My Journey Into The Orthodox Church
By Brother Nathanael Kapner
“What’s a nice Jewish boy doing in the Russian Orthodox Church?” some of you may be asking.
Well, it shouldn’t seem all that strange.
For after all, the founders of the Orthodox Church were all Jews beginning with St Peter and St Paul.
But, I wouldn’t even begin to compare myself with them. My journey into the Orthodox Church is very different than theirs.
It all started in my Bar Mitzvah class at the age of 13 when our teacher, Mrs Schechter, made some very anti-Christian statements.
We were studying “Comparative Religions” and Mrs Schechter taught us about every religion under the sun: Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Bahai… but refused to teach us about The Church.
I’ll never forget the scene for as long as I live.
Mrs Schechter, who was built like a bull, got up in front of the class and said:
“Children…we’re not going to bother studying Christianity for it’s nothing but a fairy tale. It was started by a self-hating Jew named Saul, a manic-depressant, who hated his Jewishness so much that he changed his name to Paul.”
I said to myself, “How could that which informed Western Civilization for the past 2000 years be nothing but a fairy tale? One day when I get away from the Synagogue I’m going to study it for myself.”
And that I did.
When I was 21, I got hold of a New Testament and started reading the Gospels. I simply fell in love with Jesus Christ and was convinced that He was the Jewish Messiah Who came to conquer death.
Within me was formed a kind of permanent Creed: That there is nothing more beautiful, more profound, closer to the heart, more human and divine than Jesus Christ.
If someone were to tell me that He was just a myth concocted by mentally disturbed men—as Mrs Schechter told us as children—I would answer, “Mentally-disturbed men cannot fabricate that which is perfect, men who are willing to die for that perfection.”
But back to my story.
Soon after embracing Jesus Christ as my Saviour, I joined the “Jews for Jesus”/”Messianic Jewish Movement” that proclaimed that Jews could remain Jews yet still believe in Jesus.
Now this Movement is a ‘Jewish Supremacist Movement’—Zionist to the core—favoring Christ-hating Jews over Palestinian Christians…
a bunch of neurotic ‘Messianic Jews’ who revel in having gullible Evangelical Christians fawning all over them. That’s why I call them, “Baptists with Yarmulkes.”
So, by the time I was 37, (I was a highly successful straight-commissioned salesman at the time), I pretty much got sick of it all.
For when I saw that their touting that “Jesus was a Jew” ended up being a denial of His Divinity, I decided to look elsewhere.
First, I started attending a ‘high’ Anglican Church in Boston called, The Church of the Advent.
The Church was dedicated to promoting Traditional Catholic Worship complete with Renaissance-style Masses.
Oh, it was all very beautiful, religious, and quite moving. But it seemed to be more of an event…a show…than a life-changing experience.
I was reading Tolstoy’s “War and Peace” at the time and one passage made a deep impression on me.
One of the main characters, Natasha, goes to a Russian Orthodox Church to repent of her faithlessness to Prince Andrei, who she cheated on while he was away fighting Napoleon in the War of 1812.
While in Church, Natasha is pricked to the heart by the priest’s sermon who spoke in “mild and quiet” tones.
“A sermon given in mild and quiet tones?” I said to myself quite astonished. “No shouting and Bible-thumping,” as I was accustomed to? “I’ve gotta check this out.”
So, I got out the Yellow Pages and looked up and down for a listing of Russian Orthodox Churches. I finally found one in downtown Boston called, Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral.
It was wintertime in December of 1987 and I went to an evening service called, “Vigil for the Resurrection.”
All was very mysterious that cold, wintry night as I got off the “T” (Boston’s subway system) and began walking toward the Church a mile away in a deep and dark December.
As soon as I walked into the Church with candles flickering their holy light, frescos on the walls and icons of Christ and the Saints everywhere…
Everyone standing, incense billowing upwards with inebriating pungency, the priest praying with soft voice, “Let us attend, let us hear the Holy Gospel,” and the standing choir chanting in mild tones the Psalms of David, I said to myself with tears in my eyes:
I was hoping to keep my comments on a very “Merry” Christmas tone.
But, sadly, it was driven home to me yesterday that my citizenship is not on earth, nor in Frisco CO, nor in Jewmerica, nor “Pox Judaica,” but in heaven.
I went to a natural healing apothecary here in Frisco CO last Tuesday to buy some “healing” supplements and said to the owner as I walked in, “Merry Christmas,” out of the goodness and kindness of my heart and the Christmas spirit.
The owner scowled and said, “Happy Holidays,” and went on to lecture me, “we respect everyone’s religion in this store.”
(There was no one in the store except the owner and a female clerk who converted to Judaism. I didn’t even know she was there for she was behind some shelves doing inventory.)
I answered, “I don’t celebrate holidays dear Dr Kim. As far as I’m concerned there is only one “holy” day in December and that’s Christmas.”
I quickly changed the subject and purchased some supplements of which the owner apologized for not being able to print up a receipt.
I left the store with a very bad feeling in my heart and stomach. But tried to forget it all.
