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Title: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on February 23, 2012, 03:48:09 AM
Perhaps some of you have heard of the "Scumbag Steve" and "Good Guy Greg" fads.

If not, here's a rundown: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/scumbag-steve (may be vulgar language)

Here is the Orthodox version, Hyperdox Herman:

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

(http://i.imgur.com/S7wUc.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/Z4o9x.png)

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

Make your own with the following picture:

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

The bearded fellow was doing an anonymous demo, so don't worry about making fun of an actual orthodox or identified person.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Maria on February 23, 2012, 04:15:39 AM
Oh, no, is that you?

Have you read One Flew Over the Onion Dome?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on February 23, 2012, 04:18:54 AM
Oh, no, is that you?

My eyes are fall hazel brown, not spring shale blue, silly.

It's a guy who was doing some sort of photo gag on a random website that came up in google images.

Have you read One Flew Over the Onion Dome?
No, but it does sort of look like the author.  ;)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: biro on February 23, 2012, 09:47:50 AM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c24/neon000/b9b86e42-17d0-4bfe-8698-8d5aa2e39378.png)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: vamrat on February 23, 2012, 10:10:51 AM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c24/neon000/b9b86e42-17d0-4bfe-8698-8d5aa2e39378.png)

Not cool.  I know three hymns in Old Slavonic and I have been to Old Slavonia.  What are you trying to suggest??
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: LBK on February 23, 2012, 10:15:04 AM
Ooooo, this will be a fun thread!  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Schultz on February 23, 2012, 10:43:32 AM
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a282/stilts121/HYPERDOXHERMAN1.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: augustin717 on February 23, 2012, 10:54:20 AM
For political views you can safely substitute "libertarian" or "Holy Tsar Nicholas pray to God for us!". I've seen that as a political option on a friend's friend FB profile. No joke.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: LBK on February 23, 2012, 10:54:50 AM
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a282/stilts121/HYPERDOXHERMAN1.jpg)

Perfect, Schultz, just perfect!  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: jckstraw72 on February 23, 2012, 11:02:04 AM
"Holy Tsar Nicholas pray to God for us!". I've seen that as a political option on a friend's friend FB profile. No joke.

sounds like a pretty solid political stance -- better to trust in God and His Saints than the pointless choice between republican and democrat!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: podkarpatska on February 23, 2012, 11:06:28 AM
"Holy Tsar Nicholas pray to God for us!". I've seen that as a political option on a friend's friend FB profile. No joke.

sounds like a pretty solid political stance -- better to trust in God and His Saints than the pointless choice between republican and democrat!

As the Psalmist advises, put not your trust in princes. The Tsar's imperial guards didn't react in a very Christ-like manner on Bloody Sunday in 1905 if my memory of Russian history is accurate.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on February 23, 2012, 11:57:43 AM
I want to congratulate Nick on a fine and decent thread with an excellent and brilliant OP.

Please people, let's not let stupidity get in the way of mocking one another.

I wish I were good at this stuff . . .

Keep them coming. This thread ought be one that should not die.

Thanks for all the laughs so far.

-subscribed-*


like for real.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on February 23, 2012, 01:33:47 PM
Mine.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on February 23, 2012, 01:36:26 PM
Guess which of Michal's is my favorite?

Brilliant!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: primuspilus on February 23, 2012, 01:39:12 PM
oh man, gotta subscribe :)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on February 23, 2012, 02:01:51 PM
Another one.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Schultz on February 23, 2012, 02:04:15 PM
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a282/stilts121/HYPERHERMAN2.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: jckstraw72 on February 23, 2012, 02:04:39 PM
Mine.

i dont understand the gun one ...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: primuspilus on February 23, 2012, 02:06:04 PM
The guy kind of looks like Gebre.....
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: vamrat on February 23, 2012, 02:11:17 PM
Mine.

i dont understand the gun one ...

You're better off for it.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on February 23, 2012, 02:13:00 PM
The guy kind of looks like Gebre.....

Hey, let's keep this nice.

Gebre is way handsomer than that fine fellow.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on February 23, 2012, 02:16:15 PM
And again...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: primuspilus on February 23, 2012, 02:17:47 PM
The guy kind of looks like Gebre.....

Hey, let's keep this nice.

Gebre is way handsomer than that fine fellow.
No jabs, I was being serious :)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Schultz on February 23, 2012, 02:23:14 PM
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a282/stilts121/hyperherman3.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on February 23, 2012, 02:42:30 PM
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a282/stilts121/HYPERHERMAN2.jpg

That is truly brilliant.

i dont understand the gun one ...

Yeah, there are a few different interpretations one could come up with on that one.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on February 23, 2012, 03:00:23 PM
Rated this thread 5 stars.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on February 23, 2012, 03:02:23 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/bhhQH.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/HC835.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/CRpAf.png)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on February 23, 2012, 03:21:19 PM
These two tell a story:

(http://i.imgur.com/HGd8e.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/7xqiM.png)

EDIT: Wow. You actually CAN buy Slivovitz from Amazon.com.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: podkarpatska on February 23, 2012, 03:29:29 PM
These two tell a story:

EDIT: Wow. You actually CAN buy Slivovitz from Amazon.com.

And what, I might ask is WRONG with Slivovitca? Is morning drink of champion! Natural and organic- made from plum fruit!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on February 23, 2012, 03:30:39 PM
And what, I might ask is WRONG with Slivovitca?
An American ordering it from Amazon.com.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: podkarpatska on February 23, 2012, 03:31:36 PM
My dad was, and my brother is, an Orthodox priest. If someone confessed to using a Jewish doctor, I am not sure if either could have kept a straight face. Are there really people out there who are so 'out there?'
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: podkarpatska on February 23, 2012, 03:32:04 PM
And what, I might ask is WRONG with Slivovitca?
An American ordering it from Amazon.com.

Home made hootch is better! Old country recipe!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: dcommini on February 23, 2012, 03:46:30 PM
And again...

Hey, I waited over a year before I started my blog! Which reminds me... I haven't updated in about a month  ;D
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on February 23, 2012, 03:54:53 PM
Courtesy of Maria:

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

You can make your own online here if you don't have photoshop: http://cheezburger.com/Builder

Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Maria on February 23, 2012, 05:14:40 PM
I do not know how to post images here as my puter is on the fritz.

Here are two LOLs:

http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2012/2/23/71c90bbb-88e0-4504-a830-ba54143168b7.jpg

http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2012/2/23/86fa982b-ab16-4c46-aad8-a8be73b14efc.jpg
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on February 23, 2012, 05:25:27 PM
I do not know how to post images here as my puter is on the fritz.

Here are two LOLs:

http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2012/2/23/71c90bbb-88e0-4504-a830-ba54143168b7.jpg


I'm stealing that.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on February 23, 2012, 05:43:31 PM
His fb page: http://www.facebook.com/HyperdoxHerman
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: LBK on February 23, 2012, 06:37:03 PM
My dad was, and my brother is, an Orthodox priest. If someone confessed to using a Jewish doctor, I am not sure if either could have kept a straight face. Are there really people out there who are so 'out there?'

Seems you've forgotten our friend John Alden, aka Hopeful Faithful.  ::) :laugh:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: podkarpatska on February 23, 2012, 06:38:05 PM
His fb page: http://www.facebook.com/HyperdoxHerman

He DOESNT  'like' Koine Greek? Outrage....
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Christopher McAvoy on February 23, 2012, 06:39:05 PM
Some of the jokes are a little odd, but I like the idea.

The unadulterated wine one is my favourite.

A few people believe that "Sulfites" are a masonic innovation first begun by the California vineyards after a bilderburg conference was held nearby, not naturally occuring chemical reaction.
 ;) :D
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on February 23, 2012, 06:39:13 PM
My dad was, and my brother is, an Orthodox priest. If someone confessed to using a Jewish doctor, I am not sure if either could have kept a straight face. Are there really people out there who are so 'out there?'

There has to be some Orthodox version of Rule 34.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on February 23, 2012, 06:40:46 PM
His fb page: http://www.facebook.com/HyperdoxHerman

If anyone posts stuff there and not here, you will answer to me.

And I will turn your cheek for you--inside out. All four of them.

This is why we need intellectual property rights!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on February 23, 2012, 06:45:55 PM
His fb page: http://www.facebook.com/HyperdoxHerman

He DOESNT  'like' Koine Greek? Outrage....

Corrected.

His fb page: http://www.facebook.com/HyperdoxHerman

If anyone posts stuff there and not here, you will answer to me.


Yes, sir!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Maria on February 23, 2012, 06:47:16 PM
Some of the jokes are a little odd, but I like the idea.

The unadulterated wine one is my favourite.

A few people believe that "Sulfites" are a masonic innovation first begun by the California vineyards after a bilderburg conference was held nearby, not naturally occuring chemical reaction.
 ;) :D

Thanks, I had never heard that. Even bottles of wine from Greece say that there may be some natural sulfites present.

However, a priest did say that using raisins and making your own altar wine/wine for consumption after communion can prevent allergic reactions to those allergic to bee venom. Sometimes a honey bee or yellow jacket wasp is accidentally crushed and processed in the winery.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: podkarpatska on February 23, 2012, 06:53:48 PM
My dad was, and my brother is, an Orthodox priest. If someone confessed to using a Jewish doctor, I am not sure if either could have kept a straight face. Are there really people out there who are so 'out there?'

There has to be some Orthodox version of Rule 34.

Now I get the reference! Took me awhile....In other words, if you can think of it, someone out there has an 'Orthodox' version of it. Quite true... :D
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: podkarpatska on February 23, 2012, 06:54:56 PM
His fb page: http://www.facebook.com/HyperdoxHerman

He DOESNT  'like' Koine Greek? Outrage....

Corrected.

His fb page: http://www.facebook.com/HyperdoxHerman

If anyone posts stuff there and not here, you will answer to me.


Yes, sir!

Don't forget 'likes' Ivan the Terrible...Too bad there isn't a 'dislike' for Peter the Great! 
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on February 23, 2012, 06:57:36 PM
Someone start printing the t-shirts. Time to turn this operation into a money maker.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Maria on February 23, 2012, 07:02:40 PM
Someone start printing the t-shirts. Time to turn this operation into a money maker.

Printing this onto coffee mugs might be an excellent way to spread Orthodoxy and have some fun too.
On the down side, there might be some coffee sprayed all over computers.

Of course, some of these LOLs might not please most Orthodox Bishops, but they would sell at most Greek Festivals, if the priests approve.



Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on February 23, 2012, 07:10:18 PM
Find a nice picture of Cradle Christopher.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on February 23, 2012, 07:12:38 PM
Find a nice picture of Cradle Christopher.

Nice! Let Nick have at it. He's gotta knack with this stuff.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on February 23, 2012, 07:20:18 PM
(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2012/2/23/68f6b16e-7bf7-4db6-9691-fca9a357c445.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on February 23, 2012, 07:35:16 PM
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cradle-Christopher/262438513832498

Another one.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on February 23, 2012, 07:43:47 PM
Find a nice picture of Cradle Christopher.

Nice! Let Nick have at it. He's gotta knack with this stuff.

I couldn't resist.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: GabrieltheCelt on February 23, 2012, 07:46:53 PM
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a282/stilts121/HYPERDOXHERMAN1.jpg)
That was hilarious!  After this looong day, I needed that.  Thanks, Schultz!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: LBK on February 23, 2012, 07:50:11 PM
Where's ialmisry?? We need you!!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: augustin717 on February 23, 2012, 07:53:52 PM
Caption idea: "What would my Spiritual Father do/say?" (WWSFD)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on February 23, 2012, 09:15:30 PM
(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/430358_2758232038060_1325544750_32353035_2062947415_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Orthodox11 on February 23, 2012, 09:20:44 PM
The message body was left empty.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: FormerReformer on February 23, 2012, 11:56:12 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/KUL0m.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: FormerReformer on February 24, 2012, 01:01:34 AM
And one for Lent:

(http://i.imgur.com/gQVGC.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Maria on February 24, 2012, 03:08:41 AM
Could someone please photoshop these for me?

Wears huge pectoral cross

Inquirers think he's a Bishop


~~~~~

New Convert to Orthodoxy

Frequently says "Is Outrage!"
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Benjamin the Red on February 24, 2012, 03:13:05 AM
I've peeked in here a couple times now...I just need to admit it...;D

--Subscribed--
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Alpo on February 24, 2012, 03:28:44 AM
(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2012/2/23/a54c94f7-21ff-40bd-843b-d2932afed750.png)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Volnutt on February 24, 2012, 04:26:37 AM
This one's kind of lame, but it's all I could come up with right now...

(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2012/2/24/9786ecb9-db43-4499-82bf-766052be2588.png)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Volnutt on February 24, 2012, 04:31:38 AM
Could someone please photoshop these for me?

Wears huge pectoral cross

Inquirers think he's a Bishop


~~~~~

New Convert to Orthodoxy

Frequently says "Is Outrage!"

Here ya go.

(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2012/2/24/6d1d7e73-9c0e-41c3-b2a1-a986e429c3b1.png)

(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2012/2/24/972cd846-5171-45ad-ac5f-292898044bfe.png)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on February 24, 2012, 04:51:25 AM
This one's kind of lame, but it's all I could come up with right now...

(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2012/2/24/9786ecb9-db43-4499-82bf-766052be2588.png)

Rofl.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Shiny on February 24, 2012, 07:15:20 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/RAxit.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/y7gwA.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/zQlly.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/TBYKk.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/nRUsq.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/aC189.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/rpFpq.png)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Orthodox11 on February 24, 2012, 07:19:42 AM
(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2012/2/24/5ab5c8d3-5d71-429e-877a-f255b08d7b0a.png)

(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2012/2/24/2af8c81f-04a7-41e8-8daf-9369ac39879f.png)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Alpo on February 24, 2012, 09:30:14 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/rpFpq.png)

Reminds me of the first Orthodox priest I've ever contacted with. I said that I've considered becoming a member of the Church and he asked me whether I have considered becoming a priest or a monk.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Agabus on February 24, 2012, 10:01:38 AM
(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2012/2/24/48a880c7-29b7-4f67-8763-e2a611f7b1f5.png)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: xariskai on February 24, 2012, 10:20:19 AM
lol, great thread.

A hypo-dox thread might be cute too...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Agabus on February 24, 2012, 10:47:13 AM
(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2012/2/24/d764e619-c040-4e39-92d3-0adcfb0ace3e.png)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Benjamin the Red on February 24, 2012, 11:40:02 AM
(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2012/2/24/5ab5c8d3-5d71-429e-877a-f255b08d7b0a.png)

<3 Fave.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: jckstraw72 on February 24, 2012, 11:46:06 AM
Internet Ignatius:

Skips Vespers to post on OC.net

Condemns zeal of new convert



ooooooooooooooh snap!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Agabus on February 24, 2012, 11:49:09 AM
Internet Ignatius:

Skips Vespers to post on OC.net

Condemns zeal of new convert



ooooooooooooooh snap!
I have found Internet Ignatius and Hyperdox Herman are often the same person.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: LBK on February 24, 2012, 11:49:36 AM
I so LOOOOVE this thread! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: jckstraw72 on February 24, 2012, 11:51:07 AM
Internet Ignatius

(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2012/2/24/1d88bee4-9484-4a61-bb9e-3af0c5dd25e3.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Iconodule on February 24, 2012, 11:54:18 AM
Condemns electric lighting in church
Owns Ostrov on Blu-Ray
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: LBK on February 24, 2012, 12:03:35 PM
Condemns electric lighting in church
Owns Ostrov on Blu-Ray

You evil man, you!  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on February 24, 2012, 12:08:08 PM
lol, great thread.

A hypo-dox thread might be cute too...

cute maybe, but most likely depressing...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: jckstraw72 on February 24, 2012, 12:13:34 PM
what's "hypo-dox"?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Schultz on February 24, 2012, 12:22:00 PM
what's "hypo-dox"?

Hypo indicates a lack of something, so a "culturally Orthodox" person.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on February 24, 2012, 12:24:56 PM
what's "hypo-dox"?

I imagine the opposite of hyperdox:

Hypodox <insert another "H" saint name here> Goes to Church

wonders why everyone else always gets there 30 minutes before him

Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: FormerReformer on February 24, 2012, 12:31:40 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/oJ75p.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on February 24, 2012, 12:44:22 PM
Oh man...  :police:

Hypodox Henry's favorite services are Pascha, weddings, and funerals.

Mainly because those are the only ones he attends.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on February 24, 2012, 12:59:48 PM
.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: LBK on February 24, 2012, 01:04:11 PM
Oh man...  :police:

Hypodox Henry's favorite services are Pascha, weddings, and funerals.

Mainly because those are the only ones he attends.

My RC SIL summed it up well: Pasqualini-Natalini. Exactly.  :P :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: FountainPen on February 24, 2012, 01:05:12 PM
This one's kind of lame, but it's all I could come up with right now...

(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2012/2/24/9786ecb9-db43-4499-82bf-766052be2588.png)

Is not lame at all, it's one of the only ones i laughed at. If a husband called me a 'helpmeet' i would have to have a 'week off' (for prayer of course) until they desisted.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: FormerReformer on February 24, 2012, 01:08:30 PM
Oh man...  :police:

Hypodox Henry's favorite services are Pascha, weddings, and funerals.

Mainly because those are the only ones he attends.

My RC SIL summed it up well: Pasqualini-Natalini. Exactly.  :P :laugh: :laugh:

Or the expression I learned last year- Chreasters
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: LBK on February 24, 2012, 01:11:41 PM
This one's kind of lame, but it's all I could come up with right now...

(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2012/2/24/9786ecb9-db43-4499-82bf-766052be2588.png)

Is not lame at all, it's one of the only ones i laughed at. If a husband called me a 'helpmeet' i would have to have a 'week off' (for prayer of course) until they desisted.

But, FP, you're not even Orthodox, let alone Hyperdox. So why sweat about it? ;) :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ionnis on February 24, 2012, 01:27:14 PM
Internet Ignatius:

Skips Vespers to post on OC.net

Condemns zeal of new convert



ooooooooooooooh snap!
I have found Internet Ignatius and Hyperdox Herman are often the same person.

This has been my observation as well.  :-)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: FountainPen on February 24, 2012, 01:36:11 PM

Is not lame at all, it's one of the only ones i laughed at. If a husband called me a 'helpmeet' i would have to have a 'week off' (for prayer of course) until they desisted.

But, FP, you're not even Orthodox, let alone Hyperdox. So why sweat about it? ;) :laugh: :laugh:

I sweateth not; i should have used a winky.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Shiny on February 24, 2012, 06:09:02 PM
I know Herman is hyperdox and all but I had to poke some fun at other things...

