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Divine Revelation

In Orthodox theology, divine revelation encompasses the self-disclosure of God to humanity through Holy Scripture, Holy Tradition, and the life of the Church. The Holy Scriptures, inspired by the Holy Spirit and recognized as the written Word of God, bear witness to God's saving actions in history and reveal his will for humanity's salvation. Holy Tradition, comprising the teachings, practices, and spiritual insights passed down through the Church from apostolic times, serves as the interpretive framework for understanding Scripture and applying its truths in the contemporary context. The Church Fathers, ecumenical councils, liturgical rites, and the lives of the saints all contribute to the living Tradition of the Church, ensuring the faithful transmission of divine revelation through the ages.
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