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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2475 on: May 22, 2014, 03:20:53 PM »
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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 #2476 on: May 22, 2014, 03:28:37 PM »
I want to see the watch on the other end now...

Can't be done, I'm afraid. It's not my pocket watch.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2477 on: May 23, 2014, 11:04:02 PM »
Hi folks! So nice to have found this site. I'm learning so much, and really feeling the joy (well, in most threads ;) ).

Here's a photo of my little family. Oh and I'll add another where you can see the baby's face.




And, for fun, here's a picture from my childhood (hint: I wasn't raised Greek Orthodox).

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2478 on: May 23, 2014, 11:10:15 PM »
Welcome to the forum, Porter! You have a lovely family. :) Thanks for sharing.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2479 on: May 23, 2014, 11:34:45 PM »
Your kids are adorable!
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2480 on: May 23, 2014, 11:35:26 PM »

Did you match your daughter's outfit with the house across the street on purpose?  :P

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2481 on: May 24, 2014, 12:10:26 AM »
Did you match your daughter's outfit with the house across the street on purpose?  :P

Lovely photos.  
Oh yes -- and the baby carrier, diaper bag, and spots on my wife's dress are coordinated too. Took us all day to get right. :)

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2482 on: May 24, 2014, 12:55:46 AM »
Some recent photos



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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2483 on: May 24, 2014, 01:04:26 AM »
Punch, you vest nicely. :)
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2484 on: May 24, 2014, 01:13:52 AM »
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2485 on: May 24, 2014, 01:14:50 AM »
I would be happy to agree with you, but then both of us would be wrong.

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2486 on: May 24, 2014, 01:21:15 AM »
Some recent photos


All that's missing is an orarion.  ;)

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2487 on: May 24, 2014, 04:03:33 AM »
You don't seem to be smiling in any photos you post here. Are you sure you're an American?

Nice pics though.

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2488 on: May 24, 2014, 04:29:54 AM »
Wrong thread. Oops.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2489 on: May 24, 2014, 04:53:16 AM »

And, for fun, here's a picture from my childhood (hint: I wasn't raised Greek Orthodox).



I'm guessing anabaptist, but I'm not so good at denominations... mennonite?

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2490 on: May 24, 2014, 05:09:04 AM »
I'm guessing Hipsterism. I'd like to have shirts like that. Too bad that there aren't Mennonites/Amishes/etc. Finland.

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2491 on: May 24, 2014, 05:09:17 AM »
Nationwide Fellowship, a tiny sect made up of about half Mennonites reacting to the '60s and half Amish ready to ditch the buggy. What's your background that you could make that guess? :)
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2492 on: May 24, 2014, 05:24:16 AM »
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The icon of St Nicholas in the right of the photo was painted by a dear friend of mine.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2493 on: May 24, 2014, 05:52:38 AM »
Nationwide Fellowship, a tiny sect made up of about half Mennonites reacting to the '60s and half Amish ready to ditch the buggy. What's your background that you could make that guess? :)

I have a interest in american christianity, and I could recognize the style of clothing.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2494 on: May 24, 2014, 06:34:13 AM »
Nationwide Fellowship, a tiny sect made up of about half Mennonites reacting to the '60s and half Amish ready to ditch the buggy. What's your background that you could make that guess? :)

I have a interest in american christianity, and I could recognize the style of clothing.
Not Anabaptist and not even American? I'm really impressed by your knowledge, then.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2495 on: May 24, 2014, 07:05:24 AM »
Nationwide Fellowship, a tiny sect made up of about half Mennonites reacting to the '60s and half Amish ready to ditch the buggy. What's your background that you could make that guess? :)

I have a interest in american christianity, and I could recognize the style of clothing.
Not Anabaptist and not even American? I'm really impressed by your knowledge, then.

