Tuesday, November 13, 2018

9-11 and the Mother of God


God’s Providence is truly wonderful.  Apostate Western powers wished to use the orchestrated events of 9-11 as a pretext to invade and remake the Middle East and North Africa, as one finds in Gen Wesley Clark’s statements or in the documents published by PNAC:

Written before the September 11 attacks, and during political debates of the War in Iraq, a section of Rebuilding America's Defenses entitled "Creating Tomorrow's Dominant Force" became the subject of considerable controversy: "Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor."[45] Journalist John Pilger pointed to this passage when he argued that Bush administration had used the events of September 11 as an opportunity to capitalize on long-desired plans.[48]


Without any hesitation, one may say that the demonic American, British, etc. Deep State wished to make the number 911 into a symbol of fear, confusion, warfare, conquest, and destruction.

However, the All-Good Lord of the cosmos foreknew all this and gave this number, 911, a wholly different meaning, which one may see in the Feast of the Protection of the Mother of God on October 1st:

October 1

The Protection of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

On October 1, 911, during the reign of Emperor Leo the Wise, an all-night vigil was being held at the Blachernae Church of the Mother of God in Constantinople, with many of the faithful crowding the church. St Andrew the Fool for Christ (commemorated tomorrow, October 2) was standing at the back of the church with his disciple Epiphanius. At around four in the morning, the most holy Theotokos appeared above the people, clothed in resplendent garments, surrounded by indescribable radiance, and holding a veil in her outstretched hands, as though to protect all the people. St Andrew said to Epiphanius 'Do you see how the Queen and Lady of all is praying for the whole world?' Epiphanius replied 'Yes, Father, I see it and stand in dread.' This wonderful event is recorded in Epiphanius' life of St Andrew. Because of it, the Church keeps an annual feast on this date.


The number 911 for the Orthodox Church is thus a very real symbol of protection from the enemies of God, of peace and consolation.

The Most Holy Mother of God is indeed a great haven of protection for those who put their trust in her.  This has been demonstrated many times through the years, whether the protection of New Rome/Constantinople from heathen invaders or a Syrian village from rocket attack. 

California, the South, the Philippines, and any other place, if they desire safety from the attacks of evil men and demons and their baneful technology, deliverance from flood, fire, earthquake, famine, war, etc., let them cry out to the Mother of God, and they will find the help they seek.

O Chosen by the pre-eternal God, Queen of heaven and earth higher than all creation, who hast in days past entered praying into the Church of the Blachernae we, offering Thee with thanksgiving due veneration, flee with faith and compunction under Thy shining vestment for we lie in darkness. And Thou who hast invincible power dost set us free from every affliction that we may cry to Thee:

Hail! our Joy, protect us from every ill by Thy precious veil.



Most Holy Mother of God, save us!

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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, November 9, 2018

9-11 and Donald Trump


The ability to tinker with weather patterns is a handy thing.

Need to bring the 2012 version of the loud-mouth Yankee (Gov Chris Christie) to heel so as not to interfere with the re-election of Pres Obama?  Send Superstorm Sandy crashing into his State of New Jersey.




Need to keep an approaching hurricane from ruining the plans of the Deep State surrounding 9-11?  Steer it away into the Atlantic.

 
--https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Erin_(2001)



Geoengineering ain’t just going on in America, either: 



Howsobeit, returning to 9-11, one of the superpowers attributed to Pres Trump by himself and by his supporters is his ability to spot fake news miles away.  But that event must be his kryptonite since he is pushing the absurd narrative that all the myriad national security agencies of ‘Murca got snookered that day by a handful of ‘Muslim terrorists’, surely one of the biggest fake news stories of all time.




Maybe it is time that Pres Trump’s supporters realized that he is not anti-Establishment, but instead simply the leader of a different branch of that very Establishment:


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For those dismayed by Tuesday’s elections one way or the other, remember that most of what you see of the political world is ‘fake and staged’.  Don’t put too much of your hope in it:


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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, November 6, 2018

Offsite Post: ‘Eternal Vigilance’


There is a famous quote in the States:  ‘The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.’  Short though it is, it carries with it great spiritual significance.

Man is indeed supposed to be constantly watching, but watching diligently the thoughts of his heart, not the seething waves of the political ocean.  But the latter is precisely where he has set his eyes, which can only do harm to the soul:

Being Attentive

Without wishing to minimize the importance of skilled craftsmanship (which the Holy Mountain has been practicing and supporting throughout its long history), I would like to focus on the logically prior moment of “attentiveness” itself, independent of any (logically sequent) activity for which it might be deemed necessary or useful. As we shall see, attentiveness offers us a profound and effective response to our modern culture of organized distractions. To be sure, the “ethics and ascetics of attention” that Crawford is seeking are central to Orthodox anthropology and moral psychology, namely: the practice of “attentiveness” (προσοχή) or “attending (or giving heed) to thyself” (προσέχειν σεαυτώ).

This phrase–which is only superficially related to the Socratic injunction to “know thyself” (γνώθι σαυτόν) occurs in various forms in the New Testament, but is in fact derived from the Book of Deuteronomy (Old Testament) 4:9: “Attend (or Give heed) to thyself, and keep thy heart diligently” (πρόσεχε σεαυτώ και φύλαξον τήν ψυχήν σου σφόδρα), or, alternately, from Deuteronomy 15:9 “Attend to thyself, that there be no hidden, iniquitous word in your heart” (πρόσεχε σεαυτώ μή γένηται ρήμα κρυπτόν έν τή καρδία σου ανόμημα). The phrase, which is an ethical imperative, has a long and rich history, from which only a few examples can be cited here.

“…Although the Life of Saint Anthony does not describe the practice of attentiveness in any detail, Saint Basil the Great describes it at length. Far from mere external “self-observation,” and having nothing to do with any kind of solipsistic self-absorption, “attentiveness” is comprehensive in scope, being at once:

(1)  the awakening of the rational principles that God has placed in the soul;

(2)  vigilant stewardship over the movements of the mind, which governs the movements of the body and society as a whole;

(3)  the awareness of the mind’s (or soul’s) priority over the body, and of the beauty of God over sensory pleasure;

(4)  an engagement with reality and a rejection of mental fantasies;

(5)  self- examination and the refusal to meddle in the affairs of others;

(6)  , and least, the very knowledge of God, insofar as the “self” is the image of God, a connection with which Basil concludes the entire sermon: “Give heed, therefore, to thyself, that you may give heed to God” (πρόσεχε ούν σεαυτώ, ίνα προσέχης Θεώ”).

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The practice of attending to the self, firmly established by the 4th century, remained central to Christian anthropology and ethics. Subsequent generations of writers and practitioners developed the concept, generally aligning attentiveness with cognate practice such as “stillness” (ησυχία) and “vigilance” (νήψις). In this more comprehensive form–already suggested by Saint Basil–it was given a foundational role in Christian life, and was ultimately considered a necessary presumption or pre-condition for salvation.

The extraordinary emphasis given to attentiveness is explained, not simply because the human mind is prone to distraction, but because the disintegration of our inner life began precisely with the fall, when humanity separated itself from God. “Distraction,” from this point of view, has rightly been called “the original sin of the mind.” (Source: Orthodox Heritage)

--Protopresbyter George Konstantopoulos, http://www.pravmir.com/attentiveness-and-digital-culture/

Because American man does give far too much heed to politics, every election becomes an apocalyptic event.  A couple of examples from the 2018 election cycle:

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

Anathema to the Union!