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Doctrine, practice, saints and other topics around Eastern Orthodox (Greek, Russian etc.) Church.

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Within the Roman Catholic Church, the normal order of progression is Baptism as an infant, first communion during elementary school, and confirmation during high school. Within the Eastern Orthodox C …
answered Mar 2 '18 by guest37
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I think the last great doctrinal "controversy" within the Orthodox Church was probably the Council of Florence of 1438-39, which was to have healed the Great Schism between the See of Rome and the oth …
answered Mar 14 '17 by guest37
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I think the answer lies in that such councils must bear the test of time. The Eastern Orthodox Church does not profess that its hierarchs are infallible. At the present moment, for example, the Pa …
answered Feb 1 '17 by guest37
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One example that comes to mind is that of Princess Olga of Kiev (890-969). According to one history of Kievan Rus called The Primary Chronicle, she took revenge on the tribe of the Drevlians for murd …
answered Mar 30 '17 by guest37
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If I understand your question, you are not interested in when various Christians celebrate Easter (Orthodox Pascha), but rather where Easter is placed on the civil calendar by national governments - p …
answered Feb 6 '18 by guest37
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In addition to the Annunciation accounts in Luke, we might also consider Luke 11:27-28, where Jesus declares his mother blessed not because she is His mother, but rather because she heard the will of …
answered Nov 20 '17 by guest37
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You clarified your question in a comment: If there are a dogma regarding that, if it is considered a sin, if God and/or The Church focuses on very precisely compliance of Typikon or Orthodox T …
answered Feb 27 '17 by guest37
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A good deal of the Orthodox theology of saints is expressed during the services for the first Sunday of Great Lent - called the Sunday of the Triumph Orthodoxy (it commemorates the anathemas declared …
answered Mar 8 '18 by guest37
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The process, if one can term it that, by which Orthodox recognize certain people as "saints" is radically different from the practice followed in the Roman Catholic Church. Recognition of saints amon …
answered Mar 6 '17 by guest37
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The editors of the English translation of Orthodox Romanian Elder Cleopas' book, The Truth of Our Faith: On the Christian Mysteries write: The Orthodox Church is not ruled by intellectualism (νοησ …
answered Mar 7 '17 by guest37
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Among other things, the Ever-Virginity of the Theotokos is understood to be the fulfillment of a prophesy by Ezekiel (44:2)1: This gate shall be shut, it shall not be opened, and no man shall ente …
answered May 19 '17 by guest37
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According to many Church Fathers, Christ was not, in fact, referring to the faith of the Apostles, but rather to the faith of the man who came to them when He gave this teaching. Theophylact's commen …
answered May 15 '18 by guest37
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Salvation (σωτηρία) Like non-Orthodox, Orthodox believe that salvation culminates in the attainment of eternal life in God. The path to this attainment in the Orthodox view, is one of purification …
answered Mar 16 '17 by guest37
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Of course. God does not have one oekonomia for Orthodox Christians and another for non-Orthodox. The Orthodox doctrine of guardian angels is witnessed in the Old Testament as well as in the teach …
answered Feb 28 '17 by guest37
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There is no such distinction between "mortal" and "venial" sin in the fashion you suggest within the Eastern Orthodox Church, but it must also be understood that sin, as well as the related concepts o …
answered Mar 9 '17 by guest37

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