Once upon a time there was carried out the baptizing of Jesus Christ in the
Jordan River in the Holy Land of Palestina by St. John the Predecessor, when
a voice from Heaven said: "This is my son whom I love", the Spirit of God
descending like a dove. It was Epiphany - since then the Christianity went
under way. (Matthew, 3: 16-17)
On the island of Patmos St. John the Theologician had a vision - the Revelation
of the end of the old and the beginning of a new world (new heaven and land).
In the Revelation - Apocalypse in the last Chapter of the New Testament previous
to the coming of Heavenly Jerusalem (Chapter 11), - the second coming of Christ -
Advent is announced (Chapter 19).
The entire history of Christianity - to which participants we also belong -
take place between the two phenomena - acts, between the Epiphany and the second
coming of Christ - Advent.
St. John the Predecessor was beheaded, his body was being burnt, his right arm
and head transferred from place to place fleeing from unbeliever pogrom (since
1932 the right arm of St. John the Baptist is in Serbia, and since 1941 in
Montenegro, guarded at present in Cetinje Monastery, Cetinje). Christ created
miracles, he was crucified, after three days he resurrected, and his 12 apostles
preached his lectures, spreading Christianity throughout the universe.
The churches that they and their followers then founded separated dogmatically
ever since, firstly with Aryanism and various heresies, then with the collision
of the two Romes (Rome and Constantinople) through schism in 1054. It was a division
in Catholics and Orthodox, then followed the separation of Protestants, Calvinists,
Baptists and others till the present days with he foundation of numerous Christian sects.
That cleavage, further division and fragmenting of Christianity in the second millennium,
as well as perpetual struggle of the three Romes (Vatican, Constantinople and Moscow)
for primacy left the Christianity and Christians exhausted by Crusades and mutual wars
(by destruction of cities, fortresses, bridges, natural and cultural properties, pogroms,
the Massacre of St. Bartholomew, conquests and genocides over men, women and children on
behalf of Christ, especially in the twentieth century, through I and II World War, as well
as through the bombarding of Serbia in 1999 by 9 "Christian" countries, NATO members).
What else should happen to Christians that would make them cease arguing, hating,
killing and struggling for primacy to be closer to Jesus, i.e. God? Do we really
need a planetary atomic war, the Armageddon predicted in the Apocalypse? Who is
eager to see the destroying of mankind, and wants to act like a Christian?
If mutual conflicts and exterminations do not stop, Christians and Christianity
will disappear from the face of the Earth much before the second coming of Christ.
Will it ever be possible to unite all the Christian churches and Christians?
Former Christian globalizations through ecumenism of uniatism of the Pope or
Protestant ecumenism of equality failed to result in desired fruits of peace,
philanthropy and Christian love.
The author is of the opinion that the union of the Christian world could
only be realized just after meeting and reconciliation of the three main Christian
centres (Vatican, Moscow and Constantinople), but also other Christian centres,
with maintenance and respect of dogmatic and cultural differences, which
is exactly Christian reconciliation through brotherly reconciliation of churches,
nations, monarchs and orders of knighthood suggested and offered in this project.
* The project is protected in the Institute for Intellectual Property
of Serbia and Montenegro in 2003.