Author Topic: Tension with Parents about Orthodoxy  (Read 938 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline StGeorge

  • High Elder
  • ******
  • Posts: 714
  • St. George
Tension with Parents about Orthodoxy
« on: September 26, 2010, 09:25:25 PM »
Could you please pray that my parents let up and stop seeing my conversion to Orthodoxy ("Eastern Rite" as they call it) as something misguided I should feel guilty or ashamed about? 

They seem to think that someone from the Catholic school I attended converted me to the "Eastern Rite."  They can't fathom why I became Orthodox after studying Catholic theology at university.

Thanks!

 

Offline ialmisry

  • There's nothing John of Damascus can't answer
  • Strategos
  • ******************
  • Posts: 39,586
Re: Tension with Parents about Orthodoxy
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2010, 09:40:03 PM »
Lord have mercy!
Question a friend, perhaps he did not do it; but if he did anything so that he may do it no more.
A hasty quarrel kindles fire,
and urgent strife sheds blood.
If you blow on a spark, it will glow;
if you spit on it, it will be put out;
                           and both come out of your mouth

Offline Alveus Lacuna

  • Taxiarches
  • **********
  • Posts: 7,108
  • Faith: Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: OCA
Re: Tension with Parents about Orthodoxy
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2010, 10:30:11 PM »
Lord, have mercy.

Remember to honor your parents and love them with all of your heart "so that your days may be long and that it may go well with you." This commandment comes with a blessing. Be a blessing to your parents, and perhaps they will understand in time.

Offline mike

  • Stratopedarches
  • **************
  • Posts: 22,594
Re: Tension with Parents about Orthodoxy
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2010, 08:17:44 AM »
Lord, have mercy!
Hyperdox Herman, Eastern Orthodox Christian News - fb, Eastern Orthodox Christian News - tt

not everything I typed before [insert current date] may reflect my current views on the subject

Offline Heorhij

  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 8,576
    • Mississippi University for Women
Re: Tension with Parents about Orthodoxy
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2010, 08:29:33 AM »
Lord, have mercy!

It's a difficult situation, I know.
Love never fails.

Offline IXOYE

  • Site Supporter
  • OC.net guru
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,112
Re: Tension with Parents about Orthodoxy
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2010, 12:58:32 PM »
Lord have mercy!

Offline biro

  • Elevator lady, levitate me
  • Site Supporter
  • Hoplitarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 17,705
Re: Tension with Parents about Orthodoxy
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2010, 02:41:48 PM »
Lord, have mercy.

Online PeterTheAleut

  • The Right Blowhard Peter the Furtive of Yetts O'Muckhart
  • Section Moderator
  • Hypatos
  • *****
  • Posts: 35,384
  • Lord, have mercy on the Christians in Mosul!
  • Faith: Orthodox Christian
  • Jurisdiction: Orthodox Church in America
Re: Tension with Parents about Orthodoxy
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2010, 01:45:43 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
Not all who wander are lost.