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Orthodox clergy, especially Russian Orthodox, are frequently not paid. Other Orthodox jurisdictions (e.g. Orthodox Church in America) may pay a small stipend, but frequently it is not enough to live on.


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Commonly called "Mormons") As a member, I enjoy paying tithing to the Church that is used to fund the building of the Kingdom of God on Earth: "Tithing funds are always used for the Lord’s purposes—to build and maintain temples and meetinghouses, to sustain missionary work, to educate Church members, and to ...


I think the answer strongly depends on what one thinks "going to church" means. Germanus, Patriarch of Constantinople in the 8th century, once said, "The church is an earthly heaven in which the heavenly God dwells and moves." Kallistos Ware, an Orthodox bishop and former lecturer at Oxford University, provides this background on Orthodox Christian ...

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