What is the Science of Salvation?

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

Monday, May 19, 2014

Easter 2014

                  Come, receive ye light from the Unwaning Light, and glorify Christ, Who is arisen from the dead.


                              Χριστός Ανέστη – Christos Anesti!

                                               CHRIST IS RISEN!    TRULY HE IS RISEN!

Recovering from Sin

 A man who falls into sin is different from the way he was created. He is different, because he changes by his own actions the way he was meant to be. Man renounces himself when he becomes a different person through repentance. He leaves a corrupted man, which he had become through sin, and becomes such as he once was created, through mercy.
                                      St. John Maximovitch of Chernigov
                                      "The Royal Way of the Cross of Our Lord
                                             Leading to Eternal Life"


 But what shall we do if sin completely enslaves our soul, as if covering it with a tombstone; and so day after day goes by and passions start to exude their sinful stench, just as with Lazarus? What should we do then? Well, then we need confession, the sacrament which Christ established after His Resurrection, when He said to His disciples, "Receive ye the Holy Spirit: Whose so ever sins ye forgive, they are forgiven" (Jn. 20:22-23). See how all this is reflected in the resurrection of Lazarus. Lazarus, on his own, could not go out from the tomb because it was blocked by a stone. He couldn’t even walk, because he was bound hand and foot with funeral bandages. And here Christ said to His disciples, "Loose him." In application to us, this means that the Lord orders our clergy, who have received in the Sacrament of the Priesthood the gift of the Holy Spirit, to loose our sins. What joy!
                                                Archbishop Andrew of Novo Diveyovo
                                                "The One Thing Needful"
                                                (Lazarus Saturday)