Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Church is a body of communion

There are countless descriptions and explanations of what the Church is. Here, Christos Yannaras states, that:

“The Church is a body of communion, wherein the members live, not each one for himself, but each one in an organic unity of love with the rest of the members and with the head of the body, with Christ. “I believe in the truth of the Church” means that I agree to be included in the “bond of love” (Colossians 3:14) which constitutes it; I trust in the love of the saints and of God, and they accept me with faith and trust in my person”[1]

[1] Yannaras, Christos, Elements of Faith – An Introduction to Orthodox Theology, (Edinburgh, T&T Clark, 1991), p.14

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