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Re: Always wear your cross
« Reply #45 on: June 04, 2012, 09:02:50 AM »
Also the banya - wearing any metal in there is a painful experience that you probably won't do twice. 

I don't know if Russian sauna is anyhow different from the Finnish one but haven't had any problem while wearing my cross or earrings in sauna.

Hmm, maybe my skin is sensitive.  I think the Russian sauna is cooler than a Finnish one but it is much wetter so it feels hotter. 

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Re: Always wear your cross
« Reply #46 on: June 04, 2012, 09:22:21 AM »
I only take off my cross if I think there's a good chance I'll lose it if I don't. I don't think I've taken it off more than 3 or 4 times in the past 7 years, just haven't had the need.


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Re: Always wear your cross
« Reply #47 on: June 04, 2012, 09:26:17 AM »
Also the banya - wearing any metal in there is a painful experience that you probably won't do twice. 

I don't know if Russian sauna is anyhow different from the Finnish one but haven't had any problem while wearing my cross or earrings in sauna.

Hmm, maybe my skin is sensitive.  I think the Russian sauna is cooler than a Finnish one but it is much wetter so it feels hotter. 

Casting a little water over the cross makes things easier. Of course one could always take the cross away but then again easiness is boring. :P
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Re: Always wear your cross
« Reply #48 on: June 04, 2012, 10:03:32 AM »
I take my cross off before bed since I have a heavier, longer chain than I used to (I keep breaking them).  I always worry that in my fits of tossing and turning I'll rip it off (I've done this before).  Other than that, I pretty much ear it always.  When I become properly hyperdox I will get a proper 20lb cast iron cross to chain across my chest and that I will never take off.
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Re: Always wear your cross
« Reply #49 on: June 04, 2012, 10:11:27 AM »
When I become properly hyperdox I will get a proper 20lb cast iron cross to chain across my chest and that I will never take off.

Ahh yes, the idea that the quality and importance of an object is directly proportional to it's degree of cumbersomosity.. A most wise approach!
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Re: Always wear your cross
« Reply #50 on: June 04, 2012, 11:24:01 AM »
I take my cross off before bed since I have a heavier, longer chain than I used to (I keep breaking them).  I always worry that in my fits of tossing and turning I'll rip it off (I've done this before).  Other than that, I pretty much ear it always.  When I become properly hyperdox I will get a proper 20lb cast iron cross to chain across my chest and that I will never take off.

After breaking 4 chains in less than 2 years, I tried a piece of ribbon (the kind used for Christmas presents). After about 10 years, the first ribbon finally broke. Replaced it and the second ribbon has lasted about 7 years so far. And I almost never take my cross off--I'm so absent-minded that if I did, I'd likely forget what I had done with it.
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Re: Always wear your cross
« Reply #51 on: June 04, 2012, 11:25:46 AM »
When I become properly hyperdox I will get a proper 20lb cast iron cross to chain across my chest and that I will never take off.

Ahh yes, the idea that the quality and importance of an object is directly proportional to it's degree of cumbersomosity.. A most wise approach!
 

That's longhand for "bigger is better".  ;D

Why stop at just 20lbs?   ;D ;D
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Re: Always wear your cross
« Reply #52 on: June 04, 2012, 11:32:43 AM »
I have no idea what any idea what you people are talking about.  My cross weighs something like .5 oz.
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Re: Always wear your cross
« Reply #53 on: June 04, 2012, 11:33:28 AM »
When I become properly hyperdox I will get a proper 20lb cast iron cross to chain across my chest and that I will never take off.

Ahh yes, the idea that the quality and importance of an object is directly proportional to it's degree of cumbersomosity.. A most wise approach!
 

That's longhand for "bigger is better".  ;D

Why stop at just 20lbs?   ;D ;D

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Re: Always wear your cross
« Reply #54 on: June 04, 2012, 11:34:43 AM »
I take my cross off before bed since I have a heavier, longer chain than I used to (I keep breaking them).  I always worry that in my fits of tossing and turning I'll rip it off (I've done this before).  Other than that, I pretty much ear it always.  When I become properly hyperdox I will get a proper 20lb cast iron cross to chain across my chest and that I will never take off.

After breaking 4 chains in less than 2 years, I tried a piece of ribbon (the kind used for Christmas presents). After about 10 years, the first ribbon finally broke. Replaced it and the second ribbon has lasted about 7 years so far. And I almost never take my cross off--I'm so absent-minded that if I did, I'd likely forget what I had done with it.

