‘We boast in hope, we boast in sorrows’

‘We boast in hope, we boast in sorrows’

Protopresbyter Themistoklis Mourtzanos   ‘We boast in the hope of the glory of God, though not only, but we also boast in our sorrows’ (Rom. 5, 2-3) People enjoy reward* and praise in their life. They feel that their efforts, their successes and their patience have been justified. They feel...

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We Put Fantasies in the Place of God

We Put Fantasies in the Place of God

Protopresbyter Nikolaos Loudovikos   Fr. Nikolaos is the Chair of the Department of Theology and Pastoral Studies and a Professor of Dogmatics and Philosophy at the University Ecclesiastical Academy of Thessaloniki, a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies in Cambridge, and an Honorary Research Fellow at the...

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East and West

East and West

Saint Nicholas Velimirovich   The West is in the throes of turmoil while the East sits in resignation and submission to fate. The West is continually feasting on the Tree of Knowledge and increasingly feels a hunger for knowledge. The East is seated under the Tree of Life but can’t...

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Reflections on the future of Orthodox Theology after Crete, on the publication of the book ‘The Patristic Witness pf Georges Florovsky Essential Theological Writings’

Reflections on the future of Orthodox Theology after Crete, on the publication of the book ‘The Patristic Witness pf Georges Florovsky Essential Theological Writings’

Watch Rev. Dn. Dr. Anastasios Brandon Gallaher’s speech at the International Conference “The Theological Legacy of Archpriest Georges Florovsky”. The conference was organised by the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Patriarchal Institute for Patristic Studies. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3...

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‘From synthesis to Symphony: The Legacy of Fr. Georges Florovsky and the Future of Theology’

‘From synthesis to Symphony: The Legacy of Fr. Georges Florovsky and the Future of Theology’

Watch Very Rev. Dr. John Behr’s speech at the International Conference “The Theological Legacy of Archpriest Georges Florovsky”. The conference was organised by the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Patriarchal Institute for Patristic Studies. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an...

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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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