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Re: Going to Convert
« Reply #45 on: August 21, 2010, 04:36:32 PM »
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My real name isn't Vzldrb, but it's a name I made up for myself :P My real, actual name is Richard Henry. I wonder what it'll be changed too.... (It's such a Germanic name for a Slav... haha)

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Re: Going to Convert
« Reply #46 on: August 22, 2010, 02:45:55 PM »
There are WRO Saints called Henry and Richard, so it shouldn't be a problem. I know one Priest named Henry.
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Re: Going to Convert
« Reply #47 on: August 22, 2010, 02:57:56 PM »
There are WRO Saints called Henry and Richard, so it shouldn't be a problem. I know one Priest named Henry.
Ah, but i'm not WRO :)
Also, in yopur sig, is that Russian for "save Belarus" ?

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Re: Going to Convert
« Reply #48 on: August 22, 2010, 03:00:35 PM »
As far as your Priest isn't an extremely close-minded cradle folk culture animator he should take it into account.

1st It's Belarusian, not Russian. 2nd It means "Long live Belarus!". ;)
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Re: Going to Convert
« Reply #49 on: August 22, 2010, 03:17:46 PM »
As far as your Priest isn't an extremely close-minded cradle folk culture animator he should take it into account.

1st It's Belarusian, not Russian. 2nd It means "Long live Belarus!". ;)

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Re: Going to Convert
« Reply #50 on: August 22, 2010, 03:24:32 PM »
There are WRO Saints called Henry and Richard, so it shouldn't be a problem. I know one Priest named Henry.
mike, Why would you make a distinction by identifying WRO Saints? Either they're Orthodox saints or they aren't. They may be known better in the west, and that's perfectly acceptable. That even happens amongst the Eastern rite jurisdictions. I know exactly what you mean, and I'm just trying to avoid wording that has the potential of suggesting that "WRO Saints" are not the same as Eastern rite saints.
BTW, I know a priest named Geoffrey.

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Re: Going to Convert
« Reply #51 on: August 22, 2010, 03:27:47 PM »
OK, sorry. I understand and, frankly, share your point.

On the other hand there are many Priests in Poland that don't use their baptismal names in secular life because their official names aren't the names of the Saints or their parents and they are not aware that Saints with such names existed.

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Re: Going to Convert
« Reply #52 on: August 22, 2010, 03:35:22 PM »
I will. I was given a book by Father, and it was very good... It was called "Father Arseny". I read it in 3 days.

This sunday will be my third Sunday i've gone to Divine Liturgy.

If I may offer more book recommendations (assuming you haven't read them already): The Way of a Pilgrim and The Orthodox Way :)

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Re: Going to Convert
« Reply #53 on: August 22, 2010, 03:46:11 PM »
OK, sorry. I understand and, frankly, share your point.

On the other hand there are many Priests in Poland that don't use their baptismal names in secular life because their official names aren't the names of the Saints or their parents and they are not aware that Saints with such names existed.


That's very much the case here in North America, converts taking on new names even though they have already been given (and perhaps even baptized with) that are perfectly acceptable. It's just that saints of the West are less likely to be known, even here as eastern roots are so dominant. In fact, according to OrthodoxWiki, St David of Wales "was baptised by the Irish monk St. Elvis." I still haven't met a contemporary Orthodox Christian named Elvis!

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Re: Going to Convert
« Reply #54 on: August 23, 2010, 02:16:35 AM »
The discussion about different usage of letters in Cyrillic alphabets was moved here.
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Re: Going to Convert
« Reply #55 on: August 23, 2010, 05:31:31 PM »
I have a problem which I need help. I grew up Protestant, After college, I joined an Evangelical Orthodox church (EOC) Recently, My wife and I moved to Texas. She likes the Baptist church we attend. I'm uncomfortable. I love Orthodoxy. The clostest church(Greek) is 45 minutes away and my wife won't go. S :-\he does go to the Baptist church occasionally(when she feels okay)The more I go to the Baptist church the more I feel estranged. I understand the importance and life in the Eucharist. Help.            
            

