Eastern Christian Approach to God's Grace


Despite difficulties, Eastern and Western Christianity had endured unity and communion for the first millennium (Cf. The Pope Speaks, Vol.40, 1995, p.371). Official schism between Constantinople and Rome however occurred from 1054 to 1965. Generally, East and West have had much in common towards the concept of God's grace. Yet there is a principal tradition in the East which begs to differ and views God's grace as God's divine light, power or energy also.

"The Church must breathe with her two lungs! … The Catholic Church desires nothing less than full communion between East and West," proclaims Pope John Paul II (Ibid., pp. 295-343). Here we attempt to introduce to some extent this Eastern tradition of God's Divine Uncreated Energy.

Rome towards Eastern Church: *On Eastern Church/

Quotable Quotes on God's Divine Energy: *Holy Bible/ *Church Documents/ *Doctors of the Church/ *Saints/

Bibliography: *A Bibliography on Divine Energy/

Special: *An Interior View of an Orthodox Church/ *An Orthodox Gallery of Icons/

*An Orthodox Index/ * Orthodox Christian Apologetics/ * The Orthodox Faith/