Evening preachings of our local Church
In the evening preachings of our local Church, on Sunday, November 12th, 2017, father Evangelos Koutras talked about the subject of “Holy Bible and Holy Tradition”. The preaching was held as usual in the Church of the Holy Saint Spyridon the Wonderworker.
Father Evangelos pointed out that the Truth which was revealed by our Lord, Jesus Christ, was expressed in the Bible and the Holy Tradition. These two sources of our Faith are the consignment that Christ gave to us. Holy Bible is made out of the Holy Spirit’s power to the Prophets and Apostles. The Holy Tradition consists of everything that was taught by Jesus Christ, which however not written down in the Bible, are equally important for our Salvation.
The Holy Bible is understood and interpreted by the Saints of Orthodox Church and the Holy Tradition is the “key” for the correct interpretation of the Holy Bible. The heresies underestimate the Bible because they give their own interpretation to it and reject the Holy Tradition.
Concluding, Father Evangelos noted that the Orthodox Church maintains the Holy Bible unaltered and experiences the living tradition as the Christ’s consignment.