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    The Return of the Dragon

    I highly recommend this book. It’s really short and can be read in a day. The book argues that the increased social acceptance of psychedelics is going to lead to the return of pagan “gods” and possibly pagan practices like human sacrifice...
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    Interesting thread on Shia LaBeouf converting to Catholicism after playing Padro Pio in a Movie

    I found this kind of interesting, especially because I’ve read in the past that he is the type of actor that really likes to emerce himself in his character. I think I remember reading that he refused to shower when he was shooting that war movie he was in that came out a couple years ago, to...
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    mosaic at the Byzantine-era church includes a request for prayer that refers to the Apostle Peter as the “chief and commander of the heavenly apostles

    Interesting inscription for obvious reasons. I thought the members of these amazing forums would like to discuss it. Thoughts? https://www.newswire.com/news/new-inscription-with-petition-for-intercession-by-apostle-peter-21792135
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    Orthodox explanation of 2 Kings 8:26 and 2 Chronicles 22:2

    My daughter recently saw a video on YouTube of the contradiction in age in 2 Kings 8:26 and 2 Chronicles 22:2. I have a feeling what the Catholic explanation is, but I’m curious how the Orthodox Churches explain it. If you have an idea, please let me know! Thanks everyone!
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    Orthodox confession

    What are the difference between the sacrament of confession in the Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church? I understand that OC confession is face-to-face And tends to be less legalistic. Is that accurate? Are there differences between EO confession and OO confession?
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    Abortion support among Orthodox politicians

    Does the Orthodox Church allow Orthodox politicians to receive communion if they publicly support abortion?
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    Baptism of Catholics?

    Quick question that’s probably been answered many times. Hopefully you don’t mind answering again! Does the Orthodox Churches (Oriental and Eastern) baptize Catholic converts? If they don’t, do they do a confession before entry?
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    Adventist

    Hey everyone, I’ve recently been conversing with an Adventist on social media. I’m going to invite him to these forums. This is a much better format for our discussion, plus, I think these are the best Christian forums on the Internet. I’ve learned so much here! I’m hoping he comes here to...
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    “Meme” Stock

    Any one else here holding AMC or GME?
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    Ancient Irish musical history found in modern India

    People have argued a connection between the ancient Irish church and the Coptic Church.  I feel there are real connections between the two  This article links Kerala to Ireland around 2000 years ago.  I don't know much about Indian Orthodoxy, but I do know it was big in Kerala.  I wonder if the...
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    Orthodox Study Bible Notes

    I love the Orthodox Study Bible notes.  I like them so much that I'd like to have them without the bible attached so that I can use them with other study bibles and translations.  I was thinking of scanning literally every page and then cropping the notes out to put them on pages together...
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    Biblical Commentaries

    Hi everyone, I'm looking for biblical commentaries form the fathers on the book of Proverbs.  I'd specifically like to examine chapter 9.  I've done some searching without much luck.  Any advice will be appreciated.   
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    Filmmaker’s Faith Led Him to Tell the Story of the Persecuted Christians

    A little love for my Orthodox brethren "Like most of his friends growing up in what used to be Yugoslavia, Goran Radovanovic was raised a communist. But at the age of 40, the Serbian film director felt the inexplicable urge to be baptized a Christian and thus return to the Orthodox Christian...
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    Destruction of Christian Church in Syria doesn't stop workship

    Veey cool! http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/07/19/syrian-combatants-may-have-thought-a-churchs-destruction-would-stop-christian-worship-these-newlyweds-proved-them-so-wrong/
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    Byzantine Church Discovered Outside of Jerusalem

    Sorry if this one is a repeat!  "Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) archaeologists have discovered a Byzantine-period church during excavations near Abu Ghosh, a town just outside of Jerusalem in Israel. The 1,500-year-old church, which measures about 52 feet in length, includes a side chapel...
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    Does Orthodoxy have a plan?

    I am a Catholic, so the following is a hypothetical thought.  It is no secrete that some of the things that Pope Francis has said (spun by the media or not) has made traditional Catholics uneasy. If he were to change a major teaching, it would rock (pun intended) the faith of many. Papal...
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    English Translation of the OT from the Septuagint

    I don't know if this has been put out there before, but I just found out about this Bible.  I was reading CatholicBibleBlog.com and he the author has an interview with the translator.  I don't know if its any good, but it may be a useful addition to your library if you prefer to have the OT come...
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    Do Orthodox/Catholic believe the scriptures are inexhaustible?

    In another topic in the Catholic subsection of this forum, a question came up about the origins of cross referencing Mt 16:19 to Is 22:22.  It is clear that this is not a patristic cross reference.  This raises an interesting question that I hope both Catholics and Orthodox will chime in on. ...
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    Orthodox Church reopening in time for Christmas!

    Here is some Christmas cheer for my Orthodox brethren.  [a side note:  LOL times a million at the news story (both in print and in the video) saying the Church follows a non-traditional calender!  Lord have mercy!] http://www.abc6.com/story/27762460/woonsocket-church-re-opens-2-years-after-fire
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    1850-1950 American Catholic Church Architecture

    Hello All, Does anyone know of any books about Catholic Church Architecture during this period. More specfically, the differences in architecture between immigrant groups?  It's pretty easy to spot a Polish Church from the outside and a French Canadian Church on the inside.  The Irish Italian...
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