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    Lenten Theme Is Back

    Hello Everyone, Hope you all are surviving the COVID-19 / Coronavirus situation! With the extra time on my hands, I remade the Lenten theme we used to use on the forum. Hope you enjoy. The last time we implemented it, some users complained about it being hard on their eyes. I have enabled you...
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    New Article: Serbian Autocephaly as Paradigm for Canonical Autocephaly

    Friends, here is a new article appearing on the front page of our site. I hope you enjoy it. If discussion becomes spirited, moderators, please feel free to move to another forum. Anastasios...
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    testing 1-2-3

    just seeing if things are back in order....  8)
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    Glorification of Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Florina

    Dear Friends, Longtime users will notice that I just changed the description under my profile avatar from "Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Florina" to "St. Chrysostomos the New." It is my pleasure to announce to those not familiar with Old Calendarist news that the leader of the main body of Old...
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    Metropolitan Anthony (Gavalas) reposed

    Friends, It has come to my attention that Metropolitan Anthony (Gavalas) of New York (GOC-Matthewite, an Old Calendarist Synod) has reposed in the Lord. A well-known figure in Old Calendarist circles, Met. Anthony was a very kind person and a dedicated pastor of his parish in Astoria, NY. He...
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    "Donations" Tab Is Restored. Please Donate!

    Greetings, Forum Family! It costs about $40/month to keep this site running, "if all goes well." All extra money collected in the past just stayed put in the PayPal account, and I used it to purchase long-term renewals at discounted rates from time to time. From 2002-2012, I had good personal...
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    Server Reprovision Friday 09/25/15

    Friends, Probably next Friday, I am going to bring the site down and completely reprovision the server from scratch...it's been a long time in coming, but I just haven't had the time to do it. People have kindly offered to help me, but then I haven't had time to train them :(  Sorry about...
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    Need Two Member Approver Volunteers

    Greetings Forum Family, We need two people to step up and assist Fr. Nebo (serb1389) with approving new members. Please send Fr. Nebo a PM (NOT ME!--I just don't log in frequently enough to reply in a timely manner!! Sorry!) or reply here. Requirement would be to log in once a day and approve...
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    New Article: Some Reflections on Managing an Orthodox Christian Discussion Forum

    Hi Friends, Since many of you are not aware that there is more to the site than just the forum, please see our newest article, a reflection I wrote on managing a forum, and the pros and cons of forums. It was something I wrote 9 years ago, but which I never published then; I edited and...
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    History of Christianity in Asia, Vol. 1 (Assyrian/Syraic Interest)

    Friends, Anyone following the horrible things in the Middle East occurring because of ISIS hears about the ancient Christian communities in Mosul and elsewhere being wiped out. I remembered an excellent book which covers the history of these communities thoroughly, and wanted to share it with...
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    CCNA Book Recommendation

    If you're looking for a good, quick guide to learning the exam essentials for the CCNA, I recommend Todd Lammle's book by Sybex Press over the Cisco Press offering by Wendel Odom. It helped me recertify back in December. Todd's Book that I recommend: http://amzn.to/1xC0O0m The Cisco Press...
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    "An Introduction to God" by Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick

    Has anyone read Fr. Andrew's latest book, An Introduction to God yet? I'd especially be interested in hearing from the target "demographic" as I am interested in sharing the book with some folks and wonder how it has been received.
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    Carl Barks Library by Fantagraphics (Uncle Scrooge/Donald Duck)

    While off-topic for an Orthodox Christian forum, I saw a thread on Star Wars vs. Star Trek, so I figured, what the heck.  :P A few years ago, Fantagraphics began publishing the collected works of Carl Barks for Disney, something which had been done by Gladstone in the 1980s and 1990s, but which...
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    2014 Recommended Blogs to Feature on an OC.net Front Page module

    Hi everyone, I am planning on updating the home/front page of oc.net after all these years...started doing it in 2010, and never finished, but I have some moderate adjustments I am mulling over that wouldn't be too time intensive. At any rate, I am planning on adding some feeds of popular...
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    New Book: Metropolitan Petros of Astoria

    Please note: advertising one's own book requires prior approval from a Global Moderator or Administrator. In this case, I approve of myself posting a link to my book ;)  --Anastasios Dear Friends, It is with great pleasure that I announce the availability of my book, "Metropolitan Petros of...
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    Enthronement of Met. Demetrius (GOC) in New York

    Greetings, friends! On Saturday, April 27/May 10 and Sunday, April 28/May 11, I was present at St. Markella's for the Enthronement of His Eminence Metropolitan Demetrius (Kyriakou) as the new head of the GOC of America (Old Calendarists). The official writeup is here, with photos...
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    Lent Theme Selected

    Friends, I have finally updated the forum theme to the Lent Theme. Every year, there are people who complain about the way the Lent theme affects their eyes. You have the option to revert back to the original theme, which is the "Pascha 2010" theme, by going to your profile, and selected Look...
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    Request for Help - Why the Forum Keeps Going Down

    Hi everyone, The reason the forum keeps going down is this: The template (what makes the appearance nice and blue) is customized along with some of the features (warning system, treasury). Customizations were often done by developers for free at simplemachines.org The Simple Machines team...
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    I Have Resigned the Holy Priesthood

    On Tuesday, April 3/16, 2013, the Holy Synod of the Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of America heard my petition to resign the Holy Priesthood for personal reasons, and accepted it. I have been returned to the lay state. I realize this will come as a surprise to many of you, but it was...
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    Twitter account for the site

    I set up a Twitter account for the site: https://twitter.com/ocnet1
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