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This is a bridge too far, Idk if I can remain in a Greek Church in good conscious, if this is going on by the Greek Heirarchs to our Arab brothers, and sisters. what the point to doing this? The Muslim will gain converts by saying that they preserve Arab culture to the Palestinian Orthodox Christians, while saying that the Greeks are hostile to it. Lord have mercy! I love the Greeks in my local Church, but being in communion with heirarchs like this is unsettling  :(

Going back to Protestantism? Have a safe journey!

Look Mike, you jumping to conclusions again? I know you don't care for the salvation of my soul, and wish for me to leave Orthodoxy, I just meant I'll probably go under Antioch or something, I need to pray, and think about it. Never said I'm going back to Protestantism, I'd rather lose all beliefs before going back there.

stop begaving like attention looking drama princess, then.
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This is a bridge too far, Idk if I can remain in a Greek Church in good conscious, if this is going on by the Greek Heirarchs to our Arab brothers, and sisters. what the point to doing this? The Muslim will gain converts by saying that they preserve Arab culture to the Palestinian Orthodox Christians, while saying that the Greeks are hostile to it. Lord have mercy! I love the Greeks in my local Church, but being in communion with heirarchs like this is unsettling  :(

Going back to Protestantism? Have a safe journey!

Look Mike, you jumping to conclusions again? I know you don't care for the salvation of my soul, and wish for me to leave Orthodoxy,  I just meant I'll probably go under Antioch, I need to pray, on this, I love my Greek Church, and I doubt most even know this is going on in Occupied Palestine. I need to pray and think about it. Never said I'm going back to Protestantism, I'd rather lose all beliefs before going back there. You should be more kind Mike, it seems Oc.Net has a "hate newcomers" hater like attitude. glad in my local area, that I wasn't treated like this at my Greek Church.
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Faith Issues / Re: Struggling with Faith after Finding out Child is Ill
« Last post by OrthoDisco on Yesterday at 10:37:54 AM »
While my children are all healthy, 2 of them are special needs, and we were tested to the brink with one of them in the past. Ive been angry at God, angry at other people with "normal" children (yes that seems horrible to say), angry at myself and my husband, angry that my dreams for my kids were no longer reality, stressed out and depressed... and on and on. If I may - I don't believe that God doesn't give us more than we can handle, and I think there is a potential danger to thinking this way because then we are tempted to believe we should be able to buck-up and pull ourselves up by the bootstraps. After all,  God must think I can handle all this.
BUT - But its the world that is so broken, and there are difficult things that happen that should never have been, were never meant to have been.
What happens when we realize we're out of our depth? -  that is when we have no choice but to fall at His feet, and lay the truth bare, and rely on Him like little children who can do nothing for themselves... because that's really what we are. Life is cruel, its hard, its painful. But He is our wine and oil on the wounds.
My heart goes out to you. Smother that baby with love, and tell your wife how thankful you are for her even if she starts yelling at you. I worry that you say you are fighting every day. We've been there too.  I want to warn you to be careful not emotionally abandon each other, as can be a temptation because of the stress. Im also so encouraged and happy by the fact that you have a big family. Stay close and in love as a family, and in Christ, so that when your children are grown up they will continue to a part of each other's lives.
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Really the only way I'd agree would be if you are speaking of how such reading would give someone a false sense of their abilities. But, I think St Ignatius Brianchaninov was talking sense when he said that, if you did not have a spiritual father (which were rare then, and presumably now), that people should definitely turn to books for guidance. I would agree that most of it will go in one eye and out the nostril, but maybe some things will get stuck, and after many mistakes perhaps the person will remember it.

Why exactly asking others for advice will result in bad advice and reading books will  result in good advice? How do you know all books are good and worth reading?


Not books but actually doing what books fantasize about.
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Christian News / Re: Curses, magic, numerology, Harry Potter, and Orthodoxy
« Last post by WPM on Yesterday at 10:29:55 AM »
Whenever I try to socialize and interact it has a opposite effect.
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Yes, maybe they feel like they have separate interests from their flock and have gotten into church politics and international politics. IF their flock is largely Arab and the hierarchs are largely Greek, how else to explain this salary news?
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This is a bridge too far, Idk if I can remain in a Greek Church in good conscious, if this is going on by the Greek Heirarchs to our Arab brothers, and sisters. what the point to doing this? The Muslim will gain converts by saying that they preserve Arab culture to the Palestinian Orthodox Christians, while saying that the Greeks are hostile to it. Lord have mercy! I love the Greeks in my local Church, but being in communion with heirarchs like this is unsettling  :(

Going back to Protestantism? Have a safe journey!

I'm in communion with you Mike and as unpleasant as I find you, I haven't left.  SOT77 didn't say anything about going back to Protestantism.  Do you just assume that any objection to the action of Orthodox hierarchs means becoming Protestant?
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It says his salary is stopped, but not that he is deposed or removed from his see or offices, right?
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This is a bridge too far, Idk if I can remain in a Greek Church in good conscious, if this is going on by the Greek Heirarchs to our Arab brothers, and sisters. what the point to doing this? The Muslim will gain converts by saying that they preserve Arab culture to the Palestinian Orthodox Christians, while saying that the Greeks are hostile to it. Lord have mercy! I love the Greeks in my local Church, but being in communion with heirarchs like this is unsettling  :(

I think the Antiochians are not in communion with the JP hierarchs over the Qatar dispute. So you can jon Antiochians church in America if you really feel that strongly.
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Other Topics / Re: The Sports Thread
« Last post by WPM on Yesterday at 08:24:36 AM »
Its enough College Football to run the numbers for sports betting.
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