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Re: Hyperdox Herman
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Re: Hyperdox Herman
« Reply #316 on: April 15, 2012, 07:42:05 PM »
Also, let us not forget Oriental Oscar
I feel Miaphysite Mina would be a better one.

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Re: Hyperdox Herman
« Reply #317 on: April 15, 2012, 07:43:07 PM »
Also, let us not forget Oriental Oscar
I feel Miaphysite Mina would be a better one.

Awww, hee hee. :)

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Re: Hyperdox Herman
« Reply #318 on: April 15, 2012, 07:51:00 PM »
I just had to...Agabus reminded me of a conversation I overheard during last Pascha.

Cradle Christopher:
Sings "Christos Anesti" louder than anyone in the church on Pascha.
Has no idea what he's actually singing.
She's touring the facility/and picking up slack.
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Re: Hyperdox Herman
« Reply #319 on: April 15, 2012, 09:45:12 PM »
I just had to...Agabus reminded me of a conversation I overheard during last Pascha.

Cradle Christopher:
Sings "Christos Anesti" louder than anyone in the church on Pascha.
Has no idea what he's actually singing.

ha, nice one Ismi :D

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Re: Hyperdox Herman
« Reply #320 on: April 15, 2012, 09:54:33 PM »
-Cradle Christopher-

Priest is in process of saying 'Let us depart in Peace'

...Is already out the door lighting a cigarette

-Hyperdox Herman-

Believes in not judging others

Thinks everyone who doesn't go as far as him is a Cradle Christopher
« Last Edit: April 15, 2012, 09:55:31 PM by JamesR »
...Or it's just possible he's a mouthy young man on an internet forum.
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Re: Hyperdox Herman
« Reply #321 on: April 15, 2012, 10:06:37 PM »
Herman:

thanks sponsor for newly received baptismal cross

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Re: Hyperdox Herman
« Reply #322 on: April 15, 2012, 10:08:29 PM »
Am I the only one that reads the hyperdox Herman scenarios and hits their head on their monitor?

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Re: Hyperdox Herman
« Reply #323 on: April 15, 2012, 10:20:15 PM »
-Hyperdox Herman-

Accuses Protestants of citing strange, out-of-context Bible passages to support nonsense and heresy

...Misquotes and wrongly applies ancient, obscure Canon laws to support hyperdoxy

-Cradle Christopher-

Constantly scolds new converts/catechumens about etiquette and manners during Liturgy

...Does this while sitting down behind them the entire time
...Or it's just possible he's a mouthy young man on an internet forum.
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Re: Hyperdox Herman
« Reply #324 on: April 15, 2012, 10:31:46 PM »
This thread should see a significant increase in Cradle Christopher contributions, seeing as many just made their presence known for the first and only time last night.
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Re: Hyperdox Herman
« Reply #325 on: April 15, 2012, 10:33:39 PM »
Am I the only one that reads the hyperdox Herman scenarios and hits their head on their monitor?

most of us speak from experience ;)

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Re: Hyperdox Herman
« Reply #326 on: April 15, 2012, 10:33:57 PM »
This thread should see a significant increase in Cradle Christopher contributions, seeing as many just made their presence known for the first and only time last night night.

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« Reply #327 on: April 15, 2012, 10:40:26 PM »
This thread should see a significant increase in Cradle Christopher contributions, seeing as many just made their presence known for the first and only time last night night.

cradle christopher:

spends whole liturgy looking at icons anew since he doesn't remember any of them from last pascha (he usually blacks out drunk afterwards).

ok a bit harsh perhaps... :angel:

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Re: Hyperdox Herman
« Reply #328 on: April 15, 2012, 10:56:43 PM »
Being a bit serious here, but am I the only one who notices that many of the 'Cradle Christophers' seem to be harder on the converts, thus possibly contributing to why many of them become 'Hyperdox Hermans'? Like, for example, I'm a convert and I know a couple of converts, and it seems like most of the cradle Orthodox seem to be really hard on us at times, and the ironic thing is that they do not even do half of the stuff they scold us for doing improperly/not doing! I'm not offended by this at all, but I do find it strange. Is it just sort of like an 'initiation ritual' joke, little t tradition that the more experienced Orthodox to do test our dedication or make sure we're committed or something?
...Or it's just possible he's a mouthy young man on an internet forum.
In the infinite wisdom of God, James can be all three.

