Author Topic: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood  (Read 8191 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline pensateomnia

  • Bibliophylax
  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 2,360
  • metron ariston
I think I saw a hint here or there on OC.net, but -- unless I am mistaken -- no obvious congratulations have been put forth.

Thus, I'd like to proclaim Axios! and express my approval at the ordination of Fr. George, formerly known on these boards as cleveland, to the Holy Diaconate on Saturday and the Holy Priesthood on Sunday.
   
Συγχαρητήρια, συμφοιτητής μου!
But for I am a man not textueel I wol noght telle of textes neuer a deel. (Chaucer, The Manciple's Tale, 1.131)

Offline mike

  • Stratopedarches
  • **************
  • Posts: 22,589
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2009, 02:07:54 PM »
Worthy! Wow! Give us pictures!
Hyperdox Herman, Eastern Orthodox Christian News - fb, Eastern Orthodox Christian News - tt

not everything I typed before [insert current date] may reflect my current views on the subject

Offline pensateomnia

  • Bibliophylax
  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 2,360
  • metron ariston
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2009, 02:12:22 PM »
There is a picture circulating around the interwebs, but I don't know if it is meant to be made public. I'll wait for Fr. George to do the posting...
But for I am a man not textueel I wol noght telle of textes neuer a deel. (Chaucer, The Manciple's Tale, 1.131)

Offline ms.hoorah

  • High Elder
  • ******
  • Posts: 866
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2009, 02:19:25 PM »
Axios!

Offline Papist

  • Patriarch of Pontification
  • Toumarches
  • ************
  • Posts: 13,274
  • An Ideal to Strive Towards
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2009, 02:27:09 PM »
AWESOME!!!
My posts no longer forum here.

Offline jnorm888

  • Jnorm
  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 2,516
  • Icon and Cross (international space station)
    • Ancient Christian Defender
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2009, 02:28:44 PM »
Axios!










ICXC NIKA
"loving one's enemies does not mean loving wickedness, ungodliness, adultery, or theft. Rather, it means loving the theif, the ungodly, and the adulterer." Clement of Alexandria 195 A.D.

http://ancientchristiandefender.blogspot.com/

Offline recent convert

  • Orthodox Chrisitan
  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 2,011
  • St.David of Wales pray for us
  • Faith: Orthodox Christian
  • Jurisdiction: Patriarchate of Antioch
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2009, 02:32:58 PM »
Axios. Many years. Lord, have mercy.
Antiochian OC N.A.

Offline LizaSymonenko

  • Слава Ісусу Христу!!! Glory to Jesus Christ!!!
  • Global Moderator
  • Toumarches
  • ******
  • Posts: 14,023
    • St.Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral
  • Faith: Eastern Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A.
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2009, 02:38:27 PM »

Congratulations!

Many Years!
Conquer evil men by your gentle kindness, and make zealous men wonder at your goodness. Put the lover of legality to shame by your compassion. With the afflicted be afflicted in mind. Love all men, but keep distant from all men.
—St. Isaac of Syria

Offline Father H

  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 2,667
  • Faith: Orthodox Christian
  • Jurisdiction: Nea Roma
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2009, 02:57:27 PM »
Axios.   They did "learn you good" in seminary and we are witnesses!

Offline SolEX01

  • Toumarches
  • ************
  • Posts: 12,372
    • Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
  • Faith: Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: Metropolis of New Jersey
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2009, 03:03:44 PM »
Axios! Axios! Axios!

Congratulations Fr. cleveland;D

Offline ignatius

  • Baptacathadox
  • OC.net guru
  • *******
  • Posts: 1,696
  • My Son Aidan... :-)
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2009, 03:45:55 PM »
I thought he was a Priest all along! wonderful news!
St Basil the Great (330-379 A.D.): “I think then that the one goal of all who are really and truly serving the Lord ought to be to bring back to union the churches who have at different times and in diverse manners divided from one another.”

Offline Heorhij

  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 8,576
    • Mississippi University for Women
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2009, 04:11:16 PM »
Axios, axios, axios! Glory to God! Congratulations, Father!
Love never fails.

