“Jesus” means “God saves” and is taken from the Hebrew name Yeshua or Joshua. In Jesus, God has come to save us from the power of sin and death. Christos is the Greek term for the Hebrew title Messiah, meaning “Anointed One.” Old Testament kings, priests, and prophets were anointed with oil. Jesus the Christ was anointed by the Holy Spirit to perfectly fulfill these roles, and he rules now as Prophet, Priest, and King over his Church and all creation.
Jesus Christ is the eternal Word and Son of God, the second Person of the Holy Trinity. He took on human nature to be the Savior and Redeemer of the world, the only Mediator between God and fallen humanity.
He is Risen indeed!! Alleluia!!!
God grants me reconciliation with him, forgiveness of my sins, union with him in Christ, adoption into his family, citizenship in his Kingdom, new life in the Holy Spirit, and the promise of eternal life.
Question 10: How should you respond to the Gospel of Jesus Christ? As soon as I receive and believe the Gospel, I should repent of…
In the United States, and most "Western" countries generally, there does not exist a distinct method of dress for Christians.
Schmemann's main point, in my reading of the book, is this: The Eucharist is the entire service, the whole of the Liturgy.
Air that normally swirls far to the North of us has descended upon our happy hamlets, ok maybe semi-depressed sub-urban existence to make our teeth chatter.
The image of the cross immediately brings to mind that sacrifice. That symbol has been imbued with a power beyond mere words. Likewise the bread and wine of communion have been imbued with power. Jesus said we must eat his flesh and drink his blood.