(http://i.imgur.com/QYiom.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/Dxrax.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/wausi.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/pt18F.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/W9Vvh.png)
This is for Isa:
(http://i.imgur.com/GWhB4.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/Px1nW.png)
For my protestant buddies:
(http://i.imgur.com/XIhjK.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/DaJwi.png)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Maria on February 24, 2012, 06:46:28 PM
Here is another one for someone to photoshop, please:

~~~~~

Condemns New Agers for superstitions

Wears Evil Eye amulet or garlic necklace
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: biro on February 24, 2012, 07:02:02 PM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c24/neon000/fe845625-7d8e-4806-9b2b-ffd105ea5f19.png)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c24/neon000/8b8fa153-1886-4386-95b4-ee8ecf1af4a8.png)

Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Christopher McAvoy on February 24, 2012, 07:03:06 PM
Condemns New Agers for superstitions

Wears Evil Eye amulet or garlic necklace


I've never been the same since I witnessed a large evil eye placed on the iconostasis of the orthodox church in "greek town" section of Baltimore. With all the more important matters learn to ignore such things.

The garlic necklace is a new concept however. Is this something real?  Perhaps that is a romanian idea? (count dracula etc.)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Maria on February 24, 2012, 07:09:54 PM
Condemns New Agers for superstitions

Wears Evil Eye amulet or garlic necklace


I've never been the same since I witnessed a large evil eye placed on the iconostasis of the orthodox church in "greek town" section of Baltimore. With all the more important matters learn to ignore such things.

The garlic necklace is a new concept however. Is this something real?  Perhaps that is a romanian idea? (count dracula etc.)

Did you ever see MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING?

They mention quite a few Greek superstitions.

A certain Greek Orthodox Christian (who rarely goes to church and who will not be named) could offer a course on Greek Superstitions 101 as she abides by them all. And she gets so very sensitive if I manage to violate a hidden Greek Taboo. It is beyond ridiculous.

Her little daughters must wear a clove of garlic around their necks whenever someone says they are pretty.
Garlic is so smelly that it is said to chase the demons of vanity and pride away. Wish that were so simple. I would rather wear the Cross around my neck than gag on garlic.

Indeed, some superdox Greek Orthodox Yiayias swear by all these Greek superstitions. As far as they are concerned, they are part of the canons of the Orthodox Church.


Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: username! on February 24, 2012, 07:49:12 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/430257_276868195716483_276860542383915_682869_409808103_n.jpg)

Who came up with this one.  More than any other pictures I'm sure this one will make people mad.  A little over the line no?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on February 24, 2012, 08:04:22 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/430257_276868195716483_276860542383915_682869_409808103_n.jpg)

Who came up with this one.  More than any other pictures I'm sure this one will make people mad.  A little over the line no?

No. Of the set it was included in, I asked which was my favorite . . .

You won!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on February 24, 2012, 08:05:51 PM
Condemns New Agers for superstitions

Wears Evil Eye amulet or garlic necklace


I've never been the same since I witnessed a large evil eye placed on the iconostasis of the orthodox church in "greek town" section of Baltimore. With all the more important matters learn to ignore such things.

The garlic necklace is a new concept however. Is this something real?  Perhaps that is a romanian idea? (count dracula etc.)

Did you ever see MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING?

They mention quite a few Greek superstitions.

A certain Greek Orthodox Christian (who rarely goes to church and who will not be named) could offer a course on Greek Superstitions 101 as she abides by them all. And she gets so very sensitive if I manage to violate a hidden Greek Taboo. It is beyond ridiculous.

Her little daughters must wear a clove of garlic around their necks whenever someone says they are pretty.
Garlic is so smelly that it is said to chase the demons of vanity and pride away. Wish that were so simple. I would rather wear the Cross around my neck than gag on garlic.

Indeed, some superdox Greek Orthodox Yiayias swear by all these Greek superstitions. As far as they are concerned, they are part of the canons of the Orthodox Church.




Without the pangyros, superstitions, and car raffles, what else is there?

Oh. The weddings.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on February 24, 2012, 08:07:11 PM
Condemns New Agers for superstitions

Wears Evil Eye amulet or garlic necklace


I've never been the same since I witnessed a large evil eye placed on the iconostasis of the orthodox church in "greek town" section of Baltimore. With all the more important matters learn to ignore such things.

The garlic necklace is a new concept however. Is this something real?  Perhaps that is a romanian idea? (count dracula etc.)

Did you ever see MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING?

They mention quite a few Greek superstitions.

A certain Greek Orthodox Christian (who rarely goes to church and who will not be named) could offer a course on Greek Superstitions 101 as she abides by them all. And she gets so very sensitive if I manage to violate a hidden Greek Taboo. It is beyond ridiculous.

Her little daughters must wear a clove of garlic around their necks whenever someone says they are pretty.
Garlic is so smelly that it is said to chase the demons of vanity and pride away. Wish that were so simple. I would rather wear the Cross around my neck than gag on garlic.

Indeed, some superdox Greek Orthodox Yiayias swear by all these Greek superstitions. As far as they are concerned, they are part of the canons of the Orthodox Church.




Without the pangyros, superstitions, and car raffles, what else is there?

Oh. The weddings.

Please no one use the word irony to refer to my post above.

Thanks.

Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Maria on February 24, 2012, 08:37:55 PM
Condemns New Agers for superstitions

Wears Evil Eye amulet or garlic necklace


I've never been the same since I witnessed a large evil eye placed on the iconostasis of the orthodox church in "greek town" section of Baltimore. With all the more important matters learn to ignore such things.

The garlic necklace is a new concept however. Is this something real?  Perhaps that is a romanian idea? (count dracula etc.)

Did you ever see MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING?

They mention quite a few Greek superstitions.

A certain Greek Orthodox Christian (who rarely goes to church and who will not be named) could offer a course on Greek Superstitions 101 as she abides by them all. And she gets so very sensitive if I manage to violate a hidden Greek Taboo. It is beyond ridiculous.

Her little daughters must wear a clove of garlic around their necks whenever someone says they are pretty.
Garlic is so smelly that it is said to chase the demons of vanity and pride away. Wish that were so simple. I would rather wear the Cross around my neck than gag on garlic.

Indeed, some superdox Greek Orthodox Yiayias swear by all these Greek superstitions. As far as they are concerned, they are part of the canons of the Orthodox Church.




Without the pangyros, superstitions, and car raffles, what else is there?

Oh. The weddings.

Too funny.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Agabus on February 24, 2012, 08:53:18 PM
(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2012/2/24/758eec99-41ae-4197-ac22-347b0092979c.png)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Maria on February 24, 2012, 09:13:02 PM
He says: What is false ecumenism?

Ecumenism is heretical.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Cavaradossi on February 24, 2012, 10:24:17 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/g2LTG.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/BcLe1.jpg)
Sadly, there is a grain of truth to the second one.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: scamandrius on February 25, 2012, 12:38:55 AM
I know Herman is hyperdox and all but I had to poke some fun at other things...

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


I like this one the most!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Christopher McAvoy on February 25, 2012, 12:58:54 AM
Concerning susperstitions, I have not dwelt a great deal on these, as for me they are unimportant. I'll keep in mind the explanation for the garlic if I should ever see that occur.

Concerning Seraphim Rose...and homosexuals who enter monasteries, I do not believe that this is right. Perhaps after years of "reparative therapy". But if this is a disorder that is prevalent in someone, I would say they ought to be left alone as a hermit.

I would acknolwedge one as a saint , however I would not say that they should have been in a monastery.

The last thing we need is a bunch of men living together who are homosexuals.

For monasticism, in latin west, greek east...oriental east, this has been an eternal problem.
Homosexuality is a curse upon the Church, like all the other major sins. When it occurs and men or women are left alone who have it ..it is I feel too common for temptations to occur and they fall. When that happens it leads to greater evils.

Primarily I feel that it allows clergy to be able to be blackmailed into doing bad things.

So I can not accept homosexuality disorder in monasteries. It may always be there somewhere, but it always needs to be sought ought and stamped out, avoided at all costs. The feelings and evidence I have seen and felt of this being wrong I will go to the grave believing in, without my mind being changed. It is a basic obvious dangerous disorder.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ionnis on February 25, 2012, 01:04:55 AM
Christopher, your beliefs on the matter of homosexuality and monasticism are alien to the Church of Christ.  If you are interested in educating yourself, I recommend the unabridged letters of Sts. Barsanuphius and John.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: augustin717 on February 25, 2012, 01:10:03 AM
Christopher, your beliefs on the matter of homosexuality and monasticism are alien to the Church of Christ.  If you are interested in educating yourself, I recommend the unabridged letters of Sts. Barsanuphius and John.
But they are seemingly, the official position of the contemporary Roman Church, although I really doubt they'll really go on this witch hunt unless they want monasteries totally depopulated (something like 90%).
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: William on February 25, 2012, 01:10:53 AM
Christopher, your beliefs on the matter of homosexuality and monasticism are alien to the Church of Christ.  If you are interested in educating yourself, I recommend the unabridged letters of Sts. Barsanuphius and John.

What are you referring to? This? (http://www.notofthisworldicons.com/ProductDetail.jsp?LISTID=800013F0-1317680569)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ionnis on February 25, 2012, 01:15:36 AM
Christopher, your beliefs on the matter of homosexuality and monasticism are alien to the Church of Christ.  If you are interested in educating yourself, I recommend the unabridged letters of Sts. Barsanuphius and John.

What are you referring to? This? (http://www.notofthisworldicons.com/ProductDetail.jsp?LISTID=800013F0-1317680569)

No, these:

Vol 1: http://www.amazon.com/Letters-Barsanuphius-John-Fathers-Church/dp/0813201136/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1330147022&sr=8-1

Vol 2: http://www.amazon.com/Barsanuphius-John-Letters-Fathers-Church/dp/0813201144/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1330147022&sr=8-7
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Cavaradossi on February 25, 2012, 02:12:06 AM
Concerning susperstitions, I have not dwelt a great deal on these, as for me they are unimportant. I'll keep in mind the explanation for the garlic if I should ever see that occur.

Concerning Seraphim Rose...and homosexuals who enter monasteries, I do not believe that this is right. Perhaps after years of "reparative therapy". But if this is a disorder that is prevalent in someone, I would say they ought to be left alone as a hermit.

I would acknolwedge one as a saint , however I would not say that they should have been in a monastery.

The last thing we need is a bunch of men living together who are homosexuals.

For monasticism, in latin west, greek east...oriental east, this has been an eternal problem.
Homosexuality is a curse upon the Church, like all the other major sins. When it occurs and men or women are left alone who have it ..it is I feel too common for temptations to occur and they fall. When that happens it leads to greater evils.

Primarily I feel that it allows clergy to be able to be blackmailed into doing bad things.

So I can not accept homosexuality disorder in monasteries. It may always be there somewhere, but it always needs to be sought ought and stamped out, avoided at all costs. The feelings and evidence I have seen and felt of this being wrong I will go to the grave believing in, without my mind being changed. It is a basic obvious dangerous disorder.
Being a hermit is not just some sort of alternative to communal living. It certainly is not something that all people who feel the call to flee the world are able to do, and it should not be forced upon anybody.

If men who in the past murdered others could wind up living as cenobitic monastics, so too can men who are same-sex attracted.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: FormerReformer on February 25, 2012, 02:14:05 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/0ZBva.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on February 25, 2012, 03:29:37 AM
I've never been the same since I witnessed a large evil eye placed on the iconostasis of the orthodox church in "greek town" section of Baltimore.
That's actually not an evil eye.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on February 25, 2012, 03:34:20 AM
Again, let's not let seriousness spoil the fun.

Good grief.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on February 25, 2012, 03:37:21 AM
words

Herman or get out.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: biro on February 25, 2012, 10:15:13 AM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c24/neon000/da979397-64e8-4c21-beb8-907e268d65fe.png)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Orthodox11 on February 25, 2012, 01:33:32 PM
Internet Ignatius

Prayer of Internet Ignatius

(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2012/2/25/18e458e3-9e0f-4199-bd89-12c6ad4a59bd.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: FormerReformer on February 25, 2012, 01:43:26 PM
Sorry, I couldn't resist  :angel:

(http://i.imgur.com/XB5EX.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Orthodox11 on February 25, 2012, 02:36:32 PM
Sorry, I couldn't resist  :angel:

 ;D
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on February 25, 2012, 03:18:19 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on February 25, 2012, 04:03:14 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Maria on February 25, 2012, 05:17:17 PM
and again

Some Priests who are converts also put the McDonald's burger in their Pascha Basket, even if it is a little cold by the time they get to eat it way past midnight.

We should start another thread about what one can find in Pascha baskets.
That might be a riot.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on February 25, 2012, 05:17:44 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: FormerReformer on February 25, 2012, 05:21:24 PM
and again

Don't know if that one actually counts as hyperdox- given the fact that many people spend more time online than in real life, their facebook friends are the ones they've probably offended the most!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: username! on February 25, 2012, 07:18:53 PM
and again

Some Priests who are converts also put the McDonald's burger in their Pascha Basket, even if it is a little cold by the time they get to eat it way past midnight.

We should start another thread about what one can find in Pascha baskets.
That might be a riot.

AHHHHHHHHHH I loathe that,  the highpoint of American culture is a cold cheeseburger and they want american orthodoxy?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: FormerReformer on February 25, 2012, 07:24:25 PM
and again

Some Priests who are converts also put the McDonald's burger in their Pascha Basket, even if it is a little cold by the time they get to eat it way past midnight.

We should start another thread about what one can find in Pascha baskets.
That might be a riot.

AHHHHHHHHHH I loathe that,  the highpoint of American culture is a cold cheeseburger and they want american orthodoxy?

Unfortunately, there aren't a lot of American foods that are any good cold, and the Pascha service being as long as it is and ending when it does kind of prevents anything being served warm. That said, a nice hot cheeseburger, preferably from somewhere better than McDonald's, is indeed the highpoint of American (food) culture, and I am in no way ashamed of that. The other high-point of American cultures is, like the Borg, all other cultures are assimilated, so I have no problem putting whatever the local parish tradition is in the basket.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Agabus on February 26, 2012, 08:46:39 AM
As we enter the great fast

(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2012/2/26/3d324573-3e39-42a9-a65b-4ab96b5248e0.png)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on February 26, 2012, 09:28:12 AM
The guy kind of looks like Gebre.....

Hey, let's keep this nice.

Gebre is way handsomer than that fine fellow.

lol! Thanks, I think.

I am a Monarchist, and I do have a lot of icons in my prayer corner (although only a couple of them are authentic). I've had my beard since long before I was Orthodox. I love the Jesus Prayer, but I can hardly claim to practice it thoroughly and consistantly. I love the Divine Liturgy, and yet I miss Church way too often. I've read a lot of books about Orthodoxy, but I have yet to cultivate an Orthodox heart. As soon as I get my robe and start wearing it everywhere I go, then I'll put "Hyperdox Herman" to shame.  ;)


Selam
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on February 26, 2012, 03:05:15 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on February 26, 2012, 04:02:56 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on February 26, 2012, 04:16:08 PM
then I'll put "Hyperdox Herman" to shame.  ;)


Selam

Don't be so humble . . .

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Mj0omBbN_mw/TKnvfw3BYlI/AAAAAAAAAVA/O7EAiFTvPhQ/Blog+Title+1+.jpeg..jpg)

All in good fun Gebre.

And I did mean what I said. You are way handsomer than our anonymous pal whose become the face of hyperdoxy. What the hell, you just handsome in general.

Forgive me if I've for having offended you since our heartfelt reconciliation.

A joyful fast to you and yours.

Selam.

Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on February 26, 2012, 05:11:29 PM
then I'll put "Hyperdox Herman" to shame.  ;)


Selam

Don't be so humble . . .

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Mj0omBbN_mw/TKnvfw3BYlI/AAAAAAAAAVA/O7EAiFTvPhQ/Blog+Title+1+.jpeg..jpg)

All in good fun Gebre.

And I did mean what I said. You are way handsomer than our anonymous pal whose become the face of hyperdoxy. What the hell, you just handsome in general.

Forgive me if I've for having offended you since our heartfelt reconciliation.

A joyful fast to you and yours.

Selam.




LOL! :) No worries brother. I deserve a good ribbing. However, I wish I could get you to convince my wife that I'm a handsome fellow.  ;)


Selam
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on February 26, 2012, 06:18:20 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on February 28, 2012, 01:53:32 AM
As we enter the great fast

(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2012/2/26/3d324573-3e39-42a9-a65b-4ab96b5248e0.png)

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on February 28, 2012, 02:03:53 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/vrUcw.png)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: LBK on February 28, 2012, 02:46:07 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/vrUcw.png)

Oooh, that bites!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on February 28, 2012, 05:59:23 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Νεκτάριος on February 28, 2012, 06:10:39 AM
Is Agni Parthene from a western musical source?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Orthodox11 on February 28, 2012, 06:15:48 AM
Is Agni Parthene from a western musical source?

Green Sleeves

A more appropriate meme might be those who condemn sensual heretical Western liturgical music while they laud the conservatism of their local ROCOR parish where nothing but modern Russian polyphony is heard.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Νεκτάριος on February 28, 2012, 06:32:54 AM
Is Agni Parthene from a western musical source?
Green Sleeves

You just ruined Agni Parthene for me.  Thanks. 

A more appropriate meme might be those who condemn sensual heretical Western liturgical music while they laud the conservatism of their local ROCOR parish where nothing but modern Russian polyphony is heard.

I've heard that way too many times in real life. 
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: LBK on February 28, 2012, 07:22:26 AM
Is Agni Parthene from a western musical source?

Green Sleeves

Nonsense. The two melodies are not at all related.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Iconodule on February 28, 2012, 09:39:13 AM
Is Agni Parthene from a western musical source?

Green Sleeves

Er, no. The resemblance is purely superficial.

The only way Agni Parthene could be conceived of as "Western" is its regularly metered, verse structure (as opposed to most Orthodox hymns which are prose-poems) but it's not like the West invented poetic meter either.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on February 28, 2012, 01:25:14 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/vrUcw.png)

Oooh, that bites!  :laugh:

You'll hear most of them if you attend the gospel reading on Holy Thursday ;)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Alpo on February 28, 2012, 01:30:00 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/vrUcw.png)

Oooh, that bites!  :laugh:

You'll hear most of them if you attend the gospel reading on Holy Thursday ;)

So we don't have any need to read them at home?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on February 28, 2012, 02:07:46 PM
This thread is relevant to my interests...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on February 28, 2012, 03:31:34 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/vrUcw.png)

Oooh, that bites!  :laugh:

You'll hear most of them if you attend the gospel reading on Holy Thursday ;)

So we don't have any need to read them at home?

yes we do...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: augustin717 on February 28, 2012, 08:24:44 PM
Now let's find him a gf/wife like Macrina or Paraskeve, Gorgona or Charitina opr Syncletica.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on February 28, 2012, 08:39:09 PM
Now let's find him a gf/wife like Macrina or Paraskeve, Gorgona or Charitina opr Syncletica.
http://orthodoxmom.com/

 :angel:

We either have to name her Esther or the female version of Euphrosynos.

Euphrosyne.

Or Helpmeet Helena.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on February 28, 2012, 08:46:20 PM
Gorgona
Please tell me people don't really name their daughters Gorgona.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Fr. George on February 28, 2012, 09:00:09 PM
The only way Agni Parthene could be conceived of as "Western" is its regularly metered, verse structure (as opposed to most Orthodox hymns which are prose-poems) but it's not like the West invented poetic meter either. 

The vast majority of hymns in the Church (Canons) are regularly metered, verse structure hymns. 
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on February 28, 2012, 09:19:34 PM
[picture below standards]

I'll find a good female pic soon.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: augustin717 on February 28, 2012, 09:28:04 PM
Some other suggestions; Nymphodora, Minodora, Theodula, Glykeria, Radegunda, Cunegunda (the last two only apply if she is western rite).
PS
Nicholas,
I wasted two good hours of my life searching for a picture but couldn't quite find a satisfactory one. I actually would have one, but she's an acquaintance and I can't do this to her.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: William on February 28, 2012, 09:31:23 PM
Are those really names in Romanialand?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: augustin717 on February 28, 2012, 09:36:12 PM
In monasteries . what name will u pick William?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: William on February 28, 2012, 09:39:55 PM
People don't take their saint's names at my parish. I asked this other fellow who goes by William (Bill, actually) what saint he picked hoping to get some ideas and he said Polycarp.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on February 28, 2012, 09:51:00 PM
Helpmeet Helena:

(http://i.imgur.com/3BnDH.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/nfA1o.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/V8lnf.png)

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

(http://i.imgur.com/H1cKo.png)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: augustin717 on February 28, 2012, 09:52:18 PM
"Should I ask her out for an akathist?"
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on February 28, 2012, 10:02:37 PM
I'd like to build a little house on her prairie, if you know what I mean.

And by "know what I mean", I mean living as brother and sister in an angelic marriage. Unfortunately I can no longer pursue monasticism. I know that demonic fantasies about her exposed neckline in this pic would surface years later during extended seclusion.

In monasteries . what name will u pick William?
I would have just googled the names of every Orthodox saint and then chosen the one with the fewest results.

That way I might be the first person in america to have a totally obscure one.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Aindriú on February 28, 2012, 10:26:51 PM
I'd like to build a little house on her prairie, if you know what I mean.

And by "know what I mean", I mean living as brother and sister in an angelic marriage. Unfortunately I can no longer pursue monasticism. I know that demonic fantasies about her exposed neckline in this pic would surface years later during extended seclusion.

LMAO
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Maria on February 28, 2012, 11:28:22 PM
Unsubscribing.

This thread is disturbing especially during Great Lent.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: augustin717 on February 28, 2012, 11:30:13 PM
yeah, you should be busy doing prostrations.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on February 29, 2012, 12:14:31 AM
Unsubscribing.

This thread is disturbing especially during Great Lent.
You're probably right. We aught to take a lenten break.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on February 29, 2012, 12:19:28 AM
Unsubscribing.

This thread is disturbing especially during Great Lent.

I'm unsubscribing cause it is killing my inbox with updates.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Cavaradossi on March 01, 2012, 12:47:43 AM
What a shame. I can't unsubscribe because I never subscribed.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on March 01, 2012, 05:50:39 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Orthodox11 on March 01, 2012, 05:59:59 AM
(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2012/3/1/a561f5de-733a-43aa-aece-0d3ee8ee336c.png)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: primuspilus on March 01, 2012, 11:29:03 AM
and again
Oh man, I know someone like this.

PP
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Schultz on March 01, 2012, 11:35:15 AM
Are those really names in Romanialand?

I have a great-great aunt who was named Cunegunda.  It's an old-fashioned Bavarian name.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on March 01, 2012, 11:38:00 AM
Are those really names in Romanialand?

I have a great-great aunt who was named Cunegunda.  It's an old-fashioned Bavarian name.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/41/%C5%9Awi%C4%99ta_Kinga.jpeg/250px-%C5%9Awi%C4%99ta_Kinga.jpeg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on March 01, 2012, 11:42:33 AM
People don't take their saint's names at my parish. I asked this other fellow who goes by William (Bill, actually) what saint he picked hoping to get some ideas and he said Polycarp.

Pre-schism William:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_of_Gellone
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: vamrat on March 01, 2012, 01:10:35 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/vrUcw.png)

Oooh, that bites!  :laugh:

You'll hear most of them if you attend the gospel reading on Holy Thursday ;)

I remember Holy Thursday last year.  It's a very beautiful service.  Unfortunately, I needed knee replacement surgery afterwards.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: augustin717 on March 01, 2012, 01:37:38 PM
mine

<a href='http://cheezburger.com/cornill/lolz/View/5915884544'>
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Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: augustin717 on March 01, 2012, 01:40:47 PM
nothing









Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on March 01, 2012, 01:47:10 PM
nothing

Don't be so modest:

(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2012/3/1/92a4f98f-df2a-41c2-9407-a8e7d5523359.jpg)

Just open the imagine in a new tab or window by right clicking or whatever and cut and paste the URL with the IMG tags:

Code: [Select]
[img]http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2012/3/1/92a4f98f-df2a-41c2-9407-a8e7d5523359.jpg[/img]
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: augustin717 on March 01, 2012, 02:05:13 PM
http://cheezburger.com/cornill/lolz/View/5915988224 (http://cheezburger.com/cornill/lolz/View/5915988224)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: augustin717 on March 01, 2012, 02:13:09 PM
http://cheezburger.com/View/5916020736
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Eastern Mind on March 01, 2012, 08:43:02 PM
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a282/stilts121/HYPERDOXHERMAN1.jpg)

Win!  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Alpo on March 06, 2012, 04:08:51 PM
I wish we had a copyright-free picture of the recent crying Putin. It would be perfect for "there are only tears in Holy Russia" caption.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Eleos on March 19, 2012, 02:16:57 AM
a contribution...
(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o538/photoslammer/Hyperdox-Herman1.jpg)

and another...
(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o538/photoslammer/Hyperdox-Herman3.jpg)

and of course...
(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o538/photoslammer/Hyperdox-Herman2.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: katherine 2001 on March 19, 2012, 07:11:12 AM
nm  


Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on March 19, 2012, 10:48:20 AM
a contribution...
(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o538/photoslammer/Hyperdox-Herman1.jpg)

Well done sir or madam!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on March 19, 2012, 11:10:27 AM
(http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/2259/steve3o.jpg)
(http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/7346/steve1j.jpg)
(http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/7841/steve2l.jpg)
(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/2808/steve4fp.jpg)
(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/4710/steve5.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on March 19, 2012, 11:10:58 AM
Btw, I think this is the most appropriate and relevant Lenten thread we've ever had on this board.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on March 19, 2012, 11:12:28 AM
(http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/2259/steve3o.jpg)

Nice. You have no idea how close to the truth you hit here.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: podkarpatska on March 19, 2012, 11:21:22 AM
I chuckle at these, but feel guilty in the process!

Actually, Hyperdox Herman is the stereotypical 'convert' in the minds of many 'cradles.' I find it reassuring that most of the posters here poking fun at poor Herman appear to be converts. All too often when we are in one 'grouping' or another in life, we find it easy to lump 'others' with a stereotype rather than get to know that person and understand them more fully.

If anyone wants to come up with a " 'Cradled' Mary or John", give it a whirl. I suspect there is more for all us to learn through a bit of self-effacing humor!

Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Agabus on March 19, 2012, 11:43:51 AM
I chuckle at these, but feel guilty in the process!

Actually, Hyperdox Herman is the stereotypical 'convert' in the minds of many 'cradles.' I find it reassuring that most of the posters here poking fun at poor Herman appear to be converts. All too often when we are in one 'grouping' or another in life, we find it easy to lump 'others' with a stereotype rather than get to know that person and understand them more fully.

If anyone wants to come up with a " 'Cradled' Mary or John", give it a whirl. I suspect there is more for all us to learn through a bit of self-effacing humor!


I believe cradle Christopher has been addressed.

"Sermon too long? Cigarette in front of church."
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on March 19, 2012, 12:10:15 PM
I chuckle at these, but feel guilty in the process!

Actually, Hyperdox Herman is the stereotypical 'convert' in the minds of many 'cradles.' I find it reassuring that most of the posters here poking fun at poor Herman appear to be converts. All too often when we are in one 'grouping' or another in life, we find it easy to lump 'others' with a stereotype rather than get to know that person and understand them more fully.

If anyone wants to come up with a " 'Cradled' Mary or John", give it a whirl. I suspect there is more for all us to learn through a bit of self-effacing humor!


I believe cradle Christopher has been addressed.

"Sermon too long? Cigarette in front of church."


I did a couple for "Hypodox Henry" ;)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on March 19, 2012, 12:10:55 PM
I find it reassuring that most of the posters here poking fun at poor Herman appear to be converts.

Americans, well at least the best of us, exceed in the virtue of self-deprecation.

Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: podkarpatska on March 19, 2012, 12:23:20 PM
Cradle: "Unified American Church?"  "That ##@@++ Bishop isn't getting his hands on my grandfather's property!"

Cradle: "Teachings of the Church?"  " Slavonic? Greek? Red Eggs?"

Cradle: "Services too long?"   "You betcha!"

Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on March 19, 2012, 12:35:01 PM
Cradle: "Unified American Church?"  "That ##@@++ Bishop isn't getting his hands on my grandfather's property!"

Cradle: "Teachings of the Church?"  " Slavonic? Greek? Red Eggs?"

Cradle: "Services too long?"   "You betcha!"



anyone got a good cradle or hypodox picture??
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on March 19, 2012, 12:40:34 PM
(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2012/2/23/68f6b16e-7bf7-4db6-9691-fca9a357c445.jpg)

Try here

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cradle-Christopher/262438513832498
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on March 19, 2012, 12:41:23 PM
Cradle: "Unified American Church?"  "That ##@@++ Bishop isn't getting his hands on my grandfather's property!"

Cradle: "Teachings of the Church?"  " Slavonic? Greek? Red Eggs?"

Cradle: "Services too long?"   "You betcha!"



anyone got a good cradle or hypodox picture??

Nick will see this. He has a knack for visual humor. His Herman was perfect as was Helena.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on March 19, 2012, 12:41:56 PM
(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2012/2/23/68f6b16e-7bf7-4db6-9691-fca9a357c445.jpg)

Try here

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cradle-Christopher/262438513832498

This is an example of what doesn't make sense. Sorry Charlie, er Mikey . . .
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on March 19, 2012, 12:56:10 PM
lol I like "helpmeet Helena" on that same page  :laugh:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on March 19, 2012, 01:56:59 PM
This is an example of what doesn't make sense. Sorry Charlie, er Mikey . . .

I'm sorry, I've failed you, Master.

(http://dmeb.net/dveb/pictures/kneel2.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on March 19, 2012, 02:01:11 PM
lol I like "helpmeet Helena" on that same page  :laugh:

Am I the only one who finds that girl in the helpmeet Helena pics very attractive? Hmm...  8)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on March 19, 2012, 02:03:47 PM
lol I like "helpmeet Helena" on that same page  :laugh:

Am I the only one who finds that girl in the helpmeet Helena pics very attractive? Hmm...  8)

lol i thought she was kind of nerdy...but in an endearing sort of way ;)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: vamrat on March 19, 2012, 03:02:20 PM
(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2012/2/23/68f6b16e-7bf7-4db6-9691-fca9a357c445.jpg)

Try here

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cradle-Christopher/262438513832498

This is an example of what doesn't make sense. Sorry Charlie, er Mikey . . .

Ever been to one of the Slavic Churches on a Feast Day?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on March 19, 2012, 03:16:29 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: podkarpatska on March 19, 2012, 03:18:25 PM
(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2012/2/23/68f6b16e-7bf7-4db6-9691-fca9a357c445.jpg)

Try here

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cradle-Christopher/262438513832498

This is an example of what doesn't make sense. Sorry Charlie, er Mikey . . .

Ever been to one of the Slavic Churches on a Feast Day?

I'm fifty-eight years old, I grew up in the northeast USA and I don't get the reference. I never saw anything that would evoke this image relative to a feast day - maybe at a picnic with a polka band but that isn't related to the expression of religion - but I agree the image doesn't make sense. Although the cigarette reference is spot on - esp. years ago. I remember my father stopping the Paschal blessing of food of all things on the Church lawn until the smokers and chatters dispersed! That was in 1962!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: KBN1 on March 19, 2012, 03:21:52 PM
lol I like "helpmeet Helena" on that same page  :laugh:

Am I the only one who finds that girl in the helpmeet Helena pics very attractive? Hmm...  8)

You're not wrong.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: biro on March 19, 2012, 03:23:27 PM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c24/neon000/c8bd01d9-426d-47d4-845e-fb67a2815610.png)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on March 19, 2012, 03:29:43 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Andrew21091 on March 19, 2012, 05:36:48 PM
Nevermind
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on March 19, 2012, 05:50:19 PM
lol I like "helpmeet Helena" on that same page  :laugh:

Am I the only one who finds that girl in the helpmeet Helena pics very attractive? Hmm...  8)

lol i thought she was kind of nerdy...but in an endearing sort of way ;)

She's nave hot.

You know, it's like work hot, but... uh... in the nave.

I'm sorry.

Edit: Andrew, you're killing me. It pains me to St. Nilus in this thread.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Eleos on March 19, 2012, 06:30:18 PM
(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o538/photoslammer/Hyperdox-Herman4.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on March 19, 2012, 06:40:29 PM
^ Ouch. Sounds like Asteriktos c. 2001...  :D
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: vamrat on March 19, 2012, 06:53:50 PM
(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2012/2/23/68f6b16e-7bf7-4db6-9691-fca9a357c445.jpg)

Try here

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cradle-Christopher/262438513832498

This is an example of what doesn't make sense. Sorry Charlie, er Mikey . . .

Ever been to one of the Slavic Churches on a Feast Day?

I'm fifty-eight years old, I grew up in the northeast USA and I don't get the reference. I never saw anything that would evoke this image relative to a feast day - maybe at a picnic with a polka band but that isn't related to the expression of religion - but I agree the image doesn't make sense. Although the cigarette reference is spot on - esp. years ago. I remember my father stopping the Paschal blessing of food of all things on the Church lawn until the smokers and chatters dispersed! That was in 1962!

Ok, I gotcha.  The picture is kind of fugazi, it's the cigarette thing that I understand.  I say feast day, because half of them (and by half I mean 95%) aren't there any other days and as soon as the service is over half of those run out as fast as they can and light up.  My brother still jokes about it from a Russian church we went to once or twice when we were younger.  I've noticed the same thing at the Serbian Church.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Rufus on March 19, 2012, 09:22:57 PM
This thread is hilarious. Freakily, Hyperdox Herman looks exactly like me--and I'm not even much of a narcissist.

Nonetheless, please keep the fun coming.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: William on March 19, 2012, 10:06:52 PM
(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2012/3/19/aed77b06-a17a-4850-bde5-5f1348e19b68.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on March 19, 2012, 10:08:42 PM
(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2012/3/19/aed77b06-a17a-4850-bde5-5f1348e19b68.jpg)

did that once...the clocks turned up an hour and my alarm didn't update... :(
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on March 19, 2012, 10:12:47 PM
Cradle Christopher?

(http://www.secondactstudio.com/studio/images/peterstormare.jpeg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on March 19, 2012, 11:00:59 PM
This time, we'll have a vote:

Cradle Kyrill:

(http://i.imgur.com/U45cs.png)

The Buksheesh Twins:

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

your Cradle Christopher:

[/img]http://www.secondactstudio.com/studio/images/peterstormare.jpeg[/img]

Edit: the guy in the above pic is a famous actor from Sweden. Should not use.

How about this, so that all choices are smoking:

(http://i.imgur.com/yS87k.png)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: JamesRottnek on March 20, 2012, 12:08:21 AM
The last one, Nick.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Orthodox11 on March 22, 2012, 07:05:10 PM
(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2012/3/22/ef188563-6503-4601-adbb-ca9f59a3cb9f.png)


For "Cradle Costa":
Fasts without oil on Saturdays, eats nothing after Vespers.

Calls priest to ask what time Communion finishes to avoid being late.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on March 22, 2012, 07:56:51 PM
(http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/4240/asteve6.jpg)

(http://img816.imageshack.us/img816/4379/asteve8.jpg)

Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on March 22, 2012, 09:48:35 PM
The last one, Nick.

haha...definitely.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Punch on March 22, 2012, 10:33:56 PM
lol I like "helpmeet Helena" on that same page  :laugh:

Am I the only one who finds that girl in the helpmeet Helena pics very attractive? Hmm...  8)

Very.  I have a weakness for redheads.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Orthodox11 on March 23, 2012, 04:20:08 PM
(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2012/3/23/a92c54bb-fbcc-4611-9e77-5710542a3a81.png)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on March 23, 2012, 04:24:43 PM
lol.

i think it would be so funny if this guy found out what we were using his pic for  :laugh:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: augustin717 on March 23, 2012, 06:52:21 PM
lol.

i think it would be so funny if this guy found out what we were using his pic for  :laugh:
He would become an inquirer, I bet.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on March 23, 2012, 08:06:07 PM
This Hyperdox Herman guy is quite a character. He reminds me of a certain fisherman that lived about 2,000 years ago who was often zealous to a fault. Some might call him "Presumptuous Peter;" but we call him "Saint Peter".  ;) 

(I now await to see how someone will creatively use this post in their next "Hyperdox Herman" picture.)


Selam
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on March 23, 2012, 08:22:05 PM
(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/2776/bsteve7.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Jason.Wike on March 23, 2012, 11:52:54 PM
Some of the jokes are a little odd, but I like the idea.

The unadulterated wine one is my favourite.

A few people believe that "Sulfites" are a masonic innovation first begun by the California vineyards after a bilderburg conference was held nearby, not naturally occuring chemical reaction.
 ;) :D

Thanks, I had never heard that. Even bottles of wine from Greece say that there may be some natural sulfites present.

However, a priest did say that using raisins and making your own altar wine/wine for consumption after communion can prevent allergic reactions to those allergic to bee venom. Sometimes a honey bee or yellow jacket wasp is accidentally crushed and processed in the winery.

And the venom actually persists through fermenting and everything... Kinda hard to believe that.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on March 23, 2012, 11:57:24 PM
(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/2776/bsteve7.jpg)

Fits me perfectly. I share Peter's sins, not his saintliness. :-[


Selam
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on April 04, 2012, 12:21:18 PM
(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/7075/newsteve.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on April 04, 2012, 12:37:59 PM
(http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/7075/newsteve.jpg)

and then goes to confession for all the times that he didn't depart during his catechumenate ;)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on April 04, 2012, 02:59:29 PM
(http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/2091/newsteve2.jpg)


(http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/7268/newsteve3.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: ironchapman on April 04, 2012, 03:12:48 PM
(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/2776/bsteve7.jpg)

Fits me perfectly. I share Peter's sins, not his saintliness. :-[


Selam
I can assure you, you aren't the only one.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on April 04, 2012, 03:15:25 PM
Fits me perfectly. I share Peter's sins, not his saintliness. :-[

The ability to miss the point is strong in you bro! :)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on April 08, 2012, 08:21:32 AM
And again...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on April 08, 2012, 10:34:43 AM
And again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Agabus on April 08, 2012, 01:17:31 PM
(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2012/4/8/56ecd920-b96a-486d-a636-69a1fa350c9b.png)

(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2012/4/8/66b05b67-8a3d-47bb-9061-b163cc980ec5.png)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: JamesR on April 08, 2012, 01:44:50 PM
Not sure how to make one but:

-Hyperdox Herman-

Complains that Protestants spend too much money on trendy clothes for Church

Goes online and orders ten 'Orthodoxy or Death' t-shirts to show off at Liturgy

-Cradle Christopher-

Complains that the whole world is not Orthodox

Does not want to share Parish with non-Greek/non-Russian converts due to national pride
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on April 08, 2012, 01:47:38 PM
Not sure how to make one but:

-Hyperdox Herman-

Complains that Protestants spend too much money on trendy clothes for Church

Goes online and orders ten 'Orthodoxy or Death' t-shirts to show off at Liturgy

-Cradle Christopher-

Complains that the whole world is not Orthodox

Does not want to share Parish with non-Greek/non-Russian converts due to national pride

Nice!

Oh James! You fill me with hope!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Punch on April 08, 2012, 06:36:44 PM
Not sure how to make one but:

-Hyperdox Herman-

Complains that Protestants spend too much money on trendy clothes for Church

Goes online and orders ten 'Orthodoxy or Death' t-shirts to show off at Liturgy

-Cradle Christopher-

Complains that the whole world is not Orthodox

Does not want to share Parish with non-Greek/non-Russian converts due to national pride

I like it.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: JamesR on April 09, 2012, 01:37:28 PM
-Hyperdox Herman-

Liturgy starts at 9:30AM

Arrives early at 9:30PM to help set up

-Cradle Christopher-

Priest says fast from meat on wednesdays and fridays, hmm...

Lamb doesn't count as meat, hur hur
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: John Ward on April 09, 2012, 02:10:56 PM
-Cradle Christopher-

Liturgy starts at 9:30AM

Arrives at 10:30AM

Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: vamrat on April 09, 2012, 02:52:30 PM
-Cradle Christopher-

Liturgy starts at 9:30AM

Arrives at 10:30AM



Why is this such a big deal, I mean does anything actually take place before the Gospel reading?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: JamesR on April 09, 2012, 03:27:43 PM
-Cradle Christopher-

Liturgy starts at 9:30AM

Arrives at 10:30AM



Why is this such a big deal, I mean does anything actually take place before the Gospel reading?

It's not about that it is about showing respect to the Savior by attending His entire service rather than being lazy and only coming for the important parts.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Alpo on April 09, 2012, 03:32:12 PM
-Cradle Christopher-

Liturgy starts at 9:30AM

Arrives at 10:30AM



Why is this such a big deal, I mean does anything actually take place before the Gospel reading?

Praying to God?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on April 09, 2012, 03:35:19 PM
-Cradle Christopher-

Liturgy starts at 9:30AM

Arrives at 10:30AM



Why is this such a big deal, I mean does anything actually take place before the Gospel reading?

Not really. I mean, I hear some Churches are starting this new thing called "orthodoxros" or something, not sure what it's about. But you have to go, like, 20 minutes before Liturgy even starts. Who's gonna do that? I'm sleeping in as long as I can on Sunday! Gotta be rested up for football later in the day, know what I'm saying?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Punch on April 09, 2012, 03:38:03 PM
Vamrat was joking.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on April 09, 2012, 03:40:38 PM
Vamrat was joking.

He's bringing out the Herman.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: vamrat on April 09, 2012, 03:57:30 PM
Vamrat was joking.

He's bringing out the Herman.

The Apostles were full of the Holy Spirit, as were many of the Saints.  Others of us are full of the Hyperdox Herman.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: William on April 09, 2012, 04:00:01 PM
-Cradle Christopher-

Priest says fast from meat on wednesdays and fridays, hmm...

Lamb doesn't count as meat, hur hur

Lol. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnjWZT3yWWc)  ;)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on April 10, 2012, 01:16:38 AM
and again...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: JamesR on April 10, 2012, 01:38:29 AM
-Hyperdox Herman-

Doesn't believe in the validity of pre-schism western Saints

Has Icon of St. Augustine of Hippo in bedroom

-Cradle Christopher-

Constantly disses the western world

Recently immigrated to the western world
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: FormerReformer on April 10, 2012, 02:52:24 AM
-Hyperdox Herman-

Doesn't believe in the validity of pre-schism western Saints

Has Icon of St. Augustine of Hippo in bedroom

-Cradle Christopher-

Constantly disses the western world

Recently immigrated to the western world

Sorry- true Hyperdox know for a fact that St Augustine is actually THE arch-heretic responsible for all the ills of the West. The pre-schism Western saint Hyperdox Herman has in his bedroom is St Patrick.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Alpo on April 10, 2012, 03:54:27 AM
-Hyperdox Herman-

Doesn't believe in the validity of pre-schism western Saints

Has Icon of St. Augustine of Hippo in bedroom

-Cradle Christopher-

Constantly disses the western world

Recently immigrated to the western world

Sorry- true Hyperdox know for a fact that St Augustine is actually THE arch-heretic responsible for all the ills of the West. The pre-schism Western saint Hyperdox Herman has in his bedroom is St Patrick.

You've just been Hyperdoxed!

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/389228_292455007491135_276860542383915_727675_2015474349_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: podkarpatska on April 10, 2012, 11:13:56 AM
And again

Your first one about the Birthday made me chuckle. Both my paternal grandfather and my wife's maternal grandmother were born on Christmas Day in Austria-Hungary - December 25 OC January 6th on the New Calendar - back in the 19th century before the OC slipped another day.  ;) I wonder how Herman would handle that one! lol.... He'd probably 'hyper'-ventilate!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on April 10, 2012, 11:28:33 AM
(http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/3761/csteve1.jpg)

(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/7548/csteve2.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Orthodox11 on April 10, 2012, 11:58:48 AM
-Hyperdox Herman-

Doesn't believe in the validity of pre-schism western Saints

Has Icon of St. Augustine of Hippo in bedroom

-Cradle Christopher-

Constantly disses the western world

Recently immigrated to the western world

I think the labels on those two are the wrong way around, except "recently immigrated to" should be "was born and raised in".
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Agabus on April 10, 2012, 12:41:54 PM
Helpmeet Helena: Leaves it all to the imagination.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on April 10, 2012, 12:43:58 PM
Helpmeet Helena: Leaves it all to the imagination.

classic!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Agabus on April 10, 2012, 12:51:01 PM
Helpmeet Helena:

Never leaves home without a headscarf.

"I thank God I am not like the Baptists, who wear pants to church."
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: FormerReformer on April 10, 2012, 01:11:07 PM
-Hyperdox Herman-

Doesn't believe in the validity of pre-schism western Saints

Has Icon of St. Augustine of Hippo in bedroom

-Cradle Christopher-

Constantly disses the western world

Recently immigrated to the western world

Sorry- true Hyperdox know for a fact that St Augustine is actually THE arch-heretic responsible for all the ills of the West. The pre-schism Western saint Hyperdox Herman has in his bedroom is St Patrick.

You've just been Hyperdoxed!

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/389228_292455007491135_276860542383915_727675_2015474349_n.jpg)

Discussing which pre-schism Western saint Hyperdox Herman has in his icon corner is arguing doctrine?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: witega on April 10, 2012, 01:26:39 PM
You've just been Hyperdoxed!

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/389228_292455007491135_276860542383915_727675_2015474349_n.jpg)

Discussing which pre-schism Western saint Hyperdox Herman has in his icon corner is arguing doctrine?

Hyperdox Herman:
Patiently explains that Orthodoxy does not hold Scripture is inerrant.
Thinks the 12-volume Lives of the Saints is a dogmatic text.

Hyperdox Herman:
Hasn't read the Gospel in over a year.
Has the Life of St. Barsanuphius memorized.


For what it's worth, I agree with FormerReformer. If a Hyperdox has an issue with Western saints it's going to start with "Blessed Augustine"
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: FormerReformer on April 10, 2012, 01:34:46 PM
You've just been Hyperdoxed!

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/389228_292455007491135_276860542383915_727675_2015474349_n.jpg)

Discussing which pre-schism Western saint Hyperdox Herman has in his icon corner is arguing doctrine?

Hyperdox Herman:
Patiently explains that Orthodoxy does not hold Scripture is inerrant.
Thinks the 12-volume Lives of the Saints is a dogmatic text.

Hyperdox Herman:
Hasn't read the Gospel in over a year.
Has the Life of St. Barsanuphius memorized.


For what it's worth, I agree with FormerReformer. If a Hyperdox has an issue with Western saints it's going to start with "Blessed Augustine"
And St Jerome. The two just get no hyperdox love. British saints, OTOH, are fair game.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: JamesR on April 10, 2012, 02:10:39 PM
Being hypderdox myself, it is fair to mention that St. Augustine of Hippo did correct many of his errors in his later 'Retractions' book and that most of his writings may have been misinterpreted and used in a way different than what he originally meant by Anselm's interpretation of them. Other than that, he still was a great man who loved the Church more than anything and is an inspiration to me; even if he made theological errors all the time.

Anyway, what would you gents say is the most complex, largest most confusing book/volume in all of the Orthodox Church? I think I know but I cannot remember the name of it. No, not scripture.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Adela on April 10, 2012, 02:13:20 PM
Helpmeet Helena:

Never leaves home without a headscarf.

"I thank God I am not like the Baptists, who wear pants to church."

LOL...  :)   

Maybe Helpmeet Helena saw this old Wendy's commercial and thinks that Orthodox Russian women dress like Soviet women?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CaMUfxVJVQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player

(I remember this commercial from when I was a kid, the Soviet Union Ambassador complained and had it pulled from being broadcasted....   :P)

Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: ironchapman on April 10, 2012, 02:23:52 PM
You've just been Hyperdoxed!

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/389228_292455007491135_276860542383915_727675_2015474349_n.jpg)

Discussing which pre-schism Western saint Hyperdox Herman has in his icon corner is arguing doctrine?

Hyperdox Herman:
Patiently explains that Orthodoxy does not hold Scripture is inerrant.
Thinks the 12-volume Lives of the Saints is a dogmatic text.

Hyperdox Herman:
Hasn't read the Gospel in over a year.
Has the Life of St. Barsanuphius memorized.


