Author Topic: What does everyone look like?  (Read 283892 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Shiny

  • Site Supporter
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 13,267
  • Paint It Red
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1710 on: May 25, 2013, 11:15:47 PM »
I once appeared in a loony reactionary rag. Those were good times.
http://www.dakotavoice.com/2011/10/occupy-chicago-affirms-class-warfare/
That you with the "Capitalism not worth saving" board?
“There is your brother, naked, crying, and you stand there confused over the choice of an attractive floor covering.”

– St. Ambrose of Milan

Offline Shiny

  • Site Supporter
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 13,267
  • Paint It Red
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1711 on: May 25, 2013, 11:20:55 PM »
JamesR is a stud.
He needs to lose the unibrow.
« Last Edit: May 25, 2013, 11:21:04 PM by Achronos »
“There is your brother, naked, crying, and you stand there confused over the choice of an attractive floor covering.”

– St. Ambrose of Milan

Offline augustin717

  • Taxiarches
  • **********
  • Posts: 5,735
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1712 on: May 25, 2013, 11:33:09 PM »
I once appeared in a loony reactionary rag. Those were good times.
http://www.dakotavoice.com/2011/10/occupy-chicago-affirms-class-warfare/
That you with the "Capitalism not worth saving" board?
yes.

Offline Shiny

  • Site Supporter
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 13,267
  • Paint It Red
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1713 on: May 25, 2013, 11:40:03 PM »
I once appeared in a loony reactionary rag. Those were good times.
http://www.dakotavoice.com/2011/10/occupy-chicago-affirms-class-warfare/
That you with the "Capitalism not worth saving" board?
yes.

LOL at the caption too: "But this isn't about Marxism or opposing the free market"
“There is your brother, naked, crying, and you stand there confused over the choice of an attractive floor covering.”

– St. Ambrose of Milan

Offline Fotina02

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 178
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1714 on: May 26, 2013, 11:18:20 AM »


You remind of this holy hieromartyr.

Priest Dimitry Ovechkin. Photo from the investigative records, 1930.
Quote
Holy hieromartyr Dimitry Ovechkin was a typical village priest who served in the Church of St. Procopius in the village of Kuznechikha, Osinskoe region. He was born in 1877 to a peasant family. Probably he had to make no small effort to receive his education in the Kazan seminary. He was ordained a priest at age 32. Bishop Palladius ordained him in 1909. Father Dimitry began his “way of the cross” in 1922, when he refused to participate in the commission for the confiscation of Church valuables. He was then given a commuted sentence of six months imprisonment, but in 1930 he was given a real term of three years in concentration camp, accused of “organizing a protest against events conducted by the Soviet government”. In the year of the “Great Terror” he again came to the attention of the NKVD. People were found who agreed to testify against him: he supposedly talked about the crop failure and famine enveloping Russia, about the extremely difficult conditions of life when he, a priest, could not get a job (Father Dimitry had a wife and three children to support), and about how the party administration was turning people’s attention away from the economic problems by staging the spectacles of trials according to plan. What of this was true and what was contrived? The main thing is that witnesses were found to testify.

In the application form for the record of 1937, one detail noted by the interrogator draws our attention: “A cross is tattooed on his chest.” Apparently he had experience—baptismal crosses were confiscated in the camps. The protocol fixes the unrelenting tone and tense atmosphere during the interrogation: in connection with other persons under investigation, Father Dimitry does not confirm any conversations on political themes, or the existence of a “counter-revolutionary organization. He has nothing to convey. The interrogator screams in his face, “You’re lying!” But Fr. Dimitry only replies quietly, “I have given truthful testimony and cannot add anything else.” Again, “You’re lying!” The interrogator reads the testimony of other persons under investigation about supposedly “recruited members of the organization.” To every “Do you confess?” Father Dimitry only repeats, “I do not confess to it.”

Seven people were arraigned in this case. Two of them, Father Dimitry Ovechkin and Father Nicholai Uvitsky, were sentenced on November 4, 1937 to “execution by shooting.” On November 14 the troika executed the sentence. But Father Dimitry’s relatives had no reliable information about him for many long years. Even after Stalin’s death in 1957, when his widow made an inquiry she received a flagrantly false answer according to the existing formula: “Ovechkina, Olga Grigorievna is to be told orally that Ovechkin, Dimitry Kiprianovich was sentenced on November 4, 1937 to ten years of corrective labor camp, and died in his place of imprisonment on December 5, 1941 from pellagra. His death should be registered in the Osinskoe registration office.”
http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/59084.htm

Offline orthonorm

  • Hoplitarches
  • *************
  • Posts: 17,275
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1715 on: May 26, 2013, 11:59:10 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.

