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If MS feels himself free to call others here “cowardly jackasses,” then I feel free to call him “Stanky,” or maybe even the more mature “Stanko,” which are mere nicknames while “cowardly jackasses” is more on the order of cursing.
» Posted By PdnNJ On November 1, 2012 @ 11:17 am
If it is I that you are addressing in your comment above, please translate “Otec Diakon” for me.
Also, the definition for nickname I gave above says nothing about them being pejorative but rather as being “familiar or humorous.”
» Posted By PdnNJ On October 26, 2012 @ 10:18 am
Dorothy Allen says:
October 23, 2012 at 1:27 am
“After the crucifixion, when the men remained indoors, it was the women who went out to anoint the body of Jesus.”
Just some random thoughts for whatever they may be worth:
Did the women intend to “anoint” His body, or just prepare it for burial?
Was that the assumed, normal, and customary responsibility of women in those days and so the reason why the men remained in doors?
When discussing women servers in the church, should we not forget that we live in an age of “radical feminism” the inconspicuous influence of which can cause us all kinds of confusion and proneness to mistakes?
» Posted By PdnNJ On October 23, 2012 @ 10:27 am
MS must live a very sheltered life to be offended by a nickname.
I’ve had many “nicknames” given to me in my life,
some funny/friendly and some not so funny/friendly.
No need to remember them now though, especially ones given me while in high school and on active duty in the US Army in the early 1950s when something as mild as “Stanky” wouldn’t even attract attention or comment.
» Posted By PdnNJ On October 22, 2012 @ 4:10 pm
Fr. John, “what if” the Mother Churches who do not and have never recognized the OCAs autocephaly insisted that the MP do something about its “wayward daughter” because of the embarrassment and negative public opinion and perception that could be “rubbing off” on them?”
» Posted By PdnNJ On October 22, 2012 @ 11:33 am
“Stupid” is derogatory.
“Stanky” is just a nickname derived from the name he uses here.
a familiar or humorous name given to a person or thing instead of or as well as the real name.
» Posted By PdnNJ On October 21, 2012 @ 6:28 pm
Fr. John, do you think that the reputations of the hierarchies of our Mother Churches will not be negatively affected by the unchristian actions of our OCA leadership? In this day and age of mass internet communications, will they totally ignore the public opinion and perception of Orthodox Church leadership that would emanate from it by apparently “sitting on their hands” and accepting it? I think that it would then take more than one generation to die off and a more exemplary one to come along before its’ effects can begin to be reversed and the missionary imperative of our Church restored.
» Posted By PdnNJ On October 19, 2012 @ 10:13 pm
What if the our Mother Church Patriarchates and their bishops in North America were to declare the upcoming OCA Special Electoral AAC as “null and void” because of the reasons and circumstances under which it is held and so refused to recognize its’ decisions and election of a new Metropolitan?
» Posted By PdnNJ On October 19, 2012 @ 11:48 am
Well, it still seems very odd and inconsistent to me that OCL would publish that interview with Stokoe, “OCA. We are a city on a hill”[!!!] very soon after removing from their website the article by Joel Kalevsmaki “Did the OCA Bishops Lie about Metropolitan Jonah?”.
(May Stokoe be promoting himself to lead their Accountability Task Force based on his “success” with OCANews?)
» Posted By PdnNJ On October 18, 2012 @ 11:00 pm
The word itself is a pejorative.
And my online dictionary gives no synonyms for it.
The rest of Antaeus’ comment about it is simply incomprehensible.
» Posted By PdnNJ On October 28, 2012 @ 9:31 pm
So, why the complete “about-face” of Fr. Jillions, and what does that reveal about his credibility??
• informal a complete change of opinion or policy
the quality of being trusted and believed in
• the quality of being convincing or believable
» Posted By PdnNJ On November 10, 2012 @ 5:25 pm
October 13, 2012 at 9:56 am
“Get out your Alka-Seltzer, Svetlana Vais has interviewed Mark Stokoe and put it on Portal-Credo.ru.”
The OCL posted it yesterday (in english) on their website as
“OCA. We are a city on a hill” – Svetlana Vais interviews Mark Stokoe”
How does that go along with their removal from their website of the article “Did the OCA Bishops Lie about Metropolitan Jonah? by Joel Kalvesmaki which certainly was in order with their Mission Objective 2, Orthodox Church Accountability, “Continue to advocate the restoration of proper order in the Church, by establishing an Accountability Task Force to address abuses, improprieties and irregularities that are harmful to the spirituality and mission of Orthodoxy.”
» Posted By PdnNJ On October 16, 2012 @ 9:32 am
Also Anonymous says:
October 15, 2012 at 11:52 pm
“Easily: One up-vote and three down-votes. 1 – 3 = -2, with a total of four votes being cast.”
Bishop Tikhon (Fitzgerald) says:
October 15, 2012 at 11:10 pm
“PdnNJ: three thumbs down, one thumbs up, that’s how.”
