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    Converts wearing headcoverings= legalists?

    If that is the expectation of that particular church.  Here is an exception, If your daughter is under the age of the age of "maturity" then it is usually not expected little girls to cover their heads.
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    religion, culture, biology and parental roles

    On the contrary, you may be surprised to know that there is a lot more diversity in the home school community. Not all home school families are homespun, denim skirt wearing, snake handling, half educated idiots who want to seal their tender little snowflakes from the harms of this world.  In my...
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    religion, culture, biology and parental roles

    As someone who is getting ready to leave the workplace to "change careers", i.e. become a stay at home mom. Honestly, I'm looking forward to this next chapter in my life. Dirty diapers, housework and all!  ;D  However, I am open to the possibility of going back to the workplace if it is in the...
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    Gratuity for chanters

    It happens in the midwest! My own priest has received gifts in lieu of a donation for various reasons.  I'm not thinking of any good examples of what he received. I do recall that some of them fell into the "interesting" category. Although, I don't believe he has ever received chickens.  ;D
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    Gratuity for chanters

    Let's put this in perspective. If one were to arrange for a funeral, baptism or wedding at a Protestant or Roman Catholic church. It is EXPECTED that the pianist, organist, Clergy, choir, harpist, orchestra, soloist or other people who will be part of the event would be compensated by whoever...
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    Prayer Corner Suggestions

    It's called a Rushnyky or "ritual towel".  These "towels" are often seen in Ukranian and Russian homes. We purchased ours at a church bazaar. I found this online, http://www.ukrainian-n-things.com/rushnyky.htm Although, I'm sure you can find something nice on Ebay.  :)
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    Prayer Corner Suggestions

    Here is the Icon corner at the Phoszoe/Sivi_Sokol household. :) Although you cannot see them, to the left of the Icon corner we keep a small shelf that has prayer books, bibles, incense and candles.  It was not practical to put our icon corner on the east wall, as that has windows.
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    What kind of Pets and Creatures are/been part of your life ?

    Mr. PhosZoe and I are the proud humans to Sasha, a mostly mellow black and white tom cat. In addition to eating, cleaning himself and throwing up on expensive carpets his new hobby is attacking the mail. http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=phoszoe
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    Childfree Orthodox Christians

    Heorhij, What you had mentioned would be probably considered a good reason for using birth control. Situations like this should be handled by a priest. 
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    Childfree Orthodox Christians

    Can you find me at least 5 Orthodox priests who advocate using artificial birth control simply for "preventing" children?  I understand there are other good reasons why a couple may not want to bring a child in the world. Those reasons could include health of the mother or if both parents are...
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    Childfree Orthodox Christians

    I read your inquiry it seems that you are not "preventing" (ie using birth control) but have not conceived for one reason or another.  There is nothing at least that I have read that indicates that you MUST find out WHY you have not conceived.  This is a choice you and your spouse must answer...
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    Catholic School in Australia Agrees to Let Boy Named Hell Enroll

    The child cannot help his surname, I think it is downright awful provided if this story is true that the child is being blamed for a surname he did not select. What about people named Butts Fagg or Boyle? Are people with these surnames instantly become a rear end, homosexual or  bacterial...
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    Slava

    Good job Serb1389! As for converts... I am of Serbian heritage but not baptized until I was adult. My husband and I were chrismated together and opted to take his patron Saint as our Slava. (Saint Elijah) Converts may also take the day they were baptized or chrismated on together.  There...
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    My Daughter's Menorah

    All this blah blah blah about jewish tradition. I think you were looking for solutions and validation about your reaction?  :D ;D :D ;) Your child attends a private school. Private school means that it is probably costing you more to send her there than to a public or charter school. Private...
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    Slava

    Saint Elijah- August 2nd. 
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