The Angel of the Golden Altar – Rev 8:3-5

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St. John saw an angel with a golden censer came and stood at the altar; and a great quantity of incense was given to him to mix with the prayers of God’s people, to offer upon the golden altar before the throne. And the perfume of the incense mixed with prayers ascended up to God from the altar where the angel had poured them out.

Then the angel filled the censer with fire from the altar and threw it down upon the earth; and thunder crashed and rumbled, lightning flashed, and there was a terrible earthquake.

Is there a golden altar before the throne? Will we smell incense in heaven? Who is this person serving as the high priest offering incense? What kind of fire has been casted on earth? All is about the great work that Christ still doing for us before the Heavenly Father.

Please mark you agenda not to miss this wonderful chance to hear and know more about what the Lord Jesus is doing for you now in heaven. With God’s grace, the next meeting of Revelation Fellowship will be on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 at 8.00 PM. Please come and be nourished by the word of God.

In Christ’s love
Fr Abraam Sleman
http://www.revelationfellowship.net/

The Historical Context of Revelation – Part 1 – Dr. Eugenia Constantinou

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Dr. Eugenia Constantinou discusses the historical context in which the book of Revelation was written. The patristic and Orthodox tradition is to always read a book within its historical context – listen along to learn who wrote Revelation and the how sufferings of Christians within the Roman Empire compelled its writing.

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What is Apocalyptic Literature? – Dr. Eugenia Constantinou

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Dr. Eugenia Constantinou explains the basic attitude of Orthodox Christianity toward making predictions about the end times, why we must first understand that Revelation is apocalyptic literature, what characterizes apocalyptic literature and how to understand it.

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An Orthodox Introduction to the Apocalypse – Dr. Eugenia Constantinou

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Dr. Eugenia Constantinou explains her background, her involvement in the study of Revelation, and basic information about her area of specialization – Andrew of Caesarea, the Church father whose commentary on Revelation is the oldest surviving commentary on the Apocalypse. She explains what topics will be discussed in the course of this series.
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The Rapture – An Invention of Man – Dr. Eugenia Constantinou

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Dr. Jeannie discusses the Book of Revelation in Orthodox tradition by tackling a timely topic – The Rapture. This belief, near and dear to the hearts of millions of Evangelicals, is actually not based on any teaching found in the Book of Revelation. In fact, the whole idea of the Rapture is around 100 years old, and sprang the fevered imagination of just one person. This doctrine was never taught by the Apostles or the early church. It is a purely modern invention. In this podast, Pres. Jeannie discusses the origin of this teaching, and the truth as expressed in Orthodox teaching

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Revelation Fellowship Retreat, Sandy Cove MD, 11/20-11/22 – Topics & Speakers

The Millennium in the Orthodox View – H.G. Bishop David – Archdiocese of the Coptic Orthodox Church in North AmericaAnd I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years (Revelation 20:4-5, NKJV).

Armageddon – Fr. Elias Bouboutsis – Greek Orthodox Church – FloridaThen the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings from the east might be prepared… And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon (Revelation 16:12, 16, NKJV).

The New Jerusalem – Fr. John Hainsworth – Russian Orthodox Church – Vancouver, CanadaThen I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God (Revelation 21:2-4, NKJV)

The Liturgy in the Book of Revelation – Fr Abraam Sleman – Coptic Orthodox Church – New Jersey
And I heard a voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of loud thunder. And I heard the sound of harpists playing their harps. 3 They sang as it were a new song before the throne, before the four living creatures, and the elders; and no one could learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who were redeemed from the earth (Revelation 14:2-4, NKJV).

The amenities at the retreat center are too many to list, so feel free to visit their website http://www.sandycove.org/