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Recent content by Saxon

  1. Saxon

    Is support of abortion is rampant in Orthodox christians like the Catholics?

    I’m not quite sure what any of that is supposed to mean. Political commentary removed. Saxon, Some of the political comments you have made here are nearly identical to ones you received an official warning about back in January. In addition, you are well aware that political commentary is not...
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    Rumors or actual possibility? (Constantinople/Rome Union)

    There’s actually a Ukrainian Slavic pagan temple here in town. No joke. I wonder if they’re also interested in supporting them. Ancient Ukrainian culture, after all.
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    Rumors or actual possibility? (Constantinople/Rome Union)

    My parish is financially secure because of some good investments providing interest, but has an aged and dwindling congregation. The Ukrainian Catholic church, as far as I know, has a larger congregation and is doing well. There's no need for this.
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    Rumors or actual possibility? (Constantinople/Rome Union)

    The priest of the Ukrainian Orthodox cathedral in Ottawa reposed, and now the church announced that a Roman Catholic church is holding a memorial mass at the request of a Catholic women's league. ...why? And the UOCC parish I currently attend is listed as a prominent financial donor to the...
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    "Midnight Mass" on Netflix

    Well, from our perspective, it was a Roman Catholic eucharist. ;) And perhaps the priest was deliberately conducting the process improperly. And that is classic progressive Hollywood. Also, the Muslim sheriff's son was apparently partaking of communion given his suicide and resurrection...
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    "Midnight Mass" on Netflix

    I watched the series. If you're planning on watching it and don't want spoilers, then stop reading now. It was, in some ways. very typical of Hollywood/pop culture-style depictions of Christianity, especially Catholicism - the Christians, and particularly the clergy and hierarchs, are always...
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    Popes Primacy before the Schism (quotes)

    Well he's certainly not going to repent or deviate, and he has stacked the patriarchate with loyalists and sycophants in the same way that Pope Francis loaded the College of Cardinals to ensure continuity after his papacy. Given that Moscow might actually be getting ready to anathemize him, and...
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    Divorce and Remarriage without an Ecclesiastical Divorce

    Back to the topic at hand, had I needed to pursue an ecclesiastical divorce, the Eastern American diocese of ROCOR requires an upfront fee of $500 for such a petition: https://eadiocese.org/court Other jurisdictions are offering divorces at bargain basement prices in comparison.
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    Divorce and Remarriage without an Ecclesiastical Divorce

    So how do other jurisdictions survive without demanding set payments up front for services? And Canada provides generous subsidies and tax breaks for churches, yet the Greeks get up to the same thing here.
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    Divorce and Remarriage without an Ecclesiastical Divorce

    As it's swearing and reviewing statements, it could be achieved by email. And how do you justify fixed price charts for baptisms and weddings? Sure, when I did those things I made a voluntary discretionary donation to the church. I don't know of any jurisdictions outside of the Greeks who...
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    Divorce and Remarriage without an Ecclesiastical Divorce

    Or a Greek church, except there it's cash slipping instead of people.
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    Why is Orthodoxy a declining denomination?

    Agreed, and to build on what you said, but maybe just as well to regurgitate it... 1. Orthodoxy in Orthodox lands is happy to rest on its laurels. The church is too comfortable to coast as a cultural institution at home, and doesn't bother evangelizing or doing anywhere near enough missionary...
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    Divorce and Remarriage without an Ecclesiastical Divorce

    You know, that isn't a bad thing. To be honest, the kindest and most sincere clergy and laity I've personally encountered in Canadian Orthodoxy, not to mention the only one outside of the OCA to bother seeing the value of English services, has been in the UOCC. I wholeheartedly disagree with...
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    Divorce and Remarriage without an Ecclesiastical Divorce

    I don't know, it's all very nebulous to me. I know other jurisdictions aren't so extreme, but as it stands right now I, as a single and civilly-divorced person, am excommunicated by GOARCH, and would need ROCOR (or at least I assume ROCOR, since that's the jurisdiction that married me) to issue...
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    Divorce and Remarriage without an Ecclesiastical Divorce

    Some jurisdictions (ROCOR, GOARCH, Serbia, Romania, etc.) require an ecclesiastical divorce for a remarriage to occur. While the process may very, it generally involves making a statement to a church tribunal which is sent to the other spouse for a response, being interviewed by a panel of...
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