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    In Greece, Orthodox Church flouts COVID regulations

    I believe you and I are on the same page for the most part. But you said specifically: "You believe the Eucharist transmits disease" as if it couldn't. It can. It does. It is not a communication of exterior factors. The disease the Eucharist transmits isn't one of viruses or bacteria. But when...
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    In Greece, Orthodox Church flouts COVID regulations

    For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself. That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died. I Corinthians 11:29,30 The Eucharist can transmit - or even cause- disease. We approach with fear and trembling for a reason. Covid...
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    Are you folks still going to Mass/Liturgy or staying home and praying for now?

    https://youtu.be/PCm-yTmKLNw This may be our only one for a while, as New Mexico has issued a Stay at Home warning and our priest has been self isolating after recent travel to the East Coast for a retreat where he was the guest speaker.
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    Are you folks still going to Mass/Liturgy or staying home and praying for now?

    We're going to be using YouTube for now. Very few of our parishioners have Facebook accounts so that was out, and I don't have the kind of free time (yet) to set up our web site for streaming.
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    Are you folks still going to Mass/Liturgy or staying home and praying for now?

    As per the guidelines set forth by our Metropolitan, we're limiting to liturgies with no more than 10 attending, including the essential people required to hold eucharist (priest, chanters, etc). Also per the Metropolitan's guidelines, we're streaming services. As the only person in my parish...
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    Catholics move to Open Communion with Protestants

    Well, there's a certain sense in which we do need to be concerned with what both Roman Catholics and Protestants do with their sacraments: such moves tell us how close or far any group is when it comes to reestablishing communion with them. It seemed, in the early 20th Century, that the...
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    W.A.G.-word association game

    Ring
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    Are you folks still going to Mass/Liturgy or staying home and praying for now?

    Similar at my Antiochian parish- though the number of no shows this last week may have been due to us having a typika service (though deacon led and with a Presanctified communion) as our priest was giving a retreat in another state. Attendance was actually (sadly) about average for our priest...
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    The Communion of Saints

    We recite the Nicene-Constantinople Creed, the text of which is quoted above by Luke. The Apostle's Creed is the one that contains "the communion of saints" and is generally said by churches of the Western tradition (including our own Western Rite parishes). That distinction made, we would...
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    Anyone who is or was into RPGs and/or LARPS?

    Oh, same. Almost as much as the owner of one of the premier liquor stores in town being both a choir and parish council member.
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    Anyone who is or was into RPGs and/or LARPS?

    Wow- almost decade-old thread necro! Impressive! I played those books back in middle school- it was the only way to smuggle something remotely d&d like into my super-Evangelical home. Bit of an update to my 10 year old reply:I now run D&D 5e games every week for some friends at my local...
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    How are your computers?

    In regards to the forum or in general?! IS THERE SOMETHING ON THE OCNET END I SHOULD KNOW?!!!! ;D For the most part, my gear is fine. Though at this point, I think HP should just pack it in and tell everyone to run Linux on their rigs. Out of all the PCs I've had and: the two I currently have...
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    I still don't understand why Rome gets Supremacy but not Antioch

    Rome holds supremacy as the final resting place of both Sts Peter and Paul. I mean, sure, Petrine Supremacy and all, but that St Paul guy apparently had primacy over St Peter, opposing him to his face and winning the Council of Jerusalem. So, Rome wraps the two up quite nicely in one little...
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    Pompeo video tour omits mosque on holy site, includes ‘Third Temple’

    Of course. A good part of Evangelical eschatology requires a Third Temple to be built in order for the prophecies of Revelation to be fulfilled. Never mind that such (in their view) will also trigger intense suffering for the world - the pre-Trib rapture crowd believes they won'd be here to...
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    Pope Francis to visit Macedonia in May

    Dang it, Mor. I saw the title thread and was about to post the same only to see you beat me to it. I hope your hair shirt really itches you this Lent.
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