Abbot Tryphon of Vashon Island on Keeping the Letter of the Law

Abbot Tryphon Parsons of The All-Merciful Savior Orthodox Monastery

If we, as the Church, put so much energy in keeping “the canons”, we miss the point of Christ’s directive, to “go into all the world”, with the Light of Christ. Placing all our energies in doing everything “according to the canons”, and not bringing Christ into the everyday world, is to utterly fail the mission, given to the Church by Christ himself.

* This excerpt was taken from a post Abbot Tryphon put up on Facebook after being attacked online for taking part in a memorial service for fallen police officers.

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