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Title: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Hadel on July 23, 2005, 11:57:24 AM
Hi All,

I got this idea of post from another thread....for your interest found on this site:

List famous of most religions and I checked the Orthodox Site of famous below...listed below.

http://www.adherents.com/adh_fam.html

Spencer Abraham and Darrell Issa of Arab Origins....fyi.

Tom Hanks - actor, movie star
Tina Fey - Saturday Night Live TV series writer and on-screen co-host of "Weekend Update" segment
Michael Dukakis - Massachusetts governor; unsuccessful Democratic nominee for President (1988)
Olympia Dukakis - Academy Award-winning actress
Cyril Lucaris / Cyril I - became Patriarch of Constantinople as Cyril I in 17th Century, first great leader of Church since since fall of Constantinople in 1453
Spencer Abraham - U.S. Secretary of Energy for Pres. George W. Bush
George Stephanopoulos - communication director for Pres. Clinton; news show host
Darrell Issa - U.S. Representative from California; wealthy businessman; personally financed 2003 recall election that ended Gov. Gray Davis's term early
George Tenet - CIA director from 1997 to 2004
Paul Weyrich - powerful conservative American activist; founder of the Heritage Foundation
Terry Mattingly - nationally prominent syndicated religion journalist

Rod Blagojevich - governor of Illinois
Paul Sarbanes - U.S. Senator from Maryland
Olympia Snowe - U.S. Senator from Maine
Michael Huffington - U.S. Representative from California
Melissa Bean - U.S. Representative from Illinois
Michael Bilirakis - U.S. Representative from Florida
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: SetFree on July 23, 2005, 12:06:48 PM
Here is another (from the Coptic Orthodox Church):

Boutros Boutros Ghali--Former UN Secretary General

How About:

Feodor Dostoyevsky--Renowned Russian Novelist
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: sin_vladimirov on July 23, 2005, 12:12:23 PM
I would most certainly add these Orthodox to that list:

Jesus of Nazareth
St. James
St. Peter
St. Andrew
St. John Theologian
St. Phillip
St. Thomas
St. Juda the brother of Jesus
St. Bartholomew
St. Matthew
St. Thaddeus
St. Simon
St. Mathias
St. Paul
St. Mark
St. Luke
and all the others..
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Jennifer on July 23, 2005, 01:24:23 PM
I've seen Hadel's list before and it's kind of embarrassing.  Almost everyone is Greek or in the case of Tom Hanks, married to a Greek.  The Greek politicians are all pro-choice. 

I think it's kind of funny that every Orthodox person knows that Tom Hanks is Orthodox and that Prince Charles is supposedly Orthodox in secret.  I think that shows how few of us there are.  Roman Catholics and members of other huge religions don't talk things like this. 

Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: amnesiac99 on July 23, 2005, 01:51:49 PM
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The Greek politicians are all pro-choice.

Even the Republican Greeks, like Olympia Snowe. And you're right, it is very embarrassing, especially when the Ecumenical Patriarch and other GOA hierarchs fawn all over pro-abortion politicians.

Here is another celebrity to add to the list: Kennedy, the former vee-jay from MTV, is Eastern Orthodox.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: ania on July 25, 2005, 09:56:39 AM
Natalie Wood was Orthodox.  My mom remembers that when she was a kid in LA Natalie Wood would come to church pretty often.

Currently though, I would say that most of those political people are Orthodox in name only, and just use it as a being able to say "I'm ______-American, I'm not a WASP, vote for me." 
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Elisha on July 25, 2005, 11:12:25 AM
Here is another celebrity to add to the list: Kennedy, the former vee-jay from MTV, is Eastern Orthodox.

I was not aware of that.  (Btw, was that a quote from some movie?)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: SetFree on July 25, 2005, 11:21:43 AM
Who could forget the famous writer and NPR personality, Frederica Mathews-Green???
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: dantxny on July 25, 2005, 11:58:00 AM
Isn't Jennifer Aniston Orthodox?  I know that her family is Greek, so ergo . .
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Lemko Rusyn on July 25, 2005, 12:34:03 PM
Paul Weyrich - powerful conservative American activist; founder of the Heritage Foundation

No, he is a Uniate (Melkite-Greek Roman Catholic) "deacon".
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Lemko Rusyn on July 25, 2005, 12:35:56 PM
Michael Huffington - U.S. Representative from California

Really?  An admitted homosexual?

You can't be gay and Orthodox.  Or so I've heard.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: PhosZoe on July 25, 2005, 12:46:20 PM
Isn't Jennifer Aniston Orthodox?  I know that her family is Greek, so ergo . .

If she is, it must not be that important to her otherwise her wedding would have been in a Greek Orthodox church.
http://www.allstarz.org/aniston/marrynews2.htm

" As the day approached, an army of workers descended on the 5-acre Malibu property which the couple rented for the occasion from Marcy Carsey, producer of Roseanne and The Cosby Show. Tents were erected, lanterns hung, linen laid on a canopied bridal walkway. Florists from La Premiere of Beverly Hills set tables with roses, wisteria and tulips and floated lotus flowers in a specially built slate fountain ("Brad," said one worker, "wanted the Zen garden look"). Candles made from brown sugar, imported from Thailand, helped illuminate the reception tent. "Jennifer wanted tons of candles," says an insider. "We made it very romantic."..."

Her family must not be too into being GREEK....
http://members.home.nl/rody.klaassen2/STUFF/facts.html

" Jennifer Aniston's (who plays Rachel) actual last name is Anastassakis but her family changed it to Aniston when they moved to the United States. If you watch TOW Chandler and Monica's Wedding, Rachel's actual last name is used for the Greek couple having their wedding in the episode."


My feeling is they probably became Episcopalian and did everything to be "American".
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: dantxny on July 25, 2005, 01:05:07 PM
Interesting, but from what you say and considering that family, I wouldn't be too suprised.  However, I'd presonaly put my bets that they followed the American way and became nothing.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: ania on July 25, 2005, 01:12:16 PM
Quite honestly, about people changing their last names when they came to America...  I know quite a few people who have done it, Russians, Greeks, Poles...  During the Cold War it was definitely better for Russians to have "un-Russian" names in some cases. 
Greek names... well, I could think of several insulting ways to rearrange "Anastassakis."

I have a bunch of Greek friends (and currently a Greek roommate) who's names are very easy to twist around.  One of my brother's best friends gets called "Prophylactics" at school, and it's only 2 letters changed and 1 letter added.  Kids can be cruel and some people would rather their kids not be teased. 

So, in defense of Jennifer Aniston's parents... perhaps they were doing what they thought best for their kid(s).
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: eleni on July 25, 2005, 01:15:45 PM
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I would most certainly add these Orthodox to that list:

Jesus of Nazareth
St. James
St. Peter
St. Andrew
St. John Theologian
St. Phillip
St. Thomas
St. Juda the brother of Jesus
St. Bartholomew
St. Matthew
St. Thaddeus
St. Simon
St. Mathias
St. Paul
St. Mark
St. Luke
and all the others..

I like that one!
:)

Jennifer Aniston's mother is not Orthodox.....not sure what nationality though.
Jennifer's Godfather was Kojak.....Telly Savalas
Also Hank Azaria...Greek
John Stamos....
Billy Zane..
And Paris Hilton's fiance.......Paris something?

Oh, Tommy Lee/born in Greece.......But I dont think he is a practising Orthodox..

Sorry for naming only Greeks.....

And all of the Old Testament Prophets.......Elijah and Enoch for sure!
They will come in the end of times to preach the truth .....

IX
helen
Lord have mercy on me a sinner
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Asteriktos on July 25, 2005, 01:26:36 PM
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I would most certainly add these Orthodox to that list: Jesus of Nazareth

Unfortunately, in America this is not a sure thing anymore. In his movie Super Size Me, Morgan Spurlock (sp?) showed kids pictures of famous people, and asked them who they were. The kids got Ronald McDonald right. They didn't get Jesus Christ.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Landon77 on July 25, 2005, 02:00:47 PM
Quite honestly, about people changing their last names when they came to America...  I know quite a few people who have done it, Russians, Greeks, Poles...  During the Cold War it was definitely better for Russians to have "un-Russian" names in some cases. 
Greek names... well, I could think of several insulting ways to rearrange "Anastassakis."

I have a bunch of Greek friends (and currently a Greek roommate) who's names are very easy to twist around.  One of my brother's best friends gets called "Prophylactics" at school, and it's only 2 letters changed and 1 letter added.  Kids can be cruel and some people would rather their kids not be teased. 

So, in defense of Jennifer Aniston's parents... perhaps they were doing what they thought best for their kid(s).

Yes, during WWII, my family started dropping the "e" off of our last name so it didn't look German anymore.  Now my last name is a verb (past tense).
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: coptic orthodox boy on July 25, 2005, 03:29:58 PM
IC XC NIKA
May our Good Lord's peace be with you all,
If the person doesn't have to be living (well, of course he is still living, but you know what I mean) Bob Marley converted to Ethiopian Orthodoxy (of course, I guess you would also have to believe that OO is Orthodox) about a year before he died.
http://zionlightministry.org/ism-sksims.php
in Christ,
shawn
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: PhosZoe on July 25, 2005, 05:53:25 PM
Quite honestly, about people changing their last names when they came to America...  I know quite a few people who have done it, Russians, Greeks, Poles...  During the Cold War it was definitely better for Russians to have "un-Russian" names in some cases. 
Greek names... well, I could think of several insulting ways to rearrange "Anastassakis."

I have a bunch of Greek friends (and currently a Greek roommate) who's names are very easy to twist around.  One of my brother's best friends gets called "Prophylactics" at school, and it's only 2 letters changed and 1 letter added.  Kids can be cruel and some people would rather their kids not be teased. 

So, in defense of Jennifer Aniston's parents... perhaps they were doing what they thought best for their kid(s).

I was saddled with a very long Serbian maiden name until I got married, that I was teased endlessly about.  However, I think it's a pock mark on one's identity to change your name.  It's being something you're really not. White-afying a name doesn't remove the ethnicty. Jennifer Aniston is STILL Greek.  People changed thier names or in some cases had thier names changed FOR them by the wonderful staff people at Ellis Island. 
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Orthodoc on July 25, 2005, 06:21:37 PM


How about Sandra Dee for those of us who remember beach party movies of the 50's.  Her mother is buried in the cemetery at St Tikhon's.

Also Natalie Wood whose tomb stone carries a 3 bar Cross.

Orthodoc
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Elisha on July 25, 2005, 07:42:37 PM
I was saddled with a very long Serbian maiden name until I got married, that I was teased endlessly about.ÂÂ  However, I think it's a pock mark on one's identity to change your name.ÂÂ  It's being something you're really not. White-afying a name doesn't remove the ethnicty. Jennifer Aniston is STILL Greek.ÂÂ  People changed thier names or in some cases had thier names changed FOR them by the wonderful staff people at Ellis Island.ÂÂ  

A parishoner from my parish told me that his dad said, when they arrived on Ellis island that they were changing their name from Paniotokopolous to Panages since it was too long.  He's one of the few Greeks who actually speaks some.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: FrChris on July 26, 2005, 12:43:52 AM
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Topic Summary
Posted on: Yesterday at 07:42:37 PMPosted by: Elisha   
A parishoner from my parish told me that his dad said, when they arrived on Ellis island that they were changing their name from Paniotokopolous to Panages since it was too long.  He's one of the few Greeks who actually speaks some.
 

Y'know, because my family are converts that 'fit in' with a Greek community, I have been asked the reverse:

'Xristo, what was your family's name before Ellis Island messed it up?'
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Silouan on July 26, 2005, 03:14:52 AM
I must agree that this entire thread is weird.  Who really cares which worldy actors and polititions are Orthodox?  The more important questions is which living Orthodox are grace filled and saintly. 
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: jmbejdl on July 26, 2005, 03:45:42 AM
I was saddled with a very long Serbian maiden name until I got married, that I was teased endlessly about.ÂÂ  However, I think it's a pock mark on one's identity to change your name.ÂÂ  It's being something you're really not. White-afying a name doesn't remove the ethnicty. Jennifer Aniston is STILL Greek.ÂÂ  People changed thier names or in some cases had thier names changed FOR them by the wonderful staff people at Ellis Island.ÂÂ  

I completely agree. Look at my surname: Meyer-Bejdl. If I were to respell that the way it sounds to English ears I'd have to write Myer-Badle (or perhaps Baydel), but that would make me feel like I'm denouncing my family. I really don't understand it. I'd rather people had difficulty pronouncing my name (and they always do) than pretend that I'm not of German and Czech stock.

James
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: jenck on July 26, 2005, 08:47:07 AM
Really?ÂÂ  An admitted homosexual?

You can't be gay and Orthodox.ÂÂ  Or so I've heard.

That's like saying you can't be a sinner and be Orthodox.
The truth is, you can't be practicing a homosexual lifestyle and still receive communion.  But admitting that you are homosexual is like admitting any other sin, and you are accepted into the Orthodox community with love and open arms.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: PhosZoe on July 26, 2005, 10:25:05 AM
That's like saying you can't be a sinner and be Orthodox.
The truth is, you can't be practicing a homosexual lifestyle and still receive communion.  But admitting that you are homosexual is like admitting any other sin, and you are accepted into the Orthodox community with love and open arms.

True. It's having homosexual sex that is the sin. Just like straight people having having pre-marital sex. Love the person hate the sin.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Timos on July 26, 2005, 12:29:28 PM
Sorry I am Canadian. Well I'm not really apolagizing for being Canadian...but anyhow..what is Ellis Island and why did the people on this island mess up your names??!

Now I've heard of Long Island which I think is in New York.

Oh yeah for the record, just so you all know...

Canada is not always covered in snow and we don't have polar bears running around the city...thats only in the waaaay north like Alaska...but almost nobody lives up there.

We have lots of Orthodox churches which are about 95% ethnic-tied.

We have McDonalds but not Walgreens...I wish it was the other way around.

Every section of town is like a little cultural ghetto exept they are actually really nice to be called a "ghetto". The Greeks live on either side of town and beside them are the Egyptians and Lebanese. Beside them are the Italians and Portuguese ppl. And finally in the middle of it all are the Pakistanis and Kineso. But then again they live everywhere...

my priest went to the Sates for a visit, came back, and the next sunday I heard an organ and a choir in church and I thought I just walked in to a catholic church.

We barely have Canadian shows other than "Corner Gas" which shows life on the praries way out West.

My favourite American shows are 7th Heaven, Desperate Housewives, and Everybody Loves Raymond. What a contrast huh?

Also you southerners tned to lure in our actors like Michael-J. Fox.

Wow, I've never had to rant about excusing myself for being Canadian..except when in the States and people wonder how we ever survive our freezing year-long winters without snow-shoes.

O and one more thing...we are not obsessed about being Canadian. There's practically one Canadian flag in the country, on parliament hill. I see more Greek flags than Canadian ones here. When I go to the States, I am bombarded with red, white, and blue, red, white, and blue- a constant reminder of my whereabouts...and beautiful messages in huge red bold writing saying: "Join the army and make your people proud by serving your country."

Oh yeah and we practically have no army...

So back to the question. What or where is this Ellis Island and why do they change your names? Sheesh thats so rude.

H Panagia Mazi mas,
                              Timos


Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: monkvasyl on July 26, 2005, 12:33:30 PM
Cat Stevens was originally Greek Orthodox.  Michael George also was Orthodox and is gay.  There was a former member of the Boston City Council that was Greek Orthodox and very actively gay.  Jack Palance is Ukrainian, but I'm not sure if he's Uniate or Orthodox.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Keble on July 26, 2005, 01:33:22 PM
This is such a mixed area that everyone knows how to pronounce Ng and Nguyen.

Terry Mattingly and Frederica Matthewes-Green are both converts.

It's of some nominal interest who is what. Griping about their worldliness is sour grapes-- the church is inordinately proud, to this day, of those early centuries when they had emperors and empresses to call its own.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: amnesiac99 on July 26, 2005, 01:50:00 PM
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Cat Stevens was originally Greek Orthodox.

That didn't last long, though, did it? He spent most of his adult life persuing far-eastern religions only to convert to Islam. His father was Cypriot, as I recall. Anyway, his music is still great!

Oh, and for whoever asked me about how I know Kennedy (the MTV veejay) is Orthodox: she was on some cable news show talking about the role of religion in public and political life and mentioned she was Eastern Orthodox. I'm not sure about her ethnicity, though. Her full name is Lisa Kennedy Montgomery.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: ania on July 26, 2005, 01:54:05 PM
Sorry I am Canadian. Well I'm not really apologizing for being Canadian...but anyhow..what is Ellis Island and why did the people on this island mess up your names??!

Now I've heard of Long Island which I think is in New York.

So back to the question. What or where is this Ellis Island and why do they change your names? Sheesh thats so rude.



http://www.nps.gov/stli/serv02.htm

If you've ever watched Godfather II, you would have seen Vito Corlenone being processed through Ellis Island. 

The workers would often either completely make up new names for the incoming immigrants, or Americanize the originals.

Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: ania on July 26, 2005, 01:57:11 PM
I heard the Freddy Mercury started life out as Orthodox, but not too sure about that one.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Elisha on July 26, 2005, 02:15:51 PM
Y'know, because my family are converts that 'fit in' with a Greek community, I have been asked the reverse:

'Xristo, what was your family's name before Ellis Island messed it up?'

That's funny - as if it happend to every single surname.


Timos,
Ellis island is an island in the same NY area (I want to say where the statue of liberty is, but I think it is some neighboring small island) where all the immigrants first landed and got "processed" way "back in the day".
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: monkvasyl on July 26, 2005, 02:48:17 PM
Anyway, his music is still great!

Yea, even tho Cat Stevens made a big mistake, in my opinion, his music still is on my favorite list.  Especially, "Morning Has Broken".
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Lemko Rusyn on July 26, 2005, 03:27:38 PM
The workers would often either completely make up new names for the incoming immigrants, or Americanize the originals.

This was rarely, if ever, what happened.

See  The Myth of Ellis Island Name Changes (http://www.ancestry.com/learn/library/article.aspx?article=3893)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Lemko Rusyn on July 26, 2005, 03:32:44 PM
Jack Palance is Ukrainian, but I'm not sure if he's Uniate or Orthodox.

Romano-Frankish Papal Latin Ukrainian Nationalist Uniate.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Deacon Lance on July 26, 2005, 03:44:59 PM
Freddy Mercury, born Farrokh Bulsara to Persian parents, was Zoroastrian.  How much he practiced in his life I do not know but his funeral was according to Zoroastrian rites.

Fr. Deacon Lance
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Deacon Lance on July 26, 2005, 03:49:11 PM
Jack Palnce's baptismal name is Vladimir (Walter) Palanuik.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Keble on July 26, 2005, 04:02:38 PM
Yea, even tho Cat Stevens made a big mistake, in my opinion, his music still is on my favorite list.ÂÂ  Especially, "Morning Has Broken".

The words are by Eleanor Farjeon, who is famous in England for her children's stories. The tune is a traditional Gaelic melody. It appears in several modern hymnals.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Hadel on July 27, 2005, 01:36:23 AM
I must agree that this entire thread is weird.ÂÂ  Who really cares which worldy actors and polititions are Orthodox?ÂÂ  The more important questions is which living Orthodox are grace filled and saintly.ÂÂ  


Its mainly for the youth, they need good role models and not the fake religions out there.

Growing up Arab-American I always seeking out Famous Arab-Americans for role models and to say to those who made fun of my heritage that you are also making fun of Doug Flutie, George Mitchell, Danny Thomas, Jamie Farr, Paula Abdul, Shannon Elizabeth....etc. Thus, it is good to find someone in the main stream that is a good practicing Orthodox Christian.

This is for the youth seeking out about their faith and beliefs.

I hope this answers some of your "weird" thought into this.

In Christ,
Hadel
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Ebor on July 27, 2005, 10:20:07 AM
Hadel, is it sort of the idea of "People like me have done things, made good, are known."

I have to say that I'm pleased when someone from Montana is in the news for something good.  :)

Ebor
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: mike on February 03, 2009, 10:28:21 AM
Katie Melua is also.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Rosehip on February 03, 2009, 11:30:41 AM
Timos-the-Canadian, I laughed so hard reading your post!!!!

Jewish people love to make lists of Jewish celebrities too, so it's not uncommon to do so...
I've heard that they consider Jesus of Nazareth to be one of theirs...go figure...
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Heorhij on February 03, 2009, 11:37:07 AM
Boris Pasternak - he was born into a Jewish family, but his nurse, a simple illiterate Russian woman, brought him to an Orthodox parish when he was an infant, and had him baptized. Pasternak's parents were very secular (his father was a rather famous and very wealthy artist), so they did not mind. Interestingly, Boris grew up a really, seriously devout Orthodox. He attended an Orthodox parish near Peredelkino (Moscow oblast) very regularly and partook in the Holy Mysteries. He kept doing it even at the height of the militant antitheist and anti-Orthodox propaganda in the 1920-s and 1930-s. There is a legend that some henchman suggested in the presence of Stalin that Pasternak should be deported for his Orthodox convictions, but Stalin said, "ah, let this heaven-dweller alone, he is not dangerous."

Ivan Pavlov, the winner of Nobel Prize in Physiology (1905), also was a very devout Orthodox even during the Soviet times. He grew up a son of a priest and kept a very Orthodox lifestyle till the day he died (in 1936).
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: ialmisry on February 03, 2009, 11:55:18 AM
Charles Malik: the force behind the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Igor Sikorsky:developer of the heliocopter and other aero-engineering.

And of course, Troy Polamalu.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Αριστοκλής on February 03, 2009, 12:24:41 PM
Nikola Tesla
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Tzimis on February 03, 2009, 02:44:44 PM
Troy Polamalu from the Superbowl winning Pittsburgh Steelers is a devout Greek Orthodox Christian. I seen him cross himself no less than 25 times through the game.
Probably why they won too. ;)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Bono Vox on February 03, 2009, 02:57:05 PM
I read on several websites that Chris Angel (the magician) was Greek Orthodox.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Keble on February 03, 2009, 05:42:55 PM
Troy Polamalu from the Superbowl winning Pittsburgh Steelers is a devout Greek Orthodox Christian. I seen him cross himself no less than 25 times through the game.
Probably why they won too. ;)

There was an interesting GetReligion article (http://www.getreligion.org/?p=6967) on the coverage of this.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Fr. George on February 03, 2009, 06:00:56 PM
Troy Polamalu from the Superbowl winning Pittsburgh Steelers is a devout Greek Orthodox Christian. I seen him cross himself no less than 25 times through the game.

Yes.  Troy's name was mentioned in an earlier post...

Probably why they won too. ;)

Um, keep the superstition out of this one.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Tzimis on February 03, 2009, 06:40:26 PM


Yes.  Troy's name was mentioned in an earlier post...
woops. missed it. :laugh:
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Um, keep the superstition out of this one.

I removed the garlic from around my neck right after the game. haha.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Orthodoc on February 04, 2009, 10:41:56 AM


I once read somewhere that Seiji Ozawa the famous Japanese classical conductor of the Boston Symphony is a member of the Orthodox church.

Orthodoc
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Keble on February 04, 2009, 02:30:18 PM
I once read somewhere that Seiji Ozawa the famous Japanese classical conductor of the Boston Symphony is a member of the Orthodox church.

I don't think this is so, though I could not find clear confirmation one way or the other.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: HandmaidenofGod on February 04, 2009, 03:50:31 PM
Michael Huffington - U.S. Representative from California

Really?  An admitted homosexual?

You can't be gay and Orthodox.  Or so I've heard.

Better tell Fr. Seraphim Rose that.  ;)

You cannot be a practicing homosexual and go up for communion, just as a heterosexual who has sex outside the bonds of marriage cannot go up for communion.

Same-sex attraction in and of itself is not sinful. It's what you do with it that potentially can be. If you are chaste, you can go to communion. I don't know anything about Michael Huffington, so I can't speak about him, but that is between him and his spiritual father.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: HandmaidenofGod on February 04, 2009, 03:56:58 PM
Quite honestly, about people changing their last names when they came to America...  I know quite a few people who have done it, Russians, Greeks, Poles...  During the Cold War it was definitely better for Russians to have "un-Russian" names in some cases. 
Greek names... well, I could think of several insulting ways to rearrange "Anastassakis."

I have a bunch of Greek friends (and currently a Greek roommate) who's names are very easy to twist around.  One of my brother's best friends gets called "Prophylactics" at school, and it's only 2 letters changed and 1 letter added.  Kids can be cruel and some people would rather their kids not be teased. 

So, in defense of Jennifer Aniston's parents... perhaps they were doing what they thought best for their kid(s).

This is true. My last name is an Ellis-Island imalgimation that turned a Hungarian last name into something looks Greek and sounds Spanish. I have a friend who is of Russian descent and his last name is Smith.

I know many Indian friends who's names seem to include every letter of the alphabet and go by "American" names like Vic or Kevin.

It's not about cultural shame but rather trying to fit-in in a new environment.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: ialmisry on February 08, 2009, 06:44:41 PM
Does anyone know if Bear Grylls of "Man vs. Wild" is Orthodox? I see the show from time to time in parts, seeing him do all sorts of strange things in strange places, taking his clothes off all the time (today he got naked in Siberia) and drinking his urine (today in Namibia).  I saw the beginning for the first time and noticed not only did he cross himself but did so in the Orthodox fashion.  My sons told me "he always does that."
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Alveus Lacuna on February 08, 2009, 08:40:51 PM
Is Tina Fey really Orthodox?
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Hadel on February 10, 2009, 03:13:59 PM
Is Tina Fey really Orthodox?


Yes, Tina Fey is Orthodox and half Greek; I saw once a rerun sketch of Saturday Night Live, when she use to do the news segment and made a cross (Orthodox Cross) when she mentioned an actor who died ( a skit).

In Christ,
Hadel
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Marc1152 on February 10, 2009, 03:24:07 PM
Timos-the-Canadian, I laughed so hard reading your post!!!!

Jewish people love to make lists of Jewish celebrities too, so it's not uncommon to do so...
I've heard that they consider Jesus of Nazareth to be one of theirs...go figure...

That's because his Mom is Jewish..

I've heard that Celine Dion is Melikite

 I wonder if our former Govorner here in Maryland Spiro T. Agnew ( the great) was Orthodox ?
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Αριστοκλής on February 10, 2009, 04:26:28 PM
Timos-the-Canadian, I laughed so hard reading your post!!!!

Jewish people love to make lists of Jewish celebrities too, so it's not uncommon to do so...
I've heard that they consider Jesus of Nazareth to be one of theirs...go figure...

That's because his Mom is Jewish..

I've heard that Celine Dion is Melikite

 I wonder if our former Govorner here in Maryland Spiro T. Agnew ( the great) was Orthodox ?

