Rabbi, Rabbi

With respect to the title “Rabbi,” it is worth remarking that not all Christians have emulated Matthew’s avoidance of the expression. In spite of the injunction to “call no man Rabbi,” Christians in the Middle East, as late as the eighth century, felt no scruple in addressing their priest as “Rabbi” cf. John of Damascus, Letter on Confession 9

Some Characteristic Features of Orthodoxy

by Fr. Dumitru Staniloae Our father Dumitru was a priest of the Church of Romania who was renowned as an Orthodox theologian, academic, and professor. In addition to commentary on the works of the Church Fathers and a Romanian translation of the Philokalia, his 1978 masterpiece The Dogmatic Orthodox Theology established him as one of […]