Understanding “On the Incarnation” – Chapter 9

Understanding “On the Incarnation” – Chapter 9

On the Incarnation – Chapter 9 Text 1. For the Word had seen that there was no other way that the corruption of men could be undone except by the necessary condition of death. It was impossible for the Word to suffer death, being immortal, and the Son of the Father; and so for this […]

Understanding “On the Incarnation” – Chapter 8

Understanding “On the Incarnation” – Chapter 8

On the Incarnation – Chapter 8 Text 1. For this purpose, then, the incorporeal and incorruptible and immaterial Word of God came into our world, even though he was not far from us before. For no part of Creation is left without Him: He has filled all things everywhere, remaining present with His own Father. […]

An Orthodox Response to Sola Scriptura

An Orthodox Response to Sola Scriptura

I am often engaged in conversation with Protestants and Evangelicals of various different backgrounds, and almost invariably the discussion will come down to a difference of opinion about authority. In one form of words or another we will be asking each other – on what basis do you believe what you say you believe? With […]

Understanding “On the Incarnation” – Chapter 7

Understanding “On the Incarnation” – Chapter 7

On the Incarnation – Chapter 7 Text 1. But just as this consequence must needs hold, so, too, on the other side the just claims of God lie against it: that God should appear true to the law He had laid down concerning death. For it were monstrous for God, the Father of truth, to […]

Understanding “On the Incarnation” – Chapter 6

Understanding “On the Incarnation” – Chapter 6

On the Incarnation – Chapter 6 Text 1. For this cause, then, death having gained upon men, and corruption abiding upon them, the race of man was perishing; the rational man made in God’s image was disappearing, and the handiwork of God was in process of dissolution. 2. For death, as I said above, gained […]

Understanding “On the Incarnation” – Chapter 5

Understanding “On the Incarnation” – Chapter 5

On the Incarnation – Chapter  5 Text 1. For God has not only made us out of nothing; but He gave us freely, by the Grace of the Word, a life in correspondence with God. But men, having rejected things eternal, and, by counsel of the devil, turned to the things of corruption, became the […]

An Introduction to Orthodoxy – Bishops

An Introduction to Orthodoxy – Bishops

Chapter 31: The Episcopate From the earliest years of the Church the role of bishop, or episkopos, has developed as a means of preserving the ministry of the Apostles into the more settled situation of organised Christian communities. The Apostle Paul, in his letters to Timothy and Titus, describes the moral character of the man […]

The Virgin Mary and Orthodoxy – Part 1

The Virgin Mary and Orthodoxy – Part 1

It is undoubtedly the case that the Virgin Mary remains a great obstacle to people from an evangelical background considering the claims of the Orthodox Faith to be the one Church which is the Body of Christ, established by the ministry of the Apostles in the power of the Holy Spirit. This would hardly have […]

There Must Be More To Life Than This?!

There Must Be More To Life Than This?!

Hello. I am Father Peter Farrington. I’m a priest of the Coptic Orthodox Church, the ancient Church of Egypt which was established by the preaching of St Mark almost 2000 years ago. I’m not an Egyptian. I am British, and was brought up in an evangelical protestant home. For the first 25 years of my […]

New Monthly Orthodox ePublication

New Monthly Orthodox ePublication

The St George Orthodox Ministry is supporting a large number of people around the UK, and even around the world, in their investigation of the Orthodox spiritual way, and in continuing to deepen their understanding and experience of our faith. To help us fulfill this responsibility members of the St George Orthodox Ministry will be […]