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« on: June 06, 2014, 12:12:55 AM »

How do the various OO usually receive EO into their Churches? Are there individual Church-wide policies or is it more local (e.g. as per bishop or diocese)?

And I'm just curious, but are there any OO's on here that were EO?
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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2014, 12:45:15 AM »

How do the various OO usually receive EO into their Churches? Are there individual Church-wide policies or is it more local (e.g. as per bishop or diocese)?

The Church in India receives them (theoretically...it's not like we're overrun with EO) via confession.  IIRC, in addition to the canons of St Severus of Antioch, there is an official Synod resolution to this effect ca. 1980's. 

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Not me.  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2014, 12:46:41 AM »

What we would need to confess? Something specific related to EOxy?
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2014, 12:49:21 AM »

What we would need to confess?

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Most likely nothing more than the Nicene Creed.  There's no requirement for a Trullo 95 style libellus. 

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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2014, 02:22:28 AM »

How do the various OO usually receive EO into their Churches? Are there individual Church-wide policies or is it more local (e.g. as per bishop or diocese)?

The Church in India receives them (theoretically...it's not like we're overrun with EO) via confession.  IIRC, in addition to the canons of St Severus of Antioch, there is an official Synod resolution to this effect ca. 1980's. 

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Not me.  Wink

Interesting, so when one is received via confession, it's the sacrament of confession right? Or a confession of faith (I.e. the creed)?
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2014, 04:56:31 AM »

What we would need to confess?

Sins?

You just had to do that, didn't you? Tongue
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2014, 07:15:52 AM »

A few decades ago it was baptism. Currently it is chrismation. But its common to commune them as visiting EO before confirming them to make them members of the Coptic Church. Seems pretty confused and inconsistent to me. Apparently now the policy is shifting to receiving by confession (and not confessing anything about councils or saints as far as i can tell... Just basically the same as anyone, confession before communion), but there isn't an official uniform policy from the synod.
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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2014, 11:24:32 AM »

What was the rationale for baptizing EOs?
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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2014, 11:27:43 AM »

What was the rationale for baptizing EOs?

Would have to be rational to have a rationale...

They said that you are Baptised into a faith, and since we're not in communion over a matter of faith (chalcedon) they are different baptisms into different faiths. So not saying EO are unbaptised, but it is a different baptism. I'll stick with the creed's one baptism into one church. Christ isn't a polygamist
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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2014, 11:32:35 AM »

Sounds weird. Not trying to turn this into a debate about anything but that's the most weird rationale for rebaptisms that I've heard.

Oh well. It's not my church. To each his/her own.
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« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2014, 11:55:40 AM »

Sounds weird. Not trying to turn this into a debate about anything but that's the most weird rationale for rebaptisms that I've heard.

Oh well. It's not my church. To each his/her own.

Hence why it isn't the case anymore Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2014, 12:52:37 PM »

Armenians receive EO's by confession and communion.
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« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2014, 01:18:38 PM »

Has anyone moved from the EO to OO? I've never heard of such a case.
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« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2014, 01:22:42 PM »

IIRC we had a thread about some EO priest switcing to some OO church. I don't remember specifics. IIRC he viewed it just as a change of jurisdiction instead of switching to another church.
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« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2014, 01:31:27 PM »

Has anyone moved from the EO to OO? I've never heard of such a case.
My mom did, as did one of my uncles. It's not uncommon.
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« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2014, 01:56:03 PM »

How do the various OO usually receive EO into their Churches? Are there individual Church-wide policies or is it more local (e.g. as per bishop or diocese)?

The Church in India receives them (theoretically...it's not like we're overrun with EO) via confession.  IIRC, in addition to the canons of St Severus of Antioch, there is an official Synod resolution to this effect ca. 1980's. 

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Not me.  Wink

Interesting, so when one is received via confession, it's the sacrament of confession right? Or a confession of faith (I.e. the creed)?

