Orthodox Thought for the Day


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The composition of the holy, Orthodox Church

The holy Church includes many people, men, women and children without number.  They are all quite different from one another in birth, in size, in nationality, and language, in style of living and age, in trades and opinions, in clothes and customs, in knowledge and rank, in welfare and in appearance.  They are nonetheless all of them in the selfsame Church.  Thanks to her, they are all reborn, newly created in the Spirit.  The Church grants to all of them without distinction the grace of belonging to Christ and of taking His name by calling themselves Christians. 

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