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Offline Opus118

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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #180 on: October 15, 2018, 01:56:55 AM »
Demanding an apology is one of the weakest things a person can do.
When you are weak and a pacifist, this is all one can do Hecma.
If you cannot remember everything, instead of everything, I beg you, remember this without fail, that not to share our own wealth with the poor is theft from the poor and deprivation of their means of life; we do not possess our own wealth but theirs.  If we have this attitude, we will certainly offer our money; and by nourishing Christ in poverty here and laying up great profit hereafter, we will be able to attain the good things which are to come. - St. John Chrysostom

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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #181 on: October 15, 2018, 08:42:25 AM »
Demanding an apology is one of the weakest things a person can do.
When you are weak and a pacifist, this is all one can do Hecma.

Opus, you are part of "everyone else," and enough means "stop."  I'm giving you a 10% warning for not heeding the verbal warning.  If you'd like to appeal this decision, you may do so via PM.  --Ainnir
Is any of the above Orthodox?  I have no idea, so there’s that.

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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #182 on: November 03, 2018, 08:36:19 AM »
A reminder to those that wish to donate or have been thinking about it

and a thank you to all those that have.

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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #183 on: December 03, 2018, 08:04:29 PM »
Just a reminder if you wish to donate.

Thank you!

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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #184 on: January 09, 2019, 09:50:36 PM »
Happy New Year!

Thank you to our donors last year!

I hope we will continue to receive your generous support.


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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #185 on: February 09, 2019, 10:45:53 AM »
Our monthly reminder

for those interested in making a

contribution to this website.

Thank you!

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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #186 on: March 05, 2019, 08:54:39 PM »
Good evening!  Just an informational note: the site's donations list on the "Donations" tab above still is not synced with the PayPal account, so you don't really see who / how many donations have gone in lately.  Anastasios still receives the money, and applies it only to OC.net expenses.  Thank you all for your support!
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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #187 on: April 08, 2019, 10:05:00 AM »
A monthly reminder

to our members and friends

interested in making a

contribution to this website.

To our contributors, Thank you!

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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #188 on: May 08, 2019, 05:01:42 PM »
Thanks to all our donors!

The website can use your donations.

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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #189 on: May 09, 2019, 11:46:40 PM »
Although I would like to. There has not been a  contrite apology for the editorial promoting a person who in my mind, now, is more evil than I could have ever imagined.
I am sorry about this. I wish it were not so.

Just logging in here after quite some time.

What do you want me to do, apologize for having an opinion that differs from yours? What exactly do you want me to do, change the way I think? Do you think it's right to demand that I apologize and change the way I think? I removed the article almost 2 years ago. Why do you demand I apologize for something I believe in?

I keep this site running, even though I don't agree with quite a lot of what is posted here.

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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #190 on: May 09, 2019, 11:49:10 PM »
Thanks to all our donors!

The website can use your donations.

Thank you for continuing to do this.

The site currently costs $49.99 a month. The new server we are migrating to costs about $70/month.

I know the donate button has been messed up for years. The forum software has just not been kept up-to-date.

Thanks to our technical support volunteer, we are migrating to better options. Fixing the donation system will be one of our priorities.

I receive all the donations in my PayPal and ONLY use them for maintaining this site.

In Christ,
Anastasios
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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #191 on: May 10, 2019, 06:57:54 PM »
Thanks to all our donors!

The website can use your donations.

Thank you for continuing to do this.


You are very welcome, Anastasios!

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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #192 on: June 02, 2019, 10:07:07 PM »
Our monthly reminder to all donors
 
new or old

that this website can use your donation.

Thank you very much!

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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #193 on: July 10, 2019, 04:10:18 PM »
Reminding our donors that we

can use your donation.

Thanks!

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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #194 on: August 05, 2019, 08:02:37 PM »
If you are able,

donations are welcome.

Thank you!

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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #195 on: September 08, 2019, 07:47:00 PM »
A reminder to

our members

and our viewers

donations to the site

are welcome.

Thank you!

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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #196 on: September 08, 2019, 08:06:05 PM »
We are about to switch over to the new software, and all this is quite expensive, so donations are indeed appreciated.  By the way, if anyone has donated but this is not reflected in your status, feel free to let me know.

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Εθη ἀρχαῖα κρατείτω. 
Mores antiqui obtineant.
The ancient ways shall prevail.

The sentiment of Nicea in Greek and Latin, translated into English.

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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #197 on: October 04, 2019, 12:30:43 AM »
Greetings Members of

OrthodoxChristianity.net,

Please consider a donation

to our website.

Thank you very much!

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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #198 on: November 07, 2019, 12:59:05 AM »
Greetings Members of

OrthodoxChristianity.net,

Please consider a donation

to our website.

Thank you very much!

Thank you, IXOYE, as always.

Friends, I am just logging in to post here so you know I'm alive and well. Fr. George is quite capably running the site, and Alpha60 is helping us tremendously in our move to the new software (thanks also to Story for the design input). If it seems like it's "dragging on," it's because as we have been rolling this out, we have found issues with this or that platform, this or that provider, etc. We are just not willing to accept "second best" here; given the gravity of the move, we are going to get this right. But rest assured, we are near finishing the migration.

To reiterate, yes, I only use the funds donated for this site. In the past, whenever there were issues, I covered the gap to the tune of several hundred dollars. When I was without children, that was no issue, but I have five wonderful children nowadays, so I do have to make ends meet ;) Sever costs have gone up as well, etc. Yet, to this day, any money donated is only used for the purpose of keeping this site afloat.

We tend to receive donations regularly, and they more or less cover the costs. We have, however, had to expand and upfront some money for the transition and upgrades, so we are a bit behind.

If everyone could donate $5 via paypal, we would basically be covered for 20 years! But of course, we know that won't happen. Could we therefore ask that people donate $10, $15, $20, or in a few cases, $50 or $100 via paypal? Or mail a check? Or if it's just $3, mail cash? If you wish, you will be designated in your profile as a Site Supporter (if you previously donated and did not get this designation, please let Alpha60 know).

Thanks for your time, and thank YOU all for making this site the best Orthodox Christian forum of ALL TIME!!! Facebook may have lots of nice groups, but nothing will ever beat OCNET!!!! :)

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Re: The OrthodoxChristianity.net Fund Drive
« Reply #199 on: November 07, 2019, 03:05:01 PM »
As Anastasios has asked today

Please Donate

if you can.

Thank you very much!