The popular notion of a churchless Christianity — of peaceably praying alone with the Savior in the confines of one`s own sacred space — forces the question: Do we need the Church, its complicated dogmas, canons, services and the ongoing struggle to defend the faith against schism?
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This Overview of the Canon Law of the Orthodox Catholic Church is a précis of the lessons on Canon Law taught to undergraduate students of the Theological School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki from 1968; and, after the division of the School into two Departments in 1982, to the undergraduates of the Department of Pastoral and Social Theology. With the passage of time, the content of the lessons underwent adaptations and improvements because of what had in the meantime become His Eminence Panteleimon’s established ecclesiological and canonical views on certain matters of Canon Law. These changes were small but nonetheless of the essence. The present edition does not constitute a complete system of Canon Law, but, as its title declares, is an overview thereof.
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Since the topic of ecclesiology is central to current theological dialogues, the rich ecclesiological doctrine of St. John Chrysostom provides an invaluable contribution to such discussions. This work establishes Chrysostom’s conception of the Church through various human, social and natural images. The unquestionably scriptural nature of Chrysostom’s imagery offers a clear perception of the Church`s origins, connections with the Old Testament, and its relationship to the Triune God, the Saints and Martyrs of both Covenants, humanity and creation in general. All things are renewed in the unconquerable Church of God. This new creation embodies the apostolic faith in Jesus Christ, the correct manner of worshiping God and interpreting Scripture, and has christological and apostolic roots. Furthermore, the Church’s blameless, virtuous, orderly and sacramental character, its oneness, nobility, heavenly setting and way of life, its exclusion of all sin, heresies and the devil, and its positive and saving effects upon people and the cosmos, are all concretely revealed and experienced in the local Church under the oversight of a canonical, orthodox bishop.
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Have you been disheartened by the many recent controversies in the Orthodox Church? Do you wonder how we Orthodox can be “The Church of the Ages” while being divided between “ethnic” jurisdictions, let alone factions labeled “fundamentalist” or “modern”, “Old Calendar” or “Ecumenist”? Does your faith need to be rejuvinated? If so, we have good news for you.
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The voice of John Zizioulas may turn out to be the fresh voice for which theology and especially ecclesiology have long been waiting. In the context of a complete theology, which includes extended consideration of the major theological topics — the Trinity, Christology, eschatology, ministry, and sacrament, but above all, the Eucharist — the author propounds a fresh understanding, based on the early Fathers and the Orthodox tradition, of the concept of person, and so of the Church itself.
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