False miracle Claims in Eastern Orthodoxy

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The trend of miracles being taught in Geronda Ephraim's monasteries that later turn out to be hoaxes, or natural process that occur throughout the world and not exclusively in Orthodoxy

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Concept of "Validation" in Ephraimite Monastery cults

Good article found on world-orthodox website: The author is in world-orthodoxy and anonymous. But his information here is supported and recognized as well-grounded by at least one Ephraimite victim-escapee I know personally. https://scottnevinssuicide.wordpress.com/2015/04/28/the-concept-of-validation-in-geronda-ephraims-monasteries also see: This article explains several things, including giving a reason for why the Ephraimite escapees live in fear…

Hieromonk Panteleimon has a frontal suture, Hieromonk Gabriel does not (St. Anne’s Skete). Thus, persistent frontal (or metopic) suture is not an exclusively orthodox miracle that occurs to priests (or priest-monks) Orthodox Christianity, Weird Pictures, Priest, St Anne, Gabriel, Faith, Archangel Gabriel, Loyalty, Believe

Persistent Frontal Suture: A miracle exclusive to Orthodox Clergymen?

NOTE: The frontal suture is a dense connective tissue structure that divides the two halves of the frontal bone of the skull in infants and children. It usually disappears by the age of six, with …

Orthodox Monks Don’t Experience Rigor Mortis? Rigor Mortis, Pilgrim, Creepy, Perception, Muscles, Larger, Pilgrims, Muscle

Orthodox Monks Don’t Experience Rigor Mortis?

Pilgrims to Geronda Ephraim’s monasteries are taught about a “Miracle exclusive to Orthodoxy”—i.e., monks do not experience rigor mortis when they die. Typical of the other “exclusive miracles” whi…

Persistent Frontal Suture is found all over the world. Many times the skulls belonged to people who were non-Orthodox and even non-Christian. It's not an exclusive orthodox miracle "testifying to one's holiness. Miracle Stories, Sign Of The Cross, Holi, Skulls, Christian, Times, People, Holi Celebration, People Illustration

Persistent Frontal Suture Once Again Misrepresented as an “Orthodox Miracle” and “Testimony of Holiness” (Geronda Evdokimos of St. Savvas Lavra)

On the website Apanta Orthodoxias, there is an article displaying the picture of a monk’s skull with persistent frontal suture. This article states that this “sign of the cross” is a miracle and te…

The miracle of the Holy Fire. Worshippers hold candles as they take part in the Christian Orthodox Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem Where Is Jesus, Holy Saturday, Holy Land, Album, Old City, Pilgrimage, Photojournalism, Night Life, Fire

The “Holy” Light of Jerusalem (Michael Kalopoulos)

The “Miracle” of the Holy Light of Jerusalem, is a recurring ‘miracle’ happening each year with clockwork precision, in the Holy Church of the Resurrection in Jerusalem, to …

In Geronda Ephraim's monasteries, it is taught that Fr. Seraphim Rose’s disciples manipulated his corpse to make it look peaceful. Only In America, He Is Able, Christianity, Im Not Perfect, Father, Concept, Teaching, Rose, Blessed

Concept of "Validation" in Ephraimite Monastery cults

Good article found on world-orthodox website: The author is in world-orthodoxy and anonymous. But his information here is supported and recognized as well-grounded by at least one Ephraimite victim-escapee I know personally. https://scottnevinssuicide.wordpress.com/2015/04/28/the-concept-of-validation-in-geronda-ephraims-monasteries also see: This article explains several things, including giving a reason for why the Ephraimite escapees live in fear…

 Panteleimon Datch written by scottnevins Pilgrims, Old Testament, Jon Snow, Old Things, Father, Memories, Fictional Characters, Jhon Snow, Pai

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The Concept of “Validation” in Geronda Ephraim’s Monasteries Raise Funds, Christians, Inventions, Greece, Spirituality, Child, Concept, Number, People

The Concept of “Validation” in Geronda Ephraim’s Monasteries

“Validation” is a buzzword that is thrown around frequently in some of Geronda Ephraim’s monasteries. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the word validate as follows: 2a. To support or corrobor…

The “Myrrh-Weeping” Icon of Our Lady of New Sarov, Waco, Texas The Monks, Our Lady, Pilgrimage, Texas, Smoking, David, Money, Google Search, Silver

The “Myrrh-Weeping” Icon of Our Lady of New Sarov, Waco, Texas

NOTE: When the monks at Christ of the Hills Monastery (New Sarov) were arrested for pedophilia, investigators also learned through their interrogations that the “myrrh-streaming” icon which made th…

Devotional card of another hoax "weeping" icon that occurred in Moscow, Russia, 1998 Russian Orthodox, Moscow Russia, Real Life, Cards, Maps, Playing Cards

Weeping Icons (Joe Nickell, 2004)

NOTE: The following article is the 39th Chapter from The Mystery Chronicles: More Real Life X-Files. A paranormal phenomenon enjoying favor in the new glasnost of Russia is that of “miraculous” ico…

The substance was a non-drying oil (e., olive oil) applied to the surface. It was not freshly flowing and did not emanate from the eyes. The OPP fraud squad could not charge police as they needed to catch him in the act of applying it to the icon. Throughout The World, Olive Oil, Squad, Toronto, Police, Greek, Surface, Eyes, Law Enforcement

“Weeping” Icon in Toronto Greek Schismatic Church Exposed as Fraud (Joe Nickell, 1996)

On September 1, 1996, an icon in a non-canonical, schismatic Greek Orthodox Church in Toronto[1], Ontario, Canada, began to “weep.” CSICOP paranormal investigator Joe Nickell was invited by the Tor…

The icon of the Virgin Mary which had been “weeping” from the crown area of the head since September 1996 (Sts. Irene, Raphael & Irene Greek Orthodox Old Calendar Church) Virgin Mary, Miraculous, The Neighbourhood, September, Greek, Toronto Canada, Madonna, Calendar, Public

“Weeping” Icon in Toronto Greek Schismatic Church Exposed as Fraud (Joe Nickell, 1996)

On September 1, 1996, an icon in a non-canonical, schismatic Greek Orthodox Church in Toronto[1], Ontario, Canada, began to “weep.” CSICOP paranormal investigator Joe Nickell was invited by the Tor…