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Offline Olga24

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Finding a faith-friendly living environment
« on: August 04, 2018, 10:48:41 AM »
First of all: I know this is some kind of "luxury problem" as many christian face violence and not only a hostile society. So, I´m aware of that, please don´t see me as a spoiled person.
I am a convert, living with my (not yet converted) husband in the former GDA/germany, only one parish for our county, a great priest, but a raher small parish life. Instead of the liturgy (we can´t always go as sunday work is part of my husband´s contract) there´s not much to attend (groups etc). We live rather isolated, we are generally outgoing persons and enjoy company, but since we left university in our home town (where living costs made us move) there are not may people left. Germany is generally very secular, but in the east, it´s extreme. We are so sick of the drug use, fornication and sadness surounding us, the lack of religion of course, too.
What do you do in similar situations?
We would possibly move to another country, but this won´t mean the grass is greener, just to explain you our mood.
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Re: Finding a faith-friendly living environment
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2018, 04:48:58 PM »
Firstly, try to activate more parish life - it's not only the task of the priest. Secondly, there are many Orthodox parishes of variosu jurisdictions in Germany - maybe there are some pan-Orthodox meetings? Or even events organised by other, certain parishes?
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Re: Finding a faith-friendly living environment
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2018, 01:22:17 PM »
Our parish the only in almost the whole county and I already drive +2 hours by train which is because of my work times not easy. The next bigger parish would be 4 hours away and via train too expensive to reach for us.
Of course it´s up to us as believers to be part of an active parish life, but I can´t create new people out of nothing. Most peole who attend  the liturgy are very old or have young chldren and socalise more inside their familis because time is rare...

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Re: Finding a faith-friendly living environment
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2018, 12:23:33 PM »
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