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Have you ever seen an alpaca get chrismated?
« on: April 04, 2015, 08:28:38 PM »
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My face is extremely shiny with chrism, and if we all look exhausted it's because we are- the girl child did not enjoy one bit of the whole thing. :P But! My whole family was received today.  :)

OCnet's very own kelly was in attendance! She came all the way out here for this which was so awesome.
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Re: Have you ever seen an alpaca get chrismated?
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2015, 08:34:56 PM »
...I guess we have now. ;D Congratulations and many years to the whole family!

P.S: You know the shiny stuff is really lanolin, not Chrism. :P
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Re: Have you ever seen an alpaca get chrismated?
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2015, 08:40:36 PM »
Congrats to all!  :D
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Re: Have you ever seen an alpaca get chrismated?
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2015, 08:54:21 PM »
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My face is extremely shiny with chrism, and if we all look exhausted it's because we are- the girl child did not enjoy one bit of the whole thing. :P But! My whole family was received today.  :)

OCnet's very own kelly was in attendance! She came all the way out here for this which was so awesome.

I was received today also.

Many years to your family!
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Re: Have you ever seen an alpaca get chrismated?
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2015, 09:00:54 PM »
I was received today also.

Many years to your family!

How cool! Congratulations and many years to you!
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Re: Have you ever seen an alpaca get chrismated?
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2015, 09:06:02 PM »
Many years to you and your family! Also to you xOrthodox4Christx!!!
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Re: Have you ever seen an alpaca get chrismated?
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2015, 09:08:28 PM »
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My face is extremely shiny with chrism, and if we all look exhausted it's because we are- the girl child did not enjoy one bit of the whole thing. :P But! My whole family was received today.  :)

OCnet's very own kelly was in attendance! She came all the way out here for this which was so awesome.
I just got back from visiting Grace Cathedral and then see this picture. Why was I born in an artless Church!?  :P Congratulations!
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Re: Have you ever seen an alpaca get chrismated?
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2015, 09:15:57 PM »
Many years, ZZ, to you and yours!
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Re: Have you ever seen an alpaca get chrismated?
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2015, 09:23:02 PM »
I have not seen one until now.  I may inquire to see if we can get our cat chrismated. :P  Many years to you and the family!

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Re: Have you ever seen an alpaca get chrismated?
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2015, 09:26:19 PM »
Congratulations to both of you. I became Alpaca Orthodox immediately after you arrived here.

Why do they charge $25 for a tour? Were you really born inside the Cathedral?

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Re: Have you ever seen an alpaca get chrismated?
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2015, 09:58:38 PM »
Indeed, congratulations.
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Re: Have you ever seen an alpaca get chrismated?
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2015, 09:59:08 PM »
Why do they charge $25 for a tour? Were you really born inside the Cathedral?
I don't know. We didn't take the tour. I was referring to bring born and raised Anabaptist, who are not exactly known for their artistic endeavors, to put it mildly.
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Re: Have you ever seen an alpaca get chrismated?
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2015, 10:34:41 PM »
I wish I could've been there.  :) 
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Re: Have you ever seen an alpaca get chrismated?
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2015, 10:37:58 PM »
Yay!
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Re: Have you ever seen an alpaca get chrismated?
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2015, 01:44:43 PM »
Many Years!


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Re: Have you ever seen an alpaca get chrismated?
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2015, 03:18:14 PM »
Thanks everyone! :)
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Re: Have you ever seen an alpaca get chrismated?
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2015, 03:24:01 PM »
It was a lovely service and so nice to see ZZ and her family received. She looked very happy and radiant. I, on the other hand, felt like I was going to pass out in that inexplicably hot church.
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Re: Have you ever seen an alpaca get chrismated?
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2015, 07:32:02 PM »
It was a lovely service and so nice to see ZZ and her family received. She looked very happy and radiant. I, on the other hand, felt like I was going to pass out in that inexplicably hot church.

So the church building was hot?  I thought the hotness followed you wherever you went.  ;)
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Re: Have you ever seen an alpaca get chrismated?
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2015, 07:54:24 PM »
It was a lovely service and so nice to see ZZ and her family received. She looked very happy and radiant. I, on the other hand, felt like I was going to pass out in that inexplicably hot church.
Aren't you a tad young for hot flashes?
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Re: Have you ever seen an alpaca get chrismated?
« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2015, 12:47:30 AM »
Many Years and Congratulations to the newly illumined !!   ;D
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Re: Have you ever seen an alpaca get chrismated?
« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2015, 12:11:49 PM »
It was a lovely service and so nice to see ZZ and her family received. She looked very happy and radiant. I, on the other hand, felt like I was going to pass out in that inexplicably hot church.
Aren't you a tad young for hot flashes?

The church was really warm! I'm not really sure why, but we were all really hot.
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Re: Have you ever seen an alpaca get chrismated?
« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2015, 12:12:53 PM »
Congratulations to both of you. I became Alpaca Orthodox immediately after you arrived here.

Thank you for the new faith tag.  ;)
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Re: Have you ever seen an alpaca get chrismated?
« Reply #23 on: April 06, 2015, 12:17:36 PM »
Glory Be to God!

btw, I never realized that OCA meant Orthodox Church of Alpacas. 

