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Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?... Wondering, thanks.
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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2013, 12:00:02 PM »
If he's a double agent for the KGB, yes, yes he is.  :P

Seriously, what are you talking about?  A house blessing?  A regular visit? 
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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2013, 12:05:30 PM »
Just a regular visit.
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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2013, 12:08:20 PM »
Now define "check everything out".  Usually they bless every room in the house, so they would see everything.  Is he going through your desk and reading your bank statements or something? 
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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2013, 12:25:07 PM »
Now define "check everything out".  Usually they bless every room in the house, so they would see everything.  Is he going through your desk and reading your bank statements or something?  


Checking everything out I guess would mean "clearing the house" to make sure everything is ok
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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2013, 12:26:12 PM »
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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2013, 12:55:02 PM »
Is he a city building inspector or something?  I don't understand what you mean.  What exactly is he doing?
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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2013, 12:57:50 PM »

I believe that he is trying to suggest that the priest comes and ensures that their is no "evil" lurking around in the house.
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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2013, 01:01:14 PM »
Never in a million years would I have gotten that out of such vague descriptions.  There are priests who do such things?  Like Ghostbusters, Orthodox Edition? 
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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2013, 01:02:03 PM »

I believe that he is trying to suggest that the priest comes and ensures that their is no "evil" lurking around in the house.



Or that you are hiding Ecumenists in your closet.


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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2013, 01:05:30 PM »

I believe that he is trying to suggest that the priest comes and ensures that their is no "evil" lurking around in the house.



Or that you are hiding Ecumenists in your closet.



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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2013, 01:23:19 PM »
I have definitely NEVER heard of ANY priest who has done this before. House blessing is one thing, but this seems to be quite another...

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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2013, 01:26:26 PM »
Every post in this thread cause a hearty belly laugh by me and I am at work, so good job at embarassing me everyone!  >:( Now I have the awkward situation of explaining why I was laughing so heartily.  :-[
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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2013, 01:39:35 PM »
If you have something that you hide from him. Now, tell us what is it or will send the priest.  :)

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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2013, 01:57:14 PM »
Heh well its just so you can get to know the guy or somewhat familiarize yourself with him

 
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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2013, 02:06:02 PM »
Was he going through your wife's underwear drawer?

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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2013, 02:11:52 PM »

I believe that he is trying to suggest that the priest comes and ensures that their is no "evil" lurking around in the house.



Or that you are hiding Ecumenists in your closet.


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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2013, 02:12:51 PM »
 ??? I don't know if I actually have a wife or not No it was to look for something hidden

What I'm saying is that you can come over and hang out
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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2013, 02:13:56 PM »
??? I don't know if I actually have a wife or not

Is this common in your family, or no?

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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2013, 02:15:42 PM »
Isn't $ money and a job prequistive to a wife?
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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2013, 02:17:01 PM »
Isn't $ money and a job prequistive to a wife?

Well if you're doing it right, sure.

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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2013, 02:18:49 PM »
Isn't $ money and a job prequistive to a wife?

If everyone applied that criteria, the world would start to empty out in a generation

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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2013, 02:48:21 PM »
How do you just "come over" if you're hundreds of miles away? ...

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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2013, 02:49:06 PM »
Maybe he was in the neighborhood.

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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2013, 02:51:21 PM »
Is he going to go through your video and audio collections and remove what he considers "un-orthodox?"  If you have firearms, is he going to test whether they're locked up in a cabinet?  Is he going to go through your on-demand history?  Is he going to make sure that every room has an icon corner?

I could go on and on.  I've never heard of a priest being so invasive (unless he worked for the KGB or CIA).
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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2013, 02:54:35 PM »
Wait.  He actually did this?!?!

Did you say' stop by when you are I the neighborhood, Father'??

Otherwise that's just a bit creepy. 

I mean Orthodoxy was stalking me this year(almost everywhere I went there was a random Priest there too!), but it didn't follow me home!

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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #26 on: July 31, 2013, 02:58:23 PM »
In India, it's fairly common for people you know, including priests, to just stop by to have a chat in your parlor. I've never heard of it being done in America though. Priests usually also say a quick prayer before they leave but that's about it, they don't do a surprise house inspection or anything of the sort.

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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2013, 02:58:48 PM »
Is he going to go through your video and audio collections and remove what he considers "un-orthodox?"  If you have firearms, is he going to test whether they're locked up in a cabinet?  Is he going to go through your on-demand history?  Is he going to make sure that every room has an icon corner?

I could go on and on.  I've never heard of a priest being so invasive (unless he worked for the KGB or CIA).

Two people, one Mind, different locations.

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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #28 on: July 31, 2013, 03:08:01 PM »
Is he going to go through your video and audio collections and remove what he considers "un-orthodox?"  If you have firearms, is he going to test whether they're locked up in a cabinet?  Is he going to go through your on-demand history?  Is he going to make sure that every room has an icon corner?

