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« on: December 13, 2010, 01:12:56 PM »

Hi! I wonder if there are any members from the UK and Republic of Ireland. Say hi!  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2010, 02:55:55 PM »

Hi Smiley

I think we're in the same jurisdiction as well as the same island.

Regards,
Margaret
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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2010, 02:00:10 PM »

Are we? I'm quite vague about such things. We pray for The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, and Archbishop Gregory. That's all I know.
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2010, 03:38:04 PM »

Ah, no, I only saw 'Russian Orthodox' and Patriarch Bartholomew and assumed you were in the Exarchate under Archbishop Gabriel. I didn't know there were any Russian parishes under Archbishop Gregorios/Thyateira.

Anyway, greetings, we can't be the only two here but apparently we are the only two posting.

Regards,
Margaret
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2010, 05:24:07 PM »

We're linked to the Greek churches, but our liturgy uses mostly English and Slavonic. I might have got confused over the archbishop, as our patron saint is Gregory.... even so I'm not really sure which Gregory!!! That doesn't make me sound like a very clever orthoduckling, does it?  laugh

No matter, I can cross myself, kiss icons without burning my hair, and say my daily prayers. I got the faith, the rest will follow.  angel
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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2010, 05:46:32 PM »

We're linked to the Greek churches because we're both under the EP and Arch. Gregorios is the senior Orthodox bishop in the UK, besides, apart from pashka, Greek desserts are better than ours.

The not burning your hair thing is very important. I've been Orthodox seven years and I'm still not allowed to hold a candle at panikhidas Wink

Regards,
Margaret
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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2011, 11:32:08 AM »

Greetings from the Greek Orthodox parish of the annunciation in Dublin. Beannach Dei
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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2011, 12:43:53 PM »

Greetings, tAthar, it is nice to hear from you!
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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2011, 02:58:30 PM »

hi, i'm british too (sort of, well i am writing this sitting on a floor cushion using a low table, so maybe not very british).

there are lots of orthodox churches in the uk, maybe we can make a list of the different types?
i am coptic, and i have friends who are british orthodox, armenian orthodox and antiochian.
i went to a russian orthodox church once in prague, it was really lovely. by some arrangement of God, i found someone who i could speak to at the end of the service, so i could speak to the kind priest, as i didn't speak russian.

there are about 30 coptic churches in uk and ireland, i loose count as there are new churches being opened all the time.
it's great to 'meet' you, may God bless you as you learn and share your faith.
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p.s. mabsoota means 'happy (female)' in arabic, lots of people in my church speak arabic.
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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2011, 04:43:16 PM »

Welcome! I like your profile picture  Smiley

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« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2011, 05:19:11 PM »

Hello Mabsoota,

Yes, there is a Coptic Orthodox church quite near me, in Kirkcaldy. It is one of the friendliest churches I have ever been to.

regards,
Margaret
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« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2011, 05:22:44 PM »

thanks, i chose saint bede as he is not well known, but was a great saint in the uk, and he wrote down lots of ancient church history.
he is sometimes quoted by historians as 'the venerable bede' as he was very wise.

margaret s, i'm glad you had a warm welcome in kirkcaldy. it is good and pleasant when brothers dwell in unity  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2011, 06:47:53 PM »

Two of my great grandparents (Father's side) came to America from Ireland... does that count?  Cool  angel
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« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2011, 12:34:29 AM »

I hear it's been very cold over there and even snowy:

http://britishorthodox.org/1521/weather-closes-churches/

That must be horrible.  Is everything still covered in snow?
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« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2011, 12:49:50 PM »

no, it only lasted a week in the southern half. and the north is now fine as well. but it is still january so anything can happen!
i am glad u went on the british orthodox website, they have loads of resources and are really excellent people.
they are part of the coptic patriarchate, however they use a slightly different liturgy and start on time!
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« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2011, 09:42:18 PM »

they are part of the coptic patriarchate, however they use a slightly different liturgy and start on time!
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WHAT?!  They call themselves Oriental Orthodox, but they start on time? 
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I'll have to tell my friends about that.  They'll never believe me. 
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« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2011, 03:18:17 PM »

The snow and ice have almost gone from everywhere - for a week or two though it was like living in Colorado or Utah without the organisation.

As for starting on time... harrumpphhhhh... they've been here too long. Time for a holiday back in the old country I think  Grin

Regards,
Margaret
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« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2011, 07:22:03 PM »

the british orthodox are orthodox.
and british.
at the same time.
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go to the website!!
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« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2011, 05:29:39 AM »

the british orthodox are orthodox.
and british.
at the same time.
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go to the website!!

I know. I was just being silly  Smiley  I am hoping when I visit friends in England to go to one of their services, probably the Raising of Incense as I would go to my friend's church for the liturgy. I am looking forward to it.

Regards,
Margaret

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« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2011, 06:27:40 AM »

i was referring to salpy, margaret, not you.
hey, if u come to england, please pm me, i may see you  Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2011, 07:58:55 AM »

The Coptic (not BOC) church I most want to visit is the one in Stevenage. I have friends who live near there but I can't find the time for Raising of Incense on Saturday evening on their website - if I do I will definitely go.

Margaret
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« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2011, 06:24:41 PM »

Well I'm glad the snow over there is gone now.  I can't imagine how horrible it must be to have your entire world covered by a frozen substance. 

Did either of you get to go to the memorial for the Alexandrian victims that they just had in London?
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« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2011, 09:22:58 AM »


Well, I am neither 'British' nor Irish Cheesy, but I will be in the UK for the next few years at least.  Will start attending DL at All Saints Cathedral in London.
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« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2011, 09:27:38 AM »

Trifon - hello! I hope you enjoy your time in London.

Salpy - no, I didn't get to go, I'm 400 miles away and have no money! If I lived within a reasonable bus ride of London though I certainly would have gone.

Regards,
Margaret
in Edinburgh
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