For what it's worth, I agree with FormerReformer. If a Hyperdox has an issue with Western saints it's going to start with "Blessed Augustine"
And St Jerome. The two just get no hyperdox love. British saints, OTOH, are fair game.

What about St. Augustine of Canterbury?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on April 10, 2012, 03:53:59 PM
Hyperdox Herman:

Hasn't read scripture since he converted to Orthodoxy

Is currently memorizing the Protoevangelium of James
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Tallitot on April 10, 2012, 04:01:55 PM
Refers to Jews as the decietful viperous synagogue of Satan.

Quotes Isiah to prove Jesus was the messiah.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on April 10, 2012, 04:13:53 PM
Refuses to sing in the choir because women and men aren't segregated

stands on the Theotokos' side during liturgy so he can hear the choir better
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on April 10, 2012, 04:16:49 PM
Please take the masturbation cuckhold herman off of facebook. It's not funny and crosses the line.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on April 10, 2012, 04:17:35 PM
Please take the masturbation cuckhold herman off of facebook. It's not funny and crosses the line.

agreed!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on April 10, 2012, 04:23:37 PM
helpmeet helena:

Disguises herself as a man so she can hand deliver Pascha baskets to the monks on Mt. Athos.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: JamesR on April 10, 2012, 05:03:30 PM
I didn't understand the masturbation one...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Punch on April 10, 2012, 05:10:36 PM
I didn't understand the masturbation one...

The type of porn that he is mentioning is porn where a married woman is doing the nasty with someone that she is not married to, either without knowledge of the husband, or with him watching (normally the former).  We would call it Adultery.  So, what is happening here is that we have a hypocrite who thinks homos are evil, yet masturbates to adulterous porn.  I know people like that, so I was not offended by the whole thing (other than the fact that I find cuckold porn offensive).
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on April 10, 2012, 06:19:36 PM
Please take the masturbation cuckhold herman off of facebook. It's not funny and crosses the line.

I'm not sure that I understand how it is any more offensive a thing than several other things that are discussed, sometimes in detail, around these parts  ???
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on April 10, 2012, 06:26:55 PM
Please take the masturbation cuckhold herman off of facebook. It's not funny and crosses the line.

I'm not sure that I understand how it is any more offensive a thing than several other things that are discussed, sometimes in detail, around these parts  ???

Dude, you are like such an opposite of this :angel: sometimes.

Like Herman has such refined tastes in pr0n!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: podkarpatska on April 10, 2012, 07:08:21 PM
Just my opinion, but it seems like Herman has run his course.....
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on April 10, 2012, 09:12:39 PM
Just my opinion, but it seems like Herman has run his course.....

we have alot of mileage left in christopher and helena...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on April 10, 2012, 09:20:47 PM
Just my opinion, but it seems like Herman has run his course.....

we have alot of mileage left in christopher and helena...

Helena is just a beautiful, innocent flower, who needs but a nudge in the right direction. Now I cannot say that I am the only one who could give her that nudge--but I would consider it an honor if I could try.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: IXOYE on April 10, 2012, 10:20:46 PM
Helpmeet Helena:

Never leaves home without a headscarf.

lol
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Cognomen on April 11, 2012, 12:00:23 AM
Just my opinion, but it seems like Herman has run his course.....

But there's only a few days of Lent left to make fun of other Orthodox people.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on April 11, 2012, 12:20:44 AM
Please take the masturbation cuckhold herman off of facebook. It's not funny and crosses the line.

I'm not sure that I understand how it is any more offensive a thing than several other things that are discussed, sometimes in detail, around these parts  ???
I said off of the facebook, not off of here. Although I don't think it's particularly funny either way.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on April 11, 2012, 12:21:50 AM
Just my opinion, but it seems like Herman has run his course.....

But there's only a few days of Lent left to make fun of other Orthodox people.

rofl
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: FormerReformer on April 11, 2012, 12:34:56 AM
Please take the masturbation cuckhold herman off of facebook. It's not funny and crosses the line.

I'm not sure that I understand how it is any more offensive a thing than several other things that are discussed, sometimes in detail, around these parts  ???
I said off of the facebook, not off of here. Although I don't think it's particularly funny either way.

And somewhat redundant- we already have this brilliant number that said all that really need be (if that!) said on the issue:

(http://i.imgur.com/oJ75p.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on April 11, 2012, 12:46:48 AM
We could do a helpmeet Helena:

Vocally condemns adultery in parish during coffee hour/ Tevo's Desperate Housewives premiere
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on April 11, 2012, 12:48:19 AM
We could do a helpmeet Helena:

Vocally condemns adultery in parish during coffee hour/ Tevo's Desperate Housewives premiere

 :D
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on April 11, 2012, 12:52:55 AM
Just my opinion, but it seems like Herman has run his course.....

But there's only a few days of Lent left to make fun of other Orthodox people.

I'm not Orthodox, so I don't feel compelled to follow the same calendrical restrictions :)  I've flirted with making an "Atheist Alex" thing, but I don't think it'd work out. There'd be a lot of material to work with, but putting it on this site seems like a strange idea, and I couldn't put it on an atheist site because there is geranlly far too much intolerance in such places.

I said off of the facebook, not off of here. Although I don't think it's particularly funny either way.

Seems to me it'd make more sense the other way around. So someone comes across something on facebook that is offensive... so what? But if it really is offensive and they come across it on a forum dedicated to Orthodoxy, well doesn't that reflect poorly on the forum, and perhaps drive them away? But then I don't think it's offensive, so for me it's not really an issue. But if it's gonna make people mad then I'll cease and desist.

And somewhat redundant- we already have this brilliant number that said all that really need be (if that!) said on the issue:

True. I hadn't remembered that one.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: jckstraw72 on April 11, 2012, 12:57:43 AM
Just my opinion, but it seems like Herman has run his course.....

But there's only a few days of Lent left to make fun of other Orthodox people.

ok -- how about this: most of these Hyperdox Herman jokes are wildly exaggerated (if not completely made up) caricatures invented by the lukewarm to make themselves feel better ( :o)


Internet Ignatius :

Thinks faithful convert lacks the Orthodox ethos.

Reduces every doctrine he doesnt personally like to theologumena.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on April 11, 2012, 01:00:09 AM
ok -- how about this: most of these Hyperdox Herman jokes are wildly exaggerated (if not completely made up) caricatures invented by the lukewarm to make themselves feel better ( :o)

For me, this thread is quite biographical/autobiographical in nature, and hits quite close to past experiences of mine. I won't mention which ones so as not to cause further scandal :police:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: FormerReformer on April 11, 2012, 01:23:41 AM
Just my opinion, but it seems like Herman has run his course.....

But there's only a few days of Lent left to make fun of other Orthodox people.

ok -- how about this: most of these Hyperdox Herman jokes are wildly exaggerated (if not completely made up) caricatures invented by the lukewarm to make themselves feel better ( :o)


Or- its a bunch of hyperdox making fun of themselves- as *tos has suggested. Anyone who devotes as much time to an Orthodox forum as most of the posters on this thread don't get to duck the label.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: JamesR on April 11, 2012, 03:30:15 AM
I'd personally like to focus more on Cradle Christopher...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: vamrat on April 11, 2012, 10:14:10 AM
I wish people would do more of the Helpmeet Helena ones, and use the picture, so I could stare into her sweet, submissive eyes.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on April 11, 2012, 10:15:22 AM
I wish people would do more of the Helpmeet Helena ones, and use the picture, so I could stare into her sweet, submissive eyes.

Just save it to your hard drive and use it as your wallpaper like I did bro!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: vamrat on April 11, 2012, 11:18:43 AM
I wish people would do more of the Helpmeet Helena ones, and use the picture, so I could stare into her sweet, submissive eyes.

Just save it to your hard drive and use it as your wallpaper like I did bro!

I bet Herman did the same...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Alpo on April 11, 2012, 11:29:17 AM
I'd personally like to focus more on Cradle Christopher...

Why? Herman is funnier.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Alpo on April 11, 2012, 11:32:30 AM
I couldn't put it on an atheist site because there is geranlly far too much intolerance in such places.

LOL. Thank you for confirming my stereotype of Atheists.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: JamesR on April 11, 2012, 06:47:57 PM
I'd personally like to focus more on Cradle Christopher...

Why? Herman is funnier.

I don't know. I guess because I see more Cradle Christophers at my Parish than I do Hyperdox Hermans, so, it might be more interesting for me.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Papist on April 11, 2012, 06:50:42 PM
Maybe some of us Latin Catholics who love the TLM need a Traditionalist Thomas or something. :)

And for the "Orthodox in communion with Rome crowd", we need a Byzantine Bob.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: JamesR on April 11, 2012, 06:59:22 PM
Also, how about an Agnostic Arnold? You know, one of those soft-hearted, humanistic people who always talk about how there is so much we do not know about in the world. And a Baptist Bob!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on April 11, 2012, 07:03:19 PM
Maybe some of us Latin Catholics who love the TLM need a Traditionalist Thomas or something. :)

And for the "Orthodox in communion with Rome crowd", we need a Byzantine Bob.

this has potential...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: JamesR on April 11, 2012, 07:05:30 PM
lol Baptist Bob

'Believes in interpreting the Scriptures literally

...Jesus was being metaphoric when He told St. Peter the gates of Hades would never prevail against the Church'
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Aindriú on April 11, 2012, 07:29:28 PM
lol Baptist Bob

'Believes in interpreting the Scriptures literally

...Jesus was being metaphoric when He told St. Peter the gates of Hades would never prevail against the Church'

lol
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Aindriú on April 11, 2012, 07:30:15 PM
And for the "Orthodox in communion with Rome crowd", we need a Byzantine Bob.

I know a few people that this could be named for instead....  :D
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: JamesR on April 11, 2012, 07:36:02 PM
Also, let us not forget Oriental Oscar
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: LBK on April 11, 2012, 08:01:22 PM
[
lol Baptist Bob

'Believes in interpreting the Scriptures literally

...Jesus was being metaphoric when He told St. Peter the gates of Hades would never prevail against the Church said "This is my body" and "This is my blood"
'

Fixed it for ya.  :D
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on April 11, 2012, 08:59:40 PM
Also, how about an Agnostic Arnold?

Wouldn't work. Agnostics are perfect. :)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on April 11, 2012, 10:08:05 PM
Also, how about an Agnostic Arnold?

Wouldn't work. Agnostics are perfect. :)

perfect at sitting on the fence!  :angel:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Agabus on April 11, 2012, 10:08:48 PM
Also, how about an Agnostic Arnold?

Wouldn't work. Agnostics are perfect. :)
Agnostic Arnold:

Might be perfect.

Can't be sure.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on April 11, 2012, 10:12:07 PM
Also, how about an Agnostic Arnold?

Wouldn't work. Agnostics are perfect. :)
Agnostic Arnold:

Might be perfect.

Can't be sure.

Exactly. That's why he's perfect. :)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Tikhon.of.Colorado on April 11, 2012, 11:46:55 PM
The amount of giggles this gives me can't be expressed in words...

I was so "hyperdox", I'm surprised anyone could put up with me!  I like to think I've cooled down quite a bit.

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/574979_3647477624924_1451898710_n.jpg)


I really notice "hyperdoxy" now, more so than when I first converted.  Saying prayers with the priest and all of that business, I've seen it at my parish.  It's hard to take that guy seriously sometimes.

Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: JamesR on April 12, 2012, 12:16:02 AM
-Agnostic Arnold-

Is uncertain about everything

Is certain that nothing is entirely certain
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on April 12, 2012, 01:11:54 AM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CLapnUBx2Ro/TyH77FYcpcI/AAAAAAAAAv8/jft7udoSYY4/s1600/agnostic+pic+3.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on April 12, 2012, 01:13:23 AM
(http://images2.fanpop.com/images/photos/2700000/Atheists-Vs-Agnostics-comparative-religion-2701450-400-343.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Alpo on April 12, 2012, 02:58:44 AM
Hyperdox Herman:

Rants about Church, Holy Fathers and Holy Tradition

Deems Augustine as a heretic
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Aindriú on April 12, 2012, 07:48:01 AM
Hyperdox Herman:

Rants about Church, Holy Fathers and Holy Tradition

Deems St. Augustine as a heretic

Fixed it for, ya, Herm.

(http://www.animenation.net/forums/images/smilies/laughing_animated.gif)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on April 14, 2012, 10:20:52 PM
and again...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Agabus on April 15, 2012, 07:05:01 PM
Herman:

-Rest of church sits during this part of the liturgy

-"True Orthodox never sit."
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Agabus on April 15, 2012, 07:06:39 PM
And because I can poke fun at myself, another Herman, topically relevant for today:

-Knows the response to "Christ is Risen!" in six languages

-Can correctly pronounce it only in English.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Orthodox11 on April 15, 2012, 07:21:32 PM
(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/4/15/FXzgEc3r6kCZJbYdT8QlpQ2.png)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: sheenj on April 15, 2012, 07:42:05 PM
Also, let us not forget Oriental Oscar
I feel Miaphysite Mina would be a better one.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: biro on April 15, 2012, 07:43:07 PM
Also, let us not forget Oriental Oscar
I feel Miaphysite Mina would be a better one.

Awww, hee hee. :)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: IsmiLiora on April 15, 2012, 07:51:00 PM
I just had to...Agabus reminded me of a conversation I overheard during last Pascha.

Cradle Christopher:
Sings "Christos Anesti" louder than anyone in the church on Pascha.
Has no idea what he's actually singing.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on April 15, 2012, 09:45:12 PM
I just had to...Agabus reminded me of a conversation I overheard during last Pascha.

Cradle Christopher:
Sings "Christos Anesti" louder than anyone in the church on Pascha.
Has no idea what he's actually singing.

ha, nice one Ismi :D
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: JamesR on April 15, 2012, 09:54:33 PM
-Cradle Christopher-

Priest is in process of saying 'Let us depart in Peace'

...Is already out the door lighting a cigarette

-Hyperdox Herman-

Believes in not judging others

Thinks everyone who doesn't go as far as him is a Cradle Christopher
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on April 15, 2012, 10:06:37 PM
Herman:

thanks sponsor for newly received baptismal cross

goes online to trade up for a pectoral cross, citing an old canon that permits both clergy and laity to wear them.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Tikhon.of.Colorado on April 15, 2012, 10:08:29 PM
Am I the only one that reads the hyperdox Herman scenarios and hits their head on their monitor?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: JamesR on April 15, 2012, 10:20:15 PM
-Hyperdox Herman-

Accuses Protestants of citing strange, out-of-context Bible passages to support nonsense and heresy

...Misquotes and wrongly applies ancient, obscure Canon laws to support hyperdoxy

-Cradle Christopher-

Constantly scolds new converts/catechumens about etiquette and manners during Liturgy

...Does this while sitting down behind them the entire time
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Cognomen on April 15, 2012, 10:31:46 PM
This thread should see a significant increase in Cradle Christopher contributions, seeing as many just made their presence known for the first and only time last night.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on April 15, 2012, 10:33:39 PM
Am I the only one that reads the hyperdox Herman scenarios and hits their head on their monitor?

most of us speak from experience ;)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on April 15, 2012, 10:33:57 PM
This thread should see a significant increase in Cradle Christopher contributions, seeing as many just made their presence known for the first and only time last night night.

 :D
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on April 15, 2012, 10:40:26 PM
This thread should see a significant increase in Cradle Christopher contributions, seeing as many just made their presence known for the first and only time last night night.

cradle christopher:

spends whole liturgy looking at icons anew since he doesn't remember any of them from last pascha (he usually blacks out drunk afterwards).

ok a bit harsh perhaps... :angel:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: JamesR on April 15, 2012, 10:56:43 PM
Being a bit serious here, but am I the only one who notices that many of the 'Cradle Christophers' seem to be harder on the converts, thus possibly contributing to why many of them become 'Hyperdox Hermans'? Like, for example, I'm a convert and I know a couple of converts, and it seems like most of the cradle Orthodox seem to be really hard on us at times, and the ironic thing is that they do not even do half of the stuff they scold us for doing improperly/not doing! I'm not offended by this at all, but I do find it strange. Is it just sort of like an 'initiation ritual' joke, little t tradition that the more experienced Orthodox to do test our dedication or make sure we're committed or something?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on April 15, 2012, 11:11:34 PM
Being a bit serious here, but am I the only one who notices that many of the 'Cradle Christophers' seem to be harder on the converts, thus possibly contributing to why many of them become 'Hyperdox Hermans'? Like, for example, I'm a convert and I know a couple of converts, and it seems like most of the cradle Orthodox seem to be really hard on us at times, and the ironic thing is that they do not even do half of the stuff they scold us for doing improperly/not doing! I'm not offended by this at all, but I do find it strange. Is it just sort of like an 'initiation ritual' joke, little t tradition that the more experienced Orthodox to do test our dedication or make sure we're committed or something?

they feel justified by correcting others...i think its just psychology.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: FormerReformer on April 15, 2012, 11:14:55 PM
-Cradle Christopher-

Priest is in process of saying 'Let us depart in Peace'

...Is already out the door lighting a cigarette

-Hyperdox Herman-

Believes in not judging others

Thinks everyone who doesn't go as far as him is a Cradle Christopher

No offense, James, but Michal Kalina already made the Cradle Christopher cigarette joke fairly early in this thread- except he had it as early as the homily going long!

I think both memes are coming to an end- we're starting to repeat ourselves here.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on April 15, 2012, 11:16:34 PM
-Cradle Christopher-

Priest is in process of saying 'Let us depart in Peace'

...Is already out the door lighting a cigarette

-Hyperdox Herman-

Believes in not judging others

Thinks everyone who doesn't go as far as him is a Cradle Christopher

No offense, James, but Michal Kalina already made the Cradle Christopher cigarette joke fairly early in this thread- except he had it as early as the homily going long!

I think both memes are coming to an end- we're starting to repeat ourselves here.

hey now, just because we repeated one or two doesn't mean we don't have any fresh material ;) I for one think we have at least a few weeks left here!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on April 15, 2012, 11:19:27 PM
In all fairness though, i think the cigarette jokes have been smoked all the way to the filter (i.e. we need more drinking jokes) :D
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Tikhon.of.Colorado on April 15, 2012, 11:24:39 PM
In all fairness though, i think the cigarette jokes have been smoked all the way to the filter (i.e. we need more drinking jokes) :D

 ::)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: akimori makoto on April 15, 2012, 11:26:26 PM
Does it make me hyperdox that I don't approve of the giant screen that had been erected outside one of our churches which, in addition to showing "highlights" of the action during the resurrection service, also displayed various powerpoint-like tidbits such as "Pascha 2012: brought to you by St Spyridon's parish"?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on April 15, 2012, 11:30:25 PM
Does it make me hyperdox that I don't approve of the giant screen that had been erected outside one of our churches which, in addition to showing "highlights" of the action during the resurrection service, also displayed various powerpoint-like tidbits such as "Pascha 2012: brought to you by St Spyridon's parish"?

i disapprove.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: FormerReformer on April 16, 2012, 12:21:55 AM
In all fairness though, i think the cigarette jokes have been smoked all the way to the filter (i.e. we need more drinking jokes) :D

Since I'm too lazy (or drunk, happy Pascha!) to make one-

Hyperdox Herman:

Used to be Baptist and never touched alcohol

Calls you a lightweight when you don't drink 40 shots of plumb brandy on the feast day of the 40 martyrs
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: FormerReformer on April 16, 2012, 12:23:39 AM
Does it make me hyperdox that I don't approve of the giant screen that had been erected outside one of our churches which, in addition to showing "highlights" of the action during the resurrection service, also displayed various powerpoint-like tidbits such as "Pascha 2012: brought to you by St Spyridon's parish"?

meh, as long as it's outside the parish, whatever. Now, if they start projecting on the back of the priest's newly white robe, we got problems.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Cognomen on April 16, 2012, 01:14:40 AM
cradle christopher:

spends whole liturgy looking at icons anew since he doesn't remember any of them from last pascha (he usually blacks out drunk afterwards).

ok a bit harsh perhaps... :angel:
:laugh:

Harsh or not...  :angel:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on April 16, 2012, 01:32:31 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/2iLWQ.png)

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

Christ is Risen!

"Enter all of you, therefore, into the joy of our Lord, and, whether Herman or Christopher, receive your reward."
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Cognomen on April 16, 2012, 01:43:39 AM
"Enter all of you, therefore, into the joy of our Lord, and, whether Herman or Christopher, receive your reward."

Fast approaching sig-line material, that is.


Indeed He is Risen!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on April 16, 2012, 01:55:41 AM
In all fairness though, i think the cigarette jokes have been smoked all the way to the filter (i.e. we need more drinking jokes) :D

Since I'm too lazy (or drunk, happy Pascha!) to make one-

Hyperdox Herman:

Used to be Baptist and never touched alcohol

Calls you a lightweight when you don't drink 40 shots of plumb brandy on the feast day of the 40 martyrs

haha!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on April 16, 2012, 02:01:16 AM
Hadley the Hipster

(http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/9462/hipster1.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: akimori makoto on April 16, 2012, 02:09:44 AM
Can we do a female version of Cradle Christopher?

I nominate the following as source material:

(http://tackyweddings.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/pic04566.jpg?w=450)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on April 16, 2012, 02:11:46 AM
Can we do a female version of Cradle Christopher?

I nominate the following as source material:

I'm going to keep my mouth shut here... I've got into enough trouble on this thread already...  :angel:  ;D
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on April 16, 2012, 02:22:59 AM
Can we do a female version of Cradle Christopher?

I nominate the following as source material:

I'm going to keep my mouth shut here... I've got into enough trouble on this thread already...  :angel:  ;D

i'm with you  :-X
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: akimori makoto on April 16, 2012, 04:21:04 AM
Oh, come on, guys -- this material is gold.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Tikhon.of.Colorado on April 16, 2012, 08:44:29 AM
Can we do a female version of Cradle Christopher?

I nominate the following as source material:

(http://tackyweddings.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/pic04566.jpg?w=450)

Makes me thing of some of the mail-order brides we have around town from Ukraine and Russia.  A couple of them are always/sometimes in Church.  The rest aren't as serious.  I hate to judge, but you can see their underwear through their spandex pants.  It's crazy.  Would they dress like that back in ___? 

Anyway...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Aindriú on April 16, 2012, 08:46:08 AM
Can we do a female version of Cradle Christopher?

I nominate the following as source material:

(http://tackyweddings.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/pic04566.jpg?w=450)

Makes me thing of some of the mail-order brides we have around town from Ukraine and Russia.  A couple of them are always/sometimes in Church.  The rest aren't as serious.  I hate to judge, but you can see their underwear through their spandex pants.  It's crazy.  Would they dress like that back in ___? 

Anyway...

Pics or it didn't happen!  ;) :D
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Tikhon.of.Colorado on April 16, 2012, 09:03:08 AM
Can we do a female version of Cradle Christopher?

I nominate the following as source material:

(http://tackyweddings.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/pic04566.jpg?w=450)

Makes me thing of some of the mail-order brides we have around town from Ukraine and Russia.  A couple of them are always/sometimes in Church.  The rest aren't as serious.  I hate to judge, but you can see their underwear through their spandex pants.  It's crazy.  Would they dress like that back in ___? 

Anyway...

Pics or it didn't happen!  ;) :D

I don't have any (not all teenagers are horny perverts!).  It's just crazy to see them do full bows in front of the Church and seeing their unmentionables.  Craziness.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Melodist on April 16, 2012, 11:42:12 AM
Being a bit serious here, but am I the only one who notices that many of the 'Cradle Christophers' seem to be harder on the converts, thus possibly contributing to why many of them become 'Hyperdox Hermans'? Like, for example, I'm a convert and I know a couple of converts, and it seems like most of the cradle Orthodox seem to be really hard on us at times, and the ironic thing is that they do not even do half of the stuff they scold us for doing improperly/not doing! I'm not offended by this at all, but I do find it strange. Is it just sort of like an 'initiation ritual' joke, little t tradition that the more experienced Orthodox to do test our dedication or make sure we're committed or something?

I've never personally experienced this.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Melodist on April 16, 2012, 11:47:07 AM
And because I can poke fun at myself, another Herman, topically relevant for today:

-Knows the response to "Christ is Risen!" in six languages

-Can correctly pronounce it only in English.

This is me.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Tikhon.of.Colorado on April 16, 2012, 11:47:30 AM
Being a bit serious here, but am I the only one who notices that many of the 'Cradle Christophers' seem to be harder on the converts, thus possibly contributing to why many of them become 'Hyperdox Hermans'? Like, for example, I'm a convert and I know a couple of converts, and it seems like most of the cradle Orthodox seem to be really hard on us at times, and the ironic thing is that they do not even do half of the stuff they scold us for doing improperly/not doing! I'm not offended by this at all, but I do find it strange. Is it just sort of like an 'initiation ritual' joke, little t tradition that the more experienced Orthodox to do test our dedication or make sure we're committed or something?

In my experience, everyone goes through this at some degree.  When I first converted, as many of you know, I was super-hyperdox.  Now, I see how silly it was of me to be so serious about such little things (like crossing myself at the right times, or consulting by Spiritual Father before I took my next breath, etc.)

It's sort of like the bully at recess.  Since I like to think I've gotten past hyperdoxy, I recognize the same things in others, and take pleasure in pointing it out (not to their faces).  I only converted 3 years ago, I can't imagine how this must be for cradles.

Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: vamrat on April 16, 2012, 01:11:40 PM
Can we do a female version of Cradle Christopher?

I nominate the following as source material:

(http://tackyweddings.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/pic04566.jpg?w=450)

Makes me thing of some of the mail-order brides we have around town from Ukraine and Russia.  A couple of them are always/sometimes in Church.  The rest aren't as serious.  I hate to judge, but you can see their underwear through their spandex pants.  It's crazy.  Would they dress like that back in ___? 

Anyway...

Pics or it didn't happen!  ;) :D

I don't have any (not all teenagers are horny perverts!).  It's just crazy to see them do full bows in front of the Church and seeing their unmentionables.  Craziness.

I'm not a teenager, but I am a horny pervert.

Pics or it didn't happen!

 ;)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: vamrat on April 16, 2012, 01:13:13 PM
In all fairness though, i think the cigarette jokes have been smoked all the way to the filter (i.e. we need more drinking jokes) :D

Since I'm too lazy (or drunk, happy Pascha!) to make one-

Hyperdox Herman:

Used to be Baptist and never touched alcohol

Calls you a lightweight when you don't drink 40 shots of plumb brandy on the feast day of the 40 martyrs

So, when is the Feast of the 40 Martyrs again...



**I would like to mention that during Serb-fest in the summer, my friends and I pay for 25% of the Church's yearly operating cost.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: podkarpatska on April 16, 2012, 02:23:16 PM
Being a bit serious here, but am I the only one who notices that many of the 'Cradle Christophers' seem to be harder on the converts, thus possibly contributing to why many of them become 'Hyperdox Hermans'? Like, for example, I'm a convert and I know a couple of converts, and it seems like most of the cradle Orthodox seem to be really hard on us at times, and the ironic thing is that they do not even do half of the stuff they scold us for doing improperly/not doing! I'm not offended by this at all, but I do find it strange. Is it just sort of like an 'initiation ritual' joke, little t tradition that the more experienced Orthodox to do test our dedication or make sure we're committed or something?

I think you are right - for whatever reason, and it may stem from our 'ethnic ghetto' mentality and our preoccupation with property rights in American Orthodoxy, for many cradles are  often overly hard on converts.

I know my dad would be exasperated with otherwise good parishioners who would be - for lack of a better word- outright mean to inquirers or even folks who moved into town who were already Orthodox.

I do think, at least from my home parish, that we have gotten better about this as time as passed. This weekend our pastor christmated and/or baptised eight people, six of whom were simply from the neighborhood and over the years had started coming to liturgy. They were welcomed and years ago would have been shunned. So take heart and hang in there! Stereotypes are helpful learning tools but they can also be an excuse to prevent true growth. Christ is Risen!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: FormerReformer on April 16, 2012, 02:46:28 PM
In all fairness though, i think the cigarette jokes have been smoked all the way to the filter (i.e. we need more drinking jokes) :D

Since I'm too lazy (or drunk, happy Pascha!) to make one-

Hyperdox Herman:

Used to be Baptist and never touched alcohol

Calls you a lightweight when you don't drink 40 shots of plumb brandy on the feast day of the 40 martyrs

So, when is the Feast of the 40 Martyrs again...



**I would like to mention that during Serb-fest in the summer, my friends and I pay for 25% of the Church's yearly operating cost.

March 9- one of the few non-weekend wine and oil days during Lent.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: JamesR on April 16, 2012, 03:20:38 PM
Probably going to get flamed like heck for this, but I like the idea of a female Cradle Christopher; let's call her Cradle Christina.

-Cradle Christina-

Priest says dress modestly for Church

...All this tight spandex should cover me! :)

-Cradle Christina-

Complains that standing up for the Pascha service is too hard

...Is wearing six-inch spike heels

-Cradle Christina-

Pffh, no headcovering?! That woman over there has no class!

...Wears short black dress and hoop earrings to match headcovering

-Cradle Christina-

What a tramp, that girl's bra strap is showing!

...Good thing I'm not wearing one
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: primuspilus on April 16, 2012, 03:21:39 PM
Probably going to get flamed like heck for this, but I like the idea of a female Cradle Christopher; let's call her Cradle Christina.

-Cradle Christina-

Priest says dress modestly for Church

...All this tight spandex should cover me! :)

-Cradle Christina-

Complains that standing up for the Pascha service is too hard

...Is wearing six-inch spike heels

-Cradle Christina-

Pffh, no headcovering?! That woman over there has no class!

...Wears short black dress and hoop earrings to match headcovering

-Cradle Christina-

What a tramp, that girl's bra strap is showing!

...Good thing I'm not wearing one
HAHA fantastic. I love that :)

PP
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: JamesR on April 16, 2012, 03:27:38 PM
-Cradle Christina-

Running is not very lady-like <3

...Sees INS truck, has already jetted four blocks
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Tikhon.of.Colorado on April 16, 2012, 03:52:22 PM
Sees people sitting on the floor during Paschal liturgy

Cradle Christopher:  Sits with them, introduces himself, asks for cigarette.

Hyperdox Herman:  Grabs them by ears and pulls them to their feet, makes them stand with the choir so they can sing.


^This happened at my Church on Pascha, and I started wondering what Hyperdox Herman and Cradle Christopher would do.   ;)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on April 16, 2012, 04:03:28 PM
Probably going to get flamed like heck for this, but I like the idea of a female Cradle Christopher; let's call her Cradle Christina.

-Cradle Christina-

Priest says dress modestly for Church

...All this tight spandex should cover me! :)

-Cradle Christina-

Complains that standing up for the Pascha service is too hard

...Is wearing six-inch spike heels

-Cradle Christina-

Pffh, no headcovering?! That woman over there has no class!

...Wears short black dress and hoop earrings to match headcovering

-Cradle Christina-

What a tramp, that girl's bra strap is showing!

...Good thing I'm not wearing one

some of your best work to date...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: vamrat on April 16, 2012, 04:05:09 PM
In all fairness though, i think the cigarette jokes have been smoked all the way to the filter (i.e. we need more drinking jokes) :D

Since I'm too lazy (or drunk, happy Pascha!) to make one-

Hyperdox Herman:

Used to be Baptist and never touched alcohol

Calls you a lightweight when you don't drink 40 shots of plumb brandy on the feast day of the 40 martyrs

So, when is the Feast of the 40 Martyrs again...



**I would like to mention that during Serb-fest in the summer, my friends and I pay for 25% of the Church's yearly operating cost.

March 9- one of the few non-weekend wine and oil days during Lent.

WHAT?!?  We didn't have a service that night and I missed out on my 40 shots of Slivovitz???  What is this world coming to.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: vamrat on April 16, 2012, 04:11:37 PM
Hyperdox Herman sees reader cross himself imperfectly.

Starts a Mission Church at home.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on April 16, 2012, 04:14:50 PM
Hyperdox Herman sees reader cross himself imperfectly.

Starts a Mission Church at home.

i asked that in catechesis once. "why do some people cross themselves lower on the left shoulder than on the right?" The instructor told me that they were just lazy. Now i do it the same way.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Tikhon.of.Colorado on April 16, 2012, 04:33:56 PM
Hyperdox Herman sees reader cross himself imperfectly.

Starts a Mission Church at home.

i asked that in catechesis once. "why do some people cross themselves lower on the left shoulder than on the right?" The instructor told me that they were just lazy. Now i do it the same way.

I've seen some clergy who don't touch their shoulder/chest at all, but merely dangle their hand in front.   :o
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on April 16, 2012, 04:39:03 PM
Hyperdox Herman sees reader cross himself imperfectly.

Starts a Mission Church at home.

i asked that in catechesis once. "why do some people cross themselves lower on the left shoulder than on the right?" The instructor told me that they were just lazy. Now i do it the same way.

I've seen some clergy who don't touch their shoulder/chest at all, but merely dangle their hand in front.   :o

 :'(

it makes one think, was Christ merely made to look as if he was suspended on the cross being held up by air, or was he held there by nails?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: vamrat on April 16, 2012, 05:21:12 PM
Hyperdox Herman sees reader cross himself imperfectly.

Starts a Mission Church at home.

i asked that in catechesis once. "why do some people cross themselves lower on the left shoulder than on the right?" The instructor told me that they were just lazy. Now i do it the same way.

This was a two-finger crossing, not a lazy one.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Jason.Wike on April 16, 2012, 05:24:58 PM
Sees people sitting on the floor during Paschal liturgy

Cradle Christopher:  Sits with them, introduces himself, asks for cigarette.

Hyperdox Herman:  Grabs them by ears and pulls them to their feet, makes them stand with the choir so they can sing.


^This happened at my Church on Pascha, and I started wondering what Hyperdox Herman and Cradle Christopher would do.   ;)

Someone asked for a cigarette in church? ???
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Tikhon.of.Colorado on April 16, 2012, 05:28:51 PM
Sees people sitting on the floor during Paschal liturgy

Cradle Christopher:  Sits with them, introduces himself, asks for cigarette.

Hyperdox Herman:  Grabs them by ears and pulls them to their feet, makes them stand with the choir so they can sing.


^This happened at my Church on Pascha, and I started wondering what Hyperdox Herman and Cradle Christopher would do.   ;)

Someone asked for a cigarette in church? ???

I was exaggerating a bit  ;)

We had these three kids (not older than 20), one guy and two girls show up for Pascha.  The poor guy had on a polo, shorts and flip-flops (It started to lightly hail and get very cold for the procession).  They sat cross-legged on the floor for the rest of the service after the procession. 

I had no issues, but I was surprised when no one said anything.  During my first passion gospels service, I started to feel ill and sat in the pew for a bit instead of standing, and a woman from the choir behind me tapped me and said that if I couldn't stand I ahd to kneel...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: akimori makoto on April 16, 2012, 05:30:49 PM
What a tramp, that girl's bra strap is showing!

...Good thing I'm not wearing one

Gold!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on April 16, 2012, 05:32:19 PM
During my first passion gospels service, I started to feel ill and sat in the pew for a bit instead of standing, and a woman from the choir behind me tapped me and said that if I couldn't stand I ahd to kneel...

See, this is why I'm glad no one has ever done that to me. If they had, I'd have given them half the peace sign...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Tikhon.of.Colorado on April 16, 2012, 05:35:29 PM
During my first passion gospels service, I started to feel ill and sat in the pew for a bit instead of standing, and a woman from the choir behind me tapped me and said that if I couldn't stand I ahd to kneel...

See, this is why I'm glad no one has ever done that to me. If they had, I'd have given them half the peace sign...

It actually embarrassed me quite a bit, especially since this person was a newer member than myself.  I just felt like they had no right to tell me how I should act. 

I think that it was quite a lesson on how to treat others in Church.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: JamesR on April 16, 2012, 05:38:57 PM
The poor guy had on a polo, shorts and flip-flops (It started to lightly hail and get very cold for the procession).

I understand that we need to be a little bit more liberal and laid back since we are trying to reach out to Americans and gain converts, but I find this really inappropriate and think that someone should have told him something, even if it was just the Priest in private when everything was over. I mean, Pascha is the most important event of the year and combine this with the fact that the Church is a temple; I really do not think waltzing in dressed all casual like it is a Protestant rock-concert Church service is appropriate at all. We shouldn't have to change our standards for people just because American society along with Protestantism has lowered theirs.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: witega on April 16, 2012, 05:40:59 PM
I find this really inappropriate and think that someone should have told him something, even if it was just the Priest in private when everything was over

If it was done in private, then how would you know whether it was done or not?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Tikhon.of.Colorado on April 16, 2012, 05:41:46 PM
The poor guy had on a polo, shorts and flip-flops (It started to lightly hail and get very cold for the procession).

I understand that we need to be a little bit more liberal and laid back since we are trying to reach out to Americans and gain converts, but I find this really inappropriate and think that someone should have told him something, even if it was just the Priest in private when everything was over. I mean, Pascha is the most important event of the year and combine this with the fact that the Church is a temple; I really do not thinking waltzing all in dresses all casual like it is a Protestant rock-concert Church service is appropriate at all. We shouldn't have to change our standards for people just because American society along with Protestantism has lowered theirs.

I certainly see your point.  I think that these people were probably just curious and stumbled upon our website or soemthing, and wanted to some to our Easter service (Pascha).  It's common in my community for people not to go to Church at all.  He could not of been aware that what he was wearing was disrespectful.

I think, if it's God's will, he'll return in some nice closed-toed shoes and some slacks  :)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: JamesR on April 16, 2012, 05:44:11 PM
I find this really inappropriate and think that someone should have told him something, even if it was just the Priest in private when everything was over

If it was done in private, then how would you know whether it was done or not?

I never thought of that. Anyway, I mean, the guy should have at least made some effort to dress nicer and think that this is an important event. Even if he just wore a button-up shirt and shorts, but coming in like that is unacceptable. My mom is not even Orthodox and does not even know what Pascha means, but knowing that it is very important for us and that it is a Church, she wouldn't even let me wear my casual Vans shoes with my suit to Pascha because she said they were inappropriate; she made me wear fancy leather dress shoes that I never wore before. I think that if my mother, who is a Protestant with little to no knowledge on Orthodoxy, would go this far for me, that this guy in question could have at least made some more effort than he did.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: vamrat on April 16, 2012, 05:47:35 PM
The poor guy had on a polo, shorts and flip-flops (It started to lightly hail and get very cold for the procession).

I understand that we need to be a little bit more liberal and laid back since we are trying to reach out to Americans and gain converts, but I find this really inappropriate and think that someone should have told him something, even if it was just the Priest in private when everything was over. I mean, Pascha is the most important event of the year and combine this with the fact that the Church is a temple; I really do not thinking waltzing all in dresses all casual like it is a Protestant rock-concert Church service is appropriate at all. We shouldn't have to change our standards for people just because American society along with Protestantism has lowered theirs.

Our priest is rather vocal about people needing to be dressed properly for church, though he tends to be a bit more lenient on weekday services about jeans, seeing as most of us who go to those have just come from a 8-9 hour day at work!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Tikhon.of.Colorado on April 16, 2012, 06:05:46 PM
The poor guy had on a polo, shorts and flip-flops (It started to lightly hail and get very cold for the procession).

I understand that we need to be a little bit more liberal and laid back since we are trying to reach out to Americans and gain converts, but I find this really inappropriate and think that someone should have told him something, even if it was just the Priest in private when everything was over. I mean, Pascha is the most important event of the year and combine this with the fact that the Church is a temple; I really do not thinking waltzing all in dresses all casual like it is a Protestant rock-concert Church service is appropriate at all. We shouldn't have to change our standards for people just because American society along with Protestantism has lowered theirs.

Our priest is rather vocal about people needing to be dressed properly for church, though he tends to be a bit more lenient on weekday services about jeans, seeing as most of us who go to those have just come from a 8-9 hour day at work!

I've never been told about my wearing jeans, which is most Sundays (if I'm not wearing kakhy cargo pants).  I only just bought some dress slacks which I'll be wearing.  I just wear my jeans with some nice shoes and a nice polo or button-up shirt.  Father knows that my family doesn't have alot of money to spend on nice clothes, so I wear what I can. 

I would never dream of showing my legs by wearing shorts anywhere, not to mention in Church!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: FormerReformer on April 16, 2012, 06:12:17 PM
I find this really inappropriate and think that someone should have told him something, even if it was just the Priest in private when everything was over

If it was done in private, then how would you know whether it was done or not?

I never thought of that. Anyway, I mean, the guy should have at least made some effort to dress nicer and think that this is an important event. Even if he just wore a button-up shirt and shorts, but coming in like that is unacceptable. My mom is not even Orthodox and does not even know what Pascha means, but knowing that it is very important for us and that it is a Church, she wouldn't even let me wear my casual Vans shoes with my suit to Pascha because she said they were inappropriate; she made me wear fancy leather dress shoes that I never wore before. I think that if my mother, who is a Protestant with little to no knowledge on Orthodoxy, would go this far for me, that this guy in question could have at least made some more effort than he did.

I also wouldn't be too quick to judge- my own job ended up (insert some less profanity laden term that still appropriately expresses the level of anger here)ing me over on my schedule so that by the time I got out of work the Pascha service had already started and by the time I got to my parish the Procession was just wrapping up. Expecting to get out of work much earlier and with time to spare for getting changed I had changed out of my suit and into my work clothes before leaving following the Holy Saturday Liturgy of St Basil. As it was, I ended up attending in my work clothes and reeking of fast food, my suit in the choir room. I'm just glad I was able to make the service at all and very seriously looking for another job.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Tikhon.of.Colorado on April 16, 2012, 06:17:59 PM
I find this really inappropriate and think that someone should have told him something, even if it was just the Priest in private when everything was over

If it was done in private, then how would you know whether it was done or not?

I never thought of that. Anyway, I mean, the guy should have at least made some effort to dress nicer and think that this is an important event. Even if he just wore a button-up shirt and shorts, but coming in like that is unacceptable. My mom is not even Orthodox and does not even know what Pascha means, but knowing that it is very important for us and that it is a Church, she wouldn't even let me wear my casual Vans shoes with my suit to Pascha because she said they were inappropriate; she made me wear fancy leather dress shoes that I never wore before. I think that if my mother, who is a Protestant with little to no knowledge on Orthodoxy, would go this far for me, that this guy in question could have at least made some more effort than he did.

I also wouldn't be too quick to judge- my own job ended up (insert some less profanity laden term that still appropriately expresses the level of anger here)ing me over on my schedule so that by the time I got out of work the Pascha service had already started and by the time I got to my parish the Procession was just wrapping up. Expecting to get out of work much earlier and with time to spare for getting changed I had changed out of my suit and into my work clothes before leaving following the Holy Saturday Liturgy of St Basil. As it was, I ended up attending in my work clothes and reeking of fast food, my suit in the choir room. I'm just glad I was able to make the service at all and very seriously looking for another job.

When I was working in fast food last summer, the only way I was going to make vespers was if I attended in my uniform.  I got off at 5pm, had to stay to have my manager count down the cash drawer which took until about 5:20, and had to make vespers at 5:30. 

I, sadly, didn't smell like the food we served.  I smelled like the cleaning agent we used on tables, soap and perspiration.  It was pretty gross, but everyone pretended not to notice  ;D .
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Jason.Wike on April 16, 2012, 06:54:01 PM
The poor guy had on a polo, shorts and flip-flops (It started to lightly hail and get very cold for the procession).

I understand that we need to be a little bit more liberal and laid back since we are trying to reach out to Americans and gain converts, but I find this really inappropriate and think that someone should have told him something, even if it was just the Priest in private when everything was over. I mean, Pascha is the most important event of the year and combine this with the fact that the Church is a temple; I really do not thinking waltzing all in dresses all casual like it is a Protestant rock-concert Church service is appropriate at all. We shouldn't have to change our standards for people just because American society along with Protestantism has lowered theirs.

Our priest is rather vocal about people needing to be dressed properly for church, though he tends to be a bit more lenient on weekday services about jeans, seeing as most of us who go to those have just come from a 8-9 hour day at work!

Hmm, I wear jeans... I think slacks look ridiculous on me. I feel like I'm dressing down if I put them on, rather than dressing up. I started to put some on for Easter thinking I should wear them but it felt totally wrong. They feel like pajamas and look weird. To me they are work clothes not nice dressy clothes.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on April 16, 2012, 07:18:51 PM
I almost always go in jenas and there were a few times I went in shorts (however my mom scolded me for that).

Pascha is the separate case, though. I was in suit.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: akimori makoto on April 16, 2012, 07:43:28 PM
I have skipped liturgy before because I was away from home and didn't have any nice clothes with me.

Mission accomplished by the judgmental hyperdox crowd, I suppose.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: JamesR on April 16, 2012, 09:00:46 PM
Try keeping an emergency suit or at least a nice shirt and dress pants in a suitcase in the trunk of your car for those moments.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Agabus on April 16, 2012, 09:29:00 PM
Try keeping an emergency suit or at least a nice shirt and dress pants in a suitcase in the trunk of your car for those moments.
Emergency church visits?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: FormerReformer on April 16, 2012, 09:43:45 PM
Try keeping an emergency suit or at least a nice shirt and dress pants in a suitcase in the trunk of your car for those moments.

Hmmm- work or casual clothes versus wrinkled suit/dress shirt (for those who actually have their own car that is- my suit stayed at church because there is a very nice train connecting work and church and gas is expensive!)- yeah, I'll take option (a).
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on April 16, 2012, 09:46:08 PM
I keep a blanket in the trunk for emergencies... I could just throw it over me toga style  ;D
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: William on April 16, 2012, 10:04:08 PM
Dark jeans or slacks and a collared shirt are my uniform for church. Nothing too fancy, though I did wear a sports jacket for Pascha.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: JamesR on April 16, 2012, 10:19:10 PM
Dark jeans or slacks and a collared shirt are my uniform for church. Nothing too fancy, though I did wear a sports jacket for Pascha.

I never wear jeans to Church, although, I am considering it now since I've progressed beyond the Hyperdox stage. I wore a suit to Pascha, but I also wore a black, heavy but casual jacket as well because it was pretty cold.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Quinault on April 16, 2012, 10:20:17 PM
I have to make fun of myself here. (and share my adorable baby ;D )

Hyperdox Henrietta makes her baby wear a suit to Pascha
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Tikhon.of.Colorado on April 16, 2012, 10:20:36 PM
Dark jeans or slacks and a collared shirt are my uniform for church. Nothing too fancy, though I did wear a sports jacket for Pascha.

I never wear jeans to Church, although, I am considering it now since I've progressed beyond the Hyperdox stage. I wore a suit to Pascha, but I also wore a black, heavy but casual jacket as well because it was pretty cold.

On a serious note, is it natural for coverts to go through a hyperdox stage and then to simmer down?  
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Agabus on April 16, 2012, 10:23:16 PM
Dark jeans or slacks and a collared shirt are my uniform for church. Nothing too fancy, though I did wear a sports jacket for Pascha.

I never wear jeans to Church, although, I am considering it now since I've progressed beyond the Hyperdox stage. I wore a suit to Pascha, but I also wore a black, heavy but casual jacket as well because it was pretty cold.

On a serious note, is it natural for coverts to go through a hyperdox stage and then to simmer down?  
Does the Pope poop in the woods?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: FormerReformer on April 16, 2012, 10:35:40 PM
Dark jeans or slacks and a collared shirt are my uniform for church. Nothing too fancy, though I did wear a sports jacket for Pascha.

I never wear jeans to Church, although, I am considering it now since I've progressed beyond the Hyperdox stage. I wore a suit to Pascha, but I also wore a black, heavy but casual jacket as well because it was pretty cold.

On a serious note, is it natural for coverts to go through a hyperdox stage and then to simmer down?  
Does the Pope poop in the woods?

I used the more vulgar form of this one in front of a coworker once who asked, in all seriousness, "he does?"
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Tallitot on April 16, 2012, 10:44:42 PM
I keep a blanket in the trunk for emergencies... I could just throw it over me toga style  ;D
A nice wool tallit (http://www.ajudaica.com/item/259_43/Prima+A.A+Tallit) comes in handy on cold mornings
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: witega on April 16, 2012, 10:47:01 PM
I find this really inappropriate and think that someone should have told him something, even if it was just the Priest in private when everything was over

