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Offline Historynut

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« on: March 13, 2004, 03:18:16 AM »
Hi guys and girls as you might have guessed I am a new member been lurking for a few days and decided to join the board. So I am a catecumen(sp?) in my local GOC parish and am going to be chrismated the sunday after pascha. I found Orthodoxy while in college where i was a classical Civ major. My faith background is that i was raised and baptised baptist and later went evangelical and now by the grace of god I am becoming orthodox. Anyway I am looking for a good baptismal cross and am intrigued by the soldiers cross you can find at most orthodox stores online does anyone know the history of this cross? Anyway I am excited to have found an active orthodox board and am looking forward to my expericence here. :D
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Re:New Guy
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2004, 10:36:04 AM »
Welcome to the board!  You'll find several crosses here, and I would also reccomend checking eBay, as you might find something extraordinary.  Just do a search for "orthodox cross".

I do not know the history of the soldier's cross, but I am sure that someone here does.  Again, welcome.
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Re:New Guy
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2004, 01:02:16 PM »
Welcome aboard - if you are coming to Orthodoxy with the Greeks you are in for a wild ride!

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Re:New Guy
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2004, 02:23:48 PM »
From one history nut to another, welcome!
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Re:New Guy
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2004, 05:54:34 PM »
Greetings to you, from a history pedant.  ;)

What times/places are your special interests, if I may ask?

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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2004, 06:19:12 PM »
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Re:New Guy
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2004, 08:01:20 PM »
Well Ebor my main interests are in Roman/Byzantine history in general or late bronze age empires, but pretty much I will read anything other than american history I think the 8000000 classes of that i had to take in college and grade school should suffice  ;D Ok and what the heck does the whole take back the GOA thing mean i have seen you say that a few times now and I am totally confused.
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« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2004, 09:40:47 PM »
Back when Howard Dean was still a semi-serious candidate (did anyone other the communist wing of the Dems take him seriously?) in many of his speaches he would say "take back the White House."  I am a traditionalist yet also a member of the sometimes very modernist GOA....somehow the phrase "Take back the GOA!" was coined.

Ever since then I've been taking back the GOA! http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/newboard/index.php?board=1;action=display;threadid=2641

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Re:New Guy
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2004, 10:18:45 PM »
Well Ebor my main interests are in Roman/Byzantine history in general or late bronze age empires, but pretty much I will read anything other than american history I think the 8000000 classes of that i had to take in college and grade school should suffice  ;D Ok and what the heck does the whole take back the GOA thing mean i have seen you say that a few times now and I am totally confused.
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« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2004, 10:31:57 PM »
Lol Howard Dean what a tool.....anyway now I know and knowing is half the battle....GI JOE! Wooo sorry about that had a kindergarten flash back. Ok what the heck Ebor you qoutef my post and then not say anything ???
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« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2004, 10:40:48 PM »
Sorry, Historynut, I've tried to post something 3 times and the gremlins have eaten it...  

I was just going to say that I have no idea about the GOA as I'm an Anglican myself and asked if you'd read much of the bronze age in Asia...

My computer is out to get me, I think... or I shouldn't have a MMOG running at the same time.

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« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2004, 11:17:13 PM »
I hear ya computer problems are the bane of my exsistence :'( Any way yes i have read lots about the bronze age in Asia particularly things about the Hittites and Sumerians. Personally I am fascinated by the sudden collapse of the Bronze Age Empires around 1200.
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Re:New Guy
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2004, 12:01:59 AM »
Dustin, Cap'n Roberto and I already took back the GOA on Theophany.

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Re:New Guy
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2004, 01:30:12 AM »
Dustin, Cap'n Roberto and I already took back the GOA on Theophany.

Who's Dustin?  ???

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Re:New Guy
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2004, 09:52:14 AM »
My computer is out to get me, I think... or I shouldn't have a MMOG running at the same time.

Hmm, since Middle Earth online isn't running yet, I'm guessing Everquest or Dark Ages.  I've played Dark Ages a bit myself, only got up to 13th level though in my free month.
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« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2004, 10:40:01 AM »
Asheron's Call. I've been playing for years.  I will admit to *waiting* for Middle Earth on-line with bated er...keyboard?

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Re:New Guy
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2004, 06:53:57 PM »
lol

I have played Asheron's Call for years as well....what server?

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« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2004, 03:16:23 PM »
Wonderful!  I started on Leafcull and have some chars on Harvestgain and Frostfell as well.  How about you?  What sort of chars?  I'm melee/archer types.  I think Cap't Roberto said he did AC at some point too.

Oh yes, and to to bring this screeching back on topic.  Historynut, what do you think could have been major factors to the decline around 1200?

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