It is the sacrament of Confession.  But technically, every celebration of the sacrament of Confession involves a profession of faith.  The specific formula recited before the confession of sins includes the following (there's a typo, but I will leave it as is):

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I confess to God the Father Almighty, and to His beloved Son, Jesus Christ, and to the Holy Spirit, in the presence of our Lady the Virgin, ever sacred in her virginity, and all the holy angels, of Michael, of Gabriel, both chief of angels, and St. John the Baptist, of the holy apostles St. Peter and St. Paul, the twenty-four prophets, the twelve apostles, the four evangelists and the seventy-two sent forth.

I confess the holy faith of the three Ecumenical Councils of Nicaea, Constantinople and Ephesus in the most noble priesthood ascribed unto You, Father Priest, by which You loose and bind.

I have sinned through all my senses, both inwardly and outwardly, in word, in deed and in thought. My sin is great, very great, and I repent of it most sincerely, purposing not to fall again into the same ever, preferring death rather than embrace sin. And I ask you, by the authority of the sacred priesthood, that you absolve me and forgive, asking God to pardon me through His grace. Amen.

http://sor.cua.edu/Liturgy/Anaphora/Repentance.html

Additionally, the Nicene Creed is an indispensable element in every liturgical rite and prayer. 
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« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2014, 02:07:27 PM »

IIRC we had a thread about some EO priest switcing to some OO church. I don't remember specifics. IIRC he viewed it just as a change of jurisdiction instead of switching to another church.

Yes! That was HG Bishop Sourial of Melbourne, Australia. No chrismation was done or ordination. Just revesting.  The priest was from the Serbian Orthodox Church.

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,36680.45.html
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« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2014, 02:11:33 PM »

It is the sacrament of Confession.  But technically, every celebration of the sacrament of Confession involves a profession of faith.  The specific formula recited before the confession of sins includes the following (there's a typo, but I will leave it as is):

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I confess to God the Father Almighty, and to His beloved Son, Jesus Christ, and to the Holy Spirit, in the presence of our Lady the Virgin, ever sacred in her virginity, and all the holy angels, of Michael, of Gabriel, both chief of angels, and St. John the Baptist, of the holy apostles St. Peter and St. Paul, the twenty-four prophets, the twelve apostles, the four evangelists and the seventy-two sent forth.

I confess the holy faith of the three Ecumenical Councils of Nicaea, Constantinople and Ephesus in the most noble priesthood ascribed unto You, Father Priest, by which You loose and bind.

I have sinned through all my senses, both inwardly and outwardly, in word, in deed and in thought. My sin is great, very great, and I repent of it most sincerely, purposing not to fall again into the same ever, preferring death rather than embrace sin. And I ask you, by the authority of the sacred priesthood, that you absolve me and forgive, asking God to pardon me through His grace. Amen.

http://sor.cua.edu/Liturgy/Anaphora/Repentance.html

Additionally, the Nicene Creed is an indispensable element in every liturgical rite and prayer. 

Pretty neat, thanks. Is that pretty standard in the Syriac tradition? I only ask because I've never actually had a priest tell me to do what I've seen in any of the variations of Confession in EO prayerbooks.

I wonder how that compares to the other traditions that would receive by Confession.
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« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2014, 02:12:23 PM »

IIRC we had a thread about some EO priest switcing to some OO church. I don't remember specifics. IIRC he viewed it just as a change of jurisdiction instead of switching to another church.

Yes! That was HG Bishop Sourial of Melbourne, Australia. No chrismation was done or ordination. Just revesting.  The priest was from the Serbian Orthodox Church.

I know a priest who was received by baptism a long time ago. Seen another priest received by chrismation. And seen laity received by confession. Hearing you describe a priest received by confession sounds very good to me.

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« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2014, 02:19:06 PM »

IIRC we had a thread about some EO priest switcing to some OO church. I don't remember specifics. IIRC he viewed it just as a change of jurisdiction instead of switching to another church.