Agnew was Episcopalian.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Marat on February 10, 2009, 06:15:44 PM
Are professional tennis players famous enough to count in this? If so, there are bunches of them. Novak Djokovic from Serbia, the number 3 player in the world, crosses himself regularly in his matches, and in the Orthodox way. Why he is doing this all the time I am not sure, but he does it. Maria Sharapova wears an Orthodox looking cross sometimes when she plays. None of this is conclusive of course, but they must feel a connection to some degree. There are many more but no one seems to care about tennis other than me.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Heorhij on February 10, 2009, 06:49:47 PM
Are professional tennis players famous enough to count in this? If so, there are bunches of them. Novak Djokovic from Serbia, the number 3 player in the world, crosses himself regularly in his matches, and in the Orthodox way. Why he is doing this all the time I am not sure, but he does it. Maria Sharapova wears an Orthodox looking cross sometimes when she plays. None of this is conclusive of course, but they must feel a connection to some degree. There are many more but no one seems to care about tennis other than me.

Speaking of sports stars, Oksana Baiul, the figure skater from Ukraine who out-competed Nancy Carrigan in the 1994 winter Olympics, is an Orthodox Christian.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Hadel on February 11, 2009, 05:05:58 AM
Timos-the-Canadian, I laughed so hard reading your post!!!!

Jewish people love to make lists of Jewish celebrities too, so it's not uncommon to do so...
I've heard that they consider Jesus of Nazareth to be one of theirs...go figure...

That's because his Mom is Jewish..

I've heard that Celine Dion is Melikite

 I wonder if our former Govorner here in Maryland Spiro T. Agnew ( the great) was Orthodox ?





Yes, her Husband Renee' is Syrian-Arab (Canadian Citizen). He is Greek Melkite Catholic Church, in keeping with the faith of the baby's father. (Melkite Christians follow Orthodox rites but are loyal to the pope.) and Paul Anka is Syrian Orthodox (Syrian-Canadian) plus many many, and many more out there.

Here is an article on this:

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,622267,00.html

Originally posted Wednesday July 25, 2001 01:00 PM EDT
Celine Dion and husband Rene Angelil baptized their 6-month-old son, Rene-Charles, on Wednesday in Montreal at a 40-minute private ceremony before 250 friends and members of the family -- and it sounds as though the child has quite a set of pipes in him, too. "Little Rene-Charles wasn't cut out for a big ceremony like that, because he cried quite a bit," Michel Jasmin, a Quebec TV host and family friend, told a Canadian radio station. Apparently, though, the baby stopped wailing when his mother picked him up and held him. The service was held at a chapel adjoining the Notre Dame Basilica in Old Montreal, exactly six months after the birth of Rene-Charles, and followed the rites of the Greek Melkite Catholic Church, in keeping with the faith of the baby's father. (Melkite Christians follow Orthodox rites but are loyal to the pope.) The Angelils arrived in limos, while their guests showed up in mini-buses, and the event attracted a crowd of curious onlookers. Montreal officials, reports Reuters, closed off streets in the city's historic district and rolled out a blue carpet at the entrance to the church chapel. Dion, 33, is currently on a three-year sabbatical in order to be a fulltime mother. She has announced that her comeback will take place in Las Vegas in 2003.

In Christ,
Hadel

Ps: For extensive list with some tennis players on the list  ;D, please see Wikipedia (I know some do not respect the site but it is correct of what I read, mixed of Greeks, Eastern European and Arab nationalities):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Eastern_Orthodox_Christians
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: ialmisry on February 11, 2009, 08:27:30 AM
Timos-the-Canadian, I laughed so hard reading your post!!!!

Jewish people love to make lists of Jewish celebrities too, so it's not uncommon to do so...
I've heard that they consider Jesus of Nazareth to be one of theirs...go figure...

That's because his Mom is Jewish..

I've heard that Celine Dion is Melikite

 I wonder if our former Govorner here in Maryland Spiro T. Agnew ( the great) was Orthodox ?

I don't know if Celine has transferred rites (she's Quebecoise), but her husband is an Arab Melkite, and they had a second, Melkite, wedding.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Marc1152 on February 11, 2009, 09:28:13 PM
Timos-the-Canadian, I laughed so hard reading your post!!!!

Jewish people love to make lists of Jewish celebrities too, so it's not uncommon to do so...
I've heard that they consider Jesus of Nazareth to be one of theirs...go figure...

That's because his Mom is Jewish..

I've heard that Celine Dion is Melikite

 I wonder if our former Govorner here in Maryland Spiro T. Agnew ( the great) was Orthodox ?

Agnew was Episcopalian.

Whew !  Close call
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: mike on February 23, 2009, 04:52:59 PM
Naomi Campbell is going to convert
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Elisha on February 23, 2009, 06:06:10 PM
Naomi Campbell is going to convert

Is this confirmed?  It seems still more of a prediction from the press.  If she does, than hopefully she'll actually go to church and learn how to not be a female dog.  (Just look up all the incidents she's been involved in due to her temper to confirm this.)

--content edited for language -username! section moderator
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: PeterTheAleut on February 23, 2009, 06:58:19 PM
Are professional tennis players famous enough to count in this? If so, there are bunches of them. Novak Djokovic from Serbia, the number 3 player in the world, crosses himself regularly in his matches, and in the Orthodox way. Why he is doing this all the time I am not sure, but he does it. Maria Sharapova wears an Orthodox looking cross sometimes when she plays. None of this is conclusive of course, but they must feel a connection to some degree. There are many more but no one seems to care about tennis other than me.

Speaking of sports stars, Oksana Baiul, the figure skater from Ukraine who out-competed Nancy Carrigan in the 1994 winter Olympics
Yup, because Nancy Kerrigan had taken a rod to the knee from thugs working in cahoots with her American rival a few weeks before. :P  (Tanya Harding is known for flying hubcaps, as well, but I digress.)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Heorhij on February 23, 2009, 07:17:24 PM
Are professional tennis players famous enough to count in this? If so, there are bunches of them. Novak Djokovic from Serbia, the number 3 player in the world, crosses himself regularly in his matches, and in the Orthodox way. Why he is doing this all the time I am not sure, but he does it. Maria Sharapova wears an Orthodox looking cross sometimes when she plays. None of this is conclusive of course, but they must feel a connection to some degree. There are many more but no one seems to care about tennis other than me.

Speaking of sports stars, Oksana Baiul, the figure skater from Ukraine who out-competed Nancy Carrigan in the 1994 winter Olympics
Yup, because Nancy Kerrigan had taken a rod to the knee from thugs working in cahoots with her American rival a few weeks before. :P  (Tanya Harding is known for flying hubcaps, as well, but I digress.)

Sorry, I did not mean to say anything bad about Nancy Kerrigan (BTW, I apologize for misspelling her name).

Also, related to this as well as to what was said about Naomi Campbell: I remember being struck by the saying that "a perfect Orthodox" is an oxymoron. Oksana Bayul started as a little, naive, shy orphan girl from Dnipropetrovs'k, Ukraine, and then, after winning the Olympic gold medal, turned into a celeb, with wild parties and drunk driving and what not. But she IS Orthodox...
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Jetavan on February 23, 2009, 10:14:12 PM
Don't forget G. I. Gurdjieff and Nicholas Notovitch. :o
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: SolEX01 on February 23, 2009, 11:03:11 PM
Naomi Campbell is going to convert

If she remains involved with her wealthy Russian fiance....
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Alveus Lacuna on February 24, 2009, 02:39:31 AM
(http://www.csicop.org/si/2002-05/Hinn-Benny.jpg)

Benny Hinn was raised Orthodox.  Too bad he is so misguided...
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: ytterbiumanalyst on February 24, 2009, 07:17:07 AM
Yakov Smirnov is Orthodox again.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: ozgeorge on February 24, 2009, 09:39:23 AM
Apart from Benny Hinn, I have no idea who any of these people are.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Mark of Ephesus on February 24, 2009, 09:52:55 AM
Is Tina Fey really Orthodox?



Let's hope NOT.  (For the sake of Orthodoxy)

Your political post that followed this one was split into its own thread in the Politics Forum:
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,19888.0.html
Please refrain from Political posts in the Public Fora.
- Cleveland, Global Moderator
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Mark of Ephesus on February 24, 2009, 09:57:24 AM
Hi All,

I got this idea of post from another thread....for your interest found on this site:

List famous of most religions and I checked the Orthodox Site of famous below...listed below.

http://www.adherents.com/adh_fam.html

Spencer Abraham and Darrell Issa of Arab Origins....fyi.

Tom Hanks - actor, movie star





Tina Fey - Saturday Night Live TV series writer and on-screen co-host of "Weekend Update" segment
Michael Dukakis - Massachusetts governor; unsuccessful Democratic nominee for President (1988)
Olympia Dukakis - Academy Award-winning actress
Cyril Lucaris / Cyril I - became Patriarch of Constantinople as Cyril I in 17th Century, first great leader of Church since since fall of Constantinople in 1453
Spencer Abraham - U.S. Secretary of Energy for Pres. George W. Bush
George Stephanopoulos - communication director for Pres. Clinton; news show host
Darrell Issa - U.S. Representative from California; wealthy businessman; personally financed 2003 recall election that ended Gov. Gray Davis's term early
George Tenet - CIA director from 1997 to 2004
Paul Weyrich - powerful conservative American activist; founder of the Heritage Foundation
Terry Mattingly - nationally prominent syndicated religion journalist

Rod Blagojevich - governor of Illinois
Paul Sarbanes - U.S. Senator from Maryland
Olympia Snowe - U.S. Senator from Maine
Michael Huffington - U.S. Representative from California
Melissa Bean - U.S. Representative from Illinois
Michael Bilirakis - U.S. Representative from Florida


Here is an infamous person: Vlad Tepes, Prince of Wallachia & Romania  (Dracula)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Orthodoc on February 24, 2009, 11:40:51 AM


Adrain Zmed who played a cop on one of the TV series a few years back was the son of a Romanian Orthodox priest.

Orthodoc
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Hadel on February 25, 2009, 04:31:47 AM
(http://www.csicop.org/si/2002-05/Hinn-Benny.jpg)

Benny Hinn was raised Orthodox.  Too bad he is so misguided...

Believe me when I say, he is doing it for the money, I have seen this in the Middle East. I have relatives who have Orthodox Icons in their homes and go pray in the Evangelist church, because they give them money to convert. Personal experience. For others, money first then they fall for the conversion.

In Christ,
Hadel
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Hadel on February 25, 2009, 04:37:28 AM
Is Tina Fey really Orthodox?



Let's hope NOT.  (For the sake of Orthodoxy)

Your political post that followed this one was split into its own thread in the Politics Forum:
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,19888.0.html
Please refrain from Political posts in the Public Fora.
- Cleveland, Global Moderator



Yes, Tina Fey is half Greek and is Greek Orthodox (her husband converted for her). I have seen her personally on TV make an Orthodox cross during Saturday Night Live.

In Christ,
Hadel
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: ytterbiumanalyst on February 25, 2009, 10:14:55 AM
Is Tina Fey really Orthodox?
Let's hope NOT.  (For the sake of Orthodoxy)
For the sake of her soul, let's hope so.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: coptic orthodox boy on February 25, 2009, 04:02:49 PM
To famous MMA fighters who happen to be Orthodox are:

1)Fedor Emelianenko (my avatar) and here is a video where he speaks briefly concerning his religious views (starts at 6:15):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWWUQIhLSS4

2)Andrei Arlovski
(photo) http://www.mmaconvert.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/andrei_arlovski_boxing.jpg

and, the recent fight between Emelianenko and Arlovski last month:
http://www.dailymotion.com/search/Emelianenko%252Bvs.%252BArlovski/video/x85648_fedor-emelianenko-vs-andrei-arlovsk_sport
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Heorhij on February 25, 2009, 04:15:57 PM
Aleksander Galich (real name Alexander Aronovich Ginzburg, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Galich)

Galich is one of my most beloved Russian popular singers-"bards" (folks who composed both the music and the lyrics of their songs and performed them, accompanying themselves with a Russian 7-string guitar), on par with Vladimir Vysotsky and Bulat Okudzhava. His lyrics is incredibly powerful, revolves mostly around the themes of Stalinist terror, the martyrdom of those who ended up in Gulag camps.

He was born into a family of Soviet urban intellectuals of the Jewish ethnic origin, raised atheist, but converted to Orthodoxy in the early 1970-s by Fr. Alexander Men'.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Mark of Ephesus on February 25, 2009, 04:46:12 PM
Is Tina Fey really Orthodox?



Let's hope NOT.  (For the sake of Orthodoxy)

Your political post that followed this one was split into its own thread in the Politics Forum:
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,19888.0.html
Please refrain from Political posts in the Public Fora.
- Cleveland, Global Moderator



Yes, Tina Fey is half Greek and is Greek Orthodox (her husband converted for her). I have seen her personally on TV make an Orthodox cross during Saturday Night Live.

In Christ,
Hadel

So does she cross herself before or after she performs a "black mass"...(HUMOR) :)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Mark of Ephesus on February 25, 2009, 04:53:13 PM
Is Tina Fey really Orthodox?
Let's hope NOT.  (For the sake of Orthodoxy)
For the sake of her soul, let's hope so.


True. :)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Jetavan on February 25, 2009, 07:47:07 PM
Is Tina Fey really Orthodox?
Let's hope NOT.  (For the sake of Orthodoxy)
For the sake of her soul, let's hope so.


True. :)

Tina Fey is DYNO-MITE.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Marc1152 on February 25, 2009, 08:19:26 PM
I wonder if Bear Grills is Orthodox. He is the TV survivalist on Man Vs. Wild. He crosses himself in the Orthodox manner before jumping out of planes and such the like. It may just be an affectation.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: John of the North on February 25, 2009, 09:13:15 PM
I wonder if Bear Grills is Orthodox. He is the TV survivalist on Man Vs. Wild. He crosses himself in the Orthodox manner before jumping out of planes and such the like. It may just be an affectation.

I was wondering the same thing...
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: SolEX01 on February 26, 2009, 01:45:32 AM
Based on the quotes on his website (http://www.beargrylls.com/ask_bear.asp), no.

Quote
'I am here to help you'
'I am holding you by your right hand'
'The lord himself watches over you'
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Hadel on February 26, 2009, 02:23:12 AM
Is Tina Fey really Orthodox?



Let's hope NOT.  (For the sake of Orthodoxy)

Your political post that followed this one was split into its own thread in the Politics Forum:
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,19888.0.html




The way I understand it, After to cleanse her soul....  ;D :)
Please refrain from Political posts in the Public Fora.
- Cleveland, Global Moderator



Yes, Tina Fey is half Greek and is Greek Orthodox (her husband converted for her). I have seen her personally on TV make an Orthodox cross during Saturday Night Live.

In Christ,
Hadel

So does she cross herself before or after she performs a "black mass"...(HUMOR) :)

The way I understand it, after mass, to cleanse her soul,  ;D ;)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Asteriktos on February 26, 2009, 10:43:57 AM
Quote
Based on the quotes on his website, no

Which quotes?  ???
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: zoarthegleaner on February 26, 2009, 11:40:07 AM
Famous?  I guess that could even include Julian the Apostate.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: 88Devin12 on February 26, 2009, 12:40:34 PM
I just watched videos of Bear Grylls jumping out of airplanes, he does cross himself from right to left... But with his full hand like many Catholics, not with three fingers.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Mark of Ephesus on February 26, 2009, 07:09:55 PM
Famous?  I guess that could even include Julian the Apostate.


He wasn't Orthodox.....
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Marc1152 on February 26, 2009, 09:02:15 PM
Quote
Based on the quotes on his website, no

Which quotes?  ???

He is Roman Catholic
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: zoarthegleaner on February 26, 2009, 10:06:33 PM
Famous?  I guess that could even include Julian the Apostate.



He wasn't Orthodox.....
-------------

Then how did he get the name APOSTATE?
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Mark of Ephesus on February 26, 2009, 10:09:57 PM
Famous?  I guess that could even include Julian the Apostate.



He wasn't Orthodox.....
-------------

Then how did he get the name APOSTATE?


Because he REJECTED Orthodoxy for Paganism.   (I guess you can say he was Orthodox for a short time.)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: mike on February 27, 2009, 05:22:14 AM
OOs: Serj Tankian and Bob Marley. Why anyone hasn't posted them yet?
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Asteriktos on February 27, 2009, 05:36:42 AM
I have a hard time believing that Serj Tankian is an Orthodox Christian. If he is, his priest should wash his mouth out with soap, based on some of the stuff he sings (e.g. the song Violent Pornography) ;)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: SolEX01 on February 27, 2009, 07:11:17 PM
I never viewed Bob Marley as an Orthodox Christian of any type.   ???
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Hadel on February 28, 2009, 03:11:45 AM
I never viewed Bob Marley as an Orthodox Christian of any type.   ???

I am not sure either; however many sites and rumors say he converted to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church one year before his death like this site:

http://prayerfoundation.org/bob_marley_died_christian.htm

Also, currently his wife Rita, converted and is a deaconess in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.

In Christ,
Hadel
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: mike on August 03, 2009, 06:25:06 AM
Olaf Lubaszenko - famous Polish actor and film director
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: GammaRay on August 03, 2009, 09:17:46 AM
Definitely should include Bob Marley and Selasie I.
I feel that we have to consider C. S. Lewis as a "semi-Orthodox". ;)
http://www.nantyglo.com/postcards07/jul2507.htm
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Ebor on August 03, 2009, 12:34:01 PM
I feel that we have to consider C. S. Lewis as a "semi-Orthodox". ;)
http://www.nantyglo.com/postcards07/jul2507.htm

I have a book that makes the claim that C. S. Lewis was Mormon in his thinking and writing and I've seen claims that he would have gone to Rome by now. I've read a claim that because he was interested in Greece he would have become EO.  Reading his letters and own words can clearly establish where he was in in Church.  Meanwhile his work is able to speak and reach people in many different Churches.  After becoming a Christian again, he was Anglican to the day he died.  To borrow from him we cannot know what might have been but what was.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: John Larocque on August 03, 2009, 12:58:15 PM
Michael Ignatieff, son of diplomat George Ignatieff, public intellectual, Harvard professor, historian/author/novelist and current leader of the Liberal Party of Canada (seriously - he has a daunting resume), is listed as a member of the Russian Orthodox Church. (However he's self-described as not a "church guy".) His grandfather was an adviser to Nicholas II. In the US, the last major presidential contender who was listed as Orthodox was Mike Dukakis.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: mike on September 16, 2009, 03:47:57 PM
Jennifer Aniston and Emir Kusturica.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: rwprof on September 16, 2009, 04:13:35 PM
Troy Polamalu from the Superbowl winning Pittsburgh Steelers is a devout Greek Orthodox Christian. I seen him cross himself no less than 25 times through the game.

Yes.  Troy's name was mentioned in an earlier post...

Probably why they won too. ;)

Um, keep the superstition out of this one.

Sir! You should know that God is a Steelers fan!

Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Ortho_cat on September 16, 2009, 05:33:25 PM
We should distinguish between those who were baptised Orthodox because of their heritage and those who actively profess/practice their faith today.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Orthodoc on September 16, 2009, 05:49:00 PM
We should distinguish between those who were baptised Orthodox because of their heritage and those who actively profess/practice their faith today.

Exactly!  Some of the people mentioned may have been baptised Orthodox but are far from being practicing Orthodox!

Orthodoc
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Fr. George on September 16, 2009, 06:28:02 PM
We should distinguish between those who were baptised Orthodox because of their heritage and those who actively profess/practice their faith today.

Exactly!  Some of the people mentioned may have been baptised Orthodox but are far from being practicing Orthodox!

Orthodoc

Amen.  (Of course there are plenty of non-famous people who have been baptized Orthodox but are far from practicing; do we exalt them to inquirers who ask us for mentors?)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: mike on September 21, 2009, 09:58:10 AM
Is George Michaell an EO Christian?

On this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIpOxIyH0S8) he is a godfather on bapstism.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Papist on September 21, 2009, 04:18:29 PM
I feel that we have to consider C. S. Lewis as a "semi-Orthodox". ;)
http://www.nantyglo.com/postcards07/jul2507.htm

I have a book that makes the claim that C. S. Lewis was Mormon in his thinking and writing and I've seen claims that he would have gone to Rome by now. I've read a claim that because he was interested in Greece he would have become EO.  Reading his letters and own words can clearly establish where he was in in Church.  Meanwhile his work is able to speak and reach people in many different Churches.  After becoming a Christian again, he was Anglican to the day he died.  To borrow from him we cannot know what might have been but what was.
well, he was a very catholic (lower case 'c') anglican.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Andrew21091 on September 21, 2009, 07:35:10 PM
It is true that Bob Marley converted before he died.

F. Murray Abraham is Syriac Orthodox. His grandfather was a chanter.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Marc1152 on September 23, 2009, 12:47:35 PM
Is Michael Dukakas Orthodox? He will probably replace Ted Kennedy
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: ytterbiumanalyst on September 23, 2009, 12:48:48 PM
Is Michael Dukakas Orthodox? He will probably replace Ted Kennedy
Really? You think so?
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Orthodoc on September 23, 2009, 03:29:33 PM
Is Michael Dukakas Orthodox? He will probably replace Ted Kennedy

He married and brought up his kids in the EPISCOPAL CHURCH.  When his son got involved with drugs a few years back they found him a nice Greek girl.  Don't know if they ever got married.

Orthodoc
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: coptic orthodox boy on October 05, 2009, 08:19:31 AM
Some wedding photos of Fedor Emelianenko's recent wedding (considered MMA's top HW, also an Orthodox Christian):
(http://efedor.ru/img/menu/192.gif)

(http://efedor.ru/img/menu/196.gif)

(http://efedor.ru/img/menu/198.gif)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: mike on June 06, 2010, 01:32:24 PM
Maria Callas.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Nazarene on June 06, 2010, 03:25:58 PM
Aren't the Kardashians Armenian Orthodox, or was it just Robert (their father)? I can't find any confirmation.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Orthodoc on June 06, 2010, 05:38:02 PM
Aren't the Kardashians Armenian Orthodox, or was it just Robert (their father)? I can't find any confirmation.

Ye gads!  I hope not.
Orthodoc
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: ialmisry on June 06, 2010, 05:54:40 PM
Is Michael Dukakas Orthodox? He will probably replace Ted Kennedy

He married and brought up his kids in the EPISCOPAL CHURCH.  When his son got involved with drugs a few years back they found him a nice Greek girl.  Don't know if they ever got married.

Orthodoc
Doubt it: Michael is Jewish by birth, born Cheffetz.  His half brother through his father is Jason Chaffetz, a convert to the Mormons and to the Republicans  :o: he is in the House of Representatives from Utah.  Michael married someone, but I do not know whom.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: ialmisry on June 06, 2010, 05:55:35 PM
Aren't the Kardashians Armenian Orthodox, or was it just Robert (their father)? I can't find any confirmation.

Ye gads!  I hope not.
Orthodoc
I think the same thing. Bad enough that they are Armenian.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: stanley123 on June 06, 2010, 05:57:44 PM
I read somewhere that Mel Gibson's girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva was Eastern Orthodox.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: ialmisry on June 06, 2010, 05:58:42 PM
Is Michael Dukakas Orthodox? He will probably replace Ted Kennedy
Really? You think so?
No.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1e/Sbrownofficial.jpg)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: stanley123 on June 06, 2010, 06:01:35 PM
Nikola Tesla
Yes. He certainly was a great scientist, making many important contributions to the theory and development of electrical systems.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Nazarene on June 06, 2010, 06:08:47 PM
Aren't the Kardashians Armenian Orthodox, or was it just Robert (their father)? I can't find any confirmation.

Ye gads!  I hope not.
Orthodoc
I think the same thing. Bad enough that they are Armenian.

Haha!
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Robb on June 06, 2010, 06:22:04 PM
Aren't the Kardashians Armenian Orthodox, or was it just Robert (their father)? I can't find any confirmation.

Judging from the way they live, I seriously doubt that the Armenian Church means much to them.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Salpy on June 06, 2010, 06:25:39 PM
Aren't the Kardashians Armenian Orthodox, or was it just Robert (their father)? I can't find any confirmation.

Their grandmother (father's mother) went to my cousin's church, but I think she was the last one in that family to be a devout Armenian Orthodox.  The girls' mother is not Armenian, and I don't believe they were raised at all in the Church.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Fr. George on June 07, 2010, 10:00:40 PM
Aren't the Kardashians Armenian Orthodox, or was it just Robert (their father)? I can't find any confirmation.
Judging from the way they live, I seriously doubt that the Armenian Church means much to them.

If we judged one another from the way we each live, none of us could call ourselves Orthodox Christians.  I'm not affirming that they (Kardashians) are, but we also don't have much of a moral high ground to stand upon...
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Basil 320 on June 08, 2010, 02:15:21 AM
Re. REPLY NOS. 112, 113 & 114

Michael Dukakis is a Greek-American and Greek Orthodox.  His father was a medical doctor in Boston and was provided no cost medical services to the students of Holy Cross Seminary in Brookline.  His father made the acquaintance of Archbishop Iakovos, of blessed memory, when he was the presiding priest at the GOAA Boston Cathedral.  Michael Dukakis was baptised and raised in the Orthodox Church.  He married a Jewish women, Kitty.  Due to this marriage, most thought he wasn't in good standing with the Orthodox Church, but during the '88 presidential campaign, Archbishop Iakovos stated that he was in good standing with the Church; by the exercise of Economy, it would seem.

The reference above to his having been an Episcopalian, may be due to confusing him with another Greek-American from Massachusetts, former Congressman Paul Tsongas, who also had sought the presidency.  He had written in a memoir that although he was Greek Orthodox, while living in Washington D.C., his family found a spiritual home in the Episcopal Church.

Admitting to watching "Keeping up...," the Kardashian's make no reference to being members of an organized religion, and they tell quite a bit about their personal feelings about matters.  They allude to their Armenian nationality and culture, somewhat, usually in the context of discussions about their father.  At a wedding for Kloe, the "service " was secular; there was a little Armenian dancing at the reception.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: bogdan on June 08, 2010, 09:30:58 AM
According to the All-Knowing Wiki, Helen Thomas is Orthodox (Lebanese). Which puts her recent comments about Israel in a different light then perhaps a lot of the media is putting it (not to descend into politics).

Her niece is a news anchor and also Orthodox; I see her at one of our local parishes when I visit. That's kind of cool in this heavily-Reformed area.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: ytterbiumanalyst on June 08, 2010, 10:17:35 AM
Is Michael Dukakas Orthodox? He will probably replace Ted Kennedy
Really? You think so?
No.
Only nine months to recognize sarcasm. I think that's a new speed record for you.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Agabus on June 10, 2010, 10:00:06 AM
Sergei Rachmaninoff was Russian Orthodox.

But anyone who is familiar with his music has probably figured that out.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Carl Kraeff (Second Chance) on June 10, 2010, 12:12:46 PM
Is Michael Dukakas Orthodox? He will probably replace Ted Kennedy
Really? You think so?
No.
Only nine months to recognize sarcasm. I think that's a new speed record for you.

