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 →

Salvation in the Orthodox Concept

By Fr. Antonios Kaldas Eastern and Western Christians agree that sin separates humanity from God and that Christ reversed that separation. But what is sin, and what did Christ do to reverse it? That is where they disagree. This article looks at the Differences in the understanding of sin, salvation, punishment, heaven and hell between... Continue Reading →

Sin, Death and the Fall

Fr. Peter Farrington – St George Ministry – Coptic Mission Communities in the UK I would like to consider the dogmatic aspects of Sin, Death and the Fall which are the basis of man’s estrangement from God, and the cause of our needing a Saviour. We will look at these different aspects in turn, and we... Continue Reading →

Penal Substitution

Fr. Peter Farrington – St George Ministry – Coptic Mission Communities in the UK It seems to me, from my study of St Cyril and St Severus (which I am not suggesting is comprehensive), that the Anselmian notion of Penal Substitution is very far from their own Orthodox teaching. Indeed I do not believe it is... Continue Reading →

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