Mount Athos Greece Everyday true stories from the gerontico
Understanding the essence of Christian Spiritual Life is understanding our purpose of life on earth.
A monk went to talk to Abbot Prokopi because he was very experienced with ascetic life and had knowledge of things and so he asked him to give meaning on a certain verse in the Old Testament. Abbot Prokopi, immediately replied that he did not know the answer the question. The monk seemed very disappointed because he was writing a certain book about a certain period of the Old Testament. The Abbot saw the disappointment on the monks face and so he asked him to a sit down in order to see what he could do. Abbot Prokopi went behind an old curtain in his cell and then he was heard to speak with someone. The monk sitting down outside knew that there was no window or no door behind the old certain where someone could come in, and so when the Abbot came out he kept looking at Abbot Pokop being speechless revealing that he knew something miraculous took place behind the curtain! Abbot Moses then went ahead and gave meaning to the monk of Old Testament verse he was asked to however the monk would not leave…the Abbot then asked the monk kindly …is there something else that you want? the monk lowered his head and with a trembling voice asked the Abbot… Who were you speaking to? The Abbot looked at him with fatherly love for a second and replied…I was talking to the one that wrote the Old TEstament I was talking to Moses.
Someone who studies theology will marvel and even envy at first the way the best of all theology is written…but theology/knowledge in not the essesnce need to be begoten this true story. Abbot Prokobi was able to have a conversation with a Holy person that is now in Paradise, because of the therapeutic life of the Church (therapy from sin) begotten the day of Pentecost by the Holy Spirit, that enabled him to do so. The centre of attention in Orthodox life and worship is not the amount knowledge acquired from reading and understanding the Holy Bible, but the purity of the heart begotten from a way of life and worship enabling man to the presence of God! Abbot Pokopie, did not dedicate his life in acquiring knowledge (being a theologian) but dedicated His life in prayer and in keeping his heart pure in order to eternally STAY UNITED WITH GOD! [Matthew 5-8] “BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART- FOR THEY SHALL SEE GOD”.
The Nature of Spiritual Life Spiritual life (according to the experiences of the Saints) is not the learning of spiritual truths, but the union and relationship that mankind was made to have with God! The Cross that we carry, keeps our minds and spirits on an upward type incline that is centred in bringing prayer and communication with God
Lord Jesus did not come to bring a new morality or a philosophy on earth. He brought a Holy Tradition (Church Tr.) through by which man is -REMADE- by Gods Grace to ~A NEW KIND OF A HUMAN BEING ~ never known or seen on earth or heaven before… A NEW CREATION!
[Colossians 3 10] “And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him”:
Mount Athos where monks seek to experience a live attestation of the reality of God
MAN HAS A DIVINE INHERITANCE (His Body the Church) AND A DIVINE DESTINATION! (to become Holy)
The coming of Lord Jesus introduced into mankind a New Creation (a new kind of human being) for Lord Jesus himself became the first one (New Adam) He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and -Mary His mother while remaining a virgin. Lord Jesus is a New Creation (godman) also known to His Church as the New Adam consisting of 2 natures. The divine nature God Logos (Truth Spoken Words) and His human one. God Logos, who is the second Person in the Holy Triad, is a Godman by nature. Man can become a new creation (part man part god) by His Grace! [Ephesians 4:23-24] 23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; 24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
The purpose of the creation of His Church by the Holy Spirit the day of Pentecost was in order to enable Lord Jesus to eternally becoming High Priest [Hebrews 5:5], in order to serve man to also becoming a godmen.
[2 Corinthians 5 :17] “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature”:
Becoming a new creation is a supernatural condition that testifies to Union with God also described as being Holy. (Peter 1, 16) “Be Holy because I am Holy”.
Before the coming of Lord Jesus and in the absence of the Church it was impossible for man to know God personally, to see God and live. In [Exodus 33:20] we are informed why. “And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.
The philanthropist God, delivered His only begotten Son (God Logos) not to only teach, but to die on the Cross, defeat death as a man, become -the firstborn- from the dead (spiritual dead) in order to then become the -head of His Body the Church- where man could receive -the Therapy needed (from sin) thru His Holy Sacraments to exceed his human nature to be recreated by Lord Jesus (God Logos) to a New Adam to overcome mortality and receive ETERNAL LIFE.
Lord Jesus becames “the head of the body the Church” that in all things he might have the preeminence.
[Colossians 1:18] “And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence” Lord Jesus (God Logos) became a man without ever losing His divine nature in order for man to become –god- by the Grace of God. The term “spiritual death “is an Ecclesiastic term describing -the Eternal Separation of Man from God-!
This is how Paul describes His personal experience, as being a new creation. [Gal 2:20] “So that it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me” Paul admits that God (Christ) lives in him, making him this way a god-man by His Grace, a way of being never seen on heaven or earth before. [Galatians 6:15] “For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature”.
In [Galatians 1:16] we are also informed by Paul that it was no human (flesh and blood) who gave him his mission who also revealed His Son to him. “To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood”:
Part taking with God is the reason why the Holy Fathers teach that the heavenly Kingdom is NOT a “place” it is “a way of being” a UNION of man with God Creator Himself, begotten and experienced from this here life. [Luke 17:21] No one will say, “Look here it is”! Or, “There it is!” because the Kingdom of God is within you”. This is how the Apostles and the Saints did/do their miracles…it is not man that does them it is the God (Holy Spirit) within!
In [John 17:3] “And eternal life means knowing you, the only true God, and knowing Jesus Christ, whom you send” the words –KNOWING YOU- do not mean to know Lord Jesus philosophically as by the way people do when reading about Him in the Holy Bible alone, but it means: KNOWING YOU PERSONALLY!
To know Him personally begins with Holy Baptism as delivered to the Apostles by the Holy Spirit the day of Pentecost. [Galatians 3:27] “You were baptized into union with Christ, and now you are clothed, with the life of Christ himself”After is Ascension Lord Jesus (God Logos) became the “head of His body the Church”. The head is the head of a body and a body is a body belonging to the head in a way they are undivided. Lord Jesus became the high priest of His Body the Church after ascending to His Father. [Hebrews 4: 14] “For we have a great Priest who has gone into the very presence of God” He became High Priest and Mediator to His Father enabling those baptized and receiving the Holy Spirit within TO BE REDEEMED FROM ALL SIN, to purify the heart (only God can forgive sins) and become MEMBERS OF A BODY belonging to the head in a way they are undivided the one from the other and the one complete the other. [Α Colossians 1:18] “He is the head of his body, the Church; He is the source of the body’s life” http://orthodoxinfo.com/general/stjohn_church.aspx
Ierotheos Metropolitan of Naufpaktos about Baptism. “Through the “rite of birth in God”, holy baptism, man’s nous is illuminated, freed from slavery to sin and the devil, and is united with God. That is why baptism is called illumination. But after that, because of sin, the nous is again darkened and deadened. The patristic writings make it clear that every sin and every passion deadens the nous”.
Once man is restored to Gods likeness the spiritual life needed to embrace theosis (holiness) is in no need of any special intelligence or education at all. It is known as Divine Life. It is the conforming of our conduct to the requirements of new virtues and spiritual life is also known as newness of life.
[Romans 6.4] “Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life”.
The keeping in our daily lives of all of the Evangelical commandments and our participation with honesty in all of the Holy Sacraments of the Church is the redeeming way of Life that describes Divine Life. In the beginning of Christianity (the first 60 years) and in the absence of the Holy Bible, Salvation was/is possible by Divine Life alone.
No education or the ability to read was ever needed for Salvation. After Baptism, the purity of the heart (Salvation) can be sustained/achieved by the participation to 1 Divine Thanks, 2 Confession, 3 Holy Communion, 4 Fasting and 5 Prayer. According to Church Tradition Saint Clement (Philippians 4:3) who sighted the Holy Cannons by sighing the last 85th one, is the Saint who informed us that the 85 Holy Cannons that the Apostles used in order to create Christian Churches around the world were written by Paul and Peter who are seen in His Churches to hold His Church in icons. The word Ecclesia “Church” is in the Holy Bible 104 times! These are the canons (rules) received by the Apostles the day of Pentecost by which the Apostles who became Bishops created his Churches (Ecclesia) everywhere they went around the world. [http://www.holytrinitymission.org/books/english/cannons_apostles_rudder.htm]
The Holy Cannons provide man’s freedom for they work in order to aid man to be delivered from Sin, and at the same time, they liberate him from his greatest tyrant the devil. Most of the Apostles like Lazarus who loved Lord Jesus dearly became Bishops in order to serve His Church after His ascension.
