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Title: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on October 30, 2009, 11:58:48 PM
At another forum that I'm a part-time participant at there is a tradition of posting scantily clad women whenever you reach certain posting milestones. I don't know why, that's just the tradition. I didn't think that'd go over too well here, so instead of "hot womenz" I bring you some of my favorite pictures of church architecture...

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2015/2530535136_eaf30f28ec_o.jpg)

(http://www.georgiatravel.ge/uploaded/2_svetickhoveli.gif)

(http://www.architecture.ge/churches/pic/svetickhoveli.jpg)

And for a modern Church, here's St. Innocent Mission (OCA) in Macon Georgia...
(http://www.oca.org/Images/Directory/photos/oca-so-mcnsic.jpg)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Ortho_cat on October 31, 2009, 01:47:56 AM
Ah, very "hot" indeed! ;)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Alveus Lacuna on October 31, 2009, 02:49:37 AM
Those are some good lookin' ladies!
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on January 10, 2010, 01:49:07 AM
I had to post on this forum for 7 years to get to 5,000 posts... and then it took me only a little over 2 months to get to 6,000.  :angel:
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: ialmisry on January 10, 2010, 02:39:36 AM
You got Georgia on your mind?
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: mike on January 10, 2010, 07:56:15 AM
Georgian-style Church in Georgia. It's funny a bit ;)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: GammaRay on January 10, 2010, 01:00:12 PM
Come on, show us more of those nice ladies, Asteriktos! 8)

I had to post on this forum for 7 years to get to 5,000 posts... and then it took me only a little over 2 months to get to 6,000.  :angel:
Statistically, OC.net makes you a no-life then! :P
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Andrew21091 on January 10, 2010, 02:00:28 PM
Very nice. I do like the last one. I think it is great that they built a Georgian style church in the state of Georgia; seems appropriate.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: username! on January 10, 2010, 02:38:41 PM
someday someone will catch up to ozgeorge and father george's post count... who else do we have that has high post count? 
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on January 10, 2010, 02:49:01 PM
Members with over 7,000 posts...

Fr. George - 14503 posts
ozgeorge - 14430 posts
PeterTheAleut - 11552 posts
Fr. Anastasios - 9356 posts
ialmisry - 8489 posts
ytterbiumanalyst - 7850 posts
GiC - 7523 posts
Αριστοκλής - 7415 posts

Speaking of Αριστοκλής, does anyone know if he is ok? He hasn't been on since September.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Rosehip on January 10, 2010, 04:47:55 PM
Congrats on 5000+ posts, Asteriktos! And I too had noticed Αριστοκλής' silence of late and hope that he is okay.

Everyone certainly has differing tastes, and it's interesting that you find these buildings attractive, because I find them rather cold, ominous and barn-like.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: genesisone on January 10, 2010, 07:07:33 PM
Congrats on 5000+ posts, Asteriktos! And I too had noticed Αριστοκλής' silence of late and hope that he is okay.

Everyone certainly has differing tastes, and it's interesting that you find these buildings attractive, because I find them rather cold, ominous and barn-like.
Indeed we differ! I saw firm, clean lines, an imposing structure that has strong rock-like characteristics. Even the smaller one is a model of simplicity.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Rosehip on January 10, 2010, 07:26:40 PM
LOL. I know-I'm sure I'm the odd one out! I prefer the fairytale-like wooden churches of the Carpathians and the gold cupolas and fanciful designs of the churches of the  Slavic countries to these structures which appear to me ominous and forbidding.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: SolEX01 on January 11, 2010, 12:55:06 AM
Come on, show us more of those nice ladies, Asteriktos! 8)

I had to post on this forum for 7 years to get to 5,000 posts... and then it took me only a little over 2 months to get to 6,000.  :angel:
Statistically, OC.net makes you a no-life then! :P

Hey, I was in 10th place before the OP stormed out of nowhere and reclaimed his spot.  Now I'm trying to slow down my posting average to 8, maybe 7 posts per day.

With his 500 post per month average, he'll be with the leaders in no time.   ;D
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Alveus Lacuna on January 11, 2010, 01:45:49 AM
Congrats on 5000+ posts, Asteriktos!

Actually, this is an old resurrected thread.  He is over 6,000 now.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Rosehip on January 11, 2010, 01:59:12 AM
I know! That's why I said "5000+". ;)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Alveus Lacuna on January 11, 2010, 02:00:22 AM
I know! That's why I said "5000+". ;)

Oh!  I didn't know you meant that.  Carry on!
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: android on January 11, 2010, 01:15:08 PM
Asteriktos, are you, perchance, a Misc'er?
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: GammaRay on January 11, 2010, 06:58:27 PM
The magic number is 9.000 though.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Alveus Lacuna on January 11, 2010, 07:00:45 PM
The magic number is 9.000 though.

Why is that?
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: GammaRay on January 12, 2010, 10:47:06 AM
The magic number is 9.000 though.
Why is that?
To be precise, it's 9.000+. It's from an internet meme. IT'S OVER NINE THOUSAND! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ5s1YBpvx4)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: mike on January 12, 2010, 12:58:04 PM
Dragon Ball!
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: username! on January 12, 2010, 01:32:13 PM
Members with over 7,000 posts...

Fr. George - 14503 posts
ozgeorge - 14430 posts
PeterTheAleut - 11552 posts
Fr. Anastasios - 9356 posts
ialmisry - 8489 posts
ytterbiumanalyst - 7850 posts
GiC - 7523 posts
Αριστοκλής - 7415 posts

Speaking of Αριστοκλής, does anyone know if he is ok? He hasn't been on since September.
  probably hunkered down trying to stay wamr?
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Fr. George on January 12, 2010, 02:48:58 PM
someday someone will catch up to ozgeorge and father george's post count... who else do we have that has high post count? 

It's been far too long with just George and I here at the summit of Mt. Poststoomuch.  We could use some company.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: AlexanderOfBergamo on January 12, 2010, 03:00:03 PM
I had to post on this forum for 7 years to get to 5,000 posts... and then it took me only a little over 2 months to get to 6,000.  :angel:

Well, you remind me that I've just passed 666 posts on this forum the day before yesterday...  :'(
Anyway, beautiful pictures and all my best wishes! I look forward for your 10,000th post! XD
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Fr. George on January 12, 2010, 03:08:28 PM
I had to post on this forum for 7 years to get to 5,000 posts... and then it took me only a little over 2 months to get to 6,000.  :angel:

Your presence is always appreciated - even more so now that it is more pronounced.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: username! on January 13, 2010, 02:51:01 AM
someday someone will catch up to ozgeorge and father george's post count... who else do we have that has high post count? 

It's been far too long with just George and I here at the summit of Mt. Poststoomuch.  We could use some company.
   dont worry Batushka.. soon I may try to increase posting  but I think asterikos has a jump start towards reaching the summit of mt.posttoomuch
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on January 13, 2010, 02:58:51 AM
Asteriktos, are you, perchance, a Misc'er?

I don't think I'm callous enough to be a Misc'er ;) But you have correctly discerned the site I was thinking of. I think. I'm pretty sure.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Alveus Lacuna on January 13, 2010, 03:08:32 AM
So who's going to be the first to 15,000?
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: AlexanderOfBergamo on January 13, 2010, 08:11:35 AM
The magic number is 9.000 though.
Why is that?
To be precise, it's 9.000+. It's from an internet meme. IT'S OVER NINE THOUSAND! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ5s1YBpvx4)
LOL love that scene, Napa and Vegeta are really terrified XD
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Fr. George on January 13, 2010, 06:20:14 PM
So who's going to be the first to 15,000?

While I'm the closest to the mark, ozgeorge has a higher average than I and, thus, is more likely to attain that first.
Now, first to 20,000 is a bit more open, as we have a few people with astronomical posting averages over the last 2 years.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on April 21, 2010, 01:44:19 PM
For my 6,691st post I bring you... more pictures...

(http://www.findmychurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/Christian-Church36.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2321/2248627339_54305442ee.jpg)

(http://www.tkinter.smig.net/PrincessIleana/Monastery/images/MonasteryOfTransfiguration.jpg)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on May 06, 2010, 05:03:04 PM
For my 7000th post I present to you... monasteries from Mount Athos...

