Restoring Our Apostleship

“Through Him we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for His name, among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ” Romans 1:5-6

What do you think St. Paul means by “we”? Clearly he was stating that all Orthodox Christians are called to apostleship. And what is this apostleship we are called to? It means we are all called to the missionary work of the church. Some may think that is the work of Saints and clergy only. However, St. Paul is making this clear. The apostleship, received through Jesus Christ, is intended for all of us.

The Orthodox Church always has been, since the day of Pentecost, a missionary church, called to share the gospel with “all nations.” We are all called to this, both in our words and actions. Are you embracing this apostleship given through Him? Can we truly be Orthodox Christians without being missionary?

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