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  1. Christina

    Infant's Reflux and Receiving the Eucharist

    I wouldn't approach the chalice to receive Holy Communion if I felt that there was any chance I might vomit.  Somehow, I seriously doubt that you would be so eager for your son to receive it if there was the slightest chance that you would have to lick up every drop from wherever it landed. ...
  2. Christina

    Infant's Reflux and Receiving the Eucharist

    I don't know what type of formula you use, but I found that the powdered variety was too thin when mixed according to the instructions.  Ready-to-feed is slightly thicker but more expensive.  I ended up changing from Similac to Carnation Good Start because of the price, and since my son was able...
  3. Christina

    Infant's Reflux and Receiving the Eucharist

    No. Your son is old enough to add 1-2 tsp of rice cereal to his formula to thicken it.  This makes it harder to spit up.  You could also try a different type of bottle.  I used Dr. Brown's bottles which eliminate negative pressure and air bubbles.  It may be necessary to change his formula to...
  4. Christina

    Patron Saint (Feast Day vs. Birthday)

    It's fine.  Like you, I had several options regarding my baptismal name and patron saint.  I could have choosen a saint commemorated on my birthday, May 15, but the only females are commemorated on the Sunday of the Myrrhbearing Women and have other days when they are commemorated individually...
  5. Christina

    Gift for an infant's baptism

    An icon of the child's patron saint, the Theotokos, or Theophany.  A picture frame or album for photos of the baptism.  A children's picture Bible.
  6. Christina

    Would You Let Your Kids Switch Church Affiliations and/or Religions?

    I'd question his motives and then explain why he's wrong.  I'd forbid him from apostasizing until he's an adult, continue to take him to church, and pray for him.  I'd also get our priest and godparents involved.  If talking doesn't work, I'm not above knocking some sense into him. I was 37...
  7. Christina

    Prayers from different Orthodox jurisdictions.

    I don't know what "normal" is.  I use The Orthodox Study Bible, A Prayer Book for Orthodox Christians, the GOARCH website, and the OCF webpage.
  8. Christina

    What are your pet peeves and OCD's?

    Peeve:  The server going down at work and holding the phone for half an hour for support only to be told they know...try again later. OCD:  Making sure the door is really locked.
  9. Christina

    easter calculation

    Me, too!  I also read all of the comments, and apparently there have been more than 11 meetings to discuss correcting the calculation according to the best scientific methods available.  I know the Church moves at a snail's pace, but seriously?!
  10. Christina

    easter calculation

  11. Christina

    My husband is slowly changing.

    There must be something in the air because mine did, too.  ^5
  12. Christina

    Women’s Headcoverings

    There are only three, including myself.
  13. Christina

    What are your pet peeves and OCD's?

    Peeve:  People who touch the glass doors at work instead of the handles.  I have to wipe all their oily prints off the glass, which smear and make the whole door look oily.  FYI, you're not avoiding germs because everyone else is touching the glass. OCD:  Organizing food in my pantry by bag...
  14. Christina

    The movie "The passion of the Christ".

    While there are some issues with the movie, I still think it's the best Christian movie to date.  As one who normally giggles at gory horror movies and rolls my eyes at sappy sentimental movies, I was appropriately horrified and moved to tears.
  15. Christina

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    My maternal ancestors were from Germany as well as my paternal grandmother who is actually a German immigrant, so I'm actually more German than Irish, though I don't sprechen zie Deutch.  My mother said that my paternal grandmother suspected her of being Jewish with a maiden name like Diehl.  :o
  16. Christina

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    Happy St. Patrick's Day! I managed to find out my paternal ancestors immigrated to the U.S. from County Cork in the 1800s.  My grandfather told me I'm descended from a long line of drunken Irish Catholics.  ::)
  17. Christina

    OC POV on Evangelical Things

    That's just wrong!  I'll be thinking of nuns with ba-donk-a-donk for the rest of the day.  LOL A hoop skirt would interfere with my ability to fit in between the pews (yes, I know, is outrage!) and perform prostrations.  Therefore, I tend to wear A-line skirts or broomstick skirts made of...
  18. Christina

    How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk

    That's a stocking cap.
  19. Christina

    How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk

    Atlanta, GA Columbus, GA Jackson, MS My mother graduated from high school in Columbus, but we've lived east of Atlanta.