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  • Father Maximos
    ... That is a great story!!! V. Rev.Archimandrite Maximos Epitropia of the Holy Sepulcher Jerusalem Patriarchate
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 7, 2004
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      >Fr. Maximos wrote:
      >> I was once hearing confessions in a Church and it was hot, so I had
      >> taken my hat off and placed it on a table near the confessional, I
      >> turned it upright, so as to let the sweat dry off. After hearing
      >> confessions for a long time, I went to put my hat on, and out fell a
      >> wad of cash!!!
      >JRS: In Jackson, NJ, at St. Vladimir's Memorial Church, long ago there
      >were some kindly parishioners who decided that the elderly priest ought
      >to have a dog.
      >So, without asking him, they took up a collection for the purpose of
      >buying him such a pet.
      >But when it came time to pick the dog out, the clergyman protested that
      >he did not want this.
      >As a result, a certain sum of money came to exist that was marked
      >as "dog money".
      >Someone had read in the Bible that "thou shalt not bring... the price
      >of a dog into the house of the Lord thy God..." (Deuteronomy 23:18),
      >and so there was a dispute over what to do with the samll sum that had
      >been collected. "It would be sacrilege to put it into the general
      >church funds..."
      >Archbishop Nikon of blessed memory was wont to tell that story, and the
      >retelling always amused him!
      >In Christ
      >Fr. John R. Shaw

      That is a great story!!!

      V. Rev.Archimandrite Maximos
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