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    Post Chalcedon Oriental Orthodox saints.

    I love the Coptic icons. I hope you will add more!
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    Papal Infallibility vs Ecumenical Councils

    It was a bit of an exaggeration, but not much. I was raised Roman Catholic (I'm converting this Pascha), and studying Catholic teaching on mortal/venial sin was the first thing that lead me away from the church.  It's amazing how much the Church defines. -- Well, sadly we are all sinners, and...
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    The Two Natures of Christ

    Thanks for your response.  It's quite something to wrap my mind around! So He had two wills, but the two wills were the same? I guess that's the area I was most confused with. When they said two wills, I thought that meant they were somehow in opposition to each other if they were distinct...
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    The Two Natures of Christ

    I'm currently reading Ware's "The Orthodox Church" and I'm on the section about the councils.  I'm sort of confused about the issues with Christ's two natures.  How is it that He can have two wills? I know He is both God and human, but what does it mean to have two natures in one person? I...
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    Catholic School for an Orthodox Christian???

    Are there any private secular schools in your area? Sometimes they can be a good compromise as they tend to be strong accaemically (since they are generally made for that purpose rather than for religious reasons) and they won't necessarily have the pressure to be "anything but Christian...
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    Some more questions..

    In terms of the thing with the pregnancy, something that is important to remember is that Orthodoxy is the relgion in many places and many of those places may be rural and supersticious.  So in some places these traditions just develop, not out of the church, but out of the folk practices of...
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    For Roman Catholc Converts to Orthodox Christianity

    As a Catholic converting to Orthodoxy, let me say that the best way that Orthodox can evengelize is to live their faith and act in charity towards all.  Before any doctrine or theology convinced me of the truth of the Orthodox church, I was drawn to Orthodoxy by seeing the true Christian love of...
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    Catholic School for an Orthodox Christian???

    Sorry about that. You are right, I should have said Protestant.  I tend to use the term "Christian" in refering to Protestants, I guess becuase they do that and I associate when someone says "Christian" as Protestant.  I guess because of that I always tend to say "I'm Orthodox" when someone asks...
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    Papal Infallibility vs Ecumenical Councils

    Papist, the problem you're having is that you don't understand how Orthodoxy works becuase you are looking at it through your Catholic lense.  My major in school is Chinese.  One of the hard things about learning Chinese is that Chinese is so based on the Chinese way of thinking.  Being American...
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    Catholic School for an Orthodox Christian???

    I'm sure (or at least I hope) that my school was just a really bad exception.  Even though it was a Catholic school less than 30% of the kids who went there were Catholic. But it wasn't attached to a church, it was indepenent. I don't know if that had something to do with it. Just be careful to...
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    Papal Infallibility vs Ecumenical Councils

    It would not matter.  That's the beauty of the Orthodox church.  Orthodoxy is defined by true faith, not by any man.  Men can become corrupt.  Look at the Popes who had affairs, illegitiment children, became corrupt with politics, sold indulgences, etc. etc.  Men fall into corruption, and when...
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    Catholic School for an Orthodox Christian???

    Oh, I just rememered another thing. I had been aruging with my religion teacher about him saying that the resurection is only symbolic during class, and then the next morning when I was coming to school, the other religion teacher saw me and called me over and cornered me and said, "So I hear...
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    Catholic School for an Orthodox Christian???

    Based on my experience in Catholic school, I would rather send my kids to a Protestant Christian school than a Catholic school.  I remember wishing my parents had sent me to a Christian school instead - at least there they learned basic Christian theology. What did we learn? Let's see, a few...
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