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Name that church!: California parish to choose patron saint
« on: November 01, 2012, 07:14:40 AM »
In San Juan Capistrano, a Greek Orthodox parish is ready to transition out of the 'mission' stage. Accordingly, the preparations are underway, to choose the name of the location.

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After 10 years of being known as a “mission,” the Greek Orthodox church in San Juan Capistrano will select a new name Saturday from among five possibilities: St. Andrew, St. Basil, Elevation of the Cross (Holy Cross), St. Irene and St. Paraskevi.

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Re: Name that church!: California parish to choose patron saint
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2012, 12:12:25 PM »
'Cause there aren't enough churches named after one of those five...
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Re: Name that church!: California parish to choose patron saint
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2012, 02:14:39 PM »
Why not St. Nicholas the Passion Bearer?
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Re: Name that church!: California parish to choose patron saint
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2012, 06:47:47 PM »
Only $200 for a night of fellowship with the parish. Man, that's a real bargain.
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Re: Name that church!: California parish to choose patron saint
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2012, 09:56:17 PM »
Wow, they're not even considering St. George?

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Re: Name that church!: California parish to choose patron saint
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2012, 09:59:44 PM »
Only $200 for a night of fellowship with the parish. Man, that's a real bargain.

In all fairness, everybody needs a building fund. The lights don't stay on because of Monopoly money.

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Re: Name that church!: California parish to choose patron saint
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2012, 10:06:37 PM »
They are in San Juan Capistrano, they could choose Saint John the Forerunner, or another Saint John, such as the Evangelist, Chrysostom, Climacus, of Kronstadt or of Shanghai and San Francisco.

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Re: Name that church!: California parish to choose patron saint
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2012, 01:46:22 AM »
There is already a mission/parish of the Antiochian Archdiocese in San Juan Capistrano, named for St. John the Theologian.
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