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Orthodox Anathema Service

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    Every year at the Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy some churches perform an Anathema service denouncing various heresies. Here's a link for those interested:
    "Concentrate on what you have to do. Fix your eyes on it. Remind yourself that your task is to be a good human being; remind yourself what nature demands of people. Then do it, without hesitation, and speak the truth as you see it. But with kindness. With humility. Without hypocrisy."
    -Marcus Aurelius

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    Originally posted by T-Shirt Ninja View Post
    Every year at the Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy some churches perform an Anathema service denouncing various heresies. Here's a link for those interested:
    ## What a very good idea. The Book of Common Prayer contains a "Service of Commination, or Denouncing of God's Anger and Judgements against Sinners":

    A taster:

    After Morning Prayer, the Litany ended, according to the accustomed manner, the Priest shall in the reading Pew or Pulpit say,

    BRETHREN, in the primitive Church there was a godly discipline, that, at the beginning of Lent, such persons as stood convicted of notorious sin were put to open penance, and punished in this world, that their souls might be saved in the day of the Lord; and that others, admonished by their example, might be the more afraid to offend.

    Instead whereof, until the said discipline may be restored again, (which is much to be wished,) it is thought good that at this time (in the presence of you all) should be read the general sentences of God's cursing against impenitent sinners, gathered out of the seven and twentieth chapter of Deuteronomy, and other places of Scripture; and that ye should answer to every sentence, Amen: To the intent that, being admonished of the great indignation of God against sinners, ye may the rather be moved to earnest and true repentance; and may walk more warily in these dangerous days; fleeing from such vices, for which ye affirm with your own mouths the curse of God to be due.

    Cursed is the man that maketh any carved or molten image, to worship it.

    And the people shall answer and say,



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      All posts about 37818's view of Christology have been moved here:

      Back to the original topic.
      "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill


      • #4
        Originally posted by T-Shirt Ninja View Post
        Every year at the Sunday of the Triumph of Orthodoxy some churches perform an Anathema service denouncing various heresies. Here's a link for those interested:
        ...that's some pretty awesome liturgy.


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