Islam meets Orthodoxy

"Christ, who is the truth about both God and man, gives foretastes of His incarnation in all more fragmentary truths."
-Fr. Alexander Schmemann

ten-ou-osht:

The first page of the Gospel of St. John in Coptic and Arabic,

ten-ou-osht:

The first page of the Gospel of St. John in Coptic and Arabic,

(via librarienne)

Is there solid evidence to show that the Qur'an has not really been perfectly preserved as many Muslims claim?

Anonymous

Salaam,

In short, yes. I have scraped the surface of this topic in this series:

http://islammeetsorthodoxy.tumblr.com/tagged/qur’an-series

Blessings,
Ioanna

Do Christians, Muslims, and Jews worship the same God?

Submitted by Krishan:

Asalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu,

So according to the Orthodox Christian tradition, do Christian, Muslims, and Jews worship the same deity.

Obviously, Muslims and Jews don’t worship the Holy Trinity and don’t acknowledge the Divinity of the Christ.

However, although both Islam and modern Rabbinical Judaism deny the doctrine of the Holy Trinity, as opposed to the faith of Ancient Israel which espoused Orthodoxy, they both have origins in heretical offshoots from Orthodoxy and strive to worship the God of Abraham/Ibrahim/Avraham.

Wa3laykum a-salaam!

I do believe Christians, Muslims, and Jews worship the same God. That is not to say we all share the same faith or that we all worship the same God in spirit and in truth. Obviously all faiths outside of Orthodox Christianity view God through a broken lens, and while some lenses are clearer than others the only way to truly worship in Spirit and in Truth is to worship within the Church that is animated by the Spirit and founded on the Truth.

Blessings,
Ioanna

canonizedandotherwise:

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
(Revelation 1:8)

canonizedandotherwise:

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

(Revelation 1:8)

(Source: copticegypt.weebly.com, via marie-madeleinehasablog)

A soul that is nurtured by hatred toward man can not be at peace with God, Who has said: If you forgive not men their sins, neither shall your Father forgive your sins (Matt. 6:15). If a man does not want to be reconciled, you must at least guard yourself from hating, praying with a pure heart for him, and speaking no evil of him.
— St. Maximus the Confessor

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