Holy Remains

[Acts 13: 4-5]  ” 4 So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus. 5 And when they were at Salamis, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews: and they had also John to their minister.

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To be Holy is an ontological transformation that takes place within if a person was a Temple of God while alive! [1 Corinthians 3: 16] Don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and who was given to you by God”?

1) It is a Greek 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 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 that he managed to become a “vessel” of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Fathers resemble the transformed Holy Remains of the monk with a rod 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 color 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.

The glory found on holy remains is a prefiguration of this new glorified way of being of the body.

The honor that is attributed to them by God in the Orthodox Church is another testimony of the Orthodox faith that points out to the total glorification of man. (A Thesall 5:23-24) 23 “And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24. “Faithful is he that calleth you who also will do it”.

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 in 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”. They also removed demons and they cured them by anointing them with oil. [Mark 6:13] “And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed [them].” We also witness the fact that they 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.”

God, in His infinite wisdom in order to protect the monk from arrogance while alive, and from other people that might want to harm him because of jealousy, allows the rest of us to see this metamorphosis (signs of Sainthood) after death and after we exhume the body.
In this here part please allow me to point out in a humble way and with brotherly love that, all these wonderful things which you are reading, that are happening, can become a part of the lives of ALL people that would like to take the Orthodox Baptism in order to be able to strive to achieve high, in this Graceful endeavor).
It is very important to become aware of the fact that this method of determining Sainthood can only work with Divine intervention. This Divine “selected” method is man proof, meaning it is impossible for any person to tamper with Remains before the day of their removal from the grave without their actions first being noticed. (The grave will be disturbed). It is also impossible to add or remove the honey gold color or the aroma from the transformed Holy Remains. The relatives of the monks are usually present when the Orthodox Church is exhuming a monk’s body.
This Orthodox Tradition began in the early years of Christianity, as early as the time the twelve Apostles were preaching Christianity to the world. The fact that the Orthodox Church is the custodian today of the Holy Remains of many of the Apostles verifies not only the authenticity (validity) but also the “age” of this Church Tradition.
At the beginning of Christianity, the first Christian families used to exhume the bodies of their loved ones and then exhibited their Remains with pride in a visible part of their house, in order for friends and relatives to silently establish holiness. This Holy Ecclesiastic Tradition was practiced in early Christianity when most of the people in the cities and the villages would obey the Church and would live a way of life in and out of the Church that was pleasing to God, the correct way of life that could lead to the Heavenly Kingdom. As time went by, the people in the cities started to deviate from the demanding way of life that leads to Salvation and the Heavenly Kingdom.
It was decided then by a few Christians to move away from the cities to remote areas where they were able to practice alone and undisturbed the “Life-giving” Traditions and Practices passed down to them by the Apostles that would lead them to Theosis/Salvation. Because they lived far away and they were alone they were known as (μοναχόs =alone) monks. Today’s Orthodox Monks that live in faraway places are in pursuit of the same spiritual life and have the same spiritual objectives as the Apostles and their Saints forefathers. Any Holy Remains found outside the Greek Orthodox Church today are Holy Remains belonging to Saints of the Church as created by the Holy Spirit the day of Pentecost before the schism in 1054 AC at which time the WILL of God for the Salvation of man was replaced by the will of man!  The words Salvation and Holiness have an unbreakable bond in Orthodoxy especially if we are referring to the Heavenly Kingdom.

The purpose of the godlike beings is one: to become gradually perfect as God the Father to become “a god by Grace” , to attain Theosis, Deification, Christificication , Trinification.

 

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Mental illness is Not the cause of Suicide. The lies and the encouragement from Demons are!

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Suicide It is an act of despair aided by submission to evil urgings (logismoi) coming from evil spirits a spiritual condition known to the Greek Orthodox Church as a possession. In short the will of man is totally submitted to the will of the devil!

In order for evil spirits to “win over” a soul by them committing suicide, they bring on to their victims the greatest amount of despair that they can possibly can.

