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Re: Can I, a Melkite, receive communion at an Antiochian Orthodox church
« Reply #675 on: March 16, 2017, 11:31:41 AM »
As far as I can tell, in the usual Catholic teaching, the taint of original sin has to do with concupiscence, corruption, etc and does not in itself constitute a personal sin. The idea seems to float around that Mary died a natural death only because doing so was necessary to participate in the resurrection.
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Re: Can I, a Melkite, receive communion at an Antiochian Orthodox church
« Reply #676 on: March 17, 2017, 10:43:34 AM »
Well, yes, in response to the claim that this is mainly due to the influence of western theology, the article clearly shows that there is an indisputable Tradition within the Greek and the Eastern Churches itself regarding the Panagia's perfect sinlessness; and this, perhaps, is established by nothing so much as the testimony of Patriarchs known to be anti-Latin and who therefore would never have asserted it unless it were already considered sound doctrine within their own local Tradition. As the article notes,

1. "George Scholarios (+1456), the last Patriarch of the Byzantine Empire, has also left us a homily on the Dormition and an explicit affirmation of the Immaculate Conception. He says that Mary was “all pure from the first moment of her existence” (gegne theion euthus). (6) It is rather strange that the most precise Greek affirmation of the Immaculate Conception should come from the most anti-Latin, the most “Protestantizing” of the patriarchs of Constantinople, Cyril Lukaris (+1638). He too gave a sermon on the Dormition of Our Lady. He said that Mary “was wholly sanctified from the very first moment of her conception (ole egiasmene en aute te sullepsei) when her body was formed and when her soul was united to her body”; and further on he writes: “As for the Panaghia, who is there who does not know that she is pure and immaculate, that she was a spotless instrument, sanctified in her conception and her birth, as befits one who is to contain the One whom nothing can contain?”

Archbishop St. Proclus of Constantinople had said over a millenia ago, [Homily 1:3 in PG 65:683B]: "As He formed her without any stain of her own, so He proceeded from her contracting no stain" See http://catholicpatristics.blogspot.in/2009/03/immaculate-conception.html Jesus and Mary alone were stainless and sinless from the moment of their conception.

2. It's not true that everyone is immaculately conceived after Adam's fall - Original sin is taught in the synod of orange, "Canon 2 (529 A.D) If anyone asserts that Adam's sin affected him alone and not his descendants also, or at least if he declares that it is only the death of the body which is the punishment for sin, and not also that sin, which is the death of the soul, passed through one man to the whole human race, he does injustice to God and contradicts the Apostle" and it means simply that we are born deprived of indwelling grace until we are born again in Baptism. http://www.ewtn.com/library/Councils/Orange.htm Original sin, says St. Thomas Aquinas, is formally, the privation of sanctifying grace. Original sin is very clear in early Councils.

"Council of Carthage, Canon 2 (418 A.D) Likewise it seemed good that whosoever denies that infants newly from their mother’s wombs should be baptized, or says that baptism is for remission of sins, but that they derive from Adam no original sin, which needs to be removed by the laver of regeneration, from whence the conclusion follows, that in them the form of baptism for the remission of sins, is to be understood as false and not true, let him be anathema. For no otherwise can be understood what the Apostle says, “By one man sin is come into the world, and death through sin, and so death passed upon all men in that all have sinned,” than the Catholic Church everywhere diffused has always understood it. http://www.earlychurchtexts.com/public/carthage_canons_on_sin_and_grace.htm
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The All-Holy Theotokos, the Panagia, is the perfect model of theosis, an image of the Church, Bride of God without "stain or blemish" (cf. Eph 5:27, SoS 4:7)

St. Ephraem of Syria, Thou alone and Thy Mother are in all things fair; there is no flaw in Thee and no stain in Thy Mother

St. Proclus of Constantinople, As He formed Her without any stain of Her own, so He proceeded from Her contracting no stain.

