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« Reply #23580 on: February 20, 2015, 12:40:44 AM »
Did your sponsors get warned in advance?

My Baptism ended up passing muster. And my sponsor in way took shine to me cause of it. He was involved in prison ministry and had adopted more than a few kids with very troubled backgrounds. So the fact I was above ground, sober, and not beating the tar out of someone made me a success.

During my time as a catechumen I only got into one physical altercation, so again not so bad.
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« Reply #23581 on: February 20, 2015, 12:42:41 AM »
Did your sponsors get warned in advance?

My Baptism ended up passing muster. And my sponsor in way took shine to me cause of it. He was involved in prison ministry and had adopted more than a few kids with very troubled backgrounds. So the fact I was above ground, sober, and not beating the tar out of someone made me a success.

During my time as a catechumen I only got into one physical altercation, so again not so bad.



and since being received? have you kept up the good record?
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« Reply #23582 on: February 20, 2015, 12:47:33 AM »
Did your sponsors get warned in advance?

My Baptism ended up passing muster. And my sponsor in way took shine to me cause of it. He was involved in prison ministry and had adopted more than a few kids with very troubled backgrounds. So the fact I was above ground, sober, and not beating the tar out of someone made me a success.

During my time as a catechumen I only got into one physical altercation, so again not so bad.



and since being received? have you kept up the good record?

I tried not murdering someome tonight for nearly killing someone with their car. Progress, not perfection as they say in one of the cults I linger about.

I guess more heartbreaking to members of this forum the motorist did manage to blow by me and hit the fawn trying to cross the road. The reason I had stopped in the in climate weather.

Too bad it wasn't a buck. It would've brought some pleasure to me to see the guy in an ambulance.

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« Reply #23583 on: February 20, 2015, 12:54:54 AM »
So James, what's next? If you grow into a real boy, you might have enough room to get the Rudder etched into your body.

Ever read Kafka's In the Penal Colony?

It might give you some inspiration!

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« Reply #23584 on: February 20, 2015, 01:01:54 AM »
I'd go with Salvonic on the other arm.  Then Syriac across the chest.  Maybe Latin on the upper back.
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« Reply #23585 on: February 20, 2015, 01:09:57 AM »
I'd go with Salvonic on the other arm.  Then Syriac across the chest.  Maybe Latin on the upper back.

If I could do it all over again, schemamonk bodysuit.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23586 on: February 20, 2015, 02:27:16 AM »
I'd go with Salvonic on the other arm.  Then Syriac across the chest.  Maybe Latin on the upper back.

If I could do it all over again, schemamonk bodysuit.

Nice.
Mor Ephrem is a nice guy.  Just say sorry and it will all be ok. Say I had things that were inside troubling me but I didn't know how to express appropriately. I will not behave that way again but I am seeking help.

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« Reply #23587 on: February 20, 2015, 02:35:06 AM »
I'm scared to ask what this new tattoo is supposed to prevent him from doing.
Maybe it is what will happen that we can look at.

How many yiayias and other actual Greeks will meet him and slap him upside the head for taking it so lightly, the Prayer?

They won't. If there is one tired and old cliche that I've yet to see, it's the tired and old cliched odox woman who knows no boundaries.

One woman came close to this description at one parish I attended. Most converts let her bully them and the Priest would intervene. The first time she came at me with that nonsense I made it clear in a glance this would go nowhere and I wasn't her Balkan forever adolescent alcoholic to berate.

After that is was just overly zealous hugs and kisses.

This odox trope is some apology for patriarchy so the women feel vested as it were.

In my ecclesiastical travels, I've only come across one woman who fit the internet description of a "yiayia".  She was an old Russian lady who berated me on Pascha for using the light of my cellphone to help me walk in a packed and pewless church shortly before midnight without trampling upon babies or the feet of the scantily clad Georgian women who showed up just to hear the troparion and then go clubbing.  By far, most Orthodox "old people" are either very nice or mind their own business.   
Mor Ephrem is a nice guy.  Just say sorry and it will all be ok. Say I had things that were inside troubling me but I didn't know how to express appropriately. I will not behave that way again but I am seeking help.

