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    Bilingual Romanian - English services

    Looking for a bilingual book or pdf of the Matins and Vespers services. There are many sources for the Divine liturgy but I can't find these services.
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    Current Fasting Periods of Syriac Orthodox Church and the Church of the East

    I am looking for someone to correctly inform me of the current fasting periods of the Syriac Church and the Church of the East and their duration. I have read some older English sources that seem note quite correct (For example, it lists the Fast of Elijah for the Church of the East in the...
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    4th Edition of the Antiochian Liturgikon

    The Antiochian Archdiocese has just issued a 4th edition of the Liturgikon (service book for priest and deacons) How does this differ from the 3rd edition which had corrected the many errors in the previous two? Has anyone bought this yet to review?
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    Particular Judgement

    I was challenged the other day by a Baptist friend about the Orthodox Teaching on the Particular Judgment at death and I couldn't find any. There is much said about the toll house theory (which is still not a teaching of the church) An old priest friend of mine said there is no teaching on...
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    Akathist for the Nativity of the Theotokos in English

    September the 8th is the Nativity of the Theotokos. There is an Akathist service specific for the Birth of the Virgin that is different from the traditional Akathist to the Theotokos. I have found translations in Romanian and Slavonic, but not in English. Does anyone have a link for this in...
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    Does your parish ban kissing icons due to COVID

    A year and a half after COVID hit our churches are finally opening across North America. My jaw dropped when a friend of mine told me his church BANs reverencing/kissing Icons regardless of whether you wear a mask or not. I can see not requiring one to physically reverence and Icon if you are...
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    What ever happened to ......?

    There are a number of people of prominence in the English Orthodox world the past 25 or so years that have either "disappeared" or "gone quiet" It would be great if someone had any info on: 1) Bishop Basil Osborne - was a Russian Bishop in England who asked to be laicized in order to eventually...
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    Hogar Rafael Ayau Orphanage and Holy Trinity Monastery now with the Serbian Church?

    Okay, so this isn't new news, but I am curious anyways. The Hogar Rafael Ayau Orphanage and the nuns of the attached Holy Trinity Monastery in Guatemala left the Antiochian Church in 2017 and joined the Serbian Church. Does anyone know why this happened? This Orphanage and doing mission work...
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    Met Soterios of Canada says those who want return to One Spoon are Pagans

    June-July 2021 Viewpoint | Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Canada (gometropolis.org)
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    How many Antiochian (Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch) parishes and monasteries in Syria & Lebanon

    Does anyone know how many parishes and monasteries the Antiochians have (included damaged ones from the war) have in Syria and Lebanon?
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    Father Peter Heers - What is his jurisdiction?

    Father Peter Heers seems to be making a splash on the internet these days. He is a prominent traditional commentary, who has ruffled more than a few Rassos. For years he was a Greek Priest in Greece (Church of Greece), then left to teach at Holy Trinity (ROCOR) then taught and help found Three...
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    Antiochian Red Service Books for the Pew

    I am trying to order a new Antiochian Red Service book (not the little prayer book, but the larger hard bound service book) that most Antiochian parishes have in their pews. Mine is old and tattered and there have been a number of updates since I got mine years ago. I was told it is no longer...
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    Status of Old Calendrists in Greece and Romania

    Does anyone have up to date stats on which Churches are active in these countries that follow the Old Calendar and their member numbers? There is so much info on this topic, especially on Greek Old Calendrists that is old and out of date and polemical that it is hard to get stats.
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    Antiochian Memorial Service Practices

    Can someone explain to me why Antiochians use a flat bread, rather than Koliva, for their memorial services? I have noticed this in Canadian Antiochian parishes (specifically ethnic Arab ones) but now I see the Patriarch using it as well. See the link. The Church of Antioch Prays for the...
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    Father Daniel Byantoro of Indonesian Orthodox Church Released from ROCOR

    Does anyone have any information about what happened to Father Daniel Byantoro of the Indonesian Orthodox Church, release from ROCOR? It seems he has joined the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece. ecclesia.goc.en - News (google.com)
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    Is there an Orthodox service of deconsecration for churches that are to be closed or converted into other purposes like the Catholics and Anglicans/Episcopalians do? Basil
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    Antiochian Red Service Book

    Does anyone know the origin and author(s) of the Standard Antiochian Red service book (not the little red prayer book, but the service book)? It is copyrighted 1971. One of the things that is noted is that it has abridged marriage and baptismal rites (as compared to standard Greek/arabic texts)...
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    Decision of Holy Synod thread - can't read page 12

    Is there something wrong with page 12 of the Christian news section dealing with the decision of the Holy Synod of Antioch? I can't read the last few messages on page 12 - they are blank! Basil
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    Interruption of Divine Liturgy - not allowed

    Okay, I got an interesting email question from a friend of mine. Is there a canon that says, once you begin the Divine Liturgy, you cannot stop? Example, let's say after the first ekentia, the deacon drops dead. Compassion would say we would stop everything, take care of this guy and go to the...
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    Decision of the Holy Synod of Antioch

    From www.antiochian.org "Decision of the Holy Synod of Antioch regarding All Bishops Metropolitan PHILIP writes: Esteemed Members of the Board of Trustees of the Archdiocese, Beloved Clergy and Parish Councils and all Faithful of our God-Protected Archdiocese, Greetings and blessings to all...