- Aug 26, 2012
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Ok I get it now, thanks for clarifying.noahzarc1 said:It was part of a larger conversation we were having if I remember around the schism and what eventually happened with the spread of the church here in the U.S. Primarily the Orthodox in Greece for example are Greek Orthodox, the Russians were primarily Russian Orthodox, etc. Therefore the conversation was more of a hypothetical too, such as what would have happened had the U.S. become what it was but there was no schism. Then we talked about which see or church would have primarily come this way. I am generalizing and paraphrasing, but this is where it really stemmed from. I believe the point he was making that in the west theoretically what would have been available would've been the Western Rite. He said having almost every see and rite available in the U.S. was somewhat of an anamoly and this is not normally how it was with the spread of Orthodoxy.PorphyriosK said:The only thing that slightly rubs me the wrong way about that statement is that it subtly hints that therefore westerners drawn to joining the Eastern church are making a somewhat "less" orthodox choice or are not being as authentic.noahzarc1 said:... However, and I do like this, an Orthodox Priest told me that the being western, if he had a drive in either direction to an Eastern Orthodox or western Orthodox the most orthodox thing he could do, was go to the western Orthodox Church.