Yes! That was HG Bishop Sourial of Melbourne, Australia.

I read this and nearly fainted...until I read the rest about the Serbian priest.
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« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2014, 02:22:14 PM »

It is the sacrament of Confession.  But technically, every celebration of the sacrament of Confession involves a profession of faith.  The specific formula recited before the confession of sins includes the following (there's a typo, but I will leave it as is):

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I confess to God the Father Almighty, and to His beloved Son, Jesus Christ, and to the Holy Spirit, in the presence of our Lady the Virgin, ever sacred in her virginity, and all the holy angels, of Michael, of Gabriel, both chief of angels, and St. John the Baptist, of the holy apostles St. Peter and St. Paul, the twenty-four prophets, the twelve apostles, the four evangelists and the seventy-two sent forth.

I confess the holy faith of the three Ecumenical Councils of Nicaea, Constantinople and Ephesus in the most noble priesthood ascribed unto You, Father Priest, by which You loose and bind.

I have sinned through all my senses, both inwardly and outwardly, in word, in deed and in thought. My sin is great, very great, and I repent of it most sincerely, purposing not to fall again into the same ever, preferring death rather than embrace sin. And I ask you, by the authority of the sacred priesthood, that you absolve me and forgive, asking God to pardon me through His grace. Amen.

http://sor.cua.edu/Liturgy/Anaphora/Repentance.html

Additionally, the Nicene Creed is an indispensable element in every liturgical rite and prayer. 

Pretty neat, thanks. Is that pretty standard in the Syriac tradition? I only ask because I've never actually had a priest tell me to do what I've seen in any of the variations of Confession in EO prayerbooks.

I wonder how that compares to the other traditions that would receive by Confession.

Yes, I'd like to know more about this.
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« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2014, 02:28:08 PM »

IIRC we had a thread about some EO priest switcing to some OO church. I don't remember specifics. IIRC he viewed it just as a change of jurisdiction instead of switching to another church.

Yes! That was HG Bishop Sourial of Melbourne, Australia. No chrismation was done or ordination. Just revesting.  The priest was from the Serbian Orthodox Church.

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,36680.45.html
sorry for the late modification. Here is a past thread that talks about this
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« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2014, 02:31:08 PM »

Pretty neat, thanks. Is that pretty standard in the Syriac tradition? I only ask because I've never actually had a priest tell me to do what I've seen in any of the variations of Confession in EO prayerbooks.

In my experience, it varies.  "Older" priests tend to make the confessional experience into a sort of sacramental chat: some encouraging words, confession of and discussion of sins and related issues, followed by the assigning of a penance if deemed beneficial and ending with absolution.  "Newer' priests tend to do all this, but will still have you recite the ritual formulae.  Most of my recent confessions have been conducted in this way.  

Again, this is reflective of my experience with Indian practice.  I don't know how the Middle Eastern communities do things.  
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IIRC we had a thread about some EO priest switcing to some OO church. I don't remember specifics. IIRC he viewed it just as a change of jurisdiction instead of switching to another church.

Yes! That was HG Bishop Sourial of Melbourne, Australia. No chrismation was done or ordination. Just revesting.  The priest was from the Serbian Orthodox Church.

I know a priest who was received by baptism a long time ago. Seen another priest received by chrismation. And seen laity received by confession. Hearing you describe a priest received by confession sounds very good to me.


Hopefully we stop this whole re-baptize, re-chrismate, or re-ordain once and for all in these cases and follow the canons of Sts Timothy, Severus, and Theodosius.
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« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2014, 03:21:28 PM »

Oh, here's another, much less significant, question:

How is an EO with a post-schism baptismal/Christian name and patron saint handled? Like if a female EO's name were Xenia after St. Xenia of Petersburg, what happens when they're received?
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Oh, here's another, much less significant, question:

How is an EO with a post-schism baptismal/Christian name and patron saint handled? Like if a female EO's name were Xenia after St. Xenia of Petersburg, what happens when they're received?

