Trinity & Incarnation (5)
Orthodox hagiography has a single purpose: to point toward the specific therapeutic Way that leads to the realism of God’s uncreated glory. The lives of the saints, which culminate in the experience of the divine light, are open to anyone who would take up his cross and follow Christ, though this illumination is not individualistic, but rather is ecclesial, since each member is deified through incorporation into a very real body of Christ. As Fr. John Romanides avers, "the key is ... glorification" because correct Christology cannot be conceived apart from 1) knowledge and application of the correct ascetical method of reaching perfection in Christ through spiritual fatherhood and the Sacraments, and 2) the presupposition that the inhominization of Christ as the eternal Image of the Father is the only possible solution to the problem of fallen man’s bondage to corruption and death, since man was made to become the glorified image of the Image.
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At the opening of the sixth century, large segments of the Roman Empire had fallen to barbarian warlords. The Churches of Rome and Constantinople were locked in a schism rooted in different attitudes towards the decrees and definition of the Fourth Ecumenical Council held at Chalcedon in 451. The emperor Justinian (527-565) dreamed of reunifying and restoring the Empire, but to accomplish this he needed a unified Church. Before Justinian ascended the throne the schism between Rome and Constantinople had been healed, largely due to Justinian`s influence, but a significant segment of the Eastern population (called monophysites) would not accept the union and the imperial Church remained divided.
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This dynamic, challenging, and transforming vision of Christian theology, presented in a systematic manner, invites readers to approach the mystery of Christ in the same way that the first disciples of Jesus Christ learned theology. Although the disciples had denied and abandoned the Crucified One, they came to realize, through the reading of Scriptures and the breaking of bread, that Jesus had given himself up for the life of the world, so transforming death into life, darkness into light, and flesh into word.
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THE MYSTERY OF THE TRINITY: TRINITARIAN EXPERIENCE AND VISION IN THE BIBLICAL AND PATRISTIC TRADITION
Faithful to the doctrinal tradition of the Orthodox Church, The Mystery of the Trinity reflects the thought of the Eastern Fathers from the time of the Apostles to the end of the Byzantine era. The theology of the Fathers cannot be separated from public prayer, and it is in liturgical creation that they have expressed the common faith of the Church in the most authentic, living manner. The mystery of the Trinity unfolds therefore in worship and the sacraments.
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