...if you feel Mor really is in spiritual danger, pray the Jesus prayer for him.   :police:

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23588 on: February 20, 2015, 02:58:05 AM »
I'd go with Salvonic on the other arm.  Then Syriac across the chest.  Maybe Latin on the upper back.

If I could do it all over again, schemamonk bodysuit.

Right on, starting at the neck.

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« Reply #23589 on: February 20, 2015, 02:59:13 AM »
I'm scared to ask what this new tattoo is supposed to prevent him from doing.
Maybe it is what will happen that we can look at.

How many yiayias and other actual Greeks will meet him and slap him upside the head for taking it so lightly, the Prayer?

They won't. If there is one tired and old cliche that I've yet to see, it's the tired and old cliched odox woman who knows no boundaries.

One woman came close to this description at one parish I attended. Most converts let her bully them and the Priest would intervene. The first time she came at me with that nonsense I made it clear in a glance this would go nowhere and I wasn't her Balkan forever adolescent alcoholic to berate.

After that is was just overly zealous hugs and kisses.

This odox trope is some apology for patriarchy so the women feel vested as it were.

In my ecclesiastical travels, I've only come across one woman who fit the internet description of a "yiayia".  She was an old Russian lady who berated me on Pascha for using the light of my cellphone to help me walk in a packed and pewless church shortly before midnight without trampling upon babies or the feet of the scantily clad Georgian women who showed up just to hear the troparion and then go clubbing.  By far, most Orthodox "old people" are either very nice or mind their own business.   

Strange. Every one of the parishes I've spent years at, Greek and Russian alike, has had them. Almost all are indeed lovely ladies, but they're not shy about setting people straight when the need arises.

But what would I know.
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« Reply #23590 on: February 20, 2015, 04:19:46 AM »
It's not Mors, it's Moops.
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« Reply #23591 on: February 20, 2015, 11:38:45 AM »
I'm scared to ask what this new tattoo is supposed to prevent him from doing.
Maybe it is what will happen that we can look at.

How many yiayias and other actual Greeks will meet him and slap him upside the head for taking it so lightly, the Prayer?

They won't. If there is one tired and old cliche that I've yet to see, it's the tired and old cliched odox woman who knows no boundaries.

One woman came close to this description at one parish I attended. Most converts let her bully them and the Priest would intervene. The first time she came at me with that nonsense I made it clear in a glance this would go nowhere and I wasn't her Balkan forever adolescent alcoholic to berate.

After that is was just overly zealous hugs and kisses.

This odox trope is some apology for patriarchy so the women feel vested as it were.

In my ecclesiastical travels, I've only come across one woman who fit the internet description of a "yiayia".  She was an old Russian lady who berated me on Pascha for using the light of my cellphone to help me walk in a packed and pewless church shortly before midnight without trampling upon babies or the feet of the scantily clad Georgian women who showed up just to hear the troparion and then go clubbing.  By far, most Orthodox "old people" are either very nice or mind their own business.   

Strange. Every one of the parishes I've spent years at, Greek and Russian alike, has had them. Almost all are indeed lovely ladies, but they're not shy about setting people straight when the need arises.

But what would I know.

Takes one to know one, I guess.

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« Reply #23592 on: February 20, 2015, 03:57:32 PM »
When I went to the Joy of All Who Sorrow and snapped a picture of St. John's holy body before leaving some old lady yelled at me. But apart from that, that's the only "yaiyai" experience I've encountered, and my home parish is full of old people. Most of them are either really loving and ecstatic at the fact that a young person is even attending at all, and others are just silent and mind their own business.

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« Reply #23593 on: February 20, 2015, 04:00:59 PM »
So James, what's next? If you grow into a real boy, you might have enough room to get the Rudder etched into your body.

Ever read Kafka's In the Penal Colony?

It might give you some inspiration!

I was thinking thinking of getting something related to the Sunday of Orthodoxy tattooed on me since it's my favorite feast day of the whole year.

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« Reply #23594 on: February 20, 2015, 04:04:44 PM »
Did your sponsors get warned in advance?

