Orthodox Church of the Mother of God

Joy of all the Sorrowful - Mays Landing, NJ (f. 1966)

PROPITIATION

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PROPITIATION - 1) An offering that results in atonement, redemption, and reconciliation. Christ offered Himself on the Cross as a propitiation for our sins, to liberate humanity from sin and death. (Rom. 3:21-26; Heb. 2:17; 1 John 2:2; 4:10.)

2) (an appellation or Title of Jesus) " And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world." I Jn 2:2

(also: expiation)

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