Orthodox Posters?
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(08-21-2013, 01:56 AM)Landless Laborer Wrote: I'm Orthodox, converting to Roman Catholicism.  Orthodoxy looks great from the outside, but practically, it's an empty shell.  Although they don't admit it, each branch is under the control of its respective state.  They have no universal catechism, because if they tried to produce one, they would expose the fact that they are anything but unified, thus destroying their argument against a central authority.  I disagree with one of the other posters who said remarriage is rarely allowed.  It is constantly allowed.  3, 4, and 5 times depending on the branch.  90% of the populations in Orthodox strongholds are adherents.  But abortions are rampant, as is extra-marital sex...contraception a given.   Most Orthodox (at least in the old world), don't really understand what sin is, the church doesn't catechize the laity, that's reserved for the monastics.  Yes, i'm giving up the beautiful liturgies and iconostasis walls for clown mass.
There was a big change to the Russian liturgy in the 1600's which produced the "Old Believers" schism.   

Thanks for sharing that.  Just so you are aware (I imagine you are), depending on where you live, you don't have to settle for a clown Mass.  Thankfully, such things are hardly rampant anymore, even at NO parishes (there might be some issues, but I highly doubt you will experience that first hand).  However, you can also look for parishes which offer either: the Traditional Latin Mass; an Anglican Use or Ordinariate Mass; or probably the best fit for you, and Eastern Catholic parish where you can continue to worship in a recognizable way while being in communion with the Catholic Church.  In addition, it must be noted that there NO parishes which offer the Mass of Paul VI in a very beautiful and reverent manner.  They are not as prevalent as they ought to be, but they do exist. 
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Orthodox Posters? - by 2Vermont - 08-20-2013, 08:48 AM
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