I just read an article that was entitled, "Sometimes you feel like a nut and sometimes you don't," and there is a cute logo of an Almond Joy, which is my favorite chocolate bar, as I enjoy eating anything coconut. The subject matter was the way we are made to feel as Orthodox when for an example, we pray before we eat. I've copied a little bit so you can get the idea.
"Ramblings of a Redneck Priest"
"Being Orthodox today can make you feel like a “fish out of water.”
You should be with me on a Friday night when I walk into Wal-mart. Being a Russian priest, I am dressed in my black prodrasnik , ryassa and skufia (long robes with big sleeves and a black hat). With my long white hair and white beard, I am quite a sight. People have never seen anything like me. The reaction can go something like this: “Hey, Bubba, take a look at that! Is that a woman? Of course, if I have a chance to talk to them, I try to make them feel more at ease with humor. Lifting up my cross, I tell them that I am a “cross dresser.” That usually breaks the ice." ( credit to: frj1951) You can go here to read the post in its entirety.
It's funny, when my husband and I were first married we got questioned a lot as to why we wear our wedding bands on the right hand. Maybe I do a post on that at a later date.
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