If it was done in private, then how would you know whether it was done or not?

I never thought of that. Anyway, I mean, the guy should have at least made some effort to dress nicer and think that this is an important event.

a. I'm just glad the guy was in Church. A lot of people weren't.
b. As a 24-year-old grad student with a chronically ill wife and 2 small children, I was just happy I had a pair of jeans without any holes in them to wear to Pascha. And if my one good pair of jeans had gotten ripped at the last minute, which would be more important? Wearing whatever I had available or skipping Pascha because I couldn't dress to people's standards?
c. You don't know what the priest may have said to him. You don't know what his godfather may have said to him. You don't know what 3 other strangers may have said to him. Do you even want to take a chance on being stranger #6 who instead of welcoming him to the Feast, criticized his presence and became the straw that broke the camel's back and caused him never to come back to that unwelcoming church?
d. What is more important, his salvation or what he's wearing? What is more important, you focusing on the prayers or paying attention to what other people are wearing?

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Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.

If someone asks, it's perfectly appropriate to tell them what you think they should wear. If they don't, it's perfectly appropriate to mind your own business--as in worry about your own salvation.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Tikhon.of.Colorado on April 16, 2012, 10:56:43 PM
I find this really inappropriate and think that someone should have told him something, even if it was just the Priest in private when everything was over

If it was done in private, then how would you know whether it was done or not?

I never thought of that. Anyway, I mean, the guy should have at least made some effort to dress nicer and think that this is an important event.

a. I'm just glad the guy was in Church. A lot of people weren't.
b. As a 24-year-old grad student with a chronically ill wife and 2 small children, I was just happy I had a pair of jeans without any holes in them to wear to Pascha. And if my one good pair of jeans had gotten ripped at the last minute, which would be more important? Wearing whatever I had available or skipping Pascha because I couldn't dress to people's standards?
c. You don't know what the priest may have said to him. You don't know what his godfather may have said to him. You don't know what 3 other strangers may have said to him. Do you even want to take a chance on being stranger #6 who instead of welcoming him to the Feast, criticized his presence and became the straw that broke the camel's back and caused him never to come back to that unwelcoming church?
d. What is more important, his salvation or what he's wearing? What is more important, you focusing on the prayers or paying attention to what other people are wearing?

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Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.

If someone asks, it's perfectly appropriate to tell them what you think they should wear. If they don't, it's perfectly appropriate to mind your own business--as in worry about your own salvation.


I agree with you.   :)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: ironchapman on April 17, 2012, 02:27:55 AM
Dude, I wear a polo and black jeans to church a lot. In the summer, I frequently wear shorts. Always my nicer of each, but I don't normally break out the suit unless it's something like a wedding, funeral, or maybe Easter and Christmas (really do want to start getting in the habit again for the latter two). Or a formal banquet, but that's not necessarily a church-related thing. Never had anyone stop to tell me I should dress differently, priest or laity, nor do I really feel like I should.

I understand that we need to be a little bit more liberal and laid back since we are trying to reach out to Americans and gain converts
Correct me if I am wrong, but aren't you an American and a recent convert?



a. I'm just glad the guy was in Church. A lot of people weren't.
b. As a 24-year-old grad student with a chronically ill wife and 2 small children, I was just happy I had a pair of jeans without any holes in them to wear to Pascha. And if my one good pair of jeans had gotten ripped at the last minute, which would be more important? Wearing whatever I had available or skipping Pascha because I couldn't dress to people's standards?
c. You don't know what the priest may have said to him. You don't know what his godfather may have said to him. You don't know what 3 other strangers may have said to him. Do you even want to take a chance on being stranger #6 who instead of welcoming him to the Feast, criticized his presence and became the straw that broke the camel's back and caused him never to come back to that unwelcoming church?
d. What is more important, his salvation or what he's wearing? What is more important, you focusing on the prayers or paying attention to what other people are wearing?

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Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.

If someone asks, it's perfectly appropriate to tell them what you think they should wear. If they don't, it's perfectly appropriate to mind your own business--as in worry about your own salvation.

I like this approach.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: ironchapman on April 17, 2012, 02:29:15 AM
Dark jeans or slacks and a collared shirt are my uniform for church. Nothing too fancy, though I did wear a sports jacket for Pascha.

I never wear jeans to Church, although, I am considering it now since I've progressed beyond the Hyperdox stage. I wore a suit to Pascha, but I also wore a black, heavy but casual jacket as well because it was pretty cold.

On a serious note, is it natural for coverts to go through a hyperdox stage and then to simmer down?  
Does the Pope poop in the woods?

Is a bear Catholic?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Alpo on April 17, 2012, 02:43:10 AM
I never wear jeans to Church, although, I am considering it now since I've progressed beyond the Hyperdox stage. I wore a suit to Pascha, but I also wore a black, heavy but casual jacket as well because it was pretty cold.

It's not a Hyperdox thing to dress formally in a church. I used to dress less formally when I was more Hyperdox than I am now.

EDIT: But on the other hand making a fuss about what to wear to the services IS a Hyperdox thing. Unless of course one happens to be a dandy.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on April 17, 2012, 03:08:27 AM
Dark jeans or slacks and a collared shirt are my uniform for church. Nothing too fancy, though I did wear a sports jacket for Pascha.

I never wear jeans to Church, although, I am considering it now since I've progressed beyond the Hyperdox stage. I wore a suit to Pascha, but I also wore a black, heavy but casual jacket as well because it was pretty cold.

On a serious note, is it natural for coverts to go through a hyperdox stage and then to simmer down?  
Does the Pope poop in the woods?

Is a bear Catholic?
Blasphemy! St. Seraphim of Sarov was not a Latinizer!  :police: :police: :police:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Νεκτάριος on April 17, 2012, 03:12:04 AM
The rest aren't as serious.  I hate to judge, but you can see their underwear through their spandex pants.  It's crazy.  Would they dress like that back in ___? 

Yes.  The best part is that Ukrainians usually complain that Americans have no sense of fashion.  The hardest part of being a teacher is suppressing laughter at such comments coming from someone dressed like a prostitute from the 80s on LSD.    
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Νεκτάριος on April 17, 2012, 03:23:26 AM
I almost always go in jenas and there were a few times I went in shorts (however my mom scolded me for that).

Pascha is the separate case, though. I was in suit.

Right.  Going to Church in a Baptist style "Sunday Best" would seem dramatically out of place in Eastern Europe.  Is it that difficult to just wear normal clothes (i.e not beach clothes) to church? 
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: akimori makoto on April 17, 2012, 03:33:50 AM
The rest aren't as serious.  I hate to judge, but you can see their underwear through their spandex pants.  It's crazy.  Would they dress like that back in ___? 

Yes.  The best part is that Ukrainians usually complain that Americans have no sense of fashion.  The hardest part of being a teacher is suppressing laughter at such comments coming from someone dressed like a prostitute from the 80s on LSD.    

I love you.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Alpo on April 17, 2012, 07:16:20 AM
I almost always go in jenas and there were a few times I went in shorts (however my mom scolded me for that).

Pascha is the separate case, though. I was in suit.

Right.  Going to Church in a Baptist style "Sunday Best" would seem dramatically out of place in Eastern Europe.  Is it that difficult to just wear normal clothes (i.e not beach clothes) to church? 

Orthodoxy is not an Eastern European religion. I don't know about Ukraine but in my parish there are several men wearing suit and tie in the regular sunday liturgies. Both Finns and at least one Russian. Younger people tend to dress less formally but most of the elderly men wear some kind of "Sunday Best" even if it isn't exactly a suit. Same goes with the elderly females. And I don't think I have noticed anyone giving me weird looks for wearing a tie or a bowtie on sundays despite my fairly young age.

And it isn't some kind of weirdo Hyperdox parish filled with crazy converts. I actually haven't encountered any of those or individual Hermans in Finland. That seems to be an American phenomenon.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: primuspilus on April 17, 2012, 09:40:38 AM
I never wear jeans to Church, although, I am considering it now since I've progressed beyond the Hyperdox stage. I wore a suit to Pascha, but I also wore a black, heavy but casual jacket as well because it was pretty cold.

It's not a Hyperdox thing to dress formally in a church. I used to dress less formally when I was more Hyperdox than I am now.

EDIT: But on the other hand making a fuss about what to wear to the services IS a Hyperdox thing. Unless of course one happens to be a dandy.
I showed up in church in scandals one Sunday with kahki shorts and my priest asked me to not dress that way at church. What I think is immaterial. If my (or your) priest asks you not to dress a certian way, respect his wishes.

note, If my priest is hyperdox, then Im a bucket.

PP
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Jonathan Gress on April 17, 2012, 10:19:24 AM
While we're on the subject of what to wear for church and such, I don't think it's always as simple as "mind your own salvation and don't correct other people's behavior". Sometimes it's one's duty to admonish one's neighbor, not in order to judge, but in order to avoid scandal and help your brother know the right way. Minding one's business is the right overall principle, but sometimes one's business does overlap with others'.

I'm not saying this to argue that you should go out of your way to scold everyone who turns up to church in shorts or miniskirt, but that one shouldn't also think the worst of those who do feel the need to say something about it. Don't we want our churches to be well ordered?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Alpo on April 17, 2012, 10:24:53 AM
note, If my priest is hyperdox, then Im a bucket.

I wonder how Hyperdox WRO would look like. Latin accent of English while wearing a toga?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: primuspilus on April 17, 2012, 10:30:35 AM
note, If my priest is hyperdox, then Im a bucket.

I wonder how Hyperdox WRO would look like. Latin accent of English while wearing a toga?
Now that would be intersting.

Hyperdox Honorius maybe? LOL

PP
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Gorazd on April 17, 2012, 10:42:10 AM
I actually haven't encountered any of those or individual Hermans in Finland. That seems to be an American phenomenon.
Well, there are some people with such tendencies in Germany... and in Ukraine there are some former Communists and Protestants who are now hyperdox.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Adela on April 17, 2012, 11:07:53 AM
While we're on the subject of what to wear for church and such, I don't think it's always as simple as "mind your own salvation and don't correct other people's behavior". Sometimes it's one's duty to admonish one's neighbor, not in order to judge, but in order to avoid scandal and help your brother know the right way. Minding one's business is the right overall principle, but sometimes one's business does overlap with others'.

I'm not saying this to argue that you should go out of your way to scold everyone who turns up to church in shorts or miniskirt, but that one shouldn't also think the worst of those who do feel the need to say something about it. Don't we want our churches to be well ordered?

I"m conflicted about this, based on personal experiences. As a kid in the 70's, my father, for whatever reason, felt he was making some sort of statement by how we dressed.  We listened to Janis Joplin, rode around in a VW Bug and picked up many of the hitchhiking college students that were roaming the country at the time.  So, we would go to Mass dressed like hippies.  I had long, blonde hippie-like hair, and wore jean bell bottoms and flannel jackets, and I remember the looks of contempt when we walked into church like this.   I always liked going to my ethnic grandparents and being with them in their church, with my grandpa in his suit and my grandma in her nice, stylish clothes.  But, that's not how my father wanted things in our home. He felt he was being more "real" and the people who dressed up were "fake", for reasons beyond the scope of this thread.  I was just a kid and had no choice in the matter.  I don't think it was fair for people to judge me, they didn't know what was in my heart or my situation.

Later as an adult I attended a very conservative Roman Catholic church and I wore dresses every Sunday.  But I still got judged.  Why?   Well, one reason is I like to get to church early and pray in the quietness of the church.  Afterwards, when others would stay to pray before the Blessed Sacrament, I would leave, because I had already spent time in solitude and prayer *before* Mass.   The fact that I left I right after Mass was noted by the group I was hanging out with at the time.  Also, when everyone else was making a St. Louis Montfort consecration (A Roman Catholic thing, definitely not an Orthodox thing!) I didn't take part because I just wasn't "feeling it", and I wasn't going to do it just to fit into a particular group.  Again, that was noted and I wasn't considered Roman Catholic enough.  No matter that I wore nice clothes to Mass!

And, a bit later when I lost my job to corporate downsizing and decided to change careers and go to Nursing school, I had lost weight and couldn't fit into my nicer clothes any more.  But, I couldn't afford new ones, since I had to use my savings to pay for my school tuition and my house mortgage and my living expenses.  Should I have been admonished by someone for showing up at church in the clothes I had, or should I have stayed home to avoid admonishment?   

Based on my own experiences, I think it's best to just mind ones own business.   I understand some people dress inappropriately for church, but unless it is really causing a disturbance, maybe it is best to just pray for the person and seek God's intervention in his or her life?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Cognomen on April 17, 2012, 11:43:00 AM
I never wear jeans to Church, although, I am considering it now since I've progressed beyond the Hyperdox stage. I wore a suit to Pascha, but I also wore a black, heavy but casual jacket as well because it was pretty cold.

It's not a Hyperdox thing to dress formally in a church. I used to dress less formally when I was more Hyperdox than I am now.

Agreed.  If anything, it's some hyperdox (who most likely wouldn't self-identify as such) who judge those of us who do fairly formal attire as being too worldly and missing the point.

Wearing jeans doesn't entitle people to claim they are humble or working harder than others during the liturgy.

Similarly, I judge.  Divine Liturgy, in particular, is a somewhat formal event (look at the priests, deacons, etc.).  It's not a pool party with some worship thrown in.

 
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: primuspilus on April 17, 2012, 11:52:56 AM
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Divine Liturgy, in particular, is a somewhat formal event (look at the priests, deacons, etc.).  It's not a pool party with some worship thrown in
That is what, basically my priest said to me. Liturgy is not a casual event, nor should you treat it casually, or dress casually.

PP
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on April 17, 2012, 11:53:57 AM
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Divine Liturgy, in particular, is a somewhat formal event (look at the priests, deacons, etc.).  It's not a pool party with some worship thrown in
That is what, basically my priest said to me. Liturgy is not a casual event, nor should you treat it casually, or dress casually.

PP

ya. sometimes at vespers we get a pass though, because people are moving around town, just got off work, etc.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Adela on April 17, 2012, 12:12:56 PM
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Divine Liturgy, in particular, is a somewhat formal event (look at the priests, deacons, etc.).  It's not a pool party with some worship thrown in
That is what, basically my priest said to me. Liturgy is not a casual event, nor should you treat it casually, or dress casually.

PP

Agreed.  But before we judge others, we should first see what is going on in their lives.  Are they poor? Can they afford to have a Sunday wardrobe in addition to a workday wardrobe?  Did they just get off a night shift and didn't have time to change?  Did they grow up with parents who never taught them the value of dressing modestly or appropriately?  Are they seeking attention? Are they just young and part of the generation that has no concept of formal attire and just needs some gentle guidance?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on April 17, 2012, 12:14:28 PM
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Divine Liturgy, in particular, is a somewhat formal event (look at the priests, deacons, etc.).  It's not a pool party with some worship thrown in
That is what, basically my priest said to me. Liturgy is not a casual event, nor should you treat it casually, or dress casually.

PP

Agreed.  But before we judge others, we should first see what is going on in their lives.  Are they poor? Can they afford to have a Sunday wardrobe in addition to a workday wardrobe?  Did they just get off a night shift and didn't have time to change?  Did they grow up with parents who never taught them the value of dressing modestly or appropriately?  Are they seeking attention? Are they just young and part of the generation that has no concept of formal attire and just needs some gentle guidance?

agreed we should give people the benefit of the doubt most often.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: primuspilus on April 17, 2012, 12:14:52 PM
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Agreed.  But before we judge others, we should first see what is going on in their lives.  Are they poor? Can they afford to have a Sunday wardrobe in addition to a workday wardrobe?  Did they just get off a night shift and didn't have time to change?  Did they grow up with parents who never taught them the value of dressing modestly or appropriately?  Are they seeking attention? Are they just young and part of the generation that has no concept of formal attire and just needs some gentle guidance?
Hey thats not me, thats what my priest said. So I obey :)

PP
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Adela on April 17, 2012, 12:23:12 PM
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Agreed.  But before we judge others, we should first see what is going on in their lives.  Are they poor? Can they afford to have a Sunday wardrobe in addition to a workday wardrobe?  Did they just get off a night shift and didn't have time to change?  Did they grow up with parents who never taught them the value of dressing modestly or appropriately?  Are they seeking attention? Are they just young and part of the generation that has no concept of formal attire and just needs some gentle guidance?
Hey thats not me, thats what my priest said. So I obey :)

PP

 :)  I agree, it is better to dress with reverence to attend Liturgy.    :)

   I probably have my own things that I'm a Hyperdox about.  Such as kids bring toys into church.  The last thing I want to be distracted by is a kid rolling a Tonka Truck on the pew in front of me.   ::)  (Maybe it's a good thing many Orthodox churches don't have pews!)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on April 17, 2012, 12:44:07 PM
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Agreed.  But before we judge others, we should first see what is going on in their lives.  Are they poor? Can they afford to have a Sunday wardrobe in addition to a workday wardrobe?  Did they just get off a night shift and didn't have time to change?  Did they grow up with parents who never taught them the value of dressing modestly or appropriately?  Are they seeking attention? Are they just young and part of the generation that has no concept of formal attire and just needs some gentle guidance?
Hey thats not me, thats what my priest said. So I obey :)

PP

 :)  I agree, it is better to dress with reverence to attend Liturgy.    :)

   I probably have my own things that I'm a Hyperdox about.  Such as kids bring toys into church.  The last thing I want to be distracted by is a kid rolling a Tonka Truck on the pew in front of me.   ::)  (Maybe it's a good thing many Orthodox churches don't have pews!)

well you wouldn't want to trip over a tonka truck rolling past you on the floor ;)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Adela on April 17, 2012, 01:10:34 PM
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well you wouldn't want to trip over a tonka truck rolling past you on the floor ;)
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Right.  :)

I guess there *is* a place for admonishment at times.  Jesus certainly admonished when he turned over the moneylenders' tables outside of the Temple.  And sometimes parents have to admonish to get their teenagers on the right path.    I heard one priest try to get people to dress appropriately by saying in church we should be thinking "Body of Christ" and not "Christ, what a Body!".   Oh dear.    :o
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: primuspilus on April 17, 2012, 01:13:41 PM
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I heard one priest try to get people to dress appropriately by saying in church we should be thinking "Body of Christ" and not "Christ, what a Body!
LOL HAHAHAHAHA hilarious.

PP
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: podkarpatska on April 17, 2012, 01:42:19 PM
I almost always go in jenas and there were a few times I went in shorts (however my mom scolded me for that).

Pascha is the separate case, though. I was in suit.

Right.  Going to Church in a Baptist style "Sunday Best" would seem dramatically out of place in Eastern Europe.  Is it that difficult to just wear normal clothes (i.e not beach clothes) to church? 

Orthodoxy is not an Eastern European religion. I don't know about Ukraine but in my parish there are several men wearing suit and tie in the regular sunday liturgies. Both Finns and at least one Russian. Younger people tend to dress less formally but most of the elderly men wear some kind of "Sunday Best" even if it isn't exactly a suit. Same goes with the elderly females. And I don't think I have noticed anyone giving me weird looks for wearing a tie or a bowtie on sundays despite my fairly young age.

And it isn't some kind of weirdo Hyperdox parish filled with crazy converts. I actually haven't encountered any of those or individual Hermans in Finland. That seems to be an American phenomenon.

I dunno, these Greek Catholics from Transcarpathia are dressed a whole lot like their American cousins in OCA or ACROD. Some are formal, a few a more casual and this is Pascha on April 15th (They are on the old calendar there.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3dZGHis2eo&context=C45d1522ADvjVQa1PpcFM4ysPe8Mq8stKAZKdCTNv0R6wpG9Iysyk=
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on April 17, 2012, 02:03:50 PM
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I heard one priest try to get people to dress appropriately by saying in church we should be thinking "Body of Christ" and not "Christ, what a Body!
LOL HAHAHAHAHA hilarious.

PP

i know i've been guilty on more than one occasion of uttering the latter phrase under my breath. 
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Gorazd on April 17, 2012, 02:06:37 PM
I dunno, these Greek Catholics from Transcarpathia are dressed a whole lot like their American cousins in OCA or ACROD. Some are formal, a few a more casual and this is Pascha on April 15th (They are on the old calendar there.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3dZGHis2eo&context=C45d1522ADvjVQa1PpcFM4ysPe8Mq8stKAZKdCTNv0R6wpG9Iysyk=

Church Slavonic and women in headscarves? Seems like they are working hard to prove they are NOT part of the UGCC. In Lviv, you would see uncovered women and modern Ukrainian only.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Punch on April 17, 2012, 02:24:36 PM
During my first passion gospels service, I started to feel ill and sat in the pew for a bit instead of standing, and a woman from the choir behind me tapped me and said that if I couldn't stand I ahd to kneel...

See, this is why I'm glad no one has ever done that to me. If they had, I'd have given them half the peace sign...

I would have turned around and thrown up on her.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Schultz on April 17, 2012, 02:32:46 PM
I dunno, these Greek Catholics from Transcarpathia are dressed a whole lot like their American cousins in OCA or ACROD. Some are formal, a few a more casual and this is Pascha on April 15th (They are on the old calendar there.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3dZGHis2eo&context=C45d1522ADvjVQa1PpcFM4ysPe8Mq8stKAZKdCTNv0R6wpG9Iysyk=

Church Slavonic and women in headscarves? Seems like they are working hard to prove they are NOT part of the UGCC. In Lviv, you would see uncovered women and modern Ukrainian only.

They're not part of the UGCC.  The eparchy of Mukachevo is immediately subject to the Holy See.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: podkarpatska on April 17, 2012, 02:37:50 PM
I dunno, these Greek Catholics from Transcarpathia are dressed a whole lot like their American cousins in OCA or ACROD. Some are formal, a few a more casual and this is Pascha on April 15th (They are on the old calendar there.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3dZGHis2eo&context=C45d1522ADvjVQa1PpcFM4ysPe8Mq8stKAZKdCTNv0R6wpG9Iysyk=

Church Slavonic and women in headscarves? Seems like they are working hard to prove they are NOT part of the UGCC. In Lviv, you would see uncovered women and modern Ukrainian only.

Ah you fell for it my brother. If you asked them they will tell you most assuredly that they are NOT part of the UGCC albeit they are Greek Catholics and presently their region has been placed in Ukraine. They are Greek Catholics of the Eparchy of Muchachevo and like their 'rusnak' cousins in the USA - be they 'rust-belt' OCA, ACROD or BCC today - they are very territorial regarding their traditions and their distinctiveness from their neighbors - close as they may appear to the outside eye!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Adela on April 17, 2012, 02:38:34 PM
During my first passion gospels service, I started to feel ill and sat in the pew for a bit instead of standing, and a woman from the choir behind me tapped me and said that if I couldn't stand I ahd to kneel...

See, this is why I'm glad no one has ever done that to me. If they had, I'd have given them half the peace sign...

I would have turned around and thrown up on her.

Gee, that's crazy.  If you feel ill you should sit.  I passed out in church when I was 12. I felt sick but I was afraid of being conspicuous. So I went up for communion. Unfortunately I passed out at the back on the line where the floor started to slope down towards the front. ( This was a modern auditorium-style Roman Catholic church) So when I passed out I stumbled down the slope and hit my head on a pew and had to be carried out of church. So I guess that's another reason not to have pews or modern architecture.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: podkarpatska on April 17, 2012, 02:43:51 PM
During my first passion gospels service, I started to feel ill and sat in the pew for a bit instead of standing, and a woman from the choir behind me tapped me and said that if I couldn't stand I ahd to kneel...

See, this is why I'm glad no one has ever done that to me. If they had, I'd have given them half the peace sign...

I would have turned around and thrown up on her.

LOL. Seriously though, some folks in church need to get a life and mind their own business.

Our priest was encouraging folks to come to the Passion Service last week and he pointed out that while there is a lot of standing, at least the clergy get to move around during the course of the service while the laity have to be in one spot. Because of that he said no one should feel that if they feel ill or weak that they should just sit in the pew for awhile and that no one should take it upon themselves to be the 'pew police.'
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Νεκτάριος on April 17, 2012, 03:49:53 PM
I almost always go in jenas and there were a few times I went in shorts (however my mom scolded me for that).

Pascha is the separate case, though. I was in suit.

Right.  Going to Church in a Baptist style "Sunday Best" would seem dramatically out of place in Eastern Europe.  Is it that difficult to just wear normal clothes (i.e not beach clothes) to church? 

Orthodoxy is not an Eastern European religion. I don't know about Ukraine but in my parish there are several men wearing suit and tie in the regular sunday liturgies. Both Finns and at least one Russian. Younger people tend to dress less formally but most of the elderly men wear some kind of "Sunday Best" even if it isn't exactly a suit. Same goes with the elderly females. And I don't think I have noticed anyone giving me weird looks for wearing a tie or a bowtie on sundays despite my fairly young age.

And it isn't some kind of weirdo Hyperdox parish filled with crazy converts. I actually haven't encountered any of those or individual Hermans in Finland. That seems to be an American phenomenon.

Exactly my point.  Do what is culturally appropriate.  In many party of the US, not wearing your Sunday best would be a grave insult.  There's nothing wrong with that; it simply isn't universal. 
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Schultz on April 17, 2012, 03:53:47 PM
During my first passion gospels service, I started to feel ill and sat in the pew for a bit instead of standing, and a woman from the choir behind me tapped me and said that if I couldn't stand I ahd to kneel...

See, this is why I'm glad no one has ever done that to me. If they had, I'd have given them half the peace sign...

I would have turned around and thrown up on her.

LOL. Seriously though, some folks in church need to get a life and mind their own business.

Our priest was encouraging folks to come to the Passion Service last week and he pointed out that while there is a lot of standing, at least the clergy get to move around during the course of the service while the laity have to be in one spot. Because of that he said no one should feel that if they feel ill or weak that they should just sit in the pew for awhile and that no one should take it upon themselves to be the 'pew police.'

I'm sure this happens in many places, but one of my favorite parts of the Passion Week and Paschal services is to see who breaks the ice, as it were, and sits down first. 
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Agabus on April 17, 2012, 04:14:20 PM
Hyperdox Herman:

-Won’t commune if not wearing best pair of pants under Reader’s cassock

-Cites 14th canon of the 7th Ecumenical Council
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: JamesR on April 17, 2012, 05:51:22 PM
Yes. The best part is that Ukrainians usually complain that Americans have no sense of fashion.  The hardest part of being a teacher is suppressing laughter at such comments coming from someone dressed like a prostitute from the 80s on LSD.

I take it that if I plan on visiting any of the CIS states anytime soon my sense of fashion will have to widen? In any case, I have no sense of style, so instead I just dress formal all of the time because it is always considered 'nice' and the standard rarely ever changes in any noticeable way.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Jason.Wike on April 17, 2012, 05:54:27 PM
Or, just, not judge others? Its one thing if someone looks like they crawled out of bed and didn't change, took a nap in the clothes they're wearing or are wearing dirty/smelling or unkempt clothes but if they're clean, nice clothes, do people really take notice and judge them just because they're canvas jeans and not polyester pants? If they do that's really just pathetic.

Besides that, its just some weird cultural convention that pants made out of oil and coal industry waste byproducts, that cost less, are more 'respectable' than cotton jeans that actually cost more (actually, after thinking of it that much, I don't ever want to wear slacks again. Jeans are made from wholesome plants, fake-fabric slacks are made from carcinogenic goop from under the sea.)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: JamesR on April 17, 2012, 05:54:45 PM
On a serious note, is it natural for coverts to go through a hyperdox stage and then to simmer down?  

Really depends on the individual. Most Protestant converts like me will go through either one of two stages. The first being the Hyperdox stage, where they take everything ultra seriously but then simmer down after a few months. Or, the nothing-is-significantly-different approach where they still come and behave in an Orthodox Church in the same way they would in their former Church because they do not really believe there is much difference between the two. The former converts tend to know more about doctrine, but they simmer down and can be annoying when they are Hyperdox, while the latter tend to know less about doctrine and their new faith, but they are less annoying and more 'easy-going'.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: akimori makoto on April 17, 2012, 05:58:32 PM
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Divine Liturgy, in particular, is a somewhat formal event (look at the priests, deacons, etc.).  It's not a pool party with some worship thrown in
That is what, basically my priest said to me. Liturgy is not a casual event, nor should you treat it casually, or dress casually.

PP

Agreed.  But before we judge others, we should first see what is going on in their lives.  Are they poor? Can they afford to have a Sunday wardrobe in addition to a workday wardrobe?  Did they just get off a night shift and didn't have time to change?  Did they grow up with parents who never taught them the value of dressing modestly or appropriately?  Are they seeking attention? Are they just young and part of the generation that has no concept of formal attire and just needs some gentle guidance?

agreed we should give people the benefit of the doubt most often.

Case closed.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: JamesR on April 17, 2012, 06:36:37 PM
I asked my mother to make shashlyk and she looked at me as if I had lobsters crawling out of my ears.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Tallitot on April 17, 2012, 07:17:35 PM
During my first passion gospels service, I started to feel ill and sat in the pew for a bit instead of standing, and a woman from the choir behind me tapped me and said that if I couldn't stand I ahd to kneel...

See, this is why I'm glad no one has ever done that to me. If they had, I'd have given them half the peace sign...

I would have turned around and thrown up on her.

LOL. Seriously though, some folks in church need to get a life and mind their own business.

Our priest was encouraging folks to come to the Passion Service last week and he pointed out that while there is a lot of standing, at least the clergy get to move around during the course of the service while the laity have to be in one spot. Because of that he said no one should feel that if they feel ill or weak that they should just sit in the pew for awhile and that no one should take it upon themselves to be the 'pew police.'

I'm sure this happens in many places, but one of my favorite parts of the Passion Week and Paschal services is to see who breaks the ice, as it were, and sits down first. 
During Rosh Hashana & Yom Kippur there are standing prayers that last hours, our rabbi always prefaces this by syaing "this isn't a physical endurance test, if you get tired sit down."
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Quinault on April 17, 2012, 08:37:34 PM
^You mean the last person standing doesn't get a prize/award like those contests to win a car?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on April 17, 2012, 08:39:08 PM
^You mean the last person standing doesn't get a prize/award like those contests to win a car?

You know they mean business when they bring their own basketball hoop...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: witega on April 17, 2012, 11:26:36 PM
While we're on the subject of what to wear for church and such, I don't think it's always as simple as "mind your own salvation and don't correct other people's behavior". Sometimes it's one's duty to admonish one's neighbor, not in order to judge, but in order to avoid scandal and help your brother know the right way. Minding one's business is the right overall principle, but sometimes one's business does overlap with others'.

I'm not saying this to argue that you should go out of your way to scold everyone who turns up to church in shorts or miniskirt, but that one shouldn't also think the worst of those who do feel the need to say something about it. Don't we want our churches to be well ordered?

Which is why I separated out the priest and a godfather from 'random strangers'. If the priest wants to give general instructions to the parish or specific instructions to an individual, that is completely within his role as "Father" to the parish. And if my godson ever showed up to Church in shorts, he would certainly hear about it from me whether he asked or not. But that's within the context of a more complete relationship. If I don't know the person, if I don't why they are dressed the way they are, what resources they have (i.e., I know my godson has plenty of nice clothes he could wear), what happened that day (coming straight from work or a sick relative's), whether they are an inquirer or a lapsed cradle just making their first tentative approach to the Church, etc, then it's best if I leave it someone who does have that relationship (and that authority) that I lack.

Christ says the Good Shepherd leaves behind the 99 good sheep to go find the one lost. I'd rather that 99 good parishoners be annoyed at the guy's shorts than that anyone takes an action that sends him back into the wilderness.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Νεκτάριος on April 18, 2012, 01:39:09 AM
I asked my mother to make shashlyk and she looked at me as if I had lobsters crawling out of my ears.

First problem.  Only men make shashlyk.   
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: LBK on April 18, 2012, 02:01:59 AM
I asked my mother to make shashlyk and she looked at me as if I had lobsters crawling out of my ears.

First problem.  Only men make shashlyk.   

Nonsense. I know several Harbintsy women who make it. And it's seriously good.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: JamesR on April 18, 2012, 02:12:06 AM
I asked my mother to make shashlyk and she looked at me as if I had lobsters crawling out of my ears.

First problem.  Only men make shashlyk.   

Looks like I'll have to make it myself. What is the best recipe for it? Keep in mind I need common ingredients which can be found in North America.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Gorazd on April 18, 2012, 02:52:50 AM
Ah you fell for it my brother. If you asked them they will tell you most assuredly that they are NOT part of the UGCC albeit they are Greek Catholics and presently their region has been placed in Ukraine. They are Greek Catholics of the Eparchy of Muchachevo and like their 'rusnak' cousins in the USA - be they 'rust-belt' OCA, ACROD or BCC today - they are very territorial regarding their traditions and their distinctiveness from their neighbors - close as they may appear to the outside eye!


I agree with you, but they dont appear so close to me... I mean to a very outsider it would all look like a Slavic Byzantine style. But to me, this Mukachevo eparchy looks much more like the UOC-MP, than it looks like the UGCC.

Anyway, they do seem to be recognized by Rome as separate from the UGCC. But then I dont understand why they participate in the UGCC's conference of bshops. Shouldn't they withdraw to point out their independence?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Νεκτάριος on April 18, 2012, 03:14:07 AM
I asked my mother to make shashlyk and she looked at me as if I had lobsters crawling out of my ears.

First problem.  Only men make shashlyk.   

Nonsense. I know several Harbintsy women who make it. And it's seriously good.

Chinese influence, clearly.  Making 串 is a man's job (the real secret is that we can drink more if the women are inside not watching...).     

Looks like I'll have to make it myself. What is the best recipe for it? Keep in mind I need common ingredients which can be found in North America.

It's just meat, a stick and fire.   I prefer vinegar based marinades myself, but pretty much anything is possible. 
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Νεκτάριος on April 18, 2012, 03:20:18 AM
I asked my mother to make shashlyk and she looked at me as if I had lobsters crawling out of my ears.

First problem.  Only men make shashlyk.  

Nonsense. I know several Harbintsy women who make it. And it's seriously good.

Chinese influence, clearly.  Making 串 is a man's job (the real secret is that we can drink more if the women are inside not watching...).

Come to think of it, even in China I remember mostly men making 串.   When I visited Harbin it was winter and -35 C, so no 串 at that time.  Brrrr.  The idea of women making 串 is clearly an innovation.  Has the bishop been informed?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: LBK on April 18, 2012, 03:25:03 AM
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The idea of women making 串 is clearly an innovation.  Has the bishop been informed?

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: podkarpatska on April 18, 2012, 01:26:54 PM
Ah you fell for it my brother. If you asked them they will tell you most assuredly that they are NOT part of the UGCC albeit they are Greek Catholics and presently their region has been placed in Ukraine. They are Greek Catholics of the Eparchy of Muchachevo and like their 'rusnak' cousins in the USA - be they 'rust-belt' OCA, ACROD or BCC today - they are very territorial regarding their traditions and their distinctiveness from their neighbors - close as they may appear to the outside eye!


I agree with you, but they dont appear so close to me... I mean to a very outsider it would all look like a Slavic Byzantine style. But to me, this Mukachevo eparchy looks much more like the UOC-MP, than it looks like the UGCC.

Anyway, they do seem to be recognized by Rome as separate from the UGCC. But then I dont understand why they participate in the UGCC's conference of bshops. Shouldn't they withdraw to point out their independence?

There are political realities in Ukraine which would make pulling out of the Bishop's conference a problem. I doubt that Bishop Milan wants to spend his days under house arrest like Orthodox Protopresbyter Dymytri Sydor for daring to challenge the status quo of the ruling factions.  (Note: Fr. Sydor is the Dean of the UOC-MP cathedral in Uzhgorod and an outspoken advocate for greater autonomy for Transcarpathia within Ukraine. He is now precluded from public appearances, preaching on the airwaves and using the internet for at least the next three years. Bishop Milan's website is effectively continuing the work of showing the existance of a vibrant, quasi-independent Eparchy of Muchachevo and the demographic section of Transcarpathia which his Church serves and which is shared by their Orthodox 'cousins' allied with UOC-MP. As I have oft noted, the situation is 'complex.' )
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: JamesR on April 18, 2012, 04:05:03 PM
At Church last Sunday this little Russian girl did the cutest thing.

Little Girl: *Dancing, jumping, playing etc.*
Her Mother: Shhh! Try to be quiet
Little Girl: *Is quite for two minutes then starts doing all of this again*
Her Mother: Go sit down next to your father!
Little Girl: *Sits down near her dad for five minutes then gets back up*
Her Mother: What are you doing?
Little Girl: I'm sorry mommy :( I'll be quiet, I promise.
Her Mother: Good, now shh!

Random Guy: *Sneeze!*

Little Girl: *Walks up to him* Shhh!! My mommy says we need to be quiet in Church
Her Mother: *Grabs her embarassingly and turns red*
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on April 18, 2012, 05:43:00 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: laconicstudent on April 18, 2012, 06:34:39 PM
I never wear jeans to Church, although, I am considering it now since I've progressed beyond the Hyperdox stage. I wore a suit to Pascha, but I also wore a black, heavy but casual jacket as well because it was pretty cold.

It's not a Hyperdox thing to dress formally in a church. I used to dress less formally when I was more Hyperdox than I am now.

EDIT: But on the other hand making a fuss about what to wear to the services IS a Hyperdox thing. Unless of course one happens to be a dandy.
I showed up in church in scandals one Sunday with kahki shorts and my priest asked me to not dress that way at church. What I think is immaterial. If my (or your) priest asks you not to dress a certian way, respect his wishes.

note, If my priest is hyperdox, then Im a bucket.

PP

I think he's talking about people who give you ugly glares when you don't wear a silk tie and an expensive looking suit every Sunday, not when your priest tells you to wear something above. Personally, I think it is much more important to dress in clothes that I can survive wearing in a crowded, stuffy building for 1.5-2 hours while standing and pay attention. Dress soberly, but I'd much rather be able to be attentive to the service and wearing a nice, short-sleeved collared shirt than in a black hole of misery because it is blazing hot and everyone is required to wear heavy formalwear.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Aindriú on April 18, 2012, 08:51:54 PM
and again
That's soooooooooo many people.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on April 19, 2012, 02:21:48 AM
and again
That's soooooooooo many people.

what are passions? ;)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on April 19, 2012, 04:56:32 AM
Hyperox Herman:

+Goes to Confession and confesses his sins.

+Privately fasts and prays in repentance of his sins.

+Dares to think that he may be on the right track since he is repenting.

+Realizes that to even be aware of his own repentance is prideful.

+Confesses and repents of his pride.

+Feels guilty because he feels good about his confession and repentance of pride, which is itself prideful.

+Becomes completely discouraged and gives up.

+Is now an atheist and is greatly indebted to this thread!



Selam
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: ironchapman on April 21, 2012, 04:21:30 AM
I walk to school. Part of my route includes cutting across the campus of a presbyterian church. They don't seem to mind this, as there is actually a sand trail that has been set up part of the way. They also provide, as a courtesy, a garbage can with the church's name on it along the trail. I frequently use this garbage can to throw away drinks, snack wrappers, etc.

So, my questions is: in the eyes of Hyperdox Herman, how many heresies have I committed? Is outrage?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Punch on April 21, 2012, 09:18:35 AM
Hyperox Herman:

+Goes to Confession and confesses his sins.

+Privately fasts and prays in repentance of his sins.

+Dares to think that he may be on the right track since he is repenting.

+Realizes that to even be aware of his own repentance is prideful.

+Confesses and repents of his pride.

+Feels guilty because he feels good about his confession and repentance of pride, which is itself prideful.

+Becomes completely discouraged and gives up.

+Is now an atheist and is greatly indebted to this thread!



Selam

+1

Cradle

Sees Konvertsky doing the things he should but does not because his family has been Orthodox for generations,

Creates Hyperdox Herman thread on Internet.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: jckstraw72 on April 21, 2012, 09:21:42 AM
Hyperox Herman:

+Goes to Confession and confesses his sins.

+Privately fasts and prays in repentance of his sins.

+Dares to think that he may be on the right track since he is repenting.

+Realizes that to even be aware of his own repentance is prideful.

+Confesses and repents of his pride.

+Feels guilty because he feels good about his confession and repentance of pride, which is itself prideful.

+Becomes completely discouraged and gives up.

+Is now an atheist and is greatly indebted to this thread!



Selam

+1

Cradle

Sees Konvertsky doing the things he should but does not because his family has been Orthodox for generations,

Creates Hyperdox Herman thread on Internet.

aaaaaaaah, God bless you both!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: podkarpatska on April 21, 2012, 10:23:10 AM
Hyperox Herman:

+Goes to Confession and confesses his sins.

+Privately fasts and prays in repentance of his sins.

+Dares to think that he may be on the right track since he is repenting.

+Realizes that to even be aware of his own repentance is prideful.

+Confesses and repents of his pride.

+Feels guilty because he feels good about his confession and repentance of pride, which is itself prideful.

+Becomes completely discouraged and gives up.

+Is now an atheist and is greatly indebted to this thread!



Selam

+1

Cradle

Sees Konvertsky doing the things he should but does not because his family has been Orthodox for generations,

Creates Hyperdox Herman thread on Internet.

aaaaaaaah, God bless you both!

...yes, but the problem is the defining of what  'should' do really means, isn't it?

Sometimes, what one decides is a 'should do' is just a tasty item picked up by cradle or convert from that wonderful salad bar which is the diversity of Orthodox local tradition.

Discerning this and not being critical of your brother or sister is what keeps one from being Hyperdox !
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Punch on April 21, 2012, 10:25:12 AM
Hyperox Herman:

+Goes to Confession and confesses his sins.

+Privately fasts and prays in repentance of his sins.

+Dares to think that he may be on the right track since he is repenting.

+Realizes that to even be aware of his own repentance is prideful.

+Confesses and repents of his pride.

+Feels guilty because he feels good about his confession and repentance of pride, which is itself prideful.

+Becomes completely discouraged and gives up.

+Is now an atheist and is greatly indebted to this thread!



Selam

+1

Cradle

Sees Konvertsky doing the things he should but does not because his family has been Orthodox for generations,

Creates Hyperdox Herman thread on Internet.

aaaaaaaah, God bless you both!

...yes, but the problem is the defining of what  'should' do really means, isn't it?

Sometimes, what one decides is a 'should do' is just a tasty item picked up by cradle or convert from that wonderful salad bar which is the diversity of Orthodox local tradition.

Which would not be an issue if we were paying attention to what we are doing and not to those around us.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: podkarpatska on April 21, 2012, 11:21:46 AM
Hyperox Herman:

+Goes to Confession and confesses his sins.

+Privately fasts and prays in repentance of his sins.

+Dares to think that he may be on the right track since he is repenting.

+Realizes that to even be aware of his own repentance is prideful.

+Confesses and repents of his pride.

+Feels guilty because he feels good about his confession and repentance of pride, which is itself prideful.

+Becomes completely discouraged and gives up.

+Is now an atheist and is greatly indebted to this thread!



Selam

+1

Cradle

Sees Konvertsky doing the things he should but does not because his family has been Orthodox for generations,

Creates Hyperdox Herman thread on Internet.

aaaaaaaah, God bless you both!

...yes, but the problem is the defining of what  'should' do really means, isn't it?

Sometimes, what one decides is a 'should do' is just a tasty item picked up by cradle or convert from that wonderful salad bar which is the diversity of Orthodox local tradition.

Which would not be an issue if we were paying attention to what we are doing and not to those around us.

Well said!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Irish Melkite on April 24, 2012, 07:33:27 AM
Anyway, they do seem to be recognized by Rome as separate from the UGCC. But then I dont understand why they participate in the UGCC's conference of bshops. Shouldn't they withdraw to point out their independence?

They are present as observers/guests, not as members of the conference. If you check the UGCC website, it's usually better now in noting their presence as such. (There was a period when it listed them as if they belonged.) In addition to what David said, I think part of it is just the idea of having a place in which they can collegially interact with other Byzantine Catholics.

Many years,

Neil
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Irish Melkite on April 24, 2012, 08:10:03 AM
Herman, again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: LBK on April 24, 2012, 08:51:40 AM
Irish Melkite, you owe me a new laptop.  :o :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Irish Melkite on April 24, 2012, 10:18:31 AM
Irish Melkite, you owe me a new laptop.  :o :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

LBK,

I had a feeling that might resonate with you  :D

Many years,

Neil
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on April 24, 2012, 01:28:09 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: primuspilus on April 24, 2012, 01:32:53 PM
and again
.........

PP
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on April 24, 2012, 01:46:15 PM
and again

I changed my avatar just for you  ;D
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on April 24, 2012, 01:49:31 PM
and again

I changed my avatar just for you  ;D

awesome, now the easy part...you have to emulate the life of that holy man and make us believe you are him ;)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on April 24, 2012, 01:57:12 PM
and again

I changed my avatar just for you  ;D

awesome, now the easy part...you have to emulate the life of that holy man and make us believe you are him ;)

I bet I could polemicize as well as him! That's gotta count for something...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Eleos on April 26, 2012, 02:29:55 AM
did you hear about this?
(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o538/photoslammer/did-you-hear-about-this.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Eleos on April 26, 2012, 02:31:19 AM
whoa
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: laconicstudent on April 26, 2012, 02:36:43 AM
did you hear about this?
(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o538/photoslammer/did-you-hear-about-this.jpg)

that's trippin'.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on April 26, 2012, 02:50:44 AM
He beat us all to the uncreated light.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Agabus on April 27, 2012, 04:47:01 PM
Herman:

-Speaks disparagingly about ‘konvertsky’

-Was Baptist, Non-denominational, Pentecostal, Buddhist, Presbyterian and Episcopalian before conversion
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on April 28, 2012, 02:09:01 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/xKLuB.png)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on April 28, 2012, 03:30:14 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/SsJgE.png)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on April 28, 2012, 04:46:39 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/SsJgE.png)

wow broad shoulders on that guy!!  :D
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Andrew Crook on April 29, 2012, 02:19:11 AM
LOL, I laughed so hard seeing these for the first time... hahahaha it really made my day.  Saw it on Facebook the first time, but this is great guys!   :laugh: ;D
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Orthodox11 on April 29, 2012, 09:19:40 PM
(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/4/29/CYJi_pYx4Ei55UFbgIVVCg2.png)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: That person on April 29, 2012, 10:00:29 PM
Made one of my own, a tad late perhaps:
(http://i.imgur.com/WWFBB.png)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Aindriú on April 29, 2012, 10:09:27 PM
Made one of my own, a tad late perhaps:
(http://i.imgur.com/WWFBB.png)
I don't get it.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Agabus on April 29, 2012, 10:13:53 PM
Made one of my own, a tad late perhaps:
(http://i.imgur.com/WWFBB.png)
-Will accept a red egg at Easter

-...but only if dyed with onion skins.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on April 30, 2012, 12:07:29 AM
I don't get it.
Also, there are no pagan roots of the word Easter.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: augustin717 on April 30, 2012, 12:11:29 AM
Made one of my own, a tad late perhaps:
(http://i.imgur.com/WWFBB.png)
-Will accept a red egg at Easter

-...but only if dyed with onion skins.
C'mon we always used onion skins. And everybody around did.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: augustin717 on April 30, 2012, 12:34:40 AM
It would be fun to create a Spiritual Father for Herman: maybe Fr. Barsanuphius/Coprius/Conon/Gervasius/Protasius etc.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on April 30, 2012, 12:43:56 AM
Archimandrite Hesychios Swanson.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: augustin717 on April 30, 2012, 08:05:48 AM
Then I remembered Hyperechios
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: ironchapman on April 30, 2012, 12:39:25 PM
I don't get it.
Also, there are no pagan roots of the word Easter.
He's Hyperdox Herman. I don't think he cares. IS HERESY REGARDLESS!!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Agabus on April 30, 2012, 01:33:38 PM
Made one of my own, a tad late perhaps:
(http://i.imgur.com/WWFBB.png)
-Will accept a red egg at Easter

-...but only if dyed with onion skins.
C'mon we always used onion skins. And everybody around did.
You may think that's because it's the way people in Romania die eggs, but Herman knows it's because paint is a godless Latinization.

