Saint John Chrysostom: The Triumph of the Church – How can it be proved that Christ is God?

How can it be proved that Christ is God?

Let’s not try to answer this basic question with the argument of the creation of Heaven and earth, because the unbeliever will not accept it. If we tell him that He resurrected from the dead, healed the blind, chased out demons, neither then will he agree. If we tell him that He promised the resurrection of the dead, the kingdom of Heaven and inexpressible goods, then not only will he not agree, but he will laugh as well. Continue reading “Saint John Chrysostom: The Triumph of the Church – How can it be proved that Christ is God?”

The Church as a Therapeutic Center: Consequences of Man’s Fall

by Metropolitan Hierotheos (Vlachos)

The neptic teaching of the Church that refers to the inner world is strongly related to the social teaching. It might be supposed that the ascetic life of the Church has no contact with reality. In fact, the opposite is true. Only by making this analysis of the Fall are we able to solve the problems emerging in our life. We saw some of the consequences before. Now we will turn to the dramatic consequences of man’s departure from God that show that Orthodox theology is a most radical and modern action. Continue reading “The Church as a Therapeutic Center: Consequences of Man’s Fall”

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