CELTIC ORTHODOX BENEDICTINE FATHERS

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WHO ARE WE?

 

THE CELTIC ORTHODOX BENEDICTINE FATHERS ARE A TRADITIONAL WESTERN RITE

COMMUNITY OF STRICT OBSERVANCE, ITSELF A SACRED MYSTERY OF FAITH

CENTERED ON CHRIST PRESENT IN THE SACRED MYSTERY (SACRAMENT) OF THE

EUCHARIST. WE FOLLOW THE TRADITIONAL REVISED JULIAN CHURCH CALENDAR

AND ARE FAITHFUL TO THE FAITH, ORDER AND WORSHIP OF THE ORTHODOX AND

CATHOLIC FAITH. CELTIC ORTHODOX BENEDICTINE FATHERS ARE

MEN OF PRAYER. See: http://www.celticorthodoxchurch.com/BREVIARY.html

 

 

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

 

OUR MISSION, UNITED TO THE INTERCESSION AND MINISTRY OF OUR BROTHER

AND LORD JESUS CHRIST, IS TO HEAL THE INFRACTION, RESTORE THE COMMUNION BETWEEN GOD AS CREATOR AND MAN AS HIS CREATION THROUGH THE PROCESS OF VIVIFYING THE NEOTIC FACULTY WITHIN THE HEART; TO HEAL THE HUMAN EXISTENCE.

 

MAN LIVES IN TIME YET THROUGH THE INDWELLING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IS A CITIZEN

OF HEAVEN. BY THE GRACE OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, THE LOVE OF GOD AND

THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE HOLY SPIRIT MORTAL MAN FINDS HOPE IN HIS

IMMORTALITY. THIS ORTHODOX COMMUNITY SEEKS NOT TO CREATE A PERFECT

SOCIETY BUT RATHER TO INTEGRATE INTO THE REVEALED SOCIETY THAT IS THE

TRINITY; INTO THE BODY OF CHRIST, A BROTHERHOOD ORIENTED SOCIETY THAT

HAS NO SOCIAL CLASSES. THROUGH AN ORTHODOX PHRONEMA WE CAN FOLLOW THE

GOD PLEASING METHOD TO ATTAIN DEIFICATION THROUGH THEOSIS. IF THE NOUS

IS DARKENED BY THE WORLD, THE FLESH AND THE DEVIL THE MIND WILL BE

CARNAL. IF THE NOUS IS ILLUMINATED, THE MIND WILL BE SPIRITUAL AND IN

CONCERT WITH THE PATRISTIC FATHERS AND, INDEED, THE APOSTOLIC TRADITION.

 

IT IS THIS PATRISTIC PHRONEMA THAT WILL BE OUR SAFE GUARD AGAINST THE

"GENIUS SAECULI" OF THE ZEITGEIST. OUR NOUS MUST BE THE NOUS OF CHRIST.

THE INACTIVITY OR NON FUNCTION OF THE NEOTIC FACULTY ENSLAVES MAN TO

MATERIALISM AND LEADS MAN TO WORSHIP THE CREATION RATHER THAN THE

CREATOR. SELF-DEIFICATION AND IDOLIZATION LEADS MAN TO VIEW OTHERS AS

OBJECTS FOR HIS GRATIFICATION, ENRICHMENT AND SELF-ESTABLISHMENT. THE

GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST LIVED IN THE LIFE OF THE BELIEVER IS THE ANSWER

TO THIS CONFUSION OF PURPOSE AND DESTINY.

 

THE ORTHODOX TEMPLE {OUR CHURCHES AND CHAPELS ARE TERMED TEMPLES} IS A POWERHOUSE OF PRAYER WHERE A MAN'S TOTAL LIFE IS A LIFE WITHIN THE GRACE OF GOD LIVED THROUGH DETACHMENT FROM THE THINGS OF THIS WORLD, CHASTITY ACCORDING TO OUR STATE IN LIFE AND OBEDIENCE TO GOD'S LAW AND THE LAWS OF THE UNDIVIDED CHURCH. THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST SETS MAN FREE FROM WORRY AND STRESS OVER MATERIAL THINGS AND LIBERATES THE MAN IN THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST. THE CHURCH IS A PLACE WHERE EXPLOITATION AND SELF PROMOTION SURRENDERS TO THE SENSE OF COMMUNITY AND FRATERNITY.

 

HOLY TRINITY CELTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH

CELTIC ORTHODOX BENEDICTINE FATHERS

1703 Macomber St., Toledo, Ohio 43606

amdg@bex.net

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