Religion and Philosophy major at Duke. 21. ENTJ. Future New Testament scholar. Potential Priest. Episcopalian. Budding heretic stumbling towards orthodoxy. I mostly blog about theology, churches, pretty scenery, and whatever theologian-of-the-week I'm currently obsessed with. I also make a lot of Perks references I'm so sorry. More about me
Why do Christians feel so threatened by other people’s opinions about God? If God is God then any person’s opinion doesn’t change His nature or His character or His power. Absolutely, stand with what you believe but if you have a small, non-essential difference with someone, don’t feel like you have to “go to bat” for God. He can stand up for Himself.
- Liturgical texts
- Hymns (troparions, kontakions, etc)
- Jesus Prayer
- Lives of the Saints
- Writings of the Fathers
- Ecumenical Councils
Together (and that list isn’t exhaustive) they give a holistic view of Orthodoxy.
Glory to God for His gifts and for His Church through which He shall continue to bless the world.
"As the Prophets have seen, as the Apostles have taught, as the Church received, as the Teachers dogmatized…"
(Synodikon of Orthodoxy)