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Glossary/Acronyms
« on: September 21, 2003, 02:00:08 AM »
Mods,

PLEASE start a thread where users can post definitions and/or acronymns of everything they're talking about and definitions of uncommon words (e.g. ecclesial, ontological, ROCiE, ROCA, etc.).  This would be a thread that would always stay on top - in whatever forum it is placed in.  Look at the below link for an example.  Thanks.

http://www.actuary.ca/phpBB/viewforum.php?f=21


And please get that lama off our avatars!!!


[edited to correct typo in subject]
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Re:Glossary/Acronymks
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2003, 01:35:55 PM »
Elisha,

You can get rid of the llama on your avatar by going to "edit profile" and selecting a different image from the drop down list, or linking to an image you have found stored online.

As far as a glossary goes, that is a wonderful idea! We can post it as an html file at first and then using php and mysql make a database dictionary.

Great idea!

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Re:Glossary/Acronymks
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2003, 01:24:24 AM »
Here is to get the ball rolling:

OCA: Orthodox Church in America
GOARCH: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese
HOCNA: Holy Orthodox Church in North America
SCOBA: Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in America
Antiochian: Member of Patriarchate of Antioch
MP: Moscow Patriarchate
GOC: Genuine Orthodox Church of Greece (usually refers to a Matthewite Synod)
TOC: True Orthodox Church of Greece (refers usually to the Florinite Synod)
Old Calendarist:
        1) One who follows the Julian (Church) Calendar
        2) One who follows the Julian Calendar and belongs to a Church not recognizing those who follow the Gregorian Calendar.
Old Believer: Members of a 17th century breakaway movement in the Russian Orthodox Church over changes in liturgical discipline.
EP: Ecumenical Patriarchate.

anyone else want to pitch in?

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Re:Glossary/Acronymks
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2003, 01:55:32 AM »
ACROD: American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese
ROCOR/ROCA: Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia/Russian Orthodox Church Abroad
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Re:Glossary/Acronymks
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2003, 10:06:37 AM »
two schisms from ROCOR (well not in the breakaway groups' view)

ROCiE: Russian Orthodox Church in Exile (2001)
ROAC: Russian Orthodox Autonomous Church (1995ish)
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Re:Glossary/Acronymks
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2003, 02:35:09 PM »
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Re:Glossary/Acronyms
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2003, 11:41:58 AM »
What about ISTM?

AFAIK - As far as I know
IIRC - If I recall correctly
LOL - laughing out loud
CTM - chuckling to myself

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Re:Glossary/Acronyms
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2003, 12:41:22 PM »
ISTM: It seems to me (?)
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Re:Glossary/Acronyms
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2003, 01:57:29 PM »
Good idea to have a glossary for the acronyms and 'puter short-hands.  I was familiar enough with most of the ones for both canonical and schismatic Orthodox groups, but I kept forgetting what "ISTM" means, and Serge uses that a lot.   :D  Oh, another canonical Orthodox jurisdiction: UOC(of)USA=Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA (under the EP).  And Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (canonical)=UOC-MP,and Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kiev (or Kyiv) Patriarchate (uncanonical)=UOC-KP.

If we keep getting Anglican postings, then (P)ECUCA=(Protestant) Episcopal Church of the USA should be there too.   And perhaps the UGCC=Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church also.  PNCC=Polish National Catholic Church.

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Re:Glossary/Acronyms
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2003, 07:36:40 PM »
I know you guys were being facetious in the other thread but...

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Re:Glossary/Acronyms
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2003, 09:01:55 PM »
IMHO - in my humble opinion

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Re:Glossary/Acronyms
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Re:Glossary/Acronyms
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2003, 07:10:51 AM »
The Episcopal Church is ECUSA (used to be PECUSA, for "Protestant Episcopal").