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Many Years to NicholasMyra
« on: December 18, 2011, 08:38:49 PM »
NicholasMyra was received into the Church today through Baptism, Chrismation, and reception of the Eucharist.

Many Years to my dear friend Nicholas!
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2011, 08:40:37 PM »
Many years!   ;D :angel:
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2011, 08:41:24 PM »
Many years, Nicholas! The Lord has numbered you amongst his chosen flock.
The Episcopallian road is easy and wide, for many go through it to find destruction. lol sorry channeling Isa.

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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2011, 08:42:29 PM »
Many Years, Nicholas!!

Congratulations!!
« Last Edit: December 18, 2011, 08:43:17 PM by quietmorning »
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2011, 08:44:50 PM »
And on the Eve of his Feast.  How blessed.
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2011, 08:49:38 PM »
And on the Eve of his Feast.  How blessed.
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Many years, Nicholas!
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2011, 09:07:56 PM »
Many years, Nikolas!
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2011, 09:14:27 PM »
Many years, Nicholas!!
She's touring the facility/and picking up slack.
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2011, 09:20:43 PM »
Wonderful news!
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2011, 09:23:49 PM »
Many years Nicholas,

Love the Julian calendar......

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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2011, 09:43:58 PM »
Many Years!

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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2011, 10:21:02 PM »
Wonderful news, and I'm very pleased to hear it!

Congratulations and Many years!
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2011, 10:39:18 PM »
Many years!
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2011, 10:43:04 PM »
Many years!
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2011, 11:58:36 PM »
Awesome  ;D Nicholas!!! Glory be to God! May God grant you many years!
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2011, 02:34:16 AM »
Thank you, Jason, for this post, and thank you everyone for your words, and all that I have learned from, and been able to share with, those who post here.

It is good to finally begin!
« Last Edit: December 19, 2011, 02:34:36 AM by NicholasMyra »
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2011, 08:06:59 AM »
Many years!

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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2011, 08:49:57 AM »
Many years, Nick!
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2011, 10:48:09 AM »
I hey, I didn't see this! Congrats!  ;D
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2011, 11:15:49 AM »
Congrats and many years, Nicholas!

What a nice coincidence! Today I am celebrating the 14th anniversary of my baptism.  :angel:
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2011, 02:49:40 PM »
Congratulations on both your baptism and feast day!

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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2011, 02:55:14 PM »
What a nice coincidence! Today I am celebrating the 14th anniversary of my baptism.  :angel:

Congrats to you as well, Theophilos. Many Years indeed!
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2011, 03:42:20 PM »
Congratulations and many years!

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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2011, 05:58:39 PM »
Congrats!  Many blessed years!
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2011, 06:22:57 PM »
Glory to God. Many years!

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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2011, 06:23:42 PM »
Thank you, Jason, for this post, and thank you everyone for your words, and all that I have learned from, and been able to share with, those who post here.

It is good to finally begin!

Many years! Great to have you onboard!! :) :) :)


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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #26 on: December 19, 2011, 06:24:14 PM »
Thank you, Jason, for this post, and thank you everyone for your words, and all that I have learned from, and been able to share with, those who post here.

It is good to finally begin!

Many years! Great to have you onboard!! :) :) :)



Nice!
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #27 on: December 19, 2011, 06:58:06 PM »
Congrats  :)

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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #28 on: December 19, 2011, 07:10:56 PM »

Congratulations!

Many, many, blessed and joyous years!!!
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #29 on: December 19, 2011, 08:18:57 PM »
Thank you, Jason, for this post, and thank you everyone for your words, and all that I have learned from, and been able to share with, those who post here.

It is good to finally begin!

Many years! Great to have you onboard!! :) :) :)



Nice!
Where's Luther, Arius, and the Pope shooting at it from the shore  >:(?
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #30 on: December 19, 2011, 08:23:07 PM »
It's a sequel to that icon, set after all the heretics drowned. Many years!
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #31 on: December 19, 2011, 09:43:36 PM »
Where's Luther, Arius, and the Pope shooting at it from the shore  >:(?
That would be the most insane icon ever...but I kind of want to see it.
« Last Edit: December 19, 2011, 09:43:50 PM by IsmiLiora »
She's touring the facility/and picking up slack.
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2011, 10:25:46 PM »
Good. With leftists like him, the more the merrier.

