Thursday, July 13, 2017

TWO articles: 2nd Video and 1st St. Columba

Sharing for thought: TWO articles: 2nd.) VIDEO talk of the head of the GOC of America [sister church to our canonical ROCA under our Vladyka Metropolitan Agafangel] Metr. Demetrius, and 1st.) about St. Colomba's original monastic dwelling on Iona Island

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Dan Everiss

Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 3:14 PM
"But who may abide the day of His coming, and who shall stand, when He appeareth?"

 SECOND article:
BBC article about the original cell of St. Columba (an early Celtic monastic saint which we Orthodox accept as our own), on Iona Island:

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The presentation here is a bit media hyped, but the discovery is interesting.

From: Alex Spiroglou 

One of the most important buildings in history of Christianity discovered off Scottish coast
Archaeologists have located one of the most important buildings in the history of Western European Christianity – but it’s not a vast cathedral or an impressive ...

Scientists uncover St Columba's cell on Iona
Image caption Accounts written about 100 years after Columba's death describe him sitting writing in a wooden hut on Iona Archaeologists say they have ...


Comment: GOC of America, Met. Demetrius is here, in the main,  speaking about the deeper inner spiritual struggle, that all of us must struggle with,  against 'the right' (i.e. self-righteous-judgmentalism towards others, i.e. pride), but he here also touches on the unity of the faithful, IN MUTUAL  LOVE,  and the proper mutual obedience/and humility ['Sobornost' in Russian] we all must have to both our lawful bishops and priests,  and also TO EACH OTHER....which is what Christ commanded His disciples to have.

He speaks in his normal  soft voice, so it is a bit hard to hear, in some of his sentences,  clearly all of his words, and too, because his words are jammed-packed with spiritual and ascetic and patristic wisdom, one must concentrate on what is his full and deeper meaning....the implications to our daily lives.
Reader Daniel in Oregon

Video talk by GOC of America head, Metropolitan Demetrius:
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