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http://mymartyrdom.com/orthomason.htm

Thoughts?  Comments?

My thoughts are that even though I'm not entirely jumping on board with this, I have seen a lot of Orthodox Christians involved in Freemasonry.  The shockers are the Patriarchs, which will take some time to dissolve and rationality to come into play once the shock wears off.  I'll have to figure out the validity.  Interested in some other's  opinions.

 

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The author of this site used to post here.

IMO his more interesting theory is that oil is made of those who perished during the Deluge. And that using the Internet is sinful (he wrote that on his website).
 

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I would take anything from a website which blasts the Boyscouts as being "masonic" with a grain of salt, and perhaps a bottle or five of absinthe.
 

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The Orthodox Church is clear that one cannot be a faithful Orthodox Christian and a Freemason.  Yes, some within the Orthodox Church are Freemasons, even high ranking clergymen.  It is scandalous, but lots of people live in defiance of the Church's teaching.  All sin is scandalous. 
 

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Before the following paragraph from the bottom of that page there is an image of a double-headed eagle with the caption "The ABOMINATION of DESOLATION" (capitalization, his):

We might see how other issues play a part in this slow break down of Orthodox Empires. This all started with Byzantium in 1204 when the Masonic Crusaders pillaged the once great city. Constantinople’s downfall became total in 1453 by the Turks who are now masons as well. Then in Russia it began with Ivan the Terrible in the 16th century and finally wiping out the Orthodox Church by the hands of Nikon in the 17th century (some wrongly say the last vestige of the Russian Empire left in the 20th century). This is how it develops. Freemasonry can then be tied into American Indian Prophecy with the 2-headed snake which ends up devouring all the towns and cities. They say it is no coincidence that the bald eagle is an American symbol. The debut of the two-headed eagle can be attributed to a foreshadowing of eventual ruin to those rulers that take it.
 

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Other fun tidbits of insanity-

This 500 KB PDF file has an undeniable amount of references
How many references does it take for something to be "undeniable"? At what point does the amount of referenced material equal infallibility? And as an aside perhaps more appropriate for the Orthodox-Catholic forum- does this infallibility outweigh the Pope's, or is it the Pontiff's impressive list of references that make his ex cathedra statements infallible (and once I get an answer to my first question here, perhaps we Orthodox can finally figure out just which statements are then ex cathedra, by reference counting)?
 

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JamesRottnek said:
Before the following paragraph from the bottom of that page there is an image of a double-headed eagle with the caption "The ABOMINATION of DESOLATION" (capitalization, his):

We might see how other issues play a part in this slow break down of Orthodox Empires. This all started with Byzantium in 1204 when the Masonic Crusaders pillaged the once great city. Constantinople’s downfall became total in 1453 by the Turks who are now masons as well. Then in Russia it began with Ivan the Terrible in the 16th century and finally wiping out the Orthodox Church by the hands of Nikon in the 17th century (some wrongly say the last vestige of the Russian Empire left in the 20th century). This is how it develops. Freemasonry can then be tied into American Indian Prophecy with the 2-headed snake which ends up devouring all the towns and cities. They say it is no coincidence that the bald eagle is an American symbol. The debut of the two-headed eagle can be attributed to a foreshadowing of eventual ruin to those rulers that take it.
So Freemasons are a world-destroying evil of such greatness that any Orthodox person is tainted by it, ecumenism is the root of all evil, American Indian Prophecies are the gospel truth?
 

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FormerReformer said:
JamesRottnek said:
Before the following paragraph from the bottom of that page there is an image of a double-headed eagle with the caption "The ABOMINATION of DESOLATION" (capitalization, his):