I think that the joke is on you. How could you fail to notice the very large photograph in Isa's posting?
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: LizaSymonenko on July 09, 2010, 02:15:43 PM

This is nice:  http://www.patriarchate.org/multimedia/photos?setID=72157624269030967  (see photos)

On Monday, June 28, 2010, renowned Hollywood actor Jim Belushi visited the Phanar with his family to receive the blessing of His All Holiness. Belushi and his children are Albanian Orthodox Christians.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Fabio Leite on July 09, 2010, 02:41:57 PM
Also from Adherents, my favorite section: super-heroes grouped by faith.

(http://www.adherents.com/lit/comics/collage/EasternOrthodox_collage.jpg)
Black Widow   Fireball   Confessor   Geo-Force   Elektra   Mindsinger   Terra

Unfortunately, we just got two anti-heroines (Elektra and Black Widow) who don't even mention this aspect of their origins and a couple of villains! Elektra even apostated to the ninja religion of the sect known as "The Hand".
Blame the Cold War, I suppose. :)

In case you may be wondering, the site claims that Superman's parents on Earth (Johnantan and Marta Kent) were Methodists and he was raised as such. Batman's parent were a mixed marriage between an Episcopalian and a Roman-Catholic and at least while his parents were alive we can suppose he was taken to church with them. Daredevil is Roman Catholic, and Spiderman seems to be a non-denominational Protestant.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: monkvasyl on July 09, 2010, 04:24:58 PM

This is nice:  http://www.patriarchate.org/multimedia/photos?setID=72157624269030967  (see photos)

On Monday, June 28, 2010, renowned Hollywood actor Jim Belushi visited the Phanar with his family to receive the blessing of His All Holiness. Belushi and his children are Albanian Orthodox Christians.

This one surprised me.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Basil 320 on July 14, 2010, 05:47:41 AM
I recall seeing a news clip of his brother John's funeral, from a small wooden structure, an Albanian Orthodox Church in Hyanis Port MA, as I recall.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: mike on September 19, 2010, 01:02:25 PM
Posts about the Orthodox in Brazil being to ethnic moved to Religious Topics (http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,29965.0.html).
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: That person on January 09, 2011, 02:51:45 AM
I have a hard time believing that Serj Tankian is an Orthodox Christian. If he is, his priest should wash his mouth out with soap, based on some of the stuff he sings (e.g. the song Violent Pornography) ;)
From the man's mouth: "About religion- My religion is the same as the trees out there. It's the same inspiration. Whatever moves them, moves me. I believe that we're animals. I know we are because we die and we eat and we ****. And all modern religions to me are false. All modern religions come from a time of what we call civilization. Civilization has only existed ten thousand years among millions of years of man being on this planet. Everything before civilization is called prehistory. The reason that I don't give credence to modern religions is because they are only partially true. Because they were started from after civilization." He's a talented musician and lyricist, but I'm guessing he doesn't practice Orthodoxy (although it's quite possible he was Baptized). A name I'm surprised hasn't been mentioned is Good Morning America host George Stephanopoulos. Actually, I'm not surprised. It's very hard to spell that name, and many wouldn't want to embarrass themselves trying. Going by his Wiki article, his father is Dean Emeritus at Holy Trinity Cathedral, and he's considered becoming a priest himself.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Orthodoc on January 09, 2011, 03:00:17 AM
I have a hard time believing that Serj Tankian is an Orthodox Christian. If he is, his priest should wash his mouth out with soap, based on some of the stuff he sings (e.g. the song Violent Pornography) ;)
From the man's mouth: "About religion- My religion is the same as the trees out there. It's the same inspiration. Whatever moves them, moves me. I believe that we're animals. I know we are because we die and we eat and we ****. And all modern religions to me are false. All modern religions come from a time of what we call civilization. Civilization has only existed ten thousand years among millions of years of man being on this planet. Everything before civilization is called prehistory. The reason that I don't give credence to modern religions is because they are only partially true. Because they were started from after civilization." He's a talented musician and lyricist, but I'm guessing he doesn't practice Orthodoxy (although it's quite possible he was Baptized). A name I'm surprised hasn't been mentioned is Good Morning America host George Stephanopoulos. Actually, I'm not surprised. It's very hard to spell that name, and many wouldn't want to embarrass themselves trying. Going by his Wiki article, his father is Dean Emeritus at Holy Trinity Cathedral, and he's considered becoming a priest himself.

George's sister is an Orthodox nun in the ROCOR Church in the Holy Land.

Orthodoc
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Ortho_cat on January 09, 2011, 04:59:38 AM
Some people who I was pleasantly surprised to see on this list:

Dwayne Wade
Bill Evans

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Eastern_Orthodox_Christians
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Asteriktos on January 09, 2011, 05:14:47 AM
Dwayne Wade

Impossible! He publically invited the devil into his house!  :P Seriously though, thanks for posting the info/link.


EDIT--As I look at the list, I'm suprised there aren't more NHL players that are Orthodox.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Ortho_cat on January 09, 2011, 12:03:09 PM
Dwayne Wade

EDIT--As I look at the list, I'm suprised there aren't more NHL players that are Orthodox.

I had a similar sentiment. I have a feeling that is a pretty incomplete list.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Marc1152 on January 09, 2011, 02:43:20 PM
Ted Leonsis, owner of the Capitals (Hockey) and the Wizards ( B-Ball).
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: tuesdayschild on January 09, 2011, 02:58:13 PM
Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red Wings wants to celebrate Russian Christmas, but the interviewer keeps asking questions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=525_UhZ1EIg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=525_UhZ1EIg)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: PeterTheAleut on January 09, 2011, 07:34:46 PM
Some people who I was pleasantly surprised to see on this list:

Dwayne Wade
Bill Evans

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Eastern_Orthodox_Christians
I'd be careful how much credence I give to this list, though. Take "Pistol" Pete Maravich, for instance. I can remember how toward the end of his life he was quite close with Dr. James Dobson, enough so that Dr. Dobson gave a stirring eulogy in Pete's memory on his "Focus on the Family" program shortly after the basketball star died suddenly in the mid 1980's. I'm not sure a fundamentalist such as Dr. Dobson would have effused so much praise upon the Christian faith of someone who died Orthodox. (IIRC, Dr. Dobson claimed to have been with Mr. Maravich when he died--collapsed of cardiac arrest at age 40 during a pickup game of basketball.)

Everyone named on that list may have been Orthodox at some point in their lives, even if considered Orthodox by ethnicity only, but that doesn't mean that everyone on that list who is still living would call themselves Orthodox today.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Ortho_cat on January 09, 2011, 09:18:53 PM
Dwayne Wade

Impossible! He publically invited the devil into his house!  :P

Another interesting FYI about Wade...it is said that he wears the #3 in honor of the Holy Trinity.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: PeterTheAleut on January 09, 2011, 10:16:55 PM
Dwayne Wade

Impossible! He publically invited the devil into his house!  :P

Another interesting FYI about Wade...it is said that he wears the #3 in honor of the Holy Trinity.
Another interesting thing about him is that I've always seen his name spelled Dwyane--in this case where the "Y" precedes the "A", I guess the "Y" is silent.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: 88Devin12 on April 07, 2011, 02:37:26 AM
Found this video the other day: Novak Djokovic says (in match with a Greek) that "we are truly Orthodox brothers".
http://youtu.be/kQzIzXPWK8M

On a somewhat related note, I've learned whilst being here in Greece that the #1 Greek soccer/football team, Olympiacos FC is in a "brotherhood" with a couple other teams, and they call themselves the "Orthodox Brothers"...
The "Orthodox Brothers" (in soccer) consists of:
Olympiacos FC (1st in Greece); Red Star Belgrade (2nd in Serbia); FC Spartak Moscow (4th in Russia).
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Milica on April 09, 2011, 01:05:53 PM
Isn't Jennifer Aniston Orthodox?  I know that her family is Greek, so ergo . .

Seeing Jennifer Aniston's lifestyle.... I would say no.
Evan Lysacek is Orthodox (Olympic figure skater)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: 88Devin12 on April 09, 2011, 01:31:26 PM
Isn't Jennifer Aniston Orthodox?  I know that her family is Greek, so ergo . .

Seeing Jennifer Aniston's lifestyle.... I would say no.
Evan Lysacek is Orthodox (Olympic figure skater)
While it saddens me to say this, you cannot judge an Orthodox Christian by their lifestyle...
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Marc1152 on April 09, 2011, 02:41:57 PM
Isn't Jennifer Aniston Orthodox?  I know that her family is Greek, so ergo . .

Seeing Jennifer Aniston's lifestyle.... I would say no.
Evan Lysacek is Orthodox (Olympic figure skater)

What is it about her lifestyle you dont like? She is an accomplished actress. She was dumped by her husband for another woman. All the Movies and TV I have seen her in are relatively wholesome.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Basil 320 on April 10, 2011, 07:08:30 AM
I like Jennifer Aniston a lot, I find her exceptionally attractive, and I don't think we should judge her life style, anymore than we should judge our fellow man.  She does officially list herself as Greek Orthodox, claiming St. Sophia G.O. Cathedral in L.A. as her parish, but it was reported that her father, soap opera actor John Aniston, was disappointed when she did not get married to Brad Pitt in the Orthodox Church.  (She has embraced her Greek heritage, having lived in Greece in her youth, she vacations in her family's home village regularly.  Her Godfather was the late Telly Savalas.)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Iconodule on April 10, 2011, 09:33:56 AM
Isn't Jennifer Aniston Orthodox?  I know that her family is Greek, so ergo . .

Seeing Jennifer Aniston's lifestyle.... I would say no.
Evan Lysacek is Orthodox (Olympic figure skater)

What is it about her lifestyle you dont like? She is an accomplished actress. She was dumped by her husband for another woman. All the Movies and TV I have seen her in are relatively wholesome.

My wife has made me sit through a number of unwholesomely awful rom coms starring Aniston.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: genesisone on April 10, 2011, 02:24:10 PM
My wife has made me sit through a number of unwholesomely awful rom coms starring Aniston.
as penance  ::)?
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Asteriktos on April 10, 2011, 02:29:23 PM
Isn't Jennifer Aniston Orthodox?  I know that her family is Greek, so ergo . .

Seeing Jennifer Aniston's lifestyle.... I would say no.
Evan Lysacek is Orthodox (Olympic figure skater)

What is it about her lifestyle you dont like? She is an accomplished actress. She was dumped by her husband for another woman. All the Movies and TV I have seen her in are relatively wholesome.

My wife has made me sit through a number of unwholesomely awful rom coms starring Aniston.

Isn't that the time to pull out the "Gee dear, you should really have some girls night out time with your friends!" ??  ;)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Kasatkin fan on April 10, 2011, 04:14:45 PM
I like Jennifer Aniston a lot, I find her exceptionally attractive, and I don't think we should judge her life style, anymore than we should judge our fellow man.  She does officially list herself as Greek Orthodox, claiming St. Sophia G.O. Cathedral in L.A. as her parish, but it was reported that her father, soap opera actor John Aniston, was disappointed when she did not get married to Brad Pitt in the Orthodox Church.  (She has embraced her Greek heritage, having lived in Greece in her youth, she vacations in her family's home village regularly.  Her Godfather was the late Telly Savalas.)

It seems to me that getting married outside the church nets one an excommunication, so unless she was given a dispensation, she wouldn't be Orthodox in good standing, but who knows, maybe she did. I guess that's between her and her spiritual father/confessor/bishop.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Iconodule on April 10, 2011, 04:49:21 PM
Isn't Jennifer Aniston Orthodox?  I know that her family is Greek, so ergo . .

Seeing Jennifer Aniston's lifestyle.... I would say no.
Evan Lysacek is Orthodox (Olympic figure skater)

What is it about her lifestyle you dont like? She is an accomplished actress. She was dumped by her husband for another woman. All the Movies and TV I have seen her in are relatively wholesome.

My wife has made me sit through a number of unwholesomely awful rom coms starring Aniston.

Isn't that the time to pull out the "Gee dear, you should really have some girls night out time with your friends!" ??  ;)

We've come up with a system where, for each of these movies, I get a "Rambo card" whereby she must watch with me an equally terrible action flick.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Marc1152 on April 10, 2011, 09:53:01 PM
Isn't Jennifer Aniston Orthodox?  I know that her family is Greek, so ergo . .

Seeing Jennifer Aniston's lifestyle.... I would say no.
Evan Lysacek is Orthodox (Olympic figure skater)

What is it about her lifestyle you dont like? She is an accomplished actress. She was dumped by her husband for another woman. All the Movies and TV I have seen her in are relatively wholesome.

My wife has made me sit through a number of unwholesomely awful rom coms starring Aniston.

Isn't that the time to pull out the "Gee dear, you should really have some girls night out time with your friends!" ??  ;)

We've come up with a system where, for each of these movies, I get a "Rambo card" whereby she must watch with me an equally terrible action flick.

Make her watch this one. Pound for pound it's the most Manly battle scene in all cinema:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrZbUS0MaY4
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Orthodoc on April 11, 2011, 02:54:29 PM
Isn't Jennifer Aniston Orthodox?  I know that her family is Greek, so ergo . .

Seeing Jennifer Aniston's lifestyle.... I would say no.
Evan Lysacek is Orthodox (Olympic figure skater)

Speaking of Olympic Skaters, IS Evan's arch rival Johnny Weir Orhodox or just a Russophile?  They said he taught himself Russian and I saw him bless himself before eaating in the Orthodox manner.

Orthodoc
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Kasatkin fan on April 11, 2011, 07:55:28 PM
Isn't Jennifer Aniston Orthodox?  I know that her family is Greek, so ergo . .

Seeing Jennifer Aniston's lifestyle.... I would say no.
Evan Lysacek is Orthodox (Olympic figure skater)

Speaking of Olympic Skaters, IS Evan's arch rival Johnny Weir Orhodox or just a Russophile?  They said he taught himself Russian and I saw him bless himself before eaating in the Orthodox manner.

Orthodoc

I remember having a conversation with some friends on him, I think we concluded, based on some things he said, that he's a Russophile, but I don't remember the conversation well enough to provide evidence of this.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: 88Devin12 on April 16, 2011, 12:37:41 PM
I like Jennifer Aniston a lot, I find her exceptionally attractive, and I don't think we should judge her life style, anymore than we should judge our fellow man.  She does officially list herself as Greek Orthodox, claiming St. Sophia G.O. Cathedral in L.A. as her parish, but it was reported that her father, soap opera actor John Aniston, was disappointed when she did not get married to Brad Pitt in the Orthodox Church.  (She has embraced her Greek heritage, having lived in Greece in her youth, she vacations in her family's home village regularly.  Her Godfather was the late Telly Savalas.)

It seems to me that getting married outside the church nets one an excommunication, so unless she was given a dispensation, she wouldn't be Orthodox in good standing, but who knows, maybe she did. I guess that's between her and her spiritual father/confessor/bishop.

That marriage occurred 11 years ago, and ended 6 years ago. Like the end of your post says, it's between her and her Priest/Confessor. We don't have any business judging her in that way.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: 88Devin12 on April 16, 2011, 12:41:58 PM
Isn't Jennifer Aniston Orthodox?  I know that her family is Greek, so ergo . .

Seeing Jennifer Aniston's lifestyle.... I would say no.
Evan Lysacek is Orthodox (Olympic figure skater)

Speaking of Olympic Skaters, IS Evan's arch rival Johnny Weir Orhodox or just a Russophile?  They said he taught himself Russian and I saw him bless himself before eaating in the Orthodox manner.

Orthodoc

From what I read, Johnny Weir is just a Russophile, he isn't Orthodox, rather he is a Roman Catholic (but practices Kabballah?).
I know we just finished a discussion on personal behavior, and I'm not judging him, but he has viewpoints and openly practices behavior contrary to Orthodox teaching and tradition.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: AirKoryoTU-204 on April 20, 2011, 09:12:12 PM
Some great Orthodox Christians, maybe less known ones.

None the less till Orthodox brothers,  Praise God!   :)


Ibō Takahashi - was an admiral in the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II

Yadegar Moxammat - was the last khan of Kazan Khanate  (Converted from Islam)



Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: akimori makoto on April 20, 2011, 09:18:55 PM
Ibō Takahashi - was an admiral in the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II

This reminds me:

Sugihara Chiune, Japanese convert to Orthodoxy and rescuer of persecuted Jews during the second world war.

Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiune_Sugihara

Short documentary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAwqhytNAjY

OCnet thread: http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,8973.0.html
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: AirKoryoTU-204 on April 20, 2011, 09:27:55 PM

This reminds me:

Sugihara Chiune, Japanese convert to Orthodoxy and rescuer of persecuted Jews during the second world war.

Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiune_Sugihara

Short documentary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAwqhytNAjY

OCnet thread: http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,8973.0.html

Indeed there are many Japanese brothers and sisters! God willing there will be more and more each day.

Another Japanese brother is

Nobori Shomu : He was a famous translator in the form of literature translation

Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Iconodule on April 20, 2011, 09:32:50 PM
St. Peter of Rostov, a Mongol prince who became a wonder-worker
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: AirKoryoTU-204 on April 20, 2011, 09:42:10 PM
St. Peter of Rostov, a Mongol prince who became a wonder-worker

I think he was Tatar, there are so many Tatar Orthodox many of which have taken on the Russian Ethnic identity, although Tatar grous such as the Nağaybäklär, Keräşens and Volga Tatar groups are Orthodox today.

a good example is the famous

Abraham of Bulgaria : (Bulgaria meaning Volga Bulgaria not the European nation)  :)

Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Iconodule on April 20, 2011, 09:45:57 PM
St. Peter of Rostov, a Mongol prince who became a wonder-worker

I think he was Tatar, there are so many Tatar Orthodox many of which have taken on the Russian Ethnic identity

The term "Tatar" was/ is used in Russia and the West to designate a great array of peoples, including Mongols, who are not all really Tatars.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: AirKoryoTU-204 on April 20, 2011, 09:57:24 PM
Tatarlar or Tatar in English does describe the people of the Volga regions but they are a distinct form of Altaic people i.e. related like the previous groups I listed Qazan (Kazan) Tatars being the main type living in Tatarstan, RU today.  Mongolians are not Tatars never have been called Tatars although Tatars themselves are Mongolic meaning they desend from the Mongols, if we call every ethnicity which is partially Mongol Tatar then the entire Eastern European and Asian continent will be Tatar. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatars

Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Iconodule on April 20, 2011, 10:14:17 PM
The term "Tatar" was indeed applied to Mongols by Russians and other Europeans. Obviously it is not an accurate application of the term but historically it is common. One rarely sees the term "Mongol" in medieval European sources. The invaders under Genghis and Batu Khan were called "Tatars" but they were Mongols. St. Peter of Rostov was a Mongol (belonging to the Golden Horde) but he is called a Tatar.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: AirKoryoTU-204 on April 21, 2011, 12:59:09 AM
The term "Tatar" was indeed applied to Mongols by Russians and other Europeans. Obviously it is not an accurate application of the term but historically it is common. One rarely sees the term "Mongol" in medieval European sources. The invaders under Genghis and Batu Khan were called "Tatars" but they were Mongols. St. Peter of Rostov was a Mongol (belonging to the Golden Horde) but he is called a Tatar.

Fair enough, so they used to call Mongols Tatar?  How did the Russian distinguish from Mongol and (Volga Tatar i.e. Kazan) when they conqured Kazan?  I never knew this.  It's like calling Americans English or Canadians English because somwhere down the track many of them originated from there.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Iconodule on April 21, 2011, 08:27:49 AM
The term "Tatar" was indeed applied to Mongols by Russians and other Europeans. Obviously it is not an accurate application of the term but historically it is common. One rarely sees the term "Mongol" in medieval European sources. The invaders under Genghis and Batu Khan were called "Tatars" but they were Mongols. St. Peter of Rostov was a Mongol (belonging to the Golden Horde) but he is called a Tatar.

Fair enough, so they used to call Mongols Tatar?  How did the Russian distinguish from Mongol and (Volga Tatar i.e. Kazan) when they conqured Kazan?  I never knew this.  It's like calling Americans English or Canadians English because somwhere down the track many of them originated from there.

I don't know if they had a separate term for the Volga Tatars. It's funny what you say about "English," the Amish tend to call any outsider "English."
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: mike on June 10, 2011, 06:21:39 PM
Dave Gahan.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: LizaSymonenko on March 01, 2012, 08:41:30 PM

Look!  She's crossing herself!!

Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: username! on March 01, 2012, 09:31:55 PM
(http://th04.deviantart.net/fs47/PRE/i/2009/168/9/f/JESUS_CHRIST_by_logIcon.jpg)

Famous Orthodox Christian;  Jesus
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Eastern Mind on March 01, 2012, 09:51:28 PM
Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers is Eastern Orthodox. He's a convert.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Shiny on March 02, 2012, 01:26:10 AM
The guy who played in Tuck Everlasting, what's his name?
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: JamesR on March 02, 2012, 01:45:08 AM
Jennifer Aniston-Raised Greek Orthodox and had a Greek Orthodox wedding in her show 'Friends'.

Eminem-Converted to Orthodoxy before going into rehab, in many of his videos he is seen crossing himself from right to left.

Jim Belushi-Raised in the Albanian Orthodox Church, recently just met the Patriarch I think.

John Belushi-Raised in the Albanian Orthodox Church as well.

Tom Hanks-Not sure of the details

Bob Marley-Converted to Ethiopian Orthodoxy right before his death. He actually attempted to be Baptised three times before in the past but it was always postponed because of death threats to his Bishop. He waited until his death bed in New York before converting.

I just watched videos of Bear Grylls jumping out of airplanes, he does cross himself from right to left... But with his full hand like many Catholics, not with three fingers.

Interesting. Perhaps he is an Eastern Rite Catholic?
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: dzheremi on March 02, 2012, 03:46:21 AM
Tom Hanks-Not sure of the details

He converted in 1988 to marry actress Rita Wilson (born Margarita Ibrahimov to Bulgarian and Greek parents).
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: ag_vn on March 02, 2012, 04:29:21 AM
Eminem-Converted to Orthodoxy before going into rehab, in many of his videos he is seen crossing himself from right to left.

I'm curious to see that. Can you provide links to some videos?
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: JamesR on March 02, 2012, 05:32:12 AM
Eminem-Converted to Orthodoxy before going into rehab, in many of his videos he is seen crossing himself from right to left.

I'm curious to see that. Can you provide links to some videos?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wYNFfgrXTI&ob=av2e
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Shiny on March 02, 2012, 07:02:48 AM
Eminem-Converted to Orthodoxy before going into rehab, in many of his videos he is seen crossing himself from right to left.
Uh what? More details please.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: JamesRottnek on March 02, 2012, 07:02:48 AM
The guy who played in Tuck Everlasting, what's his name?

Which one?
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: JamesRottnek on March 02, 2012, 07:02:48 AM
Jennifer Aniston-Raised Greek Orthodox and had a Greek Orthodox wedding in her show 'Friends'.

Eminem-Converted to Orthodoxy before going into rehab, in many of his videos he is seen crossing himself from right to left.

Jim Belushi-Raised in the Albanian Orthodox Church, recently just met the Patriarch I think.

John Belushi-Raised in the Albanian Orthodox Church as well.

Tom Hanks-Not sure of the details

Bob Marley-Converted to Ethiopian Orthodoxy right before his death. He actually attempted to be Baptised three times before in the past but it was always postponed because of death threats to his Bishop. He waited until his death bed in New York before converting.

I just watched videos of Bear Grylls jumping out of airplanes, he does cross himself from right to left... But with his full hand like many Catholics, not with three fingers.

Interesting. Perhaps he is an Eastern Rite Catholic?

Can you provide any more information on Eminem converting to Orthodoxy?  I've used Google but turned up nothing.

As an aside, if he has, then he and Orthonorm are even more alike than I thought...
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Basil 320 on March 02, 2012, 07:36:39 AM
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are active members of St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Los Angeles, CA.  A few years back, the "Orthodox Observer" reported that Rita was a Sunday School teacher.  (The church is quite large and was constructed under the leadership of Charles Scouras in the late 1940's, while he was president of Fox, if I recall correctly.  Much of the construction was conducted by firms that worked for Fox and were encouraged (or coerced) into donating or significantly discounting their work;---he must be a grandson, but I see the name Charles Scouras as a producer of Desperate Housewives.)   (These threads get long and many don't read the older pages--most of the names in the prior seven comments have already been covered above.)

I'm not sure to which parish they belong, but Troy Polamalu and his wife's marriage was celebrated by GOAA Metropolitan Maximos, formerly of Pittsburgh.  I saw on facebook, soon after his enthronement in December, Metropolitan Savas of Pittsburgh was Polamalu's guest at a loge for a Pittsburgh Steelers game.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: mike on March 02, 2012, 07:45:30 AM
Eminem-Converted to Orthodoxy before going into rehab, in many of his videos he is seen crossing himself from right to left.

I'm curious to see that. Can you provide links to some videos?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wYNFfgrXTI&ob=av2e

WOW.

2:09
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: PeterTheAleut on March 02, 2012, 10:43:45 AM
Jennifer Aniston-Raised Greek Orthodox and had a Greek Orthodox wedding in her show 'Friends'.

Eminem-Converted to Orthodoxy before going into rehab, in many of his videos he is seen crossing himself from right to left.

Jim Belushi-Raised in the Albanian Orthodox Church, recently just met the Patriarch I think.

John Belushi-Raised in the Albanian Orthodox Church as well.

Tom Hanks-Not sure of the details

Bob Marley-Converted to Ethiopian Orthodoxy right before his death. He actually attempted to be Baptised three times before in the past but it was always postponed because of death threats to his Bishop. He waited until his death bed in New York before converting.

I just watched videos of Bear Grylls jumping out of airplanes, he does cross himself from right to left... But with his full hand like many Catholics, not with three fingers.

Interesting. Perhaps he is an Eastern Rite Catholic?
You might want to read the earlier posts on this thread, then, since many of the names you listed were already listed earlier. ;)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: vamrat on March 02, 2012, 11:58:05 AM
Eminem-Converted to Orthodoxy before going into rehab, in many of his videos he is seen crossing himself from right to left.

I'm curious to see that. Can you provide links to some videos?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wYNFfgrXTI&ob=av2e

WOW.

2:09

Wow, indeed.  If there is any substance to this I might like Mr. Shady more than I already did.  With any luck he might convert the Doctor as well.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Andrew21091 on March 02, 2012, 01:31:05 PM
Eminem-Converted to Orthodoxy before going into rehab, in many of his videos he is seen crossing himself from right to left.

I'm curious to see that. Can you provide links to some videos?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wYNFfgrXTI&ob=av2e

WOW.

2:09

Wow, indeed.  If there is any substance to this I might like Mr. Shady more than I already did.  With any luck he might convert the Doctor as well.

I don't think the video proves anything. If you notice, he crosses with his left hand in the video.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: primuspilus on March 02, 2012, 01:39:25 PM
Yeah I read Eminem is Orthodox. Isn't Tina Fey as well?