On an aside, I really like the color the onion skins make.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: ironchapman on May 01, 2012, 05:40:43 AM
My Facebook is set to Latin. What does Hyperdox Herman think of me?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on May 01, 2012, 05:46:12 AM
My Facebook is set to Latin. What does Hyperdox Herman think of me?

WRO Latin or Vatican Latin?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Aindriú on May 01, 2012, 07:34:29 AM
My Facebook is set to Latin. What does Hyperdox Herman think of me?

WRO Latin or Vatican Latin?

Hyper Herm only accepts Greek.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: podkarpatska on May 01, 2012, 09:41:12 AM
My Facebook is set to Latin. What does Hyperdox Herman think of me?

WRO Latin or Vatican Latin?

Hyper Herm only accepts Greek.


Non Latine? Tantum Graece?  Est flagitium!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on May 01, 2012, 10:04:34 AM
My Facebook is set to Latin. What does Hyperdox Herman think of me?

WRO Latin or Vatican Latin?

Hyper Herm only accepts Greek.

And archaic English. If thees and thous and arts are not divine language, nothing is!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Orthodox11 on May 01, 2012, 10:34:52 AM
Hyper Herm only accepts Greek.

Greeks were never part of Holy Rus, they're heretics.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on May 01, 2012, 11:07:02 AM
My Facebook is set to Latin. What does Hyperdox Herman think of me?

WRO Latin or Vatican Latin?

Hyper Herm only accepts Greek.

Slavonic is also acceptable.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: ironchapman on May 02, 2012, 01:46:22 AM
Latin is a godless Latinization.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on May 02, 2012, 01:15:23 PM
Latin is a godless Latinization.
We should posthumously anathematize the Etruscans for betraying holy Hellas.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on May 03, 2012, 01:44:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0h3s0x6Twc

That is strange.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: biro on May 03, 2012, 01:51:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0h3s0x6Twc

That is strange.

Did you make that?  :D
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on May 03, 2012, 02:18:16 PM
No, not me.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on May 03, 2012, 02:33:01 PM
ok who posted the video? reveal yourself!  :police:

and tell me what's up with the strange interspersal pics...either you need more of them or something lol

and what the heck is "cultydoxy"??

edit: oh great, you just had to include the cuckold joke in there... ::)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on May 03, 2012, 02:55:58 PM
edit: oh great, you just had to include the cuckold joke in there... ::)

Don't look at it as a bad thing... allowing something like that in there significantly cuts down on the list of who the creator could have been.  ;D
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ioannis Climacus on May 03, 2012, 03:15:52 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0h3s0x6Twc

That is strange.
The inevitable.

The mockery of (sometimes misplaced) zeal evolves into the mockery of real people. Perhaps we should bear in mind our impending deaths and judgements. At the very most, some of us have no more than 60 years left (and some much less than that). Let us use our little remaining time wisely.
(http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1ha18vcas1r0kx5qo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Agabus on May 03, 2012, 04:23:30 PM
ok who posted the video? reveal yourself!  :police:

and tell me what's up with the strange interspersal pics...either you need more of them or something lol

and what the heck is "cultydoxy"??

edit: oh great, you just had to include the cuckold joke in there... ::)
The guy behind this blog (http://leporibus.wordpress.com/) made it.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: That person on May 03, 2012, 05:42:53 PM
What is the name of that crazy Serbian hieromonk whose picture keeps showing up? It's on the tip of my tongue...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Orthodox11 on May 03, 2012, 05:44:31 PM
What is the name of that crazy Serbian hieromonk whose picture keeps showing up? It's on the tip of my tongue...

You mean brother Nathanael?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: That person on May 03, 2012, 05:48:07 PM
That's the one.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Jonathan Gress on May 03, 2012, 05:51:42 PM
Well he's not Serbian. I think he was in one of the Russian True Orthodox jurisdictions, but I don't know about now. He was brought up in Judaism and makes a rather big deal out of that.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: That person on May 03, 2012, 05:53:43 PM
I've only seen a couple of his videos. I'm pretty sure I got the "crazy" part right though.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ioannis Climacus on May 03, 2012, 05:55:57 PM
Well he's not Serbian. I think he was in one of the Russian True Orthodox jurisdictions, but I don't know about now. He was brought up in Judaism and makes a rather big deal out of that.
He is actually in communion with ROCOR now.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Jonathan Gress on May 03, 2012, 06:00:35 PM
Well he's not Serbian. I think he was in one of the Russian True Orthodox jurisdictions, but I don't know about now. He was brought up in Judaism and makes a rather big deal out of that.
He is actually in communion with ROCOR now.

Interesting. Maybe that explains his Putinolatry.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: augustin717 on May 03, 2012, 06:32:30 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0h3s0x6Twc

That is strange.
The inevitable.

The mockery of (sometimes misplaced) zeal evolves into the mockery of real people. Perhaps we should bear in mind our impending deaths and judgements. At the very most, some of us have no more than 60 years left (and some much less than that). Let us use our little remaining time wisely.
(http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1ha18vcas1r0kx5qo1_500.jpg)

Saith Herman at the ripe age of what, 19?!?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on May 04, 2012, 02:23:58 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Z0KqP.png)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Aindriú on May 04, 2012, 06:40:03 AM
 :D
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Peter J on May 04, 2012, 08:15:09 AM
I walk to school. Part of my route includes cutting across the campus of a presbyterian church. They don't seem to mind this, as there is actually a sand trail that has been set up part of the way. They also provide, as a courtesy, a garbage can with the church's name on it along the trail. I frequently use this garbage can to throw away drinks, snack wrappers, etc.

So, my questions is: in the eyes of Hyperdox Herman, how many heresies have I committed? Is outrage?

The priest at a parish I belonged to several years ago told us about something he remembered from back when was an altar server: one Palm Sunday, someone from the neighboring Presbyterian church came by and explained that they had no palms, and asked if the Catholic parish had any extras they could spare. The Catholic priest explained that "These are Catholic palms" and that even if there were extras he would never consider giving them to a Presbyterian church. (This was before mass, so the palms hadn't been blessed yet or anything.)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Peter J on May 04, 2012, 08:28:18 AM
60 years left

Yes please!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on May 04, 2012, 08:29:35 AM
Some people here say that there are "Orthodox" crosses which are somehow different from the "Catholic" ones.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on May 04, 2012, 08:52:27 AM
Some people here say that there are "Orthodox" crosses which are somehow different from the "Catholic" ones.

Speaking generally, there does seem to be differences in emphasis. I have sometimes heard an off hand remark from Orthodox against the "Catholic" crucifix type of cross, but the most vehement statements about differences that I've heard was from when I was a Protestant and my  pastor would point to the empty cross behind him and say something like "Jesus is not there! He's not on the cross! He's risen! That's the good news! Why can't Catholics get that?"
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Peter J on May 04, 2012, 09:23:27 AM
Some people here say that there are "Orthodox" crosses which are somehow different from the "Catholic" ones.

Like Orthodox trying to convince people that Eastern Catholics are not "really eastern"?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on May 04, 2012, 09:28:07 AM
Some people here say that there are "Orthodox" crosses which are somehow different from the "Catholic" ones.

Speaking generally, there does seem to be differences in emphasis. I have sometimes heard an off hand remark from Orthodox against the "Catholic" crucifix type of cross, but the most vehement statements about differences that I've heard was from when I was a Protestant and my  pastor would point to the empty cross behind him and say something like "Jesus is not there! He's not on the cross! He's risen! That's the good news! Why can't Catholics get that?"

No, the "difference" is in the amount of branches.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e9/OrthodoxCross.svg/142px-OrthodoxCross.svg.png)

the 8-branch cross is the "Orthodox" one

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/ca/Latin_Cross.svg/284px-Latin_Cross.svg.png)

and the 4-branch one is the "Catholic" one
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on May 04, 2012, 09:30:00 AM
No, the "difference" is in the amount of branches.

You'd make a terrible polemicist.  :police:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Orthodox11 on May 04, 2012, 09:32:44 AM
the 8-branch cross is the "Orthodox" one

the 8 pointed cross is the Russian one. The adoption in Russia of the heretical Greek 4 pointed cross was one of the arguments cited in favour of the Old Believer schism.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Timon on May 04, 2012, 09:49:19 AM
Just curious... who is the guy in the picture? (Hyperdox Herman)

is it someone here?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: LBK on May 04, 2012, 10:25:34 AM
the 8-branch cross is the "Orthodox" one

the 8 pointed cross is the Russian one. The adoption in Russia of the heretical Greek 4 pointed cross was one of the arguments cited in favour of the Old Believer schism.

The Greek cross has arms of equal length, like a plus sign. It can be seen in both the current Greek flag (in the top left corner), and in the earlier post-independence national flag which was square, and simply a white Greek cross on a blue field. This flag still forms part of certain insignia, such as the presidential flag. The current national flag of Greece, the naval ensign, and that of the merchant navy are all now the same design.

The second cross that Michal posted is known as the Roman cross. The Old Believers got it wrong.  ;)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on May 04, 2012, 01:59:14 PM
Just curious... who is the guy in the picture? (Hyperdox Herman)

is it someone here?

i'm sure he will find this thread eventually... ;)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on May 04, 2012, 02:04:44 PM
Just curious... who is the guy in the picture? (Hyperdox Herman)

is it someone here?
If I recall, it was some guy poking fun at beards or something on a blog somewhere.

Has nothing to do with Orthodoxy.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on May 04, 2012, 02:08:59 PM
Just curious... who is the guy in the picture? (Hyperdox Herman)

is it someone here?
If I recall, it was some guy poking fun at beards or something on a blog somewhere.

Has nothing to do with Orthodoxy.

we need to find his blog and give him an anonymous tip...;)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on May 04, 2012, 03:23:09 PM
In that video, the wolf in sheep's clothing is HILARIOUS.

And Br. Nathaniel never gets not funny.

Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on May 04, 2012, 03:40:47 PM
(http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3ik7fapZk1rvrvkvo1_500.png)

In that video, the wolf in sheep's clothing is HILARIOUS.
high-ink t-shirt print on its way for sale in a farmer's market near you.

Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: JamesR on May 04, 2012, 03:43:36 PM
Do you guys think that the guy in the Hyperdox Herman meme will ever discover this? I would really like for someone to give him an anonymous tip.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on May 04, 2012, 03:44:38 PM
Do you guys think that the guy in the Hyperdox Herman meme will ever discover this? I would really like for someone to give him an anonymous tip.
Most of the time people find out they've been the subject of such a meme, they are quite flattered. Like Scumbag Steve. He makes videos now I think.

But they have to find out naturally, not via Jamesception.  :police:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on May 04, 2012, 04:18:42 PM
Do you guys think that the guy in the Hyperdox Herman meme will ever discover this? I would really like for someone to give him an anonymous tip.

i think we could find a few volunteers who would be willing to give "helpmeet helena" an anonymous tip at least... ;)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on May 04, 2012, 04:20:32 PM
In that video, the wolf in sheep's clothing is HILARIOUS.

And Br. Nathaniel never gets not funny.



what's the name of the other guy again? I've heard it mentioned before...some kind of pseudo-bishop
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on May 04, 2012, 04:29:08 PM
Do you guys think that the guy in the Hyperdox Herman meme will ever discover this? I would really like for someone to give him an anonymous tip.

i think we could find a few volunteers who would be willing to give "helpmeet helena" an anonymous tip at least... ;)

Me! Me!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Luckster on May 04, 2012, 04:32:48 PM
I read all 12 pages. I love these memes. +1 for creativeness
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Agabus on May 06, 2012, 12:04:31 AM
(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/5/5/PnHrMVKPPU-ZPYcKP_MFYQ2.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: augustin717 on May 06, 2012, 12:10:44 AM
(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/5/5/PnHrMVKPPU-ZPYcKP_MFYQ2.jpg)
ROFL
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: augustin717 on May 06, 2012, 12:11:24 AM
Should start a new thread "Swami Smith" or something.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: JamesR on May 06, 2012, 12:42:48 AM
All right guys, so I was thinking. Since we have cradle Christopher, Helpmeet Helena and the classic Hyperdox Herman, I was thinking that we should get more creative and develop a meme for different Orthodox jurisdictions and their stereotypes. I was thinking of perhaps an extremely laid back, liberal Greek Priest based off of the stereotype of the Greeks being really liberal and careless in the American diaspora. I think it would be funny. For example, 'Refuses to give Liturgy in Non-Greek Language, Gives Eucharist to Roman Catholics and Anglicans.' or something along those lines. Also, how about an extremely grouchy and traditional old Russian lady from the ROCOR? For example, 'Is a very godly person, beats teenager with cane for coughing at Liturgy.' or something?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: dzheremi on May 06, 2012, 01:09:45 AM
(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/5/5/ZwOxaV8ngUC4l8fTe6TN9w2.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: ZealousZeal on May 06, 2012, 02:07:58 AM
(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/5/5/ZwOxaV8ngUC4l8fTe6TN9w2.jpg)

I just woke up my dog. I think that means you win! :D
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: dzheremi on May 06, 2012, 02:32:09 AM
Oops. Sorry, dog. :angel:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: ironchapman on May 06, 2012, 03:44:34 AM
I would just like to point out that, while looking up info on Br. Nathanael, I discovered that even the guys at Stormfront think he's weird (not linking here, but you can google him or I will send you the link via PM).

When they think a guy ranting about "Jewry" weird, a person's gotta be a little messed up.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Luckster on May 06, 2012, 12:17:54 PM
When they think a guy ranting about "Jewry" weird, a person's gotta be a little messed up.

I bet he doesn't visit Jewish doctors, so we should give him credit for adhering to the Canons.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Timon on May 06, 2012, 02:31:20 PM
(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/5/5/ZwOxaV8ngUC4l8fTe6TN9w2.jpg)

I just woke up my dog. I think that means you win! :D

I have a snuggie. Its amazing.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: dzheremi on May 06, 2012, 02:53:25 PM
And Yashua loves it. Maybe the Internet Essenes will write a hymn for it. "Amaaaazing snuggie, how warm you areeee..."
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Peter J on May 06, 2012, 03:05:16 PM
(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/5/5/PnHrMVKPPU-ZPYcKP_MFYQ2.jpg)

Should start a new thread "Swami Smith" or something.

Lama Sanglug said that the funniest joke comes from the tedium of meditation.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: That person on May 06, 2012, 03:21:24 PM
I would just like to point out that, while looking up info on Br. Nathanael, I discovered that even the guys at Stormfront think he's weird (not linking here, but you can google him or I will send you the link via PM).

When they think a guy ranting about "Jewry" weird, a person's gotta be a little messed up.
Looked up some Stormfront discussions about him. He has some plenty of supporters, but most of his detractors point to his Jewish heritage as proof he can't be trusted. So crazy people dislike a crazy man's craziness for crazy reasons. Who knew?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on May 06, 2012, 03:32:06 PM
(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/5/5/ZwOxaV8ngUC4l8fTe6TN9w2.jpg)

I just woke up my dog. I think that means you win! :D

I have a snuggie. Its amazing.

sounds like you are ready for the next step in snuginess: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdY7Adc1LRM
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Timon on May 06, 2012, 06:51:10 PM
(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/5/5/ZwOxaV8ngUC4l8fTe6TN9w2.jpg)

I just woke up my dog. I think that means you win! :D

I have a snuggie. Its amazing.

sounds like you are ready for the next step in snuginess: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdY7Adc1LRM

HAHAHA!!! thats amazing.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Paisius on May 06, 2012, 08:18:01 PM
(http://zipmeme.com/uploads/generated/g1336350203922182838.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on May 06, 2012, 09:57:30 PM
(http://zipmeme.com/uploads/generated/g1336350203922182838.jpg)

what's this guy's name??
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: amartin on May 06, 2012, 10:09:44 PM
(http://zipmeme.com/uploads/generated/g1336350203922182838.jpg)

I'm sorry to inform you but that is not a digital camera. The quality looks like it's from the 90's. I am sure this holy man got it at Goodwill.

Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Agabus on May 06, 2012, 10:17:22 PM
(http://zipmeme.com/uploads/generated/g1336350203922182838.jpg)

what's this guy's name??
Nazariah
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Paisius on May 06, 2012, 11:15:18 PM
(http://zipmeme.com/uploads/generated/g1336350203922182838.jpg)

I'm sorry to inform you but that is not a digital camera. The quality looks like it's from the 90's. I am sure this holy man got it at Goodwill.



So we are slowly piecing together the tenets of your faith. So far we've got.....

1) Never tell jokes or laugh
2) Never wear ties or tuck your shirt in
3) Buy everything from Goodwill


Is that a good start?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: That person on May 06, 2012, 11:48:37 PM
(http://zipmeme.com/uploads/generated/g1336350203922182838.jpg)

what's this guy's name??
Monotheist Martin?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Paisius on May 06, 2012, 11:56:50 PM
Monotheist Martin?


Swami Sam?  :P
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: dzheremi on May 07, 2012, 03:34:00 AM

1) Never tell jokes or laugh
2) Never wear ties or tuck your shirt in
3) Buy everything from Goodwill


Is that a good start?

Just what the world needs...more humorless, self-righteous hippies dressed up like Obi Wan Kenobi. At least if they were allowed to laugh they could laugh at themselves for pictures like that one...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: JamesR on May 08, 2012, 06:31:09 PM
Judaic Jordan:

Is happy to see the restoration of people in the land of 'his ancestors' in Israel

...Is 7th generation, pale white European
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Agabus on May 08, 2012, 08:50:12 PM
Herman:

-Imitate me

-just as I also imitate Elder Ephraim.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Quinault on May 10, 2012, 05:25:59 AM
Judaic Jordan:

Is happy to see the restoration of people in the land of 'his ancestors' in Israel

...Is 7th generation, pale white European

This actually doesn't make any sense. Skin color is not indicative of how Jewish a person is. Judaism is a faith, not an ethnicity.

Not to mention there has been, and continues to be enough Jew-bashing by Orthodox Christians already. Holy week anyone?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on May 10, 2012, 05:29:59 AM
This actually doesn't make any sense. Skin color is not indicative of how Jewish a person is. Judaism is a faith, not an ethnicity.

You seem not to have heard of theories how Khazars took the control over Judaism in the VIII-IXth century and marginalized the role of the ethnic Jews (whose descendants are now Palestinians Muslims mostly). Now the Khazar descendants are called Askhenazi Jews (in contrast to the original Jews) and they rule the world and everything and they are not real Jews.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Quinault on May 10, 2012, 05:37:19 AM
It still makes zero sense, theories or not.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Quinault on May 10, 2012, 05:40:11 AM
Similarly it would make zero sense in my area to make ethnic jokes about Muslims. I think half the Muslims I see in my town are white. The people in my neighborhood that "look Muslim" are typically Ethiopian Orthodox.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Νεκτάριος on May 10, 2012, 05:45:45 AM
Similarly it would make zero sense in my area to make ethnic jokes about Muslims. I think half the Muslims I see in my town are white. The people in my neighborhood that "look Muslim" are typically Ethiopian Orthodox.

It all depends on the area.  In the former USSR being Jewish is definitely considered an ethnicity more than a religion in mainstream thought.  The irony is that even deeply anti-semetic people are magically finding Jewish roots so than can move to Israel.  I even know of people who are practicing Orthodox but consider themselves to be ethnically Jewish. 
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: dzheremi on May 10, 2012, 11:05:45 AM
Similarly it would make zero sense in my area to make ethnic jokes about Muslims. I think half the Muslims I see in my town are white. The people in my neighborhood that "look Muslim" are typically Ethiopian Orthodox.

Wow...don't let them hear you say that.

And Arabs are, according to racialist theories and categories (which are BS, but I guess you have to have something to fill in on college admission forms and the census), white people.

I have had the experience of having an obviously very white/European Jewess who I know argue very much for her "Semitism"  based on her Jewishness, so it would seem that actual Jews disagree with you that being Jewish is only a faith, not an ethnicity (though I have also known Jews who openly admit that they are Eastern European or German, not holding on to any Semitic pretensions). It seems like when it comes to race and Jews, it is treated like most people: Whatever language your parents or grandparents (however far back you need to take it to prove that you are whatever you want to present yourself as) spoke is what you are. By this logic, I'm a Mexican, but also a Greenlander, and Portuguese, and several other things.

None of this matters, of course, because if we buy into it then the Jews have only been Semites (again...) since at most the days of Ben Yehuda (who was born in what is today Belarus in the 1850s), and the majority are some flavor of European.

Hmmm...well, most of them ARE some flavor of European (even though in Israel about 60% are of Mizrahi origin, there are many more Jews in the USA than in Israel, so that doesn't tell you much; of course the Mizrahim would come to Israel instead of NYC -- it's a shorter trip). Maybe the idea that language = ethnicity is not so off in this case. This way Jews can be "authentically" Semitic as they want to be, so long as they recognize the reality that for most of them their Semitism is a thin veneer only at most about 150 years old...just like their reconstructed "Israel" is only about 60 years old...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Aindriú on May 10, 2012, 11:10:52 AM
And Arabs are, according to racialist theories and categories (which are BS, but I guess you have to have something to fill in on college admission forms and the census), white people.

Not Arabs. You're thinking of Persians.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: witega on May 10, 2012, 12:18:16 PM
I have had the experience of having an obviously very white/European Jewess who I know argue very much for her "Semitism"  based on her Jewishness, so it would seem that actual Jews disagree with you that being Jewish is only a faith, not an ethnicity

Given that one of the central tenets Judaism (at least in any vaguely traditional form) is the existence of a 'chosen people', this is always more complicated than 'it's a faith, not an ethnicity' because the faith itself teaches that it's both. Converting to Judaism means actually joining the ethnicity--it's not like Greek/Russian/Coptic/Ethiopian Orthodox where one should be able to separate the ethnic adjective from the religioius noun. In reality, there are ethnic Jews who are not religiously Jewish, and religious Jews who are not ethnically Jewish--but ideally the two types of Jewishness are supposed to be co-terminous.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: ilyazhito on May 10, 2012, 01:11:51 PM
I think that there should be ROCOR Roman, an ultra-Orthodox ROCOR dude, possibly Patriarchal Paul for the Russian Orthodox Church . IT would be funny to see the jurisdictional hangups, but we would have to remember to not be excessive.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: primuspilus on May 10, 2012, 01:40:13 PM
Old Calendar Ollie?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on May 10, 2012, 01:42:36 PM
OCA Oscar
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: dzheremi on May 10, 2012, 01:46:49 PM
And Arabs are, according to racialist theories and categories (which are BS, but I guess you have to have something to fill in on college admission forms and the census), white people.

Not Arabs. You're thinking of Persians.

Nope, I'm thinking of Arabs. Check out census forms sometime. Not only are Arabs counted as white, they are actually counted as white by their own request (http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1975883,00.html), though of course this is a political calculation, not an affirmation of reality. All racial matters are a political calculation on some level.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: dzheremi on May 10, 2012, 01:48:48 PM
I have had the experience of having an obviously very white/European Jewess who I know argue very much for her "Semitism"  based on her Jewishness, so it would seem that actual Jews disagree with you that being Jewish is only a faith, not an ethnicity

Given that one of the central tenets Judaism (at least in any vaguely traditional form) is the existence of a 'chosen people', this is always more complicated than 'it's a faith, not an ethnicity' because the faith itself teaches that it's both. Converting to Judaism means actually joining the ethnicity--it's not like Greek/Russian/Coptic/Ethiopian Orthodox where one should be able to separate the ethnic adjective from the religioius noun. In reality, there are ethnic Jews who are not religiously Jewish, and religious Jews who are not ethnically Jewish--but ideally the two types of Jewishness are supposed to be co-terminous.

Agreed, Witega. My point was essentially this. Jewishness is an ethnicity, no matter how much it doesn't really fit with the histories of the people who claim it. They essentially converted to an ethnicity in the process of adopting a faith. Bizarre.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: primuspilus on May 10, 2012, 02:06:24 PM
I have had the experience of having an obviously very white/European Jewess who I know argue very much for her "Semitism"  based on her Jewishness, so it would seem that actual Jews disagree with you that being Jewish is only a faith, not an ethnicity

Given that one of the central tenets Judaism (at least in any vaguely traditional form) is the existence of a 'chosen people', this is always more complicated than 'it's a faith, not an ethnicity' because the faith itself teaches that it's both. Converting to Judaism means actually joining the ethnicity--it's not like Greek/Russian/Coptic/Ethiopian Orthodox where one should be able to separate the ethnic adjective from the religioius noun. In reality, there are ethnic Jews who are not religiously Jewish, and religious Jews who are not ethnically Jewish--but ideally the two types of Jewishness are supposed to be co-terminous.

Agreed, Witega. My point was essentially this. Jewishness is an ethnicity, no matter how much it doesn't really fit with the histories of the people who claim it. They essentially converted to an ethnicity in the process of adopting a faith. Bizarre.
Which is why you can have people consider themselves a good jew and be an atheist.

PP
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: dzheremi on May 10, 2012, 02:15:43 PM
Absolutely. I don't know the religious activity of the Jewish woman I know who insists on her Semitism, but as an undergraduate I had a Jewish friend of Ukranian and German origins who did not take himself as any kind of Semite. He was also a practicing Zen Buddhist, whose Judaism as far as he claimed it consisted of visiting the kosher deli near campus on a semi-regular basis. He also happily ate pepperoni pizza on days when we would meet to study outside of the deli.

I do not understand the Jews. It seems like the Jews don't even understand the Jews (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJd3MgIcbnA).
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: akimori makoto on May 10, 2012, 06:21:16 PM
And Arabs are, according to racialist theories and categories (which are BS, but I guess you have to have something to fill in on college admission forms and the census), white people.

Not Arabs. You're thinking of Persians.

Nope, I'm thinking of Arabs. Check out census forms sometime. Not only are Arabs counted as white, they are actually counted as white by their own request (http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1975883,00.html), though of course this is a political calculation, not an affirmation of reality. All racial matters are a political calculation on some level.

I always hesitate to tick the "white" box in those sorts of forms and I am way whiter than most Arabs.

I think your last sentence is very true.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Quinault on May 10, 2012, 06:53:10 PM
Similarly it would make zero sense in my area to make ethnic jokes about Muslims. I think half the Muslims I see in my town are white. The people in my neighborhood that "look Muslim" are typically Ethiopian Orthodox.

Wow...don't let them hear you say that.


What I mean is that the clothing of Ethiopian Orthodox women in particular "looks Muslim" to the average non-Muslim in America. So these people "look Muslim" to many people that have hang-ups about Muslims. Basically just because a woman is wearing a covering doesn't mean she is Muslim. I feel bad for them because they are treated badly by Muslim haters and treated worse by the Muslims. >:(

Seattle has a ton of Ethiopian immigrants. My neighborhood in particular has a lot of Ethiopian people. We live close to an Ethiopian Orthodox church. Go a couple miles south and there are a ton of Muslims, there is a large mosque in that area. (So many Muslims that my husband and our children were nearly lynched at a local park recently because our youngest daughter was proudly wearing her beautiful baptismal cross out and proud. The Muslims in our area are for the most part NOT friendly or kind to anyone appearing to be Christian) Seattle is at best a melting pot. But it is increasingly becoming Muslim due to conversions.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on May 10, 2012, 08:31:08 PM
Not to mention there has been, and continues to be enough Jew-bashing by Orthodox Christians already. Holy week anyone?

No kidding.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: dzheremi on May 10, 2012, 09:21:53 PM
Similarly it would make zero sense in my area to make ethnic jokes about Muslims. I think half the Muslims I see in my town are white. The people in my neighborhood that "look Muslim" are typically Ethiopian Orthodox.

Wow...don't let them hear you say that.


What I mean is that the clothing of Ethiopian Orthodox women in particular "looks Muslim" to the average non-Muslim in America. So these people "look Muslim" to many people that have hang-ups about Muslims. Basically just because a woman is wearing a covering doesn't mean she is Muslim. I feel bad for them because they are treated badly by Muslim haters and treated worse by the Muslims. >:(

I know what you mean. My home area has a sizable Habesha community and whenever I'm home I like to go to their restaurant. The comments I've heard in there...yikes...even though there is giant framed photo of the St. George's Church at Lalibela (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bete_Giyorgis_Lalibela_Ethiopia.jpg) hanging on the wall, and the owners serve beer (including St. George beer!), and some of the older Ethiopian women who come in even have the cross facial tattoo (!), stupid white people will still whisper to each other wondering why there are all these "Muslims" in the place with their headcoverings or long robes (I think they have the white shawl confused with the niqab or something). It's insanity.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Hiwot on May 10, 2012, 09:40:53 PM
Similarly it would make zero sense in my area to make ethnic jokes about Muslims. I think half the Muslims I see in my town are white. The people in my neighborhood that "look Muslim" are typically Ethiopian Orthodox.

Wow...don't let them hear you say that.


What I mean is that the clothing of Ethiopian Orthodox women in particular "looks Muslim" to the average non-Muslim in America. So these people "look Muslim" to many people that have hang-ups about Muslims. Basically just because a woman is wearing a covering doesn't mean she is Muslim. I feel bad for them because they are treated badly by Muslim haters and treated worse by the Muslims. >:(

I know what you mean. My home area has a sizable Habesha community and whenever I'm home I like to go to their restaurant. The comments I've heard in there...yikes...even though there is giant framed photo of the St. George's Church at Lalibela (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bete_Giyorgis_Lalibela_Ethiopia.jpg) hanging on the wall, and the owners serve beer (including St. George beer!), and some of the older Ethiopian women who come in even have the cross facial tattoo (!), stupid white people will still whisper to each other wondering why there are all these "Muslims" in the place with their headcoverings or long robes (I think they have the white shawl confused with the niqab or something). It's insanity.

LOL  you guys are killing me.

 this reminds me ,I cant wait to see the Dictator.it might have some goofy stuff but so far the trailers have been awesome. :laugh: I had thought 'you dont mess with the zohan' to be both goofy and hilarious, but this one seems like its gonna top it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gqM0IVhWOo
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: dzheremi on May 10, 2012, 09:51:10 PM
I don't know why that reminded you of that movie, Hiwot, but it looks pretty silly. I wonder if I could get someone to from church to go with me. They're sometimes sensitive about their Egyptianness/Middle Easternness, so it would be interesting to see their reaction. :)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Hiwot on May 10, 2012, 10:07:57 PM
I don't know why that reminded you of that movie, Hiwot, but it looks pretty silly. I wonder if I could get someone to from church to go with me. They're sometimes sensitive about their Egyptianness/Middle Easternness, so it would be interesting to see their reaction. :)

hehehe, have you seen those people's faces in the chopper , dude is dressed up head to toe with the flag, and tells them we love amerikkkhaa, the couple are like ' yeah right!' then the guys talk in Arabic about going to see the statue of Liberty and fire works, and you know what it sounded like when he said boom boom, and they shake hands. sometimes I see that look on people's faces when we hang out with some girls who like to wear their shawls and talk in Amharic. its funny sometimes.

yeah its delightfuly silly. some of the jokes are kind of an insider ones for people from that part of the world. like ' i believe in free speech etc.. and equality to women...' he couldnt finish it was too much of a lie even by his standards to include with a straight face, in what is sold to the west. :laugh:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: dzheremi on May 10, 2012, 10:27:09 PM
Huh. That's weird. I don't know why anyone would be concerned about Amharic...even if all Arabic speakers were terrorists by default, it sounds pretty different than Arabic.

Here in Albuquerque, we had the opposite situation with an Ethiopian girl who used to attend the church. She's since moved away (and I didn't even get Amharic lessons like she said she'd give me! :'( Heh. Oh well.), but she used to get into big arguments with some of the people from church because she supported Barrack Obama and they don't. One of the men said "He's a Muslim! His middle name is Hussein!" and she said "that's not fair! Your name is Raafat! That sounds 'Muslim', too!" That was really, really not the right thing to say. :laugh: The man gave her a very loud, angry Arabic lesson right there, for free. "You don't know anything! Shut up! It is Arabic for Rafael, and you call me a MUSLIM?! You are stupid!" :o She then, much less confidently than before, explained that no Ethiopians have Arabic names unless they are Muslims, so for Amhara and other Christian people, almost ANY Arabic name sounds Muslim...I don't know how true that is, but I thought it was funny. Because of my educational background, people at church often ask me to explain words to them (usually in English, but not always), so she asked me "So, Christians will have Arab names too? And it's okay?"

*facepalm*

While we were eating together in a COPTIC CHURCH, surrounded by people who have Arabic names, she asked that! Hahaha. God bless her. What a sweet lady...but yes, I had to explain that just like it's okay to have George and John and Marcus, names like Khalil, Raafat, and Tawfiq are okay, too. It seemed weird to be explaining this, as a non-Semitic person, to a native Amharic speaker, but it happened. Go figure. :)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Hiwot on May 10, 2012, 10:46:36 PM
Huh. That's weird. I don't know why anyone would be concerned about Amharic...even if all Arabic speakers were terrorists by default, it sounds pretty different than Arabic.

Here in Albuquerque, we had the opposite situation with an Ethiopian girl who used to attend the church. She's since moved away (and I didn't even get Amharic lessons like she said she'd give me! :'( Heh. Oh well.), but she used to get into big arguments with some of the people from church because she supported Barrack Obama and they don't. One of the men said "He's a Muslim! His middle name is Hussein!" and she said "that's not fair! Your name is Raafat! That sounds 'Muslim', too!" That was really, really not the right thing to say. :laugh: The man gave her a very loud, angry Arabic lesson right there, for free. "You don't know anything! Shut up! It is Arabic for Rafael, and you call me a MUSLIM?! You are stupid!" :o She then, much less confidently than before, explained that no Ethiopians have Arabic names unless they are Muslims, so for Amhara and other Christian people, almost ANY Arabic name sounds Muslim...I don't know how true that is, but I thought it was funny. Because of my educational background, people at church often ask me to explain words to them (usually in English, but not always), so she asked me "So, Christians will have Arab names too? And it's okay?"

*facepalm*

While we were eating together in a COPTIC CHURCH, surrounded by people who have Arabic names, she asked that! Hahaha. God bless her. What a sweet lady...but yes, I had to explain that just like it's okay to have George and John and Marcus, names like Khalil, Raafat, and Tawfiq are okay, too. It seemed weird to be explaining this, as a non-Semitic person, to a native Amharic speaker, but it happened. Go figure. :)

LOL oh my! awkward! hahaha

but she is right, only Muslims have Arabic names, with very few exceptions like Adam, yet the pronunciation is markedly different for them both. the Muslim will be named Ibrahim, the Christian, Abraham, the Muslim will be named  mussa , the Christian musse, no christian is ever named Tawfiq, kadija, jamila , hawa, halima, habiba , jamal,Aminat, no Arabic name at all for the Christians. so if you hear arabic name its immediately understood that , the person is Muslim. the Christians have  names like, bekure,  bereket, samuel, yonatan,Michael, dawit, rebeqa, sara, kidist, kidus, yohannes, endriyas, hewan etc.. distinctly understood to be christian names..

I hope she has learnt some tact by now lol
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Gorazd on May 11, 2012, 06:23:23 AM
Arab names among Christians are due to Arab nationalism, which actually was invented by the EO Christian Michel Aflaq. The idea was to make people identify mostly with the nation, so that they would not give so much attention to religious differences and thereby stop discriminating against Christians. By identifying with the Arab nation, Christians could also present themselves as anticolonialist. Edward Said, for example, also was from an Arab Christian (Protestant) family.

In fact, the whole thing went quite well, until a) the Arabs did not manage to destroy Israel and b) Saudi money paid for re-islamisation. Nowadays, most Copts don't give Arab names anymore, preferring Christian names in Western forms.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Alpo on May 11, 2012, 06:28:52 AM
in Western forms.

 ???
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Orthodox11 on May 11, 2012, 06:32:00 AM
in Western forms.

 ???

George instead of Guirgis, Mary instead of Maryam, etc.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: dzheremi on May 11, 2012, 11:00:38 AM
Arab names among Christians are due to Arab nationalism, which actually was invented by the EO Christian Michel Aflaq.

EO have long been associated with Arab nationalism, even before it was given that name, like Lebanese EO writer Jurji Zeydan (1861-1914), who published the first secular (i.e., non-Islamic) history of the Middle East, which didn't exactly endear him to the public (they weren't ready for such ideas, I guess).

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In fact, the whole thing went quite well, until a) the Arabs did not manage to destroy Israel and b) Saudi money paid for re-islamisation. Nowadays, most Copts don't give Arab names anymore, preferring Christian names in Western forms.

It's true. Even though we have Raafats and Hodas among us, we have many more Georges and Marys (not Girgis's and Maryams).
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: ilyazhito on May 11, 2012, 11:58:56 AM
Whoa, this is really irrelevant. How about a ROCOR Roman : Goes to Vigil on Saturday, fails to say his evening prayers and the canons before communion.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Alpo on May 12, 2012, 02:11:38 AM
in Western forms.

 ???

George instead of Guirgis, Mary instead of Maryam, etc.

Yes, I understood that part but why an Earth? They perceive Anglo-American culture to be more Christian than Arab culture?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: dzheremi on May 12, 2012, 02:49:14 AM
Those saints aren't "Anglo-American"...St. George was from Lydda (Palestine), for instance, and last time I checked, St. Mary was not from either England or America. You're confusing the language with the people, but Coptic antipathy towards Arabs is something different than just that. There is no real reason for Copts to avoid using Anglicized forms, as the English never cut their tongues out for speaking Coptic, never burned down their churches or destroyed their monasteries, never forced them to convert to Islam, never kidnapped their daughters or raped their wives, etc. It sucks, especially for the millions of Christian Arabs, but Islam has been souring the world on Arabs and Arabic for a long time now, or at least the part of the world that has paid attention to what Muhammad and Co. have done to the previously Christian (and Zoroastrian, and Buddhist...) lands that are now Islamic. Just last week I got into a weird discussion with a Coptic friend from church about why Arabic is not in and of itself good or bad (he is a native Arabic speaker, but openly claims to hate the language, because the Muslims brought it and robbed him of his birthright, i.e., Coptic. He is not the first Copt who I have known to speak like that). He wouldn't hear it until I reminded him that he reads the Bible in Arabic every day, and it is still the Bible.  :)

I once had a Syriac Orthodox friend from Canada whose family had migrated there from Iraq shortly after the rise of Saddam. They moved into an area with a lot of Arabs because that's the closest thing they had to a community at that time (the Baathist regime in Iraq had instituted compulsory Arabization of its non-Arab minorities, particularly harsh on the Assyrians and Syriacs since it meant they could no longer give their children names in their own language, nor teach their children their own language on any kind of official level; the same thing happened to Assyrians in Iran after the revolution in that country with regard to Farsi). Some years ago, my friend's brother had a son, and gave him an Arabic name, Tariq. Their mother was furious, as she had wanted him to keep his heritage in mind. She berated him quite openly for the decision, apparently screaming "That's not a Christian (~Syriac) name! And you can't even SAY it properly! Stupid!"

I was kind of shocked to hear that story from my friend, but I can't really say I blame her mother. There is no love lost between the non-Arab linguistic minorities of the Middle East and the Arabs.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Alpo on May 12, 2012, 03:21:49 AM
Just last week I got into a weird discussion with a Coptic friend from church about why Arabic is not in and of itself good or bad (he is a native Arabic speaker, but openly claims to hate the language, because the Muslims brought it and robbed him of his birthright, i.e., Coptic.

Arabs came and destroyed Coptic culture so Copts adopt English culture. Logical?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: dzheremi on May 12, 2012, 03:38:46 AM
Re-read what I wrote. One is not seen as a threat or a humiliation, the other is. What is "logical" is not my concern. It is not my place to critique my friends' feelings based on their alleged logical failings according to the internet.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: JamesR on May 12, 2012, 04:18:31 AM
I that I am probably going to be flamed for this, but sometimes I really hope and fantasize over Europe taking over the entire Middle East so that at least then there will be more religious freedom and crackdown upon Islamic terrorists. It should have happened in the 1980s with all the political tension between the UN and Middle East but unfortunately it did not.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Aindriú on May 12, 2012, 06:15:08 AM
And Arabs are, according to racialist theories and categories (which are BS, but I guess you have to have something to fill in on college admission forms and the census), white people.

Not Arabs. You're thinking of Persians.

Nope, I'm thinking of Arabs. Check out census forms sometime. Not only are Arabs counted as white, they are actually counted as white by their own request (http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1975883,00.html), though of course this is a political calculation, not an affirmation of reality. All racial matters are a political calculation on some level.

Not according to "racialist theories". Oh, wait you're talking about modern America and its BS PC race groups. I thought you meant actual race theories.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Orthodox11 on May 12, 2012, 08:30:23 AM
Arabs came and destroyed Coptic culture so Copts adopt English culture. Logical?

Original Semitic/Coptic/Greek forms would seem like a much more logical choice, I hope it's a passing trend.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: dzheremi on May 12, 2012, 08:32:10 AM
I that I am probably going to be flamed for this, but sometimes I really hope and fantasize over Europe taking over the entire Middle East so that at least then there will be more religious freedom and crackdown upon Islamic terrorists. It should have happened in the 1980s with all the political tension between the UN and Middle East but unfortunately it did not.

Uh...James...it's been done (long before the 1980s), and it didn't work out like that at all. See: British in Iraq and Palestine, Italians in Libya, French in Lebanon, Syria, North Africa, etc. That's kind of why the Middle East is as it is (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_European_colonization_wave#Middle_East), geo-politically speaking.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Punch on May 12, 2012, 08:43:26 AM
in Western forms.

 ???

George instead of Guirgis, Mary instead of Maryam, etc.

Yes, I understood that part but why an Earth? They perceive Anglo-American culture to be more Christian than Arab culture?

Not more Christian, just less Arab.  To many, Arab = Islam.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: dzheremi on May 12, 2012, 08:54:48 AM
Arabs came and destroyed Coptic culture so Copts adopt English culture. Logical?

Original Semitic/Coptic/Greek forms would seem like a much more logical choice, I hope it's a passing trend.

So, the particularly English/Indo-European forms of these names are bad and illogical, but the Semitic/Arabic and Greek/Indo-European forms are good and logical and authentic? Despite the part where Coptic is neither Greek/Indo-European nor Semitic/Arab? I just want to understand how this works...

Well, I guess I'd better tell Fr. Marcus today after liturgy today that he is using the wrong form of his name. He will be surprised to hear it, but it is best that he learn the real way now than continue in his error (the error of being named Marcus, of course), lest the authenticity police come and arrest him for crimes against his own heritage. :police:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Orthodox11 on May 12, 2012, 09:10:14 AM
So, the particularly English/Indo-European forms of these names are bad and illogical, but the Semitic/Arabic and Greek/Indo-European forms are good and logical and authentic? Despite the part where Coptic is neither Greek/Indo-European nor Semitic/Arab? I just want to understand how this works...

I mean it makes more sense to either have the names in their Coptic form, or in the original Greek or Semitic forms (most Christian names coming from one of those two). I think that's fairly straight forward.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Alpo on May 12, 2012, 09:23:55 AM
Arabs came and destroyed Coptic culture so Copts adopt English culture. Logical?

Original Semitic/Coptic/Greek forms would seem like a much more logical choice, I hope it's a passing trend.

So, the particularly English/Indo-European forms of these names are bad and illogical, but the Semitic/Arabic and Greek/Indo-European forms are good and logical and authentic?

Adopting names from the other side of the Globe is the thing that bewilders me. I understand the aversion towards all things Arab but why to adopt names from compeltely different enviroment? It's like Americans having aversion to all things English and giving their children Chinese names instead of native ones.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: dzheremi on May 12, 2012, 09:37:56 AM
Quote
I mean it makes more sense to either have the names in their Coptic form, or in the original Greek or Semitic forms (most Christian names coming from one of those two). I think that's fairly straight forward.

Yeah, I got that, but why? The Coptic bit makes sense since they are Copts (and you still find people named after specifically Egyptian saints like Mina, Abanoub, etc.), but the Greek or Arabic? Or do you mean by Semitic that they should all be adopting the Syriac forms of names, even though Copts are likewise not Syriacs?

By that logic, it seems strange that anyone in the English-speaking world would not be named good, pure English/Germanic names like Alfred or Edward. Or perhaps French names are acceptable for English-speakers as well, by analogy to the pervasive influence of Greek on Coptic. Hmm. Should I call myself Yirmiyahu to be true to the Semitic roots of my name, or Jérémie? Oh, I just can't decide! Mainly because they both strike me as equally unnecessary.

Quote
Adopting names from the other side of the Globe is the thing that bewilders me. I understand the aversion towards all things Arab but why to adopt names from compeltely different enviroment? It's like Americans having aversion to all things English and giving their children Chinese names instead of native ones.

I agree, Alpo. All Americans should be required to give their children native American names like Tisquantum and Ssiquoya. :)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Gorazd on May 12, 2012, 02:42:25 PM
From a Coptic point of view, the USA is the most powerful Christian country, so they love to imitate everything American. Itz's just the same as Egyptian Muslims do with Saudi Arabia.

Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: podkarpatska on May 12, 2012, 03:37:36 PM
Arabs came and destroyed Coptic culture so Copts adopt English culture. Logical?

Original Semitic/Coptic/Greek forms would seem like a much more logical choice, I hope it's a passing trend.

So, the particularly English/Indo-European forms of these names are bad and illogical, but the Semitic/Arabic and Greek/Indo-European forms are good and logical and authentic?

Adopting names from the other side of the Globe is the thing that bewilders me. I understand the aversion towards all things Arab but why to adopt names from compeltely different enviroment? It's like Americans having aversion to all things English and giving their children Chinese names instead of native ones.

Heck , you wouldn't believe the names that come up these days in the USA for birth registration. Traditional Christian names are probably in the minority - not because of a massive demographic shift, but because of trends.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: dzheremi on May 12, 2012, 06:22:01 PM
Funnily enough, this subject came up on the way home from liturgy this afternoon. Me and two Coptic friends were talking about local Middle Eastern restaurants and I brought up a local restaurant that is run by Christians. My friend said "Yes, that one is run by a Jordanian man named 'Umar. The Jordanians aren't conservative like we (Copts) are about their names. We could never be named 'Umar...NEVER!" The reason, of course, is that this is a "Muslim" name. Growing up in a mixed Latino/Anglo community, I had always associated that name (or at least the variant Omar) with Latinos, who are generally not Muslims, but my Coptic friends insist that no Christian would be named that.

Except, apparently, Jordanians. :laugh:

(The Jordanian Catholics who attend our liturgy semi-regularly are a brother and sister pair named Lisa and Fady...)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Gorazd on May 13, 2012, 11:24:25 AM
One of my Swedish relatives has named his daughter Mona. (Quite a common name in Sweden, for example there is Mona Sahlin, a politician.)

My Egyptian Catholic friend was surprised. He said: Isn't Mona a Muslim name? I told him Mona Lisa was Catholic, but he still found it odd.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on May 13, 2012, 11:43:12 AM
I told him Mona Lisa was Catholic, but he still found it odd.

Doesn't 'mona' mean 'lady'?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: dzheremi on May 13, 2012, 01:14:51 PM
Yeah, I don't think Mona is a Muslim name even in all the Arabic-speaking countries. In Lebanon there was a singer in the mid-1980s named Mona Geagea, the Geagea family being one of the famous modern Maronite Catholic political families in that country, originating in Bsharri (famous Maronite village). For instance, current leader of the mostly-Maronite right wing political party and former Christian militia the Lebanese Forces, Samir Geagea, is from this family.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: sheenj on May 13, 2012, 02:41:09 PM
I told him Mona Lisa was Catholic, but he still found it odd.

Doesn't 'mona' mean 'lady'?
I think it's the feminine possessive in Italian i.e. "My"
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on May 13, 2012, 03:00:26 PM
I thought you meant actual race theories.
I can't think of anyone credible who produced or furthered a race theory in 50 years.

Variation is variation. Ethnicity is ethnicity. Race in the physical heritage sense is pseudoscience.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: LBK on May 13, 2012, 07:44:18 PM
Quote
I think it's the feminine possessive in Italian i.e. "My"

Mia is the feminine possessive in Italian. As in the exclamation Madonna, mia! (My Lady!) which refers to the Mother of God, the same as the Greek Panaghia mou!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: sheenj on May 13, 2012, 08:04:14 PM
Quote
I think it's the feminine possessive in Italian i.e. "My"

Mia is the feminine possessive in Italian. As in the exclamation Madonna, mia! (My Lady!) which refers to the Mother of God, the same as the Greek Panaghia mou!
Gotcha, I was thinking French Mon/ma and extrapolating.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on May 17, 2012, 01:40:45 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/cj86I.png)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: JamesR on May 17, 2012, 03:15:34 AM
Says that other forms of Christianity and religions are logically fallacious

Believes that Logic itself is a godless Latinization
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on May 17, 2012, 05:05:54 AM
and again...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Aindriú on May 17, 2012, 07:01:08 AM
