Haven't spoken to you in awhile...
Holding the church together?
Well, without the people M.A there is no church .....
The true church of Christ will remain up until the end of times.....
quote// The divine Founder of the Church,
our Lord Jesus Christ, said clearly,
"I will build my Church and the gates of Hell will not prevail against Her" (St. Matt xvi, 18).
To the Church,
He sent the Holy Spirit.
The Spirit descended upon the Apostles,
the Spirit of Truth (St. John xv, 16f)
Who "manifests all things" to Her and guides Her (St. John xvi, 13),
protecting Her from error.
it was to declare this Truth to men that the Lord came into the cosmos, according to His own words (St. John xviii, 31).
And Saint Paul confirms this fact in his letter to his pupil,
the bishop Timothy, saying that,
"the Church of the living God is the ground and pillar of the Truth" (I Tim iii, 15).
Because She is "the ground and pillar of the Truth,"
"the gates of Hell cannot prevail against Her."
Though many people today go to church and believe that the church is what will save them is another thing.....the Church is not an outward image for
looks, it is the ARK that the faithful partake of as a foretaste of heaven.
There are Genuine Orthodox people living today but not without having our faith tested to the extent...
When you said ''seers'' it reminds me of supernatural powers ofthe evil kind.....hey, but that's me!
I believe we are all connected with God and His living Saints whom are alive....for God is of the living ,not the dead.
There are a few monks at Mount Athos who speak of propecies that will be fullfilled in our time.....
Mt. Athos and the end of the world (Im sure I have written this site in A.T.S somewhere)
Sorry M.A if this is not the answer you were looking for, but Im sure you understand and know much more then you are prepared to tell....