What are the conditions for our salvation?

The aim of life is to seek union with God and our salvation.

  1. We begin with Faith in God and the Truth of the Scriptures
  2. We receive the seed at Baptism and Chrismation.
  3. Through repentance (metanoia - a change of mind) we humble our selves to receive God and seek to change our behaviors.
  4. By prayer and fasting we open our heart to God for His grace to help us.
  5. Through Church Sacraments we cultivate the seed and receive His grace.
  6. With grace and right choice we grow closer and closer to God.
  7. After death we will know God and God will know us.

We will discuss the path to Salvation in the section on the Orthodox Way of Life.