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« on: March 19, 2011, 12:34:22 PM »

I noticed grapes on the calendar today.  My heart jumped.  Also, due to a medical condition, my priest said that I can eat fish.  So, I just finished eating some giant olives stuffed with jalapino peppers and garlic, crackers with humus, and pickled herring in wine sauce.  The problem is, I ENJOYED IT!  I guess that makes me a Calvinist and I am now going to Hell.  Oh wait a minute, I can't be a Calvinist since they are not supposed to enjoy anything either.  Hmmm . . . I guess that I must still be a Lutheran.
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2011, 12:37:59 PM »

I noticed grapes on the calendar today.  My heart jumped.  Also, due to a medical condition, my priest said that I can eat fish.  So, I just finished eating some giant olives stuffed with jalapino peppers and garlic, crackers with humus, and pickled herring in wine sauce.  The problem is, I ENJOYED IT!  I guess that makes me a Calvinist and I am now going to Hell.  Oh wait a minute, I can't be a Calvinist since they are not supposed to enjoy anything either.  Hmmm . . . I guess that I must still be a Lutheran.

I remember an old priest telling me once that just because the saints are never depicted smiling on an icon, that doesn't mean that they didn't enjoy a good laugh in life! lol Wink
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2011, 12:52:30 PM »

Amen!  And I am also very happy that you took the post in the spirit that it was written.  laugh

I noticed grapes on the calendar today.  My heart jumped.  Also, due to a medical condition, my priest said that I can eat fish.  So, I just finished eating some giant olives stuffed with jalapino peppers and garlic, crackers with humus, and pickled herring in wine sauce.  The problem is, I ENJOYED IT!  I guess that makes me a Calvinist and I am now going to Hell.  Oh wait a minute, I can't be a Calvinist since they are not supposed to enjoy anything either.  Hmmm . . . I guess that I must still be a Lutheran.

I remember an old priest telling me once that just because the saints are never depicted smiling on an icon, that doesn't mean that they didn't enjoy a good laugh in life! lol Wink
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2011, 12:55:13 PM »

Lent is called bright sadness.

We can rejoice in our food which God gives to sustain us.
The key is to offer thanksgiving for His blessings.

My 2 cents for what it is worth.
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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2012, 08:17:30 PM »

I noticed grapes on the calendar today.  My heart jumped.  Also, due to a medical condition, my priest said that I can eat fish.  So, I just finished eating some giant olives stuffed with jalapino peppers and garlic, crackers with humus, and pickled herring in wine sauce.  The problem is, I ENJOYED IT!  I guess that makes me a Calvinist and I am now going to Hell.  Oh wait a minute, I can't be a Calvinist since they are not supposed to enjoy anything either.  Hmmm . . . I guess that I must still be a Lutheran.

I remember an old priest telling me once that just because the saints are never depicted smiling on an icon, that doesn't mean that they didn't enjoy a good laugh in life! lol Wink

I am sure. They were Human like all of us.



I don't buy that the saints were indifferent to everything... I may be wrong. But they weren't.
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2012, 08:21:00 PM »

I noticed grapes on the calendar today.  My heart jumped.  Also, due to a medical condition, my priest said that I can eat fish.  So, I just finished eating some giant olives stuffed with jalapino peppers and garlic, crackers with humus, and pickled herring in wine sauce.  The problem is, I ENJOYED IT!  I guess that makes me a Calvinist and I am now going to Hell.  Oh wait a minute, I can't be a Calvinist since they are not supposed to enjoy anything either.  Hmmm . . . I guess that I must still be a Lutheran.

I remember an old priest telling me once that just because the saints are never depicted smiling on an icon, that doesn't mean that they didn't enjoy a good laugh in life! lol Wink

I am sure. They were Human like all of us.



I don't buy that the saints were indifferent to everything... I may be wrong. But they weren't.

You bumped an old thread!

And God created grapes and wine to gladden man's heart.
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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2012, 08:23:08 PM »

I never smile or laugh, and let all who do be anathema
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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2012, 08:28:38 PM »

I never smile or laugh, and let all who do be anathema

Why is there this sudden influx of Byzantine Catholics?
Has John over at ByzCath kicked out a bunch again?
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« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2012, 08:31:13 PM »

It is times like these that I think on some of the most brilliant words written here:

Did you give up your sense of humor in solidarity with Conan or out of Orthodox romanticism?

There are only tears in holy Russia.

And laugh again.
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« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2012, 08:43:15 PM »

I noticed grapes on the calendar today.  My heart jumped.  Also, due to a medical condition, my priest said that I can eat fish.  So, I just finished eating some giant olives stuffed with jalapino peppers and garlic, crackers with humus, and pickled herring in wine sauce.  The problem is, I ENJOYED IT!  I guess that makes me a Calvinist and I am now going to Hell.  Oh wait a minute, I can't be a Calvinist since they are not supposed to enjoy anything either.  Hmmm . . . I guess that I must still be a Lutheran.

I remember an old priest telling me once that just because the saints are never depicted smiling on an icon, that doesn't mean that they didn't enjoy a good laugh in life! lol Wink
I have a friend who maintains that the 12 apostles — being a wayfaring group of men — must of at some point sat around a campfire farting and laughing about it.
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« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2012, 09:10:58 PM »

I noticed grapes on the calendar today.  My heart jumped.  Also, due to a medical condition, my priest said that I can eat fish.  So, I just finished eating some giant olives stuffed with jalapino peppers and garlic, crackers with humus, and pickled herring in wine sauce.  The problem is, I ENJOYED IT!  I guess that makes me a Calvinist and I am now going to Hell.  Oh wait a minute, I can't be a Calvinist since they are not supposed to enjoy anything either.  Hmmm . . . I guess that I must still be a Lutheran.

I remember an old priest telling me once that just because the saints are never depicted smiling on an icon, that doesn't mean that they didn't enjoy a good laugh in life! lol Wink
I have a friend who maintains that the 12 apostles — being a wayfaring group of men — must of at some point sat around a campfire farting and laughing about it.

Especially if they got too close to the fire.
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« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2012, 11:43:40 PM »

One of the pre-communion prayers in my prayer book includes "laughing frivolously" as a sin... Smiley
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