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Unity - Under Whom?

Author: Administrator
March 25, 2012
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The problem of unity/merger between the ROEA/OCA (Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America - headed by Archbishop Nathaniel) and the ROAA/BOR (Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese of the Americas headed by Archbishop Nicolae) that we all want if it makes fiduciary sense, is quickly reduced to answering the question ‘under which Orthodox Church this unity would take place - the American OCA or the Romanian BOR. The response should not be one given by ourselves to benefit us, but rather a response given for the religious wellbeing of our children here. Let our own history in North America, over one hundred years old, help guide us in taking a correct, rational decision and not only an emotional one, given the emotive nature of the issue.

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PRAYER OF ST. EPHREM

O Lord and Master of my life,
leave me not with the spirit of laziness,
of despair, of domination, or idle words.

Rather, give me, your servant, the spirit of integrity,
of humility, of patience, and of love.

Thus, Lord, grant me the wisdom to see my own faults,
and not condemn my brother;

for You are blessed, now and forever. Amen.



OUR FATHER

Our Father, who are in heaven,
hallowed be Your name.

Your kingdom come.
Your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day
our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.