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Discussion in 'Orthodox Christian DIR' started by Lily76, Sep 7, 2019.

  1. Lily76

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    Yo, Eastern Orthodox Christian here. What do you want to know?
     
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    I dont know very much i know that most of the time during the day there is prayers to follow and that my husband is christian but he says i shouldnt be orthodox he says i like morden music too much
     
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    Does you're husband mean: "Orthodox Jew", "Eastern Orthodox (big "O") Christian", or orthodox (little "o") Christian?
     
  5. Lily76

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    he means i cant be orthodox eastren christian because i like modern music my husband is a liberal christian
     
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    i would like to became orthodox even if there old music i like any really i know you have to be vegan most of the year
     
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    That doesn't sound right. I'm Eastern Orthodox yet my favorite genres of music include house, dubstep, lo-fi hip hop, trip hop, folk rock/metal...

    With all due respect, I don't think your husband knows much of anything about Orthodoxy if he's saying things like this. The only time that Orthodox have very strong opinions about music is when it comes to what music we should be singing in church--in which case we insist on a capella, strictly liturgical music.
     
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    Yes, this is true if you keep to the strict fasting rules during the four great fasting seasons as well as most Wednesdays and Fridays the rest of the year. However, if you are new to Orthodoxy, you should sit down and talk with a priest so he can give you better guidance about how it would be best for you to fast if you are just starting. Many priests will tell inquirers and catechumens (people curious about Orthodoxy and coming into the Church, respectively) either to not worry about fasting at all or to keep a much lighter fasting rule. It's better to have an easy fasting rule that you can consistently keep than to have a hard fasting rule that you always break.

    Oh, and I'm sorry I missed the question you asked about praying at different times of day. Most every Orthodox Christian has prayers that they say throughout the day--mainly in the morning and evening, and before/after meals, but also for whatever occasion may come up, such as starting and ending work, setting out on a journey, prayers in times of trouble or rejoicing, prayers for when sick or for when somebody dies, prayers of thanksgiving, etc. For morning and evening prayers, many Orthodox use what we call a "prayer rule", or a set list of prayers or way of praying, and this is different for each person. We do have prayer books with written prayers if you feel like you don't know what to say, but spontaneous prayer is also fine as well. If you want to set a prayer rule for how you pray in the morning and evening, I'd encourage you to set up a meeting with a priest so he can help you through. Though, like with fasting, the short prayer rule that you consistently keep is better than the big, long half-hour prayer rule that you never follow.
     
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    thank you i will be following this path
     
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    Alright. If you would like to continue, I would recommend searching for an Orthodox parish in your area and going for a Sunday Liturgy. If you would like any resources about Orthodox Christianity, suggestions for how you can pray, or what to expect at an Orthodox service, feel free to let me know and I can help. The Orthodox Church goes back 2,000 years all the way to the days of the Apostles, and it's largely unknown in the West, so Orthodox worship is very different compared to Protestant services. Our Liturgy has some similarities to the Roman Catholic Mass.

    For now, I'll give you the favorite prayer of Orthodox Christians everywhere, the Jesus Prayer: "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, have mercy on me, a sinner." Many Orthodox are in the habit of praying this prayer throughout the day while working, driving, eating, watching TV, or as a form of prayer in the morning and evening.

    If you would like to learn about other Christian denominations, you're free to ask in the general Christianity DIR, and I and others would be happy to help you compare.
     
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    Did you find the Anime Opening? Its like really good. Oikoumene is how we get Ecumenical, which is the Churches talking to each other, in Greekinese.
     
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    this looks so cool
     
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    edit due to pressure from a love one am now pagan
     
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    You shouldn't pick your religion based on what other people want. You should follow a religious tradition based on what you feel is true. I've considered almost every religion under the sun, but I settled on Orthodoxy because it feels like home to me and because I know that God is there. Don't let others tell you what your religion should be. If you feel drawn towards Orthodoxy, then come and see. If you feel drawn towards paganism, then go and explore. Stand your ground and don't let others tell you what your path should be.

    I have to get to church now, but I'll pray for you, that you may find strength and resolve to go where you feel is right.
     
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    thank you , you are right Am staying Christian
     
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    Alright. Let me know if you have any questions about Orthodox beliefs and teaching, finding a church, what to do, etc. Don't be afraid to take plenty of time before making a commitment. I chose to take 8 years to become Orthodox. Don't feel any pressure to make any sort of obligation on yourself; you're just in the phase right now where you're asking questions and getting to know what Orthodoxy (or maybe Christianity in general) is. For now, as Philip told Nathaniel in the Gospel of John, "Come and see".
     
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