“I guess Catholics aren’t supposed to proselytize the Orthodox, but the reverse isn’t true.”
C, we don’t proselytize you guys. There is no need to and it would be highly inappropriate. There is, however, a group of former evangelical protestants here in America who converted some years back who felt that it was their calling to do just that. They’ve been slapped down more than once over this behavior but their spiritual arrogance, especially that of one or more of their priests, is truly astonishing. Many of them lurk around on Ancient Faith radio which is one of the reasons why its a site to be avoided.
Ooops... seems like I am braking a rule here... If if did I am sorry... I can see that would upset faithful from other religions.
Ok. let me ask you, is there an Orthodox group here in FR, where you can talk w/o offending anyone?
By the way, I checked the music... Wonderful...Thanks.
Christ is in our mist.
I love you, brother. Genuinely. Deeply. And I have appreciated your wisdom. But I find this comment out of line. Your rhetoric is over the top, and a dramatic overgeneralization. Matthew 7:1-5. If the Evangelical converts in the Antiochian Archdiocese have been too “on fire” then I’m sure +Philip has/will handle it.
If not for those converts, I would not have found Orthodoxy when I did. Or, more appropriately, it would not have found me. Worshipping alongside Arab Christians in an Antiochian Orthodox Parish has helped soften the post-9/11 hardness of my heart toward Middle Easterners. And I thank God for that.
The Lord works in his mysterious was and most assuredly does not need you or me to act as his referee. So, as politely as I can put this - step off with all the “harumph”ing.
El Patriota is a cradle Roman whose disaffection with the abuse scandals in that Communion have led him to seek a home elsewhere, and he is looking to the East.
The convert population definitely needs the discipline of the cradles. At least those - who you yourself guided me to look to - come to Liturgy more frequently than on Pascha. Converts look to cradles for wisdom and guidance and all too often they are LET DOWN.
By the same token, the cradles need a double dose of the converts’ zeal. Maybe triple.