Source of Authority

The source of authority is the first of the five elements in the covenantal structure of authority – source, delegation, standard, transfer and expansion. Covenantally speaking, the source of authority answers the basic question asked by all communities: “Who is in charge here?” Practically, Basileians cultivate a commitment to God as our source of authority in these ways: 1) in our mode of worship in the first movement of the Liturgy, 2) in our way of life marked by the three practices of our primary discipline of journey – Eucharistic worship, the Daily Office and Contemplative Prayer.

Also see Contemplatives, Covenant, Global Pilgrims, One-Source View, Two-Source View and Worshipers.