The Therapy of the Church is concentrated on the heart/soul. he Heart, which is the center of the soul (and our psychosomatic self), reflects the condition of the eternal self (person) the one that leaves the body at the moment of death. (1 Peter 3:4) “But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price”
The heart is the is a Person that leaves the body after death that is the center of man’s psychosomatic self… that is ill-begotten and in need of therapy. [Matthew 15-19] “For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies”:
Furthermore, Vainglory, selfishness, jealousy, hatred, murder, lustfulness, gastritis, stinginess, are all PASSIONS “adopted” by he heart that FORCE man (the mind) in unnatural acts that are known as SIN. In [Mathew 5:8] we are informed that the pure heart is the main precondition in being able to see/know God. “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God”
To be Holy is not a moral or an ethical term, it is an ontological transformation verifiable on the Remains of Saints after death and after exhuming the body!.
It is a 2000-year-old Orthodox Monastic Tradition worldwide, to exhume the monks’ bodies 5 years after their death. Their remains are then placed in special charnel houses and at the same time, the Monastery monks are given the chance to establish first hand if their brother monk brings signs of Holiness on his remain. In reality what they are looking to ascertain is: 2) Whether the remain (the bones) have acquired a honey- gold color, 3) Ascertain if a distinct beautiful scent (aroma) ascends from the monk’s relic. 4) In some cases (that are not rare) like in the case of Saint Demetrios the “fragrant” who lived the 3rd century, His Holy Remains to gush out a semi-liquid aromatic unction that looks like honey. Every year the 3rd of November, the delegation of His Temple in Thessalonica Greece, opens His reliquary (that is permanently located in the Church), in order to gather from the Holy Remain His unction on cotton balls, so that the faithful ones can keep them as a special blessing. 5) It is well known among Christians of the Orthodox Church, that the Holy Remains (and the unction) are known to cure even the most incurable diseases and illnesses. The Holy Fathers of the Orthodox Church explain that the Gold and Aromatic Remains of a monk are signs of holiness, that are begotten as a result of an actual physical transformation or a metamorphosis that is ontological that takes place during the monk’s natural life. The Holy Fathers explain that this metamorphosis constitutes the needed proof that during the monk’s natural life he managed to become a “vessel” of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Fathers resemble the transformed Holy Remains of the monk with an iron that has become incandescent (transformed) after being put to the fire. Even though the iron returns to what it seems to be its natural form and shape after being placed in the fire, a close examination reveals a change of colon and the presence of powder like a residue.
This is the reason why the term Saint is not a moral (ethical) term in Orthodoxy, but an ontological (physical) one that is verifiable. The glory found on holy remains is a prefiguration of this new glorified way of being (holiness) of the body. Upon visiting Saint Nicolaos (Santa Clause! ) resting place [http://obitel-minsk.by/_oid100025155.html], who was a 3rd century Bishop of the original Church created by the Apostles, nun Juliana Denissova writes. “The most important thing for me was that the Lord allowed me to see the wonderful signs of God’s presence on Earth with my own eyes and to learn something from it”. The relics of St Nicholas were a genuine window to the Eternity for me. She goes on and she writes: Myrrh, which is a supernatural, wonderworking and fragrant liquid, flows out from the relics of St. Nicholas even up to the present day.
Such trips are sometimes necessary not only for consolation but also to let a person have the chance to think over what is going on inside his heart as he stands face to face with the saint”.
In the history told on the above web side we can see how Apostle Luke is involved in the delivery of the arm (Holy Remains) of John the Baptist.
Talking of Apostle Luke, I must mention here the fact that it is known by the Church that he was a doctor. Along with being a doctor, he was also known to be the Churches first iconographer. The story in the following the web page tells us where his Holy Remains are found today. http://orthodoxwiki.org/Apostle_Luke
The Grace of God that sanctifies the Holy Remains with aroma is mentioned in the Holy Bible in (2 Corinthians 2: 14, 15). 14. “We owe thanks to God, because while he wins and while being triumphant, he always carries us all about in his triumph as deacons of his victory that takes place for Christ and his gospel”. 15. “Because we the apostles and the preachers of the gospel are indeed the scent of Christ that is pleasing to God˙ a scent amongst those who are saved and also amongst those who are sentenced to eternal loss”.
The same –Grace- is known to be transmitted through various objects (f.i. clothing and other objects) that come into contact with the bodies of Saints resulting to miracle making. (Matthew 20, 22), 20. “And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind [him], and touched the hem of his garment”: 21. “For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole”. 22 “But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour”. Oil was also used to removed demons and cure men and women by anointing them with it. (Mark 6:13) “And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.” They also cured the ill by using handkerchiefs or aprons. (Acts 19:12) “So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.”
In order for God to protect the monk from arrogance or protect him (or her) from other people that might want to harm him because of jealousy, allows the rest of us to see this metamorphosis (the signs of Sainthood) after death and after we exhume the body.
The most significant event that is EVER going to take place after His Second Coming and after Resurrection will be the ASCENSION of our Lord Jesus with His Saints to the Heavenly Jerusalem prepared by God before creation for those who becoming worthy.
(Revelation 21:10) “And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God”. In the Holy city of Jerusalem, there is going to be no need for the presence of sun and there is going to be no need for a Church for Lord Jesus (God Logos) will be eternally present as Height Priest and a King in the order of Melchisedec. Divine Liturgy (and Divine Thanks) as delivered by the Apostles will be a part of the lives of the Saints just like it has been a part of their lives always. The Saints who became the adopted sons and daughters of God “gods by the Grace of God” with live along with Lord Jesus who is God by nature in a relationship that is best described as one of a royal FAMILY.
(Luke 22:30) “That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel”.
A Word About Church History [the Church as described in Ephesians 4, 5 cannot possibly be more than ONE Church! “One Church One Faith One Baptism]”
Scholars estimate there are over 2600 groups today who lay claim to being the Church, or at least the direct descendants of the Church described in the New Testament. Repeat: 2600! But for the first thousand years of her history, the Church was essentially one. Five historic Patriarchal centers Jerusalem; Antioch, Rome, Alexandria, and Constantinople formed a cohesive whole and were in full communion with each other. There were occasional heretical or schismatic groups going their own way, to be sure; but the Church was unified until the 11th century. Then, in events culminating in A.D.1054, the Roman Patriarch pulled away from the other four, pursuing his long-developing claim of universal headship of the Church in violation of [Ephesians 4:5] that specifically points out ONE CHURCH for the Salvation of man. Today, nearly a thousand years later, the other four Patriarchates remain intact, in full communion, maintaining that the Greek Orthodox apostolic faith of the inspired New Testament record which is the Orthodox Church and her history as described herein, from Pentecost to the present day.
The word Ekklesia (Church) is found in the original Greek scripts of the Holy Bible 105 times! Example: (2nd Corinthians 1:1) ”From Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by Gods will, and from our brother Timothy- To the Church of God in Corinth, and to all Gods people throughout Achaia: May God our father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace”.
The PAST the PRESENT and the FUTURE (also in Greek)
The present During His Second Coming, each and every person will take their rightful place under the throne of God who according to Revelation is going to be surrounded by a crystal sea symbolizing the transparency, the clarity and the fairness this way by which the Triad God will render His Justice on all of His creations. [Rev 4-6] “And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind”. All of the reazons of His Justice will not only be mentally known by evertyone the moment of His Second Coming but they will be able to also be seen on the bodies of all resurrected individuals! Saint Nicodemus the Athonide is very lucid when describing the general “picture” of the Holy and the Unholy the moment of Resurrection. “The bodies of the Saints will resurrect to the Likeness of God and will be Soft, hollow, beautiful, transparent, bright, warm, and spiritual, were the bodies of the unholy (the likeness of the devil) will have a surpassing difference to those of the righteous ones there will be tough, heavy, ugly, foul, dark, evil stiff and unrefined.” So heaven and hell will not be a place… but a personal way of being!
What will then happen to TIME? The past The moment of His Second Coming (PRESENT) , all of the individual events/deedss of the past will become known by all of the creations of God and this is how the past will be absorbed into the present.
The PAST becoming one with the Present will contain within all of a persons personal HISTORY that will justify the rendering of the Lord’s justice during His Second Coming depending on the individuals personal deeds and ations during their life time. After the rendering of His Justie, the personal appearance/image of each and everyone, will reflect thought their outer body the Lords applied justice.
While a Martyr of Christ will bring on his head a glorious halo of Martyrdom eternally for instance , a warier and a murderer will bring on their outerbody body a Luciferian look reminding allways that that durring their life time he was a warrior against man kind and God!
In the eternal presence of Creador God Creator and in the absence of any means or a way of a restoration needed to unite with God , the hope of a personal relationship with God is lost for all eternity , and along with the hope dies the ~FUTURE~ giving its place to the ~PRESENT~
Vessel of Grace: The Life of Saint Paisios the Athonite
IN GREEK– ΣΤΑ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΑ
Πως θα γινεται αντληπτος ο χρονος μετα ην Δευτερα Παρουσια?
