Christ the Author

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I didn’t get a chance to read, or at least to finish, The Holy Scripture and the Church by the new Hieromartyr Hilarion (Troitsky), Archbishop of Verey, featured in the newest issue of the Orthodox Word. But here is a little taste:

“…was the Incarnation of the Only-begotten Son of God necessary only in order to write a book and entrust it to mankind? Was it absolutely essential for Him to be  the Only-begotten Son of God just to write a book? If the Church insisted with such determination on the Divine dignity of her Founder, then obviously she did not regard writing to be the essence of His work. It was the incarnation of the Son of God that was necessary for the salvation of mankind, and not a book. No book is able, nor could it ever have been able to save mankind.  Christ is not the Teacher but precisely the Savior of mankind. It was necessary to regenerate human nature, which had become decayed through sin, and the beginning of this regeneration was laid by the very Incarnation of the Son of God – not by His teaching, not by the books of the New Testament.”

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  1. What a marvelous little snippet! Now I have to go and find a copy of this. Gee, thanks a lot, Father. ;-)

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  4. Thanks. 1996….thirteen years. Time flies.

  5. Baba

    Thanking you for yet another beautiful post on your blog, we wish to congratulate you on this day (Sept. 30/Oct. 13) when you celebrate the anniversary of your ordination to the Diaconate which took place at the church of St. Archangel Michael in Akron, Ohio, 1996. God grant you many more years of continued fruitful service in the Lord’s Vineyard.

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