(http://www.balkantravellers.com/images/stories/routes_less_traveled/Aton/monastery-of-zograf.jpg)

(http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/01/2e/ff/07/monastery-on-mt-athos.jpg)

(http://marvaoguide.com/picturesofgreece/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/Mount-Athos-Monastery-Esfigmenou.jpg)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: genesisone on May 06, 2010, 05:06:26 PM
For my 7000th post I present to you... monasteries from Mount Athos...
Congratulations on the 7000 - and for a good choice of topic for reaching it!
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: username! on May 08, 2010, 09:34:50 PM
I should have done something like that for my 3000th post. 
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Fr. David on May 08, 2010, 11:35:45 PM
Lovin' the shot of Monastery of Transfiguration in Ellwood City, PA...
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on November 22, 2010, 01:59:15 AM
Just realised that I passed the 8,000 post mark recently. What I find incredible is that it took me 7 years to get to 5,000 posts, and then less than 13 months to get an additional 3,000 posts  :o Anyway, without further ado, for my 8,019th post I bring you some slightly more unique Orthodox Church architecture...

(http://cdn.wn.com/pd/41/18/a2526aa52ca9ad3b6758b1ed7bcb_grande.jpg)

(http://www.michaeltotten.com/images/Orthodox%20Church%20Serb%20Village.jpg)

(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:tV9Z4RdtsGVKtM:http://www.bridgeandtunnelclub.com/bigmap/queens/whitestone/stnicholasrussianorthodoxchurch/0414-65clintonvillest.jpg&t=1)

(http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/855/church010.jpg)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: mike on November 22, 2010, 11:48:51 AM
What is the last one?
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on November 22, 2010, 01:19:02 PM
What is the last one?

It was identified as "Krasnoturing Orthodox Church, Sverdlovsk region" at this site (http://www.odditycentral.com/pics/places-of-worship-from-around-the-world.html) and this one (http://eamazings.com/index.php/eamazings/places-of-worship-from-around-the-world-14012010.html), among others; that's all I know.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: mike on November 22, 2010, 01:51:58 PM
The picture above was identified by that description :P
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on November 22, 2010, 02:01:44 PM
The picture above was identified by that description :P

Um...ok? I feel like I'm in that scene in the movie dodgeball (see 1:34-1:55 of this clip (http://www.hulu.com/watch/13217/dodgeball-jokey-jokemaker))  :P
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: mike on November 22, 2010, 02:19:42 PM
Only US citizens are allowed to watch that.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on November 22, 2010, 02:21:53 PM
Only US citizens are allowed to watch that.

Those outside of America are being barred from watching a clip from Dodgeball, one of the greatest movies of the last decade? Is outrage! Here's the dialogue from the scene...

Peter La Fleur: Alliteration aside, I'll take my chances in the tournament.
White Goodman: Yeah, you will take your chances.
Peter La Fleur: I know. I just said that.
White Goodman: I know you just said that.
Peter La Fleur: Okay, I'm not sure where you're going with this.
White Goodman: Well, I'm not sure where you're going with this.
Peter La Fleur: That's what I said.
White Goodman: That's what I'm saying to you.
Peter La Fleur: All right.
White Goodman: ...Touché.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: mike on February 20, 2011, 08:01:00 PM
Churches and Chapels from Bielsk Podlaski, one of my favourite places (there are 3 more but I could not find good pictures):

(http://wapedia.mobi/thumb/9ac5499/pl/fixed/470/340/Brosen_bielsk_podlaski_studium_ikonograficzne.jpg?format=jpg)

(http://orthphoto.net/photo/201009/58160.jpg)

(http://orthphoto.net/photo/201012/60009.jpg)

(http://orthphoto.net/photo/200711/24188.jpg)

(http://www.cerkiew.pl/typo3temp/pics/0e10edec92.jpg)

(http://www.bielsk-hodigitria.pl/galeria/cerkiew/duze/cer20.JPG)

(http://www.cerkiew.pl/typo3temp/pics/dd1fae5e08.jpg)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on April 07, 2011, 06:20:02 PM
In honor of my 9500th post I bring you...

(http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/bhamilto1/BrickTopia/Cathedral/frontright.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2452/3640846834_8fb82437d1.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_m1qmi7XNc9E/SJ7AJctr1GI/AAAAAAAAAHg/nRRxQ1Lgp2w/s400/LEGO+church.jpg)

(http://classic-town.net/news/080816.jpg)

Long live AFOLs!
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Marc1152 on April 07, 2011, 06:59:49 PM
Well Built !
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on August 01, 2011, 02:41:55 PM
I didn't notice when I hit 11000, so for my 11008th post I bring you... children of faith... (first and second pics I found through Google, third and fourth pics had been posted on oc.net previously, and the last one is of my daughter Athanasia's baptism)

(http://orthocath.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/communion_africa1.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_5bo3n_N5QSQ/TLqhSfpHJLI/AAAAAAAAHaI/3FMAeRZjsFM/s1600/little_russian_girl_orthodox.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs043.snc6/167368_10150118779411042_531446041_7564083_4625771_n.jpg)

(http://www.prescottorthodox.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/700Georgianbaptism.jpg)

(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/9803/athybaptism.jpg)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: IsmiLiora on August 01, 2011, 03:00:04 PM
Wow, 11,000! It boggles the mind.

Your daughter looks absolutely precious in that photo.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: ialmisry on August 01, 2011, 03:31:45 PM
Isn't that you in the upper right?
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on August 01, 2011, 03:43:49 PM
Yeah, that's me, my brother is in front of me, my mother in law is in the white shirt, my wife in the center making the strange face, my father is the guy to the left (he had the biggest beard there, and he's not even Orthodox  :D ), and then my daughter's Godmother Matushka A.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Shiny on August 01, 2011, 03:58:09 PM
Is your father Jerry Garcia?
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on August 01, 2011, 04:00:09 PM
Lol, nah, just your average biker dude.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on September 18, 2011, 08:54:36 PM
For my 12,000th post I bring you... pictures that have been posted on oc.net before, but need to be shown again...

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-S7_7kHWmUf4/TgEo2ylm83I/AAAAAAAAB6o/kAhWvL-2ZXM/s1600/notanother1.jpg)

(http://weedoom.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/priest-with-big-machine-gun.jpg)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_t9pl9Dh5gGQ/TCuZwL_phuI/AAAAAAAAXTU/Z0TOMtyOu_w/s1600/049.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WRx4Pvdla_8/TZ2z1Tw7boI/AAAAAAAAB3E/d8kd5jZaHWA/s400/home.jpg)

Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: IsmiLiora on September 18, 2011, 08:56:03 PM
NICE! Congrats, dude! ;D
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Gypsy on September 18, 2011, 09:07:46 PM
Love the pie chart...very witty!  Hey - it was new for me....!

Not sure congrats are in order...how many days/weeks/years does it work out to??!!!
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on September 18, 2011, 09:12:39 PM
According to the time tracker thingy I've been on oc.net 194 days, 12 hours and 10 minutes. I don't know how long that's been kept track of, though, nor what exactly they are measuring. Also, I usually leave oc.net on even if I'm using another browser window to do something, or sometimes not at the computer at all, so I don't know how much time I've actually spent here. Apparently I average 3.67 posts per day since I registered in 2002...
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on January 05, 2012, 12:42:31 AM
For my 13,000th post I bring you... St. Paul of Thebes, the first Christian hermit...

Icon of St. Paul of Thebes...
(http://www.sacred-destinations.com/egypt/images/st-pauls-monastery/resized/Paul_of_Thebes-icon-wp-pd.jpg)

St. Anthony visiting St. Paul of Thebes...
(http://www.coptic-cairo.com/museum/selection/icons/icons/files/page44-1002-full.jpg)

Info from wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_of_Thebes)...