St. Sophronius of Jerusalem, No one has been purified in advance as Thou (Mary) hast been

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Re: Can I, a Melkite, receive communion at an Antiochian Orthodox church
« Reply #677 on: March 20, 2017, 07:47:12 PM »
The whole Immaculate Conception debate between Orthodox and RC's is really hard to grasp, I imagine Melkites may have wrapped settled down a combination of both.

Melkites believe what the EOC believes.
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Re: Can I, a Melkite, receive communion at an Antiochian Orthodox church
« Reply #678 on: March 20, 2017, 07:47:48 PM »
apparently OOs don't teach that Mary is sinless.

Do EOs teach this?
I know we sing Ever Virgin and Most Pure.

I'm surprised you're asking him about what EO teaching is.  It wasn't that long ago you were teaching him your take on it.

I know, isn't it funny?  But to answer his question, EOs and Melkite teach that Mary was sinless throughput her entire life, but we haven't dogmatized it.

Melkites are Roman Catholics, they are supposed to believe in the dogmas of Rome. Don't lump Melkites in with Orthodox.

Nope they are not.
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Re: Can I, a Melkite, receive communion at an Antiochian Orthodox church
« Reply #679 on: March 20, 2017, 07:48:46 PM »
Melkites are Roman Catholics [in faith], they are supposed to believe in the dogmas of Rome. Don't lump Melkites in with Orthodox.
They are different rites of the same communion and RC theology.

Same communion, different theology.
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Re: Can I, a Melkite, receive communion at an Antiochian Orthodox church
« Reply #680 on: March 20, 2017, 07:49:43 PM »
The whole Immaculate Conception debate between Orthodox and RC's is really hard to grasp, I imagine Melkites may have wrapped settled down a combination of both. Just ignored the whole issue.

Fixed.
Mostly yes, apparently, lol

But I've debated with an Eastern Catholic who showed the weirdest mixed theories, I imagine the most intellectualised Melkites have tried hard to sort it out.

Not all Eastern Catholics are Melkites.  Many ECs have been Latinized.  Melkites have not.
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Re: Can I, a Melkite, receive communion at an Antiochian Orthodox church
« Reply #681 on: March 20, 2017, 08:08:56 PM »
Melkites are Roman Catholics [in faith], they are supposed to believe in the dogmas of Rome. Don't lump Melkites in with Orthodox.
They are different rites of the same communion and RC theology.

Same communion, different theology.
If you teach that the RC Councils are ecumenical, it means you accept the RC Councils' theology, eg. Council of Trent and Vatican II.
Same communion, same basic post schism papal theology.
Once you say the RC councils are ecumenical, you can't get out of that except in make believe world.
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Re: Can I, a Melkite, receive communion at an Antiochian Orthodox church
« Reply #682 on: March 20, 2017, 08:53:54 PM »
Melkites are Roman Catholics [in faith], they are supposed to believe in the dogmas of Rome. Don't lump Melkites in with Orthodox.
They are different rites of the same communion and RC theology.

Same communion, different theology.
If you teach that the RC Councils are ecumenical, it means you accept the RC Councils' theology, eg. Council of Trent and Vatican II.
Same communion, same basic post schism papal theology.
Once you say the RC councils are ecumenical, you can't get out of that except in make believe world.

The Antiochian OC of NA and I disagree with you.
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Re: Can I, a Melkite, receive communion at an Antiochian Orthodox church
« Reply #683 on: March 20, 2017, 09:04:06 PM »
The Antiochian OC of NA and I disagree with you.
I am fully aware by now that you are in make believe world about Melkites being "orthodox".
Also, it looks like maybe you did not have proper conversion since you are still teaching this insanity about rejecting Rome theology while accepting Rome's Councils and making up that the AOCNA calls Melkites full "Orthodox".