I don't think it matters terribly.  IIRC, one of our Metropolitans is said to have taken the name Seraphim at his ordination because of his fondness for St Seraphim of Sarov, not because of his fondness for the angelic rank. 
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So when is the big switch, Nephi?  Cool
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Nephi becomes OO, followed by Mor becoming EO. Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes... The dead rising from the grave! Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!
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« Reply #28 on: June 06, 2014, 04:18:42 PM »

So when is the big switch, Nephi?  Cool

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« Reply #29 on: June 06, 2014, 04:20:49 PM »

Nephi becomes OO, followed by Mor becoming EO. Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes... The dead rising from the grave! Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!

Mor becoming EO is like the secret dream of many OCNetters.  And the well-known nightmare of others. 

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Nephi becomes OO, followed by Mor becoming EO. Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes... The dead rising from the grave! Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!

Mor becoming EO is like the secret dream of many OCNetters.  And the well-known nightmare of others. 



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« Reply #31 on: June 06, 2014, 04:23:36 PM »

Nephi becomes OO, followed by Mor becoming EO. Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes... The dead rising from the grave! Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!

Mor becoming EO is like the secret dream of many OCNetters.  And the well-known nightmare of others. 



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Nephi becomes OO, followed by Mor becoming EO. Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes... The dead rising from the grave! Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!

Mor becoming EO is like the secret dream of many OCNetters.  And the well-known nightmare of others. 



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My hilarious movie quotes are flying over your head, my friend.

I'm not very cultured and sophisticated, am I? 
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Nephi becomes OO, followed by Mor becoming EO. Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes... The dead rising from the grave! Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!

Mor becoming EO is like the secret dream of many OCNetters.  And the well-known nightmare of others. 


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« Reply #35 on: June 06, 2014, 04:52:05 PM »

My hilarious movie quotes are flying over your head, my friend.



I, on the other hand, enjoy them immensely. 

And I love the little wordless gifs with the apropos gestures and expressions more.  That Beyoncé one in the Antiochian thread was hypnotic.
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If Mor Ephrem became EO and Nephi didn't want to go, would we have to send someone over to them? Sort of like a prisoner exchange? How about ialmisry? He already knows some of the culture/language involved, and he could teach them how to be unfriendly to Catholics.
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« Reply #37 on: June 06, 2014, 04:55:55 PM »

If Mor Ephrem became EO and Nephi didn't want to go, would we have to send someone over to them? Sort of like a prisoner exchange? How about ialmisry? He already knows some of the culture/language involved, and he could teach them how to be unfriendly to Catholics.
I'm pretty sure they would return him after about 2 days.
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« Reply #38 on: June 06, 2014, 05:02:13 PM »

I don't think it matters terribly.  IIRC, one of our Metropolitans is said to have taken the name Seraphim at his ordination because of his fondness for St Seraphim of Sarov, not because of his fondness for the angelic rank.

Hey that's cool, and not because Seraphim is my baptismal name or anything. angel
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« Reply #39 on: June 06, 2014, 05:04:57 PM »

So when is the big switch, Nephi?  Cool

You'll be on the list of people I send save-the-dates to. Wink
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« Reply #40 on: June 06, 2014, 05:05:24 PM »

That Beyoncé one in the Antiochian thread was hypnotic.

Yes.  Positively sin-inducing.  I wouldn't have it otherwise.  
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« Reply #41 on: June 06, 2014, 05:16:15 PM »

My hilarious movie quotes are flying over your head, my friend.



I, on the other hand, enjoy them immensely. 

And I love the little wordless gifs with the apropos gestures and expressions more.  That Beyoncé one in the Antiochian thread was hypnotic.

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« Reply #42 on: June 06, 2014, 05:20:51 PM »

Ladies can do that all day if they want, but it's still not going to get rid of the loose skin in the triceps area.
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« Reply #43 on: June 06, 2014, 05:25:47 PM »

Ladies can do that all day if they want, but it's still not going to get rid of the loose skin in the triceps area.