I am pretending not to smoke. And I tire of my pipes. For some reasons I've been craving cigars with coffee (I've had maybe a total of 3 dozen of the former in my entire life and I am not a big coffe drinker).

How much is the above going to set me back? And what other inexpensive suggestions do you have?

The guy at the shop will talk my ear off about this as well, I like to cast wide nets.

Thanks.
If you have PMed me, the mods have taken my ability to PM away. Please see my email if you wish to contact me during my time of trial.

Offline orthonorm

  • Hoplitarches
  • *************
  • Posts: 17,275
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1716 on: May 26, 2013, 12:01:31 PM »
You have a nice looking mother James.

Ya think?

Good grief.
If you have PMed me, the mods have taken my ability to PM away. Please see my email if you wish to contact me during my time of trial.

Offline orthonorm

  • Hoplitarches
  • *************
  • Posts: 17,275
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1717 on: May 26, 2013, 12:03:44 PM »
If you have PMed me, the mods have taken my ability to PM away. Please see my email if you wish to contact me during my time of trial.

Offline Punch

  • Taxiarches
  • **********
  • Posts: 5,801
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1718 on: May 26, 2013, 12:58:25 PM »
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.

I am pretending not to smoke. And I tire of my pipes. For some reasons I've been craving cigars with coffee (I've had maybe a total of 3 dozen of the former in my entire life and I am not a big coffe drinker).

How much is the above going to set me back? And what other inexpensive suggestions do you have?

The guy at the shop will talk my ear off about this as well, I like to cast wide nets.

Thanks.

Punch cigars are not terribly expensive for being hand rolled.  It all depends on the tobacco tax in your area.  The base price for the average punch is around $4.00.  The Gran Cru and Grand Puro Punches are a little higher.  I don't know of any Punch that retails for more than $8.00 before tax - at least not that I can remember buying.

The machine rolled Punch London Club and Elite cigars go for around $2.00 before taxes.  Same basic taste as the hand rolled, but short filler.  They are made from the scraps of the hand rolled cigars.  Hand rolling leaves a lot of "waste" that really is pretty good tobacco.  In fact, the first cigarettes were made from scap tobacco from cigars.  There would probably fewer health problems if they still were.
I would be happy to agree with you, but then both of us would be wrong.

Offline Shiny

  • Site Supporter
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 13,267
  • Paint It Red
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1719 on: May 26, 2013, 01:03:12 PM »
You have a nice looking mother James.

Ya think?

Good grief.
It definitely puts his posts regarding his mother in a different perspective.
“There is your brother, naked, crying, and you stand there confused over the choice of an attractive floor covering.”

– St. Ambrose of Milan

Offline Gebre Menfes Kidus

  • "SERVANT of The HOLY SPIRIT"
  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 8,937
  • "Lord Have Mercy on Me a Sinner!"
    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1456515775
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1720 on: May 27, 2013, 05:32:25 AM »
From another thread, me relaxing with a Montechristo Afrique cigar.  Cup of cofee is out of the bounds of the photo.

That's a great pic! Nice.


Selam
« Last Edit: May 27, 2013, 05:32:56 AM by Gebre Menfes Kidus »
""Love is a dangerous thing. It will crush you if you trust it. But without it you can never be whole. Love crucifies, but love saves. We will either be saved together with love, or damned alone without it."    Selam, +GMK+

Offline Punch

  • Taxiarches
  • **********
  • Posts: 5,801
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1721 on: May 27, 2013, 12:15:58 PM »
From another thread, me relaxing with a Montechristo Afrique cigar.  Cup of cofee is out of the bounds of the photo.

That's a great pic! Nice.


Selam

Thanks.
I would be happy to agree with you, but then both of us would be wrong.

Offline minasoliman

  • Mr., Sir, Dude, Guy, Male, tr. Minas in Greek, Menes in white people Egyptologists :-P
  • Section Moderator
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 14,325
  • Strengthen O Lord the work of Your hands(Is 19:25)
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1722 on: May 28, 2013, 09:14:11 PM »
At one of my best friend's wedding Sunday:

     

       

« Last Edit: May 28, 2013, 09:16:43 PM by minasoliman »
Vain existence can never exist, for "unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain." (Psalm 127)

If the faith is unchanged and rock solid, then the gates of Hades never prevailed in the end.

