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Title: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on March 12, 2015, 10:53:01 PM
(http://malankaraorthodox.tv/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/yacobaya_deacons.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Volnutt on March 12, 2015, 11:09:18 PM
I like how it calls them a batch like they're cookies ;D



I really love the Ethiopian sense of color. This is a Church in Bermuda.

(http://cloudfront.bernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Ethiopian-Orthodox-Church-Bermuda-December-6-2013-6.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on March 12, 2015, 11:15:13 PM
I like how it calls them a batch like they're cookies ;D

That's fairly common there.  I've heard it so much it doesn't register with me, but yeah.  We like cookie terms: batch, toll house, etc.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: xOrthodox4Christx on March 12, 2015, 11:20:33 PM
I like how it calls them a batch like they're cookies ;D



I really love the Ethiopian sense of color. This is a Church in Bermuda.

(http://cloudfront.bernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Ethiopian-Orthodox-Church-Bermuda-December-6-2013-6.jpg)

Heaven on earth. Have Ethiopians always had such a strong sense of iconodulia? It looks like a Byzantine Church in a sense.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Volnutt on March 12, 2015, 11:37:07 PM
I like how it calls them a batch like they're cookies ;D

That's fairly common there.  I've heard it so much it doesn't register with me, but yeah.  We like cookie terms: batch, toll house, etc.

Lord, sprinkle me with the sweet chocolate chips of repentance.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Volnutt on March 12, 2015, 11:38:07 PM
I like how it calls them a batch like they're cookies ;D



I really love the Ethiopian sense of color. This is a Church in Bermuda.

(http://cloudfront.bernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Ethiopian-Orthodox-Church-Bermuda-December-6-2013-6.jpg)

Heaven on earth. Have Ethiopians always had such a strong sense of iconodulia? It looks like a Byzantine Church in a sense.

Every Ethiopian Church I've ever seen has had about as many icons, yeah.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Porter ODoran on March 13, 2015, 02:05:12 AM
I'm going to love this thread.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: wgw on March 13, 2015, 10:00:44 AM
I hope it gets stickied.  I have some pics of rare OO iconography I should upload.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on March 13, 2015, 10:11:26 AM
This is totally a sticky thread.  :)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: wgw on March 13, 2015, 10:16:32 AM
You tha man, Salpy.   ;D
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on March 13, 2015, 11:51:27 PM
This photo was taken by Oshin D. Zakarian:

(http://www.peopleofar.com/wp-content/uploads/armenian-church-in-iran.jpg)


It's called "Darknight":

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In a starry summer night of northern Iran near the border of Armenia, the lonely monastery of Dzordzor is photographed under the Milky Way. The monument which is a part of a group of Armenian monasteries in northwestern Iran, preserved as a World Heritage Site.


http://www.peopleofar.com/2012/08/11/darknight-by-oshin-d-zakarian/
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Volnutt on March 14, 2015, 12:53:54 AM
I pray that ISIS never gets that far.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on March 14, 2015, 04:25:05 PM
(https://the818nowarchives.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/gnp-chirstmas-2-010610-rr_.jpg?w=994)

https://the818nowarchives.wordpress.com/2010/01/06/st-marys-armenian-apostolic-church-christmas-mass/

Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Theophania on March 14, 2015, 04:29:21 PM
Salpy, that picture is GORGEOUS. I'm saving that one. It made me think of Psalm 148:

 3  O praise ye him, both sun and moon,
        praise him, all stars of light.
  4  Ye heav'ns of heav'ns him praise, and floods
        above the heavens' height.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: xOrthodox4Christx on March 14, 2015, 04:29:44 PM
I pray that ISIS never gets that far.

They've already gotten too far.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on March 14, 2015, 05:15:05 PM
I pray that ISIS never gets that far.

They've already gotten too far.

OK guys, go poo elsewhere. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: jobin219 on March 14, 2015, 11:54:24 PM
(http://s22.postimg.org/a5pqh625t/10608_437648392965978_315263522_n.jpg)


(http://s29.postimg.org/qphvbd85j/305968_152841378172504_100003399295103_177224_14.jpg)


(http://s30.postimg.org/ly2f62rw1/303127_626240726977_872243325_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Volnutt on March 15, 2015, 12:22:34 AM
The sense of aesthetic coordination alone makes we wish I was Malankara

 8) #swag
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: wgw on March 15, 2015, 08:17:41 AM
Note that the entire Syriac Orthodox church uses those vestment and paraments designs these days; the purely Suroye congregations love them.  From what I understand it's a huge upgrade on the very plain vestments and paraments they had in the 18th century; there are reports of impoverished Syriac priests serving the liturgy barefoot as opposed to in the fine Indian-made liturgical slippers they use today, universally.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Volnutt on March 15, 2015, 09:24:52 AM
Well, nobody should have to go barefoot, but I can't deny you made me red in the face when I realized how much those "fine Indian slippers" must cost  :-[ :laugh:
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: wgw on March 15, 2015, 11:25:52 AM
I've seen the price list of Pulickal Brothers, which was one of the larger manufacturers of Syriac vestments and one of the most expensive.  A complete set of their vestments including slippers costs roughly half of what Krista West, American Church Supply or Liturgix charge for a complete set of Byzantine Rite vestments, which do not include liturgical slippers.  You're talking $350-$400 max vs. $650-$1200 for Byzantine Rite depending on wuality of fabric.  But occasionally you can buy a Byzantine set for $300 on eBay from a Ukrainian tailor.  But suffice it to say Syriac style vestments are very inexpensive given their quality and beauty, probably because they're made in Kerala with fairly low labor costs although certainly not in "sweatshops" but by loving and enthusiastic Christians.  But Krista West living in the US for example is a devout and pious Christian tailor and she makes beautiful vestments, but she has expensive bills to pay.  Freelance Orthodox tailors in the Ukraine or Syria are motivated by the same passion but have lower bills.

The only thing that can get really astronomically expensive are Byzantine style mitres, and their Coptic and Armenian equivalents.  You can get these on the cheap, but if you want a mitre with real jewells you can spend $30,000.  Just take a look at the Liturgix catalog.  Also pectoral crosses, pangias and so on can be very pricy, but again this depends on how much ecclesiastical "bling" you want.  But I consider that where charitable demand is urgent, these are good investments for the church, in that the jewells and gold appreciate in value, and in a later humanitarian crisis can be sold at a profit, replaced with cheaper vestments, and the difference used to care for the afflicted.

But if you want to see liturgical simplicity and poverty, the Eucharistic vestments of Coptic monks and priest monks are definitive.  A simple white robe in place of the black, with a white hood (Eskimo in Syriac, I can't recall what the Copts call them) with gold crosses on the side, and that's it.  At St. Anthonys the priest monks don't even wear special insignia.  And all Coptic priests celebrate the liturgy in their stocking feet or barefoot, the notion of the liturgical slipper didn't reach them.

So moving back on topic, can we have some nice photos of Coptic hieromonks?  A while back someone posted on OC.net Father Lazarus celebrating the liturgy in the Cave of St. Anthony, Id love to see that again, and it would also show Volnutt what I'm talking about.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Volnutt on March 15, 2015, 12:14:38 PM
Oh, I've seen the documentary of Fr. Lazarus. He's a neat guy :) I feel bad for him with all the exposure he's gotten, he must get many unwanted visitors lol!

Thanks for the information!

Liturgix sounds like a crappy CCM band...
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Brigidsboy on March 15, 2015, 05:26:13 PM
A church I know had a really bad experience with Liturgix. Naos in Athens is now their preferred vendor.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: CopticDeacon on March 15, 2015, 06:10:50 PM
I've seen the price list of Pulickal Brothers, which was one of the larger manufacturers of Syriac vestments and one of the most expensive.  A complete set of their vestments including slippers costs roughly half of what Krista West, American Church Supply or Liturgix charge for a complete set of Byzantine Rite vestments, which do not include liturgical slippers.  You're talking $350-$400 max vs. $650-$1200 for Byzantine Rite depending on wuality of fabric.  But occasionally you can buy a Byzantine set for $300 on eBay from a Ukrainian tailor.  But suffice it to say Syriac style vestments are very inexpensive given their quality and beauty, probably because they're made in Kerala with fairly low labor costs although certainly not in "sweatshops" but by loving and enthusiastic Christians.  But Krista West living in the US for example is a devout and pious Christian tailor and she makes beautiful vestments, but she has expensive bills to pay.  Freelance Orthodox tailors in the Ukraine or Syria are motivated by the same passion but have lower bills.

The only thing that can get really astronomically expensive are Byzantine style mitres, and their Coptic and Armenian equivalents.  You can get these on the cheap, but if you want a mitre with real jewells you can spend $30,000.  Just take a look at the Liturgix catalog.  Also pectoral crosses, pangias and so on can be very pricy, but again this depends on how much ecclesiastical "bling" you want.  But I consider that where charitable demand is urgent, these are good investments for the church, in that the jewells and gold appreciate in value, and in a later humanitarian crisis can be sold at a profit, replaced with cheaper vestments, and the difference used to care for the afflicted.

But if you want to see liturgical simplicity and poverty, the Eucharistic vestments of Coptic monks and priest monks are definitive.  A simple white robe in place of the black, with a white hood (Eskimo in Syriac, I can't recall what the Copts call them) with gold crosses on the side, and that's it.  At St. Anthonys the priest monks don't even wear special insignia.  And all Coptic priests celebrate the liturgy in their stocking feet or barefoot, the notion of the liturgical slipper didn't reach them.

So moving back on topic, can we have some nice photos of Coptic hieromonks?  A while back someone posted on OC.net Father Lazarus celebrating the liturgy in the Cave of St. Anthony, Id love to see that again, and it would also show Volnutt what I'm talking about.

The Coptic Eskimo is called (in arabic) the "Qalansowa"
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: CopticDeacon on March 15, 2015, 06:19:49 PM
(http://www.travel-tour-guide.com/ethiopia_danakil_lalibela_pictures/Big/DSC_7933.jpg)

I love ethiopian monks
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Volnutt on March 15, 2015, 06:52:25 PM
I've seen some in a white habit and some in yellow. Is there a difference in rank or order?


I'd never seen an Ethiopian nun before.

(http://m2.i.pbase.com/o3/02/90302/1/104808012.3AD4qxLd.IMG_4301.jpg)

From the website: (http://www.pbase.com/image/104808012) he actually met her in Shanandoah Park, Va. of all places!

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While standing in line for a cup of hot chocolate for my very cold son while on our drive along Skyline drive, among the buzzing crowds of DC'ers out for the weekend, this very interesting, and still woman caught and held my eye. I spoke to her son (maybe just a relative, not sure) who told me a little bit about her. She is an Ethiopian Orthodox nun visiting the US for the first time. Not sure what being a nun in the old Orthodox Church (an oriental christian religion) entails, but this woman exuded an amazing inner peace.

She was apparently amazed by the trees. Not sure, but to see the amazing Fall foliage in Appalachia after living a long life in dry Ethiopia must border on a religious experience.

The restaurant was very dark, and unfortunately, this was the best I could do given the light.


I don't think I can paste pictures from here, (http://www.joeyl.com/portfolio/category/holy-men#) but there's lots of pictures of Ethiopian monastics along with other religions.

Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: CopticDeacon on March 15, 2015, 07:25:02 PM
(https://scontent-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10959364_1021327361229145_8008729498793591203_n.jpg?oh=52c8cdde0c072a9142a7ce78289bd889&oe=55862289)

They made Father Arsenios Abba Moses a priest! Many years!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Brigidsboy on March 15, 2015, 09:49:47 PM
(https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=759237047479967&set=t.629080986&type=3&theater)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: CopticDeacon on March 15, 2015, 09:52:24 PM
Hey I can't see your picture, brigidsboy
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Brigidsboy on March 15, 2015, 09:53:50 PM
I guess the system has changed. I can't figure it out. Very frustrating.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Brigidsboy on March 16, 2015, 01:27:05 PM
Sorry for the upload fails. This was my last attempt.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on March 16, 2015, 02:13:14 PM
You tha man, Salpy.   ;D

She's the WOman ;)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: wgw on March 16, 2015, 06:08:14 PM
Oops.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on March 16, 2015, 11:39:36 PM
(http://easterndiocese.smugmug.com/EasternDiocese/SCOOCH-Meets-at-the-Diocesan/i-xTz96Bf/0/XL/DSC_0814%20copy-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: jobin219 on March 17, 2015, 02:06:23 AM
Two icons of Mor Jacob of Serugh:

(http://s12.postimg.org/ify9wvrbx/mor_Jacob_of_Serug_1.jpg)


(http://s23.postimg.org/y8ssyawi3/Mor_Jacob_of_Serug.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on March 18, 2015, 12:59:54 AM
Feast of St. George at Lalibela:

(http://i1.trekearth.com/photos/27661/lalibela.jpg)

http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Africa/Ethiopia/North/Amara/Lalibela/photo912005.htm
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on March 18, 2015, 01:05:22 AM
More pictures of Lalibela:

(http://i1.trekearth.com/photos/27661/lalibela2.jpg)



(http://i1.trekearth.com/photos/27661/lalibela3.jpg)




(http://i1.trekearth.com/photos/15316/3537fdgh54y.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: wgw on March 18, 2015, 05:40:49 PM
I've always wished Lalibela had retractable footbridges, so the faithful could, in between important services like these, meditatively walk across the great churches.  It seems to me like that might make a nice devotional practice.  But I know so little about the Ethiopian church for all I know they do that.  I just have to confess though if I ever visit Lalibela it looks like resisting the urge to try and leap across might be difficult.  At least until one reaches the precipice.  Then it would be easy.  :P
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Brigidsboy on March 18, 2015, 06:19:03 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/bErHk0Q.jpg)

Mor Nikodemos the Archbishop of Mosul
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Volnutt on March 18, 2015, 06:30:38 PM
I've always wished Lalibela had retractable footbridges, so the faithful could, in between important services like these, meditatively walk across the great churches.  It seems to me like that might make a nice devotional practice.  But I know so little about the Ethiopian church for all I know they do that.  I just have to confess though if I ever visit Lalibela it looks like resisting the urge to try and leap across might be difficult.  At least until one reaches the precipice.  Then it would be easy.  :P

I had that thought too, lol!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: wgw on March 18, 2015, 06:36:48 PM
His vesrments are so beautiful.  Hopefully it will not be long before he gets his See back.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on March 18, 2015, 08:35:58 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/bErHk0Q.jpg)

Mor Nikodemos the Archbishop of Mosul

I love it! 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Brigidsboy on March 18, 2015, 08:36:53 PM
Note that the entire Syriac Orthodox church uses those vestment and paraments designs these days; the purely Suroye congregations love them.  From what I understand it's a huge upgrade on the very plain vestments and paraments they had in the 18th century; there are reports of impoverished Syriac priests serving the liturgy barefoot as opposed to in the fine Indian-made liturgical slippers they use today, universally.

I doubt whether Suroye people give much thought to such things.
The Indian vestments are used because they are the best available now. There are older vestments I have seen which are more like what the Armenian Church uses. One can still find priests in Lebanon, Syria and the Holy Land who use them.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Brigidsboy on March 18, 2015, 09:28:43 PM
(http://imgur.com/MeBSVbN.jpg)



Նորավանք - Noravank Monastery Armenia
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: wgw on March 18, 2015, 11:42:19 PM
Note that the entire Syriac Orthodox church uses those vestment and paraments designs these days; the purely Suroye congregations love them.  From what I understand it's a huge upgrade on the very plain vestments and paraments they had in the 18th century; there are reports of impoverished Syriac priests serving the liturgy barefoot as opposed to in the fine Indian-made liturgical slippers they use today, universally.

I doubt whether Suroye people give much thought to such things.
The Indian vestments are used because they are the best available now. There are older vestments I have seen which are more like what the Armenian Church uses. One xan still find priests in Lebanon, Syria and the Holy Land who use them.

If you're actually in a Syriac Orthodox Church, a Suroye church, in the diaspora or even in the "old country", a great tragedy is that genocide attempts and Islamic persecutions have resulted in very few retaining an ornate interior.  The monastery of St. Marks in Jerusalem has a beautiful interior, as does one Syriac Orthodox Church that I believe is in the Tur Abdin area of Turkey, in one of the monasteries, that has a full iconostasis.  However in many of the,, the interior is very sparse and in some cases decrepit, so much of the beauty in the liturgy is delivered by the exquisite vestments and paraments provided from India.  From what I've seen of the Armenian Church, she also has beautiful vestments, and I expect these would make more of a contribution to the beauty of the liturgy than the iconography in some war torn places.  But if one is blessed to see the Armenian cathedral in Isfahan for example, whose safety I pray for and which I hope to visit once things calm down in the middle East, there the icons speak for themselves.  Or in the Church of the Nativity for example, where there is this intense mystical effect provided by oil lanterns, a cracked piece of marble under the altar, and a multi-pointed silver star.

But indeed the Syiracs historically had extreme poverty in this regard.  I would imagine a congregation 200 years ago in a poor rural town in Suria, Iraq or Turkey might have had the priest wearing a locally made pharo, hamnikho and Phayno devoid of decorations or brilliant colors, maybe in a simple red and white scheme, with the congregation wearing the black robes of dhimmis forced on them by the cruel Muslims, and very possibly no icons, but maybe if you were lucky, a beautiful Gospel book.  But there would still be intense beauty there, even in the lack of outward splendor.  To the extent that contemporary Protestants of that period were intentionally worshipping in bare bones churches to try to access that kind of condition. But I do believe a principle of Orthodoxy is to make things as beautiful as we can make the, through icons, vestments and so on, which is one reason Imlove your avatar so much, which depicts a beautiful liturgical scene.   And the Syriac Orthodox have been blessed, in that for $300 or so they're able to get fantastic vestment sets or even more fantastic individual copes from India, and this supplies beauty.  I've been wanting to setup a charitable trust to buy and supply Syriac and other war torn Orthodox churches with glorious vestments and other things according to their tradition, because these things are cheap enough that most American laymen I think could even contribute substantially to making churches look better without much effort.  So that may be something I undertake in the next few years.  I have been wanting to donate to a local Syriac parish a vestment set as a memorial for the diocese of Mosul and for the son of a personal friend who died (in the Us of unrelated causes) and lately the thought of setting up some charitable thing to do it has dawned on me.

However for pure shock and awe in Oriental Orthodoxy, the rock hewn churches of Ethiopia seem to win.  Their priests aren't as well dressed as Syriac priests, but well dressed nonetheless, and the icons are gorgeous, but what really blows one away are churches cut into the mountain, that look impossible.  These churches seem like models of Prthodox salvation, in that our meager human efforts combine with divine grace, in the form of the suitable Rock formations, to produce a Church.

I love this thread.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on March 19, 2015, 12:20:14 AM
Yikes.  Two of the pictures I tried posting in reply 36 didn't show up.  I urge people to go to the site linked in reply 35 to see all the Lalibela pictures.  They're really amazing.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: jobin219 on March 19, 2015, 07:13:36 AM
(http://s21.postimg.org/810yu7vyf/208559_10150245104550561_390096620560_9050637_18.jpg)


(http://s12.postimg.org/qm37gl9h9/402105_381552248521613_100000005226910_1560119_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Volnutt on March 19, 2015, 07:27:13 AM
Wow! Those are really nice, Jobin. Do you have more information on them?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on March 19, 2015, 07:42:18 AM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_zjKxCA1O-D0/TK3juk_5EqI/AAAAAAAADNg/KbcU3yxMg0c/s400/Armenian+priest.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: sheenj on March 19, 2015, 12:45:59 PM
Wow! Those are really nice, Jobin. Do you have more information on them?

Yeah, I'd like to know as well. I think I've seen the second image before, but I've never seen the first one. Reverse image search didn't give me any clues either.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on March 19, 2015, 08:33:06 PM
(http://easterndiocese.smugmug.com/EasternDiocese/SCOOCH-Meets-at-the-Diocesan/i-xTz96Bf/0/XL/DSC_0814%20copy-XL.jpg)

More pictures of the recent SCOOCH meeting can be found here:

http://easterndiocese.smugmug.com/EasternDiocese/SCOOCH-Meets-at-the-Diocesan/i-DQxtRHw/A
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on March 19, 2015, 11:17:59 PM
(https://scontent-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/11083854_848829918488481_2731476693677820154_n.jpg?oh=2485dd5ae53eb362b35e3abe34521440&oe=5575A382)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on March 19, 2015, 11:18:29 PM
(https://scontent-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/22612_848829988488474_886152300924488595_n.jpg?oh=5a7589877b6f7813d243306680911144&oe=55B481F3)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on March 19, 2015, 11:18:45 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/11084288_848830058488467_1742737223787694927_n.jpg?oh=b3b44eb6fdeb163b792455ba21ecbb4a&oe=55B85C78&__gda__=1437597632_9276430b8de5449e4600cc3004174eae)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on March 20, 2015, 05:21:07 AM
(http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/files/2012/10/copts.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on March 20, 2015, 10:43:48 AM
(http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/files/2012/10/copts.jpg)

The one who I wished would be pope
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on March 20, 2015, 01:19:29 PM
(http://easterndiocese.smugmug.com/EasternDiocese/SCOOCH-Meets-at-the-Diocesan/i-xTz96Bf/0/XL/DSC_0814%20copy-XL.jpg)

More pictures of the recent SCOOCH meeting can be found here:

http://easterndiocese.smugmug.com/EasternDiocese/SCOOCH-Meets-at-the-Diocesan/i-DQxtRHw/A

There's also a nice official write up on SCOOCH's own site with some interesting info here:

http://www.scooch.org/2015/03/h-h-moran-mor-ignatius-aphrem-ii-visits-the-usa-reaffirms-his-commitment-to-scooch/

I'm getting more and more sick of that hack, partisan "Orthodox Cognate Page".  Some dude posted a link to a really biased blog post he wrote really slamming this meeting over there - obviously with no first hand knowledge of what was discussed at all or what kind of work the fathers were doing there - and I wrote a very polite rebuttal suggestion that the situation was more complicated than his simplistic, one-sided post made it out to be, and that there were other factors involved that he wasn't taking into account (like the fact that the IOC bishop for the East Coast was on the Jacobite side, and a former member of SCOOCH, and switched jurisdictions).  Of course, the OCP made a real cowardly move and deleted all of my comments and let this guy's smear job - which tried to associate SCOOCH with racism and discrimination - stand unchallenged as the narrative of the day.  More and more that so-called "news" site proves that it is simply an unofficial organ for the IOC and can never report with any sort of neutrality on any subject in which the conflict between the IOC and the SOC or the Jacobites comes into play.  You can't even have a polite, reasoned discussion in the comments section over there if you in any way challenge their one-sided narrative.  Whoever runs that joint must be taking lessons from Rupert Murdoch.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on March 20, 2015, 09:31:16 PM
(http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/files/2012/10/copts.jpg)

The one who I wished would be pope

May I ask why?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on March 21, 2015, 12:20:26 AM
(http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/files/2012/10/copts.jpg)

The one who I wished would be pope

May I ask why?

