Vol. 20 No. 1 (2022): Theological Reflections: Eastern European Journal of Theology
The Communion of Saints: Biblical, Theological and Contemporary Perspectives
The final clause of the Apostle’s Creed emphasizes the importance of “the communion of saints”. The theme is not only a historically formulated statement, which has to be preserved and reverently reiterated. It is essential to overcoming the current fragmentation of the Church and is widely discussed in various (multilateral) theological dialogues today. Moreover, the issue has far-reaching practical implications for church practices. As the COVID-19 situation has demonstrated, the churches have been compelled to take a fresh look at traditional liturgical and ecclesiastical practices. The increased use of modern means of communication and substitution of some of the traditional practices with online forms have caused pastors and theologians to ponder the meaning of “the communion of saints” and its attainability in virtual space.