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« Reply #1530 on: February 11, 2013, 08:38:31 AM »

Those are mostly ties, not belts.

What do you need four to six ties or? I only have ONE tie and I don't even know where it is; it's lost somewhere in my bedroom.

I only have one too and it has santa claus on it.
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« Reply #1531 on: February 11, 2013, 09:14:08 AM »

Those are mostly ties, not belts.

What do you need four to six ties or? I only have ONE tie and I don't even know where it is; it's lost somewhere in my bedroom.

Because maybe he likes wearing different ties on different days.

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« Reply #1532 on: February 11, 2013, 11:15:17 AM »

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« Reply #1533 on: February 11, 2013, 09:29:21 PM »

Like Santa Claus, which I guess is why everyone from family to the local gangstas call me Santa and local children sometimes 'pop' round asking to see the Reindeer. Even the dog has a bell on his collar. Not keen on mince pies though!
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« Reply #1534 on: February 13, 2013, 11:46:58 PM »



Visiting a mosque (Friday prayers just ended) with a few classmates and professor. I'm the one in plaid - I was very tired.
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« Reply #1535 on: February 13, 2013, 11:57:20 PM »

What'd you visit a Mosque for? You couldn't pay me to enter into a house of worship for the religion that's responsible for the martyrdom and persecution of so many of us. That'd be like asking a Jew to visit an old concentration camp.
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« Reply #1536 on: February 14, 2013, 12:04:59 AM »

What'd you visit a Mosque for? You couldn't pay me to enter into a house of worship for the religion that's responsible for the martyrdom and persecution of so many of us. That'd be like asking a Jew to visit an old concentration camp.

It was for a class, but it was overall a really great experience and my second visit to a mosque. I visited a Chabaud Center and saw the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit that day too. Smiley
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« Reply #1537 on: February 14, 2013, 12:06:10 AM »

At a weekday liturgy:



A forty day blessing around the Dormition:



And a recent memorial:



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« Reply #1538 on: February 20, 2013, 11:43:51 PM »

To Arachne, Biro, Cyrillic, Nephi, and Antonis: great pictures, y'all! Keep them coming; one is not enough.  Smiley

Here is one from three years ago, from when our parish was worshipping in a storage shed:

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« Reply #1539 on: February 21, 2013, 09:27:55 AM »

Do you play rugby at all, Nephi? You look like you'd be good in a scrum.
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« Reply #1540 on: February 21, 2013, 09:37:06 AM »

To Arachne, Biro, Cyrillic, Nephi, and Antonis: great pictures, y'all! Keep them coming; one is not enough.  Smiley

Alright then. I like hats, but I like shades too.



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« Reply #1541 on: February 21, 2013, 09:38:11 AM »

That is me at my baptism 2 years ago:

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During Summer holydays:

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At the birthday party of a friend:

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« Reply #1542 on: February 21, 2013, 12:48:54 PM »

That is me at my baptism 2 years ago:

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During Summer holydays:

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At the birthday party of a friend:

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« Reply #1543 on: February 21, 2013, 12:49:28 PM »

To Arachne, Biro, Cyrillic, Nephi, and Antonis: great pictures, y'all! Keep them coming; one is not enough.  Smiley

Alright then. I like hats, but I like shades too.





Nice!



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« Reply #1544 on: February 21, 2013, 12:50:20 PM »

To Arachne, Biro, Cyrillic, Nephi, and Antonis: great pictures, y'all! Keep them coming; one is not enough.  Smiley

Here is one from three years ago, from when our parish was worshipping in a storage shed:




I like it Father!



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« Reply #1545 on: February 21, 2013, 12:51:03 PM »

At a weekday liturgy:



A forty day blessing around the Dormition:



And a recent memorial:



 Smiley



Very nice!



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« Reply #1546 on: February 21, 2013, 08:54:56 PM »

This is a good trend: personal pics but together with pics of one's parish. I really enjoy the pics of parishes, which supply meaning and context to our meaningless and context-deprived lives.  Cool
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« Reply #1547 on: February 21, 2013, 11:01:09 PM »

In that case...

