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  • we have been holding official councils among each side's most elite theologians since the 1960s. Agreements have been signed, but this needs to convert into the rest of the Churches on either side, which is yet to happen. So a grass roots level of…
  • I agree that I didn't find anything in the fathers about God pouring His wrath on Christ, or Christ bringing satisfaction to the infinite or unlimited God because of infinite or unlimited sin. At the same time, I agree there is some juridical langu…
  • Okay Mike, Do you believe Jesus is God?  Then you are isolating Muslims and Jews and causing them to perish. Do you believe in the Trinity as the one true God?  Then you are isolating Hindus causing them to perish. Where do you draw the line Mike?  …
  • Mike, it's up to you. You are a free young man who can reject the Church's teachings if you want to. But that comes with its own consequences. Also acting rebellious against certain teachings does not bode well with you, a sign of lack of maturit…
  • Thank you for the links. I'm pretty sure I won't be surprised if he won't be happy, but I think his research is not the end-all-be-all on accurate pronunciation, as far as I'm aware.  Language and accents evolve overtime in any language (do a youtub…
  • Yea, is there an actual text in Coptic somewhere?  The transliteration sounds like Fr. Shenouda's way of pronouncing it, which I'm not saying is wrong, but I'm having trouble just reading it.  If he recorded this somewhere also, I'd be interested to…
  • @Girgisantony What will happen to your personal Orthodox faith if the allegations are true?  Will you lose your faith?  Or will you be the one who will try to help everyone's faith in the Orthodox Church around you to be stronger despite the fallibi…
  • There are very few people in the world who are privy to the type of information you are asking for, none of which I bet you post on online fora. But if you ever find out the answer, ask the same person about what happened in Area 51, if there were a…
  • @babros, I'm going to repeat what I last wrote: Do you want to be an Orthodox Christian ONLY because you want to get married to a Coptic girl? Or are you truly finding yourself believing in the faith of Orthodoxy? Please be honest. If you're ig…
  • St. Paisios did not tell people I saw Christ.  Witnesses around him saw it.  Orthodoxy (and Catholicism I hope) is against any self-witnessing.  Furthermore, these saints lived lives of poverty.  I encourage you to look up the author of this book an…
  • Don't ever buy from or trust an author who turns church into a business. Reading these books will probably send you to hell and have you face to face with Satan...."guaranteed" This man does not serve God or Christ, but money. Furthermore, if you…
  • Babros, Do you want to be an Orthodox Christian ONLY because you want to get married to a Coptic girl?  Or are you truly finding yourself believing in the faith of Orthodoxy? Please be honest.
  • 1. No, not really. It is strictly something a few Copts may be engaged in in certain pockets of Upper Egypt, but that's it. The assumption made in analogy to Hebrew would have to mean that Copts are a huge majority, which is not the case. One wa…
  • There's a couple of factors: 1.  Aging of the bishops, priests, and theologians involved in the discussion.  A new generation is very hard to develop to pick up the slack.  If you look at HH Pope Shenouda for example, the last ten years of his papac…
  • Calm down Nicholas...no need to throw names at people. We are here having a discussion and correcting ideas.
  • We shouldn't be anti-scholasticism, but as should be cautious with the weaknesses of scholasticism as well, which desires to be over-analytical in theology, and not embrace unanswerable or indescribable mystery that should be mostly describable to w…
  • Well, your anti-Catholicism is very one-sided and a product of your own upbringing and bias. As someone who continues to read history, while those areas of Roman Catholic history are shameful, I have eventually seen history in a very humbling light…
  • I think you are twisting the facts of history. Statistically speaking, even the Crusades were primarily because of land grabs. Just because we are anti-Catholic by religion does not mean we should misrepresent history. This is what atheists do in…
  • You're not alone in sexual sin. It has become very pervasive. The weakness in sexual sin is usually from a trigger and lack of diligence. The spiritual wisdom is to FLEE from sexual sin. You need to take this temptation one day at a time. For in…
  • It depends on who you talk to in the EO church. EOs tend to have this feeling that you cannot be Orthodox unless you accept 7 councils as "ecumenical". Such an idea seems to place an emphasis on 7 specific councils as final authority that all must…
  • If you insist something "must" be, then we get nowhere. We also have Church fathers who believed otherwise, like St. John Chrysostom and St. Severus. Such questions cannot be answered until Christ tells us. If your life depended on where you go a…
  • Concentrate on having a relationship with God. And if you sin, feel guilty as if you're hurting someone you love, who unconditionally loves you.
  • You can always put names of any person with specific prayer requests for them. It's fine. Several times I put some people in the altar for various reasons, exams, health, bring back to the faith, etc. just make sure you make it clear why you are …
  • We do not choose our existence. We do not choose our diseases. We do not choose our bodies and what comes with them, whether good or bad. We do not choose our temptations or the degree to which we are tempted. But, we do choose how to react to t…
  • What in the world are you talking about @NicholastheCopt ??? No, we are not in communion; the Roman Catholic still have dogmas we disagree with, and stop giving false ideas.
  • No I didn't say Athanasius used it. I said he may have used it considering that it's very likely an Alexandrian usage before Apollinarius. When Apollinarius wrote it, he seemed to have used it for granted.
  • Unfortunately all we get is written sources of the term "Mia physis". So the first time we know of and have it recorded until today is Apollinarius. The question however is does that mean he was the first person to use it? No scholar I know really…
  • @CopticApostate You said:"Mina Soliman sent me an email with many books on other modern religions, destroying my faith in humanity, I stayed silent as there was nothing I could say." Do I know you? I'd like to offer my two cents here.  It seems you …
  • He did make a public appearance, but it seems at the behest of the Eritrean government to make it "seem" like they're not putting him under arrest. Unfortunately after that "public appearance", he's still under arrest
  • Just because you don't like someone doesn't mean you should cuss