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  1. Thank you for the update and all your hard work. Maybe it was a demon that infested your servers.
  2. It's called being bi-vocational and isn't exclusive to the ULC. A lot of religions work this way. I'm fortunate in that I'm retired and can devote more time to ministry. Those who serve their religions and sitll work have my respect. BrDavidOH, have you talked with your boss about your situation? I had one boss that as long as I gave him my 40 a week he didn't care how I worked my schedule. Due to the variety of responsibiilties in different jobs I realize that not evey job can give you the same benefit but it's worth trying to work it out in advance.
  3. Reminds me of an old saying,"I may disagree with what you say, But I agree with your right to say it".
  4. I originally became ordained by Modesto in 2009, following an emotionally charged and botched up funeral for my Mother. Her family had built our local Orthodox church from the ground up, literally brick by brick. My mother served the church and faithfully too, she was there to help clean, cook for events and bake for the bake sales. In the last couple years of her life she had Alzheimer's and we didn't know that she hadn't paid her dues for 2 years. (that church charges $300.00 a year to belong, Sunday donations extra). So the local priest wanted $600.00 cash and for my brother and I to get do
  5. I don't know Pastor Dave, it wouldn't let me have spaces.
  6. murphzlaw1, do you think that hard space _ could be allowed?
  7. RevJohnG well said. While I was not ordained in the Eastern Orthodox, I was raised in it. I always questioned why we had to bow to the priests and up and kiss the Bishop's rings. When we are taught that all men are supposed to be humble. When my family needed the Easter Orthodox church the most, they refused to help us. The local priest wanted $600 in cash and for my brother and I to crawl before him begging forgiveness for our mother who had died from alzheimers. My family, going back to my grandparents, literally built that church. And we supported that church very much. I think that the loc
  8. He made us laugh, what greater legacy can you ask for? Robin you will be missed. May you find the peace you were seeking.
  9. I view it more as an advertising thing. Pretty paper on the wall to impress potential clients and make your congregation feel good. Also seems to me that somewhere I read that having a D.D. was required for ministers in some states, not sure of this.
  10. This is the conundrum of free speech. Why should what I say be more important that what you say? Or why should whay you say be more important than my speech? There are limits on free speech and our government has mostly limited that to the concept of "harm". While we enjoy free speech we must realize that it comes with pros and cons. As a veteran I can tell you that a lot of good people have died to protect our freedoms including speech, I realize that you know this but just allow me to remind you of this. And also, my view on this is that this isn't really about free speech. It's about one gr
  11. I can address your questions one at a time here, be advised that I am not a spokesperson for this site. I am just a regular member who has been a member for a while now. These are just my opinions. 1. Are you (this website) affiliated with the original ULC or a splinter group? This is the only site authorized by the very original site, this has been addressed above. But it's true. 2. Is the ULC mentioned in the article the same as this one or any form of recognized branch, or are they just some other church with the same name? When the ULC (original) started gaining popularity, wininng lawsuit
  12. Von, we will keep you and all persons involved in our continued prayers. There has been a lot of information put forth here and all of it very good. Let's hope this young man comes to his senses before it's too late. God Bless.
  13. To all my Brothers and Sisters on this site. I am a veteran of the USAF and wish all of you a Happy Memorial Day. Enjoy the day and be safe.