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A few questions - mikethelionheart - 09-04-2010
1 - Do your churches allow all Orthodox to take the Eucharist during your sevices?
2 - Is it an intention that if your church grows enormously over the years it would become independent from the Egptian church to make a truly British Orthodox Church? Or is it already independent?
3 - Where is the nearest church or group to Chester?
4 - How many books do you have in your Bible?
I'm sure there was another one but I can't remember it.
- John Charmley - 10-04-2010
I'm sure Fr. Simon or Fr. Peter can answer more thoroughly, but as far as I can, here we go:
1. It us usually only Oriental Orthodox.
2. The BOC is very happy to come under the jurisdiction of the ancient Apostolic See of Alexandria, and I can't see why we'd want to change that. Orthodoxy works on the Ignatian model, and where ever the bishop is, there is the church.
3. Quite a distance, probably Yorkshire
4. Same as in any Eastern Orthodox bible.
- mikethelionheart - 10-04-2010
Thank for the reply.
Can I just confirm a few things.
It's only Oriental Orthodox that are allowed to take the Eucharist in a BOC service? So, for example, a Greek or Russian Orthodox Christian couldn't?
The BOC comes under the See of Alexandria. Does that mean Pope Shenoudia is the head of the BOC? I thought you were independent for some reason. I thought there was an intention to have a unified British Orthodoxy. Don't know where I got that from.
How many books are in the Eastern Orthodox Bible? If possible could someone tell me the ones that are extra to the Catholic Bible.
- mtg - 14-04-2010
There is a recent English translation of the Septuagint available at http://orthodoxengland.org.uk/zot.htm. It uses the Authorized/King James version as its base.
Also, the academic NETS translation of the Septuagint is available here: http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/nets/edition/.