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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #33 on: December 19, 2011, 10:28:00 PM »
Where's Luther, Arius, and the Pope shooting at it from the shore  >:(?
That would be the most insane icon ever...but I kind of want to see it.
I remember seeing it in the late nineties with an older friend (now a priest btw). we were laughing like crazies.

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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #34 on: December 19, 2011, 10:31:47 PM »
I saw an 18th century version of that icon at the Tretyakov gallery, complete with the assembly of heretics on the shore. I wish I could find a picture online of it.
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #36 on: December 19, 2011, 10:36:22 PM »
Yeah, several modern versions are widely viewable, but the older prototype(s) don't seem to be.
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #37 on: December 19, 2011, 10:51:33 PM »
Awesome.

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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #38 on: December 19, 2011, 10:55:30 PM »
Nick, you better appreciate this amazing turn that this thread has taken.

I would love to see that icon up close.
She's touring the facility/and picking up slack.
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #39 on: December 19, 2011, 11:01:48 PM »
Detail with patriarch Athenagoras and the demon of Masonry:http://traditiaortodoxa.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/atenagor-luptand-biserica.jpg

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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #40 on: December 19, 2011, 11:03:42 PM »
Detail with patriarch Athenagoras and the demon of Masonry:http://traditiaortodoxa.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/atenagor-luptand-biserica.jpg

The demon of masonry is replaced by the purple teletubby in more recent versions.
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #41 on: December 19, 2011, 11:09:10 PM »
This is an older fresco (17th-18th century) from a monastery in Wallachia. The resolution isn't good though:
http://www.crestinortodox.ro/files/image/corabia-bisericii.jpg

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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #42 on: December 19, 2011, 11:27:28 PM »
Nick, you better appreciate this amazing turn that this thread has taken.

I would love to see that icon up close.

Trust me, I think Nick and I are having the same thought right about now.

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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #43 on: December 19, 2011, 11:32:34 PM »
Congratulations!

By the wayside, I see that the Antiochians actually baptized you. Does this mean that prior to Orthodoxy you were not Christian?

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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #44 on: December 19, 2011, 11:51:30 PM »
Congratulations!

By the wayside, I see that the Antiochians actually baptized you. Does this mean that prior to Orthodoxy you were not Christian?
Before Orthodoxy, his religion was Hipsterist :laugh:
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #45 on: December 20, 2011, 01:30:34 AM »
Many Years!


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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #46 on: December 20, 2011, 02:33:17 AM »
By the wayside, I see that the Antiochians actually baptized you. Does this mean that prior to Orthodoxy you were not Christian?
Yes. I became a Christian and searched for a church. I was never a Protestant or Catholic or "non-denominational church attender" of any sort.  ;)
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #47 on: December 20, 2011, 02:58:00 AM »
Good. With leftists like him, the more the merrier.

Nope. Now that I'm Orthodox, I have to change my facebook's "political views" box to read "Christian Monarchy--- restoration of Basilev/Tsar [it's Constantinople, not Istanbul]".

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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #48 on: December 20, 2011, 03:00:19 AM »
But my priest told me that I could be an anarchist AND Orthodox at the same time...
She's touring the facility/and picking up slack.
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #49 on: December 20, 2011, 03:03:55 AM »
But my priest told me that I could be an anarchist AND Orthodox at the same time...

Sure. As long as you're a monarchial anarchist...

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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #50 on: December 20, 2011, 03:06:21 AM »
But my priest told me that I could be an anarchist AND Orthodox at the same time...
That's because you're a Holy Fool. You serve the God-Appointed Emperor by pointing out his extremely few errors and excesses. You are the schizophrenic backbone of Justinian's symphonia.

Your first task as Holy Fool is to dress in sackcloth and ashes, and beat your breast in front of your local courthouse or capitol building. You may cease as soon as the president resigns and an Orthodox leader replaces him, thus putting an end to the Time of Troubles.
« Last Edit: December 20, 2011, 03:11:25 AM by NicholasMyra »
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #51 on: December 20, 2011, 03:23:57 AM »
Nick, you better appreciate this amazing turn that this thread has taken.

I would love to see that icon up close.

Trust me, I think Nick and I are having the same thought right about now.

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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #52 on: December 20, 2011, 05:03:57 AM »
Many years! It was wonderful to see you received into the church yesterday! I am just sorry my kids were so loud! ;)

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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #53 on: December 20, 2011, 08:22:09 AM »
Good. With leftists like him, the more the merrier.

Nope. Now that I'm Orthodox, I have to change my facebook's "political views" box to read "Christian Monarchy--- restoration of Basilev/Tsar [it's Constantinople, not Istanbul]".



