Orthodox Ecclesiology & the World: Conservation of the God-Created Environment in the Holy Bible

“We as Christians should be conservation minded, to take care of the environments on the world that we live on. We are called to be stewards of that which we are blessed with, including our planet, earth. But where can we find this in Sacred Scripture? Let’s look at this in detail, in both the New and Old Covenants/Testaments of Holy Writ.”

Source:   Orthodox Ecclesiology & the World: Conservation of the God-Created Environment in the Holy Bible

Written from an Eastern orthodox perspective (*), this article provides an exhaustive list of citations, with commentary, confirming what I have long  believed: that the Holy Scriptures are replete with passages adjuring us to care for the Earth, God’s good Creation.

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(* Despite my love for our Eastern Orthodox brothers and sisters, I couldn’t help chuckling that the “Ancient Church Pentarchy” listed on the website includes not only the Patriarchate of Constantinople (as it should), or “New Rome,” but the Patriarchate of Moscow, or “3rd Rome” (established in 1589, and therefore not exactly “ancient”) – but not Rome itself! The Great Schism is clearly still in effect…)

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Author: The Anglophilic Anglican

I am an ordained Anglican clergyman, published writer, former op-ed columnist, and experienced outdoor and informal educator. I am also a traditionalist: religiously, philosophically, politically, and socially. I seek to do my bit to promote and restore the Good, the True, and the Beautiful, in a world which has too-often lost touch with all three, and to help re-weave the connections between God, Nature, and humankind which out techno-industrial civilization has strained and broken.

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