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Faith Issues / Re: The Office of Priesthood
« Last post by Mor Ephrem on Today at 02:22:21 PM »
Even if there was a gap in time between the growth in orders of the clergy, I don't think that would make the priesthood illegitimate. As the Church grew, she needed more people to help serve. It could be as simple as that. I mean, you can't run an airline with just one pilot. :)

That's an opinion, but it's not apostolic. In Christianity we are not allowed to innovate. The priests today lord over their people and exercise an authority which the apostles never gave them.
I've never had a priest lord over me about anything. I ask his opinion on things at times and he gives me counsel, but never orders.

I think the seminary or monastic experience weeds out those quite quickly.

Weeds out what, exactly?
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Faith Issues / Re: The Office of Priesthood
« Last post by Maria on Today at 02:20:51 PM »
Even if there was a gap in time between the growth in orders of the clergy, I don't think that would make the priesthood illegitimate. As the Church grew, she needed more people to help serve. It could be as simple as that. I mean, you can't run an airline with just one pilot. :)

That's an opinion, but it's not apostolic. In Christianity we are not allowed to innovate. The priests today lord over their people and exercise an authority which the apostles never gave them.
I've never had a priest lord over me about anything. I ask his opinion on things at times and he gives me counsel, but never orders.

I think the seminary or monastic experience weeds out those quite quickly.
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Other Topics / Re: Dominika is going to visit US - some questions
« Last post by Maria on Today at 02:19:08 PM »
Well, I have everything arranged, I'm coming in 2 weeks. So probably the last two questions have left:

1. Which local wine would you suggest to buy? It should be quite cheap ofc ;) (surely, I know that the price will be higher than 5$ as it's in Poland). Preferably white and dry
2. Which American beers would you suggest to buy?

Not ANOTHER religious war!

No, it sounds like a booze bash.


 :o  ::)  ;)
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Reviews / Re: Is this a Good Book for New Converts?
« Last post by TheTrisagion on Today at 02:18:36 PM »
I havent read it but according to rock star Orthodox writers like fr. Andrew Damick and Frederica Mathewes-Grene, this is NOT a good book because it does not preach Christ.  https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/roadsfromemmaus/2015/06/03/do-we-preach-orthodoxy-or-christ/

Please do me a kind favor and never refer to me that way again.  Thanks!
Maybe he was referring to your predeliction to air-guitar during liturgies. That's the rumor anyways.  :laugh:
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Well, I have everything arranged, I'm coming in 2 weeks. So probably the last two questions have left:

1. Which local wine would you suggest to buy? It should be quite cheap ofc ;) (surely, I know that the price will be higher than 5$ as it's in Poland). Preferably white and dry
2. Which American beers would you suggest to buy?

Not ANOTHER religious war!
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Reviews / Re: Is this a Good Book for New Converts?
« Last post by asdamick on Today at 02:15:03 PM »
I havent read it but according to rock star Orthodox writers like fr. Andrew Damick and Frederica Mathewes-Grene, this is NOT a good book because it does not preach Christ.  https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/roadsfromemmaus/2015/06/03/do-we-preach-orthodoxy-or-christ/

Please do me a kind favor and never refer to me that way again.  Thanks!
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Other Topics / Re: Picture of the Day
« Last post by LenInSebastopol on Today at 02:11:59 PM »
Cool. Drag queens need security on any given day.
And from the size of them, watching that food-stuff is important.
 ::)
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Faith Issues / Re: The Office of Priesthood
« Last post by TheTrisagion on Today at 02:10:12 PM »
Even if there was a gap in time between the growth in orders of the clergy, I don't think that would make the priesthood illegitimate. As the Church grew, she needed more people to help serve. It could be as simple as that. I mean, you can't run an airline with just one pilot. :)

That's an opinion, but it's not apostolic. In Christianity we are not allowed to innovate. The priests today lord over their people and exercise an authority which the apostles never gave them.
I've never had a priest lord over me about anything. I ask his opinion on things at times and he gives me counsel, but never orders.
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Two months ago I decided to stop believing.  At this point, there is no turning back.

A flair for the dramatic, I see.

It's like someone who goes to Mt. Athos to get baptized. There is no accounting for indulgence.
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Orthodox-Other Christian Discussion / Re: Jehovah Witnesses
« Last post by TheTrisagion on Today at 02:04:55 PM »
I have JWs show up at my house on occasion. I like talking to them because they are generally pretty respectful not condescending as some of the Baptists groups that show up every so often. I usually just direct the conversation towards the history of the Church and go from there. We have a pleasant conversation and then they leave and I go about the rest of my day.
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