In the Church, mystery is something which by its very nature is unknown, and can only be known in a manner unlike anything else.
Many people read the frequent statement in the gospels: “This was done so that the prophecy of Isaiah (or one of the other prophets) might be fulfilled….” What many people think this means is that the prophet made a prediction and it came true. Biblical prophecy (in a proper Christian understanding) has little to nothing to do with prediction. The prophets do not see the future – they see the fullness. What comes to pass is the fullness breaking into our world such that the prophecy “has been fulfilled.”
Orthodox Christianity presents the fulness -- IS the fulness -- of the Gospel of Jesus the Christ.
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