This topic draws us to the reminiscences of the exiled Jews who sat and wept by the waters of Babylon –Ps.137- that does not give equal status to women at worshipping places now. Monasticism is the life and blood of a worshipping community that praises and glorifies God in seclusion by the weapons of abstinence and continence. Their incense of worship that supplicates God brings blessings to the whole community and the world, also their life style is supreme to be emulated and extolled by the generations yet to come. St.Antony, who pioneered the monastic movement that flourished down through the ages, has been a fortress and shield for the church and the world. Those were the days when the family unit or the social infrastructure that didn’t smell the flavor of sexism and feminism and the financial boom that chartered to a highflying life of technological bonanza. Only an ideal family life can produce monks and nuns who please God by their dedication and worship. A dysfunctional family of today that breathes for various reasons in different frequencies finds it impossible to give religious and spiritual giants for a monastic life style.
It would have been a lot easier for the Creator to create Adam and Eve from the same wet clay simultaneously, but He had to make another meticulous operation for the creation of Eve, the bone of his bone and the flesh of his flesh, who didn’t even bother to consult the various consequences that may affect Adam before eating the forbidden fruit. The same scenario is repeated at the end of the aeon that was started in the beginning. God made man and woman as complementing partners; we have now made a gulf and want to treat them as of equal in functional and social status that is unnatural and unbalancing. God installed man to be the head of the family, and asked him to give offerings to God. A minority of the Orthodox clergy also follows the feminists without understanding the decree of The Triune God. A Creator who created Adam and Eve by His own handiwork could give them an elder daughter and a younger son or vice versa or 2 girls to give offerings to Him. Instead He gave them 2 sons, Cain and Abel, for giving sacrifices to their Creator. God’s decree or tradition of asking of sacrificial offerings by men continued for 6000 years without questioning. Despite the H. Fathers have been writing countless volumes about the redemptive plan of the Savior who takes us to the land of the living through the narrow gates, we are playing football with 66 books by misinterpreting and counter misinterpreting them. Everything has got a life span, so also the planet that we inhabit, together with all the fauna and flora.
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