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There is a lack of consensus within Orthodoxy about the reception of Catholics into the Orthodox faith. The practices range from a mere profession of faith through the recitation of the Nicene Creed without a chrismation (particularly in the case of Eastern Catholics joining the Orthodox faith) to a 'rebaptism' in the schimsatic self proclaimed 'genuine' orthodox types. (Some of them will 'rebaptize' Orthodox seeking to join up with them in schism. To me, that thinking is 'magical'theology, but that's a topic for probably another board rather than here.)

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In Greek parishes (not monasteries) in the USA, I have seen chrismation and recitation of faith.

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Originally Posted by Alice
In Greek parishes (not monasteries) in the USA, I have seen chrismation and recitation of faith.


This would probably be the norm, but as I noted it does vary.

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Originally Posted by Epiphanius

GX,

While I agree with Bob's suggestion to ask the priest in whose parish you want to become a member, I would like to emphasize the importance of attending services at the Orthodox parish for some time (one year seems like a good baseline, although circumstances might call for more or less time) before making a final decision.

IMHO, making the change from Catholic to Orthodox (or vice-versa) has to be considered very carefully for two reasons:
  • According to the canons of both churches, this is a formal "conversion," and requires the candidate to renounce his/her previous affiliation
  • For those of us who long for unity, every one of these "renunciations" seems like a further blow to unity


Peace,
Deacon Richard


Dear Deacon Richard,

Thank you for your wise counsel. This is not something that I have taken lightly. More or less my interest in the Orthodox Faith started way back in 1992. Whenever I had the occasion to travel abroad, I always made it a must to attend the Orthodox Divine Liturgy (e.g. Russia, Bulgaria and Cyprus), etc.

I also attend Divine Liturgy in Valletta whenever possible, in this case by the Greek Catholic Church.

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Originally Posted by theophan
Christ is in our midst!!

Seems simple. Ask the two questions of the priest in whose parish you want to become a member.

Bob


Dear Theophan,

Very simple indeed. The problem is that the parish priest will be in Malta in a month's time. So I preferred to have different opinions in the meantime.

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