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Liturgy / Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Last post by Dominika on Today at 07:53:31 AM »
Not mine, and actually it's more about what our rector (main priest at parish) said in the end of today's Liturgy, before kissing the cross - as usually, he was greeting us because of Sunday, but he added 2 things (the second is better):
1. "Today afater the lunch and rethinking about today's sermon [that's normal part of his weekly speech) you can go to park and enjoy today's hot weather - let be this Sunday so joyous as 28 degrees of todays' temperature. And let sit on the lawn in park - well, I've heard it's prohibited, but it's normal, in whole Europe people can sit on lawns"

2. "I'm glad so many mothers with their little treasures have come today. Please, o you mothers, put on shorter skirts, no to trip on the stairs to the church". :o

I have to add that he is an old priest, well-esteemed, but very direct and open in relations with people.

The wife of the priest don't allow in our Church for women or girls with short skirts or short pants to enter the Church. She prepared shawls and long skirts for them.
He's widower for 4 years. But, we have a few other priests at the parish, all of them are married.
Anyway, I think he meant a bit shorter, so not long to ankles, bur ratehr to knees, but it sounded quite... Surprising :laugh:
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Orthodox Family Forum / Re: Honor thy father and mother...
« Last post by Ainnir on Today at 07:51:57 AM »
Ok, let's bring autonomy into this and clarify some, since I am not faced with end of life issues and won't be for decades.  To what extent do we cede our autonomy, and that of our children, to our parents in the name of honor?  Do they inherently have "more" autonomy than us by pure dint of their biological or adoptive ties to us?  If not, then what exactly is honor supposed to look like?  How is it different than common courtesy and respect we are to show everyone anyway?
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Liturgy / Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Last post by Indocern on Today at 07:41:14 AM »
Not mine, and actually it's more about what our rector (main priest at parish) said in the end of today's Liturgy, before kissing the cross - as usually, he was greeting us because of Sunday, but he added 2 things (the second is better):
1. "Today afater the lunch and rethinking about today's sermon [that's normal part of his weekly speech) you can go to park and enjoy today's hot weather - let be this Sunday so joyous as 28 degrees of todays' temperature. And let sit on the lawn in park - well, I've heard it's prohibited, but it's normal, in whole Europe people can sit on lawns"

2. "I'm glad so many mothers with their little treasures have come today. Please, o you mothers, put on shorter skirts, no to trip on the stairs to the church". :o

I have to add that he is an old priest, well-esteemed, but very direct and open in relations with people.

The wife of the priest don't allow in our Church for women or girls with short skirts or short pants to enter the Church. She prepared shawls and long skirts for them.
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Other Topics / Re: W.A.G.-word association game
« Last post by hecma925 on Today at 07:38:17 AM »
tire
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Liturgy / Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Last post by hecma925 on Today at 07:36:56 AM »
Please, o you mothers, put on shorter skirts

Father said it.
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Religious Topics / Re: Being gay and Christianity.
« Last post by Daedelus1138 on Today at 07:35:48 AM »
If we say that the change comes about through divine grace received through repentance and the Holy Mysteries, yes.  We repent because God provides us with the grace allowing us to recognize our sins and repent of it; 

The idea that anyone can attain such a state of perfection that they no longer require divine grace, was anathematized at the Council of Orange in the ancient period. 

It sounds to me like we are sinners, and we will remain sinners till we die.  Trying to create a hierarchy of sinners or sins seems rather pointless, in that context.
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Liturgy / Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Last post by Dominika on Today at 07:23:04 AM »
Not mine, and actually it's more about what our rector (main priest at parish) said in the end of today's Liturgy, before kissing the cross - as usually, he was greeting us because of Sunday, but he added 2 things (the second is better):
1. "Today afater the lunch and rethinking about today's sermon [that's normal part of his weekly speech) you can go to park and enjoy today's hot weather - let be this Sunday so joyous as 28 degrees of todays' temperature. And let sit on the lawn in park - well, I've heard it's prohibited, but it's normal, in whole Europe people can sit on lawns"

2. "I'm glad so many mothers with their little treasures have come today. Please, o you mothers, put on shorter skirts, no to trip on the stairs to the church". :o

I have to add that he is an old priest, well-esteemed, but very direct and open in relations with people.
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Maline Hairup was a devout Mormon. No alcohol, no coffee. She didn’t smoke. Until the day she died, she had never used illegal drugs. Yet she was an addict for most of her adult life.

“Maline never thought she had a problem,” said her sister, Mindy Vincent, a recovering addict. “She was a firm believer that because the doctor prescribed the pills it was OK. She didn’t see any shame in it. She didn’t think she was an addict. It wasn’t like taking drugs. But she was on the painkillers for 15 years until they wouldn’t give her any more.


More here. Especially interesting to see the role of "toxic perfectionism" in Mormon culture and how it contributes to this.
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Fr Harakas' answer has no basis in Orthodox Church teaching. The idea that God created "races" and therefore we shouldn't mix them is both ignorant of Orthodox Christian anthropology as well as basic history. He was simply pandering to a racist Greek-American culture in the 80's. It's shameful that this book is still being distributed. I remember being given this book by a priest, seeing this section, and wondering if I was making the right decision in joining the Church.

Dear brother, in spite of whatever else about which we may disagree, we are 100% on the same page here. I was grieved to read this passage from an Orthodox priest. This is the same racist nonsense that I heard during my fundamentalist Bible College days. And I fought against it back then too, years before I found my beautiful Black wife. This is tragic, and indeed it has no basis in Orthodox Teaching or Tradition.

"Lord have mercy."

Selam
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