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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2430 on: May 02, 2014, 12:22:17 PM »
great photo  :)

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2431 on: May 02, 2014, 03:13:54 PM »
Best perk of Orthodoxy: you always have a good excuse for not shaving.



Does that apply to the fairer sex as well?
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2432 on: May 02, 2014, 03:24:00 PM »
Does that apply to the fairer sex as well?

This is a private matter to be decided after much prayer and fasting. But both a man and woman must remember what the Scripture said about beards--"Let neither the husband nor wife defraud their spouse of joy through the negligent uncontrolled growth of facial hair."
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2433 on: May 02, 2014, 03:25:34 PM »
I prefer my wife not to shave her facial hair.  ;D
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2434 on: May 04, 2014, 11:04:47 PM »
Me receiving the Eucharist from HG Bishop Agathon of Brazil today at my home parish

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2435 on: May 18, 2014, 09:15:44 AM »
A few months ago my sister's family visited Holy Protection in Austin (ROCOR) and my sister Katherine took this pic. From left to right are my nephew Arturo Aidan, me, my niece Sarah Genevieve, and my new brother-in-law Jay.



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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2436 on: May 18, 2014, 11:45:53 AM »
BEAUTIFUL parish. I love the blue.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2437 on: May 18, 2014, 01:02:49 PM »
Me receiving the Eucharist from HG Bishop Agathon of Brazil today at my home parish



Just realized the link seems to have not worked.  Here's an alternative:

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2438 on: May 18, 2014, 06:37:21 PM »
I love how your vestments match the walls, Fr. Aidan.  :D
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2439 on: May 19, 2014, 07:05:30 AM »
From Alpo's temporary image host:

http://www.tiikoni.com/tis/view/?id=181f853

The weather was good so I went on a monday morning walk.
« Last Edit: May 19, 2014, 07:07:26 AM by Cyrillic »
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2440 on: May 19, 2014, 09:40:34 AM »
From Alpo's temporary image host:

http://www.tiikoni.com/tis/view/?id=181f853

The weather was good so I went on a monday morning walk.

Excellent clothing for a morning walk.  No hat?
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2441 on: May 19, 2014, 10:04:25 AM »
No hat?

Of course. But I took it off for the photo.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2442 on: May 19, 2014, 10:11:24 AM »
I hope your suit wasn't made of wool or plastic. You end up dehydrated if you wear that through the summer.

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2443 on: May 19, 2014, 10:19:35 AM »
From Alpo's temporary image host:

http://www.tiikoni.com/tis/view/?id=181f853

The weather was good so I went on a monday morning walk.

Nice! I wish I could dress like that in public.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2444 on: May 19, 2014, 10:23:51 AM »
From Alpo's temporary image host:

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The weather was good so I went on a monday morning walk.

Looking good!
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2445 on: May 19, 2014, 11:26:59 AM »
From Alpo's temporary image host:

http://www.tiikoni.com/tis/view/?id=181f853

The weather was good so I went on a monday morning walk.

Nice! I wish I could dress like that in public.

What's stopping you?

From Alpo's temporary image host:

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The weather was good so I went on a monday morning walk.

Looking good!

Thank you  :angel:
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2446 on: May 19, 2014, 11:34:58 AM »
Father, great pictures, full of a good spirit.


Me receiving the Eucharist from HG Bishop Agathon of Brazil today at my home parish
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0sMVN64GCA3VnZld3I4TjI4WVE/edit?usp=docslist_api

On the one hand churchy photos are very good to post here, but on the other - aren't you annoyed if somebody takes pictures during the Holy Communion? For example, some people from my parish don't like such practice and don't watch photos presenting people taking the Communion that are posted on the parish website. And I'm very happy and lucky nobody has taken a picture of me taking the Communion - for me it's just too personal ;)

But, anyway, you look truly Egyptian ;)
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2447 on: May 19, 2014, 11:50:50 AM »
Father, great pictures, full of a good spirit.


Me receiving the Eucharist from HG Bishop Agathon of Brazil today at my home parish
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0sMVN64GCA3VnZld3I4TjI4WVE/edit?usp=docslist_api

On the one hand churchy photos are very good to post here, but on the other - aren't you annoyed if somebody takes pictures during the Holy Communion? For example, some people from my parish don't like such practice and don't watch photos presenting people taking the Communion that are posted on the parish website. And I'm very happy and lucky nobody has taken a picture of me taking the Communion - for me it's just too personal ;)

But, anyway, you look truly Egyptian ;)

That day was a big day.  I had two cousins, one very young one consecrated to be Cantor and the other one consecrated to be Subdeacon.  So cameras were everywhere that day.  This picture was taken by my uncle, whose son became a Cantor.
« Last Edit: May 19, 2014, 11:51:16 AM by minasoliman »
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2448 on: May 19, 2014, 01:38:21 PM »
From Alpo's temporary image host:

http://www.tiikoni.com/tis/view/?id=181f853

The weather was good so I went on a monday morning walk.