BUT, I was not to be left without FURTHER anguish.
Yesterday, I went to the Post Office and there was a letter from the Apothecary in my box. I said to myself, “Oh, how nice! The owner must have sent me the receipt that she was not able to print out!”
But, this was NOT the case at all.
Instead, there was a typed letter inside the envelope stating that because I made some “anti Semitic” remarks during my shopping trip that I was BANNED from shopping in the store.
I was shocked!
I said to myself, How in the world could saying “Merry Christmas” be construed as being “anti Semitic?”
Interestingly, when I was walking home past the Apothecary the female clerk yelled out to me, “Happy Hanukkah’, which indicated to me that my being “banned” was a Jew-driven issue.
What the STUPID store owner doesn’t realize is that we have in the State of Colorado (I’ve been through this before when Copper Mt Ski Resort attempted to Ban me but BACKED DOWN quickly) is a “Public Accommodations Law” that makes it a civil violation to discriminate against a patron due to his or her “creed, race, or lifestyle.”
So, my Christmas is now not a very “merry” one.
I had to contact one of my lawyers yesterday and we are now discussing the “steps” involved in dealing with this ban.
I hope that it can be settled out of court. If not, then I have no choice but to file suit against the store.
ON ANOTHER NOTE.
IF YOU LIKE WHAT I AM DOING and would like to see me continue then PLEASE help me financially.
I barely am able to pay my bills and this is not what I thought would be my situation by now.
I have SO MANY PROJECTS I want to pursue like: Stop The Menorah Project, MSM TV ADS, (yes, it CAN be done), and BILLBOARD set ups.
BUT I can’t move on these projects at all given the lack of funding.
Do people really take Brother Nathanael for granted?
No one else NAMES the JEWS as the ENEMIES of America like Brother Nathanael. No one.
A lovely and touching story about your journey towards Christ and His Church, dear Brother Nathanael.
You found your way back home again. God Bless you and your work.
Sadly, too many of your old tribesmen still wander in the darkness - lost and lonely. We all pity them, suffering in vain the way they do, when all they need to do is to bow down in earnest prayer and accept Jesus Christ as the Messiah and their Saviour … or, initially, at least make some sort of peace with Him.
We all know that they will never regret doing so.
I wish you and everybody else here at RJN a very Merry CHRISTmas, not forgetting Jeff Rense for the great work he does.
This vid is a real heartwarming charmer in its simplicity, dear Brother Nathanael.
Thank you for doing this, and Merry CHRISTmas!
I also love the change of pace of you having a simple front porch chat with us, with a cup of hot spiced apple cider in hand (so to speak), listening to your journey of how you happily came to the fullness of Christ in Orthodoxy.
America is a land of dry spiritual wells, and I listen to your inspiring story, and it reminds me so much of my travels across the spiritual desert here, until I, too, finally came home to the oasis of Orthodoxy.
God grant you many years, my dear brother in Christ!
So the only so called evidence that Jesus was a Jew is that he was related to Hebrews or Israelites and of course we have been told (with no words in the Bible it to back it up) that Jew and Hebrews the same?
The Jews that Jesus spoke to in John 8:44 (the part where he calls them the sons of Satan )are of the same tribe as Jesus ? I don’t see the logic.
To say that Jesus and His apostles were ‘Jews’ is misleading and anachronistic.
The ‘Jews’ of today are essentially Pharisees, for they follow after the traditions of the New Testament Pharisees.
Jesus is definitely of the tribe of Judah; an Israelite. Let’s call Him, for the sake of argument a Judahite. A Judahite was either a (paternal) blood descendant of the tribe of Judah or in some cases simply a resident of the kingdom of Judah.
But are those who are today known as ‘Jews’ of the tribe of Judah? Clearly they’re not physically from the land once known as the kingdom of Judah, and clearly they are not descended from there either.
In the New Testament though, the kingdom of Judah is no more.
Roughly in its place was now the Roman province called Judea. Contrary to popular opinion Judah and Judea are not synonymous.
It is a fact that the residents of the Roman province of Judea were not all racially Israelites/Judahites. Many Judeans at that time (including but certainly not limited to the kings Herod) were actually Edomites by blood. So these were Judeans (Jews) but they were not Judahites (Jews) like Jesus was (is).
In the New Testament, the word that has come to be rendered in English as ‘Jew’ is better translated simply as ‘Judean’ because not all Judeans were Judahites or Israelites at all.
So, looking at things this way… Was the Jesus of the New Testament a Judean?
Depends on how you slice it.
He was born according to the Scriptures in Bethlehem of Judea. But He and His Holy family dwelled in Nazareth; in Galilee of the Nations.
In that time Galilee was an entirely separate province of the Roman empire, distinct from Samaria and Judea, and under different authority.
So in this sense one would say that Jesus of Nazareth was a Galilean and therefore not a Judean. Hence if Jesus was not a Judean - then Jesus was not a ‘Jew’.
