The" New Christianity"

THERE MAY BE THOSE who will doubt that the “charismatic revival” is a form of mediumism; that is only a secondary question of the means or technique by which the “spirit” of the “charismatic revival” is communicated. But that this “spirit” has nothing to do with Orthodox Christianity is abundantly clear. And in fact this…

In the End Times, the poor man’s rights will not be defended…

And I’ll tell you this, my child, that the days will come when the Christians will add to and will take away from, and will alter the books of the Holy Evangelists, and of the Holy Apostles, and of the Divine Prophets, and of the Holy Fathers. They will tone down the Holy Scriptures and…

The Second Coming of Christ

http://www.oodegr.com/english/esxata/deft_parous1.htm All of the events that are linked to the Second Coming of Christ are called “eschatological”* because they pertain to the last, the ultimate day; in other words, they pertain to the events that will take place after the present world has come to its end. We usually refer to “the end of History”,…

The End of the World(Awaiting the Second Coming)

http://www.fatheralexander.org/booklets/english/end_w.htm#_Toc26622232 Awaiting the Second Coming Bishop Alexander (Mileant) The main purpose of our earthly existence is to prepare for eternity. Christian wisdom dictates that the precious gift of time be exploited to its maximum in order to inherit eternal life. Our Lord Jesus Christ in His many sermons called upon His followers to value time…

End of the World (Preface)

http://www.fatheralexander.org/booklets/english/end_w.htm#_Toc26622231 Bishop Alexander (Mileant) It was God’s mercy to make us witnesses of a major historical moment when, after a 70-year yoke, without any war or insurrection, the godless atheistic regime in Russia suddenly collapsed! The many horrors of communism, its sudden end, and the subsequent spiritual revival in Russia were predicted by several of…

END TIME INSTRUCTIONS

by St. Ambrosy of Optina (+1891)SOURCE: St. Ambrosy, Elder of Optina, “End Times and Now Collection of Writings”http://members.cox.net/orthodoxheritage/St.%20Ambrosy.htmSaint Ambrosy (also known as Starets Ambrosy) is one of the better known starets of Optina. The Russian Orthodox Church declared him a saint in 1988 and his memory is celebrated on October 10th.My child, know that in…

Excerpt from:Archbishop Averky, HIS SIGNIFICANCE FOR THE ECUMENICAL ORTHODOX CHURCH by Fr. Seraphim Rose All of the writings of Archbishop Averky bear one and the same character of love for God’s truth, righteous zeal in expressing it, and urgent exhortation to others to follow it. The abundance with which his golden lips gushed the sweet…

The Prophetic Gift

Orthodox America Schema-Archimandrite Lavrenty of the Chernigov-Trinity Convent The prophetic gift of clairvoyance, which distinguished so many saints and ascetics in ages past, is rarely manifest today. Nevertheless, even in this age of impoverished faith there are those who have been found worthy of the prophet’s mantle. Such as Schema-Archimandrite Lavrenty (Laurence) of the Chernigov-Trinity…

A World at the Threshold of the Coming of Antichrist

http://www.geocities.com/kitezhgrad/prophets/conference.html The time is not yours. At present, ye are strangers, sojourners, foreigners and aliens; seek not honours, seek not glory, seek not authority, nor revenge; bear all things, and in this way ‘redeem the time’; give up many things, anything they may require… They will come to take all away. Give whatever they may…

On Miracles and Signs

http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/ecumenism/st-ignatius-brianchaninov-miracles-and-signs.aspx From the Essays of Bishop Ignatius (Brianchaninov) Introduction The Holy Gospel tells us that the Pharisees, not satisfied with the miracles performed by our Lord, demanded from Him a particular miracle, a sign from heaven (Mark 8:1). A demand for such a sign, consistent with a strange understanding of miracles and signs, was repeated…