Monday, July 25, 2011

Consolation to the Norwegian People

I am the resurrection, and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. (John 11:25)

Our Dears in Christ
Whereas the humanitarian need is to consolation therefore we send our deepest condolences with absolute faith that there is no death, that after the resurrection of Christ, who created and prepared for our resurrection after his ascension into heaven.
We believe that our God is the God of life, the God of resurrection and the God of peace and love.
We believe that our God has received those youth in his Kingdom with the Saints and the Angels.

Our dears in Christ;
The most important thing in this moment is to provide our wish to participate Norwegian's people the consolation and love in order to convert this tragedy into power of Peace and love and to make it a cornerstone for more unity of Norwegian society.

Through our grief, we feel that we have to rethink in our thought and our spiritual methods;  where the tragedy had took place in Norway, which indicate to our failures in order to rein in extremism, that because the absence of the right spiritual guidance.

Where we forgotten to deliver the true meaning of teaching of our Lord (Matt 5:44)
"Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you".

And the true meaning of the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:33)
“But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him; and went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him”.
My Dears in Christ,

 Let us pray for those 98th souls which dwelt now in the heaven beside our Lord, and let us pray to those 98th candles, asking them to lighting our way, where they have now the divine light, in order to live as the Good Samaritan and according to love’s commandment of Jesus Christ.

Asking our Lord Jesus Christ the Protection to Norway
Through the intercession of the Virgin Mother of God
Your Brother, the Servant in Christ.

+ Rev. Spyridon (Kamil Tanous)
on behalf of Diocese of Leesburg
and the mission at Sweden and Scandinavia

Editor: Διάκονος. Rev.Deacon. Spyridon (Tannous)
Orthodox Patristic Church