Το Παρων το Παρελθον και το Μελλον
Το Παρελθον Την στιγμη εκεινη της Δευτερας Παρουσιας , ολα τα γεγονοντα του Παρελθωντως γινονται γνωστα σε ολα ανεξαιρετως τα κτισματα του Θεου και με αυτο τον τροπο το παρελθων θα αφομοιωθει εις στο Παρων (Δευτερα Παρουσια)
Το Παρελθον– ο καταχωρημένος Χρόνος ο οποίος είναι πίσω μας , θα περιέχει μέσα του όλη την ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ ολα τα γεγονότα που θα επεξηγούν το δίκαιο της ανταπόδοσης από Τον Κύριο. Η ολη ανταπόδοση Του Κυριου θα γίνεται γνωστή μέσα από την θεα της προσωπικής ΕΙΚΟΝΑΣ του καθ’ενος διμουργηθεισα ως ανταποδοση των πραξεων του δια των πραξεων του κατα την διαρκεια της επιγειας ζωης του. Η εξωτερικη ΕΙΚΟΝΑ δηλαδη (το Σωμα) του καθ’ενος μετα την κριση θα προβάλλει την ανταποδωση Του Κυρου εν σχεσει με τον τον προσωπικο βίο του για να τον γνωριζουν αυτον οπως ακριβως ειναι ολοι οι αγγελοι ολοι οι ανθρωποι και ολοι οι δαιμονες εις του αιώνας των αιώνων που θα ακολουθησουν. Ενω ενας Μαρτυρας Του π.χ Χριστου θα φερει αιωνιως το ενδοξο φωτοστεφανο του Μαρτυριου, ενας πολεμαρχος και φονιας θα φερει αιωνιως μια εωσφορικη ΕΙΚΟΝΑ (οψη) ενος πολεμαρχου Του Χριστου και ολων των ανθρωπων.
Μετα την Δευτερα Παρουσια (Παρων) στην αιώνια Παρουσία Του Θεού και Δημιουργού και στην απουσία του οποιουδήποτε τρόπου αποκαταστασεως απο τον άνθρωπο της αγνότητας η οποία μπορεί να ενώσει τον άνθρωπο με Τον Θεό, η ελπίδα θα σβήσει για πάντα για αυτούς που δεν μερίμνησαν δια του Βαπτίσματος και της εξομολογησεως να αποκτησουν καθαρη καρδια (κατα Ματθαιου 5:8). Μαζί με την ελπιδα τους αυτη θα σβήσει και το –ΜΕΛΛΟΝ- το οποιο θα παρει την θέση του στο –ΠΑΡΩΝ–
Βλέπετε η ζωή και οι πράξεις των ανθρώπων στην γη καθορίζουν και το “αξίωμα”, την θέση, ακόμα και τον τρόπο υπάρξεως μας αν θέλετε στην ουρανιο ζωή. Κατά τον άγιο Νικόδημο τον αγιορείτη (από το βιβλίο του –Πνευματικά Γυμνάσματα- σελίδα 282) τα σώματα των πιστών Ορθοδόξων κατά την Δευτέρα Παρουσία θα είναι -μαλακά, κούφα, ωραία, ένδοξα, διαφανή φωτεινά, θερμά, και πνευματικά-. Τα δε σώματα των απίστων θα έχουν μεγάλη και ασύγκριτον διαφορά από των εναρέτων και θα είναι σκληρά, βαρέα, άσχημα, άτιμα μαύρα, σκοτεινά, ψυχρά και χονδρά. Το Δίκαιο της Ανταποδόσεως θα είναι φανερό -δια του φωτισμου και της Γνώσεως-που θα παραχωρησει ο Θεος σε όλους ανθρώπους τους αγγέλους και τους δαιμονες. και δεν θα υπάρχει τίποτε κρυπτόν μετά την Δευτέρα Παρουσία. Η ΑΝΤΑΠΟΔΟΣΗ του ΚΥΡΙΟΥ όχι μόνον ΔΙΚΑΙΑ θα είναι, αλλά και θα είναι ΟΦΘΑΛΜΟΦΑΝΕΣ.
Human Transformation through Repentance: St. Mary of Egypt
From the island of Cyprus, the island of the Saints Acts 13 : 4-5-6 Allow me to use the experience of the resurrected friend of Lord Jesus Lazarus who became the first Cyprus BISHOP here for 30 years after he was resurrected in order to explain to you why it was impossible for anyone unprepared to know God personally (now or after His Second Coming) and live! Hades remains the same holding place for those without Baptism as delivered by the Holy Spirit till His Second Coming! Even thought Lazarus was a very dear boyhood friend of Lord Jesus when dying the first time his soul went to horrible Hades for four days because the Church and Lords Holy Sacraments like the Mystery of Baptism that PURIFIES the HEART and UNIDES MAN WITH GOD where not present yet! What are Mysteries/Holy Sacrrments [A Kor. 4:1] LET a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries/sacraments of God http://orthodoxwiki.org/Holy_Mysteries
Lazarus the resurrected friend of Lord Jesus was the first Cyprus Bishop here (the second Christian Church created by the Apostles after the one in Jerusalem) for 30 years after leaving Jerusalem, and he was known by his clergy to never ever smile. He was also known to often spit on the ground discreetly while making a bitter face. After many years of “questioning” he finally revealed the unbearable horror of Hades while there for 4 days (before being resurrected by Lord Jesus) and also explained that it was impossible for anyone being there ever recovering from the shock of horrible things seen and experienced.
The Tradition/History of the Greek Orthodox Church teaches of a Great miracle because when his tomb was opened when Lord Jesus went there his body allready started to decompose and so there was a dicomposing smell present. Lararus left Jerusalem in a hurry for the fear they were going to kill him for his very presence after His resurection testified of the authority of Lord Jesus over death and the fact that He was th Messiah and the Son of God!
Before the coming of Lord Jesus and the creation of His Church as a therapeutic institution from SIN, the devil had the authority to take ~all souls~ to Hades including the righteous ones like all all of the prophets of the Old Testament. After the creation of His Church, those Baptized that become UNITED with God [Galatians 3:27] ~WERE NOW ABLE~ after the soul leaves the body to go through a “judgment before the Judgment” hearing known as ~Toll Houses~ that will determine the “waiting place” between Paradise (the presence of God Logos/Jesus and horrible Hades, till His Second Coming.
The personal guardian angel begoten at Baptism as delivered by the Holy Spirit will act as a ~defence person~against demons who are allowed by God to be present who keep a list of all the persons personal sins while they were alive in order to try to ahcieve a ~cast out~ from the Toll House to Hades with those. During the attempt to ascent to His thone in Paradise the quardin angels defents Christians by declaring the day and time the sin accused for, was confested and eliminated. [John 20:23] Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained. The justice of the Lord descisions on the placing of the soul of each and everyone person ever lived will be known by all angels demoms from the very begining the moment of death. The devils name Satan, means the accuser! Those not Baptized and prepared spiritually, can not see God and live the same as before the creation of His Church and so they are driven by demons straight to Hades like in the case of Lazarus. [Exodus 33:20] And he said, Thou canst notsee my face: for there shall no man see me, and live. In Paradise, Lord Jesus is God Logos 2 natures 1 God. Before ascenting to His Father, the man part of Lord Jesus asks His Father to glorofy Him wih the Glory He had before the world was (the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit) [John 17:5] “And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was”. Lord Jesus is now God! This means that Lord Jesus ( the man part) was given the authority He had as God Logos 2 natures One God! The Jewish man that walked the earth 2000 years ago who was known as Lord Jesus was no more no less God Creador His self! [Revelation 21:6] “Lord Jesus Christ is the ALPHA and the OMEGA, the CAUSE of the CREATIONAL BEGINNING, the CAUSATION OF CREATION, the SUPREME and UPMOST PURPOSE FOR ALL CREATIONS
After Resurection there is going to be an Accention All of the the reazons for his Justice on each and everone is not only going to be known by all, but is also going to be vissible.
The Heavenly Kingdom The Holy Fathers teach that all His Saints those becoming worthy belonging to Lord Jesus (His Body the Church) will resurrect with the body of the new Adam (New Creation) in other words with Lords Jesus Glorious Body as seen 11 times in the New Testament before ascending to His Father. His body and the bodies of all thosthe HOLY (the likeness of Lord Jesus) are described that they are going to be: Soft, light, beautiful, glorious, transparent, bright, warm, and spiritual. In His Kingdom Lord Jesus will be a God by nature, and His Saints will eternally be “gods by the Grace of God”! [2nd Corinthians 6:16-18] “And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. 18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty”.
Hell When souls aquire a body again after His Second Coming, a person will aquire bodily feelings/sansations once more and Hades will become Hell. This is why the Holy Fathers describe Hades as “a jail room in a Kings mansion at night” overlooking the mansion’s yeard where they can see the gallows. They know when day -break comes, (Second Coming) they will be driven to the gallows and to death! The bodies of the UNHOLY (the likeness of the devil) will have a surpassing difference to those of the righteous ones there will be Tough, heavy, ugly, foul, dark, evil stiff and unrefined”.
