The Last Judgement

Sermon by St. John Maximovitch The day of the Last Judgement! That day no one knows –only God the Father knows — but its signs are given in the Gospel and in the Apocalypse of the holy Apostle John the Theologian. Revelation speaks of the events at the end of the world and of the…

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 Triumph of Orthodoxy: (iii) The Millenium and the Judgement

            http://uk.geocities.com/guildfordian2002/Polemics/TheBookOfTheEndP3.htm The twentieth chapter of the Apocalypse presents one of the most difficult problems of Biblical exegesis. In the early centuries of Christianity certain heretics, such as Cerinthus, interpreted the thousand-year reign of Christ referred to in verses 2 to 7 in an over-literal, sensual, Judaizing sense. They argued, linking this chapter with certain…

IRENAEUS AGAINST HERESIES — BOOK V , CHAP. XXVIII

CHAP. XXVIII.–THE DISTINCTION TO BE MADE BETWEEN THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE WICKED. THE FUTURE APOSTASY IN THE TIME OF ANTI-CHRIST, AND THE END OF THE WORLD. Inasmuch, then, as in this world (aiwni) some persons betake themselves to the light, and by faith unite themselves with God, but others shun the light, and separate themselves…

IRENAEUS AGAINST HERESIES — BOOK V , Chapter XXVII

CHAP. XXVII.–THE FUTURE JUDGMENT BY CHRIST. COMMUNION WITH AND SEPARATION FROM THE DIVINE BEING. THE ETERNAL PUNISHMENT OF UNBELIEVERS. If the Father, then, does not exercise judgment, [it follows] that judgment does not belong to Him, or that He consents to all those actions which take place; and if He does not judge, all persons…

Orthodox Christian Celebration of the Feast of the Last Judgement

http://lent.goarch.org/judgement/learn/ The Sunday of the Last Judgment is commemorated with the Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom, which is preceded by the Matins service. A Great Vespers is conducted on Saturday evening. The hymns of the Triodion for this day are added to the usual prayers and hymns of the weekly commemoration of the Resurrection…

The icon of the Sunday of the Last Judgment

http://lent.goarch.org/judgement/learn/ The icon of the Sunday of the Last Judgment incorporates all of the elements of the parable from Matthew 25:31-46. Christ sits on the throne and before him the Last Judgment takes place. He is extending his hands in blessing upon the Theotokos on his right, and John the Baptist on his left. Seated…

An Orthodox Teaching and Observation:

http://lent.goarch.org/judgement/learn/ On The Sunday of the Last Judgment, Meatfare Sunday (The Third Sunday of the Triodion Period) Introduction The Sunday of the Last Judgment is the third Sunday of a three-week period prior to the commencement of Great Lent. During this time, the services of the Church have begun to include hymns from the Triodion,…

The Procedure of the Last Judgment and Its Awards

http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/anf03.v.viii.lvi.html …Only Possible on the Identity of the Risen Body with Our Present Flesh. For how absurd, and in truth how unjust, and in both respects how unworthy of God, for one substance to do the work, and another to reap the reward: that this flesh of ours should be torn by martyrdom, and another…

A Talk On The Dread Judgment

http://rocorrefugeesreadmore.blogspot.com/2008/11/antichrist-st-john-shanghai-sf.html St. John of Shanghai & San Francisco The DAY OF the Last Judgement! That day no one knows — only God the Father knows — but its signs are given in the Gospel and in the Apocalypse of the holy Apostle John the Theologian. Revelation speaks of the events at the end of the…