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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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Quote from: Fr. Thomas Hopko, dystopian parable of the prodigal son
...you can imagine so-called healing services of the pigpen. The books that could be written, you know: Life in the Pigpen. How to Cope in the Pigpen. Being Happy in the Pigpen. Surviving in the Pigpen. And then there could be counselling, for people who feel unhappy in the pigpen, to try to get them to come to terms with the pigpen, and to accept the pigpen.

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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]".

Quote from: Fr. Thomas Hopko, dystopian parable of the prodigal son
...you can imagine so-called healing services of the pigpen. The books that could be written, you know: Life in the Pigpen. How to Cope in the Pigpen. Being Happy in the Pigpen. Surviving in the Pigpen. And then there could be counselling, for people who feel unhappy in the pigpen, to try to get them to come to terms with the pigpen, and to accept the pigpen.

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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 »
Quote from: Fr. Thomas Hopko, dystopian parable of the prodigal son
...you can imagine so-called healing services of the pigpen. The books that could be written, you know: Life in the Pigpen. How to Cope in the Pigpen. Being Happy in the Pigpen. Surviving in the Pigpen. And then there could be counselling, for people who feel unhappy in the pigpen, to try to get them to come to terms with the pigpen, and to accept the pigpen.

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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.

Origen Teaching the Saints
St. Christopher Cynocephalus
Now this . . .
Don't forget St. Rumwould of Buckingham.
Quote from: Fr. Thomas Hopko, dystopian parable of the prodigal son
...you can imagine so-called healing services of the pigpen. The books that could be written, you know: Life in the Pigpen. How to Cope in the Pigpen. Being Happy in the Pigpen. Surviving in the Pigpen. And then there could be counselling, for people who feel unhappy in the pigpen, to try to get them to come to terms with the pigpen, and to accept the pigpen.

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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.

Origen Teaching the Saints
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Now this . . .
Don't forget St. Rumwould of Buckingham.

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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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« 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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Quote from: Fr. Thomas Hopko, dystopian parable of the prodigal son
...you can imagine so-called healing services of the pigpen. The books that could be written, you know: Life in the Pigpen. How to Cope in the Pigpen. Being Happy in the Pigpen. Surviving in the Pigpen. And then there could be counselling, for people who feel unhappy in the pigpen, to try to get them to come to terms with the pigpen, and to accept the pigpen.

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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."*


Absolutely in jest.
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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!
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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

Good choice!
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