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Who can move Easter celebrations in the Orthodox Churches?

I have come to understand that the autonomous Finnish Orthodox Church celebrates Easter at the same time as Western Churches. Who made the decisions, and was the Ecumenical Patriarch involved?
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What authority can move the celebration days of Easter in the Catholic Church?

I have come to learn that the Roman Catholic Church on the Greek Island of Syros celebrates Easter at the same time as the Eastern Orthodox Churches in general. Who made the decision?
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Why did Jesus asked his disciples to collect the fragments of bread in basket?

Why did Jesus asked his disciples to collect the fragments of bread in basket? As per scripture Jesus ask is disciples to collect only the bread fragments only but not the bones or flesh of the fish.....
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Do Baptists believe someone with multiple personalities has multiple souls?

Do Baptists believe someone with multiple personalities has multiple souls? What if someone has two personalities, like in the movie “Jonathan”, and one has accepted Jesus as their Savior, and the ...
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How can apologists argue that if Jesus did not rise again then Christianity and the Church would not have lasted, when other religions have?

As I reflect on this Easter holiday, as a spiritually young person, I thought of the idea that's often repeated: that if the resurrection of Jesus were not true, then Christianity and the Church would ...
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Is God “unmerciful” to Ananias & Sapphira in Acts5:1-10?

"The name of God is Mercy". (Pope Francis) And Jesus teaches in the gospel of Matthew; "Blessed are the merciful,for they will be shown mercy."(Matthew5:7) But how come in the story of Ananias ...
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How would Jesus say his name? [on hold]

Is the name "Jesus" older than Jesus Christ? When is the first time this pronunciation of the name "jee-zuh s" used? How would Jesus pronounce his name to others? Related: Is Jesus the real name of ...
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How do we know the Sacrament of Communion as practiced in the Catholic Church was instituted at the Last Supper?

Communion is a common practice in the Roman Catholic Church. The tradition has a long history. Jesus kept the Passover since He followed the law. But there are Jewish traditions during Passover where ...
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Why doesn't the Bible also say a woman should leave her parents to be united to the husband?

Why does the Bible in Gen 1:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh only point to the man leaving his parents and ...
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Did John Wesley plagiarize Matthew Henry…?

So, I was consulting some commentaries on Exodus 4:24-26, and I noticed that John Wesley's Notes on this passage appear to be taken, in some cases word for word, from Matthew Henry's commentary. Is ...
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Did the American Restoration Movement (Stone-Campbell Movement) Have a Position on Original Sin?

What did the early American Restoration Movement Churches (Stone-Campbell Movement Churches) believe regarding the doctrine of Original Sin?
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Does liturgical abuse make a mass invalid?

This question is strictly referring to the Novus Ordo. If there is a change of the wording of the mass, abuse of sign of peace (talking out loud and laughing, waving at others during mass), ...
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Is there any evidence to support Matthew's gospel account of the curtain in the Jerusalem Temple being torn in two?

From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land... And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was ...
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What is the Christian counterpart of Sharia and Halakha?

Both Islam and Judaism have religious law which cover matters from acts of worship to the principles of government. In Islam it is Sharia (Arabic: الشريعة‎; literally "law") and in Judaism it is ...
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How do we know that December 25 was the birthday of Jesus?

How do we know that December 25 was the birthday of Jesus ? I am asking this due to the information in the following sources: “NIMROD” – The LORD of Christmas Church of Satan Holiday FAQ I edited ...
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Moses called a liar

Muhammad,via Surah al-Qasas 28:38 calls Moses one of the liars.Comment please How true is it that The Roman Catholic church educated and trained someone to become or he became Prophet Muhammad...God'...
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Which is a greater sin - to eat meat on Good Friday or to spoil it

I'd cooked 4 meals on Wednesday and left two for today, failing to take into account the fast. I'm not sure whether the meals will be safe to eat tomorrow. Which would be a greater sin - to eat them, ...
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At what time did the scourging at the pillar take place on Good Friday?

I have read some of the post on the accounts that took place between the time of the last supper through the crucifixion hour including the trials. what time would the scourging at the pillar taken ...
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Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise

What does this mean? “Truly I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise”
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Psalms 22, The correlation between King David and Jesus?

Was the words spoken by David in his time of trouble similar to Jesus words on the cross "My God, My God, why have you forsaken me ?? , is it a correlation between the Old Testament and the New ...
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Do religious people believe in bibles from the bottom of their heart? [on hold]

Do they truly believe that the story actually happened? Or do they recognize the possibility of it being a fiction and try to just keep the mental lessons from them? Is religion just a guide to the ...
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Is down voting questions or answers a violation of Lev 19:11 if it's false, accourding to Catholics or Protestants? [on hold]

Sure let's try this again according to the absolute letter of the rule, on this site: This Question is about: The history of denominations (such as Roman Catholic, Anglican, Church of Christ, or ...
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Reiterating John 3:16, as in its whole meaning…

God says in John 3:16, “For God so loved the WORLD.” Why does God love the world so much? Or the induvial people in it? I find is vaccinating that God loves his people so much. Later in, it says, “...
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The water and light in Genesis 1:1-3

this is my first post so it may not be worded well but here goes: The Nicene Creed says that Jesus was "begotten before the ages" (begotten not made), Col 1:15 calls Jesus the ""Firstborn of all ...
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Perpetual Adultery (or “Adulterous Remarriages”)

As nothing but a layman, I have done a great deal of research on divorce and remarriage in terms of the Bible. It seems that aside from the debates on which grounds, if any, there are for divorce, ...
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What does Numbers 23:22 in Luther's Bible say?

