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« Reply #21690 on: August 04, 2014, 01:16:53 AM »
Here's my favorite binding of scripture I own:



The inside's as nice, with special paper and typefaces developed just for this:



(Neither of these pictures are actually of my copy, but you get the idea.)
"Love ... is an abyss of illumination, a mountain of fire ... . It is the condition of angels, the progress of eternity" (Climacus).

Yes we who are far from sainthood we can recognize a living saint and I'm talking from personal experience.Yes they are gentle soo gentle it can not be described it is like gentleness and humility in one and also they have this light this energy it's beyond words...and when you are

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« Reply #21691 on: August 04, 2014, 01:18:32 AM »
I first read that as "Korean Tanakh" and was baffled and impressed.
You sound like a professional who knows what he's talking about.  That's because you are.

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« Reply #21692 on: August 04, 2014, 01:36:51 AM »
I first read that as "Korean Tanakh" and was baffled and impressed.

Here you go. ;)

"Love ... is an abyss of illumination, a mountain of fire ... . It is the condition of angels, the progress of eternity" (Climacus).

Yes we who are far from sainthood we can recognize a living saint and I'm talking from personal experience.Yes they are gentle soo gentle it can not be described it is like gentleness and humility in one and also they have this light this energy it's beyond words...and when you are

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« Reply #21693 on: August 04, 2014, 02:30:36 AM »
I first read that as "Korean Tanakh" and was baffled and impressed.

Here you go. ;)


:D
You sound like a professional who knows what he's talking about.  That's because you are.

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« Reply #21694 on: August 04, 2014, 11:13:29 PM »
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« Reply #21695 on: August 05, 2014, 12:30:50 AM »
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« Reply #21696 on: August 05, 2014, 02:39:06 AM »
Made the mistake of browsing the Brooks Brothers website. Oh to be a lad again.
"Love ... is an abyss of illumination, a mountain of fire ... . It is the condition of angels, the progress of eternity" (Climacus).

Yes we who are far from sainthood we can recognize a living saint and I'm talking from personal experience.Yes they are gentle soo gentle it can not be described it is like gentleness and humility in one and also they have this light this energy it's beyond words...and when you are

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #21697 on: August 06, 2014, 04:20:12 AM »
I wish that my freaking animal lover neighbor would get rid of that wretched Husky dog and its incessant howling every night. As if their cats pooping on my lawn weren't bad enough. Stupid animals  >:(
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« Reply #21698 on: August 06, 2014, 08:08:32 PM »
It disgusts me that I came back. Seriously. Just like a dog returning to its... er... favorite toy.

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« Reply #21699 on: August 06, 2014, 08:21:00 PM »
It disgusts me that I came back. Seriously. Just like a dog returning to its... er... favorite toy.

Well I'm glad to see you too.  :'(
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« Reply #21700 on: August 06, 2014, 08:48:01 PM »
I love the people here... that's the problem. I get 5 minutes into doing something I should be doing, and then this place is like an addiction* calling me... "just check it to see if there's any new posts, it'll only take a few seconds," and then before I know it I've been here 15 minutes, surfed to 4 other sites, and then came back and spent another 5 minutes here. Starting at the end of this month I'll be out of the house for 11-12 hours a day, six days a week, so hopefully that will help make up for my lack of will power/control.  8)

EDIT--It disgusts me because I wanted to stay away, perhaps not forever, but at least until I broke my bad habits and figured out how to manage my time better. *shrugs*

*I used this word just on the off chance orthonorm would read the post. I know how much he loves people throwing around the word 'addiction.' :P
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« Reply #21701 on: August 06, 2014, 11:26:17 PM »
That's an addiction. No reason to be shy about it. You're finding out that "breaking addiction" is not so simple (if it's possible at all).
"Love ... is an abyss of illumination, a mountain of fire ... . It is the condition of angels, the progress of eternity" (Climacus).

