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Offline samkim

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Anyone going on OCMC mission trips this summer?
« on: May 01, 2012, 03:24:32 AM »
Personally, I'm interested in Korea. Despite being Orthodox and Korean, I have only ever met one other Korean person who is Orthodox, and he like me converted in the USA.
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Re: Anyone going on OCMC mission trips this summer?
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2012, 03:29:01 AM »
I'm interested in Mexico, purely because it is my cultural background and I have never met another Mexican Orthodox Christian; they're all Roman Catholics, which is strange because my Mexican mother, although raised a Roman Catholic, became a Protestant in her teens.
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Re: Anyone going on OCMC mission trips this summer?
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2012, 03:37:19 AM »
The funny thing about the Korean Orthodox Church is, all the faithful have Greek names (since the metropolitan is Greek and the metropolis is under the EC). So there's a strange group of folk in Korea named Andonios, Varsunuphios, Constantinos, etc.. It's pretty funny when you think about it.
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Re: Anyone going on OCMC mission trips this summer?
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2012, 03:50:54 AM »
The funny thing about the Korean Orthodox Church is, all the faithful have Greek names (since the metropolitan is Greek and the metropolis is under the EC). So there's a strange group of folk in Korea named Andonios, Varsunuphios, Constantinos, etc.. It's pretty funny when you think about it.

That's how it has started everywhere. A little awkward at start but once people get used to that it becomes normal. I don't think "James" and "John" were regular names for Slavs and Celts either before their cultures were baptized.
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