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    Abstaining from Eucharist During "that time of the month?"

    Jen: This is what you get when you have men discuss women's issues. ;D I cannot believe that this is an issue. So my two cents is that there is a great danger in furthering the enmity between the serpent and the woman in the Church (Theotokos and the women who serve with her included) This...
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    Are converts "protestantizing" the Church?

    I am a Bishop in my group-it probably does not mean much here-that why I posted it, I Pastor the church. I will remove it.
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    Are converts "protestantizing" the Church?

    Ant: I filled in the blank in my profile-just because I filled in the blank...our church is Pentecostal, I am studying Eastern Orthodoxy-if you think it is confusing I will remove it. :bomb: I have many questions and well...I will just be darn annoying at times. We only see through a glass...
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    Are converts "protestantizing" the Church?

    Ant: Generous Orthodoxy is just Christianity that recognizes it knows in part and prophesies in part. While you and I may never argue basic doctrine (you will more than likely hear my applause) we may debate worship, prayer and such because I really want to exercise myself unto godliness. I...
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    Are converts "protestantizing" the Church?

    I was playing with your use of the word pique-it means in a bad mood or feeling of resentment, especially when brought on by an insult, hurt pride, or loss of face. I guess I am now.
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    Are converts "protestantizing" the Church?

    IMHO, It is possible, that the worship of a church at least for those who love to worship, the interest of a church that takes interest in others would cause some to "peek" much more than fear of compromise pushing them away. I for one am looking for the spirituality that is listed in theory in...
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    Are converts "protestantizing" the Church?

    I would have no problem with anyone singing in a Praise Band IMHO. But it seems that Zoe was adamant in protesting (forgive the pun) the Praise Band. Maybe I am reading it wrong. I am just saying that the opportunity to win someone to truth employing a Praise Band, or having a Brass ensemble...
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    Are converts "protestantizing" the Church?

    PhosZoe: Whatvever happened to be engaged to the method and married to the Message. Jesus taught us that wisdom is justified by all her children while he sat with the non-Orthodox-he would have mercy not sacrifice stiil. Thus I guess no one listening to a Praise band at a Festival when they...
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    Are converts "protestantizing" the Church?

    Orthodoxy is not just an education-it is a state of mind, and heart unless we presume that education inherently and seminary intrinsically has some value to create an Orthodox person and that familiarity with the dogmas and Traditions of the church makes one Orthodox. As a Pastor I have noticed...
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    Are converts "protestantizing" the Church?

    Orthodoxy should not be so weak as it is ruined or destoyed. The church is the pillar and foundation of truth. Woe to them that are at ease in Zion! (Amos 6:1).
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    Welcome to Shroro - The Syriac Orthodox Christian Digest

    Very cool. The Whole Santa Claus Music on the Evangelistic Association of the East link was err...unusual.
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    Orthodoxy as Jerusalem and Zion

    It has been my experience that many people who are "fiery" about the truth they believe become arrogant and elitist. There is a zeal of man (Rom. 10:1-3) and a zeal of God (Isaiah 9:7). The spirit of arrogance is common among those who argue doctrine instead of exemplify it. " God the Father...
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    Are converts "protestantizing" the Church?

    Bro. A: I was being general in my comment-I obviously did not know your background. I am in no way saying anything of the sort about you.]
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    Are converts "protestantizing" the Church?

    RC Sproul said that there is nothing more obnoxious that an Arminian who become a Calvinist. Is that true for Orthodoxy as well? Maybe the "frozen chosen" get uncomfortable around people who embrace Orthodoxy not just for it's Tradition (emphasis on capital "T" ) but its spirituality. That is...
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    Fasting

    Jen: I agree. Maybe I was not clear but I fasted (just drinking liquids juice, herbal tea, water) for 16 days before. It was awesome. I am meeting with Father garretson as Russian Orthodox priest next week. I will see what happens. right now I am so uncomfortable talking about a fast...
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    Proselytism and Forum plugging hereby banned

    I am open to be proselytzed, but I think I know what you mean. Are there any folks in New Jersey or New York that are open to IM or even fellowship? Maybe you can help me with that? I just bought a prayer rope to help me with the Jesus Prayer. Man you folks do not know what a step that is...
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    Fasting

    Brethren: Thanks you for your concern and prayers.
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    Fasting

    I am setting out on an elogated fast. It is mainly for repentance and restoration. Lately, because of recent events it seems the hurt and disillusionment of the years has crashed down on me. I am prayerless and sinful and I feel God has abandoned me. Pray for me, don't just wish me well. But I...
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    Candles in Worship

    So folks talk to me.... What significance do candles and incense have in worship? Can I use them for worship and prayer at home? Many blessings to you-Buon Natale!
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    Christmas Trees in Historically Orthodox Lands

    I am sorry I keep forgetting the whole there is no salvation outside the church idea promulgated by some. I hope by the way, you do not think me argumentative. :- But he that has God for his father must have the church for his mother? Or is that not true?  ;) My point was that the Puritans did...
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