It is obvious that the strikes are an attempt by DAESH to make up for losses in battles with the Egyptian army in the Sinai Peninsula, where the army and security forces struggling to cauterize the ulcer of the Caliphate of the sparsely populated areas of the Sinai. In late March, the army conducted a successful RAID in the mountainous areas, the result of which was eliminated several militants, and 30 captured.
The idea about the predestination of time involves an alienated understanding of time, as the Stoics or, as in Calvinism. This is obviously not Orthodox, because an Orthodox person time is not an object. No man lives in time, and we’re on our own there is a modus of time. The relation of time to eternity does not mean that there is one future. Any time of eternity contains an infinite number of future, otherwise eternity would be simple and stupid, not forever, and its simulacrum. A real eternity is alive. The life of the next century is not what will happen “the day after tomorrow”. The life of the next century is a special ontology and cosmology, which we understand in the light of the resurrection is not just a reproduction of the same body, resurrection is a new in all respects time is permeated with eternity.
There are many reasons why the “Philadelphia plan” apocalyptic the restoration of Church Unity, understood solely in the Orthodox sense, may seem utopian. The Church today like never before far away not only from enterprises, but is constantly under the threat of further fragmentation and progressive collapse. Dark heresy liberal reforms, blatant aggression of the West antichrist fall on this ship of Salvation with a new unprecedented power. It seems that would be enough forces to preserve what is left, where there is dreaming of Rebirth…
A Swedish evangelical free church has said it plans to use drones to drop thousands of bibles into Isis-controlled areas in Iraq.
At a meeting in Uppsala, the Livets Ord (Word of Life) organization presented how drones flying at a high altitude would release thousands of small, electronic bibles into Iraq.
“The bibles are the size of pill boxes and have a display. They require no electricity, but work on their own,” its mission director Christian Åkerhielm told broadcaster SVT.
The feast of the ascension means the end of his sojourn on earth after the Resurrection among the apostles and the ascension. Christian tradition says that the place where the risen Christ ascended to the Father, was the mount of olives is where was the agony in the garden on the eve of the cross the sufferings of the Savior. So the mountain of suffering is a mountain of glory and the ascent from earth to Heaven, repeating back the trajectory of the descent of the Son of God in baby Jesus.
Turkey is trying to clear Syria’s north from Christians and create favorable conditions for establishment of an “incubator” there for terrorist organizations, Syrian Ambassador Riyad Haddad said in the lower house of Russia’s parliament, the State Duma, on Thursday.
At a Duma meeting of the intra-faction deputy group on protection of Christian values, Haddad recalled abduction by representatives of pro-Turkish armed opposition of Orthodox Metropolitan of Aleppo Paul (Yazigi) and Syrian Orthodox Metropolitan Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim in 2013.
“Turkey, within the framework of its political plans, is trying to finally clear the north of Syria of one of the most important components of our society (Christianity),” he said.
Our esoterism is not to be defended but vindicated: Alawites do not follow a secret faith. It is solely based on the idea of worshiping God. Esoterism is with us and within us.