Unitatea lumii contemporane în lumina rugăciunii arhierești a Mântuitorului: „ca toți să fie una” (Ioan 17, 21)

  • Andrei Gabriel Gavriș

Abstract

ABSTRACT: The subject to be addressed in this paper refers directly to the Lord’s Prayer before His Passion, a reflection of Jesus’ care for the mission that should always be comparable to Him. If, in the apostolic period, the exhortation was obeyed, with all who professed Christ having a common goal, not the same can be said of their offsprings, Christian history being often turmoiled, and the consequences have been manifested to the personal level. The purpose of this article is to examine the concept of unity of believers, stemming from the pattern of reciprocity of the Father and the Son, the source of unity and its essential element. The purpose of this unity is to bring joy to believers and motivate them to mission in the world. The topic deserves to be explored carefully, especially in the contemporary context, to know where we are in our interpersonal relationships. The Savior’s requirement that His followers be united is quoted from all the church pulpits, but sometimes questions remain unanswered.

Published
2019-11-01
How to Cite
GAVRIȘ, Andrei Gabriel. Unitatea lumii contemporane în lumina rugăciunii arhierești a Mântuitorului: „ca toți să fie una” (Ioan 17, 21). Studia Theologica Orthodoxa Doctoralia Napocensia, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 2, p. 38-45, nov. 2019. ISSN 2602-0009. Available at: <http://journals.orth.ro/index.php/stodn/article/view/264>. Date accessed: 12 nov. 2019.