Offline NightOwl

  • High Elder
  • ******
  • Posts: 596
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1723 on: May 28, 2013, 10:27:57 PM »
Cool! Can you explain the footwear (or lack thereof) in the pictures?

Offline Mor Ephrem

  • The Fourteenth Apostle and Judge of the Interwebs
  • Section Moderator
  • Stratopedarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 22,833
  • "I pledge allegiance to the flag..."
    • OrthodoxChristianity.net
  • Faith: Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: But my heart belongs to Czech Lands
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1724 on: May 28, 2013, 10:47:54 PM »
Why, Exodus 3.5, of course!
"Do not tempt the Mor thy Mod."

Quote
Bartholomew, 270th Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch, is spiritual leader to 300 million Orthodox Christians throughout the world.

Offline Nephi

  • Monster Tamer
  • Moderator
  • Protokentarchos
  • *****
  • Posts: 4,763
  • Faith: Orthodox
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1725 on: May 28, 2013, 11:05:23 PM »
Cool! Can you explain the footwear (or lack thereof) in the pictures?

It's my understanding that Copts (and Ethiopians/Eritreans IIRC, maybe others too) often don't wear shoes into churches out of reverence.

Offline NightOwl

  • High Elder
  • ******
  • Posts: 596
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1726 on: May 29, 2013, 06:08:05 PM »
Interesting. But no headcoverings?

Offline TheTrisagion

  • The cat is back and its better than ever!
  • Toumarches
  • ************
  • Posts: 12,296
  • Faith: Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: Antiochian
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1727 on: May 29, 2013, 06:17:00 PM »
I wish I could take my shoes off during church, that would be awesome.
Guys! They're not intercoursing. It's just an unfortunate angle.

Offline Shiny

  • Site Supporter
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 13,267
  • Paint It Red
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1728 on: May 29, 2013, 06:27:11 PM »
I wish I could take my shoes off during church, that would be awesome.
what is stopping you?
“There is your brother, naked, crying, and you stand there confused over the choice of an attractive floor covering.”

– St. Ambrose of Milan

Offline TheTrisagion

  • The cat is back and its better than ever!
  • Toumarches
  • ************
  • Posts: 12,296
  • Faith: Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: Antiochian
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1729 on: May 29, 2013, 06:34:53 PM »
I wish I could take my shoes off during church, that would be awesome.
what is stopping you?
1. the wretched smell
2. the fact that I am a bit sheep-like and I'm too scared to be a trendsetter.
Guys! They're not intercoursing. It's just an unfortunate angle.

Offline minasoliman

  • Mr., Sir, Dude, Guy, Male, tr. Minas in Greek, Menes in white people Egyptologists :-P
  • Section Moderator
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 14,325
  • Strengthen O Lord the work of Your hands(Is 19:25)
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1730 on: May 29, 2013, 06:45:45 PM »
Interesting. But no headcoverings?
Well, as a consecrated member, I follow along with other chanters, readers, subdeacons, and clergy on keeping strictly in taking off our shoes when approaching the area just outside the altar (other churches are stricter, askin you to take off your shoes outside the church).

This is a wedding. I think at this point the cleric is a bit lenient for the bride and groom not taking off their shoes and not wanting to mess up the women's hairs on this special ocassion.
Vain existence can never exist, for "unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain." (Psalm 127)

If the faith is unchanged and rock solid, then the gates of Hades never prevailed in the end.

Offline Shiny

  • Site Supporter
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 13,267
  • Paint It Red
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1731 on: May 29, 2013, 07:08:19 PM »
I wish I could take my shoes off during church, that would be awesome.
what is stopping you?
1. the wretched smell
2. the fact that I am a bit sheep-like and I'm too scared to be a trendsetter.
Well maybe its not good to put your best foot forward
“There is your brother, naked, crying, and you stand there confused over the choice of an attractive floor covering.”

– St. Ambrose of Milan

Offline Shiny

  • Site Supporter
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 13,267
  • Paint It Red
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1732 on: May 29, 2013, 08:52:35 PM »
I'm sort of amazed at the amount of weight (fat?) mina has lost.

What was your diet/excercise regimen?