Two main reasons:
1. A disciple of St. Kyrillos VI (which means he lives in his spirit)
2. He was a non-bishop, which was my preference for who would be consecrated bishop of Alexandria (which also means the other two were also a personal preference as well, and yes they too were Papal candidates)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on March 21, 2015, 12:23:18 AM
(http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/files/2012/10/copts.jpg)

The one who I wished would be pope

May I ask why?

Two main reasons:
1. A disciple of St. Kyrillos VI (which means he lives in his spirit)
2. He was a non-bishop, which was my preference for who would be consecrated bishop of Alexandria

Thanks.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: jobin219 on March 21, 2015, 12:24:38 AM
Wow! Those are really nice, Jobin. Do you have more information on them?

Yeah, I'd like to know as well. I think I've seen the second image before, but I've never seen the first one. Reverse image search didn't give me any clues either.

Sadly, I don't remember where I got these pictures from, must have been from an old Orkut group years back.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: jobin219 on March 21, 2015, 12:28:50 AM
First Dukhrono of the late HH Ignatius Zakka I Iwas 122nd Patriarch of Antioch and all the East


(http://s30.postimg.org/xv1g047c1/389644_10150748244824731_598549730_9344615_11161.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: wgw on March 21, 2015, 06:04:50 AM
I did love that man.  I was heartbroken when he and Merropolitan Philip Saliba, who had both played a key role in my conversion, died last year.  I believe what killed them, and also His Beatitude Ignatius IV of Antioch, was the stress and horror of the war in Syria, although the health of His Holimess had been declining for a few years; he had to celebrate liturgies sitting down.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: jobin219 on March 22, 2015, 09:14:16 AM
Various ways in which artists depict St. Gregorios Geevarghese (Parumala Thirumeni)

(http://s1.postimg.org/dbbivxpsf/untitled2.png)


(http://s30.postimg.org/p7hfuk0zl/parumala_thirumeni.jpg)

The above is my new personal favourite, love that it is written as an icon and in full vestments


(http://s28.postimg.org/rx7zd0rzx/Mar_Gregorios.jpg)


(http://s11.postimg.org/i94i5l0ir/parumalathirumeni2_1.jpg)

This is the painting I think most people in Malankara are familiar with

Parumala Thirumeni, pray for us always...
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: biro on March 22, 2015, 11:08:48 AM
Some photos I took at a lovely Syriac church, not far from where I live.

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c24/neon000/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-05/E7E513AA-4E18-46ED-BF44-8E1A5F86DE5B_zpsrzkvb470.jpg) (http://s24.photobucket.com/user/neon000/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-05/E7E513AA-4E18-46ED-BF44-8E1A5F86DE5B_zpsrzkvb470.jpg.html)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c24/neon000/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-05/016BB420-F304-40FF-A105-F880DD76B155_zpslg1lar5g.jpg) (http://s24.photobucket.com/user/neon000/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-05/016BB420-F304-40FF-A105-F880DD76B155_zpslg1lar5g.jpg.html)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c24/neon000/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-05/90DB83A3-421D-49AD-B9CC-B4D732E1DBAA_zps6apufkwc.jpg) (http://s24.photobucket.com/user/neon000/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-05/90DB83A3-421D-49AD-B9CC-B4D732E1DBAA_zps6apufkwc.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Severian on March 22, 2015, 01:33:03 PM
(https://scontent-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10959364_1021327361229145_8008729498793591203_n.jpg?oh=52c8cdde0c072a9142a7ce78289bd889&oe=55862289)

They made Father Arsenios Abba Moses a priest! Many years!
Indeed. I met all of the Monks in this photo about 5 years ago. May God protect them.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: jobin219 on March 23, 2015, 09:12:01 AM
Not specifically OO

(http://s3.postimg.org/x1u6qazmr/4976199.jpg)


(http://s3.postimg.org/v8ra1zeg3/4976233.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on March 23, 2015, 03:17:12 PM
Looks like something for LBK's schlock file.   :o
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on March 23, 2015, 03:34:22 PM
Looks like something for LBK's schlock file.   :o

+1
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on March 23, 2015, 06:07:25 PM
(http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/files/2012/10/copts.jpg)

The one who I wished would be pope

May I ask why?

Two main reasons:
1. A disciple of St. Kyrillos VI (which means he lives in his spirit)
2. He was a non-bishop, which was my preference for who would be consecrated bishop of Alexandria

Thanks.

Oh, also, what are their names?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on March 23, 2015, 06:40:14 PM
From left to right:

Fr. Pakhomios el-Souriany, Fr. Raphael Ava Mina, and Fr. Seraphim el-Souriany
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: wgw on March 23, 2015, 07:11:33 PM
Looks like something for LBK's schlock file.   :o

Looks Maronite to me.  Some of their churches have modernistic mosaics.  But there is better Maronite iconography.  By the way I wish the Syriacs or Copts or both would work to setup a Maronite Orthodox mission; the Maronites have become a distinct West Syriac culture  and I would love to reunite some of them with Orthodoxy.  They had some sort of unpleasant falling out with the Syriac Orthodox before emerging to rival the Druze as the great warlords and masters of Mount Lebanon, and I think their presence in the Middle East is a stabilizing influence despite the Lebanese Civil War, which I don't think was their fault, and in spite of occasional disagreements with the Orthodox.  And I'm sure ISIL wants to kill them too.   :'(

I recently found some lovely Syriac icons written by Maronites, with Syriac and Greek inscriptions.  Would that be acceptable for this thread?  If not I understand entirely.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on March 23, 2015, 07:54:14 PM
As long as they are more in line with Syriac Tradition than the above schlock, go ahead.   :)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: jobin219 on March 24, 2015, 07:14:36 AM
Looks like something for LBK's schlock file.   :o

Yeah I agree, just thought it was an interesting interpretation artistically.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on March 24, 2015, 12:22:51 PM
Looks like something for LBK's schlock file.   :o

Yeah I agree, just thought it was an interesting interpretation artistically.
while I might understand the good intentions of the use of the bindi, I'm not sure if it's appropriate yet given its strong association with another religious tradition
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: wgw on March 24, 2015, 03:44:18 PM
As long as they are more in line with Syriac Tradition than the above schlock, go ahead.   :)

They are indeed not schlock.  I am not a fan of the schlock school of iconography, the nadir of which is represented by the strange "UFO Jesus" in the apse of the Roman Catholic Cathedral in Vegas (which mercifully I have not seen in person).  Now I just have to remember where they are...
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Deacon Lance on March 24, 2015, 04:15:32 PM
Looks like something for LBK's schlock file.   :o

Looks Maronite to me.  Some of their churches have modernistic mosaics.  But there is better Maronite iconography.  By the way I wish the Syriacs or Copts or both would work to setup a Maronite Orthodox mission; the Maronites have become a distinct West Syriac culture  and I would love to reunite some of them with Orthodoxy.  They had some sort of unpleasant falling out with the Syriac Orthodox before emerging to rival the Druze as the great warlords and masters of Mount Lebanon, and I think their presence in the Middle East is a stabilizing influence despite the Lebanese Civil War, which I don't think was their fault, and in spite of occasional disagreements with the Orthodox.  And I'm sure ISIL wants to kill them too.   :'(

I recently found some lovely Syriac icons written by Maronites, with Syriac and Greek inscriptions.  Would that be acceptable for this thread?  If not I understand entirely.
Not Maronites.  Those are obviously Indian, Latin or Malabar I could not say.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: wgw on March 24, 2015, 04:48:36 PM
Most likely Latin and North A,erican actually Indaresay on closer examination, Indian influenced and possibly Indian, but very possibly misguided Latin Rite Catholics of the West.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Deacon Lance on March 24, 2015, 05:09:30 PM
Most likely Latin and North A,erican actually Indaresay on closer examination, Indian influenced and possibly Indian, but very possibly misguided Latin Rite Catholics of the West.
Nope. By the Indian artist V Balan.
http://artistvbalan.org
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Deacon Lance on March 24, 2015, 05:13:27 PM
Looks like something for LBK's schlock file.   :o
Sorry, don't find this schlocky at all.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on March 24, 2015, 07:40:53 PM
Commemorating the 40 Martyrs of Sepastia:

(http://armenianchurch.ge/images/stories/2015/marta/40/IMGP0035.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on March 24, 2015, 07:50:48 PM
Can people see the above?  When I look at it using Chrome, I can see it.  When I use Safari, I don't.  This is weird.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: biro on March 24, 2015, 07:51:49 PM
I'm using Safari on my phone. I can see it.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on March 25, 2015, 12:54:51 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/10483275_980690728622964_3137043092017262654_n.jpg?oh=08a1ea3e7c6d77e3677bfb04ceb39e2a&oe=55B616F2&__gda__=1437696835_a52973dbdc5b4cb1fd0b74d5b648a605)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: wgw on March 25, 2015, 02:18:15 PM
Beautiful.  What parish is that?  By the way Aram and Antonious, again my apologies.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on March 25, 2015, 04:23:11 PM
(http://www.scooch.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/oriental-patriarchs.jpg)

Is this the late Malankara Orthodox (independent) patriarch in the group?  He looks like Mar Thoma Matthew (memory eternal).
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: wgw on March 25, 2015, 04:25:49 PM
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/38/St._Kevork_Armenian_Apostolic_Church%2C_Tbilisi.JPG

That's the lovely interior of St. George's Armenian Cathedral in Georgia.  Note the resplendent iconography and the unadorned bema.

By the way, the beautiful red parament with a gold cross on it in the center of the Bema; what does that conceal, if I might ask?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Brigidsboy on March 25, 2015, 04:35:10 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/BeAci5H.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Aram on March 25, 2015, 04:35:15 PM
(http://www.scooch.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/oriental-patriarchs.jpg)

Is this the late Malankara Orthodox (independent) patriarch in the group?  He looks like Mar Thoma Matthew (memory eternal).
That's an incredibly interesting picture, from an Armenian perspective. On the left is the current Catholicos Karekin II, at the center is Catholicos Karekin I, and at the right is Abp. Khajag Barsamian of the Eastern Diocese of America. Not sure who the bishop is that the Catholicos is gesturing towards. Looks to be about 1995 or 6?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on March 25, 2015, 04:48:09 PM
A tangent about Madagh was split off and put in another thread:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,24746.msg1271892.html#msg1271892
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on March 25, 2015, 05:16:26 PM
Is this the late Malankara Orthodox (independent) patriarch in the group?  He looks like Mar Thoma Matthew (memory eternal).

Yes, that is the late Catholicos Baselios Mar Thoma Mathews II. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on March 25, 2015, 05:17:18 PM
Beautiful.  What parish is that? 

Not sure, it's one of the Syriac congregations in Germany IIRC. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on March 25, 2015, 06:05:36 PM
Is this the late Malankara Orthodox (independent) patriarch in the group?  He looks like Mar Thoma Matthew (memory eternal).

Yes, that is the late Catholicos Baselios Mar Thoma Mathews II.

Thank you!

(http://www.scooch.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/oriental-patriarchs.jpg)

Is this the late Malankara Orthodox (independent) patriarch in the group?  He looks like Mar Thoma Matthew (memory eternal).
That's an incredibly interesting picture, from an Armenian perspective. On the left is the current Catholicos Karekin II, at the center is Catholicos Karekin I, and at the right is Abp. Khajag Barsamian of the Eastern Diocese of America. Not sure who the bishop is that the Catholicos is gesturing towards. Looks to be about 1995 or 6?

It does indeed look like this was in the 90s.  But I'm not sure the exact year either.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on March 25, 2015, 06:28:01 PM
What's the context of the photo?  Does anyone know where this is or why the hierarchs are gathered together?  Is it a WCC event?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on March 25, 2015, 06:30:40 PM
What's the context of the photo?  Does anyone know where this is or why the hierarchs are gathered together?  Is it a WCC event?

IIRC, it is the Consecration of Holy Myron at Etchmiadzin.  Not sure of the date. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on March 25, 2015, 06:36:08 PM
What's the context of the photo?  Does anyone know where this is or why the hierarchs are gathered together?  Is it a WCC event?

IIRC, it is the Consecration of Holy Myron at Etchmiadzin.  Not sure of the date.

Thanks!  God bless the Armenian Church.  Apparently, they're all going to be together at Holy Etchmiadzin again very soon.  :)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Aram on March 25, 2015, 08:55:56 PM
What's the context of the photo?  Does anyone know where this is or why the hierarchs are gathered together?  Is it a WCC event?

IIRC, it is the Consecration of Holy Myron at Etchmiadzin.  Not sure of the date.
That looks right. That's definitely the Catholicos' receiving room at the Mother See. There was a consecration of muron in 1996, shortly after Karekin I took office, so that must be it.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on March 29, 2015, 04:09:26 PM
(https://scontent-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10641113_669170136542838_2915164639346510775_n.jpg?oh=b715b8a9dd74cd2e0107ebad9addb3bb&oe=55BA71C0)

(https://scontent-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/11038376_669172916542560_9090384419550904353_n.jpg?oh=7e0732a54a82002f81f378e89476b006&oe=5570AA71)

(https://scontent-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/20828_669172663209252_1265983508063716605_n.jpg?oh=b26e94c7206ef0deb8167aed27dd53d9&oe=55AAFFEF)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/644418_669183156541536_3487693652621561801_n.jpg?oh=11b525e4b3e1f6d79fc589e27e38808a&oe=5572995B&__gda__=1436573530_c9a469a64d4566fb9c958670df80bc48)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xft1/v/t1.0-9/11059677_669183573208161_2164511705209539691_n.jpg?oh=f74a9072f1d61e206c019fccfc47073b&oe=55B55A5D&__gda__=1438242263_4b0fa566c89fda7fe24739457e2067f5)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Minnesotan on March 29, 2015, 04:48:16 PM
Some Armenian iconography, from the 16th century manuscript illuminator Mesrop of Khizan:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/03/Mesrop_of_khizan_christ_jerusalem.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/07/Mesrop_of_Khizan_(Armenian,_active_1605_-_1651)_-_Saint_John_the_Evangelist_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a0/Mesrop_of_Khizan_(Armenian,_active_1605_-_1651)_-_The_Baptism_of_Christ_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg)

(http://www.getty.edu/museum/media/images/web/enlarge/11009801.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Volnutt on March 29, 2015, 05:08:23 PM
What does the last page represent? The Book of Life? The Table of Contents?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on March 29, 2015, 06:00:22 PM
(https://scontent-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10425391_435679769930362_1610135771266686720_n.jpg?oh=0dee153b324d7726904c530dc6a34c94&oe=55B61BD5)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on March 29, 2015, 11:38:32 PM
This is reminding me of a video I posted a while back in the music thread:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,9840.msg230554/topicseen.html#msg230554

I love what the kids do about a minute into the video.   :)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Aram on March 29, 2015, 11:55:58 PM
What does the last page represent? The Book of Life? The Table of Contents?
It's hard to tell without a closer scan, but it looks like a liturgical calendar to me.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on March 30, 2015, 12:01:43 AM
(http://www.tert.am/news_images/544/1631473_3/f5517d6d0eee7d_5517d6d0eeeb9.thumb.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on March 30, 2015, 01:35:33 AM
This is reminding me of a video I posted a while back in the music thread:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,9840.msg230554/topicseen.html#msg230554

I love what the kids do about a minute into the video.   :)

I saw a video on FB earlier of some twentysomethings doing the same thing in another church.  :P
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on March 30, 2015, 01:36:33 AM
This is reminding me of a video I posted a while back in the music thread:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,9840.msg230554/topicseen.html#msg230554

I love what the kids do about a minute into the video.   :)

I saw a video on FB earlier of some twentysomethings doing the same thing in another church.  :P

Definitely takes away the cute factor.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on March 30, 2015, 01:41:07 AM
This is reminding me of a video I posted a while back in the music thread:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,9840.msg230554/topicseen.html#msg230554

I love what the kids do about a minute into the video.   :)

I saw a video on FB earlier of some twentysomethings doing the same thing in another church.  :P

Definitely takes away the cute factor.

Well, they were guys, so yeah.  ;)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: juliogb on March 30, 2015, 08:53:50 AM
(http://www.igrejaarmenia.com.br/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Arcebispo-Damaskinos-Sirpazan-50-anos-de-ordenacao.jpg)

Leaders of the armenian church in São Paulo, Brazil and Dom Damaskinos Mansour, metropolit of the antiochian orthodox church in São Paulo, Brazil.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on March 30, 2015, 03:03:21 PM
(https://scontent-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10659454_917627291633559_2877596407697985800_n.jpg?oh=57b297a4b1b4f76712994921d1688aed&oe=55B721EB)

(https://scontent-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/1506673_917627288300226_8492175709604627374_n.jpg?oh=19d5bac6ce541907d1dc2a90998e39cf&oe=55B1855D)

(https://scontent-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/11081284_917627298300225_5485614041899435134_n.jpg?oh=022a5af76c5da9df9c6619417da8433d&oe=55A55049)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/22493_917627278300227_7783928671709131590_n.jpg?oh=4acb524fe502585f351b579054e19170&oe=55A576E1&__gda__=1438097418_270e082e41dd2d4ee8592787a5f8a152)

The service of "Entrance into the Haven" (something like "Bridegroom Matins"). 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on March 30, 2015, 03:37:14 PM
^^
It's Naheere, isn't it?
I've only heard (and read) hymns from it, never seen pictures, so didn't have idea how does it exacly look. So beautiful.
Just a pity that not all OO keep the old paschal calculations
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on March 30, 2015, 03:48:23 PM
^^
It's Naheere, isn't it?
I've only heard (and read) hymns from it, never seen pictures, so didn't have idea how does it exacly look. So beautiful.

Yes, that is another name for this service.  Traditionally, it takes place at the third or fourth (I forget) watch of the Midnight Office of Holy Monday.  For some reason, it wasn't often celebrated in India (I suspect due to the time of day in which it would be celebrated), but has recently grown in popularity.  The Syrians, IIRC, have simply moved it to Palm Sunday evening in conjunction with Vespers of Monday, so they celebrate it regularly. 

Here is a video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuomB0CsFpA) of the service, recorded in 2011.   

Quote
Just a pity that not all OO keep the old paschal calculations

That's another conversation for another thread.  ;)  But I agree, I wish we would all celebrate on the same date.  In years like this it doesn't bother me too much.  Next year, it's going to bother me a whole lot.  :P
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on March 30, 2015, 09:41:59 PM
Traditionally, it takes place at the third or fourth (I forget) watch of the Midnight Office of Holy Monday. 
As per the text with me "Naheere" aka "Vaade 'dalmeeno" is right after the second watch (qauma) of the Lilyo of Holy Monday.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on March 30, 2015, 09:44:28 PM

It's Naheere, isn't it?

This is know by two names "Naheere" (meaning is "the lights") and also as "Vaade 'dalmeeno" (meaning is "getting nearer to the harbor")
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on March 31, 2015, 12:11:11 AM
Traditionally, it takes place at the third or fourth (I forget) watch of the Midnight Office of Holy Monday. 
As per the text with me "Naheere" aka "Vaade 'dalmeeno" is right after the second watch (qauma) of the Lilyo of Holy Monday.

You are correct, and I was not.  Thank you. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on April 01, 2015, 12:10:06 AM
(http://www.coptic.net/pictures/Photo.PopeShenoudaIIIAndBishopsTheophilosTadros.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Brigidsboy on April 01, 2015, 12:28:11 AM
(http://www.coptic.net/pictures/Photo.PopeShenoudaIIIAndBishopsTheophilosTadros.jpg)

Truly beautiful!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Brigidsboy on April 01, 2015, 12:37:12 AM
Armenian Palm Sunday in Santa Ana, CA



(http://imgur.com/Z3OidIT)

(http://imgur.com/zZzuWge)

(http://imgur.com/7C3wTXj)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 01, 2015, 12:39:43 AM
Armenian Palm Sunday in Santa Ana, CA



(http://i.imgur.com/Z3OidIT)

(http://i.imgur.com/zZzuWge)

(http://i.imgur.com/7C3wTXj)

It's not displaying for me.  Am I unworthy?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Brigidsboy on April 01, 2015, 12:46:00 AM
4 attempts to post using imgur. Worked for me last time but not now. Way too frustrating.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on April 01, 2015, 12:55:38 AM
I don't know how imgur works, but I recall Mor suggesting it in the Palm Sunday thread.  Maybe he can explain how it works.

