«And the wife see that she reverence her husband»

«Ἡ δέ γυνή ἵνα φοβῆται τόν ἄνδρα»

A theological commentary on Ephesians 5:33

by Saint Nektarios, Metropolitan of Pentapolis, 1902.

Regarding the true interpretation

Having familiarized the Ephesians with the mystical character of matrimony and teaching them that Matrimony is an important mystery, and having pointed out the analogy of the matrimonial bond to the union of Christ with the Church and appointing the man to be the head of the woman -according to the Holy Bible- in the analogy that Christ is the Head of the Church, and also having taught them that both man and woman -according to the Holy Bible- are one body and one spirit as members of the body of the Church (which is the Body of Christ, who loved us as His own flesh), the Apostle Paul recommends to each and every one of the men to love his own wife they way that Christ loved the Church.

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On the creation of the cosmos and man.

S A C R E D   C A T E C H I S M  O F   T H E EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCH I.E. OF THE ONE HOLY CATHOLIC AND APOSTOLIC CHURCH

By ST. NEKTARIOS OF PENTAPOLIS

(Translated from the Greek original by Proptopresbyter George Dion. Dragas PhD, DD, DTh)

1.What is it that we call “cosmos” (i.e. ornament)?

 The term “cosmos,” meaning “ornament” (in its original Greek connotation), specifies the totality of the creation, because creation is characterized by an inherent order and harmony. The creation is divided into the visible and the invisible cosmos; Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »