Posts about theology

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What the Son of God Achieved

Saint John the Damascan (feast-day 4 December) For now the adoration of demons has ceased; creation has been sanctified by the divine blood; the altars…

Dec 05, 2017
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The Fear of God is Reverence for and Love of Him

Metropolitan Athanasios of Lemessos   The Church is not opposed to the human body. This is why the Fathers were so careful not to damage their body…

Nov 20, 2017
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The Sanctification of the Human Body

Metropolitan Athanasios of Lemessos   The human person is the temple of the living God. This is an Apostolic teaching of our Church, which means that,…

Nov 18, 2017
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The Seven Times Christ Spoke on the Cross

You want to know the meaning of those seven phrases uttered by Christ on the cross. Aren’t they clear? The first one: ‘Father, forgive them. They don’t…

Oct 15, 2017
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Spouse and companion

Saint John Chrysostom   Love is the spouse of the angels, the companion of the fathers, table companion of the prophets, and fellow athlete of the…

Oct 13, 2017
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On the Peculiar Way Christ Saved the World

Amir Azarvan, Georgia Gwinnett College   If you were God and chose to be incarnate for the purpose of redeeming fallen humanity, what method of redemption…

Aug 22, 2017
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The Theology of Gender – 18. Canons alone cannot save

Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara The return to the original state of humanity, as it was created from the beginning, is accomplished through the process of catharsis….

Jul 02, 2017
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The Theology of Gender – 16. The Applicability of Canonical Principles Related to Women

Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara The first commandment which was given to Adam and Eve is the original indication of the role of divine law in human life. “God…

Jun 12, 2017
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The Theology of Gender – 15. The social dimension of matrimony in Byzantium

Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara Although Christian marriage places spirituality at its center, the social dimension of matrimony was kept in the Byzantine era…

Jun 07, 2017
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The Theology of Gender – 14. Canon Law & Civil Law

Sofia Matzarioti-Kostara   One should not approach the canons of the Church in the same way as the civil laws since neither are the canons mere legal…

May 28, 2017