With me, posting pictures is "hit or miss."  Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.  I wish they (whoever "they" are  :) ) would make it easier.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on April 01, 2015, 12:58:14 AM
It depends on the website.  Some websites seem to have a code to restrict the mere appearance of the photo and forces you to see the photo in context of the website it's in.  In these cases, I would just redirect to the link it points to, and if you know for future reference that they cannot be posted here as photos, just give the links.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Brigidsboy on April 01, 2015, 01:01:41 AM
It depends on the website.  Some websites seem to have a code to restrict the mere appearance of the photo and forces you to see the photo in context of the website it's in.  In these cases, I would just redirect to the link it points to, and if you know for future reference that they cannot be posted here as photos, just give the links.


Thanks. They are my personal photos that I was trying to upload from my iPad. It worked for me last time but not tonight. I wish there was a straightforward way to post photos here.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on April 01, 2015, 01:12:55 AM
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/04/08/article-2126864-1283DAF2000005DC-811_470x423.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on April 01, 2015, 01:23:09 AM
Is he Coptic or Syrian, or a Coptic happened to be celebrating with Syrians?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 01, 2015, 01:24:40 AM
Is he Coptic or Syrian, or a Coptic happened to be celebrating with Syrians?

Syrian.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on April 01, 2015, 01:25:31 AM
I searched "Syrian Orthodox Palm Sunday".  This is one of the images I got.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 01, 2015, 01:27:14 AM
I searched "Syrian Orthodox Palm Sunday". 

Bless you.  Palm Sunday is probably my favourite feast of the year to celebrate in the Syriac rite. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on April 01, 2015, 01:36:28 AM
Is he Coptic or Syrian, or a Coptic happened to be celebrating with Syrians?

Syrian.

Here's why I ask (thanks to Hecma, I found more pictures of the same place):

(http://static3.demotix.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/a_scale_large/900-2/photos/1325884952-syriac-orthodox-and-ahbash-christians-celebrate-christmas--bethlehem_992532.jpg)

(http://static2.demotix.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/a_scale_large/900-3/photos/1325884953-syriac-orthodox-and-ahbash-christians-celebrate-christmas--bethlehem_992533.jpg)

(http://static1.demotix.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/a_scale_large/900-2/photos/1325884945-syriac-orthodox-and-ahbash-christians-celebrate-christmas--bethlehem_992522.jpg)

The monastic skull cap, the "kolonsowa" is usually worn by Syriacs (and Malankara) as back more, showing part of their ear or behind the ear completely.  Copts wear it covering their ear completely.  That's why I was wondering is this might be a visiting Coptic hegumen monk, since we don't celebrate Palm Sunday until later.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 01, 2015, 09:35:42 AM
The monastic skull cap, the "kolonsowa" is usually worn by Syriacs (and Malankara) as back more, showing part of their ear or behind the ear completely.  Copts wear it covering their ear completely.  That's why I was wondering is this might be a visiting Coptic hegumen monk, since we don't celebrate Palm Sunday until later.

Only in India is it universally worn in such a way that the ear is visible.  Elsewhere, I suspect it is worn in whatever way is most comfortable.  For example, you see both styles in your first two photos, and the only real difference is the type of cloth employed in making the monastic hood.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 01, 2015, 09:37:20 AM
Also, the Syrians follow the Julian calendar for Easter, and for everything in the Holy Land.  Palm Sunday is coming up, these are old photos.  ;)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on April 01, 2015, 10:56:04 AM
Ah ok...interesting
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on April 02, 2015, 12:07:32 PM
Three of the FIVE people with the title; "Patriarch of Antioch and all the East".

His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II (OO - Syriac Orthodox Church)
His Beatitude Patriarch John X (EO - Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch )
His Beatitude Gregorius III Lahham (RC - Greek Melkite Catholic Patriarch of Antioch)

The RC has two more Patiarch of Antioch;  one from the Syriac Catholic rite and another one from the Maronite rite.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/10383114_747139345383834_5795664009119112768_n.jpg?oh=d09f523e1963d87ee639ac8374cc78f7&oe=55A37A5D&__gda__=1437719276_c0ef6b4ab2f217dafc44f4667d42cfbe)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Volnutt on April 02, 2015, 06:07:45 PM
Antioch Action Patriarch Rangers are Go!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on April 03, 2015, 03:42:11 AM
(https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/8472563456/h20A20643/)

I was just sent this picture.  Apparently, they are building a temporary structure on the side of the Armenian cathedral in Burbank.  A man is going to stay in there for 55 days eating nothing.  It's a hunger strike, I think having to do with the Genocide.  I had not heard about this before now.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on April 03, 2015, 11:57:44 PM
Apparently it's finished now and the man is in there:

(https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/8473057792/hF90A569D/)

I've never seen anything like this before.  Its seems he's doing this on behalf of an organization called CAHNA.org.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on April 04, 2015, 12:10:24 AM
Here's a much better photo, by the media:

http://photos.dailynews.com/2015/04/photos-man-begins-55-day-fast-at-burbank-church-for-100th-anniversary-of-armenian-genocide/#1
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on April 05, 2015, 01:00:45 AM
Holy Thursday at Etchmiadzin:

(http://www.armenianchurch.org/resources/2015/04%20April/2-7.jpg)

(http://www.armenianchurch.org/resources/2015/04%20April/2-2.jpg)

(http://www.armenianchurch.org/resources/2015/04%20April/2-3.JPG)

(http://www.armenianchurch.org/resources/2015/04%20April/2-5.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 05, 2015, 11:52:11 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/11061246_10153417772903322_8131129497270126492_n.jpg?oh=ed80fffb6c3cf65a33ef2cf04c3cb945&oe=55A9099F&__gda__=1438113370_5b1095a2c53400cbc094e65fffa45b96)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Asteriktos on April 06, 2015, 01:24:07 AM
(https://citydesert.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/coptic-desert.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 07, 2015, 12:29:44 AM
(https://scontent-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/11134061_537281423078497_3263025662020179458_n.jpg?oh=536d118d103eab4a1a2ec3ea5364db00&oe=559BDA4A)

Source (https://www.facebook.com/slibo.dnouhro/photos/a.298369383636370.1073741828.298354060304569/537281423078497/?type=1&theater)

Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 07, 2015, 01:49:55 PM
(https://scontent-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/t31.0-8/1483970_438176139680725_2074336273726776470_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 07, 2015, 02:08:06 PM
(https://scontent-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t31.0-8/11079548_1647557375472396_4649634069864963681_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on April 07, 2015, 09:46:12 PM
(https://scontent-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/t31.0-8/1483970_438176139680725_2074336273726776470_o.jpg)

Adorable.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: ialmisry on April 07, 2015, 10:17:27 PM
(https://scontent-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/t31.0-8/1483970_438176139680725_2074336273726776470_o.jpg)

Adorable.
Indeed! What service is it?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 07, 2015, 10:20:23 PM
(https://scontent-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/t31.0-8/1483970_438176139680725_2074336273726776470_o.jpg)

Adorable.
Indeed! What service is it?

Veneration of the Cross on Good Friday according to the Finndo-Armenian calendar.  ;)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 08, 2015, 04:06:11 PM
(https://scontent-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/11081400_808484639238940_8839835115465378114_n.jpg?oh=9bbedcb020d37ae8f3848fc653acda01&oe=55A07A19)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Brigidsboy on April 08, 2015, 04:07:41 PM
(https://scontent-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/11081400_808484639238940_8839835115465378114_n.jpg?oh=9bbedcb020d37ae8f3848fc653acda01&oe=55A07A19)

Beautiful!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 08, 2015, 04:28:03 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/11136732_634112043357313_557901840207658094_n.jpg?oh=f08cac2c845664de9fef7d6be49e7d49&oe=55E383FB&__gda__=1437724850_8b384a5443ef228b81795302bd835da1)

Source (https://www.facebook.com/Armenians/photos/a.261145507320637.42840.260698287365359/634112043357313/?type=1&theater)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: augustin717 on April 08, 2015, 04:44:23 PM
Took this today, as I live next to the cathedral:
https://instagram.com/p/1Ob19Ugzog/
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Brigidsboy on April 08, 2015, 05:44:45 PM
A few scenes from Great Week in my parish.

https://instagram.com/p/06-aB0nlrg (https://instagram.com/p/06-aB0nlrg)

https://instagram.com/p/1DI3WvHltH/ (https://instagram.com/p/1DI3WvHltH/)

https://instagram.com/p/1OqsQdnlhN (https://instagram.com/p/1OqsQdnlhN)

https://instagram.com/p/1OqLv-nlgd (https://instagram.com/p/1OqLv-nlgd)

https://instagram.com/p/1KE6eOnlkm (https://instagram.com/p/1KE6eOnlkm)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 13, 2015, 05:14:48 PM
(https://scontent-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/11138670_959638504068795_876570784523314874_n.jpg?oh=4d8f23139c398ede1b713ae17a60a35d&oe=55A734A8)

(https://scontent-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/11150409_959623247403654_1075778612334171871_n.jpg?oh=55ee5b132ce305099f8e55ae2dcf96ea&oe=559D4E01)

Easter celebrations, Ankawa, Arbil, Iraq. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on April 14, 2015, 12:42:00 PM
This picture shows a unique Malankara tradition. It is called 'Vidyarambham' and is borrowed from the Hindu culture. 'Vidyarambham' means 'initiation of knowledge'. In this picture you can see a little girl with a white head scarf being initiated into the characters of the syllabary by the Abbot of Malekuriz Dayara ; Mor Dioscorus.  H.G is helping the little girl write with her fingers on a plate with rice.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/10930882_679661875490177_5341574422188571910_n.jpg?oh=9f1a0bb6c4eedcd8f80aaffccff06f02&oe=559C4A1A&__gda__=1436001054_fdf37e025942a62f3c3757ae082063a9)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on April 14, 2015, 12:45:26 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/1962670_1597657407147109_689944266770343015_n.jpg?oh=b9fb78cdfacb9e44e59ae7d5bfded01a&oe=55A1897B&__gda__=1437674027_7ee5962b8c401e592a988e79a1b63e1e)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: xOrthodox4Christx on April 14, 2015, 01:11:39 PM
(https://scontent-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/11138670_959638504068795_876570784523314874_n.jpg?oh=4d8f23139c398ede1b713ae17a60a35d&oe=55A734A8)

(https://scontent-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/11150409_959623247403654_1075778612334171871_n.jpg?oh=55ee5b132ce305099f8e55ae2dcf96ea&oe=559D4E01)

Easter celebrations, Ankawa, Arbil, Iraq.

God save your people and bless thine inheritance!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on April 14, 2015, 03:46:21 PM
Technically not OO photo. I believe they are Armenian Catholic clergy; taking photos with their cell phones; fully vested :)

(http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/gZVbKXKJY6J1HhTt..zT4Q--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Y2g9MTMxNDtjcj0xO2N3PTE5OTk7ZHg9MTtkeT0wO2ZpPXVsY3JvcDtoPTcwMDtpbD1wbGFuZTtxPTc1O3c9MTA2NQ--/http://l.yimg.com/os/publish-images/news/2015-04-12/bb3b4450-e134-11e4-baee-5906336e41c2_AP784080463626_9.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on April 14, 2015, 04:19:59 PM
The end of the Holy Week
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xat1/v/t1.0-9/p720x720/11150903_846322712088844_1256419116870403123_n.jpg?oh=1f632172292f175a81cebcbc1ed3b454&oe=55AC4D0C&__gda__=1440302960_9d0cdd1a264c0799dcd149293a7a068f)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: CharalambisMakarios on April 14, 2015, 05:09:41 PM
I can't believe I never looked through this thread until now. Such beautiful pictures! Just looking through them, I'm reminded what drew me to Orthodoxy in general, and the Oriental communion in particular, in the first place. This is a blessing.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 15, 2015, 02:46:15 PM
(https://scontent-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/10271345_10152083581931984_2326974575392405203_o.jpg)

Am I wrong in thinking that this is a Georgian Easter greeting being imposed on a photo of an Armenian Orthodox Liturgy?  What a fail...
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Brigidsboy on April 15, 2015, 03:06:14 PM
(https://scontent-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/10271345_10152083581931984_2326974575392405203_o.jpg)

Am I wrong in thinking that this is a Georgian Easter greeting being imposed on a photo of an Armenian Orthodox Liturgy?  What a fail...

Unless the Armenians issued an Easter Greeting in Georgian, you are correct. Epic fail!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on April 15, 2015, 09:53:46 PM
(http://www.coptichistory.org/image/church/3630k.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonis on April 15, 2015, 10:05:29 PM
(https://scontent-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/10271345_10152083581931984_2326974575392405203_o.jpg)

Am I wrong in thinking that this is a Georgian Easter greeting being imposed on a photo of an Armenian Orthodox Liturgy?  What a fail...
I like the red of those eggs... They're usually not that dark.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 16, 2015, 01:00:05 AM
(https://scontent-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/10271345_10152083581931984_2326974575392405203_o.jpg)

Am I wrong in thinking that this is a Georgian Easter greeting being imposed on a photo of an Armenian Orthodox Liturgy?  What a fail...
I like the red of those eggs... They're usually not that dark.

Armenians FTW...as usual.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Theophania on April 16, 2015, 01:03:34 AM
(https://scontent-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/10271345_10152083581931984_2326974575392405203_o.jpg)

Am I wrong in thinking that this is a Georgian Easter greeting being imposed on a photo of an Armenian Orthodox Liturgy?  What a fail...
I like the red of those eggs... They're usually not that dark.

The trick is to use brown eggs.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 16, 2015, 01:06:13 AM
(https://scontent-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/10271345_10152083581931984_2326974575392405203_o.jpg)

Am I wrong in thinking that this is a Georgian Easter greeting being imposed on a photo of an Armenian Orthodox Liturgy?  What a fail...
I like the red of those eggs... They're usually not that dark.

The trick is to use brown eggs.

Aaaaaaand BROWN FTW...as usual.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Porter ODoran on April 16, 2015, 01:31:54 AM
(https://scontent-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/10271345_10152083581931984_2326974575392405203_o.jpg)

Am I wrong in thinking that this is a Georgian Easter greeting being imposed on a photo of an Armenian Orthodox Liturgy?  What a fail...
I like the red of those eggs... They're usually not that dark.

The trick is to use brown eggs.

Aaaaaaand BROWN FTW...as usual.

(http://www.city-data.com/forum/pictures/t/61/59b86743ff6b62a108cb0d41fdbaff03_61295.gif?dl=1283109305)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on April 19, 2015, 11:29:05 PM
The trick is to boil the eggs with lots of onion skins in the water.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on April 19, 2015, 11:31:53 PM
(http://www.hangoutnetworks.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/7e15e__2015-04-19-1429486140-3622584-ArmenianChurchWorshippersRW.jpg)

http://www.hangoutnetworks.com/the-soul-of-photography/
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: wgw on April 20, 2015, 06:48:33 AM
The eggs look a bit like tomatoes to me.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 20, 2015, 12:48:33 PM
Roar!

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10383644_10152728320371408_838654092833313775_n.jpg?oh=440729102bf0027278913afcd21fd487&oe=55A455B1&__gda__=1436462222_66d7d518d8dfb91b063106a82e5c4994)

(https://scontent-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/19383_10152728320986408_1290118291206815569_n.jpg?oh=8965b3896a912887b5b7665a0b84419c&oe=55D195D1)

(https://scontent-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/11174888_10152728322171408_3055762850502626218_n.jpg?oh=1b232206ed82c2419d8c27888e82cb0c&oe=55D38B39)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Brigidsboy on April 20, 2015, 01:11:51 PM
Roar! Indeed!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: biro on April 20, 2015, 07:27:53 PM
The trick is to boil the eggs with lots of onion skins in the water.

Doesn't that just make soup?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on April 20, 2015, 08:54:35 PM
Not any soup I would drink.  :) 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on April 20, 2015, 08:57:16 PM
When you boil onion skins in water, it makes a very strong reddish-brown dye.  It's a natural dye, when you think of it. 

If you want to make a pattern on the eggs, before you put them in the pot you can use thread to secure pieces of cilantro to them.   Then you get the imprint against the eggs when they are done.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on April 20, 2015, 08:57:39 PM
Roar!

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10383644_10152728320371408_838654092833313775_n.jpg?oh=440729102bf0027278913afcd21fd487&oe=55A455B1&__gda__=1436462222_66d7d518d8dfb91b063106a82e5c4994)

(https://scontent-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/19383_10152728320986408_1290118291206815569_n.jpg?oh=8965b3896a912887b5b7665a0b84419c&oe=55D195D1)

(https://scontent-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/11174888_10152728322171408_3055762850502626218_n.jpg?oh=1b232206ed82c2419d8c27888e82cb0c&oe=55D38B39)


This is totally awesome.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on April 20, 2015, 09:09:45 PM
His Holiness brought with him 55 people to Armenia, including Armenian Egyptians and journalists, according to Al Ahram (http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/0/128041/Egypt/0/Egypt-sends-delegation-for-Armenian-genocide-cente.aspx).

If more photos, do share!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: xOrthodox4Christx on April 20, 2015, 09:17:08 PM
Roar!

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10383644_10152728320371408_838654092833313775_n.jpg?oh=440729102bf0027278913afcd21fd487&oe=55A455B1&__gda__=1436462222_66d7d518d8dfb91b063106a82e5c4994)

(https://scontent-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/19383_10152728320986408_1290118291206815569_n.jpg?oh=8965b3896a912887b5b7665a0b84419c&oe=55D195D1)

(https://scontent-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/11174888_10152728322171408_3055762850502626218_n.jpg?oh=1b232206ed82c2419d8c27888e82cb0c&oe=55D38B39)


This is totally awesome.

Pope Tawadros should be dancing down the middle. He's one groovy dude.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on April 20, 2015, 09:31:46 PM
I never realized he was so tall.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on April 20, 2015, 09:32:26 PM
Ya, I think he's about 6 feet.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on April 21, 2015, 10:34:45 AM
President of India, Mr Pranab Mukharjee released a postage stamp, commemorating 200 years of the Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam, Kerala, India.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t31.0-8/10866147_728091557310516_748043199420359246_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10624979_809638382425435_7322485731680595909_n.jpg?oh=fafb7d72e21d055376c91372093144ed&oe=55D233D4)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 21, 2015, 12:05:51 PM
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Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: rakovsky on April 21, 2015, 12:26:53 PM
Two humor videos:
http://www.yourepeat.com/watch/?v=LvqErapktg4

http://www.yourepeat.com/watch/?v=cb0YmWtWyOU

They use humor all over the place and have an actor for Pope Leo in a shiny robe.

Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 21, 2015, 12:31:32 PM
Two humor videos:
http://www.yourepeat.com/watch/?v=LvqErapktg4

http://www.yourepeat.com/watch/?v=cb0YmWtWyOU

They use humor all over the place and have an actor for Pope Leo in a shiny robe.



Oh yeah, linking us to videos entitled "Monophysitism" and surrounded by ads full of Japanese cartoons with big breasts and little clothes, oh yes, that's very nice.  I'm really convinced you are our friend.   
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: rakovsky on April 21, 2015, 01:11:06 PM
Two humor videos:
http://www.yourepeat.com/watch/?v=LvqErapktg4

http://www.yourepeat.com/watch/?v=cb0YmWtWyOU

They use humor all over the place and have an actor for Pope Leo in a shiny robe.



Oh yeah, linking us to videos entitled "Monophysitism" and surrounded by ads full of Japanese cartoons with big breasts and little clothes, oh yes, that's very nice.  I'm really convinced you are our friend.   

 :'(

(http://www.aceshowbiz.com/images/still/oz-great-powerful-image01.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on April 21, 2015, 11:33:05 PM
Photos from the 2015 Convocation day at Malankara Syriac Orthodox Theological Seminary (http://msotseminary.edu.in/), Udayagiri, India.

(https://scontent-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/11088549_1000888456603191_7101465165437907817_n.jpg?oh=befb98e59c70263cca4f68e3a28ff3e7&oe=55D1528A)

(https://scontent-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/11150226_1000888566603180_1381332376530854165_n.jpg?oh=f523648479c2bcaaee15d9418be463cd&oe=55D14D59)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/11174836_1000889006603136_5328129042125885865_n.jpg?oh=0ebd74c40cb318630c4c720147d5ffbc&oe=55DBB0E1&__gda__=1436402904_b9c93a6319e734b0ce3e60f177ddc317)

(https://scontent-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/11156126_1000891179936252_8248132271327891489_n.jpg?oh=54422bd906158a9c17f334933614441f&oe=55DEA262)

(https://scontent-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/11174984_1000889606603076_5429459586407283402_n.jpg?oh=8e1dca8cc1e77c06218b6c6af7c8c17c&oe=55D774C1)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 22, 2015, 01:01:02 AM
I love the random Salvation Army graduate.  :)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: jobin219 on April 22, 2015, 04:22:34 AM
Two humor videos:
http://www.yourepeat.com/watch/?v=LvqErapktg4

http://www.yourepeat.com/watch/?v=cb0YmWtWyOU

They use humor all over the place and have an actor for Pope Leo in a shiny robe.

 Pardon my language but WTH did I just watch?  >:(  >:(  >:(
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on April 22, 2015, 08:40:22 PM
OK.  I just watched the videos for the first time and I honestly don't get why they were posted here.  They are not pictures.  They don't articulate Oriental Orthodox Christology, or have anything else to do with the Oriental Orthodox, and they are very bizarre. 