We might see how other issues play a part in this slow break down of Orthodox Empires. This all started with Byzantium in 1204 when the Masonic Crusaders pillaged the once great city. Constantinople’s downfall became total in 1453 by the Turks who are now masons as well. Then in Russia it began with Ivan the Terrible in the 16th century and finally wiping out the Orthodox Church by the hands of Nikon in the 17th century (some wrongly say the last vestige of the Russian Empire left in the 20th century). This is how it develops. Freemasonry can then be tied into American Indian Prophecy with the 2-headed snake which ends up devouring all the towns and cities. They say it is no coincidence that the bald eagle is an American symbol. The debut of the two-headed eagle can be attributed to a foreshadowing of eventual ruin to those rulers that take it.
So Freemasons are a world-destroying evil of such greatness that any Orthodox person is tainted by it, ecumenism is the root of all evil, American Indian Prophecies are the gospel truth?
We have seen the true light; we have received the heavenly Spirit; we have found the true faith, worshiping the undivided Indians, for the Prophecy has saved us.
 

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Do the photos lie though?  Do masonic lodge memberships lie?

I don't entirely agree with him, so let me make that clear.  There are things that are a stretch for sure.
Not sure if some of you know about the luciferian faith of Freemasonry.
http://www.freemasonrywatch.org
 

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yeshuaisiam said:
Do masonic lodge memberships lie?
Of course they do. The Masons are Jewish reptilians from the space that want to chip us in order to take control over the world. They have already infiltrated all the governments and religious organisations and media and everything.
 

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yeshuaisiam said:
Do the photos lie though?  Do masonic lodge memberships lie?
When John Alden compiles them and interprets them for us (by telling us that the photos represent connections to Freemasonry when they could really be of anything, even something totally unrelated to Freemasonry), then maybe they do lie.
 

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yeshuaisiam said:
Do the photos lie though?  Do masonic lodge memberships lie?
Most of those photos don't mean a thing.  In fact, at least one of them is very blurry, one of them merely shows a bishop at a Lions Club meeting (a photo, of course, being unable to substantiate claims that the Lions Club is Masonic), and the rest seem to lack English language captions so I'm not sure what the photos are even supposed to be of.  Then there was at least one (the one about Patriarch Demetrios) that I am not sure of any reason to believe it is authentic.  Especially when, searching for a reference to him being a Mason, the only pages on Google were True Orthodox sites, and their like.  Consequently, I question the validity of the photo, as - if it is what it claims to be - it would seem that the whole Orthodox world would know the Patriarch was a Mason.
 

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You know, I think that some folks spend way too much time watching stupid programs on the so-called "History Channel" and its sister networks for their own good. They had a really stupid one on Masonry yesterday which I watched for about 10 minutes on their 'Americas Book of Secrets' series. Same old, same old...shocking promos, five minutes of teasing, a minute of 'information', a commercial break, a rehash of the previous segment and a clip from some self-professed 'expert'. Just like 'Ancient Aliens.'

Reading is a far better pursuit.
 

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Michał Kalina said:
yeshuaisiam said:
Do masonic lodge memberships lie?
Of course they do. The Masons are Jewish reptilians from the space that want to chip us in order to take control over the world. They have already infiltrated all the governments and religious organisations and media and everything.
:laugh: :laugh:
 

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Ionnis said:
Michał Kalina said:
yeshuaisiam said:
Do masonic lodge memberships lie?
Of course they do. The Masons are Jewish reptilians from the space that want to chip us in order to take control over the world. They have already infiltrated all the governments and religious organisations and media and everything.
:laugh: :laugh:
I guess they have the History Channel in Poland.  ;) ;)
 

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So what exactly is the problem with Masonry?
 

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So what exactly is the problem with Masonry?
Orthodox prefer log-built structures.

Har har har. Seriously though, I think it's all the secretive stuff and the stuff that blends religions or ecumenizes things, or something along those lines. I know ROCOR officially condemned it in the 20th century, did anyone else?
 

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The Synod of Greece condemned Freemasonry.  A link to their statement:
http://orthodoxinfo.com/ecumenism/masonry.aspx
 

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Frankly, I think that the modern day influence of Masonry as some world wide 'conspiracy' is up there with Dan Brown and his stuff. Of course, I could have been blinded by their 'evil eye.' yeah....
 

