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Buffalo to San Diego... you may die from weather-change-shock.  8)
 

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hey guys,

what is the letter called, where it is like a fancy "f" but it is curved, and is pronounced like an "s"

I look all over the internet but cannot find it, since i cannot type it!

it is usually used in old english books,

such as, one would write "Chrift" instead of "Christ" but the f would be more curved at the bottom and slightly at an angle
 

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celticfan1888 said:
This one day weekend crap did not work for me...but I have 3 days off this week, yay Thanksgiving!

Hey bro! What's up with the UT hat? Did that BAMA beat down of your Cajuns drive you to Texas? Maybe you believe the ridiculous rumors about Saban going to the Longhorns.  ;)

But all kidding aside, it's good to see you back.  :)


Selam
 

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Gunnarr said:
hey guys,

what is the letter called, where it is like a fancy "f" but it is curved, and is pronounced like an "s"

I look all over the internet but cannot find it, since i cannot type it!

it is usually used in old english books,

such as, one would write "Chrift" instead of "Christ" but the f would be more curved at the bottom and slightly at an angle
Here you go.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_s

It was never an "f".
 

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celticfan1888 said:
This one day weekend crap did not work for me...but I have 3 days off this week, yay Thanksgiving!

Hey, I heard you are playing D-League basketball now. Congratulations!

Did you ever settle our bet?

Thanks.
 

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Troparion of St Stylian - The 3rd Tone

Holy Stylian, thou wast a tower of abstinence/ and an unshaken pillar of the Church./ Dedicated to God from thy youth,/ thou didst become a dwelling-place of the Spirit./ O righteous Father, intercede with Christ our God to grant us His great mercy.

Troparion of St Nikon - The 3rd Tone

Sparta rejoices in holding the shrine of thy relics,/ a source of healing for those who run to thee./ Holy Nikon, intercede with Christ our God to grant us His great mercy.

Kontakion of St Stylian - The 4th Tone

Sanctified from the womb like another Samuel,/ thou didst glorify God by thy labours./ Thou didst become a healer/ and protector of Christ's babes and sucklings./ He has glorified thee, O Stylian.

Kontakion of St Nikon - The 6th Tone/Plagal of the Second

Thou didst despise the world's delights,/ thou didst show us the path of repentance, emulating the Angelic life./ O Nikon, we praise thee and celebrate thy memory;/ thou art a fountain of healing.
 

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A month ago I suggested that if we were able to push through about 700 posts/day we'd finally have a month cross the 20,000 post milestone.  October disappointed, but November has promise still.  If we average just about 733/day for the rest of this week we can reach the milestone.
 

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Fr. George said:
A month ago I suggested that if we were able to push through about 700 posts/day we'd finally have a month cross the 20,000 post milestone.  October disappointed, but November has promise still.  If we average just about 733/day for the rest of this week we can reach the milestone.
As my post count shows, I obviously have no problem "helping" things along in this respect  ;D.  Now, maybe I've missed it, but why the goal-orientation regarding achieving a specified number of posts each month?  What happens as a result of reaching a particular "milestone"?
 

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I too will do my part, and I shall begin this great task by posting this:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ViggInNO8-Q&feature=player_embedded&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Ffeature%3Dplayer_embedded%26v%3DViggInNO8-Q
 

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Father, I have been posting quite a bit lately. I will try to step it up though.
 

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Romaios said:
Alpo said:
augustin717 said:
Staying true to his peasant roots is  big part of it.
How one does stays true to his/her peasant roots?
"There is no hope in returning to a traditional faith after it has once been abandoned, since the essential condition in the holder of a traditional faith is that he should not know he is a traditionalist."

(Al Ghazali apud E.R. Dodds, The Greeks and the Irrational)
That reminds of how I haven't stayed true to my roots. From rural Pentecostalist blue-collar family to aspiring urban Orthodox white-collar career with an academic degree. All this because of Scandinavian Socialism which in itself is an anti-traditionalist phenomenon.

Oh well. Could be worse. :angel:
 

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Alpo said:
Romaios said:
Alpo said:
augustin717 said:
Staying true to his peasant roots is  big part of it.
How one does stays true to his/her peasant roots?
"There is no hope in returning to a traditional faith after it has once been abandoned, since the essential condition in the holder of a traditional faith is that he should not know he is a traditionalist."

(Al Ghazali apud E.R. Dodds, The Greeks and the Irrational)
That reminds of how I haven't stayed true to my roots. From rural Pentecostalist blue-collar family to aspiring urban Orthodox white-collar career with an academic degree. All this because of Scandinavian Socialism which in itself is an anti-traditionalist phenomenon.

Oh well. Could be worse. :angel:
Alpo, you are aging quite well.

You've really come into your own here.
 

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Why thank you. I've still yet to graduate :)-[) and become a leftist though. It's fun to be politically and religiously conservative with this kind of background.
 

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orthonorm said:
Alpo said:
Romaios said:
Alpo said:
augustin717 said:
Staying true to his peasant roots is  big part of it.
How one does stays true to his/her peasant roots?
"There is no hope in returning to a traditional faith after it has once been abandoned, since the essential condition in the holder of a traditional faith is that he should not know he is a traditionalist."

(Al Ghazali apud E.R. Dodds, The Greeks and the Irrational)
That reminds of how I haven't stayed true to my roots. From rural Pentecostalist blue-collar family to aspiring urban Orthodox white-collar career with an academic degree. All this because of Scandinavian Socialism which in itself is an anti-traditionalist phenomenon.

Oh well. Could be worse. :angel:
Alpo, you are aging quite well.

