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May Roman Catholics become aware that the Eastern Catholic Divine #419398 07/30/19 03:59 PM
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May Roman Catholics become aware that the Eastern Catholic Divine Liturgies are sacred and holy Masses (Divine Liturgies). It seems to me that the typical Roman Catholic is not knowledgeable or aware of the Eastern Catholic Churches or of their origin, centuries ago, from Orthodoxy.
Even the holy term, The Theotokos, is unfamiliar to many Roman Catholics.
I would like to suggest that Roman Catholic priests, from the pulpit, begin to teach about the UNIVERSALITY of the Catholic Church, how it is comprised of 22 or 23 sacred rites all in communion with Rome and the Roman pontiff.
Then perhaps invite an Eastern Catholic priest to speak to parishioners about Eastern Christianity and tell the faithful who the Theotokos is.
Then I would encourage all priests, Latin and Eastern, to pray for the reuniting of the separated Churches, Orthodox and Catholic, in unholy schism for the past thousand years do to bad decisions by churchmen on both sides. The emphasis should be that Christ and His apostles established ONE CHURCH. not a divided Church.
Signed by: Anaphora, July 30, 2019.

Re: May Roman Catholics become aware that the Eastern Catholic Divine [Re: Anaphora] #419418 08/27/19 09:36 AM
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Eastern Catholics need to finally step-up and make their parishes known within the local Catholic community.

Re: May Roman Catholics become aware that the Eastern Catholic Divine [Re: Anaphora] #419457 09/20/19 04:37 PM
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I am a Roman Catholic. Most Roman Catholics are unfamiliar with Catholicism, in general.

...and most all Catholics are unfamiliar with eschatology. Everyone talks and studies the End Times, except Catholics (for the most part).....and the End Times are about us !

I can not think of a better way to play directly into the hands of Satan.....than to stick our heads in the sand and be silent, as he slithers around stealing souls.


"Guard thyself then, O man; thou hast the signs of Antichrist; and remember them not only thyself, but impart them also freely to all. If thou hast a child according to the flesh, admonish him of this now; if thou hast begotten one through catechizing, put him also on his guard, lest he receive the false one as the True. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work. I fear these wars of the nations; I fear the schisms of the Churches; I fear the mutual hatred of the brethren. But enough on this subject; only God forbid that it should be fulfilled in our days; nevertheless, let us be on our guard." St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop and Father of the Church; Lecture XV

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Originally Posted by The Cub
I am a Roman Catholic. Most Roman Catholics are unfamiliar with Catholicism, in general.

...and most all Catholics are unfamiliar with eschatology. Everyone talks and studies the End Times, except Catholics (for the most part).....and the End Times are about us !
I can not think of a better way to play directly into the hands of Satan.....than to stick our heads in the sand and be silent, as he slithers around stealing souls


"Guard thyself then, O man; thou hast the signs of Antichrist; and remember them not only thyself, but impart them also freely to all. If thou hast a child according to the flesh, admonish him of this now; if thou hast begotten one through catechizing, put him also on his guard, lest he receive the false one as the True. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work. I fear these wars of the nations; I fear the schisms of the Churches; I fear the mutual hatred of the brethren. But enough on this subject; only God forbid that it should be fulfilled in our days; nevertheless, let us be on our guard." St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop and Father of the Church; Lecture XV


???? And you know this how????


How does a defeated enemy steal anything? Yes, the evil one goes about causing a ton of evil, but all souls belong to Christ, who saved us from the enemy of our souls. Would Christ allow that which He paid for in His precious Blood and through agony to be stolen from Him by a third-rate cosmic clown?


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