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Re: Hyperdox Herman
« Reply #329 on: April 15, 2012, 11:11:34 PM »
Being a bit serious here, but am I the only one who notices that many of the 'Cradle Christophers' seem to be harder on the converts, thus possibly contributing to why many of them become 'Hyperdox Hermans'? Like, for example, I'm a convert and I know a couple of converts, and it seems like most of the cradle Orthodox seem to be really hard on us at times, and the ironic thing is that they do not even do half of the stuff they scold us for doing improperly/not doing! I'm not offended by this at all, but I do find it strange. Is it just sort of like an 'initiation ritual' joke, little t tradition that the more experienced Orthodox to do test our dedication or make sure we're committed or something?

they feel justified by correcting others...i think its just psychology.

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Re: Hyperdox Herman
« Reply #330 on: April 15, 2012, 11:14:55 PM »
-Cradle Christopher-

Priest is in process of saying 'Let us depart in Peace'

...Is already out the door lighting a cigarette

-Hyperdox Herman-

Believes in not judging others

Thinks everyone who doesn't go as far as him is a Cradle Christopher

No offense, James, but Michal Kalina already made the Cradle Christopher cigarette joke fairly early in this thread- except he had it as early as the homily going long!

I think both memes are coming to an end- we're starting to repeat ourselves here.
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Re: Hyperdox Herman
« Reply #331 on: April 15, 2012, 11:16:34 PM »
-Cradle Christopher-

Priest is in process of saying 'Let us depart in Peace'

...Is already out the door lighting a cigarette

-Hyperdox Herman-

Believes in not judging others

Thinks everyone who doesn't go as far as him is a Cradle Christopher

No offense, James, but Michal Kalina already made the Cradle Christopher cigarette joke fairly early in this thread- except he had it as early as the homily going long!

I think both memes are coming to an end- we're starting to repeat ourselves here.

hey now, just because we repeated one or two doesn't mean we don't have any fresh material ;) I for one think we have at least a few weeks left here!

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Re: Hyperdox Herman
« Reply #332 on: April 15, 2012, 11:19:27 PM »
In all fairness though, i think the cigarette jokes have been smoked all the way to the filter (i.e. we need more drinking jokes) :D

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Re: Hyperdox Herman
« Reply #333 on: April 15, 2012, 11:24:39 PM »
In all fairness though, i think the cigarette jokes have been smoked all the way to the filter (i.e. we need more drinking jokes) :D

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Re: Hyperdox Herman
« Reply #334 on: April 15, 2012, 11:26:26 PM »
Does it make me hyperdox that I don't approve of the giant screen that had been erected outside one of our churches which, in addition to showing "highlights" of the action during the resurrection service, also displayed various powerpoint-like tidbits such as "Pascha 2012: brought to you by St Spyridon's parish"?
The Episcopallian road is easy and wide, for many go through it to find destruction. lol sorry channeling Isa.

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« Reply #335 on: April 15, 2012, 11:30:25 PM »
Does it make me hyperdox that I don't approve of the giant screen that had been erected outside one of our churches which, in addition to showing "highlights" of the action during the resurrection service, also displayed various powerpoint-like tidbits such as "Pascha 2012: brought to you by St Spyridon's parish"?

i disapprove.

