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We figure that you could use a suffregant bishop in that area, adding to the members of your local synod, and strengthening the representation of the important See of All Beers.
 

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If you insist on Baveria, I'll settle for Bishop of München.  My favorite town in Germany though is in Tübingen, not Baveria but still Southern Germany.  Then again the picture of me at a beer festival is in Stuttgart... I'm happy to be bishop of any of those cities!
 

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There needs to be a particular beverage that you are bishop of, and then you could always tack on the city from which it principally comes; for example, you could be the bishop of Oktoberfest, Exarch of Munich.  Think about it.
 

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For those confused, here is a brief overview of the structure of the Holy Synod of Spirits:

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Fully Autonomous Bishops in the Holy Synod of Spirits:

His Inebriatedness, +GIC, Bishop of Bourbon, Vicar of the Great Distiller, Successor to the Prince of the Apprentices of the Great Distiller, Supreme Pontiff of All Alcohol, Patriarch of all Grain-Based Alcohols, Primate of Kentucky, Archbishop and Metropolitan of All Whisky, Sovereign of Loretto, and Servant of the Servants of the Great Distiller, Presiding Bishop of the Holy Synod of the Spirits.

His All-Imbibedness, +GEORGE, Metropolitan of Metaxa, Patriarch of All Brandy and Fruit-Based Alchohol, Ecumenical Patriarch, Chief Secretariat of the Holy Synod of Spirits.

His Imbibedness, +SERB1389, Archbishop of Ouzo, Pope and Patriarch of All Similar Clear-Alchohols.

His Imbibedness, Archbishop of Rum, Patriarch of All Sugar-Distilled Alchohols
(+CHRIS, Metropolitan of Mead is the locum tenens of this see)

His Imbibedness, Archbishop of Gin, Custodian of the Holy Cellar.

Semi-Autonomous Episcopacies, Organized by the Bishops they are under:

Under the Synod of the Bishop of Bourbon

His All-Imbibedness, +CHRIS, Metropolitan of Mead, Patriarch of All Beers, Exarch of the Lands North and West of Thrace, Cardinal of the Patriarchate of All Grain Alchohols.

His Intoxicatedness, +FRjBJ, Archbishop of Absinthe, Cardinal of the Patriarchate of All Grain Alchohols

Under the Synod of the Metropolitan of Metaxa

His Intoxicatedness, +SOUTHSERB99, Archbishop of Shlivo, Patriarch of All Vodkas

His Intoxicatedness, +PEDRO, Archbishop of Tequila and All Agave-Based Beverages

Suffregant Episcopacies, Organized by the Bishops they are under:

Diocese in the Patriarchate of Grain Alchohols

His Drunkenness, +ROBERT, Archbishop of Scotch, Cardinal of the Patriarchate of All Grain Alchohols

Diocese in the Patriarchate of Beer

His Drunkenness, Bishop of Stouts and All 40-oz Malt Liquor
His Drunkenness, Bishop of Oktoberfest, Exarch of Munich

Diocese in the Patriarchate of Brandy

His Drunkenness, Archbishop of Port, Chartophylax of the Ecumenical Patriarchate
His Drunkenness, Archbishop of the Cordials

Diocese in the Patriarchate of Vodkas

His Drunkenness, Archbishop of Stolichnaya
(+SS99, Archbishop of Schlivo, is locum tenens of this see)

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As of now, the only voting members of the Holy Synod are:
The Bishop of Bourbon,
The Metropolitan of Metaxa,
The Archbishop of Ouzo,
The Metropolitan of Mead,
The Archbishop of Schlivo

But the Synod will be deliberating on the addition of voting positions.

+GEORGE
Metropolitan of Mead and All Brandy, Patriarch of All Fruit-Based Alchohols, Ecumenical Patriarch
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serb1389 said:
Just in case no one knew officially....I voted yes to all 3 new positions. 
AXOI!!! 

