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Title: Cradles, unite!
Post by: mike on December 15, 2010, 07:22:39 AM
I would like to know how many cradle Orthodox (those baptised and chrismated in the infancy and brought up in more-less religious families) are here.

Me goes first.

Please, no serious discussions here.
Title: Re: Cradles, unite!
Post by: Iconodule on December 15, 2010, 07:52:30 AM
Maybe a poll would help you more.
Title: Re: Cradles, unite!
Post by: LizaSymonenko on December 15, 2010, 09:14:21 AM

I am one.
Title: Re: Cradles, unite!
Post by: Fr. George on December 15, 2010, 09:45:02 AM
Maybe a poll would help you more.

I don't think he's looking for a count of "cradle vs convert" necessarily; just wants to hear from those who have been Orthodox since infancy.  The poll would necessarily create the dichotomy he didn't ask for.

(Btw: I, too, have been Orthodox since infancy.)
Title: Re: Cradles, unite!
Post by: ag_vn on December 15, 2010, 10:07:22 AM
I'm cradle, too. I still remember when I was baptised, chrismated and given Communion then. I was 5 years old.

As for my family, none of them (except my late paternal grandmother maybe) is/was religious, they identify as Orthodox, but they know almost nothing about Orthodoxy, Christ, etc. My grandmother also didn't know much about Orthodoxy, but she used to go to church regularly, she was trying to keep the fasts and from time to time communed. When I was a child, she took me occasionally with her to the church on Great Friday and Pascha. I was 17-18 years old when actually discovered Orthodoxy and Christianity as a whole.

Sadly, being Orthodox here (Balkans, Eastern Europe) is more an ethno-cultural thing, maybe like Roman Catholicism and Protestantism in Western Europe.
Title: Re: Cradles, unite!
Post by: stashko on December 15, 2010, 02:28:05 PM
I was Born and Baptized in Germany ,Including Brother and Sisters...
Mother From Bosnija Bosanski Brod ,Father Rashka Serbija...cradle all the way...
A story dad told us...
Dad When he was Younger in Rashka Serbija he told us,the serbian Muslims  had a Mosque [Jammija ] close by
when the Muezzin started calling the faithful to prayer , Dad would thow stones at him..The stones would land next to him ,
The Muezzin would pick up the stones ,run around the minaret trying to pay dad back with the stones, by thowing them back at him ...... ;D

               Mom was very Religious ,Dad Only when he got Older and the Grave Got closer.....
Title: Re: Cradles, unite!
Post by: Carl Kraeff (Second Chance) on December 15, 2010, 05:31:06 PM
I am also one.
Title: Re: Cradles, unite!
Post by: ialmisry on December 15, 2010, 05:40:40 PM
I would like to know how many cradle Orthodox (those baptised and chrismated in the infancy and brought up in more-less religious families) are here.

Me goes first.

Please, no serious discussions here.
We have serious discussions here? Where have I been? :P
Title: Re: Cradles, unite!
Post by: GabrieltheCelt on December 15, 2010, 06:29:46 PM
I had a cradle when I was a youngun.  :P
Title: Re: Cradles, unite!
Post by: Iconodule on December 15, 2010, 10:34:22 PM
Dad When he was Younger in Rashka Serbija he told us,the serbian Muslims  had a Mosque [Jammija ] close by
when the Muezzin started calling the faithful to prayer , Dad would thow stones at him..The stones would land next to him ,
The Muezzin would pick up the stones ,run around the minaret trying to pay dad back with the stones, by thowing them back at him ...... ;D

It's nice to see ecumenism in action at the local level  ;)
Title: Re: Cradles, unite!
Post by: Rufus on December 15, 2010, 10:58:31 PM
I'm a cradle, although my home was half Protestant and half sorta-nominal Orthodox. Like, we went to church, and that was the only contact I ever had with the Faith growing up. So I'd say I'm about 2/3's cradle.
Title: Re: Cradles, unite!
Post by: mike on December 19, 2010, 04:14:09 PM
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