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The cosmos transfigured through Christ's resurrection


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#1 Guest_Alvin Kimel

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Posted 14 April 2004 - 02:41 PM

I am hunting for good passages (one or two paragraphs) from Orthodox theologians on the resurrection of Christ and how it involves the transfiguration of the cosmos. Thank you for your help.



#2 Guest_matt

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Posted 14 April 2004 - 10:08 PM

Alvin,

I dont have the time to find it, but if you have the book by Quenot "The REsurrection and the Icon" you'll find many patristic quotes on the subject of the new creation. ALso, Jean Danielou's "THe Bible and the Liturgy" has pages of stuff on the significance of the resurrection as the "8th day" of creation. YOu may also want to look in the festal menaion to tie the new creation into the feasts of incarnation, baptism, transfiguration etc which, as you know, are also understood to be renewals of creation in themselves and as pointers to the transformation of the chaos into a resurrected cosmos.

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#3 Fr Raphael Vereshack

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Posted 23 April 2004 - 04:31 PM

Dear Voronca,

There is only One Holy Catholic & Apostolic Church with Christ fully present within Her. This is because Christ is the Head of the Church and so He has One Body which is His Holy Church. So grace fully abides within His Church.

But what of grace outside the Church? Wherever people are of good conscience or good intention God works with them trying to bring them to the Light of His Church. But we must never mistake this for the Fullness of grace within the Church.

Was Christ present in your experience as a Roman Catholic? As we grow in His Light within the Church we are able to see more clearly how His Light was leading us towards Him. Only in this Light will you know this.

In the Risen Christ- Fr Raphael




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