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Re: Which Is the True Church? Game.
« Reply #540 on: February 18, 2011, 02:04:00 PM »
Mt Athos

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« Reply #541 on: February 18, 2011, 02:09:02 PM »
St Katherine's on Mt Sainai

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Re: Which Is the True Church? Game.
« Reply #542 on: February 18, 2011, 02:38:10 PM »
Victimae Paschali Laudes is the most beautiful Christian hymn of all time. It was written by an Eastern Orthodox. Therefore the Eastern Orthodox Church must be the True Church.
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« Reply #543 on: February 19, 2011, 03:27:40 PM »
Victimae Paschali Laudes is the most beautiful Christian hymn of all time. It was written by an Eastern Orthodox. Therefore the Eastern Orthodox Church must be the True Church.
From the article it sounds like no one is sure who actually wrote it.

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« Reply #544 on: February 19, 2011, 04:59:04 PM »
Victimae Paschali Laudes is the most beautiful Christian hymn of all time. It was written by an Eastern Orthodox. Therefore the Eastern Orthodox Church must be the True Church.
From the article it sounds like no one is sure who actually wrote it.

It seems that it was written before the Schism. Before the Schism there weren't any pews or organs in their churches. That means that they were Orthodox.
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Re: Which Is the True Church? Game.
« Reply #545 on: February 19, 2011, 05:11:17 PM »
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I've always wondered about the word "organ."  When I think organ, I usually think a collection of tissues together.  Of course, my cousin's son would then ask, "Like puffs?"

That's why the OO's are the true Church.  We make a big deal about different uses of terminology ;)
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« Reply #546 on: February 19, 2011, 08:02:56 PM »
The Oriental Orthodox have great e-books:

http://www.orthodoxebooks.org/

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« Reply #547 on: February 20, 2011, 04:37:27 PM »
Victimae Paschali Laudes is the most beautiful Christian hymn of all time. It was written by an Eastern Orthodox. Therefore the Eastern Orthodox Church must be the True Church.
From the article it sounds like no one is sure who actually wrote it.

It seems that it was written before the Schism. Before the Schism there weren't any pews or organs in their churches. That means that they were Orthodox.
I remember my Pastor saying that there are still Catholic Churches in Europe that do not have pews. I am not sure whether there are some without organs or not.

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Re: Which Is the True Church? Game.
« Reply #549 on: February 22, 2011, 11:33:29 PM »
In addition to great e-books, the Oriental Orthodox also have really good regular books with paper pages:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBeSgwG5r9k

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« Reply #550 on: February 22, 2011, 11:35:12 PM »
The Oriental Orthodox also make great books for kids:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD9uX_riqIU

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« Reply #552 on: February 22, 2011, 11:59:41 PM »
A beautiful cross.

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« Reply #553 on: February 23, 2011, 10:09:36 PM »
The Oriental Orthodox have great missions:

http://orthodox-mission.blogspot.com/

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Re: Which Is the True Church? Game.
« Reply #554 on: February 24, 2011, 09:57:34 PM »
We have an OO arbiter of sister church disputes:

And His Holiness has beautiful teeth....

That is why we're the true church :D
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Re: Which Is the True Church? Game.
« Reply #555 on: February 24, 2011, 09:59:07 PM »
We have an OO arbiter of sister church disputes:

And His Holiness has beautiful teeth....

That is why we're the true church :D

It's the pointy hat the commands my respect.

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« Reply #556 on: February 24, 2011, 10:01:34 PM »
We have an OO arbiter of sister church disputes:

And His Holiness has beautiful teeth....

That is why we're the true church :D

It's the pointy hat the commands my respect.

It points in the direction of true respect  ;)

(now, I'm going to go to pray to God to forgive me of pride  :angel:)
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Re: Which Is the True Church? Game.
« Reply #557 on: February 24, 2011, 10:39:26 PM »
Oriental Orthodox kids are great at arts and crafts:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyEAGsGztrY

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« Reply #558 on: February 25, 2011, 02:29:34 PM »
Glory to God! You know, this could very well be the first time in history that psalm 135 was antiphonally prayed from opposite sides of the Earth!
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« Reply #559 on: February 26, 2011, 07:00:37 PM »
The Catholic Church is the true Church because according to Gardar Sverrisson, world chess champion Bobby Fischer (toward the end of his life) said that “the only hope for the world is through Catholicism.”  Some have questioned as to how to reconcile the religion of Catholicism with some of the writings of Bobby Fischer, but anyhow, he asked for and was given a Catholic burial.  http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/chess_champion_bobby_fisher_requested_catholic_burial_in_iceland/

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« Reply #560 on: February 26, 2011, 07:45:30 PM »
The writer and director of the movie Searching for Bobby Fischer is Oriental Orthodox:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108065/

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« Reply #561 on: February 26, 2011, 07:54:51 PM »
The Catholic Church is the true Church because according to Gardar Sverrisson, world chess champion Bobby Fischer (toward the end of his life) said that “the only hope for the world is through Catholicism.”  Some have questioned as to how to reconcile the religion of Catholicism with some of the writings of Bobby Fischer, but anyhow, he asked for and was given a Catholic burial.  http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/chess_champion_bobby_fisher_requested_catholic_burial_in_iceland/

What? He was strongly anti-semitic and had alot of white supremacy inclinations, but I've never even heard he was a Catholic near the end of his life.
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« Reply #562 on: February 26, 2011, 10:04:50 PM »
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« Reply #563 on: February 27, 2011, 06:39:41 PM »
We have Mämmi!