No one thought you were ready for that jelly anyway.
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« Reply #44 on: June 06, 2014, 06:08:34 PM »

Ladies can do that all day if they want, but it's still not going to get rid of the loose skin in the triceps area.

No one thought you were ready for that jelly anyway.

LOL!!!!!!
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« Reply #45 on: June 06, 2014, 06:22:04 PM »



You're welcome!  Smiley

Yes.  Positively sin-inducing.  I wouldn't have it otherwise. 

Yeah, you knew exactly the pic I meant, didn't you?

Ladies can do that all day if they want, but it's still not going to get rid of the loose skin in the triceps area.

Geez, your vitamin-infused fruit smoothie's ready, Mr. LaLanne.

And people wonder why some of the most beautiful women you're ever gonna meet are insecure.  Go rent Shallow Hal and watch the scene where Hal tells off Rosemary's father at the dinner table.  Your Rosemary's father.  Wink
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What do ya mean? I like loose underarm skin. I'm trying to get these ladies to stop thinking that there is a magic pill/exercise solution to all these cosmetic things they mis-think is wrong with them. That's what this girl is doing isn't it, "exercising"? Who is she? A famous fitness instructor? I see no jelly. I am not jelly, and she is not jelly of me, so I don't really know about all the jelly stuff. Maybe she likes to eat it? That's good.
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« Reply #47 on: June 06, 2014, 06:53:44 PM »

Yes.  Positively sin-inducing.  I wouldn't have it otherwise. 

Yeah, you knew exactly the pic I meant, didn't you?

 Wink
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« Reply #48 on: June 06, 2014, 07:30:47 PM »

I like loose underarm skin.

Yeah, I don't know where to go with that...



I'm trying to get these ladies to stop thinking that there is a magic pill/exercise solution to all these cosmetic things they mis-think is wrong with them.

Cool.  I'm with that.

That's what this girl is doing isn't it, "exercising"?

LOL!  You're trolling, right?  She's blowing a kiss to her fans to say "Thank you!".  That's why Kelly posted it.  It was a clever way of saying "thanks" for my compliment on her effective use of these images, especially since the one I referenced also had Beyoncé in it.


Who is she? A famous fitness instructor? I see no jelly. I am not jelly, and she is not jelly of me, so I don't really know about all the jelly stuff. Maybe she likes to eat it? That's good.

Stop, man.  Just stop.
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« Reply #49 on: June 06, 2014, 08:01:03 PM »

What do ya mean? I like loose underarm skin. I'm trying to get these ladies to stop thinking that there is a magic pill/exercise solution to all these cosmetic things they mis-think is wrong with them. That's what this girl is doing isn't it, "exercising"? Who is she? A famous fitness instructor? I see no jelly. I am not jelly, and she is not jelly of me, so I don't really know about all the jelly stuff. Maybe she likes to eat it? That's good.

Really, you don't know?

Have you googled "I don't think you're ready for this jelly"?
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I knew who she was, I was just joking (though I've never listened to more than a few minutes of her). I did indeed have to google for the 'jelly' part though, and the urban dictionary came to my rescue.  angel
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« Reply #51 on: June 06, 2014, 08:12:01 PM »

The real losers here are the people who keep checking the new posts in this thread thinking we're actually on topic.  Grin
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So when is the big switch, Nephi?  Cool

I wait for you, Justin.  

If EO people switch do they have to give up their Byzantine Empire swag? Like could I at least keep my favorite things? I'd especially like to keep the demon-skin throw rug, the 6th century spear from the battles in Italy, my coin collection (I could condense it and get rid of the display case), at least three or four of the flags, and most especially my 13th century copy of the Code of Justinian? Also, I don't have to get like Indian or Ethiopian things do I? I only ask because I'm proud to be an American and don't much care for stuff from foreign cultures. No offense intended!
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Well I think the above should get us back on topic. Thankfully we aren't talking rasta.
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The real losers here are the people who keep checking the new posts in this thread thinking we're actually on topic.  Grin

Sorry Nephi!!!

