The Glory of the Canons
August 05, 2010 Length: 1:01
The Seventh Ecumenical Council on benefitting from God's commandments.
Modern Christians are often disturbed by the misconception that canon law and rules might limit or confine us. But the Seventh Ecumenical Council—in a statement directed to priests—points out to all of us that the canons are glorious aids to our Christian life when it says,
For those who have received the priestly dignity, the inscribed canons and enactments serve as testimonies and directions, which we, gladly receiving, sing together with the divinely inspired David unto the Lord, saying: I delight in the way of Your testimonies as much as in all riches (Psalm 118:14). Likewise, You commanded Your testimonies exceedingly..righteousness forever; Give me understanding, and I shall live (Psalm 118:138, 144).
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