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Discussion in 'The Ancient Way - Eastern Orthodox' started by genryu1989, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. ikonographics

    ikonographics In patience I waited patiently on the Lord

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  2. Josiah14

    Josiah14 Make your sole goal acquisition of the Holy Spirit

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    Josiah14 Make your sole goal acquisition of the Holy Spirit

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  4. Macarius

    Macarius Progressive Orthodox Christian Supporter

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    Athanasius "On the Incarnation of Christ"
    Melito of Sardis "Paschal Homily"
    Irenaeus of Lyons "On the Apostolic Preaching"

    An excellent summary is written by Clark Carlton (the only time I recommend him) in his book The Life

    I'll look for online links to the first three, as there are probably free online translations - try google books for them.
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2010
  5. Barky

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    The relationship between our free will and God's Omniscience is a mystery. We know we have free will, we know God is omniscient, how the two intermingle is not explicitly given to us. We Orthodox are ok with such mysteries.
     
  6. Macarius

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    I fixed the links to two of the above, but the second one is only excerpts (not the full text). They are excellent and relevant to the topic, but obviously a complete text would be preferable. The third work I cannot find online in any readible translation... You can purchase all three from St. Vladimir's Seminary Press in their popular patristics series, which is superb.
     
  7. snowbirdling

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    Just out of curiousity, lets say that even if it was like "watching a movie" for God... why would it be a bad movie? Isn't the story of the world ultimately redemption and unity with God for those who love Him? That is a merciful and wonderful thing, isn't it?!
     
  8. silouanathonite

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    I just listened to this podcast 2 days ago and it was a wonderful explanation although some it was a little over my head. I would probably have to listen to it a couple times.
     
  9. katherine2001

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    It may be a little over your head (and probably over mine), but Fr. Hopko does the best at explaining things so that the average person can understand. He has a lecture on CD called "Word of the Cross" that he gave in 1989 that I think is his best of the ones that I've heard from him (and I have heard a lot of his lectures).
     
  10. Macarius

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    I love that lecture.
     
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