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Title: Patriarch Bartholomew resigns
Post by: arimethea on April 01, 2008, 12:41:48 PM
From http://www.goarch.org/en/news/NewsDetail.asp?id=1957 (http://www.aprilfools.com)

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Resigns

April 1, 2008

Constantinople, Turkey - His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew announced this morning that he will be resigning from his office due to family concerns. Elections for the new Ecumenical Patriarch will occur next week at the Ankara Convention Center. Since the announcement His All-Holiness has been receiving well wishes from all over the world as he takes  over the family tourist shop on Santorini.
Title: Re: Patriarch Bartholomew resigns
Post by: Fr. George on April 01, 2008, 12:47:51 PM
God bless his All-Holiness.  I guess it's time to start the logical campaign:

GiC for EP!
Title: Re: Patriarch Bartholomew resigns
Post by: Orual on April 01, 2008, 12:49:38 PM
Hardy har har.   :D
Title: Re: Patriarch Bartholomew resigns
Post by: admiralnick on April 01, 2008, 01:01:21 PM
Time to move the EP to the USA so we don't have to keep sending money to Turkey.

-Nick

P.S. The part about the family is a dead giveaway  :laugh:
Title: Re: Patriarch Bartholomew resigns
Post by: TinaG on April 01, 2008, 01:29:30 PM
BAD BOY, BAD ARIMETHEA, YOU GO STRAIGHT TO THE NAUGHTY CHAIR!  I just read the caption and about choked on Veniamin's Lenten Southwest Bean Soup (very good soup recipe BTW, Veniamin.  You need to try it with a couple of slices of my homemade bread).  Now, back to Arimethea - very very naughty.    ;)
Title: Re: Patriarch Bartholomew resigns
Post by: minasoliman on April 01, 2008, 01:34:34 PM
wow...that was pretty good...you even got the website and everything...it caught my attention for just a second (or two) then i realized... ;D
Title: Re: Patriarch Bartholomew resigns
Post by: Simayan on April 02, 2008, 03:57:58 PM
Now I have to wipe up the water I just spit all over the keyboard. Thanks.  :D
Title: Re: Patriarch Bartholomew resigns
Post by: Bono Vox on April 02, 2008, 09:17:00 PM
God bless his All-Holiness.  I guess it's time to start the logical campaign:

GiC for EP!

GIC, you have my vote!  :D
Title: Re: Patriarch Bartholomew resigns
Post by: PeterTheAleut on April 02, 2008, 10:03:49 PM
Yup.  The date says it all.
Title: Re: Patriarch Bartholomew resigns
Post by: Paisius on April 03, 2008, 12:53:59 AM
Saw the headline and almost jumped out of my chair. Of course I am a day late so what do you expect.  ;D


Yours in Christ
Paisius
Title: Re: Patriarch Bartholomew resigns
Post by: sohma_hatori on April 04, 2008, 09:50:13 AM
wow!

This really surprises me!!! I really am not updated...
Title: Re: Patriarch Bartholomew resigns
Post by: arimethea on April 04, 2008, 10:37:26 AM
wow!

This really surprises me!!! I really am not updated...
When I created this post I did it so that it would be obvious that this is an April Fools joke, guess I failed. So that no one else thinks that this is real...

THIS IS AN APRIL FOOLS JOKE!!!!!

For those of you who think this was a lame April Fools joke, you are right. My other joke I did ended up getting me a phone call from our beloved Site Dhespota, Anastasios, and congratulations from a Bishop. I decided to change my Facebook status from single to engaged. By far one of the most successful April Fools jokes ever. 
Title: Re: Patriarch Bartholomew resigns
Post by: sohma_hatori on April 04, 2008, 10:43:02 AM
Gee... I don't know what April Fools is!! hahahaha!!

Gosh, Im culturally backward...  :laugh:
Title: Re: Patriarch Bartholomew resigns
Post by: prodromas on April 04, 2008, 10:49:10 AM
When I created this post I did it so that it would be obvious that this is an April Fools joke, guess I failed. So that no one else thinks that this is real...

THIS IS AN APRIL FOOLS JOKE!!!!!

For those of you who think this was a lame April Fools joke, you are right. My other joke I did ended up getting me a phone call from our beloved Site Dhespota, Anastasios, and congratulations from a Bishop. I decided to change my Facebook status from single to engaged. By far one of the most successful April Fools jokes ever. 
Gee... I don't know what April Fools is!! hahahaha!!

Gosh, Im culturally backward...  :laugh:

Its all cool S_O! Sarcasm is literally one of the hardest things to understand when coming to a new language! especially through such an impersonal means at the internet. Also I'm not quite sure they have April Fools day in Philippine's. Its a day when people play pranks on each other and this article happened to be one of them.
Title: Re: Patriarch Bartholomew resigns
Post by: sohma_hatori on April 04, 2008, 10:54:04 AM
Its all cool S_O! Sarcasm is literally one of the hardest things to understand when coming to a new language! especially through such an impersonal means at the internet. Also I'm not quite sure they have April Fools day in Philippine's. Its a day when people play pranks on each other and this article happened to be one of them.


Hahahahahaha!!! :laugh:

This makes me come to a funny realization, that if you did that to an elderly Filipino, they'll knock you out of your socks!! Of course the younger generations don't do that anymore, although we are still taught never to play jokes with our parents and elders..
Its  cultural..
I guess its kinda obvious with what I said, that we don't celebrate it here.  ;D