Питър Гилкуист, Санта Барбара, Калифорния, САЩ: Завръщане у дома – Защо протестантските пастори стават православни? ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Bulgarian

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Завръщане у дома

Защо протестантските пастори стават православни?

Под редакцията на о. Питър Гилкуист

Санта Барбара, Калифорния, САЩ

Питър Гилкуист, Санта Барбара, Калифорния, САЩ: Завръщане у дома – Защо протестантските пастори стават православни? – Bulgarian

Предговор

“Царството небесно прилича още на търговец, който търси хубави бисери, и като намери един скъпоценен бисер, отиде та продаде всичко, що имаше, и го купи”. (Мат. 13:45-46)

Защо протестантските пастори стават православни

Идеята за тази книга се роди на едно от събранията на редакторите на сп. ‘ОТНОВО’- тримесечното издание на Антиохийската Евангелска Православна Мисия. Главният редактор о.Уелдън Хардънбрук, зам. редакторът дякон Рей Зел, и аз нахвърляхме идеи за следващи броеве. Докато разговаряхме, разбрахме, че всички ние бяхме получили многобройни писма и телефонни обаждания от протестантски пастири, желаещи да научат нещо повече за Православието.

Дали това е растяща тенденция, питахме се ние, и ако да, какво се крие зад нея?

Специалният брой

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Ο κ. Εβραΐνωφ διηγείται την μεταστροφή τού πατέρα του από τόν Ιουδαϊσμό στην Ορθοδοξία

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Ο κ. Εβραΐνωφ διηγείται την μεταστροφή τού πατέρα του

από τόν Ιουδαϊσμό στην Ορθοδοξία

Ὁ κ. Ἑβραΐνωφ διηγεῖται τήν μεταστροφή τοῦ πατέρα του ἀπ᾽ τόν Ἰουδαϊσμό στήν Ὀρθοδοξία:

​«Ὁ πατέρας μου ἦταν καθαρόαιμος Ἑβραῖος. Εἶχε γεννηθῆ στό ​Σκλόβ τῆς Λευκορωσίας καί ἔτρεφε μίσος γιά τούς Χριστιανούς. Ρατσιστής, ὄνομα καί πράμα. Ἀπό μικρό παιδί προετοιμαζόταν νά γίνη ραββίνος. Καί γι᾽ αὐτό σπούδαζε καί μελετοῦσε σκληρά νά μάθη καλά τά μυστικά τῆς Ἰουδαϊκῆς πίστεως. Ἀκόμη, ἔψαχνε καί ὅλες τίς παραδόσεις τῆς φυλῆς μας, γιά νά μάθη κάθε τί πού στρεφόταν ἐναντίον τῆς Χριστιανικῆς πίστεως.​ ​Ἦταν φανατικός καί ἀδιάλλακτος ἐναντίον τῶν Χριστιανῶν. Ὅπως ἦταν μικρός ὁ Ἀπ. Παῦλος.

Μία μέρα, λοιπόν, ἔτυχε νά περάση μέσα ἀπό ἕνα Χριστιανικό νεκροταφεῖο, μέ σταυρούς.​ ​Καί κοιτάξτε τώρα νά δῆτε τί οἰκονομεῖ ὁ Θεός! Τήν ὥρα, λοιπόν, πού περνοῦσε ἀπό ἐκεῖ ἕνα ἀνθρώπινο κρανίο ἦρθε καί μπλέχτηκε στά πόδια του. Δέν τό εἶδε. Σάστισε, λοιπόν. Φαίνεται ὅτι τό εἶχαν ξεθάψει ἐκεῖνες τίς μέρες καί τό εἶχαν ἀφήσει προσωρινά ἐκεῖ στά χόρτα μέσα. Εἶχε μάλιστα ἀκόμη, ἐπάνω του καί Continue reading “Ο κ. Εβραΐνωφ διηγείται την μεταστροφή τού πατέρα του από τόν Ιουδαϊσμό στην Ορθοδοξία”

Fr. Simeon de la Jara, Peru: On a righteous path from Peru to Mount Athos, Greece

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Fr. Simeon de la Jara, Peru:

On a righteous path from Peru to Mount Athos, Greece

When Miguel Angel de la Jara Higgingson was seven, his mother had a vision. She sensed that her son would some day leave her for a “far away place, like an island, there where people of solitude lived who pray all the time and rarely step out into the world”. Even she, however, could probably not have imagined just how far from his native Peru, both physically and spiritually, his life’s search would take him.

Now he is Father Simeon the hermit, an Orthodox Christian monk of Eastern Orthodox Church who lives on Mount Athos, a self-administrating, all-male monastic community on the Athos peninsula – the eastern most of three jutting peninsulas in the northern Greek prefecture of Halkidiki in Greece.

However, it’s not just his Peruvian origins that make Father Simeon such a well-known figure among visitors to Mount Athos; it’s also his radiant presence as an artist, poet and painter that makes him so sought after, especially by the young.

His journey began in 1968, when at the age of 18 he left Peru to discover the world. After travelling through Europe and Asia for over two years – during which time he was exposed to eastern philosophies and religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism and yoga – he finally settled in Paris, where he lived for the next three years.

