Theological and Scientific Theories of Knowledge [3]

Theological and Scientific Theories of Knowledge [3]

George Mantzarides, Professor Emeritus of the Theological School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki   Our first duty as people is to investigate and know ourselves. And our greatest error lies in the fact that we are usually entirely indifferent to the examination and recognition of ourselves and are concerned...

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Theological and Scientific Theories of Knowledge (2)

Theological and Scientific Theories of Knowledge (2)

George Mantzarides, Professor Emeritus of the Theological School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki   This personal nature of the truth is of prime significance for us. The living truth cannot be objectified, because its objectification would be tantamount to its ossification and necrosis. Knowledge of this truth is an...

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Theological and Scientific Theories of Knowledge

Theological and Scientific Theories of Knowledge

George Mantzarides, Professor Emeritus of the Theological School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki   Orthodox Christian theology has always distinguished between two kinds of knowledge: the secular and the divine. Secular knowledge functions on the level of created matter and is unable to approach the uncreated, that is the...

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Time and the Church – 2

Time and the Church – 2

George Mantzaridis, Professor Emeritus, Theological School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki   The eschatological nature of the Church is revealed especially in the sacrament of the Divine Liturgy. The celebration of this sacrament is the central and pre-eminently eschatological action of the Church. It is its Liturgy (= function). It constitutes...

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Time and the Church – 1

Time and the Church – 1

George Mantzaridis, Professor Emeritus, Theological School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki   Christ’s advent brought the kingdom of God into the world. And the realm where the kingdom of God is made manifest is the Church. This retains eternity within history and provides history with the perspective of eternity. The Church...

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Declaration of Independence

Declaration of Independence

Archimandrite Varnavas Lambropoulos   In 1919, after the end of World War I, the cream of the intellectuals of that age (including Bertrand Russell, Albert Einstein, Stefan Zweig and many others) added their names to a declaration called the ‘Declaration of the Independence of the Spirit’*. Among other things it...

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‘Words without substances the challenges of modern communication. The issue of ‘Virtual Theology’

‘Words without substances the challenges of modern communication. The issue of ‘Virtual Theology’

Watch Fr. Václav Ježek’s speech at the 2nd International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastoral Care DMOPC18 which took place from 18th-21st June 2018 at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, organized under the High Auspices of His All Holliness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX...

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What Is the Problem in Orthodoxy?

What Is the Problem in Orthodoxy?

Watch now and join the conversation.  Look at how it works in most parishes. What are your thoughts?  Watch now as our partners at Pan Orthodox United, Voices of America (OVA) speak with Fr. Chad Hatfield President of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. ABOUT PAN ORTHODOX UNITED Pan Orthodox United works with...

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On Holy Communion

On Holy Communion

Metropolitan of Gortyn and Megalopolis, Ieremias   The Holy Gospel we heard today, my Christian brothers and sisters, tells us, in the form of a parable, about the Supper of Holy Communion. Communion of the Body and Blood of Christ. This Supper, which we enjoy at every Divine Liturgy, is...

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Hell and Heaven

Hell and Heaven

Panteleïmon Tomazos   The position of Orthodox Dogmatic teaching is that heaven and hell are not two limited places where the righteous are rewarded and the unrighteous punished after death, nor that hell is a region of concrete instruments of torture. Heaven and hell are states and forms of relationship...

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