100[LutheransLookingEast] Re: Just Joined
- Apr 25 6:33 AM--- In LutheransLookingEast@yahoogroups.com, Anastasia Theodoridis
> But they are not my Maker, my Redeemer, my Judge, my God.Attendance at her services will allow a person to see this very
> In my experience, Orthodoxy keeps all this in proper perspective.
clearly. Even the Paraclesis and the Akathist are Christ-centered,
once you analyze the actual language. Mary is always venerated in her
role *relative to Christ*, and never for herself alone. She is called
the Table upon which the Divine Banquet is spread, or the
Light-bearing cloud, the plant bringing forth the most precious Fruit,
the Ladder by which Christ entered into the world, etc.
>Here is a translation of the Little Paraklesis (Supplicatory Canon) to
There is also a huge differentiation in Orthodoxy between the
Uncreated and the created. The primary difference between us and God
is not that He is perfect, sinless, omnipotent, omniscient, etc. it is
that He is without beginning and Uncreated.
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