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Don Rickles has died. Rest in peace.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/06/entertainment/don-rickles-dead/index.html
 

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I bought a bike at Walmart today and am in the process of walking/riding it home. I stopped halfway (at the library) for a breather. If I never post on here again then I have passed on, please say a prayer for me.  :laugh:
 

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Hyperdox Herman works at my local public library. There was a random selection of books supposedly related to Easter at library's hallway. One of them was St. John Damascene's book on icons. Pretty heavy stuff for a random bypasser. I wonder what they are talking about at employee's coffee hours.
 

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آه، من گمان می کنم باید یک ترجمه آن را داده اند. همه من گفت که "مایکل جردن"، اما در برخی از نوع ضعیف فارسی، که من از یک سایت آمار ورزشی است، اما آن را به انگلیسی ترجمه به عنوان:
Michael Jordan
تا آنجا که من می دانم که مایکل جردن هیچ ارتباط با ایران و نه مردم زیبا آن است.
 

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Tomorrow to Netherlands. Work-related so no time for touristing but never been there before so should be fun.
 

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The A to Z of the Orthodox Church By Michael Prokurat, Alexander Golitzin, Michael D. Peterson
lists three main 1st c. Christian heretic groups: Judaizers, Docetists, and Dualists, on p. 12. For the 2nd c., it lists gnostics, modalists, and montanists.
 

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I was confused at first as I remembered reading an A to Z by Fr. John McGuckin, but apparently that one was on patristic theology... how many A to Zs are there I wonder...

2nd century gnostics were the bomb though... er, I mean, in a filthy evil heretic sort of way  :police:
 

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The son of one of my friends said today: When I grow up, I want to drink wine, like aunt Dominika (at least here in Poland there is a custom to call the friends of your parents "aunt/uncle").
 

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Dominika said:
The son of one of my friends said today: When I grow up, I want to drink wine, like aunt Dominika (at least here in Poland there is a custom to call the friends of your parents "aunt/uncle").
Dominika,  legendary wine drinker.  My  6yo  daughter  will draw  pictures  of beer  for  me  at school,  because  she  knows,  I "love beer."
 

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Bob2 said:
Dominika said:
The son of one of my friends said today: When I grow up, I want to drink wine, like aunt Dominika (at least here in Poland there is a custom to call the friends of your parents "aunt/uncle").
Dominika,  legendary wine drinker.  My  6yo  daughter  will draw  pictures  of beer  for  me  at school,  because  she  knows,  I "love beer."
You are not "Dominika, Troublesome Sheep", you are "Dominika, Fun Sheep with a Sense of Humor"

Stay Blessed.
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Dominika said:
The son of one of my friends said today: When I grow up, I want to drink wine, like aunt Dominika (at least here in Poland there is a custom to call the friends of your parents "aunt/uncle").
Indians have that custom, too. 
 

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Dominika said:
The son of one of my friends said today: When I grow up, I want to drink wine, like aunt Dominika (at least here in Poland there is a custom to call the friends of your parents "aunt/uncle").
We do it here in Brazil too, and Spanish Americans do it to their friends. I think any Brazilian child had their sad moment when teachers started asking them to stop calling them uncles.
 

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I'll join in in echoing its universality. Old Believer children do the same, referring to unrelated but familiar people as "aunt" or "uncle." I still prefix the names of my two Russian teachers in elementary school with "Aunt," even though we are only distantly related, if at all. Anybody who was taught under them would know exactly who I'm referring to.
 

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Dominika said:
The son of one of my friends said today: When I grow up, I want to drink wine, like aunt Dominika (at least here in Poland there is a custom to call the friends of your parents "aunt/uncle").
I was raised that way back in the good old days. I think it's less common now, but not extinct.
 

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Antonious Nikolas said:
I'm beginning to think that custom is nearly universal.
Are Americans the only ones that don't?
 

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Yeah, I think it's everywhere.

A funny thing I found out in Malaysia last year was that my cousins' children are expected to refer to me as "uncle" and give me the appropriate deference, even when they are older than I.
 

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Agabus said:
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Happy international workers' day '
Got any plans for Haymarket Martyrs Day?
yes. Went to the march. The RC presence was pretty strong. I say at least 4 priests and a friar. Plus banners of as many parishes.
 

