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, Anna Voellmecke <anna@...>
> At 09:02 PM 6/5/2006, you wrote:
> >***Absolutely true. And the ROC-MP accepted my Methodist Baptism
> >when I converted and was Chrismated.
> "Accepted" is a misnomer. I'm sure Al understands that.
> If the Church decides to exercise economia and not require an
> Orthodox baptism rite, that doesn't mean the non-Orthodox rite was
> efficacious. Instead, the Church can fill the void and empty
> rite with the grace that was missing.
> Hardly what "accepted" implies.
> Anna V.
***Just to clarify, Anna, one of the definitions of the
word "accepted" is: "To admit to a group, an organization, or a
place." Another is "to receive officially." This is the context in
which I used the word. I'll try to be clearer next time.
Al, retired writer, journalist, broadcaster, technical writer