I get it.
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Re: Can I, a Melkite, receive communion at an Antiochian Orthodox church
« Reply #684 on: March 20, 2017, 09:04:39 PM »
I once asked on byzcath about the Photian councils, how Rome seemed to consider the 8th Ecumenical Council to be the one held in Constantinople in 869-870 condemning St. Photius, whereas the Orthodox consider the one in 879-880 which cleared St. Photius to be the valid one (and some consider it Ecumenical). I was told that the 2nd one was accepted by both Orthodox and Catholics (and Eastern Catholics), and that the idea that Rome considered the first council and not the second one as Ecumenical/valid was a mistaken view as a result of historical haziness, and was cleared up in the 20th century. Wiki still indicates otherwise--that Catholics and Orthodox still accept different councils--but I certainly wouldn't take their word for it.

So... is there any official or at least generally accepted list of ecumenical councils in Catholicism, and also in Eastern Catholicism, or even some kind of overview/text that gets into the details of this?

--EDIT--I think the post at byzcath mentioned a book by... Dvornak?  .. I'll try to look that up, though I'm certainly open to other sources
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Re: Can I, a Melkite, receive communion at an Antiochian Orthodox church
« Reply #685 on: March 20, 2017, 09:12:16 PM »
So... is there any official or at least generally accepted list of ecumenical councils in Catholicism, and also in Eastern Catholicism, or even some kind of overview/text that gets into the details of this?
Well, the Melkites participated in Vatican I and II and gave approval..... and they teach that they accept the RC Councils....

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Must we Eastern Catholics consider the post-schism General Councils of the Roman Church Ecumenical

The Melkite Church participated fully in Vatican I and Patriarch Gregory spoke clearly to his affirmation of the fullness of power enjoyed by the Petrine Office. It would be a simple rekindling of the old controversy of conciliarism to suggest that some councils are less ecumenical than others. With the promulgation of the Holy Father, the doctrinal content of the various councils is a part of the sacred magisterial teaching of the Church to which Melkites in full communion with the See of Rome give wholehearted assent.

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Re: Can I, a Melkite, receive communion at an Antiochian Orthodox church
« Reply #686 on: March 20, 2017, 09:15:46 PM »
From the Melkite Side this:
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Bishop John

Are we Orthodox united with Rome?

The Melkite Church is a hundred per cent Catholic, but not a hundred per cent Orthodox.


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Re: Can I, a Melkite, receive communion at an Antiochian Orthodox church
« Reply #687 on: March 20, 2017, 09:22:11 PM »
Bp. John is the Bp. of Newton, your Melkite Eparchy. he explains:
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Are we Orthodox united with Rome?

Bishop John's Answer

To be an Orthodox Christian means that one does not recognize the primacy of the Pope of Rome, but considers him as "first among equals."

The Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches states it in these terms: "The bishop of the Church of Rome, in whom resides the office (munus) given in a special way by the Lord to Peter, first of the Apostles and to be transmitted to his successors, is head of the college of bishops, the Vicar of Christ and Pastor of the entire Church on earth; therefore in virtue of his office (munus) he enjoys supreme, full, immediate and universal ordinary power in the Church which he can always freely exercise." (Canon 43 of the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches)

If an Orthodox subscribes to the Canon quoted above, he/she can be called Catholic and be considered "united to Rome" or in full communion with the Catholic Church.

The Melkite Church is a hundred per cent Catholic, but not a hundred per cent Orthodox.

the Melkite Church has chosen dependency as a price for unity,
https://melkite.org/tag/rome

Melkites are under the RC Church's "Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches" whereby Melkites teach Papal Full Unilateral Vertical Supremacy.
The Melkite Epharchy teaches they are dependents of the superior status of Rome and not full Orthodox because of their own proclaimed inferior status.

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Re: Can I, a Melkite, receive communion at an Antiochian Orthodox church
« Reply #688 on: March 20, 2017, 09:28:07 PM »
Did you ever sign up with Monachos Orthodox forum like you said you would, URG8RB8?
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Re: Can I, a Melkite, receive communion at an Antiochian Orthodox church
« Reply #689 on: March 20, 2017, 11:51:51 PM »
Did you ever sign up with Monachos Orthodox forum like you said you would, URG8RB8?

