Test 1 Guide

Test 1 Guide - -Unit One Study Guide-GREEK ORTHODOX SECTION...

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--Unit One Study Guide-- GREEK ORTHODOX – SECTION 1 Reasons for Persecution and Martyrdom Treason – not bowing to the emperor Atheism Cannibalism – eating the host at Eurcharist Immorality – agape (not sex party) but a “love feast” Finantial Confiscation The Catachumenate – process of conversion Long process – 2 3 Years o Studied o Had life observed o Reflect during communion, cannot accept it Dangers Involved o Persecution o 2-3 years of observation so you know s/o is really in for it Final Prep = lent Then Baptism The Didache – The Lord’s teaching through the 12 apostles This culture’s relation to the rest of society – their way vs. the way of death Baptism o In living water – running water o Must fast (for adults) o Father, son, and holy spirit – Trinitarian formula even before they really understand it o Law of praying  law of believing Morality o NO IDOLTRY! o Moral demands over simply offering up an offering o Small sins (jealously) lead to heinous crimes (murder) o Singleness of heart – no double mindedness on issues Apostles / Prophets o Wanderers o Not a true teacher they asked for money (taught to give away, not ask for) o Guideline – cannot stay for more than one day Bishops and Deacons o Pray the Lord’s prayer – 3x o Don’t fast with the hypocrites
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Key Dates 395 – Politics come into play o Roman Empire splits east and west o Emperor named and crowned in Constantinople 410 – Fall of Roman Empire o Invaded and pillaged o Political chaos East remains untouched and unscathed – where councils happen Post 410 o Papacy tries to take over political vacuum o Start to tell east how to run churches East starts to get pissed Latin imposed by papacy o Cultural differences Leavened vs. unleavened bread 6 th and 7 th century – fear of Isalm’s rise and overrunning 1054 – Pope Leo 10 th o GREAT SCHISM! o sends messenger to shape up patriarch of Constantinople o short temper of messenger pisses off o Patriarch and Pope didn’t met for 1000 years, till 1967 1205 – 4 th Crusade o stop to pillage Constantinople o were on their way to the Holy Land, but returned home with new stolen goods Chapter 1 Focus Questions What Eastern Orthodox churches teach about the source of religious authority: They agree in teaching that the source of all religious authority is the unbroken and unfailing holy tradition of the church as a whole, through which God speaks to humankind The sense of tradition reigns supreme and is involved in unification Tradition can be troublesome when discussing contemporary ecumenical issues What Eastern Orthodox churches teach about the relationship between scripture and church tradition: Eastern Orthodox churches agree in teaching that the scriptures and later tradition, especially the Ecumenical Councils, complement each other. Bible + tradition = full teaching, mutually interp each other
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course RELI 215 taught by Professor Joymilos during the Spring '08 term at Gonzaga.

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Test 1 Guide - -Unit One Study Guide-GREEK ORTHODOX SECTION...

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