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  1. Saxon

    Divorce and Remarriage without an Ecclesiastical Divorce

    Hypothetically speaking, if a canonical Orthodox church has indicated that it will remarry a divorced individual who has obtained a civil but not ecclesiastical divorce (with full hierarchical approval for this second marriage), and who was first married in a different jurisdiction, then would...
  2. Saxon

    Identity and background of Eastern Catholics

    I didn't want to wade into this, but Eastern Catholicism seems to me like an exercise in cognitive dissonance. I've heard Eastern Catholics frequently refer to themselves as "Orthodox in communion with Rome". There's an interview on YouTube featuring Matt Fradd discussing those matters with an...
  3. Saxon

    Advice on Dealing with Apparition

    I have a co-worker whose young (three-year old) daughter is claiming that something is in her room at night - a man with "cold" skin in and around her closet. It went from being "oh, kids" to being unnerving, as the door is slamming after she has fled the room, lights with switches inaccessible...
  4. Saxon

    Australian News Network Accidentally Broadcasts Satanic Ritual

    I know some or many of you might be dismissive of any deeper implication to this ("QAnon fodder", etc.), but what on earth... SOURCE AND VIDEO
  5. Saxon

    General Confession

    The UOCC parish I now attend holds a general confession before the start of each liturgy - started as it was deemed safer for the largely aged congregation in COVID times. According to the priest, it differs in no way from individual confession - which is not available at all in this parish at...
  6. Saxon

    Antique Icon Translation

    I am purchasing this antique icon and am having some issues situating it. The style looks Romanian, but the inscription is certainly Bulgarian or Russian (?). Could anyone please provide some assistance with that?
  7. Saxon

    Orthodox/Catholic Semantics in Historical Church Quotes

    For my own edification, I was reading through some discussions on Catholic Reddit subs on the historicity of Rome's claims to be the universal/"c"atholic/whatever church, and noticed consistent references to quotes by Church Fathers supporting Papal supremacy. For instance: -St. Jerome -St...
  8. Saxon

    Greek Community of Toronto Forced to Sell off Church Building

    As per a post on their Facebook page.
  9. Saxon

    Romanian Baby Dies after Orthodox Baptism

    Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/feb/04/orthodox-church-baptism-under-fire-in-romania-after-babys-death
  10. Saxon

    Metropolitan Kallistos Ware Has Cancer

    Article continues at source: https://orthochristian.com/136325.html?fbclid=IwAR1fVRViP66kUwlO2KpiAw0ewG5ATtrwD8VYpOBKvhGy8Tg8S-5weHv1-t0
  11. Saxon

    Patriarch Kirill Ceases Commemoration of Archbishop of Cyprus

    Source: https://orthochristian.com/135494.html
  12. Saxon

    Russia Wrests Back Ownership of Orthodox Churches in France

    Article continues at source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/18/russia-wrests-back-ownership-of-orthodox-churches-in-france
  13. Saxon

    EP to Biden: Citizens of the Whole Free World Welcome Your Victory

    Article continues with full text of the letter: https://orthodoxtimes.com/ecumenical-patriarch-to-biden-citizens-of-the-whole-free-world-welcome-your-supremacy/?fbclid=IwAR255gbpV938gyy2x1MP4ysWXUIBNxey-Uad-OwstVEO_q_T14KwWG9tbdg
  14. Saxon

    Limits of Redemption?

    I recently listened to an Ancient Faith podcast concerning confession/redemption and the idea that "as long as you're alive, it's never too late" was emphasized. However, I recalled a story from St. Adomnán's Life of St. Columba, where he recounted an occasion when a fugitive fled to Iona...
  15. Saxon

    Woke Homily at Vespers

    The deacon who typically gives the sermon or homily at the mission parish I was attending started off Saturday night with "this weekend, as we rejoice at the election of the first African-American, Indian-American, woman Vice President...". He had been sharing articles in support of BLM and...
  16. Saxon

    For a Cancer Check

    I'm being examined for cancer tomorrow after a deep tissue lump has recently become extremely painful.
  17. Saxon

    Capitalism and Christianity; Alternatives?

    I've become increasingly convinced that capitalism and Christianity are wholly incompatible. It's the mirror of communism, reducing human life to the economic and material, but has the added insidiousness of contextualizing the purpose of life to nothing but competition for material gain and is...
  18. Saxon

    Pope Francis Endorses Same-Sex Civil Unions

    Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/pope-documentary-gay-rights-1.5770754?cmp=rss
  19. Saxon

    Fátima and Marian Apparitions

    Could anyone please explain the differences between Marian apparitions in Roman Catholicism and visions of the Theotokos in Orthodoxy? I've read up on this somewhat, including searching through the forum, but it usually descends into Catholic/Orthodox sniping without any actual substantive...
  20. Saxon

    Archbishop Elpidophoros is the Future of Orthodoxy

    A long read, if you can cut through the sycophancy. Source: https://www.greeknewsonline.com/archbishop-elpidophoros-is-future-of-orthodoxy-by-tom-sotiropoulos/?fbclid=IwAR00Pnr13AzmxtXklbLtD9dTtEFWG0Lsh9Ayv9dSMPAn1L0bAkYp8VnxKbo
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