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Offline Sam G

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Pictures of your church
« on: June 19, 2015, 04:36:06 PM »
Kelly asked if I could post some pictures of my church, which made me realize we don't have a topic dedicated to people showing off their churches yet.

Here it goes:











Saturday afternoon Vespers during Great Lent:


Pascha Morning:


When the Jordanville seminarians visited with all our clergy:




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Re: Pictures of your church
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2015, 09:12:25 AM »
Nice photos, Sam!


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Re: Pictures of your church
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2015, 10:57:11 AM »
I only took the bottom three, but thank you.
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Re: Pictures of your church
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2015, 12:07:32 PM »
There were a few threads like that. so what?

No doubt you were this charming in all of them. 
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Re: Pictures of your church
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2015, 12:09:13 PM »
Thanks for posting those, Sam! Question about the headscarves - is it considered 'proper' there for all the women to wear white ones? I actually bought that exact same scarf from their bookstore and it's beautiful in person. I'm just curious why they're all wearing the same scarf.
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How welcoming were they to you, someone not born OB?
« Last Edit: June 20, 2015, 12:09:54 PM by kelly »
"But we must live in the world, having peace in our soul. We must live amidst strangers; we must suffer, struggle, and firmly believe. We must seek our consolation in prayer and not doubt the love and compassion of God. He is above everyone and everything."

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Re: Pictures of your church
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2015, 01:12:27 PM »
Thanks for posting those, Sam! Question about the headscarves - is it considered 'proper' there for all the women to wear white ones? I actually bought that exact same scarf from their bookstore and it's beautiful in person. I'm just curious why they're all wearing the same scarf.
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How welcoming were they to you, someone not born OB?

It's only customary to wear white during the Paschal season or for one of the great feasts, but I think you could probably wear one any Sunday outside of Great Lent. Then most women wear black or purple.

Kelly, if you remember, many moons ago you asked me to send you something detailing my experiences in the Old Rite. Sadly, in part due to my extended absence from the forum, I never got around to it.  :(

To answer your question though, they were very accepting of me despite the fact that I was neither raised Orthodox (I was raised Catholic) or in the Old Rite. The radical element separated from the parish in 1983 when Fr. Pimen sought union with ROCOR, and are still holding priestless services to this day in a chapel a block away from the Church of the Nativity. I think it also helps that our main assistant priest, Fr. Theodore Jurewicz, is himself a convert from Catholicism, and literally everyone knows someone who married a convert.

You may want to check out this interview Fr. Pimen did about five years ago on the history of the church in Erie: http://www.rocorstudies.org/interviews/2010/06/23/erie-pa-june-23-2010-archpriest-pimen-simon-there-is-more-to-our-mission/
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Re: Pictures of your church
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2015, 01:19:22 PM »
Okay I'm glad you said you never got around to sending me that info - I spent a good 15 minutes scrolling through my private messages thinking that I must've missed it a while ago.

I'm sure everyone, except Mike, would be interested to hear your story if you don't mind sharing it in public.
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Re: Pictures of your church
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2015, 01:23:31 PM »
Priest blessing the young people who completed the church's summer camp program:


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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2015, 02:32:53 PM »
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Re: Pictures of your church
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2015, 02:47:31 PM »
Is that Paki smell going to follow me in every thread no matter what I post about?

Dude, what?
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Re: Pictures of your church
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2015, 03:02:40 PM »
Is that Paki smell going to follow me in every thread no matter what I post about?

What the hell are you talking about?

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Re: Pictures of your church
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2015, 03:33:13 PM »
Is that Paki smell going to follow me in every thread no matter what I post about?
Better than the sausage and vinegar that follows your Polish self, Meehow.
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Re: Pictures of your church
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2015, 12:56:13 PM »
Is that Paki smell going to follow me in every thread no matter what I post about?
Better than the sausage and vinegar that follows your Polish self, Meehow.

What have I unleashed by starting this topic?
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Re: Pictures of your church
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2015, 01:00:18 PM »
Priest blessing the young people who completed the church's summer camp program:



Oh you guys are pew sitters. Do you play organs too?
You pushed away the severe storm!
You made us believe comrade Kim Jong Il!
We are unable to live without you
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Is that Paki smell going to follow me in every thread no matter what I post about?
Better than the sausage and vinegar that follows your Polish self, Meehow.

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Personal unhappiness and disappointment. 
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Re: Pictures of your church
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2015, 03:35:17 PM »
Priest blessing the young people who completed the church's summer camp program:



Oh you guys are pew sitters. Do you play organs too?
so are American Serbian churches, by the way.

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Re: Pictures of your church
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2015, 03:39:11 PM »
Priest blessing the young people who completed the church's summer camp program:



Oh you guys are pew sitters. Do you play organs too?
so are American Serbian churches, by the way.

Another great reason to leave Serbia, you can sit in the Church, instead the painful traditional standing.
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Re: Pictures of your church
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2015, 06:03:34 PM »
Priest blessing the young people who completed the church's summer camp program:



Oh you guys are pew sitters. Do you play organs too?
so are American Serbian churches, by the way.

That is not always true, there are Serbian Churches in America without pews.