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Re: Countries that have not been Evangelized
« Reply #45 on: December 12, 2016, 11:31:07 AM »
Some Middle East countries like Saudi Arabia, for sure, although hardcore ones with obscure Orthodox presence like Qatar, Yemen and the UAE have churches.
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Re: Countries that have not been Evangelized
« Reply #46 on: December 13, 2016, 06:37:20 PM »
How about the Himalayan countries (Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, et al)?

They likely have neither. Maybe apart from Nepal, I vaguely remember having read something about a mission in there or something like that.

Eritrea maybe as well? Monaco, san marino?

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Re: Countries that have not been Evangelized
« Reply #47 on: December 13, 2016, 06:52:48 PM »
How about the Himalayan countries (Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, et al)?

They likely have neither. Maybe apart from Nepal, I vaguely remember having read something about a mission in there or something like that.

Eritrea maybe as well? Monaco, san marino?

http://orthodoxnepal.org/

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Re: Countries that have not been Evangelized
« Reply #48 on: December 13, 2016, 07:33:52 PM »
I actually know quite a number from Nepal, I wouldn't mind being a missionary there.
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Re: Countries that have not been Evangelized
« Reply #49 on: December 13, 2016, 07:48:54 PM »
Some Middle East countries like Saudi Arabia, for sure, although hardcore ones with obscure Orthodox presence like Qatar, Yemen and the UAE have churches.

I knew that some of the Gulf states did, but Yemen!? That's a surprise.
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Re: Countries that have not been Evangelized
« Reply #50 on: December 13, 2016, 08:17:03 PM »
Some Middle East countries like Saudi Arabia, for sure, although hardcore ones with obscure Orthodox presence like Qatar, Yemen and the UAE have churches.

I knew that some of the Gulf states did, but Yemen!? That's a surprise.
Wikipedia mentions Russian and Ethiopian Orthodox presence there, but I'm not sure. Patriarch Kirill once visited it and the news don't mention anything about visitin churches there, strange. Maybe it's an embassy thing or something?

There seems to be Indian Orthodox presence there: https://www.facebook.com/St-Marys-Orthodox-Church-Sanaa-Yemen-372580149423606/
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Re: Countries that have not been Evangelized
« Reply #51 on: December 14, 2016, 11:54:50 AM »
I would consider Protestant and other mainstream Christian countries to be "evangelized", ie, they have the gospel.


The point of the thread is to discuss countries where no Orthodox Churches exist in any form. Whether or not Protestants "have the gospel" is irrelevant.
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Re: Countries that have not been Evangelized
« Reply #52 on: December 14, 2016, 11:58:12 AM »
I would consider Protestant and other mainstream Christian countries to be "evangelized", ie, they have the gospel.


The point of the thread is to discuss countries where no Orthodox Churches exist in any form. Whether or not Protestants "have the gospel" is irrelevant.

Perhaps it would be good to agree on what "evangelise" means in this thread.  I'm not sure I would agree that it comes down to having at least one Orthodox church in a given place, but neither would I agree that "Protestant and other mainstream Christian countries" are "evangelised". 
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Re: Countries that have not been Evangelized
« Reply #53 on: December 14, 2016, 12:54:52 PM »
I would consider Protestant and other mainstream Christian countries to be "evangelized", ie, they have the gospel.


The point of the thread is to discuss countries where no Orthodox Churches exist in any form. Whether or not Protestants "have the gospel" is irrelevant.

Perhaps it would be good to agree on what "evangelise" means in this thread.  I'm not sure I would agree that it comes down to having at least one Orthodox church in a given place, but neither would I agree that "Protestant and other mainstream Christian countries" are "evangelised".

Good point.  No place would be "fully evangelized" in my view until every person in it were acquainted with Orthodoxy and had the chance to accept or reject it according to their free will.
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