If You Know It, Do It
March 10, 2011 Length: 1:01
St. John of Karpathos on true spiritual knowledge and virtue.
You might have heard there’s a difference between theoretical knowledge and applied knowledge. This might be the case in intellectual studies, but it’s not the case in the Orthodox Christian life.
St. John of Karpathos says:
Some hold that the practice of the virtues constitutes the truest form of spiritual knowledge. In that case, we should make every effort to manifest our faith and knowledge throughout our actions. Whoever trusts blindly to knowledge alone should call to mind the words, ‘They claim to know God, but in their actions they deny Him’ (Titus 1:16).
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