Byzantine

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  1. Byzantine added a post in a topic: Church Militant Pledge Thread   

    AMEN
  2. Byzantine added a post in a topic: Tablets   

    I'm thinking of getting a tablet for school (easier to bring with me on my commute than a laptop). I like iOS and was considering an iPad mini. Any recommendations?
     
    Also, what happened to the phorum in my absence???
  3. Byzantine added a post in a topic: The Person Below Me ... Take 2   

    What drama?
     
    TPBM also just returned to PM and has no idea what drama Max is talking about.
  4. Byzantine added a post in a topic: The Person Below Me ... Take 2   

    I think so, since I'll be at the Pirates game!
     
    TPBM feels a twinge of fear followed by paralysis when asked what their favorite anything is.
  5. Byzantine added a post in a topic: The Person Below Me ... Take 2   

    Next week!
     
    TPBM likes Orthodox Grumpy Cat.
  6. Byzantine added a post in a topic: The Person Below Me ... Take 2   

    Not sure what ya mean, Moosey.
     
    TPBM speaks an African language.
  7. Byzantine added a post in a topic: Big Retreat   

    I'm helping out at a big Byzantine Catholic retreat camp this weekend, starting today. I'm giving two or three talks and have other responsibilities. So, if you could pray for all of us. Thanks!
  8. Byzantine added a post in a topic: Must Eastern Catholics Accept Ic?   

    My answer would be no, because the Catholic faith is one, and there is nothing Melkites "don't have to accept." Though, terminology-wise, could be a completely different question. So, as I understand it, Maronites will refer to Purgatory, Immaculate Conception, etc (real Maronites correct me if I'm wrong), while Melkites won't. That doesn't have to be a rejection of the truths they pertain to, though.
  9. Byzantine added a post in a topic: The Person Below Me ... Take 2   

    Nope. Maybe a slightly greenish thumb, but that's it.
     
    TPBM loves the smell of incense in the morning... and the afternoon... and 1 in the morning... and basically any time you can smell it.
  10. Byzantine added a post in a topic: Bacon!   

    "Is there any bacon, Gandalf, for Frodo and Sam?"
    "There never was much bacon. Just a fool's bacon." –Lord of Breakfast, The Return of the Bacon
  11. Byzantine added a post in a topic: Bacon!   

    How to Train Your Bacon
  12. Byzantine added a post in a topic: The Person Below Me ... Take 2   

    If you count my student ID for the school library, yes.
     
    TPBM enjoys watching baseball on TV.
  13. Byzantine added a post in a topic: Must Eastern Catholics Accept Ic?   

    There are other Byzantine-rite Catholic Churches besides the Melkites, ya know.
     
    Here are the directories for the three Ruthenian eparchies (dioceses) and the archeparchy in the US. Keep in mind that the eparchy with jurisdiction over an area isn't always the logical one (Pittsburgh has jurisdiction over Texas, for example) and that some eparchies share states between them (Passaic and Pittsburgh share PA, for instance):
     
    Archeparchy of Pittsburgh, PA: http://archpitt.org/directories/parishes
    Eparchy of Parma, OH: http://www.parma.org/parishes.html
    Eparchy of Phoenix, AZ: http://eparchyofphoenix.org/directory.html
    Eparchy of Passaic, NJ: http://www.eparchyofpassaic.com/parish.htm
     
    Also, if you live anywhere near Cleveland, go to the Byzantine Catholic Cultural Center.
  14. Byzantine added a post in a topic: How Do I Address A Bishop If I Meet One?   

    It is among Byzantine Catholics. Our Archbishop (that is, His Excellency WILLIAM (Skurla), Archbishop of Pittsburgh and Metropolitan of the United States) is Excellency and the other bishops are Graces.
     
    Well, could be worse for them: they could be Eastern. We just have to hit the hand, which is easier than the ring.
     
    I do (the hand, that is, not the ring #ImaByzCat), but only when a blessing is given or something. One priest I know kind of finds it awkward, I think. Another is probably used to it by now, whatever his personal thoughts on it. Especially given that his mom does it. To him.
  15. Byzantine added a post in a topic: Must Eastern Catholics Accept Ic?   

    No. Maronites play Mario while Melkites sit around watching Mel Gibson movies.
     
    What did happen to Apo, anyway?