Paradise After the ascention of our Lord and His Saints, Paradise will be left behind for all those not tranformed (Holy) who will not be able to ever know God personally, however those who had kept their consience clean! According to the teachings of the Holy Fathers the mind of the MIND~ is the CONSCIENCE. The conscience which is described to be LAW testifies to the present of God in the heart without His presence and without hindering man’s freedom! According to the Holy Bible those who have never heard of Lord Jesus (from all nations) will go to Paradise if they have kept their conscience/Law unsoiled! [Romans 2:14] “For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves”.
Without Baptism however (union with God) remember that the devil will show up and he is authorized to claim the souls of the “children of disobedience” as he always did from the beginning. [Effesians:2-2] 2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Life after death conditions remain the same for those without Baptism as before the coming of Lord Jesus and the creation of His Church.The death reality for all till His Second coming is Paradise with Lord Jesus and all His Saints, or miserable Hades!
The horse wagon is a simile of the Holy Fathers of the actual relationship of the heart and mind known to the Holy Fathers from the begining when the Holy Spirit delivred to them the canons (rules) for the creation of the Church. This was to also inform them of the way evil works agaist a soul/person I order to depive them of their divine inheridance and their divine destination (Salvation) !
The TRUTH has ONLY be revealed to those who have properly prepared to receive it those who love Him by obeying His commandments and it is RECEIVED PERSON to person, meaning that the TRIAD God delivers the knowledge personally to man just like he delivered Moses the Ten Commandments. [John 14:2] “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him”
Colleen Harris case: Grandma kills grandpa after discovering affair
The devil can only activate himself on man through his personal passions, weaknesses and obsetions. This time was jelusy!
[Ephesians 6:12] “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places”.
[Μαrk:5-9] And they asked him, What is thy name? And he answered and said, My name is Legion because we are many here.
When speaking about the HEART, (soul) as meant in the Gospels we are speaking of a Person [1 Peter 3:4] “But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price” The heart is the person that represents each and every one the moment of death when the soul exits the body. This is the heart/soul upon which Lord Jesus will restore man ~to body and soul~ again at His Second Coming according to each person deeds. [Galatians 6:7-8] “7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption, but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
The moment of death when the soul leaves the body has been captured by scientist Konstntine Korotkov who took a picture of a person the moment their soul was leaving their body!
According to the Holy Fathers of the Greek OIrthodox, the center of a person’s self-conscience is not the brain or the nervous system but it is the heart because of having a certain supernatural function. (being able to unide with God during the Holy Sacrament of Baptism). Under the correct circumstances, (obedience to ALL of His comandments) the heart becomes an area of communion with God through His Divine Grace. The Holy Fathers teach that the Heart and the Nous (Mind) is one and the same thing. The intellect of man is genius, mind, mentality, and wits and are also described to only contain the logic of this world. If the heart does not accept ~the revelation of the awareness of God~ which the hearts natural role, it is then replaced by the mind whose role is to deal with the knowledge of the material world! ! (Ephesians 1: 17-18). The heart accepts the revelation of the knowledge of God. Elsewhere this heart is replaced by the mind.
If man was not also composed of a heart /person,there would have been nothing to represent him (the way the person he is) in life after death when the body/mind would have had disolved in the groung!
The devil can only actualize himself in man through man’s ill begotten passions gambling, envy, jealousy, pride, bitterness hatred)… . Passions are known to “live” in the heart “which is the center of man psychosomatic self” and take over the mind. [Matthew 15-19] “FOR OUT OF THE HEART PROCEED EVIL THOUGHTS MURDERS ADULTERIES FORNICATIONS THEFTS FALSE WITNESS BLASPHEMIES”
These passions (obsessions) are known to come forth and reveal (manifest) their selves as sins.
This is how the devil works.
In MURDER for instance, the devil is able to actualize Himself on man thought man’s own passions (jealousy this time) by bringing him the most possible dispair! In this case of murder the passion of Egoism which is the greatest of illness (pasions) that is also found in all other passions), was the main passion to provoke in order for the heart to accept the devils urging “ If I can’t have him (her huspand) …. no one else can!
The Horse Wagon
According to the Holy Fthers , the body of a person (body and soul) both, can be resembled with a Horse Wagon. The devil and evil spirits are allowed to be present in everyone’s lives as passengers on the horse wagon ( like the devil was present in Paradise for Adam and Eve), however they do not have authority take over man (the wagon) and force man to commit a sin. Adam and Eve ate the apple because they wanted to be a god like God is. The devil in Paradise sowed the urging (to becoming a god)….and waited!
The devil is only allowed to provide “the other option,” the option to sin (to get even this time/revenge) and he provides these options as urgings based on his knowledge of their personal weeknesses! If the devil or demons were able to ~force man~ to sinnfull actions, the rendering of His Justice at His Second coming would could have not taken place. Everyone who have had commited sins and crimes would have had the same “redeeming from sin” exuse. I am inocent …THE DEVIL FORCED ME TO DO IT!
The devil and his demons are only authorized by God to approach man (the Heart/driver) with urging or suggestions . They are known to “whisper” the type urging they think will work based on their knowledge of the weaknesses/passions of each and every person. In the case of Adam and Eve the devil urged them, that by eating the apple they were going to become ~god like God is~ and this was the reazon for Him prohibiting then to eat it! ! Adam and Eve wanted to be like God and their type passion was the first passion (disire) that was also the reazon for Lusifers downfall the passion of expansionism.
Me King, you slave!
The devil allways made sure being present in throught out the history of man, that those who were to rule the world to be provided first with gold (the devil knows where all the gold is hiden because he was allways present when people were hiding it). They were to secondy suffer from the same passion (illness) of the heart which is of course expansionsism as he does, and third the most importand pregondition was that the ~victm ruler~ to be truly convinced that he is god!
Returning to our case of murder , the WILL OF THE WAGON DRIVER (THE HEART) was SUBMITTED TOTALLY AND ENTIRELY TO THE WILL OF THE PASSENGER DEVIL for one second or for an unknown period of time. The HEART then which is repesended by the DRIVER of the WAGON directed the horses (MIND) to SIN….murder, suiside, homosexuality, theft, larsen and the most favarble to the devil where he can collect the most souls…WAR!
In the center of worhip life of the Church created by the Apostles the Greek Orthodox today, ~the purity of the heart~ is in the center and it is the most importand pregondition. When an Orthodox Christian then receives an urging, he knows right of that it comes from the devil and it is common Church kowledge not to give any attention to it! [Mathew5:8] “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God” The abstention from passions that the Church provides throught her Holy Sacraments where Lord Jesus is High priest and Mediador to His Father and the Divine life of the Church prevents the devil from ever being able to actualize himself (take over) man! [A Kor. 4:1] LET a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God
What are passions? Passions are “fixed ideas or obsessions”
According to Saint John (6th century) who is the author of “The ladder of virtues”, a passion is a mischievous thought or reflection that burrows into the soul after a last longing exposure that brings about a familiar attraction that seems to become a natural part of one’s self that causes the soul to “run to it” (to the passion) willingly and not by force.
[Revelation 21:2-3] 2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. In the Book of Revelation in the New Testament, the city is also called the Heavenly Jerusalem, as well as being called Zion in other books of the Christian Bible. Yes The Heavenly Kingdom is a city but it is also a description of a way of being!
From the island of Cyprus the island of the Saints [Acts 13:4-5-6]
1 John 2: 1-29 MY beloved children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: 2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for our’s only, but also for the sins of the whole world. 3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. 4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. 6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked. 7 Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning. 8 Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth. 9 He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now. 10 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him. 11 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes. 12 I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name’s sake. 13 I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father. 14 I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one. 15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. 18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. 19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us. 20 But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. 21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth. 22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. 23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also. 24 Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father. 25 And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life. 26 These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. 27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. 28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming. 29 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.
The word repent as an Ecclesiastic term does not mean, “I am sorry and I am not going to do it again” as many people may thing today. To repent means: “to give up totally ones own will, and inherit in their life the will of God entirely”. So when John the Baptist was calling people to repent, he was actually calling them to entirely change their way of life.
It is way of life that remakes man to the Likeness of God (Holy) which is a description of an ontological transformation becoming part man part god, enabling man this way to a Christ like way of of being that is described in the Holy Bible as becoming a new creation! [Colossians 3 10] “And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him”: Being as such ( a new creation), gives men and women the Grace and knowledge about God creator needed to becoming a King like Lord Jesus is a King in His Kingdom!
[Luke [22:29] “AS AN REWARD OF YOUR DEDICATION TO ME, I PROMISE YOU A KINGDOM UPON THE AUTHORITY THAT I HAVE BY THE VIRTUE THAT MY FATHER ALSO GAVE A KINGDOM TO ME”. …
There is a verse in the New Testament that revels in simple words everything needed in order for Lord Jesus to make it possible for us (He sacrificed Himself for this) to keep His promise and give each and everyone a kingdom!
