This is my first post here, so hello..
I was born into and infant 'pour' baptized (in the name of the Trinity) in the RCC, and after speaking with my new Orthodox priest, he said that I would not need to be re-baptized. It seems his biggest concern was that I was baptized in the name of the trinity. He said I must go through a year of catechesis and then be Chrismated. I'm going to be obedient to his directives and I'm OK with that, but my concern was about my RCC baptism and not having been immersed (much less not trine immersion). I guess I was a little confused as to why I shouldn't/couldn't be re-baptized correctly?
The second concern is with the Eucharist. My heart says that Jesus is the good leaven and His body and blood are transformational to us, but it seems that if the Last Supper was a Passover celebration, Jesus certainly used unleavened bread. Again, everything in my SENSES feels like Jesus is rather the good leaven, but I guess I'm looking for scriptural proofs on using leavened bread for the Eucharist. It is indeed odd that the RCC uses unleavened bread, yet uses fermented wine (you'd think it would be 'unleavened & grape juice' or 'leavened & wine', as the Orthodox use). Again, is there some good scipture that shows leavened bread was intended?
BTW, I am very much looking forward to my first communion in the Orthodox Church. When I saw the scriptural backing for theosis, the proper (and scriptural) veneration of the Theotokos, the early use of icons, the much deeper meaning in the Divine Liturgy, and the scriptural meaning of heaven and hell (as opposed to the Dante's Inferno definition), I knew I had found the truth. The tipping point for me was the fact that the Orthodox don't ascribe to the RCC definition of "original sin", yet they (we) still baptize infants.
I am so glad I was directed to this forum. I'm looking forward to many inspirational coversations and can see this is a great place to learn about the Lord's church.
Blessings to all..