The Impossibility of Aloneness: When Christ Found Me in the Himalayas – Joseph Magnus Frangipani, Alaska, USA

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The Impossibility of Aloneness: When Christ Found Me in the Himalayas

By Joseph Magnus Frangipani, Alaska, USA

Printed in Issue 24 – Death to the World

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DEATH TO THE WORLD

I’m an Orthodox Christian living in Homer, Alaska and experienced Jesus Christ in the Himalayas, in India.

I listen to the heartbeat of rain outside…

Cold, Alaskan fog blowing in off the bay, emerald hills now that autumn is here and summer chased away into the mountains. But a milky white fog spreads over the bay like a silken ghost. I used to visit Trappist monasteries, back when I was Catholic, at the beginning of high school, and searching for a relationship of love. I read plenty of philosophy then to know that knowing isn’t enough, that having a realization in the mind is entirely different from experiencing a revelation of the heart.

I spent two birthdays in the Himalayas…

Traveling along gravel roads that drop deep into icy gulches where the Ganges river rages below not yet packed with the filth and mud and newspapers of villages, not yet carrying remainders of Indians in her current, I found Christ found me. It’s a difficult and strangely compelling atmosphere to confront oneself, – – India, – – sandwiched with black corpses, white snow, pagan fires and virulent animals.

I took a bus north from Delhi. It was crowded, tight and cramped, flies buzzed between my face and the windows smeared with brown slime. It’s so Continue reading “The Impossibility of Aloneness: When Christ Found Me in the Himalayas – Joseph Magnus Frangipani, Alaska, USA”

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Chinese Man Travels Thousands of Miles to be Baptized

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Chinese Man Travels Thousands of Miles to be Baptized

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Another adult Baptism recently took place on the banks of the Haliacmon River, the longest river contained entirely in Greece, flowing 185 miles through the Greek regions of West Macedonia and Central Macedonia, reports Romfea.

This time the new convert traveled thousands of miles from far away China to be baptized at the humble Monastery of the Virgin Kallipetras, in Veria, in northern Greece. The monastery is a male coenobium, dating back to at least 1100 AD. The name of the monastery is connected with a huge rocky column nearby, known as “Kallipetra.” St. Gregory Palamas is among the many saints who have lived and struggled there.

The former Su, now Constantine, received the gifts of the Holy Spirit with exemplary devotion, fasting, and prayer, on Saturday, September 2, 2017. The Baptism was celebrated by the abbot of the monastery, Archimandrite Palamas, reports inveria.gr.

Three members of his family traveled to Greece together with him.

中華基督正教會在大陸走向自治 – The Eastern Orthodox Church of China is moving towards autonomy on the mainland ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Chinese

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中華基督正教會在大陸走向自治

The Eastern Orthodox Church of China is moving

towards autonomy on the mainland

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俄羅斯神聖主教議會在一九四五年十二月二十七日的第三十一號決議中聲明:自一九四五年十月二十六日起,哈爾濱教區的教會聖統——包括總主教,主教,修士大司祭,朝鮮傳教團的首腦,各級神職人員以及平信徒——應當歸屬俄羅斯正教會。中國和朝鮮被組建為一個完整的跨國都主教轄區,命名為“哈爾濱及東亞都主教區”。奈斯多爾總主教被任命為這個都主教區的臨時監管。在一九四六年六月十一日的第六百六十四號牧首​​敕令中,這個都主教區被東亞督主教區(這是一個聯合了數個教區,並享有某些特定的自治權的轄區)所取代。奈斯多爾總主教被指派為牧首的特派督察(督主教),並被提升為哈爾濱及全滿洲都主教。俄羅斯傳教團則直屬於莫斯科牧首區聖統管轄。

一九四六年十月二十二日,神聖主教議會決定任命北京總主教維克多·斯維亞金為俄羅斯中國傳道團的首腦,並飭令在教區事務上,他應當歸屬於督主教區聖統管轄,在傳教事務上則應服從督主 Continue reading “中華基督正教會在大陸走向自治 – The Eastern Orthodox Church of China is moving towards autonomy on the mainland ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Chinese”