[John 14:21] “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself unto him”.
The Heavenly Kingdom is not a place , it is a way of being! [Luke 17:21] No one will say, “Look here it is”! Or, “There it is!” because the Kingdom of God is within you”.
Lucifer refused to ever serve man kind that was created by God after the angels! This was why Lucifer and his fallen battalion of angels rebelled against God and became repleteness about it! Lucifer is known to be a FOOL for trying to put his throne over the throne of his creator God!
[Isaiah 14:13-14]  For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:  I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
Before God created Adam and Eve (mankind) Lucifer and some of his battalion of angels were looking forward that they (all angels) were to rule (govern) over the new creation of God man. After finding out that men and women were created to become Temples of the Holy Spirit (a god by the Grace of God ) if worthy, they realized that there was no way for them to be able to govern mankind and that they were to SERVE MAN the same way they serve their Creator God as messengers. The word angel comes from the Greek verb “angello” which means “to bring a message ~from or to~ others” Their failed hopes to expand their authority upon the human race was the reason they rebelled against God. Man was reason of their downfall and this is why they remained repent-less! [Judah 1:6] “And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day”
A FOOL’s fool
The Pyramid was/is a political economical system that was/is used by the devil to fulfill his leadership dreams and expectations on all man kind. On the top of the Pyramid he will place a ruler “pharaoh” or a political leader today that he can posses entirely. Possession of a person becomes possible, when the will of man is surrendered entirely to the will of the devil!
Man surendering his will entirely to the will of the devil!
Today this very same Pyramid system with an eye on the top as known on the US dollar is given a social name that can be easiest acceptable and it is known as “Big Brother“! That s pretty good a big brother in your house watching everything you do your phone your wtitings your property your taxes your friends your shoping ! Today technology serves as a window to peples private lives their very thoughts they take advandage this way of their ambitions and weeknesses just like thet devil does! Yes the the people working for Big brother have the means by technology to monitor everything personal in peoples lives monitoring even what they eat shop a the supermarket ….. I wonder if all these “big brothers” know that their actions clasifies them the moment of death as “sons of the god of the Egyptians Pyramid (the devil) and not God!
You see when the todays new Pharaoh (the antichrist) sits on his throne he will have all the gold leqally, all the armies all the police and all the the authority to do as he pleases. When this modern Pharaoh sits on his FOOLS throne because he will think he can be a rival of God (like Lusifer) he will then order to eliminate all those he knows will stand in his way. He will use all of the information gathered by the big bothers” to find his enemies in order to then eliminate (killl) them! I can assure all of you science “big brothers” that you will share a responsibility of the pain the torture and the death of each and everyone person you have deviously tracked and recorded. I can also assure you that the moment of death will find you across a horrible looking miserable demon whose name is Hades pointing his finger downwards to a fiery and smelly smoky hole as resurrected Lazarus the friend of Lord Jesus described it when after his resurection became the first Bishop of Cyprus here for 30 years before dying a second time!
Are you going to be a FOOL’s fool? IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN BELOVED?
End time sign in China | This will change the humanity.
Ierotheos Metropolitan of Naupaktos about Greek Orthodox Baptism Only Lord Jesus/God Logos being present in the Body the Church can acualize the Life SAving Holy Sacraments like Holy Baptism http://orthodoxinfo.com/general/stjohn_church.aspx “Through the “rite of birth in God”, holy baptism, man’s nous (mind) is illuminated, freed from slavery to sin and the devil, and it is united with God.
What Is the Orthodox Church? – Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick
The word Salvation means “salvation from death” and the word “death” means the eternal separation of man from God!? God bless
Αγαπητοί φίλοι, Επιτρέψετε μου παρακαλώ να προσπαθήσω να υποδείξω πως (με την βοήθεια της Παλαιάς Διαθήκης και μια από τις θεωρίες του Αϊνστάιν) ότι η Δημιουργία δεν έλαβε ΧΩΡΟ μέσα σύμπαν απεναντίας η Δημιουργία δημιούργησε τον ΧΩΡΟ του σύμπαντος. Θα προσπαθήσω επίσης να αποδείξω μέσα από την ίδια επιστημονική θεωρία ότι στην αρχή της Δημιουργίας υπήρξε κάποιος «τόπος» ο οποίος κάλλιστα μπορούσε να είναι ο Παράδεισος ο οποίος (θα δείξουμε πως) υπήρξε ανεπηρέαστος από τον χρόνο. Θα αρχίσω το δύσκολο αυτό επιχείρημα με το να περιγράψω πως, μέσα από την Δημιουργία της πρώτης ΥΛΗΣ ο Θεός δημιούργησε τον ΧΡΟΝΟ. Όλα αυτά για να πείσουμε τους αγαπημένους Έλληνες συνάνθρωπους μας επιστήμονες, ότι ο άνθρωπος δεν είναι απόγονος ούτε του πιθήκου ούτε και της αμοιβάδας και ότι η επιστήμη μπορεί να αποδείξει όταν θέλει την παρουσία Του θεού την στιγμή της Δημιουργίας ώστε όλοι να επιστρέψουν στην Ελληνορθόδοξη Πίστη των Άγιων μας Πατέρων όπου να μπορούν να προσμένουν με όλους τους υπολοίπους μας ως μέλοι του Σώματος Του Χριστού την Ουράνια τους κληρονομιά και τον Ουράνιο τους προορισμό.
Πως ο Θεός δημιούργησε τον Χρόνο. Μείνετε μαζί μου παρακαλώ. Φαντασθείτε να είσθε ξαπλωμένοι στο κρεβάτι με σβησμένα τα φώτα κρατώντας δίπλα σας και κοντά στο πάτωμα του κρεβατιού μια μπάλα του τένις. Το σκοτεινό δωμάτιο θα το παρομοιάσουμε ως το ΚΕΝΟ το οποίο προϋπήρχε της Δημιουργίας, και την μπάλα ως ένα και μοναδικό μόριο της ΥΛΗΣ. Σηκώστε τώρα την μπάλα του τένις (το ένα μόριο) μέσα στο ΚΕΝΟ (δωμάτιο). Μόλις έχετε δημιουργήσει τον ΧΩΡΟ, τον Χώρο όπου βρίσκεται η μπάλα. Βλέπουμε εδώ πως, με το να δημιουργήσει ο Θεός ένα μόνο μόριο ΥΛΗΣ, δημιούργησε ταυτόχρονα και τον ΧΩΡΟ και την ΥΛΗ. Εάν ήταν δυνατό να είμεθα παρών (παρατηρηταί) εκείνη την στιγμή της πρώτης «φάσης» της δημιουργίας (ΥΛΗΣ/ΧΩΡΟΥ), θα διαπιστώναμε προσωπικά ότι η ύπαρξης του ΧΡΟΝΟΥ (η δυνατότητα μέτρησης του) δεν θα ήταν δυνατή μέσα από την παρουσία του ενός μορίου της ΥΛΗΣ μέσα στον ΧΩΡΟ. Ο ΧΡΟΝΟΣ που θα χρειαζόταν π.χ. η μπάλα του τένις (ΥΛΗ) που κρατούμε στο δωμάτιο (ΚΕΝΟ) για να συμπληρώσει ένα σωστό κύκλο γύρο από τον άξονα της είναι αδύνατο να μετρηθεί (καταγραφή) λόγω έλλειψης οποιουδήποτε άλλου σημείου αναφοράς. Σε αυτή την φάση της δημιουργίας ΧΩΡΟΥ/ ΥΛΗΣ, και στην απουσία του ΧΡΟΝΟΥ δεν μπορεί να μετρηθεί ούτε και η ΤΑΧΥΤΗΤΑ (του ενός μορίου) η οποία «συμπάσχει» από έλλειψη σημείου αναφοράς. Είναι ακριβώς σε αυτή την «φάση» της Δημιουργίας στην απουσία του ΧΡΟΝΟΥ που μπορούσε να προϋπήρξε η Παράδεισος του Αδάμ και της Εύας, και θα βασιστούμε λίγο παρακάτω από μια θεωρία του Αϊνστάιν για να προσπαθήσουμε να απεικονίσουμε πως. Για να συμπληρώσουμε όμως ολοκληρωτικά την εικόνα θα βοηθηθούμε καλύτερα εάν πρώτα δοθεί επιστημονική εξήγησης τον για τον τρόπο με το οποίο ο θεός Δημιούργησε τον ΧΡΟΝΟ.
