“Indeed man is a theologian in his relation to God and scientist in his relation to the universe, whilst the universe is the laboratory of God in which man has been placed as custodian. This combination of the theologian with the scientist, i.e. theology and science, is crucial and very significant, because it allows man to bypass falsehood and recover the truth. For example the theologian-scientist transcends false astrology through true astronomy, or he is in a position to distinguish the nature of light from the light of the stars and to recognize the properties of the former. In other words, he is called to demythologize the world from fanciful theories which do not correspond to reality and to perceive the transparency of the universe, which points in turn to the transcendental basis of its existence in the ceaseless and inexhaustible energy of the Creator Word.”
Protopresbyter George D. Dragas, Ph.D.
“Far from addressing a minority in society, the Fathers spoke boldly and to the whole world. Erudite, cosmopolitan and conversant with contemporary philosophy and culture, the Fathers proclaimed a message of universal import. For them, the world was in the Church, not the Church in the world. By this, of course, they meant that the world was created for the Church and that the Church revealed the truest vocation of the world.”
Protopresbyter Maxym Lysack, Ph.D.