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« on: February 28, 2012, 04:10:06 PM »

One In Christ on CYC
What do you know about the Indian, Armenian and Ethiopian Orthodox Church? One in Christ is a show that discusses the history of those Churches, their faith and the similar points among the Orthodox Churches all over the world.

Show Every Saturday@ 9:15 PM EST and rerun every Wednesday @ 9:15 PM EST


One In Christ Episode 1: The Indian Orthodox Church with guest Tenny Thomas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_b7XtuHawXc


Let's try to post a link to each episode here as it's put online.
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2012, 10:51:16 AM »

One In Christ Episode 2: The Armenian Orthodox Church

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dpVpZ4pwbI
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2012, 01:46:02 PM »

Looks good! Thanks.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2012, 09:38:57 PM »

they need to do away with the intros' music...i feel like i'm listening to nickelodeon or something...It's coptic youth, ya, but it's not that youthful.
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2012, 09:48:00 AM »

Looks good! Thanks.  Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2012, 09:53:23 AM »

they need to do away with the intros' music...i feel like i'm listening to nickelodeon or something...It's coptic youth, ya, but it's not that youthful.

I completely agree.
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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2012, 08:22:38 AM »

One In Christ Episode 3: The Ethiopian Orthodox Church

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqV29opPSDU
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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2012, 08:38:30 PM »

I must say thus far, an excellent introduction to the sister churches for the Copts to be educated from, but I do have some...questions.  Some of the quality of the questions seem very....elementary.  The oft repeated question, "Does your church believe in intercession?"  I mean, is that a necessary question to ask at the age we're at?  Maybe I'm a bit biased, but some questions that are not needed to ask like, "do you have sacraments," or "do you have holy orders."  By now, especially by the age of the interviewer (I can only guess), one should already know these are essential elements of any Orthodox Church. 

Rather, just ask about the process of preparation of ordination, the liturgies prayed for the sacraments, the saints they have, etc.  I don't know.  Perhaps, I'm being a little too critical, considering that I feel I'm a bit ahead than others in the knowledge of my sister churches.  But I would wonder, what age group are they targeting, and if that age group, if there are some unnecessary questions that a mature age group can infer?  Maybe, it is geared towards pre-teens and teens, and I'm just asking too much, but then the quality of the answers are also a bit sophisticated as well.
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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2012, 09:06:31 PM »

I am 100% with Mina...some of the questions are very elementary. I was actually surprised about the 'Does your church believe in intercession?" question too...and then "do deacons and priests have to be ordained'?
Not being negative, but i think like Mina said, I think it would have been more educational to learn about deeper issues

I must say thus far, an excellent introduction to the sister churches for the Copts to be educated from, but I do have some...questions.  Some of the quality of the questions seem very....elementary.  The oft repeated question, "Does your church believe in intercession?"  I mean, is that a necessary question to ask at the age we're at?  Maybe I'm a bit biased, but some questions that are not needed to ask like, "do you have sacraments," or "do you have holy orders."  By now, especially by the age of the interviewer (I can only guess), one should already know these are essential elements of any Orthodox Church. 

Rather, just ask about the process of preparation of ordination, the liturgies prayed for the sacraments, the saints they have, etc.  I don't know.  Perhaps, I'm being a little too critical, considering that I feel I'm a bit ahead than others in the knowledge of my sister churches.  But I would wonder, what age group are they targeting, and if that age group, if there are some unnecessary questions that a mature age group can infer?  Maybe, it is geared towards pre-teens and teens, and I'm just asking too much, but then the quality of the answers are also a bit sophisticated as well.
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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2012, 09:21:41 PM »

I agree with Mina and Bytania. The questions could (and should) be deeper and more informative. Still, it is good to see a show aimed at the youth to get them interested in learning more. Perhaps they could add some links to historical sources in the description or even at the end of the video, for those who want to dig deeper.
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« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2012, 08:44:32 AM »

We must remember CYC is specifically for the youth, pre-teens & young teens, so it's very "dumbed" down at times.  I think that's a mistake & hope, in time, they start producing more programs for the more mature English speaking youth.

Also, they really need to drop that ADD inducing, MTV/Nickelodeon ripoff style of production.  What is it about the Egyptian DNA that is drawn to the tackiest things?  I don't mean to sound so unappreciative and am very grateful to have CYC for my children as they grow up. I just want a little less flash & a bit more substance.
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