The Orthodox believe that there must always be room for mystery when speaking of God. Individuals are permitted to hold theologoumena (private theological opinions) so long as they do not contradict traditional Orthodox teaching. Sometimes, various Holy Fathers may have contradictory opinions about a certain question, and where no consensus exists, the individual is free to follow his conscience
Eastern Orthodox Christian theology is the theology particular to the Eastern Orthodox Church. It is characterized by monotheistic Trinitarianism, (one being, called God, who has three persons) belief in the Incarnation of the Logos (Son of God), a balancing of prayer with images and words, and prayer without images and words (a prayer of silence before God) and teachings about the end of life which are sympathetic, and not as rigorous as the Church of Rome.