Monday, August 5, 2013

Holy Tradition according to Fr. G. Florovski

Many have endeavoured to understand and explain the notion of Tradition according to the belief of the Orthodox Church. Orthodoxy does not only believe and maintain the Bible, but it also believes in the Holy Tradition, which is the unwritten heritage passed down to us from the Apostles and the life of the Church. There are countless definitions of what Tradition is. Here Fr. George Florovski explains that:

“Tradition is the witness of the Holy Spirit, His unceasing revelation and preaching of Good Tidings. For the living members of the Church it is not an outwards historical authority but the eternal continual voice of God, not only the voice of the past but the voice of eternity”. (The Church of God, p. 64).

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