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  1. Antonis

    Catholicos Briefed in the Progress of Met. Alvares Western Rite Project

    They should establish a Western Rite just to forcibly orientalize it away for historic justice.
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    Naming of the new Ukrainian church recognised by the EP

    So Polish-Ukrainians?
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    "Ukraine never requested autocephaly"

    Filaret was and is the defining personality of the KP. To claim he was “pushed” to schism for any reason other than what was quite clearly a bitter power grab is wrong. The fruit of that vine has been shown to be no different. To the contrary, Patriarch Kirill is not the defining figure of the...
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    "Ukraine never requested autocephaly"

    With even a cursory knowledge of Filaret’s past, how can you post this seriously?
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    Churches of Greece & Cyprus on Moscow-Constantinople relations & Orth. inUkraine

    Not very common, no, but also not particularly surprising for a decision of this magnitude. If the Standing Synod made a decision either way, there would be a lot of complaining from the metropolitans who are not currently occupying a spot, and probably defiance. Even after they meet and...
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    Churches of Greece & Cyprus on Moscow-Constantinople relations & Orth. inUkraine

    The standing Synod of the Church of Greece has deferred the decision to a common meeting of all of her metropolitans which will take place in February.
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    An Analysis of the Ukrainian Tomos: What's Typical and What's Specific

    No, they just aren’t unquestioningly pro-EP. An example of a generally anti-EP publication would be Orthodoxos Typos.
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    Jesuits publish list/timeline of priests "credibly accused" of abuse in Alaska

    To really measure the credibility of the Vatican II association, you’d have to do more work than simply look at pre and post-VII clergy. The results of the Council had to come from somewhere, after all. My guess is any such study would never measure up to both sides’ “standards.”
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    Debts or Trespasses?

    Of course he has. :P Not a judgment on whether he’s right in this case or not, but he reads everything as a Marxist struggle.
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    Ukraine-Russia tensions reach Greece’s holy Mount Athos

    It’s only a description of what breaking communion means in practical terms, but done by an ignorant news source that makes it sound like more than what it is.
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    What does the Orthodox Church teach on Contraception and the sin of Onan?

    This thread has been a long string of strawmen. If you want to engage based on what’s written, I’m all about it, but every response has been a provocative question unrelated to the content of its respective original post.
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    What does the Orthodox Church teach on Contraception and the sin of Onan?

    Thus far, I think you’re the only one to have inferred such a thing.
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    What does the Orthodox Church teach on Contraception and the sin of Onan?

    No, that is not what I said. In cases where an elderly couple would get married (that was your question, after all), they would either be widow and widower, in which case it is definitely a concession from a Patristic standpoint, or they were never married, in which case it would be somewhat...
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    What does the Orthodox Church teach on Contraception and the sin of Onan?

    Despite the contemporary “aw” factor, such a thing would not likely be received very positively from a Patristic perspective save perhaps as a concession. Yeah, that kind of idea is a completely modern fabrication.
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    What does the Orthodox Church teach on Contraception and the sin of Onan?

    Unless you’ve never experienced an Orthodox marriage service, it’s kind of absurd to say that children are not integral to the whole thing.
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    Rue Daru to hold Archdiocesan Assembly

    A good portion of their Church in North America uses Russian music and, in older churches, liturgical furniture.
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    Abp. Job Getcha to the BBC: "We hope Moscow will turn to reason"

    It's a long video that I don't really want to watch (Greek TV is... something), but he starts by emphasizing the Orthodox Church is the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church, and that she has no earthly head, but is led by Christ. He says that the Church must be governed according to her...
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    Letter to MP: THE EUCHARIST AS WEAPON? by Archbishop Anastasios of Albania

    I appreciate the spirit of the letter, but the Church has a long history—including saints—of breaking communion for non-dogmatic reasons. It would be ignorant to say this action was unprecedented. It was not an unpredictable course of events.
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    Baptism — crowdsource this for me

    St. Cyril of Jerusalem's Catechetical Homilies would be a must for that kind of project, I would guess.
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    GOARCH for those who are familiar

    To sum it up briefly, I think we are acquiring an appreciation for the Tradition, which previous generations may have been ignorant of, or worse, despised. There is a renewed emphasis on the above that I listed, and there are a few factors in this, I think. One is the increased availability of...
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