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« on: July 23, 2013, 11:02:33 AM »

There has been such hyped up negatively and extreme opinions posted lately, that I thought we should try to show links to Realtime Orthodoxy so that the casual visitor not dismiss us as cranks and to lift our spirits.

Faith is not about being the best apologist or the angriest of polemicists. It is a way of life most of us have to face in Realtime. Let's be positive! Make this an Orthodox version of Linus telling Charlie Brown and all of us what Christmas is really all about!

Here is my initial offering from Camp Nazareth, 2013, Mercer, PA USA:

http://www.acrod.org/multimedia/photos/?collection_id=35102136-72157634652924798
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2013, 01:22:58 PM »

I think everything is in real-time (warning! Smiley), but we don't really realize it when we fall pray to imagination and stuff like that. 
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2013, 01:36:47 PM »

Two weeks ago, a couple in our parish celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Father gave them a blessing, in front of the congregation, after the liturgy.  angel



Last week, another couple had an anniversary, their 13th. So, we're a good luck parish! Get married here!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2013, 01:41:10 PM »

Picture from the website of the Russian Orthodox Church of Three Saints, Garfield NJ


Picture of Holy Saturday 2013 from the website of the Holy Cross Hermitage, WV
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2013, 02:41:36 PM »


Beautiful!  ...all of the above!  Keep them coming!!!
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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2013, 03:17:07 PM »

The Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration, PA (website)

Students from Holy Trinity Orthodox Christian Academy and Preschool came to visit the monastery and were also witnesses to the Miraculous Myrrh-Streaming Icon of the Theotokos from Hawaii.

Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, NY (website)

Holy Week at the Cathedral
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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2013, 03:25:48 PM »

Two Churches in Oslo.

The biggest one, the Russian. They do have a couple of Norwegian converts despite them only using Church Slavonic. (I think they might have started with half Norwegian liturgies now)


Russian tradition church under Constantinople. I belive they have the most converts, and the priest Johannes is himself ethnic Norwegian.



Just now since 6. May, they are building a 'proper' Church with the help from donations from the faithful.
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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2013, 04:01:28 PM »

my friends' wedding!
(i was there, but not in the photo)
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http://britishorthodox.org/4069/abba-seraphim-oficiates-at-wedding/
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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2013, 04:17:45 PM »

Beautiful couple!
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« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2013, 07:11:41 PM »

This is awesome! Keep the good news coming! This is all about the life at your parish or special place or event most Orthodox experience - we don't sit around fretting about the nonsense that saturates the internet or discussing deep thoughts.  Smiley  We gather as believers  in Christ's name and He is truly there in our midst!
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« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2013, 03:27:20 AM »

Anyone know how to make pictures smaller? I'd love to post some pictures of my son's Baptism, but I don't know how to keep it from filling up the entire screen...
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« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2013, 03:35:09 AM »

When you use the image tags [img] put a width=600 or whatever number you want inside the first tag. You can then preview the post to see if it's the size you want. So, for example, you might say [img width=400] then put the link, then the closing [img] tag.
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« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2013, 06:09:17 PM »

Thanks, Asteriktos!

So here's my son's Baptism (sorry it's so blurry!):





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« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2013, 06:37:01 PM »

Very nice! Smiley


From the Greek Festival, June 2013, in Oakmont, PA
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« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2013, 10:04:14 AM »

Much as I suspected, the living Church elicits far less interest online than does the hypothetical, less than gossip and innuendo and less than angry certitude, anathema, pews and beards and who gets what number seat at the table.

I'll put my money on my involvement with the real world and the parish, community and diocesan life of my faith than the other stuff!
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« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2013, 10:24:53 AM »

That's why I only cruise through here occasionally... got tired of the battles over hypotheticals...    Wink

Much as I suspected, the living Church elicits far less interest online than does the hypothetical, less than gossip and innuendo and less than angry certitude, anathema, pews and beards and who gets what number seat at the table.

I'll put my money on my involvement with the real world and the parish, community and diocesan life of my faith than the other stuff!
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« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2013, 10:45:42 AM »

That's why I only cruise through here occasionally... got tired of the battles over hypotheticals...    Wink

Much as I suspected, the living Church elicits far less interest online than does the hypothetical, less than gossip and innuendo and less than angry certitude, anathema, pews and beards and who gets what number seat at the table.

I'll put my money on my involvement with the real world and the parish, community and diocesan life of my faith than the other stuff!



That's why it's important to keep this atop the Faith Board so that inquirers' not get a ridiculous first impression of us !

Here is a fun video from yesterday at our Camp:

http://www.campnazareth.org/cn-live-archives.htm
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« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2013, 11:18:20 AM »

I've wrestled with that, but come to realize that an inquirer needs somewhere to go.  If they don't have a healthy parish to go to, there is no real use to doing much of this, because in the end they cannot convert without a parish.

That's why I only cruise through here occasionally... got tired of the battles over hypotheticals...    Wink

Much as I suspected, the living Church elicits far less interest online than does the hypothetical, less than gossip and innuendo and less than angry certitude, anathema, pews and beards and who gets what number seat at the table.

I'll put my money on my involvement with the real world and the parish, community and diocesan life of my faith than the other stuff!



That's why it's important to keep this atop the Faith Board so that inquirers' not get a ridiculous first impression of us !

Here is a fun video from yesterday at our Camp:

http://www.campnazareth.org/cn-live-archives.htm
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« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2013, 08:39:56 PM »

1914 - Holy Ghost Orthodox Church, Ambridge, PA


2012 Ladies Altar Society of the Myrrhbearers Trisagion Service - Holy Ghost Orthodox Church, Ambridge, PA

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« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2014, 05:36:46 AM »

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Pilgrimage Weekend 2013 at Hermitage of the Holy Cross in Wayne, WV...





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« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2014, 06:13:34 AM »

What is "Ladies Altar Society"?
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« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2014, 06:26:48 AM »

What is "Ladies Altar Society"?

From their website:

"The Ladies Altar Society of the Myrrh Bearers, founded in 1927, has as its goals the perpetuation of the Orthodox Christian Faith.  The beautifying of the interior of the local church, vestments for the priest and altar boys and altar covers; and to support the Orthodox Church in America on a national and diocesan level whenever possible. All women of the Holy Ghost Orthodox Church (at least 18 years of age and in good standing) are eligible to join.  Meetings are held whenever it is deemed necessary (3 or 4 a year) with an annual meeting in October.  Dues are nominal.  To raise money for their projects, the Altar Society ladies bake and sell bread."
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« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2014, 12:27:51 AM »

It's always a nice reminder when I see photos of other Orthodox people gathering. Reminds me that other people experience the same things that I do!
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