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Welcome Back to Byzantines.org--Now OrthodoxChristianity.net!
« on: October 03, 2002, 02:10:06 AM »
Hello, all, I'd just like to welcome you back to Byzantines.org -- now OrthodoxChristianity.net!

Bobby left for Italy but guess what--he didn't send me the correct files to set up the old board when he left, so I had to figure out how to set up this board by myself! And I am NOT a computer expert!

Please reregister.  I will shortly add the old forums back.  When Bobby visits next time, we will try to get all the old discussions added back to the board.

By the way, if anyone has byzantines.org files in their browser cache (go to tools, internet options, settings, view files and then click on the sort by internet address; see if you have any http://www.byzantines.org stuff--and if you do, email it as an attatchment to a n a s t a s i o s 0513@yahoo.com (I didnt put this all together because internet spam machines will get my email--simply erase the spaces).

Welcome Back!  Feel free to post whatever, and I will move the threads.

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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2002, 07:29:57 AM »
It's about time :) , thanks for all the work !


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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2002, 08:16:25 AM »
Glory to Jesus Christ!

We're back! WooHoo!

Anastasios,

We have some serious image degredation on that logo. You might want to grab the version from the portal and use that when you upload it, as its much better quality. God Bless!
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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2002, 09:14:15 AM »
Nik,

I see that there is degredation (doesn't seem THAT bad though!) because I had to convert the jpeg to gif.  I am new at this stuff so I have to find the part of the software where I can change the path to the logo--I just renamed your graphic the logo and uploaded it over the default one!

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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2002, 10:05:08 AM »

Anastasios:

Grat to see that you finally have the site back up and running.  It was missed, believe me.
Like both the logo and the new name.
Maybe I will get to see you at St Vlad's this Saturday.
Will you be working in the bookstore?

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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2002, 10:10:48 AM »
Finally, we're back!  Now Nik doesn't have to keep asking me when we'll be online again.   :P

Good job, Anastasios, bringing the site back.  Thanks!!
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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2002, 10:23:19 AM »
P.S.  When do I get reinstated, boss?  I miss my stars...  8)
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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2002, 10:23:43 AM »
Glory to Jesus Christ!

Dear Anastasios,

     Just grab download the logo from http://stanosheck.com/orthodox/logo.gif and upload it to the place where you have the present logo.

     As far as how bad the current is, I guess I'm just more sensitive since I do this kind of stuff for a living. God Bless!
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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2002, 10:37:59 AM »
Glory to Jesus Christ!

  :) Glad to see we're back up and running, Anastasios!  This forum was missed, believe me.  I kept pestering Orthoman/Orthodoc as to what had happened/why the delay, etc.

Anyway, congratulations, Anastasios, in successfully getting us back up on the web.  I like the new name too.

MANY YEARS!

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« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2002, 11:08:12 AM »
Anastasios,

So glad to see this website back & and the new header looks great.  

JoeS                 8)



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« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2002, 01:15:44 PM »
Dear In Christ,

I will be tending the Bookstore at St Vlad's on Education Day (how did you know, Orthodoc?) along with several other great people.  I also will be singing in the choir as a second Tenor.  I am a young guy with a beard (that helps, right  :P )!

I'd be happy to meet any of you!

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« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2002, 01:16:44 PM »
The new header is wonderful, I agree: let's thank Nik who did it!

Nik, I will work on your suggestion later today--presently I must go to my bookstore assignment!

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« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2002, 03:41:37 PM »
The site is beautiful! Plus the old familar format...very nice!

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« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2002, 04:00:19 PM »
I have been reading over the posts on the various threads--and am grateful for the kind replies to my post--and I want to say that so far, this board is exactly what I have been looking for.  I've subscribed to some of the email lists but so few of them are very helpful, either debating jurisdictional issues or focused on a critique of ecumenism.  As an inquirer, I need to know of the broad and detailed matters of the faith that Orthodox have as a common whole.

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« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2002, 04:07:05 PM »
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You might also peruse www.monachos.net

But be home by Vespers  ;D
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« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2002, 04:42:23 PM »
anastasios:


It was with bated breath that I awaited the "resurrection" of byzantines.org!

More power to orthodoxchristianity.net!


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« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2002, 04:44:02 PM »

You might also peruse www.monachos.net


I love that site.  I lurk on occasion, and don't really read through most of the meaty topics due to a lack of time (I find that I really have to read slowly there in order to understand some things).  One day, I hope to actually sit in front of my screen and devote all of my time to reading the threads there.  