+SERB1389

And congradulations to all.   I look forward to many new days of drinking and bowing down to the lesser bowl - God. May the Great Distiller be with us! 
Well, that makes all elections unanimous without abstentions, but with conditional votes by +CHRIS of Mead and All-Beer requiring the elected hierarchs present themselves before the synod with the fruits of their respective Sees.
 
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In keeping with the general hierarchal good times.  I Lucifer the Black, Lord of Black light and all things obfuscated, humbly request on bended knee to be considered for the following title for review by the Synod of Spirits:  Bishop of Stouts and All 40-Ounce Malt Liquor, Rider of the 45 Colts, Bearer of the 10 Episcopal Rings, Keeper of the Ecumenical Bling!!

LTB
 

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Lucifer the Black said:
In keeping with the general hierarchal good times.  I Lucifer the Black, Lord of Black light and all things obfuscated, humbly request on bended knee to be considered for the following title for review by the Synod of Spirits:  Bishop of Stouts and All 40-Ounce Malt Liquor, Rider of the 45 Colts, Bearer of the 10 Episcopal Rings, Keeper of the Ecumenical Bling!!

LTB
register a yes vote for me
 

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Lucifer the Black said:
In keeping with the general hierarchal good times.  I Lucifer the Black, Lord of Black light and all things obfuscated, humbly request on bended knee to be considered for the following title for review by the Synod of Spirits:  Bishop of Stouts and All 40-Ounce Malt Liquor, Rider of the 45 Colts, Bearer of the 10 Episcopal Rings, Keeper of the Ecumenical Bling!!

LTB
And a yes vote for me.

So the voting tally for LTB's application:
+GIC: yes
+GEORGE: yes
non-entered:
+SERB1389
+CHRIS
+SS99

As stated earlier, the other elected members will have to wait for the Synod to deliberate who/how many more voting members there shall be on the Holy Synod.

+GEORGE
Metropolitan of Metaxa and All Brandy, Patriarch of all Fruit-Based Alchohols, Ecumenical Patriarch
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SouthSerb99 said:
Ah ha... so I see the size of the HC contingent seems to be growing!!!
Oh, don't let looks decieve you - we're exploding, not just growing ;)
 

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I say, any titles going for a port drinking English man, 'what'.
You know "God save the Queen, up the Empire" and all that.
And do remember to passe it to the left.
 

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Well, there is the Archbishopric of Port, who happens to be the Chartophylax of the Ecumenical Patriarch.  Are you requesting election to the see?
 

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Bloody brits...haha. 

Add another Yes for Lucifer the Black (AYE!)

I would also like to also be privy to the Ecumenical bling!!!  haha. 

I have a semi-technical question too.  Wouldn't SS99 be under my jurisdiction, especially pertaining to "all clear-based liquors" which would include vodka....this is for the synod to decide.  Isn't Metaxa a more cognac based liquor? 

And the turf war begins..haha.  Good luck cleveland!  haha
 

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serb1389 said:
I have a semi-technical question too.  Wouldn't SS99 be under my jurisdiction, especially pertaining to "all clear-based liquors" which would include vodka....this is for the synod to decide.  Isn't Metaxa a more cognac based liquor? 
Just typical of a Serbian interloper!  You must room with the overstepper of all bounds!  I call for an assembly of an Ecumenical Council to deal with 1389's interloping!!! :eek:
 

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Archbishop of Shlivo, Patriarch of All Vodkas & Defender Against All Overstepping!

                          ---------------------------------------------------------

To His Inebriatedness, +GIC, Bishop of Bourbon, Vicar of the Great Distiller, Successor to the Prince of the Apprentices of the Great Distiller, Supreme Pontiff of All Alcohol, Patriarch of all Grain-Based Alcohols, Primate of Kentucky, Archbishop and Metropolitan of All Whisky, Sovereign of Loretto, and Servant of the Servants of the Great Distiller, Presiding Bishop of the Holy Synod of the Spirits.

With honor, by this letter, we would like to inform Your All-Holiness about the harmful situation of His Imbibedness, +SERB1389, Archbishop of Ouzo, Pope and Patriarch of All Similar Clear-Alchohols. With regret, I must inform you that His Imbibeness +Serb1389 is attempting to assert that the Archbishop of Shlivo, Patriarch of All Vodkas & Defender Against All Overstepping, Mt. Passout Serbia, submit to the jurisdiction of His Imbibedness +Serb1389.