I did but the account was never approved for some reason.  I can check it again.

Btw we should shut down the AEOC because they are allowing the Melkites to fully join the church without much of anything.  They must be very confused, I think you need to become the Metropolitan and ultimately the Bishop of Antioch and unconfused the church. Haha
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Re: Can I, a Melkite, receive communion at an Antiochian Orthodox church
« Reply #690 on: March 21, 2017, 12:07:33 AM »
Did you ever sign up with Monachos Orthodox forum like you said you would, URG8RB8?

I did but the account was never approved for some reason.  I can check it again.

IIRC Monachos has a policy of members using their real names (not necessarily their full names), not monikers like on other forums. If you signed up using a name like urg8rb8t, it may have been marked as spam.
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Re: Can I, a Melkite, receive communion at an Antiochian Orthodox church
« Reply #691 on: March 21, 2017, 12:39:08 AM »
Did you ever sign up with Monachos Orthodox forum like you said you would, URG8RB8?

I did but the account was never approved for some reason.  I can check it again.

Btw we should shut down the AEOC because they are allowing the Melkites to fully join the church without much of anything.  They must be very confused, I think you need to become the Metropolitan and ultimately the Bishop of Antioch and unconfused the church. Haha

The Bishop of Antioch doesn't accept Rome.
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Re: Can I, a Melkite, receive communion at an Antiochian Orthodox church
« Reply #692 on: March 21, 2017, 07:59:11 AM »
Did you ever sign up with Monachos Orthodox forum like you said you would, URG8RB8?

I did but the account was never approved for some reason.  I can check it again.

Btw we should shut down the AEOC because they are allowing the Melkites to fully join the church without much of anything.  They must be very confused, I think you need to  theologically become the Metropolitan and ultimately the Bishop of Antioch and unconfused the church. Haha
I think most times there is no problem because the converts don't keep saying Mel kites are right fully and full orthodox.
If you give me your parish name I can help sort things out if you want.

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Re: Can I, a Melkite, receive communion at an Antiochian Orthodox church
« Reply #693 on: March 21, 2017, 01:52:29 PM »
Did you ever sign up with Monachos Orthodox forum like you said you would, URG8RB8?

I did but the account was never approved for some reason.  I can check it again.

Btw we should shut down the AEOC because they are allowing the Melkites to fully join the church without much of anything.  They must be very confused, I think you need to  theologically become the Metropolitan and ultimately the Bishop of Antioch and unconfused the church. Haha
I think most times there is no problem because the converts don't keep saying Mel kites are right fully and full orthodox.
If you give me your parish name I can help sort things out if you want.

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Re: Can I, a Melkite, receive communion at an Antiochian Orthodox church
« Reply #694 on: March 21, 2017, 10:07:45 PM »
Did you ever sign up with Monachos Orthodox forum like you said you would, URG8RB8?

I did but the account was never approved for some reason.  I can check it again.

IIRC Monachos has a policy of members using their real names (not necessarily their full names), not monikers like on other forums. If you signed up using a name like urg8rb8t, it may have been marked as spam.

Hmmmm maybe.  I'll check it out.  Thanks for the suggestion.
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Re: Can I, a Melkite, receive communion at an Antiochian Orthodox church
« Reply #695 on: March 22, 2017, 10:17:56 AM »
Did you ever sign up with Monachos Orthodox forum like you said you would, URG8RB8?

I did but the account was never approved for some reason.  I can check it again.

Btw we should shut down the AEOC because they are allowing the Melkites to fully join the church without much of anything.  They must be very confused, I think you need to  theologically become the Metropolitan and ultimately the Bishop of Antioch and unconfused the church. Haha
I think most times there is no problem because the converts don't keep saying Mel kites are right fully and full orthodox.
If you give me your parish name I can help sort things out if you want.

