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    Western Rite spreads to Rue Daru and OCA

    Are you sure? He sure seems to operate like it's "ROCOR, Return of the '90s" :LOL:
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    Apostol (Book of Epistles) in english used by Romanian parishes

    What a strange name. Are you sure you're from Germany? kijabeboy03: The inappropriate content has been dealt with- Pravoslavbob
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    Which are the necessary private Pre-Communion Prayers?

    Is most of your experience of the OC[N]A in the South? What you're describing is the practice of the Diocese of Dallas, but isn't standard at all in the rest of the OC[N]A. There's quite a range, from people who follow modern Russian Orthodox practice to 'every once in a while' as in the Greek...
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    Relationships Between Local OO Churches

    ...in English. And since we don't live in history or in ignorance that it is an honorific, it seems a little strange to keep using it that way.
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    Relationships Between Local OO Churches

    "Abune" is a title for any Ethiopian/Eritrean Orthodox bishop, it just means "our father" in Gi'iz. The ruling bishop prior to autocephaly was the Metropolitan of Axum. If I remember the history correctly there were times when the Copts would send two bishops to care for the Church of...
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    Relationships Between Local OO Churches

    The debtera are essentially cantors, it is the lay/folk religion roles they take in some regions that diverge from Orthodoxy in other countries. (Perhaps due to the long years of little hierarchical oversight under the Copts?) Most debtera sing the responses, play the sistra and drums when...
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    Western Rite spreads to Rue Daru and OCA

    ...for now. He sure has been more dramatic as a bishop than he was as a priest. (Or perhaps we're all just hearing about it more now that he's a bishop?)
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    Apostol (Book of Epistles) in english used by Romanian parishes

    There are all sorts eh? Sounds like the Armenians in...well, everywhere haha. I visited a friendly, dying little Armenian Orthodox parish off and on for years, but never once in all the discussions of the state of the local Armenian Orthodox community and its future was there any mention of the...
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    GOARCH elects letter-forging defrocked archimandrite to episcopate

    Not my thing, but if you want to be Roman Catholic you should give it a try. Sidebar: The sheer ridiculousness of suggesting someone become Roman Catholic because they believe in the Orthodox Faith and not being Greek, Russian, et cetera, really is something else.
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    GOARCH elects letter-forging defrocked archimandrite to episcopate

    What an interesting thought - I've always considered that ignorance lashing out myself, but perhaps it is Christ returned? Let me know when you've worked through the kinks. And I didn't look at where you from, so my apologies if you felt attacked by my phrasing! But goodness, why justify the...
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    Consecration of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine at Ground Zero

    Ground Zero is a place of forgiveness? Someone should let the Afghans, Iraqis, Libyans, et cetera, know...
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    GOARCH elects letter-forging defrocked archimandrite to episcopate

    What a pleasantly wordy justification of calling our divisive, squabbling, uncanonical jurisdictions "holy." Christ would be flipping tables if He were still here in the flesh.
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    GOARCH elects letter-forging defrocked archimandrite to episcopate

    The jurisdictions directly, brazenly make a mockery of our canons and supposed unity as Orthodox Christians, so perhaps you should seek and pray more about why you think our bickering, divided, Old World-oriented, oftentimes racist jurisdictions are so very holy when they openly blaspheme the...
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    Apostol (Book of Epistles) in english used by Romanian parishes

    Contact the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of [North] America (https://roea.org/chanceryoffice)
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    Orthodox Churches bringing in far-right converts?

    This wasn't my perspective when I first started visiting Orthodox churches, but it sure feels that way now. We follow a God who refused to stone law-breakers and helped 'the least of these,' but today in North American Orthodoxy there is a distinct current more concerned with instating some sort...
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    GOARCH elects letter-forging defrocked archimandrite to episcopate

    There is irony here given the thread's talking in part about the ROCOR, which has over the years received so very many people without canonical release (in the case of the already ordained, Orthodox ones) or doing proper, in-depth background checks to see if they were abusers, unstable, et...
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    Father Ioann (Burdin)

    Yeah, no need for the parentheses, it's for monks, hieromonks, bishops, et cetera. But some people like to make their own way :)
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    The Ukrainian Orthodox Church will become fully autonomous

    They've taken just enough steps to make it look like they actually care about Orthodoxy in Ukraine. It'll be interesting to see if they actually have the hutzpah to call it autocephaly and heal the break with the OCU. I'm guessing this is just a holding tactic while they wait to see who wins the...
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    The Ukrainian Orthodox Church will become fully autonomous

    Not so long or confusing: They were part of the wider Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church reborn from the Polish Orthodox Church during World War II and forced into exile after it. In the 1990s the UAOC's main leadership returned to Ukraine and its dioceses abroad went under Constantinople...
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