As your All-Holiness is well aware, such decisions are never made upon unilateral declaration, and the very notion, treads the line of Schism. Further, it is well known that Schlivo, while clear at times can also be dark and clearly different in charachter from that of Ouzo, which is undoubtedly a splendid drink on its own.

It is also put suggested, that Archbishop of Shlivo, Patriarch of All Vodkas & Defender Against All Overstepping, Mt. Passout has already been subject to overstepping by His Holiness, Metropolitan of Metaxa and All Brandy, Overstepper of all bounds.+Cleveland; While we understand that you do share a rather close relationshop with these Holy interlopers, it is respectfully submitted that you ask His Imbibeness +Serb1389, to renounce all claims to jurisdiction to our Episcopy.

Remaining with deep gratitude and sincere admiration for You personally, we would like to ask for Your God-recognized confident paternal prayers and blessings, kissing Your holy inebriated right hand.

Archbishop of Shlivo, Patriarch of All Vodkas & Defender Against All Overstepping, Mt. Passout Serbia,
+SouthSerb99
 

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To His Inebriatedness, +GIC, Bishop of Bourbon, Vicar of the Great Distiller, Successor to the Prince of the Apprentices of the Great Distiller, Supreme Pontiff of All Alcohol, Patriarch of all Grain-Based Alcohols, Primate of Kentucky, Archbishop and Metropolitan of All Whisky, Sovereign of Loretto, and Servant of the Servants of the Great Distiller, Presiding Bishop of the Holy Synod of the Spirits.

To clerify my eparchial right, I believe the question was over Vodka, not Shlivo.  Clearly his Intoxicatedness has misunderstood my position on this matter.  Perhaps, it would suffice if he would be willing to become Locum Tenens of Vodka underneath my Omophorion, he would come to see the beauty of all which is clear-based alcohols, and recant his earlier attempts at outburst and indecorum. 

Ultimately, I humbly leave the matter to the discussion and decision of the synod. 

Respectfully,
+SERB1389  Archbishop of Ouzo, Pope and Patriarch of All Similar Clear-Alchohols

p.s.  Ej brate, Samo SLOGA Srbina Spasava...haha

 

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I was just thinking (yes I know that's very dangerous) how about the title
Archbishop of port, all left hand passing beverages and custodian of the cheese board.  Just a thought.
 

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Well, it appears that I am behind in registering my votes!

vai for LTB, Red Deacon, and for Nektarios

Additionally, I think my enthusiastic friend FatGreek means phimi, not 'femme', which made me wonder initially just what out mutual seminarian friend was disclosing....

Speaking of phimoi, I would like to comment that twice now I, as Patriarch of Beer, have wandered into a room while some (all of legal drinking age) were enjoying my thronal beverage.

Imagine my surprise when no one in the room greeted me with my phimi, although one colorful Deacon did perform an Eis polla. As I was about to beat one person in the room with my staff, it was brought to my attention that by phimi does not yet exist.

Therefore, I think we should work on it. And, I insist that it be noted I have potatoes... ;)
 

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This post was attempted literally 30 seconds before the board went down Mon eve:

From the Bazaar,
To the Members of the Holy Synod of Spirits

Peace, in the name of the Great Distiller, who was presented into the Tavern!

So the voting tally for LTB's application:
+GIC: yes
+GEORGE: yes
+SERB1389: yes
+CHRIS: yes
+SS99: yes

And, in a semi-partial-somewhat-kinda-formal request, Red Deacon is petitioning for election to the Archbishopric of Port.

I will enter a yes vote for myself.

So the voting tally for Red Deacon's application:

+GEORGE: yes
+CHRIS: yes
non-entered:
+GIC
+SERB1389
+SS99

As stated earlier, the other elected members will have to wait for the Synod to deliberate who/how many more voting members there shall be on the Holy Synod.

