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    U2 360 Tour

    I just saw some videos from the new U2 360 tour. It looks pretty awesome. Unlike their last few tours, this tour is a stadium tour. Their stage is amazing (U2 usually has pretty extravagant stages). It looks like a big metal claw in the middle of the stadium. People can see them from pretty much...
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    Memory Eternal: Senator Ted Kennedy

    http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE57P0JQ20090826?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&rpc=22&sp=true Senator Edward Kennedy, 77, dies WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy, a major figure in the Democratic Party who took the helm of one of America's most fabled political...
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    Has anyone ever met a Starets?

    I was curious if anyone here has ever met or had an experience with a starets. I know it is a personal experience and I'm not asking for sensitive information. I am just interested to hear about it if anyone is willing to share. 
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    Question about Romanian Icon Scarves

    I was wondering if any of you knew anything about the tradition and meaning of the Romanian Icon Scarves? I searched online, but didn't get much information on it. Do the scarves signify anything? I also wanted to know if any of you know where to get one? My wife is from Romania, but was...
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    G.I Joe: The Rise of Cobra

    I took my little brother in law and kids to see the new G.I Joe movie. After viewing the trailers to it, I was expecting it to be completely lame and cheesy. With that said, I was surprised how much I liked the film........it was actually a fun movie. Here were the things I liked about it (and...
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    Pimsleur or Rosetta Stone?

    I was curious if any of you have used the Pimsleur or Rosetta Stone courses to learn another language. I have had great success with the Pimsleur Romanian tapes (though it was limited to only 5 tapes). I tried the Pimsleur Russian, but it was WAY to difficult for me. I was thinking about trying...
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    Did Jesus perform any miracles before turning water into wine?

    I was at an Orthodox wedding on Saturday. During the homily, the priest discussed Jesus' first miracle of turning water into wine & how the Theotokos was instrumental in getting Him to do so. During the homily, it made me wonder if perhaps Jesus performed other miracles before His first...
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    S. Darko: A Donnie Darko Tale

    I am a HUGE Donnie Darko fan. It is very unique in that everything is not spelled out for you when you watch it. It is confusing, yet continues to make sense as you put pieces of the puzzle together (much like the TV show LOST). Every time I have watched Donnie Darko, I have figured out...
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    This is real; this is not an SNL skit!

    At first I thought this infomercial was a Saturday Night Live joke. It turns out this is a real product and this a real commercial. Ladys & Gentlemen.....(drum roll......)....I introduce you to the Comfort Wipe! Check it out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crfGXmxJ1vM&feature=popular
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    Prayers for those in a terrible car accident

    On Wednesday evening, I witnessed a horrible car accident. I was traveling south on a Highway (125 for those of you in the Springfield area). The Highway is very narrow and has many hills. People are often speeding on this highway...it is very accident prone. I left work and was on my way to...
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    Memory Eternal for my uncle Steve

    My father's brother Steve passed away. He was one of my favorite uncles....I had many wonderful memories of him. He was only 52. Please keep him in your prayers.
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    Lost season finale (Beware of Spoilers!!!)

    So, what did you Lost fans think about last nights season finale? I am totally shocked. When one question gets answered, there are about 10 new ones that rise. On another note, here is Jack Shephard on Jimmy Kimmel's program. I thought it was pretty funny...
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    Who is Romanian (or affiliated) with Romanians on oc.net?

    Since my wife is Romanian, I'm always interested in Romanians and the Romanian culture. I was just curious if anyone on this board was Romanian or affiliated with Romanians in any way?
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    Andrew Zimmern

    Have any of you watched "Bizarre foods with Andrew Zimmern" ? This show is on the travel channel and for some weird reason is highly addictive. He travels the globe and eats the most disgusting food possible, yet makes you want to try at least half of the dishes he is trying.  I have seen him...
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    What's your favorite Tequila?

    I have avoided Tequila for nearly a decade. When I first turned 21 my friend and I bought a bottle of Jose Quervo and peach Schnapps (yeah... you can see where this is going). Anyway, I have been turned back on to Tequila, as I have experimented with many high quality tequilas. I have become...
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    The Suprimacy of Peter Gillquist

    Becoming Orthodox, by Fr. Peter Gillquist, has been such a major influence in evangelizing protestants to the holy faith, that I would consider him a contemporary hero of the faith. His book is truly supreme!
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    Ok, I just pre-ordered Coldplay's new album "Viva la Vida or Death and all His Friends" from itunes (you get two bonus tracks through itunes and an immediate download of "Viva la Vida" (the single). In early reviews, Rolling Stone magazine stated this could be the most epic album of the decade...
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    Help with Romanian Evangelicals

    If anyone on the forum speaks Romanian, I need some help. My wife comes from a Romanian pentecostal background. Her family has had a very difficult time with us becoming Orthodox. Being an American, I don't speak Romanian very well, and my wife has a difficult time articulating the faith in the...
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    Saint Sebastian and the Orhtodox church

    St. Sebastian has been a saint I felt a connection with for a long time now. I truly believe he has been helping me in my journey to the Orthodox faith, and continues to help and pray for me. While many Orthodox I have spoken to know very little about St. Sebastian, he is on the Orthodox...
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    The Orthodox Liturgy & my conversion to the Holy Faith

    I wanted to briefly share about my experience of the Orthodox liturgy and my conversion to the Holy faith. For years I was part of the Charismatic Episcopal church. We were a very high mass communion. When I began my quest for the new testament church, I came to the conclusion the Orthodox...