Since Pharisaism is essentially the only ‘branch’ of so-called ‘Judaism’ that has survived since the destruction of the Temple, modern adherents of ‘Judaism’ are Pharisees in that they are following after the traditions of men/traditions of the elders such as were denounced by Jesus Christ, for making the commandments of God of no effect.
This tradition of Pharisaism is embodied in the ‘Judaism’ of today; Rabbinism/Talmudism.
Therefore if ‘Jew’ equals Pharisee or Talmudist - then Jesus is most certainly not a Jew.
If ‘Jew’ means the rejection of the Messiah of Israel, Who is Jesus Christ, sent by the Father then obviously Jesus does not reject Himself or His Father.
If the ‘Jews’ of today were true Jews in the same sense that Christ was - then they would be Christians.
This is just what we needed for CHRISTmas! Your story is one of hope and resurrection in Jesus Christ.
On the other hand: how sick must one be to interpret “Merry Christmas” as an “Anti-semitic” statement? What kind of low-life takes offense at “Merry Christmas” in a country where 76% of the population is Christian?
To topple it all, he banned you from his shop! Good so, it would be DANGEROUS for you to buy any medicines there, they could easily poison you (one of the Jew’s favourite modus operandi).
Just post the name of the shop here, or even better a copy of the letter he sent to you. I am sure that many, many Christians will take offense at this intolerant behaviour. What’s next? Throw Christians to the lions in the arena?
Dearest +BN, thank you again for your efforts! We all keep you in our prayers and wish you blessed CHRISTmas!
The West Front, December 1914. German and Allied troops face each other in a merciless trench war.
The first Christmas at the front. German soldiers light their Christmas trees and begin singing Christmas carols (”Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht”). British and French soldiers hear this and a miracle happens: they meet as friends to celebrate the birth of Christ in no man’s land!
First, I want to wish all of the family at RJN a very Merry Christmas!
When I say “Merry Christmas,” it has real meaning for me, because like Brother Nathanael, I am a former Jew who was raised in the Jewish tradition, and went to synagogue schools taught by Christ-hating Jews.
I was taught that as a good Jew, I was one of the “Chosen People,” superior to all the non-Jews, and that it was the destiny of the Jewish people to rule the world when the Jewish Messiah came.
I was also taught that Jesus Christ was a false god, and that he was the bastard son of a Jewish whore named Mary, who was married to a carpenter named Joseph but who had sex with a Roman soldier and conceived a son that was named Jesus.
BUT I NEVER BELIEVED IT!!!
I never believed that I was superior to other people because I was a Jew. I never believed that the Christians worshipped idols while the Jews worshipped the real God, the “ancient of days.”
I never believed that Christians were miserable people who were jealous of the Jews because Jews were successful and smart.
Instead, I saw that Christian churches were warm and beautiful places, whereas Jewish synagogues were cold, damp and gloomy.
But when I voiced these feelings, to my parents, to my synagogue schoolmates, and to my teachers, I was ridiculed, told I was a fool, stupid and wrong.
Instead of listening to my feelings and explaining to me why I was wrong, I was put down and made to feel like a traitor to the Jewish people.
I also never believed that I should be loyal to the Jewish people and to the state of Israel, and not to America, which was my home and my country.
I have always had very deep feelings for America, and my heart swells with pride when I see an American flag flying.
It just did not make sense to me that so many people believed in and accepted the teachings of Jesus Christ, while the Jews — a small minority in America — rejected the teachings of Jesus and made fun of the people who followed Him.
When I was young, my parents wanted me to learn Hebrew, which they said was the language that all Jews spoke and thought in.
I always resisted this, because I felt that as an American my native language was English, not Hebrew. Besides, there was something very strange in trying to learn a language that read from right to left, instead of the left-to-right English that I learned from when I was a very young child.
So even in my youth, I was very conflicted and unhappy as a Jew, because I sensed in my bones that the Jews who my parents associated with were concerned only with themselves and their fellow Jews, and not with the majority of people who were not Jewish.
Eventually it came time for me to go to college, and even though my parents wanted me to go to a Jew-dominated college, I decided on my own to apply to schools that were not Jewish in orientation.
I was accepted by several colleges, based on my good grades at school, and chose a college that had a good reputation and a Christian orientation.
I wanted to learn more about Jesus Christ and His teachings of love, not the materialistic religion that the Jews followed which taught that the primary object in life was to make a lot of money, regardless of how you did it.
My parents were not happy about my choice, but eventually agreed to pay for some of my college education, seeing as I was determined to go there. Maybe they thought that I would become a more committed Jew after seeing the Christians up close.
Well, that didn’t happen. What did happen was that I read the New Testament, which the Jews always ridiculed and made fun of, and I fell in love with Jesus Christ.
Everything that Jesus said and did made sense to me, and I saw clearly that it was the Jews that were wrong, and that I had been lied to about Christ and His followers, the Christians.
I saw clearly that Jesus was the True Messiah, the One that the Jews said they were waiting for.
His coming had been predicted in the Old Testament, and He had indeed come, born as a Babe in a Manger, and going about His Father’s business, healing the sick, chasing out demons, and teaching about the right way to live in order to enter the Kingdom.
