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Antiochian vs Greek

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I attend my Greek Orthodox Church on Sunday's but they do not offer any weekday services/bible study/etc.  I would really like to go mid-week or something.  The Antiochian Church does.  What is the difference?  The church I attend now is 90% English. Also, they are in communion with one another, correct?
 

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JessicaH said:
I attend my Greek Orthodox Church on Sunday's but they do not offer any weekday services/bible study/etc.  I would really like to go mid-week or something.  The Antiochian Church does.  What is the difference?  The church I attend now is 90% English. Also, they are in communion with one another, correct?
The Greek Archdiocese of America and the Antiochian Archdiocese are in communion.  The differences, aside from the bishops, are mostly cultural.
 

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Yes, they're in communion. The Antiochian jurisdiction was historically comprised of Arab parishes but they've had a lot of converts in the past few decades, especially from American evangelical groups. The services will probably be mostly or entirely in English. The liturgy itself is pretty much the same as in the GOA.
 

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The Antiochian Church is best known for absorbing most of the Evangelical Orthodox Church so in some areas it likely will consist of a large number of non-Arabs.  But of course this will vary from diocese to diocese.  The Antiochian churches near me are mostly Arabic culturally.
 

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homedad76 said:
The Antiochian Church is best known for absorbing most of the Evangelical Orthodox Church so in some areas it likely will consist of a large number of non-Arabs.  But of course this will vary from diocese to diocese.  The Antiochian churches near me are mostly Arabic culturally.
Same in CNY...my son had a good experience in Albany with a culturally Arabic parish..nice people...
 

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podkarpatska said:
homedad76 said:
The Antiochian Church is best known for absorbing most of the Evangelical Orthodox Church so in some areas it likely will consist of a large number of non-Arabs.  But of course this will vary from diocese to diocese.  The Antiochian churches near me are mostly Arabic culturally.
Same in CNY...my son had a good experience in Albany with a culturally Arabic parish..nice people...
I know that parish.  :)
 

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Mor Ephrem said:
podkarpatska said:
homedad76 said:
The Antiochian Church is best known for absorbing most of the Evangelical Orthodox Church so in some areas it likely will consist of a large number of non-Arabs.  But of course this will vary from diocese to diocese.  The Antiochian churches near me are mostly Arabic culturally.
Same in CNY...my son had a good experience in Albany with a culturally Arabic parish..nice people...
I know that parish.  :)
As did his wife who was a new convert at that time in their lives..
 

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podkarpatska said:
Mor Ephrem said:
podkarpatska said:
homedad76 said:
The Antiochian Church is best known for absorbing most of the Evangelical Orthodox Church so in some areas it likely will consist of a large number of non-Arabs.  But of course this will vary from diocese to diocese.  The Antiochian churches near me are mostly Arabic culturally.
Same in CNY...my son had a good experience in Albany with a culturally Arabic parish..nice people...
I know that parish.  :)
As did his wife who was a new convert at that time in their lives..
It holds a special place in my heart, even though I ended up adopting a local OCA parish as my regular college church.
 
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