- Aug 20, 2005
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- Niagara Region, Ontario
I'm really not sure what your lengthy message here has to do with my point, but thank you for at least noticing my message. I'll probably mention it again in the morning, but I do wish you a happy name day. Many years, Alfred!Alfred Persson said:You recommended Orthodox tradition saying as I became immersed, I would understand. In essence, you promise the blind will see.genesisone said:Alfred, you have said many things in your 700+ posts that are very good. You do have a sincere love for the Holy Scriptures, and you have worked hard to understand them. I recognize that and appreciate it. Unfortunately, your presentation style is argumentative and unloving. Undoubtedly, I, too, have written things here that after due consideration would wish to amend - though I don't intend to sift through all of these messages .
I wish it were possible for us to have a healthy and profitable discussion, but I know there is nothing I can say that will meet your satisfaction. I will have to leave that to God.
You may be interested in the life of the Saint whose name you bear:
Tomorrow I will be remembering both him and you in my prayers.Alfred the Great Oct 26 849-899. King of Wessex and all Orthodox England who defeated the Danish invaders and ensured the growth of the Church in England. A patron of sacred learning, Alfred the Great himself translated into English such works as the Dialogues of St Gregory the Great. His memory is held by many in great veneration as a patriot and model of Orthodox kingship.
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Rom 11:7-10 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded
As you may know, for the Orthodox, the liturgical day begins at sundown. Must be another one of our man-made traditions .