And because He was good and kind and decent, the Jews ridiculed Him, rejected Him and crucified Him!
The Jews hated Jesus because He told the truth about them, and about how they were the sons and daughters of Satan, and they always followed the commands of their father.
But Jesus foiled the plot of the wicked Jews and their satanic father by rising from the dead and walking out of the tomb.
This proves what Jesus said, that anyone who believes in Him will have eternal life, and that no one can reach the Kingdom of God unless they believe in and accept Jesus as the only begotten Son of God.
When Jesus spoke to the multitudes at the Sermon on the Mount, I felt like He was talking to me.
I told my professors that I wanted to become a Christian and follow Jesus. The were very happy and appreciative of my desire for baptism.
I knelt before the Cross, told Jesus I was sorry for my past sins and the sins of the Jews who rejected and crucified Him, and that I accepted Him as my personal Savior.
I was baptized with holy water, and I walked out of the church a new person, secure in the knowledge that I was forgiven by my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Of course, my parents were most unhappy when I told them I would no longer go to synagogue, that I had been baptized and that I was now a committed Christian.
Though they sent me to a Jewish psychiatrist who tried to “deprogram” me, I told them I didn’t feel Jewish, didn’t believe Jewish, and was no longer a Jew, but a Christian to my very heart and soul.
Eventually they saw that I was lost to Judaism, and they cut me off from my family and disinherited me.
But I don’t care because I have Jesus and He is all I need!
Ever since then, I have tried to have as little to do with Jews as possible, which is very difficult to do because they own so much and have so much negative influence in our lives.
I know now to never trust a Jew, because they will say something to my face while they reach around and steal my money from right out of my purse.
Also, our churches are saturated with Jewish propaganda about how we must love the Jews as our brothers, and support the bandit state of IsraHELL.
Well, I don’t feel that way, and whenever someone starts praising IsraHELL, I remind them that the Jews stole the land from the Muslims and are able to survive only because we Americans prop up the bandit state of IsraHELL with our hard-earned tax dollars.
Also that the Jews persecute the Muslims and want to kill as many Palestinians as possible so that the Jews can take over their land.
I think more and more Christians are beginning to recognize the danger that the Jews pose to Jesus Christ and His Church, and that their interests are not our interests.
May this realization grow and spread, as we await the Second Coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Happy holiday fellow Christians, for the occasion of Christ Mas, a relating verse from Quran:
3:45 The angels said: “O Mary! Behold, God sends thee the glad tiding, through a word from Him, [of a Son] who shall become known as the Messiah Jesus, son of Mary, of great honour in this world and in the life to come, and [shall be] of those who are drawn near unto God.
Thank you for your testimony detailing (in a nutshell) your journey from Judaism to Orthodox Christianity.
Praise God, His hand is upon you! You’re a voice crying in the wilderness to “those who have ears to hear” in a world gone wrong and where freedom of speech hangs in a delicate balance.
We pray for and support you. Would like to leave this link; it may go against some grain here, however, please accept this musical masterpiece of the Advent Season (could you imagine this by Heifetz?!).
May all praise be to God the Father and Jesus the Son.
I really enjoy listening to your Real Jew News video messages (even though your website is blocked at my office as an offensive hate group, which made me curious as to why my employer would label you as such).
I was born to an unwed Jewish mother in 1955, raised by adoptive German Lutheran parents, and converted to Catholicism after marriage.
The only conclusion I came to after 50 years of life, is that all three religions have continuously lied and have self-serving agendas.
However, I do follow the truth, and the teachings of Jesus, whether or not I believed He is the Christ.
I enjoy Brother Nathanael because he does speak the truth, and his belief in Jesus as the Messiah of Judah has helped to rebuild my faith, which had been lost, until now.
The Communist Chinese are calling for the American People to be disarmed.
I personally think the JEWISH CRIMINAL MAFIA who have HIJACKED the American Government has made a secret deal to bring in millions of Communist China Troops to take down all those New World Order Resistance Fighters in America.
The JEWISH CRIMINAL MAFIA knows they are going to have difficulty getting the American troops to fight the American People.
Have a look at all these Communist China Troop carrier vehicles and Communist China TANKS already in America.
Many Military Convoys Now Moving Through the United States -.mp4
You said all people have shed Jesus’ blood. I didn’t shed his blood and wouldn’t have either. I have loved God and his Son since a small child. Is there a Scripture you base your statement on or is it simply conjecture?
The Bible says the Jews killed Jesus Christ and before his death they demanded that Jesus’ blood be on them and their children.
I do accept Jesus’ death by the Jews as a sacrifice for us all, but I do not accept or take any responsibility for his death, and for something I would never have done.
Merry Christmas to you Br. Nathanael, my brother in Christ God.
Yes to those who dare to say that Our Lord in his Essential Person is merely a Jew, I say to them ANATHEMA!
Read Saint John Chrysostom’s homilies and read the other works of the Church Fathers of the Orthodox Church, who were inspired by the Holy Spirit.
