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Top 5 Things to Love about Being Orthodox!

Discussion in 'The Ancient Way - Eastern Orthodox' started by lankyknight1990, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. lankyknight1990

    lankyknight1990 Newbie

    Oriental Orthodox
    Got thinking today and thought I would write top 5 reasons for being Orthodox (Whether Oriental or Eastern can we agree not to turn this into a fight please lol)

    1) We dont have a contraversy over things like abortion and Homosexuality and women priests. We know the truth and we stick by it.
    2) Sacraments are so beautiful, love confession and the Body and blood.
    3) The Support we get from our priests is just amazing!!! do they ever take a holiday???
    4) The historical Continuality in our churches is beautiful. We have a valid historical traceable church.
    5) We have Mother Mary and all the saints praying for us.
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  2. ProScribe

    ProScribe Well-Known Member

    A) Authentic liturgical expression(s) in Worship

    (V) Proper understanding of Mary as Theotokos within holy tradition.

    I learned it from a book 'Mary, the Birth giver of God' by St. John Maximovitch.
  3. Lukaris

    Lukaris Orthodox Christian Supporter

    United States
    Eastern Orthodox
    We can have love, faith, & hope (no assumptions of anything) for our own & our neighbor's salvation & give glory to God.
  4. Zacharias

    Zacharias זכריה

    Partaking of Christ's most precious Body and Blood. :)
  5. silouanathonite

    silouanathonite Regular Member

    Eastern Orthodox
    Before I list my top 5, the frist 3 can count as 3 or 1, so it might by be the top 3 instead of the top 5, or both. Let's just call it a mystery.
    My top 5:

    1. God the Father
    2. The Son of God
    3. The Holy Spirit
    4. The God-Man Jesus Christ
    5. The Body of Christ which provides us with the proper understanding and all that goes with it of the the first 4 (or 2).