The Challenge of Our Time – Fr. George Florovsky. The great Russian bishop of the last century, Theophanes “The Recluse” (d. ), in one of his pastoral. Candidate, University of Oxford, UK speaks on “George Florovsky and Christian Hellenism.” Read about the seminar on the St. Vladimir’s. Fr. George Florovsky Resource Page. About Georges Vasilievich Florovsky: Philosopher of the Orthodox World (1 of 8) · Georges Vasilievich.

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Georges Florovsky

Georgw there any break? The fact that both groups were marginalised meant that neither the Orthodox Church as a whole, nor the Catholic Church knew that it was going on, nor did the theologians themselves have any great ambition that anything of historic importance would come of it.

Gregory presupposes the action of the Personal God. We often forget that the famous formula of the Consensus quinquesaecularis, that is, actually, up to Chalcedon, was a Protestant formula, and reflected a peculiar Protestant ‘theology of history.

The lively debates of the thinkers of the early Church became for him a benchmark for Christian theology and exegesisas well as a base for his critique of the ecumenical movement, and despite his not having earned fkorovsky academic degree in theology he was later awarded several honorary degrees he would spend the rest of his life teaching at theological institutions.

All this changed when Archbishop Angelo Roncalli became papal nuncio in Paris.

Yet, ‘antiquity’ by itself is not an adequate proof of the true faith. I am not speaking of the Holy Tradition, of the writings of the Holy Fathers, but of the inadequate books of the last century, which were so often ephemeral and rarely presented a sufficient interpretation of the Holy Tradition.


Florovs,y the famous phrase of Vincent of Lerins, in ipsa item catholica ecclesia magnopere curandum est ut id teneamus quod ubique, quod semper, quod ab omnibus creditum est Commonitorium, cap. Theology, and even the ‘dogmas’, present no more than an intellectual contour’ of the revealed truth, and a ‘noetic’ testirnony to it.

It would suffice to quote this pathetic passage of his: Cyprian and the Donatists. Against that kind of neo-scholastic theology, he opposed the evidence of Tradition. Tlorovsky have been times when East and West have been in communion even though this difference already existed between them.

George Florovsky – St Gregory Palamas and the Tradition of the Fathers

View my complete profile. Gregory are still authoritative masters and inspirers of all those who, in the Orthodox Church, are striving after perfection, and are living the life of prayer and contemplation, whether in the surviving monastic communities or in the solitude of the desert, and even in the world. Sergius Institute and prominent exponent of the Russian theological tradition of the 19th century, as well as Berdyaev, exponent of the religious renaissance of the 20th century.

Consequently, there is no room for any ‘theology of repetition. Accordingly, the theological significance of the Seventh Ecumenical Council is dangerously obscured, and one is left to wonder, why the Feast of Orthodoxy should be related to the commemoration of Church’s victory over the Iconoclasts.


Retrieved from ” https: This admission seems to be silently implied in the restrictive commitment to the Seven, Ecumenical Councils.

The Challenge of Our Time – Fr. George Florovsky

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If the Vatican had been asked what is the primary expression of the ordinary magisterium, it would have pointed, without hesitation, to the latest papal encyclicals, but Pius XI was pointing to the liturgy.

Fr David Bird Me on a good day. Vincent of Lerins, and S.

The whole Orthodox Church — not only in Russia florovsmy is involved in a desperate struggle with the raging assault of godlessness and unbelief. What we have seen and have heard we announce to you.

John of Damascus as the ‘last Father’ in the East, and S. Joe Versus the Volcano.

It is a living tradition-depositum it cannot be counted inter mortuas regulas. Patron Saint-day of the church in Peroj — St. Cyril at this point was simply repeating S. But he is promised and granted, in Christ Jesus, the Word made man, an intimate sharing in what is Divine: