Thursday, May 26, 2011

The understanding of scripture interpretation

The understanding of scripture interpretation is based on two principles;

Firstly, on the first Epistle to Timothy puts it, “All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching".

Secondly, Holy Scripture, fully, derives from one divine revelation, and spoke directly of Christ. This is what our lord implies in Luke 24:44, “Everything written about me in the Law of Moses and in the prophets and psalms must be fulfilled".

Therefore, the Holy Scripture constitute the central of the worship in our orthodox church.
The texts of the bible are chanted and proclaimed, for example, the divine liturgy of St. Basil the great or St. John Chrysostom’s involves over one hundred direct quotations and allusions to the biblical text, in addition to the hymns which derived direct from the Scripture texts.

Editor: Διάκονος. Deacon. Kamil Tannous
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