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Neopatristic, metapatristic and contextual “theology”

Neopatristic_Metapatristic and Contextual Theology

By Metropolitan Hierotheos Vlachos of Nafpaktos As one studies the texts of the Holy Bible and the Fathers, one realizes that the basis of Orthodox theology is God’s revelation – as given to the Prophets, the Apostles and the Fathers – throughout the ages. Characteristic of this is the beginning of the Epistle to Hebrews:  “Having spoken in many aspects ... Read More »

The Taxing of Souls by Metropolitan Hierotheos (Vlachos)

The taxing of the soul

 Also related to the foregoing is the teaching of both Holy Scripture and the holy Fathers about the taxing of souls. At this point we shall examine the subject thoroughly, as it has a bearing on the terrible mystery of death. We find this topic in the whole biblico-patristic tradition and it corresponds to a reality which we need to ... Read More »

An Introduction to the Synodikon of Orthodoxy

By Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos The “Synodikon of Orthodoxy” is a text contained in the “Triodion” and read on the Sunday of Orthodoxy, the first Sunday of Lent. It is well known that through the ages various heresies have appeared which deny the experience of revelation and in fact make use of philosophy and conjecture, doubting the Church’s truth on ... Read More »

Why Jesus Had To Be Virgin Born: St. Maximus the Confessor Explains

By Metropolitan Hierotheos Vlachos Pleasure and Pain According to St. Maximus the Confessor In his Centuries on Theology St. Maximus the Confessor refers to the nexus of the dualism of pleasure and pain, which, by any standard, is an important subject. This means that we cannot discuss Orthodox Theology if we fail to face this crucial point, because the transcendence ... Read More »