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I'm trying to imagine this conversation...

"Hello, thank you for calling Saint George's Antiochian Orthodox Church, this is Aliya, how may I direct your call?"

"Hello Aliya- according to the website of the Melkite Eparchy of Newton,
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The Melkite Church participated fully in Vatican I and Patriarch Gregory spoke clearly to his affirmation of the fullness of power enjoyed by the Petrine Office. The Patriarch was very concerned that the exercise of papal powers be “in harmony with the rights of the other Patriarchal Sees.” The second Vatican Council is seen to have completed the unfinished business of Vatican I with its special emphasis on ecclesiology, specifically on the nature of the Church. It would be a simple rekindling of the old controversy of conciliarism to suggest that some councils are less ecumenical than others. With the promulgation of the Holy Father, the doctrinal content of the various councils is a part of the sacred magisterial teaching of the Church to which Melkites in full communion with the See of Rome give wholehearted assent.
In light of this fact, do you consider it proper for your church to be communing a member of the Melkite Catholic Church? "

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But it had not been in Tess's power - nor is it in anybody's power - to feel the whole truth of golden opinions while it is possible to profit by them. She - and how many more - might have ironically said to God with Saint Augustine, "Thou hast counselled a better course than thou hast permitted."
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Re: Can I, a Melkite, receive communion at an Antiochian Orthodox church
« Reply #696 on: March 22, 2017, 10:54:33 AM »
Did you ever sign up with Monachos Orthodox forum like you said you would, URG8RB8?

I did but the account was never approved for some reason.  I can check it again.

Btw we should shut down the AEOC because they are allowing the Melkites to fully join the church without much of anything.  They must be very confused, I think you need to  theologically become the Metropolitan and ultimately the Bishop of Antioch and unconfused the church. Haha
I think most times there is no problem because the converts don't keep saying Mel kites are right fully and full orthodox.
If you give me your parish name I can help sort things out if you want.

#stalker

I'm trying to imagine this conversation...

"Hello, thank you for calling Saint George's Antiochian Orthodox Church, this is Aliya, how may I direct your call?"

"Hello Aliya- according to the website of the Melkite Eparchy of Newton,
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The Melkite Church participated fully in Vatican I and Patriarch Gregory spoke clearly to his affirmation of the fullness of power enjoyed by the Petrine Office. The Patriarch was very concerned that the exercise of papal powers be “in harmony with the rights of the other Patriarchal Sees.” The second Vatican Council is seen to have completed the unfinished business of Vatican I with its special emphasis on ecclesiology, specifically on the nature of the Church. It would be a simple rekindling of the old controversy of conciliarism to suggest that some councils are less ecumenical than others. With the promulgation of the Holy Father, the doctrinal content of the various councils is a part of the sacred magisterial teaching of the Church to which Melkites in full communion with the See of Rome give wholehearted assent.
In light of this fact, do you consider it proper for your church to be communing a member of the Melkite Catholic Church? "

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Re: Can I, a Melkite, receive communion at an Antiochian Orthodox church
« Reply #697 on: March 22, 2017, 11:06:52 AM »
Did you ever sign up with Monachos Orthodox forum like you said you would, URG8RB8?

I did but the account was never approved for some reason.  I can check it again.

Btw we should shut down the AEOC because they are allowing the Melkites to fully join the church without much of anything.  They must be very confused, I think you need to  theologically become the Metropolitan and ultimately the Bishop of Antioch and unconfused the church. Haha
I think most times there is no problem because the converts don't keep saying Mel kites are right fully and full orthodox.
If you give me your parish name I can help sort things out if you want.

#stalker

I'm trying to imagine this conversation...

"Hello, thank you for calling Saint George's Antiochian Orthodox Church, this is Aliya, how may I direct your call?"

