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.
Be Transfigured –Do You See God?
When the Son of Man comes in His glory, He will judge not your actions, but whether or not see God in the least of His brothers. (Matthew 25.31-46) Our Lord makes it clear that when we are able to see God in every human being including the lowest of the low will be welcomed into Heaven. Every human being in created in the Image of God, even if it has been clouded by sin. Our responsibility as faithful Christians is to be able and willing to see through sin and seek out the Image of God, and look past the sins of others. With the coming of Great Lent in just a few days, the Church offers us an opportunity to repent from our own sin through prayer and fasting, so that we can feed the lowest of the low who hunger for God. Judgment is coming, and the question God will ask is, “Do you See God?” What will your answer be?
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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