Christian Culture

Christians proved that it was possible to re-orient the cultural process, without lapsing into a pre-cultural state, to re-shape the cultural fabric in a new spirit. The same process which has been variously described as a “Hellenization of Christianity” can be construed rather as a “Christianization of Hellenism.” Hellenism was, as it were, dissected by the Sword of the Spirit, was polarized and divided, and a “Christian Hellenism” was created.
Fr. Georges Florovsky

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3 thoughts on “Christian Culture

  1. So true!

    Moderns in almost all camps tend to approach the Church as though she has to change to make her more attractive to the world; another Hellenization of Christendom. Unfortunately, we Orthodox are not immune from this poison.

    Since we cannot grasp Him in His essence, let alone in all His energy, let us resolve to let Him grasp us instead!!!

    :D

  2. Since we cannot grasp Him in His essence, let alone in all His energy, let us resolve to let Him grasp us instead!!!

    Well said! – now that’s some enlightened thinking! Did you formulate that yourself?

  3. Since we cannot grasp Him in His essence, let alone in all His energy, let us resolve to let Him grasp us instead!!!

    Well said! – now that’s some enlightened thinking! Did you formulate that yourself?

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