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Offline LinkedDestroyer

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I saw a thread from about 3-4 years ago asking the same thing, but I wanted to ask again since there are likely many new people here since then. I am curious as to what convinced you of Oriental Orthodoxy over Eastern Orthodoxy?

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Re: Converts to Oriental Orthodoxy, what brought you to the faith?
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2016, 12:58:34 PM »
Nothing. It's just the parish where I was called to be Orthodox is Coptic. There  was a time years ago I'd been convinced the Coptic tradition was purer orthodoxy. Now as far as I'm concerned there are parishes on both sides of the split that do better and worse jobs of manifesting the church, teaching well, engaging tabd serving the world around the parish. As far as I'm concerned, what matters is being part of a local community where you can be nourished, have community, serve, and be faithful to orthodoxy. It doesn't matter to me which side of the split that's on. I venerate st Severus, st dioscorus, st Timothy, but if the eo consider them to be in error, that to me is a disagreement over the historical fact of what they taught, not a disagreement about the faitg we agree on today.

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Re: Converts to Oriental Orthodoxy, what brought you to the faith?
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2016, 02:20:53 PM »
I wanted to be Orthodox. I followed the path that God opened up to me and am convinced that OO is the Orthodox Church, and that the EO is also the Orthodox Church. But I prefer the traditional OO language.
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Re: Converts to Oriental Orthodoxy, what brought you to the faith?
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2016, 06:51:00 PM »
A picture of a Syriac Orthodox bishop in the Eyewitness Travel Guides edition on Jerusalem (first edition).

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Re: Converts to Oriental Orthodoxy, what brought you to the faith?
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2016, 08:51:20 PM »
A picture of a Syriac Orthodox bishop in the Eyewitness Travel Guides edition on Jerusalem (first edition).
I love the fact this so dissertable thread is exactly the one where you decided to be brief. Not being ironic, your posts are the best in this site.  ;D
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Re: Converts to Oriental Orthodoxy, what brought you to the faith?
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2016, 09:12:30 PM »
I wanted to be Orthodox. I followed the path that God opened up to me and am convinced that OO is the Orthodox Church, and that the EO is also the Orthodox Church. But I prefer the traditional OO language.
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The term planet earth is an innovation which has arisen in recent centuries with the error of heliocentrism.

If one wants to confess a pure doctrine of Orthodoxy, they should be careful not to refer to the earth as a planet, unlike the current Pope as well as Patriarch Kirill and Patriarch Bartholomew, who regularly speak in error when they refer to our planet earth.