Being on CAF for many years, many of you know that I’m Greek Orthodox.
Now, having said that, I’m also the secretary to the Church office. Every day, Monday-Friday, I open the Church vestibule at 9am & someone else locks it up at 8pm.
Although the front of the Church where the candle area is is open, the actual Church is locked but people can still see it because almost the entire wall is glass.
Now that you have this little background, we are surrounded by many Catholic Churches in our area as well as other denominations. The Catholic Churches only open up for certain Mass & that’s it.
We have many Catholics come into our Greek Orthodox Church on a daily basis & light the clear white white or red glass candles. They stay a while & pray, cross them selves & leave.
Why do the Catholics go into an Orthodox Church. It’s because they can’t go to theirs to light a candle & pray, that’s why. How do I know this. It is because they tell me.
Some Catholics even come into my office & ask if they can go inside the sanctuary and sit on the pew & pray for a while. I always oblige them!
I’ve always been sad about this separation between our 2 Churches. My immediate family is both Greek Orthodox & Catholic. We get along just fine and embrace what we have!!!