This title Equal-to-the-apostles is repeated by a phrase throughout the countries that have fallen for the lies of Orthodoxy:
1) Greek: ἰσαπόστολος, isapóstolos;
2) Latin: aequalis apostolis;
3) Georgian: მოციქულთასწორი, motsikultastsori;
3) Romanian: întocmai cu Apostolii
4) Russian: равноапостольный, ravnoapostol'nyj;
5) Bulgarian and Serbian: равноапостолни, ravnoapostolni
4) An equal-to-the-apostles is a special title given to some saints in Eastern Orthodoxy as well as in Byzantine Catholicism. The title is bestowed as a recognition of these saints' outstanding service in the spreading and assertion of Christianity, comparable to that of the original apostles.
This title is repeated by a phrase throughout the countries that have fallen for the lies of Orthodoxy (Greek: ἰσαπόστολος, isapóstolos; Latin: aequalis apostolis; Georgian: მოციქულთასწორი, motsikultastsori; Romanian: întocmai cu Apostolii; Russian: равноапостольный, ravnoapostol'nyj; Bulgarian and Serbian: равноапостолни, ravnoapostolni)
an argument between St. Nil of sora and St. Joseph of volotsk. They were engaged in active discussion about monastery possessions and also about persecution of heretics. St. Josef argued that they should be persecuted. In particular, they argued about participants of "jidovskaya" heresy.
the Old Believers in Russia. read the biography of the Archpriest Avakum
When Patrick of Ireland was opposed in his preaching by local Irish kings he would raise his left arm and curse them. Their wives became barren, their cows dried up, their sons were gay and they lost all their wars (who to?).
1) Abercius - Bishop of Hieropolis (2nd century)/ see .Abercius of Hieropolis
2) St Apphia - the wife of Philemon
3) Boris I - of Bulgaria (died 907) (Baptism Michael) was the ruler of the First Bulgarian Empire in 852–889, involving himself in much bloodshed. see Boris I of Bulgaria .
4) Cyril - Teacher of the Slavs, (827 – 869)
5) Constantine the Great (ca. 272 – 337) KILLER! List his crimes!
6) Clement of Ochrid - Bishop of Greater Macedonia
7) Cosmas of Aetolia - (1714 – 1779) quote "One effect of his preaching was to transfer the holding of the weekly bazaar (fair) from Sunday to Saturday, which brought economic losses to Jews – barred by their religion from engaging in business on Sabbath." see Cosmas of Aetolia
8) Gregory - Bishop of Greater Armenia,
9) Helen / Helena - Emperor Constantine's mother - (ca. 250 – ca. 330) =. She was no Christian. Constantine had his eldest son Crispus put to death by poison, and had his wife, the Empress Fausta; killed at the behest of his mother, Helena. Fausta was left to die in an over-heated bath. Their names were wiped from the face of many inscriptions and references to their lives in the literary record were erased. see Helena of Constantinople
10) Innocent of Alaska - (1797 – 1879). see Innocent of Alaska .
11) St Innocent - Metropolitan of Moscow and Enlightener of the Aleuts, Apostle to the Americas
12) Mary Magdalene - (1st century)
13) Mirian III - of Iberia - see Mirian III of Iberia (reigned with Rev II and Salome as co-rulers, 345–361) first "Christian" Georgian monarch, contemporaneous to Constantine the Great. Before his conversion he partook in the Sassanid war against the Roman Empire. the female Christian missionary, Nino, supposedly converted Mirian III, his wife Nana and household into Christianity in or around 337. Despite the fact that the Chosroid dynasty Mirian III founded jumped in and out of alliance with Rome, and promoted Zoroastrianism, the Orthodox see Mirian III equal-to-the-apostles in stature, partly as the later invention of the Georgian alphabet, helped to promote Orthodox style Christianity.