But I'll be back before Vespers...
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« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2002, 10:48:54 PM »
Everytime I see monachos.net I get hungry for more nachos.  ;) :P
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« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2002, 12:24:58 PM »
Hi everyone!!!!

Glad to see everyone here.


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« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2002, 12:35:42 PM »
Buon giorno, Bobby!!
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« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2002, 01:39:46 PM »
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 :D

NOW I know how to pronounce it !

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« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2002, 02:50:10 PM »
I'm glad you're back.
I tend to read more than I post, but I want to say I'm glad you're back.  I've been checking for weeks! :D

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« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2012, 05:05:29 PM »
700,000 posts later......

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« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2012, 05:07:06 PM »
Old timers representin'!
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Old timers representin'!
Im not an old timer, but I just wanted to break out the defibrilator, seeing that we've hit 700K :)

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« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2012, 05:38:29 PM »
Old timers representin'!
Im not an old timer, but I just wanted to break out the defibrilator, seeing that we've hit 700K :)

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Should have known.

I thought that Fr. Anastasios had somehow acquired ByzantineCath Forum.
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Old timers representin'!
Im not an old timer, but I just wanted to break out the defibrilator, seeing that we've hit 700K :)

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Should have known.

I thought that Fr. Anastasios had somehow acquired ByzantineCath Forum.
Nope, but we might have a pulse :)

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« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2012, 05:50:45 PM »
Old timers representin'!
Im not an old timer, but I just wanted to break out the defibrilator, seeing that we've hit 700K :)

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Should have known.

I thought that Fr. Anastasios had somehow acquired ByzantineCath Forum.
Nope, but we might have a pulse :)

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You just about stopped mine.
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« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2012, 05:52:16 PM »
Old timers representin'!
Im not an old timer, but I just wanted to break out the defibrilator, seeing that we've hit 700K :)

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Should have known.

I thought that Fr. Anastasios had somehow acquired ByzantineCath Forum.
Nope, but we might have a pulse :)

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You just about stopped mine.
I prefer that John and his Secret Squirrel stay at BC.

Sorry 'bout that :)

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« Reply #29 on: September 20, 2013, 02:45:15 PM »
FYI byzantines.org is selling for $3288, but you could name your own price.
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« Reply #30 on: September 20, 2013, 02:48:39 PM »
FYI byzantines.org is selling for $3288, but you could name your own price.

I wish they'd go back to that, just to poke at people who whine about how "byzantine" is a modern invention.  8)
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« Reply #31 on: September 20, 2013, 02:58:11 PM »
Was it really possible for you guys to get so bored from all the talk of Popes, Masonic pop stars, tattooed elderly women, and gases on other planets that you ventured back in time to resurrect old threads?  :P

You tell me!
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« Reply #32 on: September 20, 2013, 03:04:10 PM »
No thanks, I think I'm going to collect my toys and move to a different sandbox temporarily.  :P
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« Reply #33 on: October 10, 2013, 10:43:21 PM »
It's funny that this topic was bumped up again less than a month from when we're going to hit 1 million posts.  The forum has come a long way...
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« Reply #34 on: May 04, 2014, 02:14:25 PM »
Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it; those who read history are doomed to be ignored and dragged down with everyone else.

Someone said something like that, I read recently, but I forget who.
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« Reply #35 on: May 04, 2014, 07:47:14 PM »
Someone said something like that, I read recently, but I forget who.


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« Reply #36 on: May 04, 2014, 10:12:52 PM »
Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it; those who read history are doomed to be ignored and dragged down with everyone else.

Someone said something like that, I read recently, but I forget who.

So sad but true
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« Reply #37 on: May 05, 2014, 06:50:21 PM »
The first part of this phrase is authored by George Santayana.

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« Reply #38 on: May 05, 2014, 06:52:49 PM »
Who were the original people that set this forum up?  I know Anastasios but who else was involved?
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« Reply #39 on: May 05, 2014, 07:14:51 PM »
Who were the original people that set this forum up?  I know Anastasios but who else was involved?

Mor Ephrem and Bobby. Nigula Qian Zishi was involved very early on as an admin, but wasn't a founder.
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« Reply #40 on: May 05, 2014, 07:20:00 PM »
I was mistaken about Nigula Qian Zishi (aka Nik), but here is a short summary...

I will author a comprehensive document later since there is interest but suffice it to say...