Therefore we are the True Church (tm).
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« Reply #564 on: February 27, 2011, 06:55:03 PM »
We have the Belushis

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Jim Belushi was born in Chicago. He is the son of Agnes (née Samaras), who was of Albanian descent, and Adam Belushi (1918-1996),[1] an Albanian immigrant and restaurant operator who left his native village, Qyteza, in 1934 at the age of sixteen.
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« Reply #565 on: February 27, 2011, 06:59:47 PM »
The Catholic Church is the true Church because according to Gardar Sverrisson, world chess champion Bobby Fischer (toward the end of his life) said that “the only hope for the world is through Catholicism.”  Some have questioned as to how to reconcile the religion of Catholicism with some of the writings of Bobby Fischer, but anyhow, he asked for and was given a Catholic burial.  http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/chess_champion_bobby_fisher_requested_catholic_burial_in_iceland/

What? He was strongly anti-semitic and had alot of white supremacy inclinations, but I've never even heard he was a Catholic near the end of his life.
In Christianity, we oftentimes have the chance to repent of our sins and failings before it is too late. According to the biography of Fischer by Frank Brady, Engame,"
http://www.amazon.com/Endgame-Fischers-Remarkable-Americas-Brightest/dp/0307463907/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1298847430&sr=1-1
 " "I am not now that which I have been," Byron wrote in Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, and that could have been Bobby's answer to his spiritual change near the end of his life."  Near the end of his life in Iceland,  "Delving through books, he discovered the writings of Catholic theologians, and he became intrigued with the religion." He bought his friends a copy of a basic Catholic catechism so that they could enter into discussions on the teachings of Catholicism. See pages 315 and 316. Also see:
http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/chess_champion_bobby_fisher_requested_catholic_burial_in_iceland/

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« Reply #566 on: February 27, 2011, 07:01:26 PM »
We also have Cpl Klinger



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Early lifeFarr was born Jameel Joseph Farah in Toledo, Ohio, to Lebanese American parents Jamelia M. (née Abodeely), a seamstress, and Samuel N. Farah, a grocer. He was raised in the Antiochian Orthodox religion.
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« Reply #567 on: February 27, 2011, 07:25:36 PM »
^  Very cool.  I like him.  He goes to an Antiochian Church in Van Nuys.


We Oriental Orthodox have David Hedison, who was turned into a fly in that horror movie from the 1950's:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Hedison

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« Reply #568 on: February 27, 2011, 07:32:46 PM »
We also have Eric Bogosian, from the Law and Order: Criminal Intent series:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Bogosian

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« Reply #569 on: February 27, 2011, 07:35:50 PM »
And of course Andrea Martin, who was Aunt Voula in My Big Fat Greek Wedding:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrea_Martin

(An OO playing an EO  :) )

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« Reply #571 on: February 28, 2011, 01:05:47 PM »
What's going on up in this here place?  :)

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Re: Which Is the True Church? Game.
« Reply #572 on: February 28, 2011, 01:54:30 PM »
We have Boutros Boutros Ghali:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHMpcko3cTs

(oh, and we also have Bob Marley, as Boutros Boutros Ghali advised us to listen to).
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« Reply #573 on: March 04, 2011, 01:28:32 PM »
So, Salpy, how's that Amazon voucher treatin' ya?  :D

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« Reply #574 on: March 04, 2011, 02:23:21 PM »
Did I win?  I haven't heard anything.

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« Reply #575 on: March 04, 2011, 02:46:04 PM »
Sorry! I've been stretching myself thin a bit ( so much so that I ended up in hospital!) I'll add up the scores today.
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« Reply #576 on: March 04, 2011, 03:35:11 PM »
Take your time and take care of yourself!

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« Reply #577 on: March 04, 2011, 06:30:01 PM »
Sorry! I've been stretching myself thin a bit ( so much so that I ended up in hospital!) I'll add up the scores today.

God be with you George!

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« Reply #578 on: March 05, 2011, 12:22:35 AM »
Did I win?  I haven't heard anything.

I would be surprised if you didn't. I feel like buying a new rug, eating oriental food, and adopting an elephant.

This would have been good to do during lent.
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« Reply #579 on: March 05, 2011, 12:23:40 AM »
Sorry! I've been stretching myself thin a bit ( so much so that I ended up in hospital!) I'll add up the scores today.

I hope you feel better.
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« Reply #580 on: March 05, 2011, 12:22:14 PM »
Did I win?  I haven't heard anything.

I would be surprised if you didn't. I feel like buying a new rug, eating oriental food, and adopting an elephant.

This would have been good to do during lent.

Another convert to the True Church!   :)

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« Reply #581 on: April 01, 2011, 08:45:09 PM »
I have to say that Salpy made some very compelling arguments. I am not going to convert, but she made the best argument without demeaning the other contestants.

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Re: Which Is the True Church? Game.
« Reply #582 on: April 12, 2011, 10:15:26 AM »
I realize the game is over but...

We have Viking bodyguards.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varangians
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« Reply #583 on: April 12, 2011, 10:24:03 AM »
I realize the game is over but...

We have Viking bodyguards.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varangians

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« Reply #584 on: April 12, 2011, 10:56:41 AM »
Speaking of cool hats, here's an example of Skolt Sami headgear.



The Skolt Samis are of course Eastern Orthodox. That's why we are the True Church.
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