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By the way, a Greek-American, Nia Vardalos, wrote My Big Fat Greek Wedding; it's semi-autobiographical. Like how an Italian-American, Mario Puzo, wrote The Godfather, and a believing Catholic, William Peter Blatty, wrote The Exorcist, based on a true story. Stereotypes but none ill-informed.
Good question. Looking forward to the answer.
If one isn't a former Episcopal priest or former Lutheran pastor - "here is our missal; make these changes, such as no filioque, and you're good to go," how is one trained in one or more of the WRO options in Antioch or ROCOR?
Never - I should - but I've met a lot of people from there.
Alpo2, you're in Finland, right? Minority Orthodoxy in a Western country; Westernized customs like many Orthodox in North America.
Anyway, the point is it would be easier to have frequent Communion if the Liturgy starts early; with a...
I know. Universal: many healthy societies, not just Christian - traditional Christian, Catholic or Orthodox - ones. And it's almost gone. Everything in our wicked modern society is working against it. Deliberately breaking up families and communities. I don't have the answer to bring it all...
Stereotypes aren't per se bad. They exist because they're generally true. Short, pithy - they give you the broad outlines but don't capture every nuance of everybody's experience.
I want more and stronger villages and extended families, so more Greek etc. weddings, when you're young, even late...
"What are you even talking about?" It came from a conversation elsewhere - typical Orthodox life and quintessentially Latin and modern things such as the Jesuits and Opus Dei are culturally very different!
"You know, Orthodoxy exists outside of Greco-Slavic stereotypes, right?" Sure but not without controversy in America, for example - fights over language and the calendar, and Greeks and East Slavs ARE totally culturally Orthodox so this might not be wrong, just brief and general.