As far as I understand, Eucharistic Adoration, where the Eucharist is reserved in a tabernacle or monstrance specifically to be worshiped and prayed to (spending time with Jesus) is not practiced in the East. I think that I have heard Fr. Ambrose state that Eastern Christians should, rather, pray in front of icons.
Peace from God in the name of His Son Christ Jesus our Savior ... Amen
I do not know all the abbreviations you have identified as your "brothers and sisters in Christ". Is it to much to ask that you write them out for clarity?
I am what is 'referred to' as OO on this forum (Oriental Orthodox).
That designation actually means absolutely nothing to me since the real truth is that we are all 'Orthodox'. We just need to stop arguing with each other over matters that does not edify Gods great commission to 'preach and teach the Gosple of Jesus Christ to ALL the world'.
St Paul taught us to "be of one mind"
and "Above ALL things to love one another".
If we simply apply the above commandments we are all one faith and one Universal (Catholic), Apostolic Church of God.
The fact that our fathers have left us void of application of the above commandments is in itself a fall from true Apostolic order.
Our fathers argued over the nature of Christ, Who is the head of all the whole Church on earth, and the various doctrines and canons that came from these matters. While all this was going on our fathers failed to see that the meer fact that these arguments took place brought sin on the House of God which is The Church. It mattered not who was right or who was wrong or both. We see the results has created the rift in the faithful, scattered the flock of God, estranged the communion etc, etc.. This is sin!
Chalcedon produced only losers.
The Split between Rome and Constantinople produced only losers?
Any kind of split producers losers. Especially since the key to being a winner is to 'maintain' Oneness.
I use the terms 'winner' and 'loser' as a matter of speaking.
"One bad apple spoils the whole bunch."
I donot know where that saying comes from but it is very appropriate.
If any of the above produced a "winner" than the there would be NO division of any kind.
The Lord teaches "a house divided can not stand".
Christ Church is One house. If it is divided than NOBODY stands.
Too often we are driven by ego. Our fathers included.
We can not rebel against what is wrong with certain aspects of our fathers as an answer or resolve. Resolve is met by perservering...NOT neglecting (Luther and his kind could not understand this).
What we can do with each other is BE as our fathers 'should' be amongst themselves.
We can cherish our common faith forsaking everything and all things that could cause us to loose our oneness...this is a gift of the Holy Spirit to The Church that we are all bound together no matter what. Christ Church is not scattered, split, divided, or anythng like this. These issues are the product of man.
I spend time on this forum posting on issues that are far from what I thought in the begining this forum would present. I am not happy about that.
I am happy however that I am dialoging with my brothers and sisters in Christ openly in ways I never had before. I have been hurt and offended many times on this forum (I am sure I have dished out the same in some way to some person). But I have also gained a great sense of community of the 'One Church of Christ'. That is well worth the pain I have suffered to date.
I have agained a intimate knowledge of all or our communitiies. Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox.
You know; I realized that me and my brothers (blood family) do not have the same approach to life or share the same belief on things and over the years have faught over too much and too little. But we are still 'one family' who loves each other and are always there for each other.....various people albeit bearing one burden which is our family.
Maybe this is unity?
Maybe our differences define us and are thus the 'spectrumology' of our oneness our unbroken union?
I am open to this hope that we are one faith undivided.
I hope that is your view......all of our view.