Tuesday, January 3, 2017

On following a spiritual father

From the Holy Monastery of Pantokrator, a post entitled "Must we obey when our spiritual father does not uphold the orthodox way of life?"

What does our ecclesiastical past teach us on the matter of obedience to our spiritual Father when dealing with a matter of Faith, whether of a dogmatic nature or related to the holy Canons? Do we owe our spiritual Father indiscriminate obedience when he opposes the Tradition of the Church or do we not? Do we carry the stigma of "disobedience" before God, or are we ‘covered', by remaining obedient to Christ in accordance with the infallible Tradition of the Church? It is these questions that we shall attempt to answer in this article...

Complete article here.

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