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Author QuotedPaul Evdokimov
Title QuotedOrthodoxie
Date (Year/Month/Day)1961/01/22
ImprintParis : [s.n.]. 1957
QuotationAn overwhelming statement of P[aul] Evdokimov. "Pour l'orthodoxie il ne s'agit jamais d'une soumission à une institution historique, encore moins à un pouvoir, sauf celui de l'amour. Il s'agit-et c'est ici que l'orthodoxie est absolument originale et fidèle à la Tradition apostolique-pour toute aspiration sincère à la Verite de l'embrasser et c'est cette participation à la Verite apostolique dans sa plenitude qui introduit ipso facto à la communion de l'Eglise orthodoxe." ["With regard to Orthodoxy, it is never a question of mere submission to an historical institution, much the less to any power, except that of love. It is rather a question of-and it is here that Orthodoxy is absolutely original and faithful to the Apostolic Tradition-embracing every sincere aspiration to the truth, and it is this participation in the Apostolic Truth in its fullness that inserts by that very fact someone into the communion of the Orthodox Church."] [L'Orthodoxie (Paris, 1957), p. 74]
JournalTurning Toward the World: The Pivotal Years. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 4, 1960-1963.; Edited by Victor A. Kramer. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 90
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