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Offline Elisha

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Re: Women and the Epistle
« Reply #90 on: May 16, 2014, 05:14:42 PM »

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The Antiochians also had women reading the Epistle and even giving homilies. Some were good, but I preferred that readers would read the Epistle and that priests would deliver the homilies.

My dad reads the Epistles sometimes at the Antiochian parish I grew up in when I have visited over the past few years.  He reads it like a Protestant and I have told him.  He can't sing and the concept just flies over his head.  He's 70 now and you just can't teach this old dog new tricks.  I tolerate it.

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Re: Women and the Epistle
« Reply #91 on: May 16, 2014, 05:33:16 PM »
here's a suggestion...

GET OVER IT AND GET OVER YOURSELF
Peace.

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Re: Women and the Epistle
« Reply #92 on: May 16, 2014, 05:43:24 PM »
here's a suggestion...

GET OVER IT AND GET OVER YOURSELF

What is "IT"?
Quote from: Fr Alexander Schmemann
The Gospel is quite clear: both saints and sinners love God. "Religious" people do not love him, and whenever they can, they crucify him.

Of course, OC.net is not reflective of the Church, but is rather a surreal bubble. I have visited a lot of different parishes around the world and have listened to many hours of AFR...

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Re: Women and the Epistle
« Reply #93 on: May 16, 2014, 05:44:52 PM »
here's a suggestion...

GET OVER IT AND GET OVER YOURSELF

What is "IT"?
the issue with women reading the epistles.
Peace.

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Re: Women and the Epistle
« Reply #94 on: May 16, 2014, 05:51:26 PM »
GET OVER IT AND GET OVER YOURSELF

What is "IT"?
the issue with women reading the epistles.

When the Church responsibly addresses the matter, your response will be helpful.  Until then, we still have some things to iron out.  Despite some appearances, we are not at liberty to just throw out all our standards like other Churches do.
Quote from: Fr Alexander Schmemann
The Gospel is quite clear: both saints and sinners love God. "Religious" people do not love him, and whenever they can, they crucify him.

Of course, OC.net is not reflective of the Church, but is rather a surreal bubble. I have visited a lot of different parishes around the world and have listened to many hours of AFR...

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Re: Women and the Epistle
« Reply #95 on: May 16, 2014, 05:52:45 PM »
GET OVER IT AND GET OVER YOURSELF

What is "IT"?
the issue with women reading the epistles.

When the Church responsibly addresses the matter, your response will be helpful.  Until then, we still have some things to iron out.  Despite some appearances, we are not at liberty to just throw out all our standards like other Churches do.

if you say so.

I'll stick to "get over it."
Peace.

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Re: Women and the Epistle
« Reply #96 on: May 16, 2014, 06:03:33 PM »
Deacons can give homilies, too. It is one of their functions, both to read the Gospel and to preach it.

Yes, and I did enjoy hearing the young or not so young deacons preach. 
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: Women and the Epistle
« Reply #97 on: May 16, 2014, 06:55:42 PM »
Deacons can give homilies, too. It is one of their functions, both to read the Gospel and to preach it.

Yes, and I did enjoy hearing the young or not so young deacons preach.  

If you live near a seminary, it is not uncommon to run into a service where one of the students is preaching - with supervision by his Homiletics prof....gotta learn somehow!
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