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A joke I found amusing

Discussion in 'Games / Pics / Jokes / Stories' started by James the Persian, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. James the Persian

    James the Persian Dreptcredincios Crestin

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    Here it is. Just so I don't get accused of plagiarism, here's the link to it in its original context:

    http://southern-orthodoxy.blogspot.com/2007/01/mitsos-dog.html

    Mitsos lived above his restaurant with only his beloved pet dog for company. One day the dog died and Mitsos went to the parish priest and asked, "Father, my dog died. Could you do a Trisagion for the poor animal? He was like a son to me."

    Father Nikos shook his head, "I'm afraid not; we cannot have services for an animal in the church. But, there's a Unitarian church on the next block, and God knows what they believe. Maybe they'll do something for your dog."

    Mitsos said, "I'll go right away Father. Do you think $5,000 is enough to donate to them for the service?"

    Father Niko exclaimed, "Kyrie Eleison, Mitso! Why didn't you tell me the dog was Greek Orthodox?"


    Hope you like it.

    James
     
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  2. michel

    michel Administrator Emeritus
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    hehe; I like it....:)
     
  3. James the Persian

    James the Persian Dreptcredincios Crestin

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    I'm glad. I have to admit that I had to look up what a Trisagion is. To me it's just a particular hymn (Holy God Holy Mighty Holy Immortal, have mercy on us) but apparently it's also used as the name for a short memorial service, which contains the hymn and is a shortened version the Parastas service (which I often help Father with by chanting and saying some of the prayers) in which we pray for the dead. This is in itself a shorter version of the funeral service. Just thought that that might make things a little clearer, though I doubt you need the details to appreciate the humour (which seems accurate to me, and very Greek)

    James
     
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