+GEORGE
Metropolitan of Metaxa and All Brandy, Patriarch of all Fruit-Based Alchohols, Ecumenical Patriarch
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From the Bazaar,

To the members of the Holy Synod of Spirits, especially +SERB1389,

Let us rejoice in The Great Distiller Who is Presented into the Tavern!

In a synodal letter dealing with the deposition of the Former Archbishop of Stoli, George, the Archbishop of Schlivo, Patriarch of All Vodka was placed under the protection of the Metropolitan of Metaxa and All Brandy.  To wit:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php?topic=7917.msg103423#msg103423

[quote author="The Bishop of Bourbon"]
By decree of the Holy Synod, on account of the recent unfortunate developments, the Autonomy of the Archbishopric of Stolichnaya and Patriarchate of All Vodka is hereby revoked and the Bishop of Schlivo is hereby made the Locum Tenens of the See of Stolichnaya and invested with the rights and privileges therein entailed and shall be commemorated as the Bishop of Schlivo and Archbishop of All Vodka, but shall recognize the Archbishop of Metaxa and Patriarch of All Brandy as his head and shall maintain obedience the Bishop of Bourbon, Supreme Pontiff of All Alcohol.
[/quote]

It should also be noted that the Title "Patriarch of All Similar-Clear Alchohols" is a very specific one: The Archbishop of Ouzo is Patriarch of all clear Alchohols similar to it; a very great responsibility indeed.  I believe this specific definition came about in a meeting of the Intoxicousa Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate sometime in the 17th Century; I may end up asking the Chartophylax to find the reference.

I hope that this is helpful in the process of growth and understanding between the members of this great and holy Synod.

May the Great Distiller bless us all.  In His service, I remain faithfully yours,

+GEORGE
Metropolitan of Metaxa and All Brandy, Patriarch of All Fruit-Based Alchohols, Ecumenical Patriarch
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MGB/gsc
 

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May I recommend a hot toddy or two or three or four
                                                                        or five
                                                                              or six
                                                                                    or seven
                                                                                        or eighttt
                                                                                            or nnnine
                                                                                              or tttenn
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                                                                                                            nnn
 

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Actually (and this is a total aside from it being my Thronal Beverage) Metaxa is actually quite good for colds; brandies do a good job of warming the insides and clearing a bit of the congestion.
 

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From the Bazaar,
to the Plentitude of the Faithful over the age of 21 in the US of A, and to all the faithful in the world abroad,
To the Holy Synod of Spirits, and its President, His Inebriatedness the Bishop of Bourbon and Supreme Pontiff,
To the reverened Distillery Metropolitans, Distribution Despotas, Pricing Presbyters, Imbibing Deacons,
Instructors and students at the Bartending Universities of the Holy Ecumenoi and the Patriarchate of All Fruit-Based Alchohols,

The Great Distiller is presented into the Tavern for our salvation!

In accordance with the ancient typikon of the Grand Taverna of the Great Distiller, and the practice of the Holy Synod of Spirits, in conjunction with the canons that guide the consumption of Alchohols everywhere, it is our duty as Chief Secretariat of the Holy Synod of Spirits to announce the ordinations of the servants of the Great Distiller listed below to the episcopacy, to the vacant sees listded, through the ancient custom of the laying on of drinking glasses (in hand) by the servants, the His Inebriatedness the Bishop of Bourbon, His All-Imbibedness the Metropolitan of Metaxa, and His All-Imbibedness the Metropolitan of Mead.

+LUCIFER THE BLACK (heretofore +LTB), Bishop of Stouts and All 40oz Malt Liquor,
With the honoraria due to his throne and position, including the titles: Rider of the 45 Colts, Bearer of the 10 Episcopal Rings, and Keeper of the Ecumenical Bling.

It is in the joy of the Great Distiller that we welcome the new Bishop of Stout and raise a glass of his episcopal drink, hoping that the Great Distiller shows mercy on his liver, and on the livers of us all.

