Acquiring an Orthodox Christian Mind

The relationship between scripture and tradition?

What is the Orthodox Understanding.

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This week we will discuss the relationship between Scripture and Tradition, the Orthodox understanding of what the Bible is and how Orthodox scholars interpret the Bible. We will also discuss the role of the Scriptures in the early Church and whether there is any difference in the way the Orthodox understand biblical inspiration.

This program is a series of discussions with Dr. Eugenia Constantinou on the subject of Orthodox phronema, meaning the Orthodox mind or mentality. Dr. Eugenia Constantinou and Fr. Christopher Metropulos as they delve into the basis and foundation of Orthodox theology, beginning with Tradition.  We hear about Tradition endlessly. But exactly what is Tradition? Is it just an unwritten body of beliefs that stand alongside the Holy Scriptures?  Can just anything be called Tradition? Is Tradition reliable?  Join us for a very interesting discussion. Register and join #myOCN Community with Dr. Eugenia Constantinou & Fr. Christopher Metropulos. Sign up to receive myOCN Community Updates.

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Dr. Eugenia Constantinou

Dr. Eugenia Constantinou holds five degrees in theology including Master of Theology degrees from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Harvard Divinity School and a Ph.D. from Université Laval where she specialized in the Apocalypse in the ancient Church. She has been a professor at Orthodox institutions including Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and the Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute.

For the past eighteen years she has taught biblical studies and early Christianity at the University of San Diego, and  she also currently  teaches New Testament at two graduate schools of theology, the Franciscan School of Theology and Sts Athanasius and Cyril Coptic School of Theology. She has been a regular speaker at retreats and conferences for over forty years. Her most recent book is, Thinking Orthodox: Understanding and Acquiring an Orthodox Christian Mind. The subject is why the Orthodox Church is the continuation of the original ancient Church, and why it is different from Western Christianity.


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Fr. Chris Metropulos

Shaped by a life of service to Christ’s Church, Fr. Christopher has dedicated himself to using all the tools God has placed at his disposal to spread the light of Orthodoxy across America. As Founding Father and host of the Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) and the “Come Receive The Light” national Orthodox Christian radio program, he shepherds a dynamic and rapidly expanding ministry bringing joy, hope, and salvation in Jesus Christ to millions of listeners on Internet and land-based radio around the world in more than 130 countries. Fr. Christopher is the former President of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and Parish Priest of Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.