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Re: Fr. Gabriel Bunge (OSB) has been received into Holy Orthodoxy [Re: Ad Orientem] #353620 09/28/10 04:01 AM
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Holy cats! Hi everyone. smile

Gabriel Bunge was a huge influence on me, through his book Earthen Vessels. I knew he was a Benedictine, but I never knew he was an Eastern Catholic, in fact I didn't realize he was a priest. Of course, eastern spirituality had shown through his writing, and as I say it had an impact on me.

I kept that book for a long time, and recommended it to others.

Re: Fr. Gabriel Bunge (OSB) has been received into Holy Orthodoxy [Re: Hesychios] #353629 09/28/10 07:28 AM
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Hello Michael, old friend,

Wonderful to see a post from you! I pray you're well - you're missed here.

Many years,

Neil



"One day all our ethnic traits ... will have disappeared. Time itself is seeing to this. And so we can not think of our communities as ethnic parishes, ... unless we wish to assure the death of our community."
Re: Fr. Gabriel Bunge (OSB) has been received into Holy Orthodoxy [Re: Administrator] #353894 10/01/10 05:53 AM
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I appreciate the effort but you are probably wasting your time. Mexican has fallen in with Rad Trads. Having been down that rather dark road before myself, I am pretty sure he is not going to be impressed with anything post Pius XII. Quoting Vatican II to him is probably going to be received about as well as a sermon from Jimmy Swaggert. It is ironic (and rather sad) that he left the Orthodox Church only to become a schismatic Catholic.

I also note the distinct symptoms of convertitis. Namely the urgent and compelling emotional need to trash one's former spiritual home, perhaps in order to justify one's conversion. It probably affects most of us converts at one time or another. But we all deal with it in different ways. In my experience it is possible to express respectful disagreement with ones former communion without being rude or alternatively giving in to doctrinal indifferentism.

Re: Fr. Gabriel Bunge (OSB) has been received into Holy Orthodoxy [Re: Ad Orientem] #353898 10/01/10 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Ad Orientem
it is possible to express respectful disagreement with ones former communion without being rude or alternatively giving in to doctrinal indifferentism.


Well said, my friend!

Many years,

Neil


"One day all our ethnic traits ... will have disappeared. Time itself is seeing to this. And so we can not think of our communities as ethnic parishes, ... unless we wish to assure the death of our community."
Re: Fr. Gabriel Bunge (OSB) has been received into Holy Orthodoxy [Re: Ad Orientem] #353904 10/01/10 09:48 AM
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I also note the distinct symptoms of convertitis. Namely the urgent and compelling emotional need to trash one's former spiritual home, perhaps in order to justify one's conversion.


I call that "converting from" something, as opposed to "converting to" something. People who do the former feel the need for apologia pro vita sua, usually accompanied by invidious comparisons of their former confession as compared to their present one.

Re: Fr. Gabriel Bunge (OSB) has been received into Holy Orthodoxy [Re: StuartK] #354007 10/02/10 02:58 AM
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I also note the distinct symptoms of convertitis. Namely the urgent and compelling emotional need to trash one's former spiritual home, perhaps in order to justify one's conversion.


I call that "converting from" something, as opposed to "converting to" something.


Always a day of note when my brother and I agree cool, although I've less elegantly termed it 'running from', rather than 'running to' grin

Many years,

Neil


"One day all our ethnic traits ... will have disappeared. Time itself is seeing to this. And so we can not think of our communities as ethnic parishes, ... unless we wish to assure the death of our community."
Re: Fr. Gabriel Bunge (OSB) has been received into Holy Orthodoxy [Re: Irish Melkite] #372435 11/30/11 05:19 AM
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