+GEORGE
Metropolitan of Metaxa and All Brandy, and All Fruit-Based Alchohols, Ecumenical Patriarch
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MGB/gsc
 

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The updated tally for the application of Red Deacon for the throne of Archbishop of Port is such:

+GIC: yes
+GEORGE: yes
+SERB1389 - uncast
+CHRIS: yes
+SS99 - uncast

A new matter is brought up to be discussed: the decision as to who will be given voting seats in the Synod of Spirits.  The Current list of voting members is above, and voting seats below, along with a list of the other thrones that are non-voting at the moment.

Voting Seats:
Bishop of Bourbon, President
Metropolitan of Metaxa, Chief Secretariat
Archbishop of Ouzo
Metropolitan of Mead
Archbishop of Schlivo
Archbishop of Rum (vacant see)
Archbishop of Gin (vacant see)

Non-Voting Seats
Archbishop of Absinthe
Archbishop of Tequila
Archbishop of Scotch
Archbishop of Port
Archbishop of Cordials
Archbishop of Stoli
Bishop of Stouts
Bishop of Oktoberfest

Now, as it would be impossible to grant all the above seats voting priviledge in the Synod, I propose two solutions:

1. Only the fully Autonomous and Semi-Autonomous sees will be represented; thus, the current voting members, plus the Archbishops of Absinthe and Tequila.

2. Whether or not 1 passes, appoint at least a locum tenens for the see of Gin, and possibly a different locum tenens for the see of Rum that is not a current voting member.

If the president of the Synod will accept them, I submit the above two proposals to the current voting members for discussion.

+GEORGE
Metropolitan of Mead and All Brandy, Patriarch of All Fruit-Based Alchohols, Ecumenical Patriarch
Chief Secretariat

MGB/gsc
 

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The updated tally for the application of Red Deacon for the throne of Archbishop of Port is such:

+GIC: yes
+GEORGE: yes
+SERB1389 - uncast
+CHRIS: yes
+SS99 - uncast
+SS99 votes yes and apologizes for the delay, as you can see it was only the Serbs who had not yet voted, that is because we both work off Serbian time (which is about 12 hours behind the rest of the known universe).

1. Only the fully Autonomous and Semi-Autonomous sees will be represented; thus, the current voting members, plus the Archbishops of Absinthe and Tequila.
Yes and yes.


+SouthSerb99
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SouthSerb99 said:
+SS99 votes yes and apologizes for the delay, as you can see it was only the Serbs who had not yet voted, that is because we both work off Serbian time (which is about 12 hours behind the rest of the known universe).
Yes and yes.


+SouthSerb99
Archbishop of Shlivo, Patriarch of All Vodkas & Defender Against All Overstepping, Mt. Passout Serbia,
Your Intoxicatedness:
You need not apologize for delay in response; your answers came in a timely fashion, and as a brotherhood of Bishops we all understand the time constraints put on each and all.

To All:
So the tally for Red Deacon is now updated to 4 yes', with only +SERB1389 needing to vote.

As per the second set of voting, on the two proposals, it is:
+GEORGE and +SS99: yes
All others, uncast.

I hope all have a wonderful day

+GEORGE
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The Red Deacon is a YES

The two proposals are YES and YES 

Isn't Rum a clear alcohol?  In which case I would find some way to accept this charge, knowing fully well the clear duty that will be put upon my ever to be humble person. 

+SERB1389  Archbishop of Ouzo, Pope and Patriarch of All Similar Clear-Alchohols
 

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Having gone over the Synodal declarations of the past, and having been made aware of the cannonical adjustments concerning our long beloved drink of Vodka, I hereby relinquish my jurisdictional questioning and concede to the Locum Tenens +SS99 on eparchial rights. 

May you enjoy the purest and most intoxicating Vodka that the Great Distiller graces you with!!
Eis Polla Eti!!!! 

+SERB1389  Archbishop of Ouzo, Pope and Patriarch of All Similar Clear-Alchohols

P.S.  I will make sure to thrash the underling who forgot to find the correct encyclical for me!  Either that or i'll make him drink a lot, either way he's not gona feel that great in the morning.
 

