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1848Re: [LutheransLookingEast] Introduction

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  • Christopher Orr
    Sep 10, 2012
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      The list is at base a passive resource for those who want to ask questions
      about Orthodoxy, it isn't a list meant to actively attack Lutheran belief.
      People haven't been asking questions, so the list hasn't been active. We
      will all be happy to address any issues, questions, concerns, etc. you
      might have about Orthodoxy. I was raised WELS, my wife and most of my
      father's family are Roman Catholic, myself and my two boys are Orthodox.

      The best resource is always a local parish, priest and community. Theory
      is one thing, practice another. For instance, it's easy to assume the
      veneration of saints and icons is 'worship', but community worship puts
      both practices in context (i.e., everything in Orthodoxy surrounding icons
      and the saints is even more about God, the Trinity, Christ, etc. so by
      contrast icons and saints are clearly something other than divine.)


      On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 5:30 PM, matt reader <mattyreader@...> wrote:

      > **
      > I am former lcms, Eo for about 17 years. My parish alone has about 7 of
      > that background. This is certainly the place to ask questions, discuss
      > differences, etc. Fr John Peck, former Lutheran, has a really good site,
      > http://journeytoorthodoxy.com/ which has testimonials and other material
      > of interest.
      > Matt
      > ________________________________
      > From: mygourami <mygourami@...>
      > To: LutheransLookingEast@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Monday, September 10, 2012 10:51 AM
      > Subject: [LutheransLookingEast] Introduction
      > I see at one time this group may have been more active. But I am gleaning
      > information here. I am a soon to be ex-Lutheran, not by my choice, but the
      > fact that as my church of birth - Roman Catholicism - left me, the Lutheran
      > church's changes have also left me behind. In gut-wrenching study/seeking I
      > was oddly guided to EO by friends who have also left their churches of
      > birth (Episcopalian, Pentecostal, Methodist, etc) for the same reasons.
      > Are there Lutheran to EO converts here? Right now I feel that our family
      > will be perpetual inquirers, but I understand it will be a slow process,
      > familiar with some aspects, some I dont know about and others I have an
      > inkling.
      > Maria Briva
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