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JUST WHAT IS IN A CHURCH’S NAME?


ust what is in a name? Neither churches nor denominations often alter their names.  Oh, they will change their names when they merge.  Or when they fracture into separate denominations or congregations. But generally, they feel very strongly about their … Continue reading

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WHAT SHALL WE NAME OUR BABY?


Fr. Ernesto recent ran a series which included this piece on how we name our babies.  I thought it was interesting, especially since I come from traditions which go more for using family and ancestor names. Enjoy what he has … Continue reading

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WHAT’S IN A NAME? EPISCOPAL, ANGLICAN, METHODIST AND BAPTIST


Two photos which contrast the range of architecture found in the table below: To give a measuring stick as to the adherents of the various denominations in the U. S. A., here is a selective, approximate, list as of 2004. … Continue reading

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WHAT’S IN A NAME: LUTHERAN


Church names of Lutheran congregations differ in frequency from Catholic and Orthodox congregations. Here are the top choices for four representative synods of the ELCA, the oldest and largest of the Lutheran bodies in America. Pennsylvania is a stronghold for … Continue reading

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WHAT’S IN A (CHURCH) NAME? AMERICAN ORTHODOXY


The naming of Orthodox parishes, and their Patrons, in the U.S.A. is much more varied than those of Catholic parishes. Much of the difference is due to varied immigration patterns. Theotokos, however, is emphasized much more in Orthodox theology and spirituality … Continue reading

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