PP
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: JamesR on March 02, 2012, 05:23:07 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wYNFfgrXTI&ob=av2e

Eminem crosses himself at 2:09

Go to google and search 'what religion is Eminem?' and all of the websites that come up will list him as an Orthodox Christian.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: JamesRottnek on March 02, 2012, 05:31:33 PM
Yeah I read Eminem is Orthodox. Isn't Tina Fey as well?

PP

Where did you read this?  And, yes, Tina Fey at least was Orthodox, I don't know if she still considers herself an adherent of the Church.  Same with Zack Galifinakis and Chris Angel.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: biro on March 02, 2012, 06:31:10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wYNFfgrXTI&ob=av2e

Eminem crosses himself at 2:09

Go to google and search 'what religion is Eminem?' and all of the websites that come up will list him as an Orthodox Christian.

Hmmm! Good for him.  :)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: LBK on March 02, 2012, 06:51:35 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wYNFfgrXTI&ob=av2e

Eminem crosses himself at 2:09

Go to google and search 'what religion is Eminem?' and all of the websites that come up will list him as an Orthodox Christian.

He's crossing himself with his left hand, and his fingers are not arranged in the Orthodox fashion.  >:(
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Shanghaiski on March 02, 2012, 06:56:57 PM
Eminem-Converted to Orthodoxy before going into rehab, in many of his videos he is seen crossing himself from right to left.
Uh what? More details please.

I've always felt the yellow eminem exuded a spirit of Orthodox humility.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Shanghaiski on March 02, 2012, 06:57:35 PM
Jennifer Aniston-Raised Greek Orthodox and had a Greek Orthodox wedding in her show 'Friends'.

Eminem-Converted to Orthodoxy before going into rehab, in many of his videos he is seen crossing himself from right to left.

Jim Belushi-Raised in the Albanian Orthodox Church, recently just met the Patriarch I think.

John Belushi-Raised in the Albanian Orthodox Church as well.

Tom Hanks-Not sure of the details

Bob Marley-Converted to Ethiopian Orthodoxy right before his death. He actually attempted to be Baptised three times before in the past but it was always postponed because of death threats to his Bishop. He waited until his death bed in New York before converting.

I just watched videos of Bear Grylls jumping out of airplanes, he does cross himself from right to left... But with his full hand like many Catholics, not with three fingers.

Interesting. Perhaps he is an Eastern Rite Catholic?

Can you provide any more information on Eminem converting to Orthodoxy?  I've used Google but turned up nothing.

As an aside, if he has, then he and Orthonorm are even more alike than I thought...

Maybe Orthonorm IS Eminem...
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Shanghaiski on March 02, 2012, 06:59:39 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wYNFfgrXTI&ob=av2e

Eminem crosses himself at 2:09

Go to google and search 'what religion is Eminem?' and all of the websites that come up will list him as an Orthodox Christian.

He's crossing himself with his left hand, and his fingers are not arranged in the Orthodox fashion.  >:(

Aha!
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: That person on March 02, 2012, 07:07:30 PM
Jennifer Aniston-Raised Greek Orthodox and had a Greek Orthodox wedding in her show 'Friends'.

Eminem-Converted to Orthodoxy before going into rehab, in many of his videos he is seen crossing himself from right to left.

Jim Belushi-Raised in the Albanian Orthodox Church, recently just met the Patriarch I think.

John Belushi-Raised in the Albanian Orthodox Church as well.

Tom Hanks-Not sure of the details

Bob Marley-Converted to Ethiopian Orthodoxy right before his death. He actually attempted to be Baptised three times before in the past but it was always postponed because of death threats to his Bishop. He waited until his death bed in New York before converting.

I just watched videos of Bear Grylls jumping out of airplanes, he does cross himself from right to left... But with his full hand like many Catholics, not with three fingers.

Interesting. Perhaps he is an Eastern Rite Catholic?

Can you provide any more information on Eminem converting to Orthodoxy?  I've used Google but turned up nothing.

As an aside, if he has, then he and Orthonorm are even more alike than I thought...
Now that I think about it, I've never seen Orthonorm and Eminem in the same place at the same time. Hmm...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wYNFfgrXTI&ob=av2e

Eminem crosses himself at 2:09

Go to google and search 'what religion is Eminem?' and all of the websites that come up will list him as an Orthodox Christian.
I've found a variety of things, listing him as Orthodox, Baptist, Mormon (which would be hilarious if true), Christian of unspecified affiliation, and theist of unspecified affiliation. It'd be cool if he has become Orthodox, but I can't find anything reliable saying so.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Basil 320 on March 02, 2012, 10:59:35 PM
Re. Reply No. 190

Tina Fey was married in a GOAA Metropolis of Pittsburgh parish in Pennsylvania, I don't remember which one.  (She is about a quarter Greek-American).
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Shiny on March 03, 2012, 02:03:14 AM
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are active members of St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Los Angeles, CA.  A few years back, the "Orthodox Observer" reported that Rita was a Sunday School teacher.  (The church is quite large and was constructed under the leadership of Charles Scouras in the late 1940's, while he was president of Fox, if I recall correctly.  Much of the construction was conducted by firms that worked for Fox and were encouraged (or coerced) into donating or significantly discounting their work;---he must be a grandson, but I see the name Charles Scouras as a producer of Desperate Housewives.)   (These threads get long and many don't read the older pages--most of the names in the prior seven comments have already been covered above.)

I'm not sure to which parish they belong, but Troy Polamalu and his wife's marriage was celebrated by GOAA Metropolitan Maximos, formerly of Pittsburgh.  I saw on facebook, soon after his enthronement in December, Metropolitan Savas of Pittsburgh was Polamalu's guest at a loge for a Pittsburgh Steelers game.

St. Sophia might be one of the most beautiful churches on earth.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Shiny on March 03, 2012, 02:03:14 AM
If Eminem is an Orthodox Christian that makes Oprah one too.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: JamesRottnek on March 03, 2012, 02:03:14 AM
Jennifer Aniston-Raised Greek Orthodox and had a Greek Orthodox wedding in her show 'Friends'.

Eminem-Converted to Orthodoxy before going into rehab, in many of his videos he is seen crossing himself from right to left.

Jim Belushi-Raised in the Albanian Orthodox Church, recently just met the Patriarch I think.

John Belushi-Raised in the Albanian Orthodox Church as well.

Tom Hanks-Not sure of the details

Bob Marley-Converted to Ethiopian Orthodoxy right before his death. He actually attempted to be Baptised three times before in the past but it was always postponed because of death threats to his Bishop. He waited until his death bed in New York before converting.

I just watched videos of Bear Grylls jumping out of airplanes, he does cross himself from right to left... But with his full hand like many Catholics, not with three fingers.

Interesting. Perhaps he is an Eastern Rite Catholic?

Can you provide any more information on Eminem converting to Orthodoxy?  I've used Google but turned up nothing.

As an aside, if he has, then he and Orthonorm are even more alike than I thought...

Maybe Orthonorm IS Eminem...

Someone needs to contact the paparazzi and see if Eminem has been spotted in Cincinnati, any time recently.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Andrew21091 on March 03, 2012, 02:39:40 AM
Yeah I read Eminem is Orthodox. Isn't Tina Fey as well?

PP

Is there any kind of fact to this claim. You cannot just say that you've read it and then leave it at that.


Also! primuspilus, LBK, and JamesRottnek. Do you all have to have the same avatar? It seems like I see that one all over the place now.  :D
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Andrew21091 on March 03, 2012, 02:44:16 AM
Go to google and search 'what religion is Eminem?' and all of the websites that come up will list him as an Orthodox Christian.

For kicks, I did this. Nothing said anything about him being Orthodox. Sorry.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Opus118 on March 03, 2012, 03:25:51 AM
Presumably Vint Cerf (on the right):
(http://www.isoc.bg/images/vint-and-president700x500.jpg)
With Bob Kahn, considered the father of the internet.

Also with Bob Kahn, a defender of the pivotal role of Al Gore in the establishment of the internet.
http://web.eecs.umich.edu/~fessler/misc/funny/gore,net.txt

Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: 88Devin12 on March 03, 2012, 02:35:02 PM
Chris Cornell of Soundgarden/Audioslave (who knew? lol)
http://grungereport.net/?p=8790
Cornell is a recent convert, converting for his wife, but its interesting that they seem dedicated to raising their children as Orthodox. Considering some of his songs in the past, its pretty amazing that he's quite open to the Orthodox Church.

Jonathan Jackson of General Hospital
http://roadsfromemmaus.org/2012/02/27/from-general-hospital-to-the-hospital-of-souls-interview-with-jonathan-jackson/
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: dzheremi on March 03, 2012, 02:50:18 PM
I have heard that Kim Thayil, Soundgarden's guitarist, is also Christian, but I don't know if it is true or not. His parents were from Kerala, and there are a lot of Christians there (they're the third largest population, 19% or about 6.3 million people), but many of them aren't Orthohodox (Malabar Catholics, or "Chaldean" Assyrians/Nestorians).
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: username! on March 03, 2012, 03:57:09 PM
Our world famous Admin staff are orthodox.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: biro on March 03, 2012, 04:41:18 PM
I was on 'Romper Room' in 1977...  ;)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: PeterTheAleut on March 03, 2012, 05:24:48 PM
Go to google and search 'what religion is Eminem?' and all of the websites that come up will list him as an Orthodox Christian.

For kicks, I did this. Nothing said anything about him being Orthodox. Sorry.
I did the same and got the same results.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: JamesRottnek on March 03, 2012, 06:45:37 PM
Chris Cornell of Soundgarden/Audioslave (who knew? lol)
http://grungereport.net/?p=8790
Cornell is a recent convert, converting for his wife, but its interesting that they seem dedicated to raising their children as Orthodox. Considering some of his songs in the past, its pretty amazing that he's quite open to the Orthodox Church.

Jonathan Jackson of General Hospital
http://roadsfromemmaus.org/2012/02/27/from-general-hospital-to-the-hospital-of-souls-interview-with-jonathan-jackson/

That is extremely awesome about Cornell.  Just one more reason to keep listening to Soundgarden.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Shanghaiski on March 12, 2012, 05:57:14 PM
I was on 'Romper Room' in 1977...  ;)

This made me laugh way more than I should have.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: orthonorm on March 12, 2012, 06:15:00 PM
Jennifer Aniston-Raised Greek Orthodox and had a Greek Orthodox wedding in her show 'Friends'.

Eminem-Converted to Orthodoxy before going into rehab, in many of his videos he is seen crossing himself from right to left.

Jim Belushi-Raised in the Albanian Orthodox Church, recently just met the Patriarch I think.

John Belushi-Raised in the Albanian Orthodox Church as well.

Tom Hanks-Not sure of the details

Bob Marley-Converted to Ethiopian Orthodoxy right before his death. He actually attempted to be Baptised three times before in the past but it was always postponed because of death threats to his Bishop. He waited until his death bed in New York before converting.

I just watched videos of Bear Grylls jumping out of airplanes, he does cross himself from right to left... But with his full hand like many Catholics, not with three fingers.

Interesting. Perhaps he is an Eastern Rite Catholic?

Can you provide any more information on Eminem converting to Orthodoxy?  I've used Google but turned up nothing.

As an aside, if he has, then he and Orthonorm are even more alike than I thought...

If he keeps biting my . . . .
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: orthonorm on March 12, 2012, 06:18:29 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wYNFfgrXTI&ob=av2e

Eminem crosses himself at 2:09

Go to google and search 'what religion is Eminem?' and all of the websites that come up will list him as an Orthodox Christian.

He's crossing himself with his left hand, and his fingers are not arranged in the Orthodox fashion.  >:(

He's a left hander who just took to crossing himself. Dollars to donuts. Pulling is just more "natural" than "pushing".


Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: PeterTheAleut on March 13, 2012, 12:44:39 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wYNFfgrXTI&ob=av2e

Eminem crosses himself at 2:09

Go to google and search 'what religion is Eminem?' and all of the websites that come up will list him as an Orthodox Christian.

He's crossing himself with his left hand, and his fingers are not arranged in the Orthodox fashion.  >:(

He's a left hander who just took to crossing himself. Dollars to donuts. Pulling is just more "natural" than "pushing".



Especially when you're pulling a rope.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: mike on June 03, 2012, 11:08:57 AM
Karolina Gruszka - Polish actress.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: mabsoota on June 03, 2012, 12:31:05 PM


Adrain Zmed who played a cop on one of the TV series a few years back was the son of a Romanian Orthodox priest.

Orthodoc

i'm a bit late with this, as i am not sure orthodoc is still around, but does anyone have any more info an this?
by the way 'a few years back' was like more than 20 years ago coz i remember watching it in my youth and trying to work out where he was from.
of course, being romanian, it would explain why he was so good looking...
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: biro on June 03, 2012, 01:28:28 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrian_Zmed

Here is his Wikipedia page.


http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0957460/

And here is his imdb page.


Hope these are helpful.  :)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: mabsoota on June 03, 2012, 01:50:41 PM
thanks, biro, u r very sweet.
actually having read some of the stuff he is quoted as saying, i would like to point out that i was a kid when i used to see him on tv.
i don't remember any scenes involving minimal clothing, although they apparently took place.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: That person on June 03, 2012, 01:52:19 PM
Comedian Demetri Martin is the son of a Greek Orthodox Priest, but is no longer practicing. He talks about religion some in this (http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episodes/episode_195_-_demetri_martin) interview.

Zach Galifianakis was baptized Greek Orthodox but mostly attended a Presbetyrian Church as a child and has said "I grew up Greek Orthodox and I wish I knew more about the bible. But, I haven't really made my mind up about it. I think it's all mythology. It would be nice to believe in something, just in case. I mean, what do you have to lose? We can be all scientific about it, but just in case. I don't know. I'm still thinking about it. "
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: ZealousZeal on June 03, 2012, 02:08:07 PM
Probably no one cares since I'm willing to bet I'm the only one that watches this show, but I'm pretty sure Nina Dobrev of Vampire Diaries (team Damon in case you were wondering... what? No one? Ah, well...) is Bulgarian Orthodox. She was talking about her "name day" recently-ish, and she was born in Bulgaria.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: biro on June 03, 2012, 02:35:19 PM
thanks, biro, u r very sweet.
actually having read some of the stuff he is quoted as saying, i would like to point out that i was a kid when i used to see him on tv.
i don't remember any scenes involving minimal clothing, although they apparently took place.

You're welcome.  :)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Ansgar on June 03, 2012, 02:39:50 PM
Probably no one cares since I'm willing to bet I'm the only one that watches this show, but I'm pretty sure Nina Dobrev of Vampire Diaries (team Damon in case you were wondering... what? No one? Ah, well...) is Bulgarian Orthodox. She was talking about her "name day" recently-ish, and she was born in Bulgaria.

Yep, she is orthodox.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: ZealousZeal on June 03, 2012, 02:45:40 PM
Probably no one cares since I'm willing to bet I'm the only one that watches this show, but I'm pretty sure Nina Dobrev of Vampire Diaries (team Damon in case you were wondering... what? No one? Ah, well...) is Bulgarian Orthodox. She was talking about her "name day" recently-ish, and she was born in Bulgaria.

Yep, she is orthodox.

In the words of Zoolander, she is also really, really, ridiculously good-looking.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Shiny on June 08, 2012, 09:26:38 AM
Tom Hanks on Great and Holy Friday 2012

(http://wp.patheos.com.s3.amazonaws.com/blogs/thecrescat/files/2012/04/tom-hanks.-who-knew.jpg)

Prince Charles with Athonite monks, who I believe has secretly converted to Orthodoxy
(http://i.imgur.com/VLB2u.jpg)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: PeterTheAleut on June 08, 2012, 09:33:52 AM
Prince Charles with Athonite monks, who I believe has secretly converted to Orthodoxy
(http://i.imgur.com/VLB2u.jpg)
There's no secret about the monks being Orthodox! ;)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Marc1152 on June 08, 2012, 10:14:14 AM
Prince Charles with Athonite monks, who I believe has secretly converted to Orthodoxy
(http://i.imgur.com/VLB2u.jpg)
There's no secret about the monks being Orthodox! ;)

Monk: What's sweet and comes in a box at Easter

Prince: I dunno

Monk: The Queen Mum
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Peter J on June 08, 2012, 11:18:55 AM
Tom Hanks on Great and Holy Friday 2012

(http://wp.patheos.com.s3.amazonaws.com/blogs/thecrescat/files/2012/04/tom-hanks.-who-knew.jpg)

Well he's sure not Catholic!
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Peter J on June 08, 2012, 11:20:10 AM
I remember hearing an interview with a member of the Byrds (I forget which one) about his Orthodox faith.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Agabus on June 08, 2012, 11:53:21 AM
I remember hearing an interview with a member of the Byrds (I forget which one) about his Orthodox faith.
Chris Hillman

Lauryn Hill of Fugees and Lauryn Hill fame is reportedly Ethiopian Orthodox.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: tuesdayschild on June 08, 2012, 12:20:57 PM
I remember hearing an interview with a member of the Byrds (I forget which one) about his Orthodox faith.
Chris Hillman

Interview: http://ancientfaith.com/podcasts/illuminedheart/turn_turn_turn (http://ancientfaith.com/podcasts/illuminedheart/turn_turn_turn)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Peter J on June 08, 2012, 12:47:38 PM
Yup, that was the one.  :)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: dzheremi on June 08, 2012, 02:30:48 PM
Hahaha. Lauryn Hill of Lauryn Hill fame.

Probably the most famous Copt known in the West is former UN Secretary General is Boutros Boutros-Ghali, though according to Wiki we also have a number of internationally-known celebrity chefs: Christopher Maher (also an actor), Karine Bakhoum (also a judge on "Iron Chef America" TV program), and Michael Mina. Thanks Wiki! I have no idea who any of those people are, but I find it funny that Copts would be famous for cooking when we spend so much time fasting. :D
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Asteriktos on June 08, 2012, 02:38:57 PM
former UN Secretary General is Boutros Boutros-Ghali,

[ethnocentric/hick comment]

Why do those UN secretary guys always have strange names like that? I suppose Kofi Annan isn't as strange. But then along came Ban Ki-moon, which is open to a lot of jokes.

[ethnocentric/hick comment]
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: PeterTheAleut on June 08, 2012, 02:58:21 PM
former UN Secretary General is Boutros Boutros-Ghali,

[ethnocentric/hick comment]

Why do those UN secretary guys always have strange names like that? I suppose Kofi Annan isn't as strange. But then along came Ban Ki-moon, which is open to a lot of jokes.

[ethnocentric/hick comment]

Yeah, I can remember the situation with the Chinese pilot who got caught where he shouldn't have been. His name was Wang Wei (pronounced Wong Way).
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: dzheremi on June 08, 2012, 03:04:44 PM
former UN Secretary General is Boutros Boutros-Ghali,

[ethnocentric/hick comment]

Why do those UN secretary guys always have strange names like that? I suppose Kofi Annan isn't as strange. But then along came Ban Ki-moon, which is open to a lot of jokes.

[ethnocentric/hick comment]


Because of this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_naming_conventions) and this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akan_names) and this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_name).
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Peter J on June 08, 2012, 08:57:19 PM
Yeah, I can remember the situation with the Chinese pilot who got caught where he shouldn't have been. His name was Wang Wei (pronounced Wong Way).

I was going to post the Family Matters clip with "Waldo, you brought back the Wong kid!" but it doesn't seem to be online.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Peter J on June 09, 2012, 07:52:54 AM
Comedian Demetri Martin is the son of a Greek Orthodox Priest, but is no longer practicing. He talks about religion some in this (http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episodes/episode_195_-_demetri_martin) interview.

Zach Galifianakis was baptized Greek Orthodox but mostly attended a Presbetyrian Church as a child and has said "I grew up Greek Orthodox and I wish I knew more about the bible. But, I haven't really made my mind up about it. I think it's all mythology. It would be nice to believe in something, just in case. I mean, what do you have to lose? We can be all scientific about it, but just in case. I don't know. I'm still thinking about it. "

Hmmm ... I wonder if he read Blaise Pascal.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: JamesRottnek on June 10, 2012, 12:09:42 AM
Comedian Demetri Martin is the son of a Greek Orthodox Priest, but is no longer practicing. He talks about religion some in this (http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episodes/episode_195_-_demetri_martin) interview.

Zach Galifianakis was baptized Greek Orthodox but mostly attended a Presbetyrian Church as a child and has said "I grew up Greek Orthodox and I wish I knew more about the bible. But, I haven't really made my mind up about it. I think it's all mythology. It would be nice to believe in something, just in case. I mean, what do you have to lose? We can be all scientific about it, but just in case. I don't know. I'm still thinking about it. "

Hmmm ... I wonder if he read Blaise Pascal.

I've never understood why anyone would think Pascal's Wager is a useful tool in converting people (not that I think you've ever used it; but I saw quite a few Protestants bring it up to non-Christians...).
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: stanley123 on June 11, 2012, 03:27:53 AM
Comedian Demetri Martin is the son of a Greek Orthodox Priest, but is no longer practicing. He talks about religion some in this (http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episodes/episode_195_-_demetri_martin) interview.

Zach Galifianakis was baptized Greek Orthodox but mostly attended a Presbetyrian Church as a child and has said "I grew up Greek Orthodox and I wish I knew more about the bible. But, I haven't really made my mind up about it. I think it's all mythology. It would be nice to believe in something, just in case. I mean, what do you have to lose? We can be all scientific about it, but just in case. I don't know. I'm still thinking about it. "

Hmmm ... I wonder if he read Blaise Pascal.

I've never understood why anyone would think Pascal's Wager is a useful tool in converting people (not that I think you've ever used it; but I saw quite a few Protestants bring it up to non-Christians...).
Have you heard of John von Neumann?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_von_Neumann
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: JamesRottnek on June 11, 2012, 03:33:09 AM
Comedian Demetri Martin is the son of a Greek Orthodox Priest, but is no longer practicing. He talks about religion some in this (http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episodes/episode_195_-_demetri_martin) interview.

Zach Galifianakis was baptized Greek Orthodox but mostly attended a Presbetyrian Church as a child and has said "I grew up Greek Orthodox and I wish I knew more about the bible. But, I haven't really made my mind up about it. I think it's all mythology. It would be nice to believe in something, just in case. I mean, what do you have to lose? We can be all scientific about it, but just in case. I don't know. I'm still thinking about it. "

Hmmm ... I wonder if he read Blaise Pascal.

I've never understood why anyone would think Pascal's Wager is a useful tool in converting people (not that I think you've ever used it; but I saw quite a few Protestants bring it up to non-Christians...).
Have you heard of John von Neumann?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_von_Neumann

No I've not; but don't worry, I've already been informed by two board members that Pascal's Wager is a part of a larger work that is worth a read, and I shouldn't have dismissed it so quickly.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Peter J on June 11, 2012, 06:47:51 AM
Comedian Demetri Martin is the son of a Greek Orthodox Priest, but is no longer practicing. He talks about religion some in this (http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episodes/episode_195_-_demetri_martin) interview.

Zach Galifianakis was baptized Greek Orthodox but mostly attended a Presbetyrian Church as a child and has said "I grew up Greek Orthodox and I wish I knew more about the bible. But, I haven't really made my mind up about it. I think it's all mythology. It would be nice to believe in something, just in case. I mean, what do you have to lose? We can be all scientific about it, but just in case. I don't know. I'm still thinking about it. "

Hmmm ... I wonder if he read Blaise Pascal.

I've never understood why anyone would think Pascal's Wager is a useful tool in converting people (not that I think you've ever used it; but I saw quite a few Protestants bring it up to non-Christians...).
Have you heard of John von Neumann?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_von_Neumann

No I've not; but don't worry, I've already been informed by two board members that Pascal's Wager is a part of a larger work that is worth a read, and I shouldn't have dismissed it so quickly.

Huh ... I wasn't aware of that, or perhaps just never thought about it.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: doubtingthomas on July 24, 2012, 04:55:52 AM
The Kardashian sisters and their brother are Armenian Orthodox. They give 10% of their assets each year to the Armenian Church.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: alanscott on July 24, 2012, 08:35:37 AM
Forgive me for not reading through this entire thread.

I’m guessing someone has mentioned Troy Polamalu (NFL player Pittsburgh Steelers)?

All outward signs would suggest he is a devout Orthodox Christian and truly strives to live in Christ. I am a big time Steeler fan originally from the Pittsburgh area. Mr. Polamalu seems to be very well respected and spiritually influential amongst his teammates and fans.

Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: PeterTheAleut on July 24, 2012, 09:21:50 AM
Forgive me for not reading through this entire thread.
You are forgiven, but you might try actually reading through the whole thread. ;) If you had, you would find that Troy Polamalu is known to be a practicing Orthodox Christian, together with his wife and two children.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: alanscott on July 24, 2012, 10:59:24 AM
Forgive me for not reading through this entire thread.
You are forgiven, but you might try actually reading through the whole thread. ;) If you had, you would find that Troy Polamalu is known to be a practicing Orthodox Christian, together with his wife and two children.
Yes, I must work on my laziness!  ;)

I assumed (hoped) he had been mentioned but sometimes I think I just like to hear myself talk. As well as mention my beloved Steelers!! Something else I need to work on!

Yea, I am also aware of his family. Wonderful people is the reputation in Pittsburgh. It was actually a sports article about him that led to me begin learning more of Orthodoxy. Well, then more so John Wesley's reverence and respect toward the Orthodox Church and early Church Fathers. I wonder how many others have been influenced in such way. 
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: alanscott on July 24, 2012, 11:45:11 AM


Yes.  Troy's name was mentioned in an earlier post...
woops. missed it. :laugh:
Quote
Um, keep the superstition out of this one.

I removed the garlic from around my neck right after the game. haha.

Just found it.
 
To add to the humor, I read an Orthodox Priest in Pittsburgh commenting on the subject a couple of years back. He mentioned they watch the games when they can. He was then asked if that means they pray that the Steelers win. He said no, of course not, we pray for the team's safety. He then added “what position does Troy play?”

 :D
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: PeterTheAleut on July 24, 2012, 12:11:22 PM


Yes.  Troy's name was mentioned in an earlier post...
woops. missed it. :laugh:
Quote
Um, keep the superstition out of this one.

I removed the garlic from around my neck right after the game. haha.

Just found it.
 
To add to the humor, I read an Orthodox Priest in Pittsburgh commenting on the subject a couple of years back. He mentioned they watch the games when they can. He was then asked if that means they pray that the Steelers win. He said no, of course not, we pray for the team's safety. He then added “what position does Troy play?”

 :D
Can't miss the hair. ;D
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: alanscott on July 24, 2012, 12:31:16 PM


Yes.  Troy's name was mentioned in an earlier post...
woops. missed it. :laugh:
Quote
Um, keep the superstition out of this one.

I removed the garlic from around my neck right after the game. haha.

Just found it.
 
To add to the humor, I read an Orthodox Priest in Pittsburgh commenting on the subject a couple of years back. He mentioned they watch the games when they can. He was then asked if that means they pray that the Steelers win. He said no, of course not, we pray for the team's safety. He then added “what position does Troy play?”

