Obedience to the Faith Among All Nations August 10, 2015Posted by The Prodigal Son in Christianity, Orthodox Christianity.
Tags: Christianity, Eastern Orthodoxy, Jesus Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, Orthodox Christianity, Orthodox Church
Merry Christmas, Christ is Born! January 8, 2014Posted by The Prodigal Son in Christianity, Uncategorized.
Tags: Christ is Born, Christianity, Eastern Orthodoxy, Glorify Him, God, God With Us, Incarnation, Jesus Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, Nativity of the Lord, Orthodox Christianity, Orthodox Church, Palestine
1 comment so far
~~~ ~ † ~ ~~~
Seven Twenty Four July 15, 2013Posted by The Prodigal Son in Christianity, Orthodox Christianity.
Tags: Christianity, Eastern Orthodoxy, Epistle to the Romans, Jesus Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, Orthodox Christianity, Orthodox Church, St. Paul the Apostle
add a comment
~~~ ~ † ~ ~~~
Tags: Christianity, Eastern Orthodoxy, Homosexuality, Jesus Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, Marriage, Mysteries, OCA, Orthodox Christianity, Orthodox Church, orthodox church in america, Sacraments, Same-sex Marriage
OCA Holy Synod
At the Tenth All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America, held in Miami, Florida in July 1992, the Holy Synod of Bishops issued a document titled, “Synodal Affirmations on Marriage, Family, Sexuality, and the Sanctity of Life.”
The Affirmations were issued after a lengthy process of study and discernment with the intention of addressing issues that, even in our time, continue to be a source of debate and division within American society. (more…)
Tags: Anti-Christian, apostle, Christianity, christians, Jesus Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, Orthodox Christianity
I wonder why people who call themselves Christians choose to ignore this simple and valuable teaching from the Apostle to the nations?
~~~ ~ † ~ ~~~
Christ is Born – Glorify Him! January 7, 2013Posted by The Prodigal Son in Christianity, Orthodox Christianity.
Tags: Christmas, Eastern Orthodoxy, Jesus Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, Orthodox Christianity, Orthodox Church, The Messiah of Israel, The Nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, The Savior of the World, The Son of God
~~~ ~ † ~ ~~~
Old Testament VS New Testament – A Different God? October 16, 2012Posted by The Prodigal Son in Christianity, Jews, Lies & Propaganda, Orthodox Christianity.
Tags: Anti-Christ, Anti-Christian, Arbitrariness, Censorship, Christianity, Confusion, Deception, exercise in futility, Horse237, Jesus Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, Orthodox Christianity, Pharisees, So-called 'Jews', Talmud, Talmudism, Video Rebel's Blog, wasting my time
I happened upon a blog posting by someone calling themselves ‘Video Rebel’ (Lol) and ‘Horse 237’ a couple of days ago… The title of the post was ‘They Dance To Daijal’s (Anti-Christ’s) Tune’ (HERE).
I had been on his site a few times before, and had made comments without issue. Commenting on his latest offering (and on the comments made there by others) though has turned out to be an exercise in futility. When others replied to my initial comment two of my subsequent comments were ‘disappeared’ for what seems to me to be no good reason.
Whatever. It’s his site and obviously he’s free to delete whatever he wants to delete. But it all seemed very arbitrary to me because the similar comments and replies made by others were (and have since been) allowed to stand. He says I was off topic or whatever… but the others were (and still are) discussing the same things that I was so I’m a little bewildered as to why my comments were disallowed.
It seems ‘Horse’ is confused (or overly paranoid) because he has also accused me of posting under a different name and conversing with myself (which is ridiculous and easily disproved by a look at our respective IP addresses). Needless to say I was not conversing with myself.
Anyhow, I put a bit of time and effort into my responses, and if there’s anything I hate – it’s wasting my time! So I guess I’ll just post them here. I notice I’m getting hits from the Video Rebel’s page… Maybe we can converse freely here. Folks can rest assured that I at least won’t just delete things here!
The Life of the World July 12, 2012Posted by The Prodigal Son in Christianity.
Tags: beauty, Christianity, Eastern Orthodoxy, Jesus Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, little ones, Orthodox Christianity, Orthodox Church, Serbia, The Life of the World
add a comment
Orthodox Serbia (more…)
Sunday of All Saints June 10, 2012Posted by The Prodigal Son in Christianity.
Tags: Christ Conquers, Christianity, Death defeated, Eastern Orthodoxy, Jesus Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, Orthodox Christianity, Orthodox Church, Saints, Sunday of All Saints
add a comment
(Commemorated on the first Sunday after the Feast of Holy Pentecost)
The first Sunday after the Feast of Holy Pentecost is observed by the Orthodox Church as the Sunday of All Saints. This day has been designated as a commemoration of all of the Saints, all the Righteous, the Prophets, Apostles, Martyrs, Confessors, Shepherds, Teachers, and Holy Monastics, both men and women alike, known and unknown, who have been added to the choirs of the Saints and shall be added, from the time of Adam until the end of the world, who have been perfected in piety and have glorified God by their holy lives.
On the Parable of the Prodigal Son February 13, 2012Posted by The Prodigal Son in Christianity.