Ο Θεός Δημιουργεί τον ΧΡΟΝΟ, την στιγμή που Δημιουργεί ‘εισαγάγει’ στον ΧΩΡΟ ένα δεύτερο μόριο ΥΛΗΣ (μια δεύτερη μπάλα του τένις) Τα δύο μόρια έχουν τώρα μεταξύ των σχέσεις σημείων αναφορών τα οποία επιτρέπουν την μέτρηση του ΧΡΟΝΟΥ αλλά και της ΤΑΧΥΤΗΤΑΣ. Εν συντομία, έχουμε δει πως δημιούργησε ο Θεός τον ΧΩΡΟ/ΥΛΗ με το να δημιουργήσει πρώτα ένα μόριο ΥΛΗΣ, και στην συνέχεια τον ΧΡΟΝΟ με το να δημιουργήσει ένα δεύτερο. Έχουμε επίσης εξηγήσει τους λόγους γιατί ,ο ΧΡΟΝΟΣ δεν μπορεί να υπάρξει στην απουσία λιγότερων των δύο μορίων ΥΛΗΣ. Αυτό επίσης αποδεικνύει πως, πριν την Δημιουργία του κόσμου δεν υπήρχε ο ΧΡΟΝΟΣ Αυτές οι προϋποθέσεις (συνθήκες) κάτω από την οποίες παίρνει (πήρε) υπόσταση ο ΧΡΟΝΟΣ μπορούν τον κατατάξουν ως «κάτι» το οποίο παίρνει υπόσταση ή έρχεται σε ύπαρξη μόνον μέσα από την παρουσία της ΥΛΗΣ. Αυτές ακριβώς οι συνθήκες οποίες μπορούν κάλλιστα να περιγραφούν ως ένας άλλος φυσικός νόμος του σύμπαντος εν σχέση με τον ΧΡΟΝΟ, θα μας βοηθήσουν να αναπτύξουμε κάποιο θεώρημα ή συσχετισμό με τον ΧΡΟΝΟ ο οποίος θα μας είναι πολύ χρήσιμος μελετώντας τις πιθανότητες, η τυχών μας προσδοκίες πραγματοποιήσεως ταξιδιού μας στον ΧΡΟΝΟ
Ταξίδι στον ΧΡΟΝΟ Έχουμε εξηγήσει τους λόγους γιατί ο ΧΡΟΝΟΣ δεν μπορεί να υπάρξει εις την απουσία της ΥΛΗΣ και έχουμε εξήγηση τον τρόπο με τον οποίο αυτός (ο ΧΡΟΝΟΣ) είναι εξαρτώμενος αυτής. Μπορούμε τώρα να παρουσιάσουμε την παθητική αυτή εξάρτηση της υπάρξεως του ΧΡΟΝΟΥ στην ΥΛΗ με την σκιά κάποιου ανθρώπου (ΧΡΟΝΟΣ) η οποία υλοποιείται στον τοίχο (έρχεται σε ύπαρξη) ακριβώς την στιγμή που ο άνθρωπος αυτός (ΥΛΗ) περνά από μπροστά του και την δημιουργεί. Το να ταξιδέψουμε τον χρόνο προς τα πίσω χωρίς την κίνηση του σύμπαντος που του (έδωσε) δίδει υπόσταση, είναι σαν να απαιτούμε, να απομονώσουμε την σκιά του άνθρωπου από τον άνθρωπο, και να την κάνουμε από μόνη της (την σκιά) να περιπατήσει πίσω! Εάν έστω όμως και θεωρητικά εάν κάποιος κατάφερνε π.χ να γυρίσει όλα τα πλανητικά συστήματα και τροχιές των πλανητών πίσω (για να κινηθεί η σκιά προς τα πίσω), ο ΧΡΟΝΟΣ του οποίου ρόλος είναι τύπου εξαρτώμενος η παθητικός, θα κατάγραφε αυτό το γεγονός…προς τα μπροστά! Ο ΧΡΟΝΟΣ αντικατοπτρίζει την κίνηση της ΥΛΗΣ και αδιαφορεί ως προς την διεύθυνση αυτή κινείται. Έχει Αρχή, «ταξιδεύει» μπροστά και προς τα έξω μαζί με το διαστελλώμενο σύμπαν, συμπορεύεται με αυτό, καταγράφοντας την κάθε κίνηση, το μεγαλείο αυτό της δημιουργίας Του Θεού της Κτίσεως έως το τέλος…το τέλος του σύμπαντος κόσμου.Το τέλος του κόσμου όπως έχει Αυτός (Ο Θεός) έχει ΕΙΔΗ προσδιορίσει! «Πίσω στον μέλλον» στους κινηματογράφους ΜΟΝΟΝ. Παράδεισος (όπως μπορεί να επιβεβαιωθεί από την επιστήμη). Ερώτησης: Υπάρχουν επιστημονικές ανακαλύψεις οι οποίες επαληθεύουν τις Γραφές? Στο βιβλίο του Ορθοδόξου Αρχιμανδρίτη Αστερίου Χατζηνικολάου με την ονομασία «Η Αρχή και το Τέλος του κόσμου» από όπου επήρα τις περισσότερες αυτές ωραίες πληροφορίες, υπάρχει μία μελέτη η οποία παρουσιάζει μια επιστημονική θεωρία που περιγράφει ένα « εκτυφλωτικό ΦΩΣ» την στιγμή της Δημιουργίας του κόσμου, το οποίο αποδεικνύει ότι όντως υπήρξε η φωνή η οποία ακούσθηκε να λεει: “γενηθήτω φῶς· καὶ ἐγένετο φῶς” Γενεσις 1:3. Ένας ιερέας ονομαζόμενος Λεματρε ο οποίος ητο μαθηματικός και κοσμολόγος, μελέτησε τις φόρμουλες του Αϊνστάιν για να προσδιορίσει πως ακριβώς αυτές θα εφάρμοζαν εν σχέση με την στιγμή της Δημιουργίας του κόσμου. Το 1927 διατύπωσε την αρχή του ΠΡΩΤΑΡΧΙΚΟΥ ΑΤΟΜΟΥ. Διατύπωσε δε την αρχή αυτή με το να «γυρίσει την εξέλιξη πίσω (με την βοήθεια της φόρμουλας) σε ένα σημείο όπου όλη η ΥΛΗ (όλοι οι γαλαξίες) συνκεντρώθηκαν εντός μίας σφαίρας η οποία δεν ήταν μεγαλύτερη από τον Ήλιο!!!…ΕΝΑ ΠΡΩΤΑΡΧΙΚΟ ΑΤΟΜΟ Εάν επιτρέψουμε για ακόμα μία φορά να είμαστε «επί τόπου» παρατηρητές σε αυτό το πρώιμο στάδιο της Δημιουργίας, θα γινόμεθα αμέσως αυτόπτες μάρτυρες γεγονότων και καταστάσεων που μπορεί να έχουν μια παντοτινή αλλαγή σκέψεως και νοοτροπίας μας για Τον Θεό, την Αγία Γραφή και την Δημιουργία. Θυμάστε την ΜΙΑ μπάλα του τένις? Θυμάστε πως το ένα μόριο ΥΛΗΣ δημιούργησε τον ΧΩΡΟ απουσία του ΧΡΟΝΟΥ? Το ΠΡΩΤΑΡΧΙΚΟ ΑΤΟΜΟ (ΥΛΗ) της θεωρίας του Αϊνστάιν μέσα στον ΧΩΡΟ που δημιούργησε ο Θεός προϋπήρξε στην απουσία του ΧΡΟΝΟΥ εις την αρχή της Δημιουργίας. “γενηθήτω φῶς· καὶ ἐγένετο φῶς” Γενεσις 1:3. Η απουσία ενός δεύτερου πρωταρχικού ατόμου (ένας δεύτερος ήλιος) καθιστούσε αδύνατη την ύπαρξη του ΧΡΟΝΟΥ. Σύμφωνα με την επιστημονικές έρευνες και μελέτες το ΠΡΩΤΑΡΧΙΚΟ ΑΤΟΜΟ περιγράφεται από την επιστήμη ως μια «πύρινη θάλασσα ακτινοβολίας» το Φως από όπου όλα άρχισαν! ΟΙ Δυο εποχές του Σύμπαντος. Έχουμε μελετήσει για τις πιθανότητες της υπάρξεως ενός «πλανήτη φωτός» πριν από την λεγόμενη «μεγάλη έκρηξη» ενός πλανήτη ο οποίος υπήρξε αδιάφορος εις τον ΧΡΟΝΟ ( η μια μπάλα του τένις) Μπορούμε τώρα να ρωτήσουμε με ασφάλεια τον εαυτό μας την επόμενη θεολογική ή επιστημονική ερώτηση. Εάν κάποιος κάποτε ζούσε πάνω σε εκείνο τον πλανήτη (ήλιο φωτός)… Ο Αδάμ και η Εύα μια σφαίρα όχι μεγαλύτερη από τον Ήλιο…Μπορούσε αυτή να είναι η Παράδεισος? 1η εποχή Είναι γνωστό ότι η επιστήμη χωρίζει την ιστορία του σύμπαντος σε δύο εποχές. Η πρώτη για την οποία γίνεται λόγος είναι αυτή της επικράτησης της ΑΚΤΙΝΟΒΟΛΙΑΣ την οποία και διαδέχθηκε η εποχή της ΥΛΗΣ. Κατά την διάρκεια της πρώτης εποχής η οποία και διάρκεσε 400.000 χρόνια, αυτά τα οποία αντιπροσωπεύουν το ΦΩΣ δηλαδή τα πρωτόνια και αυτά τα οποία αντιπροσωπεύουν την ΥΛΗ δηλαδή τα σωματίδια του πυρήνα παρέμεινα σταθερά όσο αφορά τον αριθμό τους. 2η εποχή Η επιστήμη εξηγεί πως από το Φως μπορεί να δημιουργηθεί ΥΛΗ « Καθώς κοιτάμε όλο και πιο πίσω στην ιστορία του σύμπαντος,φθάνουμε σε μια εποχή, όποτε η θερμοκρασία ήταν τόσο υψηλή, ώστε οι συγκρούσεις μεταξύ των φωτονίων μπορούσαν να δημιουργήσουν υλικά σωματίδια από καθαρή ενέργεια…Δυο κβάντα ακτινοβολίας,δηλαδή δύο φωτόνια μπορούν νά συγκρουσθούν και να εξαφανισθούν και όλη η ενέργεια και η ορμή τους να διατεθεί για την παραγωγή δυο ή περισσοτέρων υλικών σωματιδίων. Στην θέση δηλαδή των εκπροσώπων του Φωτός που εξαφανίζονται παρουσιάζονται εκπρόσωποι της ΥΛΗΣ τα στοιχειώδη σωματίδια της, που συνδυαζόμενα στην συνέχεια θα δημιουργήσουν τους πυρήνες, τα άτομα της ΥΛΗΣ, τις διάφορες χημικές ενώσεις, εμάς τους ίδιους, όλο τον κόσμο όπως τον ξέρουμε σήμερα. Η «πρώτη ΥΛΗ» του κόσμου είναι το ΦΩΣ»!