 :D
Can't miss the hair. ;D

So true Peter.

Just to clarify the Father's joke Troy is the teams safety.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Basil 320 on July 24, 2012, 02:00:31 PM
The Kardashian sisters and their brother are Armenian Orthodox. They give 10% of their assets each year to the Armenian Church.

Are you sue about this?  I would imagine their father, Robert Kardashian was officially Armenian Orthodox, supported the church, and had his children baptized in the church, but, though I'm hard pressed to admit to it, I watch "Keeping Up with the Kardshians," and have never heard of a reference to the Armenian Apostolic Church---even the one episode where they recalled their father's memory, they went to an Armenian restaurant to commemorate him, not a word about a memorial service in church or grave side prayers.  In the episode that featured Khloe's marriage, it was outdoors and secular, again, no thoughts about even going to the church were expressed.  Kim's marriage was secular too, certainly it was not in an Armenian Church.  Not that any of us necessarily practices our faith as the church so calls us, the Kardashian family leads an especially hedonistic life style, according to what they portray on the show.

So what I am asking, is there something that indicates that they claim to be Armenian Apostolic?  Are you sure they (all of them, which ones?) support the church financially?   (Jennifer Aniston's marriage was not in the church, much to her father's dismay, it was an outdoor, secular affair, but I know that she claims to be Greek Orthodox.)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Peter J on July 24, 2012, 03:22:15 PM


Yes.  Troy's name was mentioned in an earlier post...
woops. missed it. :laugh:
Quote
Um, keep the superstition out of this one.

I removed the garlic from around my neck right after the game. haha.

Just found it.
 
To add to the humor, I read an Orthodox Priest in Pittsburgh commenting on the subject a couple of years back. He mentioned they watch the games when they can. He was then asked if that means they pray that the Steelers win. He said no, of course not, we pray for the team's safety. He then added “what position does Troy play?”

 :D
Can't miss the hair. ;D

So true Peter.

Just to clarify the Father's joke Troy is the teams safety.

As a Steeler-illiterate, thanks for that explanation. :)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: PeterTheAleut on July 24, 2012, 03:45:50 PM


Yes.  Troy's name was mentioned in an earlier post...
woops. missed it. :laugh:
Quote
Um, keep the superstition out of this one.

I removed the garlic from around my neck right after the game. haha.

Just found it.
 
To add to the humor, I read an Orthodox Priest in Pittsburgh commenting on the subject a couple of years back. He mentioned they watch the games when they can. He was then asked if that means they pray that the Steelers win. He said no, of course not, we pray for the team's safety. He then added “what position does Troy play?”

 :D
Can't miss the hair. ;D

So true Peter.

Just to clarify the Father's joke Troy is the teams safety.

As a Steeler-illiterate, thanks for that explanation. :)
Troy wears the number 43 on his jersey.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: CoptoGeek on July 24, 2012, 03:48:12 PM
Hahaha. Lauryn Hill of Lauryn Hill fame.

Probably the most famous Copt known in the West is former UN Secretary General is Boutros Boutros-Ghali, though according to Wiki we also have a number of internationally-known celebrity chefs: Christopher Maher (also an actor), Karine Bakhoum (also a judge on "Iron Chef America" TV program), and Michael Mina. Thanks Wiki! I have no idea who any of those people are, but I find it funny that Copts would be famous for cooking when we spend so much time fasting. :D

Boutros Boutros-Ghali is one I like to forget.  Michael Mina is a famous chef, has top rated restaurants in AC & Las Vegas.  There's also another famous chef, Marcus Samuelsson, who's Ethiopian.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: genesisone on July 24, 2012, 03:50:43 PM

Troy wears the number 43 on his jersey.
How does that prove he's Orthodox  ::)?
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Schultz on July 24, 2012, 03:53:12 PM

Troy wears the number 43 on his jersey.
How does that prove he's Orthodox  ::)?

It proves he's either a cornerback or a safety (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniform_number_(American_football)#NFL) :)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: genesisone on July 24, 2012, 04:02:57 PM

Troy wears the number 43 on his jersey.
How does that prove he's Orthodox  ::)?

It proves he's either a cornerback or a safety (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniform_number_(American_football)#NFL) :)
But it still doesn't explain what connection 43 has with Orthodoxy  ???.


 ;) ;)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Peter J on July 24, 2012, 04:19:42 PM

Troy wears the number 43 on his jersey.
How does that prove he's Orthodox  ::)?

4 Gospels
3 Persons in God
4+3=7 Ecumenical Councils
43 is prime
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: genesisone on July 24, 2012, 05:37:50 PM

Troy wears the number 43 on his jersey.
How does that prove he's Orthodox  ::)?

4 Gospels
3 Persons in God
4+3=7 Ecumenical Councils
43 is prime
Thank you! Now I'm a believer!  ;D
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: PeterTheAleut on July 25, 2012, 12:54:54 AM

Troy wears the number 43 on his jersey.
How does that prove he's Orthodox  ::)?
I never said it did, so I wonder why you're trying to make that connection. I just pointed out his number as a way of identifying him when he's on the field. (The one thing Troy does on the field that does make his Orthodoxy conspicuous is he crosses himself before almost every play.)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: genesisone on July 25, 2012, 06:38:40 AM

Troy wears the number 43 on his jersey.
How does that prove he's Orthodox  ::)?
I never said it did, so I wonder why you're trying to make that connection. I just pointed out his number as a way of identifying him when he's on the field. (The one thing Troy does on the field that does make his Orthodoxy conspicuous is he crosses himself before almost every play.)
Sorry, PtA, I guess next time I'll have to use bigger and more smileys! Yesterday I was just in the mood to act about 1/6 of my age. The fact that you missed that is even funnier! Anyway, in a few hours, I'll be driving through Pittsburgh. I'll wave to Troy for you, now that you've shown me how to recognize him  ;) ;D !
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: mike on January 09, 2013, 04:56:32 PM
Jared Leto.

IDK what he is but he made inversed cross his logo and he wrote Christmas wishes on Jan 6 on his twitter.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/mamanchat/001-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Arachne on January 09, 2013, 06:43:51 PM
A few more. As several come from traditional Orthodox lands, I've picked only those who have appeared to be practising. Apologies for any duplicates.

Holly Valance (nee Vukadinovic): Australian model and singer.

Oksana Baiul: Ukrainian figureskater. She was raised Orthodox but started identifying as Jewish after finding out about Jewish ancestry on her mother's side.

Novak Djokovic: Serbian tennis champion, Order of St Sava 1st class.

Vlade Divac: Serbian retired basketball player, currently involved with the IOCC.

Evan Lysacek: American figureskating champion, became Greek Orthodox against his Italian/Czech family ancestry.

Sandra Dee (nee Alexandra Cymboliak Zuck): Raised Russian Orthodox.

Karl Malden (ne Mladen Sekulovic): Said to have been raised Serbian Orthodox.

David Gahan, frontman of Depeche Mode: Converted to Greek Orthodoxy to marry his current wife.

Arvo Pärt, Estonian composer: Converted from Lutheranism.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: mike on January 09, 2013, 06:46:50 PM
Karolina Gruszka.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: sheenj on January 09, 2013, 07:03:57 PM
Hahaha. Lauryn Hill of Lauryn Hill fame.

Probably the most famous Copt known in the West is former UN Secretary General is Boutros Boutros-Ghali, though according to Wiki we also have a number of internationally-known celebrity chefs: Christopher Maher (also an actor), Karine Bakhoum (also a judge on "Iron Chef America" TV program), and Michael Mina. Thanks Wiki! I have no idea who any of those people are, but I find it funny that Copts would be famous for cooking when we spend so much time fasting. :D

Boutros Boutros-Ghali is one I like to forget.  Michael Mina is a famous chef, has top rated restaurants in AC & Las Vegas.  There's also another famous chef, Marcus Samuelsson, who's Ethiopian.

Is Samuelsson Orthodox though? I was under the impression he was adopted and grew up with a Swedish Family.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: pmpn8rGPT on January 09, 2013, 07:28:40 PM
Jared Leto.

IDK what he is but he made inversed cross his logo and he wrote Christmas wishes on Jan 6 on his twitter.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/mamanchat/001-1.jpg)
Nice necklace...
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Shanghaiski on January 10, 2013, 12:05:33 AM
I remember hearing an interview with a member of the Byrds (I forget which one) about his Orthodox faith.
Chris Hillman

Lauryn Hill of Fugees and Lauryn Hill fame is reportedly Ethiopian Orthodox.

Killing me softly with Ethiopian chant. A beautiful way to go.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Shanghaiski on January 10, 2013, 12:09:36 AM
The Kardashian sisters and their brother are Armenian Orthodox. They give 10% of their assets each year to the Armenian Church.

I would pay His Holiness the Catholicos all my money to lock them up in Etchmiadzin.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Shanghaiski on January 10, 2013, 12:16:12 AM
Jared Leto.

IDK what he is but he made inversed cross his logo and he wrote Christmas wishes on Jan 6 on his twitter.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y4/mamanchat/001-1.jpg)
Nice necklace...

Hopefully he will learn to make fewer fashion statements.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Basil 320 on January 10, 2013, 01:56:23 AM

Troy wears the number 43 on his jersey.
How does that prove he's Orthodox  ::)?
I never said it did, so I wonder why you're trying to make that connection. I just pointed out his number as a way of identifying him when he's on the field. (The one thing Troy does on the field that does make his Orthodoxy conspicuous is he crosses himself before almost every play.)
Sorry, PtA, I guess next time I'll have to use bigger and more smileys! Yesterday I was just in the mood to act about 1/6 of my age. The fact that you missed that is even funnier! Anyway, in a few hours, I'll be driving through Pittsburgh. I'll wave to Troy for you, now that you've shown me how to recognize him  ;) ;D !


Troy Polamalu is an active and particularly devout Eastern Orthodox Christian.  He and his wife were married by Metropolitan Maximos, formerly of Pittsburgh, Holy Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh-GOAA.  They are known for participating in retreats.  His wife is on the FOCUS board, her name escapes me at the moment, but she wrote a message on the brochure FOCUS recently mailed out.  In his first few weeks as the enthroned Metropolitan of Pittsburgh, a little over a year ago, Metropolitan Savas was Troy's guest in a loge during a Steelers' game.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: JamesR on January 10, 2013, 02:23:46 AM
Anne Vlatsyna (sp?)--the Russian supermodel/actress--is Orthodox I think.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Cantor Krishnich on January 10, 2013, 02:51:05 AM
Fairuz, regarded as one of the most widely admired and deeply respected living singers in the Arab world, is a devout Orthodox Christian:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pHJMGGhvPQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pHJMGGhvPQ)

Nancy Ajram, a very popular Lebanese singer/pop-icon, is also an Orthodox Christian.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Cantor Krishnich on January 10, 2013, 03:04:08 AM
The Kardashian sisters and their brother are Armenian Orthodox. They give 10% of their assets each year to the Armenian Church.

I would pay His Holiness the Catholicos all my money to lock them up in Etchmiadzin.

A highly doubt that the Kardashians are members of the Armenian Orthodox Church, she occasionally tweets about her church visits to a "high-profile" celebrity Protestant church in LA.

I did read somewhere that she attended an Armenian Orthodox memorial service on the memorial of the Armenian Genocide and that she considered having her wedding at an Armenian church in LA. Searching google for the link to those articles...
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Cognomen on January 10, 2013, 04:02:09 AM
Troy Polamalu is an active and particularly devout Eastern Orthodox Christian.  He and his wife were married by Metropolitan Maximos, formerly of Pittsburgh, Holy Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh-GOAA.  They are known for participating in retreats.  His wife is on the FOCUS board, her name escapes me at the moment, but she wrote a message on the brochure FOCUS recently mailed out.  In his first few weeks as the enthroned Metropolitan of Pittsburgh, a little over a year ago, Metropolitan Savas was Troy's guest in a loge during a Steelers' game.

Theodora Polamalu is her name. I got that from the FOCUS mail you referred to.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: CoptoGeek on January 10, 2013, 11:41:50 AM

Is Samuelsson Orthodox though? I was under the impression he was adopted and grew up with a Swedish Family.

Yes, he was adopted by a Swedish family after his mother passed away. But, his father was an Ethiopian Orthodox Priest so he was baptized Orthodox. I don't know his faith currently.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: mike on February 03, 2013, 04:10:51 PM
Karolina Gruszka.

She's visitted my church today.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: 88Devin12 on February 05, 2013, 03:33:15 AM
I dunno if they still are (or ever were, but I assume they were at least baptized as children, but who knows):

Trish Stratus (wrestler, real name is Patricia Stratiagis), though she wasn't married in an Orthodox Church...

Maria Kanellis (wrestler)

Both women are Greeks, Trish is from Canada and Maria from America.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Basil 320 on February 17, 2013, 03:51:06 AM
I recently became aware that the outrageously gorgeous Maria Menounos is an Orthodox Christian, active in church affairs, sings in the choir, assists with Sunday Church School, and with the GOYA (Greek Orthodox Youth of America).
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: mike on February 27, 2013, 09:54:31 AM
What is Nick Vujisić?
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: mike on August 04, 2013, 04:59:38 PM
Michael Ansara.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: JamesR on August 04, 2013, 05:14:26 PM
Maria Sharapova
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Peacemaker on August 04, 2013, 06:34:50 PM
Artists

    Angela 'Flossie' Biesiada - AAMB Toobah
    Andrei Rublev – Important in the history of Russian Iconography
    Dionisius – Headed a school of icon painting
    El Greco – From Crete, noted for Christian art
    Feofan Grek – Noted iconographer
    Boris Kustodiev Russian artist known for depictions of Russian Orthodox people and culture
    Jerzy Nowosielski – Famous Polish painter, noted for his numerous works of Byzantine influenced religious art
    Karl Matzek – Convert from Catholicism who did religious art for the faith
    Prokhor – Icon painter
    Toros Roslin – An Armenian of Oriental Orthodoxy, but some of his works are Byzantine-influenced
    Simon Ushakov – A leading religious artist linked to the reforms of Patriarch Nikon
    Roy Marten – An Indonesian Artist
    Holly Valance – Singer and model
    Valentin Alexandrovich Serov – a Russian painter, and one of the premier portrait artists of his era.

Athletes

    Dimitar Berbatov – Football player
    Haile Gebrselassie – Runner
    Kenenisa Bekele - Runner
    Oksana Baiul - Figure Skating
    Dejan Bodiroga - Basketball Player
    Anna Chakvetadze - Tennis Player
    Tirunesh Dibaba - Runner
    Abebe Bikila - runner
    Elena Dementieva - Tennis Player
    Novak Đoković - Tennis Player
    Daniel Nestor - Tennis Player
    Nadia Comăneci - Gymnast
    Vlade Divac - Basketball Player
    Pete Maravich - Basketball Player
    Meseret Defar - Runner
    Dragan Džajić - Football Player
    Aleksandar Đorđević - Basketball Player
    Jeff George - Former NFL Quarterback
    Alex Holmes - Football Player
    Ana Ivanović - Tennis Player
    Jelena Janković - Tennis Player
    Jaromír Jágr - Former NHL Hockey Player (mostly Pittsburgh Penguins). Russian Orthodox. Converted - is from Czech Republic.
    Vladimir Jugović - Football Player
    Victoria Azarenka - Tennis Player
    Yevgeny Kafelnikov - Tennis Player
    Andrei Kirilenko - Basketball Player
    Anna Kournikova - Tennis Player
    Svetlana Kuznetsova - Tennis Player
    Siniša Mihajlović - Football Player
    Predrag Mijatović - Football Player
    Anastasia Myskina - Tennis Player
    Ilie Năstase - Tennis Player
    Darko Pančev - Football Player
    Troy Polamalu - Football Player
    Dwyane Wade - Basketball Player
    Alex Rodriguez - Baseball Player[citation needed]]]
    Pete Sampras - Tennis player
    Dejan Savićević - Football player
    Dragoslav Šekularac - Football player
    Maria Sharapova - Tennis player
    Andriy Shevchenko - Football player
    Irina Slutskaya - Figure skater
    Dejan Stanković - Football player
    Predrag Stojaković - Basketball player
    Dragan Stojković - Football player
    Nemanja Vidić - Football player
    Lev Yashin - Football player
    Theodoros Zagorakis - Football player
    Sergei Gonchar - Hockey player
    Evgeni Malkin - NHL hockey player with Pittsburgh Penguins
    Gheorghe Hagi - Football player
    Cristian Chivu - Football player
    Adrian Mutu - Football player
    Gheorghe Popescu - Football player
    Evan Lysacek - Figure skater

Entrepreneurs/Industrialists

Gus S. Dolianitis, Danville, VA

Elaine Pristouris (Greek Orthodox) Vienna, VA

Nikolay Alekseyev


Entertainers

    F. Murray Abraham, former Syrian Orthodox altar boy
    John Belushi, Member of the Albanian Orthodox Church in childhood; his funeral was in that faith
    James Belushi, Member of the Albanian Orthodox Church, John's brother.
    Charles Bronson, former Russian Orthodox, son of a Kryashen.
    George Chakiris - Contributor to a Greek Orthodox Cathedral
    Sandra Dee - (birth name: Alexandra Cymboliak Zuck). One time wife of Bobby Darin. Raised Russian Orthodox in New Jersey. Her mother was of Carpathian Russian ancestry.
    Tina Fey  - Greek-American on her mother's side and married in a Greek Orthodox wedding.
    Zach Galifianakis - Baptized at St. Barbara's Greek Orthodox Church in Durham, NC
    Tom Hanks - Converted on marrying Rita Wilson, mention by Saint Sophia Cathedral, Los Angeles.
    Melina Kanakaredes - St. Nicholas's Greek Orthodox Church listed her as a possible speaker, credits the church as helpful to her in youth.
    Elia Kazan - The director. Born to Greek parents who immigrated from the Ottoman Empire to the United States.
    Emir Kusturica - Serbian Orthodox. Raised in a Bosnian Muslim Family. His conversion gained some media attention.
    Larry Lindale - Actor (also an Historian). Russian Orthodox - converted from Presbyterian Church. Reportedly has Russian Ancestry.
    Karl Malden (Mladen Sekulovich) was said to have been Serbian Orthodox.
    Constantine Maroulis - Greek Orthodox, brother of Athan Maroulis
    Debbie Matenopoulos
    Christopher Orr - convert from Lutheranism (Some possibility of confusion here with Orthodox church reader Christopher Orr)
    Christopher Sarantakos "Criss Angel", American of Greek descent. Can be seen crossing himself in an Orthodox manner during his shows, however it is unknown if he is a practicing Orthodox Christian.
    Telly Savalas - Contributed to Greek Orthodox Cathedrals and his bald image began after playing Pontius Pilate
    Amy Sedaris - American actress, author and comedian
    Nia Vardalos Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church site
    Rita Wilson
    Lana Wood - (birth name: Svetlana Gurdin - family name changed from Zakharenko). Russian Orthodox actress - sister of Natalie Wood.
    Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko - Russian Orthodox actress known as Natalie Wood
    Jennifer Aniston

Musicians/Composers

    Maksym Berezovsky - Known for religious music
    Dmytro Bortniansky - Religious music.
    Bill Evans
    Alexander Frey - Conductor, pianist, organist and composer, was baptized in the Greek Orthodox church, but is also a practicing Episcopalian.
    David Gahan - English lead singer for Depeche Mode, converted to Greek Orthodox Christianity to marry his current wife Jennifer.
    Constance Geanakoplos, Concert pianist
    Chris Hillman - original member of The Byrds
    Lena Katina - Member of Russian music group t.A.T.u.
    Boris Ledkovsky - Russian-American composer of Church music
    Bob Marley - was baptized by the Archbishop of the Ethiopian Orthodox Christian Church in Kingston, Jamaica, on November 4, 1980 
    George Michael - celebrity pop singer, a Greek-Cypriote.
    Dimitris Mitropoulos - Conductor, pianist and composer. Music Director of the New York Philharmonic and the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra.
    Stevan Stojanović Mokranjac - one of the most famous Serbian composers and music educators of the nineteenth century.
    Lauryn Hill - Baptized into the Ethiopian Orthodox Church with the name "Fikerte Maryam"
    Inva Mula - Albanian Orthodox, famous opera singer.
    Arvo Pärt - known for religious music, convert from Lutheranism
    Tose Proeski - Macedonian pop singer
    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Possibly atheist after some point, but did Russian Orthodox church music.
    Sergei Rachmaninoff
    Mstislav Rostropovich - Conductor, National Symphony, Cellist
    Thomas Simaku - Albanian Orthodox, famous composer.
    Trey Spruance - Leader of the multi-genre outfit Secret Chiefs 3
    Igor Stravinsky - Left the faith from 1900 to 1926, after rejoining he did Symphony of Psalms.
    John Tavener - Converted to Orthodoxy, and much of his music is influenced by that. He is now often said to be Universalist or Perrenialist, although he himself says that he remains Orthodox.
    Julia Volkova Member of Russian music group t.A.T.u.
    Stephen M. Wolownik - Church music early on
    Steven Delopoulos - Folk singer/songwriter, lead singer for Burlap to Cashmere
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - a Russian composer of the Romantic era. His wide ranging output includes symphonies, operas, ballets, instrumental and chamber music and songs.
    Sasha Leonov - A Russian Australian singer/songwriter who has released two albums: Accolades for Days of Sunshine and Remnants of Tomorrow.
    Svetlana Ceca Raznatovic - Serbian pop-folk singer

Historians

    Fr. Demetrios Constantelos - professor of history and religious studies, Richard Stockton College, Pomona, New Jersey
    Deno John Geanakopoulos - Byzantine and Italian Renaissance historian
    George Pachymeres - Byzantine chief advocate of the church
    Avraamy Palitsyn - Russian historian who died at the Solovetsky Monastery
    Jaroslav Pelikan - professor of ecclesiastical history, Yale University
    Nicephorus Callistus Xanthopoulos - Byzantine ecclesiastical historian
    John Xiphilinus - Also a monk
    Joannes Zonaras - Also a theologian
    Nikolay Yakovlevich Danilevsky

Journalists

    Ernie Anastos - New York television anchor
    Daria Albinger - ABC Radio News correspondent
    Thalia Assuras - CBS News anchor
    Steve Chiotakis - Marketplace Morning Report anchor and former host on WBHM, Birmingham, Alabama
    Alexis Christoforous - CBS News anchor / correspondent
    Chris Clark - retired news anchor, WTVF, Nashville, Tennessee
    Dimitra DeFotis - Barron's staff writer
    Rod Dreher - Dallas Morning News columnist, "Crunchy Con" blog
    Mike Emanuel - Fox News White House Correspondent
    Vicki Liviakis - San Francisco television news anchor
    Terry Mattingly - syndicated columnist
    Natalie Jacobson - born Natalie Salatich, television news anchor, WCVB - Boston - Serbian Orthodox
    Serge Schmemann - International Herald Tribune writer/editor
    George Stephanopoulos - ABC News chief Washington correspondent; a former altar boy, and son of a priest.

Linguists

    Nikita Yakovlevich Bichurin - Russian Orthodox Church monk and Sinologist
    Saint Innocent of Alaska - Wrote books on Tlingit and worked on an alphabet for Aleut
    Pyotr Kafarov - Student of Bichurin, also a Sinologist and ROC monk
    Mateja Matejić - Priest in the Serbian Orthodox Church
    Alexander Nedoshivin - Russian Orthodox Church priest and Esperantist
    Epifany Slavinetsky - Polyglot, Russian Orthodox Church monk, and translator
    Bullion Pritchard - Translated manuscripts for Leopold II

Modern politicians

The list is not complete; the vast majority of politicians in countries such as Greece, Cyprus, Russia, Serbia and others are Eastern Orthodox.

United States / Canada

    Spencer Abraham - Former Senator (R-MI) and Energy Secretary
    Justin Amash - member of Congress (R-MI)
    Eleni Bakopanos - Former Canadian Member of Parliament (Lib-PQ)
    Melissa Bean - Former member of Congress (D-IL)
    Helen Delich Bentley - Former US Congresswoman (R-MD) (Serbian Orthodox)
    Michael Bilirakis - member of Congress (R-FL) (Greek Orthodox)
    Rod Blagojevich - Former Illinois Governor (D) (Serbian Orthodox)
    Tony Clement[citation needed] - Former Ontario Minister of Health and federal MP (Cons-ON) (Greek Cypriot)
    Michael Dukakis - Former Governor and Presidential candidate (D-MA)
    Nick Galifianakis - Former Congressman (D-NC)
    George Gekas - Former Congressman (R-PA)
    Ray Hnatyshyn - Governor-General of Canada (1990–1995)
    Michael Huffington - Former Congressman and Senatorial candidate (R-CA)
    Johnny Joannou - member of Virginia House of Delegates (D-79)
    Nicholas Mavroules - Former Congressman (D-MA)
    John Sarbanes - member of Congress (D-MD) (Greek Orthodox)
    Paul Sarbanes - Former US Senator (D-MD) (Greek Orthodox)
    Andrew S. Shandro - Alberta MLA (Lib)
    Dean Skelos - New York State Senate Majority Leader (R)
    Olympia Snowe - US Senator (R-ME); Attended St. Basil's Academy
    George Tenet - Former CIA Director
    Paul Tsongas - Late US Senator and Presidential candidate (D-MA)
    John N. Wozniak - member of Pennsylvania Senate (D-35)

Europe / Middle East

    Michel Aflaq - Founder of Baathism
    Miron Cristea - first patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church and Prime Minister for about a year
    Constantine Karamanlis - First Prime Minister of the Third Hellenic Republic, Former President of Greece (ND)
    Boris Tadić - President of Serbia
    Kostas Karamanlis - Prime Minister of Greece (ND)
    Vojislav Koštunica - former Prime Minister of Serbia.
    Leonid Kuchma - former President of Ukraine.
    Makarios III - President of Cyprus
    Dmitry Medvedev - Former President of Russia
    Fan S. Noli - Albanian-Orthodox bishop and briefly prime-minister of Albania
    Tassos Papadopoulos - President of Cyprus
    Andreas Papandreou - Former Prime Minister of Greece (PASOK)
    Vladimir Putin - President of Russia & Former Prime Minister of Russia
    Fyodor Rtishchev
    Mikhail Saakashvili - Current President of Georgia.
    Eduard Shevardnadze - Former President of Georgia.
    Bidzina Ivanishvili - Current Prime Minister of Georgia.
    Viktor Yanukovych - Current President of Ukraine.
    Eleftherios Venizelos - Former Prime Minister of Greece
    Viktor Yushchenko - Former President of Ukraine.
    Constantin Zureiq - Early Arab nationalist leader
    Vlad Tepes - 15th century Wallachian prince of the house of Dracul. He reluctantly converted to Catholicism after months of torture under the hand of king Matthias of Hungary.

