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what is this inclusive Orthodoxy I keep hearing about?

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You will have to be more specific.
 

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I don't think it has anything to do with Orthodox Christianity. I've heard the term as "inclusive orthodoxy,' with the small o, which is not the same as Orthodoxy. IIRC, "inclusive orthodoxy" comes out of Evangelical Protestantism.
 

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Nephi said:
tweety234 said:
any ideas? is it a heresy?
Are you referring to this "Inclusive Orthodoxy?" If so, it has nothing to do with Orthodoxy.
I briefly looked over it and I must agree. 

In fact, I consider this to be dangerous and something we must protect the Church from.  Things have dissolved almost to the point it was in the early Church which initiated the canonization of the scriptures to protect Christianity from all of the liars and false teachings.
 

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It's owned and operated by an Episcopal priest:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_R._Cannon
 

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Antonis said:
It's owned and operated by an Episcopal priest:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_R._Cannon
Isn't funny how an Episcopal educates people about Orthodoxy?  I suppose my question would be, "Why?"  Why start this if it has nothing to do with your own denomination, church, ordaining body, etc.?  Very dangerous indeed!

Maybe we should link this thread with this one:
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,49235.0.html
After people follow the links and read what is there.
 

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Kerdy said:
Antonis said:
It's owned and operated by an Episcopal priest:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_R._Cannon
Isn't funny how an Episcopal educates people about Orthodoxy?  I suppose my question would be, "Why?"  Why start this if it has nothing to do with your own denomination, church, ordaining body, etc.?  Very dangerous indeed!

Maybe we should link this thread with this one:
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,49235.0.html

After people follow the links and read what is there.
Why?

Well of course because, as explained in the description of the book Homosexuality in the Orthodox Church, 'The conversation concerning the full inclusion of gays and lesbians in the Orthodox Church has not started in the same way it has in the Roman, Anglican, and Protestant churches.'

Until this presumptuous interloper came around to make sure that the conversation starts 'in the same way' as in the other religious bodies. Conversation, understand?

Have any Orthodox Bishops (those rightly dividing the word of the truth, anyhow) dialogued with this guy? Because someone really ought to make an effort to put him in his place.
 

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Symeon77 said:
Kerdy said:
Antonis said:
It's owned and operated by an Episcopal priest:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_R._Cannon
Isn't funny how an Episcopal educates people about Orthodoxy?  I suppose my question would be, "Why?"  Why start this if it has nothing to do with your own denomination, church, ordaining body, etc.?  Very dangerous indeed!

Maybe we should link this thread with this one:
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,49235.0.html

After people follow the links and read what is there.
Why?

Well of course because, as explained in the description of the book Homosexuality in the Orthodox Church, 'The conversation concerning the full inclusion of gays and lesbians in the Orthodox Church has not started in the same way it has in the Roman, Anglican, and Protestant churches.'

Until this presumptuous interloper came around to make sure that the conversation starts 'in the same way' as in the other religious bodies. Conversation, understand?

Have any Orthodox Bishops (those rightly dividing the word of the truth, anyhow) dialogued with this guy? Because someone really ought to make an effort to put him in his place.
Indeed, he should be put in his place.  But no one will do this.
 

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Kerdy said:
Antonis said:
It's owned and operated by an Episcopal priest:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_R._Cannon
Isn't funny how an Episcopal educates people about Orthodoxy?  I suppose my question would be, "Why?"  Why start this if it has nothing to do with your own denomination, church, ordaining body, etc.?  Very dangerous indeed!
When I was going to the Episcopal Church, I heard talk of great love of Eastern Christian traditions.  Perhaps this is their shiny, new eastern branch and they're calling it "Orthodoxy"?  (Have we got a copyright on that word or...)
 

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That would be tricky to establish, as one could be an orthodox Calvinist or an Orthodox Jew without being an Orthodox Christian. As for Father Cannon (TWBAGBN), his approach seems rather curious. I can completely understand the desire to see a different sort of dialog about homosexuality among the Orthodox, but I can't see this as the best way to go about it. If anything, it's only going to encourage the sentiment that greater acceptance of homosexuality is liberal perversion that outsiders are attempting to force upon the Church. If it's gonna happen, it's gotta happen organically.
 

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trevor72694 said:
Kerdy said:
Antonis said:
It's owned and operated by an Episcopal priest:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_R._Cannon
Isn't funny how an Episcopal educates people about Orthodoxy?  I suppose my question would be, "Why?"  Why start this if it has nothing to do with your own denomination, church, ordaining body, etc.?  Very dangerous indeed!
When I was going to the Episcopal Church, I heard talk of great love of Eastern Christian traditions.  Perhaps this is their shiny, new eastern branch and they're calling it "Orthodoxy"?  (Have we got a copyright on that word or...)
This is why I suggested people actually look at the webpage.  He has mutiple references to Eastern and Coptic Orthodox.
 

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Antonis said:
It's owned and operated by an Episcopal priest:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_R._Cannon
A former poster on this board is in a relationship with this priest.
 

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The Anglo-Catholic version of this is "Affirming Catholicism". i.e. they like their smells and bells and liberal theology. Anglicans are all over the place re: theology/doctrine versus worship style.
 