The legend according to Jerome's Vitae Patrum (Vita Pauli primi eremitae) is that, as a young man, Paul fled to the Theban desert during the persecution of Decius and Valerianus around 250 AD. He lived in the mountains of this desert in a cave near a clear spring and a palm tree, the leaves of which provided him with raiment and the fruit of which provided him with his only source of food till he was 43 years old, when a raven started bringing him half a loaf of bread daily. He would remain in that cave for the rest of his life, almost a hundred years. Jerome further related the meeting of Anthony the Great and Paul, when the latter was aged 113. They conversed with each other for one day and one night. When Anthony next visited him, Paul was dead. Anthony clothed him in a tunic which was a present from Athanasius of Alexandria and buried him, with two lions helping to dig the grave.

There is also an orthodoxwiki (http://orthodoxwiki.org/Paul_of_Thebes) article which is more detailed, or you can read St. Jerome's original work here (http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/3008.htm).
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Ebor on January 05, 2012, 01:02:01 AM
13,000 posts!  My word!  or in this case "Your many words!"   :)

We've both been here a long time, haven't we?

Ebor
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on January 09, 2012, 08:21:16 AM
13,000 posts!  My word!  or in this case "Your many words!"   :)

We've both been here a long time, haven't we?

Ebor

Indeed! Though I've enjoyed my time here :)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: biro on January 09, 2012, 12:50:26 PM
All I'll have to do is post 9,000 times this week, and I'll catch up.  :)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Ebor on January 09, 2012, 11:51:01 PM
You'd have to post one every 9.6 seconds by my calculations (that's allowing you a full week).  I think your keyboard would start to smoke after a while.  ;D
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on March 28, 2012, 03:16:15 PM
And for my 14,000th post I bring you...

(http://static.flickr.com/47/137918666_e9617307ae.jpg)

And with that this thread is officially retired.  :)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Alpo on March 28, 2012, 03:23:02 PM
And with that this thread is officially retired.  :)

Ashamed of spending too much time on OC.net?
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on March 28, 2012, 03:45:20 PM
As they say, "all good things must come to an end"  :police:
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: KBN1 on March 28, 2012, 04:04:05 PM
Could you tell me about this church?  I love it.

(http://cdn.wn.com/pd/41/18/a2526aa52ca9ad3b6758b1ed7bcb_grande.jpg)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: mike on March 28, 2012, 04:12:12 PM
Could you tell me about this church?  I love it.

(http://cdn.wn.com/pd/41/18/a2526aa52ca9ad3b6758b1ed7bcb_grande.jpg)

Looks Romanian.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on March 28, 2012, 04:16:29 PM
Could you tell me about this church?  I love it.

It is apparently part of the Neamț Monastery (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neam%C8%9B_Monastery) in Romania. Here's a pic of the interior:

(http://www.lifeintheexpatlane.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/ROM_NeamtCurch-1-550x475.jpg)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: LizaSymonenko on May 15, 2012, 11:51:16 PM

....and on my 5000th post, I would like to introduce you to my mother!  A sweeter woman you will never meet!  :) 

This is from a few days ago on Mother's Day.

While most mom's were having brunch in some fancy restaurant, mine was patiently wheeling around the church hall in her wheelchair, waiting for me, as I cleaned the kitchen after cooking and serving lunch after Divine Liturgy.  Love you, mom!

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/556738_3698446256450_1134203461_3466592_1423497562_n.jpg)

Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on May 15, 2012, 11:53:42 PM
Congrats on 5000! and also to Mom!  ;D
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: LizaSymonenko on May 16, 2012, 09:35:58 AM

Thanks, Asteriktos!   ;D
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on August 23, 2012, 03:29:19 PM
My posting habits...

2002-2009 (7 years) = 5000 posts
2009-2012 (3 years) = 12000 posts

What's wrong with this picture  :o
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: LizaSymonenko on August 23, 2012, 03:35:39 PM

You've lost your shyness, is all!

;)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: LizaSymonenko on November 05, 2012, 06:31:57 PM

...and for my 6,000th post, I bring you...some of my favorite shots that I was lucky enough to get...

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/6416_1200379686347_5778194_n.jpg)

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/23628_1355048592973_5995109_n.jpg)

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/6416_1200379606345_7240586_n.jpg)

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/25202_1346205891911_4113628_n.jpg)

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/397713_3890245131302_1548538071_n.jpg)

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Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on November 05, 2012, 08:54:21 PM
Awesome ! ;D
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: WeldeMikael on November 05, 2012, 09:08:03 PM
Indeed, great pictures ! (love the first pic)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Nephi on November 05, 2012, 11:11:54 PM
Great pictures! :)

Do you happen to have a blog or website for your photography?
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on December 07, 2012, 02:44:48 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/3e9W2.jpg)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: LizaSymonenko on December 11, 2012, 12:19:31 PM

You see?

You are maturing in your faith....and therefore, have much more to say on the subject!

:)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on February 15, 2013, 04:44:00 AM
Hey, according to this thread (http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,14124.0.html) I should have been promoted when I hit 20,000 posts. Where's my promotion, wage increase, and gold watch!?
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Cyrillic on March 14, 2013, 01:50:30 PM
For my 3000th post I bring.... pie. Tompouce  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tompouce)to be precise.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c0/Tom_Pouce_Dutch_pastry.JPG)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: LizaSymonenko on April 08, 2013, 10:34:25 PM

...and for my 7,000th post I bring you...

...an angel to watch over you, guide you and protect you.

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/164222_10200499280901243_1751550341_n.jpg)

Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Maria on April 08, 2013, 11:06:03 PM

...and for my 7,000th post I bring you...

...an angel to watch over you, guide you and protect you.

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/164222_10200499280901243_1751550341_n.jpg)



Beautiful. Awe inspiring.

Thanks for your fantastic photography.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Marc1152 on June 04, 2013, 09:48:46 PM
Hey ! I just noticed I passed 9,000 posts !

Here is a picture of Dr. Robert Atkins:

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTmOzmi-AqnaWYUmLNs1N-dcdAD2GL_APPFaozIEB9jzceKjRQpLQ)

Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: TheTrisagion on June 05, 2013, 10:43:42 AM
Where is Asteriktos?  He just disappeared.  :o
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: LizaSymonenko on June 05, 2013, 11:59:48 AM
Hey ! I just noticed I passed 9,000 posts !

Here is a picture of Dr. Robert Atkins:

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTmOzmi-AqnaWYUmLNs1N-dcdAD2GL_APPFaozIEB9jzceKjRQpLQ)



Are those tomatoes in the pan?  Tomatoes have carbs?  He's gonna mess up the diet.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: LizaSymonenko on June 05, 2013, 12:00:20 PM
Where is Asteriktos?  He just disappeared.  :o

Yeah, I don't know.  I miss him.  Hope he's doing okay.

Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: orthonorm on June 05, 2013, 02:26:22 PM
Hey ! I just noticed I passed 9,000 posts !

Here is a picture of Dr. Robert Atkins:

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTmOzmi-AqnaWYUmLNs1N-dcdAD2GL_APPFaozIEB9jzceKjRQpLQ)



Are those tomatoes in the pan?  Tomatoes have carbs?  He's gonna mess up the diet.

Fact: Atkins ate carbs.
Fact: Atkins died.
Fact: Carbs kill you.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: LizaSymonenko on June 05, 2013, 02:31:18 PM


See!?!  There you have it!

Scientific proof that carbs are bad for you!

Now pass those chips this way....
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: J Michael on June 05, 2013, 02:47:15 PM
Fact:  Atkins smiled.
Fact:  Atkins died.
Fact:  Smiling kills you.
 ;D


Living is hazardous to your health.  What's important is how good and fit you look in your coffin.
 ;D

Liza, do you like crinkle cut or regular chips?  I prefer crinkles, or Frito's Scoops. 8) 8)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: biro on June 05, 2013, 02:48:27 PM
Where is Asteriktos?  He just disappeared.  :o

Time to send out the Bat signal!
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: LizaSymonenko on June 05, 2013, 02:56:26 PM
Fact:  Atkins smiled.
Fact:  Atkins died.
Fact:  Smiling kills you.
 ;D


Living is hazardous to your health.  What's important is how good and fit you look in your coffin.
 ;D

Liza, do you like crinkle cut or regular chips?  I prefer crinkles, or Frito's Scoops. 8) 8)

Crinkle
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: J Michael on June 05, 2013, 03:05:56 PM
Fact:  Atkins smiled.
Fact:  Atkins died.
Fact:  Smiling kills you.
 ;D


Living is hazardous to your health.  What's important is how good and fit you look in your coffin.
 ;D

Liza, do you like crinkle cut or regular chips?  I prefer crinkles, or Frito's Scoops. 8) 8)

Crinkle


Atta girl!! ;)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Marc1152 on June 05, 2013, 03:09:27 PM
Hey ! I just noticed I passed 9,000 posts !

