Greetings from Brazil

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  1. Rytier

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    I'm a brazilian anglican. I come from a reformed church in search of a more historic liturgy and a church with real apostolic succession. I have recently entered the English faith and would like to know what works I can read to better understand the Anglican orthodoxy which I greatly admire. God bless you all.
     
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    Hello Rytier

    Welcome to the forum. I hope you have a beneficial stay here.
     
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    good morning, and welcome! I heartily support the endorsement of "Mere Christianity" by C.S. Lewis and all the rest of his works:
    "The Abolition of Man"... "The Great Divorce"... these are perhaps the greatest spiritual classics of the 20th century and really brought me into the anglican mindset
     
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    PDL Well-Known Member Anglican

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    Olá e bem-vindos!

    I'm afraid that's as much Portuguese as you're going to get from me.

    Welcome and enjoy.
     
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    It's good to see a european that know that in Brazil we speak portuguese and not spanish :laugh: Tks
     
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    To be fair, I've already read the principal Lewis works (Mere Christianity, Abolition of Man, Weight of Glory, Four Loves and Letters from Devil). Here on Brazil he is more like a ecumenical author that every christian loves. I was reallyng hoping for some doctrinal books about anglican faith. God bless you all and tks anyway.
     
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    PDL Well-Known Member Anglican

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    I knew that because I think I come from a generation where we were better educated and general knowledge is all round better. I aslo know because I've been wanting to learn Portuguese for some time. However, I want to learn European Portuguese. I live in Europe and am far more likely to go to Portugal than Brazil. However, most resources are aimed at learning Brazilian Portuguese. I do not have an issue with Brazilian Portuguese but as aspects of its grammar and vocabulary and, most definitely, its pronunciation are different I don't want to learn it.

    Anyway that's not your problem. Yes, I know that Brazilians speak Portuguese, the Surinamese speak Dutch and the Guayanese speak English. Not all of South America is Spanish speaking.
     
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    I'll ask the bishop in Mocambique, another Lusophone country, for some recommendations next time we correspond.
     
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    and member of the Commonwealth.
     
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    Fair enough. To be fair, brazilian portuguese have a lot of regionalism and you probably would know how to speak only the southeast brazilian portuguese. Portugal is a beatiful country and was part of our territory during the reign of Dom João VI, we treat them like brothers, but their accent is a bit funny to most of brazilians. :sweating: Good luck tho
     
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    You are quite correct; although, at first, I thought you were mistaken. I don't understand why it is, though. It was a former Portuguese colony not a British one. It's a Lusophone country not an Anglophone one. I, therefore, have absolutely no idea why Mozambique/Moçambique is a member of the Commonweath.
     
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    Yes, it is a Lusophone country but I didn't want to use that big word.:D
     
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    I hope I haven't offended you. No offence was meant. From my perspective it just seems more practical to learn European Portuguese. Hopefully, I may holiday there where the plague is over. I know I will never go to Brazil because I'm now extremely reluctant to make longhaul flights.
     
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    I'ld like to think they thought it would make them more British, an admiral concept in and of itself. But I think the real reason is, it enabled them to participate in loan and aid schemes.
     
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    Yes, I can understand why Mozambique may like to be in the Commonwealth but I was more surprised it was admitted.

    It is possible to be too British! When I was a final year undergraduate we went on a day-long field trip into the countryside. Several students on the trip were postgrads. One was from Malawi. He came on the field trip in a starched shirt, tie, three piece suit, highly polished shoes and a rolled-up umbrella. When I saw him my only surprise was that he didn't have a bowler hat on!
     
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    It's okay, brother. Don't worry about that
     
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