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PeterTheAleut said:
yeshuaisiam said:
Do the photos lie though?  Do masonic lodge memberships lie?
When John Alden compiles them and interprets them for us (by telling us that the photos represent connections to Freemasonry when they could really be of anything, even something totally unrelated to Freemasonry), then maybe they do lie.
Like Bishops in front of Obelisks?
 

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The Orthodox Church is clear that one cannot be a faithful Orthodox Christian and a Freemason.  Yes, some within the Orthodox Church are Freemasons, even high ranking clergymen.  It is scandalous, but lots of people live in defiance of the Church's teaching.  All sin is scandalous. 
But the site shows points of ecumenical Patriarchs being Freemasons.  (It's not just his site, but links to several sites along with photos). 
 

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Michał Kalina said:
yeshuaisiam said:
Do masonic lodge memberships lie?
Of course they do. The Masons are Jewish reptilians from the space that want to chip us in order to take control over the world. They have already infiltrated all the governments and religious organisations and media and everything.
The problem with your statement is that you lump together obvious delusional issues, with real ones.  The reptilian (David Ike) issues (clearly delusional), RFID chipping issues (people would never accept), and Jewish Zionism are different.

Masonry is a very secret organization and there are lodges in ALMOST every small town in America.  The entire US government is embedded with Freemasons.  The Freemasons text "morals and dogma" by Albert Pike directly call Lucifer the "God of Masonry".  Even presidents of past have spoken against the Masons and how they have a grasp on the government.

Even the White House in Washington D.C. is built on the base of a Masonic Eastern Star Pentagram - http://maps.google.com/maps?q=20500&hl=en&ll=38.89945,-77.03373&spn=0.031662,0.084543&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=33.02306,86.572266&hnear=Washington,+District+of+Columbia+20500&t=k&z=14

To make a mixture of Freemasonry along with clear delusional conspiracy and to add in semi backed conspiratorial issues is either a joke, or a horrible attempt to discredit the Freemason "conspiracy".  I haven't met a reptilian, but masons are all over the place.  LOL

Now with that said, I don't think it would be impossible for many of the upper clergy of the EO church to be Freemasons.

I find some of the photographs pretty amazing, and would not doubt that Masonry is behind the ecumenism movement as Masonry accepts all faiths under "one God". 

I like to keep an open mind when dealing with these issues.  Some of them are very real, and there are many EO brothers and sisters who will testify to them.
 

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FormerReformer said:
I would take anything from a website which blasts the Boyscouts as being "masonic" with a grain of salt, and perhaps a bottle or five of absinthe.
Dude, that will kill you, bro.  Kill you dead.



As for the OP, I'm not sure masonry is something Orthodox folks should get into.  My Priest is very opposed to it.  That's enough for me. 
 

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yeshuaisiam said:
PeterTheAleut said:
yeshuaisiam said:
Do the photos lie though?  Do masonic lodge memberships lie?
When John Alden compiles them and interprets them for us (by telling us that the photos represent connections to Freemasonry when they could really be of anything, even something totally unrelated to Freemasonry), then maybe they do lie.
Like Bishops in front of Obelisks?
So a bishop stands in front of the Washington Monument? Why is that such a big deal?

BTW, I'd like to know where you see that picture, because it certainly isn't on the Web page you linked in your OP.
 

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That person said:
So what exactly is the problem with Masonry?
I'm not an expert on Masonry, but my own opinion is that Christians should not be involved in any type of "secret society" that involves oaths, pledges, swearings, etc. The reason is because I believe such organizations and groups are essentially counterfeit replacements of The Church. Such groups usually promise the hope of unity, fraternity, brotherhood, the accomplishing of certain goals (which are often quite noble goals), solidarity, etc. In other words, they offer things that can only truly and authentically be found in and through the Church. Also, such groups can often instill a sense of superiority and foster prejudice. "Our fraternity is the best." "We are special because we are part of this select, secret organization." etc.

Certainly, some secret organizations are more nefarious than others. Skull and Bones and Free Masonry are probably more frought with subversive doctrines and evil ideas than the average college fraternity. But as a personal rule, I eschew any involvement in groups or organizations that involve secret pledges and such. If we are part of The Church, then what more do we need to be a part of? What do these organizations and groups offer us that we cannot find in and through the Church? Whatever they offer that the Church does not is at best superfluous to our salvation, and at worst detrimental to it.


