Orthodox Teaching of the Elders exists to bring together voices of contemporary Spiritual Fathers by following the urging of Paul the Apostle:
Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation. Hebrews 13:7
Orthodox word comes from Greek ὀρθός, orthos (“right”, “true”, “straight”) and δόξα, doxa (“opinion”, “belief”) and we use it with the sense of connecting with common belief of the The One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church teaching. An Elder represents an ordained (or monastic) person who usually serves a local Christian church and who has been ordained to a ministry of word. We consider an Orthodox Elder any Elder whose teachings are in full communion with the preexisting Tradition of the Church (including the first seven Ecumenical Councils, the writings of the Holy Fathers and the liturgical services of the Church). In this respect, today’s teachings represent the “continuous form of the Holy Tradition”.
We strive to bring out the words of contemporary Orthodox Elders to the English-speaking community, although the website is available in multiple languages. Our collaborators work hard to add their contribution to this spiritual framework in terms of translating multimedia materials and we all strive to constantly improve the translation quality and the structure of the information.
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