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Revision as of 17:18, November 3, 2005 by Matrona (talk | contribs) (And above all these things put on LOVE, which is the bond of perfectness)

Thank you for your contributions and welcome to OrthodoxWiki! Fr. John

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And above all these things put on LOVE, which is the bond of perfectness

Peace and Grace,

"Unity in necessary things, liberty in doubtful things, love in all things" (In necessariis unitas (in essentials unity), in dubiis libertas, in omnibus autem caritas) --St. Augustine

I invite you to watch this video starting at minute 26 (rare clips of the late Ecumenical Patriarchs Athenagoras and Demetrius, champions of Church unity)


I also invite you to carefully read this paper by a much respected Greek Orthodox scholar.

So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is LOVE (I Corinthians 13:13).

God Bless. (no reply needed)

First of all, you need to sign your posts on these talk pages. It's not like I can't figure out who you are, Arbible, so I don't know what you're playing at. There's an easy button you can push that signs your name and a timestamp, it's the second button from the right on your screen over every text box.
Second of all, I may not be the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree, but I can figure out the difference between one of something, and two of something. Christ, who is one Person, has two Natures and two Wills. If believing that makes me unpopular or gets me "banished from the empire", so be it: I've already been vindicated! So, when I see the infallible Ecumenical Councils dragged through the mud, Orthodox saints disparaged for standing up against heresy, and the teachings of heretics uplifted, the least I can do is register a protest.
Third of all, I should inform you that throwing a litany of martyrs at me is not going to change my mind. I think that kind of emotionalism is extremely crass, and it is certainly no substitute for the Holy Spirit. --Matrona 11:18, 3 November 2005 (CST)
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