My wife, Carla, is 9 1/2 weeks pregnant with our second child. Prayers please for her to carry the baby to term, that both she and the baby are healthy and that we are both prepared for this.
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O Papa Franciscus, ecumenici tecum.
Hello. I am new to this thread. I have a couple of questions. (Forgive me if they have already been discussed, but TL;DR all the posts):
1. Did the Council of Nicea teach that it is essential to the faith for Easter to occur on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Spring Equinox? If so, did the Church believe that it had to be after the Astronomical Spring Equinox? If so, then that is a problem, because the current calendar (whether Old Julian or Revised Julian) does not occur on the first Sunday after the first Astronomical full moon after the first Astronomical Spring Equinox. Since it was God who designed the universe, including the orbit of the Moon and Earth, wouldn't it then be God's will for us to follow the more "accurate" Gregorian Calendar? (Note: I only want answers from Orthodox.)
2. The Julian calendar gains three days, every 400 years. If that rate continues, then by the year 12,000 A.D., Easter will start occurring after the Summer Solstice. Would that be a problem, according to Orthodoxy? If so, what will the Church do about it? (Again, I only want answers from Orthodox.)
But this piece of information is lodged firmly in my head, so it must be true.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfh4Mhp-a6UQuoteHe is and continues to Ignore the 800 lb. Gorilla of Abortion in the room.Well, maybe he just doesn't want to "judge" the abortionists. You know, like the protagonists of the homosexual rights movement. Who is he to judge?
Seems that's the new religion these days: non-judging.
No one dares to make a judgment on anything without coming off as a meanie in today's church of "nice".
So remember, no judging. you can't even judge me for writing this.
We all just need to smile and say we luv one another.
We (people) are usually "judged" by our actions. (By other people)QuoteWell, maybe he just doesn't want to "judge" the abortionists. You know, like the protagonists of the homosexual rights movement. Who is he to judge?Judge people? Nobody. Judge actions? We are.
Oh for PeterTheAleut's sake, why don't Protestants just become Muslims already? They've already demonstrated more similarities with the Islamic faith than they do Christianity what with the bibliodolatry/making their holy book the Word of God, heathen iconoclasm, temperance from alcohol, lack of a sacerdotal clergy or monasticism, divine command theory, and all around radical fundamentalist worldview. Just as Islam has been nothing but a scourge to the wellbeing of the world introducing nothing but oppression and bloodshed wherever it goes, so the Evangelical Zionists always have to keep the American war machine in high gear all the while trying to forcibly instate their religion on society as a whole like in the case of school prayer. At least if they were Muslim, they'd have a clean slate to erect their anti-Christian heresies from without the burden of trying to call themselves "Christian" despite denying the entire testimony and historical consensus of Christendom which they really have nothing in common with. Frankly it's absurd how anyone can adhere to Protestantism while calling themselves Christian, or how the religion can be considered Christian at all. At least Islam gives Protestantism a new platform for its heresies.What makes you think this thread is about Protestants?