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Orthodox church of St. Elizabeth in NJ
« on: July 08, 2004, 08:07:04 AM »
Here's a link to Orthodox church of St. Elizabeth in Rocky Hill, NJ.  It looks like a lovely church.

http://saint-elizabeths.org/

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Re: Orthodox church of St. Elizabeth in NJ
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2004, 11:16:36 PM »
In photos it also references Sommerville, NJ--I lived there as a kid!  I'm going home to Delaware at Christmastime and I think I'll be taking a pilgrimage of my own! I hope they have Ella souvenirs--I know, that's tacky of me.  :-[
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Re: Orthodox church of St. Elizabeth in NJ
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2004, 08:45:16 AM »
I don't think its tacky at all!  I'm thinking of making a trip up there sometime this summer.  I live about an hour & a half from Sommerville/Rocky Hill, so says mapquest  ;).
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Re: Orthodox church of St. Elizabeth in NJ
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2005, 05:31:57 PM »
Do you know of any Orthodox churches in the north of England, by any chance & is it possible for anyone to recommend a site which compares the beliefs of Orthodoxy & Catholicism...A bit of strenge request, I know, but there you go... ;)

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Re: Orthodox church of St. Elizabeth in NJ
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2005, 05:33:08 PM »
I meant to add, there was once abook I read by Catherine de Hueck Doherty about Orthodoxy & it was very interesting...I can't find it now, any suggestions?

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Re: Orthodox church of St. Elizabeth in NJ,
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2005, 07:52:50 PM »
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Do you know of any Orthodox churches in the north of England, by any chance & is it possible for anyone to recommend a site which compares the beliefs of Orthodoxy & Catholicism...A bit of strenge request, I know, but there you go... ;)



If you are anywhere near Liverpool, I could not imagine a better place to go than the Chapel of the New Martyr Elizabeth, in Birkenhead.  Some other parishes are listed at www.rocor.org as well.

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Re: Orthodox church of St. Elizabeth in NJ
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2005, 08:56:12 PM »
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Here's a link to Orthodox church of St. Elizabeth in Rocky Hill, NJ.  It looks like a lovely church.

http://saint-elizabeths.org/

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I'm only about 20 minutes from Rocky Hill, never knew about this church!

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Re: Orthodox church of St. Elizabeth in NJ
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2005, 09:42:12 AM »
 :) :) :)Oh wow!!! I had no idea that there was one there...I was at uni in Liverpool (centuries ago!) and my father's family come from not far away. That's BRILLIANT! Particularly that it's named after Ella!!! I can't tell you how excited I am!
THANK YOU!! :) :) :) :) :) :)

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Re: Orthodox church of St. Elizabeth in NJ
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2005, 12:47:06 PM »
Thank you still more now because by following your threads I've found one even closer to home! :)

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Re: Orthodox church of St. Elizabeth in NJ
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2005, 05:09:16 PM »
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is it possible for anyone to recommend a site which compares the beliefs of Orthodoxy & Catholicism...

Bluetoria, try www.fatheralexander.org
It has heaps of info about Orthodoxy, and I think it has pages comparing Orthodoxy and Catholicism (I haven't read them though).
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Re: Orthodox church of St. Elizabeth in NJ
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2005, 05:50:02 PM »
Thank you very much, Georgiy, I will! :) What is it about Orthodoxy that is so magnetic - even for people who have no direct contact with it.... :-[

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Re: Orthodox church of St. Elizabeth in NJ
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2005, 04:22:08 PM »
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What is it about Orthodoxy that is so magnetic

I don't know, but (walking on eggshells here in anticipation of upsetting other denominations, so please forgive me if I do!) Orthodox means Correct/True Faith/Practice. So it is the original Christian Faith in its fullest expression, which I think is why it is so compelling (if you get into it - to an outsider it might just seem strange) :)

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Re: Orthodox church of St. Elizabeth in NJ
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2005, 04:34:35 PM »
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Orthodox means Correct/True Faith/Practice.


Georgyi, do you mean that in the sense as to how it translates from Russian: "pravoslavnaya" literally meaning "the rightly glorified" (or something like that). But doesn't every religious denomination think the same of their own faith?
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Re: Orthodox church of St. Elizabeth in NJ
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2005, 04:47:43 PM »
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Georgyi, do you mean that in the sense as to how it translates from Russian: "pravoslavnaya" literally meaning "the rightly glorified" (or something like that). But doesn't every religious denomination think the same of their own faith?


I was brought up that my faith is 'The One True Faith' but now our Church no longer preaches that...probably because most of us never believed it anyway! There must surely be many way 'to God' according to different cultures and backgrounds & characters. The ESSENCE of all 'true' religions seems to me to be the same. It is, here at least, the week of Christian Unity.

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Re: Orthodox church of St. Elizabeth in NJ
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2005, 02:07:54 PM »
It is the translation of the Greek word Orthodox.

And, that is why in Russian it is called Pravoslavny - correct worship/glorification. In Japanese Seikyo - exactly the same meaning of Correct Worship.

We believe absolutely that ours is the True Faith passed down to us unaltered from the Apostles, as it says in the Creed: "And (I believe) in One Holy Apostolic and Catholic Church." - that is, the Orthodox Church (catholic here meaning universal and for all peoples).