Orthodox church taps into diversity

Orthodox church taps into diversity

There are 9 comments on the Myrtle Beach Online story from Jul 11, 2008, titled Orthodox church taps into diversity. In it, Myrtle Beach Online reports that:

Growing up in Brooklyn in the 1930s and '40s, Ed Deeb attended a Syrian Orthodox church where members worshiped entirely in Arabic.

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Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jul 12, 2008
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Minneapolis, MN

#2 Jul 12, 2008
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Margaret Mueller

Roseville, CA

#3 Jul 12, 2008
This is GREAT! St. Anthony Antiochian Orthodox will be happy to know that there are other Orthodox Churches that are doing what they've been doing for so long. St. Anna Greek Orthodox Shrine in Roseville, CA was founded ten years ago. We have a very mixed congregation of non-ethnic Orthodox converts, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Antiochian, and Coptic Ethiopian Orthodox. Our services are in English, and our children are growing in their faith! If any of your parish come to California look us up! We are just off interstate 80 NE of Sacramento. We ARE the future!

Laurinburg, NC

#4 Jul 13, 2008
I love the fact that someone has taken the time to print an article about the most important religion in the world. This, overall, is a very good article. I urge all readers to keep in mind 2 things - We are Orthodox first and Greek, Russian, Serbian, etc. second. Ethnicity is not a bad thing. Everyone must know where they come from to know where they are going. Their is nothing wrong with being Greek and proud of her heritage; one that kept the Orthodox faith for 2,000 years, even amidst enslavement for 400 of those years.

Second, please note that the common misconception that the Orthodox Church "split from the Roman Catholic Church in 1054" is completely wrong. It is, rather, the other way around. Orthodoxy, as defined by Webster's, is "Soundness of faith; a belief in the doctrines taught in the Scriptures". If the Roman Catholic Church was the one adhering to the soundness of the holy traditions it would be known as the Orthodox faith. But, as we know, that is not the case. So please remember that the Eastern Orthodox faith is the original and the uncorrupted belief in Jesus Christ, our Savior.
Bill Jensen

Sylvania, OH

#5 Jul 14, 2008
All orthodox christians know it was Rome that split in 1054 and later it was protestants that began to split from Rome. I suggest all christians study the history of thier faith; it is fascinating!

Overland Park, KS

#6 Jul 17, 2008
Protestants restored Christianity.


#7 Jul 21, 2008
Protestantism began as a movement to reform the Western Christian church in the 16th century, resulting in the Protestant Reformation, which severed the reformed churches from the Papal Church. The declared aim of the original reformers was to restore the Christian faith as it had been at its beginning, while keeping what they thought valuable from Latin tradition that had developed during the intervening centuries.

In this section we will analyze the theological errors of Protestantism, and what the Orthodox Catholic Church teaches about them. Because of the many Protestant denominations (about 30.000) some studies are valid for all Protestants, but others are written, especially for a specific protestant denomination

( http://www.oodegr.com/english/protestantism/p... )

( http://www.oodegr.com/english/dogma/dogma.htm )

( http://www.oodegr.com/english/biblia/episkopo... )(on line book )

Conway, SC

#8 Jul 21, 2008
Do you have to be "Greek" or whatever to be a member of the Orthodox Church?

Since: May 08

Belle Mead, NJ

#9 Jul 24, 2008
Catholic wrote:
Do you have to be "Greek" or whatever to be a member of the Orthodox Church?
No. Thank God.

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