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Byzcath member "Laka Ya Rabb" was Ordained a priest in the OCA #396963
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Alexis Baldwin (Byzcath screen-name: Laka Ya Rabb) was ordained a priest in the Orthodox Church of America by Archbishop Benjamin of San Francisco on Sunday (14 July 2013) at Holy Theophany Orthodox Church in Colorado Springs. Below is a picture of Fr. Alexis and his family with Archbishop Benjamin. May God bless Fr. Alexis in his ministry.

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Re: Byzcath member "Laka Ya Rabb" was Ordained a priest in the OCA [Re: Apotheoun] #396969
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Many years to Father Alexis.

Re: Byzcath member "Laka Ya Rabb" was Ordained a priest in the OCA [Re: Apotheoun] #396971
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Awesome! Many blessed years for him and his family!

Re: Byzcath member "Laka Ya Rabb" was Ordained a priest in the OCA [Re: Apotheoun] #396992
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Axios!

Re: Byzcath member "Laka Ya Rabb" was Ordained a priest in the OCA [Re: Thomas the Seeker] #397000
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Ἄξιος! Ἄξιος! Ἄξιος!

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Re: Byzcath member "Laka Ya Rabb" was Ordained a priest in the OCA [Re: Garajotsi] #397021
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Many years!

I Laka him very much!

Alex

Re: Byzcath member "Laka Ya Rabb" was Ordained a priest in the OCA [Re: Apotheoun] #397032
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Good luck. I wish him well.

(I have to note my inherent dislike of the trend among some Orthodox to behave and dress as if they were living in a Russian village on the steppes during the 19th century. I struggle with being judgmental in this regard but to me, I just don't get it. A person can dress modestly without calling attention to oneself.I find the matter troubling.)

Re: Byzcath member "Laka Ya Rabb" was Ordained a priest in the OCA [Re: DMD] #397041
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Originally Posted by DMD
Good luck. I wish him well.

(I have to note my inherent dislike of the trend among some Orthodox to behave and dress as if they were living in a Russian village on the steppes during the 19th century. I struggle with being judgmental in this regard but to me, I just don't get it. A person can dress modestly without calling attention to oneself.I find the matter troubling.)

Since I know Fr. Alexis and his family personally (I have known them for 10 years), I can assure you that they are not "dressing up" to look like people from a 19th century Russian village.

Re: Byzcath member "Laka Ya Rabb" was Ordained a priest in the OCA [Re: Apotheoun] #397054
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Originally Posted by Apotheoun
Originally Posted by DMD
Good luck. I wish him well.

(I have to note my inherent dislike of the trend among some Orthodox to behave and dress as if they were living in a Russian village on the steppes during the 19th century. I struggle with being judgmental in this regard but to me, I just don't get it. A person can dress modestly without calling attention to oneself.I find the matter troubling.)

Since I know Fr. Alexis and his family personally (I have known them for 10 years), I can assure you that they are not "dressing up" to look like people from a 19th century Russian village.


Yes, I think that perhaps this remark by DMD is inappropriate in this thread, as it is almost insulting to Father Alexis's family, but could be the topic of another thread in a more generalized way.

Looking at this beautiful photo, I think that Fr. Alexis's presvytera is wearing a very pretty, *contemporary* skirt, and not a 19th century outfit. I would not hesitate to wear her gypsy style skirt with a cute pair of sandals and a t-shirt on a hot summer day--(and this is coming from someone who has worked in and around the fashion industry and admits to liking fashion quite a bit! )

Good for her, also, on the wearing of her equally contemporary head scarf covering for such an auspicious and reverend occasion!

Many years to them both, as the role of a good matushka is also quite important in the spiritual formation and consolation of parishioners.

Re: Byzcath member "Laka Ya Rabb" was Ordained a priest in the OCA [Re: Alice] #397056
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Originally Posted by Alice
Originally Posted by Apotheoun
Originally Posted by DMD
Good luck. I wish him well.

(I have to note my inherent dislike of the trend among some Orthodox to behave and dress as if they were living in a Russian village on the steppes during the 19th century. I struggle with being judgmental in this regard but to me, I just don't get it. A person can dress modestly without calling attention to oneself.I find the matter troubling.)

Since I know Fr. Alexis and his family personally (I have known them for 10 years), I can assure you that they are not "dressing up" to look like people from a 19th century Russian village.


Yes, I think that perhaps this remark by DMD is inappropriate in this thread, as it is almost insulting to Father Alexis's family, but could be the topic of another thread in a more generalized way.

Looking at this beautiful photo, I think that Fr. Alexis's presvytera is wearing a very pretty, *contemporary* skirt, and not a 19th century outfit. I would not hesitate to wear her gypsy style skirt with a cute pair of sandals and a t-shirt on a hot summer day--(and this is coming from someone who has worked in and around the fashion industry and admits to liking fashion quite a bit! )

Good for her, also, on the wearing of her equally contemporary head scarf covering for such an auspicious and reverend occasion!

Many years to them both, as the role of a good matushka is also quite important in the spiritual formation and consolation of parishioners.

Great post! Matushka Veronika is a wonderful lady.

Re: Byzcath member "Laka Ya Rabb" was Ordained a priest in the OCA [Re: Apotheoun] #397070
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I second DMD. I don't dislike it in itself. 19th-century Russian culture is wonderful. But besides the showing off he refers to, I don't like the anti-Westernism it usually stands for; most of the people who do it are born Westerners. Real Russians don't.

Re: Byzcath member "Laka Ya Rabb" was Ordained a priest in the OCA [Re: The young fogey] #397071
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Originally Posted by The young fogey
I second DMD. I don't dislike it in itself. 19th-century Russian culture is wonderful. But besides the showing off he refers to, I don't like the anti-Westernism it usually stands for; most of the people who do it are born Westerners. Real Russians don't.


Again, in my capacity as Moderator of this forum (and to give the benefit of the doubt, perhaps Young Fogey, you did not read my post above), please refrain from this personal criticism of this family! It is not appropriate or Christian!

I have given the option of starting this conversation in a generalized form on another thread. Please do. Any further comments that even remotely sound like they are criticizing the photo will be deleted and the thread will be locked.

Alice

Re: Byzcath member "Laka Ya Rabb" was Ordained a priest in the OCA [Re: Apotheoun] #397072
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Understood. I wasn't trying to criticize the family on their happy occasion.

Re: Byzcath member "Laka Ya Rabb" was Ordained a priest in the OCA [Re: Apotheoun] #397073
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Prayers and best wishes to Father Alexis and wife and family. May the Lord bless his ministry and their lives with peace, honor, health and length of days. Many years!

Re: Byzcath member "Laka Ya Rabb" was Ordained a priest in the OCA [Re: Apotheoun] #397077
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