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«Indeed, I have
become everything in turn to men of every sort,
so that in one way or another I may save some»
1st Corinthians 9:22
This Pauline tactic stands out many times as a sacred challenge,
that excites and electrifies the minds of the guiding Church and it
becomes a springboard for new practices and applications of its
divine message, which for centuries, stubbornly and firmly, brings
to the souls of the people. No discounts and changes to the
substance of teaching, but with manners, timely and perceived at any
period of time, make visible and tangible the dimension to the
rescue. In other words, it uses words, it readjusts mechanisms of
the modern era, which allows it adjust its apocalyptic faith in
every person of every age, in ways that can embrace and understand.
In our era, that has a purely electronic dimension and applies in
its everyday life at large, many times, its achievements, pastoral
sensitivity of the Church could not and possibly would not have the
right to ignore. With its discretionary capacity, inherent and
charismatic, and accumulated experience and growing the guiding
Church can distinguish the «good and the beautiful» of our
technological civilization and to adopt them as a means and tactics
of evangelization of human souls.
So, one of the
achievements, of modern reality is also the Internet, which
more or less has become part of everyday life for us all.
The Church, fortunately, from its very early stages, became
aware of its positive side and has already raised it in its
contemporary pastoral practice, as a global cyber
information, awareness and exposure of its sacred teaching.
And it demonstrates how, once again, that the benefit gained
from anything, lies in its proper and positive use.
With this outlook of things, and with an enthusiastic
inclination, we created the website of our local Church of
St. John the Baptist of North London, which with the grace
of God we minister and offer our operational and pastoral
services. A Parish, which is one of the most central, lively
and largest communities of the Holy Archdiocese of Thyateira
and Great Britain and which, under the wise and experienced
guidance of our wise inspired Leader of the Ecumenical
Patriarchate, His Eminence Archbishop of Thyateira and Great
Britain and our Venerable Father Mr Gregorios, all of us,
clergy and laity, as far as possible, we try to make clear
the «position of Christ» in the modern mainstream, offering,
in other words, the experience of the Crucified and Risen
Christ as a message of patience and hope for humanity.
Like all our Community practice, so in this way, the
creation of our website has been addressed and targeted to
man, any man. The man who savors Christ and him, especially
him, who has not perceived him in his life. In addressing
all and for all, mutatis mutandis, we can become everything
for the sake of their salvation! This small «corner» in the
endless «area» of the Internet was created with the sacred
aspiration to serve as a means of contact, which in no case,
however, does not replace a face to face people with their
fellowmen and God, that is mysteriously accomplished on the
one hand, and organically on the other hand, in the living
body of the Church and will always be the challenge...
We look forward to seeing you at our Church!