My Baptism ended up passing muster. And my sponsor in way took shine to me cause of it. He was involved in prison ministry and had adopted more than a few kids with very troubled backgrounds. So the fact I was above ground, sober, and not beating the tar out of someone made me a success.

During my time as a catechumen I only got into one physical altercation, so again not so bad.



and since being received? have you kept up the good record?

I tried not murdering someome tonight for nearly killing someone with their car. Progress, not perfection as they say in one of the cults I linger about.

I read this as a positive confession. It's kind of a step 5 fail, though.


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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23595 on: February 20, 2015, 04:18:03 PM »
So James, what's next? If you grow into a real boy, you might have enough room to get the Rudder etched into your body.

Ever read Kafka's In the Penal Colony?

It might give you some inspiration!

I was thinking thinking of getting something related to the Sunday of Orthodoxy tattooed on me since it's my favorite feast day of the whole year.
Mine too. I love the Sunday of Orthodoxy.
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« Reply #23596 on: February 20, 2015, 04:23:53 PM »
So James, what's next? If you grow into a real boy, you might have enough room to get the Rudder etched into your body.

Ever read Kafka's In the Penal Colony?

It might give you some inspiration!

I was thinking thinking of getting something related to the Sunday of Orthodoxy tattooed on me since it's my favorite feast day of the whole year.
Make it the anathemas.
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« Reply #23597 on: February 20, 2015, 06:46:17 PM »
So James, what's next? If you grow into a real boy, you might have enough room to get the Rudder etched into your body.

Ever read Kafka's In the Penal Colony?

It might give you some inspiration!

I was thinking thinking of getting something related to the Sunday of Orthodoxy tattooed on me since it's my favorite feast day of the whole year.
Make it the anathemas.

Lol!

That would be awesome. James, do it and we'll fund it.

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« Reply #23598 on: February 20, 2015, 08:05:11 PM »
So James, what's next? If you grow into a real boy, you might have enough room to get the Rudder etched into your body.

Ever read Kafka's In the Penal Colony?

It might give you some inspiration!

I was thinking thinking of getting something related to the Sunday of Orthodoxy tattooed on me since it's my favorite feast day of the whole year.
Make it the anathemas.

Lol!

That would be awesome. James, do it and we'll fund it.

Who's "we"?  ::)
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« Reply #23599 on: February 20, 2015, 08:09:58 PM »
So James, what's next? If you grow into a real boy, you might have enough room to get the Rudder etched into your body.

Ever read Kafka's In the Penal Colony?

It might give you some inspiration!

I was thinking thinking of getting something related to the Sunday of Orthodoxy tattooed on me since it's my favorite feast day of the whole year.

I would urge against reading In the Penal Colony, and against tattoos.
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« Reply #23600 on: February 22, 2015, 05:14:10 AM »
Father Thomas Hopko's voice is comforting.
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« Reply #23601 on: February 22, 2015, 05:16:29 AM »
Father Thomas Hopko's voice is comforting.

I remember liking the voice of Kenneth Starr.  8)
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« Reply #23602 on: February 22, 2015, 05:24:17 AM »
Father Thomas Hopko's voice is comforting.

I remember liking the voice of Kenneth Starr.  8)

Oddly enough, I can see that.  Better than Bill Clinton's voice anyway.
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« Reply #23603 on: February 22, 2015, 01:07:22 PM »
Glory to god. Today is a wonderful day, thank god for your blessings.
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« Reply #23604 on: February 22, 2015, 09:58:09 PM »
I'm not going to be posting as much on OC.Net as before. I might stop in once in a while though. But I've come to realize that real life is more important.

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« Reply #23605 on: February 24, 2015, 01:26:38 AM »
...And we're back. :)
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« Reply #23606 on: February 24, 2015, 01:42:07 AM »
Our 24 hour vigil now complete, I'm going to bed!
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« Reply #23607 on: February 25, 2015, 07:48:08 AM »
I think they starve dogs for a few days for those crap dog food commercials.
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« Reply #23608 on: February 25, 2015, 07:53:36 AM »
I think they starve dogs for a few days for those crap dog food commercials.

