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The dread Pantocrator...is also "Christouli mou", (my little Christ), who really listens when you run in to your neighborhood church on the way to work to cry and light a candle because your daughter is in trouble at school. The untouchable and all-holy Mother of God is also "Panayitsa mou", who really will take your part before the court of heaven because, just like your own mom, she’ll always stick up for her children, no matter how badly they’ve behaved.

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Re: Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides to be Metropolitan of Chicago
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 01:25:04 AM »
AXIOS!

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Re: Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides to be Metropolitan of Chicago
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 11:43:53 PM »
IT's about time the Synod filled that very important vacant seat.

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Re: Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides to be Metropolitan of Chicago
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 12:26:48 AM »
#coolbishop
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Re: Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides to be Metropolitan of Chicago
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 12:50:32 PM »
What’s the background of this soon-to-be bishop? Is he a good guy?

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Re: Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides to be Metropolitan of Chicago
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2018, 01:09:40 PM »
Fr. Whiteford wasn't happy . so there must be something good about the newly elected bishop.
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Re: Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides to be Metropolitan of Chicago
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2018, 01:14:18 PM »
What’s the background of this soon-to-be bishop? Is he a good guy?

#coolbishop

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Re: Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides to be Metropolitan of Chicago
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2018, 02:22:52 PM »
What’s the background of this soon-to-be bishop? Is he a good guy?

#coolbishop

What more need be said?

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Re: Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides to be Metropolitan of Chicago
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2018, 02:25:47 PM »
Fr. Whiteford wasn't happy . so there must be something good about the newly elected bishop.

Where do you read that?
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Re: Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides to be Metropolitan of Chicago
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2018, 03:15:00 PM »
What’s the background of this soon-to-be bishop? Is he a good guy?
It's all in the linked article...but tl;dr is he is founder of Orthodox Professionals in Action and current Director of the Office of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations of GOAA.
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The dread Pantocrator...is also "Christouli mou", (my little Christ), who really listens when you run in to your neighborhood church on the way to work to cry and light a candle because your daughter is in trouble at school. The untouchable and all-holy Mother of God is also "Panayitsa mou", who really will take your part before the court of heaven because, just like your own mom, she’ll always stick up for her children, no matter how badly they’ve behaved.

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Re: Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides to be Metropolitan of Chicago
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2018, 03:39:13 PM »
Fr. Whiteford wasn't happy

I'm interested in hearing what objections may be out there.  I've only had positive experienced with Metropolitan-elect Fr. Nathanael.
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Re: Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides to be Metropolitan of Chicago
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2018, 03:40:37 PM »
Perhaps what augustin is referencing:

http://byztex.blogspot.com/2018/02/it-seems-nathanael-symeonides-was.html

(In the comment section).
« Last Edit: February 13, 2018, 03:40:52 PM by Antonis »
How has Antonis not become an Old Calendarist yet?
I thought he had, a few posts ago.

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Re: Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides to be Metropolitan of Chicago
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2018, 04:12:26 PM »
is Fr. Whiteford ever happy?
All opinions expressed by myself are quite tragically my own, and not those of any other poster or wall hangings.

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Re: Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides to be Metropolitan of Chicago
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2018, 04:13:57 PM »
Perhaps what augustin is referencing:

http://byztex.blogspot.com/2018/02/it-seems-nathanael-symeonides-was.html

(In the comment section).
we're reading the same blogs. Iirc there was some lamentation on the Traditional Orthodoxy group as well.
"I saw a miracle where 2 people entered church one by baptism and one by chrismation. On pictures the one received by full baptism was shinning in light the one by chrismation no."

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Re: Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides to be Metropolitan of Chicago
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2018, 04:34:47 PM »
Ahh.  Thank you for the reference.
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Re: Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides to be Metropolitan of Chicago
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2018, 04:35:59 PM »
is Fr. Whiteford ever happy?

My agreement or disagreement with someone generally shouldn't negate the validity of their potential points, especially when we're looking at those elected to fill important positions that affect a lot of people.
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Re: Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides to be Metropolitan of Chicago
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2018, 04:49:30 PM »
is Fr. Whiteford ever happy?

My agreement or disagreement with someone generally shouldn't negate the validity of their potential points, especially when we're looking at those elected to fill important positions that affect a lot of people.


absolutely not.....it was a general observation. 
All opinions expressed by myself are quite tragically my own, and not those of any other poster or wall hangings.

