Ortodox Catehism

The Symbol of Faith or the Creed

  • October 4, 2017
The Symbol of Faith or the Creed

What is the Symbol of Faith or the Creed? The Symbol of Faith or the Creed is the brief presentation of the teaching the Christian must believe and confess. How it is called this Symbol of Faith ? The symbol of faith is called the Nicene Constantinople Creed. Who indited this Symbol of Faith, where and why ? This Symbol of Faith was indited by the first two Ecumenical Councils, the Council from Nicea, in 325 and the Council from Constantinople in 381. The first one, by the 318 Holy Fathers who took part at it established the first seven articles that refers at the teaching...

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About the divine revelation (II)

  • October 1, 2017
About the divine revelation (II)

Why does it have a greater authority the divine revelation than the human mind in the work of salvation? Because the divine revelation is without mistake and it never deludes, being guaranteed by God Himself Who is the Truth (John XIV, 6), by His boundless wisdom and by the accomplishment till nowadays of those announced by this Revelation. The human mind can understand some of the things included in the divine revelation but it cannot fully comprehend all this Revelation. We should know God in His being, for tuning our mind to an absolute agreement with the Revelation from above. But...

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About the divine revelation (I)

  • September 23, 2017
About the divine revelation (I)

What is the divine revelation ? The divine revelation is the treasure of truths that was given by God to men, so that they could know Him, His will and His work and honor Him as it should and accomplish His will and in this way save their soul. What does this revelation prove from God’s side ? The divine revelation proves God’s great love towards men. `God is love` (I John IV, 8), endless love, an ocean of love according to the Holy Fathers. It pours its supernatural light and warmth over the whole creation and help it fully partake the divine power  and the saving truth....

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The Duties of the Christian

  • September 19, 2017
The Duties of the Christian

What is the first and greatest concern of the believer in his life? The first and greatest concern of the believer in his life is the concern for the salvation of his soul. Nothing is more precious for him than the salvation of his soul according to the word of the Savior Who says: For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?  Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? (Mark VIII, 36-37). But what means salvation ? Salvation is the release from the bondage of sin and death and the gaining of the eternal life in God. This was made...

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About the Holy Scripture

  • September 7, 2017
About the Holy Scripture

Where is found the supernatural divine revelation? The supernatural divine revelation is found in the Holy Scripture and in the Holy Tradition. What is the Holy Scripture? The Holy Scripture or the Bible is the collection of books of the Old and New Testament, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit in an interval of time of about 1500 years meaning from Moses (about 1400 b.c) till the author of the Apocalypse (around 100 ). These books are the most precious treasure of light and salvation given by God to men. The Church preserves them as a precious treasure and uses...

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The existence of God

  • October 17, 2011
The existence of God

THE TEACHING ABOUT GOD 85.What can be known about God by means of the human mind and the surrounding nature ? By these means we know that God exists, but we don’t know what He is in His essence, in His being. Is there any difference between this kind of knowledge about the existence of God and the one given by divine revelation ? The knowledge about the existence of God given by Revelation is more certain and more precious because God Himself gives us this knowledge and our mind doesn’t doubt anymore. Then while in the case of the divine revelation the knowledge about the existence...

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