Wednesday, October 18, 2017

ROCOR: St. Nicholas Church in the Kiev

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ROCOR: Nicholas Church in the Kiev region in Ukraine (PHOTOS) Автор: Митрополит Агафангел вкл. Author: Metropolitan Agafangel inc. 17 Октябрь 2017 17 October 2017 . . Опубликовано в РПЦЗ (Просмотров: 44) Posted in ROCOR (Views: 44)

Храм в честь святителя Николая Чудотворца построенный его настоятелем протоиереем Александром Гасичем в селе Оранэ Киевской области на Украине.


The church in honor of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker was built by its rector, Archpriest Alexander Gasich in the village of Oran of the Kiev region in Ukraine.







Sharing: Some thoughts

Sharing: Some thoughts and observations, after viewing some historical WWII film documentaries: about our pathetic human history, especially of all of our evil wars and mutual destruction, which never ends-

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 A brief spiritual overview of all recorded human history, the essence of what matters most, world-wide and in all nations and cultures, since Adam's fall,  regarding our repeated endless wars and the unending harming each other, and harming of God's delightful and innocent creatures.
We pathetic & fallen from God's grace human beings, [of all nations and races-NONE of us are blameless!] are not able to create or to maintain, a perfect or peaceful or virtuous just & fair human society, here on earth.


Only we as individuals, do we have the difficult possibility, -the podvig/struggle,   of perhaps-attaining such perfection-"Ye are called to be saints".
For sure, we can and do create, hells-on-earth. That we humans are well practiced at accomplishing. That was Nazism /Fascism and that is today, still Communism, which still runs and rules Russia, and other evil godless dictatorships....and too it is our false 'democracies' where we  modern progressive secular humanists believe, foolishly that: 'we the people' run our governments, and that they whom we vote into positions of power, whom WE 'elect',  thus, do what WE tell them to do, and all for our best interests, with the myth that such leaders  are also virtuous and noble in their goals, etc.
But: for all humans: "Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely!" That corruption-reality exists in every earthly form of government, it is universal, in the power elite.
We humans, who are so very flawed & IMPERFECT  ourselves, EACH ONE OF US, as also  we collectively, cannot create or make  a heaven-on-earth, a  perfect or truly just utopian society. Never have we been able to engineer or to legislate such a perfect society.
Perhaps (?) at its best & most glorious moments, Orthodox Christian Byzantium came close to such a perfect society, but then that is arguable.
"Holy Russia" to my mind, was more an ideal goal, but never a total society-wide reality, not a heaven-on-earth.
The first and the last real perfect earthly existence or society, was in the Garden of Eden, Paradise, where God walked hand in hand with Adam,  before the fall of Adam and Eve and before their expulsion.
Instead we humans, of all nations, are doomed, until Christ's Second Coming,  to repeat the evils of our ancestors and of past eons of humanity, over and over and over and over and over.
This personal and historical repetition, we seem-the vast majority of us, of any and all nations, - unable..... to not repeat... but rather to obediently follow brutal and evil and murderous leaders, the power-mad Caesar's of this world, (many, in our apostate End-times, who are forerunners of Antichrist),  and to unquestionably  obey their immoral commands, and to thus commit endless evils and atrocities, against God's laws, and  upon our fellow mankind, usually, 'For God/or for 'The Party', or for the  Country', and to make endless wars upon more new wars of aggression,  because..... either we are enthralled/hypnotized  by those wicked charismatic leaders, and/or we mindlessly obey them, 'TO SURVIVE',-from 'those whom kill the body',  for fear of  loosing our lives or those of our families, if we don't 'follow orders'.
And what is so cosmically sad, and indeed what seems to suggest that our entire human race, with this very planet, which planet God made for US,   is ...DOOMED/hopeless, [that earthy human life and this planet, will come to one final end]....  is.... that this  terrible process repeats itself from age to age, in all far flung and varied cultures and societies, and it never ceases.
No peace treaties or 'negotiations', nor United Nations, nor philosophers'  utopian schemes, (as Marxism was originally meant to be) can end it.
Who among us dares to resist or to openly confront  this evil? -Only the few God-enlightened, those  God's Elects, the Prophets and the Martyrs, [and to be a sincere true Christian, we all must become these....witnesses, martyrs], who listen for and  who follow orders from a much higher supreme leader, Almighty God, and who obey Him...and not man....who were and who still are, the holy  prophets and holy martyrs.
"The memory of the just is celebrated with hymns of praise, their memorial is from age to age the same!"
These noble and sacrificial lambs, -these few prophets and martyrs for Christ, GOD'S ELECT,  we-most of us!.... persecute, torture, and kill.
Even with-in the 'household of faith' -the CHURCH, we slander and persecute each other and them. Such was what St. John Chrysostom declared centuries ago: -speaking of this situation, in his Homily on the Gospel of St. Mathew,- that those who will actually follow Jesus teachings in their daily lives and who tell the truth, even to the powerful:  "'And your enemies shall be those of your own household',.... [i.e. the Earthly Church]!" (he was explaining Christ's Gospel teaching and how it applies to earthly life). And that was exactly what he faced himself in his life, so he knew of what he spoke.
And that is why the vast majority of mankind, when we leave this world, we must naturally end up in Hell Eternal, separated forever from God, -the only one who truly loves us!,....going 'through the wide gate', and why we cannot fit/we simply will not BELONG  where the Just Repose,-the Saints,-those prophets and martyrs, in God's Heaven....those who are, 'perfected in the faith'.
So yes, mankind, each of us, our immortal souls- the real, 'us', is indeed hopeless...if we live without God.
All of this earth passes away. Look at the galaxies, and the seeming endless 'heavens of heavens' a small part of which we can now partially see at a great distance, through satellites and space-based telescopes.
"How marvelous are Thy works O Lord! there is no tongue sufficient to hymn Thy wonders! Alleluia!"
God alone, does not pass away, nor do His saints,  the Sanctified, who are with Him.
"Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus! come quickly!"
This is also why, we Orthodox Christians, who know of this, must  daily weep bitterly, and beg God to forgive us and all, and ask for His MERCY, and to save our fallen creation, which groans in pain and sorrow every moment of the day and night, awaiting Christ's Second Coming, when the 'tears of all will be dried up'.
But because we believe in Christ's Resurrection, while we must live on earth, this vale of tears, in a constant mindset of Joyful Sorrow, -sorrow for our fallen and suffering world, and joy, because we believe that  Paradise will be restored again: that God will be the final Victor!  "Be ye not discouraged, for I have overcome the world!" 
Only thus can we be able to honestly say:
 "Give thanks to the Lord, always! and again I say, give thanks!"
And if we disobey, for Christ's sake,  the commands of powerful evil men, of the deluded satanic motivated rulers of this fallen evil old world, but rather obey God, we must pay the price. Christ promised that His disciples would suffer, even as He did.