I don't know - never met a dog that wasn't hungry all the time. :laugh:

Some commercials are far from crap, though. Like this one.
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« Reply #23609 on: February 25, 2015, 11:54:55 AM »
I feel like this place has yet again descended into crazytown... we were relatively quiet during the Nativity Fast.
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« Reply #23610 on: February 25, 2015, 12:53:13 PM »
When I went to pick up one of the other chanters for our practice last evening, he didn't recognize my car because it was street-salt-silver instead of black  ;D.

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« Reply #23611 on: February 26, 2015, 09:32:20 AM »
I thought I'd go through my Ancient Faith podcast library again over Lent. Had to reconsider the idea when I ran it through Winamp and found out it's 533 hours long. :o I may have overdone it with the following...
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« Reply #23612 on: February 26, 2015, 06:02:18 PM »
I got a haircut recently and now I'm quite distraught. My bangs are gone and my hair length's too short for me   :(

Oh well, at least it's not as bad as the last time.
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« Reply #23613 on: February 26, 2015, 06:23:28 PM »
I thought I'd go through my Ancient Faith podcast library again over Lent. Had to reconsider the idea when I ran it through Winamp and found out it's 533 hours long. :o I may have overdone it with the following...

Winamp? People still use it? I thought it would be long dead by now.
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« Reply #23614 on: February 26, 2015, 07:07:39 PM »
I thought I'd go through my Ancient Faith podcast library again over Lent. Had to reconsider the idea when I ran it through Winamp and found out it's 533 hours long. :o I may have overdone it with the following...

Winamp? People still use it? I thought it would be long dead by now.

People with sense use it, or should. Any other player I've used was, by comparison, a total resource hog.
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« Reply #23615 on: February 27, 2015, 03:35:19 AM »
Tired.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23616 on: February 27, 2015, 03:57:00 AM »
Sleep?
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23617 on: February 27, 2015, 04:27:13 AM »
Have you ever been homesick to a place you couldn't possibly call home, but somehow feels more so than you actual home?

or am I just rambling...
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23618 on: February 27, 2015, 04:30:51 AM »
Sleep?

Not enough.

Have you ever been homesick to a place you couldn't possibly call home, but somehow feels more so than you actual home?

Yes.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23619 on: February 27, 2015, 04:37:35 AM »
Have you ever been homesick to a place you couldn't possibly call home, but somehow feels more so than you actual home?

or am I just rambling...

Yes, but then I got married. Cure for all that.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23620 on: February 27, 2015, 05:06:31 AM »
Have you ever been homesick to a place you couldn't possibly call home, but somehow feels more so than you actual home?

or am I just rambling...

Yes, but then I got married. Cure for all that.

Ha. funny thing is that I am actually homesick to my wife's home country. so maybe it worked the other way around for me... instead of curing it, it did cause it... hmmm stuff to think about.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23621 on: February 27, 2015, 09:59:46 AM »
I thought I'd go through my Ancient Faith podcast library again over Lent. Had to reconsider the idea when I ran it through Winamp and found out it's 533 hours long. :o I may have overdone it with the following...

Winamp? People still use it? I thought it would be long dead by now.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23622 on: February 27, 2015, 10:08:01 AM »
I thought I'd go through my Ancient Faith podcast library again over Lent. Had to reconsider the idea when I ran it through Winamp and found out it's 533 hours long. :o I may have overdone it with the following...

Winamp? People still use it? I thought it would be long dead by now.

People with sense use it, or should. Any other player I've used was, by comparison, a total resource hog.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23623 on: February 27, 2015, 08:29:38 PM »
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23624 on: February 27, 2015, 08:41:07 PM »
I thought I'd go through my Ancient Faith podcast library again over Lent. Had to reconsider the idea when I ran it through Winamp and found out it's 533 hours long. :o I may have overdone it with the following...

Winamp? People still use it? I thought it would be long dead by now.
Does it still whip the llamas' er... butt?

Nope. :P It doesn't come with useless add-ons, either. The first non-AOL version is due for release later this year. ;)
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