This struggle between swapping alliance between Byzantine and Roman influence and Iranian influence culminated in Vakhang I Gorgasali and the Armenian prince Vardan Mamikonian, going into open revolt against the Sassanids. Vardan Mamikonian was an Armenian military leader, a martyr and a saint of the Armenian Church. He is best known for leading the Armenian army at the Battle of Avarayr in 451, which ultimately secured the Armenians' right to practice Orthodox style Christianity. If Vardan Mamikonian is a saint in Oriental Orthodoxy, does this prove they are not pacifist?
quote: "Salome died at an unknown date about 361, around the same time that her husband died. Salome, along with Perozhavra, are Saints in the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch and the Georgian Orthodox Church. Their feast day is on 15 January, the day following the commemoration of Saint Nino." Doesn't that mean that Mirian III had two wives simultaneously? Salome who is quoted as co-ruler with him, and Nana. How is polygyny Christian? Am I missing something here? Are some people online getting dates mixed up? Or was Salome also called Nana?
but quote: "According to the Georgian chronicles, Nana was "from a Greek territory, from Pontus, the daughter of Oligotos" whom Mirian married after his first wife died (in 292 according to Cyril Toumanoff)." so someone has the dates wrong or Mirian III was committing Polygyny/ (I guess this shows wiki just cannot be trusted as "facts" ??? )
14) Methodius - (815 – 885) Archbishop of Moravia, Enlightener of the Slavs. see Methodius (
15) Nana - Empress of Georgia,
16) Nicholas of Japan (1836 – 1912). see Nicholas of Japan .
17) Nino - (ca. 296 – ca. 338 or 340), female baptizer of the Georgians. see .Nino she is supposed to be a relative of Saint George and came to Georgia Constantinople, but Other sources claim she was from Rome, Jerusalem or Gaul (modern France).
18) Olga of Kiev - (ca. 890 – 969) a ruler of Kievan Rus' as regent (945–c. 963) for her son, Svyatoslav. She is known for her obliteration of the Drevlians, a tribe that had killed her husband Igor of Kiev. Olga of Kiev .
19) Patrick of Ireland (5th century)........ so there we are. St Patrick was not Catholic but they say eastern Orthodox. (some quote he was really "Palladius, who Prosper of Aquitaine's Chronicle says was sent by Pope Celestine" see how they draw you into obscure history?)
20) Photios I - of Constantinople (c. 820 – c. 891). see Photios I of Constantinople (c. 820 – c. 891)
21) Photine - the Samaritan woman at the well (1st century) she had many husbands/
22) Stephen I - of Hungary. see Stephen I of Hungary (969 – 1038) Another warlike king who forced conversion on people,
quote "Many Hungarian lords refused to accept Stephen's suzerainty even after his coronation. The new King first turned against his own uncle, Gyula the Younger, whose realm "was most wide and rich", according to the Illuminated Chronicle. Stephen invaded Transylvania and seized Gyula and his family around 1002. or in 1003. The contemporary Annals of Hildesheim adds that Stephen converted his uncle's "country to the Christian faith by force" after its conquest. Accordingly, historians date the establishment of the Diocese of Transylvania to this period." unquote.
23) Sava I - of Serbia (1175 – 1235) - see Sava I of Serbia (1175 – 1235) probably partly exalted to emphasize the intoxicating effect on the minds of the people of the beautiful Mount Athos Monasteries, he is also used to justify archbishops, quote: "On 15 August 1219, during the feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God, Sava was consecrated by Patriarch Manuel I of Constantinople in Nicaea as the first Archbishop of the autocephalous (independent) Serbian Church. "
24) Thekla = (1st century) Thecla or Tecla (Ancient Greek: Θέκλα, Thékla) was a saint of the early Christian Church, and a reported follower of Paul the Apostle. The earliest record of her life comes from the ancient apocryphal Acts of Paul and Thecla. Although Church Fathers Tertullian and Jerome rejected her story, she enjoyed great popularity in the Byzantine period. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thecla . She probably never existed, appearing in an apocryphal new testament book, and the story of her life is fantastic in "detail" to supposedly prove the belief in tradition on a par with scripture.
25) St Tikhon - Patriarch of Moscow and Apostle to America
26) Vladimir the Great (ca. 958 – 1015) (in Holy Baptism Basil,) was a prince of Novgorod, grand prince of Kiev, and ruler of Kievan Rus' from 980 to 1015. Vladimir converted to Christianity in 988, He was involved in much war and bloodshed before his conversion to Orthodoxy in 988, but In 992 he went on a campaign against the Croats, most likely the White Croats that lived on the border of modern Ukraine. This campaign was cut short by the attacks of the Pechenegs on and around Kiev.
see Vladimir the Great the Enlightener of the Russian Land, Myrrhbearer.
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