Are you scared? Scared that the Orthodox Church is losing its vitality? If not, then join with us Catholics in a common endeavor--to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
posted on 10/25/2001 8:56:52 AM PDT
I hardly think that Holy Orthodoxy is loosing vitality. It has revived instantateously with the coming of freedom to its traditional heartland, is now the fastest growing Christian confession in Africa, and in 1995 was the fastest growing religious confession in percentage terms in the U.S. (almost all by conversion) and is now running neck and neck with Islam for that distinction. Orthodox monastic professions are running at their highest level world-wide at least since the days of the Tsars, if not ever, and we have no clergy shortages.
Scared? Excuse me but as of last check, we are the fastest growing Christian church in America and we do not have to advertise on billboards for priests...as a matter of fact our Docternal purity and the fact that parish priests are married is bringing quite a few Catholic priests over. And since Eastern Europe (with the discarding of Communism) has once more overwhelmingly become Orthodox and our major missions in Kenya, India and most of SE Asia...hardly. Are the Catholics paranoid of loosing people so that they have to come to Orthodox countries to poach?
posted on 10/25/2001 10:17:48 AM PDT
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