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Iconodule said:
Yeah, I think it's everywhere.

A funny thing I found out in Malaysia last year was that my cousins' children are expected to refer to me as "uncle" and give me the appropriate deference, even when they are older than I.
Really?!? That's gotta be a tad awkward...
 

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Some people take the word "uncle" as an insult...as if we're getting old  :'( :'( :'(
 

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augustin717 said:
Agabus said:
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Happy international workers' day '
Got any plans for Haymarket Martyrs Day?
yes. Went to the march. The RC presence was pretty strong. I say at least 4 priests and a friar. Plus banners of as many parishes.
I dunno if it's just the online circles I frequent (and it probably is), but there seems to be a fair renewed RC interest in all those troublesome worker's rights encyclicals from a century ago.

Our local plant is owned by the Kochs, so nobody was marching, but they're at least still union.
 

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Agabus said:
I dunno if it's just the online circles I frequent (and it probably is), but there seems to be a fair renewed RC interest in all those troublesome worker's rights encyclicals from a century ago.
I like positive RC workers rights encyclicals.
 

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Happy international workers' day '
Happy afterfeast! Probably national hangover day around here. We have our retro Socialist marches too but mostly it's kind of spring holiday.  Those graduated from upper secondary school wear a specific kind of hat. Older ones might go for a picnic. Younger ones get roaring drunk.
 

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Alpo said:
augustin717 said:
Happy international workers' day '
Happy afterfeast! Probably national hangover day around here. We have our retro Socialist marches too but mostly it's kind of spring holiday.  Those graduated from upper secondary school wear a specific kind of hat. Older ones might go for a picnic. Younger ones get roaring drunk.
In Poland 3 days of May are free (today is the feast of the consitution; the 2nd May is the day of national flag - this one actually is not a publci holiday, but all the schools and universities and many work places have the day off too), so we call it "majówka". We are a happe nation.



Today I had an appointment with my priest (that's now also the parish dean). Two funny things took place. The first one: he hadn't been aware of the fact that our psalmist celebrates today his birthday, so firstly we had to sit on his birthday party (wine, 3 types of cakes) in a  big room in the parish house and after it we had the talk in the dean office. The second funny thing, after the talk with my priest, he took 3 elegants cups and plates while we were leaving the office; the "construction" wasn't looking safely, but the father said "no problem". Of course, the cups and plates started to fall down, I threw down to my priest feet to rescue them, and exactly in this moment the guests from the birthday party started going out the big room and the kitchen, that's in the front of the dean office.
In the end only the one handle of the cups broke, and nobody suffered, one of the matushkas said only "Why did you both have to break the most beautiful of these 3 cups?".
 

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TheTrisagion said:
Iconodule said:
Yeah, I think it's everywhere.

A funny thing I found out in Malaysia last year was that my cousins' children are expected to refer to me as "uncle" and give me the appropriate deference, even when they are older than I.
Really?!? That's gotta be a tad awkward...
It gets awkward when people start bowing to me.
 

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Iconodule said:
TheTrisagion said:
Iconodule said:
Yeah, I think it's everywhere.

A funny thing I found out in Malaysia last year was that my cousins' children are expected to refer to me as "uncle" and give me the appropriate deference, even when they are older than I.
Really?!? That's gotta be a tad awkward...
It gets awkward when people start bowing to me.
It was awkward for me at first, too, but eventually I learned to relish it. 
 

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Well, I'm probably gonna get expelled from the Traditional Orthodoxy (Canonical) Facebook group. Apparently my statements in favor of healing the schism between EO and OO was considered "promoting heresy".  ;D
 

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TheTrisagion said:
Well, I'm probably gonna get expelled from the Traditional Orthodoxy (Canonical) Facebook group. Apparently my statements in favor of healing the schism between EO and OO was considered "promoting heresy".  ;D
Truth be told, I've always kept an extra eye on you. I knew sooner or later this 'level-headed fella' facade you put on would fall away, and we'd see the real you, the pan-heretical you. I'm only surprised that it took a mere half dozen years for you to slip up!
 
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