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Offline SouthSerb99

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Re: Ethnically oriented missions and segregated churches
« Reply #45 on: March 08, 2005, 10:23:00 PM »
Ask your family and fellow parishioners what type of church they go to and chances that very few will say 'Orthodox' or 'Orthodox Catholic' as opposed to Serbian. Even those that are second and third generation American born go to the Serbian Church rather than the Orthodox Church.

This couldn't be further from the truth.  In fact, I don't know a single person who goes to my church that says the belong to the "Serbian" Church.  Everyone says, either "Serbian Orthodox Church" or "Orthodox Church".  When discussing religion, they would normally say I am "Serbian Orthodox", "Orthodox" or some say "Eastern Orthodox".

In fact, in my 32 years of existence I've NEVER heard anyone say they go to the "Serbian Church".  That doesn't mean anything... I think even the people with comparitavely little knowledge of the faith (such as myself), don't use that terminology.
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Re: Ethnically oriented missions and segregated churches
« Reply #46 on: March 09, 2005, 12:18:06 AM »
SouthSerb, I've heard that used before.  It is usually used by those who only come to cultural events, some of whom have become Protestant and want to hide this fact.  Many have had no education in the faith and almost none of them come to liturgy outside Easter or Christmas.
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Re: Ethnically oriented missions and segregated churches
« Reply #47 on: March 09, 2005, 09:06:30 AM »
Cizinec,

   I'm not doubting that you or Orthodoc may have heard that... I'm just telling you, in my experience, I've never heard anyone say they belong to the "Serbian Chuch".  I really haven't.
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