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Re: Hyperdox Herman
« Reply #336 on: April 16, 2012, 12:21:55 AM »
In all fairness though, i think the cigarette jokes have been smoked all the way to the filter (i.e. we need more drinking jokes) :D

Since I'm too lazy (or drunk, happy Pascha!) to make one-

Hyperdox Herman:

Used to be Baptist and never touched alcohol

Calls you a lightweight when you don't drink 40 shots of plumb brandy on the feast day of the 40 martyrs
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Re: Hyperdox Herman
« Reply #337 on: April 16, 2012, 12:23:39 AM »
Does it make me hyperdox that I don't approve of the giant screen that had been erected outside one of our churches which, in addition to showing "highlights" of the action during the resurrection service, also displayed various powerpoint-like tidbits such as "Pascha 2012: brought to you by St Spyridon's parish"?

meh, as long as it's outside the parish, whatever. Now, if they start projecting on the back of the priest's newly white robe, we got problems.
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Re: Hyperdox Herman
« Reply #338 on: April 16, 2012, 01:14:40 AM »
cradle christopher:

spends whole liturgy looking at icons anew since he doesn't remember any of them from last pascha (he usually blacks out drunk afterwards).

ok a bit harsh perhaps... :angel:
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Re: Hyperdox Herman
« Reply #339 on: April 16, 2012, 01:32:31 AM »




Christ is Risen!

"Enter all of you, therefore, into the joy of our Lord, and, whether Herman or Christopher, receive your reward."
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Re: Hyperdox Herman
« Reply #340 on: April 16, 2012, 01:43:39 AM »
"Enter all of you, therefore, into the joy of our Lord, and, whether Herman or Christopher, receive your reward."

Fast approaching sig-line material, that is.


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Re: Hyperdox Herman
« Reply #341 on: April 16, 2012, 01:55:41 AM »
In all fairness though, i think the cigarette jokes have been smoked all the way to the filter (i.e. we need more drinking jokes) :D

Since I'm too lazy (or drunk, happy Pascha!) to make one-

Hyperdox Herman:

Used to be Baptist and never touched alcohol

Calls you a lightweight when you don't drink 40 shots of plumb brandy on the feast day of the 40 martyrs

haha!

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Re: Hyperdox Herman
« Reply #342 on: April 16, 2012, 02:01:16 AM »
Hadley the Hipster


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Re: Hyperdox Herman
« Reply #343 on: April 16, 2012, 02:09:44 AM »
Can we do a female version of Cradle Christopher?

I nominate the following as source material:

The Episcopallian road is easy and wide, for many go through it to find destruction. lol sorry channeling Isa.

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« Reply #344 on: April 16, 2012, 02:11:46 AM »
Can we do a female version of Cradle Christopher?

I nominate the following as source material:

I'm going to keep my mouth shut here... I've got into enough trouble on this thread already...  :angel:  ;D

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Re: Hyperdox Herman
« Reply #345 on: April 16, 2012, 02:22:59 AM »
Can we do a female version of Cradle Christopher?

I nominate the following as source material:

I'm going to keep my mouth shut here... I've got into enough trouble on this thread already...  :angel:  ;D

i'm with you  :-X

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« Reply #346 on: April 16, 2012, 04:21:04 AM »
Oh, come on, guys -- this material is gold.
The Episcopallian road is easy and wide, for many go through it to find destruction. lol sorry channeling Isa.

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Re: Hyperdox Herman
« Reply #347 on: April 16, 2012, 08:44:29 AM »
Can we do a female version of Cradle Christopher?

I nominate the following as source material:



Makes me thing of some of the mail-order brides we have around town from Ukraine and Russia.  A couple of them are always/sometimes in Church.  The rest aren't as serious.  I hate to judge, but you can see their underwear through their spandex pants.  It's crazy.  Would they dress like that back in ___? 

Anyway...

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Re: Hyperdox Herman
« Reply #348 on: April 16, 2012, 08:46:08 AM »
Can we do a female version of Cradle Christopher?

I nominate the following as source material:



Makes me thing of some of the mail-order brides we have around town from Ukraine and Russia.  A couple of them are always/sometimes in Church.  The rest aren't as serious.  I hate to judge, but you can see their underwear through their spandex pants.  It's crazy.  Would they dress like that back in ___? 

Anyway...

Pics or it didn't happen!  ;) :D

I'm going to need this.

