Friday, January 8, 2016

Salvation

The objective of Christianity is salvation. This, in the Orthodox world, is also known as theosis, i.e. becoming small gods, being therefore in communion with God. This goal allows us to become Saints. Saints have achieved their goal, of being in communion with God, being saved. Due to this achievement we living Christians, the living Church venerates them as God’s friends. What is salvation? Christos Yannaras, in his book The Morality of Ethics explains:


‘Salvation is a passage, a crossing from the fall to the transfiguration, from corruption and death to incorruption and life; it is a passover (which means precisely crossing); it is the paschal feast of the eucharist.’ (p.89)

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