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St. Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church hosted today, Saturday Feb 20, 2016, a one day regional conference featuring Fr. Peter Farrington.
The topic was, "God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth." This is not a study of the Liturgy, but a spiritual topic about how to live our Christian lives.
The first lecture, on community, can be downloaded here.
The second lecture, on continual prayer, can be downloaded here.
Fr. Peter is a priest of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate, serving in St. George's ministry in the UK. He has put on conferences in Egypt and Italy with Fr. Dawood Lamey.
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Dogma is the care for studying the truths of the Christian faith with the aim of offering it in a scientific way. Ecclesiastically, dogma is inseparable from the Church, for the Church is the one that explains and comments on the orthodox dogma.
The orthodox dogma is a dogma for life and fellowship with the Lord Christ, with His angels and His saints. It follows that if we seek to live a true spiritual life, we must have an Orthodox dogma. Orthodoxy believes in the Holy Trinity, in one nature of the person of the Lord Christ, out of two natures in a complete union, with one will. (Orthodoxy) believes in the mystery of the Eucharist through which we are united to the Lord’s body and blood, where He abides in us and we in Him. All of these are essential in shaping our spiritual life.