Conversion

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In Orthodox circles the term '''convert''' is often used to describe someone who:
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In Orthodox circles the term '''convert''' is often used to describe someone who had:
  
# Had no religious beliefs (i.e. atheism)
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# no religious beliefs (i.e. atheism)
# Had non-Christian religious beliefs (e.g. Muslim, Buddhist)
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# non-Christian religious beliefs (e.g. Muslim, Buddhist)
# Had non-Orthodox or heterodox Christian beliefs (e.g. Roman Catholic, Protestant)
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# non-Orthodox or heterodox Christian beliefs (e.g. Roman Catholic, Protestant)
  
 
and decided to become a Orthodox Christian. In the later case, the individual may be received in the church by [[chrismation]]. In the two former cases, individuals would be received by [[baptism]].
 
and decided to become a Orthodox Christian. In the later case, the individual may be received in the church by [[chrismation]]. In the two former cases, individuals would be received by [[baptism]].

Revision as of 11:31, November 17, 2005

In Orthodox circles the term convert is often used to describe someone who had:

  1. no religious beliefs (i.e. atheism)
  2. non-Christian religious beliefs (e.g. Muslim, Buddhist)
  3. non-Orthodox or heterodox Christian beliefs (e.g. Roman Catholic, Protestant)

and decided to become a Orthodox Christian. In the later case, the individual may be received in the church by chrismation. In the two former cases, individuals would be received by baptism.

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