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St Nersess Seminary Coffee Mug
« on: January 25, 2016, 12:23:52 PM »
Dear friends,

Mourn with me: my St Nersess Seminary coffee mug, out of which I faithfully drank my morning coffee for the better part of ten years, has met with destruction at the hands of a clumsy non-Mor. 

Of course, I could probably contact the seminary and see if they have more mugs for sale, but do you have any coffee mugs you'd recommend I consider purchasing? 
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Re: St Nersess Seminary Coffee Mug
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2016, 12:29:48 PM »
You could have your coffee with coffe with Sr. Vassa. 


But that would be so EO of you. 
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Re: St Nersess Seminary Coffee Mug
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2016, 12:32:10 PM »
The best coffee I drink is from the Polish Pottery Bubble Mug my husband bought me for a gift.   They can be a bit pricey, and I have only one, but they are beautiful and wonderful, and I treasure mine. 





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Re: St Nersess Seminary Coffee Mug
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2016, 12:35:05 PM »
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Re: St Nersess Seminary Coffee Mug
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2016, 12:45:23 PM »
'Evil isn't the real threat to the world. Stupid is just as destructive as evil, maybe more so, and it's a hell of a lot more common. What we really need is a crusade against stupid. That might actually make a difference.'~Harry Dresden

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Re: St Nersess Seminary Coffee Mug
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2016, 12:49:46 PM »
I DO NOT AFFIRM OR DENY THE CONTENT OF ANY GIVEN POST IN THESE FORUMS. THEY REFLECT DIFFERENT STAGES OF MY FAITH AND LIFE. IF ONE OF MY POSTS HELPS YOU, MAY GOD BLESS IT, AND IF IT IS A STUMBLING BLOCK, MAY YOU AND GOD FORGIVE ME.

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Re: St Nersess Seminary Coffee Mug
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2016, 12:50:01 PM »
'Evil isn't the real threat to the world. Stupid is just as destructive as evil, maybe more so, and it's a hell of a lot more common. What we really need is a crusade against stupid. That might actually make a difference.'~Harry Dresden

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Re: St Nersess Seminary Coffee Mug
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2016, 12:50:07 PM »
“Steel isn't strong, boy, flesh is stronger! That is strength, boy! That is power! What is steel compared to the hand that wields it?  Contemplate this on the tree of woe.” - Elder Thulsa Doom of the Mountain of Power

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Re: St Nersess Seminary Coffee Mug
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2016, 12:53:26 PM »


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Re: St Nersess Seminary Coffee Mug
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2016, 12:55:44 PM »


For those mornings you feel lonely

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Re: St Nersess Seminary Coffee Mug
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2016, 12:56:42 PM »
Coffee 's all about getting yourself out of your house in the morning .
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Re: St Nersess Seminary Coffee Mug
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2016, 12:59:34 PM »
I'm surprised Mor doesn't drink from a goblet, he's too good for a handle.
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Re: St Nersess Seminary Coffee Mug
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2016, 01:00:58 PM »
I'm surprised Mor doesn't drink from a goblet, he's too good for a handle.


really....you think the non-mor broke the cup doing something other than being overzealous in offering the Mor a sip so that he wouldn't have to touch the mug?

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Re: St Nersess Seminary Coffee Mug
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2016, 01:02:31 PM »
I'm surprised Mor doesn't drink from a goblet, he's too good for a handle.


really....you think the non-mor broke the cup doing something other than being overzealous in offering the Mor a sip so that he wouldn't have to touch the mug?
Good point.
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Re: St Nersess Seminary Coffee Mug
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2016, 01:16:02 PM »
Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.

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Re: St Nersess Seminary Coffee Mug
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2016, 01:17:15 PM »
You want your belt to buckle, not your chair.

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Re: St Nersess Seminary Coffee Mug
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2016, 01:20:26 PM »
Alternately:

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Re: St Nersess Seminary Coffee Mug
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2016, 01:32:38 PM »
I actually have a genuine Bartholomew the First 1997 US Tour coffee mug, complete with Patriarchal seal.  Only a Greek can break it...    ;)
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Re: St Nersess Seminary Coffee Mug
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2016, 03:53:39 PM »
I recommend something like this. It screams corporate world so everyone thinks you have a high powered job, but it is so boring that no one will dare ask what it is.

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Re: St Nersess Seminary Coffee Mug
« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2016, 03:55:13 PM »
Another option for the more practically minded cookie dipper who ain't got time to put their cookies in a separate container.

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Re: St Nersess Seminary Coffee Mug
« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2016, 04:02:53 PM »
I recommend something like this. It screams corporate world so everyone thinks you have a high powered job, but it is so boring that no one will dare ask what it is.



I need to buy a thermos like this and start brining it to campus. Everyone will assume I got some kind of sweet internship.
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Re: St Nersess Seminary Coffee Mug
« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2016, 04:03:52 PM »
It's kind of like an illiterate Taoist priest I heard about who walked around carrying a huge book.
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« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2016, 04:09:51 PM »
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« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2016, 04:31:04 PM »
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« Reply #26 on: January 25, 2016, 05:24:08 PM »
I have a bamboo fiber cup at work. Apart from a silicon handle and a cover it's biodegradeable which is nice and the the cover keeps the coffee warm. Theoretocally you could take it with you to lunch breaks and produce less waste by puring the coffee into the mug instead throw-away cardboard mug.
I just need to find out how to say it in Slavonic!

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Re: St Nersess Seminary Coffee Mug
« Reply #27 on: January 25, 2016, 05:44:45 PM »
The one I bought in NY Antiochian cathedral ;) Only 5$


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« Reply #28 on: January 26, 2016, 04:05:32 AM »
^Cool. What does it say?
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« Reply #29 on: January 26, 2016, 05:22:07 AM »
^Cool. What does it say?
Our Father.  On the part that's not visible in the picture the same prayer is written in English, including the priest part "For Thine is the Kingdom..."

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« Reply #30 on: January 26, 2016, 06:08:28 AM »
Nice. I wish there was more Christian calligraphy available.
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« Reply #31 on: January 26, 2016, 06:33:14 AM »
Nice. I wish there was more Christian calligraphy available.
There is
The Blessings


A lot of examples (Church Slavonic, Arabic, Latin)

And there are special shops/offers that you can ask for printing on your mug, T-shirt etc. whatever you want.

Jesus prayer

And more here
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« Reply #32 on: January 26, 2016, 09:09:31 AM »
Is absolutely something stupid on the internet.
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« Reply #33 on: January 26, 2016, 10:41:10 AM »
Dominika, thanks for that link! That's such a cool article!!
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And more here

Wow... *rightclicksave* I could keep the printer's solvent with those.
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Re: St Nersess Seminary Coffee Mug
« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2016, 07:20:38 AM »
Happy shall he be, that shall take and dash thy little ones against the rock. Alleluia.

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« Reply #36 on: January 30, 2016, 07:47:33 AM »
^^ not for an OO, as they have suffered too much from Byzantine imperialism

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Re: St Nersess Seminary Coffee Mug
« Reply #37 on: January 30, 2016, 08:20:14 AM »
^^ not for an OO, as they have suffered too much from Byzantine imperialism

I recommend that he buys one.  He doesn't have to.



Maybe this is a better choice.
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What mug did you get?
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