How to read the Bible and divide the Church
For many Christians today, this is a question at the heart of what it means to even be a follower of Christ.
A Lectionary is a book or listing that contains a collection of scripture readings appointed for Christian or Judaic worship on a given day or occasion.
How to Interpret Holy Scriptures as an Orthodox Theologian
There is no need for someone to be an academic in order to undertake this interpretation. The interpretive method of the Fathers does not come only from books that they read, but also from their experience. So when they speak about dogmas, they not only interpret texts but also speak from their experience. In the same way as an astronomer, who when he teaches, does not speak only from astronomical books, but also through the telescope and corroborates with the telescope what is written in the books. In fact the telescope is more important than the books.
Why Orthodox Christians Prefer the Septuagint: The Case of the Missing Prophecy
In the Gospel of St. Matthew, we read the following prophetic passage: “And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route. When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. Get up, he said, and take the […]
Why Orthodox Christians Prefer the Septuagint: The Case of the Missing Feast!
The Jewish people love the feast of Hanukkah. It is their answer to Santa Claus and Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer. But there is a little problem here. The Feast of Hanukkah is nowhere to be found in the present-day Hebrew Scriptures. Oy! Well, where can we find it? You guessed it: It is based on an oral […]
Raising the Son of the Widow of Nain. A comment by Blessed Theophylact, Archbishop of Achrida and Bulgaria
Luke 7:11-16. And it came to pass the day after, that He went into a citycalled Nain; and many of His disciples went with Him, and much people. Now when He came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she […]
An announcement about an ancient text in which Jesus is reported to have spoken about “my wife” has received extensive attention in the media. The text comes from a small papyrus fragment about 1×3 inches in size, judged to be of the fourth century AD, which apparently had broken off from a larger page […]