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Prayer Forum / Re: Health issues
« Last post by IXOYE on Yesterday at 09:33:34 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Hi :)

I'd like to know about evangelism in the OO Churches (particularly the Ethiopian Orthodox Church).
How is 'evangelism' defined in the OO Church, what are the tasks it consists of and how much is it emphasised?

Thank you
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Did you ever sign up with Monachos Orthodox forum like you said you would, URG8RB8?

I did but the account was never approved for some reason.  I can check it again.

Btw we should shut down the AEOC because they are allowing the Melkites to fully join the church without much of anything.  They must be very confused, I think you need to  theologically become the Metropolitan and ultimately the Bishop of Antioch and unconfused the church. Haha
I think most times there is no problem because the converts don't keep saying Mel kites are right fully and full orthodox.
If you give me your parish name I can help sort things out if you want.

#stalker

I'm trying to imagine this conversation...

"Hello, thank you for calling Saint George's Antiochian Orthodox Church, this is Aliya, how may I direct your call?"

"Hello Aliya- according to the website of the Melkite Eparchy of Newton,
Quote
The Melkite Church participated fully in Vatican I and Patriarch Gregory spoke clearly to his affirmation of the fullness of power enjoyed by the Petrine Office. The Patriarch was very concerned that the exercise of papal powers be “in harmony with the rights of the other Patriarchal Sees.” The second Vatican Council is seen to have completed the unfinished business of Vatican I with its special emphasis on ecclesiology, specifically on the nature of the Church. It would be a simple rekindling of the old controversy of conciliarism to suggest that some councils are less ecumenical than others. With the promulgation of the Holy Father, the doctrinal content of the various councils is a part of the sacred magisterial teaching of the Church to which Melkites in full communion with the See of Rome give wholehearted assent.
In light of this fact, do you consider it proper for your church to be communing a member of the Melkite Catholic Church? "

"Who are you again?"

 ;D ;D ;D

Indeed!  Still, I will admit a twinge of sadness when I realised that there was not even a single quote from the Dcn. Kuraev forum.

Me too.  Except I was hoping for a citation from mospat.ru.

Let me just preemptively do this now, like a controlled burn...

"Don't you find the opinion of the Moscow Patriarchate to be worth noting Antonious?  I am merely stating the official position of the EO Church.  If the Moscow Patriarchate supports my contentions noting that here here would be the normal thing to do."
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Did you ever sign up with Monachos Orthodox forum like you said you would, URG8RB8?

I did but the account was never approved for some reason.  I can check it again.

Btw we should shut down the AEOC because they are allowing the Melkites to fully join the church without much of anything.  They must be very confused, I think you need to  theologically become the Metropolitan and ultimately the Bishop of Antioch and unconfused the church. Haha
I think most times there is no problem because the converts don't keep saying Mel kites are right fully and full orthodox.
If you give me your parish name I can help sort things out if you want.

#stalker

I'm trying to imagine this conversation...

"Hello, thank you for calling Saint George's Antiochian Orthodox Church, this is Aliya, how may I direct your call?"

"Hello Aliya- according to the website of the Melkite Eparchy of Newton,
Quote
The Melkite Church participated fully in Vatican I and Patriarch Gregory spoke clearly to his affirmation of the fullness of power enjoyed by the Petrine Office. The Patriarch was very concerned that the exercise of papal powers be “in harmony with the rights of the other Patriarchal Sees.” The second Vatican Council is seen to have completed the unfinished business of Vatican I with its special emphasis on ecclesiology, specifically on the nature of the Church. It would be a simple rekindling of the old controversy of conciliarism to suggest that some councils are less ecumenical than others. With the promulgation of the Holy Father, the doctrinal content of the various councils is a part of the sacred magisterial teaching of the Church to which Melkites in full communion with the See of Rome give wholehearted assent.
In light of this fact, do you consider it proper for your church to be communing a member of the Melkite Catholic Church? "

"Who are you again?"

 ;D ;D ;D

Indeed!  Still, I will admit a twinge of sadness when I realised that there was not even a single quote from the Dcn. Kuraev forum.

Me too.  Except I was hoping for a citation from mospat.ru.
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Other Topics / Re: Picture of the Day
« Last post by Deacon Lance on Yesterday at 09:15:23 PM »

Wouldn't there be less snow than in Penn State/State College?
Although it is further south than Center County, Cambria County is at higher elevation.  Last time I got caught in a snow storm back there was 2015.  I was staying in Patton (Cambria) and driving to Hawk Run (Clearfield) and the whole area was garbage.
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Convert Issues / Re: Was anyone here a former atheist?
« Last post by TheTrisagion on Yesterday at 08:52:05 PM »
An atheist "group" is probably not going to attract the best and brightest even among atheists. Atheism is not something you can build much commonality upon; it has to be a component of a wider philosophy. HP Lovecraft and Karl Marx are both atheists but there is very little in common between them. People who can't get past the atheist component retain a lot of unexamined attitudes implanted in them by the surrounding society.   Typically organized atheism is really pushing some brand of unexamined positivism, with a fervor imported from fundamentalism. So someone looking for intelligent people in an "atheist group" are not likely to find them, nor likely to be very bright himself.
This was my experience with non-theism as well.
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Prayer Forum / Re: Health issues
« Last post by biro on Yesterday at 08:25:03 PM »
Lord have mercy.

St. Luke and St. Pantaleimon, pray for us.
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Faith Issues / Re: Women: Head covering?
« Last post by Salpy on Yesterday at 08:19:19 PM »
Hold onto your head coverings, ladies!  I just found the next trend in church lady fashion:

https://www.annaveils.com/product-page/anna-catholic-veils-cross

I recently got one and I love it.   :)


This is what I was talking about:



Perfectly Orthodox.

And gorgeous.   :)
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Faith Issues / Re: Women: Head covering?
« Last post by Salpy on Yesterday at 08:15:53 PM »


Well isn't that special.

This particular Church Lady is in serious need of a mantilla.
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Reviews / Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Last post by Asteriktos on Yesterday at 08:08:38 PM »
My neighbors are playing a "Jesus is alright" song... not sure if it's the Doobie Brothers or DC Talk...
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