Only five Orthodox churches in the entire Okanagan?

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Only five Orthodox churches in the entire Okanagan?

Postby Hermes » Apr 24th, 2017, 1:43 am

OK, so I am not even Christian. I just like icons, candles and incense and the cries of...

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη! Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη!
Христóсъ воскрéсе! Воистину воскресе!

What a difference from GVRD though! This Easter I had a plethora of churches (even Cathedrals) to choose from for Easter service. In one nearby city THREE Romanian Orthodox churches (in a largely Catholic country of origin), Vancouver and Surrey has Ukrainian, Russian, Serbian, Ethiopian. You name it. There is even a congregation of converts in Langley.

Geez, Okanagan seems really 'white bread'. I am not complaining, my knees can't tolerate five hour services. And I feel silly taking a chair intended for the elderly.
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Re: Only five Orthodox churches in the entire Okanagan?

Postby GordonH » Apr 24th, 2017, 4:58 am

The valley is mainly Protestants, pretty well covered by all the denominations.
When you have to start compromising yourself and your morals for the people around you, it’s probably time to change the people around you.

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Re: Only five Orthodox churches in the entire Okanagan?

Postby Fancy » Apr 24th, 2017, 7:05 am

Metro Vancouver Regional District (MVRD) (formerly GVRD) has over 2 million people - of course there will be more options. The Okanagan has approximately 350,000.
https://orthodoxwiki.org/List_of_parish ... ia_(Canada)

Since you are a secular Buddhist, you might be interested in this:
http://www.kelownabuddhisttemple.org/in ... o-buddhism
Fancy this, Fancy that and by the way, T*t for Tat

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Re: Only five Orthodox churches in the entire Okanagan?

Postby Hermes » May 13th, 2017, 8:39 am

Fancy wrote:Metro Vancouver Regional District (MVRD) (formerly GVRD) has over 2 million people - of course there will be more options. The Okanagan has approximately 350,000.
https://orthodoxwiki.org/List_of_parish ... ia_(Canada)

Since you are a secular Buddhist, you might be interested in this:
http://www.kelownabuddhisttemple.org/in ... o-buddhism


Thank you for the lead in Kelowna. Regarding Japanese events and practices I prefer the matsuri (pagan parades). I cross-dressed and danced around the bon fire in Hokkaido in mid-summer. Buddhism, like all religions is a fascinating subject, for me anyway. That Temple's Pure Land Buddhism (more of a 'real' religion) is not for me, though I am sure they have some interesting events. I am certainly not going to go on a jihad against it them for being 'heretics' to original Buddhism (Theravada). My own 'small mindedness' reminds me of the following joke at 7:35 in 'Old Jews Telling Jokes'...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPrj_y86whs
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