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Offline mabsoota

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orthodox church in portugal
« on: February 24, 2015, 12:30:53 PM »
hi all,
does anyone have any experience of going to orthodox churches in portugal?

there is a list of churches here:
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,47856.msg831260.html#msg831260

i may visit porto in the spring and so would like to go to church.

can anyone direct me to where i can learn relevant phrases?

i suspect that 'may i pray here?' and 'Lord have mercy' will not be in the phrase book that i will buy nearer the time!
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(i have read the thread about the various schisms and am only interested in visiting a church
in communion with other orthodox churches)

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Re: orthodox church in portugal
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2015, 12:53:31 PM »
Fr. Ivan Moody (yes, the British Composer) is the rector of Greek parish in Lisbon (yes, he and his family live there).  But I think he said that the majority of his parishioners are actually Russian.  Maybe Greek/Slavonic/Portuguese is used?

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Re: orthodox church in portugal
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2015, 01:28:35 PM »
tem misericórdia is Lord have mercy.
"If only a man desired it for a single day from morning till night, he would be able to come to the measure of God." (Abba Alonius)

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Re: orthodox church in portugal
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2015, 02:23:36 PM »
Fr. Ivan messaged me and said you can contact him.

His FB e-mail is ivanmoody at gee male (deliberately misspelling in case of any bots/hackers.  I hope it's obvious).  Let me know if this helps.  He says there are both Greek and Russian parishes in Oporto.

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Re: orthodox church in portugal
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2015, 03:56:27 PM »
thanks a lot. so do you think he will be in touch with the priests in the porto area?
your misspelling is obvious, i can work it out
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