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By John D. Zizioulas

The voice of John Zizioulas could develop into the clean voice for which theology and particularly ecclesiology have lengthy been ready. within the context of a whole theology, inclusive of prolonged attention of the main theological themes the Trinity, Christology, eschatology, ministry, and sacrament, yet particularly, the Eucharist the writer propounds a clean knowing, in accordance with the early Fathers and the Orthodox culture, of the idea that of individual, and so of the Church itself. His attention of the neighborhood church as 'catholic' within the literal feel, and the necessity to comprehend the common Church no longer as a superstructure yet because the communion of all church buildings, offers this system for the ecclesiology of the long run. Yves Congar has written that he considers the writer to be 'one of the main unique and profound theologians of our epoch' and that he 'presents a penetrating and coherent studying of the culture of the Greek '

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If God has wrought for you great deliverances in the past, your present difficulty is only like Samson’s thirst, and the Lord will not let you faint, nor allow your enemy to triumph over you. The road of sorrow is the road to heaven, but there are wells of refreshing water all along the route. So, tested and tired pilgrim, cheer your heart with Samson’s words, and rest assured that God will deliver you before long. 1 Exodus 15:13 2 Genesis 32:31 1 MORNING 2 J ANUARY 22 S ON OF MAN , HOW DOES THE WOOD OF THE VINE SURPASS ANY WOOD , THE VINE BRANCH THAT IS AMONG THE TREES OF THE FOREST ?

Did David remember the tracks of the wild goat, the land of Jordan and the Hermonites? We, too, can remember spots dear to our memory, equal to these in blessedness. Precious Lord Jesus, give us a fresh taste of Your wondrous love with which to begin the month. Amen. — H E B R E W S 9 : 2 2 T his is the voice of unalterable truth. In none of the Jewish ceremonies were sins even typically removed without blood-shedding. In no case, by no means can sin be pardoned without atonement. It is clear, then, that there is no hope for me outside of Christ; for there is no other blood-shedding that is worth a thought as an atonement for sin.

1 In all our sorrows we have His sympathy. Temptation, pain, disappointment, weakness, weariness, poverty—He knows them all, for He has felt all. Remember this, Christian, and let it comfort you. However difficult and painful your road, it is marked by the footsteps of your Savior; and even when you reach the dark valley of the shadow of death and the deep waters of the swelling Jordan, you will find His footprints there. Wherever we go, in every place, He has been our forerunner; each burden we have to carry has once been laid on the shoulders of Immanuel.

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