Eastern Orthodoxy and EMC: kale alloiosis

A new friend sent me this beautiful quote from Facing the World, by Archbishop of Albania Anastasios Yannoulatos. He said it reminded him of my most recent book “Everything Must Change:”

In its Orthodox ideal…Christianity is still defined by its holistic vision: an approach toward and account of life that embraces everything, life in its entirety, in all its dimensions and meanings. This all-encompassing vision was elaborated…by the three ‘ecumenical teachers’ Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and John Chrysostom. With all their being they lived the Bible’s message that everything is reiterated in Christ…and they struggled for an all-encompassing change in human affairs: a ‘change for the better” (kale alloiosis), [a] transformation of everyone and everything, which Christ initiated in both the external and the interior realms.

“An all-encompassing change in human affairs … a change for the better … a transformation of everyone and everything …” this indeed expresses my understanding of the beautiful movement initiated by Christ.

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