Death to the World - The Last True Rebellion


Death and Resurrection

What Do We Mean By Death to the World?

Archangel Michael triumphs over the devil at the end of the world.

     "The world is the general name for all the passions. When we wish to call the passions by a common name, we call them the world. But when we wish to distinguish them by their special names, we call them the passions. The passions are the following: love of riches, desire for possessions, bodily pleasure from which comes sexual passion, love of honour which gives rise to envy, lust for power, arrogance and pride of position, the craving to adorn oneself with luxurious  clothes and vain ornaments, the itch for human glory which is a source of rancour and resentment, and physical fear. Where these passions cease to be active, there the world is dead; for though living in the flesh, they did not live for the flesh. See for which of these passions you are alive. Then you will know how far you are alive to the world and how far you are dead to it."

- St. Isaac the Syrian

The Last True Rebellion

The Radical, Catacomb Teaching
of Monk Seraphim Rose

    It's all over for what was once known as Christian civilization. We're living in a post-Christian age. As the mad prophet Friedrich Nietzsche said, "The 20th century will be the triumph of NIHILISM." And this triumph, said Monk Seraphim Rose, will end in a reign of ANARCHY. "Nihilism is the means, Anarchism is the end." "Nihilism" comes from the word nihil, meaning "nothing". Nietzsche defined Nihilism thus: "There is no truth. There is no absolute state of affairs - no 'thing-in-itself'. This alone is Nihilism, and of the most extreme kind."

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