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Recent content by Michał

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    Two Catholic apologetic sites

    Short and to the point: I returned to the Church of my baptism, which I believe to be the true one.
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    Catholic funny!

    Still, "wah-chee-nah" is the best way to transcribe the word "łacina" into English.
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    Strange icons

    There are more differences. I don't think it is a variant of the Strastnaya icon. It is simply a different icon called Novonikitskaya. There is another one similar to it, known as Svyato-Krestovskaya:
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    Strange icons

    Actually, it's masonic: http://goo.gl/vZWb9
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    Strange icons

    Those from the section titled 'Theological Icons' (pp. 38-41).
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    Strange icons

    Here is a couple of unusual icons: http://goo.gl/T05OW
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    Divine Liturgy of St Germanus of Paris

    Here is its text in English translation: http://orthodoxwesternrite.wordpress.com/liturgy-iii/
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    What is the difference between the Byzantine church and the greek orthodox churc

    Surely, a change in wording won't change a thing. What is needed is a change in priests' mentality and approach.
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    Jamaica: Prime Minister's son baptized into Ethiopian Orthodox Church

    For contemporary Jamaicans, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church is no longer an alien religion from the other side of the Globe, but just one of numerous Christian denominations present on Jamaica (it landed there in the 1970s).
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    What is the difference between the Byzantine church and the greek orthodox churc

    Older forms of the Roman rite aren't that different from the Byzantine rite (as far as their "spirit" is concerned). The real difference comes with the Novus Ordo, especially when it is served versus populum and in a happy-clappy style (or simply in a sloppy way).
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    What is the difference between the Byzantine church and the greek orthodox churc

    Well, many liturgical rites are shared by various Church communions, which adhere to different beliefs -- that's just how things work in the Christendom.
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    What is the difference between the Byzantine church and the greek orthodox churc

    It all depends on what one believes. If one believes in the Catholic -- rahter then Orthodox -- doctrine and loves the Byzantine rite, there is a point going to a Byzantine Catholic church.
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    What is the difference between the Byzantine church and the greek orthodox churc

    As far as the services (and the discipline) are concered, the two are very similar indeed (albeit not identical). The major difference is in doctrine. Byzantine Catholics cannot deny anything the Vatican officially teaches. On the other hand, they can, use the Byzantine theology, instead of the...
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    What is the difference between the Byzantine church and the greek orthodox churc

    For the full list, see this message: http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,13463.msg186594.html#msg186594 I know some people may say otherwise, but they are fully Catholic, just like Western Rite Orthodox are fully Orthodox.
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