Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The understanding of Scripture's interpretation

The understanding of scripture's 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 divine revelation, and has been spoken directly about Christ. 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.

thus, the main method for understanding of the Holy Scripture's interpretation, is joining the liturgies in the church, and participate it in mind and spirit, that lead to live the  Holy Scripture in its details.

In this way the Holy Spirit gives us the his holy gifts such as the spirit of wisdom and counseling then we become able to live the life of the spirit in the world.

Editor: Rev.Spyridon Tanous
Diocese of Leesburg
Orthodox Patristic Church- Sweden