Mental illness is Not the cause of Suicide
By Sotirios Athanasoulias Greek Orthodox Priest

”it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him”

[Mark 9: 17,18] “And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit; 18 And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not.22 And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him”
Demonic possession is the phenomenon in which the devil ( or a multitude of demons ) does not only banter people (externally or internally) but occupy the center of the human personality the mind resulting that those possessed experience similar symptoms to those suffering from heave mental illnesses. Demonic possession is usually not permanent: the person returns to their normal personality until they become possessed again by the demonic spirit. The Greek Orthodox Tradition, therefore, accepts the existence of demonic possession. All of these phenomena are known and accepted since there are clear testimonies about them in the Holy Bible.
Those who have difficulty accepting demonic possession apparently have not noticed that the Holy Bible mentions the phenomenon repeatedly. The Holy Gospels record many cases treatment people who are possessed -who are not mentally ill- by the Lord Himself ( Matt. 8.16 , 8.28 to 34 , 9.32 to 34 , 12.22 to 29 , 15.21 to 28 , 17.14 to 21 , Mark . 1.32 to 34 , 5.1 to 20 , 7.24 to 30 , 9.17 to 29 , Lk 4.33 to 36 , 4.41 , 8.26 to 39 , 9.37 to 43 , 11.14 to 26 , etc. ) . The most known cases of therapy of a possessed person is found in the story of the daimonizomenou (possessed) of Gadarenes (Mark 5.1 to 20 , Lk 8.26 to 39 ). Typical is a dialogue of Jesus with evil spirits inhabiting sufferers, as recorded in the relevant stories. When He draws near, the demons become emotional and start to cry. Blocked by the divine presence, they confess the truth: Recognize that Jesus is the “Christ” (Luke 4.41 ) , the ” Son of the Most High God ” (Mar. 5.7, Luke 8.28 ) . They even humble their selves before Him(Luke 8.28 ) and worship Him (Mark 5.6 ) . They recognized that He has divine authority to torment them ( Matt. 8.29 ) and beg to prevent their punishment (Matt. 8.31 )

*Important spiritual warning:

Do not ever attempt any kind of exorcism in any other way except the one known by the priests of Greek Orthodox Church. The Greek Orthodox priests have Apostolic Succession which in essence means they are the ONLY ONES who have the AUTHORITY  from Lord Jesus who is present as high priest in His Body the Church [Α Colossians 1:18] to perform Orthodox Baptism where the priest calls upon the sponsor to renounce the devil and all of his works or the Mystery of exorcism on the Lord’s behalf.

The Church as the Body of Christ                       http://orthodoxinfo.com/general/stjohn_church.aspx

Respectfully                                                                                                                                Constantinos James Wiliams

Surendering the soul eternally to the devil through rock music

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Rock and Heavy Medal                                                                                                                          Beloved brothers and sisters,

Notice please in this video the type screaming and the movement of the heads on stage -up and down- that is common in rock concerts
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEIqd1CrhBE&feature=related

In this next Rock concert video the screaming and fighting
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7w7m4lb2ok&NR=1

Exorcism performed by Father Savas a Greek Orthodox priest for those possessed. Notice (and listen) please the type scramming and the type movement of the head up and down of those possessed similar with rock concert audiences.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcbtcJsk9Vk

Please take care,
Your friend and servant,                                                                                                  Constantinos James Williams

 

 

The Big Black Market for Spare Human Body Parts

ORGANS DONΟRS…and the 5th Commandment: “You shall not commit murder”.STOP and Revaluate…patients and doctors both.

Those who receive the organs donor card they are told that “their organs are begotten after death”.

It is medically impossible to get organs from a corpse donor. Only a live one!

The donors are not aware of the fact that “in order for a patient recipient to be saved the doctors must first induce the death of the donor on the operating table”. Even though the brain/body is experiencing what is known as brain death he heart/soul is present and fully aware of being in the operating room and it is horrifically terrorized as it sees the doctor approaching with the operating knife to remove the heart/body. 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 of us the moment of death when the soul exits the body. These persons WILL ASK FROM GOD (at His Second Coming)
to RENDER HIS JUSTICE UPON THOSE relatives and doctors … ON THEIR BEHALF for their personal deceit and desolation! The only death that should be recognized as “death of a human being” is the death of the body’s heart that will bring on the natural separation of body and soul!

Hundreds that were considered to be “clinically dead” returned to life before medical science begin to put into practice this type method of live organ transplant.

Statement of a doctor from the introduction in his book.

I must tell you that “it cures but at the same time it kills” (transplants) and this cannot be taken as a message for life… therefore it can not possibly have our approval.