The heretic “Jews for Jesus” still think in their own anti-Christ deception that Christ was just a Jew. If this helps, think of the term Son of God as meaning Divinity (True God) and Son of Man being Humanity (True Man).
That along with the teaching of the Fathers helps me remember Christ’s Essential person (the Son of God) and his impersonal humanity born of the Hebrew stock of the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary.
It’s a little thing I use to remember the two natures of Christ, but my own little way of course is in no way is a substitute for CHURCH TEACHING on Christology established by the Ecumenical Councils.
I hear the frankly insulting assertion: “Jesus was/is a Jew” (or “was/is Jewish”) a lot and let me tell you it will make any Orthodox Christian’s (such as myself) ears bleed.
Great video BN+, you and I may have had a different journey to Orthodoxy, but we are both home, and I’m so glad to be home.
I always wondered how you got from your past to your present, spiritually that is. Glad you made the right choice, and have made so many great videos and articles about the Zionist-Talmudic NWO monster that threatens us all.
I too am fond of Christian Orthodoxy and recommend it to all. I now have Icons in my house and they have been a great blessing to me, a constant reminder of The Lord’s goodness and the need to remember our conscience in our day to day lives.
I like Finkelstein’s characterization of Zionism at this time. The timing of the establishment of the state of Israel was a catastrophe for American Jewry.
Just as post-WWII assimilation was hitting it stride in the US for Jews, a dual-loyalty bogey man (whether real or imagined) was being erected.
Zionism was a response to yesterday’s war (Nazism, WWII). America is the New Zion. We saw this in the last election when 70% of American Jewry pointedly repudiated Netanyhu’s clear choice and voted for Obama.
The smartest American Jews are waking up to the fact that Israel is a liability if not a threat to the apogee of power they enjoy in the US.
I will add that Israel offers a ‘geographic flashpoint’ against which all antipathy can be trained towards the Jew.
Zionism is having the unintended effect of bringing anti-Semitism to a focused boil.
Unfortunately for the world, Zionism cannot simply be ‘called off’. We are well-beyond that point.
Even if the collapse and destruction of Israel appears to be a fait accompli (as many astute observers suggest within 5-10 years), the Samson Option which can be traced back in its earliest iterations to Golda Meir, if not Ben Gurion, all but assures ‘as goes Israel, so goes the world.’
The second Jewish holocaust will be a holocaust for the world. I am increasingly coming to the belief that the only salvation for the world must be otherworldly.
The world’s institutions have all fallen so completely under the Zionist sway. You might say this is a realpolitik rationale for Christianity. Of course this doesn’t mean that Christianity (in my opinion) is ‘correct’. But how odd that it appears to offer the only ‘practical’ solution!
Does anyone else find it extremely peculiar how ALL Judeo-Christian religions teach that Jesus Christ was Jewish although in the Bible the only reference to anything remotely Jewish was to refer to Jesus as a “rabbi”?
Which in Hebrew only means teacher the same as priest does not specifically mean a Catholic priest. Which BTW they were known as the Pharisees at the time of Jesus Christ. Jew is a relatively modern term first used in the mid 1800’s and being a bastardization of Judah.
What bothers me most about Judeo-Christianity is that it teaches that Christians are waiting for a Jewish Messiah.
This is a complete and total lie. Jesus Christ, God and The Trinity are one and are not OF a religion, they are THE religion. Jesus Christ can not be OF any religion because he himself is the religion, the teachings, the beliefs….. Nonetheless like Santa Clown these myths are perpetuated by Judeo-Christianity to give the Jews a backdoor in to Christian teachings.
Something else that intensely bothers me, ever since the 1960’s is the role the Pharisees played in Jesus Christ’s crucifixion are completely removed from the story line and replaced with Romans.
The story is quite clear of Pontius Pilate’s role. He washed his hands of the crucifixion and declared the Pharisees mad (sick!!!) as Pontius Pilate found absolutely no reason to condemn Jesus Christ to death but fearing a riot, Pilate gave in and left the decision to the Pharisees (Jews).
As I said mere hours ago, the feelings among more astute Jews (Tom Friedman being one) is that Israel is careening down a suicidal path, one that has been largely accommodated by the complete capitulation of discrete American interests in favor of ‘whatever Israel wants’. This has been a ruinous path for all parties.
This is America today. The NYT’s Friedman, acting in the role of Magnanimous Jew, is signaling to our politicians that war hero Hagel ‘deserves a chance’. We are receiving a crumb! And a day after Xmas no less!
“… in mild and quiet tones” is like the Earth that is not moving and is at rest at the center of the cosmos, as the Bible also clearly teaches.
The sun and the moon and all the planets and stars are orbiting the Earth that is not moving.
“The whole earth is quiet and still, it is glad and hath rejoiced.
Conquievit et siluit omnis terra, gavisa est et exultavit.”
Telluris ingens Conditor terram dederat immobilem.
Modernist “science” is not necessarily true science. Rather, it is “scientific” materialism, which is an old 19th century euphemism for Marxism.