Scientists

    Anthemius of Tralles, an architect who designed the Hagia Sophia.
    Abram Samoilovitch Besicovitch, mathematician.
    Nikolay Bogolyubov (1909–1992), theoretical physicist and mathematician.
    Theodosius Dobzhansky – Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution concerns the religious reader.
    Pavel Florensky – Worked on Dielectrics and theodicy.
    Alexander Friedmann – Discovered the expanding universe solution to the Einstein field equations.
    John Kanzius – Raised Russian Orthodox. Created an experimental cancer treatment using radio waves and discovered how to use radio frequencies to ignite salt water.
    Sergei Korolev – Designed the R-7 rocket which launched the Space Age on October 4, 1957.
    Dmitri Mendeleev – Noted chemist.
    Josif Pančić (convert)
    Ivan Pavlov – His father was a Russian Orthodox priest and Ivan Pavlov was enrolled in the seminary before reading The Origin of Species [34].
    John Philoponus – "Christian philosopher, scientist, and theologian".
    Alexander Popov – Inventor of radio. Son of a priest; planned to study in the seminary.
    Michael I. Pupin – Famous physicist.
    Nikola Tesla – Serbian scientist and electrical engineer. He was Serbian Orthodox as a child in least since his father was a priest.

Writers/philosophers

    Nikolai Berdyaev – Russian Orthodox Christian existentialist
    Metropolitan Anthony (Bloom) of Sourozh – A bishop and writer.
    Michael Choniates – Byzantine writer and ecclesiastic
    Fyodor Dostoevsky – Many of his novels, like The Idiot and The Brothers Karamazov, have specific Russian Orthodox themes
    Jim Forest – Writer, peace activist and lay theologian
    Alexander Galich – Russian Jewish convert who wrote poems and screenplays. (Also joined the National Alliance of Russian Solidarists)
    Christos Jonathan Seth Hayward - author and convert from Protestant Christianity.
    Ivan Ilyin – Slavophile, wrote Axioms of Religious Experience
    Ivan Kireevsky – often considered the father of Russian and Slavophile philosophy.
    Konstantin Pobedonostsev
    Seraphim Rose(convert) – Monk
    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn – Russian Orthodox novelist
    Richard Swinburne – Christian philosopher and convert to Orthodoxy late in life
    Timothy Ware – A bishop and writer.
    Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin – Russian author of the Romantic era who is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature.
    Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol – considered the father of modern Russian realism, but at the same time, his work is very much in the genre of romanticism.

Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Cognomen on August 04, 2013, 07:11:11 PM
I still find the Dwyane Wade, Eminem listings (and others--where is Stalin on the list?) hilarious.

Where did these rumors start?  I'm sure tons of Orthodox buy their mothers' churches for their non-denom ministries...

Oh, but Dwyane wears the number 3, and it represents the Trinity, so he must be Orthodox!

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I'm going to shorten the list up a bit:

Famous Orthodox People:
     
      -Lots of famous people from Orthodox countries.
      -A handful of others (most of them not actually being Orthodox, except for somewhere on the internet).

Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Agabus on August 04, 2013, 11:05:19 PM
      -A handful of others (most of them not actually being Orthodox, except for somewhere on the internet).
I saw Pete Maravich in the list above. His family may have been Orthodox at some point in their past, but he is well-known in Evangelical circles for his born-again experience after the misery of fame set in. Heck, he died playing basketball with James Dobson.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: yeshuaisiam on August 06, 2013, 01:44:03 PM
Jennifer Aniston - why claim her to be Orthodox?

http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-talk/jennifer-aniston-modest-moment-stripper-200217318.html (http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-talk/jennifer-aniston-modest-moment-stripper-200217318.html)


1 Timothy 2:9 - In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 - What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

Matthew 5:28 - But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

Proverbs 7:10 - And, behold, there met him a woman [with] the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.

1 Peter 3:3-4 - "Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight."


This is more than just immodesty though.  This is her doing it knowing full well that she will be mass viewed by millions of people.  She knows she will be causing a lot of people to fall and stumble into sin.   I have no idea why Eastern Orthodox Christians would consider her a sister.   Unless of course I have it all wrong again, and somehow Orthodoxy has a non-sola scriptura approach to allow stripping.  This would be unknown to me however.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: mabsoota on August 06, 2013, 01:49:25 PM
i tend to disagree with vlad the impaler (vlad țepeș).
he had a not very orthodox tendency of impaling all his enemies!

of course there are other dodgy people on the list, but this was the worst.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: LizaSymonenko on August 06, 2013, 05:17:59 PM

George Michael is NOT Orthodox.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Putnik Namernik on August 06, 2013, 06:59:09 PM
What is Nick Vujisić?

Born of Serbian parents and is now I believe a protestant.
I don't thing anyone mentione Predrag Peja Stojakovic who used to play in NBA, won a championship while playing for Mavericks.He married a Greek model. I believe they have a baby.
Marko Jaric also played in NBA and married  Adriana Lima Brasilian model (not sure if she is Orthodox).
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Basil 320 on August 06, 2013, 07:17:44 PM
Jennifer Aniston - why claim her to be Orthodox?

http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-talk/jennifer-aniston-modest-moment-stripper-200217318.html (http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-talk/jennifer-aniston-modest-moment-stripper-200217318.html)


1 Timothy 2:9 - In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 - What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

Matthew 5:28 - But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

Proverbs 7:10 - And, behold, there met him a woman [with] the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.

1 Peter 3:3-4 - "Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight."


This is more than just immodesty though.  This is her doing it knowing full well that she will be mass viewed by millions of people.  She knows she will be causing a lot of people to fall and stumble into sin.   I have no idea why Eastern Orthodox Christians would consider her a sister.   Unless of course I have it all wrong again, and somehow Orthodoxy has a non-sola scriptura approach to allow stripping.  This would be unknown to me however.

Aren't we so high and mighty, and apparently without stain!

Jennifer Aniston was "Baptized, Illumined, and Confirmed..." into the Orthodox Church, just as I was; her life is not for us to judge---she may be no more sinful than I.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: biro on August 06, 2013, 07:20:05 PM
Even the worst of sinners can be forgiven. Remember St. Mary of Egypt.

Only God (and the priest in confession) know whether anyone in particular has repented.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Basil 320 on August 06, 2013, 07:20:40 PM
Re. Reply No. 281, Great work "Peacemaker," very informative.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: augustin717 on August 06, 2013, 07:22:34 PM

George Michael is NOT Orthodox.
He's a Cypriot based on that alone it woe be safe to assume he is unless stronger proof to the contrary can be produced
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Putnik Namernik on August 06, 2013, 07:26:55 PM
Milutin Milankovic - made a revised calendar which was suppossed to be more correct than both Julian and Gregorian.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Asteriktos on August 06, 2013, 07:59:06 PM

George Michael is NOT Orthodox.

You gotta have faith, faith, faith, oh you gotta have faith-ah, faith-ah, faith-AH!  :)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: LizaSymonenko on August 06, 2013, 08:54:25 PM

George Michael is NOT Orthodox.
He's a Cypriot based on that alone it woe be safe to assume he is unless stronger proof to the contrary can be produced

The all-knowing Internetz stated that he has no religious affiliation, and actually despises all organized religion.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: LizaSymonenko on August 06, 2013, 08:57:43 PM

George Michael is NOT Orthodox.

You gotta have faith, faith, faith, oh you gotta have faith-ah, faith-ah, faith-AH!  :)

...apparently, he ain't got no faith.

http://hollowverse.com/george-michael/

Michael is highly critical of fundamentalist religious groups, and is not religious himself.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: yeshuaisiam on August 06, 2013, 11:31:37 PM
Jennifer Aniston - why claim her to be Orthodox?

http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-talk/jennifer-aniston-modest-moment-stripper-200217318.html (http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-talk/jennifer-aniston-modest-moment-stripper-200217318.html)


1 Timothy 2:9 - In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 - What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

Matthew 5:28 - But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

Proverbs 7:10 - And, behold, there met him a woman [with] the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.

1 Peter 3:3-4 - "Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight."


This is more than just immodesty though.  This is her doing it knowing full well that she will be mass viewed by millions of people.  She knows she will be causing a lot of people to fall and stumble into sin.   I have no idea why Eastern Orthodox Christians would consider her a sister.   Unless of course I have it all wrong again, and somehow Orthodoxy has a non-sola scriptura approach to allow stripping.  This would be unknown to me however.

Aren't we so high and mighty, and apparently without stain!

Jennifer Aniston was "Baptized, Illumined, and Confirmed..." into the Orthodox Church, just as I was; her life is not for us to judge---she may be no more sinful than I.

Who said I was without stain or high or mighty?

But I still have yet to make millions of people fall, MULTIPLE times. 

Judgment, odd that the scriptures have judged these things already.  I know some sins when I see them.   A woman dressing down into her undergarments like that, dancing around, and being a "stripper", knowing full well she'll be seen by millions of people is pretty rough.

There is sin, then there is WELL PLANNED out sin.   Then there is PAID FOR WELL PLANNED OUT sin.

Then there is:
Written
Scripted
Presented to Studios
Studio acceptance
Studios calling agents
Agent calling Aniston
Aniston seeing the script
Aniston deciding that she wants to be in a movie stripping and with other immoral themes
Aniston negotiating through agent for pay
Aniston practicing and getting ready for the sinful role
Aniston still keeping her decision up despite many months where the studio prepares
Aniston traveling to studio
Aniston for many days seeing an immoral movie being shot
Finally Aniston stripping down for the movie and dancing on camera
Afterwards she doesn't quit, but keeps up the movie

Of course, we should ignore all the other adultery themed movies she's been in.
Also ignore the perhaps BILLIONS of people that know of her, who see the filth she makes.

I know, it's common to say "she may be no greater sinner than I".   blah blah... It's an easy ploy to be Mr. Humble.   An Orthodox Christian knows the seriousness of what she is doing to masses of people.   It's not about judgment, it's about watching somebody with so much fame seriously contribute to the wickedness of this world.

Me I have plenty of sins & stains.  But I can assure you that I have yet to have so many fall into sin.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: yeshuaisiam on August 06, 2013, 11:33:28 PM
Even the worst of sinners can be forgiven. Remember St. Mary of Egypt.

Only God (and the priest in confession) know whether anyone in particular has repented.

I agree.

I hope one of Aniston's methods of repentance will not be producing another adultery, immoral, and lustful film or sitcom again.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: mike on August 07, 2013, 01:03:51 AM
Nobody cares about what you write here, yeshuaisiam so you can stop. Just saying.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: JamesR on August 07, 2013, 01:31:11 AM
Jennifer Aniston has done some very questionable things for an Orthodox Christian. But, the same can be said about many others. How about Anne V, Maria Sharapova and other Orthodox actresses/supermodels? They've incited lust and sin in very many males due to their activity, participating in sexually suggestive photo shoots and/or acting in inappropriate films etc.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Shiny on August 07, 2013, 01:37:38 AM

George Michael is NOT Orthodox.
You'd think that be obvious.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Mor Ephrem on August 07, 2013, 01:38:52 AM
They've incited lust and sin in very many males due to their activity, participating in sexually suggestive photo shoots and/or acting in inappropriate films etc.

Oh, I don't know...if they didn't incite those males to lust and sin, some other women would've done it, and if the males on this site are any indication, it wouldn't take much.  I'd prefer knowing that the women who flaunt their bodies on TV, film, and in photos in order to arouse me sexually are not aphthartodocetists...that would really screw up my theosis.  
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: That person on August 07, 2013, 01:45:37 AM
Stephen Pastis, newspaper cartoonist, is Orthodox.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Basil 320 on August 07, 2013, 06:45:45 AM
Jennifer Aniston - why claim her to be Orthodox?

http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-talk/jennifer-aniston-modest-moment-stripper-200217318.html (http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-talk/jennifer-aniston-modest-moment-stripper-200217318.html)


1 Timothy 2:9 - In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 - What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

Matthew 5:28 - But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

Proverbs 7:10 - And, behold, there met him a woman [with] the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.

1 Peter 3:3-4 - "Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight."


This is more than just immodesty though.  This is her doing it knowing full well that she will be mass viewed by millions of people.  She knows she will be causing a lot of people to fall and stumble into sin.   I have no idea why Eastern Orthodox Christians would consider her a sister.   Unless of course I have it all wrong again, and somehow Orthodoxy has a non-sola scriptura approach to allow stripping.  This would be unknown to me however.

Aren't we so high and mighty, and apparently without stain!

Jennifer Aniston was "Baptized, Illumined, and Confirmed..." into the Orthodox Church, just as I was; her life is not for us to judge---she may be no more sinful than I.

Who said I was without stain or high or mighty?

But I still have yet to make millions of people fall, MULTIPLE times. 

Judgment, odd that the scriptures have judged these things already.  I know some sins when I see them.   A woman dressing down into her undergarments like that, dancing around, and being a "stripper", knowing full well she'll be seen by millions of people is pretty rough.

There is sin, then there is WELL PLANNED out sin.   Then there is PAID FOR WELL PLANNED OUT sin.

Then there is:
Written
Scripted
Presented to Studios
Studio acceptance
Studios calling agents
Agent calling Aniston
Aniston seeing the script
Aniston deciding that she wants to be in a movie stripping and with other immoral themes
Aniston negotiating through agent for pay
Aniston practicing and getting ready for the sinful role
Aniston still keeping her decision up despite many months where the studio prepares
Aniston traveling to studio
Aniston for many days seeing an immoral movie being shot
Finally Aniston stripping down for the movie and dancing on camera
Afterwards she doesn't quit, but keeps up the movie

Of course, we should ignore all the other adultery themed movies she's been in.
Also ignore the perhaps BILLIONS of people that know of her, who see the filth she makes.

I know, it's common to say "she may be no greater sinner than I".   blah blah... It's an easy ploy to be Mr. Humble.   An Orthodox Christian knows the seriousness of what she is doing to masses of people.   It's not about judgment, it's about watching somebody with so much fame seriously contribute to the wickedness of this world.

Me I have plenty of sins & stains.  But I can assure you that I have yet to have so many fall into sin.

There are Orthodox Christians standing next to you in church, or who are members of your church but do not attend very often, or who are not members of a parish, but consider themselves Orthodox and were Baptized and Confirmed into Orthodox Christianity, who lead lives of similar repute to the lovely Ms. Aniston, but are not movie and television celebrities.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Marc1152 on August 07, 2013, 10:17:44 AM
Jennifer Aniston - why claim her to be Orthodox?

http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-talk/jennifer-aniston-modest-moment-stripper-200217318.html (http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-talk/jennifer-aniston-modest-moment-stripper-200217318.html)


1 Timothy 2:9 - In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 - What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

Matthew 5:28 - But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

Proverbs 7:10 - And, behold, there met him a woman [with] the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.

1 Peter 3:3-4 - "Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight."


This is more than just immodesty though.  This is her doing it knowing full well that she will be mass viewed by millions of people.  She knows she will be causing a lot of people to fall and stumble into sin.   I have no idea why Eastern Orthodox Christians would consider her a sister.   Unless of course I have it all wrong again, and somehow Orthodoxy has a non-sola scriptura approach to allow stripping.  This would be unknown to me however.

Aren't we so high and mighty, and apparently without stain!

Jennifer Aniston was "Baptized, Illumined, and Confirmed..." into the Orthodox Church, just as I was; her life is not for us to judge---she may be no more sinful than I.

Who said I was without stain or high or mighty?

But I still have yet to make millions of people fall, MULTIPLE times.  

Judgment, odd that the scriptures have judged these things already.  I know some sins when I see them.   A woman dressing down into her undergarments like that, dancing around, and being a "stripper", knowing full well she'll be seen by millions of people is pretty rough.

There is sin, then there is WELL PLANNED out sin.   Then there is PAID FOR WELL PLANNED OUT sin.

Then there is:
Written
Scripted
Presented to Studios
Studio acceptance
Studios calling agents
Agent calling Aniston
Aniston seeing the script
Aniston deciding that she wants to be in a movie stripping and with other immoral themes
Aniston negotiating through agent for pay
Aniston practicing and getting ready for the sinful role
Aniston still keeping her decision up despite many months where the studio prepares
Aniston traveling to studio
Aniston for many days seeing an immoral movie being shot
Finally Aniston stripping down for the movie and dancing on camera
Afterwards she doesn't quit, but keeps up the movie

Of course, we should ignore all the other adultery themed movies she's been in.
Also ignore the perhaps BILLIONS of people that know of her, who see the filth she makes.

I know, it's common to say "she may be no greater sinner than I".   blah blah... It's an easy ploy to be Mr. Humble.   An Orthodox Christian knows the seriousness of what she is doing to masses of people.   It's not about judgment, it's about watching somebody with so much fame seriously contribute to the wickedness of this world.

Me I have plenty of sins & stains.  But I can assure you that I have yet to have so many fall into sin.

There are Orthodox Christians standing next to you in church, or who are members of your church but do not attend very often, or who are not members of a parish, but consider themselves Orthodox and were Baptized and Confirmed into Orthodox Christianity, who lead lives of similar repute to the lovely Ms. Aniston, but are not movie and television celebrities.

Wait..What?? .........Shut up

(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSoY3jRnkfyaa8PoSp_OLqHLNO1NHF9DQEoCtuZFeUzQ1SmlY9T6A)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: ialmisry on August 07, 2013, 11:31:49 AM

George Michael is NOT Orthodox.
He's a Cypriot based on that alone it woe be safe to assume he is unless stronger proof to the contrary can be produced

The all-knowing Internetz stated that he has no religious affiliation, and actually despises all organized religion.

He's an apostate (of course he would despise all "organized religion"-it conflicts with his lifestyle and bathroom habits). But still, IIRC he was baptized in the Church.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Ebor on August 07, 2013, 11:38:34 AM
They've incited lust and sin in very many males due to their activity, participating in sexually suggestive photo shoots and/or acting in inappropriate films etc.

Oh, I don't know...if they didn't incite those males to lust and sin, some other women would've done it, and if the males on this site are any indication, it wouldn't take much.  I'd prefer knowing that the women who flaunt their bodies on TV, film, and in photos in order to arouse me sexually are not aphthartodocetists...that would really screw up my theosis.  

I learned a new word today!  and had to look that one up.  Is this sort of thing common these days?
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Santagranddad on August 07, 2013, 11:54:23 AM
I watched a half hour interview with John Tavener, BBC Hardtalk, a couple of days back. He argues all religions are equally valid, Hinduism, etc., etc. and acknowledges he has had a crisis of both faith and a lack of music in his head. Had a long period of serious ill-health from which he hasn't entirely recovered.

Not sure you might convincingly argue he is Orthodox, other than in a very unOrthodox way.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: dzheremi on August 07, 2013, 12:20:43 PM
Jennifer Aniston has done some very questionable things for an Orthodox Christian. But, the same can be said about many others. How about Anne V, Maria Sharapova and other Orthodox actresses/supermodels? They've incited lust and sin in very many males due to their activity, participating in sexually suggestive photo shoots and/or acting in inappropriate films etc.

Oh boy, here we go with the "dang women and their demon gams" bit. ::) I seem to remember Christ not only telling the adulterous woman to go forth and sin no more, but also telling men that should they so much as look at a woman with lust, they have sinned. Ask yourself which one you are more personally responsible for when it comes to looking at suggestive photos and movies. Maybe that realization will evoke a different, more appropriate response to them.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Arachne on August 07, 2013, 12:25:46 PM
Jennifer Aniston has done some very questionable things for an Orthodox Christian. But, the same can be said about many others. How about Anne V, Maria Sharapova and other Orthodox actresses/supermodels? They've incited lust and sin in very many males due to their activity, participating in sexually suggestive photo shoots and/or acting in inappropriate films etc.

Oh boy, here we go with the "dang women and their demon gams" bit. ::) I seem to remember Christ not only telling the adulterous woman to go forth and sin no more, but also telling men that should they so much as look at a woman with lust, they have sinned. Ask yourself which one you are more personally responsible for when it comes to looking at suggestive photos and movies. Maybe that realization will evoke a different, more appropriate response to them.

Sharapova's gams (especially in action) motivate me to work harder on my own. Is that an appropriate response? :D
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Mor Ephrem on August 07, 2013, 12:42:18 PM
Depends.  What on earth is a gam? 
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: PeterTheAleut on August 07, 2013, 12:54:18 PM
Depends.  What on earth is a gam? 
Leg

A woman's compliment of another woman's gams (such as Arachne's above) is a statement of true admiration.

A man's compliment of a woman's gams is just creepy.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: dzheremi on August 07, 2013, 12:56:55 PM
It seems this thread is better as a vocabulary-builder than a list of famous Orthodox Christians. Not a bad development, if I may say so.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Cyrillic on August 07, 2013, 01:01:50 PM
You learn something new every day.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Mor Ephrem on August 07, 2013, 01:13:24 PM
A man's compliment of a woman's gams is just creepy.

Why?  Is this a universal truth?  I'm confused.   ???

Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Cyrillic on August 07, 2013, 01:20:15 PM
A man's compliment of a woman's gams is just creepy.

Why?  Is this a universal truth?  I'm confused.   ???

Try it and report back. Good luck, Mor.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Arachne on August 07, 2013, 01:24:54 PM
A man's compliment of a woman's gams is just creepy.

Why?  Is this a universal truth?  I'm confused.   ???

Try it and report back. Good luck, Mor.

Some of the sportier men can get away with it, because they can appreciate the 'work' part of working out. They're more likely to use terms like 'some sleek quads there', rather than 'shake that booty, babe'. ;)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Cyrillic on August 07, 2013, 01:27:07 PM
That's good. I've always imagined Mor as a bodybuilder.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Mor Ephrem on August 07, 2013, 01:37:27 PM
That's good. I've always imagined Mor as a bodybuilder.

LOL.  Far from it, but thanks.  :P 

True story.  When I was in college, I lived with a few guys, and one of their friends would swing by often.  He was the son of an Italian father and a Chinese mother (so he had a distinctive appearance), and he was a hardcore bodybuilding type (perhaps he used steroids, I don't know for sure like I did for the others), a great student, and the most lapsed SSPXer you ever met (he never even once entered a "modern" RC church until I broke the news to him that there was Mass in English...he did so only to prove to me that the Catholic Church "would never do something so stupid", and then came back horrified).  Quite a combination...a great guy.  Anyway, one day he interrupted my studying to ask me "Didn't St Paul say that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit?"  And I replied affirmatively.  So then he grabbed a bit of my belly fat and proclaimed "God doesn't want a chapel...", and then ripping off his shirt and flexing his very muscular muscles, he bellowed "HE WANTS A CATHEDRAL!!!"   
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Mor Ephrem on August 07, 2013, 01:39:04 PM
A man's compliment of a woman's gams is just creepy.

Why?  Is this a universal truth?  I'm confused.   ???

Try it and report back. Good luck, Mor.

Some of the sportier men can get away with it, because they can appreciate the 'work' part of working out. They're more likely to use terms like 'some sleek quads there', rather than 'shake that booty, babe'. ;)

I'm not likely to use either, I just appreciate beauty.  Usually I tell God about it to avoid uncomfortable situations.  ;)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Asteriktos on August 07, 2013, 02:11:49 PM
That's good. I've always imagined Mor as a bodybuilder.

LOL.  Far from it, but thanks.  :P 

True story.  When I was in college, I lived with a few guys, and one of their friends would swing by often.  He was the son of an Italian father and a Chinese mother (so he had a distinctive appearance), and he was a hardcore bodybuilding type (perhaps he used steroids, I don't know for sure like I did for the others), a great student, and the most lapsed SSPXer you ever met (he never even once entered a "modern" RC church until I broke the news to him that there was Mass in English...he did so only to prove to me that the Catholic Church "would never do something so stupid", and then came back horrified).  Quite a combination...a great guy.  Anyway, one day he interrupted my studying to ask me "Didn't St Paul say that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit?"  And I replied affirmatively.  So then he grabbed a bit of my belly fat and proclaimed "God doesn't want a chapel...", and then ripping off his shirt and flexing his very muscular muscles, he bellowed "HE WANTS A CATHEDRAL!!!"   

Best anecdote I've read on this forum! :)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Iconodule on August 07, 2013, 02:39:58 PM
That's good. I've always imagined Mor as a bodybuilder.

LOL.  Far from it, but thanks.  :P 

True story.  When I was in college, I lived with a few guys, and one of their friends would swing by often.  He was the son of an Italian father and a Chinese mother (so he had a distinctive appearance), and he was a hardcore bodybuilding type (perhaps he used steroids, I don't know for sure like I did for the others), a great student, and the most lapsed SSPXer you ever met (he never even once entered a "modern" RC church until I broke the news to him that there was Mass in English...he did so only to prove to me that the Catholic Church "would never do something so stupid", and then came back horrified).  Quite a combination...a great guy.  Anyway, one day he interrupted my studying to ask me "Didn't St Paul say that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit?"  And I replied affirmatively.  So then he grabbed a bit of my belly fat and proclaimed "God doesn't want a chapel...", and then ripping off his shirt and flexing his very muscular muscles, he bellowed "HE WANTS A CATHEDRAL!!!"   

Best anecdote I've read on this forum! :)

+ 1. Wow.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: LizaSymonenko on August 07, 2013, 03:00:57 PM

LOL!  That's funny!!!
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Cyrillic on August 07, 2013, 03:32:00 PM
That's good. I've always imagined Mor as a bodybuilder.

LOL.  Far from it, but thanks.  :P 

True story.  When I was in college, I lived with a few guys, and one of their friends would swing by often.  He was the son of an Italian father and a Chinese mother (so he had a distinctive appearance), and he was a hardcore bodybuilding type (perhaps he used steroids, I don't know for sure like I did for the others), a great student, and the most lapsed SSPXer you ever met (he never even once entered a "modern" RC church until I broke the news to him that there was Mass in English...he did so only to prove to me that the Catholic Church "would never do something so stupid", and then came back horrified).  Quite a combination...a great guy.  Anyway, one day he interrupted my studying to ask me "Didn't St Paul say that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit?"  And I replied affirmatively.  So then he grabbed a bit of my belly fat and proclaimed "God doesn't want a chapel...", and then ripping off his shirt and flexing his very muscular muscles, he bellowed "HE WANTS A CATHEDRAL!!!"   

 ;D

Thanks for the laugh!
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: J Michael on August 07, 2013, 03:34:14 PM
That's good. I've always imagined Mor as a bodybuilder.

LOL.  Far from it, but thanks.  :P 

True story.  When I was in college, I lived with a few guys, and one of their friends would swing by often.  He was the son of an Italian father and a Chinese mother (so he had a distinctive appearance), and he was a hardcore bodybuilding type (perhaps he used steroids, I don't know for sure like I did for the others), a great student, and the most lapsed SSPXer you ever met (he never even once entered a "modern" RC church until I broke the news to him that there was Mass in English...he did so only to prove to me that the Catholic Church "would never do something so stupid", and then came back horrified).  Quite a combination...a great guy.  Anyway, one day he interrupted my studying to ask me "Didn't St Paul say that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit?"  And I replied affirmatively.  So then he grabbed a bit of my belly fat and proclaimed "God doesn't want a chapel...", and then ripping off his shirt and flexing his very muscular muscles, he bellowed "HE WANTS A CATHEDRAL!!!"   

