, Again the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant who is looking for good pearls. And when, find a precious pearl, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it»  Matthew 13: 3.45 - 46.

S

uch a pearl, like that described by the Lord in the parable above, we have in our hands the Orthodox Christians, which unfortunately we do not appreciate duly. And it is none other than the Divine Liturgy, because the Orthodox Church is eminently worshipful Church. Doctrine and Worship keep pace...

Thursday, 4 September 2014

My impressions on the annual international convention of Jehovah's Witnesses

by Alexia Krinitis


The annual international convention of Jehovah's Witnesses took place in Athens on 27-29 June, atthe Olympic Stadium (a.k.a OAKA). If you live in Athens or if you visited the “famed city” the weekprior to the convention, probably you noticed groups of Jehovah's Witnesses, from different nations and countries,  wearing their badges and walking around Athens. Also, you might noticed anincreased activity in the field service. Within 5 days, I received three times the invitation to their international convention!...

Thursday, 24 July 2014

MY RELATIONSHIP WITH ONE JEHOVAH’S WITNESS

Translated from the original by Costas Balomenos



What kind of prologue you can do for someone, which she confesses the depths” of his soul? What kind of prologue you can do for someone, who “fell in love much”? What kind of prologue you can do for someone, who does not care whether it shall use in her speech “as should” expressions, so as not to be misinterpreted by several Pharisees and hypocrites of the society? What kind of prologue can you do - you, a petty bourgeois conservative teacher of religious - for someone who does not hesitate to admit that “I never cared for crumpling as a man, because always I was listening to my heart in matters of love”. Just, clam up and leave the other to narrate you the pain and the unjust, which drowns her.

Postscript: At the end of the article there are explanations for some expressions of Elpida, because Elpida uses the phraseology of Jehovah's Witnesses, which is unknown to the general public.
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Note: The Greek word Elpida, in English is translated as Hope.


Follows the “deposit soul of Elpida

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

MORALS - CUSTOMS AND WORSHIP OF ANCIENT PEOPLES AND RELIGIONS

Translated from the original by Costas Balomenos



J
esus Christ can was born as a man from a virgin daughter, our Panagia, but was not the same as in Christianity. Christianity was not born from parthenogenesis, but it came into a world that was full of different religions and religious beliefs. So, that from those beliefs do not was devaluing the structure and his doctrine, Christianity incorporated it, giving to them a new content and color. But, what it was considered as impermissible and sinful, either tried to it change it, either to remove it completely...

Sunday, 4 May 2014

EVERYTHING THAT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW FOR THE PENTECOSTALS (in questions and answers)

Translated from the original by Costas Balomenos



Rollup of Pentecostals; Many of them have fall into trance state and “they are speaking in tongues”

Question; What are the Pentecostals, why they are called so and what is their teaching?

Answer; The Pentecostals is heresy of Christianity. It is not a single group, but is fragmented in various groups - they say churches - and under various names such as Church of God of Pentecost”, “Apostolic Church of Pentecost”, “Free Apostolic Church of Pentecost”, “Church of Prophecy” etc. It is also important to emphasize that many of these groups allow their members to be also members of the Orthodox Church and for this reason also some Orthodox believers fall victims. These groups also are called hyper-dogmatics. All but without exception argue that only within these is given the real salvation. They believe and teach that they get the baptism of the Holy Spirit - in the same way that and the Apostles they got it, on the day of Pentecost - that's why they are called so...

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

THE FASTING OF THE FIRST CHRISTIANS IN THE PERIOD OF EASTER

Translated from the original by Costas Balomenos


I
n many believers (or not) there is confusion about the ecclesiastical things and habits that occur within the Church. They believe namely, that what is done and has prevailed today in this was entrenched from the initial appearance of Christianity. Of course it is needless to say that this view is incorrect and that the Church - as a living organism that is - passed several phases during all these centuries, in order to arrive in some things and habits, which have now become established...

Friday, 3 January 2014

Plenty laughing from the “Watchtower”.org, part two


1. Jesus Christ and the angels threw down Satan and his demons to the neighbourhood of our earth!
Not directly, of course; for Jesus Christ is now enthroned at God’s right hand in the heavens, impossible for the nations to reach even by space ships. After his kingdom was born in the heavens in 1914, he at once began ruling in the midst of his enemies. He cast Satan the Devil and his demon angels out of heaven and down to the neighborhood of our earth, never to return to the heavens of God’s holy organization.
The “Watchtower”, January 15, 1962, p. 46

Comment; It seems that Christ and the angels had better anti-aircraft weapons systems!

2. Jehovah he will survey the battlefield of Har–Magedon and the enemy battle lines!
According to the way that Jehovah has acted long ago under given circumstances, he will survey the battlefield of Har–Magedon and take note of the deployment of the enemy battle lines.
The “Watchtower”, December 15, 1973, p. 753

Comment; Present Arms!...