and again...

I like the Monk!!!!!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Peter J on May 17, 2012, 08:55:31 AM
I told him Mona Lisa was Catholic, but he still found it odd.

Doesn't 'mona' mean 'lady'?

Municipal Offices of New York ... oh wait, that's Mony.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: ilyazhito on May 17, 2012, 08:57:40 AM
What's the movie diablo 3?
Even better: Watches war movies/prays for the sould of the fictional characters killed.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: sheenj on May 17, 2012, 10:55:52 AM
What's the movie diablo 3?
Even better: Watches war movies/prays for the sould of the fictional characters killed.
Diablo 3 is a video game.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diablo_3 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diablo_3)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: primuspilus on May 17, 2012, 10:57:17 AM
Diablo 3 is a new American English term for lonely girlfriends and wives  :laugh:

PP
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on May 18, 2012, 12:32:21 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on May 18, 2012, 03:16:14 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on May 19, 2012, 04:57:13 PM
Not had a lot of time to follow stuff around here.

Clicked on Nick's tumblr Herman link:

http://hyperdoxherman.tumblr.com/

And saw this:

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3p577tHVy1rvrvkvo1_1280.png)

Literal LOL!

This is one of the best.

And the commentary below:

Quote
You know what the “O” stands for, don’t you?
Zwingli.

Who came up with this?

Brilliant.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Timon on May 21, 2012, 11:16:52 AM
(http://www.mememaker.net/static/images/memes/309506.jpg)

this is me.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Schultz on May 21, 2012, 11:19:02 AM
(http://www.mememaker.net/static/images/memes/309506.jpg)

this is me.

I don't thinkt this has anything to do with being hyperdox but with being OCD or somesuch.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Timon on May 21, 2012, 11:21:14 AM
(http://www.mememaker.net/static/images/memes/309506.jpg)

this is me.

I don't thinkt this has anything to do with being hyperdox but with being OCD or somesuch.

yea lets go with that.  i mean, my corner looks nice and all, but theres going to be some work to do when I have to take it all down.  if I had it to do over again, i wouldve just set a few icons on a small table up against the wall. haha.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: ilyazhito on May 21, 2012, 12:46:45 PM
A complete waste of energy and time for a simple tax. Builds a church, spends 3 months remodeling the cupola because it doesn't line up. This totally delays the consecration.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Rufus on May 21, 2012, 01:32:10 PM
(http://www.mememaker.net/static/images/memes/309506.jpg)

this is me.

You're not alone.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on May 21, 2012, 01:59:15 PM
Diablo 3 is a new American English term for lonely girlfriends and wives  :laugh:

PP

If they are in my area code, I assure you they ain't lonely.

Goofs.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: primuspilus on May 21, 2012, 02:03:34 PM
Diablo 3 is a new American English term for lonely girlfriends and wives  :laugh:

PP

If they are in my area code, I assure you they ain't lonely.

Goofs.
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: vamrat on May 21, 2012, 02:58:30 PM
(http://www.mememaker.net/static/images/memes/309506.jpg)

this is me.

You're not alone.

While I was meditating one night I was given a revelation.  I found that if you put a night stand or something of the sort in the corner, you can actually lean the Icons up against the wall and not have to drill any holes at all!  They just stand there as if they are held up by their very Holy nature!  I put my four Icons up against the wall - Our Lord and Savoir, the Blessed Theotokos, St. Nicholas and St. Joseph.  My bottle of holy water is in the corner, and the censor and candle go in front.

Best of all, my new room is larger so I could put the bed in the middle and now my Glock and deodorant have their own shelf apart from the Icons and religious bits!   
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: That person on May 21, 2012, 03:12:48 PM
Not had a lot of time to follow stuff around here.

Clicked on Nick's tumblr Herman link:

http://hyperdoxherman.tumblr.com/

And saw this:

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3p577tHVy1rvrvkvo1_1280.png)

Literal LOL!

This is one of the best.

And the commentary below:

Quote
You know what the “O” stands for, don’t you?
Zwingli.

Who came up with this?

Brilliant.
That's probably my favorite so far.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: augustin717 on May 21, 2012, 07:00:30 PM
(http://www.mememaker.net/static/images/memes/309506.jpg)

this is me.

You're not alone.

While I was meditating one night I was given a revelation.  I found that if you put a night stand or something of the sort in the corner, you can actually lean the Icons up against the wall and not have to drill any holes at all!  They just stand there as if they are held up by their very Holy nature!  I put my four Icons up against the wall - Our Lord and Savoir, the Blessed Theotokos, St. Nicholas and St. Joseph.  My bottle of holy water is in the corner, and the censor and candle go in front.

Best of all, my new room is larger so I could put the bed in the middle and now my Glock and deodorant have their own shelf apart from the Icons and religious bits!   
You mean Cato the Censor?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Shiny on May 22, 2012, 05:46:39 AM
So bored and unoriginal:

(http://i.imgur.com/ds8Ws.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/Ff109.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/kLFyT.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/FY82O.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/pibAO.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/6SNvT.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/A8fNm.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/dEM0r.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/ub6hw.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/IF2hK.png)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on May 26, 2012, 05:24:21 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Irish Melkite on May 27, 2012, 04:45:58 AM
And, ...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Irish Melkite on May 27, 2012, 04:46:50 AM
And, yet again ...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Irish Melkite on May 27, 2012, 04:48:21 AM
And, still again, ...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Agabus on May 28, 2012, 11:17:31 AM
(https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/5/28/9UXhp02MS02dcyjo6togjA2.png)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on May 28, 2012, 12:56:48 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Irish Melkite on May 28, 2012, 01:09:11 PM
And yet again ...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Irish Melkite on May 28, 2012, 01:10:17 PM
and again ...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: FormerReformer on May 28, 2012, 02:04:16 PM
Irish Melkite, that's less Hyperdox Herman and more Uninformed Urban. The problem with Hyperdox Herman isn't lack of education, it's lack of wisdom in applying that education.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Orthodox11 on May 30, 2012, 07:33:52 AM
(https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/5/30/r3vGLi_t7k2mylQvVki-iA2.png)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on May 30, 2012, 11:00:50 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on May 30, 2012, 04:43:03 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Irish Melkite on May 31, 2012, 03:17:02 AM
Irish Melkite, that's less Hyperdox Herman and more Uninformed Urban. The problem with Hyperdox Herman isn't lack of education, it's lack of wisdom in applying that education.

FR,

I presume you're referring to the 'presbyter' and 'temple' posts. I'm not at all sure that Hyperdox Herman and Uninformed Urban are always different individuals. I've known more than one Hyperdox Herman or Hermionie who was steeped in the words of the Saints and looked down on any who couldn't quote extensively from them, but hadn't a clue about the everyday life of an Eastern Christian. 

Many years,

Neil
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Orthodox11 on May 31, 2012, 03:35:16 AM
The problem with Hyperdox Herman isn't lack of education, it's lack of wisdom in applying that education.

Only to an extent. Thinking oneself to be educated is also a big part of it.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Irish Melkite on June 01, 2012, 04:06:04 AM
... again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on June 04, 2012, 02:14:50 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on June 05, 2012, 12:39:56 AM
and one more
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on June 06, 2012, 12:21:14 PM
again and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on June 07, 2012, 04:47:13 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Shiny on June 07, 2012, 07:45:34 AM
LOL someone hates Hyperdox Herman yet ironically acts like one:
http://www.facebook.com/brian.j.burnett.3/posts/574399033323

Great job Michal.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Orthodox11 on June 07, 2012, 08:19:07 AM
I don't get the righteous anger. The memes don't say "I fast", "I pray", "I attend services," "I try to follow the canons to the best of my ability". They say "I fast, but judge", "I attend services, but don't understand what they're for," "I judge those who don't follow the canons I adhere to, but dismiss the canons that don't suit me." If people don't find them funny, that's understandable - it's geeky humour - but the vast majority of the memes are definitely not a mockery of traditional piety and as such should be fairly ignorable, even for the most demanding inquisitor.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Aindriú on June 07, 2012, 09:06:18 AM
Nevermind...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: John Ward on June 07, 2012, 10:58:05 AM
I've been Orthodox my entire life. I have seen all kinds of Orthodox. I don't get his issue with them unless...he's not understanding it. That's the only possible thing I can understand for him to be so upset with it. It's one thing to not like it or find it funny. Okay. Everyone has they're own sense of humor, but to be this upset about it? It really seems like he's missing the point of these.

Disclaimer: I went through a Hyperdox Herman period for a while.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Agabus on June 07, 2012, 11:36:46 AM
-Denounces UOC-KP as devoid of grace because of schism.

-Reads from HTM prayerbook in front of Dormition Skete icons.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on June 07, 2012, 01:31:36 PM
Congratulations to Nick for creating a monster which has found himself being attacked outside this website.

Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Gorazd on June 07, 2012, 01:44:56 PM
This criticism on Facebook is so Hyperdox Herman... seriously, Islam shows what happens if you cannot laugh about yourself and/or your religion. So I am very happy we have Hyperdox Herman and I wish him многая літа (many years).
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on June 07, 2012, 02:08:23 PM
and again
Lol'd hard.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on June 07, 2012, 02:18:56 PM
That's the only possible thing I can understand for him to be so upset with it.
Some of the vulgar un-funny hermans on the facebook should never have been put up. Like the masturbation ones.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on June 07, 2012, 02:32:10 PM
Some of the vulgar un-funny hermans on the facebook should never have been put up. Like the masturbation ones.

Some of us glory in the vulgar.

Everyone has they're own sense of humor

Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on June 07, 2012, 02:57:14 PM
Some of the vulgar un-funny hermans on the facebook should never have been put up. Like the masturbation ones.

Some of us glory in the vulgar.

Everyone has they're own sense of humor


Oh, Asteriktos.

...you so dark-sided.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: dzheremi on June 07, 2012, 03:04:49 PM
"It's harmful. Much more harmful than that which is seeks to correct. It needs to be stopped."

Hahahahaha. Am I the only one who finds the FB crowd's criticism of the meme much funnier than the meme itself? "WE HAVE TO STOP THIS PICTURE WITH WORDS ON IT!" What a bunch of babies.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: William on June 07, 2012, 03:14:34 PM
"WE HAVE TO STOP THIS PICTURE WITH WORDS ON IT!" What a bunch of babies.

Wow.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: dzheremi on June 07, 2012, 03:16:17 PM
Hahaha. That one was not an actual quote. But it could be.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: vamrat on June 07, 2012, 03:34:03 PM
Cafeteriodox Cassius see's people trying to practice their faith.  Makes funny meme about it...





[Flame retardant suit on]

Don't worry, I get the joke and realize that it is mostly hypothetical...I just don't want anyone feeling left out!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Peter J on June 07, 2012, 03:40:40 PM
You do kind of have to wonder how this thread got to 669 posts. Well, 670 now.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on June 07, 2012, 03:59:22 PM
People stop using the term meme please.

Please.

Pretty please.

Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: vamrat on June 07, 2012, 04:03:41 PM
People stop using the term meme please.

Please.

Pretty please.



Meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme meme!!!!!!!!!!


Fine.  Out of my system.  I shall from here on out use the term 'semi comedic graphical display'.

Better?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: dzheremi on June 07, 2012, 04:04:09 PM
You sure do like to tell us what we should write and what we shouldn't write, Orthonorm. Alright, I'll play along...what is wrong with meme? It seems to me like a very reasonable extension of the original meaning.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Peter J on June 07, 2012, 04:13:49 PM
I first encountered the term "meme" in, I think, a Reader's Digest article in the early 90s. But I really couldn't say much about its history since then.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Shiny on June 07, 2012, 04:20:15 PM

-Reads from HTM prayerbook in front of Dormition Skete icons.

LOL amazing.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Shiny on June 07, 2012, 04:21:04 PM
Diablo 3 is a new American English term for lonely girlfriends and wives  :laugh:

PP

If they are in my area code, I assure you they ain't lonely.

Goofs.
Care to take mine off my hands?

I got lots of vidya games to play bro
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Agabus on June 07, 2012, 04:31:29 PM
Congratulations to Nick for creating a monster which has found himself being attacked outside this website.


Oh my, that was a fun read.

All the talk about how no saint had ever been a comedian reminded me of Efigenio Essene.

(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/5/5/PnHrMVKPPU-ZPYcKP_MFYQ2.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on June 07, 2012, 04:55:03 PM
You sure do like to tell us what we should write and what we shouldn't write, Orthonorm. Alright, I'll play along...what is wrong with meme? It seems to me like a very reasonable extension of the original meaning.

Yeah, I do that a lot.

Notice, it was a request like always. Replete with a pretty please.

Contribute to further descent into madness of another and keep using it as you wish.

But I will not disturb the humorocity of this thread by attempting to have a ridiculous discussion of the use of the word meme.

I will carry on with humility this great weight I bear.

'Sides, between sleep and work, I can barely put two thoughts together.

Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on June 07, 2012, 04:57:46 PM
That's the only possible thing I can understand for him to be so upset with it.
Some of the vulgar un-funny hermans on the facebook should never have been put up. Like the masturbation ones.

Hence my use of the word monster. You have learned the lesson of poor Dr. Frankenstein.

Herman Monster will soon drown a child.

See you in the news.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on June 07, 2012, 04:58:14 PM
'Sides, between sleep and work, I can barely put two thoughts together.

Very understandable... sleep can be mentally taxing.

Wait, wut?

Wait, "wait, wut" is a meme. Wut?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on June 07, 2012, 05:15:00 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: username! on June 07, 2012, 06:18:59 PM
-Priest's wife got pregnant during lent according to due date; chastises her at coffee hour

-Lives with non-Christian financee
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: FormerReformer on June 07, 2012, 06:56:05 PM
That's the only possible thing I can understand for him to be so upset with it.
Some of the vulgar un-funny hermans on the facebook should never have been put up. Like the masturbation ones.

I think the masturbation ones are funny when they're subtle. I don't know why....
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on June 08, 2012, 05:00:16 AM
again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on June 08, 2012, 05:00:48 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on June 08, 2012, 05:56:24 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Aindriú on June 08, 2012, 07:55:41 AM
Who is in the picture anyways?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on June 08, 2012, 09:37:18 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Schultz on June 08, 2012, 09:42:50 AM
Who is in the picture anyways?

Some poor random fellow who uploaded a picture of himself with a beard.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: vamrat on June 08, 2012, 10:30:18 AM
Who is in the picture anyways?

Some poor random fellow who uploaded a picture of himself with a beard.

I wonder if he has seen this yet?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Shanghaiski on June 08, 2012, 02:32:46 PM
LOL someone hates Hyperdox Herman yet ironically acts like one:
http://www.facebook.com/brian.j.burnett.3/posts/574399033323

Great job Michal.


And then there are those who claim not to be Hyperdox Hermans, but are just as judgmental.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on June 08, 2012, 02:58:04 PM
Another thread just gave me an idea. Someone artistically inclined could do hyperdox herman chick tracks.

One would be about holding hands at a protestant service. Another would be about watching E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial.

And don't forget one about the new Calendar, which inadvertently causes Billy and Trish Alexanderov to stumble into an occult wiccan celebration of saturnalia.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: FormerReformer on June 08, 2012, 03:25:18 PM
Another thread just gave me an idea. Someone artistically inclined could do hyperdox herman chick tracks.

One would be about holding hands at a protestant service. Another would be about watching E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial.

And don't forget one about the new Calendar, which inadvertently causes Billy and Trish Alexanderov to stumble into an occult wiccan celebration of saturnalia.

With quotes from Fr Seraphim Rose's Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future in place of the KJV.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on June 08, 2012, 03:50:15 PM
Another thread just gave me an idea. Someone artistically inclined could do hyperdox herman chick tracks.

One would be about holding hands at a protestant service. Another would be about watching E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial.

And don't forget one about the new Calendar, which inadvertently causes Billy and Trish Alexanderov to stumble into an occult wiccan celebration of saturnalia.

With quotes from Fr Seraphim Rose's Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future in place of the KJV.

Well, we can directly quote the E.T. Portions of "Living an Orthodox Worldview".
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: TheMathematician on June 08, 2012, 03:51:02 PM
Another thread just gave me an idea. Someone artistically inclined could do hyperdox herman chick tracks.

One would be about holding hands at a protestant service. Another would be about watching E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial.

And don't forget one about the new Calendar, which inadvertently causes Billy and Trish Alexanderov to stumble into an occult wiccan celebration of saturnalia.
if someone gives me the storyline, i will see what i can do
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: FormerReformer on June 08, 2012, 03:54:20 PM
Another thread just gave me an idea. Someone artistically inclined could do hyperdox herman chick tracks.

One would be about holding hands at a protestant service. Another would be about watching E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial.

And don't forget one about the new Calendar, which inadvertently causes Billy and Trish Alexanderov to stumble into an occult wiccan celebration of saturnalia.
if someone gives me the storyline, i will see what i can do

Sounds right up my alley. I'd do the artwork myself, but drawing takes me longer than simple scripting, and I have enough taking up my time with work and school. PM me the best email address to send you .docs of scripts and we'll get to work.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Peter J on June 08, 2012, 07:37:16 PM
Another thread just gave me an idea. Someone artistically inclined could do hyperdox herman chick tracks.

One would be about holding hands at a protestant service. Another would be about watching E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial.

And don't forget one about the new Calendar, which inadvertently causes Billy and Trish Alexanderov to stumble into an occult wiccan celebration of saturnalia.
if someone gives me the storyline, i will see what i can do

Sounds right up my alley. I'd do the artwork myself, but drawing takes me longer than simple scripting, and I have enough taking up my time with work and school. PM me the best email address to send you .docs of scripts and we'll get to work.

Perhaps you could do a modified version of an existing tract, e.g. Stinky (http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1065/1065_01.asp).
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: neon_knights on June 08, 2012, 08:50:52 PM
Another thread just gave me an idea. Someone artistically inclined could do hyperdox herman chick tracks.

One would be about holding hands at a protestant service. Another would be about watching E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial.

And don't forget one about the new Calendar, which inadvertently causes Billy and Trish Alexanderov to stumble into an occult wiccan celebration of saturnalia.

This is a brilliant idea.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: That person on June 09, 2012, 12:40:52 AM
Another thread just gave me an idea. Someone artistically inclined could do hyperdox herman chick tracks.

One would be about holding hands at a protestant service. Another would be about watching E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial.

And don't forget one about the new Calendar, which inadvertently causes Billy and Trish Alexanderov to stumble into an occult wiccan celebration of saturnalia.
if someone gives me the storyline, i will see what i can do

Sounds right up my alley. I'd do the artwork myself, but drawing takes me longer than simple scripting, and I have enough taking up my time with work and school. PM me the best email address to send you .docs of scripts and we'll get to work.

Perhaps you could do a modified version of an existing tract, e.g. Stinky (http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1065/1065_01.asp).
I like how characters within Chick tracts use and reference Chick tracts, while other Chick tracts seem to take place within a single fictional universe. I wonder if anybody's made any serious effort to determine the levels of reality withing Chick tracks.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: ironchapman on June 09, 2012, 02:37:30 AM
What's Hyperdox Herman's stance on buying wine, beer, etc. made by Catholic monks?

Was wondering about that.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on June 09, 2012, 03:14:06 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: JamesRottnek on June 09, 2012, 03:20:51 AM
The first two are kind of...weird to be Hyperdox Herman
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: ironchapman on June 09, 2012, 03:44:41 AM
The first two are kind of...weird to be Hyperdox Herman
Hyperdox Herman got better.

Anyways, try:

--Refuses to buy wine & beers made by Catholic monks

--Drinks champagne
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on June 09, 2012, 04:09:46 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: ironchapman on June 09, 2012, 06:18:17 AM
and again
So the new image is Hyperdox Herman finally doing things right?

Also, thanks for doing my suggestion.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on June 09, 2012, 07:04:14 AM
So the new image is Hyperdox Herman finally doing things right?

Meaning he is no longer Hyperdox Herman. Just Herman. Or Mark.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Gorazd on June 09, 2012, 07:06:16 AM
Come on, if he is doing things right, where is all the fun?

I guess I have to start an "Old Hyperdox Herman" jurisdiction.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Peter J on June 09, 2012, 08:02:48 AM
So the new image is Hyperdox Herman finally doing things right?

Meaning he is no longer Hyperdox Herman. Just Herman.

That's lame! How about Herman Has-been-Hyperdox?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Peter J on June 09, 2012, 08:03:42 AM
I guess I have to start an "Old Hyperdox Herman" jurisdiction.

 ;D
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Shiny on June 09, 2012, 11:26:21 AM
Come on, if he is doing things right, where is all the fun?

I guess I have to start an "Old Hyperdox Herman" jurisdiction.
ROFL
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: FormerReformer on June 09, 2012, 12:26:02 PM
Come on, if he is doing things right, where is all the fun?

I guess I have to start an "Old Hyperdox Herman" jurisdiction.

I have already founded the Genuine Old Calendar Hyperdox jurisdiction, so you are obviously a graceless schismatic.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on June 09, 2012, 12:33:27 PM
Happydox Herman again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Gorazd on June 09, 2012, 01:08:31 PM
Happydox Herman again

Is outrage!

Thou shalt not stand idly by the lenten meat of your neighbor.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on June 09, 2012, 01:15:44 PM
Happydox Herman again

If I had mod/admin powers I would mute you for these posts. Completely disgusting. Also off topic. Where are the mods?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Peter J on June 09, 2012, 02:13:11 PM
Hmmm... I don't know about this "Happydox" business, but I can't think of any objections to "Hypodox".
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: PeterTheAleut on June 09, 2012, 02:26:57 PM
Happydox Herman again

If I had mod/admin powers I would mute you for these posts. Completely disgusting. Also off topic. Where are the mods?
Please tell me you're joking.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Peter J on June 09, 2012, 02:54:11 PM
Has "Hydrox Herman" been invented? If so, how's that series doing?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on June 09, 2012, 03:08:55 PM
Happydox Herman again

If I had mod/admin powers I would mute you for these posts. Completely disgusting. Also off topic. Where are the mods?
Please tell me you're joking.

It was a joke. Sort of. I wouldn't mute him, that part wasn't serious. However, I would most assuredly split the offending posts off and start a new thread with a title like "Some people can't stay on topic so this thread is for them".  :police:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: biro on June 09, 2012, 03:25:33 PM
Has "Hydrox Herman" been invented? If so, how's that series doing?

We'd have to Photoshop in a thing of cookies and milk.  ;)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: That person on June 09, 2012, 03:26:56 PM
Happydox Herman again

If I had mod/admin powers I would mute you for these posts. Completely disgusting. Also off topic. Where are the mods?
Please tell me you're joking.
(http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/5/5/PnHrMVKPPU-ZPYcKP_MFYQ2.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on June 09, 2012, 04:56:20 PM
Dude, Michael


http://www.facebook.com/HyperdoxHerman/info

take me off the bio, braugh.  ;D
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on June 09, 2012, 04:59:54 PM
Happydox Herman again

If I had mod/admin powers I would mute you for these posts. Completely disgusting. Also off topic. Where are the mods?
Please tell me you're joking.

It was a joke. Sort of. I wouldn't mute him, that part wasn't serious. However, I would most assuredly split the offending posts off and start a new thread with a title like "Some people can't stay on topic so this thread is for them".  :police:

PMing you about discussing a moderator's comments in public so you can edit them before getting a warning.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on June 09, 2012, 05:30:11 PM
Dude, Michael


http://www.facebook.com/HyperdoxHerman/info

take me off the bio, braugh.  ;D

Done but I thought you'd like to get some credits.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on June 09, 2012, 05:52:25 PM
Dude, Michael


http://www.facebook.com/HyperdoxHerman/info

take me off the bio, braugh.  ;D

Done but I thought you'd like to get some credits.

Nick doesn't understand there is no such thing as bad press.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on June 09, 2012, 05:54:16 PM
Dude, Michael


http://www.facebook.com/HyperdoxHerman/info

take me off the bio, braugh.  ;D

Done but I thought you'd like to get some credits.

Nick doesn't understand there is no such thing as bad press.

Well and wisely said, Despota.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Alpo on June 10, 2012, 10:59:30 AM
Humor?

Latin innovation!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on June 10, 2012, 11:03:14 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Gorazd on June 10, 2012, 11:35:41 AM
Michal,

I am sorry but "Happydox Herman" is not funny at all. It is too serious and pedagogical, no humour involved, and simply boring. If you really feel the need to do this, couldn't it please go to its own thread? It is destroying all the fun here.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Peter J on June 10, 2012, 02:22:57 PM
Michal,

I am sorry but "Happydox Herman" is not funny at all.

Funnydox Phil?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Agabus on June 10, 2012, 02:42:03 PM
Michal,

I am sorry but "Happydox Herman" is not funny at all.

Funnydox Phil?
How about Fakeodox Fanourios?

I admit it's a little cheap because it's so easy:

-Why yes, the Anglo-Catholic Celtic Orthodox Church-Charleston Patriarchate is very traditional...
...just ask our bishop's wife!

Or:

-MY CHURCH DOES NOT JUST EXIST ON THE INTERNET!
-You are welcome to come by my garage cathedral any time.

Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Peter J on June 10, 2012, 03:14:15 PM
How about

"Funnydox Fanny: Uses only Church-approved emoticons."
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Shiny on June 10, 2012, 03:55:28 PM
I'm lazy someone do one stating HH hates the printing press but uploaded his picture on the internet.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Peter J on June 10, 2012, 04:36:05 PM
I'm lazy someone do one stating HH hates the printing press but uploaded his picture on the internet.

HH? Boy you are lazy!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on June 11, 2012, 03:47:13 AM
again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Shiny on June 11, 2012, 03:49:38 AM
I'm lazy someone do one stating HH hates the printing press but uploaded his picture on the internet.

HH? Boy you are lazy!
ur rite, im 2 lazy 2 typ
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Peter J on June 11, 2012, 06:44:58 AM
I'm lazy someone do one stating HH hates the printing press but uploaded his picture on the internet.

HH? Boy you are lazy!
ur rite, im 2 lazy 2 typ
:laugh:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on June 11, 2012, 11:51:03 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ortho_cat on June 11, 2012, 12:24:56 PM
i think happydox herman has potential

without the pedagogics
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on June 11, 2012, 03:09:09 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: biro on June 11, 2012, 03:17:34 PM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c24/neon000/1P1ISwhE_keEQsPYTgtu0A2.png)

Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on June 11, 2012, 04:52:23 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: neon_knights on June 11, 2012, 05:04:51 PM
I think Happydox Herman is brilliant. It's like the "anti-joke" of Hyperdox Herman.

For those of you unfamiliar:
http://anti-joke.com/

Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on June 11, 2012, 05:16:15 PM
my bad, this one I wanted to post:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Peter J on June 11, 2012, 06:07:26 PM
Why did Constantinople get the works?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on June 12, 2012, 03:35:23 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Irish Melkite on June 12, 2012, 06:48:15 AM
my bad, this one I wanted to post:

LOL, Michal - not to worry. Pulling pews out of the floor can never be done often enough - I know, Herman told me so :D

Many years,

Neil
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: biro on June 12, 2012, 10:39:20 AM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c24/neon000/mCQsLEulWUmAHhC8-2LWRg2.png)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: primuspilus on June 12, 2012, 04:38:46 PM
I wonder if this guy knows that we're doing this.

PP
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on June 12, 2012, 06:06:51 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Peter J on June 12, 2012, 06:21:05 PM
Sees repeat of Hyperdox Herman he saw before ...

okay, I'm still trying to come up with a punchline.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: witega on June 12, 2012, 06:41:39 PM
Sees repeat of Hyperdox Herman he saw before ...

okay, I'm still trying to come up with a punchline.

Technically, every Hyperdox Herman should be done 3 times (or 12). Michael's finally starting to get it right.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: augustin717 on June 12, 2012, 07:04:36 PM
"defends slavery"
"heard monasteries in Moldova owned slaves"
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: jckstraw72 on June 12, 2012, 11:21:56 PM
my bad, this one I wanted to post:

fiiiiiinally, a funny one!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: John Ward on June 13, 2012, 12:06:39 AM
Sees repeat of Hyperdox Herman he saw before ...

okay, I'm still trying to come up with a punchline.

Technically, every Hyperdox Herman should be done 3 times (or 12). Michael's finally starting to get it right.

Lenten period...40 times.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Gorazd on June 13, 2012, 02:49:37 AM
"defends slavery"
"heard monasteries in Moldova owned slaves"

Actually, that would be quite cool, but the other way around:

"Heard monasteries in the Old Country owned slaves"

"Calls slavery part of Orthodox Tradition"
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on June 13, 2012, 01:25:56 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wPtDWnidURE/T9i6dAOvc7I/AAAAAAAACF0/U5TBHJ6Wl48/s400/light-orthodoxese.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: augustin717 on June 13, 2012, 02:00:39 PM
Or better yet: "hears monasteries in Moldova owned slaves" "Ascribes it to the "western captivity" "
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on June 13, 2012, 02:04:06 PM
Or better yet: "hears monasteries in Moldova owned slaves" "Ascribes it to the "western captivity" "

Or even better yet:

"Reads Augustin's posts on OC.net"

"Presents himself in chains to the Brotherhood of St. Herman of Alaska"
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on June 14, 2012, 04:23:54 AM
this one is great
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: LBK on June 14, 2012, 04:28:56 AM
this one is great

Even better if the second line read "ten bishops and three parishes".  :o :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on June 14, 2012, 04:44:28 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on June 14, 2012, 06:53:27 AM
and again:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Irish Melkite on June 14, 2012, 07:32:03 AM
again ...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Irish Melkite on June 14, 2012, 07:44:21 AM
and yet again ...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Peter J on June 14, 2012, 08:50:50 AM
That was good.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: augustin717 on June 14, 2012, 09:18:26 AM
Or better yet: "hears monasteries in Moldova owned slaves" "Ascribes it to the "western captivity" "

Or even better yet:

"Reads Augustin's posts on OC.net"

"Presents himself in chains to the Brotherhood of St. Herman of Alaska"
LOL
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Iconodule on June 14, 2012, 10:42:33 AM
I think a separate meme needs to be created for the monarchist/ right-wing strain of convert zealotry.

I propose Voivod Todd:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-A_b4PUz0vSs/T4QMV0Ue71I/AAAAAAAADpQ/32MWWrJ0EjY/s640/photo201.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on June 14, 2012, 11:01:50 AM
Or better yet: "hears monasteries in Moldova owned slaves" "Ascribes it to the "western captivity" "

Or even better yet:

"Reads Augustin's posts on OC.net"

"Presents himself in chains to the Brotherhood of St. Herman of Alaska"
LOL

NICE!

Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on June 14, 2012, 11:02:29 AM
I think a separate meme needs to be created for the monarchist/ right-wing strain of convert zealotry.

I propose Voivod Todd:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-A_b4PUz0vSs/T4QMV0Ue71I/AAAAAAAADpQ/32MWWrJ0EjY/s640/photo201.jpg)

LOL @ Voivod Todd.

Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Iconodule on June 14, 2012, 11:31:40 AM
(http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/22031803.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on June 14, 2012, 01:44:47 PM

LOL @ Voivod Todd.


Alternatively 'Generalissimo Gerasimos'.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: biro on June 14, 2012, 01:51:15 PM
I like that, I think I'll try and make some.  :D
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: biro on June 14, 2012, 05:14:01 PM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c24/neon000/bRDxPhWKCkeah5ze681U2A2.jpg) (http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c24/neon000/17d76c92-87e4-4b50-bc17-8e09ead2d164.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c24/neon000/ac1fea58-3db2-4968-b2cf-e784dba3d51e.jpg) (http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c24/neon000/c099cacd-1a2d-400c-8604-785e24e18d41.jpg)

Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on June 14, 2012, 05:28:12 PM
And again...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on June 14, 2012, 06:32:42 PM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c24/neon000/bRDxPhWKCkeah5ze681U2A2.jpg)

Spit WORTHY!

WTG Biro!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: biro on June 14, 2012, 07:40:05 PM
Thank you.  :)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Iconodule on June 14, 2012, 09:45:23 PM
(http://www.memecreator.org/static/images/memes/226965.jpg)

(http://www.memecreator.org/static/images/memes/226977.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Iconodule on June 14, 2012, 09:51:57 PM
(http://www.memecreator.org/static/images/memes/226985.jpg)

(http://www.memecreator.org/static/images/memes/226996.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Cognomen on June 14, 2012, 11:36:38 PM
I think a separate meme needs to be created for the monarchist/ right-wing strain of convert zealotry.

What about a separate meme for the Ortholax, left-wing strain of convert zealotry?

Names anyone?

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KRwsZJM5ALk/ToYyAFcJuQI/AAAAAAAAA_4/2uDK51L_c2E/s1600/hipster2.jpg)

Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: That person on June 15, 2012, 12:49:55 AM
Isn't that stock photo already a meme in its own right?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on June 15, 2012, 12:56:05 AM
Hipsterdox ask Nick for a name as he actually talks to them.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: augustin717 on June 15, 2012, 01:06:58 AM
Hypsterdoxery alas can be annoyingly libertarian!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Alpo on June 15, 2012, 01:50:03 AM
Hypsterdoxery alas can be annoyingly libertarian!

You are being annoyed because people are disagreeing with you?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: LBK on June 15, 2012, 03:30:15 AM
I think a separate meme needs to be created for the monarchist/ right-wing strain of convert zealotry.

What about a separate meme for the Ortholax, left-wing strain of convert zealotry?

Names anyone?

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KRwsZJM5ALk/ToYyAFcJuQI/AAAAAAAAA_4/2uDK51L_c2E/s1600/hipster2.jpg)



As Baba Zhenya would say while rolling her eyes: Izn't he darlink!  :P ::) :laugh:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Peter J on June 15, 2012, 06:03:55 AM
I think a separate meme needs to be created for the monarchist/ right-wing strain of convert zealotry.

What about a separate meme for the Ortholax, left-wing strain of convert zealotry?

Names anyone?

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KRwsZJM5ALk/ToYyAFcJuQI/AAAAAAAAA_4/2uDK51L_c2E/s1600/hipster2.jpg)

I don't think I would want to drink anything called "Ortholax".
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Iconodule on June 15, 2012, 10:39:17 AM
Okay, I've finally figured out how to make this work (btw Biro, nicely done  :) )

(http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj282/PandaOfEvil/VoivodTodd3.png?t=1339770990)

(http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj282/PandaOfEvil/VoivodTodd1.png?t=1339770957)

(http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj282/PandaOfEvil/VoivodTodd2.png?t=1339770990)

Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: podkarpatska on June 15, 2012, 10:56:21 AM
?The guy in the chain-mail seems less like an Orthodox convert than what some perceive as a stereotypical American redneck type!  ;) 
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on June 15, 2012, 01:12:06 PM
Hipsterdox ask Nick for a name as he actually talks to them.

Bogomil Brendon

Trent-loving Trent

Organ Orlov

Economia Easau

Steak Friday Skyler

Spiritual Journey Justin

Pew Peter

Joachim Jake

Praise Band Paul

Terrirem Tristan

Boaz Brent

Soul Patches

Ukrainian Missionary Michelle (he's a guy, hipsters often have given girl names. I'm not kidding.)

Relativism Rob

Apocatastasis Andrew

This isn't working. I don't think it will be a funny fad.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on June 15, 2012, 01:17:23 PM
?The guy in the chain-mail seems less like an Orthodox convert than what some perceive as a stereotypical American redneck type!  ;)  

T'ain't an either or world.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Punch on June 15, 2012, 05:40:32 PM
I think a separate meme needs to be created for the monarchist/ right-wing strain of convert zealotry.

What about a separate meme for the Ortholax, left-wing strain of convert zealotry?

Names anyone?

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KRwsZJM5ALk/ToYyAFcJuQI/AAAAAAAAA_4/2uDK51L_c2E/s1600/hipster2.jpg)


Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: FormerReformer on June 15, 2012, 05:51:34 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7097/7376240770_f6edb94703.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ebor on June 15, 2012, 10:48:48 PM
?The guy in the chain-mail seems less like an Orthodox convert than what some perceive as a stereotypical American redneck type!  ;) 

As someone who has been in the SCA and Markland (medieval re-creation groups), he looks perfectly normal to me.  :)

The chain mail he's wearing looks like a decent byrnie, too and the helm's nice.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on June 15, 2012, 10:59:30 PM
?The guy in the chain-mail seems less like an Orthodox convert than what some perceive as a stereotypical American redneck type!  ;) 

As someone who has been in the SCA and Markland (medieval re-creation groups), he looks perfectly normal to me.  :)

The chain mail he's wearing looks like a decent byrnie, too and the helm's nice.

I'm pretty sure I had Lego minifigs with that outfit at some point... something along the lines of the pic below (but with an actual chain mail torso)...

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/LEGO-CASTLE-PIRATE-BOY-MINI-FIGURE-HELMET-SPEAR-MINIFIG-MINIFIGURE-/00/s/MTI4MlgxMTIz/$(KGrHqFHJBUE8+mZ,sjZBPUgiRnH,w~~60_35.JPG)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: biro on June 15, 2012, 11:15:10 PM
Lego Castle was awesome!  :)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: JamesRottnek on June 15, 2012, 11:25:42 PM
Lego Castle was awesome!  :)

Lego is awesome.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: ironchapman on June 16, 2012, 12:47:47 AM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c24/neon000/bRDxPhWKCkeah5ze681U2A2.jpg)

Spit WORTHY!

WTG Biro!
+1!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on June 16, 2012, 06:29:28 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ebor on June 16, 2012, 10:02:44 AM
LOL!  Lucky for you that I wasn't taking a sip of coffee when I saw that /\  Michal!

 ;D
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Cognomen on June 16, 2012, 01:25:01 PM
LOL!  Lucky for you that I wasn't taking a sip of coffee when I saw that /\  Michal!

Agreed.  That is quality!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Hiwot on June 16, 2012, 01:28:46 PM
LOL!  Lucky for you that I wasn't taking a sip of coffee when I saw that /\  Michal!

Agreed.  That is quality!

I third that! :laugh:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: HouseOfGod on June 16, 2012, 03:03:05 PM
I just had to...Agabus reminded me of a conversation I overheard during last Pascha.

Cradle Christopher:
Sings "Christos Anesti" louder than anyone in the church on Pascha.
Has no idea what he's actually singing.
Lol you made me think of one I got from my priest-
Cradle Christopher:
Priest says, "Christos Anesti," and gives red egg
Says back, "Thank you"
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: FormerReformer on June 16, 2012, 04:44:36 PM
I just had to...Agabus reminded me of a conversation I overheard during last Pascha.

Cradle Christopher:
Sings "Christos Anesti" louder than anyone in the church on Pascha.
Has no idea what he's actually singing.
Lol you made me think of one I got from my priest-
Cradle Christopher:
Priest says, "Christos Anesti," and gives red egg
Says back, "Thank you"

Then there's the "I'm an inquirer and it's my first Easter" dialogue (as said by my brother and I to our future godfather):

Parishioner: "Christos Anesti!"
Convert: "A-uh- Truly, He is Risen!"
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Irish Melkite on June 17, 2012, 03:47:27 AM
and, again ...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: William on June 17, 2012, 01:51:45 PM
I just had to...Agabus reminded me of a conversation I overheard during last Pascha.

Cradle Christopher:
Sings "Christos Anesti" louder than anyone in the church on Pascha.
Has no idea what he's actually singing.
Lol you made me think of one I got from my priest-
Cradle Christopher:
Priest says, "Christos Anesti," and gives red egg
Says back, "Thank you"

Your priest follows Orthomemes?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Peter J on June 17, 2012, 02:00:29 PM
Orthomeme Omar?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on June 23, 2012, 01:15:22 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on June 24, 2012, 01:27:48 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on June 24, 2012, 01:45:42 PM
and again..
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on June 24, 2012, 02:41:34 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on June 24, 2012, 02:41:55 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on June 24, 2012, 03:08:49 PM
I am having an exam tomorrow. I cannot force myself to study...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Gorazd on June 24, 2012, 04:14:30 PM
I am having an exam tomorrow. I cannot force myself to study...

May God give you strength and success!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on June 24, 2012, 04:40:16 PM
Thanks.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on June 28, 2012, 05:08:51 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on June 28, 2012, 10:55:35 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on June 28, 2012, 11:08:02 PM
^Another one that hits close to home.  :-\
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on June 28, 2012, 11:26:13 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on June 30, 2012, 04:08:06 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on July 01, 2012, 03:33:11 PM
Don't have any photo editing programs on this laptop, so I'll have to be text-based for a while. Here's one to tick everyone off:

"Opposes Obamacare because compulsory charity does not produce repentance"

"Supports gay marriage ban"

 :police:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 01, 2012, 04:06:25 PM
And again.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 01, 2012, 04:42:02 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Aindriú on July 04, 2012, 08:10:06 AM
Just to stir the pot:

"Against Capital Punishment"

"Supports Eternal Hell"
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Orthodox11 on July 04, 2012, 08:25:27 AM
Always complains about how cheesy Protestants are


Thought Jonathan Jackson thanking the Athonites at the Emmy Awards was awesome
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 04, 2012, 04:34:23 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Gorazd on July 04, 2012, 06:03:31 PM
and again

Alexei Khomiakov is Hyperdox Herman?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on July 04, 2012, 06:10:26 PM
and again

Alexei Khomiakov is Hyperdox Herman?

St. Justin Popovich (http://orthodoxinfo.com/inquirers/papism.aspx) is as well ;)  But then I did know that he was a fierce polemicist, so...  :angel:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 05, 2012, 04:33:19 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 05, 2012, 06:50:10 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Gorazd on July 05, 2012, 07:37:37 AM
and again

Alexei Khomiakov is Hyperdox Herman?

St. Justin Popovich (http://orthodoxinfo.com/inquirers/papism.aspx) is as well ;)  But then I did know that he was a fierce polemicist, so...  :angel:

Mabe. But that Catholics as first Protestants statement definitely is by Khomiakov.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: primuspilus on July 05, 2012, 10:11:30 AM
and again

Alexei Khomiakov is Hyperdox Herman?

St. Justin Popovich (http://orthodoxinfo.com/inquirers/papism.aspx) is as well ;)  But then I did know that he was a fierce polemicist, so...  :angel:

Mabe. But that Catholics as first Protestants statement definitely is by Khomiakov.
My priest said the same thing during my catechism.

PP
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Alpo on July 05, 2012, 11:56:10 AM
Another suggestion:

Orthodoxy

One Nation under Tsar
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 05, 2012, 01:36:09 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: genesisone on July 05, 2012, 01:41:37 PM
^ definitely one of the funniest!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: dzheremi on July 05, 2012, 01:50:40 PM
Silly Herman, that one doesn't work. In the indigenous language, they call their land "Rapa Nui" (something like Big Shiny/Polished Land), and in Spanish (which is the most widely spoken language on the island) it's called "Isla de Pascua" -- guess what the bolded word is a cognate of? :D

(I know it's a joke, but you'd think a true hyperdox wouldn't place such a high value on something as unholy as English! :P)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Agabus on July 05, 2012, 03:35:22 PM
Another suggestion:

Orthodoxy

One Nation under Tsar
Refuses to celebrate Fourth of July

Because was rebellion against a monarch.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 05, 2012, 05:59:50 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Tallitot on July 05, 2012, 06:06:39 PM
Would like to voluteer to clean altar area on a regular basis but just can't find the time.

Spends 6 hours and 37 minutes researching posting about whether a parish 700 miles away from him has female altar servers or not.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: 88Devin12 on July 05, 2012, 08:14:01 PM
fed up with division of American jurisdictions...

founds his own church with a long acronym,
buys mitre & sakkos and calls himself Bishop Herman...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 06, 2012, 04:22:26 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 06, 2012, 07:51:44 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 06, 2012, 07:52:21 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 06, 2012, 07:56:55 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 06, 2012, 08:31:32 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 06, 2012, 09:08:24 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Rufus on July 06, 2012, 04:11:34 PM
Hyperdox Herman has been getting...creepy lately.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 07, 2012, 01:33:07 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 07, 2012, 01:33:42 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 07, 2012, 01:34:35 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 07, 2012, 01:35:05 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Cognomen on July 07, 2012, 02:16:48 AM
Quality!  :laugh:

Love "writes fanfic about punching out Arius" and "reads anathemas..."
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 07, 2012, 07:21:36 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 07, 2012, 07:22:15 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 07, 2012, 07:23:05 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 07, 2012, 07:23:36 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 07, 2012, 07:24:17 PM
and bonus: HH in Portuguese
http://www.facebook.com/CristaoUltraOrtodoxo
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 08, 2012, 05:34:37 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 08, 2012, 05:35:16 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 08, 2012, 05:35:42 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 08, 2012, 05:38:35 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Aindriú on July 08, 2012, 07:21:18 PM
"Looks at self in mirror" "Axios".

LOL!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 09, 2012, 08:09:09 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 09, 2012, 08:09:42 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 09, 2012, 08:10:44 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 09, 2012, 08:12:33 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: LBK on July 09, 2012, 08:25:22 AM
(http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=43223.0;attach=10331)

All the sillier is our hyperdox friend, as the H in Herman is actually G in Greek and Slavonic - Germanos/German. No daseia required. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: LBK on July 09, 2012, 08:27:28 AM
(http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=43223.0;attach=10337)

Priceless. Just priceless.  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on July 09, 2012, 08:30:41 AM
(http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=43223.0;attach=10331)

All the sillier, as the H in Herman is actually G in Greek and Slavonic - Germanos/German. No daseia required. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

I wish Michal would embed his. It would make it easier to give credit where credit is due.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 09, 2012, 08:35:46 AM
All recent ones were mad by that Ukrainian guy. They are nice but he makes to many of them to handle them all.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on July 09, 2012, 08:40:51 AM
All recent ones were mad by that Ukrainian guy. They are nice but he makes to many of them to handle them all.

Who do you mean?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 09, 2012, 08:53:15 AM
Do you have facebook? If yes, look at posts of the other users on page.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Νεκτάριος on July 09, 2012, 09:02:57 AM
(http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=43223.0;attach=10331)

All the sillier is our hyperdox friend, as the H in Herman is actually G in Greek and Slavonic - Germanos/German. No daseia required. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

In these parts Герман is Herman, not German  :police:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: LBK on July 09, 2012, 09:06:15 AM
(http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=43223.0;attach=10331)

All the sillier is our hyperdox friend, as the H in Herman is actually G in Greek and Slavonic - Germanos/German. No daseia required. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

In these parts Герман is Herman, not German  :police:

That's why I didn't say Ukrainian or Belarussian.  :angel:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Νεκτάριος on July 09, 2012, 09:12:08 AM
In pretty much all of the Southern dialects of Russian from Odessa to Atrakhan, г is h.  If I'm not mistaken the "proper" pronunciation of Church Slavonic is supposed to be something closer to this than the Northern Russian г. In practice I've almost never heard a priest here mumble Church Slavonic without г = h and the vowel reduction of standard Russian. 
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 09, 2012, 09:13:15 AM
In practice I've almost never heard a priest here mumble Church Slavonic without г = h and the vowel reduction of standard Russian. 

In practise I've almost never heard a priest that does not do that.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: LBK on July 09, 2012, 09:17:25 AM
Quote
In pretty much all of the Southern dialects of Russian from Odessa to Astrakhan, г is h.

Must be related to the age of the person. I know folks from those regions, including a member of my extended family, who are all in their seventies and eighties, whose г is g, not h.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Νεκτάριος on July 09, 2012, 09:33:16 AM
In practice I've almost never heard a priest here mumble Church Slavonic without г = h and the vowel reduction of standard Russian. 

In practise I've almost never heard a priest that does not do that.

A typo on my part.  I meant to say that in practice every priest I've heard serve in Slavonic in Ukraine basically mumbles it in a local Russian accent. 

Quote
In pretty much all of the Southern dialects of Russian from Odessa to Astrakhan, г is h.

