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Recent content by DavidH

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    Archbishop Fulton Sheen likely to be beatified!

    Don't play word games, Hecma, you were clearly taking a swipe at the man.
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    Archbishop Fulton Sheen likely to be beatified!

    Don't slander a good man, Hecma, it's unChristlike.
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    Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil

    What is the patristic understanding of this tree in the Garden? ​ -God had declared everything He had made good so it seems we should consider this tree good. -Adam and Eve had to have some knowledge of good and evil already since they were being given commands and were expected to obey...
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    Divine Simplicity East and West

    What is the difference between the Eastern and Western conceptions of Divine Simplicity? When did this become a debated issue? Is it a real difference or just something apologists on both sides make an issue of?
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    Reason for the Ascension

    Jesus said that He needed to ascend before the Spirit could be sent. Why was it necessary for Jesus to ascend before that happened? Why couldn't Jesus have stayed on earth and called the Holy Spirit for His ministry? Someone asked me this the other day but I was curious how others would...
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    Gennadios II Scholarios- Is he a saint?

    His relics are at the monastery in Ceres where he retired, died and was buried in the catholicon, I meant to say as well.
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    Gennadios II Scholarios- Is he a saint?

    The Patriarch of Constantinople was not related to the Church in Greece? It was under Ottoman control and Gennadios had jurisdiction there didn't he?
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    Gennadios II Scholarios- Is he a saint?

    Oh, I forgot, here is the link to the Church of Greece's synaxarion showing Gennadios. http://www.ecclesia.gr/greek/synaxaire/synaxari.asp?minas=8&id=357
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    Gennadios II Scholarios- Is he a saint?

    Yes, he is actually in the synaxarion for the Church of Greece and I have an Orthodox friend who insists it must be a typo because the EP is not showing Gennadios as a saint on its website. He also says the Synod in Greece can't canonize anyone without the EP's approval which sounds odd to me...
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    Gennadios II Scholarios- Is he a saint?

    I have run into a few references to Gennadios Scholarios being an Orthodox saint lately but I also have a few friends disputing that he is one. He is not listed as a saint on the EP website but he is on the Church of Greece website. Which one friend says is probably a typo. Does anyone have...
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    Evolutionist, ID, or Creationist? Cast Your Vote!

    I blame Galileo for taking us down the slippery slope from the geocentric cosmological literalism of Scripture and straight into Western Copernican heliocentrism.
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    Evolutionist, ID, or Creationist? Cast Your Vote!

    The Church only anathematizes bad theology, she does not anathematize scientific hypotheses much less theories. Theory is about as high a level of certitude as can be had in science and the consensus of scientists in the relevant sciences for evolution is at 99.84%. To paraphrase Galileo, the...
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    Evolutionist, ID, or Creationist? Cast Your Vote!

    As an Orthodox Christian and an Evolutionary Creationist I need to take issue with this, "if you are Christian who believes in Evolution, then you are contradicting what the Bible says on that issue which is very clear." The first thing to note is that we don't BELIEVE in evolution, we...
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    Book Recommendation?

    Thanks for the suggestions- I think what he is looking for is something written by a modern Orthodox Christian that says this is what we believe about our doctrinal distinctives and here are the early Fathers teaching the same thing.
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    Book Recommendation?

    I have been asked by someone for a book recommendation that shows our claim as Orthodox to have an unbroken theological link to the early church. What would be the best book to recommend, he has already read The Orthodox Church by Ware and wants something along the lines of patristic quotes...
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