Includes: The Bible - Greatest Monument of Mankind; The Original Languages of the Inspired Word of God; The Translations of the Bible; The Need to Know the Original Languages; The Translation of the Bible into English; The Revised Standard Version; The Finding of Ancient Manuscripts in Original Languages; The Need of a Common English Version; The Bible- The Revealed Word of God
"Should I be baptized again?" Many renewed Orthodox Christians have asked themselves and others whether they should be baptized as adults. I readily understand why this question is asked, for I myself must admit that I did not always feel comfortable about the Orthodox Church baptizing infants. I asked myself several other questions as well: "How can an infant 'believe and be baptized'?" "Where in Scripture does it show an infant being baptized?" "Is not the baptizing of infants the reason why the contemporary Orthodox Church has a need for renewal and re-evangelization?"
A concise account of the life of the Twelve Apostles of Christ, their mission and movement to establish the Church of Christ; their mission to hand down the oral and written Sacred Christian Tradition, along with a short biography on each Apostle.
Includes: Importance of Orthodox Christian's Knowledge of Sources; Accurate Sources of the Orthodox Church (listed in chronological order, with short explanation); Contemporary Importance of Primary and Secondary Sources.
A concise presentation of some fundamental teachings of Faith, Worship, Norms of Living and Principles of Administration of the Eastern Orthodox Church.
The Orthodox Church throughout the ages has maintained a continuity of faith and love with the apostolic community which was founded by Christ and sustained by the Holy Spirit. Orthodoxy believes that she has preserved and taught the historic Christian Faith, free from error and distortion, from the time of the Apostles. She also believes that there is nothing in the body of her teachings which is contrary to truth or which inhibits real union with God. The air of antiquity and timelessness which often characterizes Eastern Christianity is an expression of her desire to remain loyal to the authentic Christian Faith.
It is the purpose of this publication to communicate -- that is, to inform and edify our own members and the society in which we live -- about Greek Orthodoxy, Gods ancient, yet ever-new vital, and vibrant Christian Church in the world.In addition to introducing others to our spirituality we must also meet the challenge of reaching believers.Indeed, our preeminent national ministry is to proclaim the Good News and to make Orthodoxy intelligible, visible and relevant. -- Archbishop Iakovos