Fr Abraam Sleman
The book of Revelation had a bumpy road towards acceptance into the canon of the New Testatment, especially in the East. The Apostle John is credited as the author of the Book of Revelation, and his authorship is confirmed through multiple witnesses in the early church. But despite undisputed Apostolic authorship, Revelation encountered opposition over the centuries because it had been used by several heretical groups, like the Montanists, to back up their views. Over time, Revelation came to be associated with heretical views or views that caused schisms, and attracted some very famous opponents who sought to discredit the book. In this podcast, Pres. Jeannie discusses the controversy surrounding the book as scripture.Click here to download MP3 file.
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.Click here to download MP3 file.
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/