years now, during the era of our "youth cult," it has been popular to
use the expression, "the future of our Church is our youth."
Few people seem to have paused to reflect on the
meaninglessness of such a statement. For, the future of the Church, just as Her past and Her present, is Christ. The Holy Church is totally fulfilled and She
offers this fullness to us. We, on the other hand, have absolutely nothing to
bring to the Church except our sins. It is really correct to say that the
future of our youth is the Church. With this in mind, and with a deep, sincere
and unhypocritical love, Metropolitan Philaret has written this book for the
benefit and guidance of our youth.
The Law of God was written primarily as a church-school text for
intermediate students, but its value far exceeds that. Popadija Anna Krosnjar,
a dedicated and outstanding church-school educator, has enhanced the value of
this text by providing church-school lessons at the end of each chapter. This
is of great assistance not only to local church-school teachers, but to parents
who wish to use this book in the home.
We thank our Savior that He had given us such a
holy and loving archpastor as Metropolitan Philaret to guide us along the dark
and twisted path of these last days.
translation and publication of this work is reverently dedicated to the memory
Metropolitan Philaret of New York.
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