Η μεγάλη έκρηξη (the big bang
Βλέπουμε τώρα πολύ καθαρά ότι η επιλογή κάποιων επιστημόνων να χρησιμοποιούν τις λέξεις «bιg bag» οι οποίες περιγράφουν μια απροσδιόριστη η αγνώστου προελεύσεως ακράτητησ έκρηξης, αποκλείει σημαντικές επιστημονικές ανακαλύψεις οι οποίες είναι σημαντικές ώστε να δώσει η επιστήμη εις Τον Δημιουργό μας Θεό την αρμόζουσα του θέση ενώπιον του κόσμου και της Δημιουργίας. Όταν ο αστρονόμος Βαρρυ Παρκερ μιλούσε για εκείνη την «έκρηξη» η οποία «εγένησε» το σύμπαν είπε: Μπορεί να νομίζεται ότι η έκρηξη (το εκτυφλωτικό φως) έλαβε ΧΩΡΟ μέσα στο σύμπαν το οποίο είναι άπειρο εν τούτης δεν είναι αυτός ο τρόπος με τον οποίο αυτά έγιναν. Η μεγάλη έκρηξη δημιούργησε τον ΧΩΡΟ…πριν την μεγάλη έκρηξη δεν υπήρχε ούτε η ΥΛΗ ούτε ο ΧΩΡΟΣ ούτε ο ΧΡΟΝΟΣ. Αγαπητοί αδελφοί… Τι Υπήρχε ???
Πιστεύω πράγματι ότι ήταν ευλογία Θεού να μας βοηθησει «δούμε» την στιγμή πριν της Δημιουργίας του κόσμου όπου οι περισσότεροι άνθρωποι βλέπουν στον νου ένα αποκρουστικό, ανέλπιδο ή αχανές σκοτάδι…όπου όμως άλλοι βλέπουν Τον (πριν και μετά της δημιουργίας) Θεό, στον Οποίο και σήμερα μιλούν προσωπικά,Τον γνωρίζουν σαν Φως, Το Αιώνιο Φως, Τον Τριαδικό Ταπεινό, Αγνό, Φιλάνθρωπο Θεό της Ορθοδοξίας μας. Επιτρέψετε μου να κλείσω με μια περιγραφή του Άγιου μας Συμεών για Τον Θεό (το Θειο Φως).
«Ο Άγιος Συμεών στα γραφόμενα του, μπαίνει πάντοτε σε πολύ κόπο να ξεκαθαρίσει ότι Το Θειο Φως (Πατήρ Υιός και Άγιο Πνεύμα) είναι ΠΡΟΣΩΠΙΚΟ. Δεν είναι απλώς ένα Φως/Ακτινοβολια- μια άτονη φωτεινότητα όπως αυτή η οποία παράγει μία λάμπα η ο ήλιος. Το Θείο Φως είναι το ΠΡΟΣΩΠΟ καθ’ Εαυτό Του Θεού. Δεν είναι «προϊόν» του Θεού είναι ο Θεός ο ίδιος. «Το Φως Σου Ο Θεέ Εσύ Είσαι » γράφει… και επιστρέφει στο ίδιο σημείο αναφοράς πολύ συχνά!
Αποκάλυψις 21:6,7 Και πρόσθεσε: «Εκπληρώθηκαν όλα• εγώ είμαι το Α και ο Ω, η αρχή και το τέλος• εγώ σ’ όποιον διψάει θα δώσω δωρεάν να πιει από το νερό (το Πνεύμα της Αληθείας) που δίνει ζωή. 7Αυτά θα τα κληρονομήσει ο νικητής κι εγώ θα είμαι Θεός του, κι αυτός παιδί μου.
Από το Βιβλίο του Archimandrite A.S.Chajinikolou, “The beginning and the end of the world”, cosmology and the Holy Scriptures http://www.greekorthodoxchurch.org/ Θα βρείτε εδώ θέματα τα οποία μπορεί να σας ενδιαφέρουν όπως: Η ζωή μετά θάνατο, Ορθόδοξη Ψυχοθεραπεία και άλλα
Επιτρέψετε μου να υπηρετήσω με όποιον τρόπο μπορώ. Δεν ανήκω σε καμία οργάνωση (η οποία κάνει αυτό) και ούτε πληρώνομαι από κανένα. Ζητώ για μένα μόνο, να με θυμάστε στην άγια προσευχή σας.
that would enable Lord Jesus (God Logos ) to become high Priest (Hebrews 5:5) and the head of the Body the Church granding everything needed for Slavation with His Holy Sacments/Mysteries http://orthodoxwiki.org/Holy_Mysteries)
Effesians 1: 22 – 23 22 And he put all things in subjection under his feet. And this glorious Lord made him head of the Church, above all. 23 And this Church is his body, the complement of Christ, as a man and as the head of the Church; of Christ, who as infinite God fills everything with his omnipresent presence and grants everything to all his creations.
Biography The Gospel of Luke in the tenth chapter informs us about these Apostles. They were chosen by Christ after the Twelve to assist His work, going first to every city and place, where He would then go. In this race, they had to pay all their activity, without losing a single moment. That is why he told them that they should not stop and greet anyone on the street. This, in turn, is a lesson for some spiritual workers, who waste hours and days chatting instead of teaching, and scandalizing instead of building. The Lord commanded the seventy Apostles not to have a suitcase with them, not a tray, not to hold shoes. Why; To show that the soldiers of Christ must have self-denial and be familiar with all deprivations. And to show that God accomplishes the greatest and most difficult tasks with little means. The Seventy carried out their mission with all precision and discipline when Christ was on earth. But even after His ascension and the formation of His Church, they did all their duty with zeal and self-denial.
The Fathers of the Church, of the first Christian period, tried to identify them by sampling persons of the New Testament, mainly from the book of Acts, as well as the Epistles of the Apostle Paul. The first attempt to compile lists of the names of the Seventy Apostles was made in response to the actions of the Gnostics, who had an unorthodox and erroneous reaction to the episcopal office and the uninterrupted apostolic succession and intended to promote persons with unquestionable Twelve Apostles. From the time of the first schism (867 AD), when the «παπικὸν πρωτεῖον ἐξῆλθεν πλέον τῆς θεωρητικῆς καὶ ἀορίστου μορφῆς τὴν ὁποίαν μέχρι τοῦδε διετήρει καὶ ἔλαβε πρακτικὴν καὶ ὡρισμένην μορφὴν ἐπικίνδυνον τὰς» The Seventy Apostles are especially promoted by the Orthodox Church, in reaction to the well-known positions of the Roman Catholic Church on the primacy of the Pope. That is why, although each of the Apostles regularly celebrates a special day, the Church has designated our own day for the common feast of those who suffered for the Gospel of the Son and the Word of God.
Agabus, a prophet who prophesied the arrest of the Apostle Paul and the great famine in Jerusalem (Honored April 8 ).
Akilas, disciple of the Apostle Paul, after his wife Priscilla, martyred (Honored July 14 , February 13 ).