“Scientific” materialism undermines the Church and the faith. In a nutshell, it teaches through relativity, heliocentrism, and Darwinism that mankind is lost in the cosmos and evolved from monkeys and garbage, but this is not true.
A belated reply to Matt Wayne on who killed Jesus:
I forget where I read this but the gist was that we all killed and continue to kill Jesus Christ in our disobedience of his commandments to us, and that Christ’s blood was shed that all may be saved.
And when we accept the Sacraments in Holy Communion we accept His sacrifice as His forgiving each of us for those sins, each and every of us that seek that forgiveness by acknowledging and confessing that we have so sinned and despite the gravity of those sins.
All of which is most certainly not to deny the active perniciousness of Judaism nor the acute necessity of our collective defense against it.
All of this imho!
A Merry Christmas ( to those celebrating of Jan 7 ) and very Happy New Year to everyone here!
Killing of Christ was as much figurative as it was physically real.
No one can accuse currently living Jews to have actually hollered and stomped “Give us Barabbas !” But as they demonstrably hold themselves above all and everyone else and willfully transgress in every way to maintain that status, the presumption that modern Jews would do the same today has some merit.
Furthermore, you cannot really kill Jesus Christ, God the Son, now can you ? What we wind up killing by unrepentant sin is the Germ of Christ in our hearts and our ability to accept his salvation.
So you have to see that metaphorically; “You comfort me as you do the least of these” (Again, not sure where this is in the Gospels but it is there).
“You comfort me as you do the least of these” (Again, not sure where this is in the Gospels but it is there).
It’s Matthew 25:34-46, a parable of Jesus:
“34 “Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
35 For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; 36 naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’
37 Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? 38 And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? 39 When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’
40 The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’
41 “Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels; 42 for I was hungry, and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink; 43 I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me.’
44 Then they themselves also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not take care of You?’
45 Then He will answer them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ 46 These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
I love this story, because it is such a contrast between those who love and follow Jesus — the Christians — and those who hate and despise Him — the Jews.
Christians are kind and generous (for the most part) and have compassion towards other people who are less fortunate than they are. Churches maintain shelters and soup kitchens, feeding the hungry and housing the homeless, caring for the widows and the orphans.
Jews, on the other hand, don’t care about anybody but members of their own Tribe. They’ll help each other, oh yes, they’ll even set each other up in business three times.
If a Jew fails the first time, he can go to the Jewish bank and get a loan to get back in business. If he fails the second time, he can still get a loan from his fellow Jews. If he fails the third time, that’s it — no more money, they cut him off.
But if a Christian needs money and goes to a Jew-banker, will he get a loan? No way, or if he does, it’s because the Jew can put him into wage slavery and eventually steal everything he has.
And no way can a needy Christian go to a Jew-synagogue and get help. First of all, Jews take care of their own and the hell with everybody else.
And secondly, sin-a-gogues (emphasis on SIN) don’t have shelters and soup kitchens and places for cold people to come in and get warm because Jews don’t need those things. There are no poor Jews — they’re wealthy because of all the Christians they’ve cheated and swindled.
When the weather gets cold, do the Jews stick around? Hell no, they head toward Florida, to those gated communities where the retired Jews lounge around the swimming pools and yak it up on the golf course.
So the Jews are enjoying this life, but in the next life, as Jesus said, it’s going to be a lot WARMER!!!
“‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels.” …
“Jews will go away into eternal punishment, but the Christians into eternal life.”
The real Judeans are we, Christians, and we are descendants of Jacob. Those who reject Jesus Christ as the Son of God are descendants of Esau according to the teaching of the Orthodox Church founded by our Lord Jesus Christ.
“I am the light of the world. The follower of Me will NEVER wander in darkness but will have the Light of Life” John 18.1
God wrote by the hand of holy inspired men the New Testament! And the Old Testament!
Read the Gospel of St. John: “In the Beginning was the Word!”
The Lord Jesus Christ, who was, is, and forever will be, the Word, wrote the words of Holy Scripture!
Unless you accept every word of the Holy Bible as coming from God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, you are condemned to spend eternity with Satan and his fallen angels.
That’s what it says in the Bible:
John 3:16: For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
John 14:6 I am the way, the truth, and the life, no one comes to the Father but by Me.
In these verses, you can see that to go to the Father (in heaven) one must believe Jesus to be Lord and Savior, and those that do not believe will not enter heaven but will be condemned to hell.
Read Phillipians 2:5-11:
5 Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,
6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,
7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men.
8 Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
9 For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Acts 4:12 Nor is there salvation in any other (except the Lord Jesus Christ), for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
In 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, St. Paul wrote:
9 Do you not know that unrighteous persons will not inherit God’s kingdom?
Do not be misled. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men kept for unnatural purposes, 10 nor men who lie with men, nor thieves, nor greedy persons, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit God’s kingdom.
11 Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.
In other words, only people who accept Jesus as Lord and Savior will go to heaven. Non-believers such as Jews are doomed to hell.