You've really come into your own here.
Just like a lovely bottle of fine wine, I'd say.  ;)
 

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Alpo said:
Romaios said:
Alpo said:
augustin717 said:
Staying true to his peasant roots is  big part of it.
How one does stays true to his/her peasant roots?
"There is no hope in returning to a traditional faith after it has once been abandoned, since the essential condition in the holder of a traditional faith is that he should not know he is a traditionalist."

(Al Ghazali apud E.R. Dodds, The Greeks and the Irrational)
That reminds of how I haven't stayed true to my roots. From rural Pentecostalist blue-collar family to aspiring urban Orthodox white-collar career with an academic degree. All this because of Scandinavian Socialism which in itself is an anti-traditionalist phenomenon.

Oh well. Could be worse. :angel:
Obsessing over tradition is itself a modern phenomenon. As far as we can say at least.  
And i've heard these things for over a decade i'd say usually from people trying to somehow find a way to be "traditionalist" but smart enough to see what the problems with this quest are.
 

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augustin717 said:
Alpo said:
Romaios said:
Alpo said:
augustin717 said:
Staying true to his peasant roots is  big part of it.
How one does stays true to his/her peasant roots?
"There is no hope in returning to a traditional faith after it has once been abandoned, since the essential condition in the holder of a traditional faith is that he should not know he is a traditionalist."

(Al Ghazali apud E.R. Dodds, The Greeks and the Irrational)
That reminds of how I haven't stayed true to my roots. From rural Pentecostalist blue-collar family to aspiring urban Orthodox white-collar career with an academic degree. All this because of Scandinavian Socialism which in itself is an anti-traditionalist phenomenon.

Oh well. Could be worse. :angel:
Obsessing over tradition is itself a modern phenomenon. As far as we can say at least.  
And i've heard these things for over a decade i'd say usually from people trying to somehow find a way to be "traditionalist" but smart enough to see what the problems with this quest are.
"These things"?
 

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Alpo said:
augustin717 said:
Alpo said:
Romaios said:
Alpo said:
augustin717 said:
Staying true to his peasant roots is  big part of it.
How one does stays true to his/her peasant roots?
"There is no hope in returning to a traditional faith after it has once been abandoned, since the essential condition in the holder of a traditional faith is that he should not know he is a traditionalist."

(Al Ghazali apud E.R. Dodds, The Greeks and the Irrational)
That reminds of how I haven't stayed true to my roots. From rural Pentecostalist blue-collar family to aspiring urban Orthodox white-collar career with an academic degree. All this because of Scandinavian Socialism which in itself is an anti-traditionalist phenomenon.

Oh well. Could be worse. :angel:
Obsessing over tradition is itself a modern phenomenon. As far as we can say at least.  
And i've heard these things for over a decade i'd say usually from people trying to somehow find a way to be "traditionalist" but smart enough to see what the problems with this quest are.
"These things"?
the talk about tradition within the context of orthodoxy (in the west especially). buyt then again, I've seen similar phenomena (cartoonish traditionalism) in the East as well.
 

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augustin717 said:
Obsessing over tradition is itself a modern phenomenon.
By modern do you mean "not in the peasant villages in the old country in the 17th-19th centuries"?
 

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I am such a zombie today. I have tasks to do but I'm nowhere near in the mood.
 

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brastaseptim said:
What is this, the Grumpy Orthodox Yiayia page?
Yes.

She's coming to get you and hit you
      with a broom for talking back.
 

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Gebre Menfes Kidus said:
celticfan1888 said:
This one day weekend crap did not work for me...but I have 3 days off this week, yay Thanksgiving!

Hey bro! What's up with the UT hat? Did that BAMA beat down of your Cajuns drive you to Texas? Maybe you believe the ridiculous rumors about Saban going to the Longhorns.  ;)

But all kidding aside, it's good to see you back.  :)


Selam
I started pulling for a team I liked rather than what my friends and family liked haha I love the state of Texas, plus there is so much history and tradition. Even though their last appearance in the NC Alabama beat them bad. :(

I'm not going to lie, Saban at UT would be awesome...but I love Mack Brown.
 

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celticfan1888 said:
orthonorm said:
Hey, I heard you are playing D-League basketball now. Congratulations!

Did you ever settle our bet?

Thanks.
I'm working at a bakery as a pastry chef...

What bet?
You are kidding right?
 

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celticfan1888 said:
orthonorm said:
celticfan1888 said:
orthonorm said:
Hey, I heard you are playing D-League basketball now. Congratulations!

Did you ever settle our bet?

Thanks.
I'm working at a bakery as a pastry chef...

What bet?
You are kidding right?
No.
Wait.

From a supposed 6 figure soccer contract to some German team, to staying in college, then going Air Force, then now a cupcake designer.

This sounds rather nuts, but save the macadamia please.
 

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NicholasMyra said:
How's your "Happy Birthday"?
If you only knew.

When I worked at Sam's Club as a wage slave, I had a very short experience working in the bakery department to prepare Graduation cakes.

The woman who was spelling out "Congratulation" spelled it wrong on nearly a dozen cakes. We had literally 10 people in this small bakery scrambling to correct it and also serve about 35 people in a line that extended all the way to the meat department.

Thankfully my shift ended early and I didn't have to clean.
 

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celticfan1888 said:
orthonorm said:
celticfan1888 said:
orthonorm said:
Hey, I heard you are playing D-League basketball now. Congratulations!

Did you ever settle our bet?

Thanks.
I'm working at a bakery as a pastry chef...

What bet?
You are kidding right?
No.
Why did you have to edit no?

Dude, you are going to make me go all debt collection here? Think back to a certain election. I said I would trust you would make good on your debt then you melted down or something and became a Buddhist Airman and I never saw any funds hit oc.net in the amount agreed upon.

Given the interest, let's say $125 to oc.net and call it even.

Then maybe I am wrong and all the above is a figment of my imagination.
 
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