Then shouldn’t it have said -3 from 4 votes (instead of -2)???
» Posted By PdnNJ On October 16, 2012 @ 8:28 am
October 15, 2012 at 5:18 pm
“How is a rating of -2 gotten from 4 votes???”
I can’t believe I wrote that!
(I must have been overly tired from baby sitting my two new grandchildren that day.)
» Posted By PdnNJ On October 16, 2012 @ 8:05 am
How is a rating of -2 gotten from 4 votes???
» Posted By PdnNJ On October 15, 2012 @ 5:18 pm
Well “George” got one thing right there when he says “the OCA is not going anywhere.”
» Posted By PdnNJ On October 14, 2012 @ 8:58 pm
Hey “George,” ask Just Guessing if he thinks that may indicate a “prurient interest” or just an innuendo on your part.
» Posted By PdnNJ On October 14, 2012 @ 8:55 pm
I take all you see as FACT as just your personal opinions.
PS. No insult intended; just my reaction to you being the first and only one to understand others here (which includes myself) as having “prurient interests.”
» Posted By PdnNJ On October 13, 2012 @ 6:17 pm
Stookey’s reply: “This dream has come true! This is called the OCA. This is the local Orthodox Church in America, even if it is not recognized as such by other local Orthodox Churches.”
Only in Stookey’s dreams.
» Posted By PdnNJ On October 13, 2012 @ 12:53 pm
Nothing of what Just Guessingq says above makes any reasonable sense to me. And the “prurient interests” that he identifies here may say more about himself than it does others who post comments here.
» Posted By PdnNJ On October 13, 2012 @ 11:57 am
I can be, like to be, and in all cases try to be, friendly and respectful with anyone I happen to bump into in my everyday life. And I find that 9 times out of 10 that friendliness is appreciated and returned.
But I can have true friendships only with those who share my deep rooted personal values, which are those of traditional Orthodox Christianity.
» Posted By PdnNJ On October 11, 2012 @ 1:28 pm
Knows the Score says:
October 10, 2012 at 4:12 pm
“Maybe God is finally cleansing his Church by bringing all of this corruption to light.”
» Posted By PdnNJ On October 10, 2012 @ 7:19 pm
Kosovo is Serbia says:
October 4, 2012 at 2:07 pm
“You Americans are really quite silly…”
To me that is a interesting, thought provoking statement.
I’d like to more about why you say that.
» Posted By PdnNJ On October 7, 2012 @ 11:03 am
I’m wondering if +Jonah will be allowed to attend the coming Special Electoral Council?
If so, will he be allowed to participate and vote along with the rest of the HS?
If the answer is no to either or both questions, what reasons can they give for excluding him?
» Posted By PdnNJ On October 5, 2012 @ 9:25 pm
October 4, 2012 at 3:11 pm
“the dalai lama of protopresbyters to preach at the Council liturgy.”
“Remember this is the man who pledged his fidelity to Mark Stokoe and who said the Holy Spirit was not present in Pittsburgh.”
So then, can we put any faith at all in whatever he preaches then?
» Posted By PdnNJ On October 5, 2012 @ 9:08 pm
Stankovich is the one who is confused, not Dn. Patrick Mitchell.
The truths in the Holy Gospel and Epistles are what saves, not psycho-therapy.
» Posted By PdnNJ On October 8, 2012 @ 11:12 am
Ivan Vasililev says:
October 2, 2012 at 12:12 pm
“The Russian Orthodox Church ought to be our refuge in this time of trouble.”
Yes, but I don’t think the clergy and laity of the Romanian, Albanian, and maybe even the Bulgarian Archdioceses would go along with that.
» Posted By PdnNJ On October 5, 2012 @ 9:37 pm
Thank you, M.Vasiliou, for the third and fourth prayer petitions from the 15th AAC.
» Posted By PdnNJ On October 3, 2012 @ 8:23 pm
Defend the Faith, thanks for your reply. Now I’m only in the dark about what Thomas Mathes meant when he said:
October 2, 2012 at 3:09 pm
“this claim of the OCA is now probably more of a bargaining chip than anything else in the very long process of developing a united and independent Orthodox Church in the United States.”
» Posted By PdnNJ On October 3, 2012 @ 7:14 pm
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I personally find those added petitions to dull, hollow, verbose, repetitive, completely “out of tune” with the rest of the prayers of our Divine Services, and, yes, not coming from an Orthodox mindset. To me, that last petition is abominable. I was struggling with the necessity of praying them until I remembered Matthew 23, ”Then Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to His disciples, 2 saying: “The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. 3 Therefore whatever they tell you to observe, that observe and do, but do not do according to their works; for they say, and do not do,” praying I am not taking that out of context for this particular case.
» Posted By PdnNJ On October 2, 2012 @ 10:23 pm