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St. Nikodemos, The Rudder and the Reception of Converts into the Orthodox Church



 

Introduction


Join Father Peter Heers in examining the correspondence between Hieromonk Dorotheos Voulismas and the Holy Kollyvades Fathers concerning the formation of the Holy Rudder. This is the only critical examination, that exists in the English language, concerning the importance of Hieromonk Dorotheos, Saint Nikodemos, and the Church's true ecclesiology concerning the reception of the heterodox. Lastly, feel free to download the entire transcript of this lecture below.

 

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If I was "baptized" in the "Evangelical Orthodox Church", presumably with the correct form, would my reception into the Orthodox Church by chrismation be considered blessed and not to be corrected? Or are there criteria besides the correct externals? I understand it's never wrong to receive by baptism as long as one's original "baptism" was not in the Orthodox Church, but is it wrong to have a "corrective baptism" if the non-Orthodox "baptism" met the criteria for economia?

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Zee Fehler
Zee Fehler
Jan 03, 2023

Thank you for including the pdf transcript! As a busy mom/farmer, I can read a lot faster than I can watch a video :)

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It was good to find this on here. I have a question. As a potential convert from conservative Lutheranism, I am having a serious problem with this. I truly feel my Baptism was legitimate. God has stayed with me my whole life. I have always had an inclination to seek God even when I tried to be an atheist and I firmly believe that it is due to my Baptism. So I feel strongly that doing it again would be against the Spirit and the Creed.


I am but a man and I can be wrong. My feelings have nothing to do with truth. I am open to being wrong, hence why I am seeking Orthodoxy. That said, it is…


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Philip Howard
Philip Howard
Jan 06, 2023
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I am a convert from Catholicism My priest said I could be Chrismated but I asked to be baptized . It was for my peace of mind because I am a miserable sinner and nothing more valuable than my soul. Just stay humble. and low . He blesses and pours out grace on the humble and

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