Amazing Orthodox Website

A really solid website on most Orthodox theology and dogma that a friend of mine runs. 

Would appreciate it if you could give it a look :) 

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  • looks interesting, but like the website recommended by mrpete33 (https://alexandrianorthodoxy.wordpress.com/)
    it has no information about the author.

    it would be like me (a non engineer) writing a website about hydroelectric power in china. i know nothing about engineering or about china, but i could post my opinion anonymously and no one would check if it was true.

    i know this forum here is also anonymous, but we have moderators, so if someone posts 'the orthodox church believes dinosaurs still exist in east london today', someone else would quickly correct this untrue opinion.
    but on anonymous blogs, we don't know how seriously to take the opinion of the poster, especially if there are no patristic references given.

    so please ask your friend to put some references or sources in or tell us about himself/herself. a full lifestory is not necessary (!), but something like 'i am a reader in a coptic orthodox church in australia and am studying a part time course in theology' would be useful.
    :)

  • Hello, I've taken you're feedback on board and created an 'About Me' page. Hope u enjoy the site
  • wow, beautiful story :)
  • Thank u Mabsoota, it's all a product of God's amazing love, grace and mercy
  • I like the website very much. 

    I am a bit jealous of your background. You are so lucky to be able to switch between the Greek and Coptic Churches. 
  • edited July 6
    Thank God Zoxasi, sadly the Greeks consider me a heretic. My hope is for an Australian Orthodox Church one day, with the depth and beauty of Orthodoxy, and Australian culture. One day, God willing.
  • What do you mean “Australian Orthodox Church”?
  • Lots of barbecues and wearing short trousers compulsory in church...
  • Hi Jojo, in the same way the Greeks have an Orthodox Church in Greece with it's own unique culture, the Copts in Egypt with their own unique culture, and the Russians, Ethiopians, Syrians, Arminians, etc, in my opinion it would be amazing if one day Australia could have it's own Orthodox Church, as these countries do, with its own unique culture, but with the depth and beauty of Orthodox Christianity.

    Of course this is not something that can just appear out of a vacuum. As all these other above mentioned Churches slowly evolved, from originally looking like the culture that first brought Orthodoxy to their lands, and then evolved over time to their unique expression of Orthodoxy, my hope is that in the coming generations 50-100 years from now, that the inevitable result of Orthdoxy being in Australia, and generation after generation being born into the Church identifying as Australian, that it will have it's own unique flavour, always with Orthodox depth of spirituality and theology, but with Australian culture, sanctified in Christ. Hope this makes sense.
  • These church bearing titles are all related to sees!
    Coptic, Ethiopian —> Alexandria
    Etc... where would the Australian originate from?
    The European See? :))
  • Ethiopia didnt begin as a see :) it became one after many years as a Church evangelised and established by the Copts. It slowly evolved it's own culture, after beginning with a Coptic flavour.

    The Copts themselves were first evangelised by Jews residing in Egypt, returning from the feast of Pentecost, who had accepted Jesus as their Messiah (Acts 2:9, Acts 2:41), and then on a larger scale by St Mark himself who formalized and established the Church.

    So the first Coptic Church was a mixture of Jewish and Gentile Christians, who would have most certainly had a Jewish flavoured style of worship, reading the Scriptures (OT at this stage), singing Psalms, and celebrating the Eucharist.

    With time, this Jewish flavoured Christianity evolved and was influenced by the Egyptian culture as the centuries past, thus changing to a Church that expressed the culture of the majority if its adherents, Egyptians. The Holy Spirit sanctified what was good and holy in Egyptian Culture and thus the Christian Coptic culture was born.

    My hope is that what happened to the Coptic Church, and every Church for that matter, that originated as a Jewish flavoured Church, to it's own unique cultural expression of Orthodoxy, will one day happen for the Australian people.

    Except the Australian Orthodox Church, will be flavoured by the family of Orthodoxy that first is willing to support and assist such an endeavor.

    If the Coptic Church works toward mission to the Australian peoples, then the Australian Orthodox Church will one day be able to trace its roots to the Coptic Church and thus have a Coptic flavour.

    If other Orthodox families beat us to this task, then the Australian Orthdox Church will bear their flavour. Remember, this wont be seen by us in our lifetime. We can only spread the seeds. Such a Church will take generations to ever become a reality.
  • The Ethiopian Orthodox Church is not a SISTER church like others, rather a DAUGHTER church to the Coptic Orthodox Church.
    So they do pertain to the Alexandrian see.

    I don’t think the world needs more Church groups. Australians and all other people are welcome to join and be part of the Coptic Orthodox Church, or any church for that matter!

    God Bless
  • May the will of the Lord be done, now and always and unto the ages of ages. God bless u too Jojo
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