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Oriental Orthodox Discussion / Re: What would real reunion look like?
« Last post by seekeroftruth777 on Yesterday at 12:27:42 PM »
folks I am just wondering,  what would a real reunion between EO-OO look like, I ask because while we are close, overtime we still developed our own Traditions, and even have our own saints, also is there anything either would have to give up? I pray for unity, especially with all the chaos in the Middle East, and parts of Africa, however I am just realistically trying to understand what a unified EO-OO Church would look like.

Not that different from now, probably, at least in terms of praxis. I'd assume the only way a reunion would work would be for everybody to adopt a live and let live policy re: pious customs/liturgy. Attempted Byzantinization (and let's be honest, it would be the EOs who would insist on adoption of their traditions for reunion) would scuttle any hope of unity fast.

Despite going to a Greek Church, I can concede, it would be us who try to impose a byzantinization on the Oriental Orthodox, the OO's should just be left to have their own traditions, and just call it Armenian Rite, Coptic rite, Syriac Rite, Etc.
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Maybe this is a geographical distinction, but from my perspective Kosher is way more expensive than non-Kosher. I am thinking hot dogs, sausages, chicken, turkey, cured meats, etc. Also, why is Kosher salt so expensive? It's salt. Halal meats are usually less expensive than the non-Kosher meat prices in supermarkets, especially beef and lamb. I do not know why that is.
This has been my experience too. Except I'm not sure about the halal, I haven't seen it at the local grocery stores. For example, my all beef bologna is cheaper non kosher but I can't taste or see a difference. Also, it seems that non kosher bottled water is cheaper.
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Oriental Orthodox Discussion / Re: What would real reunion look like?
« Last post by Agabus on Yesterday at 12:23:14 PM »
folks I am just wondering,  what would a real reunion between EO-OO look like, I ask because while we are close, overtime we still developed our own Traditions, and even have our own saints, also is there anything either would have to give up? I pray for unity, especially with all the chaos in the Middle East, and parts of Africa, however I am just realistically trying to understand what a unified EO-OO Church would look like.

Not that different from now, probably, at least in terms of praxis. I'd assume the only way a reunion would work would be for everybody to adopt a live and let live policy re: pious customs/liturgy. Attempted Byzantinization (and let's be honest, it would be the EOs who would insist on adoption of their traditions for reunion) would scuttle any hope of unity fast.

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Oriental Orthodox Discussion / Re: What would real reunion look like?
« Last post by seekeroftruth777 on Yesterday at 12:22:16 PM »
folks I am just wondering,  what would a real reunion between EO-OO look like, I ask because while we are close, overtime we still developed our own Traditions, and even have our own saints, also is there anything either would have to give up? I pray for unity, especially with all the chaos in the Middle East, and parts of Africa, however I am just realistically trying to understand what a unified EO-OO Church would look like.


It would look like the EO 'jumble of traditions' plus the OO 'jumble of traditions' put together.




;)

 Awesome  ;D
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Oriental Orthodox Discussion / Re: What would real reunion look like?
« Last post by DeniseDenise on Yesterday at 12:11:59 PM »
folks I am just wondering,  what would a real reunion between EO-OO look like, I ask because while we are close, overtime we still developed our own Traditions, and even have our own saints, also is there anything either would have to give up? I pray for unity, especially with all the chaos in the Middle East, and parts of Africa, however I am just realistically trying to understand what a unified EO-OO Church would look like.


It would look like the EO 'jumble of traditions' plus the OO 'jumble of traditions' put together.




;)
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Much better to have certified kosher meat than certified halal. Muslims can eat kosher, while Jews can't eat halal. One less spiritual impediment for us on the outside.
I don't think so, at least regarding slaughter, the halal process involves prayer, and the specific trait that the animal can't see the slaughterer (not sure if kosher involves it too, maybe it does). Conversely, I don't see why Jews can't eat halal. Did you invert it, or am I speaking nonsense here?
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Oriental Orthodox Discussion / Re: What would real reunion look like?
« Last post by Mor Ephrem on Yesterday at 12:05:34 PM »
Better hats, for one. 
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Oriental Orthodox Discussion / What would real reunion look like?
« Last post by seekeroftruth777 on Yesterday at 12:02:13 PM »
folks I am just wondering,  what would a real reunion between EO-OO look like, I ask because while we are close, overtime we still developed our own Traditions, and even have our own saints, also is there anything either would have to give up? I pray for unity, especially with all the chaos in the Middle East, and parts of Africa, however I am just realistically trying to understand what a unified EO-OO Church would look like.
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Other Topics / Re: Aspergerdoxy
« Last post by NicholasMyra on Yesterday at 11:55:30 AM »
Porter, back off the guy.
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Oriental Orthodox Discussion / Re: Persecution of Copts in Egypt
« Last post by seekeroftruth777 on Yesterday at 11:42:55 AM »

Very sad!

Can anyone explain to me why Coptic Christian applications for asylum are turned down in countries like Germany? A friend of mine just told me over the phone all the Copts he knows are told to leave Germany. This is unbelievable, isn't it!?

The same is happening with ukrainian orthodox and greek ukrainian catholics displaced families fleeing the civil war in Ukraine. Apparently, european authorities are comited to the multiculturalism and the salafist agenda, they are enemies of the western civilization and enemies of christianity.

It seems the western elites have abandoned Christianity in the favor of multiculturalism, while literally having there heads in the sand concerning Fundamentalist Islam.


It is quite bizarre to see 'liberal' people completely blind about islamic fundamentalism, the only one in this area I see concerned with this issue is Bill Maher (I am not a fan, but in my limited view of US personalities is the only one that I know), the rest of the 'liberal' establishment just pretend that jihadism doesn't exist.

Yeah Bill Mayer is brave on this issue, not a fan of a lot of what he says, but on this issue he sees the threat, and I have to give him kudos for shutting down this one person trying to compare Christianity to Islam, that was decent of him, considering he no fan of Christianity but he understands he can co-exsit in peace with Christians.
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