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    Archbishop John now Metropolitan-elect John

    The 2005 Sobor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada has selected Archbishop John of Edmonton as Metropolitan-elect. May he continue to guide his flock with Inspiration and Christian love for many, many years! AXIOS!  AXIOS!  AXIOS!
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    Prayers for delegates during SOBOR

    The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada is currently meeting. Among the topics will be the selection of a new Metropolitan, as well as a new Bishop. Please pray for the delegates, that they may discern God's Will, and be guided by the Holy Spirit in all their decisions. http://uocc.ca/sobor05.htm
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    His Beatitude Metropolitan WASYLY Falls Asleep in the Lord

    His Beatitude Metropolitan WASYLY Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada Falls Asleep in the Lord - Office of the Consistory, UOCC WINNIPEG, MB, JANUARY 10, 2005 -- It is with deep sorrow that the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada (UOCC) announces that on Monday, January 10...
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    Fasting

    [The prophet] Zechariah speaks of four fasts practiced in ancient Israel in the fourth, fifth, seventh, and tenth months (vs. 19). These ancient fasts were initiated as times of national repentance for Israel's sins, sins that led to the exile of Judah's monarchy, the fall of Jerusalem, the...
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    How often do you commune?

    Curious about communion behaviours. Does your parish insist on confession before communion? Does your church perform "group confessions?" Does your parish promote frequent confession? Does your church insist on a "minimum" number of communes per year? Any other points you'd like to share...
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    Atkins diet?

    Anyone going on the Atkins diet for Lent? ;)
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    How's our Vicki doing?

    Any updates, prayer requirements, or such? ???
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    Ban on Religious Apparel Advances in France

    http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/10/international/europe/10CND-FRAN.html ________________________________ Ban on Religious Apparel Advances in France By ELAINE SCIOLINO Published: February 10, 2004 Associated Press Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin of France addressed the National Assembly...
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    How supportive is your spouse?

    Here's a sad topic. I recently witnessed the destruction of a friend's marriage. He is cradle Orthodox - spiritual and devout. She was Anti-Orthodox - wouldn't let him burn incense, display icons, raise child in Orthodox Chuch, etc. Their differences eventually contributed to the downfall...
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    What's a "buddy list," and how does it work?

    Please explain, Cap'n. :)
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    Glitches

    Well done on the upgrade, Roberto. Found a couple of glitches. will post them on this thread. #1) I can't modify my postings.
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    Montreal seminary to test aspiring priests for HIV

    From the CBC http://www.cbc.ca/stories/2004/01/12/priests040112 __________________ MONTREAL - A Roman Catholic seminary in Montreal will become the third in Canada to require HIV tests for aspiring priests. Rev. Marcel Demers, rector of the Grand Seminary of Montreal, said if the virus were...
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    Where's Vicki?

    She hasn't posted in last 10 days! Anybody know if she's OK?
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    In Praise of the New Eve

    Published by the Office of Missions and Education, Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada For a tragically long time, men have neglected, exploited and abused women using the excuse that it was Eve who caused the Fall, and therefore, the “daughters of Eve” "have it coming to them". Such a line of...
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    Terrible Ethiopian tragedy

    From Reuters: http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=431984&section=news ___________________ Seven killed as Ethiopian church collapses Sat 3 January, 2004 12:00 ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Seven Ethiopians have been killed after a 13th century church hewn out...
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    O XTO XTO...

    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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    Polish National Catholic Church

    Had an interesting conversation today with a PNC priest. He told me that: the PNC is not in communion with Rome, but discussions are on-going PNC priesthood (and bishops, for that matter) may be married the PNC dispute the infallibility of the Pope, and the PNC recites the creed without...
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    "The Greatest Speaker on the circuit today" slams Iraq war in Winnipeg

    Thought I'd let you know that the guy billed as "the greatest speaker on the circuit today" graced my fair city yesterday with his presence. Interesting...the FIRST PLACE EVER where he has spoken to a partially-full venue. Some 600 seats weren't sold! And who says Winnipeggers aren't classy...
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    You Can’t Say ThatGÇ¥

    Just so you are aware, in Canada I soon expect more overt attacks on Christianity, on the basis that the Bible is hate literature for promoting intolerance of homosexuals. From "The National Review Online" http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/bernstein200312020910.asp...
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    French Panel Recommends Banning Head Scarves in Schools

    From the New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2003/12/11/international/europe/11CND-FRAN.html?ex=1071810000&en=97f61e98d8aff77b&ei=5062&partner=GOOGLE French Panel Recommends Banning Head Scarves in Schools By ELAINE SCIOLINO Published: December 11, 2003 PARIS, Dec. 11 — As Europe struggles...
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