"Hello Aliya- according to the website of the Melkite Eparchy of Newton,
Quote
The Melkite Church participated fully in Vatican I and Patriarch Gregory spoke clearly to his affirmation of the fullness of power enjoyed by the Petrine Office. The Patriarch was very concerned that the exercise of papal powers be “in harmony with the rights of the other Patriarchal Sees.” The second Vatican Council is seen to have completed the unfinished business of Vatican I with its special emphasis on ecclesiology, specifically on the nature of the Church. It would be a simple rekindling of the old controversy of conciliarism to suggest that some councils are less ecumenical than others. With the promulgation of the Holy Father, the doctrinal content of the various councils is a part of the sacred magisterial teaching of the Church to which Melkites in full communion with the See of Rome give wholehearted assent.
In light of this fact, do you consider it proper for your church to be communing a member of the Melkite Catholic Church? "

"Who are you again?"

 ;D ;D ;D

Indeed!  Still, I will admit a twinge of sadness when I realised that there was not even a single quote from the Dcn. Kuraev forum. 
I'm making a firm decision to stay with the Orthodox Church.

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Re: Can I, a Melkite, receive communion at an Antiochian Orthodox church
« Reply #698 on: March 22, 2017, 06:11:24 PM »
Did you ever sign up with Monachos Orthodox forum like you said you would, URG8RB8?

I did but the account was never approved for some reason.  I can check it again.

Btw we should shut down the AEOC because they are allowing the Melkites to fully join the church without much of anything.  They must be very confused, I think you need to become the Metropolitan and ultimately the Bishop of Antioch and unconfused the church. Haha

The Bishop of Antioch doesn't accept Rome.

But he accepts Melkites.
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Re: Can I, a Melkite, receive communion at an Antiochian Orthodox church
« Reply #699 on: March 22, 2017, 06:13:14 PM »
Did you ever sign up with Monachos Orthodox forum like you said you would, URG8RB8?

I did but the account was never approved for some reason.  I can check it again.

Btw we should shut down the AEOC because they are allowing the Melkites to fully join the church without much of anything.  They must be very confused, I think you need to  theologically become the Metropolitan and ultimately the Bishop of Antioch and unconfused the church. Haha
I think most times there is no problem because the converts don't keep saying Mel kites are right fully and full orthodox.
If you give me your parish name I can help sort things out if you want.

#stalker

I'm trying to imagine this conversation...

"Hello, thank you for calling Saint George's Antiochian Orthodox Church, this is Aliya, how may I direct your call?"

"Hello Aliya- according to the website of the Melkite Eparchy of Newton,
Quote
The Melkite Church participated fully in Vatican I and Patriarch Gregory spoke clearly to his affirmation of the fullness of power enjoyed by the Petrine Office. The Patriarch was very concerned that the exercise of papal powers be “in harmony with the rights of the other Patriarchal Sees.” The second Vatican Council is seen to have completed the unfinished business of Vatican I with its special emphasis on ecclesiology, specifically on the nature of the Church. It would be a simple rekindling of the old controversy of conciliarism to suggest that some councils are less ecumenical than others. With the promulgation of the Holy Father, the doctrinal content of the various councils is a part of the sacred magisterial teaching of the Church to which Melkites in full communion with the See of Rome give wholehearted assent.
In light of this fact, do you consider it proper for your church to be communing a member of the Melkite Catholic Church? "

"Who are you again?"

Hahaha

The funny thing is that someone here, don't remember who, already made that call to the Metropolitan in the US.  And the answer was that Melkites are accepted. Lol
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Re: Can I, a Melkite, receive communion at an Antiochian Orthodox church
« Reply #700 on: March 22, 2017, 07:57:44 PM »
"Melkites are accepted" is meaningless in this context. 
I'm making a firm decision to stay with the Orthodox Church.

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Re: Can I, a Melkite, receive communion at an Antiochian Orthodox church
« Reply #701 on: March 22, 2017, 09:18:59 PM »
Did you ever sign up with Monachos Orthodox forum like you said you would, URG8RB8?

I did but the account was never approved for some reason.  I can check it again.

