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Do You Have Full Faith?

December 22, 2010 Length: 1:01

St. Peter of Damascus on how faith involves prayerful contemplation.

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Many of us, when we think of faith, think it means to believe what the Church teaches, or to trust God. Both of these are true, but St. Peter of Damascus tells us full faith involves prayerful contemplation:

There is, first, the ordinary faith of all Orthodox Christians, that is to say, correct doctrinal belief concerning God and His creation, both visible and invisible, as the Holy Catholic Church, by God’s grace, has received it; and there is, second, the faith of contemplation or spiritual knowledge, which is not in any way opposed to the first kind of faith; on the contrary, the first gives birth to the second, while the second strengthens the first.


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