The medical information was begotten from the book of the Cypriot pathology doctor Kyprianou Christodoylides TRANSPLANTS a Solution or problem, for the purpose of providing information that will provide the kind of knowledge that will contribute to a “fairer choice” to those who simply do not know!

Ierotheos Metropolitan of Naupaktos about Greek Orthodox Baptism

“Through the “rite of birth in God”, holy baptism, man’s nous (mind) is illuminated, freed from slavery to sin and the devil, and is united with God.
The word Salvation means “salvation from death” and the word “death” means the eternal separation of man from God!

PRAYER

It is known that Lord Jesus answered a lot of prayers and cured many in the Holy Bible. Lord Jesus can still answer prayers and yes he can still heal at will anyone He chooses to anywhere in the word and anytime He chooses to because He is creator God Logos and a loving Father to all. In the case of the 10 leprous only one return to thank him and it is not known for sure that He was saved in the end. The healing of the body, however, must not be confused with Salvation which in essence is the healing of the ill-begotten heart/soul. [Matthew 15-19] “FOR OUT OF THE HEART PROCEED EVIL THOUGHTS MURDERS ADULTERIES FORNICATIONS THEFTS FALSE WITNESS BLASPHEMIES” Furthermore vainglory, ego, envy, hatred, lustiness stinginess, and greed are equally strong passions that siege the heart (self-will) and force the mind (body) in the unnatural act of sin.
The purpose of the creation of His Church with Lord Jesus as High Priest and Mediator to His Father 2000 years ago the purification of the heart in order to enable man back to the presence of God!
[Mathew5:8] “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God” Prayer in relationship to God and Salvation only fulfills one requirement from the many needed. Salvation is like a sailboat that must be made from many parts to be sail worthy. All Gods requirements for Salvation (the seaworthy sailboat) were delivered to the Apostles the day of Pentecost by the Holy Spirit and they are known as the 85 Holy Apostolic Canons.

http://www.holytrinitymission.org/books/english/cannons_apostles_rudder.htm

In the absence of the Church created by the Apostles prayer is a part of a sailboat that is to sail to Paradise without sails or oars…or a rudder!

How does the spiritual realm interacts with our physical world?

It does not. The Spiritual realm (the Holy Spirit) begins by interacting with men’s and women’s hearts/souls which is the eternal spiritual soul/self. The Holy Bible is crystal clear about this. [Mathew5:8] “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God”. 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 will represent each and everyone the moment of death when the soul exits the body. The heart according to the Holy Fathers as “a natural center” that is supernatural but at the same time paranormal when the supernatural function stagnates because the heart is ceased by passions that are illnesses of the heart that cause sins) This supernatural function of the heart sets the preconditions for perfection, the completion of man, his deification and his full integration into society in Christ. The Heart is the place inside where God testifies to His Self, it the faculty of intuiting that gives man the axioms upon which to reason.                    [2 Corinthians: 4:6]. “God makes His Light shine in our hearts, to bring us the knowledge of God’s glory shining in the face of Christ.
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 heart, however, is ill-begotten when man is born with the consequences of the propateric sin and in need of therapy.

[Mathew 15: 19] For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:Furthermore vainglory, ego, envy, hatred, lustiness stinginess, and greed are equally strong passions that siege the heart (self -will) and force the mind (body) in the unnatural act of sin.

This is why his Church was created by the Holy Spirit (God) the day of Pentecost with special canons (rules) in order to help man redeem their selves from all SIN!
The 85 Holy Apostolic Cannons of the Apostles
http://www.voskrese.info/spl/aposcanon.html

Lord Jesus (God Logos) became the “head of His body the Church” and high priest 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 hearts (only God can forgive sins) and become MEMBERS OF HIS BODY! [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

During Baptism a person receives the gifts of the Holy Spirit however it is up to each and every individual to energize them or set them in motion at will based on their greatest gift from God which is their freedom.

Confession (one of the Holy Sacraments of the Church) is known as the Second Baptism because at Baptism all sins are remitted. Confession keeps this “free from sin state” enabling the Holy Spirit to “remake man to godman” for his completion needed in order to return to the presence of God! To confess sins, however, there is a need to have Bishops who have apostolic succession which in essence is the authority needed given by the Holy Spirit to do everything the Apostles did for the Salvation of man. Apostolic succession is the tracing of a direct line of apostolic ordination, Orthodox doctrine, and communion from the Apostles to the current episcopacy of the Orthodox Church. All three elements are constitutive of apostolic succession.

