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    Why statues are not used in the EOC?

    Why the EOC does not use statues like Roman Catholics do?
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    Marriage of priests after Ordination

    In Eastern Orthodoxy, married men can become priests, but priests can't marry after ordination. May I inquire why this rule is there? May I inquire what is the problem with the Church if priests are allowed to marry?
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    How does one become a saint?

    What are the steps required for one to be declared a saint in the Orthodox Church?
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    Activating topic notifications

    Previously, I had automatic topic notifications (to threads where I had posted), I deactivated that feature some months back. Now I would like to reactivate this feature, but I forgot how to do it. Please tell me how? Is it also possible to deactivate email notifications about replies to...
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    Does the EOC accept the RCC's Transubstantiation as a valid Sacrament?

    Does the EOC accept the RCC's Transubstantiation as a valid Sacrament? If not, why?
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    Re-baptism

    Let us take the case of a person who was born into an EO family and baptized as an infant. In his adult years, he falls away from the Eastern Orthodox Church and joins/believes in another religion for many years. (he never had real sincere faith at all). Finally he truly accepts Jesus as his...
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    Was the Protestant Reformation necessary?

    From an Eastern Orthodox viewpoint, was the Protestant Reformation of the 16th Century necessary? Please write yes or no, along with any comments.
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    Which are the English bible versions approved for Divine Liturgy?

    May I inquire which all English Bibles versions are officially approved by the EOC for Divine Liturgy. Please provide the list. Thanks.
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    Where was Jesus while He lay in the tomb for three days?

    I wish to inquire what the EOC believes regarding where Jesus was while He lay in the tomb for three days? Here are some related verses that provide insight into the issue. Matthew 12:40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three...
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    Four books that are accepted by the EOC, but not the RCC

    I wish to inquire on what points does the EOC include these books Prayer of Manasseh, 1 Esdras, 3 Maccabees and 4 Maccabees in the Second Canon? In which Century did the EOC declare and accept them as Scripture? These four books are not accepted at all by the Roman Catholic Church. When I asked...
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    Eternal torment

    Does the EOC believe in the doctrine of torment for the unsaved immediately after the die (in Hades). And that they will continue to be tormented forever in the Lake of Fire after the Great White Throne Judgment?
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    Leavened or unleavened bread in the Eucharist

    The issue over whether to use leavened or unleavened bread for the Eucharist is one of the many reasons for the Great Schism of 1054 which split the Church into the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church. The EOC uses leavened bread while the RCC uses unleavened bread. So I...
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    The Halo in images

    In religious images used in Eastern Orthodoxy, there is a halo around the person's head. In Eastern Orthodoxy, what does the Halo mean or what is its purpose? Please be fully clear and specific.
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    Confession : Mandatory or Optional?

    If an EO Christian has committed one sin (or many sins), is it mandatory or optional for him to go for confession to a priest before receiving the Eucharist? Can he confess directly to Jesus (without a priest) and repent and then receive the Eucharist?
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    How to bring up all the threads where I have replied in?

    How do I carry out a search so that I can bring up ALL the threads where I have replied in? Some forums do this (if we enter only the username) without entering anything in the search box. How to do like that on this board? Is there any other way to do this?
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    Is it possible to change the forum's posting editor?

    Is it possible to change the forum's post editor to WYSIWYG or a better one? Please let me know if this is possible or not. I find it a bit inconvenient with excessive HTML scattered all over the place.
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    Website of Offical Eastern Orthodox Church teachings

    The official teachings of the Roman Catholic Church (which are not found in the Bible, but come from Sacred Tradition) can be found on the Vatican's website. In the same way, is there a website which contains all the official EOC teachings which are derived from Holy Tradition? Please post the...
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    The Eucharist : Roman Catholic view Vs. Eastern Orthodox view

    Like the Roman Catholic Church's transubstantiation, the Eastern Orthodox Church believes that the bread and wine becomes the body and blood of Jesus at consecration. In the EOC, is it believed to be the actual body and blood, or it is spiritually the body and blood or just symbolizes the body...
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    Eastern Orthodox Church and Matthew 16:18

    Matthew 16:18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. I'd just like to know how does the EOC (Eastern Orthodox Church) interpret this passage? Roman Catholics say that Peter is the Rock on which the Church is...
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