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Metanoia – orthopraxy /Advent 2018/

Post date:   2018-12-11
Autor:   BCP
In these times of spiritual chaos, one needs to have a clear grasp of the means that lead to spiritual life – orthopraxy.Many have been baptized, even confirmed, but without conversion and the path of repentance they are dead members of the Church (cf. Lk 13:3). Although Jesus was without sin, He was baptized with the baptism of repentance, and the Holy Spirit descended on Him (Mt 3). He gave us an example.Conversion and repentance are the foundations of orthopraxy.



The Epiclesis /Part three: The Epiclesis – How to experience the Epiclesis in the Liturgy/

Post date:   2018-12-04
Autor:   BCP
We present one of the ways how to experience the Epiclesis, as practised in some monasteries.



The Epiclesis /Part four: The Epiclesis – The Temple and Iconostasis/

Post date:   2018-12-04
Autor:   BCP
The biblical model of the Christian temple is the vision given by God (to Moses). It was applied to the Jerusalem Temple. The basic structure consists of the Holy of Holies, where God is present in a special way, the Holy Place, where the priests offered sacrifices to God, and the place for people. The Eastern temple with an iconostasis, altar and tabernacle has preserved this biblical structure to this day. The Western Church had preserved it only until the Second Vatican Council which carried out an absurd reform. After the reform, the priest, who represents the people and offers sacrifice to God on the altar in their behalf, has turned his back to the centre of the temple, which is the tabernacle where God’s presence dwells constantly. The basis for the necessary reform today is to restore the liturgical posture of the priest so that he faces the tabernacle – the spiritual centre of the temple – as it used to be practised throughout the history.



The Epiclesis /Part two: The Holy Spirit and the Epiclesis/

Post date:   2018-11-29
Autor:   BCP
When did the Holy Spirit come? Only after Jesus accomplished His sacrifice on the cross, rose from the dead, and ascended to heaven on the fortieth day where He was glorified. Only then does He send the Holy Spirit in fullness on the Apostles, and the Holy Spirit enlightens their mind and strengthens their will. The Apostles, who fled out of fear and did not stand by the cross, now become heroes of faith who, one by one, shed their blood for Christ’s sake as martyrs. After the descent of the Holy Spirit they understood what Jesus had done at the Last Supper when He established the new covenant and gave His body and blood for the remission of sins. They understood that the Holy Spirit makes present this mystery through His words of Institution and through those whom Jesus chose, i.e. the Apostles and their successors.



The Epiclesis /Part one: The Difference between Eastern and Western Liturgy/

Post date:   2018-11-27
Autor:   BCP
The Eastern Liturgy of St Basil the Great and St John Chrysostom (4th century) contains the Epiclesis. The Epiclesis is also found in other Eastern rites. It comes directly from the Apostolic Tradition. What is the difference between Eastern and Western Liturgy? The Western Liturgy was radically modified at the Second Vatican Council. The reform introduced four Canons instead of one. The pre-conciliar Latin Liturgy had no mention of the Holy Spirit in the Canon. The reformed conciliar Liturgy does make mention of the Holy Spirit but it has been inserted before the words of Institution. Unlike the Latin Liturgy, the Eastern Liturgy includes a so-called intense invocation of the Holy Spirit, or the Epiclesis, after the words of Institution.



Anti Immorality Youth Manifesto

Post date:   2018-10-24
Autor:   BCP
Contemporary Christianity is incapable of giving young people a goal to aim for or answering the most basic questions about the meaning of life, death, God’s judgment and eternity. It does not emphasize the struggle with evil in us and in the world and with the spirit of lies. This should be considered by the bishops at the current Synod. First, they must set a personal example of repentance and return to the orthodox teaching and morals given us by God. One cannot expect that the bishops at the Synod would motivate youth to make a commitment to premarital chastity and to one hour of prayer daily. This Synod does not aim to create conditions for real spiritual life. To replace this foundation with some sociology or psychology – just to hide the real intention of legalizing homosexuality at the Synod – is a great deceit and crime against Catholic youth!