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Re: Have you ever seen an alpaca get chrismated?
« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2015, 06:37:12 PM »
Here's some more action shots of the weekend:

The actual alpaca chrismation:



Kelly got this one of us on the way to church for Palm Sunday. Obviously, I had to sit in the back with the children.  ;)



Kelly with my littlest at coffee hour:

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Re: Have you ever seen an alpaca get chrismated?
« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2015, 06:53:22 PM »
Kelly is the cat's meow! 
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Re: Have you ever seen an alpaca get chrismated?
« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2015, 06:53:53 PM »
Here's some more action shots of the weekend:

The actual alpaca chrismation:




Uncreated Light!
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« Reply #27 on: April 07, 2015, 07:01:47 PM »
Here's some more action shots of the weekend:

The actual alpaca chrismation:




Uncreated Light!

let's go with that.
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Re: Have you ever seen an alpaca get chrismated?
« Reply #28 on: April 07, 2015, 07:11:56 PM »
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My face is extremely shiny with chrism, and if we all look exhausted it's because we are- the girl child did not enjoy one bit of the whole thing. :P But! My whole family was received today.  :)

OCnet's very own kelly was in attendance! She came all the way out here for this which was so awesome.
I just got back from visiting Grace Cathedral and then see this picture. Why was I born in an artless Church!?  :P Congratulations!

I hope you don't mean Ernest Angley's Grace Cathedral in Ohio....That place is/was awful, according to reports I've read about it. Robin Williams did do a good parody of Angley, though.
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Re: Have you ever seen an alpaca get chrismated?
« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2015, 07:12:33 PM »
You are the most clean-shaven alpacas (alpaci?) I've seen!
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« Reply #30 on: April 07, 2015, 07:17:47 PM »
One more of me and baby alpaca:

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Re: Have you ever seen an alpaca get chrismated?
« Reply #31 on: April 07, 2015, 07:20:27 PM »
That is just too cute.

Just think, in five days you can have burgers and candy!
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Re: Have you ever seen an alpaca get chrismated?
« Reply #32 on: April 07, 2015, 09:38:21 PM »
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My face is extremely shiny with chrism, and if we all look exhausted it's because we are- the girl child did not enjoy one bit of the whole thing. :P But! My whole family was received today.  :)

OCnet's very own kelly was in attendance! She came all the way out here for this which was so awesome.
I just got back from visiting Grace Cathedral and then see this picture. Why was I born in an artless Church!?  :P Congratulations!

I hope you don't mean Ernest Angley's Grace Cathedral in Ohio....That place is/was awful, according to reports I've read about it. Robin Williams did do a good parody of Angley, though.
Be not afraid. It was the Episcopal Cathedral in San Fransisco. All Episcopal zaniness was limited to one tiny corner of the building, and any damage it may have done was throughly detoxes by subsequent visits to Old Saint Mary's, the former Catholic Cathedral, and Holy Virgin, the ROCOR Cathedral.
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Re: Have you ever seen an alpaca get chrismated?
« Reply #33 on: April 15, 2015, 04:38:54 AM »
Many years, ZZ and Co.! Gosh this could bring tears to my eyes. You are a beautiful family, dear to God.
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« Reply #34 on: April 16, 2015, 12:29:20 PM »
Many years, ZZ and Co.! Gosh this could bring tears to my eyes. You are a beautiful family, dear to God.

Thank you! :)
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« Reply #35 on: April 16, 2015, 12:37:24 PM »
a thousand congratulations to you, your family and to orthodox4Christ.
sorry i did not click on the thread earlier, i assumed it was not serious from the title!
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« Reply #36 on: April 16, 2015, 02:09:38 PM »
a thousand congratulations to you, your family and to orthodox4Christ.
sorry i did not click on the thread earlier, i assumed it was not serious from the title!
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« Reply #37 on: April 16, 2015, 03:12:33 PM »
a thousand congratulations to you, your family and to orthodox4Christ.
sorry i did not click on the thread earlier, i assumed it was not serious from the title!
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Haha!! No worries. ;) And thank you very much!
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« Reply #38 on: April 16, 2015, 03:53:40 PM »
sorry i did not click on the thread earlier, i assumed it was not serious from the title!
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+1 ;)

I don't know why but I thought ZZ was Orthodox. Anyway, many years for you and your family ZealosZeal and xOrthodox4Christx!

My face is extremely shiny with chrism,
When I was chrismated my priest very carefuly (using a special church sponge :)) wiped all the places he had anointed, I remember these moments as a manifestation that he became really my spiritual father then as he did it in such manner. But maybe it's a Slavic custom with this sponge, truly speaking, I don't know.
Anyway, let your faith shine so much as the chrism on your head ;)
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Re: Have you ever seen an alpaca get chrismated?
« Reply #39 on: April 16, 2015, 03:57:49 PM »
I don't know why but I thought ZZ was Orthodox.

The ultimate compliment.
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« Reply #40 on: April 16, 2015, 04:03:16 PM »
I don't know why but I thought ZZ was Orthodox.

The ultimate compliment.

Indeed. Thank you, Dominika! :)
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