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Re: Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides to be Metropolitan of Chicago
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2018, 04:55:58 PM »
is Fr. Whiteford ever happy?

My agreement or disagreement with someone generally shouldn't negate the validity of their potential points, especially when we're looking at those elected to fill important positions that affect a lot of people.
absolutely not.....it was a general observation.   

Note that I said "shouldn't" in my reply (instead of "doesn't").  It's more of an aspiration than a reflection of my reality.  I'm trying.
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Re: Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides to be Metropolitan of Chicago
« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2018, 04:57:27 PM »
Perhaps what augustin is referencing:

http://byztex.blogspot.com/2018/02/it-seems-nathanael-symeonides-was.html

(In the comment section).

It seems pretty clear that (in the youtube video link provided) the now-Metropolitan made a bad start at an answer and then righted the ship and gave a nice summary answer afterwards.
« Last Edit: February 13, 2018, 04:58:40 PM by Asteriktos »

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Re: Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides to be Metropolitan of Chicago
« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2018, 08:08:29 PM »
Perhaps what augustin is referencing:

http://byztex.blogspot.com/2018/02/it-seems-nathanael-symeonides-was.html

(In the comment section).

It seems pretty clear that (in the youtube video link provided) the now-Metropolitan made a bad start at an answer and then righted the ship and gave a nice summary answer afterwards.

Who cares? As the holy one mikail02 in the comments made clear:

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I heard that he is a committed ecumenist, a big time supporter of the Cretan Robber Council, and a former instructor at Fordham.
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Re: Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides to be Metropolitan of Chicago
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2018, 09:57:59 PM »
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I heard that he is a committed ecumenist, a big time supporter of the Cretan Robber Council, and a former instructor at Fordham.

How has Antonis not become an Old Calendarist yet?
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Re: Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides to be Metropolitan of Chicago
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2018, 10:21:33 PM »
I thought he had, a few posts ago.
My only weakness is, well, never mind

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Re: Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides to be Metropolitan of Chicago
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2018, 11:52:17 PM »
Perhaps what augustin is referencing:

http://byztex.blogspot.com/2018/02/it-seems-nathanael-symeonides-was.html

(In the comment section).
we're reading the same blogs. Iirc there was some lamentation on the Traditional Orthodoxy group as well.
I like to keep up with things, to my spiritual life's detriment.

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I heard that he is a committed ecumenist, a big time supporter of the Cretan Robber Council, and a former instructor at Fordham.

How has Antonis not become an Old Calendarist yet?

LOL.

When it comes to Constantinople and the GOA, let the viewer understand:
https://www.facebook.com/BritishComedy/videos/1967023973514898/
How has Antonis not become an Old Calendarist yet?
I thought he had, a few posts ago.

"This is the one from the beginning, who seemed to be new, yet was found to be ancient and always young, being born in the hearts of the saints."
Letter to Diognetus 11.4

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Re: Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides to be Metropolitan of Chicago
« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2018, 12:02:01 AM »
Perhaps what augustin is referencing:

http://byztex.blogspot.com/2018/02/it-seems-nathanael-symeonides-was.html

(In the comment section).

It seems pretty clear that (in the youtube video link provided) the now-Metropolitan made a bad start at an answer and then righted the ship and gave a nice summary answer afterwards.
The video series in question is rather banal, but, along with our official Sunday school curriculum and the other few materials we produce, is a good survey of the kind of mindset present in our Archdiocese.
« Last Edit: February 14, 2018, 12:02:59 AM by Antonis »
How has Antonis not become an Old Calendarist yet?
I thought he had, a few posts ago.

"This is the one from the beginning, who seemed to be new, yet was found to be ancient and always young, being born in the hearts of the saints."
Letter to Diognetus 11.4

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Re: Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides to be Metropolitan of Chicago
« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2018, 10:30:05 AM »
I thought he had, a few posts ago.

Huh?
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Re: Archimandrite Nathanael Symeonides to be Metropolitan of Chicago
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2018, 01:01:38 PM »
My only weakness is, well, never mind

He said he had a horrible house
I looked in it and learnt to shut my mouth

Come back my dream into my arms, into my arms

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« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2018, 02:04:42 PM »
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