Offline Sakeneko

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 152
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2009, 04:46:56 PM »
Congratulations, Fr. George. :-) 

Offline Shlomlokh

  • 主哀れめよ!
  • OC.net guru
  • *******
  • Posts: 1,330
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2009, 04:49:34 PM »
Axios!
"I will pour out my prayer unto the Lord, and to Him will I proclaim my grief; for with evils my soul is filled, and my life unto hades hath drawn nigh, and like Jonah I will pray: From corruption raise me up, O God." -Ode VI, Irmos of the Supplicatory Canon to the Theotokos

Offline HandmaidenofGod

  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 3,397
  • O Holy St. Demetrius pray to God for us!
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2009, 05:16:57 PM »
Axios! Axios! Axios! May God grant Fr. George many blessed years! Mnoha Litya!
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope." Jer 29:11

Offline Byzantine2008

  • Elder
  • *****
  • Posts: 280
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2009, 05:20:12 PM »
Axios!!! ;D
Let your will be done O Lord Jesus Christ through the intercession of you All Pure Mother and all the saints!

Offline username!

  • Section Moderator
  • Protokentarchos
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,083
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2009, 05:20:22 PM »
Axios!

Offline Fr. George

  • formerly "Cleveland"
  • Administrator
  • Stratopedarches
  • *******
  • Posts: 20,238
  • May the Lord bless you and keep you always!
  • Faith: Orthodox Christian
  • Jurisdiction: Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2009, 05:37:22 PM »
Thank you all for the well-wishes.  I don't yet have any photos of the ordination in my possession (either physically or electronically), but I'll see what I can scrounge up from the interweb or family members.
"O Cross of Christ, all-holy, thrice-blessed, and life-giving, instrument of the mystical rites of Zion, the holy Altar for the service of our Great Archpriest, the blessing - the weapon - the strength of priests, our pride, our consolation, the light in our hearts, our mind, and our steps"
Met. Meletios of Nikopolis & Preveza, from his ordination.

Offline SolEX01

  • Toumarches
  • ************
  • Posts: 12,372
    • Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
  • Faith: Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: Metropolis of New Jersey
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2009, 06:05:24 PM »
Axios! Axios! Axios!

Congratulations Fr. George cleveland;D

Forgive me.   :angel:

Offline Entscheidungsproblem

  • Formerly Friul & Nebelpfade
  • Protokentarchos
  • *********
  • Posts: 4,495
    • Amsterdam Declaration 2002
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2009, 06:11:06 PM »
Worthy!
As a result of a thousand million years of evolution, the universe is becoming conscious of itself, able to understand something of its past history and its possible future.
-- Sir Julian Sorell Huxley FRS

Offline Carl Kraeff (Second Chance)

  • Taxiarches
  • **********
  • Posts: 7,518
  • Faith: Orthodox Christian
  • Jurisdiction: Diocese of the South (OCA)
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2009, 06:15:57 PM »
Axios!!!

Offline Justin Kissel

  • Protospatharios
  • ****************
  • Posts: 32,499
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2009, 06:29:15 PM »
Ahh, finally! As a Steelers fan, it was difficult taking seriously someone named "cleveland"  :P

Seriously though, congrats! :)

Offline ozgeorge

  • I'll take you for who you are if you take me for everything.
  • Hoplitarches
  • *************
  • Posts: 16,383
  • My plans for retirement.
    • Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2009, 06:37:34 PM »
AXIOS! AXIOS! AXIOS!
If you're living a happy life as a Christian, you're doing something wrong.

Offline GabrieltheCelt

  • Taxiarches
  • **********
  • Posts: 7,014
  • Faith: Eastern Orthodox OCA
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2009, 06:53:45 PM »
Worthy!  Worthy!  Worthy!  Many years to Fr. George!  :laugh:
"The Scots-Irish; Brewed in Scotland, bottled in Ireland, uncorked in America."  ~Scots-Irish saying

Offline Rosehip

  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 2,760
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2009, 06:54:54 PM »
Axios! Many years, dear Fr. George!
+ Our dear sister Martha (Rosehip) passed away on Dec 20, 2010.  May her memory be eternal! +

Offline rwprof

  • Elder
  • *****
  • Posts: 294
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2009, 07:04:45 PM »
Axios!

Mark (rwprof) passed into eternal life on Jan 7, 2010.  May his memory be eternal!