To be honest, I have no answer on the name change issue.  It would be interesting though if we have a Coptic priest named Photius, even though I know of no one in this instance.
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« Reply #55 on: June 06, 2014, 08:23:52 PM »

So when is the big switch, Nephi?  Cool

I wait for you, Justin.  

If EO people switch do they have to give up their Byzantine Empire swag? Like could I at least keep my favorite things? I'd especially like to keep the demon-skin throw rug, the 6th century spear from the battles in Italy, my coin collection (I could condense it and get rid of the display case), at least three or four of the flags, and most especially my 13th century copy of the Code of Justinian? Also, I don't have to get like Indian or Ethiopian things do I? I only ask because I'm proud to be an American and don't much care for stuff from foreign cultures. No offense intended!

It is a must that you have to have pictures of Haile Selassie with the Ethiopian royal flag, as a refutation of the heresy of the code of Justinian and the Byzantine imperial emblem.

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« Reply #56 on: June 06, 2014, 08:24:46 PM »

On the flip side, what if Abouna Dioscoros or Abba Sawiros becomes EO?
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« Reply #57 on: June 06, 2014, 08:34:22 PM »

If EO people switch do they have to give up their Byzantine Empire swag?

Armenians seem to retain a lot of it: just look at the eagle rugs!

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« Reply #58 on: June 06, 2014, 08:49:06 PM »

On the flip side, what if Abouna Dioscoros or Abba Sawiros becomes EO?

There are other saints named Dioscorus and Severus  Wink...

Perhaps Abouna Jacob Baradeus or Abouna Philoxenus to be really clear...lol
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« Reply #59 on: June 06, 2014, 09:15:34 PM »

On the flip side, what if Abouna Dioscoros or Abba Sawiros becomes EO?

There are other saints named Dioscorus and Severus  Wink...

Perhaps Abouna Jacob Baradeus or Abouna Philoxenus to be really clear...lol

Personally, I think Metropolitan Thomas Mor Leomoreproblemos would have the most trouble.  He could always become a Nektary or a Varlaam. 
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« Reply #60 on: June 06, 2014, 09:27:54 PM »

Sorry Nephi!!!

No problemo. This sort of tangent is always welcome over a polemical one. Smiley
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« Reply #61 on: June 06, 2014, 09:31:56 PM »

Metropolitan Thomas Mor Leomoreproblemos

How do you know my father of confession?
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« Reply #62 on: June 06, 2014, 10:15:53 PM »

Metropolitan Thomas Mor Leomoreproblemos

How do you know my father of confession?

It is I, my son! 
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What a weird thread.
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« Reply #64 on: June 06, 2014, 10:21:57 PM »

What a weird thread.

It took a strange turn around reply #27. 
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« Reply #65 on: June 06, 2014, 10:42:22 PM »

Alright, so what's the line between Confession as "changing Churches" and as "just the sacrament?" IOW, does it have to be done with the specific intent to change Churches?
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« Reply #66 on: June 06, 2014, 11:34:12 PM »

Alright, so what's the line between Confession as "changing Churches" and as "just the sacrament?" IOW, does it have to be done with the specific intent to change Churches?

Presumably, the convert-to-be would be discussing these matters with a priest such that the first Confession is the one that also functions as the means of conversion.  AFAIK, there's no special prayer or other distinctive element.  You would confess and then receive Communion.  You would probably sign some paperwork listing you as a member of the parish.  Maybe they'd bring you a slice of cake or some sweets?  Perhaps tell you about projects that require your money prayers?  Tongue

It's usually not that difficult. 
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« Reply #67 on: June 07, 2014, 09:27:29 AM »

It is I, my son! 

Salam ya ods abouna!

What a weird thread.


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