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Re: Hyperdox Herman
« Reply #349 on: April 16, 2012, 09:03:08 AM »
Can we do a female version of Cradle Christopher?

I nominate the following as source material:



Makes me thing of some of the mail-order brides we have around town from Ukraine and Russia.  A couple of them are always/sometimes in Church.  The rest aren't as serious.  I hate to judge, but you can see their underwear through their spandex pants.  It's crazy.  Would they dress like that back in ___? 

Anyway...

Pics or it didn't happen!  ;) :D

I don't have any (not all teenagers are horny perverts!).  It's just crazy to see them do full bows in front of the Church and seeing their unmentionables.  Craziness.

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Re: Hyperdox Herman
« Reply #350 on: April 16, 2012, 11:42:12 AM »
Being a bit serious here, but am I the only one who notices that many of the 'Cradle Christophers' seem to be harder on the converts, thus possibly contributing to why many of them become 'Hyperdox Hermans'? Like, for example, I'm a convert and I know a couple of converts, and it seems like most of the cradle Orthodox seem to be really hard on us at times, and the ironic thing is that they do not even do half of the stuff they scold us for doing improperly/not doing! I'm not offended by this at all, but I do find it strange. Is it just sort of like an 'initiation ritual' joke, little t tradition that the more experienced Orthodox to do test our dedication or make sure we're committed or something?

I've never personally experienced this.
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Re: Hyperdox Herman
« Reply #351 on: April 16, 2012, 11:47:07 AM »
And because I can poke fun at myself, another Herman, topically relevant for today:

-Knows the response to "Christ is Risen!" in six languages

-Can correctly pronounce it only in English.

This is me.
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Re: Hyperdox Herman
« Reply #352 on: April 16, 2012, 11:47:30 AM »
Being a bit serious here, but am I the only one who notices that many of the 'Cradle Christophers' seem to be harder on the converts, thus possibly contributing to why many of them become 'Hyperdox Hermans'? Like, for example, I'm a convert and I know a couple of converts, and it seems like most of the cradle Orthodox seem to be really hard on us at times, and the ironic thing is that they do not even do half of the stuff they scold us for doing improperly/not doing! I'm not offended by this at all, but I do find it strange. Is it just sort of like an 'initiation ritual' joke, little t tradition that the more experienced Orthodox to do test our dedication or make sure we're committed or something?

In my experience, everyone goes through this at some degree.  When I first converted, as many of you know, I was super-hyperdox.  Now, I see how silly it was of me to be so serious about such little things (like crossing myself at the right times, or consulting by Spiritual Father before I took my next breath, etc.)

It's sort of like the bully at recess.  Since I like to think I've gotten past hyperdoxy, I recognize the same things in others, and take pleasure in pointing it out (not to their faces).  I only converted 3 years ago, I can't imagine how this must be for cradles.


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Re: Hyperdox Herman
« Reply #353 on: April 16, 2012, 01:11:40 PM »
Can we do a female version of Cradle Christopher?

I nominate the following as source material:



Makes me thing of some of the mail-order brides we have around town from Ukraine and Russia.  A couple of them are always/sometimes in Church.  The rest aren't as serious.  I hate to judge, but you can see their underwear through their spandex pants.  It's crazy.  Would they dress like that back in ___? 

Anyway...

Pics or it didn't happen!  ;) :D

I don't have any (not all teenagers are horny perverts!).  It's just crazy to see them do full bows in front of the Church and seeing their unmentionables.  Craziness.

I'm not a teenager, but I am a horny pervert.

Pics or it didn't happen!

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Re: Hyperdox Herman
« Reply #354 on: April 16, 2012, 01:13:13 PM »
In all fairness though, i think the cigarette jokes have been smoked all the way to the filter (i.e. we need more drinking jokes) :D

Since I'm too lazy (or drunk, happy Pascha!) to make one-

Hyperdox Herman:

Used to be Baptist and never touched alcohol

Calls you a lightweight when you don't drink 40 shots of plumb brandy on the feast day of the 40 martyrs

So, when is the Feast of the 40 Martyrs again...



