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Re: What does everyone look like?
« 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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Re: What does everyone look like?
« 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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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1532 on: February 11, 2013, 11:15:17 AM »
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« 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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Re: What does everyone look like?
« 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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Re: What does everyone look like?
« 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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Re: What does everyone look like?
« 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. :)
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« 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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Re: What does everyone look like?
« 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.  :)

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

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« 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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Re: What does everyone look like?
« 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.  :)

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



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Re: What does everyone look like?
« 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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Re: What does everyone look like?
« 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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Re: What does everyone look like?
« 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.  :)

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





Nice!



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Re: What does everyone look like?
« 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.  :)

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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Re: What does everyone look like?
« 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:



 :)



Very nice!



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Re: What does everyone look like?
« 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.  8)

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« 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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Re: What does everyone look like?
« 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.

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« 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  :D
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« 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.  8)
Yes...I agree...pics of ourselves in parishes is preferable.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« 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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Re: What does everyone look like?
« 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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Re: What does everyone look like?
« 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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Re: What does everyone look like?
« 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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Re: What does everyone look like?
« 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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Re: What does everyone look like?
« 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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Re: What does everyone look like?
« 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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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1558 on: February 23, 2013, 02:12:44 AM »
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« 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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Re: What does everyone look like?
« 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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Re: What does everyone look like?
« 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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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1562 on: February 28, 2013, 09:38:39 AM »

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!!! 

 :D

When I'm in church I always look the same as the people in the picture ;) Maybe someone who has spiritual experiences in the particular moment or just tries to focus on it, is not able to show it "outside", because it's so deep inside him/her and so intimate. That's just my reflection ;)


So, a bit more portion of my pictures. They're from an Orthodox demonastrion "For Serbian Kosovo" in Białystok, so I look a bit sad too and maybe not so, let's say, nice by appearance, but it's very symbolicall ;)


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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1563 on: February 28, 2013, 11:18:22 AM »

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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Please don't take up iconography  ;)

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1564 on: February 28, 2013, 02:59:55 PM »
In celebration of getting back down to 200 lbs...

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

 :o You don't like Oreos over there?
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1567 on: February 28, 2013, 03:23:57 PM »
Well, no. It isn't really popular.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1568 on: February 28, 2013, 03:26:38 PM »
You guys just get stranger and stranger (seriously)  :o
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« 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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Re: What does everyone look like?
« 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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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1571 on: February 28, 2013, 05:29:17 PM »
Countries that don't like Oreos are Third World, IMHO.

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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Re: What does everyone look like?
« 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 :) 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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Re: What does everyone look like?
« 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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Re: What does everyone look like?
« 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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