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Recent content by Aram

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    Keeping charcoal briquettes going

    Three Kings is the best brand, it seems. I've never had good luck with the small, round charcoals, especially if you've had that package open longer than a week. They don't light all the way through, and more often then not they go cold really fast. My go-to are the larger discs separated into...
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    In Quarter of Jerusalem, Armenians fear for future

    It must be noted that the article in the original post is almost ten years old.
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    Let's go to Artsakh

    Artsakh is the Armenian term for Nagorno-Karabakh, an autonomous/disputed region surrounded by Azerbaijan, though which (for a number of reasons) is predominantly Armenian. It was fought over in a war between 1988 and 1994, the result of which was Armenia retaining the region under a cease-fire...
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    Are Deaconesses Needed?

    What, he doesn't like competition? Or need more time to do any number of other tasks? There is much work to do in the church; why not find ways for women to do it, too?
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    Advice on involvement in the Armenian Church for an EO

    No, you're not. Priests may do it anyway, as many seem to be non-confrontational about asking someone they don't recognize if they're a communing OO, or may make exceptions for people they know to be in mixed marriages. And others may tell you that you can receive out of ignorance. But...
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    Advice on involvement in the Armenian Church for an EO

    Liturgically, culturally, and spiritually, it will probably seem far different from what you're used to. Without knowing anything about you, but knowing that you're coming from the OCA, you'll probably find that the Armenian Church is far more ethnic and political, and perhaps less overtly...
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    Receiving Communion in other Oriental Orthodox Churches?

    I'd venture to say that most OO haven't attended another OO church (I certainly haven't, as I've always lived somewhere with an Armenian parish to choose from). But I don't see why it would be a problem if you did what you're supposed to do and identified yourself ahead of time and made the...
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    Consecration of Primate of the Eastern Diocese Bishop Daniel Findikyani

    FYI: Bishop Daniel's last name is spelled Findikyan, not Findikyani. To the matter at hand, however, I'm overjoyed.
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    Toll Houses

    Can you explain why it's so important that my church adopt your suggestions, essentially doing what amounts to liturgical archaeology to re-establish practices long out of use? Much less establish a number of institutions to do it?
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    Transgender Man Wins First Place In Cooking Contest

    Again, it's shocking to me that this thread continues to remain two days later.
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    Trans 'Woman' Demolishes World Records; Olympian Decries

    When I ask that people treat LGBTQ+ folks with respect, I'm not speaking to you. Thanks for a thoughtful reply, even if I profoundly disagree with its premise. With that said, I'm not sure what this means. But thanks.
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    Trans 'Woman' Demolishes World Records; Olympian Decries

    Human decency means treating people with basic respect. Even if you think you disagree with their gender identity.