Rakovsky, please think before you click "post."
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: rakovsky on April 22, 2015, 09:21:19 PM
OK.  I just watched the videos for the first time and I honestly don't get why they were posted here.  They are not pictures.  They don't articulate Oriental Orthodox Christology, or have anything else to do with the Oriental Orthodox, and they are very bizarre. 

Rakovsky, please think before you click "post."

Ok, thanks. I will be more careful. If you want, you can use your modify ability and just delete the words or links. You have my permission.

Peace.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: rakovsky on April 22, 2015, 09:30:54 PM
It looks like some Indian Orthodox Churches' architecture may have a native Indian (pagan?) or Roman Catholic influence no less than an influence from the Middle East. What do you think?

https://www.google.com/search?biw=1116&bih=519&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=kerala+orthodox+architecture&oq=kerala+orthodox+architecture&gs_l=img.3...7861.11036.0.11492.14.11.1.0.0.0.237.1353.0j7j1.8.0.msedr...0...1c.1.64.img..14.0.0.q0YIt0QLeug#imgrc=_

They look interesting.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f2/St_Elijah_Orthodox_Syrian_Church_in_July_2011.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on April 22, 2015, 11:05:15 PM
http://www.armenianchurchwd.com/news/catholicos-of-all-armenians-attends-global-forum-against-the-crime-of-genocide/


(http://www.armenianchurchwd.com/assets/newsImages/2015/04/_resampled/SetWidth630-ECU-2.png)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on April 22, 2015, 11:13:23 PM
http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/2015/04/orthodox-patriarchs-attend-opening-ceremony-of-against-the-crime-of-genocide-global-forum/

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/11150619_756980481066387_5971493863785954291_n.jpg?oh=f6928b37667532c0b3e0ea3a879a83cb&oe=55DDA705&__gda__=1436813017_75199074d598df2f3ad104de380ef1d0)

(https://scontent-fra.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/988523_756980521066383_2466434589406802865_n.jpg?oh=b538ca9db2e55bd3c924fbdc76765f6b&oe=55E1FE16)

Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on April 22, 2015, 11:18:24 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/11150289_756980437733058_3038145165712404382_n.jpg?oh=9f65ff3ae94b2033dee0dc40f6c93936&oe=559B5187&__gda__=1439928127_3f03a5d2dfc3921b34b3a003b5ec5d79)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on April 23, 2015, 12:10:22 AM
I'm glad my bishop was there.  I find it shameful that the US can't call a tragic event by what it is.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on April 23, 2015, 07:26:49 AM
(http://www.azad-hye.net/media/e1/aram-catholicos-in-egypt-01.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on April 23, 2015, 10:13:50 AM
I'm glad my bishop was there.

Your bishop?  You have your jurisdiction listed as "Puerto Rican Orthodox Sobor" and I don't see H.E. Metropolitan BOBBITO (Garcia) anywhere in that photo.

(http://www.stopsmilingonline.com/uploads/photos/story/20070409_feat7.jpg)

(But on the real, which one's your bishop?)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: biro on April 23, 2015, 10:41:01 AM
I'm glad my bishop was there.

Your bishop?  You have your jurisdiction listed as "Puerto Rican Orthodox Sobor" and I don't see H.E. Metropolitan BOBBITO (Garcia) anywhere in that photo.

(http://www.stopsmilingonline.com/uploads/photos/story/20070409_feat7.jpg)

(But on the real, which one's your bishop?)

Bless His Excellency
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 23, 2015, 12:34:27 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/549256_366540286871282_49645591052865800_n.jpg?oh=548285fe286dce37564329a656a4081d&oe=55DCC4AB&__gda__=1436687982_a4b2aaa8342003cbed4f09ae566661b8)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 23, 2015, 01:21:34 PM
(https://scontent-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/10995615_961742300525136_4595280089404555228_n.jpg?oh=98d00e1e7bb2444d04e17730e746b106&oe=55DB6BF2)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: wgw on April 23, 2015, 02:44:58 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/549256_366540286871282_49645591052865800_n.jpg?oh=548285fe286dce37564329a656a4081d&oe=55DCC4AB&__gda__=1436687982_a4b2aaa8342003cbed4f09ae566661b8)

Now that's the kind of high level meeting between the Patriarch and the Catholicos of the East, and the other OO primates, that I have been wanting to see.  Only the Ethiopian and the detained Eritrean Abunas are absent.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on April 23, 2015, 05:24:23 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/549256_366540286871282_49645591052865800_n.jpg?oh=548285fe286dce37564329a656a4081d&oe=55DCC4AB&__gda__=1436687982_a4b2aaa8342003cbed4f09ae566661b8)

Is this the Catholicos of the East, or the Catholicos under the Syriac Patriarch?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 23, 2015, 05:25:13 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/549256_366540286871282_49645591052865800_n.jpg?oh=548285fe286dce37564329a656a4081d&oe=55DCC4AB&__gda__=1436687982_a4b2aaa8342003cbed4f09ae566661b8)

Is this the Catholicos of the East, or the Catholicos under the Syriac Patriarch?

Catholicos of the East.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on April 23, 2015, 05:25:49 PM
If I could be a fly in that room...  ;)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 23, 2015, 05:58:53 PM
If I could be a fly in that room...  ;)

Actually, there are other rooms I'd rather be a fly in right now...  ;)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on April 23, 2015, 07:07:51 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/549256_366540286871282_49645591052865800_n.jpg?oh=548285fe286dce37564329a656a4081d&oe=55DCC4AB&__gda__=1436687982_a4b2aaa8342003cbed4f09ae566661b8)

Glory to God.  May all the schisms in our Church soon be healed.  I hope the fathers used this opportunity to plan for a new millennium Addis Ababa Conference.  I'm sure Abune Mathias was only detained because he is comforting his flock in the wake of the horrors Daesh visited upon his people in Libya. (New details of the heroism of the Martyrs is still emerging - how more than 80 Ethiopians and Eritreans were kidnapped, women raped and sold off into slavery, some men apostasized under torture, but the Martyrs held firm and encouraged the others, and shed their blood for Christ.  Lord have mercy.)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on April 23, 2015, 08:34:57 PM
(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03279/Armenian-1_3279030b.jpg)

The Holy Spear.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on April 24, 2015, 12:24:55 AM
I'm glad my bishop was there.

Your bishop?  You have your jurisdiction listed as "Puerto Rican Orthodox Sobor" and I don't see H.E. Metropolitan BOBBITO (Garcia) anywhere in that photo.



(But on the real, which one's your bishop?)

I'm sorry you could only find a picture of a New Jersey schismatic.

Archbishop Antonio "Toño" (Rodriguez) is a hardworking schemamonk who works hard feeding the poor with lots and lots of plantains.

(http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k280/ChicoRustico/jibaro.jpg)

(On the real, fo' sho' tho', my bishop is Metropolitan Tikhon.)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on April 24, 2015, 09:07:46 AM
I'm sorry you could only find a picture of a New Jersey schismatic.

From New Jersey?!?  Bobbito?!? (http://koolboblove.com/)  I love my state, but...Heresy!  Now I know you're not from the East Coast.  His Eminence is a celebrity around these parts.

Archbishop Antonio "Toño" (Rodriguez) is a hardworking schemamonk who works hard feeding the poor with lots and lots of plantains.

(http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k280/ChicoRustico/jibaro.jpg)

Axios! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgnqW6EPDzg)  Many years, Master!

(On the real, fo' sho' tho', my bishop is Metropolitan Tikhon.)

Thanks!  And double thanks for the gratuitous ebonics just 'cause I was careless enough to let an "on the real" slip through my fingers on oc.net!  I should be purged!  I should be flogged! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o50HHf9f_SQ) ;D

Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: rakovsky on April 24, 2015, 02:01:06 PM
(https://davidrossdale.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/p1000821.jpg)

Ethiopian icon
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: jobin219 on April 24, 2015, 02:04:19 PM
(http://s7.postimg.org/41nryg1q3/11188171_10153875652534012_7454166075068152149_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 24, 2015, 02:17:12 PM
(https://scontent-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/t31.0-8/10631129_698983770212017_4572845923957210037_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 24, 2015, 02:42:26 PM
(https://scontent-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/t31.0-8/11136143_10155487663895554_6081915753845201484_o.jpg)

Source (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155487663895554&set=a.10152040962735554.887578.635310553&type=1&theater)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: biro on April 24, 2015, 04:42:30 PM
Wow. Just wow.  :angel:
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on April 24, 2015, 09:52:20 PM
having a lighter moment..

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/10403214_887713991266829_2497719485831344054_n.jpg?oh=e02438f1f12545fa84e2ef39dd444614&oe=55D2A77B&__gda__=1441090175_71fe63c3147f280c4ed717c62b370bb6)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 24, 2015, 10:17:15 PM
I'm curious about the rather high profile the Maronite Patriarch seems to have had.  I don't recall seeing any other Eastern Catholic leaders from the region (except perhaps the Armenian Catholic Patriarch), and Cardinal Koch seems to have been less visible. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on April 24, 2015, 10:42:24 PM
About 100,000 Armenians and others marched in Los Angeles today, to commemorate the 1915 Genocide:

(http://i.embed.ly/1/display/resize?key=1e6a1a1efdb011df84894040444cdc60&url=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent.cdninstagram.com%2Fhphotos-xfa1%2Ft51.2885-15%2Fe15%2F11191487_836568049759545_1517508646_n.jpg&width=810)

http://patch.com/california/monrovia/thousands-rally-commemorate-armenian-genocide-0
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on April 25, 2015, 12:38:51 AM
I'm sorry you could only find a picture of a New Jersey schismatic.

From New Jersey?!?  Bobbito?!? (http://koolboblove.com/)  I love my state, but...Heresy!  Now I know you're not from the East Coast.  His Eminence is a celebrity around these parts.

Everyone knows that the five boroughs is a long-running (since 1898) civic experiment in city government by, you guessed it, Newark.  In fact, it's more accurate to say that there is no New York.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 25, 2015, 01:15:16 AM
In fact, it's more accurate to say that there is no New York.

Keep that up and it'll be even more accurate to say that there is no hecma925. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on April 25, 2015, 02:59:35 AM
In fact, it's more accurate to say that there is no New York.

Keep that up and it'll be even more accurate to say that there is no hecma925.

There is no hecma925.  What gave you the idea there ever was?  I'm WPM's extra account. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on April 25, 2015, 03:10:11 AM
(http://stmarystjohnmonastery.org/uploads/3/4/2/8/3428665/3068841.jpg?447)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on April 25, 2015, 08:35:01 AM
This is the Coptic convent in Ohio. HG Bishop Botros is their spiritual founder.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 25, 2015, 11:00:34 AM
This is the Coptic convent in Ohio. HG Bishop Botros is their spiritual founder.

I love that place...I've visited there a few times.  The nuns are very kind.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on April 25, 2015, 11:28:31 AM
This reminds me of a question. I've seen some Coptic nuns in Jerusalem wearing the kolonsowa and I wonder if this is a rank or a different tradition of Coptic nuns, similar to the Coptic monks o St. Macarius that do not wear the kolonsowa.  Any Coptic posters here know an answer?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on April 25, 2015, 12:08:04 PM
Syriac Nuns wear the same monastic hood (eskimo) as that worn by male monastics.

(http://media.newindianexpress.com/syrian_ap3.jpg/2014/03/29/article2137947.ece/alternates/w620/syrian_ap3.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Minnesotan on April 25, 2015, 12:11:53 PM
Syriac Nuns wear the same monastic hood (eskimo) as that worn by male monastics.

(http://media.newindianexpress.com/syrian_ap3.jpg/2014/03/29/article2137947.ece/alternates/w620/syrian_ap3.jpg)

The hood is called an eskimo? Is that a Syriac word, or is the name a reference to Inuit tribes?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 25, 2015, 12:21:51 PM
The hood is called an eskimo? Is that a Syriac word, or is the name a reference to Inuit tribes?

Eskimo (pronounced eh-SKEEM-oh) is just a Syriac form of schema, which among the EO refers to a particular monastic rank and its proper habit.  It's a loan word from Greek. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on April 25, 2015, 02:41:23 PM
This is the Coptic convent in Ohio. HG Bishop Botros is their spiritual founder.

I love that place...I've visited there a few times.  The nuns are very kind.

Please tell me you've had their cookies or pickles.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on April 25, 2015, 06:22:43 PM
(http://www.kidanemeheretchurch.org/priest.jpeg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 25, 2015, 11:05:33 PM
This is the Coptic convent in Ohio. HG Bishop Botros is their spiritual founder.

I love that place...I've visited there a few times.  The nuns are very kind.

Please tell me you've had their cookies or pickles.

I've had their cookies or pickles.

















Not because it's true, but just because you asked earnestly.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on April 26, 2015, 12:29:42 AM
This is the Coptic convent in Ohio. HG Bishop Botros is their spiritual founder.

I love that place...I've visited there a few times.  The nuns are very kind.

Please tell me you've had their cookies or pickles.

I've had their cookies or pickles.

















I lied and I laugh at thee.

 :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on April 26, 2015, 06:52:49 PM
Preparation for the Consecration of Holy Chrism (Mooron), started today at St. Ephrem's Monastery in Maarat Saidnaya, a village outside Damascus. The mixing of ingredients started with Ramsho (Evening Prayers) today.

(https://scontent-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/11178285_822411707852258_6694633420615651845_n.jpg?oh=9e42bb95f0b5742025cdd21a904c9501&oe=55E2EAAD)

(https://scontent-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/20887_822411494518946_2276863479124985304_n.jpg?oh=97733c41e67fc9e4e2a7bd7531798eee&oe=55D6329C)

(https://scontent-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10988433_822410881185674_4921232652913625035_n.jpg?oh=26911d67674b8f043a710b5902b0e7c1&oe=55D720F9)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 26, 2015, 07:00:12 PM
Awesome, I didn't know HH was going to do it this year.  I hope there will be good videos. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: xOrthodox4Christx on April 26, 2015, 07:10:11 PM
Awesome, I didn't know HH was going to do it this year.  I hope there will be good videos.

So do I. I'd love to see them when they are out.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Regnare on April 26, 2015, 07:30:32 PM
Syrians consecrate the Holy Myron on a day other than Holy Thursday? What occasion is it?
Also, is HH's beard getting bushier?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 26, 2015, 07:38:28 PM
Syrians consecrate the Holy Myron on a day other than Holy Thursday? What occasion is it?

Though the traditional day for consecrating Chrism is Holy Thursday, it is often done nowadays on another date for the sake of convenience.  Neither is it done every year, but only every few years or so (but I think the Syrians have lately taken to consecrating smaller quantities more often). 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: CharalambisMakarios on April 27, 2015, 11:57:36 AM
Syrians consecrate the Holy Myron on a day other than Holy Thursday? What occasion is it?
Also, is HH's beard getting bushier?

Looks like it is getting bushier. Such is the way of hierarchs. Cool to see him rolling up his sleeves and doing tangible holy work. Doesn't in any way invalidate the intangible holy work he does, but it's still cool to see.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: wgw on April 27, 2015, 12:20:01 PM
I'm curious about the rather high profile the Maronite Patriarch seems to have had.  I don't recall seeing any other Eastern Catholic leaders from the region (except perhaps the Armenian Catholic Patriarch), and Cardinal Koch seems to have been less visible.

Well from the looks of that one photo it seems he knows all the best jokes, so clearly he was invited to be the life of the party.  I mean, one would assume cracking up visibly the Syriac Patriarch and the Coptic Pope to the point where the former was nearly ROFLing takes some skill.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on April 27, 2015, 04:34:03 PM
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Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on April 27, 2015, 07:54:23 PM
Everyone knows that the five boroughs is a long-running (since 1898) civic experiment in city government by, you guessed it, Newark.  In fact, it's more accurate to say that there is no New York.

So...does that mean that H.G. Anba David was actually enthroned for NJ and we just didn't realize it?

Please tell me you've had their cookies or pickles.

Ah, yes!

And when they offer you those strange coconut pickle treats covered in chocolate, you better accept the offer and eat at least one of them.

You'd better.  If you know what's good for you.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on April 27, 2015, 08:34:46 PM
Everyone knows that the five boroughs is a long-running (since 1898) civic experiment in city government by, you guessed it, Newark.  In fact, it's more accurate to say that there is no New York.

So...does that mean that H.G. Anba David was actually enthroned for NJ and we just didn't realize it?

Please tell me you've had their cookies or pickles.

Ah, yes!


Oh, I'm not saying that at all.  His Grace was enthroned to the Diocese of "New York".  No one is saying that the land and its people aren't real, but it's just Newark.

The cookies (I forgot which ones I had) were delicious.  And I had some pickled carrots, I think.  It's been a while.  I must order some soon.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on April 27, 2015, 08:46:47 PM
Oh, I'm not saying that at all.  His Grace was enthroned to the Diocese of "New York".  No one is saying that the land and its people aren't real, but it's just Newark.

Awesome.  Now I really can't wait to meet Mor Ephrem, Newark's most famous resident on oc.net.

The cookies (I forgot which ones I had) were delicious.  And I had some pickled carrots, I think.  It's been a while.  I must order some soon.

But no coconut pickle treats covered in chocolate, huh?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on April 27, 2015, 08:52:38 PM
Oh, I'm not saying that at all.  His Grace was enthroned to the Diocese of "New York".  No one is saying that the land and its people aren't real, but it's just Newark.

Awesome.  Now I really can't wait to meet Mor Ephrem, Newark's most famous resident on oc.net.

Even if it ain't all it seems, I got a pocket full of dreams
Baby, I'm from Newark
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There's nothing you can't do
Now you're in Newark
These streets will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you
Hear it from Newark, Newark, Newark!
 


The cookies (I forgot which ones I had) were delicious.  And I had some pickled carrots, I think.  It's been a while.  I must order some soon.

But no coconut pickle treats covered in chocolate, huh?

I'm pretty sure I emailed them dozens of times asking for those, but no Indians in residence, I'm afraid.

I'm sure Mor hordes choco-coconut pickles all the time.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on April 28, 2015, 10:41:15 AM
I don't mind honestly if HG's diocese extended into NJ. I'm really jealous about that :P
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on April 28, 2015, 05:30:29 PM
I don't mind honestly if HG's diocese extended into NJ. I'm really jealous about that :P

Me too!  Sit New England down and bring us in off the bench.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on April 29, 2015, 02:36:28 PM
From the memorial service held for the New Ethiopian Martyrs of Libya held at Medhane Alem Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church of New York City (http://www.medhanialem.org/)

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(http://www.siitube.com/uploads/thumbs/d5ed4c0da-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on April 29, 2015, 03:31:20 PM
dhinnus, could you please link to the source of the group photo?  Are there more?  In terms of the visiting clergy, I see (l to r):

??? (Greek? Antiochian? OCA?)
Mor Silvanos Ayub (Knanaya)
Bishop David (Coptic)
Archbishop Zekarias (Ethiopian)
Metropolitan Kuriakose Mar Theophilos (Malankara)
Fr. Simeon Odabashian (Armenian)
??? (Malankara?)
??? (Catholic?)
Fr. Nathanael Symeonides (Greek)

Any idea who the unidentified guys are?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Remnkemi on April 29, 2015, 03:37:40 PM
Everyone knows that the five boroughs is a long-running (since 1898) civic experiment in city government by, you guessed it, Newark.  In fact, it's more accurate to say that there is no New York.

So...does that mean that H.G. Anba David was actually enthroned for NJ and we just didn't realize it?

Please tell me you've had their cookies or pickles.

Ah, yes!


Oh, I'm not saying that at all.  His Grace was enthroned to the Diocese of "New York".  No one is saying that the land and its people aren't real, but it's just Newark.

Umm. Excuse me, HG Bishop David was enthroned to the Diocese of "New York and NEW ENGLAND". Regardless of what civic experiment NYC was, and whether it is the child of Newark, it is not as important as New England. (Yes, them be fighting words). Seriously, for the guys who brought on the Revolutionary war, the declaration of Independence, and Cheers, I expect some due respect.

The Diocese of New York and New England is blessed because of HG Bishop David and the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins. Period.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on April 29, 2015, 04:36:04 PM
New England doesn't count.  For all the propaganda ("shot heard 'round the world", yeah right!), if they really wanted independence, they wouldn't have "England" in their name.  No, New England is still, unfortunately, under the Crown.  Kind of like the Matrix.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Remnkemi on April 29, 2015, 05:10:47 PM
New England doesn't count.  For all the propaganda ("shot heard 'round the world", yeah right!), if they really wanted independence, they wouldn't have "England" in their name.  No, New England is still, unfortunately, under the Crown.  Kind of like the Matrix.
Hypocritical a little, coming from a city that has "York" in their name, named after the James, Duke of York and brother of Charles II King of England. Therefore, New York is still under the Crown too. And don't think Minasoliman is not under the Crown either. New Jersey was named Sir George Carteret's birthplace, Channel Island, Jersey (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Channel_Islands) in the English Channel.

Not to mention, Newark was started by Robert Treat and the New Haven Colony, which as you guessed it came from Pitmister, Somerset, ENGLAND. He emigrated to MASSACHUSETTS. So Newark and New Jersey is doubly England and owes its American identity doubly to Boston.

Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on April 29, 2015, 05:57:57 PM
New England doesn't count.  For all the propaganda ("shot heard 'round the world", yeah right!), if they really wanted independence, they wouldn't have "England" in their name.  No, New England is still, unfortunately, under the Crown.  Kind of like the Matrix.
Hypocritical a little, coming from a city that has "York" in their name, named after the James, Duke of York and brother of Charles II King of England. Therefore, New York is still under the Crown too. And don't think Minasoliman is not under the Crown either. New Jersey was named Sir George Carteret's birthplace, Channel Island, Jersey (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Channel_Islands) in the English Channel.

