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MISSION of The Church Universal

28 Sep MISSION of The Church Universal

MISSION

THE CHURCH UNIVERSAL

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Mission

  • an important assignment carried out for political, religious, or commercial purposes, typically involving travel 
  • a group of people sent on a mission
  • an organization or institution involved in a long-term assignment in a foreign country
  • an operation carried out by military aircraft
  • the vocation or calling of a religious organization
  • a building or group of buildings used by a Christian mission.
  • a strongly felt aim, ambition, or calling
  • Synonyms
    • assignment, commission, expedition, journey, trip, undertaking, operation; task, job, labor, work, duty, charge, trust, vocation, calling, goal, aim, quest,purpose, function, life’s work, delegation, deputation, commission,legation, sortie, operation, raid.

Strategically positioned for a Mission:

Operation: ONE UNITED KINGDOM 

(Matthew 16:18-19 AMP)
And I tell you, you are Peter [Greek, Petros –a large piece of rock], and on this rock [Greek, petra –a huge rock like Gibraltar] I will build My church, and the gates of Hades (the powers of the infernal region) shall not overpower it [or be strong to its detriment or hold out against it]. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind (declare to be improper and unlawful) on earth must be what is already bound in heaven; and whatever you loose (declare lawful) on earth must be what is already loosed in heaven. 
THE MISSION: 
To Establish Embassies, and Ancient Faith Cathedrals for The Church Universal – “Church Without Walls”, utilizing all of the resources and influence at our disposal.
THE VISION: 
To MANIFEST THE PROMISES OF GOD and THE VISION of The Holy Apostles and our Apostolic Fathers, to build THE CHURCH of MEGA RELEVANCE, according to the Ancient Faith  prophetic plan, and “Powerfully Predestined” vision given to, and shared with us, by our Apostolic Fathers’, to POSSESS for The Lord, and build GLOBAL MEGA CHURCH CITIES.
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Nehemiah 2:1-20 (AMP)
1 IN THE month of Nisan in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was before him, I took up the wine and gave it to the king. Now I had not been sad before in his presence.
2 So the king said to me, Why do you look sad, since you are not sick? This is nothing but sorrow of heart. Then I was very much afraid
3 And said to the king, Let the king live forever! Why should I not be sad faced when the city, the place of my fathers’ sepulchers, lies waste, and its [fortified] gates are consumed by fire?
4 The king said to me, For what do you ask? So I prayed to the God of heaven.
5 And I said to [him], If it pleases the king and if your servant has found favor in your sight, I ask that you will send me to Judah, to the city of my fathers’ sepulchers, that I may rebuild it.
6 The king, beside whom the queen was sitting, asked me, How long will your journey take, and when will you return? So it pleased [him] to send me; and I set him a time.
7 Also I said to the king, If it pleases the king, let letters be given me for the governors beyond the [Euphrates] River, that they may let me pass through to Judah,
8 And a letter to Asaph, keeper of the king’s forest or park, that he may give me timber to make beams for the gates of the fortress of the temple and for the city wall and for the house that I shall occupy. And the king granted what I asked, for the good hand of my God was upon me.
9 Then I came to the governors beyond the River and gave them the king’s letters. Now the king had sent captains of the army and horsemen with me.
10 When Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, heard this, it distressed them exceedingly that a man had come to inquire for and require the good and prosperity of the Israelites.
11 So I came to Jerusalem and had been there three days.

MISSION of The Church Universal
12 Then I arose in the night, I and a few men with me. And I told no one what my God had put in my heart to do for Jerusalem. No beast was with me except the one I rode.
13 I went out by night by the Valley Gate toward the Dragon’s Well and to the Dung Gate and inspected the walls of Jerusalem, which were broken down, and its gates, which had been destroyed by fire.
14 I passed over to the Fountain Gate and to the King’s Pool, but there was no place for the beast that was under me to pass.
15 So [gradually] I went up by the brook [Kidron] in the night and inspected the wall; then I turned back and entered [the city] by the Valley Gate, and so returned.
16 And the magistrates knew not where I went or what I did; nor had I yet told the Jews, the priests, the nobles, the officials, or the rest who did the work.
17 Then I said to them, You see the bad situation we are in—how Jerusalem lies in ruins, and its gates are burned with fire. Come, let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we may no longer be a disgrace.
18 Then I told them of the hand of my God which was upon me for good, and also the words that the king had spoken to me. And they said, Let us rise up and build! So they strengthened their hands for the good work.
19 But when Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arab heard of it, they laughed us to scorn and despised us and said, What is this thing you are doing? Will you rebel against the king?
20 I answered them, The God of heaven will prosper us; therefore we His servants will arise and build, but you have no portion or right or memorial in Jerusalem. 

