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Re: Any News on a Metropolitan? [Re: StuartK] #366025 06/27/11 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by StuartK
Maybe we could elect someone and not tell Rome. It might be years before they get back to us, by which time our new Metropolitan could have conducted a thorough overhaul of the Ruthenian Church (at which point Rome will say, "What a great appointment! Glad we thought of it".


I did not know my ex-boss was made Pope? What happened to Pope Benedict?

Shalom,
Memo

Re: Any News on a Metropolitan? [Re: StuartK] #366026 06/27/11 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by StuartK
The North American Carpatho-Rusyn Ruthenian Greek Catholic Byzantine Catholic Metropolitan Patriarchal Church of Johnstown and Pittsburgh.

It's enough to send a chill up any Curial spine.


You left out 'Indepedent'. The old timers loved that word.....LOL

Re: Any News on a Metropolitan? [Re: StuartK] #366028 06/27/11 09:07 PM
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For short that is the NACRRGCBCMPCJP. Or is that for long? Maybe we could just call it the Byzantine Orthodox Catholic Church in America abbreviation BOCCA. But, of course that acronym would give problems with its other definition.

bocca - a Florentine traitor

Re: Any News on a Metropolitan? [Re: JimG] #366030 06/27/11 11:21 PM
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"Bocca" in Italian means "mouth", whence presumably the alternative meaning "traitor" (or "informer", "squealer"?). But you also have the "Bocca della Verità" ("Mouth of Truth") at Santa Maria in Cosmedin (the Melkite church in Rome, by the way). So I still think BOCCA sounds good.

Re: Any News on a Metropolitan? [Re: DMD] #366032 06/27/11 11:39 PM
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Also left out Autocephalic!

Re: Any News on a Metropolitan? [Re: Latin Catholic] #366036 06/28/11 12:52 AM
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I suspect, though, that the chills would stop at the neck, to be replaced with suppressed grins at the head of each . . .


Re: Any News on a Metropolitan? [Re: dochawk] #366039 06/28/11 02:13 AM
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Originally Posted by dochawk
I suspect, though, that the chills would stop at the neck, to be replaced with suppressed grins at the head of each . . .



And perhaps mutual sighs of relief.....

BTW, It is nice that we can chuckle a bit at each other's expense, as we each have our own problems within our greater Churches with respect to being taken seriously by them for one thing.

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Re: Any News on a Metropolitan? [Re: Anna] #366040 06/28/11 02:32 AM
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No, no, just call it the "Carpatho-Russian People's Church." Oh, wait, that's been tried already!

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Re: Any News on a Metropolitan? [Re: Chtec] #366041 06/28/11 02:35 AM
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Then there was 'St. _______ Carpatho Russian Independent Christian Church' of ____________, PA. We used to call them the " up the 'Cricc'" church in the old days...... They really, really, really wanted everyone to know that THEY owned the place - not any bishop, patriarch or pope......

Mind you, I am not endorsing any such stuff, just reminiscing!

Like they said in the old days,'Ani do Rim, ani do Moskvi!'

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Re: Any News on a Metropolitan? [Re: DMD] #366049 06/28/11 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by DMD
BTW, It is nice that we can chuckle a bit at each other's expense, as we each have our own problems within our greater Churches with respect to being taken seriously by them for one thing.


LOL, it occurs to me that the very 'vanilla' title of this thread allows for the query it poses it to serve a dual purpose and audience biggrin

Many years,

Neil


"One day all our ethnic traits ... will have disappeared. Time itself is seeing to this. And so we can not think of our communities as ethnic parishes, ... unless we wish to assure the death of our community."
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Originally Posted by DMD
Then there was 'St. _______ Carpatho Russian Independent Christian Church' of ____________, PA. We used to call them the " up the 'Cricc'" church in the old days...... They really, really, really wanted everyone to know that THEY owned the place - not any bishop, patriarch or pope......


David,

There aren't any of the 'Independents' left, are there?

Originally Posted by DVD
Like they said in the old days,'Ani do Rim, ani do Moskvi!'


Translation, I think, 'Neither (to) Rome, nor (to) Moscow!' - am I right?

Many years,

Neil


"One day all our ethnic traits ... will have disappeared. Time itself is seeing to this. And so we can not think of our communities as ethnic parishes, ... unless we wish to assure the death of our community."
Re: Any News on a Metropolitan? [Re: Irish Melkite] #366052 06/28/11 09:40 AM
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I think there are still a scant handful of "Independent" churches - without counting such phenomena as breakaway Polish parishes.

That slogan should read "ani do Rymu . . ."

Fr. Serge

Re: Any News on a Metropolitan? [Re: Fr Serge Keleher] #366072 06/28/11 07:16 PM
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You got me Father, my memory failed me a a bit. Irish Melkite does have the meaning though...

Re: Any News on a Metropolitan? [Re: DMD] #366073 06/28/11 08:05 PM
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Just our luck, our next one will be named, Barsanuphius the Latinizer. wink I guess I can hope not. crazy

Re: Any News on a Metropolitan? [Re: byzanTN] #366097 06/29/11 12:57 PM
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I hope that ours isn't something like 'Eupsychius, Scourge of the Western Lands'.

Really though, a simple, real person name would be great, like the common names we hear over and over again in the Hramota would do!

I remember standing there for what seemed an eternity as an altar boy years ago..."Familia FillintheBlank: Maria, Maria, Maria, Zuzanna, Zuzanna, Anna, Anna, Anna, Anna, Maria, Zuzanna,Parasaka (I had to get one odd one in there!)...."(I won't give any male examples as that would make some of you speculate....)

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