It was in Paris that he first met a GreekOrthodox monk and learned about Orthodoxy, a meeting that was to have a profound effect on him. For the next Continue reading “Fr. Simeon de la Jara, Peru: On a righteous path from Peru to Mount Athos, Greece”

Δύο Προτεστάντες καθηγητές του Πανεπιστημίου Harvard της Μασαχουσέτης των ΗΠΑ ζητούν να γίνουν Ορθόδοξοι

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Δύο Προτεστάντες καθηγητές του Πανεπιστημίου Harvard

της Μασαχουσέτης των ΗΠΑ ζητούν να γίνουν Ορθόδοξοι

Ἄς ἀναγράψουμε ἐδῶ μιά περίπτωσι παρόμοια μ᾽ ἐκείνην τοῦ π. Βill Caldaroni· τήν προσέλευσι στήν Ὀρθοδοξία μέσῳ συγκρίσεων:

Ὁ Δρ. Χ. Γιαμβριᾶς, καθηγητής Ἀνωτάτης Γεωπονικῆς Σχολῆς Ἀθηνῶν, μέ ἐπιστολή του στό περ. Ἀκτίνες γράφει: Ὁ καθηγητής Βιοχημείας στό Harvard Χαράλ. Ἀντωνιάδης σέ ὁμιλία του στήν Ἀκαδημία Ἀθηνῶν «μᾶς εἶπε ὅτι πρό ὀλίγου καιροῦ τόν ἐπισκέφθηκαν δύο καθηγητές τοῦ Πανεπιστημίου Harvard, ὁ ἕνας τῆς Ψυχιατρικῆς καί ὁ ἄλλος τῆς Ἱστορίας καί τοῦ εἶπαν: “Κύριε Ἀντωνιάδη, θέλουμε νά γίνουμε μέλη τῆς Ὀρθοδόξου Ἐκκλησίας”. ῞Οταν τούς ρώτησε ὁ κ. Ἀντωνιάδης, τί εἶναι αὐτό πού τούς κάνει νά πάρουν μία τέτοια σοβαρή ἀπόφασι, τοῦ ἀπάντησαν, ὅτι ἐσεῖς στήν Ὀρθόδοξη Ἐκκλησία ἔχετε διατηρήσει ὅλη τήν παράδοσι τῆς πρώτης Χριστιανικῆς Ἐκκλησίας καί δέν ἔχετε νοθεύσει τό Χριστιανισμό. Μελετήσαμε, προτοῦ λάβουμε αὐτή τήν ἀπόφασι, ὅλες τίς Χριστιανικές Ἐκκλησίες καί καταλήξαμε σ᾽ αὐτό τό συμπέρασμα”. Καί ὁ καθηγητής Ἀντωνιάδης εἶπε, τελειώνοντας, ὅτι μέ αὐτό τό γενονός, θέλω νά σᾶς μεταφέρω τό μήνυμα ὅτι ἔχουμε ἐμεῖς οἱ ῞Ελληνες τό θησαυρό τῆς Ὀρθοδόξου παραδόσεως, γιά τόν ὁποῖο πρέπει νά αἰσθανώμασθε ὑπερήφανοι, συγχρόνως ὅμως καί ὑπεύθυνοι ἀπέναντι τῆς Ὀρθοδόξου πίστεώς μας. Νομίζω ὅτι περιττεύουν τά σχόλια σέ μιά τέτοια ὁμολογία πίστεως, ἀπό ἕνα κορυφαῖο καί διεθνῶς ἀναγνωρισμένο ῞Ελληνα ἐπιστήμονα».

Πηγή:

Ἀρχιμ. Ἰωάννου Κωστώφ

ΤΑ ΙΧΝΗ ΤΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ

Ἀπό τόν Προτεσταντισμό στην Ορθοδοξία

ἐκδ. Ἅγ. Ἰωάννης Δαμασκηνός (2108220542)

Ἀθήνα 2011

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Native Americans and Orthodoxy – Frederica Mathewes-Green, USA

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NATIVE AMERICANS MET ORTHODOXY

Native Americans and Orthodoxy

Frederica Mathewes-Green, USA

[Ancient Faith Radio; August 28, 2008]

Frederica Mathewes-Green: Here I am, I’m in Anchorage, Alaska. My first visit to Alaska, this completes my visiting fifty states. This is my fiftieth state, so it’s wonderful to be here at last. I am on the grounds of the Alaska Native Heritage Center, speaking to Steven Alvarez, who is- what is your role here at the center?

Steven Alvarez: I am Director of Strategic Initiatives and Media.

FMG: You were telling me you produce films sometimes for the center as well. And we were hearing the story of what brought you here, you said it was St. Herman that brought you. To begin with, your heritage goes back to New Mexico, your background is Apache. You were telling me that it’s connected with some of the peoples in Alaska, as well.

SA: Right. The Athabaskans up here share a common language (a common language base), and we’re pretty much the same people.

FMG: And, how in the world did you end up becoming Orthodox?

SA: I was part of San Jose Christian Fellowship that converted back in 1993. And I was the music director there at the church, and so that whole process brought us to Orthodoxy and…

FMG: You were swept up.

SA: Yeah, yeah.

FMG: Had you been a Christian all your life?

SA: I was raised Roman Catholic. So I had really no issues with the theology. I mean, I grew up with it. The only question that I kept asking was, once we become Orthodox, where does the band go? (laughs)

FMG: Because you were the percussionist in the worship band.

SA: I was the worship leader.

FMG: Oh, you were the worship leader.

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