Gleanings from Orthodox Christian Authors and the Holy Fathers

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Once again, as we said above, in the same way that God gives to each his inheritance in the pure mansions of heaven according to each one's worthiness, so in the body of the Church shall each be reckoned as in the portion of Christ as he is worthy of it. A little later in the same epistle, the Apostle makes this clear when he says: "But God has arranged the members of the body, each one of them, as He chose...for while there are many parts, yet one body" [1Cor: 12:18, 20]. St. Symeon the New Theologian, On the Mystical Life, Vol I







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