Nice! I wish I could dress like that in public.

What's stopping you?

I live in Denmark. We are notorious for dressing horribly. I once showed up in school in a blazer. Every five minute minutes, somebody would ask me if I was going to a party.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2449 on: May 19, 2014, 03:31:42 PM »
From Alpo's temporary image host:

http://www.tiikoni.com/tis/view/?id=181f853

The weather was good so I went on a monday morning walk.

Nice! I wish I could dress like that in public.

What's stopping you?

I live in Denmark. We are notorious for dressing horribly. I once showed up in school in a blazer. Every five minute minutes, somebody would ask me if I was going to a party.

In elementary school, I once went to school in regular pants and shoes but a pajama shirt. Guess I'd been in a hurry to get out of the house. :)
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2450 on: May 19, 2014, 03:40:23 PM »
From Alpo's temporary image host:

http://www.tiikoni.com/tis/view/?id=181f853

The weather was good so I went on a monday morning walk.

Nice! I wish I could dress like that in public.

What's stopping you?

I live in Denmark. We are notorious for dressing horribly. I once showed up in school in a blazer. Every five minute minutes, somebody would ask me if I was going to a party.

Ditto for Finland. Scandinavians can't dress properly. I don't know what happened since in old photographs people are dressed a lot more nicely.

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2451 on: May 19, 2014, 07:15:29 PM »
I was just in Helsinki, and nothing appeared to be out of the ordinary for Western Europeans.  I was grateful to not see any girls in pajama pants and Ugg boots, or boys with their backsides well out of their trousers...

From Alpo's temporary image host:

http://www.tiikoni.com/tis/view/?id=181f853

The weather was good so I went on a monday morning walk.

Nice! I wish I could dress like that in public.

What's stopping you?

I live in Denmark. We are notorious for dressing horribly. I once showed up in school in a blazer. Every five minute minutes, somebody would ask me if I was going to a party.

Ditto for Finland. Scandinavians can't dress properly. I don't know what happened since in old photographs people are dressed a lot more nicely.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2452 on: May 19, 2014, 07:20:00 PM »
I was just in Helsinki, and nothing appeared to be out of the ordinary for Western Europeans.  I was grateful to not see any girls in pajama pants and Ugg boots, or boys with their backsides well out of their trousers...

From Alpo's temporary image host:

http://www.tiikoni.com/tis/view/?id=181f853

The weather was good so I went on a monday morning walk.

Nice! I wish I could dress like that in public.

What's stopping you?

I live in Denmark. We are notorious for dressing horribly. I once showed up in school in a blazer. Every five minute minutes, somebody would ask me if I was going to a party.

Ditto for Finland. Scandinavians can't dress properly. I don't know what happened since in old photographs people are dressed a lot more nicely.
Finland wasn't known for their cotton .

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« Reply #2453 on: May 19, 2014, 09:02:13 PM »
???

Finland wasn't known for their cotton .
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2454 on: May 20, 2014, 12:32:34 AM »
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I was just in Helsinki, and nothing appeared to be out of the ordinary for Western Europeans.

Really? What did you do here?

I can assure you that something like every second women here wore ugg boots during last winter. Anyway, Helsinki is bit of an exception when it comes to clothing in Finland. My friend worked here for time but decided that he didn't like the place. "Too much hipsters."

Btw, did people look different than they do in the US?

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« Reply #2455 on: May 20, 2014, 11:00:57 AM »
"In the US" is kind of broad.  I would say that Finns look much more like people from the Upper Midwest just because it was almost entirely Caucasian.  Being from Los Angeles, that is always a strange experience, since I am used to being in a very culturally mixed community (in my neighborhood, there are only a couple of other white folks, and the rest are a mix of Black, Hispanics, Asians, etc.).  Also, people in LA dress differently than, let's say, New York.  An example: men on the East Coast think it is OK to wear a gold chain on the outside of their clothing.  Over here, that's only done if you are a low-end rapper (that's because it is warm enough to wear an open collar year-round).

Since it was a cold snap, everyone was bundled up pretty much, and I was in-doors most of the time with the same group, so I can't say I had too much time to cruise around and check out people.  I suppose, like elsewhere, summer is when the flowers 'bloom' and the really exotic outfits come out.  That's another reason to dislike summers in LA.   :o


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I was just in Helsinki, and nothing appeared to be out of the ordinary for Western Europeans.

Really? What did you do here?

I can assure you that something like every second women here wore ugg boots during last winter. Anyway, Helsinki is bit of an exception when it comes to clothing in Finland. My friend worked here for time but decided that he didn't like the place. "Too much hipsters."

Btw, did people look different than they do in the US?
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2456 on: May 20, 2014, 11:21:48 AM »
"In the US" is kind of broad. 

You're probably correct. I tend to forget that.


