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  1. elijahmaria

    Is theosis possible for those in communion with Rome?

    Is it possible to have a fruitful spiritual life if one is in communion with Rome?
  2. elijahmaria

    Theotokos, Mediator of all Graces

    Father Ambrose had evinced an interest in the Orthodox teaching that the Theotokos is the mediator of all graces and I thought I would start a thread on the topic.  The following is one of my favorite of the St. Gregory Palamas homilies. http://www.ocf.org/OrthodoxPage/reading/dormition.html
  3. elijahmaria

    There's a New Star in the Russian Sky

    Very happy to see this!!: +++++++++++++++++++++++++ http://chiesa.espresso.repubblica.it/articolo/1350078?eng=y There's a New Star in the Russian Sky. His Name Is Aleksandr He led the delegation from the ;patriarchate of Moscow in Assisi. Together with Metropolitan Hilarion, he is an...
  4. elijahmaria

    Authority and Dissent in the Catholic Church

    Authority and Dissent in the Catholic Church | Dr. William E. May | IgnatiusInsight.com http://www.ignatiusinsight.com/features2006/wmay_authority_nov06.asp What is the role of the Church as moral teacher, and what is the obligation on the part of the faithful (including the pope, bishops...
  5. elijahmaria

    Vatican Documents on St. Josaphat Kuntsevych

    http://tiny.cc/s3e1h Google English translation: Basilian publishing "missionary" has given this year in Ukraine Documents for beatification. St. Josaphat Kuntsevych that the Latin translated into Ukrainian our fellow brothers in the order, the late Fr. Jehoshaphat Romanyk OSBM. The...
  6. elijahmaria

    Wisdom: Saints, Doctors and Theological Writers of the Catholic Church

    Dear Readers of the Orthodox-Catholic section of the OCnet Forum: I have asked Schultz to place this thread up as a push-pin post.  It is my hope to start a data base of abreviated bits of writing from the saints, doctors, and theological writers of the papal Church.  This thread will not be...
  7. elijahmaria

    Email notification and response error messages

    As of this morning I am not getting email notification about new notes in topics where I have contributed. Also when I do post a response I get an error message each time, but the note I write is actually posted. M.
  8. elijahmaria

    Speaking of Catechisms

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0881410403/ref=ox_ya_os_product Is anyone familiar with this two book set and do you know any parish in the U.S. that may be using these texts for catechizing inquirers or adult Orthodox believers?
  9. elijahmaria

    Appreciation Growing for Catholic Approach to HIV-AIDS

    Thirty years after AIDS discovery, appreciation growing for Catholic approach By David Kerr Rome, Italy, Jun 5, 2011 / 03:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican’s representative to the United Nations in Geneva says that 30 years after the discovery of AIDS, international relief agencies and...
  10. elijahmaria

    Papal Tiara for Christian Unity

    More: http://orbiscatholicussecundus.blogspot.com/2011/05/pope-receives-tiara-from-catholics-and.html Edit to make naked link conform to board policy, nothing more
  11. elijahmaria

    Complicity East and West

  12. elijahmaria

    Monk Placide Deseille

    http://www.pagesorthodoxes.net/foi-orthodoxe/temoignage-placide-deseille.htm I did an extremely stupid thing by confusing this French monk, Placide Deseille, with the story of a Spanish or Portuguese monk who converted from the Catholic Church to Orthodoxy.  I don't know how to fix it in the...
  13. elijahmaria

    Prayer Before Communion

    Anyone know the source of this pre-communion prayer? ++++++++++++++++++++ Almighty and ever-living God, I approach the sacrament of your only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. I come sick to the doctor of life, unclean to the fountain of mercy, blind to the radiance of eternal light...
  14. elijahmaria

    An Alliance of Faith

    An alliance of faith Published: 23 March, 2011, 01:36 Edited: 23 March, 2011, 07:58 http://rt.com/politics/press/rossijskaya-gazeta/orthodox-church-catholic-alliance/en/print/ Moscow Patriarchate calls for strategic alliance with Catholic Church Elena Yakovleva ...‘’We don’t need any...
  15. elijahmaria

    Theotokion from 9th Ode Matins, First Friday in Lent

    Here is the Theotokion from the 9th ode or canticle from yesterday's matins: http://www.ocf.org/OrthodoxPage/prayers/triodion/lent1fri ~Rejoice, Theotokos, the Mercy-Seat of the world! We sinners, ever fleeing to you for refuge gain reconciliation with God.~ The eastern Catholic version of...
  16. elijahmaria


    http://risu.org.ua/en/index/studios/materials_conferences/41159/ Whether or not we can get a worthy discussion going on this article, it is still something that we all need to read carefully...probably more than once.  I wish there were more priests like this one...everywhere!
  17. elijahmaria

    Cor ad Cor Loquitor: Heart Theology East and West

    Perhaps it will be possible to have a more sober discussion of heart theology, east and west.  Attention to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the west is older than Bernard of Clairvaux.  If this thread does not degenerate I will find the text that St. Bernard is said to have authored about the...
  18. elijahmaria

    Essence and Energies

    Very interesting article!!
  19. elijahmaria

    Orthodoxy and Abortion: Particularly for Father Ambrose, NZ

    This is for you Father Ambrose.  We can haul this out each time you get on your hobby horse about the bad Catholic woman who suggests that there's a problem in Orthodoxy.  Now you don't need me to suggest it.  Fact of the matter is however that this is an excellent and insightful piece of...
  20. elijahmaria

    Sacrament of Holy Orders Effects an Ontological Change

    As a Catholic I subscribe to the following Orthodox understanding of the priesthood.  It is very Catholic in its description of Holy Orders.  Also it seems to me that what most Orthodox speak of as defrocking is what the Catholic Church speaks of as laicization.  However as the following...