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Attending the funeral for a friend I thought there are only three worthy ways to be definitively fired. The first is to be cremated on a pyre by the sea. Like Patrocio, the friend of Achilles. The second is in the style of the Windsors, although all the bagpipes and trumpeting have a lot to do with a BBC television blockbuster. And the third is Vatican-style, although I prefer the Byzantine liturgy and the resounding ways of the Orthodox Churches. Regarding the Byzantine and Orthodox sounds, I owe a lot to my friend Manel Nin, a Benedictine monk and currently exarch of the Byzantine-rite Catholics, who lives in Athens.

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