Friday, October 31, 2014

Daimonologia Posts From October


Having concluded the first month of posts over at my new website www.daimonologia.org, I am sharing links to all the posts from this past month to encourage those interested in these topics to visit it and like my Facebook page for it as well as follow its Twitter page.

Halloween Safety Tips and Crime Myths

The Monsters Among Us

Jesus Likes Halloween a Little Bit, Doesn't He?

Tricks in the Treats: The Myth of Poisoned Halloween Candy

The Truth About Halloween

Who’s Afraid of Halloween?

The Halloween Debate In Russia

Popular Christian Myths About Halloween

How Christians Made Halloween A Satanic Holiday

Ten Things I Won't Do On Halloween

The True Origins of the Jack O' Lantern

The Christian, Not Pagan, Origins of Halloween

Orthodoxy and Halloween: Separating Fact From Fiction

Book Review: "The Undead and Theology"

Zombies and God

Lycanthropy (Werewolves) in Byzantine Times

St. Gregory of Nyssa on the Apparitions of Spirits of the Dead

St. John Chrysostom on Ghosts and Wandering Spirits

St. Nikodemos the Hagiorite on Vampirism

Halloween: An Orthodox Christian Perspective

The Haunted Cell Of A Heretic

Saint Gerasimos of Kefallonia and the Demon Possessed

On the Stench of Demons and Sin

Monastics Even Pray For Demons!

Fear of the Devil in the 1980's and Today

The Origins of Idolatry

"The Raven": Demon of Despair (On Poe and Death)

Book Review: "Very Short Introduction to Paganism"

Book Review: "Occult America: The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation"

Magicians Who Converted to Orthodox Christianity

Saints Cyprian and Justina the Martyrs

A Secret History of Satan in America

What Is Occultism? An Orthodox Christian Response

Orthodox Demonology 101

An Image of Death's Relentless Approach

About This Website

The War Against Evil Spirits


Question: How do evil spirits war against us?

Answer: You should first of all know, that in the demonic warfare against man, each evil spirit has its role. Every sin takes place either through motivation of or our working together with a certain demon, and every passion is supported by a certain demon.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Liturgy of Saint James: the Trojan Horse of "Liturgical Renewal" (7 of 7)

Papal Mass - Liturgy of James


D) Press Release of the Sacred Church of Saint John the Theologian in Peristeri

"In the Sacred Church of Saint John the Theologian in Peristeri there will be performed the archaic Divine Liturgy of Saint James, outside of the Holy Sanctuary, on 10/29. It is performed every year and the faithful have the unique opportunity and blessing to receive the body and blood of the Lord separately, as it was done by the early Christians."

It is emphasized here that the Divine Liturgy will be performed outside of the Holy Sanctuary. They are thus emphasizing that they are violating the rules of the Sacred Canons. They are emphasizing that they are advertizing arbitrariness. Does this not, therefore, make it clear that the purpose of this Liturgy is the "renewal" of our worship? It is surprising that they consider it a "blessing" to receive the elements of Communion separately. In fact is it not a blessing that they are receiving the Lord Himself? Is it thus a greater blessing to receive Communion separately, and if so, why? Is not such an observation blasphemous to the Body and Blood of the Master? Do we not show by this that we are wrongly catechizing our faithful and leading them into errors? Many times we have received complaints from good and innocent people who have participated in this Liturgy where the priest first gave them antidron! This means that these good and innocent people thought the Body of the Lord was antidron and they received Communion completely unprepared. Instead of catechizing our faithful we confuse them with our tricks and novelties.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Liturgy of Saint James: the Trojan Horse of "Liturgical Renewal" (6 of 7)



Appendix

In the following pages we will practically support all that has been written in this text regarding the so-called Divine Liturgy of James. We will demonstrate in the most incontrovertible way the facts, that the restoration of this Liturgy has no other purpose than to bring a forced liturgical renewal into the life of our Church, a renewal that in turn is solely intended to remove liturgical differences with Catholics in order to bring about faster and with the least possible resistance from the faithful the union of "churches". But the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church is not an organization, a company or a religion that requires the discussion of union for it is the very Body of Christ, Truth itself. The liturgical life as it developed in our Church is so perfect that it does not require the slightest change, rather, it is only required to live it and leave it be so we can understand how easily it brings us into communion with God.

Saint Anna the New, Who Was Renamed Euphemianos

St. Anna the New (Feast Day - October 29)

Anna was born in Constantinople, in the area of the Blachernae, possibly around 750. She was the daughter of a deacon called John, who served at the Church of the Blachernae. She was left orphan at an early age and was raised by her grandmother. Her two uncles, her father’s brothers, contributed to her upbringing. The one was a monk at Olympus of Bithynia and, as a defender of icon veneration in the first period of the Iconoclastic Controversy, in the years of Emperor Leo III the Isaurian (717-741), had suffered a tongue excision.

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