In Galatians 5:2-6, it is written:
2 Behold I, Paul, say to you that if you receive circumcision, Christ will be of no benefit to you.
3 And I testify again to every man who receives circumcision, that he is under obligation to keep the whole Law. 4 YOU HAVE BEEN SEVERED FROM CHRIST. You who are seeking to be justified by law; YOU HAVE FALLEN FROM GRACE. (my emphasis)
5 For we through the Spirit, by faith, are waiting for the hope of righteousness. 6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love.
And who started and maintains the barbaric, unholy practice of circumcision? Why, the enemies of God … the Jews!
The satanic, Christ-hating Jews not only did not write the New Testament, but they have conspired to change the Holy Bible.
Joe Cortina wrote a very perceptive article (on September 22, 2012) about this very subject.
In his usual witty style, Joe wrote:
IF YOU EVER EVER HAD THE SLIGHTEST DOUBT OF THE EVIL AND DEMONIC NATURE OF THE JEWS IN GENERAL -READ THIS FILTH – AND KEEP IN MIND THAT ‘WIKIPEDIA’ ( from the word Wicca which has to do with paganism witchcraft sorcery and demons) is a Jew-owned and created anti-Christian tool – like ALL of the internet ‘cool Jew features’ e.g. Facebook -Yahoo – My Space – Google & more – to further the demonic Godless control of our people by the Christ-hating Jews.
Here- these filthy Christ-killers actually accuse all Christians of being anti-Semites - EVEN THE LORD – of being an anti-Semite. These putrid scum actually declare that the words of Christ are hateful lies with their worn-out third world joke line of anti-Semitism. Only rancid Jews and their shills are used to illustrate how anti-Semitic the Christian Bible is (the New Testament).
The Jews have NO sense of decency, decorum or respect.
They accuse Christ as having replaced Christians as the Chosen People rather than the Jews whom Christ CLEARLY condemned as being paternal relations of Satan himself. The ONLY entity who has “CHOSEN” these horrid Jews is SATAN!
Wikipedia goes on to lie again as the Jew authors mislead readers with this lie: “In the Book of John, Jesus calls certain Pharisees ”children of the devil“. John 8-44
“Certain Pharisees” MY ASS! The Bible made it quite plain and quite clear that Christ was addressing the Jewish people PERIOD! The EXACT same Jews whose mobs screamed for His murder by crucifixion.
More lies: “Jesus says, speaking to a group of Pharisees:” The footnotes in the authorized King James Version say of this and I quote: “ That this SATANIC FATHERHOOD cannot be limited to the Pharisees is made clear in 1 John 3 – 8-10.″
Well, Nate, you can read the rest of the article here (as usual Joe does not mince words about the unholy, satanic Jews):
Matt is saying he did not kill Jesus because he follows Christ’s teaching. If he transgresses, then he will seek Christ’s forgiveness.
He is saying that the Jews kill Christ in modern times because they do not follow Christ’s teaching. When the Jew transgresses, the Jew does not see it as transgressing and hence does not seek forgiveness from Christ. This is both literal and figurative.
“If there are Russian and Chinese troops in this country by the thousands then something is up.
“Anyone near these places should inform people of this and you must assume they are here for on purpose only and that is to put us in camps and to kill us.”
It’s not Russian and Chinese troops in this country by the thousands.
It’s hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens, most of them are Mexicans.
They are the ones that are dragging this country down with their dirty habits.
Here’s the situation, IMHO:
The Jews are in control and strangling Christians financially and morally.
The Blacks are totally out of control and are killing White Americans and getting away with it because their allies, the Jews, control the government.
The Mexicans and other illegal aliens are taking away jobs from White Americans because the Jew-controlled companies use them for cheap labor.
With the Jews it’s always money, money, money, that’s all they care about. The love of money is the root of all evil, and behind the money is the satanic Jew.
Not that the Jews wouldn’t bring in thousands of Russians and Chinese into America if they thought it would help them. It’s just that they can get more out of the low-life Mexicans and other aliens that are dragging this country down.
Christians could solve many of the problems Americans are facing by kicking the jews out. But wait, no other country except IsraHELL wants them. So where would we send them?
Someone has suggested Antarctica, but it would not be Christian to inflict Jews on the poor penguins.
I am deeply grateful to you for the work you do exposing the globalists and the group primarily behind them, and have been deeply, deeply touched by your fearless witness to our Lord in this time of the end of all things.
However, with the usurpation of the papal throne we’ve had with - count them - five antipopes now in the form of Judaeo Masonic infiltrators into the chair - much as the secret societies bragged they would do in the Alta Vendita documents published by Pope Pius IX.
Roncalli/aka “pope” John 23 was a devil worshipping freemason AS admitted by the Vatican’s own publication THIRTY DAYS in the 1980s during an interview with the grand poo bah of the Italian Grand Orient lodges - who openly admitted Roncalli was initiated into the Rosicrucians in the 1920s while papal legate in Turkey.