I could go on and on.  I've never heard of a priest being so invasive (unless he worked for the KGB or CIA).

I think its called "rummaging"  ... For example, Rummaging through my desk to find a piece of paper.
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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #29 on: July 31, 2013, 03:11:22 PM »

WPM, are you saying a priest actually came to your home and rummaged?....and you are asking if that is normal and okay?

OR are you asking if you ought to invite him to come over and do some inspecting?
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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2013, 03:13:06 PM »
I never really understand anything WPM is saying, but this thread is great all the same.  :D
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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #31 on: July 31, 2013, 03:15:47 PM »
For example, Rummaging through my desk to find a piece of paper.

That's when you say "what the heck are you doing?"

Though perhaps there are cultural issues at play here. Different people have different expectations.

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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #32 on: July 31, 2013, 03:18:59 PM »
Is he going to go through your video and audio collections and remove what he considers "un-orthodox?"  If you have firearms, is he going to test whether they're locked up in a cabinet?  Is he going to go through your on-demand history?  Is he going to make sure that every room has an icon corner?

I could go on and on.  I've never heard of a priest being so invasive (unless he worked for the KGB or CIA).

Two people, one Mind, different locations.

When one person is typing responses on the Internet, where is the other person and what does the other person do?

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« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2013, 03:23:09 PM »
There isn't anything to worry about except what you put on your computer.

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« Reply #34 on: July 31, 2013, 03:25:57 PM »

WPM, are you saying a priest actually came to your home and rummaged?....and you are asking if that is normal and okay?

OR are you asking if you ought to invite him to come over and do some inspecting?

Just a traditional house blessing. Thanks

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« Reply #35 on: July 31, 2013, 03:26:43 PM »
[wrong things]
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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #36 on: July 31, 2013, 03:27:17 PM »

WPM, are you saying a priest actually came to your home and rummaged?....and you are asking if that is normal and okay?

OR are you asking if you ought to invite him to come over and do some inspecting?

Just a traditional house blessing. Thanks

Then yes, the priest is supposed to come to your house, walking through each room, praying, sprinkling holy water, etc.

However, NOT rummaging through your desk.
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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #37 on: July 31, 2013, 03:31:52 PM »
There isn't anything to worry about except what you put on your computer.

Just be careful about what you put on your computer.
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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #38 on: July 31, 2013, 03:36:11 PM »
I never really understand anything WPM is saying, but this thread is great all the same.  :D

It's great to have a feeling one is not alone.

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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #39 on: July 31, 2013, 03:40:18 PM »
There isn't anything to worry about except what you put on your computer.
If he sees oc.net on your computer, you will probably be anathemized.
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« Reply #40 on: July 31, 2013, 03:41:30 PM »
There isn't anything to worry about except what you put on your computer.
If he sees oc.net on your computer, you will probably be anathemized.

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« Reply #41 on: July 31, 2013, 03:57:10 PM »
Dear WPM,

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« Reply #42 on: July 31, 2013, 11:35:53 PM »
[wrong things]

This says so much without saying anything at all. Bravo, truly.
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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #43 on: August 01, 2013, 04:31:50 PM »
Every post in this thread cause a hearty belly laugh by me and I am at work, so good job at embarassing me everyone!  >:( Now I have the awkward situation of explaining why I was laughing so heartily.  :-[

+1. Thread of the month.

Edit: whoops, Alpo beat me to it. But really, I can't stop laughing.   :D
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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #44 on: August 01, 2013, 04:39:47 PM »
Every post in this thread cause a hearty belly laugh by me and I am at work, so good job at embarassing me everyone!  >:( Now I have the awkward situation of explaining why I was laughing so heartily.  :-[

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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #45 on: August 01, 2013, 04:45:59 PM »
And a bi-locating priest, at that!

This has got to be one of the funniest threads ever.  (Sorry, Tri :o)  I get to go home in 3 minutes and I'll be laughing all the way.

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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #46 on: August 22, 2013, 11:46:50 AM »
I think the answer is "Yes, with permission, a priest is supposed to come and bless your house. No, he isn't supposed to rummage through your desk drawers or turn on your computer and check your recycle bin/Internet history."

Assuming I'm understanding the question right. Which I may not be.

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Re: Is a Priest supposed to come to your house and check everything out?
« Reply #47 on: August 22, 2013, 12:09:18 PM »
When my mom started attending an Assembly of God church (mainly because the pastor spoke Chinese)  the pastor came over to our house and starting pointing out things that he considered idolatrous, including one of those wrought-iron stork and tortoise candle holders (an innocuous Chinese decoration, but he made us get rid of it). Fortunately some of my favorite paintings that would probably have given him a heart attack were conveniently in storage. Puritanism is gross.