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Other Topics / Re: Ban the person above
« Last post by Ainnir on Today at 10:26:13 AM »
Banned for banning yourself.
Reviews / Re: What TV shows are you watching?
« Last post by Iconodule on Today at 10:14:20 AM »
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. It's mostly a clumsy mess, but it has rare and pretty random moments of brilliance that confuse me.
Prayer Forum / Re: For the town of Paradise
« Last post by Ainnir on Today at 10:08:42 AM »
Lord, have mercy.
Those of you who are familiar with the topic I posted in “Convert Issues” will have some background one what happened between my soon-to-be ex-wife and I. We were both received into the Church at the same time but, in practice, it was a mixed relationship. She never took the faith seriously, and was going to church to hang out with our friends. She had never been a religious person - early in our relationship, when I was a church-shopping Protestant, she used to laugh at my beliefs and said she “wouldn’t live her life by a book”. That changed when we became close friends with some Russian Orthodox individuals she worked with, the father of whom was the priest who was the subject of my thread. She never once attempted to learn anything about the faith, the Liturgy, or anything else, disliked having icons on display in our home, and in general was utterly indifferent towards anything to do with Orthodoxy. Church was about having fun with our friends after Liturgy, nothing me. Needless to say she didn’t bring a Christian attitude to our marriage. The OCA priest who I met with last week reiterated that. It taught me that a mixed-faith relationship simply won’t work. I should have known that at the time, but wanted to believe the best. I certainly want another chance at a healthy and happy relationship, but Orthodox singles are few and far between around here.
But you aren’t talking about a mixed faith marriage.  Yours was a faith/no faith marriage.
Do aborted babies go to hell?

Personally I think they go to heaven. Worst case is limbo which, although part of hell, is a state of total bliss.

no heaven in this scenario...just limbo, no catholic teaching to support your opinion

feel free to use the following when explaining why baptism is necessary for infants while the Eucharist is not

Jesus clearly taught that every man must be baptised to be saved. We saw
this in John 3:5. He does not make any distinctions or exceptions. This is very
significant because in John 6:53 – a passage on the necessity to eat Jesus’ flesh,
which uses language that is similar to John 3:5 – we do see a distinction. In John6:53, Jesus says:
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and
drink his blood, ye have no life in you.”
But in John 3:5, he says:
“Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit,
he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.”
In John 6:53 (John 6:54 in Catholic versions), Jesus says unless YOU eat the flesh of
the Son of man. But in John 3:5, the statement is universally applicable: unless A
MAN is born again of water and the Spirit.
The wording is slightly different because receiving the Eucharist is necessary for all
who hear the command and can fulfill it, such as those above the age of reason.
Jesus said unless you, to those to whom He was speaking and to others who hear
the command. But the necessity to receive water baptism is universal. Hence, Jesus
says unless a man is born again of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the
Kingdom of God. Every man necessarily includes infants
So only those in earshot needed to eat God's flesh and drink His blood.  Jack Chick was right.
Okay. I thought he was talking about the moderators.  :o
Honestly, for a minute I did, too.  I thought, what ratings??   :laugh:

Thumb up/down.

The speaker is promoting theistic evolution, and i couldnt help but notice how the icon of The Mother of God looks at him.

I don't think the speaker would have admin control of St. Tikhon's Seminary' Youtube channel.

Yes, they could be 2 differend persons, i dont know. But they are as one in matters of heresy.

Boldly idiotic.
Orthodox-Catholic Discussion / Re: I told you so
« Last post by Briven on Today at 09:51:28 AM »
I could never quite grasp the importance of this contraception question.
I sometimes get the impression it is the eleventh commandment.
Some Catholics seem to understand it as a finishing move, effectively ending any debate and proofing that the Catholic church is the true church.
In my opinion, the church should concern itself with other things than prying into people´s bedrooms.

God concerns himself with His Law
Would he still be allowed to visit after leaving the canonical church?

I haven't seen any statement of the POC yet whether they consider the UOC-EP to be part of the canonical church.


If he leaves he will not have a canonical release and will be defrocked among other canonical penalties. That isn't a deal breaker for the POC?

Archbishop Job of Telmessos has made it clear that he is the retired Metropolitan of Kyiv. As I understand, only active bishops can be voted for.

On Facebook. With the caveat "as far as I know".
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