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Old 06-19-2015, 10:31 AM
 
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Eastern Orthordoxy is not "catholic" it's the oldest form of Christinanity around. My grandfather was EO and very devout.
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Old 06-19-2015, 11:17 AM
 
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as far as I know the term "catholic" means simply "universal" referring to the true ("orthodox") faith traditionally held by all believers and generally used by both east and west until the "great schism" of around 1050. to a degree in technical terms both terms are still in use by BOTH eastern and western Christians and it only relatively recently that the term Catholic became a "brand name" for those Christians (including both western and eastern rites) who accept the primacy of the Pope and likewise the name (eastern) Orthodox used for those Christians who while accepting most all the same beliefs (apostolic succession, the creeds, veneration of the Theotokos (Mary) and saints, the same sacraments/holy mysteries administered by and through the Church as effective means of grace---and most especially the Holy Eucharist as containing the true and objectively real body and blood of Christ under the appearance of bread and wine) do NOT accept the Pope's primacy (instead, some Orthodox scholars are willing to accord the "bishop of Rome" the honor of being "first among equals" with the other traditional patriarchs of the Christian world---Constantinople, Moscow, Antioch, Alexandria, etc..

resolution of the disputes and differences separating "Catholic" and "Orthodox" and establishing full communion with all the various jurisdictions is a goal that all Christians from both sides should hope and pray for.
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Old 06-26-2015, 02:34 AM
 
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Congratulations! I've always admired Orthodoxy. I would be Eastern Orthodox if the nearest church wasn't 90 miles away . I will stay Anglican until I move to an area w/ an EO church.
If you know Orthodoxy is the true faith you cannot in good conscience stay in the Anglican Church, regardless of how far away the nearest Orthodox parish is. If you are unable to attend Divine Liturgy you can listen to it on ancient faith radio, or find a live podcast of the liturgy which there are many. That will serve you better spiritually than staying within a heretical church. I would recommend reaching out to the local Orthodox priest in your area, talk to him about your desire to become Orthodox and he will be able to provide you with the needed spiritual advice.

My first priest was a monk in NY, and I live in CA. Distance is no object. Good luck on your journey!
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Old 02-07-2017, 01:43 PM
 
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I found Orthodoxy refreshing, and at the same time challenging.


Once I learned about it -without filters- I realized I had pretty much been Orthodox in my heart most of my life. It was a liberating discovery.


Living in this world as an Orthodox Christian is very challenging. I can not say that I set a truly good example. I struggle with it.
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Old 02-07-2017, 02:23 PM
 
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I found Orthodoxy refreshing, and at the same time challenging.


Once I learned about it -without filters- I realized I had pretty much been Orthodox in my heart most of my life. It was a liberating discovery.


Living in this world as an Orthodox Christian is very challenging. I can not say that I set a truly good example. I struggle with it.
one might say that "living in the world.... is very challenging" for ALL Christians whether they are Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant, on anything else. we are all called to conform our lives to that of Christ, to take up our cross and follow Him, so as to live our lives in love and service to God and our neighbor and striving to forgive others as we have been forgiven---often very difficult indeed because it is so often against our "fallen" human will and "wounded" nature and the way of the world in general to do those kind of things.

sadly, because we can still sin we are all guilty of all too often not setting "a truly good example" and we ALL "struggle with it" but thanks to the love and mercy of God, the Christian Church is not only a "school for saints" but a "hospital for sinners" and if (and when) we fall and fail with God's grace (manifested in the Sacraments of the Church among various other ways) we can still get up, take up our cross again, and continue on the path that leads to our heavenly home with God, His angels, and His saints.

in the peace of Christ.

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Old 02-08-2017, 03:45 AM
 
Location: Syrmia region, northern Serbia
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Serbian orthodox music in Church Slavonic language https://youtu.be/NwMBe6-A6dM
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Old 02-08-2017, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Serres, Greece
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Serbian orthodox music in Church Slavonic language https://youtu.be/NwMBe6-A6dM
I love this one brother. This Psalm is so great in different languages (greek, serbian, arabic etc).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MkA1UeHi_4
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Old 02-08-2017, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Serres, Greece
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I found Orthodoxy refreshing, and at the same time challenging.


Once I learned about it -without filters- I realized I had pretty much been Orthodox in my heart most of my life. It was a liberating discovery.


Living in this world as an Orthodox Christian is very challenging. I can not say that I set a truly good example. I struggle with it.
Welcome back to home our brother! Our Church is so spiritual with rich Tradition and history.
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