Syria is Antioch-one of the Eastern Orthodox Patriarchates (along with Russia). It is home to one of the world's oldest Christian communities and Churches. The two are in perfect communion. That is, a Russian could receive the sacraments at a Syrian Antiochian parish and vice versa. IIRC, the Chaldeon Church is one of the Oriental Orthodox Churches with is schismatic.
That's all I can think of to say about it ATM. I'll let my Orthodox brothers and sisters have the floor nao. :)
Uh huh, vote for the 3rd party, Johnson/Weld, and support an idiot and an open borders world government dude. What could go wrong with that?
Did you catch Gary on CSPAN the other day? He was talking about his love of the EPA. Good stuff. :p
Good post, brother Osan! :D There are quite a lot of teachers (though apparently still in the minority) out there lamenting the loss of proper training in rhetoric and the language arts in most skools. I believe trimming these and logic/critical thinking and history are very deliberate actions-Iserbyt famously called it "The Deliberate Dumbing Down Of America".