Author Topic: Orthodox or Oriental Orthodox ?  (Read 1393 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline arjuna3110

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 132
Orthodox or Oriental Orthodox ?
« on: September 16, 2005, 12:43:38 AM »
Are there any converts here who weighed whether to convert to the Orthodox Church or to one of the Oriental Orthodox Churches (Coptic, Ethiopian, Armenian, etc.) ?   If so, which Church did you choose and why did you pick it over the other?  Thank you for any replies.

Offline alexp4uni

  • Site Supporter
  • Elder
  • *****
  • Posts: 329
Re: Orthodox or Oriental Orthodox ?
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2005, 02:03:06 AM »
The question is loaded and I can't give any due respect to it since it's adherents are under this forum co-existing in peace with some animosities.With all semantics aside, I dare you to go do something uncomfortable arjuna that way your faith is tested by your theosis. Attain spiritual adivce with a blessing from a priest and I wish I could give blessings out but that would be self-satisfaction. Which is what you want this question to be answered for. However see yourself in good standing with a parish and then you will see whether or not you want to convert to orthodoxy or not..

I'll be praying for you....

Offline arjuna3110

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 132
Re: Orthodox or Oriental Orthodox ?
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2005, 07:03:59 AM »
The question is loaded and I can't give any due respect to it since it's adherents are under this forum co-existing in peace with some animosities.With all semantics aside, I dare you to go do something uncomfortable arjuna that way your faith is tested by your theosis. Attain spiritual adivce with a blessing from a priest and I wish I could give blessings out but that would be self-satisfaction. Which is what you want this question to be answered for. However see yourself in good standing with a parish and then you will see whether or not you want to convert to orthodoxy or not..

I'll be praying for you....



I apologize if I expressed myself wrong in language or tone.  And I thank you for your prayers.

I'll try to re-state the question accurately and inoffensively.  I am genuinely curious if anyone who converted to Orthodoxy had to choose between Chalcedonian Orthodoxy or non-Chalcedonian Orthodoxy?  In other words, was anyone attracted or interested by both and had to pick one?  If so, and if it is not too personal, I would ask you to share what led you to choose one tradition of Orthodoxy over another. 

The reason for my question is this.  I am considering converting to Orthodoxy, but I am becoming aware of its different traditions / denominations (Chalcedonian and non-Chalcedonian), and I find this intriguing but confusing, and I was wondering if anyone else faced this same situation too. 


Offline minasoliman

  • Mr., Sir, Dude, Guy, Male, tr. Minas in Greek, Menes in white people Egyptologists :-P
  • Section Moderator
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 13,561
  • Strengthen O Lord the work of Your hands(Is 19:25)
Re: Orthodox or Oriental Orthodox ?
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2005, 11:54:37 AM »


I apologize if I expressed myself wrong in language or tone.ÂÂ  And I thank you for your prayers.

I'll try to re-state the question accurately and inoffensively.ÂÂ  I am genuinely curious if anyone who converted to Orthodoxy had to choose between Chalcedonian Orthodoxy or non-Chalcedonian Orthodoxy?ÂÂ  In other words, was anyone attracted or interested by both and had to pick one?ÂÂ  If so, and if it is not too personal, I would ask you to share what led you to choose one tradition of Orthodoxy over another.ÂÂ  

The reason for my question is this.ÂÂ  I am considering converting to Orthodoxy, but I am becoming aware of its different traditions / denominations (Chalcedonian and non-Chalcedonian), and I find this intriguing but confusing, and I was wondering if anyone else faced this same situation too.ÂÂ  



I know of some people who converted to a certain Orthodox family just because they like their theologians better, or the expression of faith is something they would rather express.ÂÂ  In addition, due to contemporary peace, it's possible, as I've seen with one, to become an EO, for example, but embrace OO theologians as well, or vice versa.  Many times people become what their nearest parish offers, regardless of the differences.

God bless.
« Last Edit: September 16, 2005, 11:55:53 AM by minasoliman »
Vain existence can never exist, for "unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain." (Psalm 127)

If the faith is unchanged and rock solid, then the gates of Hades never prevailed in the end.

Offline GiC

  • Resident Atheist
  • Site Supporter
  • Merarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 9,490
Re: Orthodox or Oriental Orthodox ?
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2005, 01:55:28 PM »
I apologize if I expressed myself wrong in language or tone.ÂÂ  And I thank you for your prayers.

It's not that, it's just the wrong issue...I'm thinking that you've been around here long enough to see how any EO vs. OO issues can so easily explode (especially with characters like EA and myself around ;D ). So in my effort to keep the peace (for a little while longer anyway, as I am about as tired as the debates as everyone else (but no, this doesn't mean I'll back down ;) )), I encourage you to study the issues and pray.
"The liberties of people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." -- Patrick Henry

Offline arjuna3110

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 132
Re: Orthodox or Oriental Orthodox ?
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2005, 09:44:43 PM »
Thank you, everyone, for your replies !   :)