Friday, August 26, 2011

Saint Alexander the Great

The schismatic Orthodox church in FYROM is proclaiming Alexander the Great a Saint. Archbishop of Orhid in FYROM, Stephen, has given permission to place a hagiography of Alexander the Great on the dome of St. Nicholas Church in Stip, a place normally kept for the Pantokrator, i.e. Jesus Christ blessing the believers. They have even drawn the Macedonian symbol, the Sun of Vergina, which is not in any way a Christian symbol, introducing new pagan symbols. 


This is a blasphemous and immoral decision taken by the schismatic church in FYROM. This points out how the small Balkan nation wishes to change history, altar religion and modify the way with which a certain person is proclaimed a saint.  

12 comments:

  1. Götüm gibi amk :(

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  2. Please can you write in English. Not everyone understands Turkish! Thank you!

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  3. let me translate it for you m8..he says:
    "this shit is like my ass"

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  4. I don't understand to what he is referring to though? If you are to comment on this post then please explain what you mean. What is it you do not agree with? My conclusion or the fact that this has taken place in FYROM??

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  5. This is one of FYROM's attempt to create some sort of history for themselves. It would be understandable and believable if it weren't so violent. Imagine the British for example canonizing Joan of Ark, making statues of her, name airports, museums, streets, after her, all within a few months. What would that tell the world? It would only prove that Joan of Ark is NOT British and that the British just try to force her into their historical Identity. Thankfully statues and "saints" can not undo the past, and FYROM's past is not related to Alexander the Great. Of course they can worship Alexander, they can worship E.T. the extraterrestrial if they feel like it, but worship doesn't replace the historic truth. You can't make centuries of studies disappear by calling someone saint and light candles on their names.

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  6. I'm just wondering ......wouldn't you have to be a Christian to become a Saint....what nonsense is this and lack of knowledge. ALEXANDER the Great was Alexander the "GREAT". He was what he was, he was a conqueror, he was a warrior,he was a strategist, he was great , he was ALEXANDER the GREAT (356 BC ). He was born before Christianity. Up to this date the military looks up to his cunning and strategy in war. For the past 2 and a half thousand yrs. He is an example for the many things he managed to accomplish in 32 years of his life and his military genius. The FYROM can respect and admire his greatness. And it makes me proud because I am Greek and I am at awe at want he managed to accomplish in such short time but you can not look at him as a saint. He did none of this for the love of Christ or church. What he did falls in another category. The category that befits a conqueror. For glory, for country........etc. I'm really sorry to burst your bubble but Alexander has nothing to do with Christian Sainthood, maybe to his armies and his men and to the Macedonian people of that time he was like a saint, for himself he was a God, But all this has to do with the beliefs of the times. Alexander was not St. George or any of the other Saints. Get over it..........he was ...... ALEXANDER THE GREAT......what more do you want....he was happy with this title, why can't you be. And to come to the point.....what does this have to do with FYROM.......Alexander was GREEK..........get over that too.........!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Dictionary: GREAT: 1.Big,large, 2. much; more than usual. 3. important,remarkable; famous. 4. main; chief; most important. 5. noble; generous; favorite; great talker; very good; fine.

    What else do you need ........!

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  7. Its not Alexander that is important here, though he and his conquests could represent what is. Namely, teachers he left behind. Everywhere the Hellenic League went, it left the Greek language behind. The only raeson St.Paul was able to evengelize his four missions, was because he could talk to the communities in a universal language, Greek. His epistles were all written in greek. Because thats what the world spoke, because thats what Philip of Macadons dream was. I doubt seriously if thats what the FYROMs thought are, who ever they are? But Ive been thinking about this for a while and there is something to it. NOT Alexanders canonization, but his contribution.
    Food for though.

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  8. If FYROM can be brainwashed that easy then the ALbanians will have no trouble at all converting all the skopians to muslims.

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  9. Funny how a Polytheistic person, who loved the 12 Gods & Homers Iliad, is turned into a Galileian saint.

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  10. Please........this was the frosting on the cake......once more they are showing the world how truly ignorant they are......they know neither ancient history or religion..........like all the above , I agree that they better get their facts straight before they start tooting horns....................as one said Alexander was what he was...........and for what he was he became GREAT..........the fact that FYROM wants to make him theirs........well that's not going to happen whether you make him a saint or not......it seems that the whole PLANET knows him and acknowledges him a whole lot more then you do..........besides Alexander thought of him self as a god or half god , what you will, so I don't think sainthood would cut it with him..........! Anyway if you want to honor him as a great figure in history , build a shrine or museum or something ..in his name , we down here would be honored as well ........fix the church as it should be ...with the Christ as head of the church and put him in his rightful place, and don't worry about Alexander being hurt for not making him a saint.......he was higher then the high in his time and through the ages..........oh , and by the way......get an education before you make yourselves a laughing stock again...............good luck......!

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  11. Just one remark of mine: The Vergina Sun symbol seems to have received for a long time now an accepted Christian (new) meaning, something that is not unusual, as it is represented in different varieties of number of rays on incons of Virgin Mary's for three times: on her (two) shoulders and on her forefront, as a "theological" sign of her ever-virginity (before, during and after Christ's birth). But that is one thing and proclaiming Alexander the Great as a Saint is another thing, a totally un-orthodox or heretical one, as he was not a Christian, he did not do what he did because of love for Christ, Who wasn't even already born during his time, or for the faith of Christ's true Church. The culturally Slavic people of FYROM seem to be able to twist the established meaning of anything in this world in their delusional pursuit to be fully recocnized as "Macedonia".

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  12. Alexander was considered saintly in many folklore's and some major world religion. History told was he was trained by Aristatole and greatly influenced by Socrates. He had extraordinary intelligence.
    He showed remarkable respect to the monotheistic beliefs such as Judaism. Jewish still carry Alexander or zander as there last name, which signify a great indebtedness to that great Man. The Quran Glorifies him as a chosen man by the Creator. It is a great surprise when I find the modern history Portrayed him as a ruthless pagan king......

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