What is the Science of Salvation?

A collection of quotes and sayings about Truth from the great traditions of the world.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Church Life and the Spirit of God

  According to the teaching of the Apostle, all Church life is a manifestation of God's Holy Spirit; each manifestation of love, each virtue is the action of a gift of the Spirit. Everything is produced by one and the same Spirit. According to the words of the Apostle Peter, people are but stewards of the manifold grace of God. The Spirit of God has, by Its own power, penetrated the entire body of the Church and given various spiritual gifts to each of its members, making possible a new life for mankind. It unites all into one body, unifying in such a way as to instill a kind of love in the hearts on men which, in their natural state, cannot be a principle of their lives and relationships with other people.
                                                          Holy New Martyr Archbishop Ilarion (Troitsky)
                                                          "Christianity or the Church"