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>Fr. Maximos wrote:That is a great story!!!
>> 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
>Archbishop Nikon of blessed memory was wont to tell that story, and the
>retelling always amused him!
>Fr. John R. Shaw
V. Rev.Archimandrite Maximos
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