An Orthodox Christian is in My Religion and Moral Issues Class!

My Religion and Moral Issues class that I’m taking this summer that is going to prevent me from blogging for quite a bit has an Orthodox Christian in it–I’m fairly certain a Syriac Orthodox Christian so jrj1701 might have something to say about that but he claims to be Eastern Orthodox with the same creed and same liturgy and same faith so I have no reason to deny this claim seeing as the Syriac Orthodox might be a complexity any way.

But this is good news because I have yet another figure helping to lead me to Jesus and he also knows the professor/instructor quite well having taken three classes with him so a student I can rely on! This is amazing! I’m totally going to ask him if he will think of me when he prays the Jesus prayer each day.

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A student. Male. Passionate. Easily offended. Child-like wonderer. Growing in faith, messing up daily.
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5 Responses to An Orthodox Christian is in My Religion and Moral Issues Class!

  1. jrj1701 says:

    It is good to see that there are starting to be real offline folks that you are meeting up, God has a way of sending the help that you feel that you need.

  2. theophiletos says:

    He might be Syriac Orthodox, or perhaps Rum Orthodox (better known as Antiochian Orthodox in the US). The latter would be in full communion with the Greeks, and their liturgy is basically the same. The Syriac Orthodox have a few more divergences of liturgy (you can tell by how he crosses himself, if he’s careful), but certainly the same creed. In either event, a fellow student to learn from. May the Lord bless you encouragingly today!

    • That’s true–he may be Antiochian Orthodox. Do they have those in Iraq though?

      Regardless, I have him in another in-person class and we’re scheduling an appointment to meet with each other! Exciting, right?

      • theophiletos says:

        I’m not aware of Antiochian Orthodox in Iraq, but everything has gotten very mixed over there. But if he’s from Iraq he might be Russian Orthodox; in the 1910s, a number of Church of the East families joined the Russian church hoping for protection when the Ottoman Empire fell apart. It didn’t come, but some of them survive and their descendants remain Russian Orthodox today.

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