Congregating the scattered ones

     BASIC DOGMATIC TEACHING An Orthodox Handbook by Protopresbyter Fr. Anthony Alevizopoulos (1931 – 1996) Dr. of Theology, Dr. of Philosophy Chapter 17 – Congregating the scattered ones 1. The salvific unity of the faithful Just prior to Christ’s crucifixional sacrifice, in that agonized prayer of His for all those who would believe in…

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The special charisma of Priesthood

     BASIC DOGMATIC TEACHING An Orthodox Handbook by Protopresbyter Fr. Anthony Alevizopoulos (1931 – 1996) Dr. of Theology, Dr. of Philosophy Chapter 16 – The special charisma of Priesthood 1. Special Priesthood in the Old Testament God had chosen Israel and had separated it from the other nations to be a regal priesthood and…

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Man’s incorporation in the Church

      BASIC DOGMATIC TEACHING An Orthodox Handbook by Protopresbyter Fr. Anthony Alevizopoulos (1931 – 1996) Dr. of Theology, Dr. of Philosophy Chapter 14 – Man’s incorporation in the Church 1. The birth from above In His conversation with Nicodemus, Christ said that for one to become a partaker of God’s Kingdom, he must be…

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The Person of the Holy Spirit

    BASIC DOGMATIC TEACHING An Orthodox Handbook by Protopresbyter Fr. Anthony Alevizopoulos (1931 – 1996) Dr. of Theology, Dr. of Philosophy Chapter 10 – The Person of the Holy Spirit 1. The other Paraclete (Consoler) Our Lord Jesus Christ, just prior to His venerable Passions, promised His disciples the following: «And I will pray…

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