Not to mention, Newark was started by Robert Treat and the New Haven Colony, which as you guessed it came from Pitmister, Somerset, ENGLAND. He emigrated to MASSACHUSETTS. So Newark and New Jersey is doubly England and owes its American identity doubly to Boston.

He beat feet from Newark, because the awesomeness was too much.  Newark is a world apart.  "Doubly England" sounds like a marmite candy bar.  No matter the historical beginnings, neither "New York" or New Jersey are considered New England.  Although the spelling may be J-E-R-S-E-Y, everyone knows it is pronounced "Joyzee", which is something else completely.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on April 29, 2015, 06:02:08 PM
It seems despite the origins of the name of our great state, it seems more associated with undereducated descendants of Italians disowned by Italians.  Yes, we are an orphan state, and an orphan diocese :P
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Remnkemi on April 29, 2015, 06:52:51 PM
He beat feet from Newark, because the awesomeness was too much.  Newark is a world apart.  "Doubly England" sounds like a marmite candy bar.  No matter the historical beginnings, neither "New York" or New Jersey are considered New England.  Although the spelling may be J-E-R-S-E-Y, everyone knows it is pronounced "Joyzee", which is something else completely.
You may not be considered New England, but you copy everything from New England. Even your non-rhotic pronunciation of "Joyzee" is a plagiarized copy of Bostonian English. Although the spelling may be "No one is parking cars in Harvard Yard", everyone knows it is pronounced "No one's pahking cahs in Hahvuhd Yahd." So "fuhgeddaboudit" because it's not from Bensonhurst, it's from (educated Italians in) Boston. :P
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on April 29, 2015, 09:37:01 PM
dhinnus, could you please link to the source of the group photo?  Are there more?  In terms of the visiting clergy, I see (l to r):

??? (Greek? Antiochian? OCA?)
Mor Silvanos Ayub (Knanaya)
Bishop David (Coptic)
Archbishop Zekarias (Ethiopian)
Metropolitan Kuriakose Mar Theophilos (Malankara)
Fr. Simeon Odabashian (Armenian)
??? (Malankara?) (This is Fr (Dr.)  Adai Jacob , Principal of MSOT Seminary, Udayagiri)
??? (Catholic?)
Fr. Nathanael Symeonides (Greek)

Any idea who the unidentified guys are?

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Medhane-Alem-Ethiopian-Orthodox-Tewahedo-Church-of-New-York-City/1511527209113204

Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on April 30, 2015, 07:55:16 AM
Thanks.  Any idea who the EO priest at far left is?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on April 30, 2015, 02:13:06 PM
From the International Conference on "Christians in the Middle East: What Future?" (http://www.santegidio.org/index.php?idLng=1064) held at Bari, Italy

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Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on April 30, 2015, 02:23:08 PM
Mor Theophilos (Metropolitan in charge) and Fr. Adai Jacob (Principal) of MSOT Seminary, Udayagiri India is visiting the US and they along with Mor Teethos (Archbishop of North America) visited St. Vladimir's Seminary  (http://www.svots.edu/). Photo taken with the "Malankara" community at St. Vladimir's

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Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: biro on April 30, 2015, 02:58:29 PM
Pardon me for not knowing this, but what is the reason for the red vestments?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 30, 2015, 03:13:28 PM
Pardon me for not knowing this, but what is the reason for the red vestments?

Bishops and archpriests, generally speaking, are allowed to wear "red" cassocks in the Syriac and Indian Churches. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: biro on April 30, 2015, 03:16:04 PM
Pardon me for not knowing this, but what is the reason for the red vestments?

Bishops and archpriests, generally speaking, are allowed to wear "red" cassocks in the Syriac and Indian Churches.

Ah! Thank you. :)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on May 03, 2015, 08:09:34 PM
Photos from the Syriac Orthodox ordinations to the minor orders of mzamrono (singer), qoruyo (reader) and apodyaqno (sub-deacon) in Germany.

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Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on May 03, 2015, 10:32:26 PM
Why are the girls wearing a stole?  What does that represent?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on May 03, 2015, 11:27:31 PM
Why are the girls wearing a stole?  What does that represent?
The same reason why some of the boys are wearing a stole. It is because they are getting ordained to the minor order of mzamrono
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: qawe on May 03, 2015, 11:34:11 PM
Why are the girls wearing a stole?  What does that represent?
The same reason why some of the boys are wearing a stole. It is because they are getting ordained to the minor order of mzamrono

So do all minor orders in the Syriac church wear the stole then?  This happens sometimes in the Coptic Church, that chanters wear stoles, but it is far from ancient.

Also, how far up the 'ladder' can Syriac women go today?  Are there female readers? Subdeacons?  Are there any restrictions on these roles compared to their male counterparts?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on May 03, 2015, 11:48:56 PM
The "women's stoles" are interesting. 

Technically, mzamrone (chanters) don't wear stoles.  I suspect the female chanters are not wearing a stole per se, but a sort of sash identifying them as members of a choir but made to look like a stole.  If it's an actual stole, it is a rather odd practice. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on May 04, 2015, 12:32:26 AM
Technically, mzamrone (chanters) don't wear stoles. 

Per the following (scroll to the very bottom of the page).. mzamrone do wear the kutino without the uroro.
http://sor.cua.edu/Vestments/index.html (http://sor.cua.edu/Vestments/index.html)

Is that incorrect information?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on May 04, 2015, 12:34:22 AM
Also, how far up the 'ladder' can Syriac women go today?  Are there female readers? Subdeacons?  Are there any restrictions on these roles compared to their male counterparts?

I am not familiar with any female readers or subdeacons... I believe they are ordained only upto singer.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on May 04, 2015, 12:37:09 AM
Technically, mzamrone (chanters) don't wear stoles. 

Per the following (scroll to the very bottom of the page).. mzamrone do wear the kutino without the uroro.
http://sor.cua.edu/Vestments/index.html (http://sor.cua.edu/Vestments/index.html)

Is that incorrect information?

No, it is correct.  A mzamrono wears a kutino (white robe) without an uroro (stole).  A mzamronitho should wear the same.  But it seems the Syrians have a variety of choir robes with shoulder sashes for their mzamronyotho (it's too late for me to think if that's the correct plural, but it sounds acceptable).  These photos are the closest to what the actual vesture should be, but those stoles are a problem.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on May 05, 2015, 03:52:16 PM
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Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on May 06, 2015, 03:39:06 PM
No, it is correct.  A mzamrono wears a kutino (white robe) without an uroro (stole).  A mzamronitho should wear the same.  But it seems the Syrians have a variety of choir robes with shoulder sashes for their mzamronyotho (it's too late for me to think if that's the correct plural, but it sounds acceptable).  These photos are the closest to what the actual vesture should be, but those stoles are a problem.

Sorry. I didn't realize that the English equivalent of uroro is stole. I see what you are saying. I don't think those girls are wearing an uroro.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on May 06, 2015, 03:46:23 PM
No, it is correct.  A mzamrono wears a kutino (white robe) without an uroro (stole).  A mzamronitho should wear the same.  But it seems the Syrians have a variety of choir robes with shoulder sashes for their mzamronyotho (it's too late for me to think if that's the correct plural, but it sounds acceptable).  These photos are the closest to what the actual vesture should be, but those stoles are a problem.

Sorry. I didn't realize that the English equivalent of uroro is stole. I see what you are saying. I don't think those girls are wearing an uroro.

I don't think that's the intent, but the resemblance is there. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Deacon Lance on May 06, 2015, 04:19:47 PM
A rose by any other name...  They are wearing them in the style of Latin deacons but those are stoles.  The Assyrians and Chaldeans have been giving stoles to their women cantors and readers too.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Deacon Lance on May 06, 2015, 04:32:38 PM
Interestingly enough the Synod of Laodicea (accepted by the EO, don't know about OO) forbids subdeacons the orarion and Byzantine ordination rubrics calls the subdeaon's vestment a cincture which like the little phelon of the reader is used only at ordination.  (Somebody posted pictures of this at byzcath) The subdeacon assumes the crossed orarion in contravention of the canon afterwards.
https://books.google.com/books?id=TjswAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA140&lpg=PA140&dq=canons+against+subdeacons+wearing+stoles&source=bl&ots=gd_XeHOL2_&sig=O7CtR-0T1ALVT_2kIxt1MxMNod0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=cnhKVeP_DpLlsASt3YGoBQ&ved=0CCUQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=canons%20against%20subdeacons%20wearing%20stoles&f=false
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on May 06, 2015, 04:58:22 PM
A rose by any other name...  They are wearing them in the style of Latin deacons but those are stoles.  The Assyrians and Chaldeans have been giving stoles to their women cantors and readers too.

In those photos, yes, I would say they are stoles.  But either they are functioning as these sashes

(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/NBE3Kv5dcoM/hqdefault.jpg)

and are simply part of the choir costume, or they are proper stoles, in which case they are doubly wrong. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on May 06, 2015, 05:00:05 PM
Interestingly enough the Synod of Laodicea (accepted by the EO, don't know about OO) forbids subdeacons the orarion and Byzantine ordination rubrics calls the subdeaon's vestment a cincture which like the little phelon of the reader is used only at ordination.  (Somebody posted pictures of this at byzcath) The subdeacon assumes the crossed orarion in contravention of the canon afterwards.
https://books.google.com/books?id=TjswAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA140&lpg=PA140&dq=canons+against+subdeacons+wearing+stoles&source=bl&ots=gd_XeHOL2_&sig=O7CtR-0T1ALVT_2kIxt1MxMNod0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=cnhKVeP_DpLlsASt3YGoBQ&ved=0CCUQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=canons%20against%20subdeacons%20wearing%20stoles&f=false

The canons recognised by Syriac tradition include canons prohibiting stoles to subdeacons and readers as well as canons allowing them.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on May 09, 2015, 02:13:35 AM
I think they are in Washington.


(http://www.armenianchurch.org/resources/WNC-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on May 09, 2015, 02:14:44 AM
(http://www.armenianchurch.org/resources/WNC-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on May 09, 2015, 06:54:12 PM
Newly consecrated church in Yerevan:

(http://www.armenianchurch.org/resources/2015/04%20April/St%20Anna%20-%209.jpg)

(http://www.armenianchurch.org/resources/2015/04%20April/St%20Anna%20-%202.JPG)

Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on May 09, 2015, 06:57:47 PM
Another beautiful church that is about a thousand years old:


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0f/Armenian_Church_in_Yeghipatrush.JPG/640px-Armenian_Church_in_Yeghipatrush.JPG)

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Armenian_Church_in_Yeghipatrush.JPG

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeghipatrush_Church
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: biro on May 09, 2015, 07:07:54 PM
For posts 274 and 275, I can't see the pictures. :(
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on May 09, 2015, 08:55:59 PM
Interesting.  They come from these web pages:

http://www.armenianchurch.org/index.jsp?sid=3&nid=2878&y=2015&m=4&d=8

http://www.armenianchurch.org/index.jsp?sid=3&nid=2873&y=2015&m=3&d=30

Are you able to see the pages?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: lovesupreme on May 09, 2015, 08:58:30 PM
The connection is quite slow, but the images do eventually appear.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Brigidsboy on May 09, 2015, 09:12:02 PM
A rose by any other name...  They are wearing them in the style of Latin deacons but those are stoles.  The Assyrians and Chaldeans have been giving stoles to their women cantors and readers too.


I have no idea what the Chaldeans do but the Church of the East does not have women cantors with stoles, at least not in the United States. The local Syriac Archbishop will bless the veils of female choir members but that is as far as it goes.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on May 09, 2015, 11:23:29 PM
The connection is quite slow, but the images do eventually appear.

Ya, they do load really slow for some reason.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: biro on May 10, 2015, 03:04:32 AM
Okay, now I can see them. :)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on May 10, 2015, 03:05:59 AM
me too...it seems that the server from where the pictures came from struggled a bit
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Aram on May 10, 2015, 09:18:23 PM
Interestingly enough the Synod of Laodicea (accepted by the EO, don't know about OO) forbids subdeacons the orarion and Byzantine ordination rubrics calls the subdeaon's vestment a cincture which like the little phelon of the reader is used only at ordination.  (Somebody posted pictures of this at byzcath) The subdeacon assumes the crossed orarion in contravention of the canon afterwards.
https://books.google.com/books?id=TjswAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA140&lpg=PA140&dq=canons+against+subdeacons+wearing+stoles&source=bl&ots=gd_XeHOL2_&sig=O7CtR-0T1ALVT_2kIxt1MxMNod0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=cnhKVeP_DpLlsASt3YGoBQ&ved=0CCUQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=canons%20against%20subdeacons%20wearing%20stoles&f=false

The canons recognised by Syriac tradition include canons prohibiting stoles to subdeacons and readers as well as canons allowing them.
Technically speaking, Armenian subdeacons (literally rendered in Armenian as "half-deacons") should not wear the stole over their shoulder. Rather, it is worn folded in half over the left forearm. At the ordination, the stole is laid over the arm, and is supposed to wear it that way until/if they're ordained a full deacon. For me, I wore it on my arm the day I was ordained, and like everyone else, just started wearing it over my shoulder thereafter. It was just an unspoken understanding. When I was ordained a deacon, I wore it over my shoulder until the ordination began, and then moved it back down to my arm. Some places still do it in the traditional way, but it's not that common. Frankly, it's really difficult to do anything with the stole just hanging half-folded over your arm like that. Incredibly impractical.

There was also a minor craze in the United States back in the 70s and 80s for ordaining "stole-bearers," a kind of middle ground between the four minor orders (tbir, or clerk/acolyte) and subdeacon. They'd wear stoles, but with the same color robes worn by the acolytes/choir, rather than the deacon's robes (in most parishes I've been around, deacons wear blue, choir wears red, though sometimes that's reversed). It was more an honorary thing for longtime altar servers than anything with defined duties, and didn't really have a canonical basis, either. It's not that common anymore, if even done at all, though there are still a few now-middle-aged-to-elderly stole-bearers floating around out there.
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Post by: Salpy on May 13, 2015, 01:32:12 AM
A while back someone was telling me about Coptic churches that are built to look like boats, or perhaps Noah's Ark.  I also think it was discussed here at one point.  I never quite got the concept, though.

Is anyone able to post pictures of examples of that architecture?  Do people know what I am talking about?
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Post by: minasoliman on May 13, 2015, 08:03:38 AM
I haven't really heard this, but now that I look at it, perhaps, St. Mark's Cathedral where the Papal headquarters are might be a good example:

(https://geoconger.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/1002431pb8gn1.jpg)
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Post by: Salpy on May 14, 2015, 01:08:49 AM
That's probably it.  The symbolism is interesting.  I guess it's the Church being like Noah's Ark carrying the people to salvation, or something like that.  It's nice.
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Post by: jobin219 on May 16, 2015, 10:28:19 PM
During a Sayfo Memorial Event

(http://s12.postimg.org/ck4zf24dp/11150745_362084087329508_8476252980635331568_n.jpg)
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Post by: hecma925 on May 17, 2015, 07:31:20 PM
(http://www.archaeology.wiki/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/coptic-icon.jpg)
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Post by: Volnutt on May 17, 2015, 07:39:40 PM
Wow. How old is that?
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Post by: juliogb on May 26, 2015, 03:01:37 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/10354601_1453132158291494_1469084355301437922_n.jpg?oh=28c9811303851a6ec2cbd2f48bf143e3&oe=560816F8&__gda__=1443154255_ed6e2982f6781843a8576ae9a62e36bb)

It's not particularly Oriental Orthodox, but this is the stone cross of the Evangelical Armenian Central Church, in São Paulo, related to the Presbiterian Church of Brazil.

Ordination in a Syriac Orthodox Church in Goiania-GO, Brazil.

(https://igrejaortodoxasiriaca.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/ordenac3a7c3a3o-corepc3adscopo-monsenhor-paulo-milton-igreja-sirian-ortodoxa-de-antioquia-7.jpg)

Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on May 29, 2015, 01:43:03 AM
Doves are released as Agasi Vartanyan ends his 55 day fast to protest genocide:

http://www.glendalenewspress.com/news/tn-gnp-glendale-mans-55-day-fast-commemorating-armenian-genocide-comes-to-an-end-20150528,0,7625727.story

(http://www.trbimg.com/img-5567a6e4/turbine/tn-gnp-glendale-mans-55-day-fast-commemorating-001/1333/960x1333)
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Post by: hecma925 on May 29, 2015, 01:51:06 AM
(http://www.horizonweekly.ca/upload_files/news/Grigor-Narekaci_resize1.jpg)
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Post by: Salpy on May 29, 2015, 10:41:28 PM
(http://www.armenianchurch.org/resources/2015/05%20May/14-2.JPG)
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Post by: CoptoGeek on June 05, 2015, 04:40:17 PM
(https://scontent-atl1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/1545564_1113832505300159_4061849781369147761_n.jpg?oh=e3437f5ce725ae8ec212bad2a13fca93&oe=55F1A21F)
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Post by: Antonious Nikolas on June 05, 2015, 05:34:10 PM
Egyptian monks visiting Lalibela?  When was this taken?
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Post by: rakovsky on June 05, 2015, 06:41:33 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/aGR4KXk.jpg?1)
What does this Coptic tattoo say?
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Post by: hecma925 on June 05, 2015, 06:43:33 PM
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/AZbJ_dtTPzNytDUR3N3yNFamiCwo3A2cQ5awvbfRc04=w653-h979-no)

From the "Humans of New York" page on Facebook:

He's quoted, saying, "My daughter's greatest quality is her humility.  She tries hard to not classify people in her mind.  I've always tried to teach her that humility is a mediator.  It will always be the shortest distance between you and another person."

I thought that was really sweet.
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Post by: minasoliman on June 05, 2015, 06:43:54 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/aGR4KXk.jpg?1)
What does this Coptic tattoo say?

Mark 12:30

fwiw, this isn't something regularly done with Copts
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Post by: Dominika on June 07, 2015, 08:41:48 AM
"His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II donating blood for children with Thalassemia - Bab Touma, Damascus"
(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/11427229_661745113926924_510245888427336664_n.jpg?oh=42cf9841889b296d869c81fc459e619b&oe=55FAB3EB)
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Post by: hecma925 on June 07, 2015, 08:53:01 AM
Good for him and a good example for others.
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Post by: dhinuus on June 10, 2015, 05:10:11 PM
Preparation for the Consecration of Holy Chrism (Mooron), started today at St. Ephrem's Monastery in Maarat Saidnaya, a village outside Damascus. The mixing of ingredients started with Ramsho (Evening Prayers) today.

The consecration of Holy Chrism will happen on June 14th and 15th.
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Post by: Mor Ephrem on June 10, 2015, 05:27:35 PM
Preparation for the Consecration of Holy Chrism (Mooron), started today at St. Ephrem's Monastery in Maarat Saidnaya, a village outside Damascus. The mixing of ingredients started with Ramsho (Evening Prayers) today.

The consecration of Holy Chrism will happen on June 14th and 15th.

Is it customary to prepare the Chrism so far in advance?  I know the oils and spices have to be mixed in advance, but this is almost a two month gap. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on June 10, 2015, 11:04:56 PM
Preparation for the Consecration of Holy Chrism (Mooron), started today at St. Ephrem's Monastery in Maarat Saidnaya, a village outside Damascus. The mixing of ingredients started with Ramsho (Evening Prayers) today.

The consecration of Holy Chrism will happen on June 14th and 15th.

Is it customary to prepare the Chrism so far in advance?  I know the oils and spices have to be mixed in advance, but this is almost a two month gap.
When the Late Patriarch Ignatius Zakka Ist consecrated Holy Chrism at Kothamangalam mixing of ingredients did not happen so far in advance. I was also wondering why it was mixed so far in advance.
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Post by: dhinuus on June 11, 2015, 10:37:29 AM
(https://scontent-atl1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/11219606_778912885539813_9186032782939851544_n.jpg?oh=5bae2ef42316d48f1a8d716aab771aa2&oe=55FA5C39)

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II presided over the Holy Synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church in Mor Aphrem Monastery in Maarat Saydnaya, just outside Damascus.  A seat was left open at the very front for the Archbishop of Aleppo,  Mor Gregorius Youhanna Ibrahim; who was kidnapped by ISIS.

Syrian President, Bashar Al Assad, visited Mor Aphrem Monastery and spend some time with the members of the Holy Synod.
(https://scontent-atl1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/11389991_845086265584802_4654467297041458083_n.jpg?oh=dba0c0a220cb25bc83418fe0bb661164&oe=55FEAF1F)

(https://scontent-atl1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/11536025_845086335584795_7855204106129743818_n.jpg?oh=6a8f4d7aba8842bd130ded11515df744&oe=55E63F5F)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on June 15, 2015, 07:18:28 AM
Consecration of the New Icon of the Martyrs of Sayfo (Syriac Orthodox genocide by Ottoman Turks)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/1383375_665169793584456_81862572825684412_n.jpg?oh=b85247c227ae4db58adafa507e0fbaa2&oe=55E6D6FB&__gda__=1445650448_b5f0e40bd992ffe0424a3591ae1798d4)
I'm glad to see two Antiochian Orthodox patriarchs saying the prayers
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Post by: minasoliman on June 15, 2015, 05:01:57 PM
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/AZbJ_dtTPzNytDUR3N3yNFamiCwo3A2cQ5awvbfRc04=w653-h979-no)

From the "Humans of New York" page on Facebook:

He's quoted, saying, "My daughter's greatest quality is her humility.  She tries hard to not classify people in her mind.  I've always tried to teach her that humility is a mediator.  It will always be the shortest distance between you and another person."

