Yeshua HaDerekh, the Orthodox teaching on who Zachariah was (both High Priest and father of St John the Baptist) is crystal-clear.
It does not say anywhere in scripture that he was THE HIGH PRIEST. He served in the course of Abiyah...with other priests in the Temple...THAT is crystal clear in Scripture. That "teaching" is tradition, not Tradition...not salvatical.
Nonsense. Orthodox hymns and icons express what the whole Church believes and espouses. It draws from Scripture, Apostolic tradition, and other sources such as the writings of the Fathers. And the hymns of the Church, both in my earlier post, and in Romaios' post, clearly proclaim Zachariah to be both High Priest, and the father of St John the Baptist.
No sense arguing with heretics.
The truth is NEVER heresy...the truth is only heresy to heretics.
Says the one who makes his own truth, rather than believing the real truth which is only in the Orthodox Church.
I didn't make ANY of this up...all truth is "real" truth. Church fathers are sometimes wrong.
Good luck with that.
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