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« on: December 24, 2014, 10:30:17 PM »

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In Eastern Orthodoxy there is an apparent lack of confidence in God's mercy. If you go to an Orthodox service the major thing you hear the people say many times over and over again is Lord have mercy. And you hear it so much in Orthodoxy you start to wonder, why do they need to repeat it so much, do they not have confidence that God is merciful? You remember Jesus said, when you pray, don't be like the pagans who think they will be heard if they just say the same thing over and over again — by their many words they will be heard. Your Father knows what you need, He knows before you tell Him. Why is it that in Orthodoxy there is so much repetition of the phrase, Lord have mercy. Is it because the people are not confident that God will be merciful?

Sometimes, I just shake my head at the fail.  Cry
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« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2014, 10:38:52 PM »

Well, let us say a prayer for him then...?

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Psalm 136
1 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
2 O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.
3 O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.
4 To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever.
5 To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.
6 To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.
7 To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever:
8 The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever:
9 The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.
10 To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endureth for ever:
11 And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy endureth for ever:
12 With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for his mercy endureth for ever.
13 To him which divided the Red sea into parts: for his mercy endureth for ever:
14 And made Israel to pass through the midst of it: for his mercy endureth for ever:
15 But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: for his mercy endureth for ever.
16 To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever.
17 To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:
18 And slew famous kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:
19 Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth for ever:
20 And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy endureth for ever:
21 And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth for ever:
22 Even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy endureth for ever.
23 Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever:
24 And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth for ever.
25 Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.
26 O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever.
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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2014, 10:42:52 PM »

I remember how angry this guy got when CBS did that Mt. Athos documentary.

"Stop making the monks out to be heroes!"
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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2014, 11:04:15 PM »

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In Eastern Orthodoxy there is an apparent lack of confidence in God's mercy. If you go to an Orthodox service the major thing you hear the people say many times over and over again is Lord have mercy. And you hear it so much in Orthodoxy you start to wonder, why do they need to repeat it so much, do they not have confidence that God is merciful? You remember Jesus said, when you pray, don't be like the pagans who think they will be heard if they just say the same thing over and over again — by their many words they will be heard. Your Father knows what you need, He knows before you tell Him. Why is it that in Orthodoxy there is so much repetition of the phrase, Lord have mercy. Is it because the people are not confident that God will be merciful?

Sometimes, I just shake my head at the fail.  Cry

It isn't just the Orthodox who say that phrase a lot, though. Don't Southerners (who are often very devout Protestants) use it often in their everyday speech? Is this guy going to start going after Dixie next?
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« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2014, 11:06:33 PM »

Apparently Don Fairbairn teaches part-time at a school in Donetsk....!
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« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2014, 11:19:17 PM »


Oy....on all counts!

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« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2014, 11:24:49 PM »

Once again proof that someone can have a PhD without knowing anything about his subject of study.  Undecided
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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2014, 11:31:28 PM »

Apparently Don Fairbairn teaches part-time at a school in Donetsk....!

Praise God it's not full-time.
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