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Offline mike

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Metr. Jonah on Western Rite
« on: January 12, 2011, 03:51:39 PM »
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"We are a single community of Orthodox Christians, and we are the local Church in Dallas, the local Church in Northeast Texas. It doesn't matter that we have all these various administrative jurisdictions, ultimately, because we gather together as one Body, to pray with one mind and one heart, to celebrate the same Eucharist, to come to the same chalice. It doesn't matter if we are Eastern Rite or Western Rite, doesn't matter the language in the service is, but...we are one Church. We are one local Church, and I might add, we are one indigenous Church."

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Re: Metr. Jonah on Western Rite
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2011, 04:29:19 PM »
I remember reading this a while back.  Such a fantastic attitude.  Thanks for sharing it Michael!

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Re: Metr. Jonah on Western Rite
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2011, 04:35:08 PM »
It'd be nice to see that statement put into action :-), but I guess the hoped for influx from the ACNA never happened...
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Re: Metr. Jonah on Western Rite
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2011, 05:30:50 PM »
It'd be nice to see that statement put into action :-), but I guess the hoped for influx from the ACNA never happened...

Which is very unfortunate. I love the ACNA, and would probably be in it if I hadn't found Orthodoxy.

Still, Vladyka Jonah's comments are beautiful. I hope to live to see them become an administrative reality.
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Re: Metr. Jonah on Western Rite
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2011, 06:26:16 PM »
It'd be nice to see that statement put into action :-), but I guess the hoped for influx from the ACNA never happened...
Well, his Beatitude did say they would have to give up the heresy of Calvinism.
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Re: Metr. Jonah on Western Rite
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2011, 08:26:36 PM »
It'd be nice to see that statement put into action :-), but I guess the hoped for influx from the ACNA never happened...
Well, his Beatitude did say they would have to give up the heresy of Calvinism.
...which, for most of them, is dogma.
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Re: Metr. Jonah on Western Rite
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2011, 09:57:36 PM »
It'd be nice to see that statement put into action :-), but I guess the hoped for influx from the ACNA never happened...
Well, his Beatitude did say they would have to give up the heresy of Calvinism.
...which, for most of them, is dogma.
It is for us too, just heretical dogma.
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