Priest Ilie Moldovan, Professor PhD – Missionary Orthodoxy

Publishing House Mitropolia Olteniei, Craiova, 2009, ISBN 978-973-1794-32-7

Missionary Orthodoxy

Our lauding church has the opportunity to present a profound understanding of its solidarity with the world, as it sees the relation between the sacred and profane in the light of its doctrine of the deification of man and transfiguration of all creation. The creature being introduced into a higher and divine scope, which is not just the preparation, but the very seizing as of now upon the reality of the Resurrection of Christ, is actually introduced in a form of theKingdomofGod. As it gradually advances towards the state of perfection, the creation is laved by the divine incandescence that rays out from a centre superior to it. Due to this doctrine, the Orthodox Church understood its mission to reveal itself as a part of the Holy Spirit for fulfilling the redemptive work of Christ, a capacity marked by a supreme responsibility.