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My understanding is that Divine nature and human nature cannot 'merge' but are united in the Person of Christ. The union is in his Person, not in an attribute : 'nature'. I assume that I would be referred to as a 'Chalcedonian'. From my own point of view, therefore, as a Chalcedonian, the situation is not reconcilible. The concept of Divine nature and human ...


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How do Orthodox Christians celebrate Christ's resurrection on Easter Sunday? The most obvious and almost universally Orthodox one is that they celebrate Easter on a different date than Churches in the West. Orthodox and Western churches observe most holidays 13 days apart as they follow the Julian and Gregorian calendars, respectively. Like the West their ...


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From The Sacrament of Holy Crowning in the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church Today, this Eucharistic tradition is confronted with many challenges. In our pluralistic society the great diversity of religious faith confessions makes the “ideal” of a marriage between Armenian Orthodox partners less a reality in the Church community. The Church now encounters ...


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The Father is θεος in a unique sense. He possesses qualities or traits that are unique to him alone: (a) absolute authority - everything else came from the Father (the Monarchy of the Father) (b) aseity - the Father came from no one else. These ideas were found in 1 Cor 8:6, 15:26-27 The Father as the only true God is the sole source of both the Godhead and ...


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The two Creeds are not different in respect of there being two/three Gods, because there is only one God, period. What's different is the "emphasis" of the two Creeds. The following explains it. "The chief difference between the Nicene Creed and the Athanasian Creed is one of emphasis. The Nicene Creed emphasized the full deity of the Son and ...


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One nature or two? A Divine nature, in one person; or, Divine-plus-Human natures in one person? Which is it? A hypostatic union, or a miaphysite unity? Which is it? Each perspective has something going for it. On the miaphysite side, God the Son has been one with the Father and Spirit for eternity. How could he be anything but God? Yes, Jesus became a human ...


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