All of these men have imposed new sacraments, a new mass, and a “new evangelization” which they call a “new pentecost,” a “new advent” etc and all of them have endorsed the communist United Nations which no true Catholic may embrace at the risk of true excommunication as stated by REAL Pope Pius XI in his encyclical on Atheistic communism - no true Catholic may cooperate in any way with Marxism and remain in the flock.
This takeover was even predicted in the end of the old Catholic encyclopaedia article from the early 1900s on “Antichrist” where the author states that the AC would have some resemblance to the pope.
It was called the “papal antichrist theory” and was much believed and debated amongst theological circles until the protestants broke away and began calling all the true popes Antichrist and therefore that legitimate theological opinion (which is also discussed quite openly in Henry Edward Manning’s book of 1861 THE PRESENT CRISIS OF THE HOLY SEE which can easily be obtained from amazon in a cheap reprint for 6 bucks - his four sermons in response to his friend Cardinal John Newman’s sermons on Antichrist) was quashed.
Manning says that the Antichrist would have to reign from ROME - this was also believed by several of the Catholic doctors of the Faith - the Dimond boys have all of this documented quite heavily at their www.mostholyfamilymonastery.com site.
IF this were not proof enough, we have the prefigurement of the Maccabees where there were at least four reigning false high priests - obvious precursers and images of the reigning antipopes of Vatican II - including introducing false worship into the temple of God.
I give you John Paul II’s and the rest chronic ‘interfaith gatherings” including putting statues of Buddha on the high altar at Assisi and selling Catholic churches to various groups including Buddhists to settle pedophile/pederast lawsuits by the false clergy who no longer have valid apostolic succession or ordination thanks to Paul 666 and his masonic cohort Annibale Bugnini and the wrecking job they were put in there to do by the secret societies.
The Buddha statues are the modern day equivalent of Antiochus Epiphanes putting the statue of Zeus Olympios in the Jewish Temple, I am sorry to say - and which Newman says in his first lecture on the reign of Antichrist would be another hallmark sign of the Great Apostasy and the reign of the AC upon us all.
I offer one last proof - the original Douay Rheims Catholic Bible by the Oxford Fathers from the 1500s had a comment on 2nd Thessalonians wherein they make the statement in the footnotes that if ANY pope would ever deny the FAITH as it was - which in my mind was the Catholic religion for 2000 years clearly stated before the Second Vatican Council - then let the adversaries [i.e. protestants] call HIM Antichrist.
Yet today most of the protestants LOVE these post Vatican II ‘popes’ which are nothing more than antipope Judaeo masonic usurpers of the Chair.
Again, if God allowed it to happen to the Jews in the Old Testament during the time of the Maccabees, nothing happens in Christianity that is not prefigured somewhere in there, and of course the protestants chucked those books out of their Bible so they don’t ‘get’ it at all - then it can happen again.
Again, Brother Kappner - am deeply grateful to you for the work you are doing and I will keep you and your safety and salvation in my prayers. I am especially glad that you posted Joseph Ratzinger/antipope benedict XVI’s endorsement of the Noachide laws.
To the Conciliar “Catholics” who are nothing but Paul 6/Montinianists, really, the only Christians they hate and say are going to hell are the sedevacantists - all other “Christians” they show great concern and compassion for.
But expect the man sitting in the papal chair to actually have the Catholic Faith and all the demons of hell howl as well as all the “Catholics” from liberal to conservative montinianist novus ordo down to all the phoney traditionalists who call these guys popes but blatantly disregard and disobey them.
Something they would never have dared to do to ANY pope before John 23. Thanks for letting me vent.
Bless you and thank you for your description of coming home to the Orthodox Church!
Many I know who have recently converted–even from far out “Evangelical” Protestantism —describe a similar feeling.
Your great contribution to consciousness of the truth is remarkable and priceless.
But this video so tenderly expresses the search for the True Faith, the True Light, by a sincerely yearning soul, that one cannot fail to be deeply moved.
Recently, I’ve read that the Divine Liturgy conducted by St. John of Kronstadt was so amazing that people spontaneously and publicly confessed their sins; miracles abounded.
St. John also had a vision of the horror that was to befall Russia and warned all, yet the cataclysm fell upon them. The warning was not heeded. I pray that the warnings you (and few others like Joe Cortina) are sounding will be heeded.
The life of the Russian St. John inspires us still.
Dear Brother Nathanael, as you boldly witness the Orthodox faith, it is astounding how many just don’t get it, as “Irish girl” for one recent example, who for some odd reason thinks that anyone is interested in the popes of the Vatican (schismatics, heretics and very far from truth) which was long ago infiltrated and manipulated by the “self chosen.”
It’s so weird how the followers of the Vatican (a country with it’s own despot (the “Pope”), currency, army,state department, spies, bank, passports, schools, infrastructure, treasury (looted from other empires), etc.) imagine that they have anything to do with the One True Church that predates and continues independently of their schism (and the destruction of the 4th “crusade” pillaging)–the Orthodox Christian Church!
The Conciliar Church, the Apostolic Church, the Church that in the Holy Land witnesses to Christ as it did since He walked the earth!