Offline Pravoslavbob

  • Section Moderator
  • Archon
  • *****
  • Posts: 3,213
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2009, 07:14:23 PM »
AXIOS! AXIOS! AXIOS!
Atheists have noetic deficiencies.

Offline stashko

  • Protokentarchos
  • *********
  • Posts: 4,998
  • Wonderworking Sitka Icon
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2009, 07:17:40 PM »
CONGRATULATIONS!!
Живили..Аксиос.Достојан ,,Многаја Љета, Многе Године......
Long Life ,Axios , Worthy, Many Years,and Many Summers.......

GLORY TO GOD...............Amen Amen..
ГОСПОДЕ ГОСПОДЕ ,ПОГЛЕДАЈ СА НЕБА ,ДОЂИ И ПОСЕТИ ТВОЈ ВИНОГРАД ТВОЈА ДЕСНИЦА ПОСАДИЛА АМИН АМИН.

Offline Salpy

  • Section Moderator
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 13,545
  • Holy Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide pray for us!
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2009, 07:18:31 PM »
This is beyond cool.   ;D

Offline serb1389

  • Lord, remember me when you come into your Kingdom!
  • Global Moderator
  • Merarches
  • ******
  • Posts: 8,622
  • Michał Kalina's biggest fan
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2009, 08:07:50 PM »
I agree with Salpy.  Long time coming as far as I'm concerned.  AXIOS AXIOS AXIOS! 
I got nothing.
I forgot the maps
March 27th and May 30th 2010 were my Ordination dates, please forgive everything before that

Offline Jakub

  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 2,749
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2009, 08:37:15 PM »
Many years...

An old timer is a man who's had a lot of interesting experiences -- some of them true.

Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.

Online scamandrius

  • Musicians don't dance
  • Taxiarches
  • **********
  • Posts: 6,923
  • Why do I waste my time here?
  • Faith: Greek Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: DOWAMA of AANA
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2009, 08:43:10 PM »
AXIOS!
Hey, I don't hand out 9.5s to just anyone!  ;D

Offline Riddikulus

  • Protokentarchos
  • *********
  • Posts: 4,788
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #32 on: October 19, 2009, 08:52:43 PM »
AXIOS! AXIOS! AXIOS! Congratulations, Fr George. Many years!
I believe in One God, maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible.

Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.
Theodosius Dobzhansky, Russian Orthodox Christian (1900-1975)

Offline ytterbiumanalyst

  • Professor Emeritus, CSA
  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 8,790
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #33 on: October 19, 2009, 09:00:17 PM »
Axios! Congratulations, Fr. George! Worthy indeed!
"It is remarkable that what we call the world...in what professes to be true...will allow in one man no blemishes, and in another no virtue."--Charles Dickens

Offline Basil 320

  • Site Supporter
  • Archon
  • *****
  • Posts: 3,153
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #34 on: October 20, 2009, 01:17:30 AM »
"Axios; He is Worthy; Axiois." 
Congratulations, Fr. George, and Many Years of progress in your priestly ministry.
"...Strengthen the Orthodox Community..."

Offline minasoliman

  • Mr., Sir, Dude, Guy, Male, tr. Minas in Greek, Menes in white people Egyptologists :-P
  • Section Moderator
  • Hoplitarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 14,677
  • Strengthen O Lord the work of Your hands(Is 19:25)
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #35 on: October 20, 2009, 01:25:09 AM »
AXIOS! AXIOS! AXIOS! Fr. George!  :)
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 PeterTheAleut

  • The Right Blowhard Peter the Furtive of Yetts O'Muckhart
  • Section Moderator
  • Hypatos
  • *****
  • Posts: 35,053
  • Lord, have mercy on the Christians in Mosul!
  • Faith: Orthodox Christian
  • Jurisdiction: Orthodox Church in America
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #36 on: October 20, 2009, 01:52:39 AM »
MANY YEARS TO FR. GEORGE! ;D
Not all who wander are lost.

Offline admiralnick

  • Cardinal, Editor for Photogalleries
  • OC.net guru
  • *******
  • Posts: 1,880
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #37 on: October 20, 2009, 10:16:39 AM »
AXIOS and many years and my most sincere wishes for success in your priestly ministry.

