True Orthodox Theology

3 May

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Central Points in the Teaching of Protopresbyter John S. Romanides

Met. Hierotheos & Fr. John

by Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos,Empirical Dogmatics

The teaching of Fr. John Romanides is in accord with the teaching of the Fathers of the Church, which he presented in a contemporary way to his students, his audiences and those to whom he spoke, as well as through his writings. Anyone who met him and conversed with him for a few minutes could go away with some concentrated teaching. He had the ability to convey the essence of his teaching concisely and simply in a very short time.

The ten central points of his teaching, as I perceive them, are set out below.

1. The God of the Orthodox Church is the God of revelation, the God Who revealed Himself to the Prophets, Apostles and saints of every age, who are described as glorified and are friends of God. The…

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