by St. Ephraim the Syrian Dearly beloved brothers, believe the Holy Spirit who speaks in us. We have already told you that the end of the world is near, the consummation remains. Has not faith withered away among mankind? How many foolish things are seen among youths, how many crimes among … [Read more...]
What Rapture? Who Will Remain at the Coming of the Antichrist?
by St. Cyril of JerusalemWho will be these fortunate Christians, who will have the opportunity to confess and martyr during the years of the Antichrist? I consider them the greatest martyrs of all!Fifteenth Catechism on the Holy Spirit, St. Cyril of Jerusalem (d. 386) Also by St. Cyril of … [Read more...]
The Antichrist, the Cross and the Third Sunday in Lent
The Cross is our salvation. No one was ever reconciled with God except by the power of the Cross. by St. Gregory Palamas The Cross of Christ was mysteriously proclaimed in advance and foreshadowed from generations of old and no one was ever reconciled with God except by the power of the Cross. … [Read more...]