The Aramaic phrase Bar ’ěnoš “son of man” is a Semitic expression denoting a single member of humanity, a certain human being, hence “someone.” This Aramaic phrase used by Daniel 7:13-14 to describe a quasi divine figure riding with the clouds of the sky has become an important element of the eschatological-apocalyptic decorum in both Jewish and Christian texts;
The most evocative component of the episodes of Christ’s suffering is perhaps the ambivalence of the incident of betrayal. At once we witness the valleys and the peaks of the human condition and we are drawn into a polemic that challenges us to glimpse the light amidst a deep darkness. Within the ambivalence, then, there exists this antagonism, which only exacerbates the humanness of the story, and ought to give us greater pause.
This article answers questions concerning America as a Christian nation , Christianity's relationship with society, and the proper way to transform people's hearts.
Fr. Alexander Karloutsos provides a brief overview on the Orthodox Church's position and teachings on Astrology. He explores biblical references, as well as the commentary of various theologians, to show that an overemphasis on Astrology is truly sinful.