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    Converts & Cradles Dialouge

    I have met red-headed Palestinians before.  They are rare, but they do exist.
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    Converts & Cradles Dialouge

    I am a 25 year convert to the Orthodox Church.  Here are some examples of how I have gotten the "Cradle Greek Orthodox" to warm up to me: 1.  In a Greek Orthodox parish:  Find someone approachable (for me, its usually the little old ladies) and tell them that you want to learn more about the...
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    Liturgy of St. James

    I found a link for you.  This is the Anaphora of the Syriac version of the Liturgy of St. James, translated into English.  Enjoy! http://sor.cua.edu/Liturgy/Anaphora/James.html
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    Liturgy of St. James

    The Syriacs are Oriental Orthodox, not Eastern Orthodox.  What I said earlier pertains to how we Eastern Orthodox celebrate the Liturgy of St. James on those rare occasions when we do (usually only a seminary or a monastery and even then usually only once a year on the Feast of St. James, if it...
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    Liturgy of St. James

    The Divine Liturgy of St. James is actually very similar to the liturgies of Saint John Chrysostom and Saint Basil that we use today.  If you are familiar with both of those, the Liturgy of St. James would not be all that different to you. It is a much longer liturgy, but the overall format is...
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    Youth share their “Dream for the Church” at closing AAC Plenary Session

    I noticed this part: uses a uniform translation in the English language among all dioceses; I know we are not at that point yet.  But a uniform English translation would be nice.
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    I miss the 90s!

    The 90s are kind of a blur for me.  I don't remember anything special about them, except that the economy was pretty good. The only decade I specifically remember as a decade was the dreadful 1970s.  We bought a new house and it had burnt orange carpet in it and an avocado green kitchen (floor...
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    Fr. Josiah Trenham's funeral for America

    I nominate this for Post of the Month.  +1000
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    Fr. Josiah Trenham's funeral for America

    Dear Finn James: Thank you for posting.  As an American I really enjoy hearing the perspectives of people from other countries.  One thing you wrote really made sense to me.  It is a point that I've been trying to make with my fellow Americans about this issue, and it almost never gets heard...
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    Fr. Josiah Trenham's funeral for America

    You are reading a LOT into my post that isn't there. First of all, I am not "making up" anything as you claim.  I was describing my personal experience of what it was like to grow up outside the Orthodox Church in an American Evangelical Church.  And I described it well and accurately.  I...
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    Fr. Josiah Trenham's funeral for America

    I probably shouldn't say this, but here goes: Father Josiah's sermons remind me of the sermons I heard as a boy growing up in an Evangelical Church in the South.  They were never sermons based on lectionary readings nor where they sermons that went systematically through a book of the Bible. ...
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    Fr. Josiah Trenham's funeral for America

    Thanks for the info.  Perhaps I am just old-fashioned, but I just don't listen to music that offends me.  It would never occur to me to protest such music or speak out against it publicly.  Life is too precious and too short to ruin it by fighting at every dragon that comes along. No wonder...
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    Fr. Josiah Trenham's funeral for America

    I guess I must be a cave dweller, but who is this Bruno Mars person?  I've never heard of him.
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    Fr. Josiah Trenham's funeral for America

    Thank you, Father.  Your posts on this matter have been excellent.
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    Fr. Josiah Trenham's funeral for America

    This is just embarrassing. I'm glad I haven't told any of my non-Orthodox friends about Ancient Faith Radio.  This is a terrible witness to to world.
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    Fr. Josiah Trenham's funeral for America

    Thank you for posting that.  What a wise and level-headed priest!  I clicked on the link and read the entire article.  I think I may go back and re-read it again several times.  It was clear, direct, simple, and lacked the passionate anger of the Culture War debate.  I think Father Jonathan will...
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    Fr. Josiah Trenham's funeral for America

    +100  Brilliant!  You said everything that needed to be said and you did it eloquently and with style. 
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    Fr. Josiah Trenham's funeral for America

    Concerning Father Josiah's funeral for America, when the Liturgy was over where was America buried?
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    Fr. Josiah Trenham's funeral for America

    I not only listened to his sermon, I took notes on it.  I notice a couple things: 1.  It had NOTHING to do with the appointed liturgical readings for the day. 2.  It did not contain any real mention of Jesus Christ. 3.  It was political tirade masquerading as a sermon. 4.  And it was all LAW...
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