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Offline Psalti Boy

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Which Is The True Orthodox Church?
« on: July 17, 2006, 12:11:43 AM »
At the risk of yet another of my posts starts an aggressive debate or argument, I pose this question:  I've been looking online and noticed that there so many different Orthodox churches all over the world.  I think I understand the reasons for all the ethnic jurisdictions in the US.  If all the Orthodox churches in the world proclaim to be the true church, the one that can be traced back to the apostles, which one is the true original church ???  Or am I just not getting it ???

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Re: Which Is The True Orthodox Church?
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2006, 12:43:35 AM »
They are all the same Church. We all have the same beliefs (not withstanding false churches that simply use the term Orthodox in their titles).

The faith can be traced to the Apostles, who began the organization worldwide, with each church taking care of its immediate needs. We're all one. In the US, we just got a mix of everyone and that's the cause of jurisdictions.
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Re: Which Is The True Orthodox Church?
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2006, 12:49:08 AM »
They are all the same church!

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Re: Which Is The True Orthodox Church?
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2006, 01:09:50 AM »
all the churches are brothas from the same motha, so deep down inside we are the same but to many, we appear to have slight differences ;D
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Re: Which Is The True Orthodox Church?
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2006, 01:38:51 AM »
Thank you all.   ;D   That's what I thought.

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Re: Which Is The True Orthodox Church?
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2006, 07:21:57 AM »
Provided they are 'in communion', of course, at the risk of starting another debate...  ;)
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Re: Which Is The True Orthodox Church?
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2006, 09:16:46 AM »
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Provided they are 'in communion', of course, at the risk of starting another debate...ÂÂ  ;)
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I'm gonna leave this one alone. You and I have argued waaaay too much in recent memory  ;D

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Re: Which Is The True Orthodox Church?
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2006, 09:25:45 AM »

I'm gonna leave this one alone. You and I have argued waaaay too much in recent memory  ;D

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Don't worry, Anastasios will probably pick up the gauntlet  :D
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Re: Which Is The True Orthodox Church?
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2006, 01:29:10 AM »
In Orthodoxy, the real differences between jurisdictions are mainly the music and food.
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Re: Which Is The True Orthodox Church?
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2006, 02:37:47 AM »
In Orthodoxy, the real differences between jurisdictions are mainly the music and food.

And the language.    ;D

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Re: Which Is The True Orthodox Church?
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2006, 08:07:03 AM »
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Good boy!ÂÂ  ;)

Don't worry, Anastasios will probably pick up the gauntletÂÂ  :D
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I'm not touching that one.  ;D

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Re: Which Is The True Orthodox Church?
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2006, 04:51:04 PM »
Greek Orthodox Ftw.
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Re: Which Is The True Orthodox Church?
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2006, 06:35:13 PM »
Greek Orthodox Ftw.

Quoted for truthy-ness.  ;D
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Re: Which Is The True Orthodox Church?
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2006, 06:44:26 PM »

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Re: Which Is The True Orthodox Church?
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2006, 06:53:21 PM »
for the win...

edit: banned for not being hip to the neat-o ling-o
« Last Edit: July 23, 2006, 06:53:37 PM by Zoe »
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