Amblias, Bishop of Odyssepolis (of Macedonia), settled under the Apostle Andrew and under the national appeals (Honored October 31 ).
Ananias, a disciple of the Lord in Damascus, met Saul (Paul) blind at the Lord’s direction, whom he healed and baptized. He became Bishop of Damascus, finished by stoning (Honored October 1 ).
Andronikos, Bishop of Pannonia (It is honored to find his Holy Relics on May 17 , July 30 and February 22 ).
Apellis, Bishop of Smyrna (Honored on September 10 ).
Apellis (other), Bishop of Thrace in Heraklion (Honored October 31 ).
Apollo, Bishop of Caesarea (Honored December 8 ).
Apfia (s) (or Apfion), it is clearly about the wife of the Apostle, which the Apostle Paul mentions in the letter to Philemon: “καὶ Ἀπφίᾳ τῇ ἀγαπητῇ”. He martyred after the Apostles Dilimonos, Archippus and Onisimos during the reign of Nero (he is said to be Philemonos’ wife) (Honored on November 22 ).
Aristarchus, Bishop of Apamea in Syria, beheaded by Nero (Honored April 14 and September 27 )
Aristobulus, Bishop of Britain, brother of the Apostle Barnabas (Honored October 31 , March 15 ).
Artemas, Bishop of Lystra (Honored on October 30 ).
Archippus, student of the Apostle Paul in Colossae. It ended martyrdom on Nero (Honored November 22 , February 19 ).
Incomparable, Bishop of Hyrcania, was martyred (Honored April 8 ).
Achaean, a disciple of the Apostle Paul in Corinth, ended with hunger and thirst (Honored June 15 ).
Barnabas or Josiah, Cypriot in his homeland, from the Hellenistic Jews of the island and from the tribe Levi. From Josiah, for his sweet sermon, he was renamed Barnabas, which means “prayer.” Companion of the Apostle Paul, preached the Gospel in Antioch, Jerusalem, Rome, Alexandria and Cyprus, where he was stoned and delivered to fire. He is the founder of the Church of Cyprus (Honored June 11 ).
Gaius, Bishop of Ephesus (Honored November 5 ).
Commended, Bishop of Carthage (Honored July 30 ).
Epaphroditus (or Epaphras), Bishop of Kolofonos or Kolonis or Adrakis (Honored December 8 ).
Erastus, treasurer of the Church of Jerusalem and Bishop of Paneados (Honored November 10 ).
Hermes, Bishop of Philippi or Plovdiv (Honored November 5 ).
Hermes, Bishop of Dalmatia (Honored March 8 ).
Evvoulos, student of the Apostle Paul (Honored on February 28 ).
Evodos, Bishop of Antioch, successor of the Apostle Peter (Honored on September 7 ).
Zacchaeus, ruler of Jericho, called by the Lord (Honored April 20 ).
Zenas or Zenon, Bishop of the Diocese of Laodicea (Honored on September 27 ).
Herodias and Rhodians or Rhodios, Bishop of New Patras, follower of the Apostles. It was martyred by Jews and Gentiles or Bishop of Tarsus, follower of the Apostles Peter in Rome. He was beheaded by Nero after Olympus (Honored March 28 , November 10 ).
James the Brother, brother of the Lord and son of Joseph the Minister, author of the eponymous Catholic Epistle and first Hierarch of Jerusalem. The Saint was martyred by the Jews (It is celebrated on October 23 , and Sunday after the Nativity of Christ).
James the Alphaeus or Alphaeus, brother of Matthew the Evangelist (Honored October 9).
Jason, Bishop of Tarsus, student of the Apostle Paul (Honored April 29 ).
Judas James or Thaddaeus and Leviathan, brother in the flesh of the Lord and son of Joseph the Minister, and a genuine brother of James the Brotherhood (Honored June 19 ).
June (ς), it is probably about the man Apostle, whom the Apostle Paul mentions in his letter to the Romans: Unfortunately, in the Synaxarists she was considered a woman, while in many codes it is correctly written: “(δνδρόνικος) συνεπόμενον ἔχων καὶ τὸν ὑπερθαύμαστον Ἰουνίαν”. Και το დისτιχο μαρτυρεί: «Ἰουνία (ς) τέθνηκε μηνὶ Μαΐῳ, ὃς πρῶτος ἐστὶν εἰσιὼν Ἰουνίου» (ΤιμάταιMay 17 , February 22 (finding Holy Relics)).
Justus or Joseph or Warsaw or Jesus or Josiah, Bishop of Eleftheroupolis, the ally of Matthew, the brother god (Honored October 30 ).
Caesar, Bishop of Koroni (Honored December 8 ).
Karpos, Bishop of Veria or Veria of Thrace (Honored on May 26 ).
Kifas (Honored December 8 ).
Klimis, Bishop of Sardis or Sardiki (Honored on September 10 ).
Kordatos, Bishop of Athens. It ended in martyrdom in Magnesia (It is honored on September 21 ).
Quartus, Bishop of Beirut (HonoredNovember 10 ).
Kriskis, Bishop of Carthage (Honored July 30 ).
Linos, Bishop of Rome after the Apostle Peter (Honored November 5 ).
Lucas or Lucius, Bishop of Laodicea in Syria, various of the Evangelist, “Blessed Paul in the letter to Timothy, witness” (Honored on September 10 ).
Mark, (also John), Bishop of the Bible of Antioch, various of the Evangelist, “the Apostle Luke is remembered in the Act”. (Honored September 27 ).
Mark (other), nephew of Barnabas, Bishop of Apollonia, different from the Evangelist and the previous one, “the Apostle is remembered in the epistles”. (It is honoredOctober 30 ).
Matthias, who by lot replaced Judas the traitor and was counted among the Twelve (Honored August 9 ).
Narcissus, Bishop of Athens. It ended martyrdom (Honored October 31 ).
Nakanor, deacon out of seven, finished on the same day after Archdeacon Sephanos (Honored July 28 ).
Nymph, student of the Apostle Paul (Honored on February 28 ).
Olympus, follower of the Apostle Peter in Rome. He was beheaded by Nero after Rodion (Honored on November 10 ).
Onisimos, student of the Apostle Paul. It ended as a martyrdom in Potioli (It is honored on February 15, November 22 ).
Onisiforos, Bishop of Colophon, accomplice of the Apostle Paul (Honored on September 7 ).
Urbanos, Bishop of Macedonia, settled under the Apostle Andrew and under the national appellants (Honored October 31 ).
Parmenas, Deacon of seven (Honored July 28 ).
Patrovas, Bishop of Potiolon (Honored November 5 ).
Poudis, follower of the Apostle Paul. He was martyred on Nero (Honored on April 14 ).
Prochoros, Deacon out of seven, Bishop of Nicomedia, collaborator of the Evangelist John and in the writing of the Gospel (Honored July 28).
Roufos, Bishop of Thebes in Greece. It ended martyrdom (It is honored April 8 ).
Silas, Bishop of Corinth, accomplice of the Apostle Paul (Honored July 30 ).
Siluanos, Bishop of Thessaloniki, accomplice of the Apostle Paul (Honored July 30 ).
Simeon or Symeon or Cleopas, the brother god, second Bishop of Jerusalem, son of Joseph the Minister and brother of James. The Saint was crucified on Trajan (Honored April 27 , October 30 ).
Stachys, Bishop (first) of Byzantium, established under Andrew the First Called (Honored October 31 ).
Stefanas, student of the Apostle Paul (HonoredJune 15 ).
Stefanos, first martyr and Archdeacon. Finished by stoning (Honored December 27 , August 2 , September 15 ).
Sosthenis, Bishop of Kolofonos (Honored December 8 ).
Sosipatros, Bishop of Konya, student of the Apostle Paul (Honored November 10 , April 29 ).
Tertius, Bishop of Konya, student of the Apostle Paul (Honored October 30 ).
Timothy, Bishop of Ephesus, disciple of the Apostle Paul, martyred (Honored January 22 ).
Timon, deacon out of seven, Bishop of Vostra, finished martyr
(Honored July 28 ).
Titus, Bishop of Gortyn of Crete, student of the Apostle Paul (Honored August 25 ).
Trofimos, follower of the Apostle Paul. He suffered a martyr’s death on Nero (Honored on April 14 ).
Tychicus, Bishop of Chalcedon or Colophon, follower of the Apostle Paul (Honored December 8 ).
Philemon, Bishop of Gazi, student of the Apostle Paul, martyred in the Colossi during the reign of Nero (Honored November 22 ).
Philip, deacon out of seven, from Caesarea in Palestine, who baptized Simon the Magician and the Eunuch of Kandaki ( October 11 ).
Philologist, Bishop of Sinope, established under Andrew the First Called (Honored November 5 ).
Flegon, Bishop of Marathon. It ended with martyrdom
(It is honored on April 8 ).
Fourtounatos, student of the Apostle Paul. It ended martyrdom