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    Successor Hierarch for the ACROD?

    The Little Ukrainians are just Ukrainians who have been been under the influence of Hungarian and Slovakian fascists.  There is no Little Ukrainian Dialect, nonetheless it should be forbidden to use it.  I've never heard this logic before, have you. Completely unrelated but I'm planning a...
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    Successor Hierarch for the ACROD?

    The Fr. Sidor saga shows precisely the problem, Slavs really don't make good neighbors with each other.  In most cases it seems like the group in power tries to assimilate the weaker neighbor  (For what its worth even the Magic Kingdom has the same problem).  So if the people in ACROD are happy...
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    Successor Hierarch for the ACROD?

    This would be the one, Fr. Dmitri Sidor. 
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    Successor Hierarch for the ACROD?

    As for the claim that the new hierarch doesn't speak the language of the Ruthenian people, does this mean that he doesn't speak English?  I'm willing to bet that hardly anyone among the flock has any true fluency in Church Slavonic and it is doubtful that many under 35 have anything but a scant...
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    Orthodox Crosses Chopped Down

    That was more or less my point.  The Orthodox aren't really conducting active missionary work and have a gotcha sense of self-righteousness about having "the Truth."  Part of the problem is generational.  Everyone Patriarch Gundyaev's age simply has no idea how to attract free people to do...
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    Orthodox Crosses Chopped Down

    Good luck finding a Ukrainian woman without a master's degree, doesn't speak multiple languages and certainly would have greater career prospects than an American teenager who dreams of becoming a rapper. 
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    Orthodox Crosses Chopped Down

    Of course the typical Ukrainian woman is topless and wielding a chainsaw. 
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    Orthodox Crosses Chopped Down

    This seems to be the complacent self-righteousness of most of Orthodoxy.  Missionary work is for Evangelicals and Catholics.  They can do the heavy lifting.  We'll cherry pick from their work. You're coming out of left field here.  Orthodoxy came to Ukraine before Russia and has deep...
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    Orthodox Crosses Chopped Down

    I can see the UGCC securing a stronghold in the Ukrainian parts of the country, but in Dnepropetrovsk, Kharkov and Donetsk they have just about a single parish in each city.  Otherwise I agree with your point, especially about places like Zhytomyr.  I can't really speak about Zakarpats'ka or...
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    Orthodox Crosses Chopped Down

    I live in Eastern Ukraine, but the situation is pretty similar just across the border.   You'd be surprised at how many people don't see the Orthodox Church as their logical spiritual home.  The Evangelicals tell people to pray, read the scriptures (in a language people understand) and try to...
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    Orthodox Crosses Chopped Down

    Death is often synonymous with hanging from a cross unless one is a Muslim or Jehovah's Witness.  Zenovia: To put the former USSR into context, within a 15 minute walk from my flat there is a single Orthodox Church.  There are three moderate sized Evangelical communities, one large Baptist...
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    Orthodox Crosses Chopped Down

    So the death sentence for destruction of property somehow squares with Christian morality?  Could you provide a single example of what you mean? 
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    What does everyone look like?

    Interesting - hasn't she seems odd to me since tag questions usually repeat the auxiliary verb, which in this case is does.  The tricky thing with teaching English is that usage changes a lot faster than what grammarians say is proper.  And when I try to ask people they usually say they think is...
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    What does everyone look like?

    Time for a question from the local grammar Nazi.... Which sentence sounds more natural to the native English speakers on the forum: Liza has a heard of gold, hasn't she? Liza has a heart of gold, doesn't she?  Liza's got a heart of gold, hasn't she? 
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    Orthodox Crosses Chopped Down

    Lulz.  Clearly you've never been to Russia or Ukraine.  
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    Crossing Arms For Communion

    The sabbath was made for man, not man for the sabbath, etc.  But I suppose I'm doomed to the path of Protestantism for quoting Christ over the Rudder. 
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    What does everyone look like?

    The nutters get all of the attention.  With 300+ million people and a huge chunk of territory the US is pretty diverse.  Much more so than most non-Americans expect. 
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    What does everyone look like?

    I guess I'm out of it, it's been four years since I lived full-time in the US.  During my last stint you could find such clothing in the US but it'd be considered hipster / metro whereas in my impression is such is far more mainstream here in Europe. 
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    What does everyone look like?

    Not so tight.  Also you'd be shocked at an American beach.  Nobody has anything close to what would be considered beach attire in Europe.  
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