Well then, that sheds an interesting light on the subject, IMO.
Some (many) consider this heretical. I do not. As with RCOCR and the rest of Eo before the re-union I think it is almost exclusively a difference in translation and a split that happened due to the political environment of the time vis a vis the Byzantine Empire and those outside its borders.\It is surprises me that someone being converted through ROCOR holds this opinion.
I doubt that I am the only one. Wholeheartedly I doubt that!
that's funny - very much a stereotype - as much as it may be deserved in some aspects. yes, i spent an entire month plus more - all of lent. i came from a vague Christian commune in santa cruz ca where i had gone from nj. i looked in a directory of intentional Christian communities because i had already given up on mainstream Christian congregationalism. I pricked either the radical prot Hitturites in Caanada and the Orthodox intentional community in the US southeast. I spent the entire of lent there. By the end of it, at pascha, i went outside of the Church and to go to the bathroom - i Looked up at the sky - i saw the stars, i had heard40 days of Orthodox prayers and hymnody and I said, well, if this isn't Christianity, then there is no Christianity.
That was that. Based on the same concept of inter-communion verses con-celebration i went back to NJ and decided to be chrismated in an OCA Church since for us philly folks it was one one of the only english speaking relatively traditional Churches in the area. Even at the very very very ROCOR place I had stayed for lent it was said that well, the OO churches are we... and then there was silence and then, well... they have a questionable place in Orthodoxy. I never considered going to an OO church and actually, until recently there wasn't one in my area. I went to the Church I found, and loved it and loved the people. Most of the folks who go to our EO Church now also go to the OO Church for annual saints day festival.
We have a good relationship and several of the founding members of the OO Church nearby came to our EO Church for years before there was enough to support to create an OO Church in our area.
I dunno - especially considering that ROCOR was in a very similar situation regarding the majority of EO that it would be so weird to proceed with the concept of differentiating between inter-communion and con-celebration?(Edit to fix quote tags. Salpy)