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Re: Hyperdox Herman
« Reply #355 on: April 16, 2012, 02:23:16 PM »
Being a bit serious here, but am I the only one who notices that many of the 'Cradle Christophers' seem to be harder on the converts, thus possibly contributing to why many of them become 'Hyperdox Hermans'? Like, for example, I'm a convert and I know a couple of converts, and it seems like most of the cradle Orthodox seem to be really hard on us at times, and the ironic thing is that they do not even do half of the stuff they scold us for doing improperly/not doing! I'm not offended by this at all, but I do find it strange. Is it just sort of like an 'initiation ritual' joke, little t tradition that the more experienced Orthodox to do test our dedication or make sure we're committed or something?

I think you are right - for whatever reason, and it may stem from our 'ethnic ghetto' mentality and our preoccupation with property rights in American Orthodoxy, for many cradles are  often overly hard on converts.

I know my dad would be exasperated with otherwise good parishioners who would be - for lack of a better word- outright mean to inquirers or even folks who moved into town who were already Orthodox.

I do think, at least from my home parish, that we have gotten better about this as time as passed. This weekend our pastor christmated and/or baptised eight people, six of whom were simply from the neighborhood and over the years had started coming to liturgy. They were welcomed and years ago would have been shunned. So take heart and hang in there! Stereotypes are helpful learning tools but they can also be an excuse to prevent true growth. Christ is Risen!

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Re: Hyperdox Herman
« Reply #356 on: April 16, 2012, 02:46:28 PM »
In all fairness though, i think the cigarette jokes have been smoked all the way to the filter (i.e. we need more drinking jokes) :D

Since I'm too lazy (or drunk, happy Pascha!) to make one-

Hyperdox Herman:

Used to be Baptist and never touched alcohol

Calls you a lightweight when you don't drink 40 shots of plumb brandy on the feast day of the 40 martyrs

So, when is the Feast of the 40 Martyrs again...



**I would like to mention that during Serb-fest in the summer, my friends and I pay for 25% of the Church's yearly operating cost.

March 9- one of the few non-weekend wine and oil days during Lent.
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Re: Hyperdox Herman
« Reply #357 on: April 16, 2012, 03:20:38 PM »
Probably going to get flamed like heck for this, but I like the idea of a female Cradle Christopher; let's call her Cradle Christina.

-Cradle Christina-

Priest says dress modestly for Church

...All this tight spandex should cover me! :)

-Cradle Christina-

Complains that standing up for the Pascha service is too hard

...Is wearing six-inch spike heels

-Cradle Christina-

Pffh, no headcovering?! That woman over there has no class!

...Wears short black dress and hoop earrings to match headcovering

-Cradle Christina-

What a tramp, that girl's bra strap is showing!

...Good thing I'm not wearing one
...Or it's just possible he's a mouthy young man on an internet forum.
In the infinite wisdom of God, James can be all three.

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Re: Hyperdox Herman
« Reply #358 on: April 16, 2012, 03:21:39 PM »
Probably going to get flamed like heck for this, but I like the idea of a female Cradle Christopher; let's call her Cradle Christina.

-Cradle Christina-

Priest says dress modestly for Church

...All this tight spandex should cover me! :)

-Cradle Christina-

Complains that standing up for the Pascha service is too hard

...Is wearing six-inch spike heels

-Cradle Christina-

Pffh, no headcovering?! That woman over there has no class!

...Wears short black dress and hoop earrings to match headcovering

-Cradle Christina-

What a tramp, that girl's bra strap is showing!

...Good thing I'm not wearing one
HAHA fantastic. I love that :)

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Re: Hyperdox Herman
« Reply #359 on: April 16, 2012, 03:27:38 PM »
-Cradle Christina-

Running is not very lady-like <3

...Sees INS truck, has already jetted four blocks
...Or it's just possible he's a mouthy young man on an internet forum.
In the infinite wisdom of God, James can be all three.