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The sacramental nature of man and creation
The sacramental nature of man and creation

Author(s): Mihai Sebastian Stoian
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Theology and Religion
Published by: Ideas Forum International Academic and Scientific Association
Keywords: Sacrament; Logos; Creator; embodiment; image; man;

Summary/Abstract: God made Himself a man for man to reach the likeness of God – this is the essential idea of the oikonomia of our salvation, dear to all the Church Fathers, from Saint Irenaeus to Saint Athanasius the Great and the essence of Christ, mystery and original and fundamental sacrament of our meeting with God and of our salvation, of all of us, in Christ, and of the acquisition by each man of the fruits of salvation and deification through Christ, in the Holy Spirit, in His Church. Christ’s mystery and sacrament begins by the Embodiment of the Father’s Logos. The Passions, the cross, the tomb and the resurrection are its continuation. And all these translate the mystery of the reason why God created everything and the very mystery of man -participating to the original mystery, namely Christ, and the Church, as sacrament. Therefore, Christ is the Mystery and the sacrament by excellence -original and general -, spring and content of all the mysteries and sacraments, condition and explanation of all these.

  • Issue Year: 2/2016
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 27-33
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English