Here are the babies in another 40 day blessing! My back is to the camera.

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« Reply #1548 on: February 21, 2013, 11:12:33 PM »

What'd you visit a Mosque for? You couldn't pay me to enter into a house of worship for the religion that's responsible for the martyrdom and persecution of so many of us. That'd be like asking a Jew to visit an old concentration camp.

Pick a better analogy.  Jews do this all the time.  

Also, I bet you would not have a problem with visiting any number of Roman era temples, nor would you mind visiting some Aztec sites.  Both were monuments of those who martyred Christians in some way, shape, or form.

I know it's difficult for you, but please think before you type.
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« Reply #1549 on: February 21, 2013, 11:29:58 PM »

Best I can do regarding the current trend... I'm the guy on the right... this was in 2005 at the baptism of my daughter Athanasia...



And no, I didn't wear dirty clothes to a baptism, my daughter decided to spit up on me  Cheesy
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« Reply #1550 on: February 21, 2013, 11:54:38 PM »

This is a good trend: personal pics but together with pics of one's parish. I really enjoy the pics of parishes, which supply meaning and context to our meaningless and context-deprived lives.  Cool
Yes...I agree...pics of ourselves in parishes is preferable.
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« Reply #1551 on: February 22, 2013, 12:15:36 AM »

I'll contribute to the trend as well... It's from Palm Sunday last year. I'm in the black polo looking like the least excited person to be there for some reason.

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« Reply #1552 on: February 22, 2013, 12:47:05 AM »

The guy in the front row looks like his wife forced him not only to come to church, but to wear long pants...

I'll contribute to the trend as well... It's from Palm Sunday last year. I'm in the black polo looking like the least excited person to be there for some reason.


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« Reply #1553 on: February 22, 2013, 12:49:24 AM »

Parish seminar last winter with His Grace Saidna Anthony. I'm the dark blue further back in the middle.
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« Reply #1554 on: February 22, 2013, 01:37:45 PM »

I'll contribute to the trend as well... It's from Palm Sunday last year. I'm in the black polo looking like the least excited person to be there for some reason.



Holy cow!  You all kind of look like you just kissed a skunk in the butt.  Get some joy in there!
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« Reply #1555 on: February 22, 2013, 01:45:01 PM »


I was just going to say that. 

Nelphi, you definitely aren't the one who is least excited...everyone seems to be in the doldrums.

Come on folks!  Divine Liturgy is to be celebrated, not endured!!! 

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« Reply #1556 on: February 22, 2013, 03:28:58 PM »

The guy in the front row looks like his wife forced him not only to come to church, but to wear long pants...

He even put in the effort to wear his nice flip flops.  Maybe there's a pool in the parish, or he was getting baptized or something (I'll tell myself that).

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« Reply #1557 on: February 22, 2013, 11:50:19 PM »

Hey, maybe he was sick or his kid puked on him in the parking lot...
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« Reply #1558 on: February 23, 2013, 02:12:44 AM »

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« Reply #1559 on: February 28, 2013, 02:28:45 AM »

Ordinarily, Orthodox people have sobriety and nepsis. Therefore, they don't just smile at the drop of a hat like most Americans think is proper. So strangely is American culture skewed towards foolish grins and empty smiles, that it's happened on this site that there would be a picture of some mirthful Eastern Europeans, and they were thought to appear somber.

There's nothing unusual, bad, or undesirable about the way the people are looking in that Palm Sunday church pic. Haven't they been fasting for weeks, emaciating their flesh and depriving themselves of comforts and beauty sleep and keeping vigil? Well if not, they need to find better reasons to look depressed.

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« Reply #1560 on: February 28, 2013, 02:45:16 AM »

Ordinarily, Orthodox people have sobriety and nepsis. Therefore, they don't just smile at the drop of a hat like most Americans think is proper. So strangely is American culture skewed towards foolish grins and empty smiles, that it's happened on this site that there would be a picture of some mirthful Eastern Europeans, and they were thought to appear somber.

There's nothing unusual, bad, or undesirable about the way the people are looking in that Palm Sunday church pic. Haven't they been fasting for weeks, emaciating their flesh and depriving themselves of comforts and beauty sleep and keeping vigil? Well if not, they need to find better reasons to look depressed.

