Wicked Angels

All God’s creatures are good, without defect or blemish, and perfectly created (Gen1:4, 12, 18, 21, 25, 31). He did not create anything characterized by evil or wickedness. So, He created sensible angels with free will, and they are able to think and do whatever they want. On the other hand, He didn’t create wicked... Continue Reading →

Infant Baptism?

Fr. Peter Farrington – St George Ministry – Coptic Mission Communities in the UK I was recently asked how our Orthodox Church might be able to defend the practice of infant baptism when it does not appear to be taught in the Bible. This is a good question, and I will respond in this brief post.... Continue Reading →

What did Christ do on the Cross – Part II

Fr. Peter Farrington – St George Ministry – Coptic Mission Communities in the UK In this further reflection in detail on the writings of the Fathers about the work of Christ on the Cross, I intend to consider some of the Letters of St Severus. He was a prolific correspondent both before his consecration as Patriarch... Continue Reading →

What did Christ do on the Cross – Part I

Fr. Peter Farrington – St George Ministry – Coptic Mission Communities in the UK When we consider what Christ achieved on the Cross, what his death and suffering means, we discover that there are a variety of analogies and mutually illuminating explanations which the Scriptures and the Fathers of the Church use to express this... Continue Reading →

Raised a Spiritual Body

Fr. Peter Farrington – St George Ministry – Coptic Mission Communities in the UK Some have imagined that in the resurrection our human bodies will be spiritual, like the angels, and even that the body of our Lord Jesus was of this nature, and was no longer physical after his resurrection. The passage of Scripture which... Continue Reading →

21st Century Issues: Suicide

Fr. Peter Farrington – St George Ministry – Coptic Mission Communities in the UK Very often, when Orthodox Christians discuss the devastating issue of suicide, they restrict themselves to the question of whether or not someone who takes their own life – which is what sui-cide means, should receive a Christian burial or not. I hardly... Continue Reading →

The Importance of the Spiritual Canon

Today we will discuss one of the key elements of Orthodox Spiritual Life, without it, it is very difficult, or nearly impossible, to really have a meaningful relationship with the Holy Trinity. When it comes to prayer, often people think or ask: “well, God knows what I need anyways, so why do I need to... Continue Reading →

What’s wrong with Abortion?

The perspective and the stance of the church are neither to condemn people nor make them feel guilty for any past choices or any choices they are contemplating on making today.  This is an extremely difficult choice for many people and the church recognizes that.  The church recognizes also that in some very extreme situations... Continue Reading →

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