posted on Apr, 24 2003 @ 10:49 PM
Early church '''Holy Catholic(universal..not Roman) and Apostolic Church'''Prayer is significant in our daily lives......for we Worship the One
God in The Father Son and Holy Spirit......One God............Three natures......
''''the incarnation of the Son came about through the good pleasure of the Father and the synergy(action of two or more sustances) of the Holy
spirit...For in no other way did the Father and the Holy Spirit participate in the incarnation of the Son save in that the Father so willed and the
Holy Spirit cooperated in the divine signs[of the Incarnation]
'''''''only the Son took on human flesh though it was 'through' the energy of the entire Trinity, as an action outside the divine essence.
The Father cooperated in the incarnation, for the Son says to the Father in a psalm,You shall prepare for myself a body; so did the Son, for He
emptied Himself, taking on the form of a servant; and so did the Holy Spirit: [Luke 1 , 35 ]
But the incarnation took place only in the hypostasis of the Son and only He and not the Father nor the Holy Spirit became man....'''''''
Did the Lord then, the SON OF GOD, HAVE TO BECOME THE SAVIOUR OF SINFUL MAN???
Yes, He did, for neither an angel nor an archangel, but He alone, the Son of God, had to save man from the darkness of error and impiety.
He had to lead man to all Truth and to the light of the true knowledge of God....
But why the SON OF GOD ALONE???
Because the Son, just like the Father,is '''the only wise God'''', '''''in whom are hid all treasures of wisdom and knowledge'''[Col. 2
, 3] Consequently,it is He who leads man to all divine and saving knowledge and wisdom...
And because it was He, the Son, Who in the beginning fashioned and created man,it was only fitting that He, the Son should refashion and
recreate fallen man.......
And just as H e in the beggining had '''created man from the earth'''' and placed him in Paradise so that the prophet could rightly
proclaim,''''thy hands have made me and fashioned me''''',so it is likewise with man's refashioning. '''' ''''''our God and
Saviour's economy towards man is His recalling us from the fall and His returning us to frienship with God and from the estrangementwhich had been
wrought by disobedience'''''(Garden of Adam and Eve......the Serpant(Devil) deceiving Eve........)
'''He became the Son of Adam by economy and for our sake'''', and the Father thus became by economy His God''''
'''Therefore, the Son and Word of God the Father became Saviour and Redeemer of fallen man through His incarnation....
Thus, '''''''the Word became flesh and dwelt among us '''[John 1 , 14]
And the Son'''being in the form of God...made Himself of no repution, and took upon Him the form of a servant and was made in
the likeness of men: and being found in fashion as a man, He ''humbled'' Himself, and became obediant uto death, even the death of the Cross
''''[Philip 2 : 6 , 7 , 8 ]
i was once told , that if you wish your child to not become Christian, ''send them to a Catholic (papist) school...''' It seems to be true for
many people i know as well........
Prayer in the Orthodox Church has been the same as in the early church.......Prayer is done throughout the day, morning,before lunch ,after lunch,
before bed , before undertaking any work etc.....(thanking God for food)This was actually done many yrs ago by many Christians but ''it seems it's
not in ''''Fashion''' to do this any more.....
Prayer is done '''bowing'' or head touching the floor like the Muslims.....only , Christianity is elder......Muslims, will tell you that alot of
their habits are taken from Christianity...........The covering of the womens head....(it is done by women ....it is not obligatory but on whom wishes
they can.......it is worn in church out of Respect....and also for the attention on the Readings in church....your mind is on prayer and prayer
The eastern Orthodox church have not changed since the Apostles .........That is why the Orthodox is said to be '''old
fashioned'' and not '''up with the times!!!''''''
The ''Pope'' himself said that the original teachings is held within the ''Eastern orthodox ''church.....So why is he
The head of our church is Jesus Christ.....
there is no man that is infallible.........The Pope has much to answer for.........