Happy … EIEIO!

Letters have been pouring into the Orthodixie headquarters over the past week, many of them dealing with what can only be said and not written. You’ve all no doubt heard it, it is pronounced “********.”

For instance, here’s a note from Penelope in Kentucky:

Dear Fr Joseph,

I am new to Orthodoxy, having been received into the church just last year. Though English is my first – and only – language, I have learned many foreign words and phrases since entry into the Church …

Xhristos Voskrese



and Tofu

But this is the first year that I’ve ever heard the phrase “********.” Is this Orthodox? What does it mean?

Also, when someone says to me “********” how should I reply?


Ah, yes …

It’s beginning to look a lot like Lent’s here!
Ev’rywhere you go;
Take a look at those ladies and men frowning once again
With aches and pains and complaints galore.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Lent’s here!
Soy in ev’ry store
But the ugliest sight to see is the box of “********” that will be
On your own front door …

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