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« on: June 15, 2013, 08:25:13 PM »

How can you tell if you need an exorcism?  Please give an Orthodox answer not a run-of-the-mill American answer.

Also,  if you frequently get sick from taking Communion, is that always a bad thing?
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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2013, 08:46:18 PM »

How can you tell if you need an exorcism?  Please give an Orthodox answer not a run-of-the-mill American answer.

Also,  if you frequently get sick from taking Communion, is that always a bad thing?

1. Ask a Priest or Bishop

Try to push back a little and see what happens. Drink some Holy Water every day and use it liberally around your home , especially where you sleep.
Put an icon under your pillow of the Theotokos or favorite Saint. Fast a little harder, pray a little more. Demons dont like that sort of thing especially Holy Water.

If symptoms persist then ask for an exorcism but make sure it is someone who has done one or two before. You may need to travel to a Monastery to find someone.

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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2013, 09:04:00 PM »

How can you tell if you need an exorcism? 

  Can you see yourself in a mirror?  Do fans start spinning in the opposite directions?  And the most obvious- do you find yourself liking Obama?

 Sorry, I just had to.  Seriously though, I Marc's on the right track.
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2013, 09:47:27 PM »

How can you tell if you need an exorcism?  Please give an Orthodox answer not a run-of-the-mill American answer.

Also,  if you frequently get sick from taking Communion, is that always a bad thing?

Well, I don't know you, but my first instinct is to tell you not simply to consult a priest, but specifically to ask for the opportunity to make a good confession.  St Paul warns the Corinthians that many of them at the time were becoming ill because of an unworthy participation in Holy Communion, and it's certainly possible for Communion to be, in a sense, "harmful" to us if we are not properly prepared.  So try to make a good and thorough confession, receive Communion, and follow your priest's advice regarding this issue.  He'll probably want to talk to you and ask about your life and lifestyle, your spirituality, etc., and he'll probably recommend something along the lines of what Marc wrote.  If there's more to it, he'll know what to do, or at least he'll know whom to consult.  It's generally not a good idea for us to try and diagnose ourselves, especially if it might be something as serious as diabolic activity.     
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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2013, 10:13:59 PM »

How can you tell if you need an exorcism?  

  Can you see yourself in a mirror?  Do fans start spinning in the opposite directions?  And the most obvious- do you find yourself liking Obama?

 Sorry, I just had to.  Seriously though, I Marc's on the right track.

It was Bush Cheney who were in bed with a demon, the reason that Cheney shot his hunting partner was he was possesed. Roll Eyes

Yes Marc is right, ask your priest or just look up one in the phone book for Orthodox or Catholic if you are not part of a church or would rather speak anonymously at first.
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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2013, 08:20:07 AM »

Sounds like you have a few concerns. I am not an expert in demon possession, but I believe it would be something very obvious that you yourself would not have control over. You would not ask because the demon would not allow you to expose him. That being said it doesn't mean one cannot be tempted by a demon in serious way, but that's not possession.

How do you get sick from Communion? Assuming it's not just your impression, I would have a close look at this phenomenon. I can imagine many things, but since I don't know your own situation, I can't really say anything.
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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2013, 03:56:45 PM »

Hmm, really surprised no one said "Pray to God." Pray to God always. You cannot be possessed and a tabernacle of the Holy Spirit at the same time.
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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2013, 08:52:35 AM »

How can you tell if you need an exorcism?  Please give an Orthodox answer not a run-of-the-mill American answer.
Ask your priest

Also,  if you frequently get sick from taking Communion, is that always a bad thing?
Are you allergic to gluten? Wiki says "Gluten sensitivity (also gluten intolerance) is a spectrum of disorders, including celiac disease and wheat allergy, in which gluten has an adverse effect on the body."

This is a debated subject and I for one believe you don't eat bread while receiving Communion. There is nothing in that cup besides the precious life giving Body and Blood of our Lord. With that I would say resort back to the default and talk to your priest. If you are in an area that doesn't have a priest, the saying goes, when in doubt do what the Church Fathers did (you'd have to research what they did with this matter because I don't know the answer).
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« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2013, 09:58:08 AM »

Demons are real.

However, blaming demonic possession for your fears, shortcomings and mistakes in life may be nothing more than an excuse in your own mind. Succumbing to temptation is a common everyday thing; but documented demonic possession is exceptionally rare.

Seriously, talk to a priest and pray.

On a lighter note, read this: http://stories.donignacio.com/51waystotellifyourepossessedbydemons.html
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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2013, 05:59:14 PM »

In Orthodox teaching, this is best handled by asking a priest.

Tell the priest all of your symptoms.   

I do remember a priest that said "many who think they are possessed, are just weighed down by their sins and in need of confession".   

I could see his point, as being trapped in some sins can make some people wonder if they are possessed.
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« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2013, 08:36:44 PM »

In Orthodox teaching, this is best handled by asking a priest.

Tell the priest all of your symptoms.   

I do remember a priest that said "many who think they are possessed, are just weighed down by their sins and in need of confession".   

I could see his point, as being trapped in some sins can make some people wonder if they are possessed.

QFT indeed. 
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