Re: [SCA-JML] Effingham greek orthodox????
- Solveig wrote:
> Baron Edward!Not these days. There's a long-standing line -- almost an in-joke -- that there's really no such thing as an ex-Catholic (as you can never really
> Greetings from Solveig!
> >Ah, you're never "ex." (Something I picked up from an RC priest I
> >once knew <G>).
> Doesn't the RC Church prefer to call such people apostates, and didn't they
> use to arrange for them to star in auto de fe?
take the Church out of someone). Of course, that's a rather old line, more common in the 70s and 80s, and these days I'm pretty sure that there *are*
some exes out there. <G>
> How about the Orthodox? DidWe used to (and still do) excommunicate, but we never really went in for inquisitions. It appeared from time to time (most notably during the
> they have similar public demonstractions of faith?
dealings with the Latins when the whole Church seemed to be sliding into the Latin sphere -- that's where St. Maximos the Confessor was tortured for
his faith. The difference was that St. Maximos was the Orthodox hold out, and the Inquisitors were pro-Roman "Orthodox" clergy.