I am an Orthodox Christian priest. I have been Orthodox my entire life and a priest since July 2007. From my perspective, in America at least, we have lost the functional understanding of our Orthodox Christian Faith. We must take seriously that our Traditions have purpose and are not a just a litany of tasks and obligations we must perform. To "boil down" the Faith to that creates an environment I believe is what the Apostle Paul taught against. Glory to God.
The Church calendar includes different seasons during which we read different Gospel lessons each day. On the second Sunday after the Feast of the Holy Cross, known as the First Sunday of Luke, we witness the calling of the first disciples by Christ. Jesus Christ calls a few humble but faithful fishermen to trust Him enough to leave everything aside and follow Him. This new season of the Church, allows for us to reconsider our role within the ministry of the Church, and whether we desire to leave aside the secular temptations of the world to be part of the team we call, The Church. Jesus Christ didn’t accomplish His ministry in isolation; He involved the Disciples to help Him. Adam couldn’t exist in isolation; God created Eve to assist him. The Church also doesn’t work in isolation; we are called to assist the Church – and therefore Christ – to cast our nets out into the deep and bring in as many as God has determined should join the Church. But all this takes requires a fresh perspective. It requires a fresh vantage point. It requires a new season in our lives. And in this new season, when God is with, nothing is against us.
About Be Transfigured
Be Transfigured! we invite you to Live a New Life in Christ. We feature videos of our weekly sermons, classes on Orthodox Christianity, Bible studies, questions and answers, and special events in the life of the Transfiguration of Our Savior Greek Orthodox Church in Florence, SC
ABOUT FATHER ATHANASIOS C. HAROS
Father Athanasios C Haros is the Pastor at the Transfiguration of Our Savior Greek Orthodox Church in Florence, South Carolina. His sermon series, known as “Be Transfigured” are found each week on the Orthodox Christian Network. You can find more information about his parish at www.GoFlorence.org, and www.LiveANewLifeInChrist.org.
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