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jurisdictions for converts? I'm really liking the syraic orthodox  of Antioch. I would like opinions on best one for converts. I have a Coptic church near by as well. I'm going to write this week one of them to try and start my journey into the church.
Ps how does one address the father in OO circles.
 

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Thank you. Keep praying for me sure can use them all
 

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jewish voice said:
jurisdictions for converts? I'm really liking the syraic orthodox  of Antioch. I would like opinions on best one for converts. I have a Coptic church near by as well. I'm going to write this week one of them to try and start my journey into the church.
Ps how does one address the father in OO circles.
Which jurisdictions are close enough for you to realistically attend on a regular basis?
 

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You said you have a Coptic church nearby.  I would definitely try that.  The Copts, in my experience, are very convert friendly.
 

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Antonious Nikolas said:
jewish voice said:
jurisdictions for converts? I'm really liking the syraic orthodox  of Antioch. I would like opinions on best one for converts. I have a Coptic church near by as well. I'm going to write this week one of them to try and start my journey into the church.
Ps how does one address the father in OO circles.
Which jurisdictions are close enough for you to realistically attend on a regular basis?
bboth are an hr away from me.
 

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Visit both to find out.
problem is I can't really visit either of them as I'm an otr driver. So I have to find a priest willing to work around this issue of my job. I want to join the OO church and I know I can't go much  but at least if I die or something I'll have been on the rolls and a burial right.
 

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jewish voice said:
Porter ODoran said:
Visit both to find out.
problem is I can't really visit either of them as I'm an otr driver. So I have to find a priest willing to work around this issue of my job. I want to join the OO church and I know I can't go much  but at least if I die or something I'll have been on the rolls and a burial right.
You're never home on a Sunday? Or a Saturday night? Or a Wednesday night?
 

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Porter ODoran said:
jewish voice said:
Porter ODoran said:
Visit both to find out.
problem is I can't really visit either of them as I'm an otr driver. So I have to find a priest willing to work around this issue of my job. I want to join the OO church and I know I can't go much  but at least if I die or something I'll have been on the rolls and a burial right.
You're never home on a Sunday? Or a Saturday night? Or a Wednesday night?
not really I'm never really home till holidays
 

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jewish voice said:
Porter ODoran said:
jewish voice said:
Porter ODoran said:
Visit both to find out.
problem is I can't really visit either of them as I'm an otr driver. So I have to find a priest willing to work around this issue of my job. I want to join the OO church and I know I can't go much  but at least if I die or something I'll have been on the rolls and a burial right.
You're never home on a Sunday? Or a Saturday night? Or a Wednesday night?
not really I'm never really home till holidays
So how is it you plan to commune at all? It seems that would have to be figured out before jurisdiction.
 

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jewish voice said:
Porter ODoran said:
Visit both to find out.
problem is I can't really visit either of them as I'm an otr driver. So I have to find a priest willing to work around this issue of my job. I want to join the OO church and I know I can't go much  but at least if I die or something I'll have been on the rolls and a burial right.
As far as I know, a catechumen (learner, new attendee of church) can receive an Orthodox funeral if he dies during the study process. This is the practice in the Eastern Orthodox churches. It may also be true in the Oriental Orthodox churches.

Not that you should spend too much time worrying about stuff like that. :) Find a parish, meet some people, try to relax. In all probability, you'll be fine. :)
 

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jewish voice said:
jurisdictions for converts? I'm really liking the syraic orthodox  of Antioch. I would like opinions on best one for converts. I have a Coptic church near by as well. I'm going to write this week one of them to try and start my journey into the church.
I'm going to second the recommendation that you check with the Copts.  Far be it from me from discouraging anyone from worshiping in the Syriac tradition, but in my experience, the Copts are the best at having more services during the week (not just Sunday), and so you will have a better chance at actually being able to go to church. 

Ps how does one address the father in OO circles.
"Father" works just fine. 

Be sure to actually talk to a priest in real life, though.  Your situation is rather unique and I'm not sure we can help you other than to pray for you and encourage you. 
 

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jewish voice said:
Antonious Nikolas said:
jewish voice said:
jurisdictions for converts? I'm really liking the syraic orthodox  of Antioch. I would like opinions on best one for converts. I have a Coptic church near by as well. I'm going to write this week one of them to try and start my journey into the church.
Ps how does one address the father in OO circles.
Which jurisdictions are close enough for you to realistically attend on a regular basis?
bboth are an hr away from me.
Honestly, I would say call the priests of both parishes (Syriac and Coptic) and see which one is willing (and able) to work with you given your circumstances.  Then, I would say take the time to visit both churches when your schedule permits.  I know that will be tough with your schedule, but here's why I think it would be worth the effort:

1. Each parish has its own character.  In any given Coptic or Syriac parish, you might find them using a lot of English, a little bit of English, or virtually no English depending on the needs and the composition of that particular congregation.  See which parish you'd be more comfortable praying in and would be spiritually fed in and stay there.  I know you won't be praying there all the time because of your schedule, but that will still be your "home church".

2. You want to get to know the priests of each church so you can have a father of confession that you trust and you're comfortable with.  You might find that you just "click" with one priest or another.

Also, remember that whichever jurisdiction you're received into, you can pray at any Oriental Orthodox Church you happen to be near when you're on the road.  You can find them anytime using this handy site:

http://www.scooch.org/explor/find-a-parish/

I glorify God and I'm happy to know that you're coming home to the Church.  You're my brother.  Message me any time and I'll answer any question I can for you.
 

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Try to go to a Church in communion with Jerusalem Patriarchy. There may be a big issue with one nature, two natures.
 

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pasadi97 said:
Try to go to a Church in communion with Jerusalem Patriarchy. There may be a big issue with one nature, two natures.
From the rules page:

Proselytism -- Proselytizing people from one Orthodox jurisdiction to another Orthodox jurisdiction is not allowed;

Knock it off, Pasadi.
 

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pasadi97 said:
Try to go to a Church in communion with Jerusalem Patriarchy. There may be a big issue with one nature, two natures.
I love trolls.
 

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wgw said:
In my experience, both the Syriacs and Copts,are extremely friendly.  I've never been to an Ethiopian or Armenian parish.
Armenians and Ethiopians are every bit as friendly and welcoming as Copts and Syriacs, but you're a lot less likely to find any English at all in the liturgy at an Armenian or Ethiopian parish.  There are some notable exceptions, but generally speaking, that's the way it goes.
 

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I found a Facebook page for the Coptic church near me. They have service every day of the week it seams. I think with my job and all would be best to try there. I like syrian church a lot mainly cause eskimo hoods rock got to admit that  :D
 

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jewish voice said:
I found a Facebook page for the Coptic church near me. They have service every day of the week it seams. I think with my job and all would be best to try there.
Great!  Please let us know how it goes.  We'll be praying for you.

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I like syrian church a lot mainly cause eskimo hoods rock got to admit that  :D
Right on!  :)
 
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