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Offline Tallitot

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« on: June 09, 2004, 03:20:50 AM »
Hi all...my name is David, I'm 43, live in VA. I have been lurking this board fo ra couple of weeks now, gettting the feel of it.
I'm currently Episcopalian, interested in Eastern liturgy and spirituality. I'm also interested in monasticism and the desert fathers; I thought learning more about Eastern Christianity might  help me understand the ancient fathers. Don't be surprised if I bug y'all to death w/ questions ???!
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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2004, 03:54:03 AM »
Greetings and many welcomes to the forum!

You will find many here who were/are in your shoes I am sure.  

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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2004, 05:25:06 AM »
Welcome to the board David, from a former Episcopalian. Bring on the questions!
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2004, 06:56:13 AM »
Welcome indeed, from a former Plymouth Brother.
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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2004, 07:08:32 AM »
Hi all...my name is David, I'm 43, live in VA. I have been lurking this board fo ra couple of weeks now, gettting the feel of it.
I'm currently Episcopalian, interested in Eastern liturgy and spirituality. I'm also interested in monasticism and the desert fathers; I thought learning more about Eastern Christianity might  help me understand the ancient fathers. Don't be surprised if I bug y'all to death w/ questions ???!

Welcome, Crucifer.

Beware of the answers you obtain here. You might be better off learning about Eastern Christianity through books.

One would be wise to double check and verify any information he gets on this or any other web site.
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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2004, 08:04:53 AM »
Welcome, Crucifer.

Beware of the answers you obtain here. You might be better off learning about Eastern Christianity through books.

One would be wise to double check and verify any information he gets on this or any other web site.

Good advice..I am reading The Orthodox Way (Kallistos Ware) and have visited a local Orthodox church- also feel that seeing how Orthodox actaully worship and live thier lives is as important as reading books and info from websites. ;)
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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2004, 12:29:16 PM »
I am reading The Orthodox Way (Kallistos Ware) and have visited a local Orthodox church- also feel that seeing how Orthodox actaully worship and live thier lives is as important as reading books and info from websites. ;)

EXCELLENT attitude; I think the best way, bar none, to learn about eastern spirituality is to attend services.  Also, I really like Way by HG Bp KALLISTOS.  It was the book that, more than any other, caused me to realize I needed to take the Church's claims seriously.

How do you like it so far?
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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2004, 04:47:02 PM »
welcome!  hope that the some of the discussions here don't scare you away from orthodoxy.  the arguments get heated up sometimes  :)

where in Virginia are you?
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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2004, 06:25:22 PM »
welcome!  hope that the some of the discussions here don't scare you away from orthodoxy.  the arguments get heated up sometimes  :)where in Virginia are you?

Richmond, and no heated discussions don't scare me so long as they remain civil :-*
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« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2004, 04:33:41 AM »
Richmond, and no heated discussions don't scare me so long as they remain civil :-*
Welcome, Crucifier
Richmond---excellent. We've other members here who worship in Richmond; perhaps you folks will meet up soon.

As to 'heated discussions' - good attitude; you'll have fun here.

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