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« Reply #2655 on: February 04, 2013, 08:51:29 PM »

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« Reply #2656 on: February 05, 2013, 03:02:47 AM »

I would say "awesome" if one of these prevented one of my kids from getting abducted or sexually molested.  Beats standing around farting sunshine if they are attacked.  Of course, my kids can take care of themselves since they own these themselves.



Would you say "Awesome" if your children were shot with these "blessed" weapons?



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You are fortunate enough to have access to such weapons with which to protect your children. There are many children in the world who are victims of molestation, abduction, and murder by the hands of those who wield such weapons as these. You sound just like Obama and his media cabal. Weapons are a "blessing" as long as they benefit their own interests. But screw those who don't have the same resources. If the innocent are unjustly killed, it's just "collateral damage." And if you are implying that I would stand idly by if my children were attacked, then I can only strongly suggest that you don't try attacking my children. Bring all the amunition you want. You will be fighting powers greater than anything your bullets possess.


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« Reply #2658 on: February 05, 2013, 07:53:28 PM »

To lighten the discussion (I hope), let me say that the presence of weapons usually does not imply any kind of violence. When it comes to defending the defenseless, the mere presence or possibility of presence of the weapon is generally sufficient to forestall actual violence.

So the priest might be blessing non-violence, as symbolized or indicated by the many weapons, which reduce the incidence of violence.

The Church does not bless violence, thank God! And she can penance those who have committed acts of violence, even when the violence appears to have been "justifiable."

Lest someone imagine that the Church is "warlike." War is reserved for parish council meetings and persecution is reserved for when the priest loses a receipt...
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« Reply #2662 on: February 07, 2013, 12:47:50 AM »




Wow! I wonder how this ended?


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« Reply #2663 on: February 07, 2013, 02:24:52 AM »

It looks very fun! Hats off to these adventurers.
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« Reply #2665 on: February 07, 2013, 02:38:40 PM »


Well, that's different.
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« Reply #2666 on: February 07, 2013, 02:45:30 PM »

There's an "in Soviet Russia" joke to be made here...
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« Reply #2667 on: February 08, 2013, 11:54:24 AM »

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« Reply #2669 on: February 08, 2013, 09:46:28 PM »

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« Reply #2670 on: February 09, 2013, 12:53:22 AM »

Hermitage of the Holy Cross in WV. They look like Optina monks.
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« Reply #2671 on: February 09, 2013, 12:59:37 AM »

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I remember a number of those monks from my visit. Wonderful community.
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No, I will be joining a different monastery
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« Reply #2673 on: February 09, 2013, 02:28:08 AM »

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I remember a number of those monks from my visit. Wonderful community.

No, I will be joining a different monastery

Good luck Smiley
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« Reply #2674 on: February 09, 2013, 10:52:04 AM »

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I remember a number of those monks from my visit. Wonderful community.

No, I will be joining a different monastery

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I remember a number of those monks from my visit. Wonderful community.

Indeed they are.  I remember them from when they were in House Springs.  The one to the Bishop's left (right of the Bishop as you view the photo) is my Godfather.  The one next to him was the only other one that was there when I visited them in House Springs.
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« Reply #2677 on: February 09, 2013, 06:34:48 PM »

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Indeed they are.  I remember them from when they were in House Springs.  The one to the Bishop's left (right of the Bishop as you view the photo) is my Godfather.  The one next to him was the only other one that was there when I visited them in House Springs.

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I remember a number of those monks from my visit. Wonderful community.

Indeed they are.  I remember them from when they were in House Springs.  The one to the Bishop's left (right of the Bishop as you view the photo) is my Godfather.  The one next to him was the only other one that was there when I visited them in House Springs.

Were you Baptized at the monastery or did your Godfather come to your parish?

I was baptized at the parish Church (St. John Chrysosom) that was part of the compound.  You could say that my Godfather came to the parish, since it was only a walk of about 200 meters  Smiley
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« Reply #2680 on: February 09, 2013, 11:40:13 PM »

Hermitage of the Holy Cross in WV. They look like Optina monks.

Holy Cross is a wonderful monastery. I look forward to visiting there again sometime.

It's really sad though that their igumen (IIRC) Fr. Seraphim has, last I heard, cancer. Sad
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Yep! This, and when I'm in the shower and can't write the ideas down. By the time I dry off, they're gone.


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« Reply #2683 on: February 12, 2013, 02:22:58 PM »

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« Reply #2685 on: February 14, 2013, 12:10:28 AM »

Took this a while back, but it's not every day you see one of these in the road...

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« Reply #2686 on: February 14, 2013, 01:38:04 AM »

Took this a while back, but it's not every day you see one of these in the road...




Wow! Very cool. Flannery O'Connor would be pleased.  Smiley



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« Reply #2688 on: February 14, 2013, 06:31:29 PM »

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« Reply #2689 on: February 14, 2013, 07:01:59 PM »

Well! At least the colors are pretty.
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My Białystok parish has reccently bought a new set of blue vestments for clergy. I find them very good looking.

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« Reply #2693 on: February 17, 2013, 09:39:50 PM »

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I remember a number of those monks from my visit. Wonderful community.

Indeed they are.  I remember them from when they were in House Springs.  The one to the Bishop's left (right of the Bishop as you view the photo) is my Godfather.  The one next to him was the only other one that was there when I visited them in House Springs.

Weren't Fr. Seraphim and Fr. Andrew at the same Benedictine monastery before becoming Orthodox?
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« Reply #2694 on: February 17, 2013, 09:41:41 PM »

Seeing the photo of the Hermitage monks reminds me that I need to get back down there for a visit.
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« Reply #2695 on: February 17, 2013, 09:45:52 PM »

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I remember a number of those monks from my visit. Wonderful community.

Indeed they are.  I remember them from when they were in House Springs.  The one to the Bishop's left (right of the Bishop as you view the photo) is my Godfather.  The one next to him was the only other one that was there when I visited them in House Springs.

Weren't Fr. Seraphim and Fr. Andrew at the same Benedictine monastery before becoming Orthodox?
Yes, Fr. Seraphim was a monk at St. Joseph's Abbey in Covington, LA. Fr. Andrew, however, was a priest for the Diocese of Baton Rouge.
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Indeed they are.  I remember them from when they were in House Springs.  The one to the Bishop's left (right of the Bishop as you view the photo) is my Godfather.  The one next to him was the only other one that was there when I visited them in House Springs.

Weren't Fr. Seraphim and Fr. Andrew at the same Benedictine monastery before becoming Orthodox?
Yes, Fr. Seraphim was a monk at St. Joseph's Abbey in Covington, LA. Fr. Andrew, however, was a priest for the Diocese of Baton Rouge.

Ah, ok. I had thought that Fr. Andrew used to be a Benedictine also. Thank you for clarifying.
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Indeed they are.  I remember them from when they were in House Springs.  The one to the Bishop's left (right of the Bishop as you view the photo) is my Godfather.  The one next to him was the only other one that was there when I visited them in House Springs.

Weren't Fr. Seraphim and Fr. Andrew at the same Benedictine monastery before becoming Orthodox?

The monk that was with Fr. Seraphim was Fr. Daniel (at least that was his name back then).  They came from HTM together, but I do not know if they were in the same RC monastery before that.
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A different monastery? Which one?
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A different monastery? Which one?

What are you asking and to whom?
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