Selam
 

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Basil 320 said:
Archbishop Seraphim is pictured with the Lions Club, which is absolutely not masonic.
Don't tell that to a fellow who believes even the Boy Scouts are masonic. ::)
 

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Freemasonry does have a past connected with Luciferianism. I think Albert Pike wrote about that. He was a really high level Mason.

Lets not forget Lodge Propaganda Due. That made international headlines, and I think some RC bishops got caught up in it.

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I know where I live,  for almost a century, there have been Masonic lodges & Orthodox Churches within walking distance of another  that will probably fold from mutual declining membership. There will probably a growth in mosque formation though. When we are under sharia we will still be concerned about fweemasons & whistlers.
 

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This piece on the old Masonic Temple in my hometown is as good a rebuttal to all of the conspiracy minded folks out there. Old guys with funny hats and secret oaths.....I don't think they are nearing their hopes of global domination. By the way, is it a shock to anyone that the founding fathers of the USA, given a chance to build a national capitol out of a swamp - built in the century following Peter the Great's icon to his ambition - St. Petersburg - that they would want a design intended to evoke the aspirations and promise of the American Revolution and the potential of the Republic which it led to? Get real.

http://nyslandmarks.com/treasures/08oct.htm

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention their vehicle designed for moving their troops into place -  Shriner minicycles.
 

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vamrat said:
FormerReformer said:
I would take anything from a website which blasts the Boyscouts as being "masonic" with a grain of salt, and perhaps a bottle or five of absinthe.
Dude, that will kill you, bro.  Kill you dead.



As for the OP, I'm not sure masonry is something Orthodox folks should get into.  My Priest is very opposed to it.  That's enough for me. 
The funny thing is, the Boy Scouts were founded in Masonry, and their ceremonies mimic masonic ceremonies and the "prayers" are to "universal gods", but this is besides the point.
 

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PeterTheAleut said:
yeshuaisiam said:
PeterTheAleut said:
yeshuaisiam said:
Do the photos lie though?  Do masonic lodge memberships lie?
When John Alden compiles them and interprets them for us (by telling us that the photos represent connections to Freemasonry when they could really be of anything, even something totally unrelated to Freemasonry), then maybe they do lie.
Like Bishops in front of Obelisks?
So a bishop stands in front of the Washington Monument? Why is that such a big deal?

BTW, I'd like to know where you see that picture, because it certainly isn't on the Web page you linked in your OP.
Sorry was a different site, was the Vatican Obelisk.

Of course there are more shocking things than standing in front of an obelisk.

One look at the Mitre and you see the Eagles of "Morals and Dogma" by Albert Pike.  Ironic photo too, since many hold ecumenism as Masonic.


Remember, in Morals and Dogma, "Lucifer" is literally referred to as "The God of Freemasonry".
 

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PeterTheAleut said:
Basil 320 said:
Archbishop Seraphim is pictured with the Lions Club, which is absolutely not masonic.
Don't tell that to a fellow who believes even the Boy Scouts are masonic. ::)
"Regarding the organizations linked to Freemasonry, here’s one that is usually a surprise to many, the Scouting
Movement. Lord Baden-Powell, the founder was a Mason. The following quote comes from Kitchen, Yvonne.
Freemasonry Death In The Family. Fruitful Vine, PO Box 1112, Mountain Gate, Victoria 3156, Australia. 1997.
ISBN 0-646-34807-8. Page 156 “Even the Scouts and Girl Guides have their roots in Lord Baden-Powell’s
Freemasonry. He was a well-known Mason in the Lodge of the Grand Orient.”

www.ctmin.org/pdf/scouting.pdf
http://www.gl-mi.org/scouting-masons.htm
http://www.ctyankee.org/

I would not attack his rationale in oder to thrash his character to discredit everything he has posted.  People do make mistakes, but that doesn't make everything they say wrong.  I don't agree with 100% of what anybody says, but it doesn't make them completely wrong on every subject.  I happen to believe the Boy Scouts DO have Masonic roots and Masonic based ceremonies.  There is logical evidence that supports this.


