July 22, 2014, 05:56:39 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Reminder: No political discussions in the public fora.  If you do not have access to the private Politics Forum, please send a PM to Fr. George.
   Home   Help Calendar Contact Treasury Tags Login Register  
Pages: 1   Go Down
Author Topic: Does it feel different to be officially Orthodox?  (Read 404 times) Average Rating: 0
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
My warrior name is Beyoncé Pad Thai
OC.net guru
Offline Offline

Faith: Oriental Orthodox
Jurisdiction: Occasionally traveling, Armenian.
Posts: 1,158

« on: September 15, 2012, 09:58:20 PM »

Did you feel different after you were received into the Orthodox church?

Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. (2 Cor 2:6)
Offline Offline

Faith: Orthodox
Jurisdiction: Antiochian/Greek
Posts: 5,754

Avowed denominationalist

« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2012, 10:23:20 PM »

Being able to Eucharist makes a big difference.

Quote from: Orthonorm
if Christ does and says x. And someone else does and says not x and you are ever in doubt, follow Christ.

"Simply put, if you’re not willing to take what is dearest to you, whether plans or people, and kiss it goodbye, you can’t be my disciple."
Offline Offline

Faith: Orthodox. With some feta, please.
Posts: 6,488

« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2012, 10:23:45 PM »

Yes. After that I had a place where I belonged to. Religiously speaking I never had one before chrismation and eucharist.
Offline Offline

Posts: 5,732

« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2012, 11:12:04 PM »

I felt very different, but not sure how to describe it.
High Elder
Offline Offline

Faith: Orthodox Christian
Jurisdiction: Orthodox Church of Poland
Posts: 963

St. Luke, pray for us!

« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2012, 07:54:03 AM »

Before the chrismation in the Orthodox Church I had been "Unofficial Orthodox" (as I used to call myself)more or less 5 years. I'd been fasting and attending Liturgies and services, some Orthodox meetings, pilgramages, etc. However,  after being received into Orthodoxy, I feel absolutely different, because, obviously, Orthodox is not only attending services and observing some rules I couldn't even image how big would be the difference.

First of all, the participation in the Holy Mysteries, especially Eucharist. That I'm truly a part of the Mystical Body of Christ - the Holy and Apostolic Church. Without heresies, changes in the ancient Christian faith. I also feel true member of parish, of the community. I have more spiritual talks with my priest. I can develop myself in the way I couldn't before the chrismation (there was important not only the fact of receiving into the Church, but also the chrismation itself - the gifts of the Holy Spirit).

Pray for persecuted Christians, especially in Serbian Kosovo and Raška, Egypt and Syria
Knee V
Sr. Member
Offline Offline

Faith: Orthodox
Jurisdiction: OCA
Posts: 227

« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2012, 11:08:03 AM »

My life has changed in the past seven years in ways that I don't think ever would have happened had I not been Orthodox, but I can't say that I felt any different after my chrismation.
Pages: 1   Go Up
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.18 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.055 seconds with 33 queries.