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Offline Melodist

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Re: Orthodox view of the Armed Forces
« Reply #225 on: April 18, 2012, 05:12:08 PM »
In addition to our tradition of military saints including the likes of Ss George, Demetrios, Theodore, Maurice, Martin (who actually left the military to better serve Christ but we get the word "chaplain" from the priest who would the relic of his cape into battle), the fact that we have Orthodox chaplains (see the link I posted earlier for an example of one), and the prayers and blessings that we have for Orthodox Christians in military service, I found a couple of passages in a couple Orthodox catechisms that may be of some use.
St. Demetrius did not leave the army. I don't think St. George did either. Or St. Maurice for that matter. They left the emperor's army when they were martyred. (Wait, maybe the parenthetical reference was just for St. Martin. Okay.)

It was.
And FWIW, these are our Fathers too, you know.

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Re: Orthodox view of the Armed Forces
« Reply #226 on: April 18, 2012, 10:27:22 PM »
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Re: Orthodox view of the Armed Forces
« Reply #227 on: April 18, 2012, 11:06:53 PM »
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