Father Cyprian speaks of the frightening reality of the world we live in and the look-warm Christianity of our days. The images below speak on their own – for those who still have eyes to see and ears to listen…In the midst of this reality, there are still some who take their life in Christ seriously.
An Orthodox missionary priest (Fr. Daniel Sisoev) preaching “the Word of Truth” to the Muslim world, killed at the age 35 in Russia. May Christ our Savior rest him with his saints. Amen!
“THE BLOOD OF THE MARTYRS IS THE SEED OF THE CHURCH!”
Father Cyprian: “You see that apostasy, as it goes on and advances, as we read in the books of our church, must reach its peak – the Antichrist to come. From the signs of the time, we see how Christ is approaching, Christ is coming, and we MUST be prepared! – as Christians that we are called and named, if we want to go forth and meet Him, if we want to be united with Him and rejoice with Him eternally.
We SHOULD hold two things dearer than our sight, dearer than our eyes:
First – the genuineness of Orthodoxy, and I stress this word genuineness because today even the ecumenists want to be called Orthodox!
But this along is not sufficient, just as a bird does not fly with one wing but with two wings. The second wing is Ortho-practcy – correct practice. The first then, is the correct faith, and the second is the correct life so we might be able to say to men who are far removed from the church, what Philip said to Nathaniel: “Come and see”.
Come and see what Orthodoxy means…
I pray that in this difficult time we are passing through, I stress, I repeat, and the difficult times that are await us, Christ may maintain us to the end of our lives, to the final heartbeat, in the correct faith, in the correct life. Amen!”
- Metropolitan Cyprian -