Though, GOD IS ALWAYS MORE POWERFUL!  than any rulers of this world..."For He doeth whatsoever He willith!"


Which self-sacrificing price, will put us into God's kingdom quicker...for "While we are  in the flesh, we are  separated from God".
But our eternal reward for this,  for our... witnessing, our martyrdom, will be receiving our sparkling crowns, our jeweled miters, in heaven.
Our Saviour has promised us: "In my father house are many mansions, ....I go to prepare a place for you there....that where I am, ye may be also!"
This world is passing away, even before our very eyes.. None of us can keep a hold on it, or on any small part of it, certainly not monies or properties or any material objects, not even our  life-long, pampered bodies! We come into this world naked and with nothing, and so we depart from it the same way. Only our souls live on.
Let us lay up for ourselves-our real enduring selves, our immortal SOULS,  treasures in Heaven] ...'where there is neither rust nor where moth doth corrupt nor where thieves break in and steal.'
May we emulate the saints, "who have found the fountain of life and the door to Paradise....may I also find the right way through repentance, I am the lost sheep, recall me O Saviour, and save me!"
May our prayer to God  be: "Grant me O Lord, the homeland of my heart's desiring, making me again, a citizen of Paradise!"
Just some thoughts from the birds of the air- 
retired Reader Daniel in the forest, weary of all the lies and delusions of this fallen world-this, 'vanity of vanities!',
where one person builds up, and then after him comes another who tears down what he has built-
which is then named, 'progress'.


Canonical ROCA: Meeting in Ukraine

& REPEAT SENDING: (my site is under attack from the Andronik-Mt. View schismatics): Canonical ROCA: Meeting of our loyal Belarus parishioners with Vl. Agafangel at our Malin, Ukraine Holy Protection Parish

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Note: This crisis in our Belarus parish has been caused by the recent shocking defection there of our former rector, -now defrocked, arch-priest Leonid Plyats- who left Orthodoxy and has joined himself to a bizarre  anti-Orthodox Old Believer sect, and as he continues to try and attract his former parishioners to go with him. Most of them refuse to leave Orthodoxy and loyalty to our Vladyka Agafangel, and Vladyka Agafangel has given them his blessing to perform lay-services, when there is no priest, as detailed in the Chasosolov, the Horologion, plus also Akathists and Canons, etc.

 "O Lord, give ear to the pious,  and hear us!"

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom!"

ROCOR: A meeting of the parish of St. John of Kronstadt from Belarus was held at our Malin, Ukraine church Автор: Митрополит Агафангел вкл. Author: Metropolitan Agafangel  inc. 16 Октябрь 2017 16 October 2017 . . Опубликовано в РПЦЗ (Просмотров: 74) Posted in ROCOR (Views: 74)

14 октября в городе Малин по благословению и под председательством Первоиерарх РПЦЗ Митрополита Агафангела прошло собрание прихода в честь св.


October 14 in the city of Malin, Ukraine with the blessing and under the chairmanship of the First Hierarch of the ROCA,  Vladyka Metropolitan Agafangel, there was a parish-meeting of  parishioners from  the Belarus church in the honor of the  Holy Righteous Saint  John of Kronstadt in Belarus.