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An example: men on the East Coast think it is OK to wear a gold chain on the outside of their clothing.

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2457 on: May 20, 2014, 11:29:26 AM »
An example: men on the East Coast think it is OK to wear a gold chain on the outside of their clothing. 

We do?  ???

If I saw someone wearing a gold chain on the outside of their clothing, I would assume they were Italian.
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An example: men on the East Coast think it is OK to wear a gold chain on the outside of their clothing.

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« Reply #2459 on: May 20, 2014, 12:44:20 PM »
Wouldn't you know: my East Coast relatives are New York Italians, and that's where I got that.  Go figga.  ;)

An example: men on the East Coast think it is OK to wear a gold chain on the outside of their clothing. 

We do?  ???

If I saw someone wearing a gold chain on the outside of their clothing, I would assume they were Italian.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2460 on: May 22, 2014, 02:10:37 PM »
Putting a face to the snark.



I wish I were at that beach right now. I swear my eyes aren't that squinty, it was sunny!
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2461 on: May 22, 2014, 02:12:27 PM »
never you worry...the squinty happens to all good people when we smile!  ;)

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2462 on: May 22, 2014, 02:32:08 PM »
Putting a face to the snark.
I wish I were at that beach right now. I swear my eyes aren't that squinty, it was sunny!

Wouldn't it be just as squinty at the beach without sunglasses?  8)

never you worry...the squinty happens to all good people when we smile!  ;)

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2463 on: May 22, 2014, 02:33:21 PM »
Putting a face to the snark.



I wish I were at that beach right now. I swear my eyes aren't that squinty, it was sunny!

Not bad. You laugh as if you just had your teeth pulled, though  :)
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2464 on: May 22, 2014, 02:36:21 PM »
Putting a face to the snark.



I wish I were at that beach right now. I swear my eyes aren't that squinty, it was sunny!

Not bad. You laugh as if you just had your teeth pulled, though  :)

What do you mean?
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2465 on: May 22, 2014, 02:37:53 PM »

Not bad. You laugh as if you just had your teeth pulled, though  :)

What do you mean?

The laugh looks pretty forced. Almost like someone's holding a gun to your head and says "laugh or I shoot"

Oh, nevermind. I'm just being a jerk again.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2466 on: May 22, 2014, 02:41:44 PM »

Not bad. You laugh as if you just had your teeth pulled, though  :)

What do you mean?

The laugh looks pretty forced. Almost like someone's holding a gun to your head and says "laugh or I shoot"

Oh, nevermind.

Sorry I made you explain your joke. :(
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2467 on: May 22, 2014, 02:58:19 PM »
I thought it was a beautiful smile. Nothing wrong with it at all. People smile in many different ways. I was surprised to read on this forum (I think it was), a long while ago, when someone had posted or linked up a picture of some Old Believer men in Russia, that someone thought they looked grim and mirthless. To me, it was obvious that they had deep grins on their joyful faces. But their faces were a bit weatherbeaten, and they had fluffy beards hiding part of the mouth, and they weren't showing their teeth quite so much.

So, to me it was this smiling, happy group of three or four men, and an American saw it and thought they were frowning unhappily.

I even see pictures posted on Facebook of people who are neither smiling nor frowning but just looking normal and alert. And I will see comments underneath, "Dude! You need to smile more!" Ugh. This pressure on people to smile whenever they take a picture is a bit weird. It's like, "I don't care if someone is happy down deep, I just want to see them drag their face into a contrived expression to please me."

Not that anyone here did that, but I do read FB.

Also, thanks to everybody who had nice words about my parish church. It is quite a lively parish, with very good people quite serious about the Faith and the struggle for salvation, and, heck, one-third of the congregation are kids, so it can't get too boring. Ever. Sigh. lol. (See my language skills? Fluent in chatspeak.)

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2468 on: May 22, 2014, 02:58:59 PM »
Ready for Tsardom with Maria  ;D
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2469 on: May 22, 2014, 03:01:51 PM »
[Putting a face to the snark.



Looks like you were at a nice beach area.  I'm jealous. :-X
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2470 on: May 22, 2014, 03:06:05 PM »
Ready for Tsardom with Maria  ;D

You even have a bouquet ready.  How nice!
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2471 on: May 22, 2014, 03:08:32 PM »
James, you can't wear black ties. That's horrible and boring. Nice shirt, though.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2472 on: May 22, 2014, 03:11:25 PM »
Gamliel, it was Rehoboth Beach in Delaware.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2473 on: May 22, 2014, 03:11:58 PM »
James, you can't wear black ties. That's horrible and boring. Nice shirt, though.

Recommend me a good tie
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2474 on: May 22, 2014, 03:13:29 PM »
James, you can't wear black ties. That's horrible and boring. Nice shirt, though.

Recommend me a good tie

I personally prefer (dark) red ties. Blue ties are okay, too.
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