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  1. Deacon Lance

    Do the Orientals consider Ambrose, Basil, Chrysostom, and Gregory Theologian as Saints?

    St Ambrose I don’t know, but certainly Ss Basil, John Chrysostom, and Gregory the Theologian as they use liturgies and anaphoras bearing their name.
  2. Deacon Lance

    Orthodox and Greek Catholic traditions and influences in Commonwealth and Rus

    You are confusing several issues. After the Union of Brest, which was primarily Belarusian eparchies, there continued to be Orthodox bishops in Western Ukraine that answered to Constaninople (whicy was not in union aside from a couple unionist patriarchs who were quickly replaced). In fact it...
  3. Deacon Lance

    Orthodox and Greek Catholic traditions and influences in Commonwealth and Rus

    I did not say it was. But you are forgetting that when the Metropolitan left Kyiv the Ecumenical Patriarch created the Metropolitan of Halych. By the time of Patriarch Nikon the Metropolitans of Halych had added Kyiv and were part of the Polish kingdom so they were preserved from Nikonian...
  4. Deacon Lance

    Orthodox and Greek Catholic traditions and influences in Commonwealth and Rus

    The Eparchy of Mukachevo never answered to Kyiv or Moscow until modern times. The traditions of the Rusyn and Ukrainian Churches predate the Unias. My observation is the Rusyns were poor farmers and shepherds, our village churches were small and there was simply no room for several...
  5. Deacon Lance

    Orthodox and Greek Catholic traditions and influences in Commonwealth and Rus

    They were never under Moscow (or Kyiv) to be influenced by them. They answered to Constantinople via Moldavian and Transylvanian metropolitans.
  6. Deacon Lance

    Orthodox and Greek Catholic traditions and influences in Commonwealth and Rus

    That is called a tetrapod and is always present in Greek Catholic churches and usually in Orthodox churches descended from them. Russian Orthodox churches not from Greek Catholic descent tend to use several analogions in front of the icon screen rather a single tetrapod in the center.
  7. Deacon Lance

    Metropolitan Maximos falls asleep in the Lord

    https://www.thenationalherald.com/community/arthro/his_eminence_maximos_former_metropolitan_of_pittsburgh_falls_asleep_in_the_lord-1131896/ Eternal memory!
  8. Deacon Lance

    Synodal Divine Liturgy

    What you describe were/are the normal abbreviations of the Antiphons common in the Ruthenian Byzantine Catholic Church in the US. The 3rd Antiphon is no longer suppressed in the books in use since 2006. The Melkites and Ukrainians had their own abbreviations of the Antiphons. The term Synodal...
  9. Deacon Lance

    Pope Francis Endorses Same-Sex Civil Unions

    Yeah, no. That analogy doesn’t work.
  10. Deacon Lance

    Pope Francis Endorses Same-Sex Civil Unions

    Adults have the right (not privilege) to live with whom they choose and leave their possessions to whom they want. All in the Family tackled this in 70s.
  11. Deacon Lance

    Pope Francis Endorses Same-Sex Civil Unions

    Acknowledging their civil rights is not embracing sin. We believe divorce is sinful but don’t argue against the civil rights of divorced couples.
  12. Deacon Lance

    Pope Francis Endorses Same-Sex Civil Unions

    You have confused my intent with that of Wandile. The Pope most certainly was speaking of civil unions and I agree with him. People have the right to make contracts in secular democratic countries. That is what a civil union, gay or straight, is as far as the government is concerned. The...
  13. Deacon Lance

    Pope Francis Endorses Same-Sex Civil Unions

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.catholicnewsagency.com/amp/news/pope-francis-homosexuality-comments-heavily-edited-in-documentary-no-vatican-comment-on-civil-union-88210
  14. Deacon Lance

    Pope Francis Endorses Same-Sex Civil Unions

    October 21, 2020 The Holy Father’s apparent support for the recognition of civil unions for same-sex couples needs to be clarified. The Pope’s statement clearly contradicts what has been the long-standing teaching of the Church about same-sex unions. The Church cannot support the acceptance of...
  15. Deacon Lance

    Pope Francis Endorses Same-Sex Civil Unions

    Wow, a CDF document.
  16. Deacon Lance

    Pope Francis Endorses Same-Sex Civil Unions

    “What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered. I stood up for that.” Pope Francis
  17. Deacon Lance

    Fátima and Marian Apparitions

    First Secret Our Lady showed us a great sea of fire which seemed to be under the earth. Plunged in this fire were demons and souls in human form, like transparent burning embers, all blackened or burnished bronze, floating about in the conflagration, now raised into the air by the flames that...
  18. Deacon Lance

    Brothers, Sisters I've it seems a heart problem ```

    Lord have mercy on your servant!
  19. Deacon Lance

    Catholic Church suffering violence in Ethiopia, Eritrea

    YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon - In Ethiopia and Eritrea, the Church has been suffering. Over the past two years, over 30 churches have been attacked in Ethiopia - half burned to the ground - leaving over 100 people dead. In Eritrea, where Catholics make up just about 4 percent of the population, Church-run...
  20. Deacon Lance

    Archpriest Paul Lazor falls asleep in the Lord

    Eternal memory!
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