Thanks, but my knowledge really isn't that great. I just think anabaptists are really interesting. They practically died out over here about a hundred years ago.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2496 on: May 24, 2014, 07:32:58 AM »
Nationwide Fellowship, a tiny sect made up of about half Mennonites reacting to the '60s and half Amish ready to ditch the buggy. What's your background that you could make that guess? :)
welcome to the forum. I've met Mennonites. One of the kindest people on Earth I think.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2497 on: May 24, 2014, 07:48:46 AM »
Nationwide Fellowship, a tiny sect made up of about half Mennonites reacting to the '60s and half Amish ready to ditch the buggy. What's your background that you could make that guess? :)

My guess would have been Mennonite. There were a large group of them in Southern Illinois where I lived for a while when I was younger. On the weekends I would go to Walmart to but ammunition and reloading supplies. When I did not come home, my parents would come looking for me and find me in the parking lot surrounded by men in blue shirts and suspenders while we were talking about religion. The ladies in their long dresses would be off to the side watching and yacking. These were the only "tailgate parties" that I ever enjoyed.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2498 on: May 24, 2014, 07:50:43 AM »
You don't seem to be smiling in any photos you post here. Are you sure you're an American?

Nice pics though.

Born and raised German. I have just lived in the United States most of my life.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2499 on: May 24, 2014, 08:13:50 AM »
Punch, you look like you would make a good, interesting grandfather. Do you have grandchildren yet? If so, they are very lucky to have a bear-wrestling, cigar-chomping, gun-toting radioactive rhino for a grandfather.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2500 on: May 24, 2014, 09:15:49 AM »
Punch, you look like you would make a good, interesting grandfather. Do you have grandchildren yet? If so, they are very lucky to have a bear-wrestling, cigar-chomping, gun-toting radioactive rhino for a grandfather.

No grandchildren yet (that I am aware of).  I do have three unmarried sons ages 25 - 30 . . . and two cats.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2501 on: May 24, 2014, 09:20:03 AM »
And that's why there are no witnesses.

His whole family was standing behind me.  They were all Pentecostal and Baptist, including one minister.  I was Godfather earlier last year for another man who's brother was there for the ceremony, and he was a Baptist minister.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2502 on: May 24, 2014, 09:25:57 AM »
Some recent photos



The icon of St Nicholas in the right of the photo was painted by a dear friend of mine.

I'm not sure how long that Icon has been in the parish.  I do not recall it being there 20 years ago when served for Fr. Vojoslav, but it was here three years ago when I came to serve with Fr. Sasa.  We have a very Godly Russian lady in our parish who paints Icons.  One of Icons of Jesus that is in the front of the Church was done by her. 
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2503 on: May 24, 2014, 09:29:49 AM »
Some recent photos

The icon of St Nicholas in the right of the photo was painted by a dear friend of mine.

I'm not sure how long that Icon has been in the parish.  I do not recall it being there 20 years ago when served for Fr. Vojoslav, but it was here three years ago when I came to serve with Fr. Sasa.


Three years sounds about right. The iconographer lives in Omaha.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2504 on: May 24, 2014, 10:43:05 AM »
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A pic of myself and my son from a year ago.  Not many pictures of me, I'm usually the one taking them.  Sorry all my pictures are on FB or just on my computer so this is the only way I could find to post one on here.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2505 on: May 24, 2014, 10:47:21 AM »
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2506 on: May 24, 2014, 11:03:50 AM »
Some recent photos

The icon of St Nicholas in the right of the photo was painted by a dear friend of mine.

I'm not sure how long that Icon has been in the parish.  I do not recall it being there 20 years ago when served for Fr. Vojoslav, but it was here three years ago when I came to serve with Fr. Sasa.



Three years sounds about right. The iconographer lives in Omaha.

PM me their name.  I know two working Iconographers here in Omaha.  One is Russian and attends the Serbian Church and one is Serbian but attends the Greek Church.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2507 on: May 24, 2014, 11:08:13 AM »
Some recent photos

The icon of St Nicholas in the right of the photo was painted by a dear friend of mine.

I'm not sure how long that Icon has been in the parish.  I do not recall it being there 20 years ago when served for Fr. Vojoslav, but it was here three years ago when I came to serve with Fr. Sasa.



Three years sounds about right. The iconographer lives in Omaha.

