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« Reply #45 on: June 16, 2014, 01:54:03 AM »

I could not incorporate/use the catchphrases without at least giving a nod to their creator angel

Through the grace of Abba Hezekiah, a body builder has been transformed into a monastic.  O Abba Ronald, have mercy on me a sinner....   Smiley

BTW, is there an Abba Arnold or was he banished?

He lapsed during the persecution.
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« Reply #46 on: June 16, 2014, 04:05:39 PM »

Now one day three brothers made a pilgrimage to see Abba Hezekiah, coming down from their home in that once splendid city named Cyrene. Finding the Abba near the river collecting mud for his hut, the eldest of the brothers greeted him with joy, saying, "Abba, we have come in the hope of hearing but a single word from you about the mystery of redemption! We truly believe that as you say, so God has declared!" To this the saintly Hezekiah replied, "Who am I?" The brothers confusedly looked at each other at this response, and after a time the eldest said, "We do not know how to answer this question, Abba."  Hezekiah replied, "It was not a question, but an answer."
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« Reply #47 on: June 16, 2014, 04:07:17 PM »

I could not incorporate/use the catchphrases without at least giving a nod to their creator angel

Through the grace of Abba Hezekiah, a body builder has been transformed into a monastic.  O Abba Ronald, have mercy on me a sinner....   Smiley

BTW, is there an Abba Arnold or was he banished?

As Mor Ephrem said, he fell away from the true faith. For a time he endured the most awful temptations, but in the end he lapsed into devilish devilry.
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« Reply #48 on: June 17, 2014, 01:18:47 AM »

I heard that Abba Lou was a decent man - he appeared on a few episodes of King of Queens.
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« Reply #49 on: June 17, 2014, 01:38:31 AM »

I heard that Abba Lou was a decent man - he appeared on a few episodes of King of Queens.

Stop being ridiculous. 
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« Reply #50 on: June 17, 2014, 01:46:31 AM »

I heard that Abba Lou was a decent man - he appeared on a few episodes of King of Queens.

He supported that usurper on TV? Let me tell you plainly: Akeem was in Queens first, and never gave up his rightful claim to it!

Then again, maybe I shouldn't push this too far. I've heard that I wouldn't like Abba Lou when he's angry.
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« Reply #51 on: June 17, 2014, 08:39:55 AM »

How have I missed this thread? It is full of gems just waiting to be picked up!
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« Reply #52 on: June 17, 2014, 05:41:12 PM »

Abba Hezekiah said to his servant one day, 'Beware associating too closely with Abba Mephrem, for some people hate and ridicule him, while others love and cheer him on. Which of these is justified is besides the point. What is important is that you not get caught up in the dispute! The saintly Mephrem is strong enough to endure such trials, but you are not."
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« Reply #53 on: June 17, 2014, 05:45:50 PM »

Abba Hezekiah said to his servant one day, 'Beware associating too closely with Abba Mephrem, for some people hate and ridicule him, while others love and cheer him on. Which of these is justified is besides the point. What is important is that you not get caught up in the dispute! The saintly Mephrem is strong enough to endure such trials, but you are not."

Now this I cannot tolerate: an effort, based on fake hagiography, to try and smear me, robbing me of my adoring fans.   
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« Reply #54 on: June 17, 2014, 08:13:34 PM »

Abba Mephrem is consistently one of the cruelest monastics in this community.

- commonly attributed to Abba William
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« Reply #55 on: June 17, 2014, 10:16:31 PM »

Now at the time that God delivered the Church out of the hands of the wicked Arian Emperor Tiberius, there was much joy. However, Abba Hezekiah discerned that Abba Mephrem had taken issue with him, and held aloof, though he had not expressed his displeasure openly. So Abba Hezekiah sent his servant, Justantius, to ask if he could speak with Abba Mephrem, thinking it wise not to surprise Mephrem by showing up unexpectedly himself. Before long the servant returned and said, "Abba Mephrem says that you may do as you like, coming or going, so long as you allow others the same freedom, and stop telling stories about me, whether good or ill." Thus did Abba Hezekiah become filled with great joy at being reconciled, for he fully intended to do as the Abba directed. And Hezekiah wondered at the humility and moderation of the great Mephrem, thinking to himself, "Truly Mephrem is an old man, and much to be praised and emulated!"
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« Reply #56 on: June 17, 2014, 10:24:18 PM »

Abba Mephrem is consistently one of the cruelest monastics in this community.

- commonly attributed to Abba William

LOL!!!
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« Reply #57 on: June 17, 2014, 11:15:29 PM »

Abba Mephrem is consistently one of the cruelest monastics in this community.

- commonly attributed to Abba William

This would've been brilliant if Abba William had stayed in Scetis long enough to become an Abba.  He left because he was disobedient. 
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« Reply #58 on: June 17, 2014, 11:16:25 PM »

Abba Mephrem is consistently one of the cruelest monastics in this community.

- commonly attributed to Abba William

This would've been brilliant if Abba William had stayed in Scetis long enough to become an Abba.  He left because he was disobedient. 
I heard it was because Abba Mephrem was a jerk.

