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« on: November 29, 2012, 09:44:56 PM »

Should any of you have questions on the Holy Traditions of the Eastern Orthodox Church, I found this gem from Elder Cleopa of Romania.  I pray we will all be blessed for having read it.
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http://orthodoxinfo.com/inquirers/ec_holy_tradition.aspx

Ch. 3 from The Truth of Our Faith

On Holy Tradition

by Elder Cleopa of Romania

Inquirer: What is the Holy Tradition that the Orthodox consider to be the second source of Holy Revelation and coequal with Holy Scripture?

Elder Cleopa: Holy Tradition is the teaching of the Church, God-given with a living voice, from which a portion was later written down. As with Holy Scripture, so, too, Holy Tradition contains Holy Revelation, and is, therefore, fundamental for our salvation. Holy Tradition is the life of the Church in the Holy Spirit and, consonant with the enduring life of the Church, is thus a wellspring of Holy Revelation, such that, consequently, it possesses the same authority as Holy Scripture.

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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2012, 10:09:03 PM »

The Church lived the truth of the Gospel even before anything was committed to writing, having lived with the Holy Tradition from the outset.
This is the core.
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