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If we hate them, why are we sending missionaries to rebuild the Church of Albania?http://www.orthodoxalbania.org/English/MainMenu.html
As to the OP, the Albanians were spread all over the Balkans, and hence in the way of a lot of Balkan nationalisms. That most converted to Islam has also been a problem.
If we hate them, why are we sending missionaries to rebuild the Church of Albania?
Quote from: ozgeorge on February 17, 2010, 05:52:20 AMIf we hate them, why are we sending missionaries to rebuild the Church of Albania?http://www.orthodoxalbania.org/English/MainMenu.htmlReparations to what was done to them before?
The experience of the Albanian Orthodox is unique among all other groups in one significant respect: the liturgical services of the Church had never been celebrated in the language of the Albanian people, this despite the fact that Christianity had penetrated into ancient Illyria from the second century. Throughout Albanian history almost without exception, Greek bishops had controlled the Albanian Orthodox Church, and all liturgical services were conducted in Greek. Perhaps because of this, Albania therefore eventually became divided between Orthodox and Catholics and, with the Ottoman conquest, between Christians and Muslims. In total numbers, Orthodox have historically comprised 20% of the Albanian population…The first Albanian-language liturgy was celebrated in the early part of the 20th century not in Albania, but in Massachusetts.
Why do so many ethnic groups hate Albanians? It seems like the Serbs, Greeks, and even the Bulgarians have a beef with them over something. Why was the Greek Orthodox Church so dead set against setting up an autocephalous Albanian Church way back when?Why can't they all just get along?
I like Albanians, especially their women, they are hot!
Hey, I don't hand out 9.5s to just anyone!
I don't see a problem today within Orthodox Christianity about our fellow Orthodox Christian Albanians. The Holy Orthodox Churches have rejoiced at the phenomenal rebirth of the Albanian Orthodox Church. It's the Moslem Albanians who stole Kosovo with whom many of us have a problem.
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