Here is a picture of Dr. Robert Atkins:

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTmOzmi-AqnaWYUmLNs1N-dcdAD2GL_APPFaozIEB9jzceKjRQpLQ)



Are those tomatoes in the pan?  Tomatoes have carbs?  He's gonna mess up the diet.

Fact: Atkins ate carbs.
Fact: Atkins died.
Fact: Carbs kill you.

He slipped on the ice and broke his head open and died.

The Atkins Diet is not no carbs diet ( there is no such thing)
It encourages eating lots of vegetables and some fruit low on the Glicemitc index ( low sugar).

BTW..Correlation does not prove casuation  :)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: TheTrisagion on June 05, 2013, 03:19:11 PM
What? Low carbs cause increased instability on ice?!?!?!  I don't think that was listed as a disclaimer on the Adkins diet book...
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: orthonorm on June 05, 2013, 03:36:44 PM
What? Low carbs cause increased instability on ice?!?!?!  I don't think that was listed as a disclaimer on the Adkins diet book...

But the Eskimos learned to eat from him.

Something seems wrong here.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: J Michael on June 05, 2013, 03:41:29 PM
What? Low carbs cause increased instability on ice?!?!?!  I don't think that was listed as a disclaimer on the Adkins diet book...

But the Eskimos learned to eat from him.

Something seems wrong here.

+1
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: TheTrisagion on June 05, 2013, 04:09:46 PM
What? Low carbs cause increased instability on ice?!?!?!  I don't think that was listed as a disclaimer on the Adkins diet book...

But the Eskimos learned to eat from him.

Something seems wrong here.

It all makes sense now.  It causes the ice itself to be unstable!  Low carbs are responsible for icecaps breaking apart and global warming which is destroying the Eskimos way of life.  I had no idea Dr. Adkins was so nefarious.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: J Michael on June 05, 2013, 04:14:10 PM
What? Low carbs cause increased instability on ice?!?!?!  I don't think that was listed as a disclaimer on the Adkins diet book...

But the Eskimos learned to eat from him.

Something seems wrong here.

It all makes sense now.  It causes the ice itself to be unstable!  Low carbs are responsible for icecaps breaking apart and global warming which is destroying the Eskimos way of life.  I had no idea Dr. Adkins was so nefarious.

Evil incarnate.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: LizaSymonenko on July 08, 2013, 06:54:17 PM

...and for my 8,000th post I bring you an odd photo I took a few weeks back.

What do you think it might be?

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....and....

I couldn't resist to share a photo of an Orthodox Wedding from the late 1950's.

My mom is the maid of honor, holding the crown over the bride.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/319589_278791078817556_1252306107_n.jpg)

Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on July 08, 2013, 07:48:56 PM
Congrats! :)

...and... an upside down photo of a disco dance ball ceiling thingy?
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: SolEX01 on July 08, 2013, 07:52:54 PM
Must ... hold ... on ... to ... 15th place ... in ... total ... posts ... Liza ... is ... closest active ... poster ... behind ... me.   ;)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: LizaSymonenko on July 09, 2013, 07:31:42 PM

LOL!  I will slow down.  Sorry.  No pressure.


It's not a disco ball...but, close.  Roller Rink.  It was mesmerizing.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on July 10, 2013, 08:17:16 AM
Didn't you hope at one time, a few years ago, to catch me SolEX01? You just need to post more is all  8)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: SolEX01 on July 10, 2013, 02:41:04 PM
Didn't you hope at one time, a few years ago, to catch me SolEX01? You just need to post more is all  8)

I used to be a good storyteller.   :angel:
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: vamrat on July 12, 2013, 08:53:29 AM
For my 5454th post I bring you:

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s320x320/309831_275128052517826_1780377900_n.jpg)

A snuggling baby platypus.

Brought to you by the numbers 5 and 4.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: LizaSymonenko on July 12, 2013, 09:02:29 AM

Awwwww!   :D
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: LizaSymonenko on September 12, 2013, 09:25:58 AM
...and for my 9000th post I bring you...

..."falling in to the sky"

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Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on September 25, 2013, 05:26:58 PM
Earlier on this thread I officially retired from actively commemorating posting milestones.

Since that time, a year and a half ago, I've made about 10,000 posts.

Which is shocking. Have I really averaged about 18 posters per day over the last year and a half?

Anyway, I meant to come out of retirement to commemorate my 24,000th post, but I forgot to do so and ended up zooming right past it.

Maybe I'll remember at 25k and post some pics then.

I should get there by November.  :angel:
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on October 01, 2013, 03:54:59 AM
(http://www.dumpaday.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/funny-meme-pictures.jpg)

Later guys :)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Romaios on October 01, 2013, 05:25:34 AM
^ This guy fills in for Grumpy cat when she's busy?
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: hecma925 on October 05, 2013, 10:25:30 PM
Earlier on this thread I officially retired from actively commemorating posting milestones.

Since that time, a year and a half ago, I've made about 10,000 posts.

Which is shocking. Have I really averaged about 18 posters per day over the last year and a half?

Anyway, I meant to come out of retirement to commemorate my 24,000th post, but I forgot to do so and ended up zooming right past it.

Maybe I'll remember at 25k and post some pics then.

I should get there by November.  :angel:

Oh well.  :(
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: OrthoFaith on October 05, 2013, 10:36:55 PM
Earlier on this thread I officially retired from actively commemorating posting milestones.

Since that time, a year and a half ago, I've made about 10,000 posts.

Which is shocking. Have I really averaged about 18 posters per day over the last year and a half?

Anyway, I meant to come out of retirement to commemorate my 24,000th post, but I forgot to do so and ended up zooming right past it.

Maybe I'll remember at 25k and post some pics then.

I should get there by November.  :angel:

Oh well.  :(

I've been following this board for about a year and a half..I could relate. I really enjoyed reading his posts..I'll miss him too. :(
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Shiny on October 05, 2013, 11:16:16 PM
* can never retire.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: hecma925 on October 05, 2013, 11:17:13 PM
* can never retire.

There's no retirement plan, is there?  Or a benevolent association I wasn't aware of?
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Shiny on October 05, 2013, 11:17:57 PM
* can never retire.

There's no retirement plan, is there?  Or a benevolent association I wasn't aware of?
I would be more than happy to fund *'s weekly diet of Sunkist and Banquet TV dinners.

We could all pool the money together to get him a year's worth of supplies.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: hecma925 on October 05, 2013, 11:19:34 PM
* can never retire.

There's no retirement plan, is there?  Or a benevolent association I wasn't aware of?
I would be more than happy to fund *'s weekly diet of Sunkist and Banquet TV dinners.

We could all pool the money together to get him a year's worth of supplies.

Do you want him to survive that year? :D
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Shiny on October 05, 2013, 11:23:48 PM
* can never retire.

There's no retirement plan, is there?  Or a benevolent association I wasn't aware of?
I would be more than happy to fund *'s weekly diet of Sunkist and Banquet TV dinners.

We could all pool the money together to get him a year's worth of supplies.

Do you want him to survive that year? :D
What are you talking about? That is what he eats on a daily basis.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: hecma925 on October 05, 2013, 11:26:43 PM
* can never retire.

There's no retirement plan, is there?  Or a benevolent association I wasn't aware of?
I would be more than happy to fund *'s weekly diet of Sunkist and Banquet TV dinners.

We could all pool the money together to get him a year's worth of supplies.