Robert and I desired to make a website to promote Eastern Christianity and continue our knowledge of the Orthodox Church (we were Byzantine Catholics back then, and wanted to promote Church unity between Eastern Christians).  In 2001 we bought the domain byzantines.org (inspiration was from byzantines.net and byzcath.org) and started there.  Nothing really came about until Robert and I were sitting in a car discussing making a webforum.  Robert and I knew Philip (Mor Ephrem) from byzcath.org and so Philip was interested in the project as well. We went live on May 12, 2002.

Byzantines.org survived until September 2002 when Robert went to Italy.  While he was gone, Philip and I recruited Nik Stanosheck (now Fr Dcn Nikolai) to be the third administrator and we decided to make it a truly Orthodox-oriented website instead of "pan Byzantine Rite" since those professing such views could easily go to byzcath.org to post, renaming the site orthodoxchristianity.net on October 2, 2002. Nik was on the path to officially becoming Orthodox, and I was now at St Vladimir's Seminary studying about Orthodoxy to make my decision (yeah, I go all the way when I am interested in something).

Robert returned from Italy after some changes in plans and resumed duties as an Administrator.  Soon Nik decided to make a website that was more oriented towards traditionalist views, so he resigned to focus on his site euphrosynoscafe.com.

By 2003, we started to add on a moderation team since we could not handle it by ourselves, and over the next few years the current structure came into being.  In 2006, Philip resigned and we added Fr. Chris as an administrator. Over the years, both Robert and I became Orthodox officially.

Now we are just trying to develop content and the forum to be the best it can be.
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Re: Welcome Back to Byzantines.org--Now OrthodoxChristianity.net!
« Reply #41 on: May 05, 2014, 07:28:08 PM »
I was mistaken about Nigula Qian Zishi (aka Nik), but here is a short summary...

I will author a comprehensive document later since there is interest but suffice it to say...

Robert and I desired to make a website to promote Eastern Christianity and continue our knowledge of the Orthodox Church (we were Byzantine Catholics back then, and wanted to promote Church unity between Eastern Christians).  In 2001 we bought the domain byzantines.org (inspiration was from byzantines.net and byzcath.org) and started there.  Nothing really came about until Robert and I were sitting in a car discussing making a webforum.  Robert and I knew Philip (Mor Ephrem) from byzcath.org and so Philip was interested in the project as well. We went live on May 12, 2002.

Byzantines.org survived until September 2002 when Robert went to Italy.  While he was gone, Philip and I recruited Nik Stanosheck (now Fr Dcn Nikolai) to be the third administrator and we decided to make it a truly Orthodox-oriented website instead of "pan Byzantine Rite" since those professing such views could easily go to byzcath.org to post, renaming the site orthodoxchristianity.net on October 2, 2002. Nik was on the path to officially becoming Orthodox, and I was now at St Vladimir's Seminary studying about Orthodoxy to make my decision (yeah, I go all the way when I am interested in something).

Robert returned from Italy after some changes in plans and resumed duties as an Administrator.  Soon Nik decided to make a website that was more oriented towards traditionalist views, so he resigned to focus on his site euphrosynoscafe.com.

By 2003, we started to add on a moderation team since we could not handle it by ourselves, and over the next few years the current structure came into being.  In 2006, Philip resigned and we added Fr. Chris as an administrator. Over the years, both Robert and I became Orthodox officially.

Now we are just trying to develop content and the forum to be the best it can be.

That's a great story...I hope he does write that comprehensive document sometime.
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Re: Welcome Back to Byzantines.org--Now OrthodoxChristianity.net!
« Reply #42 on: May 07, 2014, 06:16:31 PM »
Actually quite fun to know that early history.

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« Reply #43 on: May 13, 2014, 01:44:15 AM »
It's hard to believe that I've been here for almost 9 years. I can't even remember when I became a moderator..I'm guessing 7 years ago or so. I was the other topics mod.  Then maybe 5 years ago I took over as Orthodox Catholic mod. I've known some of you for almost a decade. Some I know off the forum.
A former mod invited me to her parish as I was Greek Catholic when I signed up for membership at oc.net. I visited and never went back becoming Orthodox Holy Saturday 2006 joining at that particular parish. The former mod and her husband are still very dear friends.
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« Reply #44 on: May 13, 2014, 01:52:11 AM »
I've been here for 6+ years and have had my fair share of laughs at posters and topics, lol.   :laugh: :laugh: