The Providence of God in a Fallen World

Below is a translation of a short encouraging word from Met. Luke of Zaparozhye. He is a hierarch in the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church. His diocese is located in Western Ukraine, the area where the most intense trials and tribulations are occurring (please see "Orthodox situation in Ukraine" in categories for more on this topic). …

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The Power that Pulls the Strings of Anti-Orthodox Intrigue

True Christianity is concerned with true underlying principles and reality, that is, what are the real factors, the real movers behind a situation? In the book of Revelation when the Lord speaks to the seven churches, He reveals to them the real force behind the immediate physical manifestation of persecution that some were suffering. He …

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Go to Sleep, Everything is Just Fine

"Until the last decade or so the development of what it is perhaps still too early to call 'American Orthodoxy' had been largely unconscious, as it indeed remains in the majority of those who call themselves "Orthodox" today.  But, as the history of Orthodoxy in America has made abundantly clear, "unconscious" Orthodoxy is but a …

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KGB, CIA, and the Deconstruction of Orthodoxy

“Put not your trust in princes, in the sons of men, in whom there is no salvation” Ps. 145/146:3 It is vital to understand that the current spiritual sickness in the Ecumenical Patriarchate (EP) has been festering for well over a century now. Understanding at least to some degree historical context is of utmost importance. …

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Refusing Fellowship with Schismatics Guards true Unity

The brief synopsis in English of the statement of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) under His Beatitude, Met. Onuphy, is well worth a read. In it, the reader will note vital themes that have been echoed in my blog and by others. The divisive, one may even say diabolical, actions of the EP in Ukraine …

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The Integration of State and Religion: A Globalist Agenda

In America, we have a convenient delusion that is maintained through various means. This delusion is the "separation of church and state." On the contrary, the U.S. Government is most willing to utilize "religion" for the propagation of its agenda. In fact, it is, I believe, not a stretch to posit that the current global …

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The Narrow Blindness of False Unity: An Appeal to Orthodox Greeks

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem ...” or we may now lament, “O Constantinople, Constantinople!” * Once you were a defender of true Orthodoxy, and now you have begun to promote worldly political agendas. Once you preached the heavenly homeland, and now you are grasping at earthly power! Rise up! Not in defense of your own rights and …

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Constantinople and Alexandria: Dollar-bearing Hierarchs and the Service of Mammon

The news that The Patriarch of Alexandria has commemorated Epiphany of Apostasy and the schismatic group in Ukraine brings great sadness.  Contrary to the stated intent, such an action will only further the flames of schism which the Ecumenical Patriarch is fanning throughout the Orthodox world. No matter how one dresses it up, the betrayal of …

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Unrepentant Reconciliation: the EP’s Novel Path to “Unity”

Peace, peace, they say when there is no peace (Jer. 6:14). One of the sad misconceptions promoted by supporters of the Ecumenical Patriarchate's actions in Ukraine is that the EP was simply reconciling those who were estranged from the Church. It was only goodwill and a desire to heal schism that motivated the EP. They …

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An Epiphany of Dark Intentions

“False prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you … And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation is not idle, and their destruction is not …

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