Yes we who are far from sainthood we can recognize a living saint and I'm talking from personal experience.Yes they are gentle soo gentle it can not be described it is like gentleness and humility in one and also they have this light this energy it's beyond words...and when you are

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« Reply #21702 on: August 07, 2014, 01:01:13 AM »
I wish I had an alter ego on this forum, just to remind me of how nonsensical some of my posts can be at times (and perhaps help me to compose more sensible posts)....

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« Reply #21703 on: August 07, 2014, 04:51:42 AM »
If I started an orthodox business, it would be knee-pads. They love the mix of sacrality and modern convenience.

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« Reply #21704 on: August 07, 2014, 08:20:37 AM »
If I started an orthodox business, it would be knee-pads. They love the mix of sacrality and modern convenience.

Most Russians don't kneel. For them, extremely comfortable and warm shoes would be a bigger seller.  ;D
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« Reply #21705 on: August 07, 2014, 08:41:51 AM »
If I started an orthodox business, it would be knee-pads. They love the mix of sacrality and modern convenience.

Most Russians don't kneel. For them, extremely comfortable and warm shoes would be a bigger seller.  ;D

Great idea! I will remember this once my business takes off.

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« Reply #21706 on: August 07, 2014, 09:48:57 AM »
If I started an orthodox business, it would be knee-pads. They love the mix of sacrality and modern convenience.

Most Russians don't kneel. For them, extremely comfortable and warm shoes would be a bigger seller.  ;D

Great idea! I will remember this once my business takes off.

Go right ahead. I won't ask you for royalties on the idea.  ;)
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« Reply #21707 on: August 07, 2014, 04:26:17 PM »
Just got the blessing of some Orthodox monks at a Whole Foods Market during my lunch break.
You sound like a professional who knows what he's talking about.  That's because you are.

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« Reply #21708 on: August 08, 2014, 10:25:57 PM »
When petitions were being read at Paraklesis this evening I got all choked up when Father (facing the alter) turned around to see who was in attendance and then as he began to mention people's names started with, "Your servant _______(my name)".  I've been attending services all week, but tonight it just hit me (a Protestant inquirer) to hear my name being brought before the Theotokos along with everyone else!

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« Reply #21709 on: August 09, 2014, 03:45:34 PM »
Just got the blessing of some Orthodox monks at a Whole Foods Market during my lunch break.
Cool! There was one time I met a priest in another shop. He was wearing his rasso. Another time, I was waiting for a flight and there was another priest wearing a podryasnik and a pectoral cross. It's awesome to see priests wearing their own clothes outside church.

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« Reply #21710 on: August 09, 2014, 04:15:54 PM »
It's awesome to see priests wearing their own clothes outside church.

Well hopefully they are always wearing their own clothes instead of someone other's clothes.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #21711 on: August 09, 2014, 05:17:20 PM »
It's awesome to see priests wearing their own clothes outside church.

Well hopefully they are always wearing their own clothes instead of someone other's clothes.

You beat me to it. 
Quote from: Fr Alexander Schmemann
The Gospel is quite clear: both saints and sinners love God. "Religious" people do not love him, and whenever they can, they crucify him.

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« Reply #21712 on: August 09, 2014, 05:37:42 PM »
Just got the blessing of some Orthodox monks at a Whole Foods Market during my lunch break.
The religious decadence of this Country  is unsurpassable.
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« Reply #21713 on: August 09, 2014, 06:23:24 PM »
It's awesome to see priests wearing their own clothes outside church.

Well hopefully they are always wearing their own clothes instead of someone other's clothes.

You beat me to it. 

I've reached Mor Ephremite heights of wisdom!

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« Reply #21714 on: August 09, 2014, 06:26:09 PM »
Just got the blessing of some Orthodox monks at a Whole Foods Market during my lunch break.
The religious decadence of this Country  is unsurpassable.