-Nick
The ORIGINAL: "NULL"

Offline sohma_hatori

  • Earthbending Novice
  • High Elder
  • ******
  • Posts: 527
  • The Blind Bandit
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #38 on: October 20, 2009, 09:35:21 PM »
Congratulations! Many, Many, Many Years! :)
""Pride is not the opposite of shame, but it's source. True humility is the only antidote to shame.""
— Iroh- Avatar:The Last Airbender

Offline Marat

  • Elder
  • *****
  • Posts: 383
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #39 on: October 22, 2009, 10:10:39 PM »
Congratulations Father George! Many years!

Offline Salpy

  • Section Moderator
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 13,545
  • Holy Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide pray for us!
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #40 on: October 27, 2009, 01:35:35 AM »
We still want pictures.   :)

Offline John of the North

  • Protokentarchos
  • *********
  • Posts: 3,533
  • Christ is Risen!
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #41 on: October 27, 2009, 01:39:15 AM »
We still want pictures.   :)

I've only seen a few from his diaconal ordination...
"Christianity is not a philosophy, not a doctrine, but life." - Elder Sophrony (Sakharov)

Offline Salpy

  • Section Moderator
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 13,545
  • Holy Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide pray for us!
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #42 on: October 27, 2009, 02:24:44 AM »
I haven't even seen those!  Post them.   :)

Offline John of the North

  • Protokentarchos
  • *********
  • Posts: 3,533
  • Christ is Risen!
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #43 on: October 27, 2009, 02:39:46 AM »
I haven't even seen those!  Post them.   :)

Hehe....if Fr. George permits.
"Christianity is not a philosophy, not a doctrine, but life." - Elder Sophrony (Sakharov)

Offline Robert W

  • Self-appointed forum herald
  • Elder
  • *****
  • Posts: 469
  • Love is no feeling
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #44 on: October 27, 2009, 03:55:13 AM »
Many Years Father George!

Offline Irish Hermit

  • Kibernetski Kaludjer
  • Merarches
  • ***********
  • Posts: 10,991
  • Holy Father Patrick, pray for us
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #45 on: October 27, 2009, 06:44:01 AM »
Congratulations and Many Years, Fr George!

Hierom. Ambrose

Offline Fr. George

  • formerly "Cleveland"
  • Administrator
  • Stratopedarches
  • *******
  • Posts: 20,238
  • May the Lord bless you and keep you always!
  • Faith: Orthodox Christian
  • Jurisdiction: Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #46 on: October 27, 2009, 06:57:28 AM »
As soon as I get the photos myself I'll post a few...
"O Cross of Christ, all-holy, thrice-blessed, and life-giving, instrument of the mystical rites of Zion, the holy Altar for the service of our Great Archpriest, the blessing - the weapon - the strength of priests, our pride, our consolation, the light in our hearts, our mind, and our steps"
Met. Meletios of Nikopolis & Preveza, from his ordination.

Offline ialmisry

  • There's nothing John of Damascus can't answer
  • Hypatos
  • *****************
  • Posts: 39,281
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #47 on: October 27, 2009, 10:05:38 AM »
Axios! Many Years!
Question a friend, perhaps he did not do it; but if he did anything so that he may do it no more.
A hasty quarrel kindles fire,
and urgent strife sheds blood.
If you blow on a spark, it will glow;
if you spit on it, it will be put out;
                           and both come out of your mouth

Offline EofK

  • Mrs. Y
  • Protokentarchos
  • *********
  • Posts: 3,976
  • lolcat addict
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #48 on: October 27, 2009, 03:15:07 PM »
Axios!  Congratulations, Father George!
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. -- Douglas Adams

Offline Innocent

  • No longer posting on this site
  • Elder
  • *****
  • Posts: 440
  • St. Innocent of Alaska
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #49 on: October 27, 2009, 04:20:30 PM »
Congratulations Father George! Many years!

Offline Starlight

  • Site Supporter
  • OC.net guru
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,537
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #50 on: October 30, 2009, 12:04:01 AM »
Axios! Axios! Axios!

So wonderful news. May your service will be always blessed! Many years, Fr. George.

