Haha, Well, it was nice of the Orthodox priest to let a family of Lutherans participate like this. My only fear is that the Orthodox priest will get in trouble with his bishop for all that evil ecumenism.
That you are Lutheran? Well, you can change that.
I should just change my signature to "Ialmisry is a Lutheran." <note to moderators, not really going to do this>I didn't know that you were Lutheran.
blah blah blah, I hate Catholics, blah blah blah, Map, Map, Map, blah blah blah
I'm a Lutheran.
Facts are stubborn things. A shame some people can't face them, and have to resort to name calling.
btw, here's my Church. The building used to be Lutheran
The Church is Orthodox (from the webpage):
All Saints’ Church in Chicago is a parish of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, an autonomous missionary jurisdiction of the ancient Patriarchate of Antioch. The bishops of our Archdiocese receive their authority and ministry from the current Patriarch of Antioch, Ignatius IV.http://www.allsaintsorthodox.org/about_us.php
The Orthodox congregation at Antioch, in a continuous, unbroken succession going back to the Apostles themselves, has preserved, maintained, and—when pushed to it by the enemies of Christ—died for the apostolic faith once committed to the saints. We know that “the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch” (Acts 11:26). Among the early Christians who resided and/or ministered in that congregation, history records the names of Peter, Paul, Barnabas, Luke, Silas, and Ignatius I, the second bishop of that city, who died as a martyr in Rome in the year 107.
When the Muslim Turks captured the city of Antioch, the executive offices of the Patriarchate of Antioch was moved to Damascus, the civil capital of Syria, where they remain to this day “on the street called Straight.” (Acts 9:11).
Here's my son (as St. Patrick, a great Orthodox saint) inside:
No, our priest won't commune followers of the Vatican, although he went to school there, Pontifical Institutes and all, and although he, like I, was a member of the Cardinal Ratzinger fan club from way back.
We might say a prayer for the upcoming conclave, but we/he won't commemorate their choice in the DL.
I know we have some former Lutherans, but we have some of your fellow Lutherans at present?
Btw, someone brought up an interesting issue: since all the "sui juris" ecclesial communities have to request communion from their supreme pontiff, do they have to reapply with the new supreme pontiff? Since all, except the Latin sui juris, have to have their primate confirmed by the supreme pontiff, what do they do if the conclave drags on? We recently had a spade of turn over at the top in the Orthodox Church: what if this happened with the "sui juris" and the conclave didn't settle on a supreme pontiff for a year or so (it has happened before)? Where would that leave their "Eastern Catholics" and their communion?