One has to question why Christ didn't reveal to us the time and hour of the second coming. Was he holding back, didn't know or did he lie?
In their commentary on Mark 14:32, Sts. Basil, Athanasios, and Hilary say,
"The words of Mark, when compared to Matthew (24:36) appear distinctly to exclude the Son from knowledge. My opinion is this: No man knows, neither the angels of God; no yet the Son would have known unless the Father had known; that is, the cause of the Son's knowing come from the Father. To a fair hearer there is no violence in this interpretation, because the word 'only' is not added as it is in Matthew. Mark's sense, then, is as follows: of that day and of that hour no man knows, nor the angels of God; but even the Son would not have known if the Father had not known, for the knowledge naturally which is His was given by the Father." St. Basil ['Letter CCXXVI, To Amphilochios', in Nicene, 2nd Ser., VIII:277.]
"Of that day or that hour no one knows, not even He himself- that is, when iewed according to the flesh, because He too, as human, lives withing the limits of the human condition. He said this to show that, viewed as an ordinary man, He does not know the future, for this is a human characteristic. Insofar as He is viewed according to His divinity as the Logos Who is to come, to judge, to be Bridegroom, however, He knows when and in what hour He will come....Viewed according to His divinity, He knows and there is nothing which He does not know." St Athanasios [Discourses Against the Arians, Third Discourse, Ch. XXVIII (46), Nicene, 2nd Ser., IV:419.]
"Is it credible that He, Who stands to all things as the Author of their present and future, should not know all things?...It is not because of the infirmity of ignorance that He does not know, but because it is not yet the time to speak, or in the divine plan to act....His ignorance is rather economy." St. Hilary [On the Trinity, Bk. IX, pp 58-62, in Nicene, IX:175-177.]
-all quotes taken from the Evangelistarion Volume 1, The Orthodox New Testament, published by Holy Apostles Convent and Dormition Skete, Buena Vista, Colorado, pp 203, 204...notes 126, 127, and 128.
Hope this helps Demetrios G....