Do you want him to survive that year? :D
What are you talking about? That is what he eats on a daily basis.
Blech :P :D
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Shiny on October 05, 2013, 11:31:04 PM
Blech :P :D
Well it's no cold soup...
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: hecma925 on October 05, 2013, 11:33:39 PM
Blech :P :D
Well it's no cold soup...

Homemade cold soup is one thing.  An unheated can of Campbell's is quite another.  Gazpacho is not Chicken noodle. :P
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Shiny on October 05, 2013, 11:35:14 PM
I like Lobster Bisque.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: hecma925 on October 05, 2013, 11:45:23 PM
Cold?  I've had cold clam chowder.  It wasn't good.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: TheTrisagion on October 07, 2013, 12:07:09 PM
* can never retire.

There's no retirement plan, is there?  Or a benevolent association I wasn't aware of?
I would be more than happy to fund *'s weekly diet of Sunkist and Banquet TV dinners.

We could all pool the money together to get him a year's worth of supplies.
You live closest to him.  Go grab him by the ears and drag him back here.  :laugh:
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: SolEX01 on October 12, 2013, 01:43:05 AM
I thought I would never see this milestone and here is post 9,500.

Even 10,000 posts is a reasonable goal in the coming months.

The next level is 11,000 posts; I don't know if I'll see that goal as long as I feel happy on this board and my posts per day average continues to decrease.   :)

Lord have mercy.   :angel:
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Cyrillic on October 15, 2013, 11:01:58 AM
For my 6000th post I bring burritos

(http://static.nl.groupon-content.net/88/25/1303457102588.jpg)

Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: SolEX01 on October 27, 2013, 06:39:09 PM
Must ... hold ... on ... to ... 15th place ... in ... total ... posts ... Liza ... is ... closest active ... poster ... behind ... me.   ;)

After being passed by Liza, I'm still holding on to 15th place in total posts.  Αριστοκλής and J Michael are closest active posters behind me.   :)

Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: LizaSymonenko on October 27, 2013, 07:11:52 PM
LOL! Sorry.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: LizaSymonenko on November 22, 2013, 02:13:13 PM

....and for my 10,000th post....(I remember being amazed that I had 300 posts, at one time).

....I bring you what is most near and dear to my heart....all the people I value and love (minus a few who are missing from the photo, whom I love very much).

May God grant them all many, happy and blessed years!!!!

(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1470024_10201936895200702_857990954_n.jpg)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: J Michael on November 22, 2013, 02:20:53 PM

....and for my 10,000th post....(I remember being amazed that I had 300 posts, at one time).

....I bring you what is most near and dear to my heart....all the people I value and love (minus a few who are missing from the photo, whom I love very much).

May God grant them all many, happy and blessed years!!!!

(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1470024_10201936895200702_857990954_n.jpg)

Nice!!

Which one is you??
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: LizaSymonenko on November 22, 2013, 02:24:34 PM

LOL!  I'm behind the camera!!!  ;D
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: J Michael on November 22, 2013, 02:34:19 PM

LOL!  I'm behind the camera!!!  ;D

I just knew you were going to say that! ;D
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: LizaSymonenko on November 22, 2013, 02:39:49 PM

:)

I'm in this one, though.

(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1467273_10201912513031163_808321701_n.jpg)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: biro on November 22, 2013, 02:45:35 PM
Beautiful group shot in the church. And the dinner too.  :angel:
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: J Michael on November 22, 2013, 02:49:18 PM

:)

I'm in this one, though.

(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1467273_10201912513031163_808321701_n.jpg)

Let's see...I'm guessing you're not wearing a long black cassock  ;D.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: LizaSymonenko on November 22, 2013, 03:01:32 PM

I would, if I could!  ;D
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: J Michael on November 22, 2013, 03:16:38 PM

I would, if I could!  ;D

Well...you, theoretically,....could.......... ;D

Okay, so....which one is the real LizaSymonenko??  (You all look so..........Ukraininan ;D ;D!)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: LizaSymonenko on November 22, 2013, 03:21:03 PM

Ya...ya...that's me....the Ukrainian one!   :angel:
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: J Michael on November 22, 2013, 03:22:17 PM

Ya...ya...that's me....the Ukrainian one!   :angel:

Go figure..... 8)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: brastaseptim on November 22, 2013, 03:24:24 PM

Ya...ya...that's me....the Ukrainian one!   :angel:

As opposed to the Moldovan one?
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on November 22, 2013, 04:52:19 PM
Congrats on 10,000!  :)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on November 22, 2013, 04:55:45 PM
I would be more than happy to fund *'s weekly diet of Sunkist and Banquet TV dinners.

I drink about 12-15 two liters of diet Sunkist a week. I will not count the TV dinners, since NO ONE should have to pay for that stuff. Anyway, I look forward to your first monthly check of about $60 arriving shortly.  :P  :P
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: LizaSymonenko on November 22, 2013, 05:33:07 PM

I would, if I could!  ;D

Well...you, theoretically,....could.......... ;D

Okay, so....which one is the real LizaSymonenko??  (You all look so..........Ukraininan ;D ;D!)

Maybe it will be easier if I told you I am not a blonde....although I was when I was little...but, it got darker as I got older.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: J Michael on November 22, 2013, 05:36:03 PM

I would, if I could!  ;D

Well...you, theoretically,....could.......... ;D

Okay, so....which one is the real LizaSymonenko??  (You all look so..........Ukraininan ;D ;D!)

Maybe it will be easier if I told you I am not a blonde....although I was when I was little...but, it got darker as I got older.


Ah ha!!  Excellent!!!
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: mike on December 05, 2013, 07:35:46 AM
20000th. Trying to list all churches I've ever been to:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e9/Cerkiew_sw.Mikolaja.jpg)
St. Nicholas in Białystok

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/92/Cerkiew_%C5%9Awi%C4%99tego_Ducha_Bia%C5%82ystok.JPG)
Holy Spirit in Białystok

(http://www.orthphoto.net/photo/200611/11340.jpg)
All Saints in Białystok

(http://www.orthphoto.net/photo/201202/69545.jpg)
St. George in Białystok

(http://fotoforum.gazeta.pl/photo/3/hf/fi/hhon/ybyad5NYIHb3PsZqYX.jpg)
St. Mary Magdalene in Białystok

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/08/Cerkiew_Zmartwychwstania_Pa%C5%84skiego_Bia%C5%82ystok.JPG)
Resurrection in Białystok

(http://www.dojlidy.cerkiew.pl/old/photo/main.jpg)
St. Elijah in Białystok

(http://www.ciekawepodlasie.pl/image/7692/Cerkiew_prawoslawna_pw_sw_Jerzego_Zwyciezcy_z_1870r.jpg)
St. George in Jurowlany

(http://adamfalkowski.eu/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/8-Cerkiew-Czarna-Bia%C5%82ostocka.jpg)
Holy Myrhbearers in Czarna Białostocka

(http://www.ciekawepodlasie.pl/image/978/Cerkiew_Swietych_Apostolow_Piotra_i_Pawla.jpg)
St. St. Peter and Paul in Wasilków

(http://cdn4.asteroid.pl/a.garnek.pl/015/039/15039919_800.0.jpg/bialystok-zascianki.jpg)
St. Pantaleon in Zaścianki

(http://www.cerkiew.siemianowka.pl/image/sm05.jpg)
St. George in Siemianówka

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/18/Podlaskie_-_Krynki_-_Stara_Grzybowszczyzna_-_Cerkiew_%C5%9Bw._Jana_Chrzciciela_-_Front.JPG)
St. John the Baptist in Grzybowszczyzna Stara

(http://www.radzima.org/images/pamatniki/4049/pdblsupr01-01.jpg)
Annunciation in Supraśl

(http://www.ciekawepodlasie.pl/image/7315/Lukaszowka.jpg)
St. John the Theologian in Supraśl

(http://www.wspolczesna.pl/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=GW&Date=20121019&Category=REG06&ArtNo=121019583&Ref=AR&border=0&MaxW=666[img]http://www.wspolczesna.pl/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=GW&Date=20121019&Category=REG06&ArtNo=121019583&Ref=AR&border=0&MaxW=666)
St. Gabriel the Martyr in Zwierki

