Eclectic Orthodoxy

The Liturgy is centered on the descent of the Holy Spirit, the epiclesis which makes the remembering, or anamnesis, epiphanic, that is, makes present the event remembered. This is why the only efficacious argument for the existence of God is the liturgical argument of prayer-filled adoration. Prayer witnesses to the One who hears it. This is important for the subjective weaknesses of a believer do not at all affect the objective value of his faith. The true subject of faith is not the isolated individual but his “liturgical self,” the transsubjective place of faith and revelation. Some modern exegetes thus translate Genesis 2:15: “Yahweh Elohim took man and placed him in the garden of Eden for worship and for its preservation.” In such pronounced symbolism, paradise becomes a sanctuary and the first man is its priestly guardian. In our very origins we are liturgical beings.


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About Joel

Joel is a 32 year old currently residing in the southeastern United States. His interests lay in philosophy and theology. He is a writer for The Christian Watershed.

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