Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Russia, a Country Divided

St Seraphim of Vyritsa (+1949) says of Russia:

 . . .

A time will come when there will be a spiritual flowering in Russia. Many churches and monasteries will open, even those of other faiths will come to us in ships to be baptized. But this will not last long - for about fifteen years, then Antichrist will come ...

The time will come when there will be no persecution, but money and the attractions of this world will draw people away from God and many more souls will perish than during the period of open militant atheism. On the one hand, they will raise up crosses and gild cupolas, but on the other hand, the kingdom of lies and evil will come.  . . .

 . . .

Source:  http://orthodoxengland.org.uk/propsera.htm, opened 23 April 2018

It is possible we are seeing the partial fulfilment of this prophecy.  For on one hand, many thousands of churches and monasteries are being built and/or opened again, and many thousands of Russians are returning to the Orthodox Faith of their forebears:

On the other hand, part of the Russian people continue to work with the satanic Elite to construct techno-nightmare ‘smart cities’ and the like (thanks to C for the links):

So many in the world are sick unto sorrow because of the way the Globalists govern.  These captive peoples hunger for leadership to deliver them from their hands.  Russia has been providing that leadership in some important ways, but, nevertheless, she still has an internal battle to wage, it seems.  If she is to take up her role again as the Third Rome, as protector of Christians and fountainhead of true evangelism, she must fight hard, and we all must pray for her victory.  Otherwise, all is lost.

Holy Seraphim of Vyritsa, pray for Russia!

For more on St Seraphim:

Holy icon of St Seraphim from http://orthochristian.com/102038.html, 23 April 2018


Holy Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the Souð, unworthy though we are!

Anathema to the Union!

Friday, April 20, 2018

‘Having through Unbelief Come to Belief’

St John of Damascus (+780) writes the following lines in his Canon for Antipascha, which is the same Sunday on which St Thomas the Apostle (‘Doubting Thomas’) is commemorated:

Thomas the Twin, who alone was bold, and brought blessing by his faithless faith, banished misty ignorance in all the ends of the earth by his believing unbelief; while for himself he wove a crown as he wisely said, ‘You are our God, O highly exalted, our God and the God of our fathers; blessed are you’.

Not in vain did Thomas doubt your Rising, not in vain declare, but he hastened, O Christ, to show to all the nations that it was undoubted; and so having through unbelief come to belief he taught them all to say, ‘You are our God, O highly exalted, our God and the God of our fathers; blessed are you’.

For those in the [u]nited States, these lines have the potential to upend a lot of the thinking about religion in the various sections.  The conventional thinking is as follows:

 . . . In recent decades a trend has emerged in the location of the most religious and least religious states. As one might expect, the most religious states are in the South (plus Utah) and the least religious are in the northern corners.  . . .

 . . . There has been little regional change in religiosity throughout the past few decades. In our lifetime, the South has always been seen as the Bible Belt. New England and the Northwest have been less religious regions.

 . . .

From the numbers shown at that same page, New England is indeed the least religious section in the (artificial, unnecessary, and harmful) Union.

What is so interesting about this is that, from the Orthodox point of view, it is New England, and not the South (the most religious section), where the True Faith is most likely to flourish first.  Metropolitan Anthony Khrapovitsky explains why:

Half-faith has many degrees, but one thing inevitably follows from all half-belief. Those who deny know both what they have denied and to what to return. But the half-believer does not have any such clarity and grows accustomed to a life guided by sophistries, half-truth, and hints at some sort of supposed truth.

New England has for the most part made a full denial of the Truth.  The South, however, is still clinging tightly to the tattered rags of post-Schism ‘Western Christianity’.  It is the former, therefore, who are better able to embrace the Orthodox Faith:  The hands of the Yankees are open, hanging by their sides in despair; Dixie’s fists are clenched shut in stubbornness and disobedience.

The Yankees have wonderful patrons available to them in the two holy men who enlightened their forefathers in Old England:  St Felix of East Anglia (+648) and St Cedd of Essex (+664).

May they cry out to them more and more in the coming months and years!

The South is not without good news, however.  Two Orthodox monasteries have lately appeared in very significant places.  The first is in Weaverville, North Carolina, the homeplace of Richard Weaver:

The second will be in Monteagle, Tennessee, home of Andrew Nelson Lytle and also very near to the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. (about 5 miles distance between the two):

As Mr Weaver and Mr Lytle are two of the most important Southern Agrarians of the 20th hundredyear, the rooting of these monasteries in their hometowns and so near also to a major Southern cultural institution is hopefully a sign that the Orthodox Faith will not be long in spreading throughout all of Dixie.

Whatever the timeline will be in the end, through the prayers of St Thomas and all our Holy Fathers and Mothers, may the Orthodox Church bear much fruit in New England, the South, and all the real countries lying within the borders of North America.


Holy Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the Souð, unworthy though we are!

Anathema to the Union!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018


The demigods deceived us.
Not oracles of Divinity
But mouths for demons.

Adepts of dark arts
Not a constitution
But a grimoire wrote.

The salt circle placed,
The triangles drawn,
Blood sacrifice begins.

Deep-rooted Native tribes,
Southerners, black and white,
Carnage over the globe.

Mighty America,
Mo-Uru, Far West,
Mythical land of the dead,

Hid no more from human eye.
New Atlantic rises,
The Orthodox must die.

Clothed in Theodulia,
The devil disguised as light.

For now, a superpower.
For now, a terror.
But not forever.

Prayers of holy saints
Your strength will break,
Your darkness they will dissipate.

Light of Grace will cleanse this land,
True churches will abound,
Before the end comes ‘round.


Holy Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the Souð, unworthy though we are!

Anathema to the Union!