Must be related to the age of the person. I know folks from those regions, including a member of my extended family, who are all in their seventies and eighties, whose г is g, not h.

Age and when they left are probably factors as well.  In the last 40 - 50 years migrants to the cities in this belt have more and more been coming from the surrounding countryside rather than Russia proper.  Even now accent is markedly different between someone who grew up in the city and say 20 km outside of it.   
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Quinault on July 09, 2012, 04:16:15 PM
I want a samovar. I know precisely what they are for. It is a bummer that they are so expensive :(
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on July 09, 2012, 04:20:42 PM
I want a samovar. I know precisely what they are for. It is a bummer that they are so expensive :(

I think Persian shops sell them for reasonable prices.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on July 09, 2012, 04:28:46 PM
and again

What, you don't believe that unicorns existed?

It's right there, it says it, it's in the KJV, so what's the problem?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Quinault on July 09, 2012, 04:32:11 PM
Hasn't this joke more than run its course? Can we just retire this thread?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Gorazd on July 09, 2012, 08:15:58 PM
The original pronounciation for Church Slavonic is the Bulgarian one, with г = g and o = o.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 10, 2012, 11:14:22 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 11, 2012, 03:22:19 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Peter J on July 11, 2012, 06:47:14 AM
Does anyone here have a subscription to Hyperdox Herman Aficionado? I've been thinking about subscribing, but I'm not sure it would be worth the money.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: podkarpatska on July 11, 2012, 09:22:01 AM
and again

+11111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111   ROTFL
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 16, 2012, 04:36:09 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: primuspilus on July 16, 2012, 07:01:36 AM
Quote
Rudder
OMG hahahaha hilarious

PP
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Alpo on July 16, 2012, 06:31:16 PM
Another suggestion:

Holy Greece, Holy Russia, Holy Serbia,

have mercy on us!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 17, 2012, 07:04:29 AM
Holy Greece, Holy Russia, Holy Serbia,

have mercy on us!

You owe me a new keyboard.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Alpo on July 17, 2012, 08:24:59 AM
Holy Greece, Holy Russia, Holy Serbia,

have mercy on us!

You owe me a new keyboard.

Glad I could help you on your way to Theosis by getting rid of wordly things.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: PeterTheAleut on July 17, 2012, 09:32:26 AM
Cheval amusant? I'm not aware that a horse can be funny.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: LBK on July 17, 2012, 09:39:39 AM
Cheval amusant? I'm not aware that a horse can be funny.

Hobby-horse, my dear Peter.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on July 17, 2012, 09:42:16 AM
Cheval amusant? I'm not aware that a horse can be funny.

A horse is a horse, of course of course...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 17, 2012, 11:56:50 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 17, 2012, 12:40:53 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 17, 2012, 05:30:46 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Gorazd on July 17, 2012, 07:22:17 PM
Holy Greece, Holy Russia, Holy Serbia,

have mercy on us!

Is outrage!
Where is Holy Ukraine?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Alpo on July 18, 2012, 01:53:21 AM
Holy Greece, Holy Russia, Holy Serbia,

have mercy on us!

Is outrage!
Where is Holy Ukraine?

The Ukraine is part of Holy Russia. ;)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on July 18, 2012, 02:04:01 AM
Cheval amusant? I'm not aware that a horse can be funny.

Ever try beating one? Before they are dead I mean. It's explains the meaning of the whole beating a dead horse thing. Not much fun in that.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on July 18, 2012, 02:04:35 AM
Holy Greece, Holy Russia, Holy Serbia,

have mercy on us!

Is outrage!
Where is Holy Ukraine?

The Ukraine is part of Holy Russia. ;)

You are no Herman!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 18, 2012, 05:00:16 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: PeterTheAleut on July 18, 2012, 08:50:52 AM
^ Hyperdox Herman can't even spell wisdom! :laugh:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 18, 2012, 09:49:35 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Manalive on July 18, 2012, 09:57:39 AM
"Still a catechumen. Has already switched jurisdictions"

I did that one.  :D
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Peter J on July 18, 2012, 11:50:19 AM
^ Hyperdox Herman can't even spell wisdom! :laugh:

No, you don't know how to spell widsom.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on July 18, 2012, 01:05:35 PM
^ Hyperdox Herman can't even spell wisdom! :laugh:

No, you don't know how to spell widsom.

He has scene the troo lite! He has received the heavenly widsom!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: JamesR on July 19, 2012, 04:15:54 PM
-Hyperdox Herman-

Does not get offended when Christmas is shortened to 'X-Mas'
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Cognomen on July 19, 2012, 04:55:00 PM
-Hyperdox Herman-

Does not get offended when Christmas is shortened to 'X-Mas'

I would think he would get offended.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Orthodox11 on July 19, 2012, 04:58:05 PM
I would think he would get offended.

He insists on XP-liturgy
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 21, 2012, 06:20:40 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 22, 2012, 08:06:56 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 22, 2012, 12:24:32 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on July 22, 2012, 12:34:36 PM
"it's over unto ages of age"

LOL
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on July 22, 2012, 03:18:34 PM
Really, some great stuff keeps coming.

Of course the signal to noise ratio changes, but I always get at least one good laugh when I click on this thread and that is more than can be said about some TV comedies or even Hollywood comedies.


Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Severian on July 22, 2012, 04:10:30 PM
And, still again, ...
That one was good!

P.S. What do you all thinking of creating an OO version of Hyperdox Herman?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Severian on July 22, 2012, 04:33:30 PM
-Believes Oriental Orthodox are Monophysite heretics

-Chants the hymn 'monogenes'* during liturgy





*Attributed to Pat. Saint Severus of Antioch in the OO tradition
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: simplygermain on July 23, 2012, 03:22:39 AM
- Thinks the agpeya is a modern renovationist prayer cycle formulated by those pesky Copts.

- Thinks Greeks are also modern renovationists and so attends the only "True" orthodox parish in the world which just so happens to be in America.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: ozgeorge on July 23, 2012, 04:30:30 AM
(http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=43223.0;attach=9928;image)

St. Genesius of Rome http://orthodoxwiki.org/Genesius_of_Rome
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 23, 2012, 05:01:10 AM
(http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=43223.0;attach=9928;image)

St. Genesius of Rome http://orthodoxwiki.org/Genesius_of_Rome

We found two or three more :)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 23, 2012, 12:54:43 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 23, 2012, 12:55:00 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: genesisone on July 23, 2012, 02:34:30 PM
I found the "Charles Robert" one funny for personal reasons. My godson was born "Charles Robert"; since he's not hyperdox, he took the name Thomas. Also, my non-Orthodox son-in-law is Charles Robert.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Severian on July 23, 2012, 02:54:19 PM
And, still again, ...
That one was good!

P.S. What do you all thinking of creating an OO version of Hyperdox Herman?
Oh, I know! How about "Henophysite Hosni"?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on July 23, 2012, 03:01:40 PM
And, still again, ...
That one was good!

P.S. What do you all thinking of creating an OO version of Hyperdox Herman?
Oh, I know! How about "Henophysite Hosni"?
Alexandrian Anub

Priest refers to Unseen Warfare;

Walks out of church to escape violent imperial rhetoric.

?كشرى

The Fathers knew nothing of tomatoes.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: augustin717 on July 23, 2012, 03:11:24 PM
Hyperdox Herman is posting on a different thread right now. I'll give you a clue:"the most sinful servant of God [...]" ;D
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: sheenj on July 23, 2012, 06:14:29 PM
And, still again, ...
That one was good!

P.S. What do you all thinking of creating an OO version of Hyperdox Herman?
Oh, I know! How about "Henophysite Hosni"?
I dunno, I'm still partial to Miaphysite Mina.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: PeterTheAleut on July 24, 2012, 12:55:07 AM
Hyperdox Herman is posting on a different thread right now. I'll give you a clue:"the most sinful servant of God [...]" ;D
Yeah, I always wonder about someone who would boast about his sinfulness.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 24, 2012, 07:05:01 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 24, 2012, 07:05:39 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 24, 2012, 12:58:31 PM
I've done some cleaning up on the fb page.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Peter J on July 24, 2012, 02:21:33 PM
and again

12 Days of Christmas Special: Day 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9shjDBefnFc&list=UU2-3Cf7Hw10b3NW05p2Z7IA&index=2&feature=plcp)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Peter J on July 24, 2012, 02:22:25 PM
Hyperdox Herman is posting on a different thread right now. I'll give you a clue:"the most sinful servant of God [...]" ;D
Yeah, I always wonder about someone who would boast about his sinfulness.

Well ... I think there are some people who can make it work, but I wouldn't blanketly recommend it.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 25, 2012, 05:33:05 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 25, 2012, 05:33:40 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Agabus on July 25, 2012, 06:49:31 PM
Happydox Herman:

-Overhears two men discussing if women should commune during menstruation.

-Walks away quickly.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: 88Devin12 on July 25, 2012, 09:58:56 PM
I can't help but laugh and admire at the FB page and then I see the actual "is outrage!!!" people... They take themselves way too seriously and really need to lighten up a bit.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 27, 2012, 09:41:55 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 27, 2012, 02:27:52 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Severian on July 27, 2012, 04:51:50 PM
-He has has not died!
-He has reposed!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on July 27, 2012, 05:32:51 PM
Episcopalian Edward
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Peter J on July 27, 2012, 08:20:31 PM
-He has has not died!

Nope, 940 posts and still going strong!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 28, 2012, 06:47:13 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: yeshuaisiam on July 28, 2012, 07:25:30 PM
Okay some of the comments are funny, but seriously, I wouldn't be poking fun at crossing with two fingers.  That tradition is WAY older than what any of you do today.  Just saying.  (unless some of you are old believers)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Severian on July 28, 2012, 07:31:20 PM
Okay some of the comments are funny, but seriously, I wouldn't be poking fun at crossing with two fingers.  That tradition is WAY older than what any of you do today.  Just saying.  (unless some of you are old believers)
The OOs cross with three fingers and we were separated from the Byzantines 1500 years ago. It is also highly unlikely we were influenced by those few who crossed themselves with two fingers. Thus, the fact that the OO preserve this practice indicates to me that it is an ancient tradition. And even if the two finger practice is the older one, it is not a valid reason to create schism over.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on July 29, 2012, 03:41:39 AM
Congrats, Michael. This is horrendously funny:

(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/283761_362727087130593_1789214193_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Alpo on July 29, 2012, 06:12:42 AM
Proclaiming the Antient Truth

since 2012
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 29, 2012, 07:52:04 AM
Congrats, Michael. This is horrendously funny:

Not mine but I agree, it's perfect.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Alpo on July 29, 2012, 08:07:47 AM
Proclaiming the Antient Truth

since 2012

LOL. Just noticed that I misspelled this. Fail.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 30, 2012, 03:16:29 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Tallitot on July 30, 2012, 05:42:11 AM
Refered to Divine Liturgy as "Mass"
Realizes he's a latinizing heretic.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Peter J on July 30, 2012, 07:26:59 AM
Congrats, Michael. This is horrendously funny:

(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/283761_362727087130593_1789214193_n.jpg)

;D

Okay, I'll bite. What's his name?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: LBK on July 30, 2012, 07:32:28 AM
Cradle Christopher.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 30, 2012, 11:29:12 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 30, 2012, 02:38:28 PM
first made by me for a few days
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Alpo on July 30, 2012, 03:13:30 PM
Reads about Russian New Martyrs.

Starts writing English with Cyrillic script.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 30, 2012, 03:30:39 PM
Russian with English spelling is far worse...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on July 30, 2012, 03:34:03 PM
Builds accurate 17th Century replica of Russia's first printing press under Peter the Great.

Burns it.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on July 30, 2012, 03:34:52 PM
"He has fallen into the heresy...


...of 'Free-Thinking."
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Agabus on July 30, 2012, 03:41:01 PM


-Says he hates ecumenism.

-Was angry more hierarchs didn’t sign the Manhattan Declaration.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 30, 2012, 03:43:08 PM


-Says he hates ecumenism.

-Was angry more hierarchs didn’t sign the Manhattan Declaration.


Nice!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 31, 2012, 12:00:07 PM
mine again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Agabus on July 31, 2012, 01:01:50 PM
-Publicly fasts Aug. 1 -15

-“The Assumption is unnecessary Papist dogma!”

Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on July 31, 2012, 01:44:35 PM
For Augustin:

Hates sodomites

Pays unregistered employees $3.50/hour
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 31, 2012, 02:17:02 PM
For Augustin:

Hates sodomites

Pays unregistered employees $3.50/hour

Can you explain?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: William on July 31, 2012, 02:48:14 PM
For Augustin:

Hates sodomites

Pays unregistered employees $3.50/hour

Tallitot would be proud.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: neon_knights on July 31, 2012, 03:01:24 PM
Builds accurate 17th Century replica of Russia's first printing press under Peter the Great.

Burns it.

This one is excellent, sir.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on July 31, 2012, 04:38:10 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: gzt on July 31, 2012, 04:41:51 PM
We need something like:

Anathematizes panheretics.
Too pious to go to any church.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on July 31, 2012, 06:34:32 PM


-Says he hates ecumenism.

-Was angry more hierarchs didn’t sign the Manhattan Declaration.


Nice!


Too inside baseball for me. Explanations?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: FormerReformer on July 31, 2012, 06:43:46 PM


-Says he hates ecumenism.

-Was angry more hierarchs didn’t sign the Manhattan Declaration.


Nice!


Too inside baseball for me. Explanations?

The Manhattan Declaration was a cross-denominational document that stated the signatories' opposition to things such as abortion and homosexual marriage.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on July 31, 2012, 06:45:46 PM


-Says he hates ecumenism.

-Was angry more hierarchs didn’t sign the Manhattan Declaration.


Nice!


Too inside baseball for me. Explanations?

The Manhattan Declaration was a cross-denominational document that stated the signatories' opposition to things such as abortion and homosexual marriage.

Thank you much.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Agabus on July 31, 2012, 07:21:25 PM


-Says he hates ecumenism.

-Was angry more hierarchs didn’t sign the Manhattan Declaration.


Nice!


Too inside baseball for me. Explanations?

The Manhattan Declaration was a cross-denominational document that stated the signatories' opposition to things such as abortion and homosexual marriage.

Thank you much.
Met. Jonah along with the Antiochian Bishops  Basil and Mark (now aligned with the OCA) signed it.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on July 31, 2012, 07:23:41 PM
For Augustin:

Hates sodomites

Pays unregistered employees $3.50/hour

Can you explain?
Augustin mentioned in another thread that the Prophet Elijiah identified Sodomites as those who oppress the hireling in his wages.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on July 31, 2012, 09:58:58 PM
Condemns muslims for deviating from their Christian roots

Takes out a high-interest loan
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 01, 2012, 09:56:16 AM
Augustin mentioned in another thread that the Prophet Elijiah identified Sodomites as those who oppress the hireling in his wages.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: primuspilus on August 01, 2012, 09:58:04 AM
Quote
restuarant fridge, huumus, olive oil etc
LOL sad part is, that is pretty much me :)

PP
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 01, 2012, 10:00:25 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: podkarpatska on August 01, 2012, 10:46:26 AM
How about shocked to learn that Chobani Greek Yogurt is a family business - but the family is not Greek.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 01, 2012, 01:10:58 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 02, 2012, 10:28:29 AM
I haven't published one with the U-word.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: ilyazhito on August 03, 2012, 09:54:17 PM
These are laugh out loud liturgical puns!
Hyperdox Herman : Makes jokes about liturgical texts.
So overcome that he does not take communion for a year
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 04, 2012, 12:59:42 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: William on August 05, 2012, 12:29:08 AM
Favorite animated musical: Anastasia.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 05, 2012, 05:21:50 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 05, 2012, 05:33:53 PM
one more
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 06, 2012, 12:53:22 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 06, 2012, 03:25:16 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Great8 on August 06, 2012, 06:37:29 PM
and again(http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=43223.0;attach=10668;image)

Ha, ha, I resemble that remark. :D

I wasn't quite a teetotaler but it is nice the my fellow parishioners can know I have a drink now and again. ;)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 09, 2012, 12:18:24 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Agabus on August 09, 2012, 12:31:51 PM
"Let my faith stand in place of my deeds, O God..."

"THIS PRAYERBOOK IS PROTESTANT!"
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 09, 2012, 12:38:06 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 09, 2012, 02:52:13 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 10, 2012, 01:27:10 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 10, 2012, 01:41:57 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: OrthoNoob on August 10, 2012, 02:55:13 PM
With apologies to JamesR:

(http://d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net/photos/large/634559186.png?key=640474&Expires=1344626065&Key-Pair-Id=APKAIYVGSUJFNRFZBBTA&Signature=1XyUH1QuP4AzbQezklKMzwKibqMMRwi3cePB09wzc6IY0oI4p7buXTitZHGqPT2RHUGeW5eqQE5Ix0UInKtUpnCkfT82tOiR-SdhBdeHj4P-i53kptaz7V8T01Dj9NMJfu5Wplwyv3C-gb8aw5NCQgxF0oDFAHnUVqPRgF-bV-A_)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 10, 2012, 04:16:33 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 10, 2012, 05:39:10 PM
once more
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 10, 2012, 06:41:13 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on August 10, 2012, 07:24:44 PM
Defriends Jews . . .

AWESOME!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 11, 2012, 04:48:59 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 11, 2012, 04:49:31 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 11, 2012, 04:51:29 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Gorazd on August 11, 2012, 06:31:48 AM
The real hyperdox name of Christmas can only be "The Birth of our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ according to the Flesh". Or for scholastic latinisers: "Holy Nativity".
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 11, 2012, 07:20:28 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 11, 2012, 09:05:05 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 11, 2012, 01:57:58 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on August 11, 2012, 02:01:21 PM
and again
Excellent.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on August 11, 2012, 03:41:08 PM
Says "Our Mother the Theotokos" instead of "Our Father" during Liturgy;

Calls anyone who objects a Protestant.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Cognomen on August 11, 2012, 03:41:58 PM
Says "Our Mother the Theotokos" instead of "Our Father" during Liturgy;

Calls anyone who objects a Protestant

Hah!!!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Cognomen on August 11, 2012, 03:42:08 PM
Fasts.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 11, 2012, 03:56:16 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: William on August 11, 2012, 06:06:08 PM
Holds theological and sometimes political opinions contrary to those of the person making the meme at the moment.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on August 11, 2012, 06:12:34 PM
It's hyperdox to fast?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Severian on August 11, 2012, 06:32:32 PM
Quote from:  Michal Kalina
Hates Hummus- Too Antiochian
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,43223.msg790192.html#msg790192

It should have said "too Coptic", to emphasize his dislike of us pesky Coptic Monophysite heretics. ;)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Orthodox11 on August 11, 2012, 06:36:36 PM
It should have said "too Coptic", to emphasize his dislike of us pesky Coptic Monophysite heretics. ;)
'

Monophysite hummus is disgusting. They mix the ingredients the wrong way.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Tallitot on August 11, 2012, 06:39:51 PM
It should have said "too Coptic", to emphasize his dislike of us pesky Coptic Monophysite heretics. ;)
'

Monophysite hommous is disgusting. They mix the ingredients the wrong way.
Do they stir it clockwise or counterclockwise?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: OrthoNoob on August 11, 2012, 08:03:01 PM
It should have said "too Coptic", to emphasize his dislike of us pesky Coptic Monophysite heretics. ;)
'

Monophysite hummus is disgusting. They mix the ingredients the wrong way.

Monophysite hummus has only one ingredient in it.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Severian on August 11, 2012, 08:20:24 PM
It should have said "too Coptic", to emphasize his dislike of us pesky Coptic Monophysite heretics. ;)
'

Monophysite hummus is disgusting. They mix the ingredients the wrong way.

Monophysite hummus has only one ingredient in it.
It's MIAphysite hummus, and is composed of chick peas and olive oil. It may seem like two distinct ingredients, but in actuality it is one composite pair of ingredients.*

*Based minasoliman's "miafist" joke.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: OrthoNoob on August 11, 2012, 08:50:28 PM
It should have said "too Coptic", to emphasize his dislike of us pesky Coptic Monophysite heretics. ;)
'

Monophysite hummus is disgusting. They mix the ingredients the wrong way.

Monophysite hummus has only one ingredient in it.
It's MIAphysite hummus, and is composed of chick peas and olive oil. It may seem like two distinct ingredients, but in actuality it is one composite pair of ingredients.*

*Based minasoliman's "miafist" joke.

Is it then correct to describe such hummus as an "oily and legumic spread," or is it, properly speaking, only an "oily spread," with the phrase "oily and legumic" resembling too closely the Nestorian recipe, wherein one actually finds two spreads in the same jar?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Cognomen on August 11, 2012, 09:13:19 PM
It's hyperdox to fast?

I was poking a bit of good natured fun at the meme.  Plus, within the "Orthodox" circles I'm frequently exposed to, it's extremely hyperdox, along with knowing about or doing almost anything related to the faith. 
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Alpo on August 11, 2012, 10:45:44 PM
It should have said "too Coptic", to emphasize his dislike of us pesky Coptic Monophysite heretics. ;)
'

Monophysite hummus is disgusting. They mix the ingredients the wrong way.

Monophysite hummus has only one ingredient in it.

"Monophysite hummus - Now with extra heresy!"
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Severian on August 11, 2012, 10:58:23 PM
It should have said "too Coptic", to emphasize his dislike of us pesky Coptic Monophysite heretics. ;)
'

Monophysite hummus is disgusting. They mix the ingredients the wrong way.

Monophysite hummus has only one ingredient in it.
It's MIAphysite hummus, and is composed of chick peas and olive oil. It may seem like two distinct ingredients, but in actuality it is one composite pair of ingredients.*

*Based minasoliman's "miafist" joke.

Is it then correct to describe such hummus as an "oily and legumic spread," or is it, properly speaking, only an "oily spread," with the phrase "oily and legumic" resembling too closely the Nestorian recipe, wherein one actually finds two spreads in the same jar?
The two can be distinguished, but only "en theoria." Lest we hack asunder the hummusic union into two!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on August 12, 2012, 02:46:41 AM
Rejects the "Cross Bearing Theotokos" icon because the archetype originated among heretics;

Accepts the Toll Houses.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: William on August 12, 2012, 02:50:18 AM
Rejects the "Cross Bearing Theotokos" icon because the archetype originated among heretics;

Accepts the Toll Houses.

Holds theological and sometimes political opinions contrary to those of the person making the meme at the moment.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Alpo on August 12, 2012, 06:09:39 AM
Rejects the "Cross Bearing Theotokos" icon because the archetype originated among heretics;

Accepts the Toll Houses.

Holds theological and sometimes political opinions contrary to those of the person making the meme at the moment.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/295236_292455030824466_1083451529_n.jpg)

Come on, it's an internet meme. It's not to be taken that seriously. Although you're correct in that sometimes getting offended can indeed be a little fun. ;)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 12, 2012, 10:03:12 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on August 12, 2012, 07:46:57 PM
Rejects the "Cross Bearing Theotokos" icon because the archetype originated among heretics;

Accepts the Toll Houses.

Holds theological and sometimes political opinions contrary to those of the person making the meme at the moment.

I thought you'd agree with that one, William.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: choy on August 12, 2012, 08:12:49 PM
Tears down Thor movie poster from bedroom wall.
Calls it pagan iconography.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 13, 2012, 11:48:27 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Agabus on August 13, 2012, 12:33:56 PM
-Hates Antiochians

-Converted after reading "Becoming Orthodox."
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 13, 2012, 12:41:11 PM
this time my own
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Agabus on August 13, 2012, 12:56:47 PM
this time my own
Truly in the original spirit of HH.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on August 13, 2012, 01:38:07 PM
For political views you can safely substitute "libertarian" or "Holy Tsar Nicholas pray to God for us!". I've seen that as a political option on a friend's friend FB profile. No joke.

Today I saw "Orthodox Constitutional Monarchy." Gotta admit that's a first.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: OrthoNoob on August 13, 2012, 01:47:47 PM
For political views you can safely substitute "libertarian" or "Holy Tsar Nicholas pray to God for us!". I've seen that as a political option on a friend's friend FB profile. No joke.

Today I saw "Orthodox Constitutional Monarchy." Gotta admit that's a first.

I rather favor the idea, depending on how "Constitutional" is interpreted.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on August 13, 2012, 02:04:30 PM
I rather favor the idea, depending on how "Constitutional" is interpreted.
An amendment to the U.S. Constitution creating a monarchy.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on August 13, 2012, 02:11:19 PM
Tells son not to "take that tone with him";

It's only sung during the Paschal season.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: OrthoNoob on August 13, 2012, 02:14:28 PM
I rather favor the idea, depending on how "Constitutional" is interpreted.
An amendment to the U.S. Constitution creating a monarchy.

Oh. Wow. Well, that's a bit impractical. But good luck to whoever it was.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 13, 2012, 04:53:01 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Cognomen on August 13, 2012, 04:59:18 PM
^ Bravo!!!   :D
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Kerdy on August 13, 2012, 05:56:00 PM
I understand this is mostly in jest and much of it is true, but I was wondering where the harm is in people, new converts, getting excited over becoming Orthodox.  I'm asking from lack of experience knowing there is likely a problem which is normal I am, as of yet, unaware.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on August 13, 2012, 05:57:49 PM
I was wondering where the harm is in people, new converts, getting excited over becoming Orthodox.
Excitement is not a problem.

Romanticizing and Divinizing Eastern Rome and various Slavic nations is a problem, however. See the Temptations of Jesus.

As is searching Orthodox Christianity for "the r34l" (slang term for the True Scotsman) Orthodox, who are then considered distinct from most Orthodox. See the Publican and the Pharisee.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Kerdy on August 13, 2012, 06:05:34 PM
I was wondering where the harm is in people, new converts, getting excited over becoming Orthodox.
Excitement is not a problem.

Romanticizing and Divinizing Eastern Rome and various Slavic nations is a problem, however. See the Temptations of Jesus.

As is searching Orthodox Christianity for "the r34l" (slang term for the True Scotsman) Orthodox, who are then considered distinct from most Orthodox. See the Publican and the Pharisee.
Empty actions vs. sincerity?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on August 13, 2012, 06:15:10 PM
I was wondering where the harm is in people, new converts, getting excited over becoming Orthodox.
Excitement is not a problem.

Romanticizing and Divinizing Eastern Rome and various Slavic nations is a problem, however. See the Temptations of Jesus.

As is searching Orthodox Christianity for "the r34l" (slang term for the True Scotsman) Orthodox, who are then considered distinct from most Orthodox. See the Publican and the Pharisee.
Empty actions vs. sincerity?

Christ's rejection of the Kingdoms of the World, the Pharisees exaltation of his piety over most people.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Kerdy on August 13, 2012, 06:20:35 PM
I was wondering where the harm is in people, new converts, getting excited over becoming Orthodox.
Excitement is not a problem.

Romanticizing and Divinizing Eastern Rome and various Slavic nations is a problem, however. See the Temptations of Jesus.

As is searching Orthodox Christianity for "the r34l" (slang term for the True Scotsman) Orthodox, who are then considered distinct from most Orthodox. See the Publican and the Pharisee.
Empty actions vs. sincerity?

Christ's rejection of the Kingdoms of the World, the Pharisees exaltation of his piety over most people.
Got it now.  Thanks for taking the time to explain for me. ;D
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on August 13, 2012, 06:24:50 PM
I was wondering where the harm is in people, new converts, getting excited over becoming Orthodox.
Excitement is not a problem.

Romanticizing and Divinizing Eastern Rome and various Slavic nations is a problem, however. See the Temptations of Jesus.

As is searching Orthodox Christianity for "the r34l" (slang term for the True Scotsman) Orthodox, who are then considered distinct from most Orthodox. See the Publican and the Pharisee.
Empty actions vs. sincerity?

Christ's rejection of the Kingdoms of the World, the Pharisees exaltation of his piety over most people.
Got it now.  Thanks for taking the time to explain for me. ;D
No prob.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on August 13, 2012, 06:25:30 PM
Refers to life before Chrismation:

"When I was still among the Nations..."
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on August 13, 2012, 06:28:48 PM
Spends several hours developing scheme to memorize one of the Gospels each year.

Hasn't read the Bible in months.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Severian on August 13, 2012, 06:58:08 PM
Spends several hours developing scheme to memorize one of the Gospels each year.

Hasn't read the Bible in months.
IS OUTRAGE!!!

-He does not read the Bible

-Too Protestant
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: William on August 13, 2012, 07:23:39 PM
Rejects the "Cross Bearing Theotokos" icon because the archetype originated among heretics;

Accepts the Toll Houses.

Holds theological and sometimes political opinions contrary to those of the person making the meme at the moment.

I thought you'd agree with that one, William.

I do, actually.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on August 13, 2012, 07:25:33 PM
Parish bookstore has commentary that explains bible verse by verse.

Western captivity!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: William on August 14, 2012, 03:45:54 AM
Hey guys, I like the idea of the 'Russian soul' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_soul) and think that the last czar is actually a saint. Can I be Hyperdox Herman now?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Gorazd on August 14, 2012, 05:18:29 AM
Hey guys, I like the idea of the 'Russian soul' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_soul) and think that the last czar is actually a saint. Can I be Hyperdox Herman now?
Maybe hyperdox Vladimir - yesterday a member of the Communist Party, today a hyperdox monarchist.
There are a lot of reasons not to consider the last tsar to be a saint - but since these are somewhat political, I would rather discuss it in the Politics Forum.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: OrthoNoob on August 14, 2012, 11:30:58 AM
Hey guys, I like the idea of the 'Russian soul' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_soul) and think that the last czar is actually a saint. Can I be Hyperdox Herman now?
Maybe hyperdox Vladimir - yesterday a member of the Communist Party, today a hyperdox monarchist.
There are a lot of reasons not to consider the last tsar to be a saint - but since these are somewhat political, I would rather discuss it in the Politics Forum.

I'm new to Orthodoxy, so help me out here. The Church glorified St. Nicholas II. Isn't that the end of it? Do your personal feelings, beliefs, or opinions (about him or any other saint) allow you to refuse to venerate a Saint She has proclaimed?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: augustin717 on August 14, 2012, 11:59:50 AM
Bloody holy Nicholas was a nice gentleman with rather petit bourgeois sensibilities and an incompetent ruler. That some put him in a calendar is only to please certain reactionary groups.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: OrthoNoob on August 14, 2012, 12:03:44 PM
Bloody holy Nicholas was a nice gentleman with rather petit bourgeois sensibilities and an incompetent ruler. That some put him in a calendar is only to please certain reactionary groups.

I really don't want to debate monarchist vs. communist politics here. All I want to know is:

Can a faithful Orthodox Christian follow his own personal opinions in preference to the declarations of the Church when it comes to who is and is not a saint?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: augustin717 on August 14, 2012, 12:05:57 PM
He's only in the russian calendar anyways AFAIK. And I doubt he's gonna make it into another calendar.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: OrthoNoob on August 14, 2012, 12:11:54 PM
He's only in the russian calendar anyways AFAIK. And I doubt he's gonna make it into another calendar.

So what does that mean for the Church universal? He's only in heaven in Russia?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: augustin717 on August 14, 2012, 12:18:51 PM
He's only in the russian calendar anyways AFAIK. And I doubt he's gonna make it into another calendar.

So what does that mean for the Church universal? He's only in heaven in Russia?
It means there is no office for him in Greek or Arabic or Romanian.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: genesisone on August 14, 2012, 01:05:35 PM
Bloody holy Nicholas was a nice gentleman with rather petit bourgeois sensibilities and an incompetent ruler. That some put him in a calendar is only to please certain reactionary groups.

I really don't want to debate monarchist vs. communist politics here. All I want to know is:

Can a faithful Orthodox Christian follow his own personal opinions in preference to the declarations of the Church when it comes to who is and is not a saint?
I can't imagine that there is a ruling somewhere that says we must venerate each and every saint in the Orthodox Church. I don't know how many thousands there must be. I doubt that there is even a comprehensive list of all of them.

In the lives of most saints, one could quite likely find something objectionable.

Nicholas II was not canonized because of his politics or his ability (or lack of it) to rule the Russian Empire. That is a political question. He and his family were canonized for the way they met their death and for their Christian faith that prepared them to meet that death.

I think you're right that we need to set aside our personal feelings about any given person whom the Church declares to be a saint. We should at the very least have respect for the Church's action. However, that doesn't mean we won't have personal opinions. Really, there could easily be people in your own parish that you aren't particularly fond of  ;).
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on August 14, 2012, 01:29:41 PM
think that the last czar is actually a saint.
In the Methodist sense of the word or the ancient Christian sense of the word?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on August 14, 2012, 01:31:00 PM
Can a faithful Orthodox Christian follow his own personal opinions in preference to the declarations of the Church when it comes to who is and is not a saint?
The Moscow Patriarchate or ROCOR do not speak infallibly ex cathedra on matters of faith and morals. This ain't the RCC.

If we followed everything that was "proclaimed" in the age that proclaimed it from every particular synod, we'd all be Arians. Or Nestorians. Or Julianists. Or Monothelites. or Iconoclasts. Or Roman Catholics.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Gorazd on August 14, 2012, 01:31:34 PM
If someone is a mass murderer, there should be evidence beyond reasonable doubt that he repented for it. That's my position. Maybe not so theologically elaborate, but I do they saints venerated by the church should be models for the faithful.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: OrthoNoob on August 14, 2012, 02:23:02 PM
If someone is a mass murderer, there should be evidence beyond reasonable doubt that he repented for it. That's my position. Maybe not so theologically elaborate, but I do they saints venerated by the church should be models for the faithful.

I'm pretty sure I can't answer this accusation without dragging this thread into politics, so...

@Genesisone

I think you and I largely agree.

To clarify: I'm not saying I think each and every Orthodox Christian must personally pray to or kiss the icon of each and every canonized saint. I'm not even saying you have to particularly like every saint. But there is something that rubs me the wrong way about obstinately holding the opinion that a saint is not in fact a saint and proclaiming that to the world.

I'm new to Orthodoxy, and so it's possible that I'm wrong, and if there's a council or a canon or a tradition or a precedent or something that allows the opposition to the veneration of canonized saints or defines the Church's power to canonize in a way that makes such opposition make sense, I'd like to see it.

Maybe I don't really know what "canonization" is in Orthodoxy, so I am open to correction, but:

When, if ever, according to those who refuse to venerate St. Nicholas II, is a saint finally and definitively a saint? What good is it to have a Church that proclaims saints if we can all just ignore Her rulings?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on August 14, 2012, 02:27:04 PM
This isn't like the RCC, where a saint is proclaimed by a universal magisterium after an investigation process. In the EO, sainthood is more informal and involves local synods of particular patriarchates or dioceses in some cases. It's more of a grassroots thing.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: OrthoNoob on August 14, 2012, 03:09:16 PM
This isn't like the RCC, where a saint is proclaimed by a universal magisterium after an investigation process. In the EO, sainthood is more informal and involves local synods of particular patriarchates or dioceses in some cases. It's more of a grassroots thing.

OK. I get that it isn't the RCC. What is it? Is it ever definitive? If so, when?

Even saying "No/Never" would be an answer, as opposed to the above which really isn't.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 14, 2012, 03:15:32 PM
He's only in the russian calendar anyways AFAIK. And I doubt he's gonna make it into another calendar.

You sure?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on August 14, 2012, 03:16:05 PM
I would say that if a Local Church glorifies a saint, then the people that are part of that Local Church should generally accept the glorification. People in other Local Churches are not obligated to do anything, though I think it would be good if they gave the matter some attention. A lot of times a Local Church will glorify someone, but the process of acceptance of that saint by the rest of the Church is less straightforward. Sometimes there will be a lot of support for a saint outside their Local Church, sometimes the saint will be almost entirely unknown outside it, etc.  Throw politics and whatnot into the mix and it gets even messier.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 14, 2012, 03:31:35 PM
I'm yet to hear about rejection of a glorification made by another one local Church.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: genesisone on August 14, 2012, 03:36:26 PM
If someone is a mass murderer, there should be evidence beyond reasonable doubt that he repented for it. That's my position. Maybe not so theologically elaborate, but I do they saints venerated by the church should be models for the faithful.

I'm pretty sure I can't answer this accusation without dragging this thread into politics, so...

@Genesisone

I think you and I largely agree.

To clarify: I'm not saying I think each and every Orthodox Christian must personally pray to or kiss the icon of each and every canonized saint. I'm not even saying you have to particularly like every saint. But there is something that rubs me the wrong way about obstinately holding the opinion that a saint is not in fact a saint and proclaiming that to the world.

I'm new to Orthodoxy, and so it's possible that I'm wrong, and if there's a council or a canon or a tradition or a precedent or something that allows the opposition to the veneration of canonized saints or defines the Church's power to canonize in a way that makes such opposition make sense, I'd like to see it.

Maybe I don't really know what "canonization" is in Orthodoxy, so I am open to correction, but:

When, if ever, according to those who refuse to venerate St. Nicholas II, is a saint finally and definitively a saint? What good is it to have a Church that proclaims saints if we can all just ignore Her rulings?
To comment on what I've emphasized: yes, you and I agree. I may disagree with the Church's declaration, but I still ought to respect it, even while expressing my lack of understanding for the reasoning behind the canonization. All of that is way above my pay grade. Since I'm not required to make a display of veneration, then I can simply pass by, just as I might treat someone in my parish whom I find offensive. (and no - I have no one at all in mind for that last statement!)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on August 14, 2012, 04:00:59 PM
I'm yet to hear about rejection of a glorification made by another one local Church.

Not an entire local Church, but I know a (retired) OCA bishop who rejects the glorification of St. John of Kronstadt. Or at least he did at one time.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on August 14, 2012, 04:03:18 PM
Is it ever definitive? If so, when?
If you mean "infallible", I'd say never. I believe God loves us too much to take our humanity from us.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 14, 2012, 05:17:04 PM
going back on the topic
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on August 14, 2012, 05:27:20 PM
Joins OC.net;

Rails against character limit in the 'Jurisdiction' field
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Rufus on August 14, 2012, 10:56:38 PM
I'm yet to hear about rejection of a glorification made by another one local Church.

That's because glorification normally follows a persons popular acceptance as a saint, rather than preceding it. And how many glorifications can you name that were seriously controversial?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: William on August 15, 2012, 05:33:46 AM
Gorazd, I'm neither a communist nor a monarchist simply because I like some aspects of Russian culture and believe in St. Nicholas.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 15, 2012, 05:59:29 AM
That's because glorification normally follows a persons popular acceptance as a saint, rather than preceding it. And how many glorifications can you name that were seriously controversial?

Last Car's Family, Cyrill Lukaris, Theodore Ushakov - to name some recent ones.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Rufus on August 15, 2012, 11:47:05 AM
That's because glorification normally follows a persons popular acceptance as a saint, rather than preceding it. And how many glorifications can you name that were seriously controversial?

Last Car's Family, Cyrill Lukaris, Theodore Ushakov - to name some recent ones.

The fact that Theodore Ushakov is a saint is not going to encourage anyone to venerate the Czar.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Rufus on August 15, 2012, 11:52:28 AM
Hyperdox Herman:
-Has Icons of the Czar all over his prayer corner
-Will become a Catechumen soon
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: yeshuaisiam on August 15, 2012, 09:02:20 PM
I'm really starting to like Hyperdox Herman.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: William on August 16, 2012, 08:51:07 PM
I'm really starting to like Hyperdox Herman.

Seems like a stand up guy.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on August 17, 2012, 12:56:31 PM
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Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: choy on August 17, 2012, 07:23:31 PM
I'm hoping Hyperdox Herman will have a Traddie nemesis.  Traddies are funny.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: choy on August 18, 2012, 03:24:47 AM
Least favorite Avenger: Thor
Favorite Avenger: Black Widow


Let me know if anyone needs explanation ;)

Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 18, 2012, 04:05:52 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 18, 2012, 05:30:51 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: podkarpatska on August 18, 2012, 11:27:40 AM
and again

Probably changed to 'German ( PRONOUNCED: GYER-mahn) Stephanapolous' to be safe!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: ilyazhito on August 18, 2012, 06:24:45 PM
Why Stephanopolous? He should be a Romanov, lost cousin of the Tsars, eh?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: podkarpatska on August 18, 2012, 11:16:40 PM
Why Stephanopolous? He should be a Romanov, lost cousin of the Tsars, eh?

Typical hyperdox -- a little bit of this, a little bit of that, a sprinkle of that too.....
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 19, 2012, 11:25:54 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: WeldeMikael on August 19, 2012, 11:36:41 AM
 :D
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: kevlev on August 19, 2012, 02:09:53 PM
and again

That one has me on the floor!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 20, 2012, 10:00:06 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 20, 2012, 11:42:22 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: choy on August 20, 2012, 06:08:22 PM
After Chrismation, replaces dentist with an orthodontist.

Accuses dentist of heterodontics.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: podkarpatska on August 22, 2012, 09:33:04 AM
Perhaps the next step in the evolution of Herman? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2191541/Bad-boy-Craze-dogshaming-sweeps-internet--cats-arent-safe-owners-scorn-either.html?ICO=most_read_module
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: William on August 22, 2012, 01:27:47 PM
Perhaps the next step in the evolution of Herman? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2191541/Bad-boy-Craze-dogshaming-sweeps-internet--cats-arent-safe-owners-scorn-either.html?ICO=most_read_module

This was the funniest article ever. I wish I wasn't reading it in a library.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 22, 2012, 04:57:22 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 23, 2012, 12:33:04 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 25, 2012, 02:31:07 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: OrthoNoob on August 25, 2012, 02:34:44 PM
and again

*waves*
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ebor on August 25, 2012, 03:22:19 PM
and again

Thanks for a good chuckle with the British/Anglican one.
 :)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 26, 2012, 07:46:43 AM
I have no idea what is that thing
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ebor on August 26, 2012, 11:13:58 AM
It is a reference to one of the main characters in "VeggieTales" a series of videos that are based on stories from the Bible, but told in a different way, for children though there are many things in them that adults can enjoy as well.

Here is the main site: http://veggietales.com/

And here is the Wikipedia page on it.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VeggieTales

Larry the Cucumber and Bob the Tomato are the lead characters but there are others including some "French Peas" named Jean Claude and Phillipe with French accents and Archibald Asparagus who is more British.   
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 26, 2012, 03:13:32 PM
Thanks, Ebor.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Ebor on August 26, 2012, 03:17:08 PM
You're welcome, Michal.  We have a number of the Veggie Tales and have enjoyed them over the years (we have 3 children who are now all in their teens).  I can't think of anything that Larry or the others do that is "heretical".  The story of St. Patrick done as a "Fanciful Flannel Graph" is is humourous and also tells the saint's tale nicely for example.  :)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 26, 2012, 03:59:29 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on August 26, 2012, 05:12:18 PM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3p577tHVy1rvrvkvo1_500.png)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: William on August 26, 2012, 05:30:20 PM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3p577tHVy1rvrvkvo1_500.png)

Old!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on August 26, 2012, 06:32:06 PM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3p577tHVy1rvrvkvo1_500.png)

Old!
But not on the fb yet.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Agabus on August 26, 2012, 10:31:01 PM
-Says being anti-monarchism is iconoclastic.

-Won't shut up about Ron Paul.


Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on August 27, 2012, 01:08:21 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Cyrillic on August 27, 2012, 01:11:28 PM
I once told the same as in the first pic in class to a teacher and was called a bigot  :D
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on August 28, 2012, 11:34:54 PM
What Hyperdox Herman glued over his secularist Oregon license plates:

(http://athens.indymedia.org/local/webcast/uploads/metafiles/icxc-nika.gif)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on September 02, 2012, 07:30:47 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on September 02, 2012, 12:41:41 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on September 02, 2012, 03:17:00 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on September 02, 2012, 04:02:25 PM
and again

Switches Wedding Band to Right Hand

I love it when writers are inspired by the headlines.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mabsoota on September 02, 2012, 04:57:36 PM
ha ha for the wedding ring one.

i don't have the photo, but this is my first hyperdox herman entry:
(have been following avidly, being a close relative)
 ;)

hyperdox herman:

sees the Lord Himself during the liturgy

does not kneel because it is a sunday
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on September 02, 2012, 05:11:28 PM
Refuses to pay taxes because the money goes to a godless government

Owns a quarter
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on September 02, 2012, 05:12:38 PM
"O Lord, save thy people, and bless thine inheritance;

Grant victory to the Orthodox EMPEROR..."
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on September 02, 2012, 05:13:32 PM
Plans mission trip to China

Checks with EP to see if it's okay to evangelize in the barbarian lands
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on September 02, 2012, 05:15:41 PM
Refuses to dine with gay neighbors

Eats filet mignon at rich man's house instead
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: WeldeMikael on September 02, 2012, 05:17:24 PM
Refuses to dine with gay neighbors

Eats filet mignon at rich man's house instead

 :D
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on September 02, 2012, 05:20:35 PM
For Achronos:

Plays Assassin's Creed

Refuses to fight the Palaiologos dynasty
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Cognomen on September 02, 2012, 05:28:12 PM
Refuses to dine with gay neighbors

Eats filet mignon at rich man's house instead

Not really hyperdox is it?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: OrthoNoob on September 02, 2012, 05:31:39 PM
ha ha for the wedding ring one.

i don't have the photo, but this is my first hyperdox herman entry:
(have been following avidly, being a close relative)
 ;)

hyperdox herman:

sees the Lord Himself during the liturgy

does not kneel because it is a sunday

We always see the Lord Himself during the Liturgy, do we not?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Gorazd on September 02, 2012, 06:06:27 PM
If we see the Risen Lord on a Sunday, we should stand with him.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on September 02, 2012, 06:11:23 PM
Refuses to dine with gay neighbors

Eats filet mignon at rich man's house instead

Not really hyperdox is it?
HH is also a hypocrite.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Cognomen on September 02, 2012, 06:21:51 PM
Refuses to dine with gay neighbors

Eats filet mignon at rich man's house instead

Not really hyperdox is it?
HH is also a hypocrite.

Gotcha, and he is indeed.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on September 02, 2012, 06:23:35 PM
Proskuneo: Gospel book
Latria: The Rudder
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Pan Michał on September 02, 2012, 06:26:29 PM
HH is also a hypocrite.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/da/Bundesarchiv_Bild_183-R99621,_Heinrich_Himmler.jpg/200px-Bundesarchiv_Bild_183-R99621,_Heinrich_Himmler.jpg)

Indeed.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: 88Devin12 on September 02, 2012, 08:17:49 PM
some...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: 88Devin12 on September 02, 2012, 08:19:22 PM
more...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: 88Devin12 on September 02, 2012, 08:20:37 PM
last few for now...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: OrthoNoob on September 02, 2012, 08:22:24 PM
last few for now...

This last one seems the opposite of hyperdox to me...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: 88Devin12 on September 02, 2012, 08:26:54 PM
last few for now...

This last one seems the opposite of hyperdox to me...
I don't really think so, but maybe I'm missing the point. I really meant "isn't in English".

Hyperdox Herman could either reflect people who think it should only be in Greek, Church Slavonic, etc... Or it could reflect people who think it should only be in English.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: OrthoNoob on September 02, 2012, 08:56:00 PM
last few for now...

This last one seems the opposite of hyperdox to me...
I don't really think so, but maybe I'm missing the point. I really meant "isn't in English".

Hyperdox Herman could either reflect people who think it should only be in Greek, Church Slavonic, etc... Or it could reflect people who think it should only be in English.

Hmm. Wouldn't a hyperdox person condemn someone if he didn't go to Church because it wasn't in his "easy" native language?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: 88Devin12 on September 02, 2012, 09:03:31 PM
last few for now...

This last one seems the opposite of hyperdox to me...
