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I am a member of the Church of England preparing for ordination. I am an Anglo-Catholic, interested in the Church Fathers, in Thomas Aquinas (who isn't?), in moral theology (especially Alasdair MacIntyre), and in ecumenical theology.

My answers on this site will be from a variety of perspectives, not always mine. Certainly nothing I say is an official statement of the Church of England (except, of course, when it is).

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comment If Protestants won't ask dead saints to intercede because there is no mediator but Jesus then why do they ask living Christians to pray for them?
@curiousdannii My answer answers the question "Why does the argument against dead Christians not apply to living Christians?" Goodness knows where I got the idea you might want an answer to that question.
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comment If Protestants won't ask dead saints to intercede because there is no mediator but Jesus then why do they ask living Christians to pray for them?
@curiousdannii They may not answer the question precisely, but they are still very relevant. Your question is fundamentally asking why it is considered acceptable to ask living people to pray for you and the dead. My answer precisely addresses this. You have two questions in your original post: I have answered one of them; admittedly, I passed over the second, but it was irrelevant in light of the first. You are entitled to downvote: I'm entitled to find you rude.
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comment If Protestants won't ask dead saints to intercede because there is no mediator but Jesus then why do they ask living Christians to pray for them?
@curiousdannii I'm perplexed. You ask a question, I answer it, then you edit the question, then months later you come back, object that I haven't answered the edited question and downvote. Very odd behaviour.
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awarded  Yearling
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comment What is the puropse of the other choirs of angels?
It is, as ever, worth reading Thomas Aquinas on the subject. Summa Theologica, Prima Pars, Quastio 108. It's not the world's easiest read, however.
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awarded  Constituent
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awarded  Caucus
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comment Where within Biblical Scripture does it mention anything similar to the official Catholic and/or Orthodox church's hierarchy of church officials?
I haven't got time to write a proper answer to this, but you can find lots of interesting stuff in chapter III of Lumen Gentium.
May
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revised Where within Biblical Scripture does it mention anything similar to the official Catholic and/or Orthodox church's hierarchy of church officials?
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May
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comment Is the Eastern Orthodox doctrine of “the Monarchy of the Father” consistent with the Athanasian creed?
It is generally recognised that the Athanasian Creed was not written by Athanasius (or indeed written in the fourth century). It's frequently known as Quicunque Vult for precisely that reason. Moreover, this doesn't answer the question. There is plainly more to Orthodox theology than the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed, and the doctrine of the monarchy of the Father has traditionally been Orthodox teaching.
May
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comment Do the Catholic Church ex cathedra pronouncements about necessity of Catholicism to be saved still apply?
It's worth considering the famous phrase subsistit in in the Vatican II document Lumen Gentium. It makes the concept of the true Church of Christ more complex than mediaeval documents would suggest.
May
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comment Christian denominations that believe in salvation for non-Christians
This question could be seen as pushing towards being a "pastoral advice" question, which is off-topic here. I've edited the question to make it more about the churches rather than about you: feel free to edit it further if you wish.
May
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revised Christian denominations that believe in salvation for non-Christians
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reviewed Reviewed What is the significance of Eve being created as a “helper fit for [Adam]?”
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awarded  Enlightened
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awarded  Nice Answer
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comment What are the differences between Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy, and Nestorianism?
It's really not that simple. There is no one definition of Oriental Orthodoxy - indeed, the term suggests a unity that doesn't exist. You really need to look at the individual churches/traditions separately. For an overview, you might look at Ted Campbell's "Christian Confessions", though i can't remember how well it treats Oriental Orthodoxy.
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comment According to Christians who will go to hell?
Which Christians? The answer here could be "none" or "very many indeed". This site is about asking specific, focused questions about particular doctrinal traditions, because it just can't work if everyone is putting their own personal opinion in. It might help if you read What makes a good focused question?
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answered If God is going to fix our “nature” why didn't He do it from the beginning?