Orthodox Posters?
(08-22-2013, 12:56 AM)Landless Laborer Wrote: Here is something people may find interesting.  After i was put on the parish council (and was stunned by the priest's salary), i decided to do a little research.  It turns out, Greek Orthodox parish priests in America are some of the highest paid clergy around (100k plus / yr), while Russian priests average the lowest (around 12K).  My priest told me that was because it's not easy putting up with a churchful of Greeks.    Okay, i'll buy that. 

He obviously knew nothing about putting up with a Church full of Slavs! :LOL: I once attended a ROGCCNA (now OCA) parish. It had not only Russians, but Ukrainians, Ruthenians and any other Orthodox from the old Empire. Tsar Nikolai II had donated 1,000 gold rubles toward building the Temple before the Revolution.

If the pastor was a Russian, the Ukrainians and others hated him. If he was Ukrainian, the Russians hated him. If he had the misfortune of being a Muscovite, everybody hated him!

We had a married pastor, an Ukrainian, with grown children. When his daughter, who had small children, took ill, Matyushka went to take care of the grandchildren. The parish council decided that since she wasn't there, Fr John didn't need his whole salary, so they cut it in half. The Bishop got upset and reassigned the pastor, without replacing him. For the next several months the congregation had to attend the Serbian or Greek Churches.

When Vladika told them that they were going to get a pastor again, the Starosta announced that if he sent the old pastor back, he (the Starosta) would lock the Church and throw the key in the river!

The Bishop fooled them all! He sent a half Irish, half Italian Hieromonk who was a convert from Catholicism. No one knew quite what to make of him, so he got along fairly well.
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Orthodox Posters? - by 2Vermont - 08-20-2013, 08:48 AM
Re: Orthodox Posters? - by guacamole - 08-20-2013, 08:51 AM
Re: Orthodox Posters? - by 2Vermont - 08-20-2013, 09:09 AM
Re: Orthodox Posters? - by Personna - 08-20-2013, 09:57 AM
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Re: Orthodox Posters? - by 2Vermont - 08-20-2013, 09:59 AM
Re: Orthodox Posters? - by 2Vermont - 08-20-2013, 10:06 AM
Re: Orthodox Posters? - by guacamole - 08-20-2013, 10:08 AM
Re: Orthodox Posters? - by 2Vermont - 08-20-2013, 10:17 AM
Re: Orthodox Posters? - by guacamole - 08-20-2013, 10:18 AM
Re: Orthodox Posters? - by 2Vermont - 08-20-2013, 10:20 AM
Re: Orthodox Posters? - by guacamole - 08-20-2013, 10:23 AM
Re: Orthodox Posters? - by 2Vermont - 08-20-2013, 10:27 AM
Re: Orthodox Posters? - by guacamole - 08-20-2013, 10:34 AM
Re: Orthodox Posters? - by Ptochos - 08-20-2013, 10:40 AM
Re: Orthodox Posters? - by Personna - 08-20-2013, 10:42 AM
Re: Orthodox Posters? - by St. Pius of Trent - 08-20-2013, 10:45 AM
Re: Orthodox Posters? - by guacamole - 08-20-2013, 10:48 AM
Re: Orthodox Posters? - by Ptochos - 08-20-2013, 10:54 AM
Re: Orthodox Posters? - by guacamole - 08-20-2013, 10:56 AM
Re: Orthodox Posters? - by 2Vermont - 08-20-2013, 11:02 AM
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Re: Orthodox Posters? - by St. Pius of Trent - 08-20-2013, 11:07 AM
Re: Orthodox Posters? - by Ptochos - 08-20-2013, 11:12 AM
Re: Orthodox Posters? - by Maldon - 08-20-2013, 12:40 PM
Re: Orthodox Posters? - by guacamole - 08-20-2013, 12:42 PM
Re: Orthodox Posters? - by 2Vermont - 08-20-2013, 12:43 PM
Re: Orthodox Posters? - by Melkite - 08-20-2013, 01:42 PM
Re: Orthodox Posters? - by christulsa123 - 08-20-2013, 02:01 PM
Re: Orthodox Posters? - by Basilios - 08-20-2013, 02:15 PM
Re: Orthodox Posters? - by guacamole - 08-20-2013, 02:28 PM
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Re: Orthodox Posters? - by Sant Anselmo - 08-20-2013, 04:24 PM
Re: Orthodox Posters? - by St. Pius of Trent - 08-20-2013, 05:03 PM
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Re: Orthodox Posters? - by St. Pius of Trent - 08-20-2013, 10:24 PM
Re: Orthodox Posters? - by Joshua - 08-20-2013, 11:42 PM
Re: Orthodox Posters? - by Landless Laborer - 08-21-2013, 01:56 AM
Re: Orthodox Posters? - by jovan66102 - 08-21-2013, 02:32 AM
Re: Orthodox Posters? - by Basilios - 08-21-2013, 02:54 AM
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Re: Orthodox Posters? - by guacamole - 08-21-2013, 04:51 AM
Re: Orthodox Posters? - by jovan66102 - 08-21-2013, 05:03 AM
Re: Orthodox Posters? - by guacamole - 08-21-2013, 05:07 AM
Re: Orthodox Posters? - by 2Vermont - 08-21-2013, 07:39 AM
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Re: Orthodox Posters? - by Landless Laborer - 08-21-2013, 11:06 AM
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Re: Orthodox Posters? - by Doce Me - 08-22-2013, 12:44 AM
Re: Orthodox Posters? - by Sant Anselmo - 08-22-2013, 12:51 AM
Re: Orthodox Posters? - by Landless Laborer - 08-22-2013, 12:56 AM
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Re: Orthodox Posters? - by Landless Laborer - 08-22-2013, 11:41 AM
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Re: Orthodox Posters? - by Landless Laborer - 08-22-2013, 11:55 PM
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