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I'm concerned about "True Orthodoxy"

Discussion in 'St. Justin Martyr's Corner: Debate an Orthodox Chr' started by AJB4, Jul 25, 2007.

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  1. kamikat

    kamikat my love is bigger than a cadillac

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    This topic violates the TAW FSR #4

     
  2. kamikat

    kamikat my love is bigger than a cadillac

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    now that we have a debate section, we can open this up
     
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    The calendar is a bit of an issue. Shall we celebrate the Nativity on December 25, or January 7? January 7 would merit great deals, but December 25 is the day you get off from work.

    Politics. That's what it really is. The priest I know in Miami would use both calendars. He'd say "next week we will be celebrating such-and-such feast. And if you miss that, come back in two weeks when we will be celebrating such-and-such feast Old Calendar!"^_^


    Really, this is one of many differences between Orthodoxy and Protestantism. Protestants argue about the saving power of baptism. We argue about calendars. The thing is, when Protestants change it is a change in theology which becomes a change is worship and even a change in one's way of life. Orthodox when there is change it really is "did this happen in 19th century Russia or 7th century Constantinople?" because how can we say that we are THE Church if we change something?
     
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    Of course both old calendar and new calendar celebrate Nativity on the 25 of December, it's just that for those on the Old Calendar December 25th doesn't come around until 13 days later...

    As for celebrating twice, I don't know that that would be appropriate. We believe in one God, we commemorate moments in our Salvation history that occurred once, I don't think we should commemorate those events twice in a year.
     
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    You know what I mean. Old Calendar Nativity comes on civil calendar's January 7th.

    It was an interesting setup down there.
     
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    Sothron Humble Orthodox Christian

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    I selfishly wish we had the same date as Easter when we celebrate Pascha because I could use the day off from work to actually make the 2 hour or more drive to the nearest OCA church. :blush:
     
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