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Offline Andrew Crook

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Coming back to Orthodoxy?
« on: August 21, 2013, 07:24:27 PM »
Since I was once Orthodox, and I fell into apostasy yet I never joined a religion other than Christianity.   If I chose to come back to Orthodoxy,  how would I be received?  I had been chrismated once in the Greek Archdiocese of the U.S.A.,  are there any specific rules to that?
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Offline Asteriktos

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Re: Coming back to Orthodoxy?
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2013, 07:31:03 PM »
I can't say for certain, but as a sometime apostate I have never had anything happen other than confession and communion to reconcile me (twice I think); other than that just perhaps a period of time passing to prepare for the reconciliation.
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Offline Orthodox11

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Re: Coming back to Orthodoxy?
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2013, 04:55:08 AM »
If you had joined another group you'd be chrismated again, otherwise I think confession and Communion would be the norm. Plenty of people lapse, loose faith, fall into atheism, and then return years later without there being a formal process involved.