Offline Cleopas

  • Bible Thumping, Tongue Talking, Faith Walking Christian
  • Elder
  • *****
  • Posts: 445
  • If I'm my own Pope then I claim infalliablity. Ha!
    • World May Believe
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #51 on: February 02, 2010, 11:37:10 PM »
I was wondering were "Cleveland was". I suppose it is not to much of a stretch to say then that "I have entertained an angel (i.e. 'a messenger') unawares".  :) Congratulations friend, may the grace of our Lord keep you and make you effective in His cause, and servant of all.
Cleopas
Christopher Hart

"Every one, though born of God in an instant, yet undoubtedly grows by slow degrees” -- John Wesley

Offline Salpy

  • Section Moderator
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 13,545
  • Holy Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide pray for us!
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #52 on: February 03, 2010, 12:29:23 AM »
We still want pictures!   :)

Offline Justin Kissel

  • Protospatharios
  • ****************
  • Posts: 32,499
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #53 on: October 19, 2010, 08:16:03 AM »
We still want pictures!   :)

I guess Fr. George is just too shy to allow pictures  :P

Offline Fr. George

  • formerly "Cleveland"
  • Administrator
  • Stratopedarches
  • *******
  • Posts: 20,238
  • May the Lord bless you and keep you always!
  • Faith: Orthodox Christian
  • Jurisdiction: Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #54 on: October 19, 2010, 09:35:58 AM »
We still want pictures!   :)

I guess Fr. George is just too shy to allow pictures  :P

Or I'm too forgetful.  I've attached 3 photos from my Deaconal ordination (location: Annunciation GO Church, Akron, OH).  For some reason, I don't have any from my ordination to the priesthood on my computer - I'll get some from someone else.

#2 - The laying on of hands.
#3 - My addressing the Bishop (this one comes chronologically before #2)
#5 - The clergy, my wife and daughter with His Eminence.  The count that day: 1 hierarch, 13 priests (maybe 14 - I forget), 3 deacons, plus me.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2010, 02:38:30 PM by Fr. George »
"O Cross of Christ, all-holy, thrice-blessed, and life-giving, instrument of the mystical rites of Zion, the holy Altar for the service of our Great Archpriest, the blessing - the weapon - the strength of priests, our pride, our consolation, the light in our hearts, our mind, and our steps"
Met. Meletios of Nikopolis & Preveza, from his ordination.

Offline Fr. George

  • formerly "Cleveland"
  • Administrator
  • Stratopedarches
  • *******
  • Posts: 20,238
  • May the Lord bless you and keep you always!
  • Faith: Orthodox Christian
  • Jurisdiction: Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #55 on: October 26, 2010, 05:50:46 PM »
Ok, so I found the ordination photo mother lode.  Now I just need to get permission of the photographer to share them.
« Last Edit: October 26, 2010, 05:52:56 PM by Fr. George »
"O Cross of Christ, all-holy, thrice-blessed, and life-giving, instrument of the mystical rites of Zion, the holy Altar for the service of our Great Archpriest, the blessing - the weapon - the strength of priests, our pride, our consolation, the light in our hearts, our mind, and our steps"
Met. Meletios of Nikopolis & Preveza, from his ordination.

Offline katherine 2001

  • High Elder
  • ******
  • Posts: 893
  • Eastern Orthodox Church--Established in 33 A.D.
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #56 on: October 27, 2010, 09:57:01 AM »
Thanks for the pictures.  Congratulations on the first anniversary of your ordination as a priest!  May God grant you and Presbytera many years in your ministry together. 

Offline Fr. George

  • formerly "Cleveland"
  • Administrator
  • Stratopedarches
  • *******
  • Posts: 20,238
  • May the Lord bless you and keep you always!
  • Faith: Orthodox Christian
  • Jurisdiction: Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #57 on: October 27, 2010, 12:25:26 PM »
Thank you.

We still want pictures!   :)

I've gotten the requisite permission.  Here are photos from my Ordination to the Priesthood (location: Sts. Constantine and Helen Cathedral, Cleveland Hts., OH).  Part 1.