It seemed like you lost a lot of weight in a short period of time, is that true?
“There is your brother, naked, crying, and you stand there confused over the choice of an attractive floor covering.”

– St. Ambrose of Milan

Offline minasoliman

  • Mr., Sir, Dude, Guy, Male, tr. Minas in Greek, Menes in white people Egyptologists :-P
  • Section Moderator
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 14,325
  • Strengthen O Lord the work of Your hands(Is 19:25)
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1733 on: May 29, 2013, 10:16:44 PM »
800 calories/day, high protein diet for quite some time...very drastic diet
Vain existence can never exist, for "unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain." (Psalm 127)

If the faith is unchanged and rock solid, then the gates of Hades never prevailed in the end.

Offline Severian

  • Aspiring Allopathic Ankle Orthodontist
  • Protokentarchos
  • *********
  • Posts: 5,176
  • Saint Severus of Antioch - the Eloquent Mouth
    • St. Jacob Baradeus' Orthodox Christian Fellowship
  • Faith: Orthodox Christianity
  • Jurisdiction: Coptic Orthodoxy
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1734 on: May 29, 2013, 10:20:02 PM »
800 calories/day, high protein diet for quite some time...very drastic diet
Were you still able to fast? Anyway, congrats on your success.
« Last Edit: May 29, 2013, 10:21:26 PM by Severian »
"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." -Jesus Christ

May the 21 new martyrs pray for us all.

Please, remember me in your prayers

Lord, protect Egypt, Syria, Lebanon & Iraq.

Offline minasoliman

  • Mr., Sir, Dude, Guy, Male, tr. Minas in Greek, Menes in white people Egyptologists :-P
  • Section Moderator
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 14,325
  • Strengthen O Lord the work of Your hands(Is 19:25)
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1735 on: May 29, 2013, 10:34:23 PM »
800 calories/day, high protein diet for quite some time...very drastic diet
Were you still able to fast? Anyway, congrats on your success.
In a limited sense, yes.
Vain existence can never exist, for "unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain." (Psalm 127)

If the faith is unchanged and rock solid, then the gates of Hades never prevailed in the end.

Offline Mor Ephrem

  • The Fourteenth Apostle and Judge of the Interwebs
  • Section Moderator
  • Stratopedarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 22,833
  • "I pledge allegiance to the flag..."
    • OrthodoxChristianity.net
  • Faith: Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: But my heart belongs to Czech Lands
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1736 on: May 30, 2013, 12:01:16 AM »
800 calories/day, high protein diet for quite some time...very drastic diet
Were you still able to fast? Anyway, congrats on your success.
In a limited sense, yes.

Yeah, from 1,400 calories.  Ouch. 
"Do not tempt the Mor thy Mod."

Quote
Bartholomew, 270th Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch, is spiritual leader to 300 million Orthodox Christians throughout the world.

Offline Shiny

  • Site Supporter
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 13,267
  • Paint It Red
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1737 on: May 30, 2013, 01:46:44 PM »
800 calories/day, high protein diet for quite some time...very drastic diet
What sort of foods were you eating?
“There is your brother, naked, crying, and you stand there confused over the choice of an attractive floor covering.”

– St. Ambrose of Milan

Offline minasoliman

  • Mr., Sir, Dude, Guy, Male, tr. Minas in Greek, Menes in white people Egyptologists :-P
  • Section Moderator
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 14,325
  • Strengthen O Lord the work of Your hands(Is 19:25)
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1738 on: May 30, 2013, 02:25:29 PM »
800 calories/day, high protein diet for quite some time...very drastic diet
What sort of foods were you eating?
I would limit meats to mostly chicken and fish, because they have the least fat. Beef has te highest fat content (which is why I loved I so much I guess).  Little to no carbs, but if carbs, little fruits and whole wheat is fine.  On extremely busy days, I have beef jerky and protein shakes.  On fasting days, I stick with fish and boca burgers, and beans beans beans.

It requires a lot of calorie counting but also protein counting as well. A lot of people make the mistake that they only count calories but take very little protein, and they don't get valuable nutrients and end up losing muscle mass.  Working out of course is also important as well as vitamin supplements. All of this was done under the guidance of my nutritionist.
Vain existence can never exist, for "unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain." (Psalm 127)

If the faith is unchanged and rock solid, then the gates of Hades never prevailed in the end.

