ORTHODOXY IS LOVE
예수 그리스도 나의 구세주 나의 방패
Jesus Christ My Messiah My Shield
MULTILINGUAL CHRISTIANITY – ORTHODOXY
Korea: The touching conversion story of
an elderly Korean woman from Buddhism to Orthodoxy
“This grandma case was very touching. She lives in Seoul, close to her other children. One of her sons and his family who live in the village Polang-Ree converted to Orthodoxy a long time ago. He had announced this to his mother, trying to motivate her to convert to Christianity as well. But as she was an elderly woman, she couldn’t understand much of what they were telling her. Until, one day, one of her son’s daughters, who worked in some private business doing very hard work all week, moved to Seoul. Every Saturday she would say:
-Granny, I’m going to Church after work for my singing rehearsal and the Vespers.
And on Sundays, very early in the morning:
-Granny, I have to go. I’m teaching the morning group of Sunday School. Then, there’s Holy Liturgy. Then, our youth congregation. We’re going to have lunch all together. Don’t worry that I’ll be back in the afternoon.
-Don’t you get too tired my child?
-No, granny. This relieves me from all tiredness and troubles of the week. It gives me strength, joy… It revives me. Because I find Christ in Church , granny, the real God. I receive Him in my soul.
And her granddaughter shone all over. She was so much different from all other girls her age grandma knew.
“So these were my sons words I could not understand”, she was thinking…
Months went by. Every Sunday her granddaughter looked just as happy on the outside as well as in her heart each time she returned from the Church. The same thoughts were on granny’s mind.
In the end she made her decision:
-You said that you teach children about Christ. Can you teach me as well , who is He who gives you so much happiness?
The granddaughter jumped for joy! She’d been praying all this time in secret for this blessed moment to come for her beloved granny. Little by little with patience and love she started catechizing her. What helped her most was her own life’s good example.
Granny started coming to Church. Sunday after Sunday , her adaptation to this new experience was remarkable:
-I want to be baptized before I die…
This was her desire.
She even attended some special classes.
-I believe and I love Christ.
And when the preparation for her Holy Baptism started, she timidly asked:
-Can I be given my granddaughter’s name, who led me to this Paradise?
“Come and see” is addressed to the souls of the Korean people who never got to know Christ, our Saviour, in such ways of life testimony. In the tension of their life struggles, material needs or goals of their lives, beaten by insecurities, by despair, the most convincing invitation to His Kingdom is a silent testimony of a genuinely Christian life”.
NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA & ST PAISIOS OF MY HEART
KOREA OF MY HEART
기독교 정교회 세례 – 레빈, 뉴질랜드
SAINTS OF MY HEART
성녀 스콜라스티카 (+543년) St Scholastica
스콜라스티카 (St Scholastica) (480년 – 543년) 는 베네딕토 수녀회의 초대 수녀원장이며 누르시아의 베네딕토의 여동생이다.
스콜라스티카는 베네딕토의 쌍둥이 누이동생으로 480년경 이탈리아 노르치아에서 태어났다. 어렸을 때 이미 그녀는 자신의 삶을 하느님에게 바치기로 결심했다. 일찍부터 수비아코의 수녀원에 들어가 생활했으며 나중에는 몬테카시노 기슭의 푸마롤라에서 수도생활을 했다. 성녀에 대해서 알려진 몇 안되는 사실은 성 그레고리오의 《성인전》에 나오는 것인데, 그레고리오는 베네딕토의 생애에 대해서 기록하면서 그의 신성함을 증명하는 많은 기적적인 사건들을 설명하고 있다. 스콜라스티카와 베네딕토는 두 수도원의 가운데 있는 한 집에서 정기적으로 만났다. 마지막 만남이 있던 날 스콜라스티카는 수도원으로 돌아가려는 오빠에게 밤새워 영적인 문제에 대해서 이야기를 나누자고 했으나 베네딕토는 수도원의 규율을 어길 수 없어 돌아가려고 했다. 스콜라스티카가 기도를 올리자 하느님은 그녀의 기도를 들어주어 갑자기 무서운 폭풍이 몰아치게 하 계속 “성녀 스콜라스티카 (+543년) St Scholastica” 읽기
CONVERSIONS TO ORTHODOXY
Κορέα: Γνωρίζοντας την Ορθοδοξία
Η μεταστροφή της Κορεάτισσας Μαρίας Κ. από το Βουδισμό
& τον Προτεσταντισμό στην Ορθοδοξία
TRUTH TARGET – ΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΗ ΑΠΟΛΟΓΗΤΙΚΗ
«Γεννήθηκα σέ μία κορεατική βουδιστική οἰκογένεια, τέταρτη στή σειρά ἀπ᾽ τά πέντε κορίτσια καί τόν ἀδελφό μου. Οἱ γονεῖς μου μέ δυσκολία μᾶς μεγάλωναν. Ἀπό μικρή αἰσθανόμουν τήν ἔλλειψι τῆς ἀγάπης τῶν γονέων μου καί αὐτό μοῦ προξενοῦσε κατάθλιψι. Συχνά μοῦ ἐρχόταν ἡ σκέψι νά πεθάνω, ἀφοῦ ἔβλεπα ὅτι δέν εἶχε κανένα νόημα ἡ ζωή μου. Ἔτσι πέρασα τά παιδικά καί νεανικά μου χρόνια, ὥσπου παντρεύτηκα καί ἀπόκτησα ἕνα γιό. Ἀλλά καί πάλι δέν βρῆκα τή χαρά. Ἀναζητοῦσα νά βρῶ κάτι πού θά γέμιζε τό κενό πού ἔνοιωθα στήν ψυχή μου.
Ἕνα βράδυ ἔφερε ὁ ἄνδρας μου στό σπίτι ἕνα φίλο του. Αὐτός ἀνῆκε σέ κάποια αἵρεσι, ἀπό αὐτές πού ὑπάρχουν ἑκατοντάδες στήν Κορέα. Πρίν φύγη, μοῦ ἔδωσε μία κασέτα. Αὐτή ἡ κασέτα περιεῖχε τή διδασκαλία τῆς αἱρέσεώς του καί ἑλκυστικά τραγούδια. Ἄρχισα νά τήν ἀκούω συνέχεια, ὅσο βρισκόμουν μέσα στό σπίτι. Ἀκούγοντάς την, ἔβλεπα τόν κόσμο ἀλλιώτικο, ὄμορφο καί ὅλα τά πλάσματα θαυμάσια! Ἀλλά ἐνῶ ἔφθασα σέ 계속 “Κορέα: Γνωρίζοντας την Ορθοδοξία – Η μεταστροφή της Κορεάτισσας Μαρίας Κ. από το Βουδισμό & τον Προτεσταντισμό στην Ορθοδοξία” 읽기
하늘에 계신 (주님의 기도) The Lord’s Prayer
하늘에 계신 우리 아버지
아버지의 이름이 거룩하게 하시면
아버지의 나라가 오게 하시면
아버지의 뜻이 하늘에서와 같이
땅에서도 이루어지게 하소서
오늘 우리에게 필요한 양식을 주시고
우리가 우리에게 잘못한이를 용서하듯이
우리의 잘못을 용서하시고 우리를 유혹에
빠지지 않게하시고 악에서 구하소서