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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #405 on: September 08, 2018, 07:29:39 AM »
With blessing of my priest to celebrate on the new calendar, I've been to the vigil and Liturgy of the Nativity of the Theotokos feast :) Took  Holy Communion, chanted a lof of stuff at the vigil and the Epistle at the Liturgy without any mishups :)
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #406 on: September 08, 2018, 09:00:52 AM »
An unexpected (and fun!) source of French practice.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #407 on: September 08, 2018, 09:02:05 AM »
With blessing of my priest to celebrate on the new calendar, I've been to the vigil and Liturgy of the Nativity of the Theotokos feast :) Took  Holy Communion, chanted a lof of stuff at the vigil and the Epistle at the Liturgy without any mishups :)

Good!

I'm going to liturgy now.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #408 on: September 12, 2018, 12:53:20 PM »
The 12-year-old teaching the 8-year-old how to prepare slides.  :D
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #409 on: September 14, 2018, 08:25:32 AM »
With blessing of my priest to celebrate on the new calendar, I've been to the vigil and Liturgy of the Nativity of the Theotokos feast :) Took  Holy Communion, chanted a lof of stuff at the vigil and the Epistle at the Liturgy without any mishups :)

Actually the same, as it goes for today's feast of the Holy Cross :) Well, I've chanted a bit less at the vigil, but today I chanted therd hour and the Epistle.

I'm just wondering if there come such one beautiful day, that I'll be informed about me reading the Epistle (both in Church Slavonic or Polish) lety's say.. if not the day before, so, maybe before the Liturgy? I'm asked to do it usually after the beginning of Liturgy, the books is given to me and I have fastly see what's going on in the text and how to do it regading the content and melody, and of course, the prokimenon(s)  :laugh:
There were only 3 situations, that I'd been informed some time before, but taking into account that were so unusual and important (especially chanting the Epistle in Arabic at Liturgy with patriarchat of Antioch and metropolitan of Poland with direct TV broadcast in the national tv, with crowds of thousands believers), it may would have been a bt earlier than an evening before.

Well, maybe if I - if it's God's Will - become tonsured reader, such situations should be considered pretty normal...
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #410 on: September 14, 2018, 08:39:13 AM »
I think it's great you can even jump in on short notice like that!  Advance warning is nice, though.  :)
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #411 on: September 16, 2018, 11:02:50 AM »
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #412 on: September 29, 2018, 05:57:03 PM »
Polish national male team won match with USA in semi-finals of the voleyball world championship, so we're in finals and for sure have medals. Serbia lost its semi-fnal match with Brasil, but still, has chance for bronze (in both my countries volleyball is one of the national sports).
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #413 on: October 03, 2018, 03:00:34 PM »
Today, after the Akathist for Departe, I got from our choir director a gift for me from the Christian Theological Academy in Warsaw (he's also professor there); 2 yeras ago, when Antiochian patriarch John X had been visiting Poland, had been also to the Academy and donate the books of the all Orthodox canons with some commentaries and replicas of the Arabic Orthodox caligraphy (some of them are a kind of comment to the canons) - all from Arabic manuscripts. But the Academy is changing its see (builduing) and decided to hand on me these books.
So, even this is something special. However, and moreover, the books containt autograph of the patriarch in English and Arabic and its date is 16.08.2016 - the exact date of death of the one of most imporatant persons for me, and because of the interview with the Antiochian patriarch I wasn't at funeral of this person. Since I've been waiting for the documents for almost 2 months that are someway conencted to the Antiochian "issues", I find it as something significat (but I don't know, which way).












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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #414 on: October 03, 2018, 03:08:49 PM »
that is true beauty
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #415 on: October 03, 2018, 03:09:41 PM »
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #416 on: October 03, 2018, 04:01:20 PM »
Gorgeous!
Christ my God, set my heart on fire with love in You, that in its flame I may love You with all my heart, with all my mind, and with all my soul and with all my strength, and my neighbor as myself, so that by keeping Your commandments I may glorify You the Giver of every good and perfect gift. Amen.

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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #417 on: October 03, 2018, 04:08:42 PM »
Very nice.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #418 on: October 09, 2018, 07:58:59 AM »
My son reading out loud to me from the Diary of Pig books, complete with voices and mannerisms. <3
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #419 on: October 09, 2018, 09:41:17 AM »
Today, after the Akathist for Departe, I got from our choir director a gift for me from the Christian Theological Academy in Warsaw ....

Wow, I missed this. What an amazing gift.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #420 on: October 09, 2018, 09:50:10 AM »
Beautiful book.
Such a nice gift.

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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #421 on: October 09, 2018, 04:09:08 PM »
Neat book.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #422 on: October 11, 2018, 12:34:32 PM »
My kids getting old enough to be workout buddies and/or be unobtrusive while the rest of us are jumping around.   :laugh:
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #423 on: October 11, 2018, 02:08:23 PM »
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #424 on: October 15, 2018, 11:57:58 AM »
Getting books in the mail, especially when I forgot that I had ordered them.

Getting anything in the mail you forget you ordered

I ordered several things online.  I look forward to being surprised when I get them.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #425 on: October 17, 2018, 05:44:10 AM »
Piers Morgan tried to mock dads who carry their babies--and got absolutely dragged for it

Oh noes, Mor's nemesis is scoring even more brownie points! :laugh:
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #426 on: October 17, 2018, 07:54:57 AM »
Piers Morgan tried to mock dads who carry their babies--and got absolutely dragged for it

Oh noes, Mor's nemesis is scoring even more brownie points! :laugh:

Piers was probably abused by a carrier as a child.

