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  • if your marriage was not in an orthodox church, then it is not the same as getting married in the church, so you will not need a church 'divorce' to get remarried. i'm not sure about catholic marriages, but if you had a protestant or non Christian m…
  • hey, qawe, didn't realise you were not born coptic!your posts didn't give that away!how long have you been in the church? (you can answer by pm if you prefer).i have been orthodox 6 years. as for marriage, i agree, each case is different.may God gui…
  • wow.just wow.i thank God for this faith.
  • hi, dear ophadece, may God bless your fast.i think we should let the monk stay hidden, though. i imagine that if i was that close to God, i would not want anyone to know as it would be scary.of course i have a very wild imagination and i never need …
  • i agree with all the above, and please also see a doctor, as i think you need professional help.
  • yes, we must keep shining God's love so that many more will see it and come and join us.may God guide us. i am encouraged to hear that they were praying as they died. i don't know if i would be that brave.may God bring comfort to their families and …
  • so true.
  • good post.and i loved the one by mnc_hnn, especially this bit:The thing is I was having a one way conversation with the one who loves me the most. Not giving him a chance to say anything to me, then getting angry because "he isn't listening". God wa…
  • may God guide you.we all sin and God forgives us all when we confess.maybe you could make this fast a time of Bible study and prayer so that you learn more of God's forgiveness.
  • good messages. going to different churches as a married couple is very difficult. may God guide you.
  •  our priests say '3 days'.they are not very worried about the differences.
  • oops, wrong face, was looking for the one that says; 'doh!'
  • sorry, was about 10 years ago! only had a few days off from work, so stayed less than the person i travelled with. we went to davenport in midwinter.colder than uk, but sunny, so i wanted to be outside a lot, but was not allowed to walk anywhere AT …
  • i once spent 4 days in america. walmart was nice, people were friendly. we have mcdonald's in uk. i never go there...:-&
  • hey, well done for asking.this is a type of buddhism.we don't do it. the same way we don't commemorate prophets of other religions and worship other gods.technically it's only paganism if they have druids and witches etc. so not all 'other religious…
  • yay, we rule the world and you don't! :P (for TITL)
    in Time Edit Comment by mabsoota January 29
  • very good questions.i have only a simple understanding, but basically, we live in the world in order to bring to those around us the peace and grace we receive when we are spending time out of the world. so if you are out eating meat with friends du…
  • hi, welcome back, how are you?may God bless yr week.
  • wow, that's hard.do you speak the language of the new country? do you have a church you attend?can the church find something for you to do, like caring for old people from inside or outside the church? or doing practical work in the church building …
  • be warned, there are some very strange people who post there! you get crazies trying to convert us to their religion, crazies who think only their form of orthodoxy is trully 'orthodox' and others who just have mental health problems who don't alway…
  • may God guide you. please just talk to God and tell Him about this, even if you don't get any emotional feeling that He is listening.then ask HIm for help.each person with similar problems has different solutions.some people who feel far from God ne…
  • interesting discussion.since i became orthodox (i was a protestant Christian before), i don't feel like having birthday parties.no one told me not to; it's just not such a big deal.maybe it's because i am becoming middle aged!;)
  • well, now i read the thesis (most of it), thanks a lot for the link.it's a really well written thesis by a caring and sincere priest examining an important subject (intercultural marriages in the coptic orthodox church).thanks for sharing it. i agre…
  • no.don't know, sorry.
  • yes, so they are doing very good things.they just don't need to call them 'mission churches'.people in the know will know they are specifically reaching out, but if they don't take the 'mission' name, then it won't be exclusive to them, and later ot…
  • hi, i'm not sure anyone said anything against mission churches.of course they are doing very good things. but we should call them by a different name than 'mission churches' because 100% of all churches must be mission churches.i would suggest we ca…
  • > copticmission > Fr Michael Sorial has a book called INCARNATIONAL EXODUS that deals with mission on pages 39 to 58. i have just realised that this post was supposed to be an introduction to the other posts. so the quotes are from this boo…
  • in reply to a message from qawe, i don't want to know the real name of 'coptic mission'. i am just curious to know if he / she agrees with the copy and paste articles so that i can say what it is i agree with and what i don't understand in the same …
  • interesting posts.but, dear mr / ms 'coptic mission', please could you identify yourself more clearly so we can engage in discussion in this. in the above posts, which appear to be copied and pasted, there is frequent reference to 'i'.please tell me…
  • oops, forgot australia still has the british queen as well.but it's true that we should support our countries and live as good citizens.marriage is one of many ways we can do that.