Becoming a monk

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  • Mopac
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    My wife died 6 months ago, so if it was a surprise to anyone, I am a male.

    Since I am no longer married, I am free to become a monk. I will not likely return after lent, as I will likely be living in a monastery.

    I love all of you, and despite me grumbling from time to time, I enjoyed many of our conversations.

    Thank you DART for the good times.

    I will be gone by the end of the month, so if there is anything you'd like to talk to me about, this would be the time!






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    Good luck in your journey in faith and I am extremely sorry for your loss

  • SupaDudz
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    Good luck my fellow Orthodox Christian
  • Mopac
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    I'll be going to Saint George in Chicago for the next month.

    Antiochan Church in Cicero.

    Visiting some family.


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    I know the priest there, very good guy.
  • Mopac
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    He knew my priest. Instantly recognized that I'm from Texas.

    My priest translates a lot of hymns into English for the Antiochan church. 

    I'm going to miss him, I couldn't have asked for a better priest.




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    The Antiochan Priest? Or the Saint George one?

  • Mopac
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    All the churches I am talking about are Antiochan.

    I normally go to an Antiochan church, so I wanted to see the nicest one in Chicago.
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    I thought it was the Greek Orthodox one, oof my bad
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    Didn't really talk to you much but bye. And sorry for your loss

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    Hope all goes well for you.

    I admire your unwavering faith, despite our differences.

    Regards.
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    Good luck and God bless.
  • OntologicalSpider
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    That's no light decision, I commend your courage. Sorry for your loss. God bless
  • Stephen
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    My wife died 6 months ago,

    You have my sympathy , for what it may be worth,  Mopac.
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    Love you.  ' Opens Arms '
    Bring it in.........

    Also can you start a post saying. ( I AM BECOMING A MONK ) So i can poke fun of you there?

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    I know the priest there, very good guy.
    There is no such thing as a priest being a good guy.
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    you can only say that for catholic priests, they're the most corrupt, and not in the stereotypical way
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    you can only say that for catholic priests, they're the most corrupt, and not in the stereotypical way
    I can say that for any, deceitful, lying charlatan who preaches utter nonsense through guilt and fear by praying on those who are naive, gullible, weak and vulnerable.

    And, isn't it always the case with denominations to accuse the others......oh, however the cult I belong to is not like them, oh, no sirree, we are much better.
    It's like trying to pick the best out of a whole barrel entirely filled with rotten apples.

    I say, leave them all alone and they will just rot away and vanish, never to be heard of again.
    Amen.
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    So i can poke fun of you there?
    Geezis Deb.
    That was a bit of an ominous choice of the word "poke" don't you think?
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    Becoming a monk

    Have you been a monk before you were married, Mopac?

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     @Salixes wrote : There is no such thing as a priest being a good guy.

    SupaDudz wrote ; you can only say that for catholic priests, they're the most corrupt, and not in the stereotypical way

    Try watching the TV documentary The Witnesses. 


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    You sound like a bigot.
  • Mopac
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    Have you been a monk before you were married, Mopac?



    Not in the sense of living in a monastery with an abbot.

    Some of the work I did made me feel like a monk though. Obviously. thst doesn't count.
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    You said AMEN!!!! FALSE ATHIEST!!!!
  • Mopac
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    “The fact that I am a monk and you are a layman is of no importance. The Lord listens equally to the monk and to the man of the world provided both are true believer. He looks for a heart full of true faith into which to send his Spirit. For the heart of a man is capable of containing the Kingdom of God. The Holy Spirit and the Kingdom of God are one.”

    — St. Seraphim of Sarov



    “The acquisition of of holiness is not the exclusive business of monks, as certain people think. People with families are also called to holiness, as are those in all kinds of professions, who live in the world, since the commandment about perfection and holiness is given not only to monks, but to all people"

    — Hieromartyr Onuphry Gagaluk



    "You greatly delude yourself and err, if you think that one thing is demanded from the layman and another from the monk; since the difference between them is in that whether one is married or not, while in everything else they have the same responsibilities... Because all must rise to the same height; and what has turned the world upside down is that we think only the monk must live rigorously, while the rest are allowed to live a life of indolence.

    Whoever is angry with his brother without cause, regardless of whether he is a layman or a monk, opposes God in the same way. And whoever looks at a woman lustfully, regardless of his status, commits the same sin.

    A man is not defined by whether he is a layman or a monk, but by the way he thinks"

    — St. John Chrysostom