Watchfulness; The Coming of the Lord

http://www.ccel.org/print/schaff/anf07/viii.iii.xvi Watch for your life’s sake.  Let not your lamps be quenched, nor your loins unloosed; but be ye ready, for ye know not the hour in which our Lord cometh.   But often shall ye come together, seeking the things which are befitting to your souls: for the whole time of your faith will…

On Waiting and Watching

No one will realize Christ is coming until He has arrived! No one, that is, except those faithful Christians who have been keeping watch. It could well be argued that it is for the sake of these faithful few that all of the prophecies concerning the end times are preserved in Scripture. For they alone…

How will the resurrected bodies be transformed during the Second Coming?

http://www.oodegr.com/english/esxata/swmata1.htm Saint Symeon the New Theologian One day, while he (Saint Symeon) was saying his prayers with a pure heart and conversing with God, he noticed that the air began to illuminate his mind; Although he continued to be in his cell, he began to feel as though he were in an open space somehow….

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 Second Coming

Excerpt from: The last things and the last events by Archpriest George Florovsky (1893-1979) The notion of “the end” – of an ultimate end – is a paradoxical notion. An “end” both belongs to the chain or series, and breaks it. It is both “an event” and “the end of all events.” It belongs to…

THE OIL IN THE LAMPS

Now they offered, in Leviticus, oil of this kind, “pure oil olive, beaten for the light, to cause the lamps to burn continually, without the veil . . . before the Lord.” But they were commanded to have a feeble light from the evening to the morning. For their light seemed to resemble the prophetic…

The Triumph of Orthodoxy: (ii) the Liberation of the East

http://uk.geocities.com/guildfordian2002/Polemics/TheBookOfTheEndP3.htm            In chapter 19, the celebration over the destruction of Babylon, the pseudo-religion and corrupt culture of the apostate West, merges into the celebration of the triumph of the Church, the true faith and spiritual culture of the Orthodox East. 19.1-10. And after these things I heard a great voice of much people…

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…

A portion of the prophecy

http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/anf01.viii.iv.cx.html A portion of the prophecy already fulfilled in the Christians: the rest shall be fulfilled at the second advent. And when I had finished these words, I continued: “Now I am aware that your teachers, sirs, admit the whole of the words of this passage to refer to Christ; and I am likewise aware…

The End of the World (The Second Coming)

http://www.fatheralexander.org/booklets/english/end_w.htm#_Toc26622235 Bishop Alexander (Mileant) The spiritual gaze of Christians should be focused upon the approaching joyous event — the Second Coming of Christ on earth: “And when these things [the sorrows of the last days] begin to come to pass then look up and lift up your heads, for your redemption draws near” (Lk 21:28)….