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"Woman, believe Me, an hour is coming when neither in this mountain nor in
 
"Woman, believe Me, an hour is coming when neither in this mountain nor in
 
Jerusalem will you worship the Father... But an hour is coming, and now is, when
 
Jerusalem will you worship the Father... But an hour is coming, and now is, when
the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people
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the true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and Truth; for such people
the Father seeks to be His worshipers. God is spirit, and those who worship Him
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the Father seeks to be His worshipers. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him
must worship in spirit and truth." (John 4:21-24)
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must worship in Spirit and Truth." (John 4:21-24)
 
Also He taught: "render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's" (Matthew 22:21,
 
Also He taught: "render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's" (Matthew 22:21,
 
Mark 12:17, Luke 20:25)
 
Mark 12:17, Luke 20:25)
Doing service in a particular church, authorities (Caesar) permission, is a
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Authorities (Caesar's) permission, is a prerequisite for do service in a
prerequisite. Accordingly Orthodoxes do service in particular church, only when
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particular church. Accordingly Orthodoxes do service in a particular church,
get authorities permission, otherwise elsewere (1 Timothy 2:8).
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only when get authorities permission, otherwise elsewere (1 Timothy 2:8).
Mr Spyrou attempt is unorthodox, therefore he is not Orthodox and his attempt
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Mr Spyrou attempt is unorthodox, therefore he is not Orthodox and his attempr
mere political activity. As for Agia Sofia, is touristical attraction and
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mere political activity. As for Agia Sofia, is touristic attraction and historic
historical monument.
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monument.

Revision as of 03:57, September 3, 2010

According to http://amen.gr/index.php?mod=news&op=article&aid=3258 mr Spyrou greek-american politician, intends to do service in Agia Sofia of Istanbul, without authorities permission, at September 17, feast of saint-martyr Sofia and her three daughters, Pisti (Faith), Elpis (Hope) and Agapi (Love). He claims is orthodox, and Agia Sofia orthodox church, therefore deserves the right to do sevice there without authorities permission. My opinion: First of all Orthodoxy is the Jesus Christ's teaching correct interpretation. About subject matter, the Lord said to samaritan woman: "Woman, believe Me, an hour is coming when neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father... But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in Spirit and Truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in Spirit and Truth." (John 4:21-24) Also He taught: "render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's" (Matthew 22:21, Mark 12:17, Luke 20:25) Authorities (Caesar's) permission, is a prerequisite for do service in a particular church. Accordingly Orthodoxes do service in a particular church, only when get authorities permission, otherwise elsewere (1 Timothy 2:8). Mr Spyrou attempt is unorthodox, therefore he is not Orthodox and his attempr mere political activity. As for Agia Sofia, is touristic attraction and historic monument.

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