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Ancestry.com has done exactly what you said would be "impractical" . . . they have a reference panel of thousands of samples from distinct regions of the world. Maybe they don't have samples from every valley in the Balkans but they aren't basing the results simply on customer replies.
The more you read and faster you'll read - especially if it is on a topic you've read before . . . for example, the sixth book you read on the History of the Orthodox Church will go much faster than the first you read.
I'd also suggest you get over the anxiety of missing something - you can...
Do you have any of HTM's publications? The binding, paper, layout, etc are all superb. These are books that you will treasure. I like the contents of the OCA prayer book but it is falling to pieces. I taped paperboard to the cover to try and make it last a bit longer.
So I've had the HTM for years and recently picked up the much mentioned Jordanville Prayer book.
I'm a bit disappointed in having come across typos and also in general I'm not impressed with the layout.
Has anyone else noticed this? I've come across at least several typos and haven't even...
I'm an inquirer into the Orthodox Faith eager to submit to the teachings of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I live in a large metropolitan area in the United States, let's say, Seattle, who is my rightful bishop?
I'd say the vast majority of Reformed folks will hold to a similar position as the EO in that there are many people who, despite the falsity of their church, are on the road of salvation. The "invisible church" doctrine helps them assert this.