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CONVERSIONS TO ORTHODOXY
Περιστατικά απ᾽τη ζωή του Μαρτυρικού
& Αγιασμένου π. Κοσμά Γρηγοριάτη Ισαποστόλου του Κονγκό (+1989)
Εκπομπή 3: Νίνα, Κονγκό – Από τον Προτεσταντισμό στην Ορθοδοξία
FRANCE OF MY HEART
40 articles et vidéos sur le vignoble Orthodoxe de l’Afrique
HOLY VIRGIN MARY, MOTHER OF GOD
Western Kasai, Congo:
Nina & her mother – From Protestantism to Orthodoxy –
A miracle of Holy Virgin Mary, Mother of God
Nina, a 10-year-old girl, was the third child of a family which lived in Western Kasai (Congo). Her two previous siblings, two boys, died early, making Nina an only child.
Nina was born from a mother with strong religious interests, to such an extent that she had embraced a Protestant heresy and become a “Pastoress” (woman priest).
Nina followed her mother to Protestant gathering. However, the good reputation of the Orthodox Missionary School brought the little girl to the Orthodox school. From then on she underwent a series of internal and external changes.
As time passed, Nina began to become reluctant and unwilling to follow her mother to the Protestant gatherings. She perfectly followed—even though she wasn’t baptized—the Orthodox church gatherings. Not much time passed before the girl sought to be baptized [Orthodox]!
Her parents, and much more so her grandmother, didn’t want to hear of this. This increased Nina’s desire to receive Holy Baptism.
Her father ultimately accepted his daughter’s request, and came to the following decision: “my first two children died, one at age two and the other at age one. My little girl has turned ten. Let her be baptized, as she wants so much, because maybe she might die too!” The rest of the family complied and received his decision with sadness.
Nina thanked her heavenly and earthly father with all her heart. She went through catechism for a short time, and was found ready for baptism. She of course continues to go to her religious studies constantly, and she never missed the Divine Liturgy and Holy Communion on Sundays and Feasts.
Nina’s soul felt a deep and mystical connection with the All-Holy Person of the Most-Holy Theotokos Mary, and she went around her house and placed Her holy icon on the highest cabinet of the dining room, causing several negative reactions by the rest of the family. She withstood, however, and managed to have the holy icon of the Theotokos stay where she placed it.
On Sundays, the “Pastoress” mother of Nina received many Protestants in her house. As soon as the Protestants saw the icon of the Theotokos, they protested, and sought the Continue reading “Western Kasai, Congo: Nina & her mother – From Protestantism to Orthodoxy – A miracle of Holy Virgin Mary, Mother of God”
AFRICA OF MY HEART
Witchcraft in Congo:
Testimonies from the Orthodox Mission in Africa
by Monk Damascenos Gregoriates
Humanly speaking, Africa is the most unfairly treated continent when it comes to the spreading of the salvific word of God. Reasons of natural obstacles or other negative parameters did not facilitate the divine kerygma to reach the innermost parts of the continent, except only around its northern and northeastern regions. It may have been the plan of Divine Providence, for the Faith to spread there, only recently, during the twentieth century…
It is a known fact that other Christian “churches” have been established in practically all of Africa, since the middle of the 18th century, through colonization by European peoples. Apart from the purpose of exploiting those gold-bearing soils, these peoples had also arranged to propagate their religion. Thus, there are Papist christians there since the middle of the 18th century, Protestants from the beginning of the 20th century, followed by latter-day heretical “churches” with a christian or even a demonic content, that were formed by African pastors.
These “churches”, which are cut off from the fullness of the Truth and Life, have never managed – not in the past nor in the present (nor will they ever manage in the future) – to deliver the mystically-minded African from his Continue reading “Witchcraft in Congo: Testimonies from the Orthodox Mission in Africa by Monk Damascenos Gregoriates”
AFRICA OF MY HEART
Κονγκό, 1991: Θαυμαστή μεταστροφή
από τον Προτεσταντισμό στην Ορθοδοξία με εμφάνιση του
Αγίου Νικολάου σε Αφρικανό όπου του είπε: “Είμαι ο Άγιος Νικόλαος.
Αν θέλεις να σωθείς να ακολουθήσεις τη δική μου Εκκλησία”
TRUTH TARGET – ΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΗ ΑΠΟΛΟΓΗΤΙΚΗ
Βρισκόμασθε στό Κονγκό τῆς Ἀφρικῆς.
Ὁ Ἁγιορείτης ιεραπόστολος π. Δαμασκηνός Γρηγοριάτης ἀναφέρει:
«῞Ενα πρωϊνό τοῦ ᾽Ιανουαρίου 1991 εἰσῆλθε στήν αὐλή τῆς ἱεραποστολικῆς βάσεως Κολουέζι ὁ ἰθαγενής ἱερεύς π. ᾽Ιάκωβος συνοδευόμενος ἆπό τόν ὁμοεθνῆ του Τάμπουε. Μέ χαιρέτησαν ἐγκάρδια. Ὁ π. ᾽Ιάκωβος μοῦ συνέστησε τό νεαρό: “Ὁ κύριος αὐτός ζητεῖ νά γίνη Ὀρθόδοξος. Σοῦ τόν παραδίδω. Συζήτησε μαζί του ὅ,τι νομίζεις”. Ἦταν ἕνας λεπτός, σοβαρός καί σεμνός νέος ὄχι παραπάνω ἀπό τριάντα χρονῶν. Πρίν τοῦ ὑποβάλλω βροχή τίς ἐρωτήσεις, τοῦ ζήτησα νά μοῦ διηγηθῆ τήν ἱστορία του καί πῶς ἔφθασε ὥς ἐδῶ. Μοῦ διηγήθηκε λοιπόν τά ἑξῆς:
“Γεννήθηκα στό Λουμπουμπάσι τό 1963. Εἶμαι μοναχογιός εὐσεβῶν γονέων καθολικῶν. Ἀπό μικρός ἀκολουθοῦσα τήν Ἐκκλησία καί τίς ὑποδείξεις τῶν γονέων μου γιά τή Continue reading “Κονγκό, 1991: Θαυμαστή μεταστροφή από τον Προτεσταντισμό στην Ορθοδοξία με εμφάνιση του Αγίου Νικολάου σε Αφρικανό όπου του είπε: “Είμαι ο Άγιος Νικόλαος. Αν θέλεις να σωθείς να ακολουθήσεις τη δική μου Εκκλησία””