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St Gregory Archbishop of Constantinople – 389 ad

24 Jan The Didache

St Gregory the Theologian the Archbishop of Constantinople

Commemorated on January 25

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Saint Gregory the Theologian, Archbishop of Constantinople, a great Father and teacher of the Church, was born into a Christian family of eminent lineage in the year 329, at Arianzos (not far from the city of Cappadocian Nazianzos). His father, also named Gregory (January 1), was Bishop of Nazianzus. The son is the St Gregory Nazianzus encountered in Patristic theology. His pious mother, St Nonna (August 5), prayed to God for a son, vowing to dedicate him to the Lord. Her prayer was answered, and she named her child Gregory.

When the child learned to read, his mother presented him with the Holy Scripture. St Gregory received a complete and extensive education: after working at home with his uncle St Amphilochius (November 23), an experienced teacher of rhetoric, he then studied in the schools of Nazianzos, Caesarea in Cappadocia, and Alexandria. Then the saint decided to go to Athens to complete his education.

On the way from Alexandria to Greece, a terrible storm raged for many days. St Gregory, who was just a catechumen at that time, feared that he would perish in the sea before being cleansed in the waters of Baptism. St Gregory lay in the ship’s stern for twenty days, beseeching the merciful God for salvation. He vowed to dedicate himself to God, and was saved when he invoked the name of the Lord.

St Gregory spent six years in Athens studying rhetoric, poetry, geometry, and astronomy. His teachers were the renowned pagan rhetoricians Gymorias and Proeresias. St Basil, the future Archbishop of Caesarea (January 1) also studied in Athens with St Gregory. They were such close friends that they seemed to be one soul in two bodies. Julian, the future emperor (361-363) and apostate from the Christian Faith, was studying philosophy in Athens at the same time.

Upon completing his education, St Gregory remained for a certain while at Athens as a teacher of rhetoric. He was also familiar with pagan philosophy and literature.

In 358 St Gregory quietly left Athens and returned to his parents at Nazianzus. At thirty-three years of age, he received Baptism from his father, who had been appointed Bishop of Nazianzus. Against his will, St Gregory was ordained to the holy priesthood by his father. However, when the elder Gregory wished to make him a bishop, he fled to join his friend Basil in Pontus. St Basil had organized a monastery in Pontus and had written to Gregory inviting him to come.

St Gregory remained with St Basil for several years. When his brother St Caesarius (March 9) died, he returned home to help his father administer his diocese. The local church was also in turmoil because of the Arian heresy. St Gregory had the difficult task of reconciling the bishop with his flock, who condemned their pastor for signing an ambiguous interpretation of the dogmas of the faith.

St Gregory convinced his father of the pernicious nature of Arianism, and strengthened him in Orthodoxy. At this time, Bishop Anthimus, who pretended to be Orthodox but was really a heretic, became Metropolitan of Tyana. St Basil had been consecrated as the Archbishop of Caesarea, Cappadocia. Anthimus wished to separate from St Basil and to divide the province of Cappadocia.

St Basil the Great made St Gregory bishop of the city of Sasima, a small town between Caesarea and Tyana. However, St Gregory remained at Nazianzos in order to assist his dying father, and he guided the flock of this city for a while after the death of his father in 374.

Upon the death of Patriarch Valentus of Constantinople in the year 378, a council of bishops invited St Gregory to help the Church of Constantinople, which at this time was ravaged by heretics. Obtaining the consent of St Basil the Great, St Gregory came to Constantinople to combat heresy. In the year 379 he began to serve and preach in a small church called “Anastasis” (“Resurrection”). Like David fighting the Philistines with a sling, St Gregory battled against impossible odds to defeat false doctrine.

