Reflections in Christ

Creativity and Tradition

by Metropolitan Jonah

In what is necessary, unity; in what is dubious, diversity; in all things, charity.
— St. Augustine of Hippo

Creativity is inherent within the Tradition, as synergy vivified by the energy of the Holy Spirit. It is the power that fuels the continual growth of the life of the Church, and its adaptation to each new cultural environment. This is active within individual members of the Church, as each one personally embraces the new life communicated by grace. This…