What an odd thing to get worked up over.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #427 on: October 17, 2018, 07:58:54 AM »
Piers Morgan tried to mock dads who carry their babies--and got absolutely dragged for it

Oh noes, Mor's nemesis is scoring even more brownie points! :laugh:

Piers was probably abused by a carrier as a child.

What an odd thing to get worked up over.

The fact that he claims 'carrying them in your arms is okay, wearing them is girly' has me convinced he never held any of his own children. Otherwise he would know that moving about holding a baby is Not Safe. (The nurses at the hospital gave me hell for carrying my newborn in arms to the car, the day we went home.)
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #428 on: October 20, 2018, 07:12:16 PM »
15 new books I'll never read.   :laugh:
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« Reply #429 on: October 20, 2018, 07:14:06 PM »
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #430 on: October 20, 2018, 07:29:29 PM »
15 new books I'll never read.   :laugh:

That's a big haul! I'd be happy too.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #431 on: October 21, 2018, 08:27:31 AM »
Today I've bough Great Horologion in Arabic for only 8$; over 700 pages, all the services of the day (without Divine Liturgy), troparions kontakions and short synaxarions for every day etc.




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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #432 on: October 21, 2018, 09:56:40 AM »
What a deal!  Looks lovely.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #433 on: October 22, 2018, 06:46:56 PM »
I could never get a handle on the Arabic alphabet. Congratulations, though.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #434 on: October 23, 2018, 03:46:50 AM »
I could never get a handle on the Arabic alphabet. Congratulations, though.

:) It's not so difficult. I can't imagine myself learning Japenese alphabets, for example :D
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #435 on: October 23, 2018, 08:02:14 AM »
Today, after the Akathist for Departe, I got from our choir director a gift for me from the Christian Theological Academy in Warsaw (he's also professor there); 2 yeras ago, when Antiochian patriarch John X had been visiting Poland, had been also to the Academy and donate the books of the all Orthodox canons with some commentaries and replicas of the Arabic Orthodox caligraphy (some of them are a kind of comment to the canons) - all from Arabic manuscripts. But the Academy is changing its see (builduing) and decided to hand on me these books.

LOL, I've found pics of patriarch John giving these books to the Academy



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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #436 on: October 25, 2018, 11:47:42 PM »
When I have a moment of "Oh no, someone is wrong on the internet oc.net, I need to let them know!" but then I remember that 1) I don't care anymore and 2) I'm probably wrong anyway, so I don't need to worry about it :laugh:

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« Reply #437 on: October 26, 2018, 12:16:55 AM »
Petting my dog on the tummy yesterday was good.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #438 on: October 26, 2018, 12:23:44 AM »
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #439 on: October 26, 2018, 09:12:36 PM »
Every once in a great while, I like to go into a business and ask for whatever their title is.  I recently enjoyed seeing the face of the barista when I asked for "One Starbucks, please".
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #440 on: October 27, 2018, 12:50:45 PM »
Every once in a great while, I like to go into a business and ask for whatever their title is.  I recently enjoyed seeing the face of the barista when I asked for "One Starbucks, please".

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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #441 on: October 29, 2018, 09:00:44 PM »
Found the knife.   ;D  My purse liner apparently needs mending, so I'm slightly less irritated with myself.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #442 on: November 08, 2018, 03:54:04 PM »
I'd never celebrated st. Michael feast like this year. Beautiful Vespers, no short-cuts of sticheras, all of them chanted, bringing icon solemn with candles during the sticheras on litiya, people repeating 'amen' during litiya on certain moments, solemn but no popmpatic chant.. And today's Liturgy... Plus nice double-pizza (the first lawyer with ham and second with olives and pepper).

Edit: and that's maide Slava (patron family feast) of my grandma :)
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #443 on: November 08, 2018, 03:56:54 PM »
I'd never celebrated st. Michael feast like this year. Beautiful Vespers, no short-cuts of sticheras, all of them chanted, bringing icon solemn with candles during the sticheras on litiya, people repeating 'amen' during litiya on certain moments, solemn but no popmpatic chant.. And today's Liturgy... Plus nice double-pizza (the first lawyer with ham and second with olives and pepper).

Sounds good, minus the olives.  As many times as I try them, I don't like them.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #444 on: November 08, 2018, 04:01:00 PM »
I'd never celebrated st. Michael feast like this year. Beautiful Vespers, no short-cuts of sticheras, all of them chanted, bringing icon solemn with candles during the sticheras on litiya, people repeating 'amen' during litiya on certain moments, solemn but no popmpatic chant.. And today's Liturgy... Plus nice double-pizza (the first lawyer with ham and second with olives and pepper).

Sounds good, minus the olives.  As many times as I try them, I don't like them.

I'm not a big fan of them, but pizza is.. You know, 'something'. Especially double one (have never tried before).
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #445 on: November 08, 2018, 04:14:41 PM »
I'd never celebrated st. Michael feast like this year. Beautiful Vespers, no short-cuts of sticheras, all of them chanted, bringing icon solemn with candles during the sticheras on litiya, people repeating 'amen' during litiya on certain moments, solemn but no popmpatic chant.. And today's Liturgy... Plus nice double-pizza (the first lawyer with ham and second with olives and pepper).

Sounds good, minus the olives.  As many times as I try them, I don't like them.

I'm not a big fan of them, but pizza is.. You know, 'something'. Especially double one (have never tried before).

It is something!
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #446 on: November 08, 2018, 07:47:02 PM »
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #447 on: November 08, 2018, 08:24:45 PM »
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #448 on: November 08, 2018, 08:42:14 PM »
^^ I like that song!

Buskers cheer me up.  Decent ones, anyway.   :D
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #449 on: November 08, 2018, 09:01:41 PM »
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