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Church History the first 1000 years

20 Jan The Ancient Faith Church Universal

Church History Video:

Very interesting and thought provoking information to consider.

CHURCH HISTORY TIMELINE 1st 1,000 Years

33 Pentecost (A.D: 29 is thought to be more accurate).
49 Council at Jerusalem (Acts 15) establishes precedent for addressing Church disputes in Council. James presides as bishop.

69 Bishop Ignatius consecrated in Antioch in heart of New Testament era–St. Peter had been the first bishop there. Other early bishops include James, Polycarp, and Clement.

95 Book of Revelation written, probably the last of the New Testament books.

150 St. Justin Martyr describe’s the liturgical worship of the Church, centered in the Eucharist. Liturgical worship is rooted in both the Old and New Testament.

325 The Nicene Creed is established. The Council of Nicea settles the major heretical challenge to the Christian faith when the heretic Arius asserts Christ was created by the Father. St. Athanasius defends the eternality of the Son of God. The Arians continue their assault on true Christianity for years. Nicea is the first of Seven Ecumenical (Church-wide) Councils.

451 Council of Chalcedon affirms apostolic doctrine of two natures in Christ.

589 In a synod in Toledo, Spain, the filioque, asserting that the Holy Spirit procedes from the Father and the Son is added to the Nicene Creed. This error is later adopted by Rome.

787 The era of Ecumenical Councils ends at Nicea, with the Seventh Council bringing the centuries-old use of icons back into the Church.

988 Conversion of Russia begins.
We knew not whether we were in heaven or on earth, for surely there is no such splendour or beauty anywhere upon earth. We cannot describe it to you: only this we know, that God dwells there among men, and that their service surpasses the worship of all other places. For we cannot forget that beauty. – Envoys of the Russian Prince Vladimir, after experiencing the Divine Liturgy at the Church of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople in the year 987.

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Patriarch Bartholomew: No to Homosexual Marriage

10 Sep Ancient Faith

Patriarch Bartholomew: No to Homosexual Marriage

September 9, 2013 10:27 PM

 

His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew expressed in unequivocal terms that the Orthodox Church cannot sanction same-sex marriage. This is bound to make some of the Orthodox Progressives squirm because there is no room for doubt, no artificial distinction between Church and society where the moral teaching applies to the former but not the latter, where there is a different ontology implied for those within the Church and those outside of her. 

This statement was delivered at a homily in Estonia but also posted on the Patriarchal website so it carries the imprimatur of the Patriarchal office. Note Pat. Bartholomew’s reliance on the book of Romans where the Apostle Paul describes Roman culture at the time. Again, this is significant because the Patriarch’s reference to St. Paul’s admonition shows the teaching applies not only to the Church, but to society as well. The erroneous idea that the Orthodox Church has nothing to say to the larger culture about homosexual marriage has been repudiated Pat. Kyrill in the past and now by Pat. Bartholomew.

The condemnation, a strong word but borrowed from the text below is quite clear:

To our Lord Jesus Christ, who blessed families through the Mystery of Marriage at Cana of Galilee and changed water into wine, that is, into joy and feasting, and to His Body, the Orthodox Church, the partnering of the same sex is unknown and condemned, and they condemn the contemporary invention of “mutual cohabitation”, which is the result of sin and not the law of joy

Note too the Ecumenical Patriarch’s implicit reasoning that homosexual marriage threatens the family:

The Church, my beloved parents and children, and subsequently the family, which consists lawfully and by the command of God of men and women, and the children acquired, is not a foundation or association or a simple organization, but a Body, as it is wonderfully depicted by the Apostle Paul. And this parallelism is accurate and true. Church and marriage. Husband and wife. Body and its members.

This community, signified in the Mysteries and in the obedience of Faith, both in the Church and in the family, is sanctified and mystagogued through the Mystery of Marriage, which, according to the Fathers, is a mystery of co-creation, and the ontological link of love with the Head of the Body, to ensure health and life, which is salvation and sanctification.

The language is a bit labored as is often the case with missives from Constantinople where too many ideas are packed into too few sentences. Nevertheless, the meaning is clear and the arguments that the Church has no interest in the broader health of the culture and should remain silent about the critical moral issues of the day should be put to rest.