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Re: Going to Convert
« Reply #56 on: August 23, 2010, 08:30:39 PM »
I have a problem which I need help. I grew up Protestant, After college, I joined an Evangelical Orthodox church (EOC) Recently, My wife and I moved to Texas. She likes the Baptist church we attend. I'm uncomfortable. I love Orthodoxy. The clostest church(Greek) is 45 minutes away and my wife won't go. S :-\he does go to the Baptist church occasionally(when she feels okay)The more I go to the Baptist church the more I feel estranged. I understand the importance and life in the Eucharist. Help.            
            

Why is this here?
More importantly, i think it is most important that you find a true orthodox church... I have never heard of "Evangelical orthodox" before, but i am a newbie.

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Re: Going to Convert
« Reply #57 on: August 23, 2010, 08:48:41 PM »
I have a problem which I need help. I grew up Protestant, After college, I joined an Evangelical Orthodox church (EOC) Recently, My wife and I moved to Texas. She likes the Baptist church we attend. I'm uncomfortable. I love Orthodoxy. The clostest church(Greek) is 45 minutes away and my wife won't go. S :-\he does go to the Baptist church occasionally(when she feels okay)The more I go to the Baptist church the more I feel estranged. I understand the importance and life in the Eucharist. Help.            
            

Why is this here?
More importantly, i think it is most important that you find a true orthodox church... I have never heard of "Evangelical orthodox" before, but i am a newbie.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evangelical_Orthodox_Church

Some of them joined the canonical EOC via the Antiochian Archdiocese. So it would be fair to say that they are "true Evangelical Orthodox" (at least from the mainstream Byzantine perspective).

On the other hand, some of them refused the union and maintained as the "Evangelical Orthodox Church".

So while you were incorrect in assuming that they don't exist, it is true that such a group may or may not be part the "true orthodox church".
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Re: Going to Convert
« Reply #58 on: August 23, 2010, 09:20:29 PM »
I have a problem which I need help. I grew up Protestant, After college, I joined an Evangelical Orthodox church (EOC) Recently, My wife and I moved to Texas. She likes the Baptist church we attend. I'm uncomfortable. I love Orthodoxy. The clostest church(Greek) is 45 minutes away and my wife won't go. S :-\he does go to the Baptist church occasionally(when she feels okay)The more I go to the Baptist church the more I feel estranged. I understand the importance and life in the Eucharist. Help.            
            

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Re: Going to Convert
« Reply #59 on: August 24, 2010, 08:33:08 PM »
I have a problem which I need help. I grew up Protestant, After college, I joined an Evangelical Orthodox church (EOC) Recently, My wife and I moved to Texas. She likes the Baptist church we attend. I'm uncomfortable. I love Orthodoxy. The clostest church(Greek) is 45 minutes away and my wife won't go. S :-\he does go to the Baptist church occasionally(when she feels okay)The more I go to the Baptist church the more I feel estranged. I understand the importance and life in the Eucharist. Help.            
            


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Re: Going to Convert
« Reply #60 on: August 26, 2010, 08:38:11 PM »
I have a problem which I need help. I grew up Protestant, After college, I joined an Evangelical Orthodox church (EOC) Recently, My wife and I moved to Texas. She likes the Baptist church we attend. I'm uncomfortable. I love Orthodoxy. The clostest church(Greek) is 45 minutes away and my wife won't go. S :-\he does go to the Baptist church occasionally(when she feels okay)The more I go to the Baptist church the more I feel estranged. I understand the importance and life in the Eucharist. Help.            
            


Hi Puddleglum, and welcome! It's preferable that your wife can come with you to Church, but it's not essential. Have you discussed your concerns with her? Perhaps you can alternate Sundays between going to the Baptists with her and going to the Orthodox church, with her or by yourself (as she chooses). 45 minutes is not a terribly long drive- some folks drive longer than that going to work every day. Good luck and may God aid you in your worthy search.

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Re: Going to Convert
« Reply #61 on: August 27, 2010, 09:36:15 AM »
Puddleglum,

Those of us who live in Texas and are Orthodox are used to traveling long distance to get to Church. I travel 55miles one way every Sunday and major feast days. I am actually 55 miles either North to a Greek Orthodox Church in Waco or 55 Miles south to An tiochian Orthodox Church. My city of  does not have an Orthodox Church at all. It will be tough for your wife to pass all thoses Texas Baptist Churches however if she goes with you to an Orthodox Church. We pass7 on the way to our church every7 Sunday, luckily we never had any interest in being Baptist.

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