I thought that was really sweet.

Fr. Moussa Shafik (http://www.stabraam.org/our-church/our-clergy/137-father-moussa-shafik.html) of St. Abraam's parish in Long Island
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Post by: Mor Ephrem on June 15, 2015, 08:04:30 PM
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/AZbJ_dtTPzNytDUR3N3yNFamiCwo3A2cQ5awvbfRc04=w653-h979-no)

From the "Humans of New York" page on Facebook:

He's quoted, saying, "My daughter's greatest quality is her humility.  She tries hard to not classify people in her mind.  I've always tried to teach her that humility is a mediator.  It will always be the shortest distance between you and another person."

I thought that was really sweet.

Fr. Moussa Shafik (http://www.stabraam.org/our-church/our-clergy/137-father-moussa-shafik.html) of St. Abraam's parish in Long Island

Thanks, I look forward to seeing the other male OCNetters who have just planned on going to Liturgy there this Sunday. 
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Post by: Alpo on June 20, 2015, 02:28:48 PM
(http://hos.fi/fi/component/joomgallery/image?view=image&format=raw&type=orig&id=1640)

http://hos.fi/fi/component/joomgallery/koptien-paavi-tawadros-helsingissae-2262014
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Post by: minasoliman on June 20, 2015, 04:04:34 PM
That is not a Coptic Church, but probably rented by the Copts there for the Pope.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: xOrthodox4Christx on June 20, 2015, 05:21:41 PM
That is not a Coptic Church, but probably rented by the Copts there for the Pope.

Yes, it's very clearly Byzantine. You can even see an Icon of St. Seraphim of Sarov.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: xOrthodox4Christx on June 20, 2015, 05:22:53 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/aGR4KXk.jpg?1)
What does this Coptic tattoo say?

It's the Gospel of Mark, "love the Lord your God with all thy heart, with all thy soul..."
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Alpo on June 20, 2015, 05:37:03 PM
That is not a Coptic Church, but probably rented by the Copts there for the Pope.

It's the EO cathedral of Helsinki. The pope was on a visit last year so I doubt that he had to pay anything for it.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on June 20, 2015, 06:37:11 PM
I was assuming based on what Copts do in the U.S.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on July 03, 2015, 01:43:36 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ToUN0HM.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/oxqRey1.jpg)

Feast of the Translation of the Relics of St Thomas the Apostle, 3 July 2015, Ankawa, Arbil.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on July 13, 2015, 04:55:48 PM
(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/11665566_10153403863170330_6188445641391382322_n.jpg?oh=e977b276ffce9d67f0a1220a28f14131&oe=56115A3B)
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Post by: Antonious Nikolas on July 13, 2015, 04:57:04 PM
(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/11665566_10153403863170330_6188445641391382322_n.jpg?oh=e977b276ffce9d67f0a1220a28f14131&oe=56115A3B)

You have no idea how routine this is.  If the Chalcedonian conflict had been settled on a Ping-Pong table, you'd all be praying the Anaphora of St. Dioscoros right now. :)
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Post by: Remnkemi on July 14, 2015, 10:10:00 AM
(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/11665566_10153403863170330_6188445641391382322_n.jpg?oh=e977b276ffce9d67f0a1220a28f14131&oe=56115A3B)

You have no idea how routine this is.  If the Chalcedonian conflict had been settled on a Ping-Pong table, you'd all be praying the Anaphora of St. Dioscoros right now. :)
Well theoretically, if the Assyrian Church of the East has Chinese bishops that settled the Chalcedonies conflict, we would all be praying the Anaphora of Nestorius. :)
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Post by: Antonious Nikolas on July 14, 2015, 10:29:36 AM
(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/11665566_10153403863170330_6188445641391382322_n.jpg?oh=e977b276ffce9d67f0a1220a28f14131&oe=56115A3B)

You have no idea how routine this is.  If the Chalcedonian conflict had been settled on a Ping-Pong table, you'd all be praying the Anaphora of St. Dioscoros right now. :)
Well theoretically, if the Assyrian Church of the East has Chinese bishops that settled the Chalcedonies conflict, we would all be praying the Anaphora of Nestorius. :)

I take it you've never seen H.G. Bishop David play.  He'd wreck Forrest Gump.  I'll still put my money on the Copts.  ;D
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Post by: TheTrisagion on July 14, 2015, 11:02:52 AM
Inter-Church ping-pong smacktalk. I think I've seen it all now.  ;D
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Post by: Mor Ephrem on July 19, 2015, 10:19:48 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/nTVw2cn.jpg)
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Post by: minasoliman on July 19, 2015, 10:26:51 PM
the coolest Muron case I have ever seen in any church...a dove that spreads its wings when turned
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Post by: Brigidsboy on July 19, 2015, 10:34:07 PM
the coolest Muron case I have ever seen in any church...a dove that spreads its wings when turned

One of the many beautiful traditions in the Armenian Rite.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on July 19, 2015, 10:57:25 PM
the coolest Muron case I have ever seen in any church...a dove that spreads its wings when turned

One of the many beautiful traditions in the Armenian Rite.

I love their rite.  I always feel right at home.
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Post by: Brigidsboy on July 19, 2015, 10:58:32 PM
You are always most welcome Mor!
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Post by: Salpy on July 19, 2015, 11:49:43 PM
the coolest Muron case I have ever seen in any church...a dove that spreads its wings when turned

It's cool how they do that.   :)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on July 20, 2015, 12:58:26 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/cgW9LW3.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/VAUc0an.jpg)
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Post by: Mor Ephrem on July 20, 2015, 12:59:45 PM
You are always most welcome Mor!

You make me feel most welcome...I can go on and on about how great Armenians are. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on July 20, 2015, 01:30:56 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/cgW9LW3.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/VAUc0an.jpg)

A double dose of Alexandria!
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Post by: Salpy on July 21, 2015, 01:47:29 PM
Blessing of Muron by HH Aram, at the Genocide Memorial in Lebanon:

(http://armenianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Muron-Cilicia-Photo5.jpg)
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Post by: Salpy on July 21, 2015, 01:48:45 PM
(http://armenianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Muron-Cilicia-Photo4-193x300.jpg)
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Post by: Salpy on July 21, 2015, 01:50:10 PM
The thread about it is here:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,65708.0.html
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Post by: Brigidsboy on July 21, 2015, 01:54:03 PM
(http://armenianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Muron-Cilicia-Photo4-193x300.jpg)

I watched the live broadcast. The ceremony was beautifully done.
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Post by: Salpy on July 21, 2015, 02:04:11 PM
HH Aram is pretty amazing.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on July 21, 2015, 02:04:24 PM
(http://www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/113.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on July 21, 2015, 02:05:39 PM
(http://www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/521.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on July 21, 2015, 02:06:44 PM
(http://www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/40.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on July 21, 2015, 02:07:42 PM
(http://www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/222.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Brigidsboy on July 21, 2015, 02:07:59 PM
HH Aram is pretty amazing.

I could not agree more!
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Post by: biro on July 21, 2015, 02:50:13 PM
(http://www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/40.jpg)

Is this a baptismal font?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on July 21, 2015, 05:53:51 PM
It's the container for the Muron.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: biro on July 21, 2015, 09:50:52 PM
Ah! It's beautiful. :)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on July 27, 2015, 05:07:54 PM
(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/11059419_1008910512475162_3895985649804368447_n.jpg?oh=ce6b524558d2927b4bb3a191b1987481&oe=565104BF)
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Post by: TheTrisagion on July 28, 2015, 06:17:05 PM
Where is that? Its beautiful!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on July 28, 2015, 07:26:48 PM
It seems like an ancient church in Armenia, but I don't know which one.  I got it from here:

https://www.facebook.com/113585092007713/photos/a.905318269501054.1073741966.113585092007713/1008910512475162/?type=1&theater

The writing next to the picture is a prayer.  It doesn't identify the picture.
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Post by: Salpy on July 30, 2015, 02:18:30 AM
http://www.armenianchurchwd.com/news/priests-ordained-in-the-mother-see-of-holy-etchmiadzin/

(http://www.armenianchurchwd.com/assets/newsImages/2015/07/_resampled/SetWidth630-26-Dzernadrutyun-6.JPG)

New priests ordained at Etchmiadzin.
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Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on July 30, 2015, 02:23:01 AM
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Post by: Maria on July 30, 2015, 02:53:55 AM
the coolest Muron case I have ever seen in any church...a dove that spreads its wings when turned

It's cool how they do that.   :)

Is there a YouTube video of this?
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Post by: Salpy on July 31, 2015, 01:20:45 AM
I'll look for one.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on July 31, 2015, 01:21:32 AM
New church in Armenia:

(http://www.armenianchurch.org/resources/2015/07%20July/IMG_3945.JPG)
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Post by: Salpy on July 31, 2015, 01:23:58 AM
Inside during the consecration:

(http://www.armenianchurch.org/resources/2015/07%20July/IMG_3943.JPG)

(http://www.armenianchurch.org/resources/2015/07%20July/IMG_3947.JPG)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on July 31, 2015, 01:28:00 AM
(http://eng.majalla.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/50912875-e1354293764741.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on August 01, 2015, 10:03:42 PM
Photos: Today's Attack on Syrian Orthodox Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma, Syria (https://www.facebook.com/215107088521188/photos/pcb.998909096807646/998907856807770/?type=1&theater)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on August 03, 2015, 01:57:45 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/wYLEjCK.jpg)

Quote
Visit of Catholicos Geevarghese II to Belgrade

As the result of the report given by Metropolitan Dositej, Patriarch Vernava invited Catholicos Geevarghese II to Yugoslavia that was accepted by the latter. Catholicos Geevarghese II planned to visit Yugoslavia after his participation in the second World Faith & Order Conference assembling at Edinburgh, U. K., in August 1937. Catholicos Geevarghese II invited Patriarch Vernava as the chief guest of the silver jubilee celebrations of the establishment of the Catholicate in India scheduled for 1937. Unexpectedly, Patriarch Vernava demised on 23 July 1937. Catholicos Geevarghese II received this tragic news en route to Edinburgh. On 25 July, he conducted a memorial service at Paris, France, together with Russian Orthodox Metropolitan Eulogius Georgievsky of Paris. As the result, Catholicos Geevarghese II considered calling off his Yugoslavian trip after this awful incident. But Metropolitan Dositej, who was the Locum tenens Patriarch as the president of the synod, insisted to continue with the scheduled tour. Along with this, the accomplices of Catholicos Geevarghese II encouraged him to carry on. Finally he agreed to visit Belgrade.

Immediately after the Edinburgh conference, Catholicos Geevarghese II left to Yugoslavia, with Abo Alaxios O.I.C. They reached Belgrade via Paris by train On 21 September 1937. The Indian primate was received royally by Metropolitan Dositej and a large array of Serbian clergy. Catholicos Geevarghese II was honoured with the same reverence extended to their own Patriarch. He was made to sit on the Patriarchal throne in all parishes and monasteries they visited. He was addressed as “Patriarch Basali” in the Holy Eucharist and Litany. Metropolitan Dositej assigned two bishops, Bishop Seraphim and Bishop Nicholas, as the ‘bishops on waiting’ to accompany Catholicos Geevarghese II during his travels. On 23 September, Catholicos Geevarghese II addressed a gathering of about 1,000 Serbian priests and several bishops. On the next day he visited Military Museum and National Museum in Belgrade. On 26 September Catholicos Geevarghese II visited the monasteries of Pustinja and Žiča followed by a visit to the famous Đurđevi stupovi on the next day. He was received by clergy and laity at all Serbian parishes en route joyfully. He was accompanied in these visits by Bishop Seraphim and Bishop Nicholas of the Serbian Church.

Catholicos Geevarghese II and Abo Alaxios O.I.C. left Yugoslavia on 30 September 1937 to India via Rome. Metropolitan Dositej, Metropolitan Anastasy Gribanovsky of Kishinev, then prelate of the Russian Orthodox Church in exile, four bishops and a huge gathering was assembled at the railway station to see them off.13 They reached back Kottayam, India on 30 October 1937.

For more information: http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/2015/07/eighty-years-of-indo-serbian-orthodox-relations-saint-dositej-vasic-of-zagreb/
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Aram on August 06, 2015, 12:02:34 AM
the coolest Muron case I have ever seen in any church...a dove that spreads its wings when turned
It's a pretty nifty little piece of mechanics to see up close. That being said, the beaks can leak like crazy if you're not careful.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on August 07, 2015, 12:39:20 AM
I can't find a video of it.  I've looked in youtube with a search for water blessing services, and I can't find an example.  If you ever come across a video of if, please post it.   :)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on August 07, 2015, 01:16:12 AM
(http://www.soniahalliday.com/images/IS2-35-37DS.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on August 07, 2015, 01:44:57 AM
I can't find a video of it.  I've looked in youtube with a search for water blessing services, and I can't find an example.  If you ever come across a video of if, please post it.   :)

there is a video of it, when he was consecrating the cathedral in Moscow
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on August 07, 2015, 11:06:07 AM
Would you be able to find the video again and post it?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: biro on August 07, 2015, 11:49:04 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCStMmtZqrQ

Here's a video about the Armenian cathedral. Hope it's the right clip. :)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on August 07, 2015, 12:08:45 PM
Would you be able to find the video again and post it?

Found it:

Another Armenian question.  I was watching this, which I presume to be the consecration video of the Armenian Cathedral in Moscow.  I will provide the link, but just in case the link does not redirect clearly, there is a part of the video, starting around 11:30, where the Catholicos takes dove statue.  I'm taking an educated guess and say that's what we call the "Myron" oil coming out of it (and an interesting touch with the use of the wings being spread as it is poured).  Am I correct?  When did this tradition begin?  Is it supposed to be an iconographic representation of the Holy Spirit?  What is he and the choir chanting as he pours from it three times?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dD1ruTnQheE&list=WL#t=693
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: biro on August 07, 2015, 03:19:27 PM
That is beautiful.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on August 07, 2015, 06:17:30 PM
(https://whitechapelghoststyle.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/left-to-right-his-holiness-khoren-1st-catholicos-of-the-holy-see-of-the-great-house-of-cilicia-his-holiness-vasken-1st-archpatriarch-ad-supreme-catholicos-of-all-armenians-and-him-h.jpg)

Really cool gathering and the Catholicos' (left) beard and mustache are outstanding.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Aram on August 07, 2015, 10:29:31 PM
That is beautiful.
Gravity at work!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on August 08, 2015, 12:01:38 AM
Thanks for the video, Mina.   :)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on August 08, 2015, 09:52:40 AM
(https://whitechapelghoststyle.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/left-to-right-his-holiness-khoren-1st-catholicos-of-the-holy-see-of-the-great-house-of-cilicia-his-holiness-vasken-1st-archpatriarch-ad-supreme-catholicos-of-all-armenians-and-him-h.jpg)

Really cool gathering and the Catholicos' (left) beard and mustache are outstanding.

Fantastic!  This has to be from the Addis Ababa Conference.  Where'd you find it?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on August 08, 2015, 10:10:52 PM
(https://whitechapelghoststyle.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/left-to-right-his-holiness-khoren-1st-catholicos-of-the-holy-see-of-the-great-house-of-cilicia-his-holiness-vasken-1st-archpatriarch-ad-supreme-catholicos-of-all-armenians-and-him-h.jpg)

Really cool gathering and the Catholicos' (left) beard and mustache are outstanding.

Fantastic!  This has to be from the Addis Ababa Conference.  Where'd you find it?

Somehow came across it on this blog post:

https://whitechapelghoststyle.wordpress.com/2010/02/04/305/
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on August 08, 2015, 10:14:22 PM
(http://umalznar.com/photos/sunday_church/17.jpg)
"Oh, you like to step outside the parish hall to smoke?  That's really cute, Serbs."
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: HaydenTE on August 14, 2015, 01:56:33 PM
Here are some pictures from the local Coptic Church.

(http://s8.postimg.org/d7igpen69/Dormition_of_St_Joseph.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/d7igpen69/)

(http://s8.postimg.org/afz6ysonl/Saints_1.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/afz6ysonl/)

(http://s8.postimg.org/y9ig3qsi9/St_George_Toledo_Pantocrator_Fr_Theodore_Jure.png) (http://postimg.org/image/y9ig3qsi9/)

(http://s8.postimg.org/v3xudj9w1/St_George_Toledo_The_Second_Coming_of_the_Lord.png) (http://postimg.org/image/v3xudj9w1/)

The icons are by the hand of Fr. Theodore Jurewicz, who is an archpriest of the ROCOR.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: biro on August 14, 2015, 05:04:07 PM
Beautiful! :)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on August 14, 2015, 05:19:55 PM
I love the fact that a ROCOR priest is painting icons for the local Coptic Church.  :)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on August 14, 2015, 05:55:56 PM
It looks like a cross-bread between Greek and Neo-Coptic types.  I like Jurewiczian iconography  ;)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on August 14, 2015, 10:25:16 PM
(http://www.fresnobee.com/living/religion/7rr92u/picture31118846/ALTERNATES/FREE_960/grapes)

http://www.fresnobee.com/living/religion/article31118852.html
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on August 20, 2015, 11:02:13 PM
Blessing of the grapes at St. Leon's Cathedral in Burbank:

(http://www.armenianchurchwd.com/assets/newsImages/2015/08/_resampled/SetWidth630-1.-BLESSING-OF-THE-GRAPES-STL.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: biro on August 20, 2015, 11:24:01 PM
Beautiful. :)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on August 21, 2015, 11:52:28 PM
Preparation for the blessing of Holy Muron at Etchmiadzin:

(http://www.armenianchurch.org/resources/2015/08%20August/photoforgephoto.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on August 22, 2015, 12:48:08 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/FBfk4HM.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/QRFbbPR.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/z9rYoMq.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: biro on August 22, 2015, 01:25:43 PM
Wowsers! Those pictures!  :o :o

All of them are neat, but that first one, just wow!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on August 30, 2015, 02:40:45 AM
The Copts and Armenians in Cyprus recently had a nice liturgy together.   :)

https://www.facebook.com/ArmenianPrelatureOfCyprus/posts/372922156231066

(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/11813429_372921962897752_6079483101172000231_n.jpg?oh=26b21cb44cbdb056c365268f66e2846b&oe=5678A560)

(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/11824970_372921949564420_137346669383342515_n.jpg?oh=1914d03d41a0a5bd6e3b1e36a041fabf&oe=566179B6)

(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/11800564_372921946231087_1566835208490337937_n.jpg?oh=98b6b756a8a256c637a44ab314639fae&oe=567E938B)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on August 30, 2015, 02:50:48 AM
(http://citizen.co.za/wp-content/uploads/afp/2015/04/23/df40a66c009af7da12e08db091a30b7bdd638cf8.jpg?4dd3f2)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on August 30, 2015, 01:48:52 PM
From the Oriental Orthodox Con-celebration Liturgy (Coptic, Armenian, Syriac, Ethiopian & Eritrean) held on 29 Aug 2015 in Cairo.

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/11896113_881542188605876_2572875277024907134_n.jpg?oh=2cdbb5da13d63e97fb621d002570aa8d&oe=566F9BA0)

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlf1/v/t1.0-9/11954650_881542225272539_3279539505556642865_n.jpg?oh=7bfd49dc858bca021d98d04a23e1c4ec&oe=5684258A)

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/11181326_881542185272543_8863675205521918591_n.jpg?oh=c50018dc3cc962dae4bc2cbdc0142816&oe=56370488)

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpl1/v/t1.0-9/11951267_881542181939210_8575370921986770173_n.jpg?oh=c1e02244b1612ecedc441ad8dfc54408&oe=567548DB)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: CopticDeacon on August 30, 2015, 04:12:20 PM
The Copts and Armenians in Cyprus recently had a nice liturgy together.   :)

https://www.facebook.com/ArmenianPrelatureOfCyprus/posts/372922156231066

(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/11813429_372921962897752_6079483101172000231_n.jpg?oh=26b21cb44cbdb056c365268f66e2846b&oe=5678A560)

(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/11824970_372921949564420_137346669383342515_n.jpg?oh=1914d03d41a0a5bd6e3b1e36a041fabf&oe=566179B6)

(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/11800564_372921946231087_1566835208490337937_n.jpg?oh=98b6b756a8a256c637a44ab314639fae&oe=567E938B)

REALLY digging the Armenian priest's vestments and the Coptic Bishop's epitrachelion.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on August 30, 2015, 07:24:05 PM
From the Oriental Orthodox Con-celebration Liturgy (Coptic, Armenian, Syriac, Ethiopian & Eritrean) held on 29 Aug 2015 in Cairo.

