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"Look Towards the East" - A Patristic Symposium
« on: June 19, 2014, 04:21:22 PM »
"Look Towards the East" - A Patristic Symposium Engaging with the Early Church Fathers in the Contemporary World

With the blessing of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church of Washington, DC in partnership with St. Cyril of Alexandria Orthodox Christian Society is pleased to announce its first Patristic Symposium entitled "Look Towards the East". The Symposium will focus on the Orthodox frame of mind in addressing contemporary challenges through the eyes of the Early Church Fathers. Lectures will be delivered by a diverse group of theologians followed by an open panel discussion. It will take place from Sept. 5-7 at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church.


http://www.stmarkdc.org/symposium
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Re: "Look Towards the East" - A Patristic Symposium
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2014, 07:49:26 PM »
Looks fantastic! (But super-expensive!)
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Re: "Look Towards the East" - A Patristic Symposium
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2014, 04:16:47 PM »
Looks fantastic! (But super-expensive!)

That's a shame it's too expensive. I posted it with you in mind.

BTW George Bebawi has a series on the banning Protestant Hymns in the Orthodox Church. Unfortunately they're in Arabic. Maybe someone can convince him to translate it.
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Re: "Look Towards the East" - A Patristic Symposium
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2014, 06:16:22 PM »
Looks fantastic! (But super-expensive!)

That's a shame it's too expensive. I posted it with you in mind.

BTW George Bebawi has a series on the banning Protestant Hymns in the Orthodox Church. Unfortunately they're in Arabic. Maybe someone can convince him to translate it.
Omg please!  Can you provide us with the Arabic link at least? 
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Re: "Look Towards the East" - A Patristic Symposium
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2014, 07:19:38 AM »
Looks fantastic! (But super-expensive!)

That's a shame it's too expensive. I posted it with you in mind.

BTW George Bebawi has a series on the banning Protestant Hymns in the Orthodox Church. Unfortunately they're in Arabic. Maybe someone can convince him to translate it.
The first article is translated. I'll proof read it and post it once the translator finishes the other two.
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Re: "Look Towards the East" - A Patristic Symposium
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2014, 08:07:56 AM »

About the decision to ban Protestant hymns - Part 1
http://www.coptology.com/?p=4046

About the decision to ban Protestant hymns - Part 2
http://www.coptology.com/?p=4054

About the decision to ban Protestant hymns - Part 3
http://www.coptology.com/?p=4058


Thanks for translating them, Jonathan!
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“I returned to the Coptic Orthodox Church with affection, finding in her our tormented and broken history“. -Salama Moussa

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Re: "Look Towards the East" - A Patristic Symposium
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2014, 08:35:36 AM »

About the decision to ban Protestant hymns - Part 1
http://www.coptology.com/?p=4046

About the decision to ban Protestant hymns - Part 2
http://www.coptology.com/?p=4054

About the decision to ban Protestant hymns - Part 3
http://www.coptology.com/?p=4058


Thanks for translating them, Jonathan!

I'm not translating. Just proofing and posting for the translator :)

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Re: "Look Towards the East" - A Patristic Symposium
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2014, 09:22:25 AM »
Competent English speaking proof readers, what a novel concept for our Church  :)

Thank you still, very much looking forward to reading them.
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Re: "Look Towards the East" - A Patristic Symposium
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2014, 09:24:28 AM »
Competent English speaking proof readers, what a novel concept for our Church  :)

Thank you still, very much looking forward to reading them.

Yes!!! For some reason!?! He keeps forgetting the "?!?" And I have to constantly remind him!!!

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Re: "Look Towards the East" - A Patristic Symposium
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2014, 09:29:48 AM »
Looks fantastic! (But super-expensive!)

That's a shame it's too expensive. I posted it with you in mind.

BTW George Bebawi has a series on the banning Protestant Hymns in the Orthodox Church. Unfortunately they're in Arabic. Maybe someone can convince him to translate it.
The first article is translated. I'll proof read it and post it once the translator finishes the other two.

thank you :)
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Re: "Look Towards the East" - A Patristic Symposium
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2014, 10:01:46 AM »
That's a shame it's too expensive. I posted it with you in mind.

Don't worry, I'm going, even if I have to eat Oodles of Noodles and peanut butter & jelly for the rest of the summer.

BTW George Bebawi has a series on the banning Protestant Hymns in the Orthodox Church.

Be still my heart!

(But we have to stop ascribing a dignity to Protestant pop songs that they don't deserve by calling them "hymns", as if they are equal to the hymns of the Orthodox Church or even of classical Western Christianity.  "O Monogenes" is a hymn.  "Amazing Grace" - for all of its flaws - is a hymn.  Kirk Franklin's Stomp or some pop song aping the sound of contemporary hipster rock bands are not hymns.)

Unfortunately they're in Arabic. Maybe someone can convince him to translate it.

Glory to God!  Thanks, Jonathan and thank the translator.
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http://returntoorthodoxy.com/

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Re: "Look Towards the East" - A Patristic Symposium
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2014, 10:15:30 AM »
Competent English speaking proof readers, what a novel concept for our Church  :)

Thank you still, very much looking forward to reading them.

Yes!!! For some reason!?! He keeps forgetting the "?!?" And I have to constantly remind him!!!

 ;D
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Re: "Look Towards the East" - A Patristic Symposium
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2014, 10:17:18 AM »
That's a shame it's too expensive. I posted it with you in mind.

Don't worry, I'm going, even if I have to eat Oodles of Noodles and peanut butter & jelly for the rest of the summer.


Awesome. We will be expecting a summary report when you get back.  :D
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Re: "Look Towards the East" - A Patristic Symposium
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2014, 06:51:36 PM »
Awesome. We will be expecting a summary report when you get back.  :D

You got it!  It will be available for $150.00 plus whatever I shall out in train fair and hotel rooms!  ;D
Worship is theology, so a church which brings Evangelical and Charismatic "praise & worship" into its corporate life is no longer Orthodox.  It is, by definition, heterodox.  Those "Orthodox" leaders who make theological arguments for the incorporation of heteropraxis into the life of the Church are heretics.

http://returntoorthodoxy.com/