What if We Lost the Bible?
February 01, 2011 Length: 1:01
Archimandrite Sophrony on what would happen if we lost access to Holy Scripture.
Have you ever wondered what would happen if we lived in a time or place where we lost access to the Bible? Archimandrite Sophrony tells us:
Suppose that for some reason the Church were to be bereft of all her liturgical books, of the Old and New Testaments, the works of the Holy Fathers—what would happen? Sacred Tradition would restore the Scriptures, not word for word, perhaps—the verbal form might be different but in essence the new Scriptures would be the expression of that same ‘faith which was once delivered unto the saints.’ They would be the expression of the one and only Holy Spirit continuously active in the Church, her foundation and her very substance…
"As the parish priest for a mission in New Zealand, I have found AFR to be a very valuable resource for teaching both in the parish and to the wider non-Orthodox community. Indeed, it is probably my most valuable resource at present."