Иоанна Кронштадтского из Белоруссии. John of Kronstadt from Belarus. В связи с уходом в раскол и отречением от священного сана запрещённого в служении бывшего настоятеля прихода Леонида Пляца, приход оказался в сложном положении, без непосредственного духовного окормления.


 In connection with the departure from that  parish of their former priest, Leonid Plyats, who is banned to serve,  the parish found itself in a difficult situation, without direct spiritual nourishment.


Как восстановить и поддерживать духовную жизнь прихода обсуждало приходское собрание.


How to restore and maintain the spiritual life of the parish was discussed at the parish meeting.


 Среди прочих его решений, постановлено избрать старостой прихода Александра Мутилина, а казначеем Валентина Веселова.


 Among other decisions, it was decided to elect as the head/warden/starosta of the parish,  Alexander Mutilin, and as the treasurer, Valentin Veselov.


Приход намерен совершать время от времени паломнические поездки в другие страны, где есть наши приходы, для участия в Богослужениях и получения Св. Причастия.


The parish intends to make pilgrimage trips to other countries where there are our parishes from time to time, to participate in priestly lead divine services and to receive Holy Communion.


В свою очередь, Вл. In turn, Vl. Агафангел даёт благословение священникам его епархии и просит священников других епархий по благословению их Правящего архиерея посещать наш приход в Белоруссии с целью духовного окормления.


Vladyka Agafangel gives a blessing to the priests of his diocese and asks the priests of other dioceses, with the blessing of their ruling bishop, to visit our parish in Belarus for the purpose of their spiritual nourishment, and for the giving of the sacraments.


Возможно, со временем, будут рукоположены священнослужители для Белоруссии для оказания духовной помощи нашим прихожанам.


Perhaps, in time, priests will be ordained for Belarus to provide spiritual help to our parishioners.

Да поможет Бог!


 May God help them!



Group of our loyal Belarus parishioners of the church of St. John of Kronstadt, with Vladyka Metropolitan Agafangel, in front of our Malin, Ukraine Holy Protection Church



MANY impressive photos: Important GOC Celebration

Sharing: MANY impressive photos: Important GOC Celebration of Sts. Cyprian & Justina, in Fili, Greece today

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Subject: St Cyprian & Justina today
 

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Bless Father!

A beautiful feast day for two Great Saints celebrated by our Hierarchs.




Sunday, October 15, 2017

Coolist VIDEO

Sharing: VIDEO: "One of the coolist things I have ever seen!": At the start of the game: College football players of both teams, and fans sing "Star-Spangled Banner' in Hartford, Connecticut, after sound system fails

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May God Bless America, My Native Land!~

 
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/10/11/college-football-players-fans-sing-star-spangled-banner-after-pa-system-fails.html

It was just another college football game on Saturday in Hartford, Connecticut, until just before kickoff, an announcement came over the loud speakers that ...

ROCA: Prokrov-Altar Patronal Feast

Sharing: PHOTOS- ROCA: Prokrov-Altar Patronal Feast in our ROCA Malin, Ukraine Holy Protection of the Theotokos Church

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ROCOR: Patronal feast of Intercession Church in Malin in Ukraine, 2017 (PHOTO) Автор: Интернет Собор вкл. Author: Internet Sobor incl. 15 Октябрь 2017 15 October 2017 . . Опубликовано в РПЦЗ (Просмотров: 33) Posted in ROCOR (Views: 33)

В день Престольного праздника Покровского храма в городе Малин на Украине, Божественную Литургию возглавил Первоиерарх РПЦЗ Митрополит Агафангел.


On the day of the patronal feast of the Intercession Church in Malin in Ukraine, the Divine Liturgy was headed by Metropolitan Agafangel, First Hierarch of the ROCA.


 Ему сослужил настоятель храма иерей Георгий Сторожицкий.


He was assisted by the rector of the church, Priest George Storozhitsky.


 В алтаре также причастился иерей Андрей Трачук.


And in the altar, Andrew Trachuk also took communion.


 Служба прошла торжественно, было много причастников.


The service was solemn, there were many communicants.


В конце службы владыка Агафнгел благословил всех иконками Божией Матери.


At the end of the service, Bishop Agafngel blessed all the icons of the Mother of God.


 После службы была трапеза.


 After the service, there was a meal.


Митрополит Агафангел отслужил также литию на могиле строителя храма протоиерея Василия Демченко.


 Metropolitan Agafangel also served a memorial pannichida  on the grave of the temple builder, Protopriest Vasily Demchenko.













Saturday, October 14, 2017

Feast of The Protection

FESTAL GREETINGS!-Saturday, October 1/14: Feast of The Protection of Our Most Holy Lady, The Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

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"Unto thy tender compassion we run, O Theotokos Virgin, Reject not our prayer in our tribulation, but deliver us from harm, O Only Pure, Only Blessed One!
O Most Holy Theotokos, Save Us!"