The Stranniki (Russian for Runaways or Wanderers) are the strong Pomorsky Old Believers who rejected prayers for Tsar Peter and all government papers (identification, passports, money, etc). They would not wear clothing contrary to Old Orthodox Russia, nor eat with those of contrary Faith and Practice. Keeping themselves separate from the antichrist society they went far into the Siberian wilderness. This blog is about these people and my effort to conform my life to theirs.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Age of the Fathers

The Aeon (or Age) of the Fathers of the Church is practically and technically long gone, for most intents and purposes. The linage of the Greek Fathers went into oblivion with the downfall of Constantinople, perhaps even sooner with the sacks on Constantinople by the Crusaders. I see the Greeks as having a steady downhill trend for the total of the last 1,000 years. We do see some Russians who certainly qualify as Church Fathers, until the 17th century. If you can accept it, the strong Stranniki are the last of the Fathers. Now the culmination of the world is upon us. The days we are in today are like the days of Noah and worse than the days of Sodom. So do not expect very much lately in the way of the Church Fathers. For at least 500 years we really do not find much of a record for anything like a Church Father. Be watchful, and take ever so much care out there.