Prophesy over America! (+video)

Post date:   2018-10-04
Autor:   BCP
Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the former Nuncio to USA, has bravely revealed homosexual network crimes in the highest places in the Church. His courageous step has broken the ice. Nevertheless, the behind-the-scenes psychological and spiritual struggle continues, aimed at self-destruction of America as well as other nations in line with the program of so-called reduction of mankind. The Scripture says, “Our struggle … is against the demonic forces in the heavenly places.” (Eph 6:10f)



PROPHETIC PRAYER FOR THE RESURRECTION OF AMERICA

Post date:   2018-10-03
Autor:   BCP
Before beginning this prayer, confess your sins before God and before yourself: I am an egoist. When someone admonishes me for whatever error, I take offence. I avoid sound self-criticism. I criticize and condemn others; however, what I condemn I do myself. Whenever I do something good, it just increases my feeling of superiority. I see the speck in my neighbor’s eye, but I cannot see the log in my own eye. I am lazy to seek the truth and to endure suffering for its sake. I do not read the Bible and the lives of saints, and I am not familiar with them. I do not bear in mind the ultimate reality, which is death, God’s judgment and eternity! I am interested in all kinds of philosophies or psychologies, but I do not seek the true psychology and philosophy of the Gospel which is vital in life. “The wages of sin is death.” Jesus died for you and for your sins. The name “Jesus” is a Grecized form of the Hebrew name “Yehoshua”. It is the holy name of God and the Word of God says about it: “Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Rom 10:13)



V4 – Bűnbánat –Pünkösd (video in Hungarian)

Post date:   2018-05-07
Autor:   BCP
V4 – Bűnbánat –Pünkösd



V4 – pokuta – Pięćdziesiątnica (wideo/polska wersja)

Post date:   2018-05-04
Autor:   BCP
V4 – pokuta – Pięćdziesiątnica



A letter to ex-Pope Benedict XVI (+ video)

Post date:   2018-04-13
Autor:   BCP
Dear ex-Pope Benedict,the Byzantine Catholic Patriarchate addresses You with a request the purpose of which is restoration of the Church. It concerns primarily the issue of Vatican Council II and its fruits that we are reaping today. Therefore, what is required of You is a gesture of repentance for Vaticanum II which You attended as a peritus. It is enough if You make a single statement today: “Concilium Vaticanum Secundum was heretical. Its fruits today are the evidence.” Without this clear attitude, the truth cannot be called the truth, a lie a lie and a heresy a heresy, and so the Church cannot repent. We beseech You on behalf of poor Catholics: do set an example of true repentance now, so that the Church may be released from the curse and saved from self-destruction.



A V4 keresztények bünbánattartása Pünkösd előtt (in Hungarian)

Post date:   2018-04-10
Autor:   BCP
Köszönet mindazoknak, akik Csehországban és Szlovákián, Húsvét hétfőn őrt álltak,tereken zászlót tartva kezükben, ezzekkel a feliratokkal: Állj, gyermekrablásnak! (Isztambul)Állj, iszlamizációnak! (Dublin IV)S.O.S.: Jézus, ments meg minket! De ez a küzdelem nem szűnt meg Szlovákiában és a V4-es országokban sem. Ezért a bizánci katolikus pátriárka ismét arra ösztönzi a keresztényeket Csehorszában, Szlovákiában, Lengyelországban és Magyarországon, hogy az ima fogadalmat hosszabítsák meg Pünkösdig, május 20-ig a Szentlélek ünnepéig. Bárcsak igéretet tennének más hívők is. "Nem annyira a vér és a test ellen kell küzdenünk, hanem a fejedelemségek és hatalmasságok, ennek a sötét világnak kormányzói és az égi magasságoknak gonosz szellemei ellen” (Ef 6,12).



Repentance of the Christians of the V4 countries before Pentecost (video)

Post date:   2018-04-08
Autor:   BCP
Thanks are due to all who kept watches in the Czech Republic and Slovakia on Easter Monday. To them who stood on the squares with placards:Stop to the stealing of children! (Istanbul)Stop to Islamization! (Dublin IV)SOS: Jesus, save us! However, the fight has ended neither in Slovakia nor in the V4 countries. Therefore, the Byzantine Catholic Patriarchate calls again on the Christians of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary to extend their promise to the Feast of the Holy Spirit, 20 May. May other believers make the same promise. “We do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the spiritual forces, the world rulers beneath heaven.” (cf. Eph 6:12f)



Pokuta chrześcijan krajów V4 przed Zesłaniem Ducha Świętego (wideo/polska wersja)

Post date:   2018-04-07
Autor:   BCP
Dziękujemy wszystkim, którzy w Czechach i na Słowacji w Poniedziałek Wielkanocny stali na warcie. Stali na placach z transparentami: Stop kradzież dzieci! (Stambuł) Stop islamizacje! (Dublin IV) S.O.S.: Jezu, ratuj nas! Jednak ta walka nie zakończyła się ani na Słowacji, ani w krajach V4. Dlatego Bizantyjski Katolicki Patriarchat ponownie zachęca chrześcijan z Czech, Słowacji, Polski i Węgier do przedłużenia swojej obietnicy do święta Zesłania Ducha Świętego 20 maja. Niech obietnicę złożą także inne chrześcijanie. „Nie toczymy bowiem walki przeciw krwi i ciału, lecz przeciw pierwiastkom duchowym zła na wyżynach niebieskich” (Ef 6, 12).



