Category: Notes & Research

  • Sheep’s Pool Healings as a Type of Christian Baptism

    Notes on the Gospel Reading for the Sunday of the Paralytic (John 5:1-15). The Cleansing ritual This pool was outside of the Temple, and used to wash down the sacrificial lambs The sick thus participated indirectly in the sacrifices of the Temple The grace was limited to the first person to enter, and was mediated […]

  • Orthodox Notes on Baptism

    The following are some notes and citations I gathered for use during my discussions with Protestants about Orthodox Christian beliefs and practices. Baptismal Regeneration John 3:5: “Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” Acts 2:38: […]