 

Rev. Joshua Gregory’s Photo

4 Feb

Rev. Joshua Gregory

THERE’s SOMETHING ABOUT MARY! Mary the mother of God has always been venerated in the Church for centuries… WE do not worship her but celebrate Her for who she was IN God. Gabriel greeted her in Luke 1: 28 and said Hail FULL OF GRACE… meaning she was RIGHTEOUS not sin-less…. He even calls her Highly favored one and blessed among women. For it is truly right to bless God’s handmaiden.

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† Holy and Righteous Symeon the God-receiver and the Prophetess Anna

2 Feb

 

“There is an ancient tradition that the holy, righteous elder Symeon, who came from Egypt, was one of the Seventy learned Jews chosen in the days of the Pharoah Ptolemy Philadelphus (285-246 BC) for the task of rendering the Hebrew Bible into Greek, and that to Symeon was assigned the translation of the book of the Prophet Isaiah.

† Holy and Righteous Symeon the God-receiver and the Prophetess Anna.

 

CHURCH – Preparing For The Flight!

1 Dec

 

Mark 13:18 (King James Version)
18 And pray ye that YOUR FLIGHT be not in the winter.
Mark 13:19-37 (MSG)
19 “These are going to be hard days—nothing like it from the time God made the world right up to the present. And there’ll be nothing like it again.
20 If he let the days of trouble run their course, nobody would make it. But because of God’s chosen people, those he personally chose, he has already intervened.
21 “If anyone tries to flag you down, calling out, ‘Here’s the Messiah!’ or points, ‘There he is!’ don’t fall for it.
22 Fake Messiahs and lying preachers are going to pop up everywhere. Their impressive credentials and dazzling performances will pull the wool over the eyes of even those who ought to know better.
23 So watch out. I’ve given you fair warning.
24 “Following those hard times, Sun will fade out, moon cloud over,
25 Stars fall out of the sky, cosmic powers tremble.
26 “And then they’ll see the Son of Man enter in grand style, his Arrival filling the sky—no one will miss it!
27 He’ll dispatch the angels; they will pull in the chosen from the four winds, from pole to pole.
28 “Take a lesson from the fig tree. From the moment you notice its buds form, the merest hint of green, you know summer’s just around the corner.
29 And so it is with you. When you see all these things, you know he is at the door.
30 Don’t take this lightly. I’m not just saying this for some future generation, but for this one, too—these things will happen.
31 Sky and earth will wear out; my words won’t wear out.
32 “But the exact day and hour? No one knows that, not even heaven’s angels, not even the Son. Only the Father.
33 So keep a sharp lookout, for you don’t know the timetable.
34 It’s like a man who takes a trip, leaving home and putting his servants in charge, each assigned a task, and commanding the gatekeeper to stand watch.
35 So, stay at your post, watching. You have no idea when the homeowner is returning, whether evening, midnight, cockcrow, or morning.
36 You don’t want him showing up unannounced, with you asleep on the job.
37 I say it to you, and I’m saying it to all: Stay at your post. Keep watch.”

We me must urgently prepare ourselves for what is coming next. We have one last battle to fight, one more mountain to climb, one last giant to kill, you have one more blow to strike for the Kingdom. You have to know YOUR timing in The Lord’s Kingdom. God has mandated an “ECCLESIASTIC TRANSFORMATION”,  TRANSFORMED by the RENEWING of our minds’. I have painfully come to realize that my time has run out, my season of “Destiny” has come to war my final predetermined warfare for UNIFICATION, it was what I was created for, to raise an Army of Warriors from the ashes of devastation, and prepare them for their season of DOMINION, the Succession of Holy Apostles of The Ancient Faith, I also know that once our destiny has been fulfilled, The Lord takes us home, so today I prepare for the warfare of the final subjugation and conquest, so that my FLIGHT can be right . I pray Lord that you will throw gasoline on my Holy Ghost Fire, and empower me for this season of conquest…and then I can sit back relax and take my flight. “WE Will Fight and We Will WIN in the name of JESUS OUR KING!…AMEN…++I AM

 

 

 

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