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Offline JessieBirde

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hello all
« on: April 26, 2004, 05:08:50 PM »
hey, my name is jessica... peter (josh) hatala is a good friend of mine, he convinced me to join.. i converted to orthodoxy about 3 yrs ago. i currently attend an OCA parish here in boston..i am currently applying to st vlads and holy cross seminary to get my MDIV for this fall.. and i am interested in all kinds of good stuff .. so if you are bored send me a message......

"Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than sun, more last than star..." - ee cummings

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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2004, 05:11:23 PM »
Welcome, Jessica!
Love the avatar, BTW

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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2004, 05:15:40 PM »
Jess has the ambition of becoming the first Orthodox woman priest.  :)

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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2004, 05:21:28 PM »
If you want your MDiv I suggest going to St. Vladimir's, I have visted both and feel that St. Vlad's has a much better enviroment to learn.
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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2004, 05:38:04 PM »
Score another one for the women's side! We're growing, slowly but surely...

Welcome!

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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2004, 05:38:07 PM »
Welcome to the forum Jessica!

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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2004, 06:39:11 PM »
Welcome, Jessica! :)

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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2004, 11:42:46 PM »
wow thanks everyone for being so nice,

i am considering holy cross because i presently live in boston, so it would be sort of nice to stay around here. this way i could stay at my parish here, and well because i have friends here too*
"Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than sun, more last than star..." - ee cummings

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« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2004, 11:45:44 PM »
JessieBirdie,

I am unfamiliar with the ee cummings poem in your signature.  Can you provide the poem or title(usually the first line of the poem in cummings, right?)

My two favorite cummings poems:

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i am a little church(no great cathedral)
far from the splendor and squalor of hurrying cities
--i do not worry if briefer days grow briefest,
i am not sorry when sun and rain make april

my life is the life of the reaper and the sower;
my prayers are prayers of earth's own clumsily striving
(finding and losing and laughing and crying)children
whose any sadness or joy is my grief or my gladness

around me surges a miracle of unceasing
birth and glory and death and resurrection:
over my sleeping self float flaming symbols
of hope,and i wake to a perfect patience of mountains

i am a little church(far from the frantic
world with its rapture and anguish)at peace with nature
--i do not worry if longer nights grow longest;
i am not sorry when silence becomes singing

winter by spring,i lift my diminutive spire to
merciful Him Whose only now is forever:
standing erect in the deathless truth of His presence
(welcoming humbly His light and proudly His darkness)

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i thank You God for most this amazing
day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky;and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes

(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun's birthday;this is the birth
day of life and of love and wings:and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)

how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any--lifted from the no
of allnothing--human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?

(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)
"When looking at faults, use a mirror, not a telescope."
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« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2004, 08:27:41 AM »
Jessica --

I love your bio...

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« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2004, 10:14:12 AM »
I heard it said long ago...
At Jordanville they teach you how to swing a kadila
At St. Vlads they teach you why you swing a kadila
At. Holy Cross they teach you where to buy the best kadila.  

Now where were we? Oh yeah - the important thing was I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. They didn’t have white onions because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones...

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« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2004, 10:41:23 AM »
and at St. Herman's they teach you 'this is a kadila'
Joseph

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« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2004, 10:21:20 PM »
haha ania you're too funny!

as for the ee cummings quote its from this poem

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being to timelessness as it's to time,
love did no more begin than love will end:
where nothing is to breathe to stroll to swim
love is the air the ocean and the land

(do lovers suffer?all divinities
proudly descending put on deathful flesh:
are lovers glad?only their smallest joy's
a universe emerging from a wish)

love is the voice under all silences,
the hope which has no opposite in fear:
the strength so strong mere force is feebleness:
the truth more first than sun more last than star

- -do lovers love?why then to heaven with hell.
whatever sages say and fools,all's well

"Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than sun, more last than star..." - ee cummings

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« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2004, 10:30:21 PM »
Greetings Jessica.  I'm one of the Graceless Heretics(tm) that the admins kindly let post here. (I'm Episcopalian/Anglican)  That's great that you read cummings.  I've always been fond of his poem about spring "when the world is puddlewonderful" if I remember it correctly.

Have you read any William Carlos Williams?

Ebor
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« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2004, 10:31:36 PM »
Ania, I can't help it... I have to ask.  Who or What is Tragdor the Burninator?

Ebor
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« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2004, 10:49:26 PM »
I can answer that.  http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail.html will take you to it.  It's a really funny site.  Just scroll down to "dragon" to see Trogdor (and yes, it is spelled with two "o"'s!)

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« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2004, 01:28:55 AM »
Yes, Ebor, I think you will enjoy the cartoon.  Here is a direct link to the cartoon in question.  

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« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2004, 02:11:14 AM »
Thank you for explaining who/what Trogdor the Burninator is...

 :clapper:

I have been wondering what that was all about and now I can rest peacefully this night having finally found out.

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