Tags: Christianity, Commentary on the Gospel of Luke, Eastern Orthodoxy, Jesus Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, Orthodox Christianity, Orthodox Church, Sermon 107, St. Cyril of Alexandria, The Prodigal Son
add a comment
St. Cyril of Alexandria ca. 376-444
I hear one of the holy prophets trying to win unto repentance those who are far from God, and saying, “Return, O Israel, to the Lord your God: for you have become weak in your iniquity. Take with you words, and return to the Lord our God.” What sort of words then did he, under the influence of the Spirit, command them to take with them? Or were they not such as become those who wish to repent; such namely, as would appease God, Who is gentle, and loves mercy. For He even said by one of the holy prophets, “Return you returning children, and I will heal your breaches.” And yet again by the voice of Ezekiel, “Return you altogether from your wickednesses, O house of Israel. Cast away from you all your iniquities which you have committed, that they be not to you for a punishment of iniquity. For I have no pleasure in the death of the sinner, as that he should turn from his evil way and live.” And the same truth Christ here also teaches us, by this most beautifully composed parable, which I will now to the best of my ability endeavour to discuss, briefly gathering up its broad statements, and explaining and defending the ideas which it contains. (more…)
Christ is born! Glorify Him! January 8, 2012Posted by The Prodigal Son in Christianity.
Tags: Christ is Born, Christianity, Eastern Orthodoxy, Jesus Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, Nativity, Orthodox Christianity, Orthodox Church, peace on earth, The Christ, The Incarnation, The Messiah
add a comment
~~~ ~ † ~ ~~~
His hand is stretched out still December 24, 2011Posted by The Prodigal Son in Christianity.
Tags: Christianity, Eastern Orthodoxy, Incarnation, Isaiah, Jesus Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, Logos, Nativity, The Son of God, The Word, Theotokos, Virgin Mary
Nevertheless the gloom will not be upon her who is distressed, as when at first He lightly esteemed the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterward more heavily oppressed her, by the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, in Galilee of the Gentiles.
The people who walked in darkness Have seen a great light; Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, Upon them a light has shined. You have multiplied the nation And increased its joy; They rejoice before You According to the joy of harvest, as men rejoice when they divide the spoil. For You have broken the yoke of his burden and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian. For every warrior’s sandal from the noisy battle, And garments rolled in blood, will be used for burning and fuel of fire. (more…)
Tags: Anti-Christian, BS, Government, H.J. Resolution 104, Jesus Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, Jews, Judaism, Noahide Laws, Pharisees, Talmud, Talmudism, U.S. Public Law 102-104
According to U.S. Public Law, 102-104 they were.
The text reads:
One Hundred Second Congress of the United States of America
AT THE FIRST SESSION
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Thursday, the third day of January, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-one
To designate March 26, 1991, as `Education Day, U.S.A.’.
Whereas Congress recognizes the historical tradition of ethical values and principles which are the basis of civilized society and upon which our great Nation was founded;
Whereas these ethical values and principles have been the bedrock of society from the dawn of civilization, when they were known as the Seven Noahide Laws; (more…)
Tags: Anti Zionist, Anti-Christian, Benjamin Freedman, Christianity, Jesus Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, Jews, Judaism, Judea, Judeans, So-called 'Jews', Talmud, Talmudism, Zionism
Introductory Note — Benjamin H. Freedman was one of the most intriguing and amazing individuals of the 20th century.
Mr. Freedman, born in 1890, was a successful Jewish businessman of New York City who was at one time the principal owner of the Woodbury Soap Company. He broke with organized Jewry after the Judeo-Communist victory of 1945, and spent the remainder of his life and the great preponderance of his considerable fortune, at least 2.5 million dollars, exposing the Jewish tyranny which has enveloped the United States.
Mr. Freedman knew what he was talking about because he had been an insider at the highest levels of Jewish organizations and Jewish machinations to gain power over our nation. Mr. Freedman was personally acquainted with Bernard Baruch, Samuel Untermyer, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, Joseph Kennedy, and John F. Kennedy, and many more movers and shakers of our times.
This speech was given before a patriotic audience in 1961 at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C., on behalf of Conde McGinley’s patriotic newspaper of that time, Common Sense. Though in some minor ways this wide-ranging and extemporaneous speech has become dated, Mr. Freedman’s essential message to us — his warning to the West — is more urgent than ever before. (more…)
The Orthodox Christian Church Is… May 22, 2011Posted by The Prodigal Son in Uncategorized.
Tags: Christianity, Church of Christ, Eastern Orthodoxy, Jesus Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, Orthodox Christianity, Orthodox Church, The Church, The Faith of the Apostles, The New Testament Church, True Christianity
add a comment
The One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Orthodox Christian Church is:
(a) The Body of Christ
(b) The community of believers and followers of Jesus Christ since Pentecost — that point in time at which that community has been guided by The Holy Spirit, as had been promised by Our Lord prior to His Crucifixion and Resurrection:
[John 16:13: “However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.” Matthew 16:18: “And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My Church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.”]
(c) The same yesterday, today and forever, just as Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever [Hebrews 13:8]
(d) One, as Jesus Christ Himself is One and Indivisible
(e) Holy; sacramental; liturgical – as opposed to being merely some sort of club for social networking, or activism, or community organizing, or debating, or …. whatever is the trend of the week
(f) Catholic; universal; The Church for all of humanity in all places at all times, and also with each “Church” — each place of Orthodox worship, and each Autocephalous Church — complete in itself as the nexus between time and eternity, between Heaven and Earth.
(g) Apostolic; in continuity — both temporally and in terms of teachings and tradition — with the Apostles, who themselves were guided by Our Lord and Saviour, and who were in continuity with the teachings and traditions of the Israelite people prior to the temporal ministry of Jesus, the Messiah
(h) Orthodox; of correct teachings, correct worship, correct glorification. Lex orandi, lex credendi.