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    Formula for Easter Date

    I'm looking for the official formula for the calculation of the date of Easter currently in use with the Orthodox. Also, does the formula differ based on whether the Julian vs Gregorian calendar is used (obviously the date could be different even using the same formula)?
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    The Incorruptibles

    In the first millenium Church (before the Schism) there were numerous Saints who were preserved from bodily corruption even after death. For instance, Saints Agatha and Cecilia were both preserved (i.e., still look alive) even centuries after their deaths. We in the Catholic Church call these...
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    Life of the Coptic Monks

    Hello, I am looking for a detailed description of the life of the desert monks of the Coptic Church. Such detailed information such as: diet, daily and weekly schedule, clothing, hygiene, layout and construction of monasteries and individual cells, etc., etc., etc.
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    New Syriac Catholic Patriarch

    The Syriac Catholic Church has a new patriarch By Baghdadhope As anticipated by Baghdadhope a few days ago the Synod of the Syriac Catholic Church, that last year failed to elect a new patriarch to replace Mar Ignace Pierre VIII Abdel-Ahad who in January had resigned, after its meeting in...
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    Cardinal Stephanos II Ghattas, Coptic Catholic Patriarch Emeritus Dies

    Pontiff Mourns Cardinal Ghattas VATICAN CITY, JAN. 21, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI extolled the zeal and simplicity of the former patriarch of Alexandria of the Copts, Cardinal Stephanos II Ghattas, who died Tuesday. He was 89. In a telegram sent today to Archbishop Antonios Naguib, the...
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    Saint Athanasius and the Holy Family

    I am trying to find writings of Saint Athanasius on the Holy Family; Jesus, Mary, and Joseph; the Holy Family at Nazareth; the Holy Family's sojourn in Egypt; the hidden life of Jesus; etc.
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    Orthodoxy of the Church Fathers

    I once heard an Orthodox poster assert that, with the possible exception of a handful of Fathers, that no Church Father taught the orthodox Faith 100% of the time. That there was usually a couple of times that they erred in their understanding. I am wondering which, if any, of the Church...
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    Differences in Ecclesiology

    Let me preface this by stating that this thread is NOT directly about the papacy and I don't want to get into discussion about the papacy in this thread. So what is this thread about? The Eastern Orthodox make the claim that their ecclesiology is how the Church has operated since day one. That...
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    Desert Monasticism

    Hello, Are there still members of the Oriental Orthodox Churches that still practice the ancient forms of desert monasticism as in the days of Saint Antony? If so, where can I find more information about them?
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    Modern Coptic Icons

    Hello, What are your opinions of modern Coptic icons, such as those created by Isaac Fanous?
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    Understanding Greek and Latin

    I have often heard it claimed from many Orthodox that such and such Western Father and/or theologian misrepresented such and such Eastern Father and/or theologian because said Western Father and/or theologian didn't understand Greek. Do you think that all (or many or most) Western Fathers and...
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    Saint Cyriacus (Kyriakos)

    Hello, I am looking for information on Saint Cyriacus the Anchorite -- feast day September 29 (Gregorian Calendar). I have the brief biographical sketch from the Menaion, and some information from wikipedia (for whatever that is worth) -- but any additional information would be appreciated.
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    Work of the Desert Fathers

    Hello, In reading of the Desert Fathers, they spent their days doing work, and this work is generally described at making baskets. My question is one looking for information on this work: What kind of baskets did they make? What designs did they work with? What materials did they use? What...
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    Recent Posts

    Hello, Has the "Recent Posts" section of the forum homepage been reformatted?
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    Platonism/Aristotleanism - Two Major Philosophies of the Church!

    Hello, As far as I know, the Catholic Church is built upon two major philosophical systems - one is Platonism and the other is Aristotleanism. Platonism was the philosophical system of the undivided Church in the first millennium. It continues to play a key role in the life of the Catholic...
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    Book on French and Indian War

    Hello, I am looking for book recommendations on books detailing the French and Indian War as a whole and also the first campaign led by (then) Lt. Colonel George Washington ending at Fort Necessity. I am looking for scholarly, academic works and not popular tellings or historical fiction...
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    Orthodox view/opinon of St. Jerome of Stridonium

    Thread split from:  http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,14372.0.html -- Friul Hello, Not to get too far off-track, but do you not like Saint Jerome as a person or do you not like his theology?
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    Looking for a Church Father

    Hello, In a bulletin a couple months back it was written: One of the holy Fathers compares the heart to a rich garden. This garden, if neglected, is soon filled with noxious weeds. Foreign seeds will be carried there by the wind, and unless you pluck up the young plants by the roots, you will...
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    Confirmed in Faith

    Hello, Are you confirmed in your faith? I am not merely speaking of having received the Sacrament of Confirmation (Mystery of Chrismation) - but that you are convicted by the Holy Spirit in the faith. By what means do you become confirmed? Do you find that this was a one time deal - or do you...
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    Saint Augustine's De Trinitate

    Hello, So what objections to the Orthodox have with this work by Saint Augustine - or Saint Augustine in general?