(http://dziedzictwo.ekai.pl/_album/718,500,q.jpg)
Intercession in Puchły

(http://www.ciekawepodlasie.pl/image/1274/Zespol_zabudowan_agroturystycznych.jpg)
Dormition in Zabłudów

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6081/6061070811_ff612bcbc3.jpg)
St. St. Anthony and Theodosius in Odrynki

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e1/Brosen_bielsk_podlaski_cerkiew_narodzenia_bogarodzicy.jpg)
Nativity of the Theotokos in Bielsk Podlaski

(http://dziedzictwo.ekai.pl/_album/683,500,q.jpg)
St. Michael in Bielsk Podlaski

(http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/2262644.jpg)
Resurrection in Bielsk Podlaski

(http://www.ciekawepodlasie.pl/image/9186/Zabytkowa_cerkiew_prawoslawna_pw_sw_Michala.jpg)
St. Michael in Orla

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/57/Orla_-_Chapel_of_Simeon_Stylites_01.jpg/213px-Orla_-_Chapel_of_Simeon_Stylites_01.jpg)
St. Symeon the Stylite in Orla

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Cerkiew_%C5%9Bw._Micha%C5%82a_w_Starym_Korninie_Podlasie_Wikiekspedycja.jpg/800px-Cerkiew_%C5%9Bw._Micha%C5%82a_w_Starym_Korninie_Podlasie_Wikiekspedycja.jpg)
St. Michael in Stary Kornin

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e4/Cerkiew_w_Starym_Korninie_front_view.jpg/452px-Cerkiew_w_Starym_Korninie_front_view.jpg)
St. Anne in Stary Kornin

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/19/Podlaskie_-_Bielsk_Podlaski_-_Augustowo_-_Cerkiew_Jana_Teologa_01.JPG)
St. John the Theologian in Augustowo

(http://www.bialowieza.gmina.pl/files/cerkiew_d.jpg)
St. Nicholas in Białowieża

(http://ptsmkatowice.republika.pl/podlasie-2009/2009-09-19_14-49a_Hajnowka-cerkiew.jpg)
Holy Trinity in Hajnówka

(http://img2.garnek.pl/a.garnek.pl/007/634/7634868_800.0.jpg/cerkiew-sw-dymitra-w-hajnowce.jpg)
St. Demetrius in Hajnówka

(http://www.swiatobrazu.pl/picture/i/jc5/a1c/v4y/54966_s_660_0_0_0_0_0_0_jc5a1cv4yj4pacp4r3v210lehrz6tol3qh4ijqc6z6n091uqxgim7urfbhcxxmob.jpeg)
"Joy of All Who Sorrow" Icon in Tokary

(http://fotoforum.gazeta.pl/photo/6/fh/hj/flvb/vvD7WQRZW9gllPZcRB.jpg)
Nativity of the Theotokos in Mielnik

(http://www.ciekawepodlasie.pl/image/1843/Cerkiew_Przemienienia_Panskiego.jpg)
Transfiguration in Grabarka

(http://www.orthphoto.net/photo/200511/3641.jpg)
"Joy of All Who Sorrow" Icon in Grabarka

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Jableczna-042.jpg/800px-Jableczna-042.jpg)
St. Humphrey in Jabłeczna

(http://www.samper.pl/warszawa-ukraina/galeria/jpg-sred/09-01.jpg)
St. Mary Magdalene in Warsaw

(http://images.photo.bikestats.eu/zdjecie,600,152705,20110206,cerkiew-sw-jana-klimaka-na-woli.jpg)
St. John Climacus in Warsaw

(http://liturgia.cerkiew.pl/pages/Image/mlelechowska.jpg)
St. Gregory the Archimandrite in Warsaw

(http://www.polskaniezwykla.pl/pictures/original/280956.jpg)
St. Alexandra in Stanisławowo

(http://fotopolska.eu/foto/196/196977.jpg)
St. Nicholas in Radom

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-uNqdjgXMbCw/UdsltXbaHGI/AAAAAAAAXrg/_Efa0jkpkaA/s1600/DSCF5096a.JPG)
Dormition in Cracow

(http://kolumber.pl/upload/photos/0016/7688/eeae6232b4df2a2cf5a21e4bd0d6ac30_small.jpg)
St. Michael in Sokołowsko

(http://dolny-slask.org.pl/foto/3207/3207823.jpg)
St. St. Cyril and Methodius in Wrocław

(http://images.polskaniezwykla.pl/user/original/17527.jpg)
St. St. Peter and Paul in Jelenia Góra

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7e/PL_E%C5%82k_cerkiew1.jpg/800px-PL_E%C5%82k_cerkiew1.jpg)
St. St. Peter and Paul in Ełk

(http://www.masuria.pl/img/img_miejsca/50_1215521514.jpg)
Dormition in Wojnowo

(http://mm.salon24.pl.s3.amazonaws.com/6b/7a/6b7abdf9c562723aaca5e858a597cd51,2,0.jpg)
St. Nicholas in Gdańsk

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ea/Polatsk-St._Euphrosine1.JPG/450px-Polatsk-St._Euphrosine1.JPG)
Transfiguration in Połacak

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c1/Polatsk-St._Euphrosine2.JPG/771px-Polatsk-St._Euphrosine2.JPG)
Elevation in Połacak

(http://www.turism.de/rodnik/Images/Chram/Bel/minsk.jpg)
"Joy of All Who Sorrow" Icon in Miensk

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/49/Synkavichy_StMichaelChurch.jpg/450px-Synkavichy_StMichaelChurch.jpg)
St. Michael in Synkovičy

(http://stephendanko.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/Church-of-the-Holy-Spirit-Exterior.jpg)
Holy Spirit in Vilnius

(http://www.bhmpics.com/download/cathedral_of_christ_the_saviour-1920x1200.jpg)
Christ the Saviour in Moscow

(http://www.travelmaniacy.pl/fotki_arty/warna_zwiedzanie_cerkiew.jpg)
Dormition in Varna

(http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/41011427.jpg)
St. Blase in Sveti Vlas

(http://commons.orthodoxwiki.org/images/thumb/e/ec/Pravoslavny_katedralni_chram_sv._Cyrila_a_Metodeje_Resslova_Praha.jpg/300px-Pravoslavny_katedralni_chram_sv._Cyrila_a_Metodeje_Resslova_Praha.jpg)
St. St. Cyril and Methodius in Prague

(http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/30893247.jpg)
St. St. Peter and Paul in Trebišov

(http://www.patriarchate.org/assets/images/patriarchate/img_ec-pat_105.jpg)
St. George in Istanbul

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/20/%C4%B0stanbul_6019.jpg)
St. Stephen in Istanbul

I missed a handful (or two) because I forgot or cannot identify them. I listed active EOrthodox churches. I skipped shrines of other confessions (Old Believer, Catholic, OO, Old Catholic, Lutheran, Calvinist, Jewish, Muslim and what else). I also did not list buildings that no longer function as churches. I at least entered each of them. All but a handful, I attended services in. I omitted churches I've seen only from the outside.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on December 05, 2013, 10:43:22 AM
Congrats on 20,000! :)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: LizaSymonenko on December 05, 2013, 10:52:58 AM

Wow!  That's a lot of churches...and even more posts!

Congratulations!
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: mike on December 05, 2013, 06:30:22 PM
Congrats on 20,000! :)

Not really convinced it is a thing to be happy about ;)

If I weren't a mod I would have 4-5k posts less.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Maria on December 05, 2013, 06:54:02 PM
Congrats on 20,000! :)

Not really convinced it is a thing to be happy about ;)

If I weren't a mod I would have 4-5k posts less.

Beautiful photography. Did you shoot all those pictures?
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: mike on December 05, 2013, 06:55:33 PM
Congrats on 20,000! :)

Not really convinced it is a thing to be happy about ;)

If I weren't a mod I would have 4-5k posts less.

Beautiful photography. Did you shoot all those pictures?

