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Being Orthodox, it is my understanding that to practice Orthodoxy it is best to speak to a priest in such a case; he may have to consult those above him with regards to your case. Your baptisms may need to be looked further into. If your Orthodox baptism is considered invalid you may be required to undergo chrismation; a Catholic baptism is not considered ...


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Why does the Eastern Orthodox Church call the 49 days following Easter, Pentecost and the Western Church does not? To put it in a nutshell: It is their tradition to do so. The Eastern Orthodox Church calls this the Season of Pentecost because there are 50 (Pente) days between Easter and Pentecost. It is that simple. The Christian holy day of Pentecost, ...


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The time between Easter and Pentecost is called Eastertide (or Season of Easter) in most Western churches. Western churches also refer to the Season of Pentecost to mean the time after Pentecost.


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Can Patron Saints be “dethroned”? The saints who are canonized cannot be dethroned as recognizing and proclaiming a saint is an infallible act of the Church united to the Supreme Pontiff. Let's look at the Church history in proclaiming a saint; History In the first five centuries of the Church, the process for recognizing a saint was based on public ...


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A major difference between the Eastern Orthodox churches and the Baptists (since you mention them in particular) is the view of the church. Dr B. H. Carroll, the first president of Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary, wrote a paper on "Distinctive Baptist Principles", which describes the (Christian) church as a particular congregation and not an ...


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Can Patron Saints be “dethroned”? Validly canonized patron saints are never "dethroned". This question is completely nuanced with several different questions being addressed in a single question. Can Patron Saints be “dethroned”? Can a patron saint be made to step down to leave the place of patron saint to someone who is holier? Can a recently canonized ...


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I'll answer from the Catholic point of view, because I'm Catholic, but I think the Orthodox would agree (just interchange "Catholic" and "Orthodox" in the rest of this answer). Your first baptism is presumably valid (unless it was done in some weird way --- it's possible to mess up a baptism to the point of invalidity, but that very rarely happens). The ...


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Who made the decision that the autonomous Finnish Orthodox Church could celebrate Easter at the same time as Western Churches and was the Ecumenical Patriarch involved? The decision for this extraordinary move on the part of the Orthodox Churches was primarily made by the Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow. Patriarch Tikhon granted permission for the Finnish ...


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