I have found yarn to be the best in the long run.  When it finally snaps you can just re-tie it almost indefinitely.  I like to look of the gold chain more, but the advantage of the yarn is that if the cross is small (not a 20pndr) then you can wear it at all times for that extra noetic goodness.
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Re: Always wear your cross
« Reply #55 on: June 04, 2012, 11:44:17 AM »
When I become properly hyperdox I will get a proper 20lb cast iron cross to chain across my chest and that I will never take off.

Ahh yes, the idea that the quality and importance of an object is directly proportional to it's degree of cumbersomosity.. A most wise approach!
 

That's longhand for "bigger is better".  ;D

Why stop at just 20lbs?   ;D ;D

Piety is something you have to work your way into.

Piety?  And here I thought you were into this:

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Re: Always wear your cross
« Reply #56 on: June 04, 2012, 11:55:21 AM »
Then again, I do know from experience sometimes a ring attracts people looking for nothing other than a short term affair.
When I was wearing an engagement ring (LOL) I had so many more girls hitting me up. It's got magnetic properties man.

I know a guy who wears a wedding ring, who isn't married, and does it to get girls. And he's successful at it too.
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Re: Always wear your cross
« Reply #57 on: June 04, 2012, 12:00:00 PM »
What can we learn from this image?

- Mice like to do rev. bb curls (I'm guessing here, but it's an educated guess)
- Mice don't like ez curl bars
- Mice don't like olympic bars
- Mice have strong (stubby) arms
- Mice like working out at home (notice the lack of clothes, something that an increasing number of commercial gyms frown upon)
- Mice focus on proper form (e.g., notice the wide stance of the feet that provide stability, the straight back, etc.)
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Re: Always wear your cross
« Reply #58 on: June 04, 2012, 12:16:04 PM »

I always wear my cross.  Always. 

I did take it off to touch it to holy relics once...and it never made it back around my neck.  I had it in my hand....and then chain and all was gone.  I searched high and low, and asked everyone, and bothered the priest.....and nothing.  I guess someone really was in need of a long gold chain with a cross on it.  My godfather had gifted it to me....and I was broken hearted.

Now I wear a silver cross, also gifted to me by someone else....and it only gets taken off for a cleaning once in a while.

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Re: Always wear your cross
« Reply #59 on: June 04, 2012, 02:46:55 PM »
What can we learn from this image?

- Mice like to do rev. bb curls (I'm guessing here, but it's an educated guess)
- Mice don't like ez curl bars
- Mice don't like olympic bars
- Mice have strong (stubby) arms
- Mice like working out at home (notice the lack of clothes, something that an increasing number of commercial gyms frown upon)
- Mice focus on proper form (e.g., notice the wide stance of the feet that provide stability, the straight back, etc.)

You forgot (at least)  one further thing:

- Mice don't wear their crosses while working out

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Re: Always wear your cross
« Reply #60 on: June 04, 2012, 02:54:12 PM »
I always wear mine, except in the shower. I switch to a wooden one when traveling because I don't feel like going through the TSA rigamarole with it.

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Re: Always wear your cross
« Reply #61 on: June 04, 2012, 02:59:53 PM »
I always wear mine, except in the shower. I switch to a wooden one when traveling because I don't feel like going through the TSA rigamarole with it.

I always wear mine, except in the shower, when sleeping, or in the extremely rare event that I forget to put it on.

As I'm not a mouse and don't work out, that's not a problem.  ;)

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Re: Always wear your cross
« Reply #62 on: June 04, 2012, 03:00:55 PM »
I always wear mine, except in the shower. I switch to a wooden one when traveling because I don't feel like going through the TSA rigamarole with it.

great idea

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Re: Always wear your cross
« Reply #63 on: June 04, 2012, 03:10:58 PM »
Does that include stuff like sleeping, showering, or swimming?

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Re: Always wear your cross
« Reply #64 on: June 04, 2012, 03:53:06 PM »
traveling!
maybe the cross is why i 'beep' sometimes in airports. it's such an integral part of me, i hadn't even thought about it.
i always travel with empty pockets and my phone in my bag and no metal belts, so the occasional 'beeps' were a mystery until now...
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Re: Always wear your cross
« Reply #65 on: June 04, 2012, 06:38:46 PM »
Does that include stuff like sleeping, showering, or swimming?

I wear mine 24/7. Never had a problem.
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Re: Always wear your cross
« Reply #66 on: June 04, 2012, 06:40:24 PM »
This is why we should be allowed to have tattoos. A tattoo of an Orthodox Cross would be a lot easier to have on at all times than a Cross hanging from your neck.