Could I get the translation in English of Numbers 23:22 from the Luther's Bible?
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What are the events of Resurrection Sunday

What are the events of Resurrection Sunday – the sequence of events?
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Why do many Orthodox and Catholic Christians often roast an Easter lambs and others think it is wrong to do so? [on hold]

Many Orthodox and Catholic Christians of divers ethnic back ground roast or prepare in another way what is often call 'Easter lamb' during the Easter season. And other Christians especially ...
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How many times is it recorded in scripture - instances where Jesus ate a meal?

I could only think of five meals: 1. Last supper 2. Wedding Reception/Water into Wine 3. Multiplied the boys lunch for the multitudes 4. Zacchaeus called down from tree 5. Before Jesus ascended by the ...
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Was the Gathering Relics of Holy Men in 1st Century common in the Early Church?

I am hoping to understand or know if Jesus' apostles would have had gathering relics of something like the crucifixion in mind at some point when it as still possible to locate them (ex: the true ...
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Why have Christians moved from Passover's observation to Easter etal? [duplicate]

Can any one offer an educated answer as to Why the Christian Church moved from Passover on the 14th day of the first biblical month According to Exodus 12 and Mathew 26, Mark 14, Luke 22, and nearly ...
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According to Catholicism what happens after Death on the General Judgment Day?

At the General Judgment Day what happens? Do we recognise each other in the same relationships as we had on earth? I am very confused and have not been able to find a simple answer in Catholic ...
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Did God establish Israel's boundaries from eternity?

Why did God choose the nation of Israel to be established within the boundaries of Canaan? Was this planned from the beginning and was it possible that before Noah cursed Canaan in Genesis 9 and the ...
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Resurrection time; afterlife etc

There are many passages in bible about this question. But the thing that confuses me is this: If resurrection is "at the last day" or "at the end of the world" (according to John 6, John 11:24, 1 ...
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How is Romans 8:35-36 to be understood? [migrated]

Romans 8:35-36 states, 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Could oppression, or anguish, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 Even as it is written, “...
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How do the eternal torment and annihilationist schools of thought interpret these 4 scriptures? [closed]

Context I was intrigued by the subject of eschatology awhile ago and have done some research regarding this subject, but with no genuine closure. I'm open to either believing Eternal Torment(ET), ...
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Why should Christians strive to live long lives? At what lengths should they go to do so?

I understand that we are called to spread the gospel, but why should we (or should we at all) cling to physical life with white knuckles? I have known believers to go to extreme lengths to prolong ...
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On what basis does Thomas Aquinas say that the Church existed since the time of Abel?

In Aquinas' Expositio in Symbolum Apostolorum (Explanation of the Apostles' Creed), his explanation in Article 9 of the Church being "catholic" includes this statement: Nam aliqui dixerunt, quod ...
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Why is the indefinite aorist tense used in Luke 22:15 'With desire I have desired / 'Ἐπιθυμίᾳ ἐπεθύμησα? [migrated]

Why is the indefinite aorist tense used in Luke 22:15 And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer... I am most interested in the hebraism used here ...
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What does Genesis 3:16 mean? [on hold]

In Genesis 3:16 God says to Eve Your desire will be for your husband… What exactly does that mean?
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How do Protestants interpret Ezekiel 18:20-32?

Here is my translation:1 Ezekiel 18:20-32 The soul that sins, the same [only] shall die: the son shall not bear the guilt of the father, nor the father the guilt of the son: the righteousness ...
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If marriage is not a sacrament, why should Christians care how the civil authorities define it?

The reformers rejected the sacrament of marriage and turned marriage over to the civil authorities. (I understand that reformation churches even stopped conducting weddings for a few centuries.) Today,...
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Did God choose the apostles?

Did God choose the apostles? Side note: It's my very first question here, let me know if I have to edit it if too broad. I don't want it to be-opinion based, that's why I just ask without more ...
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Is the Eucharist a Christian fulfillment of the Jewish OT Passover?

"Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. 29 But I ...
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How did Christians get from the biblical feast of Passover to Easter sunday?

Can any one offer an educated answer of how the Christian Church moved from Passover on the 14th day of the first biblical month to the day we now call Easter? (You can even pretend Passover and ...
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What is older: Dead Sea Scrolls or Septuagint? Which is more reliable?

In the future, I will learn Koine Greek and I will read the New Testament in it’s original language. I will also read the Septuagint. The Dead Sea scrolls are all fragments so They are defined not ...
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Will death ever take me? [closed]

I have a strong feeling God wants me here on earth until the final second of humanity. My pain is great and God's mercy is so little.
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How can one have eternal life by the death of Jesus or by Jesus teachings? [closed]

Before the death of Jesus, Jesus was teaching the birth of eternal life(birth of the Spirit) which steps are not completely describe by the four gospel (Matthew, mark, Luke, and john). On several note ...
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What do LDS believe regarding the necessity of suffering?

I apologize for the length of this question, but it requires establishing some premises that refute the most common response, being that the purpose of suffering is for us to learn and grow, and be ...
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Did Lot's daughters rape Lot?

I read this horrifying article that sounds like victim blaming. I think this is like how rape victims are told they got raped because of they way they dressed, of where or when they went or, like Lot, ...

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