Just sayin'
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« Reply #59 on: June 17, 2014, 11:20:33 PM »

Now at the time that God delivered the Church out of the hands of the wicked Arian Emperor Tiberius, there was much joy. However, Abba Hezekiah discerned that Abba Mephrem had taken issue with him, and held aloof, though he had not expressed his displeasure openly. So Abba Hezekiah sent his servant, Justantius, to ask if he could speak with Abba Mephrem, thinking it wise not to surprise Mephrem by showing up unexpectedly himself. Before long the servant returned and said, "Abba Mephrem says that you may do as you like, coming or going, so long as you allow others the same freedom, and stop telling stories about me, whether good or ill." Thus did Abba Hezekiah become filled with great joy at being reconciled, for he fully intended to do as the Abba directed. And Hezekiah wondered at the humility and moderation of the great Mephrem, thinking to himself, "Truly Mephrem is an old man, and much to be praised and emulated!"

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« Reply #60 on: June 17, 2014, 11:22:56 PM »

Abba Mephrem is consistently one of the cruelest monastics in this community.

- commonly attributed to Abba William

This would've been brilliant if Abba William had stayed in Scetis long enough to become an Abba.  He left because he was disobedient. 
I heard it was because Abba Mephrem was a jerk.

Just sayin'

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« Reply #61 on: June 17, 2014, 11:27:46 PM »

That doesn't seem like a very abbaty thing to post!  Grin
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« Reply #62 on: June 17, 2014, 11:33:39 PM »

Abba Mephrem is consistently one of the cruelest monastics in this community.

- commonly attributed to Abba William

This would've been brilliant if Abba William had stayed in Scetis long enough to become an Abba.  He left because he was disobedient. 
I heard it was because Abba Mephrem was a jerk.

Just sayin'

I've heard that Abba Mephrem is unbearded.  Shocked
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« Reply #63 on: June 17, 2014, 11:35:28 PM »

That doesn't seem like a very abbaty thing to post!  Grin

I was looking for someone more famous...imagine my surprise when I saw that!
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« Reply #64 on: June 17, 2014, 11:36:47 PM »

Abba Mephrem is consistently one of the cruelest monastics in this community.

- commonly attributed to Abba William

This would've been brilliant if Abba William had stayed in Scetis long enough to become an Abba.  He left because he was disobedient. 
I heard it was because Abba Mephrem was a jerk.

Just sayin'

I've heard that Abba Mephrem is unbearded.  Shocked

Blasphemy!
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« Reply #65 on: June 17, 2014, 11:37:16 PM »

Abba Mephrem is consistently one of the cruelest monastics in this community.

- commonly attributed to Abba William

This would've been brilliant if Abba William had stayed in Scetis long enough to become an Abba.  He left because he was disobedient. 
I heard it was because Abba Mephrem was a jerk.

Just sayin'

I've heard that Abba Mephrem is unbearded.  Shocked
WHAT!?!? I think you get your Abba card pulled for that one!
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« Reply #66 on: June 17, 2014, 11:38:24 PM »

How have I missed this thread? It is full of gems just waiting to be picked up!

It's too bad I had the original blog entry changed by the time you saw the thread. Looking back I should have left it as it was.
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« Reply #67 on: June 17, 2014, 11:38:44 PM »

Abba Mephrem is consistently one of the cruelest monastics in this community.

- commonly attributed to Abba William

This would've been brilliant if Abba William had stayed in Scetis long enough to become an Abba.  He left because he was disobedient. 
I heard it was because Abba Mephrem was a jerk.

Just sayin'

I've heard that Abba Mephrem is unbearded.  Shocked
WHAT!?!? I think you get your Abba card pulled for that one!

These are lies propagated by the heterodox in order to lure the ignorant into Ultramontanism.  
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« Reply #68 on: June 17, 2014, 11:40:38 PM »

I have never met Abba Mephrem, but I have seen a picture and he did have a beard. Imagine even thinking otherwise!
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« Reply #69 on: June 17, 2014, 11:43:48 PM »

I only tell you what I've heard, that you might be cautious in your dealings with him.
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« Reply #70 on: June 20, 2014, 06:21:33 PM »

Scholars recently discovered this footage of Abba Ronald! Amazing! Blessed be the name of the Lord and his working in all the saints!
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« Reply #71 on: June 20, 2014, 07:02:33 PM »

Abba Ronald the Black, pray unto God for us. 
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« Reply #72 on: July 01, 2014, 02:32:51 AM »

One day the bishop came down from Alexandria and was visiting the monks. Abba Hezekiah said to him, "How far is it to Rome from here?" The Bishop told him that it was such-and-such a distance to get to the sea, and then such-and-such a distance further in a ship. Abba Hezekiah simply smiled and said, "Ahh, then it is well."
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« Reply #73 on: Today at 07:08:21 PM »

One day Abba Hezekiah said, 'The scriptures speak of our salvation when it tells of the man who worked for 7 years to acquire that which he mostly earnestly sought after.' Another monk sitting close by asked, 'But isn't there more to the story than that?'  The Abba answered, saying, 'Indeed. He screwed up and had to work an extra 7 years.' The monk responded, 'This is a difficult thing, to work an entire 7 years, and then to have to work an extra 7 years because you made a mistake on a single night.'  But to this Abba Hezekiah replied in surprise, 'He made a mistake, but who said it didn't work to his benefit in the end?'
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