I don't really think so, but maybe I'm missing the point. I really meant "isn't in English".

Hyperdox Herman could either reflect people who think it should only be in Greek, Church Slavonic, etc... Or it could reflect people who think it should only be in English.

Hmm. Wouldn't a hyperdox person condemn someone if he didn't go to Church because it wasn't in his "easy" native language?

I think the point is Hyperdox Herman is a hypocrite. He would severely criticize those who don't attend church when it isn't in their native language, but at the same time, insists the services be in HIS language.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: OrthoNoob on September 02, 2012, 09:07:21 PM
last few for now...

This last one seems the opposite of hyperdox to me...
I don't really think so, but maybe I'm missing the point. I really meant "isn't in English".

Hyperdox Herman could either reflect people who think it should only be in Greek, Church Slavonic, etc... Or it could reflect people who think it should only be in English.

Hmm. Wouldn't a hyperdox person condemn someone if he didn't go to Church because it wasn't in his "easy" native language?

I think the point is Hyperdox Herman is a hypocrite. He would severely criticize those who don't attend church when it isn't in their native language, but at the same time, insists the services be in HIS language.

OK. Yeah, I guess it makes sense. I'm just so used to having HH insist on Church Slavonic...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on September 03, 2012, 03:43:30 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on September 03, 2012, 06:40:55 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on September 03, 2012, 10:59:55 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: 88Devin12 on September 03, 2012, 11:11:02 AM
I present to you the Hyperdox Herman version of Giorgio Tsoukalos (from Ancient Aliens)...

To learn more about the Ancient Aliens meme:
http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/ancient-aliens
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: 88Devin12 on September 03, 2012, 11:11:43 AM
last few
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on September 03, 2012, 11:39:48 AM
Do you expect me to upload all of these?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: William on September 03, 2012, 12:41:18 PM
The priest sneezes one is pretty good.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: OrthoNoob on September 03, 2012, 02:35:37 PM
The priest sneezes one is pretty good.

I resemble that remark!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on September 03, 2012, 03:45:21 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: neon_knights on September 04, 2012, 09:23:02 PM
The JW one is fantastic.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on September 05, 2012, 12:23:36 AM
Holy Orthodoxy in Stargate:

(http://images.wikia.com/stargate/images/a/a9/Shol%27va_mark.JPG)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on September 05, 2012, 03:07:55 AM
The bottom bar is wrongly oriented.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Pan Michał on September 05, 2012, 03:13:00 AM
The bottom bar is wrongly oriented.

Those are Mirrorians.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Cognomen on September 05, 2012, 03:38:48 AM
^ I am extremely envious of your language abilities.  Really. 
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Agabus on September 05, 2012, 11:02:11 AM
Hyperdox:
-Mocks Protestant witnessing techniques
-Never misses an opportunity to talk about his “journey to Orthodoxy.”

Happydox:
-Reads “The Soul After Death.”
-Thinks it makes some good points, but doesn’t become drooling Toll-House fanatic.

Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Manalive on September 05, 2012, 01:05:47 PM
The bottom bar is wrongly oriented.

Stop being so hyperdox herman.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on September 05, 2012, 03:19:47 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: jckstraw72 on September 06, 2012, 09:44:22 AM
Hyperdox:
-Mocks Protestant witnessing techniques
-Never misses an opportunity to talk about his “journey to Orthodoxy.”

Happydox:
-Reads “The Soul After Death.”
-Thinks it makes some good points, but doesn’t become drooling Toll-House fanatic.



ive never met a drooling toll-house fanatic, but ive sure met plenty of drooling anti-toll-house fanatics. they seem to be the ones who care so much ....
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: podkarpatska on September 06, 2012, 10:32:25 AM
Hyperdox:
-Mocks Protestant witnessing techniques
-Never misses an opportunity to talk about his “journey to Orthodoxy.”

Happydox:
-Reads “The Soul After Death.”
-Thinks it makes some good points, but doesn’t become drooling Toll-House fanatic.



ive never met a drooling toll-house fanatic, but ive sure met plenty of drooling anti-toll-house fanatics. they seem to be the ones who care so much ....

Gotta be honest - except here online, I've never had a discussion with any priest, bishop, lay person, seminarian, monastic or anyone on Toll Houses....one way or the other. And believe me, I've had plenty of discussion on the Faith over my six decades with any number of folks from the enumerated groups.... ;)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: DavidH on September 06, 2012, 03:19:54 PM
Hyperdox:
-Mocks Protestant witnessing techniques
-Never misses an opportunity to talk about his “journey to Orthodoxy.”

Happydox:
-Reads “The Soul After Death.”
-Thinks it makes some good points, but doesn’t become drooling Toll-House fanatic.



ive never met a drooling toll-house fanatic, but ive sure met plenty of drooling anti-toll-house fanatics. they seem to be the ones who care so much ....

Good point.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on September 07, 2012, 06:35:38 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on September 07, 2012, 01:40:02 PM
Watches 'Banned from the Bible' on History Channel

Believes it; writes bishop asking if it's too late to remove Romans
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: 88Devin12 on September 07, 2012, 01:52:47 PM
- Br. Nathanael? Fool for Christ
- 9/11? Zionist Conspiracy
- Jewish Bankers? New World Order
- Jewish Politicians? One World Government
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Cyrillic on September 07, 2012, 02:18:58 PM
I like this thread. I've been following Herman on Facebook for a while now, keep up the good work.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on September 08, 2012, 03:47:23 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Dimitrios-Georgios on September 08, 2012, 12:54:17 PM
-"Please select a mirror to download the update."
-Only from Mother Russia
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Punch on September 08, 2012, 09:51:58 PM
Hyperdox:
-Mocks Protestant witnessing techniques
-Never misses an opportunity to talk about his “journey to Orthodoxy.”

Happydox:
-Reads “The Soul After Death.”
-Thinks it makes some good points, but doesn’t become drooling Toll-House fanatic.



ive never met a drooling toll-house fanatic, but ive sure met plenty of drooling anti-toll-house fanatics. they seem to be the ones who care so much ....

Likewise.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on September 10, 2012, 09:07:08 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Agabus on September 10, 2012, 12:57:44 PM
Hyperdox:
-Mocks Protestant witnessing techniques
-Never misses an opportunity to talk about his “journey to Orthodoxy.”

Happydox:
-Reads “The Soul After Death.”
-Thinks it makes some good points, but doesn’t become drooling Toll-House fanatic.



ive never met a drooling toll-house fanatic, but ive sure met plenty of drooling anti-toll-house fanatics. they seem to be the ones who care so much ....

Likewise.
Maybe I've just been unfortunate.

Like many things related to Hyperdox Herman, that particular example only seems to exist on the Internet.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: podkarpatska on September 10, 2012, 01:00:53 PM
Hyperdox:
-Mocks Protestant witnessing techniques
-Never misses an opportunity to talk about his “journey to Orthodoxy.”

Happydox:
-Reads “The Soul After Death.”
-Thinks it makes some good points, but doesn’t become drooling Toll-House fanatic.



ive never met a drooling toll-house fanatic, but ive sure met plenty of drooling anti-toll-house fanatics. they seem to be the ones who care so much ....

Likewise.
Maybe I've just been unfortunate.

Like many things related to Hyperdox Herman, that particular example only seems to exist on the Internet.

And drooling, like many things in life, is often difficult to discern when coming from one's own mouth!  ;) ;)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Agabus on September 10, 2012, 01:04:47 PM
Hyperdox:
-Mocks Protestant witnessing techniques
-Never misses an opportunity to talk about his “journey to Orthodoxy.”

Happydox:
-Reads “The Soul After Death.”
-Thinks it makes some good points, but doesn’t become drooling Toll-House fanatic.



ive never met a drooling toll-house fanatic, but ive sure met plenty of drooling anti-toll-house fanatics. they seem to be the ones who care so much ....

Likewise.
Maybe I've just been unfortunate.

Like many things related to Hyperdox Herman, that particular example only seems to exist on the Internet.

And drooling, like many things in life, is often difficult to discern when coming from one's own mouth!  ;) ;)
It does get tiresome having to change my soaked shirt all the time.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: DavidH on September 10, 2012, 08:08:07 PM
Hyperdox:
-Mocks Protestant witnessing techniques
-Never misses an opportunity to talk about his “journey to Orthodoxy.”

Happydox:
-Reads “The Soul After Death.”
-Thinks it makes some good points, but doesn’t become drooling Toll-House fanatic.



ive never met a drooling toll-house fanatic, but ive sure met plenty of drooling anti-toll-house fanatics. they seem to be the ones who care so much ....

Likewise.
Maybe I've just been unfortunate.

Like many things related to Hyperdox Herman, that particular example only seems to exist on the Internet.

And drooling, like many things in life, is often difficult to discern when coming from one's own mouth!  ;) ;)

The drooling, like the toll-houses, are metaphorical.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on September 11, 2012, 07:28:37 PM
Reads St. Theodora's Journey

Can't get to sleep without BOC's "Don't Fear the Reaper"
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on September 13, 2012, 08:32:10 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on September 17, 2012, 01:40:04 PM
History class is too secular

Professor denies the blood libels
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on September 17, 2012, 01:40:42 PM
Hates ecumenism

Loves forward to "Genesis, Creation and Early Man"
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on September 17, 2012, 01:41:02 PM
Discovers gypsy ancestry

Lists self on Romanian ebay
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mabsoota on September 17, 2012, 02:57:42 PM
are there not any orthodox romany people?
i know a few romanies, i suppose i should preach more...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on September 17, 2012, 05:20:40 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on September 17, 2012, 06:00:28 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on September 18, 2012, 05:07:50 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on September 18, 2012, 05:08:44 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: podkarpatska on September 18, 2012, 09:10:34 AM
are there not any orthodox romany people?
i know a few romanies, i suppose i should preach more...

Across central Europe in the lands of the old Hapsburg empire, many Roma were Greek Catholics, some were Orthodox - from what my grandfather would tell us the distinction wasn't really all that important among them...of course he didn't like Roma like most of his fellow countrymen! I remember when the late Met. Nicholas was pastor of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in lower Manhattan and he would frequently be called upon for graveside prayers for the more Orthodox inclined of the Roma...many are buried in a large cemetery in Linden, NJ where the three bar crosses dominate what was called the 'Gypsy' section....

The Orthodox eparchy of Presov, Slovakia has supported a mission for the abandoned and neglected children of the Roma for many years at its Children's home in Medzilaborce.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: jmbejdl on September 18, 2012, 09:21:24 AM
are there not any orthodox romany people?
i know a few romanies, i suppose i should preach more...

I know some, both in Romania and here, though most of them seem to be in one of the Protestant sects (or 'pocaiti' as they are generally referred to in Bucovina) such as the Pentecostals etc. Not sure NicholasMyra's joke about (I presume) historic enslavement of gypsies in Romania is in particularly good taste.

James
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: jckstraw72 on September 18, 2012, 10:01:24 AM
Hates ecumenism

Loves forward to "Genesis, Creation and Early Man"

what is this supposed to mean? whats the connection between the two?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: celticfan1888 on September 18, 2012, 10:48:27 AM
Hates ecumenism

Loves forward to "Genesis, Creation and Early Man"

what is this supposed to mean? whats the connection between the two?

jckstraw72, just a warning, this thread and meme are mostly for raging liberals. Just warning you before the debate of Fr. Seraphim Rose ensues.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on September 18, 2012, 10:53:05 AM
Hates ecumenism

Loves forward to "Genesis, Creation and Early Man"

what is this supposed to mean? whats the connection between the two?

jckstraw72, just a warning, this thread and meme are mostly for raging liberals. Just warning you before the debate of Fr. Seraphim Rose ensues.

This thread should be free from all debate.

The only people who have trouble here are those who lack a sense of humor.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on September 18, 2012, 10:53:45 AM
Not sure NicholasMyra's joke about (I presume) historic enslavement of gypsies in Romania is in particularly good taste.

James

I'm sure it is in the best taste ever.

Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: jmbejdl on September 18, 2012, 10:58:03 AM
Not sure NicholasMyra's joke about (I presume) historic enslavement of gypsies in Romania is in particularly good taste.

James

I'm sure it is in the best taste ever.



If you say so. Personally I don't think it's possible for jokes about slavery to be in good taste - ranks up there with holocaust jokes really- but whatever floats your boat.

James
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: jckstraw72 on September 18, 2012, 03:38:34 PM
Hates ecumenism

Loves forward to "Genesis, Creation and Early Man"

what is this supposed to mean? whats the connection between the two?

jckstraw72, just a warning, this thread and meme are mostly for raging liberals. Just warning you before the debate of Fr. Seraphim Rose ensues.

oh dont worry, i realize that. but i honestly dont understand this one at all. what is the connection btwn Ecumenism and the forward to GCEM?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on September 18, 2012, 04:15:13 PM
Hates ecumenism

Loves forward to "Genesis, Creation and Early Man"

what is this supposed to mean? whats the connection between the two?
If I recall correctly there is a forward by Fr. Damascene and also one by a Protestant. It is the latter I was referring to.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Cyrillic on September 20, 2012, 01:48:36 PM
A subtle joke on how quite a few jews have golden teeth and St. John preached againt adopting jewish practices.

(https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/9/20/x_D9FzcbX0G34odZySthWg2.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on September 20, 2012, 01:58:42 PM
Too hard for me.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on September 20, 2012, 10:30:43 PM
jckstraw72, just a warning, this thread and meme are mostly for raging liberals.

You say "raging liberals" like it's a bad thing  ???   ;D
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: celticfan1888 on September 21, 2012, 12:28:22 AM
jckstraw72, just a warning, this thread and meme are mostly for raging liberals.

You say "raging liberals" like it's a bad thing  ???   ;D

By liberals I mean leftists. :P :laugh:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: choy on September 21, 2012, 01:22:28 AM
I believe this is hyperdox herman material... http://youtu.be/54GFJEbB-l4
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on September 21, 2012, 05:57:58 AM
jckstraw72, just a warning, this thread and meme are mostly for raging liberals.

You say "raging liberals" like it's a bad thing  ???   ;D

By liberals I mean leftists. :P :laugh:

Again you speak as though this is a bad thing  ???  ;D
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: podkarpatska on September 21, 2012, 11:52:35 AM
jckstraw72, just a warning, this thread and meme are mostly for raging liberals.

You say "raging liberals" like it's a bad thing  ???   ;D

By liberals I mean leftists. :P :laugh:

 :laugh:

Again you speak as though this is a bad thing  ???  

 :laugh: 
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Agabus on September 21, 2012, 03:47:40 PM
And again.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: celticfan1888 on September 21, 2012, 04:08:06 PM
And again.

Un-Orthodox Herman: Makes memes mocking fellow Orthodox. Thinks humility is for "Hyperdox".
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Agabus on September 21, 2012, 04:47:24 PM
And again.

Un-Orthodox Herman: Makes memes mocking fellow Orthodox. Thinks humility is for "Hyperdox".
I probably was in the wrong here.

Please forgive me if I have offended you.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: celticfan1888 on September 21, 2012, 05:12:27 PM
And again.

Un-Orthodox Herman: Makes memes mocking fellow Orthodox. Thinks humility is for "Hyperdox".
I probably was in the wrong here.

Please forgive me if I have offended you.

It's okay, it's not about me. That's my problem with this meme, it mocks people. Whether or not these people should be doing things, mocking them does nothing but turn people away from Orthodoxy.

I have a sense of humour, I just think this keeps people from coming to the Church (or leaving if they are struggling with such issues).
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: yeshuaisiam on September 21, 2012, 09:59:00 PM
And again.

Un-Orthodox Herman: Makes memes mocking fellow Orthodox. Thinks humility is for "Hyperdox".
I probably was in the wrong here.

Please forgive me if I have offended you.

It's okay, it's not about me. That's my problem with this meme, it mocks people. Whether or not these people should be doing things, mocking them does nothing but turn people away from Orthodoxy.

I have a sense of humour, I just think this keeps people from coming to the Church (or leaving if they are struggling with such issues).
I agree.  There is no need to mock anybody.   Some passionate Orthodox could really be offended.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on September 22, 2012, 01:25:02 AM
The original intent was to mock ourselves in a friendly way, or to post things so outlandish that nobody would actually adhere to it.

If it strays into cruel things, then it's gotten off track.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on September 23, 2012, 12:25:32 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: William on September 23, 2012, 12:54:42 PM
The "good bye" one is pretty good.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on September 25, 2012, 02:19:23 AM
Gets "WWJD" Protestant shoulder tattoo...

So that he can scrape it off like Maximus in Gladiator
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on September 25, 2012, 09:11:54 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Orthodox11 on September 25, 2012, 09:45:06 AM
and again

(http://media.twirlit.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/DIY-fresco-restoration-after.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on September 26, 2012, 11:00:26 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on September 28, 2012, 06:01:02 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mabsoota on September 28, 2012, 03:56:50 PM
now, that's a roll on the floor laughing one!

if only i could persuade my husband that a monastery visit counts as a weekend away together, i would be herman's hyperdox auntie!


(don't worry, i'm not going there without him)
 ;)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on September 29, 2012, 06:54:02 PM
and again...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Gorazd on September 30, 2012, 03:54:53 PM
Ees outrage! How can he not know that Smirnoff is Jewish?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on October 01, 2012, 07:00:01 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on October 03, 2012, 03:51:48 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on October 03, 2012, 07:09:26 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: podkarpatska on October 04, 2012, 01:50:04 PM
As a counter point to this thread, someone started a thread called Luke Warmadox. I said something like this some months ago on this thread and most thought I was being a bore.I have to admit that Hyperdox makes me chuckle from time to time, but  I have been thinking about this in relation to both threads and I will break the Forum rules and quote at length something that both those who think Hyperdox or Warmadox is descriptive of the faith of others and somehow makes one feel superior to either one.

The same post is going up on Warmadox's as well. We Christians get mocked enough in this world by those who lack Faith, we ought not to be mocking each other.

The Publican and the Pharisee from GOARCH.org....

This is the story of two men, one a Pharisee, a member of a Jewish sect known for its diligent observance of the Law, and the other a Publican, a government official charged with the responsibility of collecting taxes.
Both men enter the temple, and the Pharisee stands openly and prays, thanking God that he is not like other men, specifically extortioners, the unjust, adulterers, “or even this tax collector” (v. 11). He then begins to list his religious accomplishments by stating, “I fast twice a week, and I give tithes of all that I possess” (v. 12).
In direct contrast to the pride of the Pharisee, the Publican goes to a place where he will not be noticed by others and beats his breast saying, “God, be merciful to me a sinner!” (v. 13).
Having told this story, Jesus affirms that it was the Publican who returned home justified and forgiven rather than the Pharisee. He states, “Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted” (v. 14).
The theme of this parable is repentance. Repentance is the door through which we enter Lent, the starting-point of the journey to Pascha. To repent signifies far more than self-pity or futile regret over things done in the past. The Greek term metanoia means “change of mind.” To repent is to be renewed, to be transformed in our inward viewpoint, to attain a fresh way of looking at our relationship with God and with others. The fault of the Pharisee is that he has no desire to change his outlook; he is complacent, self-satisfied, and so he allows no place for God to act within him. The Gospel depicts him as a man that is pleased only with himself who thinks that he has complied with all of the requirements of religion. But in his pride, he has falsified the meaning of true religion and faith. He has reduced these to external observations, measuring his piety by the amount of money he gives.
The Publican, on the other hand, truly longs for a “change of mind.” He humbles himself, and his humility justifies him before God. He becomes, in the words of the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:3), “poor in spirit.” He acknowledges that he is a sinner, and he knows that salvation is only found in the mercy of God. Here we find an example of true humility, an essential aspect of repentance. A “change of mind” and the transformation of our lives can only happen when we humble ourselves before God, acknowledge our willingness to turn from sin, and receive His grace into our lives.
  http://lent.goarch.org/publicanpharisee/learn/
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: choy on October 04, 2012, 02:09:30 PM
We Christians get mocked enough in this world by those who lack Faith, we ought not to be mocking each other.

I don't look at it as mocking each other, but rather that we can take a step back and laugh at ourselves.  Indeed sometimes we do get so passionate for the Lord that we become irrational.  That is why we have Fundamentalists in this world.  Lauging at ourselves makes sure we maintain our sanity.  Overzealousness can lead to bad things as well.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: podkarpatska on October 04, 2012, 03:07:17 PM
We Christians get mocked enough in this world by those who lack Faith, we ought not to be mocking each other.

I don't look at it as mocking each other, but rather that we can take a step back and laugh at ourselves.  Indeed sometimes we do get so passionate for the Lord that we become irrational.  That is why we have Fundamentalists in this world.  Lauging at ourselves makes sure we maintain our sanity.  Overzealousness can lead to bad things as well.

There is a distinction between laughing at ourselves and laughing at others. I have to confess that the Warmadox thread is the one o which I saw more snarky laughing going on at the expense of other's than at Hyperdox Herman.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on October 04, 2012, 04:49:54 PM
returning to the topic
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: celticfan1888 on October 04, 2012, 05:45:24 PM
We Christians get mocked enough in this world by those who lack Faith, we ought not to be mocking each other.

I don't look at it as mocking each other, but rather that we can take a step back and laugh at ourselves.  Indeed sometimes we do get so passionate for the Lord that we become irrational.  That is why we have Fundamentalists in this world.  Lauging at ourselves makes sure we maintain our sanity.  Overzealousness can lead to bad things as well.

And there is a difference between laughing at our own expense and the expense of others. Which, if you read some of the Hyperdox Herman memes, they reference mockery to real people.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Nikolaostheservant on October 04, 2012, 09:21:45 PM
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/nickb_011/0101010101.png)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Severian on October 04, 2012, 10:17:57 PM
Miaphysite Mina

==================================

+Thinks all Chalcedonians are graceless Nestorian heretics

+Has an Icon of St. John Climacus in his prayer corner

==================================

We should try to find a picture for him too.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Severian on October 04, 2012, 10:22:26 PM
Cradle Kyrillos

=========

+Believes Chalcedonians are fully Orthodox

+Claims Sts. Dioscorus and Severus as his patrons

=========
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Nikolaostheservant on October 04, 2012, 10:37:39 PM
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q230/nickb_011/03030303.png)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: William on October 04, 2012, 11:11:24 PM
Severe Severian:

Has a Protestant soteriology

All Protestants are damned
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Severian on October 04, 2012, 11:26:35 PM
NVM!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: William on October 04, 2012, 11:36:05 PM
Severe Severian:

Has a Protestant soteriology

All Protestants are damned
Could you substantiate your claim that I have ever espoused a Protestant soteriology?

What claim? ???
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Severian on October 04, 2012, 11:37:26 PM
^I assumed "severe Severian" referred to me. Forgive me for misunderstanding you if I did.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: William on October 04, 2012, 11:38:47 PM
^I assumed "severe Severian" referred to me. Forgive me for misunderstanding you if I did.

It's a name that goes with 'Severe.' I'm referring to how some hardliner Copts have said that all Protestants are insta-damned which is, ironically, reflecting Protestant influence in soteriology.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: 88Devin12 on October 05, 2012, 12:19:29 AM
and again...

For what its worth, Yakov did attend an Orthodox service in memory of his mother a few years ago.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: OrthoNoob on October 05, 2012, 01:32:51 AM
Miaphysite Mina

==================================

+Hears that Christianity is a form of monotheism.

+"Heretic! Is miatheism!"

==================================
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: 88Devin12 on October 05, 2012, 01:42:53 AM
Hyperdox Herman's favorite part of Psi's "Gangnam Style?"... Oppa!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: 88Devin12 on October 05, 2012, 01:52:14 AM
Criticizes well meaning people for donating Catholic incense to the parish.
Buys his from an HOCNA monastery.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: 88Devin12 on October 05, 2012, 02:09:12 AM
Cradle Christopher:
Doesn't like socializing after Liturgy
Joins Freemasons to socialize

Hyperdox Herman:
Freemasons? Anathema!
Seeks to create Cataphracts of Constantine
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on October 05, 2012, 05:59:09 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on October 06, 2012, 12:57:54 PM
An oldie, I think from the private forum:
(http://i.imgur.com/qBLKA.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Gorazd on October 06, 2012, 01:15:51 PM
This might be a piture for miaphysite Mina?
http://www.middle-east-online.com/meopictures/big/_28206_Egyptian_Copt.jpg
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Severian on October 06, 2012, 03:52:04 PM
This might be a piture for miaphysite Mina?
http://www.middle-east-online.com/meopictures/big/_28206_Egyptian_Copt.jpg
Here:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Cyrillic on October 06, 2012, 03:56:09 PM
(https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/10/6/SSQsH3Rdekuj5OsjiUebdQ2.jpg)
(https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/10/6/qqnGFhsFnkSzI-y92tgirA2.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: dzheremi on October 06, 2012, 04:02:31 PM
Finally, something for the rest of us! I mean, he's terrifying, sure, but at least he's here...  ;)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Cyrillic on October 06, 2012, 04:16:38 PM
(https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/10/6/K6NrveGzrUKT0I04ES6ElQ2.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on October 06, 2012, 04:53:21 PM
mine Mina:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Severian on October 06, 2012, 04:54:16 PM
^Why four times?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on October 06, 2012, 04:58:14 PM
Firstly - with Syrians/Indians (Dec 25), then - with Armenians (Jan 6), then - with Copts, Ethiopians and Eritreans (Jan 7), and finally, with Old Calendar Armenians (Jan 19).
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Severian on October 06, 2012, 05:01:09 PM
Firstly - with Syrians/Indians (Dec 25), then - with Armenians (Jan 6), then - with Copts, Ethiopians and Eritreans (Jan 7), and finally, with Old Calendar Armenians (Jan 19).
Ah, OK. I figured it would have something to do with the various calendars across different OO jurisdictions. I was just a bit confused because typically we don't celebrate the nativity on separate dates with our sister OO Churches.

Anyway, good meme. :)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Orthodox11 on October 06, 2012, 05:06:16 PM
(https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/10/6/KAqx6cE8LUG6mxZiz-Oyug2.jpg)

(https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/10/6/CZWkPlKFRUmPquPitVNOtQ2.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Severian on October 06, 2012, 05:08:36 PM
(https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/10/6/KAqx6cE8LUG6mxZiz-Oyug2.jpg)

(https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/10/6/CZWkPlKFRUmPquPitVNOtQ2.jpg)
LOL. So true.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Cyrillic on October 06, 2012, 05:09:49 PM
(https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/10/6/RqwUq_LSlUCkDT71N4WjTA2.jpg)
(https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/10/6/AzA_cukRo0au6SC2sZx3cg2.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Severian on October 06, 2012, 05:14:24 PM
(http://www.memecreator.org/static/images/memes/602618.jpg)

(http://www.memecreator.org/static/images/memes/602633.jpg)

(http://www.memecreator.org/static/images/memes/602651.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Orthodox11 on October 06, 2012, 05:18:45 PM
(https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/10/6/kaQ-UCnoUU-r5gXtDbfw7w2.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on October 06, 2012, 05:19:35 PM
again...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Cyrillic on October 06, 2012, 05:20:59 PM
(https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/10/6/AmoPzwWsx0W0YPDuKPqpjw2.jpg)
(https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/10/6/FGbqgC8gS0GMjmwMyF3euQ2.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Severian on October 06, 2012, 05:22:53 PM
(https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/10/6/AmoPzwWsx0W0YPDuKPqpjw2.jpg)
Could you explain?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Cyrillic on October 06, 2012, 05:23:51 PM
(https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/10/6/AmoPzwWsx0W0YPDuKPqpjw2.jpg)
Could you explain?

Sure, before Chalcedon everyone recited the 325 version. Ever read the acts of Ephesus I? The 381 version was rescued from oblivion by Marcian and his officials to show the council fathers that changes could be made to the creed and that even a new creed could be created.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: William on October 06, 2012, 05:25:05 PM
I'm afraid to use that meme. Severian will hit me.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Severian on October 06, 2012, 05:25:40 PM
(https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/10/6/AmoPzwWsx0W0YPDuKPqpjw2.jpg)
Could you explain?

Sure, before Chalcedon everyone recited the 325 version. Ever read the acts of Ephesus I?
I thought it was Peter the Fuller who first implemented the recitation of the Nicene-Constantinopolitan creed? Are you sure our recitation of the full creed has to do with Chalcedonian influence?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Cyrillic on October 06, 2012, 05:26:26 PM
(https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/10/6/AmoPzwWsx0W0YPDuKPqpjw2.jpg)
Could you explain?

Sure, before Chalcedon everyone recited the 325 version. Ever read the acts of Ephesus I?
I thought it was Peter the Fuller who first implemented the recitation of the Nicene-Constantinopolitan creed? Are you sure our recitation of the full creed has to do with Chalcedonian influence?

I'm pretty sure that without Chalcedon we'd sing the 325 one.

(PS: my previous post was edited)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Severian on October 06, 2012, 05:27:15 PM
I'm afraid to use that meme. Severian will hit me.
Why would I? ???
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Orthodox11 on October 06, 2012, 05:33:28 PM
(https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/10/6/SrQMXfawq0Ss43YpmZipbA2.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Severian on October 06, 2012, 05:38:07 PM
(http://www.memecreator.org/static/images/memes/602688.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Severian on October 06, 2012, 05:44:27 PM
I'm pretty sure that without Chalcedon we'd sing the 325 one.

(PS: my previous post was edited)
Thanks for the clarification

(http://www.memecreator.org/static/images/memes/602716.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Cyrillic on October 06, 2012, 05:44:37 PM
(https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/10/6/SrQMXfawq0Ss43YpmZipbA2.jpg)

Ptolemies?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Orthodox11 on October 06, 2012, 05:52:02 PM
(https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/10/6/cYCMuvNCJkSx0CsYk1VhMQ2.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: dzheremi on October 06, 2012, 06:58:27 PM
(https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/10/6/4bZAWoZvIUusj-kKDJNlOQ2.jpg)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on October 07, 2012, 12:45:14 AM
For the OO one:

Buys Empress Theodora imperial icon

Covers Emperor Justinian with masking tape
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on October 08, 2012, 02:52:51 AM
Herman:

Believes Byzantine Empire was the ideal nation-state

Opposes "government hand-outs"
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: akimori makoto on October 08, 2012, 06:16:33 AM
(https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/10/6/KAqx6cE8LUG6mxZiz-Oyug2.jpg)

(https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/10/6/CZWkPlKFRUmPquPitVNOtQ2.jpg)

Ladies and gentlemen, the man knows Copts.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Rufus on October 08, 2012, 01:54:16 PM
Herman:

Believes Byzantine Empire was the ideal nation-state

Opposes "government hand-outs"
Heh heh.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: 88Devin12 on October 08, 2012, 02:23:39 PM
While not part of the meme, I thought this was perfectly Hyperdox Herman
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: podkarpatska on October 08, 2012, 02:39:54 PM
^rotfl !
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: 88Devin12 on October 08, 2012, 02:44:25 PM
^rotfl !

I know, when I saw those signs in Modern Warfare 3, I paused to look at them, laughed, then died (due to being shot by other players). For being in a video game that is serious in it's content, it is pretty hilarious.

i'm surprised they didn't put up signs that said "Women must wear long skirts at all times" like at the real Meteora monasteries.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on October 08, 2012, 09:36:15 PM
OO:

"What would Jesus do?"

You mean what would Cyril do!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Jonathan Gress on October 09, 2012, 01:19:00 PM
OO:

"What would Jesus do?"

You mean what would Cyril do!

(http://i499.photobucket.com/albums/rr352/stapel_gun/gif/2mgt3s2.gif)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on October 09, 2012, 01:42:49 PM
IMO most hyperdox caption as for now.

OO:

"What would Jesus do?"

You mean what would Cyril do!
As someone noticed, funniest pictures are made by people who act that way, not by their opponents.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: FormerReformer on October 09, 2012, 02:06:37 PM
For the OO-

Got "mia" from a water fountain. Honestly!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Cyrillic on October 09, 2012, 02:09:45 PM
You mean what would Cyril do!

Bribe the government? Ah wait, is that the reason why there's so much corruption in Egypt?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on October 12, 2012, 03:01:49 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on October 12, 2012, 03:44:08 AM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Gunnarr on October 12, 2012, 04:48:13 AM
Too lazy to put in format, it is me:

Quick to condemn Patriarch Bartholomew for ecumenism,

plays video games all day listening to orthodox hymns  :(
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Cyrillic on October 12, 2012, 06:48:09 AM
Some people got quite mad at the Stalin icon.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: OrthoNoob on October 12, 2012, 12:46:42 PM
Too lazy to put in format, it is me:

Quick to condemn Patriarch Bartholomew for ecumenism,

plays video games all day listening to orthodox hymns  :(

As long as the day isn't Sunday I don't see the problem.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on October 14, 2012, 05:20:35 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: FormerReformer on October 14, 2012, 05:26:49 PM
and again

Waitasec- He didn't finish the AnteNicene, Nicene, and Post Nicene Fathers BEFORE inquiry? More like Hyperfake Herman.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on October 14, 2012, 05:38:02 PM
and again

More like "Gets elected parish/city council member, calls an Ecumenical Council."  :D
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on October 16, 2012, 06:59:29 AM
I could end this thread right now, but it would be too self-incriminating. I don't have the guts.



Selam
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Cyrillic on October 16, 2012, 08:10:55 AM
and again

Waitasec- He didn't finish the AnteNicene, Nicene, and Post Nicene Fathers BEFORE inquiry? More like Hyperfake Herman.

Does reading it make you Hyperdox? Blast!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on October 16, 2012, 03:38:01 PM
I could end this thread right now, but it would be too self-incriminating. I don't have the guts.



Selam

Do it!
Do it!
Do it!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: celticfan1888 on October 16, 2012, 03:41:03 PM
I could end this thread right now, but it would be too self-incriminating. I don't have the guts.

PLEASE
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mabsoota on October 16, 2012, 04:06:48 PM
aah!
are you the original guy from the photo?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: celticfan1888 on October 16, 2012, 04:09:10 PM
aah!
are you the original guy from the photo?

He is not. lol
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on October 18, 2012, 10:27:40 PM
View to post ratio is approaching huge levels for this board.

EDIT: 10 guests currently viewing.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Shiny on October 18, 2012, 10:32:45 PM
I think I know what Gebre is going to do.

Give up a photo of himself to be the next Hyperdox Herman!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on October 18, 2012, 10:41:56 PM
I think I know what Gebre is going to do.

Give up a photo of himself to be the next Hyperdox Herman!

I think the icon he made of himself weeping crosses was sufficient.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Shiny on October 18, 2012, 10:58:29 PM
Hmm trying to think what icon you are talking about.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: biro on October 18, 2012, 11:03:14 PM
Hmm trying to think what icon you are talking about.

He used to have a picture of himself with little gold crosses coming out of his eyes, as his avatar.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on October 19, 2012, 01:23:11 AM
I think I know what Gebre is going to do.

Give up a photo of himself to be the next Hyperdox Herman!

I think the icon he made of himself weeping crosses was sufficient.

LOL. I still don't understand where you get the "weeping crosses" from.  ???


Selam
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on October 19, 2012, 01:27:17 AM
Hmm trying to think what icon you are talking about.

He used to have a picture of himself with little gold crosses coming out of his eyes, as his avatar.

What??? It's a picture of myself with a cross. The picture is a personal reminder to keep my eye on the Cross. Somehow, Orthonorm interpreted it as "weeping crosses." Oh well...


(http://imageshack.us/a/img155/6076/gmkjpeg.png) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/155/gmkjpeg.png/)



Selam
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on October 19, 2012, 01:29:23 AM
I could end this thread right now, but it would be too self-incriminating. I don't have the guts.

PLEASE


I would be mocked and ridiculed mercilessly if I dared to do it. I'm not brave enough. I'll PM you on facebook though. I trust you brother.


Selam
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Shiny on October 19, 2012, 02:04:58 AM
I could end this thread right now, but it would be too self-incriminating. I don't have the guts.

PLEASE


I would be mocked and ridiculed mercilessly if I dared to do it. I'm not brave enough. I'll PM you on facebook though. I trust you brother.


Selam
Hey I want a PM! :)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on October 19, 2012, 03:13:27 AM
I could end this thread right now, but it would be too self-incriminating. I don't have the guts.

PLEASE


I would be mocked and ridiculed mercilessly if I dared to do it. I'm not brave enough. I'll PM you on facebook though. I trust you brother.


Selam
Hey I want a PM! :)


I'll hit you on FB.


Selam
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: 88Devin12 on October 19, 2012, 08:01:41 PM
Apparently Hyperdox Herman now designs shirts for No Boundaries to be found at your local Wal-Mart in the men's section!
(the front of the shirt has an Orthodox Cross on the shoulder and says "Salvation" and the back has a large Orthodox Cross)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on October 19, 2012, 08:04:55 PM
Apparently Hyperdox Herman now designs shirts for No Boundaries to be found at your local Wal-Mart in the men's section!
(the front of the shirt has an Orthodox Cross on the shoulder and says "Salvation" and the back has a large Orthodox Cross)

I'm totally buying one of those...  :police:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: 88Devin12 on October 19, 2012, 08:48:09 PM
Apparently Hyperdox Herman now designs shirts for No Boundaries to be found at your local Wal-Mart in the men's section!
(the front of the shirt has an Orthodox Cross on the shoulder and says "Salvation" and the back has a large Orthodox Cross)

I'm totally buying one of those...  :police:

I already did! lol
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: TheMathematician on October 20, 2012, 12:25:37 AM
Hmm trying to think what icon you are talking about.

He used to have a picture of himself with little gold crosses coming out of his eyes, as his avatar.

What??? It's a picture of myself with a cross. The picture is a personal reminder to keep my eye on the Cross. Somehow, Orthonorm interpreted it as "weeping crosses." Oh well...


(http://imageshack.us/a/img155/6076/gmkjpeg.png) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/155/gmkjpeg.png/)



Selam

it's just the placement of the cross that makes it look like a teardrop, that's all.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on October 20, 2012, 12:35:42 AM
And it's much more funnier.

And that ain't the full on "icon".

I know you are going through your monochromatic phase now Gebre, but hit us up with you in full Ethiopic Uncreated Light splendor!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on October 20, 2012, 01:02:07 AM
HH:

Fervently believes the Septuagint is the only true Old Testament

Has never read a book of the Old Testament
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on October 20, 2012, 01:03:59 AM
Receives baptismal cross with straight tribars

Pays a precision metalworker 300$ to tilt the bottom bar
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: choy on October 20, 2012, 01:30:46 AM
Apparently Hyperdox Herman now designs shirts for No Boundaries to be found at your local Wal-Mart in the men's section!
(the front of the shirt has an Orthodox Cross on the shoulder and says "Salvation" and the back has a large Orthodox Cross)

sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Shiny on October 20, 2012, 05:22:56 AM
HH:

Fervently believes the Septuagint is the only true Old Testament

Has never read a book of the Old Testament

Refuses to purchase the OSB.

Does not include Maccabees IV!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on October 23, 2012, 03:33:10 PM
and again
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: celticfan1888 on October 23, 2012, 04:11:01 PM
and again

Please say something else.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Asteriktos on October 23, 2012, 04:15:43 PM
and again

Please say something else.

Least favorite spring break destination: St. Augustine
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on October 23, 2012, 06:35:14 PM
Frederica Mathewes-Green just commented on a HH pic.

Does this mean the meme is dead?

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=393619974041304&set=a.364971243572844.77843.276860542383915&type=1&relevant_count=2&ref=nf
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: podkarpatska on October 23, 2012, 07:30:14 PM
Frederica Mathewes-Green just commented on a HH pic.

Does this mean the meme is dead?

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=393619974041304&set=a.364971243572844.77843.276860542383915&type=1&relevant_count=2&ref=nf

I dunno - the commentators sounded like -serious....?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: podkarpatska on October 23, 2012, 07:31:03 PM
and again

Please say something else.

Least favorite spring break destination: St. Augustine


That's a hoot...it is a lovely little city with great beaches and the St. Photius Shrine is a must stop for Orthodox tourists!
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: 88Devin12 on October 23, 2012, 10:42:17 PM
and again

Please say something else.

Least favorite spring break destination: St. Augustine


Most favorite spring break destination: St. Petersburg.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Jonathan on October 23, 2012, 10:46:33 PM
(https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/10/6/KAqx6cE8LUG6mxZiz-Oyug2.jpg)

(https://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/12/10/6/CZWkPlKFRUmPquPitVNOtQ2.jpg)

Here you go:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o55SjyKVFRE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o55SjyKVFRE)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: LBK on October 23, 2012, 10:57:14 PM
Here you go:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o55SjyKVFRE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o55SjyKVFRE)

I've seen plenty of mounted printed icons with haloes "decorated" with puff paint, glitter and stick-on plastic jewels, but this, my friend, is truly, staggeringly, monumentally EPIC kitsch!!  :o :o :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on October 24, 2012, 03:12:35 PM
one more
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: CatherineBrigid on October 24, 2012, 03:22:49 PM
Oh wow, I WANT ONE!!!! Dang... I need a real job again soon..... I totally want one of these, LOL!!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: choy on October 24, 2012, 03:33:02 PM
Least favorite 80s Pop-Dance-New Wave song

The Promise
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on October 26, 2012, 05:59:24 PM
one more
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: William on October 26, 2012, 09:36:42 PM
Now Fr. Damick is posting HH memes.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: augustin717 on October 26, 2012, 11:11:23 PM
Now Fr. Damick is posting HH memes.
That's ironic.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: 88Devin12 on October 26, 2012, 11:42:25 PM
Now Fr. Damick is posting HH memes.
That's ironic.

How? Do you expect Priests to be lax and apathetic about the Orthodox faith?

I think for a few of the HH things, they aren't applicable to Priests because they are the Priests job. HH wants to be like and act like a Priest even though he isn't one, that is what is funny, ironic and sad about him.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: primuspilus on October 26, 2012, 11:45:49 PM
Now Fr. Damick is posting HH memes.
He is a member of this illustrious message board ya know :)

We're everywhere :)

PP
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: OrthoNoob on October 26, 2012, 11:47:51 PM
Now Fr. Damick is posting HH memes.
That's ironic.

How? Do you expect Priests to be lax and apathetic about the Orthodox faith?

Yes, he does. You must not have read very many of his posts.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: augustin717 on October 27, 2012, 12:02:01 AM
Now Fr. Damick is posting HH memes.
That's ironic.

How? Do you expect Priests to be lax and apathetic about the Orthodox faith?

I think for a few of the HH things, they aren't applicable to Priests because they are the Priests job. HH wants to be like and act like a Priest even though he isn't one, that is what is funny, ironic and sad about him.
One could make a few memes about him easily if Im not mistaken, like his hobbit politics
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: 88Devin12 on October 27, 2012, 12:15:35 AM
Now Fr. Damick is posting HH memes.
That's ironic.

How? Do you expect Priests to be lax and apathetic about the Orthodox faith?

Yes, he does. You must not have read very many of his posts.

Oh I have, I just didn't know he had the same feelings about priests as well. Man our Church would be so dead if our Priests were like that.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: OrthoNoob on October 27, 2012, 12:28:15 AM
Now Fr. Damick is posting HH memes.
That's ironic.

How? Do you expect Priests to be lax and apathetic about the Orthodox faith?

Yes, he does. You must not have read very many of his posts.

Oh I have, I just didn't know he had the same feelings about priests as well. Man our Church would be so dead if our Priests were like that.

I should dig up the post where he says he likes it better when priests are "womanizers...peddling...sacraments."
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mabsoota on October 27, 2012, 12:50:03 PM
primuspilus,
are the clergy in your photo (avatar) holding light sabres?!
is that the prayer corner of the science fiction convention?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on October 27, 2012, 01:44:02 PM
Won't buy a MacBook

Because they're published by an uncanonical jurisdiction
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: primuspilus on October 28, 2012, 08:36:45 AM
primuspilus,
are the clergy in your photo (avatar) holding light sabres?!
is that the prayer corner of the science fiction convention?
In my imagination, its deck 32 of the Starship Enterprise. Hopefully by then the galaxy will be Orthodox............and have lightsabers :)

pp
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on October 29, 2012, 04:57:14 AM
one more
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Fabio Leite on October 29, 2012, 06:43:48 AM
primuspilus,
are the clergy in your photo (avatar) holding light sabres?!
is that the prayer corner of the science fiction convention?
In my imagination, its deck 32 of the Starship Enterprise. Hopefully by then the galaxy will be Orthodox............and have lightsabers :)

pp


The Force is just one of the energies of God. ;) And the Dark Side, the misuse of Grace. :)
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Gorazd on October 29, 2012, 10:58:01 AM
For the OO-

Got "mia" from a water fountain. Honestly!

"Maya" is Egyptian dialect for water. But "Mia"as in miaphysite should be pronounced as "meeya".
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: FormerReformer on October 29, 2012, 01:15:40 PM
For the OO-

Got "mia" from a water fountain. Honestly!

"Maya" is Egyptian dialect for water. But "Mia"as in miaphysite should be pronounced as "meeya".

In English there is a slightly more obvious pun (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infectious_mononucleosis)....
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on October 31, 2012, 10:31:53 PM
and again///
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: celticfan1888 on October 31, 2012, 10:48:48 PM
primuspilus,
are the clergy in your photo (avatar) holding light sabres?!
is that the prayer corner of the science fiction convention?
In my imagination, its deck 32 of the Starship Enterprise. Hopefully by then the galaxy will be Orthodox............and have lightsabers :)

pp

You just sinned...
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: primuspilus on November 01, 2012, 06:13:17 AM
primuspilus,
are the clergy in your photo (avatar) holding light sabres?!
is that the prayer corner of the science fiction convention?
In my imagination, its deck 32 of the Starship Enterprise. Hopefully by then the galaxy will be Orthodox............and have lightsabers :)

pp

You just sinned...
What? It'd be the....."best of both worlds!" *rimshot* HAHAHAHA (for all you non trekkies, Best of both worlds was voted the greatest episode ever)


PP
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: choy on November 02, 2012, 02:54:03 PM
Wants to marry an Asian woman

Cappadocian, not Chinese
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on November 02, 2012, 04:39:42 PM
two more
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: mike on November 02, 2012, 05:50:42 PM
one more
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: 88Devin12 on November 02, 2012, 06:38:42 PM
two more

I know a priest who actually inserts "and in space" as well.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: choy on November 02, 2012, 06:41:35 PM
two more

I know a priest who actually inserts "and in space" as well.

Does he check if anyone is in the ISS at that time?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: 88Devin12 on November 02, 2012, 06:50:00 PM
two more

I know a priest who actually inserts "and in space" as well.

Does he check if anyone is in the ISS at that time?

Isn't someone always on the ISS?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: choy on November 02, 2012, 06:56:14 PM
Isn't someone always on the ISS?

Oh, I thought it has already happened.  Apparently it is only going to happen... http://news.discovery.com/space/will-the-space-station-be-abandoned-110827.html
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: 88Devin12 on November 02, 2012, 07:00:16 PM
Isn't someone always on the ISS?

Oh, I thought it has already happened.  Apparently it is only going to happen... http://news.discovery.com/space/will-the-space-station-be-abandoned-110827.html

The Russians announced several months later that they would keep the ISS open for longer and it turns out it wouldn't be shut down as soon as the US said.
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: choy on November 02, 2012, 07:06:18 PM
Actually just happened to me, maybe Herman does this too...


Hides ads on Facebook from Protestant churches

Reason for hiding, "Misleading"

;)
Title: A Herman for the New Century
Post by: TheMathematician on November 05, 2012, 11:20:43 AM
just saw this set on facebook

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Eastern-Orthodox-Ryan-Gosling/405052836234320
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Cyrillic on November 05, 2012, 01:05:55 PM
Actually just happened to me, maybe Herman does this too...


Hides ads on Facebook from Protestant churches

Reason for hiding, "Misleading"

;)

Why not just get firefox/chrome with adblock?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: choy on November 05, 2012, 01:47:11 PM
Actually just happened to me, maybe Herman does this too...


Hides ads on Facebook from Protestant churches

Reason for hiding, "Misleading"

;)

Why not just get firefox/chrome with adblock?

Would it block the facebook ads itself?
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: NicholasMyra on November 09, 2012, 03:42:59 PM
Won't listen to Black Sabbath

Because they're Judaizers
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: Cyrillic on November 09, 2012, 04:20:50 PM
Actually just happened to me, maybe Herman does this too...


Hides ads on Facebook from Protestant churches

Reason for hiding, "Misleading"

;)

Why not just get firefox/chrome with adblock?

Would it block the facebook ads itself?

Yes
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: choy on November 09, 2012, 05:43:24 PM
Brings his iPad to every church service

Cites Exodus 32:16
Title: Re: Hyperdox Herman
Post by: orthonorm on November 09, 2012, 05:52:27 PM