Bűnbánat és imádság - a V4 országok püspökeinek (in Hungarian)

Post date:   2018-03-30
Autor:   BCP
Nagyböjti időszak csúcsosodik, belépünk a Szent hétbe. Emlékezünk Krisztus Megváltó halálára és dicsőséges Feltámadására.A bizánci katolikus patriarchátus kéréssel fordul Önökhöz , a V4 országainak tiszteletreméltó püspökiehez. Ösztönözzenek húsvéti felvonulásra 2018. április 2-án. Ez a felvonulás legyen minden faluban és városban a családért és nemzetért. Tisztelt püspökök és papság, bűnbánat ezen formája által, készítsétek el az utat Isten csodájának. V4- ek országait: Csehországot, Szlovákiát, Magyarországot és Lengyelországot, akkor Isten megmenti!



Pokuta i modlitwa – biskupom krajów V4 (+ wideo)

Post date:   2018-03-28
Autor:   BCP
Czas postu osiąga punkt kulminacyjny, wchodzimy do Wielkiego Tygodnia. Wspominamy zbawczą śmierć Chrystusa i Jego Chwalebne Zmartwychwstanie.Bizantyjski Katolicki Patriarchat prosi Was, szanowni biskupi z krajów V4: Zachęcajcie do procesji wielkanocnej 2 kwietnia 2018 roku. Niech ta manifestacja w obronie rodziny i narodu następnie odbędzie się w każdej wiosce i w każdym mieście. Drodzy biskupi i kapłani, przez tę konkretną formę pokuty przygotujcie drogę do cuda Bożego. Wtedy Bóg uratuje kraje V4: Czechy, Słowację, Węgry i Polskę!



Repentance and prayer – to the bishops of the V4 countries (+ video)

Post date:   2018-03-27
Autor:   BCP
The Lenten season culminates; we are entering the Holy Week. We commemorate Christ’s redemptive death and His glorious resurrection.The Byzantine Catholic Patriarchate is pleading You, Most Reverend Bishops of the V4 countries: Please, encourage Your priests and believers to hold the Easter procession on 2 April 2018. This demonstration in support of the family and nation will then take place in every village and town.Dear bishops and priests, prepare the way for God’s miracle through this specific form of repentance. God will then save the V4 countries: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland!



Czesi i Morawianie, powstańcie! (+ wideo)

Post date:   2018-03-19
Autor:   BCP
Rok 2018 jest rokiem 100-lecia Republiki Czeskiej. A właśnie w tym samym roku powstają dwa wielkie niebezpieczeństwa: grozi ratyfikacja Konwencji Stambulskiej i podpisanie Konwencji Dublin IV! Państwa członkowskie Unii Europejskiej, czyli i Czechy, zostaną zmuszone przyjmować islamistów, albo płacić miliardowe kary. Czesi i Morawianie, w tym roku decyduje się o istnieniu i nieistnieniu naszego narodu! Islamizacja (Dublin) – to jest jeden karabin maszynowy, skierowany na człowieka, a po drugiej stronie zostaje skierowany drugi – karabin genderu z GREVIO (Stambuł). Wybierz, kim  chcesz zostać zastrzelony – jednym lub drugim? Lub oboma? Jakie jest rozwiązanie? Obudźcie się z obojętności i pokażcie swój sprzeciw! Niech Poniedziałek Wielkanocny będzie początkiem wielkiego procesu zmartwychwstania narodu! Czesi i Morawianie, powstańcie!



Csehek és Morvák, ébredjetek! (in Hungarian)

Post date:   2018-03-19
Autor:   BCP
A 2018-as év a Cseh Köztársaság 100. évfordulójának éve, és ebben az évben két nagy veszély fenyeget bennünket. Fenyeget az Isztambuli Egyezmény ratifikálása és a Dublin IV. aláírása. Az Európai Unió tagállamai, köztük a Cseh Köztársaság is, hogy véglegesen befogadjanak iszlamokat, milliárdos bírságot fognak fizetni. Csehek és Morvák, ebben az évben döntenek nemzetünk létezéséről és nem létezéséről! Iszlamizálódás (Dublin), egy géppuska, melyet emberre irányítnak egyik oldalról és másik oldalról ez gender Grevie (Isztambul). Válaszd ki, hogy mellyikkel oldalról akarod, hogy lelőjenek. Vagy mindkettőröl? Mi a megoldás? Lépjen ki a közömbösségből és mondja meg az ellenvéleményét! A húsvét hétfője lehet a nemzet feltámadásának nagyszerű folyamata! Csehek és morvák, ébredjetek!



Repentance in Lent 2018

Post date:   2018-02-26
Autor:   BCP
A draft pastoral letter for Czech bishops




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