Monday, August 25, 2014

Experiencing the Truth

The Orthodox Church has always given a great emphasis to the life in Christ, living the Church, being in communion with God through the Holy Sacraments. An academic understanding of the faith will only take the Christian so far. Living the Church, the Tradition, the Bible, and being in communion with God is essential for experiencing the Truth, i.e. God.

‘The role of the Church is not, therefore, to impose upon man’s mind some truth which otherwise he is unable to perceive, but to make him live and grow in Spirit, so that he himself may see and experience the Truth’. [1]

[1] Meyendorff, John, Living Tradition, (Crestwood, St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1978), p. 41.

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