God bless you.
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« Reply #21715 on: August 09, 2014, 09:38:19 PM »
Just got the blessing of some Orthodox monks at a Whole Foods Market during my lunch break.
The religious decadence of this Country  is unsurpassable.

God bless you.
God forgive both of you.
You sound like a professional who knows what he's talking about.  That's because you are.

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« Reply #21716 on: August 09, 2014, 09:43:33 PM »
Just got the blessing of some Orthodox monks at a Whole Foods Market during my lunch break.

Wow, small world.
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« Reply #21717 on: August 09, 2014, 09:44:26 PM »
It's awesome to see priests wearing their own clothes outside church.

Well hopefully they are always wearing their own clothes instead of someone other's clothes.

You beat me to it. 

I've reached Mor Ephremite heights of wisdom!



Must be the fava beans.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #21718 on: August 10, 2014, 06:15:38 PM »
God has a sense of humour.  He puts the perfect day for a barbecue (10/23 August, feast of St Laurence of Rome) right in the middle of a fast. 
Quote from: Fr Alexander Schmemann
The Gospel is quite clear: both saints and sinners love God. "Religious" people do not love him, and whenever they can, they crucify him.

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« Reply #21719 on: August 10, 2014, 06:17:54 PM »
God has a sense of humour.  He puts the perfect day for a barbecue (10/23 August, feast of St Laurence of Rome) right in the middle of a fast. 


You just had to go and say barbecue, now didn't you?


Was perfectly fine with my avocado spread sandwich until you did.....
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« Reply #21720 on: August 10, 2014, 06:26:12 PM »
God has a sense of humour.  He puts the perfect day for a barbecue (10/23 August, feast of St Laurence of Rome) right in the middle of a fast. 


You just had to go and say barbecue, now didn't you?


Was perfectly fine with my avocado spread sandwich until you did.....

Avocado spread?  For heaven's sake, eat a fish.  :P
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« Reply #21721 on: August 10, 2014, 06:51:15 PM »
 What fast are you talking about guys ?!
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« Reply #21722 on: August 10, 2014, 07:14:48 PM »
What fast are you talking about guys ?!

In the Orthodox Church, we have a fast before the Dormition. It lasts about two weeks. In some other churches, Dormition is called the Assumption.
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« Reply #21723 on: August 10, 2014, 07:15:34 PM »
What fast are you talking about guys ?!

Dormition of the Theotokos Fast. If you are following the new calendar you've been on the Dormition Fast since Aug 1st. If you are on the old calendar, the Dormition Fast doesn't start until the 13th.


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« Reply #21724 on: August 10, 2014, 07:22:04 PM »
Thank you guys :)

I remember my first Lent fast. It was this year and I loved it. It wasn't easy, but it was unique. The sense of discipline that I felt during the fast made me get closer and closer to God. I will never forget it.

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« Reply #21725 on: August 10, 2014, 07:44:43 PM »
Thank you guys :)

I remember my first Lent fast. It was this year and I loved it. It wasn't easy, but it was unique. The sense of discipline that I felt during the fast made me get closer and closer to God. I will never forget it.

That is good to hear.
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« Reply #21726 on: August 10, 2014, 07:50:53 PM »
Thank you guys :)

I remember my first Lent fast. It was this year and I loved it. It wasn't easy, but it was unique. The sense of discipline that I felt during the fast made me get closer and closer to God. I will never forget it.

That is good to hear.

It's nice to have these Wednesday and Friday fasts. Someone once figured out that we have more fast days during the year than non-fast days.

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« Reply #21727 on: August 10, 2014, 08:39:20 PM »
What fast are you talking about guys ?!

For those on the new calendar, it's the fast before the feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God.
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« Reply #21728 on: August 11, 2014, 02:16:55 PM »
God has a sense of humour.  He puts the perfect day for a barbecue (10/23 August, feast of St Laurence of Rome) right in the middle of a fast.  


You just had to go and say barbecue, now didn't you?


Was perfectly fine with my avocado spread sandwich until you did.....