Apostles who became Bishops
http://orthodoxwiki.org/Seventy_Apostles

The word Ekklesia (Church) is found in the original script of the Holy Bible 105 times. This is one 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”.
Salvation is not about knowledge is all about obedience that leads to theosis a part take with God known as becoming Holy. “Be Holy because I am Holy ” (1 Peter 1, 16). In the absence of the therapy of the Church created by the Holy Spirit the day of Pentecost life after death conditions will be the same as before the coming of Lord Jesus and the creation of His Church where there was No hope No Salvation!
Exodus 33:20 And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.
ORTHODOX-PSYCHOTHERAPY
http://www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2013/03/the-foundations-of-orthodox.html

Holy Orthodoxy: The Ancient Church of Acts in the 21st Century

The Behavioral Science. God is Light and His Saints are light  

The Behavioral Science of man is in need to embrace of the therapy of the /heart/soul that was begotten the day of Pentecost by the Holy Spirit 2000 years ago. The word Salvation does not mean “going to a good place”, it is a description of a  ~a Part Take with God~ beginning at Baptism that signifies the beginning of a potential dynamic process in one’s path toward the Kingdom of God the return to His presence!

[Luke 17:21 “No one will say, “Look here it is”! Or, “There it is!” because the Kingdom of God is within you”.

[1 Corinthians 3:16]  “Don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and who was given to you by God”?

The mortal bodies that men and women have today are the bodies that were given to Adam and Eve in order to overcome their material needs in their new home after being exiled! Their heavenly angelic bodies (created from light) were not “destroyed” they were merely “covered up” with the materialistic bodies that we all have. [Genesis 3.21]  “Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them”. The moment of death (death of the body) finds Adam and Eve in Hades (a holding place till His Second Coming). Adam and Eve know exactly who they are, they are aware of all of their actions both in Paradise and on Earth and they become the first ones waiting for the descent of Lord Jesus (God Logos) who they already knew from Paradise.  This eternal identity of theirs (their angelic bodies underneath the leather tunics) is known as the heart, it it is of an eternal nature and it belongs to each and every person who is ever born.

There is going to be a Kingdom at his Second Coming and each and everyone is going to “soweth, that shall he also reap”! Pay special attention to how the words “flesh” and “spirit” are placed in this following verse!

[Galadians 6: 7-8]  “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”.

So Adams and Eves bodies (their leather tunics) were going to be the “vehicle” that was going to allow them a life (a trial) in the absence from God Creator and at the same time the means by which they could show that they have had repented!  This is why the “heart” is known to be a person in Orthodox Theology and this is why this person/heart and the mind is considered to be ONE AND THE SAME THING! [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”

If it wasn’t for the Heart being a person they would be NOTHING to represent man (everything that he ever was) after death and after the body was dissolved in the ground! There cannot be a behavioral science without the therapy of the eternal person that is known as the heart!

Behavioral science

Mental health overlooks the presence of the soul/heart in a person and treats man as though he is -mind alone-  and not -mind and soul- both. The heart/person is ill-begotten and in need of a therapy. [Matthew 15-19] “FOR OUT OF THE HEART PROCEED EVIL THOUGHTS MURDERS ADULTERIES FORNICATIONS THEFTS FALSE WITNESS BLASPHEMIES” Furthermore vainglory, ego, envy, hatred, lustiness stinginess, and greed are equally strong passions that siege the heart (self-will) and force the mind (body) in the unnatural act of sin. The reaction of a healthy mind to an ill-begotten heart is a chemical unbalance known as a psychiatric illness. The medicine of Psychiatry will help stop the symptoms but it will not cure the ill-begotten heart ( the passions that make it ill) that causes the symptoms! An aspirin with stop the pain or  the headake (the symptoms),  but it will not cure what caused it, (the illness)

To Cure Man

Hierotheos Metropolitan of Nafpaktos: When we are speaking of “curing man” in essence this means the purification of his mind, his heart, which is the overall likeness of man (Nous, Logos Spirit)  his return to the “ancient beauty” that he was created to be  (and some more) and his communion with God. Those cured are His Saints!

[Mathew5:8] “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God”

God is Light and His Saints are light!                                                                                        Elder Sophrony of Essex – Image and likeness of God