- Oct 3, 2002
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- Abington, PA USA
Well, not to make this lengthy, I'm quite satisfied that I am Orthodox and would not entertain the idea of any unity with the RCC in the state that she is in. And as far as not going to churches that have this sort of stuff, IMHO, you still belong under the Roman Authority regardless and no matter how you try to run away from this sort of practice it is still is part of your church ie the Vatican.theistgal said:OK, but I didn't post those, and I don't go to churches where that takes place, so not sure why you addressed that message to me.JoeS2 said:You would have to go back a little to Reply #152 showing young people handling the Eucharist both male and female.theistgal said:Photos? ???JoeS2 said:I personally feel you are falling away from us more and more each day as evidenced by these photos.theistgal said:Just wanted to say, Mor Ephrem, if all Orthodox were as understanding and compassionate towards us beknighted Romans as you, reunion would happen a lot faster. :angel:
I kinda like it the way it is. You go your way and I'll go mine. (I think that was a song wasn't it?)
Also, I see no one answered my question about why, if the RC has to disavow Marian apparitions which affected their doctrines, the OC wouldn't have to do the same. Case in point: St. Gregory the Wonderworker.
- Orthodox Wiki (http://orthodoxwiki.org/Gregory_the_WonderworkerThe Theotokos and Apostle John appeared to St. Gregory in a dream, and taught him about the Holy Trinity. St. Gregory [of Nyssa] wrote down what was revealed to him.
"The teaching about the Holy Trinity in Orthodox Theology is based on it. Subsequently it was used by the holy Fathers of the Church: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, and Gregory of Nyssa. The Symbol of St Gregory of Neocaesarea was later examined and affirmed in the year 325 by the First Ecumenical Council, showing his enduring significance for Orthodoxy."
So here we have a fundamental doctrine of Orthodoxy based on a dream. Why isn't that on the same level as the confirmation of the (already-defined) Immaculate Conception at Lourdes?
Suffice it to say, I don't see any unity between the Orthodox and RC or EC's in the future. We will keep our 'dreams' and you keep yours.
But, there are a lot of areas we can seek common cause such as the de-Christianization/ de-moralization of Europe, helping the poor, resisting war, etc.