Saturday, November 16, 2013

Friday, November 8, 2013

St. Cyril of Jerusalem: "No doctrine without the backing of the holy Scriptures"

“No doctrine concerning the divine and saving mysteries of the faith, however trivial, may be taught without the backing of the holy Scriptures. We must not let ourselves be drawn aside by mere persuasion and cleverness of speech. Do not even give absolute belief to me, the one who tells you these things, unless you receive proof from the divine Scriptures of what I teach. For the faith that brings us salvation acquires its force, not from fallible reasonings, but from what can be proved out of the holy Scriptures.” 

 ~ St. Cyril of Jerusalem (ca. 313-386)

h/t to Eclectic Orthodoxy

Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Humility of Orthodoxy

"The humility of orthodoxy is to say, 'I'll stay where the Church is unless I'm sure that the Church has always been wrong about this.'"