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/11896113_881542188605876_2572875277024907134_n.jpg?oh=2cdbb5da13d63e97fb621d002570aa8d&oe=566F9BA0)

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlf1/v/t1.0-9/11954650_881542225272539_3279539505556642865_n.jpg?oh=7bfd49dc858bca021d98d04a23e1c4ec&oe=5684258A)

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/11181326_881542185272543_8863675205521918591_n.jpg?oh=c50018dc3cc962dae4bc2cbdc0142816&oe=56370488)

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpl1/v/t1.0-9/11951267_881542181939210_8575370921986770173_n.jpg?oh=c1e02244b1612ecedc441ad8dfc54408&oe=567548DB)

Beautiful!  Is there an album somewhere where we can view more?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonis on August 30, 2015, 07:27:24 PM
The Copts and Armenians in Cyprus recently had a nice liturgy together.   :)

https://www.facebook.com/ArmenianPrelatureOfCyprus/posts/372922156231066

(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/11813429_372921962897752_6079483101172000231_n.jpg?oh=26b21cb44cbdb056c365268f66e2846b&oe=5678A560)

(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/11824970_372921949564420_137346669383342515_n.jpg?oh=1914d03d41a0a5bd6e3b1e36a041fabf&oe=566179B6)

(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/11800564_372921946231087_1566835208490337937_n.jpg?oh=98b6b756a8a256c637a44ab314639fae&oe=567E938B)

REALLY digging the Armenian priest's vestments and the Coptic Bishop's epitrachelion.
That epitrachelion is a pretty standard Greek priest's epitrachelion.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: CopticDeacon on August 30, 2015, 07:34:33 PM
The Copts and Armenians in Cyprus recently had a nice liturgy together.   :)

https://www.facebook.com/ArmenianPrelatureOfCyprus/posts/372922156231066

(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/11813429_372921962897752_6079483101172000231_n.jpg?oh=26b21cb44cbdb056c365268f66e2846b&oe=5678A560)

(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/11824970_372921949564420_137346669383342515_n.jpg?oh=1914d03d41a0a5bd6e3b1e36a041fabf&oe=566179B6)

(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/11800564_372921946231087_1566835208490337937_n.jpg?oh=98b6b756a8a256c637a44ab314639fae&oe=567E938B)

REALLY digging the Armenian priest's vestments and the Coptic Bishop's epitrachelion.
That epitrachelion is a pretty standard Greek priest's epitrachelion.

Is it funny or sad that I know that haha
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: CopticDeacon on August 30, 2015, 07:36:31 PM
From the Oriental Orthodox Con-celebration Liturgy (Coptic, Armenian, Syriac, Ethiopian & Eritrean) held on 29 Aug 2015 in Cairo.

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/11896113_881542188605876_2572875277024907134_n.jpg?oh=2cdbb5da13d63e97fb621d002570aa8d&oe=566F9BA0)

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlf1/v/t1.0-9/11954650_881542225272539_3279539505556642865_n.jpg?oh=7bfd49dc858bca021d98d04a23e1c4ec&oe=5684258A)

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/11181326_881542185272543_8863675205521918591_n.jpg?oh=c50018dc3cc962dae4bc2cbdc0142816&oe=56370488)

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpl1/v/t1.0-9/11951267_881542181939210_8575370921986770173_n.jpg?oh=c1e02244b1612ecedc441ad8dfc54408&oe=567548DB)

Beautiful!  Is there an album somewhere where we can view more?

Facebook page called "Oriental Orthodoxy"

https://m.facebook.com/OrientalOrthodoxy
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on August 30, 2015, 08:54:46 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on September 04, 2015, 12:29:31 AM
H.H Ignatius Aphrem II , Patriarch of Antioch and all the East with Canadian Prime Minister Mr. Stephen Harper.

(https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/11986411_883492088410886_8622016191085924126_n.jpg?oh=59c62e1416475858d8a9541d6138c30a&oe=567C0455)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on September 10, 2015, 04:58:14 PM
(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/11891219_916452638409184_787481718695618877_n.jpg?oh=b02d41fb8436223ced284caf5d11e12c&oe=567700B6)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on September 10, 2015, 06:09:54 PM
^That's awesome!  Where is that?  I wanna go!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on September 10, 2015, 06:18:01 PM
^That's awesome!  Where is that?  I wanna go!

There (https://www.google.pl/maps/place/St+Mary+%26+St+Antonios+Coptic+Orthodox+Church/@40.7061195,-73.9077673,3a,75y,184h,81t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sWgIo6ry5CRkZxzXqbCX3hQ!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo0.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fcb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile%26output%3Dthumbnail%26thumb%3D2%26panoid%3DWgIo6ry5CRkZxzXqbCX3hQ%26w%3D223%26h%3D75%26yaw%3D184%26pitch%3D9%26thumbfov%3D120%26ll%3D40.706119,-73.907767!7i13312!8i6656!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c25e9e140fff87:0x2418de330cecb351!6m1!1e1?hl=pl)

Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on September 10, 2015, 06:21:27 PM
How did I not know about this?!  :o
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Severian on September 10, 2015, 06:29:01 PM
(http://s11.postimg.org/xerq5rbsj/A686338_A_E458_794_A_974_CAE09703_A3226.jpg)

A Byzantine Priest using a Coptic Orthodox altar*

*Note: I am by no means condoning this
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on September 10, 2015, 06:29:52 PM
So that's what it looks like when a priest fully vests...  :P
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Severian on September 10, 2015, 06:31:05 PM
I love the fact that a ROCOR priest is painting icons for the local Coptic Church.  :)
I wonder if there are any Icons of Sts. Severus and Dioscorus in that parish. ;)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on September 10, 2015, 06:42:32 PM
How did I not know about this?!  :o

Ya this is the "Queens" Coptic Church.  This is the third Coptic Church built in the U.S., so it is "historical" (first in NY)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Severian on September 10, 2015, 07:21:38 PM
(https://scontent-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/10524332_729037547157733_1024090249311049057_n.jpg?oh=7d0b2db3f1c00826675be40b258384cf&oe=566716C8)
St Theodora, the believing queen
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: TheTrisagion on September 10, 2015, 10:13:24 PM
How did I not know about this?!  :o
Your New Yorker card is REVOKED
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on September 10, 2015, 10:38:10 PM
How did I not know about this?!  :o
Your New Yorker card is REVOKED

This is hard to take seriously coming from York, PA. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: xOrthodox4Christx on September 10, 2015, 10:51:08 PM
(http://s11.postimg.org/xerq5rbsj/A686338_A_E458_794_A_974_CAE09703_A3226.jpg)

A Byzantine Priest using a Coptic Orthodox altar*

*Note: I am by no means condoning this

That is not bad aesthetically. Still better than Vatican II.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: TheTrisagion on September 11, 2015, 08:29:33 AM
How did I not know about this?!  :o
Your New Yorker card is REVOKED

This is hard to take seriously coming from York, PA.
If you want to revoke my York card, I will gladly hand it in.  ;D
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on September 11, 2015, 08:57:44 AM
(http://s11.postimg.org/xerq5rbsj/A686338_A_E458_794_A_974_CAE09703_A3226.jpg)

A Byzantine Priest using a Coptic Orthodox altar*

*Note: I am by no means condoning this

What are the specific circumstances here?

(https://scontent-lga1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/10524332_729037547157733_1024090249311049057_n.jpg?oh=7d0b2db3f1c00826675be40b258384cf&oe=566716C8)
St Theodora, the believing queen

I want this icon!  Please tell me where I can order one.  I love St. Theodora.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Severian on September 11, 2015, 09:15:06 AM
^

1. Not sure. I just found the pic on Google images.

2. I'm not sure where you can order said Icon, I found this image on the SOC's Facebook page.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonis on September 11, 2015, 09:55:56 AM
So that's what it looks like when a priest fully vests...  :P
LOL.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on September 11, 2015, 07:12:16 PM
(http://s11.postimg.org/xerq5rbsj/A686338_A_E458_794_A_974_CAE09703_A3226.jpg)

A Byzantine Priest using a Coptic Orthodox altar*

*Note: I am by no means condoning this

What are the specific circumstances here?

Probably an EO parish using it for DL.  IIRC an OCA mission parish out in Arizona did that before getting their own place.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on September 22, 2015, 12:48:08 AM
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/09/21/getty-museum-and-armenian-church-reach-agreement-over-13th-century-manuscript/?_r=0


(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2015/09/21/arts/21artsbeat-getty/21artsbeat-getty-tmagArticle.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on September 29, 2015, 01:49:11 PM
On 28 Sept 2015, Ethiopian Orthodox Church celebrated Demera, the tradition of burning bonfires on the eve of the anniversary of Meskel (Finding of the True Cross)

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/12074758_896718497088245_9108965867868239190_n.jpg?oh=12fdfbd76e6f2cb6afcc54e310a0d968&oe=56895E26)

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/12047146_896718473754914_1241901838346954075_n.jpg?oh=9bde447efca208c77dbfa9044ea929f3&oe=5695C777)

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/12072609_896718610421567_5793499951743294728_n.jpg?oh=a6a7f34cb2a974837f3b0f2ceb14a67c&oe=56A7A683)

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xla1/v/t1.0-9/12079069_896718650421563_4417044386992541308_n.jpg?oh=2bfa25694974f5c759f9474bf7dcd221&oe=56A7B700)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on October 03, 2015, 04:03:47 PM
From the consecration of the Holy Muron at Etchmiadzin:

http://www.armenianchurch.org/index.jsp?sid=3&nid=2981&y=2015&m=8&d=28

(http://www.armenianchurch.org/resources/2015/09%20September/27-Blessing%20of%20Holy%20Muron%201.jpg)


(http://www.armenianchurch.org/resources/2015/09%20September/27-Blessing%20of%20Holy%20Muron%203.JPG)


(http://www.armenianchurch.org/resources/2015/09%20September/27-Blessing%20of%20Holy%20Muron%204.jpg)


(http://www.armenianchurch.org/resources/2015/09%20September/27-Blessing%20of%20Holy%20Muron%205.jpg)


(http://www.armenianchurch.org/resources/2015/09%20September/27-Blessing%20of%20Holy%20Muron%206.JPG)


(http://www.armenianchurch.org/resources/2015/09%20September/27-Blessing%20of%20Holy%20Muron%207.JPG)


(http://www.armenianchurch.org/resources/2015/09%20September/27-Blessing%20of%20Holy%20Muron%208.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on October 03, 2015, 04:10:34 PM
From the distribution ceremony for the Holy Muron:

http://www.armenianchurch.org/index.jsp?sid=3&nid=2987&y=2015&m=8&d=30

(http://www.armenianchurch.org/resources/2015/09%20September/29-Muroni%20bashxum%201.jpg)

(http://www.armenianchurch.org/resources/2015/09%20September/29-Muroni%20bashxum%203.JPG)

(http://www.armenianchurch.org/resources/2015/09%20September/29-Muroni%20bashxum%202.JPG)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on October 03, 2015, 04:18:13 PM
More pictures of the Holy Muron consecration are here:

https://easterndiocese.smugmug.com/ArmenianChurchAroundtheWorld/Consecration-of-Holy-Muron/i-LZzWJqx
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on October 03, 2015, 04:19:01 PM
In this picture you see the Holy Spear that pierced the side of our Lord:

(https://easterndiocese.smugmug.com/ArmenianChurchAroundtheWorld/Consecration-of-Holy-Muron/i-LZzWJqx/0/L/FEL_6288-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on October 06, 2015, 04:38:44 PM
OO Bishops attending as a special invitees at the "XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops" of the Roman Catholic Church.

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Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on October 09, 2015, 10:59:13 PM
Newly consecrated church in Armenia:

http://www.armenianchurch.org/index.jsp?sid=3&nid=2994&y=2015&m=9&d=5

(http://www.armenianchurch.org/resources/2015/10%20October/04-Church%20in%20Masis%201.JPG)

(http://www.armenianchurch.org/resources/2015/10%20October/04-Church%20in%20Masis%206.jpg)

(http://www.armenianchurch.org/resources/2015/10%20October/04-Church%20in%20Masis%209.JPG)

(http://www.armenianchurch.org/resources/2015/10%20October/04-Church%20in%20Masis%202.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on October 11, 2015, 02:03:29 AM
Oriental Orthodox Concelebrated Liturgy held at The Holy Trinity Armenian Church in Cheltenham, PA on Saturday

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Participating Clergy
Rev. Fr. Hakob Gevorgyan (Armenian Church)
V. Rev. F. Oshagan Gulgulian  (Armenian Church)
Fr. John Bishara (Coptic Orthodox Church)
Fr. Wolde Tinsae Berhane and Fr. Tesfom Abrahale ( Eritrean Orthodox Tewhedo Church)
Fr. Joy John (Malankara-Syriac Orthodox Church)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on October 11, 2015, 06:41:00 PM
Oriental Orthodox Concelebrated Liturgy held at The Holy Trinity Armenian Church in Cheltenham, PA on Saturday

Participating Clergy
Rev. Fr. Hakob Gevorgyan (Armenian Church)
V. Rev. F. Oshagan Gulgulian  (Armenian Church)
Fr. John Bishara (Coptic Orthodox Church)
Fr. Wolde Tinsae Berhane and Fr. Tesfom Abrahale ( Eritrean Orthodox Tewhedo Church)
Fr. Joy John (Malankara-Syriac Orthodox Church)

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/t31.0-8/12087120_901698083256953_5248632223742552955_o.jpg)

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(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/t31.0-8/12087925_901699656590129_865662417529269606_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: wgw on October 11, 2015, 06:54:05 PM
The combined pan OO service is splendid.  However I have to confess that neither the Malankaran nor the Coptic priest wore particularly appealing vestments IMO; I find myself pining for the grapevine pattern of Pulickal Brothers, and the apron like stole on the Coptic priest is strange (I prefer those which more closely resemble a hamnikho or epitrachelion), although I like his mitre a great deal.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Amatorus on October 11, 2015, 07:01:13 PM
In this picture you see the Holy Spear that pierced the side of our Lord:

(https://easterndiocese.smugmug.com/ArmenianChurchAroundtheWorld/Consecration-of-Holy-Muron/i-LZzWJqx/0/L/FEL_6288-L.jpg)

Dumb question: does that contain any relic such as a fragment of the actual Spear of Longinus? If not, has it ever been found?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on October 11, 2015, 07:28:49 PM
It's the actual Holy Spear, which was brought to Armenia by the Apostle Thaddeus.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on October 11, 2015, 07:31:49 PM
Icon of St. Thaddeus with the Holy Spear:

(http://www.aypoupen.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/%D5%BF%D5%A1%D5%BF%D5%A5%D6%85%D5%BD1.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonis on October 11, 2015, 07:56:27 PM
Just out of interest, is there any particular reason why Longinus would have a cross on his spear?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Aram on October 11, 2015, 08:11:10 PM
I have no idea how to find out whether or not this is true, but it was my impression when I visited Armenia and saw the spear that only a small part/fragment of the spear itself is actually the relic itself. The cross in the spear dates from much later. The relic itself didn't surface until the 11th century--it's one of those relics that popped up with the Crusaders.

There's also the problem that the spear doesn't actually resemble a Roman spear. But, that's another discussion altogether.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Amatorus on October 11, 2015, 08:47:50 PM
I have no idea how to find out whether or not this is true, but it was my impression when I visited Armenia and saw the spear that only a small part/fragment of the spear itself is actually the relic itself. The cross in the spear dates from much later. The relic itself didn't surface until the 11th century--it's one of those relics that popped up with the Crusaders.

There's also the problem that the spear doesn't actually resemble a Roman spear. But, that's another discussion altogether.

I think the fragment is much more likely. Of course, there's the popular atheist adage that if you collected up all of the claims of relics from the True Cross, you'd have enough wood to build Noah's Ark. Which I don't believe after seeing all the claims but unfortunately I do think there are some dishonest cases after all the centuries. Is there any story for how/where the Spear of Longinus was found?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonis on October 11, 2015, 09:18:35 PM
I have no idea how to find out whether or not this is true, but it was my impression when I visited Armenia and saw the spear that only a small part/fragment of the spear itself is actually the relic itself. The cross in the spear dates from much later. The relic itself didn't surface until the 11th century--it's one of those relics that popped up with the Crusaders.

There's also the problem that the spear doesn't actually resemble a Roman spear. But, that's another discussion altogether.
This makes sense, thank you!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on October 12, 2015, 08:29:49 AM
The combined pan OO service is splendid.  However I have to confess that neither the Malankaran nor the Coptic priest wore particularly appealing vestments IMO; I find myself pining for the grapevine pattern of Pulickal Brothers, and the apron like stole on the Coptic priest is strange (I prefer those which more closely resemble a hamnikho or epitrachelion), although I like his mitre a great deal.

I wish Coptic priests would begin serving fully vested again, like the priests of previous generations, instead of simply serving in a tonia.  It's nice that this priest at least wore and epitrachelion.  There is a gallery with more photos here (http://www.scooch.org/2015/10/news-from-holy-trinity-church-cheltenham-pa-cheltenham-parish-hosts-a-con-celebration/).
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: qawe on October 12, 2015, 08:40:50 AM
The combined pan OO service is splendid.  However I have to confess that neither the Malankaran nor the Coptic priest wore particularly appealing vestments IMO; I find myself pining for the grapevine pattern of Pulickal Brothers, and the apron like stole on the Coptic priest is strange (I prefer those which more closely resemble a hamnikho or epitrachelion), although I like his mitre a great deal.

I wish Coptic priests would begin serving fully vested again, like the priests of previous generations, instead of simply serving in a tonia.  It's nice that this priest at least wore and epitrachelion.  There is a gallery with more photos here (http://www.scooch.org/2015/10/news-from-holy-trinity-church-cheltenham-pa-cheltenham-parish-hosts-a-con-celebration/).

Here's a recent example of a fully vested Coptic priest: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153038072588860
(https://scontent-hkg3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t34.0-12/s720x720/11426695_10153038069463860_952465077_n.jpg?oh=8a40e4938974e8b619f2bc6fec9088d0&oe=561DB645)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Severian on October 12, 2015, 08:42:59 AM
Beard game is mad weak^
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on October 12, 2015, 08:45:26 AM
He's probably newly ordained.  Thanks for the photo, qawe.  Good to see.  :)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Deacon Lance on October 12, 2015, 11:24:57 AM
The combined pan OO service is splendid.  However I have to confess that neither the Malankaran nor the Coptic priest wore particularly appealing vestments IMO; I find myself pining for the grapevine pattern of Pulickal Brothers, and the apron like stole on the Coptic priest is strange (I prefer those which more closely resemble a hamnikho or epitrachelion), although I like his mitre a great deal.

I wish Coptic priests would begin serving fully vested again, like the priests of previous generations, instead of simply serving in a tonia.  It's nice that this priest at least wore and epitrachelion.  There is a gallery with more photos here (http://www.scooch.org/2015/10/news-from-holy-trinity-church-cheltenham-pa-cheltenham-parish-hosts-a-con-celebration/).
Why did this non-wearing of vestments start?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on October 12, 2015, 11:51:05 AM
During the time of H.H. Pope Shenouda III.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: FatherGiryus on October 12, 2015, 12:19:30 PM
During the time of H.H. Pope Shenouda III.

Any explanation as to why?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Jonathan on October 12, 2015, 12:41:04 PM
During the time of H.H. Pope Shenouda III.

Any explanation as to why?

A funny idea of humility. Like the tendancy not to let people kiss hands. In wish they would realize that it is the blessing of Christ people seek through them, and it is Christ who they manifest in the liturgy that they are denying glory, not themselves

Also a general ignorance of the meaning of these things so they're just seen as fancy emelishment without significance :(
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: FatherGiryus on October 12, 2015, 12:49:20 PM
During the time of H.H. Pope Shenouda III.

Any explanation as to why?

A funny idea of humility. Like the tendancy not to let people kiss hands. In wish they would realize that it is the blessing of Christ people seek through them, and it is Christ who they manifest in the liturgy that they are denying glory, not themselves

Also a general ignorance of the meaning of these things so they're just seen as fancy emelishment without significance :(

I would have thought it would just have been because of the heat.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: wgw on October 12, 2015, 12:58:23 PM
The combined pan OO service is splendid.  However I have to confess that neither the Malankaran nor the Coptic priest wore particularly appealing vestments IMO; I find myself pining for the grapevine pattern of Pulickal Brothers, and the apron like stole on the Coptic priest is strange (I prefer those which more closely resemble a hamnikho or epitrachelion), although I like his mitre a great deal.

I wish Coptic priests would begin serving fully vested again, like the priests of previous generations, instead of simply serving in a tonia.  It's nice that this priest at least wore and epitrachelion.  There is a gallery with more photos here (http://www.scooch.org/2015/10/news-from-holy-trinity-church-cheltenham-pa-cheltenham-parish-hosts-a-con-celebration/).

I agree wholeheartedly.  Note that Coptic Catholic priests still commonly wear an outer vestment according to photos I have found.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: wgw on October 12, 2015, 12:59:47 PM
The combined pan OO service is splendid.  However I have to confess that neither the Malankaran nor the Coptic priest wore particularly appealing vestments IMO; I find myself pining for the grapevine pattern of Pulickal Brothers, and the apron like stole on the Coptic priest is strange (I prefer those which more closely resemble a hamnikho or epitrachelion), although I like his mitre a great deal.

I wish Coptic priests would begin serving fully vested again, like the priests of previous generations, instead of simply serving in a tonia.  It's nice that this priest at least wore and epitrachelion.  There is a gallery with more photos here (http://www.scooch.org/2015/10/news-from-holy-trinity-church-cheltenham-pa-cheltenham-parish-hosts-a-con-celebration/).

Here's a recent example of a fully vested Coptic priest: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153038072588860
(https://scontent-hkg3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t34.0-12/s720x720/11426695_10153038069463860_952465077_n.jpg?oh=8a40e4938974e8b619f2bc6fec9088d0&oe=561DB645)

Presumably there is nothing stopping priests from wearing a full set of vestments?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on October 12, 2015, 03:12:56 PM
During the time of H.H. Pope Shenouda III.

Any explanation as to why?

A funny idea of humility. Like the tendancy not to let people kiss hands. In wish they would realize that it is the blessing of Christ people seek through them, and it is Christ who they manifest in the liturgy that they are denying glory, not themselves

Also a general ignorance of the meaning of these things so they're just seen as fancy emelishment without significance :(

I would have thought it would just have been because of the heat.

