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Offline Shiny

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I want an online Orthodox Church
« on: August 12, 2011, 03:50:25 PM »
You know for those days where I am too lazy to get out of bed and I can wear my PJs and get on the computer an virtually be at Church.

I just have to figure out how Communion would work.
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Re: I want an online Orthodox Church
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2011, 03:53:31 PM »
You know for those days where I am too lazy to get out of bed and I can wear my PJs and get on the computer an virtually be at Church.

Shouldn't be too hard to create...  :angel:

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I just have to figure out how Communion would work.

Maybe you can ask your priest if you can take home some of the eucharist, like they did in the early days of the Church?

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Re: I want an online Orthodox Church
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2011, 03:53:55 PM »
I'm thinking you would be missing out on all the Sacraments.

Besides, the Church is a community.  

If not for yourself, get dressed and come to support the rest of us!  

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Re: I want an online Orthodox Church
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2011, 03:58:15 PM »
I'll admit the thread was tongue in cheek; I was just thinking about that Russian Patriachate thread where they made a site to refute media claims on the contrary, and someone said it's about time they caught up with the times.

Yes the sacraments would be a problem, I'm not sure how comfortable I would be at making confession via webcam...
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Re: I want an online Orthodox Church
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2011, 04:40:21 PM »
I'm thinking you would be missing out on all the Sacraments.

Besides, the Church is a community.  

If not for yourself, get dressed and come to support the rest of us!  

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I agree completely that the community of faithful is crucial. However, this idea has merits as it could be of use for those folks who are too far away or who cannot leave their home. It also could be a passive method of evangelization. I once read about how the windowless churches in Uganda were attracting converts from passers by. I think we would need a praying congregation, nice choir and chanters, and a good homilist.

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Re: I want an online Orthodox Church
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2011, 04:54:33 PM »
"Father, is this camera angle okay? Can you see my face? Oh, ****, my connection just went out, again. **** it."

Anything with computers ups the possibility of cursing by 500%. Let's not tempt fate here.  :D
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Re: I want an online Orthodox Church
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2011, 04:59:30 PM »
Is there ppl who go and visit shut ins and old ppl who cant get to the church and take them the cup and bread as well?? I guess thats what the priest does uh??

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Re: I want an online Orthodox Church
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2011, 05:30:51 PM »

Anything with computers ups the possibility of cursing by 500%. Let's not tempt fate here.  :D
I don't need computers to curse in front of my priest, unfortunately.  ::)

Is there ppl who go and visit shut ins and old ppl who cant get to the church and take them the cup and bread as well?? I guess thats what the priest does uh??
The priest does this. My priest has told me of little old ladies who adamantly keep the Eucharistic fast on the days they know he is coming even though it means they will not be able to take their medicine until after they commune.
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Re: I want an online Orthodox Church
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2011, 06:01:49 PM »
"Father, is this camera angle okay? Can you see my face? Oh, ****, my connection just went out, again. **** it."

Anything with computers ups the possibility of cursing by 500%. Let's not tempt fate here.  :D

Oh that wasn't a purple demon that was just a couple of viruses attacking my computer.
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