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    Biblical Courtship

    Kelly was asking me what biblical courtship was in another thread. Biblical Courtship is a term used to describe a morally based courtship between a man and a woman.   Casual dating is typically not practiced but rather a courtship with the goal of marriage in mind. So "hooking up" and running...
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    Should children be learning and entertained with witchcraft, sorcery, etc.

    Stemming from this thread where it began to rabbit trail (my fault) http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,62821.new.html#new We were discussing some things about Mennonites, namely Rod & Staff books, their curriculum, and what the students (church schooled and home...
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    So what's the scoop with labryinths in churches & getting more popular?

    http://tinyurl.com/kbvsoum It's a bizarre trend.  Seen it come up in the Dallas area with many protestant churches.  Including one that I found out is heavy supporting of gay marriage - (don't ask  :o) ) I have read several times that Gnostics used labyrinths in their worship to seek...
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    Star of Remphan, what is the church teaching?

    Acts 7:43 (KJV): Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon. I'm curious what is the Eastern Orthodox position on exactly what is the star of Remphan?  The Eastern Orthodox church of...
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    Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric (Macedonia) what happened?

    I've been looking into the "coming into world orthodoxy" of the subject stated autonomous church.   I've read into their history a lot and googled around a bunch.  I can't really find any information on why this group (specifics) on why there was such persecution as they mended with the Serbian...
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    Greek interpretation - "Fornication" used in Matthew 19 - Discussion

    (Just wanting to discuss) (KJV) Matthew 19:9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery. A lot of times I hear that "adultery" is the only...
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    When is communion/consecration null?

    I was reading this thread - http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,62021.msg1114584/boardseen.html#new To give summary, it's one of those tragic moments in the EO church when communion ends up in less than ideal conditions.  I remember back in the day things such as 2 year...
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    EO vs. Jewish apologetics

    I'm trying to find some good sources for Eastern Orthodox vs. Jewish apologetics.  Something made to help bring Jews to Christianity. Unfortunately, the only thing I have right now is Brother Nathanael, and I don't have the audacity to send that to this guy who is struggling between Judaism...
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    Earliest sources on Christmas date calculation

    I'm gathering any sources on this topic.  Do you have any good ones?  I'm looking for excerpts, books, letters, etc. on the subject.  I would like to see"talks" of when the earliest Christians talked about knowing the date of the nativity. I've found Nicea+ which is easy.  But looking for...
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    Why is St. Cyril of Alexandria a saint?

    Jesus said: "But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;" Jesus also said: (Matthew 10:4) And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that...
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    What did the Donatists do that was so heretical?

    I'm reading several books on the Donatists, who are declared heretics by the RC & EO church. I'll give a brief summary (to save fingers) of what I can tell went down.  (sorry if my description sounds blunt, this is a question not a finger point) 1. Emperor Diocletian persecuted the Church. 2...
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    Official Rebuttal - Pascha

    I know I have a lot of arguments here on the forum.  Amongst many arguments I believe it is only fair to eat humble pie when I find myself at fault.  I think since I post often here in Religious Topics, it's the best place to do this... I've done intense research on the issue and have been...
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    How do you know what sin is without law?

    An example.   There is a law here in the United States (federal law), that if a person robs a bank, they are breaking the law and it is a felony.  The law clearly lays it out. 18 U.S. Code § 2113 (a) Whoever, by force and violence, or by intimidation, takes, or attempts to take, from the person...
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    Because ecumenism is just dialog.... right? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kgxEvIDoGs Kind of wish there wasn't a commentary...  And please don't have a mouthful of a beverage after the Pope talks and Copeland speaks in tongues.  :P  It may end up on your screen.
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    How are icons different than the golden calf?

    We see in exodus 32, that the people made a golden calf in representation of YHWH. KJV - BEGIN QUOTE: 32 And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us...
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    Is X-Men movies promoting homosexuality?

    I thought this was a good video, but not for children. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qWceLl65IM Some of the testimonies are shocking.
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    Do you really want ecumenism with the RC church?

    Here is a part of their history, including parts of their mass, during their Eucharist. From Martyr's Mirror page 310. BEGIN The trial by red-hot iron. If a person charged with holding sentiments contrary to the doctrine of the Roman church, from fear of a cruel death, denied it, the accused...
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    Wasting Food - a sin?

    Does anybody have any sources on the topic of wasting food? I personally have a tremendous problem with any type of food product going to waste.  I find it sinful to even waste a bit of it at all.  I'm not just talking about the obvious waste, I'm going up to table scraps etc. So far my...
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    Bravery and Matthew 5:9

    Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.  - Matthew 5:9 I'm sure this photo is floating around elsewhere here on the forum.  I am in absolute admiration of this priest. With an angry mob on one side, trained police/soldiers on the other, he stands there...
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    Head coverings, modesty, and the weakness of me

    This is a discussion going on in the Faith Issues section.  Since I am currently not practicing Eastern Orthodoxy, I wanted to bring the discussion here.   This is not an intent to bash Eastern Orthodoxy at all by me.  In fact, it is a reflection on the tradition, where Eastern Orthodox women...