Avocado spread?  For heaven's sake, eat a fish.  :P

Actually, that sounds pretty good. Few slices of rye bread, some avocado, veggies and spices sounds like a nice lunch.

I know, I'm weird.
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« Reply #21729 on: August 11, 2014, 02:18:41 PM »
God has a sense of humour.  He puts the perfect day for a barbecue (10/23 August, feast of St Laurence of Rome) right in the middle of a fast.  


You just had to go and say barbecue, now didn't you?


Was perfectly fine with my avocado spread sandwich until you did.....

Avocado spread?  For heaven's sake, eat a fish.  :P

Actually, that sounds pretty good. Few slices of rye bread, some avocado, veggies and spices sounds like a nice lunch.

I know, I'm weird.

it was quite nice.....so you are not weird at all!

until someone mentioned bbq....
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« Reply #21730 on: August 14, 2014, 03:53:02 AM »
Holy crap did I have a bad morning. Was woken up at 6:23AM this morning by what was first a sad although great dream which soon turned into a nightmare. In the dream I was on another date with the one female I ever loved and haven't seen in person for 2 years. We were driving around town, smoking cigars together, and eating at a fancy restaurant, etc. Then my family appeared out of nowhere and started yelling at me, and my girl disappeared, and I couldn't find her anywhere...woke up crying and hysterical, in a depressive daze of longing for the past--for those 3 dates I had with that girl about 2 years ago which were the greatest moments of my life, my first love--and regretting the present, wishing I hadn't lost my love, and feeling hopeless for the future like a shadow slowly fading into non-existence--my memories becoming more and more just that: memories, and the past further slipping away. My, was it a horrid experience. Haven't cried like that in a while. Went back to bed and slept in until 11.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #21731 on: August 14, 2014, 01:48:52 PM »
Holy crap did I have a bad morning. Was woken up at 6:23AM this morning by what was first a sad although great dream which soon turned into a nightmare. In the dream I was on another date with the one female I ever loved and haven't seen in person for 2 years. We were driving around town, smoking cigars together, and eating at a fancy restaurant, etc. Then my family appeared out of nowhere and started yelling at me, and my girl disappeared, and I couldn't find her anywhere...woke up crying and hysterical, in a depressive daze of longing for the past--for those 3 dates I had with that girl about 2 years ago which were the greatest moments of my life, my first love--and regretting the present, wishing I hadn't lost my love, and feeling hopeless for the future like a shadow slowly fading into non-existence--my memories becoming more and more just that: memories, and the past further slipping away. My, was it a horrid experience. Haven't cried like that in a while. Went back to bed and slept in until 11.

Nothing is wrong in crying for love and even the past. Be happy that you had the chance to have such love and such good times. Some people never get the chance to have that what you had.

I myself sometimes feel I want to cry when I remember the good days of the past, and compare it to how today is like. But you know what ? We always do that. We don't appreciate the present, until when it become a past. that is when we realize how good the present really was.

So enjoy today, enjoy the present, because it will become a past and you will one day remember it and miss it.

And always know that there is a God, a Heavenly Father who is right there with you, in yesterday's past, in today's present and tomorrow's future. ;)

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #21732 on: August 14, 2014, 02:17:16 PM »
Random Postings you say?

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #21733 on: August 14, 2014, 02:20:43 PM »
What fast are you talking about guys ?!

Dormition of the Theotokos Fast. If you are following the new calendar you've been on the Dormition Fast since Aug 1st. If you are on the old calendar, the Dormition Fast doesn't start until the 13th.




If you're Coptic, it started on 1st of Mesoori and ends on the 16th. (August 7th and 22nd)  ;)
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #21734 on: August 14, 2014, 02:27:56 PM »
Last one. My friend's little cousin memorized and recited the entire Gospel of St. Mark at Coptic youth competition/talent show day. It featured different sports, hymns, and other things. God bless a youth with that much fervor.  :angel:
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