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Twelve Feasts: of Eastern Orthodoxy :
1) The Nativity .
2) The Exaltation of the Cross, to honour the cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified, but not Christ, to avoid "Jesus Saves" theology issues. Instead of talking about the Gospel, (1 Cor 15::1-4) they instead talk about a bogus incident of the fake Saint Helena destroying a temple and "finding" the cross of Jesus, Who believes such artifact museum lies now?
3) The Presentation Mary.
4) Christmas .
5) The Baptism of Christ (Epiphany) .
6) The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple (Candlemas) .
7) The Annunciation.
8) Easter (more exactly Palm Sunday, as the Orthodox do not want to discuss the issue of "Jesus Saves")
9) The Ascension of Christ .
10) Pentecost, fifty Days after Easter.
11) The Transfiguration of Jesus.
12) Dormition of Mary, that she died but was fast tracked to heaven. Orthodoxy and Catholics disagree here, yet are supposed to have been one church. So when did the "split" happen.
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Orthopraxy: the belief that Union with God, to which the Orthodox hold that Jesus invited man, requires not just Faith, but correct practice (praxy) of faith, and especially the blasphemy of the the liturgy, epiklesis, man-made rules concerning their preposterous avalanche of rites, rituals, garments, religious gadgets, trappings and utensils etc. In other words eternal life cannot be obtained without the performance of what God calls sorcery, such as the Orthodox version of the mass and all the hocus pocus incantations and gesticulations, uniforms, add-ons and inventions that go with it. This is justified by scriptures such as 1 Cor 11:2 and 2 Thess 2:14.
THE MOST IMPORTANT PERIOD IN HISTORY AFTER JESUS???
Is perhaps the riots and disorder just before the Nicene Creed, when "Christians killed Christians". I believe this was not just Arians versus Sacerdotalists, it was the Evangelicals who thought Constantine was a phony being driven out into the wilderness, as prophesied in Revelation 12. Yet no one seems to study this.... I hope to begin to probe this to prove my point, starting with "The Riot of Statues" in Antioch in 387.
In - SOLA SCRIPTURA
The thing with sola scriptura is that it has many definitions by many people. This is probably why the OED has no definition of "Sola scriptura". it means literally "only scripture" but only scripture for what?
1) To me the concept is entirely true if it is defined by prefixing "all that is necessary for salvation is found only in scripture".
2) If you add instead "All that is necessary for the Faith (Jude 1:3) is found only in scripture" I would also say it fits perfectly. The orthodox offer two main criticisms of that, viz:
a) What about the Gospel of Matthew being called Matthew? It is unproven
b) What about your overhead projectors and coffee machines in church?
As for Matthew it is indeed unproven to be written by him, but its not necessary to the Faith to prove it is, just to believe it is inspired, as it does not say who wrote Hebrews or Acts either.
As for the laughable anachronisms about Evangelical Churches, its funny how the Orthodox stoop to such unintelligent arguments, that bear testimony to the fact that they insult the intelligence of the people in their churches by saying it.
3) If you add instead "everything in the bible is proven by scripture only" I would agree that's wrong. It is proven by FAITH for instance about the prophecy of Enoch in Jude, but its not hard to have that Faith simply as it is there, and we believe the Epistle is inspired. Another example is "Jannes and Jambres" not mentioned in the OT but mentioned many times in the NT. But again here we have the bible telling us. Orthodoxy makes up names like Noah's wife was called "Na'amah" but Genesis 4:22 is not proven to be her. Next thing you know Orthodoxy then makes traditions about early bishops as if it is fact, and creates a preposterous doctrine we have hand-me-down ministries.
After you let the Orthodox and Catholics get away with that, they add the avalanche of rubbish to the Faith we see today, like The Miracle of Holy Fire, and all the items in The Dictionary of Churchianity on this website,