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Evangelicals vs Eastern Orthodox vs Catholics

Filed under: Uncategorized — Vitali at 8:52 am on Sunday, December 23, 2007
As you probably aware from my earlier posts, I am intensely interested in understanding the difference between major Christian denominations, in particular Evangelicals, Eastern Orthodox and Catholics. I have a good resource of Eastern Orthodoxy from A. Kuraev, but even studying him I realized that it’s not that easy to understand where the boundaries lie.

So I was very happy to dug up a few jewels from Trevin Wax’s archives, who, it seems is interested in exactly the same question. 

Here is Trevin’s interview with two of his friends, one a convert from Baptists to Eastern Orthodox and the other exactly the opposite. Very helpful in understanding Evangelical vs. Eastern Orthodox divide.
And here are six written exchanged between Trevin and his Catholic friend, which helps to highlight the differences between Catholics and the rest.
I find these to be a much better way to understand the differences and similarities, compared to a dry list of theological issues. 

4 Comments

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Comment by The Hedonese

December 28, 2007 @ 12:25 am

is there a greek orthodox chruch in spore? I found a bright SPorean who just converted to GE at stephentong.org forum and wonder how popular it is

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Comment by Vitali

December 28, 2007 @ 8:14 am

I am not sure about Greek Orthodox, but there soon will be a Russian Orthodox church. Quite ambitious, given that there are only 400+ Russians in Singapore.

The church will be established in the Bukit Batok area and they already sent a young archiepiskop to see what needs to be done.

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Comment by Chen Huaizhi

December 30, 2007 @ 5:34 am

check it out guys:

http://www.geocities.com/orthodoxchurchsg/main.html

greek orthodoxy is alive and well in singapore

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Comment by Alfred

March 22, 2008 @ 12:00 am

the Orthodox community in singapore is small but very active… the russian church is open in bukit batok but does its lithurgical services in salvonic… the greek church in river valley does its lithurgical services in english, however the greek church is looking for a new location and services at the moment has stopped…

check out constantine’s blog for more info on Orthodoxy, you can reach him for more info… http://catechumen-memoirs.blogspot.com/

as for readings i would recommend

http://orthodoxwiki.org/Main_Page

http://orthodoxwiki.org/Seraphim_Rose
Fr. Seraphim Rose’s writings… always enlightening… he is probably going to be the second American saint after St Peter the Aluiet of Alaska…

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