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William said:
Antonis said:
It's owned and operated by an Episcopal priest:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_R._Cannon
A former poster on this board is in a relationship with this priest.
Are you saying a member of the clergy who promotes a certain lifestyle is part of that community and has a vested interest in its acceptance?  Say it isn’t so…
 

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Kerdy said:
William said:
Antonis said:
It's owned and operated by an Episcopal priest:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_R._Cannon
A former poster on this board is in a relationship with this priest.
Are you saying a member of the clergy who promotes a certain lifestyle is part of that community and has a vested interest in its acceptance?  Say it isn’t so…
Yep.

The thing that really messes my mind up is the whole being an Episcopal thing while trying to take Orthodox tradition seriously.
 

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I'd never heard of it until I saw this thread.

I had heard, however, of a recent interview on the topic of gay marriage that included as a guest an Orthodox Priest.

Found the interview:

Gene Robinson made news in 2003 when he became the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Now he's written a book called God Believes in Love: Straight Talk about Gay Marriage...

GUESTS:

   Gene Robinson:  Ninth Bishop of the Episocal Diocese of New Hampshire and author of God Believes in Love: Straight Talk about Gay Marriage
 
Josh Jeffery: Research fellow for Warner Pacific College
   
Sergei Sveshnikov: Priest at Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia Orthodox Church in Mulino


http://www.opb.org/thinkoutloud/shows/gene-robinson/


Fr. Sergei has very good comments.  He stands for both the Scripture and the Patristic Tradition, and I find his analysis to be more compelling than the Episcopalian Bishop's.  Fr. Sergei also realizes the difference between state and the Sacrament of Marriage within the Church.  Society can decide what they want, but the Sacraments will be the same.  

The difficulty will be if the state tries to impose itself on the Church.  And then there is all the cultural propaganda war surrounding this issue.  



The Bp. Gene Robinson even had a favorable response to Fr. Sergei.  
 

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Now I just saw another thread requesting that homosexuality not be discussed on this board.  I don't really care to discuss it, it's a non-starter issue in my opinion. 

Just thought some might find it interesting to hear what Fr. Sergei had to say.

Please let me know if I should delete my post?

Thanks
 

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A couple of links on AC's:

http://www.stmarysilford.org.uk/anglo-catholic.htm
http://www.orthodoxresource.co.uk/comparative/anglo-catholic.htm
 

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Irini said:
I'd never heard of it until I saw this thread.
The difficulty will be if the state tries to impose itself on the Church.    
And it is happening.  Very difficult situation indeed.
 

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Irini said:
Now I just saw another thread requesting that homosexuality not be discussed on this board.  I don't really care to discuss it, it's a non-starter issue in my opinion.  

Just thought some might find it interesting to hear what Fr. Sergei had to say.

Please let me know if I should delete my post?

Thanks
Unless that person is a moderator of that thread, I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.  I found nothing wrong with your previous post.  If that person is a moderator, do as they ask.  The moderator of this thread is Carl Kraeff (Second Chance).
 

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Irini said:
Now I just saw another thread requesting that homosexuality not be discussed on this board.  I don't really care to discuss it, it's a non-starter issue in my opinion. 

Just thought some might find it interesting to hear what Fr. Sergei had to say.

Please let me know if I should delete my post?

Thanks
There used to be a ban on discussing it. Those were good days.
 

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Shanghaiski said:
Irini said:
Now I just saw another thread requesting that homosexuality not be discussed on this board.  I don't really care to discuss it, it's a non-starter issue in my opinion. 

Just thought some might find it interesting to hear what Fr. Sergei had to say.

Please let me know if I should delete my post?

Thanks
There used to be a ban on discussing it. Those were good days.
I imagine if things start to get personal and snarky, the ban will return.
 

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Kerdy said:
Shanghaiski said:
Irini said:
Now I just saw another thread requesting that homosexuality not be discussed on this board.  I don't really care to discuss it, it's a non-starter issue in my opinion. 

Just thought some might find it interesting to hear what Fr. Sergei had to say.

Please let me know if I should delete my post?

Thanks
There used to be a ban on discussing it. Those were good days.
I imagine if things start to get personal and snarky, the ban will return.
I think there is a high personal/snarky threshhold.
 

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Kerdy said:
Irini said:
I'd never heard of it until I saw this thread.
The difficulty will be if the state tries to impose itself on the Church.    
And it is happening.  Very difficult situation indeed.
Wasn't aware of that.  In that case, it's comforting to hear a priest from Russia, where the Orthodox suffered so much, to say that the Sacraments will remain the same.  He is the Priest at Holy New Martyrs of Russia, and some people may wonder why those martyrs are relevant to Americans...

I hope it doesn't get that bad here.
 

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Shanghaiski said:
Kerdy said:
Shanghaiski said:
Irini said:
Now I just saw another thread requesting that homosexuality not be discussed on this board.  I don't really care to discuss it, it's a non-starter issue in my opinion. 

Just thought some might find it interesting to hear what Fr. Sergei had to say.

Please let me know if I should delete my post?

Thanks
There used to be a ban on discussing it. Those were good days.
I imagine if things start to get personal and snarky, the ban will return.
I think there is a high personal/snarky threshhold.
Thanks for letting me know, Kerdy and Shanghaiski.
 
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