Btw we should shut down the AEOC because they are allowing the Melkites to fully join the church without much of anything.  They must be very confused, I think you need to  theologically become the Metropolitan and ultimately the Bishop of Antioch and unconfused the church. Haha
I think most times there is no problem because the converts don't keep saying Mel kites are right fully and full orthodox.
If you give me your parish name I can help sort things out if you want.

#stalker

I'm trying to imagine this conversation...

"Hello, thank you for calling Saint George's Antiochian Orthodox Church, this is Aliya, how may I direct your call?"

"Hello Aliya- according to the website of the Melkite Eparchy of Newton,
Quote
The Melkite Church participated fully in Vatican I and Patriarch Gregory spoke clearly to his affirmation of the fullness of power enjoyed by the Petrine Office. The Patriarch was very concerned that the exercise of papal powers be “in harmony with the rights of the other Patriarchal Sees.” The second Vatican Council is seen to have completed the unfinished business of Vatican I with its special emphasis on ecclesiology, specifically on the nature of the Church. It would be a simple rekindling of the old controversy of conciliarism to suggest that some councils are less ecumenical than others. With the promulgation of the Holy Father, the doctrinal content of the various councils is a part of the sacred magisterial teaching of the Church to which Melkites in full communion with the See of Rome give wholehearted assent.
In light of this fact, do you consider it proper for your church to be communing a member of the Melkite Catholic Church? "

"Who are you again?"

 ;D ;D ;D

Indeed!  Still, I will admit a twinge of sadness when I realised that there was not even a single quote from the Dcn. Kuraev forum.

Me too.  Except I was hoping for a citation from mospat.ru.
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/

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Re: Can I, a Melkite, receive communion at an Antiochian Orthodox church
« Reply #702 on: March 22, 2017, 09:26:45 PM »
Did you ever sign up with Monachos Orthodox forum like you said you would, URG8RB8?

I did but the account was never approved for some reason.  I can check it again.

Btw we should shut down the AEOC because they are allowing the Melkites to fully join the church without much of anything.  They must be very confused, I think you need to  theologically become the Metropolitan and ultimately the Bishop of Antioch and unconfused the church. Haha
I think most times there is no problem because the converts don't keep saying Mel kites are right fully and full orthodox.
If you give me your parish name I can help sort things out if you want.

#stalker

I'm trying to imagine this conversation...

"Hello, thank you for calling Saint George's Antiochian Orthodox Church, this is Aliya, how may I direct your call?"

"Hello Aliya- according to the website of the Melkite Eparchy of Newton,
Quote
The Melkite Church participated fully in Vatican I and Patriarch Gregory spoke clearly to his affirmation of the fullness of power enjoyed by the Petrine Office. The Patriarch was very concerned that the exercise of papal powers be “in harmony with the rights of the other Patriarchal Sees.” The second Vatican Council is seen to have completed the unfinished business of Vatican I with its special emphasis on ecclesiology, specifically on the nature of the Church. It would be a simple rekindling of the old controversy of conciliarism to suggest that some councils are less ecumenical than others. With the promulgation of the Holy Father, the doctrinal content of the various councils is a part of the sacred magisterial teaching of the Church to which Melkites in full communion with the See of Rome give wholehearted assent.
In light of this fact, do you consider it proper for your church to be communing a member of the Melkite Catholic Church? "

"Who are you again?"

 ;D ;D ;D

Indeed!  Still, I will admit a twinge of sadness when I realised that there was not even a single quote from the Dcn. Kuraev forum.

Me too.  Except I was hoping for a citation from mospat.ru.

Let me just preemptively do this now, like a controlled burn...

"Don't you find the opinion of the Moscow Patriarchate to be worth noting Antonious?  I am merely stating the official position of the EO Church.  If the Moscow Patriarchate supports my contentions noting that here here would be the normal thing to do."
« Last Edit: March 22, 2017, 09:29:23 PM by Antonious Nikolas »
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/