From Sobornost, 4 (1961) 4, 165-176
‘Following the Holy Fathers’ . . . It was usual in the Ancient Church to introduce doctrinal statements by phrases like this. The Decree of Chalcedon opens precisely with these very words. The Seventh Ecumenical Council introduces its decision concerning the Holy Icons in a more elaborate way: ‘Following the Divinely inspired teaching of the Holy Fathers and the Tradition of the Catholic Church.’ The didaskalia of the Fathers is the formal and normative term of reference.
Συνέχεια ανάγνωσης George Florovsky «St Gregory Palamas and the Tradition of the Fathers»