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I'm a bit sad that I was too tired to sneak into the arena yesterday and watch Phelps, but I hope I can do it the nex time. Tomorrow I'm finally watching a game officially: athletism. My favourite one to watch during the Olympics, I think it's the sport in which the superhuman characteristics of the athletes get more obvious.
 

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Asteriktos said:
oc.net stats...

Time Period: 2002-2007 (~63 months)
~13.5 million page views, ~198 thousand new posts, and ~13.5 thousand new topics

Time Period: July 2016 (1 month)
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And I thought 2006 was a very active year.
 

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Things started going crazy in June for some reason, with the views increasing wildly even as the total number of posts continues to descrease compared to previous years...

 

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We're having building work done, and one of the builders just noticed the icthus tattoo on my shoulder. He asked if I was Greek. I said no, but I had the tattoo because I was a Christian. He nodded sagely and said he was a Christian too and Greek, and went about his business. A few minutes later he came up to me with a puzzled look and asked "so, you are English, and you are an Orthodox Christian?" I said no, not yet.

I have never seen anyone look quite so baffled.  :D
 

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Knowledge of sins of acquaintances is a terrible spiritual boomer. It leads us to sin by judging far beyond how we should as Christians, and it makes us feel more alone. I don't know why people think I should know some things.  :-\

Indeed, cursed is the one who trusts in men, if someone relied on me for sanctity they would be lost too.
 

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I've been meeting many Macedonians and Russians and they all look confused when I'm say I'm Orthodox, too. Most people in this side of the world seem to be unaware of the wideness of the "diaspora".

Do they see orthodoxy as a 'ethnic religion' like, russian religion or macedonian religion?
 

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juliogb said:
RaphaCam said:
I've been meeting many Macedonians and Russians and they all look confused when I'm say I'm Orthodox, too. Most people in this side of the world seem to be unaware of the wideness of the "diaspora".
Do they see orthodoxy as a 'ethnic religion' like, russian religion or macedonian religion?
Yes, one particular Macedonian journalist asked what kind of Orthodox we were, I smiled and said: "Brazilian Orthodox!" He seemed even more confused so I said: "We started in Greek Orthodoxy", to which he answered quickly: "No, this is wrong!" (LOL), so I told him we were now under the Church of Poland, and although he didn't know there were Orthodox Poles, he seemed relieved he wasn't speaking with someone related to a nemesis of their country.  :laugh:
 

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RaphaCam said:
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HH John X made today a 10-minute-long visit at my parish. I may have got into some pictures.
Awesome, post them if you find them! Are there many Orthodox Arabs ib Poland? I may have asked this before but I'm not sure.
I don't know any. Dominika wishes she were one so you can count her as 0.3 or something.
 

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Handsomeness, interesting culture, network, still somewhat a Slav, still an Orthodox Christian.

Also, people say I look like a
an Ashkenazi Jew while I'm just 1/16 Sephardi while I look a lot like my 1/4 Jewish gramma, maybe actually being one would save me saliva and boring stories.

Sounds silly but I like imagining myself born in different conditions and Russian Orthodox Jew is a recent favourite.
 

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In case some folks here are interested in ethnic Finnish Orthodoxy, here's a Google translation about how Karelian women used to dress like. IIRC non-Orthodox had a different kind of dress back in the days when religion and ethnicity were synonymous.

https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&nv=1&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http://www.ort.fi/artikkelit/feresi-perinteinen-karjalaisen-ortodoksinaisen-vaate&usg=ALkJrhjJJqdgFrZizXkRAvAC2-BJ0rkD6Q
 

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So I've had an Android tablet about two years now and I realize only after buying an Android phone that Androids can be encrypted too. I thought only idevices are encrypted. Not sure it it actually makes surfing and using apps anyhow more safe but will try it anyway.
 

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juliogb said:
DeniseDenise said:
farofa...yes..

less sure about the ants....but maybe we were just too poor for ants in the amazon  ;)
Actually the farofa with ants is common in northeast part of São Paulo state, between Rio and Minas, there you can find this kind of farofa. I am not a specialist in amazonic cuisine, but they eat other weird stuff, some river comunities eat a kind of clam that is called turu, they eat it with lemon and salt.
In America, the rich eat clams.
 

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Last Sunday I realised one of our priests was wearing a very nice perfume. I commented it to him and he answered: "Do you know when Christ told us to look good when we're fasting? I take it literally."
hahah so brazilian!
 

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Today marks the anniversary of the official start of world war 2, when the Nazis invaded Poland
 
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William T said:
Today marks the anniversary of the official start of world war 2, when the Nazis invaded Poland
For those of us on the New Calendar, it also start of the Church Calendar New Year, it so wired today is both something good, and bad.
 

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seekeroftruth777 said:
William T said:
Today marks the anniversary of the official start of world war 2, when the Nazis invaded Poland
For those of us on the New Calendar, it also start of the Church Calendar New Year, it so wired today is both something good, and bad.
That's an everyday thing.
 

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hecma925 said:
seekeroftruth777 said:
William T said:
Today marks the anniversary of the official start of world war 2, when the Nazis invaded Poland
For those of us on the New Calendar, it also start of the Church Calendar New Year, it so wired today is both something good, and bad.
That's an everyday thing.
On Old Calendar Sept 11 (Civil calendar) is the beheading of John the Baptist
 

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mike said:
William T said:
Today marks the anniversary of the official start of world war 2, when the Nazis Germans invaded Poland
ftfy
Most people in the New world probably use the terms interchangeably when speaking about world war 2 without meaning anything polemical by it.  You can probably translate any use of the word there to suite your purpose and be OK.
 

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At the Facebook profile of a priest from an uncanonical EO church (he was OO when I met him one year ago):
  • Visitor: Who is that?
  • Priest: My bishop!
  • Visitor: I don't have one yet haha
  • Priest: You'll get one haha
Dude, what do these vagantes have in mind?
 

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Blah. Thought I might have some chances for a permanent job. It's good to have a job and the kind of job I'm actually enjoying at times at least but would rather have more secure position. Meh.
 
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