PM me their name.  I know two working Iconographers here in Omaha.  One is Russian and attends the Serbian Church and one is Serbian but attends the Greek Church.


It's the latter.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2508 on: May 24, 2014, 11:19:53 AM »
Some recent photos

The icon of St Nicholas in the right of the photo was painted by a dear friend of mine.

I'm not sure how long that Icon has been in the parish.  I do not recall it being there 20 years ago when served for Fr. Vojoslav, but it was here three years ago when I came to serve with Fr. Sasa.



Three years sounds about right. The iconographer lives in Omaha.

PM me their name.  I know two working Iconographers here in Omaha.  One is Russian and attends the Serbian Church and one is Serbian but attends the Greek Church.


It's the latter.

His wife was Chrismated the same time my family was.  He does really good work from what I have seen. I understand why he would be a dear friend.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2509 on: May 24, 2014, 11:44:52 AM »
Some recent photos

The icon of St Nicholas in the right of the photo was painted by a dear friend of mine.

I'm not sure how long that Icon has been in the parish.  I do not recall it being there 20 years ago when served for Fr. Vojoslav, but it was here three years ago when I came to serve with Fr. Sasa.



Three years sounds about right. The iconographer lives in Omaha.

PM me their name.  I know two working Iconographers here in Omaha.  One is Russian and attends the Serbian Church and one is Serbian but attends the Greek Church.


It's the latter.

His wife was Chrismated the same time my family was.  He does really good work from what I have seen. I understand why he would be a dear friend.

His approach to iconography is also very sound, unlike so many others. I'm sure none of his works will ever find their way into the "Schlock icons" thread.
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« Reply #2510 on: May 24, 2014, 01:14:05 PM »
His approach to iconography is also very sound, unlike so many others. I'm sure none of his works will ever find their way into the "Schlock icons" thread.

It has been a while since I have spoken to him personally.  However, my impression of him was that he was not prone to innovation.  I consider that a good trait when it comes to iconography in particular, and religion in general.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2511 on: May 24, 2014, 09:54:31 PM »
Great pics, Porter and Punch!  ;D
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« Reply #2512 on: May 24, 2014, 10:01:05 PM »
His approach to iconography is also very sound, unlike so many others. I'm sure none of his works will ever find their way into the "Schlock icons" thread.

It has been a while since I have spoken to him personally.  However, my impression of him was that he was not prone to innovation.  I consider that a good trait when it comes to iconography in particular, and religion in general.

Oh, he's definitely solid. His approach is "Don't paint it, where there is no, or no reliable, supporting evidence from Holy Tradition to do so".

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2513 on: May 24, 2014, 10:03:22 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 #2514 on: May 24, 2014, 11:09:15 PM »
Thank you Kelly!
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2515 on: May 25, 2014, 12:39:34 AM »
Welcome homedad76 and Porter, nice pics.
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« Reply #2516 on: May 25, 2014, 02:51:29 AM »
His approach to iconography is also very sound, unlike so many others. I'm sure none of his works will ever find their way into the "Schlock icons" thread.

It has been a while since I have spoken to him personally.  However, my impression of him was that he was not prone to innovation.  I consider that a good trait when it comes to iconography in particular, and religion in general.

Oh, he's definitely solid. His approach is "Don't paint it, where there is no, or no reliable, supporting evidence from Holy Tradition to do so".



A further comment about this iconographer, in his own words:

We have been down this path before and it always leads to the same place. A lack of humility and obedience. Originally, iconography was a monastic endeavor. It was supposed to be a vocation in the church. You were supposed to give up other forms of expression solely for iconography. Few have done that. Lately it has become a side show to one's art career and inner expression. Just a hobby to be taken up without much thought. Look at the cashing in on painting classes everywhere. $700+ to teach people how to paint the sacred imagery. But without exposure to Liturgy every week, they pervert the images and make their own statements as if they had the authority. The arguments of "Why can't I?" and "How dare you tell me what to paint?" ring in the ears. We are not going to bend our knee to any authority as we are in charge of our own salvation. We have stacks of books that tell us so.