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« Reply #67 on: June 04, 2012, 06:41:01 PM »
This is why we should be allowed to have tattoos. A tattoo of an Orthodox Cross would be a lot easier to have on at all times than a Cross hanging from your neck.
How are tattoos forbidden? Don't OOs get a cross tattoo'd on their wrist?

It's not part of their faith, and just because they do it doesn't make it acceptable.
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Re: Always wear your cross
« Reply #68 on: June 04, 2012, 06:45:51 PM »
This is why we should be allowed to have tattoos. A tattoo of an Orthodox Cross would be a lot easier to have on at all times than a Cross hanging from your neck.
How are tattoos forbidden? Don't OOs get a cross tattoo'd on their wrist?

It's not part of their faith, and just because they do it doesn't make it acceptable.

Kind of like all of those blood puddings Eastern Europeans like to eat.
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« Reply #69 on: June 04, 2012, 07:20:44 PM »
This is why we should be allowed to have tattoos. A tattoo of an Orthodox Cross would be a lot easier to have on at all times than a Cross hanging from your neck.
How are tattoos forbidden? Don't OOs get a cross tattoo'd on their wrist?

It's not part of their faith, and just because they do it doesn't make it acceptable.

Kind of like all of those blood puddings Eastern Europeans like to eat.

Yes.
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Re: Always wear your cross
« Reply #70 on: June 04, 2012, 08:59:47 PM »
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

There is a big white elephant in this room that married folk in particular could address, but I really shouldn't bring it up  :angel:

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Re: Always wear your cross
« Reply #71 on: June 04, 2012, 09:38:46 PM »
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

There is a big white elephant in this room that married folk in particular could address, but I really shouldn't bring it up  :angel:

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Re: Always wear your cross
« Reply #72 on: June 05, 2012, 05:16:20 AM »
hmm, i know of british and irish people eating blood puddings, rather the eastern european people i know were horrified to hear of it, i don't think it's very common over there.
about tattoos, it is tattooing yourself in a pagan ceremony to respect the dead that is forbidden.
not cross tattoos.
they are cool, and make complete sense when the majority around u are trying to stifle yr culture, crush yr faith and make u a carbon copy of them. it's a sign of resistance against an anti Christian occupying force.

it started when children used to be kidnapped from Christian homes by their non Christian neighbours. when they grew up, they would have the chance to discover their former faith and return. as the kidnapping of adolescent girls still goes on today in egypt, it makes sense for the tattooing to continue. Christians who do not (yet!) live under such harsh conditions can tattoo themselves in solidarity, if they wish (it is by no means compulsory in the coptic church).

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Re: Always wear your cross
« Reply #73 on: June 05, 2012, 05:29:38 AM »
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

There is a big white elephant in this room that married folk in particular could address, but I really shouldn't bring it up  :angel:

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Re: Always wear your cross
« Reply #74 on: June 05, 2012, 08:03:46 AM »
traveling!
maybe the cross is why i 'beep' sometimes in airports. it's such an integral part of me, i hadn't even thought about it.
i always travel with empty pockets and my phone in my bag and no metal belts, so the occasional 'beeps' were a mystery until now...
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I have the same situation ;) I take my cross off only for taking bath and swimming. Unfortunately, I lost my Orthodox cross 2 times in just one month during the last summer because it had fell out of the pocket (I put it when I was going to the beach).
Some years ago I've lost a medallion with the Theotokos, because the chain had broken. So I hope that I won't loose this new cross, as I was finally received into Orthodox Church ;)
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« Reply #75 on: June 05, 2012, 05:44:04 PM »
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Re: Always wear your cross
« Reply #76 on: June 05, 2012, 07:00:34 PM »
I used to wear mine to sleep but then a two nights a couple weeks ago I think I woke up and the chain was somehow twisted and it felt worryingly tight so I stopped. Not really interested in getting asphyxiated.

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Re: Always wear your cross
« Reply #77 on: June 05, 2012, 07:05:04 PM »
I used to wear mine to sleep but then a two nights a couple weeks ago I think I woke up and the chain was somehow twisted and it felt worryingly tight so I stopped. Not really interested in getting asphyxiated.

Ain't going to happen. Have you ever strangled someone unconscious? Or been rendered so?

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« Reply #78 on: June 05, 2012, 07:20:00 PM »
Ya know, the whole getting a cross tattooed on your wrist thing has some appeal to it.
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Re: Always wear your cross
« Reply #79 on: June 05, 2012, 07:23:23 PM »
Ya know, the whole getting a cross tattooed on your wrist thing has some appeal to it.

Or you could just stick your arms out horizontally and BE a cross.
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