Re: [orthodox-rocor] Re: Clergy serving in new and old calendar parishes
- You musnt fool yourselfor allow the evil one to fool you..our Holy Fathers of the church warn us of this, and we must fully give ourselves to the teaching`s of the the Church
morechof <morechoff@...> wrote:
If I am not wrong, the exact dates of Jesus' birth and death are
unknown. Early Christians picked December/January to celebrate Jesus'
birth because it was close to a pagan holiday and wanted to replace
it. Jesus's exact date of death is also unknown.
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> aggreen1 <aggreen1@y...> wrote:
> ***I'm of the opinion that the calendar issue, which is no issue to
> me, is one of modern Orthodoxy's most divisive issues. I don't
> it matters one iota to God Almighty when we honor His birth, or
> commemorate His resurrection,
> I don't mean to sound unkind but this sort of thing always bothers
mean when we tend to speak for God Almighty on anything. How can you
say what matters to Him? He was born on a certain calendar and He
was resurrected on the same.
> but it would be nice if the entire
> church -- world Orthodox and traditionalist alike -- were on the
> same page.
> Maybe it would be nice. It would also be nice if their beliefs and
viewpoints on important issues were on the same page. How can
Orthodox churches be the same when they teach completely different
things and how can they be the same faith?
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- I wasn't meaning anything like sola scriptura, only that there is one
line in scripture often used to rule out eternal marriage, that I'd
prefer to find either an alternative interpretation/translation of,
and/or something strongly on way or the other among the Early Fathers.
George (Edward Green III, Upstate NY)
On Nov 21, 2005, at 5:03 PM, aggreen1 wrote:
> ***Even though finding scriptural support for something before
> believing sounds a little like a sola scriptura protestant-style
> argument, we must remember that Holy Scripture is only one of the
> Church's teaching tools. Since the Church existed for several
> centuries before there was the Canon of the New Testament, the Church
> today places great weight on the wisdom of the Holy Fathers who, it
> seems clear to me, taught the eternality of marriage.
> ***Taking this a step further, the Church teaches that Joachim and
> Anna were the Virgin Mary's mother and father; that widower St. Joseph
> the Betrothed had four sons and two daughters; that the Theotokos,
> born into sin, lived a sinless life by her own free will and with the
> help of the Holy Spirit; that after the Blessed Mother's dormition,
> she was assumed bodily into Paradise; and on and on. None of these
> teachings are in the Canon of the New Testament. Should we doubt these
> teachings because of that?
> ***Just a thought or two.