Related to some of the other threads that are happening on this board, did the Vatican ever formally define that St. Peter was the rock, and if so, where?
Pastor Aeternus never explicitly makes the claim and interprets Matthew 16:18-19 and John 21:15-17 as Christ investing St. Peter with unique...
How often is too often to drink? I've enjoyed being 21 a lot over the past year, but part of me is thinking that I've taken it a bit too far. Very rarely do I drink to the point of being drunk, but I would say that I drink on a regular basis and am beginning to develop a bit of a tolerance...
A couple of months ago the Church of the Nativity made an audio recording of the choir (and the priests in the background) chanting the Divine Liturgy. If anyone's interested, the link is posted above.
What's your favorite saint who doesn't belong to your local church?
For instance, I would consider myself to be a member of the Russian Orthodox Church, and one of my favorite Saints is St. Sava of Serbia.
Let's try and limit this to saints born after the year 1000 AD.
A former classmate of mine, Alexandria, has a extremely rare and inoperable tumor located next to her heart. Please, pray for her health and for her family as they undergo this trial. As far as I know, they aren't Orthodox.
Recently over lunch, a close friend of mine who's Catholic told me that he's interested in Orthodoxy to the extent he can understand why I converted so as to bring me back to Catholicism (which I have no desire to do). I thanked him for his honesty (I've had people try and do the same thing...