Regardless of their fasting habits, they're supposed to look like they haven't been fasting and even demonstrate some joy that the Lord has made his triumphant entrance into Jerusalem.  Six hours later, when the church is darkened and everything is in purple, then the attitudes of people can reflect the somber nature of Holy Week.


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« Reply #1561 on: February 28, 2013, 03:00:22 AM »

Maybe they just heard that a holy week service got canceled.

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I was just going to say that. 

Nelphi, you definitely aren't the one who is least excited...everyone seems to be in the doldrums.

Come on folks!  Divine Liturgy is to be celebrated, not endured!!! 

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I was just going to say that. 

Nelphi, you definitely aren't the one who is least excited...everyone seems to be in the doldrums.

Come on folks!  Divine Liturgy is to be celebrated, not endured!!! 

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« Reply #1564 on: February 28, 2013, 02:59:55 PM »

In celebration of getting back down to 200 lbs...

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« Reply #1565 on: February 28, 2013, 03:01:28 PM »

Oreo? Is that a punishment because you haven't lost enough weight?
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« Reply #1566 on: February 28, 2013, 03:06:00 PM »

Oreo? Is that a punishment because you haven't lost enough weight?

 Shocked You don't like Oreos over there?
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« Reply #1567 on: February 28, 2013, 03:23:57 PM »

Well, no. It isn't really popular.
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« Reply #1568 on: February 28, 2013, 03:26:38 PM »

You guys just get stranger and stranger (seriously)  Shocked
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« Reply #1569 on: February 28, 2013, 03:28:29 PM »

Actually, we do eat oreos in Denmark. They aren't super popular but we do have them.
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« Reply #1570 on: February 28, 2013, 03:45:21 PM »

In celebration of getting back down to 200 lbs...



Congrats!!!

I'm also a little under 200, but my pant size is at the way it was when I was 180 pounds in high school.  It seems instead of BMI, waist to hip ration would be a better measure for future health care when dealing with weight issues.  For chronically heavy guys, we build muscle and bone mass, and thus increase our lowest healthy weight possible, making BMI a false measure of health for these individuals.
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« Reply #1571 on: February 28, 2013, 05:29:17 PM »

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Asteriktos, congrats.  How tall are you?  I'd kill to be 200 lbs, though I like to think that being 6'3" gives me a bit of an excuse...
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« Reply #1572 on: February 28, 2013, 05:42:32 PM »

Congrats!!!

I'm also a little under 200, but my pant size is at the way it was when I was 180 pounds in high school.  It seems instead of BMI, waist to hip ration would be a better measure for future health care when dealing with weight issues.  For chronically heavy guys, we build muscle and bone mass, and thus increase our lowest healthy weight possible, making BMI a false measure of health for these individuals.

Asteriktos, congrats.  How tall are you?  I'd kill to be 200 lbs, though I like to think that being 6'3" gives me a bit of an excuse...

Thanks Smiley I'm 5'9"... my goal is to get down to 180, which I haven't been at since probably my junior year in high school. And I agree about the BMI thing, it may be accurate for some people, but it's definitely not for others. I've always had a "thicker" build, and the idea of being 168 lbs or less (what the BMI says I should be) is crazy talk.
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« Reply #1573 on: February 28, 2013, 05:46:28 PM »

In celebration of getting back down to 200 lbs...



I knew you looked thinner.
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« Reply #1574 on: February 28, 2013, 05:49:10 PM »

I'm also a little under 200, but my pant size is at the way it was when I was 180 pounds in high school.  It seems instead of BMI, waist to hip ration would be a better measure for future health care when dealing with weight issues.  For chronically heavy guys, we build muscle and bone mass, and thus increase our lowest healthy weight possible, making BMI a false measure of health for these individuals.

Yes waist to hip ratio is a much better measure, but try explaining to any man born after 1960(?) in America where their waist is.

Oh and on the pant thing, men's pants have gone a bit of the way of vanity sizing and depending on cut, you can expect as large as a 2" variation within jeans even from the same maker.
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