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From the Bazaar,
to the Plentitude of the Faithful over the age of 21 in the US of A, and to all the faithful in the world abroad,
To the Holy Synod of Spirits, and its President, His Inebriatedness the Bishop of Bourbon and Supreme Pontiff,
To the reverened Distillery Metropolitans, Distribution Despotas, Pricing Presbyters, Imbibing Deacons,
Instructors and students at the Bartending Universities of the Holy Ecumenoi and the Patriarchate of All Fruit-Based Alchohols,

The Great Distiller is presented into the Tavern for our salvation!

In accordance with the ancient typikon of the Grand Taverna of the Great Distiller, and the practice of the Holy Synod of Spirits, in conjunction with the canons that guide the consumption of Alchohols everywhere, it is our duty as Chief Secretariat of the Holy Synod of Spirits to announce the ordinations of the servants of the Great Distiller listed below to the episcopacy, to the vacant sees listded, through the ancient custom of the laying on of drinking glasses (in hand) by the servants, the His Inebriatedness the Bishop of Bourbon, His All-Imbibedness the Metropolitan of Metaxa, and His All-Imbibedness the Metropolitan of Mead.

+RED DEACON, Archbishop of Port and All Drinks Passed to the Left, Keeper of the Cheese-board, Chartophylax of the Ecumenical Throne.

It is in the joy of the Great Distiller that we welcome the new Archbishop of Port and raise a glass of his episcopal drink, hoping that the Great Distiller shows mercy on his liver, and on the livers of us all.

+GEORGE
Metropolitan of Metaxa and All Brandy, and All Fruit-Based Alchohols, Ecumenical Patriarch
Chief Secretariat of the Holy Synod of Spirits

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cleveland said:
1. Only the fully Autonomous and Semi-Autonomous sees will be represented; thus, the current voting members, plus the Archbishops of Absinthe and Tequila.

2. Whether or not 1 passes, appoint at least a locum tenens for the see of Gin, and possibly a different locum tenens for the see of Rum that is not a current voting member.
The current status of the above proposals is such:
+GEORGE, +SERB1389, +SS99: yes
+GIC, +CHRIS: undecided.
Remember, the above proposals cannot pass without the President of the Synod at least assenting to their consideration.

+GEORGE
Metropolitan of Metaxa and All Brandy, Patriarch of All Fruit-Based Alchohols, Ecumenical Patriarch
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cleveland said:
The current status of the above proposals is such:
+GEORGE, +SERB1389, +SS99: yes
+GIC, +CHRIS: undecided.
Remember, the above proposals cannot pass without the President of the Synod at least assenting to their consideration.

+GEORGE
Metropolitan of Metaxa and All Brandy, Patriarch of All Fruit-Based Alchohols, Ecumenical Patriarch
Chief Secretariat
Our Inebraitedness votes in the affirmative for all persons and measures currently before they synod; however, Our Inebriatedness would like to add that though only the fully Autonomous and semi-Autonomous sees have a right to a vote on the Synod, that by unanimous consent other hierarchs of lesser seas can be given such a posistion, and once granted cannot be revoked save for another unanimous vote (minus the person in question, of course).
 

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The updated status then on the two proposals is such:
+GIC, +GEORGE, +SERB1389, +SS99: yes
+CHRIS: undecided.

As a reminder for +CHRIS, the proposals are the following:

cleveland said:
Now, as it would be impossible to grant all the above seats voting priviledge in the Synod, I propose two solutions:

1. Only the fully Autonomous and Semi-Autonomous sees will be represented; thus, the current voting members, plus the Archbishops of Absinthe and Tequila.

2. Whether or not 1 passes, appoint at least a locum tenens for the see of Gin, and possibly a different locum tenens for the see of Rum that is not a current voting member.   
Although the proposals will pass, the results cannot be certified and released until all members have cast their votes.

+GEORGE
Metropolitan of Metaxa and All Brandy, Patriarch of All Fruit-Based Alchohols, Ecumenical Patriarch
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vai for both.

+CHRIS
Still waiting for my phimi...
 
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