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Chrawnus Goes on an Adventure to Learn about Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy.

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  • #46
    Originally posted by Chrawnus View Post
    Yeah, there's a wooden chapel (or tsasouna, which I think comes from a Russian word) here in Pietarsaari which I could possibly check out. I'm not sure how often they hold services though. I guess I could just call them and ask.





    Someday.
    Heh. My first step wasn't exactly bold. I had George Blaisdell call the local priest for me.
    Enter the Church and wash away your sins. For here there is a hospital and not a court of law. Do not be ashamed to enter the Church; be ashamed when you sin, but not when you repent. – St. John Chrysostom

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    • #47
      Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
      Picked up Norman Russell's The Doctrine of Deification in the Greek Patristic Tradition, which led to Vladimir Lossky's The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church, which led me to the writings of Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, so it'll be a bit before I can get back to you on this.
      Having finished these, I didn't find anything that addressed your question. Vladimir Lossky was the most helpful, though the middle part of his book made my brain hurt.
      Enter the Church and wash away your sins. For here there is a hospital and not a court of law. Do not be ashamed to enter the Church; be ashamed when you sin, but not when you repent. – St. John Chrysostom

      Veritas vos Liberabit<>< Learn Greek <>< Look here for an Orthodox Church in America<><Ancient Faith Radio
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      • #48
        Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
        Having finished these, I didn't find anything that addressed your question. Vladimir Lossky was the most helpful, though the middle part of his book made my brain hurt.
        Thanks anyways. I've on sort of a break from reading now, but I think I'll start my exploration of the Orthodox Church anew after a few weeks.
        ~Formerly known as Chrawnus~

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        • #49
          Hey Chrawnus. I think everyone has recommended some great books for you. Have you read an Orthodox prayer book? I think it would present the spiritual side of Orthodoxy which is essential to our faith.

          Also, I will chime in with the rest of my Orthodox brothers in the thread: go to a service! Come and see the life of the Church for yourself.
          "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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          • #50
            Originally posted by Chrawnus View Post
            What the title says. I need something to do in order not to squander my free time away and I thought learning about Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy would be as good an endeavor as any. So if anyone has any good primers (before I go on to more indepth stuff) on either that they could recommend I'd be grateful. Both books (preferably kindle versions) and internet articles are fine by me.
            Strongly recommended: https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=...tholic&f=false
            Last edited by Rushing Jaws; 07-08-2015, 12:06 AM.

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