It's sad, and telling about our society and path. The saddest part is that we quietly accept these perversions of iconography as versions of the truth. The uninformed and uninspired current Orthodox accept false images and display them unknowingly. We open our mouths and speak with authority without the ancient knowledge to support us. We walk in error and repeat that error many times over. We need many voices in the wilderness to set us right.

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2517 on: May 25, 2014, 06:13:02 AM »
His approach to iconography is also very sound, unlike so many others. I'm sure none of his works will ever find their way into the "Schlock icons" thread.

It has been a while since I have spoken to him personally.  However, my impression of him was that he was not prone to innovation.  I consider that a good trait when it comes to iconography in particular, and religion in general.

Oh, he's definitely solid. His approach is "Don't paint it, where there is no, or no reliable, supporting evidence from Holy Tradition to do so".



A further comment about this iconographer, in his own words:

We have been down this path before and it always leads to the same place. A lack of humility and obedience. Originally, iconography was a monastic endeavor. It was supposed to be a vocation in the church. You were supposed to give up other forms of expression solely for iconography. Few have done that. Lately it has become a side show to one's art career and inner expression. Just a hobby to be taken up without much thought. Look at the cashing in on painting classes everywhere. $700+ to teach people how to paint the sacred imagery. But without exposure to Liturgy every week, they pervert the images and make their own statements as if they had the authority. The arguments of "Why can't I?" and "How dare you tell me what to paint?" ring in the ears. We are not going to bend our knee to any authority as we are in charge of our own salvation. We have stacks of books that tell us so.

It's sad, and telling about our society and path. The saddest part is that we quietly accept these perversions of iconography as versions of the truth. The uninformed and uninspired current Orthodox accept false images and display them unknowingly. We open our mouths and speak with authority without the ancient knowledge to support us. We walk in error and repeat that error many times over. We need many voices in the wilderness to set us right.



Take out the word Iconography and substitute it with Liturgy and I could have written that. It is correct on so many levels regarding today's Orthodoxy. I hope he likes his current priest. I love the guy. A Russian getting his eyes opened to modern Greek Orthodoxy.
I would be happy to agree with you, but then both of us would be wrong.

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2518 on: May 25, 2014, 06:19:00 AM »
His approach to iconography is also very sound, unlike so many others. I'm sure none of his works will ever find their way into the "Schlock icons" thread.

It has been a while since I have spoken to him personally.  However, my impression of him was that he was not prone to innovation.  I consider that a good trait when it comes to iconography in particular, and religion in general.

Oh, he's definitely solid. His approach is "Don't paint it, where there is no, or no reliable, supporting evidence from Holy Tradition to do so".



A further comment about this iconographer, in his own words:

We have been down this path before and it always leads to the same place. A lack of humility and obedience. Originally, iconography was a monastic endeavor. It was supposed to be a vocation in the church. You were supposed to give up other forms of expression solely for iconography. Few have done that. Lately it has become a side show to one's art career and inner expression. Just a hobby to be taken up without much thought. Look at the cashing in on painting classes everywhere. $700+ to teach people how to paint the sacred imagery. But without exposure to Liturgy every week, they pervert the images and make their own statements as if they had the authority. The arguments of "Why can't I?" and "How dare you tell me what to paint?" ring in the ears. We are not going to bend our knee to any authority as we are in charge of our own salvation. We have stacks of books that tell us so.

It's sad, and telling about our society and path. The saddest part is that we quietly accept these perversions of iconography as versions of the truth. The uninformed and uninspired current Orthodox accept false images and display them unknowingly. We open our mouths and speak with authority without the ancient knowledge to support us. We walk in error and repeat that error many times over. We need many voices in the wilderness to set us right.



Take out the word Iconography and substitute it with Liturgy and I could have written that. It is correct on so many levels regarding today's Orthodoxy. I hope he likes his current priest. I love the guy. A Russian getting his eyes opened to modern Greek Orthodoxy.

I can assure you he speaks very warmly of the current priest.   :)
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #2519 on: May 25, 2014, 11:28:08 PM »


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