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Forgive me for I have sinned.
« 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.
I would be happy to agree with you, but then both of us would be wrong.

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Re: Forgive me for I have sinned.
« 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 ;)

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Re: Forgive me for I have sinned.
« 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 ;)
I would be happy to agree with you, but then both of us would be wrong.

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Re: Forgive me for I have sinned.
« 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.
The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart,
Translated from the Russian by E. Kadloubovksy and G.E.H. Palmer, Faber and Faber, London, Boston, 1992 printing.

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Re: Forgive me for I have sinned.
« 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 ;)

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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Re: Forgive me for I have sinned.
« 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 ;)

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.
The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart,
Translated from the Russian by E. Kadloubovksy and G.E.H. Palmer, Faber and Faber, London, Boston, 1992 printing.

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Re: Forgive me for I have sinned.
« 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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Re: Forgive me for I have sinned.
« 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?
The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart,
Translated from the Russian by E. Kadloubovksy and G.E.H. Palmer, Faber and Faber, London, Boston, 1992 printing.

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Re: Forgive me for I have sinned.
« 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.
January 23, 2016, 03:47:17 PM   Ad Hominem - "mere foil"   +45

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_hominem

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foil_(literature)

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Re: Forgive me for I have sinned.
« 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 ;)
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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Re: Forgive me for I have sinned.
« 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 ;)
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.
The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart,
Translated from the Russian by E. Kadloubovksy and G.E.H. Palmer, Faber and Faber, London, Boston, 1992 printing.

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Re: Forgive me for I have sinned.
« 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... :)