Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Adventures of Curmudgeophan #3

 
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7 comments:

Nina said...

Vasily Bob???? LOLOLOL!!!

margaret said...

Clearly he's not drinking my zaidie's vodka which, and I quote, "Is grand stuff this, wid pit ze dampers on ald Nick himself" or something to that effect, it's hard to reproduce the accent.

Fr. Sean Lotz said...

OK, so at least we know the tapping isn't actual demons. Heck, even if I, of all unworthy priests, bless a house, there is no noticeable demonic activity afterward (at least not until after I leave). Surely Father Vasily Bob, with a name like that, is better than I. So I am confident it is just noisome children or some such nuisance. But I am sitting on the edge of my seat (quite literally; there is a cat taking up the rest of the chair) in anticipation.

oruaseht said...

Oh good, it's not just me who's waiting to figure out what it is. I thought it was some gnostic Orthodox stuff I wasn't permitted to know as I am not elite. hehehehe.....

Ingemar said...

I haven't run into any "exotic convert names" in my time exploring the EOC. I have, however, run into a lot of Johns.

In this convert-and-Romanian heavy Antiochian church, the pastor emeritus is John and the current pastor is also John. One of the readers who is always vested even when not reading is also a John.

In a Arab Antiochian parish, I was relieved to learn the pastor's name was Hanna. Until I learned it was the Arab cognate of John.

Those first three Johns all have different birth names, so you can't peg them all as Barsanuphoi, who I am convinced is the patron saint of embarrasing convert names.

Elias said...

Hi, could you please explain this one to me

s-p said...

Elias, In the Matins service the 4th Ode of the canon usually recounts the spiritual accomplishments of the saint commemorated. This is definitely an "inside joke".