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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

April 24, 2015: Mass Orthodox Baptism in Purok Tagumpay, Poblacion Alabel, Sarangani Province, Philippines – Former "Philippine Independent Catholic Church" members baptized Orthodox Christians


ROMAN CATHOLICS MET ORTHODOXY



April 24, 2015:

Mass Orthodox Baptism in Purok Tagumpay, 

Poblacion Alabel, Sarangani Province, 

Philippines

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Former "Philippine Independent Catholic Church"

members baptized Orthodox Christians

Mass Baptism of the Catechumens of St. Isidore (of Rostov) the Wonderworker Orthodox Church: Photos taken during the Mass Baptism (April 24, 2015) of the catechumens of the newly accepted “St. Isidore the Wonderworker Orthodox Church” in Purok Tagumpay, Poblacion Alabel, Sarangani Province, Philippines. A former parish of the “Philippine Independent Catholic Church” (also known as Aglipayan Church) now embracing Orthodoxy. This is the third parish of the Moscow Patriarchate in the Philippines. Another dozens of Aglipayan parishes is set to be receive and baptize in the next few months. Many years to the newly baptized Filipino Orthodox Christians!

Source:

http://journeytoorthodoxy.com

http://journeytoorthodoxy.com/2015/05/mass-baptism-of-catechumens-in-the-philippines/

JOURNEY TO ORTHODOXY

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

What Yoga Really Is - Johannes Aagaard, Aarhus University, Danmark


WHAT ABOUT YOGA?


What Yoga Really Is

By

Johannes Aagaard

Aarhus University, Danmark

The philosophy of yoga can be expressed as follows:

“Ashes are fire, ashes are water, ashes are earthy everything is ashes, mind, sight, and the other senses are ashes.” (Atharva Siras)

All things in life are transitory, and pain, suffering, and death lurk behind everything. All of life with its omnipresent suffering and death goes on and on in an eternal cycle (samsara or the reincarnation cycle) from which no one escapes. Life is an endless wandering through relentless and insurmountable suffering. The future holds only further rebirths, and whether one is inching towards a better life or sinking into worse life makes little difference.

For all life is ashes.

Hinduism in all its various forms is first of all an attempt: escape from this relentless cycle of rebirth. It is not death wish because the aim is to escape death as well as life. Hindus wish to escape from life with good reason – for life on the Indian subcontinent is hard. Sickness of every kind, famine due to drought or flood, war and oppression make life an unbearable succession of suffering and defeat. The religious faith of the hindus which grows out of their painful experience of life finds its foremost expression in the god Shiva and his consort Kali.

Fear of death

The various Hindu techniques for liberation are attempts to be free of both life and death. Even those who fail to reach the ultimate goal can at least reduce their involvement with life. This is the aim of

Precious Vessels of the Holy Spirit: Blessed Fr. Epiphanios Theodoropoulos of Athens, Greece (+1989)


ORTHODOXY IS LOVE



Precious Vessels of the Holy Spirit:

Blessed Fr. Epiphanios Theodoropoulos

of Athens, Greece (+1989)

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From the Counsels

of

Blessed Fr. Epiphanios Theodoropoulos

Source:

https://orthodoxword.wordpress.com

https://orthodoxword.wordpress.com/2010/11/10/precious-vessels-of-the-holy-spirit-blessed-epiphanios-theodoropoulos/

ORTHODOX WORD

True love is like the flame of a candle. However many candles you light from the flame, the initial flame remains unaffected. It doesn’t lessen at all. And every freshly lit candle has as much flame as the others do.

I want whoever is near me to feel that he has room to breathe, not that he is suffocated. I don’t call anyone to me. I don’t hold onto anyone. I don’t chase anyone away. Whoever wants comes, whoever wants stays, whoever wants leaves. I don’t consider anyone a supporter or a follower.

I am not afraid of death. Not, of course, because of my works, but because I believe in God’s mercy.

Speak more to God about your children than to your children about God…. The soul of the teenager is in a state of an explosion of freedom. For this reason he has a hard time accepting various counsels. So, rather than counseling him continuously and re­proaching him now and again, leave the situation to Christ, to the Panaghia (Greek word meaning “All-Holy”. It is perhaps the most beloved term of