 

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You know, I think that some folks spend way too much time watching stupid programs on the so-called "History Channel" and its sister networks for their own good. They had a really stupid one on Masonry yesterday which I watched for about 10 minutes on their 'Americas Book of Secrets' series. Same old, same old...shocking promos, five minutes of teasing, a minute of 'information', a commercial break, a rehash of the previous segment and a clip from some self-professed 'expert'. Just like 'Ancient Aliens.'

Reading is a far better pursuit.
Yeah I know.  One of 1000 reasons we don't have TV at our home. :)
 

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That person said:
So what exactly is the problem with Masonry?
It's a Luciferian church, admitted in their own books, mirrored in their rituals, and extremely secretive on the upper levels.
 

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So what exactly is the problem with Masonry?
Orthodox prefer log-built structures.

Har har har. Seriously though, I think it's all the secretive stuff and the stuff that blends religions or ecumenizes things, or something along those lines. I know ROCOR officially condemned it in the 20th century, did anyone else?
LOL, many Orthodox do, as well as condemn Masonry.
 

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This piece on the old Masonic Temple in my hometown is as good a rebuttal to all of the conspiracy minded folks out there. Old guys with funny hats and secret oaths.....I don't think they are nearing their hopes of global domination. By the way, is it a shock to anyone that the founding fathers of the USA, given a chance to build a national capitol out of a swamp - built in the century following Peter the Great's icon to his ambition - St. Petersburg - that they would want a design intended to evoke the aspirations and promise of the American Revolution and the potential of the Republic which it led to? Get real.

http://nyslandmarks.com/treasures/08oct.htm

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention their vehicle designed for moving their troops into place -  Shriner minicycles.
Yeah... You know.... Those little Masons....
http://www.flickr.com/photos/crf/286733624/
http://vigilantcitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/egypt41.jpg

Of course... Not including the google map link I posted above where the Eastern Star is ridden in the streets of Washington D.C.  (This is in museums in D.C. where they talked about the street design too).

Global dominance.... Of course not.... Political figures across the globe... No way.  Religious personages & clergy... How could it be?

I'm not trying to be rude to you, but Masonry is extremely powerful and is involved in governments and religious institutions worldwide.  1 lodge going down does not speak for the broad spectrum of Masonry.

Again, I DON'T support everything on the OP, but I believe the site shows definite Masonic personages involved in EO clergy & churches.


 

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Have you ever been diagnosed with a psychiatric condition that leads one to have paranoid fantasies?

Even though rules are more loosely applied here than on other sections, we do not tolerate ad hominem attacks. In this instance, JamesRottneck is implying that the arguments made by another poster should be discounted because the person putting forth the argument may have paranoid delusions. He is not attacking the argument put forth; instead he is attacking the potential mental stability of the person with which he is arguing. Therefore, JamesRottnek is warned for 14 days. James--if you disagree, please free to contact Fr George or Fr Chris. Second Chance
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yeshuaisiam said:
vamrat said:
FormerReformer said:
I would take anything from a website which blasts the Boyscouts as being "masonic" with a grain of salt, and perhaps a bottle or five of absinthe.
Dude, that will kill you, bro.  Kill you dead.



As for the OP, I'm not sure masonry is something Orthodox folks should get into.  My Priest is very opposed to it.  That's enough for me. 
The funny thing is, the Boy Scouts were founded in Masonry, and their ceremonies mimic masonic ceremonies and the "prayers" are to "universal gods", but this is besides the point.
What "ceremonies" would those be?  The BSA doesn't have set ceremonies for anything.  Prayers are not to "universal gods," but rather are worded in such a way so that each boy (or girl, for Ventures) is able to conceptualize it to their own particular mode of belief.  Scouting is a multi-faith movement that only requires of its members (at least in America) that one believes in some form of higher power.
 
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