LOLOLOL!  Absolutely hilarious!
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: William on August 07, 2013, 04:06:57 PM
I think I'll get that story tattooed to my lats.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: hecma925 on August 12, 2013, 09:16:30 AM
A man's compliment of a woman's gams is just creepy.

Why?  Is this a universal truth?  I'm confused.   ???



It is because it's not the 1930s anymore.  "Nice gams!"
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: IoanC on August 12, 2013, 09:32:15 AM
Trey Spruance, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trey_Spruance, is famous for being in Mr. Bungle, Faith no More (and others), and in the last while Secret Chiefs 3; here's what it sounds like and maybe you can catch them in your area: http://youtu.be/O1Y3BNdq_FQ
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: mike on October 29, 2013, 01:42:46 PM
Heard Christian Bale is Orthodox. Can anyone confirm? And for Max Cavalera.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: sheenj on October 29, 2013, 01:51:53 PM
Bale's wife's maiden name was Blažić; make of that what you will.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: LizaSymonenko on October 29, 2013, 03:18:13 PM
Heard Christian Bale is Orthodox. Can anyone confirm? And for Max Cavalera.

http://hollowverse.com/christian-bale/

Bale’s upbringing was admittedly non-religious. He once said:

I always pictured Jesus as Neil Diamond when I was younger. My upbringing was not a religious one, but an inquisitive one. My father was best friends with the bishop and fascinated by religion. I would come back from church, and my dad would put on Neil Diamond. So, I would always picture Neil Diamond with a big white beard, standing in a tunic and preaching to masses of people… I do go to church on occasion, but I don’t adhere to any particular religion. His [Jesus'] basic message of encompassing all people was a great one.1

My guess is that if he had to say, he’d identify with Catholic–the largest denomination in Wales. Plus, his father was best friends with a bishop–a Catholic designation.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: mike on October 29, 2013, 03:30:59 PM
Heard Christian Bale is Orthodox. Can anyone confirm? And for Max Cavalera.

http://hollowverse.com/christian-bale/

Bale’s upbringing was admittedly non-religious. He once said:

I always pictured Jesus as Neil Diamond when I was younger. My upbringing was not a religious one, but an inquisitive one. My father was best friends with the bishop and fascinated by religion. I would come back from church, and my dad would put on Neil Diamond. So, I would always picture Neil Diamond with a big white beard, standing in a tunic and preaching to masses of people… I do go to church on occasion, but I don’t adhere to any particular religion. His [Jesus'] basic message of encompassing all people was a great one.1

My guess is that if he had to say, he’d identify with Catholic–the largest denomination in Wales. Plus, his father was best friends with a bishop–a Catholic designation.

I mean after his marriage to a Serbian.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: mike on December 04, 2013, 08:31:22 AM
I didn't know Picasso had had an Orthodox wedding.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Asteriktos on December 04, 2013, 01:13:38 PM
Perhaps it was the eary quality of Orthodox services that made him Gogh through with it?
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: J Michael on December 04, 2013, 01:14:20 PM
Perhaps it was the eary quality of Orthodox services that made him Gogh through with it?
::)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Asteriktos on December 04, 2013, 01:15:40 PM
I had to do it just for Michal, I know how much he loves corny jokes  :angel:
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: J Michael on December 04, 2013, 01:16:38 PM
I had to do it just for Michal, I know how much he loves corny jokes  :angel:

Not enough corn in Poland, I guess.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: mike on December 04, 2013, 01:21:11 PM
I had to do it just for Michal, I know how much he loves corny jokes  :angel:

You could at least use words that appear in dictionaries. No idea what "eary" means.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Asteriktos on December 04, 2013, 01:22:31 PM
I had to do it just for Michal, I know how much he loves corny jokes  :angel:

You could at least use words that appear in dictionaries. No idea what "eary" means.

You never get jokes, why start explaining them to you now?
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: podkarpatska on December 04, 2013, 01:23:49 PM
I had to do it just for Michal, I know how much he loves corny jokes  :angel:

You could at least use words that appear in dictionaries. No idea what "eary" means.

Typo, I think. Use "eerie" for one meaning or "airy" for a very different one.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Asteriktos on December 04, 2013, 01:25:08 PM
I had to do it just for Michal, I know how much he loves corny jokes  :angel:

You could at least use words that appear in dictionaries. No idea what "eary" means.

Typo, I think. Use "eerie" for one meaning or "airy" for a very different one.

Definitely not a typo.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: mike on December 04, 2013, 01:29:18 PM
I got the reference.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f0/VanGogh-self-portrait-with_bandaged_ear.jpg)

The joke is not funny.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: hecma925 on December 04, 2013, 01:32:26 PM
Perhaps it was the eary quality of Orthodox services that made him Gogh through with it?

Carefully thought through puns are the best.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: PeterTheAleut on December 04, 2013, 11:28:30 PM
I got the reference.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f0/VanGogh-self-portrait-with_bandaged_ear.jpg)

The joke is not funny.
You're not funny.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: podkarpatska on December 05, 2013, 12:03:02 AM
Perhaps it was the eary quality of Orthodox services that made him Gogh through with it?

Carefully thought through puns are the best.

Ouch. I shoulda caught that one...but either way, it s not funny.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: ZealousZeal on December 05, 2013, 01:07:43 AM
Perhaps it was the eary quality of Orthodox services that made him Gogh through with it?

Carefully thought through puns are the best.

Ouch. I shoulda caught that one...but either way, it s not funny.

Not even when one considers that as a corny joke, "ear" is still apropos?
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: hecma925 on December 05, 2013, 08:26:58 AM
Perhaps it was the eary quality of Orthodox services that made him Gogh through with it?

Carefully thought through puns are the best.

Ouch. I shoulda caught that one...but either way, it s not funny.

Not even when one considers that as a corny joke, "ear" is still apropos?

I actually chortled.  I haven't chortled in a while. :)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: mike on May 27, 2015, 03:08:46 PM
Milla Jovovich, apparently.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Musashi on September 24, 2015, 08:27:41 AM
PETROS Iwao SASAKI
Japanese Iconographer
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: J Michael on September 24, 2015, 12:55:44 PM
PETROS Iwao SASAKI
Japanese Iconographer

Is he "famous"?  ???
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Arachne on September 24, 2015, 01:03:10 PM
PETROS Iwao SASAKI
Japanese Iconographer

Is he "famous"?  ???

Being big in Japan counts. ;)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: J Michael on September 24, 2015, 01:26:20 PM
PETROS Iwao SASAKI
Japanese Iconographer

Is he "famous"?  ???

Being big in Japan counts. ;)

If you say so.....

(http://evergreenfitness.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Sumo-Wrestler-336x410.jpg)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: biro on September 24, 2015, 04:48:22 PM
Is there an online gallery with Sasaki's icons?

Thanks. :)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Opus118 on September 24, 2015, 05:20:01 PM
Is there an online gallery with Sasaki's icons?

Thanks. :)

Maybe Alpo knows. He is a Finnish Iconographer of Japanese descent.

Here is one on a stamp:

http://previews.123rf.com/images/lefpap/lefpap1507/lefpap150700035/42415058-finland-circa-1985-a-stamp-printed-in-finland-issued-for-the-centenary-of-saint-sergei-and-saint-her.jpg


Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: DeniseDenise on September 24, 2015, 05:53:25 PM
PETROS Iwao SASAKI
Japanese Iconographer

Is he "famous"?  ???

Being big in Japan counts. ;)

You win the internets today
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: biro on September 24, 2015, 06:06:30 PM
Is there an online gallery with Sasaki's icons?

Thanks. :)

Maybe Alpo knows. He is a Finnish Iconographer of Japanese descent.

Here is one on a stamp:

http://previews.123rf.com/images/lefpap/lefpap1507/lefpap150700035/42415058-finland-circa-1985-a-stamp-printed-in-finland-issued-for-the-centenary-of-saint-sergei-and-saint-her.jpg

Wow, that's great! :)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Musashi on September 24, 2015, 08:55:23 PM
PETROS Iwao SASAKI
Japanese Iconographer

Is he "famous"?  ???

Being big in Japan counts. ;)

If you say so.....

(http://evergreenfitness.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Sumo-Wrestler-336x410.jpg)

I though he is famous among Orthodox Iconographers
not only in Japan or Finland  ;)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Musashi on September 24, 2015, 10:26:46 PM
Martyr YEVGENY RODIONOV
I think his martyrdom is wellknown not only in Orthodox church in Japan.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: orthodoxindonesia on September 29, 2015, 09:04:57 AM
Eminem
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: TheTrisagion on September 29, 2015, 10:14:43 AM
Eminem
I've not heard that. Last I heard he was Baptist or something. When did this happen?
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: orthodoxindonesia on September 30, 2015, 07:19:23 AM
Eminem
I've not heard that. Last I heard he was Baptist or something. When did this happen?

I ever read something about him on magazine here in Indonesia that he is an 'ancient' orthodox christian believer just same like Bob Marley.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Musashi on September 30, 2015, 09:36:46 AM
Eminem
I've not heard that. Last I heard he was Baptist or something. When did this happen?

I ever read something about him on magazine here in Indonesia that he is an 'ancient' orthodox christian believer just same like Bob Marley.

I just learned from wikipedia by typing famous -Orthodox-  Christians and I found ROY MARTEN Indonesian artist on the list.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: WPM on September 30, 2015, 09:50:01 AM
Famous for what? ....
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: biro on September 30, 2015, 10:07:45 AM
Could be anything.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Opus118 on October 01, 2015, 12:22:27 AM
Spyros Skouras - head of 20th Century Fox 1942-1962
Charles Skouras - head of  Fox Coast West. Funded Saint Sophia Cathedral in Los Angeles.
George Skouras - head of United Artists.
Alexander Pantages - Owned a lot of theatres (vaudeville mostly)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: orthodoxindonesia on October 01, 2015, 12:57:28 AM
Eminem
I've not heard that. Last I heard he was Baptist or something. When did this happen?

I ever read something about him on magazine here in Indonesia that he is an 'ancient' orthodox christian believer just same like Bob Marley.

I just learned from wikipedia by typing famous -Orthodox-  Christians and I found ROY MARTEN Indonesian artist on the list.

Yes, he is one of most favorite artist in Indonesia.
He offered his land to Greek Orthodox Church in in early 1990th which today became Holy Epiphany Parish  Orthodox church consecrated in 2013.
 
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Iconodule on October 01, 2015, 02:24:09 PM
Rod Blagojevich!
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: PeterTheAleut on October 01, 2015, 06:29:03 PM
Eminem
I've not heard that. Last I heard he was Baptist or something. When did this happen?
I suppose the rumor spread after Marshall Mathers (a.k.a. Eminem) was spotted crossing himself from left to right, as is the Orthodox manner, on one of his music videos. The only problem is that he crossed himself with his left hand and not with his fingers in an Orthodox arrangement.

http://www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2012/06/musicians-who-are-converts-to-orthodox.html
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Cyprian700 on May 27, 2016, 01:24:28 AM
Most of the homosexuals, lesbians, pedophiles, Masons and murderers on this list are enemies of Christ's Church, and in no way can be considered truly Orthodox.

The thread title should be changed to: "Famous so-called or self-proclaimed Orthodox Christians".

"Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Volnutt on May 27, 2016, 01:37:22 AM
Most of the homosexuals, lesbians, pedophiles, Masons and murderers on this list are enemies of Christ's Church, and in no way can be considered truly Orthodox.

The thread title should be changed to: "Famous so-called or self-proclaimed Orthodox Christians".

"Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."

The only people I know who are this quick to claim that somebody else is gay happen to be gay themselves.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: PeterTheAleut on May 27, 2016, 01:43:50 AM
Most of the homosexuals, lesbians, pedophiles, Masons and murderers on this list are enemies of Christ's Church, and in no way can be considered truly Orthodox.

The thread title should be changed to: "Famous so-called or self-proclaimed Orthodox Christians".

"Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."
Jesus also said, "For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get."
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Cyprian700 on May 27, 2016, 02:36:58 AM
Christ also said:  "Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment." 

Those here who consider the likes of Tom Hanks, Eminem, Bob Marley, Tina Fey, Michael Dukakis, George Stephanopoulos, Paul Sarbanes, Michael Huffington, etc. Orthodox, to only name a few, are judging according to the appearance, and are not judging righteous judgment.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Volnutt on May 27, 2016, 02:44:17 AM
Christ also said:  "Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment." 

Those here who consider the likes of Tom Hanks, Eminem, Bob Marley, Tina Fey, Michael Dukakis, George Stephanopoulos, Paul Sarbanes, Michael Huffington, etc. Orthodox, to only name a few, are judging according to the appearance, and are not judging righteous judgment.

And how do you know they're false Christians (let alone gay)? Aren't you just judging by appearances?
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Arachne on May 27, 2016, 02:54:17 AM
There are murderers on this list?

(https://cdn.meme.am/instances/500x/22474337.jpg)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Volnutt on May 27, 2016, 03:03:16 AM
There are murderers on this list?

I'm guessing murderer = "somebody who fails to be in favor of immediately lynching all abortion doctors."
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: PeterTheAleut on May 27, 2016, 03:16:33 AM
Christ also said:  "Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment." 

Those here who consider the likes of Tom Hanks, Eminem, Bob Marley, Tina Fey, Michael Dukakis, George Stephanopoulos, Paul Sarbanes, Michael Huffington, etc. Orthodox, to only name a few, are judging according to the appearance, and are not judging righteous judgment.
Do you think you may be judging only according to appearance?
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Cyprian700 on May 27, 2016, 03:51:33 AM
Tom Hanks, along with his co-conspirator Steven Spielberg, are liars, murderers, homosexuals and pedophiles.  All Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks films have plans for mass murder hidden in them.   

My Big Fat Greek Wedding is about the Illuminati's plans to perpetrate hurricanes such as Rita and Katrina, where REAL PEOPLE DIED.

Why do you think the Greek man Kostas in the film goes around spraying Windex on everyone and everything?  Wind-ex as in WIND.
Why was My Big Fat Greek Wedding set in Chicago?  For multiple reasons, but for the discussion at present, because Chicago is known as the WINDY city.
Tom Hanks arranged Big Fat Greek wedding to RITA Wilson is another reason why Hanks was chosen to be associated with this film about Hurricane Rita.

Does anyone here believe that people actually died in the Philadelphia train derailment of May 12, 2015?   Tom Hanks is guilty of that crime, whether it was faked and staged or 8 people really died.

Tom Hanks' films Philadelphia (1993) and The Polar Express (2004) are about the deliberately perpetrated/staged train derailment.

There are a plethora of attacks hidden in Forrest Gump, The Da Vinci Code, and Angels and Demons. Tom Hanks is GUILTY for the crime of the Boston Marathon attacks in all these films, and also The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons are public declarations by the Illuminati declaring to the world that Francis is their willing agent, groomed for his role many years in advance.   Pope Francis is a pedophile and a homosexual and they showed decades in advance that Benedict would resign and Francis was selected to fill his role.

The Illuminati invented the word 'paparazzi' specifically for Pope Benedict, father of the Antichrist.

Is anyone aware that Tom Hanks represents O.J. Simpson in Forrest Gump?   O.J. did not murder Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman, it was a massive psy-op, which is easily proven. Tom Hanks is GUILTY of lying to the world about the fake O.J. Simpson murders, and he is culpable for all the racial strife and division that followed.

Do you know why Hanks is called Gump in Forrest Gump?  It's 1950's prison slang for a homosexual. 

Gump | Define Gump at Dictionary.com (scroll down half way)
http://www.dictionary.com/browse/gump

Why did Tom Hanks dress in drag for a couple of seasons on Bosom Buddies?  Why did he finally win an academy award for playing a homosexual in The Philadelphia Story (1993)?

Here is Tom Hanks proudly wearing his iconic rainbow stripes:

Tom Hanks
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Hanks

Here is evidence of Tom Hanks and Will Smith's pedophilia.

Are All Around Good Guys Tom Hanks and Will Smith Pedophiles?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtxcasE6T2k

Cyprian-

Accusing people (in this case Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Steven Spielberg and Pope Francis) of pedophilia is a serious criminal accusation which you are not permitted to just throw out without serious substantive evidence to back up the claim. "Serious" and "substantive" are the key words here, for which a conspiracy theory Youtube video does not count. Furthermore, your comment is much too polemical for Other Topics, and does not belong here. Other Topics is for "discussion, light debate, no polemics.  For non-serious topics only." per the rules. Speaking of the rules, you have been a member here long enough to have read them, and I encourage you to read them again to refresh your memory. I am giving you a warning of 30 points. If you wish to appeal this decision, you may do so by sending me a private message.

-ZZ, Other Topics Moderator 
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: biro on May 27, 2016, 04:04:09 AM
I am just going to say it.

I am not trying to start a fight or make fun of anyone.

Cyprian, are you all right? I am worried.

Please forgive.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Volnutt on May 27, 2016, 04:08:51 AM
Quote
My Big Fat Greek Wedding is about the Illuminati's plans to perpetrate hurricanes such as Rita and Katrina, where REAL PEOPLE DIED.

Behold the true leader of the Illuminati!

http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/marvel_dc/images/9/9b/Weather_Wizard_0001.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20120210063536 (http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/marvel_dc/images/9/9b/Weather_Wizard_0001.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20120210063536)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Volnutt on May 27, 2016, 04:12:43 AM
I am just going to say it.

I am not trying to start a fight or make fun of anyone.

Cyprian, are you all right? I am worried.

Please forgive.

He's fine.

Assuming he's not a troll, the internet is full of conspiracy hounds just like him.

I'm just surprised he's not an atheist who includes the Orthodox Church and shapeshifting lizard people from Zeta Reticuii in his GURPS setting worldview. That's pretty much the only thing unique about him.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: PeterTheAleut on May 27, 2016, 04:18:25 AM
Thread locked pending moderator review
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: ZealousZeal on May 27, 2016, 10:06:03 AM
Thread unlocked.

Please keep the conversation on topic. Thank you!
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: WPM on May 27, 2016, 12:00:13 PM
Famous for what? anything? ...
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Musashi on May 28, 2016, 07:04:11 AM
Michael Huffington - U.S. Representative from California


You can't be gay and Orthodox.

First, I'm NOT LGBT supporter.
But, you can't be gay and Orthodox?
Are you into turning Orthodox church to be Westboro Baptist church who yelled God hates fags?
Holy Mother of God! Does Christ forbid the sinners come to Him?
Do you ever think how hard Fr. Seraphim Rose of Platina struggled with his homosexuality?
Christ hate sins but not the sinners.
We are not supposed to judge homosexual person.
And one more thing, I believe Orthodox church is a place for people like me who full of sins, the sinner, too.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: hecma925 on May 28, 2016, 07:08:48 AM
Michael Huffington - U.S. Representative from California


You can't be gay and Orthodox.

First, I'm NOT LGBT supporter.
But, you can't be gay and Orthodox?
Are you into turning Orthodox church to be Westboro Baptist church who yelled God hates fags?
Holy Mother of God! Does Christ forbid the sinners come to Him?
Do you ever think how hard Fr. Seraphim Rose of Platina struggled with his homosexuality?
Christ hate sins but not the sinners.
We are not supposed to judge homosexual person.
And one more thing, I believe Orthodox church is a place for people like me who full of sins, the sinner, too.

Neither poster has been active in over a year and Lemko Rusyn hasn't posted since 2008. 
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Musashi on May 28, 2016, 07:26:51 AM
Michael Huffington - U.S. Representative from California


You can't be gay and Orthodox.

First, I'm NOT LGBT supporter.
But, you can't be gay and Orthodox?
Are you into turning Orthodox church to be Westboro Baptist church who yelled God hates fags?
Holy Mother of God! Does Christ forbid the sinners come to Him?
Do you ever think how hard Fr. Seraphim Rose of Platina struggled with his homosexuality?
Christ hate sins but not the sinners.
We are not supposed to judge homosexual person.
And one more thing, I believe Orthodox church is a place for people like me who full of sins, the sinner, too.

Neither poster has been active in over a year and Lemko Rusyn hasn't posted since 2008.
Ops. Well at least I hope she/he would read mu comment someday, then.

Speaking of famous Orthodox, I would say Cary Yuki Tagawa, Chiuene Sugihara, St.Nicholas of Japan.
... and Cats Steven
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Minnesotan on May 28, 2016, 07:51:27 AM
Michael Huffington - U.S. Representative from California


You can't be gay and Orthodox.

First, I'm NOT LGBT supporter.
But, you can't be gay and Orthodox?
Are you into turning Orthodox church to be Westboro Baptist church who yelled God hates fags?
Holy Mother of God! Does Christ forbid the sinners come to Him?
Do you ever think how hard Fr. Seraphim Rose of Platina struggled with his homosexuality?
Christ hate sins but not the sinners.
We are not supposed to judge homosexual person.
And one more thing, I believe Orthodox church is a place for people like me who full of sins, the sinner, too.

Neither poster has been active in over a year and Lemko Rusyn hasn't posted since 2008.
Ops. Well at least I hope she/he would read mu comment someday, then.

Speaking of famous Orthodox, I would say Cary Yuki Tagawa, Chiuene Sugihara, St.Nicholas of Japan.
... and Cats Steven

Cat Stevens' father was Greek Orthodox, but his mother was a Swedish Baptist, and he was sent to a Catholic school growing up. Nowadays he's best known for having converted to Islam. Which gives his version of "Morning Has Broken (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKoRp05L95c)" (a Christian hymn) sound different in retrospect.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Musashi on May 28, 2016, 08:42:14 AM
Michael Huffington - U.S. Representative from California


You can't be gay and Orthodox.

First, I'm NOT LGBT supporter.
But, you can't be gay and Orthodox?
Are you into turning Orthodox church to be Westboro Baptist church who yelled God hates fags?
Holy Mother of God! Does Christ forbid the sinners come to Him?
Do you ever think how hard Fr. Seraphim Rose of Platina struggled with his homosexuality?
Christ hate sins but not the sinners.
We are not supposed to judge homosexual person.
And one more thing, I believe Orthodox church is a place for people like me who full of sins, the sinner, too.

Neither poster has been active in over a year and Lemko Rusyn hasn't posted since 2008.
Ops. Well at least I hope she/he would read mu comment someday, then.

Speaking of famous Orthodox, I would say Cary Yuki Tagawa, Chiuene Sugihara, St.Nicholas of Japan.
... and Cats Steven

Cat Stevens' father was Greek Orthodox, but his mother was a Swedish Baptist, and he was sent to a Catholic school growing up. Nowadays he's best known for having converted to Islam. Which gives his version of "Morning Has Broken (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKoRp05L95c)" (a Christian hymn) sound different in retrospect.
O I see.
I'm just curious when someone have been baptized Orthodox then they became apostate, will their baptism invalid?
(My question is not supposted to be posted in this theard but somebody please help me to know)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: hecma925 on May 28, 2016, 09:46:15 AM
O I see.
I'm just curious when someone have been baptized Orthodox then they became apostate, will their baptism invalid?
(My question is not supposted to be posted in this theard but somebody please help me to know)

No, but they have excommunicated themselves from the Church.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Musashi on May 28, 2016, 10:10:17 AM
O I see.
I'm just curious when someone have been baptized Orthodox then they became apostate, will their baptism invalid?
(My question is not supposted to be posted in this theard but somebody please help me to know)

No, but they have excommunicated themselves from the Church.

So they are just same with people who are excommunicated by church, aren't they?
When they come back home, all they need to do is just confession then chrisma?
Thank you for the explanation.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: hecma925 on May 28, 2016, 10:22:02 AM
O I see.
I'm just curious when someone have been baptized Orthodox then they became apostate, will their baptism invalid?
(My question is not supposted to be posted in this theard but somebody please help me to know)

No, but they have excommunicated themselves from the Church.

So they are just same with people who are excommunicated by church, aren't they?
When they come back home, all they need to do is just confession then chrisma?

Yes for both.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: RaphaCam on May 28, 2016, 02:25:34 PM
Baptism, not unlike OT circumcision, leaves an irreversible mark of us. The mark just isn't in the flesh anymore.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: That person on May 28, 2016, 11:43:34 PM
I have it on good authority that all the members of Hanson (of the 1997 hit "MMMBop") have converted to Orthodoxy. It's sort of through a friend of a friend who started going to church with them, but I don't think that's the sort of thing you'd make up.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Musashi on May 31, 2016, 01:56:20 AM
Famous in WW2 History

John Ibou Takahashi, the admiral of Japan emperor

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2d/Ibou_Takahashi.jpg)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Opus118 on June 04, 2016, 12:36:16 PM
Vasiliky (Betty) Cantrell
Miss America 2016
(http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/pressofatlanticcity.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/7/f5/7f55d330-b8f2-546d-be32-2b45742d9e3f/55f64ad6a4877.image.jpg?resize=300%2C450)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: ahmad seraphim on June 04, 2016, 12:45:57 PM
Vasiliky (Betty) Cantrell
Miss America 2016
(http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/pressofatlanticcity.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/7/f5/7f55d330-b8f2-546d-be32-2b45742d9e3f/55f64ad6a4877.image.jpg?resize=300%2C450)

I found this in my facebook
(https://scontent-sit4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12011282_956949181053860_7848193335759140033_n.jpg?oh=f604528985b57337e301c5a35f154648&oe=580DA0B6)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: hecma925 on June 04, 2016, 12:55:03 PM
But are they ready to be matushki?
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: ahmad seraphim on June 04, 2016, 01:33:20 PM
But are they ready to be matushki?
I hope so.  :P
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Opus118 on June 04, 2016, 04:48:10 PM
But are they ready to be matushki?

I was thinking the same thing. At least one of them should follow the footsteps of Miss Pennsylvania 1987. Marrying JamesR would also be a worthy, and equally difficult, commitment.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Arachne on June 04, 2016, 04:58:31 PM
But are they ready to be matushki?

I was thinking the same thing. At least one of them should follow the footsteps of Miss Pennsylvania 1987. Marrying JamesR would also be a worthy, and equally difficult, commitment.

Don't wish the poor girls such ill. :-\
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: hecma925 on June 05, 2016, 01:02:15 AM
But are they ready to be matushki?

I was thinking the same thing. At least one of them should follow the footsteps of Miss Pennsylvania 1987. Marrying JamesR would also be a worthy, and equally difficult, commitment.

