Πέμπτη, 18 Μαΐου 2017

The Church as the Liberated Zone: "All we Christians are terrorists..." (and 2 videos, from Tanzania, Maasai, & DRC)


Khanya (26 November 2009)

Father Daniel Sysoev, the Moscow missionary priest who was murdered last week [19 November 2009], said something very interesting in an interview shortly before his death. He was explaining why Christians should go to Church on Sunday, and his explanation reveals something of what the Church is. You Wish to See Many Miracles – You Should Become a Missionary or a Martyr: Fr. Daniel’s Autobiography and the Interview with Him on the Occasion of the Opening of the Missionary Centre:

If you will, all we Christians are terrorists. We are the members of a rebellious army, which is revolting against the prince of this world (the devil). Churches are linking stations. There we get information from our governing body: ciphers (New Testament), reinforcement (Holy Communion), and we get support through mutual communication. We master all kinds of tricks in order to commit terrorist attacks against the prince of this world, that is, we learn how to do good. Obviously if an agent of the Holy Kingdom shirks attending the headquarters and does not keep in touch with the command center, he can easily get lost, lose his power, and fall in battle. [...]
More here.

 

1st video: Orthodox Christians Maasai chant the hymn "Holy God" with the Metropolitan of Ιrinoupolis (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) Demetrius (from here).
2nd video:  "The Good News of the Apostolic Orthodox Church brought to the pure heart People of Central Africa, who always with great joy and love welcome Orthodox Bishops of the most holy Church of Alexandria. Video showing Orthodox Metropolitan Nikoforos spreading the Good News" (from here).

See also 

A family of slaves opposes an Empire: the Holy Martyrs Zoe & Hesperus, and their children sts Cyriacus & Theodulus (May 2)
Orthodox Mission in Tropical Africa (& the Decolonization of Africa)
How “White” is the Orthodox Church?
Natives Africans bishops in the Orthodox Church

 

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