Offline Shiny

  • Site Supporter
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 13,267
  • Paint It Red
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1739 on: May 30, 2013, 04:38:59 PM »
Well glad to see it worked out very well for you. Good job.

I love my fruits though.

I've been trying to limit my carb intake recently but I have cravings like you wouldn't believe.
“There is your brother, naked, crying, and you stand there confused over the choice of an attractive floor covering.”

– St. Ambrose of Milan

Offline converted viking

  • Elder
  • *****
  • Posts: 280
  • Faith: Eastern Orthodox Christian
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1740 on: May 31, 2013, 08:03:04 PM »
Me and a friend.

Viking

Offline TheTrisagion

  • The cat is back and its better than ever!
  • Toumarches
  • ************
  • Posts: 12,296
  • Faith: Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: Antiochian
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1741 on: May 31, 2013, 08:05:12 PM »
Me and a friend.

Viking

Well, you look very nice, but I'm not so sure about the guy holding you.  ;)
Guys! They're not intercoursing. It's just an unfortunate angle.

Offline converted viking

  • Elder
  • *****
  • Posts: 280
  • Faith: Eastern Orthodox Christian
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1742 on: May 31, 2013, 08:13:48 PM »
Actually the winter fuzz hides the worst of the ugliness.  ;D

Viking

Offline converted viking

  • Elder
  • *****
  • Posts: 280
  • Faith: Eastern Orthodox Christian
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1743 on: May 31, 2013, 08:15:50 PM »
Oh yeah.  My friend is a 6 week old Cane Corso pup named Napoleon.   ;D

Viking

Offline orthonorm

  • Hoplitarches
  • *************
  • Posts: 17,275
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1744 on: May 31, 2013, 10:59:37 PM »
800 calories/day, high protein diet for quite some time...very drastic diet

Congratulations.

You are a med student? If so, I think you might know of the dangers of truly high protein diet. Get plenty o'fat if you are going restrict carbs.

In any case, great job. One helluvan accomplishment!
If you have PMed me, the mods have taken my ability to PM away. Please see my email if you wish to contact me during my time of trial.

Offline Agabus

  • The user formerly known as Agabus.
  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 2,681
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1745 on: May 31, 2013, 11:49:17 PM »
With my two boys at the NOLA zoo.

The girl was too scared of the dinosaur to be in the photo.
Blessed Nazarius practiced the ascetic life. His clothes were tattered. He wore his shoes without removing them for six years.

THE OPINIONS HERE MAY NOT REFLECT THE ACTUAL OR PERCEIVED ORTHODOX CHURCH

Offline orthonorm

  • Hoplitarches
  • *************
  • Posts: 17,275
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1746 on: June 01, 2013, 12:07:44 AM »
With my two boys at the NOLA zoo.

The girl was too scared of the dinosaur to be in the photo.


What was the temp that day? Cause I really want to commend you on covering your body under "extreme" conditions.

Not even a sandal. Hope stirs.
If you have PMed me, the mods have taken my ability to PM away. Please see my email if you wish to contact me during my time of trial.

Offline Agabus

  • The user formerly known as Agabus.
  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 2,681
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1747 on: June 01, 2013, 12:12:34 AM »
With my two boys at the NOLA zoo.

The girl was too scared of the dinosaur to be in the photo.


What was the temp that day? Cause I really want to commend you on covering your body under "extreme" conditions.

Not even a sandal. Hope stirs.
It was fairly mild, probably mid- to upper-80s.
Blessed Nazarius practiced the ascetic life. His clothes were tattered. He wore his shoes without removing them for six years.

THE OPINIONS HERE MAY NOT REFLECT THE ACTUAL OR PERCEIVED ORTHODOX CHURCH

Offline orthonorm

  • Hoplitarches
  • *************
  • Posts: 17,275
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1748 on: June 01, 2013, 12:39:20 AM »
With my two boys at the NOLA zoo.

The girl was too scared of the dinosaur to be in the photo.


What was the temp that day? Cause I really want to commend you on covering your body under "extreme" conditions.

Not even a sandal. Hope stirs.
It was fairly mild, probably mid- to upper-80s.

In America that is tortuously hot! People peel down to shorts, sandals, and tanks.

Thank you for not doing so and looking quite fine while you were not at it.
If you have PMed me, the mods have taken my ability to PM away. Please see my email if you wish to contact me during my time of trial.

