Articles in the Christology category

Why a Crucified Messiah? by Fr. Thomas Hopko – Part 1

Why did the Messiah, the Savior of the world, have to necessarily die an unnatural death by being murdered? Fr. Thomas Hopko answers in this talk .

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Jesus Christ: Our prototype of FREEDOM

To be “free” is usually thought of as having the option to do anything at any time. Real freedom is when doing evil is not an option.

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Themes and Significance of Holy Theophany

Through many special hymns and readings before and after the feast, the Church presents us with several themes which show the significance of Holy Thephany.

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Did Christ Have a Fallen Human Nature – Part 6 of 8

Indeed an extraordinary Being requires an extraordinary conception and birth! A Protestant may believe whatever s/he wants, but to be Orthodox a Christian must believe in the immaculate conception of Jesus Christ and the ever-virginity of the most holy Theotokos (Mother of God).

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Did Christ Have a Fallen Human Nature – Part 5 of 8

We are examining Christ’s human nature in a series of blog posts. In this post we address the question: What happened when the Son of God assumed our nature?

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The Transfiguration: Was Christ Transformed?

Was Christ transformed into something He was not or did He allow the eyes of the three disciples to become receptive to see Him the way He always was?

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What was the Lord Jesus like as an infant?

Was Christ born as a “helpless” baby? Did the infant Christ use his human will? Fr. Emmanuel responds to these questions from S.N. who read “Jesus: Fallen?”

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Did Christ Have a Fallen Human Nature — Part 4 of 8

Part 4 of 8 in our series on the human nature of Christ, we address the question: “Did Christ exercise control over the passions?” from an Eastern Orthodox perspective.

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Did Christ Have a Fallen Human Nature? – Part 3 of 8

In this, Part 3 of 8 of our series on the human nature of Christ, we’ll address the following question: Did Christ assume voluntarily the blameless passions?

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Did Christ Have a Fallen Human Nature? – Part 2 of 8

The Church’s teaching is that Christ’s nature was as that of Adam before the fall. In this, Part 2 of 8, we bring in various authorities on the subject.

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