Don't wish the poor girls such ill. :-\

Marriage is martyrdom.  Do you not want JamesR to be saved?
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: ahmad seraphim on June 07, 2016, 12:42:49 AM
Anna Maria Marten, an Indonesian model (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Maria_Marten)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Musashi on June 07, 2016, 03:15:15 AM
Anna Maria Marten, an Indonesian model (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Maria_Marten)
She is beautiful :-*
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: orthodoxindonesia on June 07, 2016, 06:30:46 AM
Anna Maria Marten, an Indonesian model (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Maria_Marten)
She is beautiful :-*
Yes, Indeed. She is very kind and nice to everybody.
I go to the same church with her family.
Her sons are famous entertainers.
 Sebastianos Gibran Marten (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibran_Marten)
and
Laurentios Gading Marten (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gading_Marten)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on June 07, 2016, 06:48:18 AM
Vasiliky (Betty) Cantrell
Miss America 2016
(http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/pressofatlanticcity.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/7/f5/7f55d330-b8f2-546d-be32-2b45742d9e3f/55f64ad6a4877.image.jpg?resize=300%2C450)

I found this in my facebook
(https://scontent-sit4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12011282_956949181053860_7848193335759140033_n.jpg?oh=f604528985b57337e301c5a35f154648&oe=580DA0B6)


Sad


Selam
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Dominika on June 07, 2016, 09:41:15 AM
Anna Maria Marten, an Indonesian model (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Maria_Marten)
She is beautiful :-*
Yes, Indeed. She is very kind and nice to everybody.
I go to the same church with her family.
Her sons are famous entertainers.
 Sebastianos Gibran Marten (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibran_Marten)
and
Laurentios Gading Marten (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gading_Marten)

That's amazing to see Indonesian Orthodox celebrities ;)

Some famous Arab Orthodox Christians:
Ghada Shouaa (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghada_Shouaa) - the unique Syrian gold medalist

Hanna Mina (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanna_Mina) - famous Syrian novelist

Ziad Rahbani (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ziad_Rahbani) - Lebanese musician, son of Fairuz. Unfortunately, now he's an atheist.
Actually, there are other members of Rahabni family that are (still) Orthodox and are recognised musicians in the same time.

Jurji Zaydan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jurji_Zaydan) - Lebanese historician, journalist, an important person in Nahda movement (Arabic culture and literature revival)

Michel Aflaq (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Aflaq) - one of the founders of Pan-Arabic party Ba'ath; there were some rumors that in the end of his life he converted to Islam, but there are Arabic materials that it was a kind of Saddam Hussein's propaganda.

Gebran Tueni (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gebran_Tueni_(journalist)) - Lebanese journalist, founder of the most popular daily newspaper in Lebanon called Al-Nahar

Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Opus118 on June 07, 2016, 10:39:22 AM

Sad

Selam

Why?

Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: William T on June 07, 2016, 11:45:07 AM
Anna Maria Marten, an Indonesian model (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Maria_Marten)
She is beautiful :-*
Yes, Indeed. She is very kind and nice to everybody.
I go to the same church with her family.
Her sons are famous entertainers.
 Sebastianos Gibran Marten (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibran_Marten)
and
Laurentios Gading Marten (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gading_Marten)

That's amazing to see Indonesian Orthodox celebrities ;)

Some famous Arab Orthodox Christians:
Ghada Shouaa (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghada_Shouaa) - the unique Syrian gold medalist

Hanna Mina (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanna_Mina) - famous Syrian novelist

Ziad Rahbani (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ziad_Rahbani) - Lebanese musician, son of Fairuz. Unfortunately, now he's an atheist.
Actually, there are other members of Rahabni family that are (still) Orthodox and are recognised musicians in the same time.

Jurji Zaydan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jurji_Zaydan) - Lebanese historician, journalist, an important person in Nahda movement (Arabic culture and literature revival)

Michel Aflaq (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Aflaq) - one of the founders of Pan-Arabic party Ba'ath; there were some rumors that in the end of his life he converted to Islam, but there are Arabic materials that it was a kind of Saddam Hussein's propaganda.

Gebran Tueni (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gebran_Tueni_(journalist)) - Lebanese journalist, founder of the most popular daily newspaper in Lebanon called Al-Nahar

Impressive list.  Ziad has always been a bit of a rebel though.


Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: William T on June 07, 2016, 12:17:46 PM
Vasiliky (Betty) Cantrell
Miss America 2016
(http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/pressofatlanticcity.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/7/f5/7f55d330-b8f2-546d-be32-2b45742d9e3f/55f64ad6a4877.image.jpg?resize=300%2C450)

I found this in my facebook
(https://scontent-sit4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12011282_956949181053860_7848193335759140033_n.jpg?oh=f604528985b57337e301c5a35f154648&oe=580DA0B6)

Hopefully this means a Lebanese or Armenian Orthodox girl is  next.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on June 07, 2016, 05:05:41 PM

Sad

Selam

Why?

I think beauty contests are completely incompatible with the spirit of Orthodoxy. But then again, I watch sports, which some people believe is also contrary to the spirit of Orthodoxy. I would argue that unlike sports, vanity and lust are inherent aspects of beauty contests.

Selam
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Volnutt on June 07, 2016, 05:44:30 PM

Sad

Selam

Why?
I would argue that unlike sports, vanity and lust are inherent aspects of beauty contests.

Why?
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Minnesotan on June 07, 2016, 05:51:45 PM
I suppose it depends on whether it's solely physical beauty that's being emphasized or not.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Mor Ephrem on June 07, 2016, 05:59:11 PM

Sad

Selam

Why?

I think beauty contests are completely incompatible with the spirit of Orthodoxy. But then again, I watch sports, which some people believe is also contrary to the spirit of Orthodoxy. I would argue that unlike sports, vanity and lust are inherent aspects of beauty contests.

Selam

Yeah, there's no vanity and lust in sports.  Or violence injurious to health and wellbeing. 
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Volnutt on June 07, 2016, 06:10:38 PM
I suppose it depends on whether it's solely physical beauty that's being emphasized or not.

The way I see it, a person trying to make their body as beautiful as possible is no more encouraging lust that a painter of landscapes is encouraging nature-worship. Yes, in both cases it can be an unfortunate side-effect, but that's on the viewer.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: CarolS on June 07, 2016, 07:26:43 PM
Vladimir Tarasenko, leading scorer for St. Louis Blues NHL Hockey team is Orthodox.  He attends my church occasionally with his family.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: William T on June 07, 2016, 07:35:05 PM
Vladimir Tarasenko, leading scorer for St. Louis Blues NHL Hockey team is Orthodox.  He attends my church occasionally with his family.

Awesome.  I was thrilled when they beat Chicago this year.  I wouldn't be surprised if the NHL was the most "Orthodox" sport in America due to the number of E. Europeans who play for the league.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Iconodule on June 10, 2016, 11:15:45 AM
I suppose it depends on whether it's solely physical beauty that's being emphasized or not.

The way I see it, a person trying to make their body as beautiful as possible is no more encouraging lust that a painter of landscapes is encouraging nature-worship. Yes, in both cases it can be an unfortunate side-effect, but that's on the viewer.

Mor contemplates Rachel Weisz to ascend to contemplation of spiritual Beauty.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Mor Ephrem on June 10, 2016, 01:07:59 PM
I suppose it depends on whether it's solely physical beauty that's being emphasized or not.

The way I see it, a person trying to make their body as beautiful as possible is no more encouraging lust that a painter of landscapes is encouraging nature-worship. Yes, in both cases it can be an unfortunate side-effect, but that's on the viewer.

Mor contemplates Rachel Weisz to ascend to contemplation of spiritual Beauty.

I love ascending...it's as much about the journey as it is about the destination.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on June 11, 2016, 09:28:48 PM

Sad

Selam

Why?

I think beauty contests are completely incompatible with the spirit of Orthodoxy. But then again, I watch sports, which some people believe is also contrary to the spirit of Orthodoxy. I would argue that unlike sports, vanity and lust are inherent aspects of beauty contests.

Selam

Yeah, there's no vanity and lust in sports.  Or violence injurious to health and wellbeing.

Of course there is vanity in sports, perhaps lust too. In fact, you can find vanity and lust even in the Orthodox Church. But vanity and lust are not means, goals, and ends of sports. But they are in beauty contests.

Selam
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Minnesotan on August 05, 2016, 03:43:08 AM

Sad

Selam

Why?

I think beauty contests are completely incompatible with the spirit of Orthodoxy. But then again, I watch sports, which some people believe is also contrary to the spirit of Orthodoxy. I would argue that unlike sports, vanity and lust are inherent aspects of beauty contests.

Selam

Yeah, there's no vanity and lust in sports.  Or violence injurious to health and wellbeing.

Of course there is vanity in sports, perhaps lust too. In fact, you can find vanity and lust even in the Orthodox Church. But vanity and lust are not means, goals, and ends of sports. But they are in beauty contests.

Selam

Not to mention sports are actually used as a metaphor in Scripture (I have finished the race, etc.)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Minnesotan on August 05, 2016, 03:44:35 AM
Kennedy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kennedy_(commentator)), for one.

And then (not to get too political or anything) but there's a possible future president of the United States, Justin Amash (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_Amash).
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: RaphaCam on August 05, 2016, 07:52:30 AM
Never heard of this Amash, but I would like the visibility an Orthodox president of the US would grant to the Church. Both current presidents of Brazil come from Orthodox backgrounds but are RC... The mayor of São Paulo is actually Orthodox though.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernando_Haddad
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: mike on August 05, 2016, 08:34:00 AM
Never heard of this Amash, but I would like the visibility an Orthodox president of the US would grant to the Church. Both current presidents of Brazil come from Orthodox backgrounds but are RC... The mayor of São Paulo is actually Orthodox though.

Isn't (wasn't) the Lebanese one a Maronite, not Orthodox?
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: RaphaCam on August 05, 2016, 09:09:22 AM
Never heard of this Amash, but I would like the visibility an Orthodox president of the US would grant to the Church. Both current presidents of Brazil come from Orthodox backgrounds but are RC... The mayor of São Paulo is actually Orthodox though.

Isn't (wasn't) the Lebanese one a Maronite, not Orthodox?
Yes, but his parents were Orthodox before getting to Brazil. They were from Btaaboura and his uncle (or his father's ucle?) was a bishop. They were probably assimilated to the Maronite Church influenced by the local Arab community.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Mor Ephrem on August 05, 2016, 10:27:46 AM

Sad

Selam

Why?

I think beauty contests are completely incompatible with the spirit of Orthodoxy. But then again, I watch sports, which some people believe is also contrary to the spirit of Orthodoxy. I would argue that unlike sports, vanity and lust are inherent aspects of beauty contests.

Selam

Yeah, there's no vanity and lust in sports.  Or violence injurious to health and wellbeing.

Of course there is vanity in sports, perhaps lust too. In fact, you can find vanity and lust even in the Orthodox Church. But vanity and lust are not means, goals, and ends of sports. But they are in beauty contests.

Selam

Not to mention sports are actually used as a metaphor in Scripture (I have finished the race, etc.)

Violence and sex are also used as metaphors in Scripture.  Violence and sex actually occur in Scripture.  Heck, so do beauty contests. 
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: DeniseDenise on August 05, 2016, 10:30:33 AM

Sad

Selam

Why?

I think beauty contests are completely incompatible with the spirit of Orthodoxy. But then again, I watch sports, which some people believe is also contrary to the spirit of Orthodoxy. I would argue that unlike sports, vanity and lust are inherent aspects of beauty contests.

Selam

Yeah, there's no vanity and lust in sports.  Or violence injurious to health and wellbeing.

Of course there is vanity in sports, perhaps lust too. In fact, you can find vanity and lust even in the Orthodox Church. But vanity and lust are not means, goals, and ends of sports. But they are in beauty contests.

Selam

Not to mention sports are actually used as a metaphor in Scripture (I have finished the race, etc.)

Violence and sex are also used as metaphors in Scripture.  Violence and sex actually occur in Scripture.  Heck, so do beauty contests.

Not to mention....running a footrace is hardly comparable to all other sports.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: RaphaCam on August 08, 2016, 10:33:41 PM
Not sure if The Weeknd is still Orthodox, but he went to a Tewahedo parish when younger, and he financed some Ge'ez university course while older.

(http://cdn.pitchfork.com/tracks/14505/homepage_large.c6c55cb2.jpg)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: juliogb on August 09, 2016, 08:11:54 AM
I think the brazilian journalist Guga Chacra from Globonews is orthodox.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Iconodule on August 09, 2016, 09:54:36 AM
Yusra Mardini, the Syrian refugee swimmer competing in Rio Olympics, is from a Christian family... I'm not sure if that means Orthodox or not.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Arachne on August 18, 2016, 06:26:11 PM
(https://illusionturns.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/men_9476.jpg?w=231&h=297) (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xu9Cwl7fqIQ/VYHpxX7FTOI/AAAAAAAAEj0/8Ct-f3rAEhU/s1600/Tutkhalyan%2Bwith%2Bgold%2Bmedal.jpg)

Aliya Mustafina and Seda Tutkhalyan, the only Russian gymnasts to make an impression in Rio. (Mustafina by maintaining her long-held world class, and Tutkhalyan by being the next big thing who didn't do as well as expected.)

(http://media.philly.com/images/remi-malick-600.jpg)

Observance is unconfirmed, but Rami Malek, of Mr. Robot fame, is an ethnic Copt.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Cyrillic on August 18, 2016, 08:10:26 PM
And then (not to get too political or anything) but there's a possible future president of the United States, Justin Amash (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_Amash).

He has the charisma of a dead ferret.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Dominika on August 20, 2016, 08:30:44 AM
(https://illusionturns.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/men_9476.jpg?w=231&h=297) (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xu9Cwl7fqIQ/VYHpxX7FTOI/AAAAAAAAEj0/8Ct-f3rAEhU/s1600/Tutkhalyan%2Bwith%2Bgold%2Bmedal.jpg)

Aliya Mustafina and Seda Tutkhalyan, the only Russian gymnasts to make an impression in Rio. (Mustafina by maintaining her long-held world class, and Tutkhalyan by being the next big thing who didn't do as well as expected.)

Both names are not Russian; the first one is rather Muslim, the second one, as I've seen on wikipedia, is Armenian, so maybe she is Orthodox.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Arachne on August 20, 2016, 09:10:03 AM
(https://illusionturns.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/men_9476.jpg?w=231&h=297) (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xu9Cwl7fqIQ/VYHpxX7FTOI/AAAAAAAAEj0/8Ct-f3rAEhU/s1600/Tutkhalyan%2Bwith%2Bgold%2Bmedal.jpg)

Aliya Mustafina and Seda Tutkhalyan, the only Russian gymnasts to make an impression in Rio. (Mustafina by maintaining her long-held world class, and Tutkhalyan by being the next big thing who didn't do as well as expected.)

Both names are not Russian; the first one is rather Muslim, the second one, as I've seen on wikipedia, is Armenian, so maybe she is Orthodox.

Mustafina is most definitely Orthodox. Photographic proof. (http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,56264.msg1132968.html#msg1132968)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Dominika on August 20, 2016, 09:24:10 AM
(https://illusionturns.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/men_9476.jpg?w=231&h=297) (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xu9Cwl7fqIQ/VYHpxX7FTOI/AAAAAAAAEj0/8Ct-f3rAEhU/s1600/Tutkhalyan%2Bwith%2Bgold%2Bmedal.jpg)

Aliya Mustafina and Seda Tutkhalyan, the only Russian gymnasts to make an impression in Rio. (Mustafina by maintaining her long-held world class, and Tutkhalyan by being the next big thing who didn't do as well as expected.)

Both names are not Russian; the first one is rather Muslim, the second one, as I've seen on wikipedia, is Armenian, so maybe she is Orthodox.

Mustafina is most definitely Orthodox. Photographic proof. (http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,56264.msg1132968.html#msg1132968)
Interesting... If Wikipedia doesn't lie, she's from a mixed (Tatar-Russian) family; anyway, usually if father is Muslim, children are Muslims too, that's why I thought she's not Orthodox..
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Arachne on August 20, 2016, 09:25:57 AM
(https://illusionturns.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/men_9476.jpg?w=231&h=297) (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xu9Cwl7fqIQ/VYHpxX7FTOI/AAAAAAAAEj0/8Ct-f3rAEhU/s1600/Tutkhalyan%2Bwith%2Bgold%2Bmedal.jpg)

Aliya Mustafina and Seda Tutkhalyan, the only Russian gymnasts to make an impression in Rio. (Mustafina by maintaining her long-held world class, and Tutkhalyan by being the next big thing who didn't do as well as expected.)

Both names are not Russian; the first one is rather Muslim, the second one, as I've seen on wikipedia, is Armenian, so maybe she is Orthodox.

Mustafina is most definitely Orthodox. Photographic proof. (http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,56264.msg1132968.html#msg1132968)
Interesting... If Wikipedia doesn't lie, she's from a mixed (Tatar-Russian) family; anyway, usually if father is Muslim, children are Muslims too, that's why I thought she's not Orthodox..

I suspect Soviets of Muslim background could be just as indifferent to things religious, back in the day, as those of Christian background.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Dominika on October 12, 2016, 02:44:07 PM
Naguib El-Rihani (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naguib_el-Rihani), one of the most famous Egyptian comedian actors, seems to be Coptic (his mother was Coptic Orthodox and his father was Chaldean).
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Iconodule on October 13, 2016, 12:31:54 PM
Constantin Brancusi, leading modernist sculptor. Apparently he was quite involved with the Church from an early age.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: William T on October 13, 2016, 12:44:44 PM
Constantin Brancusi, leading modernist sculptor. Apparently he was quite involved with the Church from an early age.

We had this version of his sleeping muse at the Chicago Art Institute:

(http://images.metmuseum.org/CRDImages/ma/web-large/DT261778.jpg)


Though I havent seen it on display in over a year.  I think the Institute still claims to have it.  Maybe it's being lended to another museum or is in preservation / restoration.  I always made it a point to see it when it was on display, and I miss it.  I think we have a couple prints of his as well.  Detroit has the similarly named and designed, but much more strange looking "Sleeping Child", something that is never on my agenda to look at while I'm there.

Do you have a source on his Church involvement?  In my mind I have it stored that he was raised Orthodox, but was more concerned with folk traditions and a vague spirituality (maybe something similar toTolstyism) .  I tried to quickly look up is spiritual tendencies when I read your post, but found nothing, so I don't know where I got that info.  If it was in an art book, it's probably either destroyed or back in Ohio, so I can't fact check on my books.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Iconodule on October 13, 2016, 01:10:35 PM
Hi William, I learned of it just today reading this article by Aidan Hart at Orthodox Arts Journal:

http://www.orthodoxartsjournal.org/the-altar-and-the-portico-pt1/

He provides a couple citations about Brancusi from people who knew him.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: William T on October 13, 2016, 01:55:17 PM
Hi William, I learned of it just today reading this article by Aidan Hart at Orthodox Arts Journal:

http://www.orthodoxartsjournal.org/the-altar-and-the-portico-pt1/

He provides a couple citations about Brancusi from people who knew him.

It's always interesting to see how Eastern Christian artists who were in the "modernism / post-modernism" genre relate their upbringing to their art.  Andy Warhol was always Byzantine Catholic, and a devote one.  Iconography was very much an influence on his work:

http://mirappraisal.com/andy-warhol-religious-iconography-from-a-pop-icon/
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: mike on October 13, 2016, 01:59:52 PM
Hi William, I learned of it just today reading this article by Aidan Hart at Orthodox Arts Journal:

http://www.orthodoxartsjournal.org/the-altar-and-the-portico-pt1/

He provides a couple citations about Brancusi from people who knew him.

It's always interesting to see how Eastern Christian artists who were in the "modernism / post-modernism" genre relate their upbringing to their art.  Andy Warhol was always Byzantine Catholic, and a devote one.  Iconography was very much an influence on his work:

http://mirappraisal.com/andy-warhol-religious-iconography-from-a-pop-icon/


Nowosielski, Tarasewicz, Nikifor.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Dominika on February 24, 2017, 01:17:10 PM
Gabriel Murr - founder of the most popular Lebanese TV channel: MTV (Murr television).

Yacoub Shaheen - Palestinian singer and subdeacon in the Syriac Orthodox Church

(http://www.gazire.com/cms/contents/useruppic/3_Sz0PN35thcKNt4tp.jpg)

Chanting a hymn (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvScgIypWMs)

in the 'Arab idol' (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq_bA7TNbb0)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: RaphaCam on February 24, 2017, 01:20:42 PM
I didn't know about Syriacs in Palestine, it seems they're a very tiny minority.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Mor Ephrem on February 25, 2017, 11:21:29 PM
Yacoub Shaheen - Palestinian singer and subdeacon in the Syriac Orthodox Church

(http://www.gazire.com/cms/contents/useruppic/3_Sz0PN35thcKNt4tp.jpg)

Chanting a hymn (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvScgIypWMs)

in the 'Arab idol' (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq_bA7TNbb0)

He won!
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: ialmisry on May 03, 2017, 11:59:06 PM
Hans Einstein, famous in his own right, but more famous as the son of Albert Einstein.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Dominika on May 04, 2017, 08:31:49 AM
Hans Einstein, famous in his own right, but more famous as the son of Albert Einstein.
Wow, didn't know that.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: RaphaCam on June 13, 2017, 07:41:57 PM
Fernanda Torres, nationally famous Brazilian actress, convert to the Russian Orthodox Church. Her baptism some 10 years ago had the presence of national celebrities such as the then minister of culture.

"To put it simply, Orthodoxy has a very attractive mark to me: it won't change its traditions to follow modern times and trends."

(http://ilarge.lisimg.com/image/922524/740full-fernanda-torres.jpg)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: juliogb on August 09, 2017, 10:27:21 AM
Fernanda Torres, nationally famous Brazilian actress, convert to the Russian Orthodox Church. Her baptism some 10 years ago had the presence of national celebrities such as the then minister of culture.

"To put it simply, Orthodoxy has a very attractive mark to me: it won't change its traditions to follow modern times and trends."

(http://ilarge.lisimg.com/image/922524/740full-fernanda-torres.jpg)


Really? That's a new for me.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: RaphaCam on August 09, 2017, 12:01:16 PM
Yeah, she married less famous director Andrucha Waddington into the Church and was baptised in Holy Martyr Zenaida. I was very surprised when I found out, too.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: juliogb on August 09, 2017, 12:04:52 PM
Yeah, she married less famous director Andrucha Waddington into the Church and was baptised in Holy Martyr Zenaida. I was very surprised when I found out, too.

Well, I have a prejudice against artists, specially in Brazil, where most of them have hostility towards christian values.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: RaphaCam on August 09, 2017, 12:10:32 PM
Honestly, me too, but we can't be categorical about anything involving people's character.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Gorazd on August 09, 2017, 01:37:02 PM
Yusra Mardini, the Syrian refugee swimmer competing in Rio Olympics, is from a Christian family... I'm not sure if that means Orthodox or not.

The last name Mardini could be Syriac Orthodox (OO). I would be surprised if she was Christian, though. her first name Yusra is a Quranic term, and her father's first name reportedly is Muhammad.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: RaphaCam on November 06, 2017, 01:49:00 PM
Fidel Odinga, son of then PM of Kenya Raila Odinga, being baptised by Metropolitan Macarius of Kenya. He apparently received the name Macharious (must be some Dholuo adaptation of Makarios).

(http://www.pravoslavie.ru/sas/image/100689/68966.p.jpg?0.7248510395195662)

His marriage in the Orthodox Church, with Eritrean/German Lwam Bekele (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCzE93LxdiU)

Metropolitan Makarios speaks at his funeral in 2015, after death from food poisoning:

(http://pbs.twimg.com/media/B61MGLeCcAELS3u.png)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: RaphaCam on November 06, 2017, 01:53:22 PM
Yusra Mardini, the Syrian refugee swimmer competing in Rio Olympics, is from a Christian family... I'm not sure if that means Orthodox or not.

The last name Mardini could be Syriac Orthodox (OO). I would be surprised if she was Christian, though. her first name Yusra is a Quranic term, and her father's first name reportedly is Muhammad.
I recall reading a Coptic blogger commenting on how sadly frequently do Copts give their children Muslim names. Maybe the Syriacs have a similar problem and this is the case?

By the way, she's adorable in person, had the opportunity to meet her working for the Macedonian Olympic Committee.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Dominika on November 06, 2017, 02:11:34 PM
Fidel Odinga, son of then PM of Kenya Raila Odinga, being baptised by Metropolitan Macarius of Kenya. He apparently received the name Macharious (must be some Dholuo adaptation of Makarios).

(http://www.pravoslavie.ru/sas/image/100689/68966.p.jpg?0.7248510395195662)

His marriage in the Orthodox Church, with Eritrean/German Lwam Bekele (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCzE93LxdiU)

Metropolitan Makarios speaks at his funeral in 2015, after death from food poisoning:

(http://pbs.twimg.com/media/B61MGLeCcAELS3u.png)

Oh, I remember that I wrote about his conversion for cerkiew.pl, that's sad he died not so long after this, but, eventually, he departed this world as an Orthodox Christian...

Yusra Mardini, the Syrian refugee swimmer competing in Rio Olympics, is from a Christian family... I'm not sure if that means Orthodox or not.

The last name Mardini could be Syriac Orthodox (OO). I would be surprised if she was Christian, though. her first name Yusra is a Quranic term, and her father's first name reportedly is Muhammad.
I recall reading a Coptic blogger commenting on how sadly frequently do Copts give their children Muslim names. Maybe the Syriacs have a similar problem and this is the case?

One my Arabic professors, that's a Syriac Orthodox from Al-Hasaka, said that nowadays there is a problem with Syriacs giving Muslims names to their children, even forcing priests to baptise them with such names.. But, actually, he gave to his daugheter (that's half Polish half Syrica) name "Shamani", as the name of the mother of brave 7 youths from the Machabean books; he went to his bishop to have a blessing to do it  ;)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Dominika on November 21, 2017, 04:14:38 PM
Konstanty Ildefons Gałczyński - one of the most famous Polish poets from the 20th century - was married in the metropolitan Orthodox cathedral in Warsaw to Natalia, that was an Orthodox Christian. However I think he didn't convert. But e.g they had a Nativity icon at home.
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Dominika on September 15, 2018, 04:59:03 PM
Some famous Arab Orthodox Christians:
Hanna Mina (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanna_Mina) - famous Syrian novelist

He died almost one month ago at the age of 94, a short video from his burial in Latakia (Syria): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUu4AYQQLuo
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: RaphaCam on September 15, 2018, 06:13:55 PM
Fernando Haddad, former mayor for São Paulo, currently tied in the second place for the Brazilian presidential run, comes from a Lebanese Orthodox family and defines himself as Orthodox. His grandfather was a priest. He's pro-life, despite being left-wing.

(https://www.hojeemdia.com.br/polopoly_fs/1.654924!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_653/image.jpg)
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: hecma925 on September 15, 2018, 07:21:14 PM
Aren't all Brazilian politicians leftist?
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: RaphaCam on September 15, 2018, 08:12:01 PM
Aren't all Brazilian politicians leftist?
Although you're joking, I'd seriously like to answer that question, but I think we can't talk about politics here. :P
Title: Re: Famous Orthodox Christians
Post by: Gorazd on October 14, 2018, 07:33:47 AM
Aren't all Brazilian politicians leftist?

The other candidate in the run-off is not, Jair Bolsonaro. Google him or we can discuss him and the leftists in Politics.