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Offline Armando

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Orthodox holy water corrupted...
« on: August 15, 2005, 05:35:25 PM »
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As you know the Orthodox water is incorupt.

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Corrupted holy water...
This holy water is from:
IERA PATR. STAVR. MONH ZOODOHOU PHGHS

In the picture is the bottle they were giving there and the green parts must be fungus.
I don't know what it is but it wasn't in the water before.

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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2005, 05:49:11 PM »
This thread has absolutely no intention of being polemical.
It is just a reply to a previous thread titled: Is the Catholic holy water, "holy"?

I do not doubt that Orthodox holy water IS holy...
Forgive the previous title which I changed after seeing it is inappropriate.
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Re: Orthodox holy water corrupted...
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2005, 03:53:06 AM »
This is a little off topic, but I just noticed your signature. Do you know what the word you've capitalised actually means? I feel that you probably don't as your need to capitalise it makes me think that you believe it will convince us that Roman Catholicism is correct. Unfortunately for the point you appear to be trying to make, it is Orthodoxy that is the truly Catholic faith, passing as it does the test of St. Vincent of Lerins. Roman Catholicism cannot claim the same, I'm afraid. You'll also note that we often call the Church the Holy Orthodox Catholic Church and use said word in the Creed - it is not the exclusive property of the RCC.

Slightly more on topic (just so as I can't be accused of completely derailing your thread), I have a bottle of Holy Water from the monastery of St. John the New in Suceava (see avatar for icon - the monastery's in the background). I've had it for about a year now and it's still completely clear. I agree with you, however, that this has very little bearing on its holiness.

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Re: Orthodox holy water corrupted...
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2005, 05:50:47 AM »
I am doing some humour by capitalising the word Catholicam. I know what it means
and I agree that the Orthodox church could be Catholic and Apostolic.


Right now I do not feel confident enough to declare which church is the true one...
Currently, I won't ask to be filed as Roman Catholic by the Greek State but I won't
stop attending the Catholic mass in the local parish.

I envy your confidence and faith in the Orthodox church... I wish I was so sure about the way I follow but
I always fear that my choices are wrong and feel lost right now.

Once again, I say that by capitalising I was kidding around.
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Re: Orthodox holy water corrupted...
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2005, 08:29:18 AM »
I, too, was baffled by the implication on the original discussion that the presence of some foreign bodies (living or otherwise) in any way bears on the holiness of the water.  The whole thing sounded like one of the most ridiculous things that I had ever heard.  I don't intend for that to sound disrespectful, it is just a statement of fact.

I'm glad to read far more reasonable approaches here.