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Offline Tzimis

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New to your site
« on: May 24, 2006, 03:28:25 PM »
Hello everyone.  ;D Although not new to Orthodoxy.(infint baptism) I find myself drawing closer to god in my mid thirty's. (Average layman)
  In searching for text on the internet I stumbled across your site. I was very surprised to find many orthodox  here aren't Greek. I was humbled by this. Glad to see that it's not just a Greek or ethnic religion. But the religion of Christ and his church. God bless you all. I would like to also thank the holy spirit for awakening a sinful soul.
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Re: New to your site
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2006, 03:57:15 PM »
Welcome! We're happy to have you!!

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Re: New to your site
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2006, 06:09:09 PM »
Welcome Demetrios!
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Re: New to your site
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2006, 06:15:19 PM »
Welcome! yes, it's nice to see such a multi-cultural community within Orthodoxy. Tell us a bit about yourself!

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Re: New to your site
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2006, 06:29:22 PM »
Welcome!   :)
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Re: New to your site
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2006, 10:25:25 PM »
Welcome! yes, it's nice to see such a multi-cultural community within Orthodoxy. Tell us a bit about yourself!

Sloga

Thanks for the warm welcome. A little about myself.
  I am the son of Greek immigrants. Parents came to America in 1968. I am fluent in Greek. I am married to a wonderful Italian/American catholic wife and have 2 girls 6 and 4 year old. Both my children are GO and attend a GO school. I am still working on the wife  :D. I know I can probably persuade her to convert but I perfer that she makes the decision on her own. The GO church had no problem marrying us 10 years ago. The good news is she attends church at the GOC with the family. The bad news is that we don't attend as often as (we) should. This is one of the first things that I am working on among many.
Excellence of character, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it. Now it is a mean between two vices, that which depends on excess and that which depends on defect.

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Re: New to your site
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2006, 10:27:10 PM »
Welcome, Demetrios! I hope to read many more posts from you!

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 I was very surprised to find many orthodox  here aren't Greek. I was humbled by this. Glad to see that it's not just a Greek or ethnic religion.

And let's not forget that many of us here identified as 'Greek' are not of Greek descent, but are active within the GOA.
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Re: New to your site
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2006, 01:08:47 AM »
I am under ROCOR jurisdiction in Australia. Finished Orthodox Theology. I am Macedonian but not ethnic.
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Re: New to your site
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2006, 09:14:46 AM »
Welcome!!  Nope, not a drop of known Greek here, but still Orthodox!

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Re: New to your site
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2006, 12:56:56 PM »
I am Macedonian but not ethnic.

What does that mean?  Were you born in Macedonia/FYROM but to non-ethnic Macedonian parents?

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Re: New to your site
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2006, 03:57:32 PM »
The Serbian contingent welcomes you our Greek brother.

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Re: New to your site
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2006, 09:44:20 PM »
Welcome, Demetrios! Nice to have you here.

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Re: New to your site
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2006, 01:03:17 AM »
Welcome Demetrios!  I am originally from Brooklyn but now live in the frozen tundra upstate. 

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Re: New to your site
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2006, 09:44:03 AM »
Welcome Demetrios!ÂÂ  I am originally from Brooklyn but now live in the frozen tundra upstate.ÂÂ  

Psalti Boy


Where upstate? I own property in Sullivan county.
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Re: New to your site
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2006, 02:03:39 PM »
Demetrios,

   Welcome!!! Enjoy your time here.

    Your line about your wife, is spot on!!!  Orthodoxy will find her, there is no need to force her.  You're half way there by bringing her to Liturgy.
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Re: New to your site
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2006, 03:30:11 PM »
Where upstate? I own property in Sullivan county.

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Re: New to your site
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2006, 11:52:38 AM »
Sorry for the late entrance on my part, but a heartfelt welcome, and Christos Anesti!
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