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This post made me wonder. Is it true the Orthodox church thinks violence is always sinful no matter the circumstances? The violence in very most cases includes the anger, and hatred to the target of violence, lets say enemy. So that are the reasons why the violence in bad. I said very most because we know the case of the violence without a sin: And the ...


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The Eastern Orthodox church and the Catholic church are two separate churches. The Eastern Orthodox church is not the same as the Eastern Rite Catholic churches, whose bishops are in union with the bishop of Rome. The Catholic church views the leadership and the sacraments as valid, since they derive from apostolic authority and the Eastern Orthodox church ...


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From a Catholic point of view, there is no problem with (a) a Roman Catholic attending an Orthodox Divine Liturgy and receiving communion or (b) an Orthodox attending a Roman Catholic mass and receiving communion. This is, however, restricted to circumstances when a Roman Catholic mass is unavailable. The Orthodox position is different; Roman Catholics ...


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His Peace he leaves us, that peace is not of this world. He speaks of inner peace that comes through your belieft in Christ. The point is no matter Orthodox or Catholic or Reformed all receive the same peace. This peace can only come through Christ and through your faith in his works. Without faith you cannot acquire this peace. It is the peace that no ...


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The Chicago Tribune has an article that proposes some theories on why the observation of the supernova went mostly unnoticed in Europe. The article mentions the significance of the date with respect to the Church: Another reason the lack of records of the supernova is so puzzling is that 12 days after it first appeared in the sky, the Christian church ...


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"The Chalcedonians' understanding is that Christ is in two natures, full humanity and full divinity. Just as humans are of their mothers and fathers and not in their mothers and fathers, so too is the nature of Christ according to Oriental Orthodoxy. If Christ is in full humanity and in full divinity, then He is separate in two persons as the Nestorians ...


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To those who read the scriptures, Blessed Virgin Mary was one of those who meditated. Luke 2:51 says ".... and his mother kept all these things in her heart." (RSV) . Some other editions indeed use the word "meditated on " in lieu of "kept in mind". How would Mary have meditated on the events involving Jesus ? By sitting still for long hours ? No, a humble ...


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Christianity is utterly incoherent without Original sin (Jesus saved us! From what?). Ancestral sin is Original sin. Ancestral sin is the sin of the ancestors, as the Original sin is a sin from our origins (it can also be understood as the origin of sin itself too though). Some Orthodox think that Catholics believe that all unbaptised humans are guilty of ...


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I'm a Catholic, so I guess you can take my words with a grain of salt, but I think the defining feature of Christian meditation is the focus on God through Grace. From my point of view, the physical techniques that the, say, Buddhists use are not wrong per se, but rather are just things humans can do to help them contemplate something. Since Buddhists and ...


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Protestants are those who protest the Catholic Church In course of time the original connotation of "no toleration for Catholics" was lost sight of, and the term is now applied to, and accepted by, members of those Western Churches and sects which, in the sixteenth century, were set up by the Reformers in direct opposition to the Catholic Church. The ...


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Are the Marian Doctrines explicitly mentioned in the Bible? The answer is "no". It is worth remembering, however, that every Christian believes something not explicitly mentioned in the Bible. We are thus brought to the interrelated questions of authority and interpretation. In other words, we must ask: Who has the ultimate authority to interpret ...


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I propose the term Ancient-rite Christians for what you are seeking. This term does not appear to be in current usage and while it may be obvious for some people what it refers to, that presents problems that are perhaps simply best avoided by just continuing to use "Catholics and Orthodox".


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Orthodox Christian is the closest I can think of, but wouldnt necessarily include Catholics. Orthodox Christians differ from Protestants in a number of ways including Salvation. http://christianityinview.com/comparison.html



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