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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1665 on: May 08, 2013, 03:48:06 PM »
Punch - really great pictures from the best time of the year.I'm also so glad that Serbian parishes in USA also receive some convert, not only OCA, Antiochian and ROCOR ;)

Fr. Aidan - so great pictures too ;) But this small cups for the Paschal candle make me laugh ;) never seen such kind of protection for candles in church (especially for priest's ones)
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1666 on: May 08, 2013, 04:01:06 PM »


I'm at work.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1667 on: May 08, 2013, 04:03:03 PM »
I'm also so glad that Serbian parishes in USA also receive some convert, not only OCA, Antiochian and ROCOR ;)

AFAIR, they are 4th in terms of numbers after all (after GOA, OCA, and AOA).
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1668 on: May 08, 2013, 04:08:35 PM »
I'm also so glad that Serbian parishes in USA also receive some convert, not only OCA, Antiochian and ROCOR ;)

AFAIR, they are 4th in terms of numbers after all (after GOA, OCA, and AOA).

Didn't know about it (I was afraid we're so ethnocentric...)! And of course I forgot abut GOA  ::)
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1669 on: May 08, 2013, 04:09:57 PM »
biro, that is a great and happy-looking pic of you!

You might want to change your byline since Lent is over.

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1670 on: May 08, 2013, 04:37:10 PM »
biro, that is a great and happy-looking pic of you!

You might want to change your byline since Lent is over.

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Thank you, Father. :)
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1671 on: May 08, 2013, 04:38:45 PM »
Why would you smile so much at work?

Nice photo  :)
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1672 on: May 08, 2013, 05:38:19 PM »
Yeah biro did you get a new job or something? I remember you looking for work.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1673 on: May 08, 2013, 05:45:13 PM »
So sometimes when I travel, I serve Western Rite, which I have done at St. Nicholas ROCOR Monastery in N. Fort Myers, Florida,

Is it WR or BR monastery?
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1674 on: May 08, 2013, 06:16:17 PM »
Yeah biro did you get a new job or something? I remember you looking for work.

Thanks, Cyrillic and Achronos. I am working in a temp job at a doctor's office. I also have a possible interview coming up for some kind of administrative thing with a local school district. I do a lot of copying and filing, so I guess I am smiling because of the effects of being around too much toner fluid! :)
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1675 on: May 08, 2013, 06:25:32 PM »
I keep hearing rumors that an old aquaintance of mine from Omaha and his congregation are going to be accepted into the ROCOR Western Rite soon.  The thought of helping out has crossed my mind (given that my heart has always been with ROCOR), but I would not know what to do with my Byzantine vestments that would not fit anyone else in the current parish.  While I prefer the DL over the Mass, I do prefer the other WR services over the Eastern Rite.  Ah, caught between two worlds . . .


You are correct. I indeed was Western Rite. Actually, I am still blessed to do Western Rite, but there is no need at the local parish, which is a standard Russian Orthodox parish. So sometimes when I travel, I serve Western Rite, which I have done at St. Nicholas ROCOR Monastery in N. Fort Myers, Florida, and at the Russian Western Rite Vicariate Conference in August 2012 and also at the Conference in October 2011.

Pictures of such a Western Rite Liturgy, are on the Oremus blog at http://sarisburium.blogspot.com, under the post entitled "WR Conference 2012 a Great Success."
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1676 on: May 09, 2013, 06:49:01 AM »
but I would not know what to do with my Byzantine vestments that would not fit anyone else in the current parish.

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1677 on: May 09, 2013, 11:10:28 AM »
I'm also so glad that Serbian parishes in USA also receive some convert, not only OCA, Antiochian and ROCOR ;)

AFAIR, they are 4th in terms of numbers after all (after GOA, OCA, and AOA).

Didn't know about it (I was afraid we're so ethnocentric...)! And of course I forgot abut GOA  ::)

In predominantly English speaking parishes there are non-Serb clergy as well...

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1678 on: May 09, 2013, 01:16:06 PM »
The monastery is Eastern Rite, but the abbess was pleased for there to be a Western Rite Liturgy served, and that local Western people and clergy could be invited and accommodated culturally.

Here is a pic of the Western Rite Liturgy on Aug. 9, 2012, at the Western Rite Conference in New York:



I am the priest celebrating, and the subdeacon Nicholas is holding the "pax" icon which the people come forward and kiss, at the time of the kiss of peace. The deacon is seen just to my right.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1679 on: May 18, 2013, 03:24:22 PM »
From another thread, me relaxing with a Montechristo Afrique cigar.  Cup of cofee is out of the bounds of the photo.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1680 on: May 23, 2013, 05:48:35 PM »
Fr.Aidan's photos make me want to go to Austin and visit his parish.

Punch's photo makes me scared that he is going to casually reach through the screen and throttle me while still puffing on that Montechristo.  ;D
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1681 on: May 23, 2013, 07:48:40 PM »
Punch's photo makes me scared that he is going to casually reach through the screen and throttle me while still puffing on that Montechristo.  ;D

Yeah, that.

