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Offline sprtslvr1973

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Re: Things you miss as a former Protestant
« Reply #315 on: February 05, 2012, 08:05:19 PM »
I really miss, and think it would be perfectly "OK" for Orthodox Christians to copy, the warm love and open arms of the Methodist churches of my childhood and 20s.
I also really like the Sunday evening fellowships (choir, Bible Study, etc). Our floating vespers at different churches around the city during Lent is fairly close. Wish we could do something like that throughout the year

While I hold many people of my former Methodist congregation dear to my heart, my experience has been the opposite of yours.  I marvel at the warmth and welcoming attitudes of our Greek Orthodox parish.  Truly, I have never felt so encouraged, loved and accepted.  I *think* that I posted on the thread quite awhile ago that all I struggled with was all of the new and foreign-to-me terminology.  I'm happy to report that I'm beginning to get it sorted out now!  ....thanks to my new Church family, who have been so supportive.

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Re: Things you miss as a former Protestant
« Reply #316 on: March 23, 2013, 01:08:22 PM »
When I accidently sin (especially in the form of being a jerk) being comforted with the notion of a mineral being purified by fire and the impuritys inevitably coming to the surface..I don't know that Ive directly heard/read this Biblical analogy from anyone since beginning my conversion to Orthodoxy...(It just happened - a heterodox person just tried to initiate a religious/Biblical discussion with me by asking me about my St. Xenia pin of wich he had a critical vibe and I warned him that he might not want to have this conversation with me as I might "bite his head off" but he insisted and I was quite blatant with him with an inevitable hint of anger.Now I feel guilty.)
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Re: Things you miss as a former Protestant
« Reply #317 on: April 29, 2015, 07:31:02 PM »
I'm going to resurrect this thread because this question has been on my mind lately.

I miss all my friends and people I knew from High School. When I left my "non-denominational" church, people though I was abandoning my faith and they stopped talking to me because I would have been a "bad influence." Then again, maybe they weren't friends to begin with if that's how they treated me.
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