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    I am Ethiopian and I was born in America and there is no shame in that. I may not speak Amharic very well, but that does not define if I am a true Ethiopian or not. I love everything about my country. I embrace everything my beautiful culture has to offer. A person who was not true to their culture would be ashamed and have hatred for their country, but that is not me. The man tried to hurt me and judge me by saying that I am not lover of my culture all because I do not speak Amharic fluently, but I know that no one can tell me who I am, a true Ethiopian. I know for a fact that I am true Ethiopian and no one can tell me…

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    1 Enoch Analysis

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    It is obvious through the resurgence of interest in the contents of the Ethiopian version of 1 Enoch that modern theological scholars of Christianity should be looking into the canonization of this text. Clement of Rome, as part of his moral instruction, cited the example of the obedience of the inanimate creation. The Passage he cites is in close parallel to 1 Enoch 2-5 and 101. This would reflect either knowledge of 1 Enoch from a personal experience, or a Jewish instructional tradition…

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    Catholic Church Comparison

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    000 Christian organizations (Jacobsen 7). I attended a mass at St. John 's Catholic Church and a service at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, and the similarities and differences that I observed were extremely intriguing. Both services recite similar prayers, like the Nicene Creed and Our Father, and they celebrate the Eucharist during mass. While the Orthodox Church is demographically Greek, the Catholic Church represents a large white population, and they both show incredible…

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    Byzantine Art Themes

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    George slaying the dragon. The young maiden, possibly the princess, is also depicted in the artwork, however she is not up in the tower with her family. Instead she is down on the steps of watching as St. George is slaying the dragon, and ultimately is saving her life. The icon of St. George slaying the dragon serves the functions of Byzantium society as it would have enhanced the beauty of the church, served as a reminder of the teachings of Christian Orthodox faith, and allowed people to…

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    matters to those that did not follow Christ. There were several icons that were used everywhere throughout the world, but then a vital discrepancy appeared. There was a huge conflict between the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church. While both the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church brought up valid points, the Eastern Orthodox Church had a stronger argument. Before looking at the dispute over icons, one must first…

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    are similar in many ways and different in many as well. The four main traditions are: Catholic, Protestant, Pentecostal, and Orthodox. Of these four major traditions Catholic makes up the most at 50 percent while Protestant and Pentecostal are both 20 percent each and the last 10 percent being orthodox. These four big traditions of Christianity are all part of one family tree. Eastern Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism share common roots in the church of the old Christian Roman Empire and have…

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    Persecution of Christians is very common in Russia. Russia was for a long time a communist state and anyone who thought that the Orthodox church wasn’t the only religion was imprisoned. Russia has many historical times and moments in it’s history but what caught my sight was the persecution of Christians. In this research paper I want to talk about how they were treated, what happened to some of the Christians imprisoned and what it was like being a Christian during the times of communism in…

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    East-West Schism Analysis

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    churches, are as distant from each other as they claim to be. Though highly controversial among modern-day Christians, the Western Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches are more similar in doctrine and beliefs than they are different in practice. In 1054, the Great Schism, or the East-West Schism, permanently separated the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Western Papacy. At that time, Pope Leo IX and Patriarch…

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    Catholic and Orthodox churches dominate the religious beliefs of today, their beginnings were set in an important period and they were both powerful and accomplished. Society between these two, was supported by their community. Respectably, society in these churches are comprised of their beliefs, services, government, literature, icons, and clergy. As religion is at the center of every community, the Catholic and Orthodox churches held fast to their beliefs. Roman Catholics and Orthodox…

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    In the Catholic Church, one learns that divorced members of the Church who remarry, without the previous marriage being annulled, are forbidden to participate sacramentally in the Church, including participation in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and more importantly, not being able to receive the Holy Eucharist. They are also not allowed to hold positions of leadership in the parish or public ministerial roles such as Eucharistic Minister or Lector. Because of this exclusion and ostracization,…

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