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  1. Irish Melkite

    For the repose of the soul of David Dutko

    When I logged onto Facebook intending to acknowledge a few birthdays and move on with my day, I instead encountered a post reporting that David had unexpectedly reposed in the Lord. I knew that he had been having health issues for some time, but this was a shock that left me with tears rolling...
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    For my cousin Paula, who has TB, and my family and I, who were exposed

    May the Holy Unmercenary Physicians, Cosmas and Damian, intercede before the Throne and ask God's mercy
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    Departed Forum Members

    I'm informed by a friend and fellow parishioner of Bob Tallick, who posted here as Orthodoc and at ByzCath as OrthoMan, that Bob reposed in the Lord on December 9 of last year, at age 80. In your charity, please remember him in prayer. Bob was a fierce defender of the Orthodox faith and a...
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    Identifying an Icon

    Thank you. Your eyesight is obviously better than mine - although, now that you've identified the top left inscription, I suddenly have an 'of course' moment. I am inclined to think that the figure on the right is Saint Nonna, his mother. The only icons of him that I've ever seen that included a...
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    Identifying an Icon

    Any help identifying this icon would be welcome. It is written or painted (whichever you prefer) on the reverse of an icon on which only the oklad survives - and which contains the text below at the bottom
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    Is there an Orthodox church in...

    Got me - it was a weird website. I saw no list of Canadian Jesuit colleges on it, but it was the only site I saw that claimed to list all EO/OO temples in the Carribean and it had such a list 🤷‍♂️ so, I felt compelled to let Phil know of them. Many years, Neil
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    Corona Virus Vaccine Poll

    I don't think I conveyed an such attitude; it certainly was not my intent. While I don't post often I've been here for a long time and I'm pretty certain that charge has never been laid against me previously. What I did suggest, or intended to suggest, was that given some opportubity to stave...
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    Is there an Orthodox church in...

    Hey, old friend, Listen, if you're willing to swim - or rent a speedboat - or change your destination - the link is about 3 1/2 years old, so it might need a bit of research for updating Orthodox Churches in the Carribean don't hit the "Continue' button at the end. What you see (5 listings)...
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    Corona Virus Vaccine Poll

    I have had my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine last week and will receive the second in three weeks. The Massachusetts' distribution system has several variations; some sites are locality specific, others available to any state resident. If one is really committed to choosing one...
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    Best Book on Armenian Orthodox Church History

    I didn't mention Arpee's book principally because it is not particularly an objective or sympathetic treatment of the subject. As you note, there are some intro chapters on the early history of the Church, but more than half of the text is devoted to the trials, tribulations, and successes of...
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    Best Book on Armenian Orthodox Church History

    Unfortunately, there aren't a lot to be found in English. Most commonly, the history is told in bits and pieces as part of the history of Armenia itself or of the Genocide or as a chapter in books that treat of all the Eastern and Oriental Churches. Most of those you find will have originated in...
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    Orthodox Bishops conflicting advice over Covid Vaccine - a Christian Dilemma

    What seems to be lost on the part of anti-vaxxers (even among persons who consider themselves religious) is any consideration of the possibility that God has allowed humankind to develop vaccines for the physical ills that plague humanity as one consequence of the fall from grace experienced by...
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    W.A.G.-word association game

    Puff
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    Please Pray For My Prodigal Son!

    Prayers for Ilija to accept the help that he needs, physically, emotionally, and spiritually, to escape the dark place in which he is at!
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    Catholic Answers Forum is closing shop

    That CAF was 'liberal', no one ever said :rolleyes:
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    W.A.G.-word association game

    Taxi
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    W.A.G.-word association game

    bottles
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    Catholic Answers Forum is closing shop

    Thanks be to God! There was, for about 2.5 years, an Eastern Christian Forum on the CA site where a lot of folk from here and from ByzCath (EO/EC/OO/OC and some Latin Catholics) congregated and discoursed and dialogued and debated and, generally, enjoyed the community we created there. We...
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    Departed Forum Members

    Memory eternal!
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    Schlock Orthoproducts

    These are beyond belief - I just skimmed them and was horrifiede. My first thought was that the halters with Our Lady of Guadalupe on them were the worst, but then I saw the Pope John Paul and Mother Theresa dolls - which look like characters from a Chuckie horror movie, the crucified Christ...
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