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    How did you meet your wife?

    Choir at the Cathedral. We went out after practice one night and almost 11 years and 4 kids later we're still married. -Admiralnick
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    Weeping Icon at Chicago church thats going to be closed

    So true... -Admiralnick
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    Weeping Icon at Chicago church thats going to be closed

    Ding Ding Ding WE HAVE A WINNER! -Admiralnick
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    Confession and communion of children aged 7-11 years

    I think you're not understanding what I'm telling you. The children go to confession with some regularity (once a month or so). In the time between confessions they receive communion every week as they have since Baptism. Before they made their first confession they went to communion with no...
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    Confession and communion of children aged 7-11 years

    See there's the Rub. How do you approach Communion? Do you approach it as: Behold, the servant of God ____ receives the precious Body and Blood of Our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and unto life ever lasting Or: One is only worthy of Communion after having...
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    Confession and communion of children aged 7-11 years

    Consultation with the priest. Once they are old enough and confess for the first time 7-8ish then we start them on fasting rules, fasting before communion, etc. I have a 9 and an 8 year old and all my kids have received Communion since Baptism. -Admiralnick
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    Harry Potter and Witchcraft

    Well aren't you just a model of efficiency. -Nick
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    Harry Potter and Witchcraft

    That was brilliant..... How long did it take you to think up that one? -Nick
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    How legal is this?

    Having previously lived in Illinois and been a tenant, it is illegal to shut off utilities. -Nick
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    How legal is this?

    It depends on what state you are in, but in most states, it is illegal to use the shutting off of utilities as a method of forcing compliance or eviction. Generally the party who suffers this illegal treatment will be allowed to sue, win, and it will severely hurt the claim on the behalf of the...
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    Harry Potter and Witchcraft

    LOL! I figured that it's been 6 years since the final book has been released, but maybe there are some people with their book collections backed up Sorry for the spoiler  :-\
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    Harry Potter and Witchcraft

    I've listened to the audio of all of the HP books. I've seen and own all of the Movies on DVD and Blu-Ray. The idea that HP is of the devil or is driving people to Satan is extremely laughable. It is obvious that people who are taking this opinion have either A) Not read the series or B) Were...
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    Looking for a husband…

    She sang Soprano and I sang Bass in the choir. We stared at each other for numerous services. -Nick
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    Why would the church make people a Catechumen?

    Just because one attends church doesn't mean that one is knowledgeable in the faith. The Catechumenate stage gives the candidate a period to be instructed in the basics of the faith that they may not otherwise know and to ensure that there is some base level of knowledge before being admitted as...
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    Top 10 Saints?

    1-10: Nicholas of Myra He punched Arius. How much more can you do? -Nick
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    Should Orthodox Churches Seek Tax Exempt Status?

    Umm, it depends on how you define corporation..... In the annals of tax law, that is true and false. Since all entities are covered under section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code, they are all corporations for purposes of the Internal Revenue Code. However, since Religious institutions fall...
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    Should Orthodox Churches Seek Tax Exempt Status?

    There seriously needs to be a "like" button for this post. -Nick
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    Should Orthodox Churches Seek Tax Exempt Status?

    If a church decides to not be tax exempt, they would be subjected to the laws of the Internal Revenue Code as they relate to corporations. Under those rules, churches would be required to pay 35% of their donations received to the government to cover corporate taxes. In addition, any fundraisers...
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    OCA Bishop Matthias of Chicago Takes Leave of Absence

    Yes, this is what I found today also. I should also note that in my prior post there was an error. His Grace did not actually serve liturgy Wednesday, but merely attended the service. -Nick
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    OCA Bishop Matthias of Chicago Takes Leave of Absence

    I find this report amusing since His Grace did serve liturgy today at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Chicago..... -Nick
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