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"We have concluded that when the principle of phyletism (i.e. ecclesiastical nationalism) is juxtaposed with the teaching of the Gospel and the constant practice of the Church, it is not only foreign to it, but also completely opposed, to it. We decree the following in the Holy Spirit: 1. We reject and condemn racial division, that is, racial differences, national quarrels and disagreements in the Church of Christ, as being contrary to the teaching of the Gospel and the holy canons of our blessed fathers, on which the holy Church is established and which adorn human society and lead it to Divine piety. 2. In accordance with the holy canons, we proclaim that those who accept such division according to races and who dare to base on it hitherto unheard-of racial assemblies are foreign to the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church and are real schismatics."
Re: The Divine Liturgy is the original multi-media presentation
Posted by Al on 4/25/2012, 10:56 am, in reply to "The Divine Liturgy is the original multi-media presentation"
Spot on. I have chatted with Protestant ministers who like to use "snippets" of Orthodox services because they "sound good" or "are very spiritual" or are "well written prayers". However, they have no concept that there is form and direction to our services that actually make sense and have purpose. Sadly, they often just see it as a more dignified "performance".
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