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by jgress
Tue 21 April 2015 2:10 am
Forum: Liturgics and Mysteries
Topic: Three day fast for communion
Replies: 9
Views: 21914

Re: Three day fast for communion

There seems to be much variation. I suppose as long as you attend liturgy regularly, local traditions about frequency of communion probably don't matter as much for your spiritual life. I guess I'd say that infrequent communion makes less sense to me: if you are not under a canonical penalty and obs...
by jgress
Sun 5 April 2015 3:01 am
Forum: Religious, Moral, and Ethical Topics
Topic: Orthodox dating Heterodox Why?
Replies: 10
Views: 4795

Re: Orthodox dating Heterodox Why?

I'm commenting as someone who attends a "World Orthodox" church (as there are no TO churches near me to attend) and within a 2 hour drive there are several parishes of varying jurisdictions, so there would be the potential for singles (if they were to visit for liturgy or other functions)...
by jgress
Sat 4 April 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: World Orthodox, Name-Worshiping, and Vagante Jurisdictions
Topic: Uniates try to take an Orthodox Church by force
Replies: 3
Views: 2083

Re: Uniates try to take an Orthodox Church by force

My impression was the Vatican did play a more significant role in Poland, where it remained relatively strong throughout the Communist period.
by jgress
Sat 4 April 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Religious, Moral, and Ethical Topics
Topic: Orthodox dating Heterodox Why?
Replies: 10
Views: 4795

Re: Orthodox dating Heterodox Why?

Other things to consider: - Cultural incompatibility: if you're a convert in an ethnic parish, there may be cultural or linguistic barriers, even if you share the same faith. When I joined True Orthodoxy, I was told I would probably never get married since I wasn't ethnically Greek. - Lack of matchm...
by jgress
Sat 4 April 2015 1:33 am
Forum: Religious, Moral, and Ethical Topics
Topic: Orthodox dating Heterodox Why?
Replies: 10
Views: 4795

Re: Orthodox dating Heterodox Why?

You have a point. Some of the problem may be because, especially in True Orthodoxy, our numbers are very small. I think also it's hard to avoid getting to know people outside your church and your faith, and a lot of what attracts people to each other has nothing to do with religion. So yes, Orthodox...
by jgress
Fri 3 April 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: World Orthodox, Name-Worshiping, and Vagante Jurisdictions
Topic: Uniates try to take an Orthodox Church by force
Replies: 3
Views: 2083

Re: Uniates try to take an Orthodox Church by force

The Vatican single-handedly engineered the fall of the USSR? News to me.
by jgress
Sat 14 March 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: Praxis
Topic: The integral fast of the 3 first days of Great Lent
Replies: 20
Views: 7861

Re: The integral fast of the 3 first days of Great Lent

Interesting that it says the three-day total fast is "optional". As for eating meat, do they mean that the people ate meat during Cheesefare Week?

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