Guidelines for the Orthodox subforum

thatWay

Pigeon
Orthodox
Im wondering if a large portion of the Orthodx are still chickens who joined from the Orthodox discord - making it difficult to create a question about something you want to know about.
 

Roosh

Cardinal
Orthodox
I added the use of Prefixes for this subforum. When you create a thread, you will be asked to select one. The prefixes will be clickable in the thread listing so you can find topics you're interested in.
 

Roosh

Cardinal
Orthodox
How to conduct discussions involving active Eastern Orthodox clergy
  • Use caution to not turn this subforum into a gossip corner where we critique and nitpick, even if we have valid concerns.
  • Be very thoughtful before posting any critique on active clergy. Remember that this forum is public.
  • Do not share any private knowledge or unsourced suspicions that a priest has done something incorrect or non-Orthodox, whereby his reputation would be hurt (i.e. gossip).
  • Do not share private communications without explicit consent.
  • Do not read into the potential motivations of a priest to try and understand his actions (i.e. mind-read).
  • You may comment on public actions and statements on a priest, but from a position of understanding and compassion. Don't be quick to attack out of anger.
  • Do not call a priest a "heretic" or "ecumenist" unless a label has been given to him by an ordained member of the Church. Only use adjectives that refer to specific behaviors (e.g. "Concelebrating with the Anglican priest was an ecumenical gesture.")
Satan will strong tempt us to attack active clergy for issues small and large. It's okay to disagree with opinions and actions of clergy, but be respectful and delicate when doing so.
 
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Basilus of Moro

Sparrow
Orthodox
I wanted to share some guidelines for discussions concerning active Orthodox clergy (i.e. clergy in the Eastern Orthodox Church).

-We have to use caution to not turn this subforum into a gossip corner where we critique and nitpick, even if we have valid concerns.
-Be very thoughtful before posting any critique on active clergy. Remember that this forum is public.
-Do not share any private knowledge or unsourced suspicions that a priest has done something incorrect or non-Orthodox, whereby his reputation would be hurt (i.e. gossip).
-Do not read into the potential motivations of a priest to try and understand his actions (i.e. mind-read).
-You may comment on public actions and statements on a priest, but from a position of understanding and compassion. Don't be quick to attack out of anger.
-Do not call a priest a "heretic" or "ecumenist" unless that label have been given to him by an ordained member of the Church. Only use adjectives that refer to specific behaviors (e.g. "Concelebrating with the Anglican priest was an ecumenical gesture.")

As this subforum grows, there will be a strong temptation to break these guidelines. It's okay to disagree with opinions and actions of clergy, but be respectful and delicate when doing so.
If I have not been delicate, or if I was brash on that topic, forgive me, brothers. These things are difficult to discuss without falling into errors on the right, or supercorrectness, as Fr. Seraphim Rose said.
 

Tikhon

Pigeon
Orthodox
Hi Roosh and All.

I am new to Orthodoxy and to this forum as I joined the Orthodox Church in 2019.

Due to family health issues, I may be re-locating to the Western Pennsylvania area and my primary objective for finding a place to live (aside from being outside of Allegheny County) is being close to an Orthodox Church.

Does anyone have any recommendations on an Orthodox Church in the Western Pennsylvania area?

I'd post in the General Orthodox forum, however it doesn't seem that I have permissions to do that yet.

I've contacted a Monastery in Ellwood City that Fr. Thomas Hopko was affiliated with, as well as the Diocese there, but thought that I would post here as well to see if there was anyone willing to provide input

Thanks in advance and God Bless..
 

lskdfjldsf

Pelican
Orthodox Catechumen
Gold Member
Hi Roosh and All.

I am new to Orthodoxy and to this forum as I joined the Orthodox Church in 2019.

Due to family health issues, I may be re-locating to the Western Pennsylvania area and my primary objective for finding a place to live (aside from being outside of Allegheny County) is being close to an Orthodox Church.

Does anyone have any recommendations on an Orthodox Church in the Western Pennsylvania area?

I'd post in the General Orthodox forum, however it doesn't seem that I have permissions to do that yet.

I've contacted a Monastery in Ellwood City that Fr. Thomas Hopko was affiliated with, as well as the Diocese there, but thought that I would post here as well to see if there was anyone willing to provide input

Thanks in advance and God Bless..

Send me a PM.
 
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A section on iconography would be good if you don’t already have one(I didn’t see one), and if there is interest, I’d be happy to offer information about the process of painting an icon, info on the many cultural deviations in aesthetic and form, as well as the historic theology of Orthodox iconograph past and present. I’m a professional icon painter and artist with a blessing from a canonical Metropolitan and I am in good standing in a canonical jurisdiction. I can provide you with references and examples of my iconography if you’d like as well. I love our holy iconography and I’m always exceedingly grateful to share whatever I can with anyone who is genuinely interested.
 

Roosh

Cardinal
Orthodox
Hi Roosh and All.

I am new to Orthodoxy and to this forum as I joined the Orthodox Church in 2019.

Due to family health issues, I may be re-locating to the Western Pennsylvania area and my primary objective for finding a place to live (aside from being outside of Allegheny County) is being close to an Orthodox Church.

Does anyone have any recommendations on an Orthodox Church in the Western Pennsylvania area?

I'd post in the General Orthodox forum, however it doesn't seem that I have permissions to do that yet.

I've contacted a Monastery in Ellwood City that Fr. Thomas Hopko was affiliated with, as well as the Diocese there, but thought that I would post here as well to see if there was anyone willing to provide input

Thanks in advance and God Bless..
I'd try this resource: https://www.assemblyofbishops.org/directories/parishes
 

Monarchist Merican

Chicken
Orthodox
I agree as well! (first post, long time lurker)
I don't think there should be sub-Orthodox categories for Greek, Russian, Syrian, etc.. We need to honestly not separate ourselves and read about each other's problems. Especially concerning the recent decisions of the Greek Orthodox Church (of which I am a member) and the extremely concerning trajectory of the Patriarch. We all need exposure to these current events; if they are stuck in a sub-category people may just ignore them.
I have been GOC & AOC, mostly due to availability of churches and moving around the country. But after a year of watching liturgy on YouTube from my GOC parish, I transferred to a Serbian OC. If I was Greek, I might of stayed and fought. But I am so happy now. Many of the Serbs I worship with lived through concentration camps/war, and see this current situation for what it is...
 
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