THE. ORTHODOX. WAY. Archimandrite Kallistos Ware. ST. VLADIMIR’S SEMINARY PRESS. CRESTWOOD, NY I This book is a general account of the doctrine, worship and life of Orthodox Throughout the book, Bishop Kallistos Ware shows the meaning of Orthodox. We are going to use the book, The Orthodox Way by Kallistos Ware. It?s a brilliant text that gets at the heart and essence of Orthodox Christianity. His other book.

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Metropolitan Philaret of Moscow said,? Indeed, he only agreed to be Consecrated on two conditions: He realizes that God is wholly Other, invisible, inconceivable, radically transcendent, beyond all words and understanding. The Church gives us not a system, but a key; not a plan of God?

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Nor is it lawful to say that the Lord was in terror, at Whom the gatekeepers of Hades shuddered and set open Hades, and the graves did gape, and many bodies of the saints arose and appeared to their own people” St. We are like the ancient Israelites in the desert of Sinai. Bishop Kallistos goes into the fundamental beliefs of Orthodox Christianity, but, unlike too many Christian theologists and academics, avoids the tendencies either to turn Christianity’s vitality into something dry and mind-numbingly dull or to get bogged down into arcane arguments akin to “how many angels can dance on the head of a pin”.

Of course, my ecumenical leanings need not be reciprocated. In all of these citations, we see that the attribution of human emotions to God, whether of a negative kind or borne of sympathy for human suffering, is foreign to Orthodox theology. I truly believe that ecumenism is good, but when it reduces to matters of taste, it becomes dangerously individualistic.


He knows what tribulation is; He knows what temptation is, not less than we who have suffered, for He Himself also has suffered” St. Required reading by Abouna Paul, and also recommended by a convert friend of a friend on Twitter. For it was with His will that He hungered and thirsted and feared and died” ibid.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. If you are a Christian of any stripe, but especially one with questions about our brothers and sisters in the East, I heartily recommend a look at this book. Moreover, as His Grace argues, had Christ assumed pre-lapsarian human nature, “then he would not have been touched with the feeling of our infirmities, nor would he have been tempted in everything exactly as we are. I found it most useful.

At such moments of personal sharing, we begin to know, not through arguments but by immediate conviction, that there is life beyond death. Lastly, Orthodoxy carries a high view of the Holy Spirit. In a way I was sad after I read it. John Chrysostomos, “Homilies on St.

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It blew my mind. A mystery is, on the contrary, something that is revealed for our understanding, but which we never understand exhaustively because it leads into the depth or the darkness of God. But our sin has divided us and we have no power to partake of thy holy kallistls together. Kallistos Ware frequently gleans wisdom from past saints such as the Church Fathers and modern theologians. Anthony, nor even of a Christian author, but rather a cento of philosophical sayings drawn largely from the Stoic tradition.


To orthoddox sure, no such problem arises for those who believe, as Bishop Kallistos apparently also believes, that He assumed fallen human nature.

I read this book for the catechumen class at the Orthodox church that I attend. There is, therefore, no contradiction between the assumption by Christ of unfallen human nature and His acceptance of the physical consequences of our fallenness. In the Creed we do not say,? orthoodx

Just a moment kallistis we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Furthermore, when Bishop Kallistos cites the Talmud to the effect that the glory of God is man, and then goes on to quote the famous statement of St.

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One could almost see the wate as a gentle back handed slap at other Christian “Ways. In our century, however, in keeping with the Patristic witness, at least two prominent Orthodox theologians have vehemently maintained that Christ assumed our unfallen human nature, that of pre-lapsarian man.

Bishop Kallistos Ware gives the reader an enlightening view of how Orthodox doctrine, interpretation, and tradition guides the experiences and views of Christianity. Hopefully you will enjoy it as I have. As I said in my long preamble, I do not expect that I will ever go over to the East, but I kallitos deeply grateful for this book, and it certainly gives me food for thought. Get to Know Us.

The Orthodox Way is the only way, my way or the high way!