Offline KostaC

  • Elder
  • *****
  • Posts: 257
  • Chicago River Dyeing, March 15th, 20
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1749 on: June 01, 2013, 02:02:34 AM »
Hi, everyone. I'm new around here, so if your first thought when looking at these two pictures is "Who's this kid?" That's perfectly alright.

Here's me with my mentor who teaches me how to chant during the summer and Christmas vacation months.

And here I am again not in my raso and trying to look normal. I don't know even know why I'm posting this picture; my hair is such a mess.
«Μὴ μεριμνᾶτε λοιπὸν διὰ τὴν αὔριον, διὀτι ἡ αὐριανὴ ἡμέρα θὰ φροντίσῃ διὰ τὰ δικά της πράγματα. Φθάνει ἡ στεναχώρια τῆς ἡμέρας». Κατά Ματθαίον 6:34

"Bendito seja o que vem em nome do Senhor, o Senhor é Deus e se manifestou a nós."

Offline Pharaoh714

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 159
  • Lord Have Mercy! Christ Save me.
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1750 on: June 01, 2013, 07:34:23 AM »
^Nice photo. :)

Here's a picture of me on my vacation to Egypt about 1500 years ago:



PS- @Ergib Thank you. :)


The Cameras were really good at that time  :D
"If I say, "My foot slips," Your mercy, O LORD, will hold me up. In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul." Psalm 94:18-19

Offline Pharaoh714

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 159
  • Lord Have Mercy! Christ Save me.
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1751 on: June 01, 2013, 08:04:09 AM »
Some pictures!
"If I say, "My foot slips," Your mercy, O LORD, will hold me up. In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul." Psalm 94:18-19

Offline Dominika

  • Troublesome Sheep
  • OC.net guru
  • *******
  • Posts: 1,357
  • Serbian/Polish
    • My youtube channel
  • Faith: Orthodox Christian
  • Jurisdiction: Sth different than my heart belongs to
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1752 on: June 01, 2013, 09:04:35 AM »
Really great pictures of our Egyptian brothers, I mean Pharaoh714 and Mina. Both of you look very Egyptian (in positive sense of course :)) It's nice to see pictures present you in your churches. Well, as somebody has mentioned in this thread, it would be nice to present pictures from our parishes. Well, I know I don't do it, but it's simply becaue of the fact that I usually manage to hide when the pictures are being taken for our parish website ;)

I wonder where the last photo of Pharaoh714 has been taken? As for Mina's pictures, it's easy to notice that the ceremony was very joyous :)

NightOwl: very nice picture too! And congratulations I find this American (well, I know it's not practiced only in USA) really great. For sure it's an unforgetabble moment.

KostaC: I think the first pictures was taken in the church of which photos I put yesterday in the thread "werid iconostaes" :laugh: So that's mean you are a byzantine chanter? ;D
Pray for persecuted Christians, especially in Serbian Kosovo and Raška, Egypt and Syria

Offline Shiny

  • Site Supporter
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 13,267
  • Paint It Red
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1753 on: June 01, 2013, 02:35:06 PM »
Pharaoh714

you look like john
“There is your brother, naked, crying, and you stand there confused over the choice of an attractive floor covering.”

– St. Ambrose of Milan

Offline KostaC

  • Elder
  • *****
  • Posts: 257
  • Chicago River Dyeing, March 15th, 20
Re: What does everyone look like?
« Reply #1754 on: June 01, 2013, 02:46:08 PM »
KostaC: I think the first pictures was taken in the church of which photos I put yesterday in the thread "werid iconostaes" :laugh: So that's mean you are a byzantine chanter? ;D

I actually prefer it to the neo-Baroque architecture that one sees a lot in Istanbul, truth be told.
Not quite. I have a long way to go. I've been at it for almost three years now, but all I do is hold isson and chant whatever hymns I've memorised, like Agnie Parthene and Psalm 136. This summer, however, is the summer when I plan to learn how to read Byzantine notation. I plan on becoming literate in Byzantine notation or die trying.
«Μὴ μεριμνᾶτε λοιπὸν διὰ τὴν αὔριον, διὀτι ἡ αὐριανὴ ἡμέρα θὰ φροντίσῃ διὰ τὰ δικά της πράγματα. Φθάνει ἡ στεναχώρια τῆς ἡμέρας». Κατά Ματθαίον 6:34

"Bendito seja o que vem em nome do Senhor, o Senhor é Deus e se manifestou a nós."