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Offline Irish45

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Catholic Church sold to Orthodox
« on: February 04, 2014, 01:00:44 AM »
Hello all! 

I was driving last week and I was in a part of Attleboro, MA that I hadn't been in before.  I noticed a Catholic Church on the right but it looked like it was beat up.  I thought it had possibly closed down recently.  I have a sick disease where if I drive by a Catholic or Orthodox Church I haven't seen before, then I have to go home and look it up and see pictures of it and read about it.  This occasion was no different, and to my surprise it was sold to a Coptic Orthodox community.  I had to see a Churches closed, especially when they were built on the blood and sweat of underpaid, overworked immigrants.  This pleases me to see it go to a communion of Christians who know sacrifice all too well.  I realize this is a new article but I judged it to be more appropriate here, but if I am wrong sorry!

http://www.thesunchronicle.com/news/local_news/egyptian-church-opens-at-former-st-joseph-s-site/article_251ea6c7-4dbb-537b-8764-de47a594f4ec.html

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Re: Catholic Church sold to Orthodox
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2014, 01:07:32 AM »
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Pictures of Pope Francis of Rome and Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria, the head figures of the new and old church faiths, are on each side of the altar.
"We're going to keep the church the way it is," Gobran said, adding there would only be minor changes to the majestic brick building.

Neat article, but this bit seems somewhat strange. I also wonder if this means they have no plans to add an iconostasis, or if it's one of the minor changes.

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Re: Catholic Church sold to Orthodox
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2014, 01:29:20 AM »
Copts working miracles:



How often do you see a Roman Catholic priest looking like a Roman Catholic priest in the United States (e.g., wearing cassock, surplice, cope, and biretta)?  :)
« Last Edit: February 04, 2014, 01:29:38 AM by Mor Ephrem »
Mor has spoken through George... this is the faith of the fathers!

The Church's bridegroom was never the Byzantine Empire.

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Re: Catholic Church sold to Orthodox
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2014, 01:31:27 AM »
Copts working miracles:



How often do you see a Roman Catholic priest looking like a Roman Catholic priest in the United States (e.g., wearing cassock, surplice, cope, and biretta)?  :)

Maybe it was a Latin Mass parish?
"Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." (St. Manuel II Palaiologos)

"Do not be ashamed to enter again into the Church. Be ashamed when you sin. Do not be ashamed when you repent." (St. John Chrysostom)

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Re: Catholic Church sold to Orthodox
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2014, 03:14:20 AM »
I don't think it was a Latin Mass parish.  I think it was a show of respect for this holy occasion.  The Latin Mass doesn't do to well up here.
In case anyone missed the link on the article, here is the photo gallery for the article.
http://www.thesunchronicle.com/gallery/attleboro/ceremony-of-transfer-at-st-joseph-s/collection_476ac426-4d9f-11e3-b484-0019bb2963f4.html

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Re: Catholic Church sold to Orthodox
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2014, 10:42:14 AM »
Sorry to revive an old threat, but I wanted to share the Facebook page of this Church because they have hundreds of pictures and they have renovated the Church.  I think it looks beautiful, although I am Roman Catholic and would not be able to tell if they did a good Job from a Coptic perspective.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Holy-Family-Coptic-Orsozox-Church-Of-Attleboro-MA/620134264744258

If the link doesn't work then search google for "Holy Family Coptic Orthodox Church Attleboro, MA".  It's "unofficial" Facebook page is listed on the first page.

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Re: Catholic Church sold to Orthodox
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2014, 12:00:21 PM »
Orsozox!  I've often heard it pronounced that way, but never have I seen it spelled that way...how cute!
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Re: Catholic Church sold to Orthodox
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2014, 12:17:43 PM »
Someone needs to tell them...

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Re: Catholic Church sold to Orthodox
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2014, 01:26:07 PM »
Orsozox!  I've often heard it pronounced that way, but never have I seen it spelled that way...how cute!

lol Now I can get behind those who are critical of Arabism.  :laugh:
« Last Edit: June 07, 2014, 01:28:10 PM by xOrthodox4Christx »
"Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." (St. Manuel II Palaiologos)

"Do not be ashamed to enter again into the Church. Be ashamed when you sin. Do not be ashamed when you repent." (St. John Chrysostom)

"Now one cannot be a half-hearted Christian, but only entirely or not at all." (Fr. Seraphim Rose)