Sunday, January 30, 2011

Orthograph #119 - The Cost of Discipleship Adjusted for Inflation

13 comments:

Benedict Seraphim said...

Oh. No. You. Didn't!

s-p said...

It was the Bailley's...

Your Intrepid Editor said...

"It was the Bailley's..."

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Hira Animfefte said...

Bwahaha! :D

Zing!

Joel said...

What's a Parish?

s-p said...

Joel, A parish is basically a congregation that is part of a diocese, or in other words under a particular bishop of a geographic area. The parish life conference is an American phenom, an annual meeting of all the parishes of a diocese that clergy are required to attend and lay leadership and "common laity" are encouraged to attend. They are usually quite elaborate and expensive and there's a lot of politicking, fundraising and glad-handing and not a little bit of partying that goes on along with some Church services and "spiritual activities".

Ikonophile said...

So that's why most OCA parishes run in the red and their priest's don't make anything, requiring them to have one (or even two) part-time jobs. Now it makes sense!

Thanks for the heads up, if I choose to be a priest, I'm definitely going to Holy Cross.

John

Joel said...

Did I tee that up just right for you?

Anonymous said...

*Orthograph #119

Also, s-p, can you list these last few on your Orthograph directory page? I really want to email an all-inclusive link to my new God-Daughter! =D

Alexander the mediocre said...

Next Orthograph: how to loose converts and alienate cradle orthodox...

s-p said...

Anon, thanks for the reminder. Done!

AnotherAnon said...

They couldn't possibly serve me enough Baileys to get me to sign up for a Parish Strife Conference.

1389 said...

ROCOR does not have them!

:)