Tag Info

New answers tagged

3

[NOTE: At the time I answered this question, where the title and third paragraph now refer to "Eastern Orthodox", they formerly specified "orthodox protestantism", and my answer was tailored to the question as it then stood (that is, after the first revision of the question by Flimzy. Bruisedreed's claim in his explanation for his editing the question ...


2

Because it is Tradition. Exactly why the Tradition started, I don't know, but here is a present-day explanation for why to do it: In the Orthodox Church when a child is baptized they are also Chrismated, which I guess is similar to a Catholic Christening. It is for sealing them to protect against evil spirits and such. The Baptism / Chrismation is the ...


1

"Also, if this was the case, doesn't this mean Syriac Christianity was the first Christianity to "localized" their language to every day man, not Protestant Christianity?" - I don't think you can pinpoint which was the first "local" language used in Christian liturgy. Perhaps it was Latin, when the Christian community in Rome abandoned Greek in favour of the ...


0

Eastern Orthodox churches all share the same religious dogma. Where they vary is language and with regard to some rituals and customs. For example, some churches are on the old calendar. Young male Macedonians, Bulgarians and Greeks dive into water to retrieve a cross to celebrate Epiphany. Russians use gold crowns during weddings, Greeks use more simple ...


0

Orthodox are all the same. I am Antiochian Orthodox but we have Russians, Greeks, Romanians, and Serbs that also come to our church. The Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox are not in communion but their beliefs and liturgy are nearly the same. Nowadays, most Eastern and Oriental Orthodox believe there was a misunderstanding in language during the ...


1

Wine and oil are both blessings from God: "wine to gladden the heart of man, oil to make his face shine," as it says in Ps. 104:15. We forego these with other pleasures on the strictest fasting days. With respect to wine, you are misinformed. In most Orthodox churches we abstain from all alcoholic beverages on strict fasting days. (The Russians seem to make ...


2

Jesus didn't want Mary (and others) touching him as they had before the crucifixion, because he would no longer be with them as he had been. John Chrysostom explains this in his Homilies on the Gospel of St. John. [emphasis mine] Some assert, that she asked for spiritual grace, because she had heard Him when with the disciples say, “If I go to the ...



Top 50 recent answers are included