2_006: Matins w/ Metropolitan MAXIMOS of Pittsburgh.
2_028: The Holy Table during matins.
2_049: The beginning of the Divine Liturgy.
2_061: Great Litany (or maybe the 1st Small Litany).
« Last Edit: October 27, 2010, 02:39:01 PM by Fr. George »
"O Cross of Christ, all-holy, thrice-blessed, and life-giving, instrument of the mystical rites of Zion, the holy Altar for the service of our Great Archpriest, the blessing - the weapon - the strength of priests, our pride, our consolation, the light in our hearts, our mind, and our steps"
Met. Meletios of Nikopolis & Preveza, from his ordination.

Offline Fr. George

  • formerly "Cleveland"
  • Administrator
  • Stratopedarches
  • *******
  • Posts: 20,238
  • May the Lord bless you and keep you always!
  • Faith: Orthodox Christian
  • Jurisdiction: Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #58 on: October 27, 2010, 12:26:26 PM »
Part 2

2_086: Overhead in the sanctuary after the Small Entrance.
2_117: Addressing His Eminence.
2_152: Laying on of hands.
2_159: Overhead in the sanctuary of the laying on of hands.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2010, 12:29:26 PM by Fr. George »
"O Cross of Christ, all-holy, thrice-blessed, and life-giving, instrument of the mystical rites of Zion, the holy Altar for the service of our Great Archpriest, the blessing - the weapon - the strength of priests, our pride, our consolation, the light in our hearts, our mind, and our steps"
Met. Meletios of Nikopolis & Preveza, from his ordination.

Offline Fr. George

  • formerly "Cleveland"
  • Administrator
  • Stratopedarches
  • *******
  • Posts: 20,238
  • May the Lord bless you and keep you always!
  • Faith: Orthodox Christian
  • Jurisdiction: Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #59 on: October 27, 2010, 12:27:09 PM »
Part 3

2_198: Giving me the Lamb to hold, guard, and account for at the Dread Judgment.
2_203: The most nervous moments of the Liturgy - Holding the Lamb.
2_273: The clergy, some Presvyteres (my wife, mother, and mother-in-law), and my little Eleni with His Eminence.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2010, 12:31:08 PM by Fr. George »
"O Cross of Christ, all-holy, thrice-blessed, and life-giving, instrument of the mystical rites of Zion, the holy Altar for the service of our Great Archpriest, the blessing - the weapon - the strength of priests, our pride, our consolation, the light in our hearts, our mind, and our steps"
Met. Meletios of Nikopolis & Preveza, from his ordination.

Offline biro

  • Site Supporter
  • Hoplitarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 17,288
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #60 on: October 27, 2010, 12:40:58 PM »
Beautiful pictures.   :angel:

Offline Carl Kraeff (Second Chance)

  • Taxiarches
  • **********
  • Posts: 7,518
  • Faith: Orthodox Christian
  • Jurisdiction: Diocese of the South (OCA)
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #61 on: October 27, 2010, 01:50:13 PM »
Very moving pictures. Can I be there belatedly and retroactively? Axios!

Offline Justin Kissel

  • Protospatharios
  • ****************
  • Posts: 32,499
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #62 on: October 27, 2010, 01:58:02 PM »
Very nice! :)

Offline Papist

  • Patriarch of Pontification
  • Toumarches
  • ************
  • Posts: 13,274
  • An Ideal to Strive Towards
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #63 on: October 27, 2010, 05:34:09 PM »
Part 3

2_198: Giving me the Lamb to hold, guard, and account for at the Dread Judgment.
2_203: The most nervous moments of the Liturgy - Holding the Lamb.
2_273: The clergy, some Presvyteres (my wife, mother, and mother-in-law), and my little Eleni with His Eminence.
This is excellent Father. What a moment it must have been when you were given the lamb.
My posts no longer forum here.

Offline Tzimis

  • Site Supporter
  • Archon
  • *****
  • Posts: 2,429
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #64 on: October 27, 2010, 06:06:31 PM »
Congratulations, father George! Nice pics.
Excellence of character, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it. Now it is a mean between two vices, that which depends on excess and that which depends on defect.

Offline authio

  • Elder
  • *****
  • Posts: 369
Re: OC.net guru formerly known as cleveland ordained to Holy Priesthood
« Reply #65 on: October 27, 2010, 10:02:56 PM »
Wow! 
Many years.  AXIOS!
Christ is risen!
Cristo ha resucitado!
Христос Воскресе!
Χριστός Ανέστη!
 المسيح قام