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  1. Richmond

    Communion Spoons & Covid

    Maybe if you're celebrating the Liturgy in a KFC :ROFLMAO:
  2. Richmond

    Communion Spoons & Covid

    Using the search terms "holy communion" I got 17 results. #1 was a review paper that basically says no evidence of disease transmission but can't rule it out. Pre-2020 studies generally indicated that while bacteria were present in the chalice and on utensils, there had been no outbreaks traced...
  3. Richmond

    Communion Spoons & Covid

    I've seen at least a couple of peer-reviewed medical studies that acknowledge no outbreaks have been traced to the Eucharist. You can look this up on Pubmed.
  4. Richmond

    Communion Spoons & Covid

    We could use a couple more bishops like St. John Maximovitch
  5. Richmond

    Communion Spoons & Covid

    This was way bigger than the number of spoons. It was more about whether it is better to worship Christ or fear. 2020 was a scary time for most people. If you weren't hiding under the bed scared of a virus, you were probably out of work or watching your business destroyed by capricious...
  6. Richmond

    If a bishop falls into heresy

    Nevermind, I found the source for the video.
  7. Richmond

    If a bishop falls into heresy

    What was the bishop or priest in the video saying exactly?
  8. Richmond

    If a bishop falls into heresy

    You nailed it. There's the question of how to determine whether a bishop has fallen into heresy (the way the restrictions were implemented sounded a lot like iconoclasm, and perhaps even a denial of the Real Presence), and what one should do once it is suspected (stay? find a new jurisdiction...
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    If a bishop falls into heresy

    "Blind obedience to Ceasar is the duty of all Christians" - no saint ever
  10. Richmond

    If a bishop falls into heresy

    Maybe I should be more specific about my concerns. If a bishop bars the entire diocese from sacraments because a politician says "pandemic", would this be more indicative of having turned to worship Nero or is it more likely the result of cowardice? And if it's a matter of cowardice, does that...
  11. Richmond

    If a bishop falls into heresy

    1. How would the faithful recognize it? 2. What would be an appropriate response? Change jusrisdiction? Confront the errant bishop? Something else?
  12. Richmond

    Vice-bishops

    I was mostly curious how a diocese maintains apostolic succession if there are long vacancies between bishops. Evidently it works, I was curious how.
  13. Richmond

    Vice-bishops

    Why don't we have them? Is it just because bishops were around before vice-presidents? Is there a canonical reason not to have them?
  14. Richmond

    For the repose of Jack

    I found out my neighbour Jack died on Wednesday. It was completely unexpected and his family could use some prayers.
  15. Richmond

    Theological hot takes that can get you in trouble with your fellow brethren

    I would even go so far as to argue that bishops who go along with all these restrictions have bent the knee to Nero and should be deposed. (Is that take spicy enough for you?) :D
  16. Richmond

    Panic Attack during divine service

    I may have unwittingly threadjacked here. Does anybody know how OP is doing?
  17. Richmond

    Are the Vaccines affecting our spirituality? Orthodox Church Father Savvas.

    Looks like omicron found me while I was waiting for a more old-fashioned vaccine. :D
  18. Richmond

    Panic Attack during divine service

    Let me know if that helps. I started having anxiety shortly after my own chrismation, and nothing has helped, not meds, not counseling, not prayer. Maybe it's a simple matter of checking physical factors like Ainnir suggests. Anxiety disorders are the reason I've has so much trouble believing in...
  19. Richmond

    Are the Vaccines affecting our spirituality? Orthodox Church Father Savvas.

    Almost sounds like a catch-22. Take a med that helps most people but lose interest in God, or pursue God but have crippling anxiety. If treating a mental disorder like anxiety can reduce interest in God, what does that imply about belief in God?
  20. Richmond

    Schlock Orthoproducts

    Or says "quantum" anything without any equations
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