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Offline Jetavan

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Baptists mark Ash Wednesday
« on: February 14, 2013, 02:45:13 PM »
"Baptists are increasingly observing Lent this year if Facebook is any indication, with news feeds filled with announcements of morning, afternoon and evening Ash Wednesday services today.
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While long associated with Catholic and various liturgical Protestant denominations, its observance has spread in recent years to traditions known more for avoiding liturgical seasons than embracing them. Participating Baptists say they’ve discovered Lent deepens their relationship with Christ and heightens the anticipation of Easter."
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Re: Baptists mark Ash Wednesday
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2013, 03:10:51 PM »
"Participating Baptists say they’ve discovered Lent deepens their relationship with Christ and heightens the anticipation of Easter."


Well, duh.
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Re: Baptists mark Ash Wednesday
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2013, 02:34:14 AM »
That is good. I hope that they continue to discover the usefulness of the church's periods of fasting, preparing, and feasting.

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Re: Baptists mark Ash Wednesday
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2013, 02:57:47 AM »
"Baptists are increasingly observing Lent this year if Facebook is any indication, with news feeds filled with announcements of morning, afternoon and evening Ash Wednesday services today.
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While long associated with Catholic and various liturgical Protestant denominations, its observance has spread in recent years to traditions known more for avoiding liturgical seasons than embracing them. Participating Baptists say they’ve discovered Lent deepens their relationship with Christ and heightens the anticipation of Easter."


Amazing. Hopefully, this experience will open the door to Orthodoxy.
The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart,
Translated from the Russian by E. Kadloubovksy and G.E.H. Palmer, Faber and Faber, London, Boston, 1992 printing.

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Re: Baptists mark Ash Wednesday
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2013, 03:01:25 AM »
Hopefully, this experience will open the door to Orthodoxy.

Unfortunately they'll have to find it on their own... the article didn't mention Orthodoxy.
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Re: Baptists mark Ash Wednesday
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2013, 05:34:32 PM »
Hopefully, this experience will open the door to Orthodoxy.

Unfortunately they'll have to find it on their own... the article didn't mention Orthodoxy.

Many Baptists have found Orthodoxy via the internet.
Since we have this thread, it can be found via an internet search.
I wonder how many of our guests viewing this thread are Baptist.

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The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart,
Translated from the Russian by E. Kadloubovksy and G.E.H. Palmer, Faber and Faber, London, Boston, 1992 printing.