I shot none.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on December 14, 2013, 05:25:16 AM
To celebrate my reaching the 25,000 mark:

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/03d8f34b64d81d43f551d2f1b63e3935/tumblr_mmi26jt5aw1ro2i2ho1_500.gif)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: hecma925 on December 16, 2013, 07:43:18 AM
To celebrate my reaching the 25,000 mark:

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/03d8f34b64d81d43f551d2f1b63e3935/tumblr_mmi26jt5aw1ro2i2ho1_500.gif)

Flailing tattooed girl, my favorite.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: J Michael on December 16, 2013, 10:22:57 AM
To celebrate my reaching the 25,000 mark:

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/03d8f34b64d81d43f551d2f1b63e3935/tumblr_mmi26jt5aw1ro2i2ho1_500.gif)

Flailing tattooed girl, my favorite.

This would make a great new avatar for Shiny!
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: SolEX01 on January 23, 2014, 02:03:18 AM
My hold on 14th place is getting perilous as J Michael and Mor Ephrem are within striking distance.

I approach 10,000 posts with steadiness and patience.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on January 23, 2014, 02:08:24 AM
A realistic goal, based on your current posts-per-day average, would be to hit 10,000 by the last week of February.  But I say: away with such talk! Send it to the outer darkness of discussion hell! Rather, be perfect even as the posters ahead of you are perfect. Truly, set your goal for 10,000 by the end of January! You can do it! :angel:
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Mor Ephrem on January 23, 2014, 09:33:36 PM
My hold on 14th place is getting perilous as J Michael and Mor Ephrem are within striking distance.

I approach 10,000 posts with steadiness and patience.

You can win, even if I do.  :P
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on January 30, 2014, 07:31:32 AM
To celebrate my 26,000th post... I present to you a story from my youth, involving the first world problems I had to endure at the time, but which, like fire in the furnace, made me into the fine person posting this today. It was maybe 1987, and I had my heart set on getting the GI Joe aircraft carrier for my birthday. I mean, just look at that baby!

(http://byejustin.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/gi-joe-aircraft-carrier.jpg)

We're talking about a 7 1/2 feet long and 3 feet wide bundle of pure American kick-butt-edness. YEAH! Just look at those kids in the bottom right corner... that would be me! Sure it was like $100, but I was totally worth it!

I told everyone of my yearning: my mom, my grandparents, and I even considered tracking down my father. Everyone had to know that I wanted this. I needed it.

Then finally the day of my birthday arrived. Before I left for school in the morning my mom said something like "there will be a present here for you when you get home". !!!!  ;D  YES!  Now, for most of my youth we didn't have a lot. Like I remember for one birthday I got a $5 action figure or something, and that was it. No big deal, that was fine. But this year... this year I could just feel it. It was going to be big! I knew my grandparents had bought me something, and I knew they'd give me what my heart desired.

I was so excited that day at school that my innards were practically filled to bursting with joy. And then finally the moment of truth arrived and school was over. I rushed off the bus past the poor saps who didn't have a birthday that day; I was running, running, like there was no tomorrow running. It was glorious. I burst into the door, ran through the apartment, and into my room. This was it! This was going to be it! And... and... I looked around. Where is it? WHERE IS IT? #$#$%&^%*&$#%?

It was not there. I had been betrayed. My hopes dashed. My soul crushed.

I went back out into the living room. "Do you like it?" my mom asked. "Like what?" I said dejectedly. "Didn't you see it?" she asked. "No." I said dejectedly. "Well why don't you go look again?" she asked. "OK." I said dejectedly.

So I went back into the room. Dare I get my hopes up again? No. You don't look around a 80 sq. ft. room and miss a 7 1/2 foot long toy. It wasn't there. Still... something had to be there. Would I care? How could I?  Yet... there was more to this life than that ship. Maybe it would be a fun toy. Maybe a video game system or something? That'd be cool. Maybe it could even be great? My hopes began to revive. Here goes...

As I walked in the room I still saw nothing out of the ordinary. I see no toys. I see no video games. I see no martial arts equipment ordered from Black Belt magazine. What gives? Then I saw it. I saw that most useless of inventions, that device which has destroyed more lives and robbed people of more productive hours than any other horror. It was a television.

A television? What was I going to do with a television? I mean, seriously now, what? What? We didn't even have cable much of the time, and when we did I could watch TV in the living room. I was devastated, my life lay in a heap of shattered and bloody rags. The end was near.

But the end was not near. I eventually recovered from this experience, a little wiser, if a lot more cynical, about the world, and the ability of family members to stab you in the back when you weren't looking and twist the knife and giggle in glee at your girlish cries to "stop! make it stop!"  Years later I realized that it had been a good thing that I got the TV. I would have sold the toy at a yard sale or something, but I continued using that small stupid TV for like 8 years. Many were the great adventures I had in my youth on that TV. Role playing games, Star Trek... everything exciting a teenager could do I did on it. Thus while I still carry a sense of the betrayal that people are capable of from that birthday, nonetheless I am now grateful, not to the gift giver, but to the gift itself, for it became for me something my family could not have fathomed. It was glorious after all. Just not the way that I thought it would be.

But such are the lessons of life so often. We think we know what we want, but we don't. And really, if there is one thread of truth running through the tapestry of my 26,000 posts, one abiding life lesson I wish to share with you all, it can be found in this story I have shared from the wellspring of my soul. Discern, learn, and share this with those worthy of it.

(And for those naysayers, who probably think this entire thing is made up, I can honestly tell you that about 85% of that story is true)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: LizaSymonenko on January 30, 2014, 08:00:45 AM

I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

Congratulations, on reaching 26,000 posts!
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on January 30, 2014, 08:06:09 AM
I hope laugh, or at least not cry from thinking I'm forever scarred! The true stuff was my hoping for that particular toy on that particular day, about how I was told something would be waiting for me, about my getting much more use out of the TV, etc.   The fictional stuff was all the stuff about how devastated I was and how it made my cynical and so forth. I mean, how do you realistically capture the letdown and negative emotions felt by an 8 year old boy who doesn't get what he wants without a little melodrama and exaggeration?  :angel:
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: LizaSymonenko on January 30, 2014, 08:09:19 AM

We've all been there.  I know I have.

I no longer "expect" anything from anyone, and therefore, the smallest thing that someone sends my way is truly appreciated and valued.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: LizaSymonenko on March 24, 2014, 02:58:37 PM

...and for my 11,000th post, I give you:

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t1.0-9/1959845_10202770931651092_30366480_n.jpg)

Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on March 24, 2014, 03:02:17 PM
Congrats!  :)

Another post will follow shortly...
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: LizaSymonenko on March 24, 2014, 03:07:38 PM

Oh...just reply to this one a couple times and you'll be there!  ;)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on March 24, 2014, 03:13:46 PM
For my 27,000th post I bring you...

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-DYBRB2QiqpA/UgIhAL89t0I/AAAAAAAAECk/kxU5m9AZ7ug/s1600/2013_08_06_Swan_animation.gif)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: LizaSymonenko on March 24, 2014, 03:30:43 PM

Nice.

So, what's that object gliding across the heavens?
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on March 26, 2014, 07:33:29 PM
I think it's a planet (though now I'd be really embarrassed if it turned out to be an airplane)  :angel:  Anyway, but that was the original reason they called them planets, they were 'wanderers' in the sky.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on May 24, 2014, 11:30:47 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/mk5tova.jpg)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: hecma925 on May 24, 2014, 11:31:53 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/mk5tova.jpg)

That's it?   :-\
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on May 24, 2014, 11:37:12 AM
It must suffice!
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: hecma925 on May 24, 2014, 11:39:11 AM
From countless stars to a post-it note....I guess NASA's budget isn't cooperating these days.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: hecma925 on May 27, 2014, 01:22:50 PM
For my 5000th post, I bring you the Amazona vittata.  They're slowly coming back from near-extinction.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/98/Puerto_Rican_parrot.jpg)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on May 28, 2014, 04:11:24 PM
From countless stars to a post-it note....I guess NASA's budget isn't cooperating these days.

Oh ok, here's something else:

(http://media.giphy.com/media/IMDSOJvLn9RaU/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Maria on May 28, 2014, 07:00:38 PM
(http://cdn-www.cracked.com/articleimages/dan/photoshops/crab2.jpg)

This is not photoshopped.

