An Orthodox View of the “End Times”

The Book of Revelation gives rise to many questions for Orthodox Christians…

What are we to make of its strange symbols, such as 666 or the mark of the beast? Why don’t we read from Revelation in the services of the Orthodox Church? Are we living in the end times? Why don’t Orthodox Christians set dates for the end of the world but others do? Will Christ return to rule over the earth for 1,000 years? What about ‘the rapture’? If Revelation is prophecy, does it have any message for us today?

In this special series, Dr. Jeannie explores the Apocalypse — the Revelation of St. John — in the Orthodox Tradition.

  1. An Orthodox Introduction to the Apocalypse
  2. What is Apocalyptic Literature?
  3. The Historical Context of Revelation (Part 1)
  4. The Historical Context of Revelation (Part 2)
  5. The Place of Revelation in the New Testament Canon
  6. The Rapture: An Invention of Man
  7. Understanding the False Teaching of the Rapture
  8. When Was The Book of Revelation Written?
  9. Andrew of Cesarea and Revelation 1
  10. “For the Time is near”
  11. The Vision and The Commission of Christ
  12. Understanding the Letters to the Seven Churches