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1682 on: May 23, 2013, 10:26:03 PM »
From another thread, me relaxing with a Montechristo Afrique cigar.  Cup of cofee is out of the bounds of the photo.

Nice pic, Punch.

For some reason I want to equate it with "the most interesting man in the world".



Maybe, its that "look", or maybe the way you are sitting....

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1683 on: May 23, 2013, 10:41:36 PM »
From another thread, me relaxing with a Montechristo Afrique cigar.  Cup of cofee is out of the bounds of the photo.

Nice pic, Punch.

For some reason I want to equate it with "the most interesting man in the world".



Maybe, its that "look", or maybe the way you are sitting....



Well, I have had people thank me after I punched them.



(Which, of course, means that I gave them some of my Punch cigars)
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1684 on: May 23, 2013, 11:10:59 PM »
How can I be as cool as Punch?
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1685 on: May 23, 2013, 11:13:17 PM »
How can I be as cool as Punch?

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1686 on: May 23, 2013, 11:25:15 PM »
How can I be as cool as Punch?

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I guess I'm hired now!
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1687 on: May 24, 2013, 09:06:22 AM »
How can I be as cool as Punch?

LOL.  Not something that I would recommend trying to do.  You may actually be taking several steps backwards.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1688 on: May 24, 2013, 09:13:26 AM »
How can I be as cool as Punch?

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1689 on: May 24, 2013, 09:14:43 AM »
How can I be as cool as Punch?

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What do you need me for?






("Stilts" is my most frequently used nickname.  In fact, I would wager that a full one half of my friends have no idea what my real name is)

....to increase the "coolness" factor.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1690 on: May 24, 2013, 09:49:35 AM »
How can I be as cool as Punch?

Stilts will be required.

What do you need me for?






("Stilts" is my most frequently used nickname.  In fact, I would wager that a full one half of my friends have no idea what my real name is)

....to increase the "coolness" factor.


Well, I thought that went w/o saying. 

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1691 on: May 24, 2013, 10:13:48 AM »
Punch is my Champion




This is my favorite cigar.  At least on my dime.  If someone else is paying, I'll have the La Aurora.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1692 on: May 24, 2013, 12:45:13 PM »
This is us....me and future hubby!

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1693 on: May 24, 2013, 01:09:13 PM »

You guys are adorable.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1694 on: May 24, 2013, 01:45:49 PM »
Cute couple!  :)
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1695 on: May 24, 2013, 02:19:41 PM »
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 #1696 on: May 24, 2013, 02:41:27 PM »
Thank you all!
We're happy and thankful for everything we have and ready for the new chapter in our life and what is ahead of us.
Glory to God !
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1697 on: May 25, 2013, 02:13:04 PM »
you guys look so american!
i think it's the t shirt, cap and the perfect teeth.
also the seriously smiley look for the camera
 ;)

(british people have smarter clothes but that don't match well in colour and bad teeth and only smile if they feel like it...)

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1698 on: May 25, 2013, 07:50:05 PM »
 ;D
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1699 on: May 25, 2013, 08:49:59 PM »
This is me after Liturgy last week


This is a picture of me and my mom back in like 2000-2001 when I was 4 or something. I dug it up last Mother's Day to get framed as a gift for her.

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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1700 on: May 25, 2013, 08:57:39 PM »
This is me after Liturgy last week


This is a picture of me and my mom back in like 2000-2001 when I was 4 or something. I dug it up last Mother's Day to get framed as a gift for her.



Neither picture shows up on my computer.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1701 on: May 25, 2013, 08:58:58 PM »
This is me after Liturgy last week


This is a picture of me and my mom back in like 2000-2001 when I was 4 or something. I dug it up last Mother's Day to get framed as a gift for her.



Neither picture shows up on my computer.

Same here.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1702 on: May 25, 2013, 09:05:16 PM »
JamesR linked it wrong, and the content is unavailable to view.

Upload it on imgur and post it again.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1703 on: May 25, 2013, 09:07:09 PM »
I think the resolution was too high. I had to switch them to attached files. Try now.
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« Reply #1704 on: May 25, 2013, 09:31:05 PM »
You have a nice looking mother James.
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Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1705 on: May 25, 2013, 09:38:49 PM »
JamesR is a stud.
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« Reply #1706 on: May 25, 2013, 09:50:47 PM »
JamesR is a stud.

Thank you for further boosting James' sense of self-importance.  :P :P :P
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« Reply #1707 on: May 25, 2013, 09:52:57 PM »
JamesR is a stud.

Thank you for further boosting James' sense of self-importance.  :P :P :P

 ;D  Well, he gets ridiculed enough on here, I figured there is no harm in giving him a boost.
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« Reply #1708 on: May 25, 2013, 10:18:12 PM »
I once appeared in a loony reactionary rag. Those were good times.
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« Reply #1709 on: May 25, 2013, 11:09:31 PM »
I think the resolution was too high. I had to switch them to attached files. Try now.


Good picture James.  Also, your mother is quite beautiful.
I would be happy to agree with you, but then both of us would be wrong.