It is called a coconut crab.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: TheTrisagion on May 28, 2014, 11:16:24 PM
From countless stars to a post-it note....I guess NASA's budget isn't cooperating these days.

Oh ok, here's something else:

(http://media.giphy.com/media/IMDSOJvLn9RaU/giphy.gif)
I'm not really sure what I'm feeling about this piece of art. So many mixed emotions are running through me right now.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: hecma925 on May 29, 2014, 09:14:35 AM
From countless stars to a post-it note....I guess NASA's budget isn't cooperating these days.

Oh ok, here's something else:

(http://media.giphy.com/media/IMDSOJvLn9RaU/giphy.gif)
I'm not really sure what I'm feeling about this piece of art. So many mixed emotions are running through me right now.
Extreme manliness surmounted by a kitty...those, my brother, are the passions rising up within your soul.  Battle on!  Keep your nous safe from all deception!
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on June 10, 2014, 08:46:59 PM
To celebrate another recent milestone...

(http://thumbsnap.com/s/wVe0iwOi.gif)

Made in NYC. Enjoy!
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: LizaSymonenko on June 16, 2014, 12:33:28 PM

And for my 12,000th post, I bring you:

(https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/q80/s720x720/10306753_10152192612477817_5915848499779949460_n.jpg?oh=804d41ab10876675118d8980eec1ea30&oe=542CF7D2)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on June 30, 2014, 05:27:48 PM
And my 29,000th post on oc.net was...

*drum roll*

... . .

"Many of us no longer lack food, water, clothing, or shelter; nor do we regularly face life-threatening physical danger. As a result, the protective energies have adapted toward defending the individual psychologically, rather than physiologically. We now experience the daily need to defend our self-concepts rather than our bodies. Our major struggles end up being with our own inner fears, insecurities, and destructive behavior patterns, and not with outside forces." - Michael A. Singer

(http://www.colourbox.com/preview/3421099-172067-dog-with-a-party-hat-on.jpg)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on June 30, 2014, 05:30:11 PM
Also, as for my earlier astronomical remark, I'm an idiot, don't listen to me. Ever.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on October 03, 2014, 12:28:45 AM
30,002 posts and counting.

(http://tessandbernard.com/images/alien1.gif)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: biro on October 03, 2014, 12:30:50 AM
30,002 posts and counting.

(http://tessandbernard.com/images/alien1.gif)

Mazel tov! :)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Marc1152 on October 06, 2014, 01:17:29 PM
I just hit 13,000.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on March 03, 2015, 09:06:03 PM
And for my 31002nd post I bring you... a few things sitting around on my hard drive collecting dust (mostly half finished projects). Errors you find in these are your own fault; these are labors of love, and love cannot be pierced by your ill-conceived, overly-rational, nit-pickerishness. Anyway, hopefully this will make up for the disappointment of hecma925 last May.

1) oc.net statistics

(http://i.imgur.com/JsDR4uD.png)


2) list of writers/writings/sources in the early church

(http://i.imgur.com/873bH47.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/e6Z28K0.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/ahSwT1m.png)



3) short bibliographies for two Nicholases... or Nikolaiai? Nicholaies?

(http://i.imgur.com/88yWCHr.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/AuUX72I.png)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Mor Ephrem on March 03, 2015, 09:18:13 PM
You are the coolest nerd ever.  :-*
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: TheTrisagion on March 03, 2015, 09:18:55 PM
Whoa!  You are hard core, Justin!  :o
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Jonathan Gress on March 03, 2015, 09:41:57 PM
I'm currently trying to catch up. I've been a member for over 5 years and I don't even have 5,000 posts yet.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: hecma925 on March 03, 2015, 09:49:31 PM
This makes up for it, Kissel.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: hecma925 on April 17, 2015, 03:16:14 AM
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-lsBKJdTm_rg/VS7jRqnPZdI/AAAAAAAADrE/CFdYU_B2Znc/w711-h474-no/FB_IMG_1429120392131.jpg)

9000
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: TheTrisagion on April 30, 2015, 10:58:03 AM
St Augustine was not included on Justin's list. Accident or intentional? Hmmmmm...
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on June 12, 2015, 02:54:46 PM
And for my 32,000th post I bring you... maps on another thread (http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,64935.msg1302525.html#msg1302525).
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: hecma925 on June 12, 2015, 07:03:03 PM
And for my 32,000th post I bring you... maps on another thread (http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,64935.msg1302525.html#msg1302525).

I am pleased.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on December 25, 2015, 10:53:45 PM
(http://imgc.allpostersimages.com/images/P-473-488-90/21/2177/DCUCD00Z/posters/loraine-wilson-orthodox-priests-parga-greece.jpg)

(http://www.profounddecisions.co.uk/mediawiki-public/images/thumb/a/ae/HighPriests2.jpg/590px-HighPriests2.jpg)

(http://www.eatdrinktravel.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Flickr_-_Government_Press_Office_GPO_-_A_Greek_orthodox_priest_participating_in_the_annual_Christmas_procession_in_Bethlehem-e1419394923741.jpg)

(http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/romanian-orthodox-priests-stand-behind-cattle-and-barrels-filled-with-picture-id460933257)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5snX2uBuUqo/ViTuDjTG_pI/AAAAAAAAWdo/cow3YoY7DZs/s1600/Russian%2BOrthodox%2BArmy%2B11.jpg)

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/93/43/92/93439268c41fdd2cb83a09f4b551828b.jpg)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Maria on December 25, 2015, 11:05:29 PM
This one is a great shot:

It shows the playful nature of cattle.

Have you seen the You Tube videos of cattle playing with balls or chasing a robotic car?

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/93/43/92/93439268c41fdd2cb83a09f4b551828b.jpg)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: hecma925 on February 06, 2016, 07:16:18 AM
(http://viralpie.net/images/14/December/24/i.chzbgr-8.gif)

Dropped the ball on 11,000.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on February 06, 2016, 12:05:48 PM
(http://viralpie.net/images/14/December/24/i.chzbgr-8.gif)

Dropped the ball on 11,000.

Do this daily till you have 11,111 posts:
11 prostrations at 1:11am
Read Psalms 11 & 111
Say Jesus Prayer once, five times a day

When you hit 11,111 bow before your icons and thank God for his mercy. Drink some holy water (not too much!!!) Then post a selfie on this thread.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: TheTrisagion on February 08, 2016, 03:09:23 PM
16,000 post and still going strong.  W00T, W00T.
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on February 08, 2016, 03:24:16 PM
Congratulations, condolences, cheers, and good job!
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: hecma925 on February 21, 2016, 03:18:29 AM
When you hit 11,111 bow before your icons and thank God for his mercy. Drink some holy water (not too much!!!) Then post a selfie on this thread.

Selfies need not apply.

(http://p.fod4.com/p/media/c021a8efcc/MjdGgPHVRFmeKBzCqBSR_Skeletor%20Exit.gif)
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: wgw on February 21, 2016, 07:24:25 AM
16,000 post and still going strong.  W00T, W00T.

Many posts to you, O poster! 
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: hecma925 on December 31, 2016, 02:54:09 PM
For my 12,666th post on the Eve of the New Year....I give you...
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Route 12666 Kanyakumari Express Train!*
Tickets are available!  Food is rated good!
http://indiarailinfo.com/train/-train-kanyakumari-howrah-superfast-express-12666/642/1010/1







*Entrance sign
Title: Re: And For My 5000th Post I Bring You...
Post by: Asteriktos on February 18, 2017, 03:06:01 PM
And for my 34,000th post I bring you...

(http://mrwgifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Awkward-White-People-Dance-Moves-On-a-Game-Show.gif)

(http://cdn3-www.craveonline.com/assets/mandatory/legacy/2015/05/man_file_1058912_dance5.gif)

(https://68.media.tumblr.com/77b32764c58cedebf999550f953399f6/tumblr_o2ehqhOFkL1rv5gmso1_500.gif)

And finally, 5'7" Spud Webb dunking a basketball...

(http://i.imgur.com/67uVH2v.gif)