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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #54 on: December 20, 2011, 05:51:31 PM »
Many years to your friend! :)
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #55 on: December 20, 2011, 05:52:25 PM »
Good. With leftists like him, the more the merrier.

Nope. Now that I'm Orthodox, I have to change my facebook's "political views" box to read "Christian Monarchy--- restoration of Basilev/Tsar [it's Constantinople, not Istanbul]".




I'm having my name changed to Voivod Tod, I'm just waiting for the papers to go through

Awesome.
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #56 on: December 20, 2011, 06:08:14 PM »
But my priest told me that I could be an anarchist AND Orthodox at the same time...
That's because you're a Holy Fool. You serve the God-Appointed Emperor by pointing out his extremely few errors and excesses. You are the schizophrenic backbone of Justinian's symphonia.

Your first task as Holy Fool is to dress in sackcloth and ashes, and beat your breast in front of your local courthouse or capitol building. You may cease as soon as the president resigns and an Orthodox leader replaces him, thus putting an end to the Time of Troubles.
Um, I'm with the Greeks.
She's touring the facility/and picking up slack.
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #57 on: December 20, 2011, 06:25:19 PM »
Nick, you better appreciate this amazing turn that this thread has taken.

I would love to see that icon up close.

Trust me, I think Nick and I are having the same thought right about now.

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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #58 on: December 20, 2011, 06:27:13 PM »
But my priest told me that I could be an anarchist AND Orthodox at the same time...
That's because you're a Holy Fool. You serve the God-Appointed Emperor by pointing out his extremely few errors and excesses. You are the schizophrenic backbone of Justinian's symphonia.

Your first task as Holy Fool is to dress in sackcloth and ashes, and beat your breast in front of your local courthouse or capitol building. You may cease as soon as the president resigns and an Orthodox leader replaces him, thus putting an end to the Time of Troubles.
Um, I'm with the Greeks.

You'll be in our prayers. It is often a pit stop on the way to Orthodoxy for many.
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #59 on: December 20, 2011, 06:34:40 PM »
You mean to the Truly Genuine Old Calendar  Orthodox Church exiled outside of Byzantium TM.

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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #60 on: December 20, 2011, 06:41:36 PM »
Wait, I'm not at the genuine one?  :-\
She's touring the facility/and picking up slack.
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #61 on: December 20, 2011, 08:48:53 PM »
Wait, I'm not at the genuine one?  :-\
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #62 on: December 20, 2011, 09:05:51 PM »
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #63 on: December 20, 2011, 09:28:36 PM »
Nick.....is that a picture of you?  :o

I just asked my priest what it would take to become Orthodox and he said, "$100."*


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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #64 on: December 20, 2011, 11:53:02 PM »
And on the Eve of his Feast.  How blessed.
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Many years, Nicholas!
Many years indeed!
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #65 on: December 21, 2011, 12:00:41 AM »
Congrats and many years, Nicholas!

What a nice coincidence! Today I am celebrating the 14th anniversary of my baptism.  :angel:
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #66 on: December 21, 2011, 12:34:35 AM »
Many years!
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #67 on: December 21, 2011, 01:18:48 AM »
Many Years! Welcome Home!
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #68 on: December 27, 2011, 11:22:07 AM »
Wonderful news. Congrats and Many Years, NicholasMyra!
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #69 on: January 02, 2012, 05:50:33 PM »
But my priest told me that I could be an anarchist AND Orthodox at the same time...

Sure. As long as you're a monarchial anarchist...

That's how I get away with it. I'm a Communist longing for the restoration of our Tsar here in the Third Moscow.
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #70 on: January 03, 2012, 04:01:04 AM »
I just saw this. Many years!

But my priest told me that I could be an anarchist AND Orthodox at the same time...
That's because you're a Holy Fool. You serve the God-Appointed Emperor by pointing out his extremely few errors and excesses. You are the schizophrenic backbone of Justinian's symphonia.

Your first task as Holy Fool is to dress in sackcloth and ashes, and beat your breast in front of your local courthouse or capitol building.

And never forget to compliment him on his new clothes.

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The call to repentence never ceases.
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Re: Many Years to NicholasMyra
« Reply #71 on: January 04, 2012, 09:19:49 AM »
And on the Eve of his Feast.  How blessed.
One thing I love about those on the Julian Calendar: every two weeks I feel like I'm living an episode of Dr Who. :D
"City of Death"? That's my favorite episode.

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

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