I wondered about that, too, but as hot and humid as it gets in India, this particular custom never seems to have been considered as a possibility. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: FatherGiryus on October 12, 2015, 04:31:14 PM
During the time of H.H. Pope Shenouda III.

Any explanation as to why?

A funny idea of humility. Like the tendancy not to let people kiss hands. In wish they would realize that it is the blessing of Christ people seek through them, and it is Christ who they manifest in the liturgy that they are denying glory, not themselves

Also a general ignorance of the meaning of these things so they're just seen as fancy emelishment without significance :(

I would have thought it would just have been because of the heat.

I wondered about that, too, but as hot and humid as it gets in India, this particular custom never seems to have been considered as a possibility.

Yes, but Indians like the heat...    ;)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on October 12, 2015, 04:46:14 PM
During the time of H.H. Pope Shenouda III.

Any explanation as to why?

A funny idea of humility. Like the tendancy not to let people kiss hands. In wish they would realize that it is the blessing of Christ people seek through them, and it is Christ who they manifest in the liturgy that they are denying glory, not themselves

Also a general ignorance of the meaning of these things so they're just seen as fancy emelishment without significance :(

I would have thought it would just have been because of the heat.

I wondered about that, too, but as hot and humid as it gets in India, this particular custom never seems to have been considered as a possibility.

Yes, but Indians like the heat...    ;)

Not that kind of heat...I promise. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: FatherGiryus on October 12, 2015, 05:29:48 PM
During the time of H.H. Pope Shenouda III.

Any explanation as to why?

A funny idea of humility. Like the tendancy not to let people kiss hands. In wish they would realize that it is the blessing of Christ people seek through them, and it is Christ who they manifest in the liturgy that they are denying glory, not themselves

Also a general ignorance of the meaning of these things so they're just seen as fancy emelishment without significance :(

I would have thought it would just have been because of the heat.

I wondered about that, too, but as hot and humid as it gets in India, this particular custom never seems to have been considered as a possibility.

Yes, but Indians like the heat...    ;)

Not that kind of heat...I promise.

Dunno, that looks plenty hot to me...

(http://www.weirduniverse.net/images/uploads/71845423passport_thumb.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on October 12, 2015, 05:42:54 PM
During the time of H.H. Pope Shenouda III.

Any explanation as to why?

A funny idea of humility. Like the tendancy not to let people kiss hands. In wish they would realize that it is the blessing of Christ people seek through them, and it is Christ who they manifest in the liturgy that they are denying glory, not themselves

Also a general ignorance of the meaning of these things so they're just seen as fancy emelishment without significance :(

I would have thought it would just have been because of the heat.

I wondered about that, too, but as hot and humid as it gets in India, this particular custom never seems to have been considered as a possibility.

Yes, but Indians like the heat...    ;)

Not that kind of heat...I promise.

Dunno, that looks plenty hot to me...

(http://www.weirduniverse.net/images/uploads/71845423passport_thumb.jpg)


We only wear that during the Christmas season, it's cooler during that time.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: wgw on October 12, 2015, 05:55:20 PM
That individual is of course a nihang, a sort of Sikh saddhu, and interestingly there is a massive amountof hair in that turban.  I have read about him; he also rides a motorcycle, which itself seems a daunting prospect. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: DeniseDenise on October 12, 2015, 06:36:12 PM
That individual is of course a nihang, a sort of Sikh saddhu, and interestingly there is a massive amountof hair in that turban.  I have read about him; he also rides a motorcycle, which itself seems a daunting prospect.


Nice job, telling someone of Indian background about an Indian.


Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: wgw on October 12, 2015, 06:38:10 PM
That individual is of course a nihang, a sort of Sikh saddhu, and interestingly there is a massive amountof hair in that turban.  I have read about him; he also rides a motorcycle, which itself seems a daunting prospect.


Nice job, telling someone of Indian background about an Indian.

I was of course addresing non-Indian members, and also any who might be unaware of who this fellow is (I would not as a rule expect for example Malankaran laity to have much knowledge about particular Sikhs; I just happen to have read about this man elsewhere on the Net in the course of researching Sikhism).

Edit:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2736691/The-Turbanator-Devout-Sikh-wears-world-s-largest-turban-takes-six-hours-weighs-100lb.html
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on October 12, 2015, 06:40:07 PM
That individual is of course a nihang, a sort of Sikh saddhu, and interestingly there is a massive amountof hair in that turban.  I have read about him; he also rides a motorcycle, which itself seems a daunting prospect.


Nice job, telling someone of Indian background about an Indian.

I was of course addresing non-Indian members bloviating.

FIFY.  ;)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: FatherGiryus on October 12, 2015, 06:47:19 PM
That individual is of course a nihang, a sort of Sikh saddhu, and interestingly there is a massive amountof hair in that turban.  I have read about him; he also rides a motorcycle, which itself seems a daunting prospect.


Nice job, telling someone of Indian background about an Indian.

I was of course addresing non-Indian members bloviating.

FIFY.  ;)

Then there's 'boviating,' which is talking about Sacred Cows...   8)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: DeniseDenise on October 12, 2015, 06:54:57 PM
That individual is of course a nihang, a sort of Sikh saddhu, and interestingly there is a massive amountof hair in that turban.  I have read about him; he also rides a motorcycle, which itself seems a daunting prospect.


Nice job, telling someone of Indian background about an Indian.

I was of course addresing non-Indian members bloviating.

FIFY.  ;)

Then there's 'boviating,' which is talking about Sacred Cows...   8)

That's a different thread Father.....
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on October 12, 2015, 06:55:34 PM
That individual is of course a nihang, a sort of Sikh saddhu, and interestingly there is a massive amountof hair in that turban.  I have read about him; he also rides a motorcycle, which itself seems a daunting prospect.


Nice job, telling someone of Indian background about an Indian.

I was of course addresing non-Indian members bloviating.

FIFY.  ;)

Then there's 'boviating,' which is talking about Sacred Cows...   8)

It's funny, "bloviating" is one of those words you rarely hear in real life, but it must've been used 20 different times by 20 different posters to describe good ole wgw's posts on these boards.  Gotta love him!  ;D

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/6y4qnQ0tEUE/hqdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: FatherGiryus on October 12, 2015, 07:20:53 PM
That individual is of course a nihang, a sort of Sikh saddhu, and interestingly there is a massive amountof hair in that turban.  I have read about him; he also rides a motorcycle, which itself seems a daunting prospect.


Nice job, telling someone of Indian background about an Indian.

I was of course addresing non-Indian members bloviating.

FIFY.  ;)

Then there's 'boviating,' which is talking about Sacred Cows...   8)

That's a different thread Father.....

Ooops... hope I don't get greened for cross-posting.  Anyway, I apologize for the derailment.  Let's get back to hot Indian vestments!    ???
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: DeniseDenise on October 12, 2015, 07:23:19 PM
are Vestments generally man made fabrics?  (I didn't want to say the P word) 


if so, thats why they are are warmer...and maybe the Indian ones are silk?


*rampant speculation*
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Aram on October 12, 2015, 08:05:29 PM
All this heat talk reminds me of a Sunday I was serving in a church in a small town in Armenia in the middle of the summer. It was hot, and this particular church was a small, oppressively oven-esque space. One of the deacons told me to stand on the stones instead of the rugs, as it would be cooler, but that didn't help much. We were all roasting.

All of the sudden, in the middle of the liturgy, one of the altar boys just walks off. He takes off his slippers and robe and steps out in the street for about five minutes, then comes back. Why? He just needed to cool down. Better to take a breather than pass out!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: NicholasMyra on October 12, 2015, 09:06:13 PM
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(http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/galleries/2013/Review_LukeSkywalkerXwingPilotOTC/Review_LukeSkywalkerXwingPilotOTC_still.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Jonathan on October 12, 2015, 09:15:46 PM
During the time of H.H. Pope Shenouda III.

Any explanation as to why?

A funny idea of humility. Like the tendancy not to let people kiss hands. In wish they would realize that it is the blessing of Christ people seek through them, and it is Christ who they manifest in the liturgy that they are denying glory, not themselves

Also a general ignorance of the meaning of these things so they're just seen as fancy emelishment without significance :(

I would have thought it would just have been because of the heat.

I don't think is suddenly got hotter 40 years ago... Prior to that you don't see photos of such abbreviated vestments.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Jonathan on October 12, 2015, 09:19:15 PM
The combined pan OO service is splendid.  However I have to confess that neither the Malankaran nor the Coptic priest wore particularly appealing vestments IMO; I find myself pining for the grapevine pattern of Pulickal Brothers, and the apron like stole on the Coptic priest is strange (I prefer those which more closely resemble a hamnikho or epitrachelion), although I like his mitre a great deal.

I wish Coptic priests would begin serving fully vested again, like the priests of previous generations, instead of simply serving in a tonia.  It's nice that this priest at least wore and epitrachelion.  There is a gallery with more photos here (http://www.scooch.org/2015/10/news-from-holy-trinity-church-cheltenham-pa-cheltenham-parish-hosts-a-con-celebration/).

Here's a recent example of a fully vested Coptic priest: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153038072588860
(https://scontent-hkg3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t34.0-12/s720x720/11426695_10153038069463860_952465077_n.jpg?oh=8a40e4938974e8b619f2bc6fec9088d0&oe=561DB645)

Presumably there is nothing stopping priests from wearing a full set of vestments?

It is considered taqs (rubrics) now that you have to dress one down from the bishop. So the bishops just wear stoles, or just tonyas, and the priests have to wear just tonias. When the bishop isn't around they can wear more, but then it starts to look to people like they only do it behind the bishops back. I've yet to see a bishop wear even an omophorian.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: wgw on October 13, 2015, 07:47:00 AM
That individual is of course a nihang, a sort of Sikh saddhu, and interestingly there is a massive amountof hair in that turban.  I have read about him; he also rides a motorcycle, which itself seems a daunting prospect.


Nice job, telling someone of Indian background about an Indian.

I was of course addresing non-Indian members bloviating.

FIFY.  ;)

Then there's 'boviating,' which is talking about Sacred Cows...   8)

That's a different thread Father.....

Ooops... hope I don't get greened for cross-posting.  Anyway, I apologize for the derailment.  Let's get back to hot Indian vestments!    ???

While I find the Indian made vestments used by the Syriac Orthodox to be very dignified and elegant, it had not occurred to me to regard them as "hot."   :P

At various times SOC clergy at least wear just the hamnikho (epitrachelion) as in the Byzantine Rite, but the Phayno is worn during the divine liturgy.  Curiously the hamnikho is worn by itself in my experience when distributing the Eucharist.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on October 13, 2015, 10:57:55 AM
The combined pan OO service is splendid.  However I have to confess that neither the Malankaran nor the Coptic priest wore particularly appealing vestments IMO; I find myself pining for the grapevine pattern of Pulickal Brothers, and the apron like stole on the Coptic priest is strange (I prefer those which more closely resemble a hamnikho or epitrachelion), although I like his mitre a great deal.

I wish Coptic priests would begin serving fully vested again, like the priests of previous generations, instead of simply serving in a tonia.  It's nice that this priest at least wore and epitrachelion.  There is a gallery with more photos here (http://www.scooch.org/2015/10/news-from-holy-trinity-church-cheltenham-pa-cheltenham-parish-hosts-a-con-celebration/).

Here's a recent example of a fully vested Coptic priest: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153038072588860
(https://scontent-hkg3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t34.0-12/s720x720/11426695_10153038069463860_952465077_n.jpg?oh=8a40e4938974e8b619f2bc6fec9088d0&oe=561DB645)

Presumably there is nothing stopping priests from wearing a full set of vestments?

It is considered taqs (rubrics) now that you have to dress one down from the bishop. So the bishops just wear stoles, or just tonyas, and the priests have to wear just tonias. When the bishop isn't around they can wear more, but then it starts to look to people like they only do it behind the bishops back. I've yet to see a bishop wear even an omophorian.

Let's hope this gets fixed under the new Pope.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: TheTrisagion on October 13, 2015, 11:21:34 AM
Sounds like a letter writing campaign is needed.  ;)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on October 19, 2015, 10:32:32 AM
Remban (monk) Phinehas of Malekuriz dayara (Holy Cross mount Monastery) on his typewriter.  It is very inspiring to see how little these monks possess and how joyful they are.

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/11205521_10154443730934368_8853750942010130956_n.jpg?oh=ac6bd1acced901086ba11fb9c9ec5db5&oe=56D3581C)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: jobin219 on October 20, 2015, 09:38:37 AM
Most Rev. Arch Chorepiscopa Dr. Kurian Kaniamparambil (103 years) reposed in the Lord. He is the senior most priest in the entire Syriac Orthodox Church. An avid scholar with many publications during his tenure, the greatest achievement of his life was considered to be the translation of the complete Holy Bible, from ancient Pshitho Syriac text to Malayalam for the first time, which was released on August 2, 1994



(https://scontent.fmaa1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/12115507_905448949548533_8773003131955477368_n.jpg?oh=7542148b5d5c451e0caeeb91ea2b2335&oe=56C1B1F7)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Amatorus on October 21, 2015, 01:57:25 PM
Praised Be
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on October 21, 2015, 11:50:59 PM
Praised Be
When people us to praise him for his contributions; his standard response was : "The Lord has a need for this donkey today, thats all." 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: biro on October 21, 2015, 11:55:42 PM
Memory eternal.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on October 26, 2015, 10:19:23 PM
Photos from the Oriental Orthodox Concelebrated Liturgy on October 24, 2015 held  at St. Mark's Syriac Orthodox Cathedral, Teaneck, NJ
(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/12049161_971467862891383_6465016607463058643_n.jpg?oh=47776196f86efcd44cc65e4632176f31&oe=56849178)

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/12189110_971467976224705_1636876508958013736_n.jpg?oh=4fbbaef43aef9bb8a38d2de73c5c7cbb&oe=56C2E5F7)

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfl1/v/t1.0-9/12049165_971467779558058_1757735462177663770_n.jpg?oh=fdf61255d1a3a80d9af2cd3fbbc68105&oe=56BC0BB9)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on October 27, 2015, 09:20:53 AM
Really beautiful!  :)

(And I love the logo of the Coptic photographer!)

More here:

http://www.scooch.org/2015/10/oriental-orthodox-christians-gather-to-honor-h-h-mor-ignatius-aphrem-ii-and-concelebrate-annual-liturgy/

https://www.facebook.com/officialSCOOCH
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: DeniseDenise on October 27, 2015, 10:23:20 AM
is that lace?  How interesting and kinda cool!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on October 27, 2015, 11:38:09 AM
is that lace?  How interesting and kinda cool!

Yes.  My late bishop recommended not using it because it's not traditional in the way a plain white alb/sticharion is (we probably got it through Latin influence), but it is common enough not to be considered odd.   
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: FatherGiryus on October 27, 2015, 11:46:28 AM
is that lace?  How interesting and kinda cool!

Yes.  My late bishop recommended not using it because it's not traditional in the way a plain white alb/sticharion is (we probably got it through Latin influence), but it is common enough not to be considered odd.   

Lace is cooler, but it isn't cool.  #banthelace
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on October 27, 2015, 11:49:32 AM
is that lace?  How interesting and kinda cool!

Yes.  My late bishop recommended not using it because it's not traditional in the way a plain white alb/sticharion is (we probably got it through Latin influence), but it is common enough not to be considered odd.   

Lace is cooler, but it isn't cool.  #banthelace

I suspect that is part of the appeal. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: FatherGiryus on October 27, 2015, 11:55:29 AM
is that lace?  How interesting and kinda cool!

Yes.  My late bishop recommended not using it because it's not traditional in the way a plain white alb/sticharion is (we probably got it through Latin influence), but it is common enough not to be considered odd.   

Lace is cooler, but it isn't cool.  #banthelace

I suspect that is part of the appeal.

But, saying Indians don't like the heat is like saying the Japanese don't like raw fish.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on October 27, 2015, 12:24:14 PM
is that lace?  How interesting and kinda cool!

Yes.  My late bishop recommended not using it because it's not traditional in the way a plain white alb/sticharion is (we probably got it through Latin influence), but it is common enough not to be considered odd.   

Lace is cooler, but it isn't cool.  #banthelace

I suspect that is part of the appeal.

But, saying Indians don't like the heat is like saying the Japanese don't like raw fish.

They like heat, sure.  But not that sort of heat.  :P
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: FatherGiryus on October 27, 2015, 12:35:53 PM
is that lace?  How interesting and kinda cool!

Yes.  My late bishop recommended not using it because it's not traditional in the way a plain white alb/sticharion is (we probably got it through Latin influence), but it is common enough not to be considered odd.   

Lace is cooler, but it isn't cool.  #banthelace

I suspect that is part of the appeal.

But, saying Indians don't like the heat is like saying the Japanese don't like raw fish.

They like heat, sure.  But not that sort of heat.  :P

Bollywood heat?  As in wet saris and musical cop movies?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on October 27, 2015, 12:38:02 PM
Bollywood heat?  As in wet saris and musical cop movies?

The kind of heat I had in mind is more like "wet sari" than "musical cop", but it's not the kind of "wet sari" you'd ever want to warm up with.  Some vestments are made of sari fabric, none are made from police uniforms, etc.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: FatherGiryus on October 27, 2015, 12:54:09 PM
Bollywood heat?  As in wet saris and musical cop movies?

The kind of heat I had in mind is more like "wet sari" than "musical cop", but it's not the kind of "wet sari" you'd ever want to warm up with.  Some vestments are made of sari fabric, none are made from police uniforms, etc.

Too bad.  Indian cops seem awesome (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcrKh092wv0)...
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on October 27, 2015, 12:58:40 PM
Bollywood heat?  As in wet saris and musical cop movies?

The kind of heat I had in mind is more like "wet sari" than "musical cop", but it's not the kind of "wet sari" you'd ever want to warm up with.  Some vestments are made of sari fabric, none are made from police uniforms, etc.

Too bad.  Indian cops seem awesome (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcrKh092wv0)...

They are not that awesome when we need them to deal with problems at churches.  :P
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on October 27, 2015, 01:47:21 PM
is that lace?  How interesting and kinda cool!

Yes.  My late bishop recommended not using it because it's not traditional in the way a plain white alb/sticharion is (we probably got it through Latin influence), but it is common enough not to be considered odd.   

Lace is cooler, but it isn't cool.  #banthelace

I suspect that is part of the appeal.

But, saying Indians don't like the heat is like saying the Japanese don't like raw fish.

I don't think anyone of any nationality relishes being stank and sweaty.  Serving in North American churches with the AC turned off in the heat of the summer (because someone on the board is pinching pennies or because someone in the back row is complaining their kid is catching a cold) could drive any deacon or priest to wish he were serving in a lace sticharion.  I can only imagine how priests and deacons in Kerala must feel.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: FatherGiryus on October 27, 2015, 01:52:15 PM
is that lace?  How interesting and kinda cool!

Yes.  My late bishop recommended not using it because it's not traditional in the way a plain white alb/sticharion is (we probably got it through Latin influence), but it is common enough not to be considered odd.   

Lace is cooler, but it isn't cool.  #banthelace

I suspect that is part of the appeal.

But, saying Indians don't like the heat is like saying the Japanese don't like raw fish.

I don't think anyone of any nationality relishes being stank and sweaty.  Serving in North American churches with the AC turned off in the heat of the summer (because someone on the board is pinching pennies or because someone in the back row is complaining their kid is catching a cold) could drive any deacon or priest to wish he were serving in a lace sticharion.  I can only imagine how priests and deacons in Kerala must feel.

I assisted at a liturgy in Palm Desert when the AC went out.  By the time we ended, it was 105° F inside and 107° outside.  I thought the bishop was going to melt.

Of course, it was 'dry heat.'

 ::)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on October 27, 2015, 03:53:54 PM
is that lace?  How interesting and kinda cool!

Yes.  My late bishop recommended not using it because it's not traditional in the way a plain white alb/sticharion is (we probably got it through Latin influence), but it is common enough not to be considered odd.   

Lace is cooler, but it isn't cool.  #banthelace

I suspect that is part of the appeal.

But, saying Indians don't like the heat is like saying the Japanese don't like raw fish.

I don't think anyone of any nationality relishes being stank and sweaty.  Serving in North American churches with the AC turned off in the heat of the summer (because someone on the board is pinching pennies or because someone in the back row is complaining their kid is catching a cold) could drive any deacon or priest to wish he were serving in a lace sticharion.  I can only imagine how priests and deacons in Kerala must feel.

I assisted at a liturgy in Palm Desert when the AC went out.  By the time we ended, it was 105° F inside and 107° outside.  I thought the bishop was going to melt.

Of course, it was 'dry heat.'

 ::)


Not under the cassocks it wasn't.  ;)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on October 27, 2015, 03:56:31 PM
is that lace?  How interesting and kinda cool!

Yes.  My late bishop recommended not using it because it's not traditional in the way a plain white alb/sticharion is (we probably got it through Latin influence), but it is common enough not to be considered odd.   

Lace is cooler, but it isn't cool.  #banthelace

I suspect that is part of the appeal.

But, saying Indians don't like the heat is like saying the Japanese don't like raw fish.

I don't think anyone of any nationality relishes being stank and sweaty.  Serving in North American churches with the AC turned off in the heat of the summer (because someone on the board is pinching pennies or because someone in the back row is complaining their kid is catching a cold) could drive any deacon or priest to wish he were serving in a lace sticharion.  I can only imagine how priests and deacons in Kerala must feel.

I assisted at a liturgy in Palm Desert when the AC went out.  By the time we ended, it was 105° F inside and 107° outside.  I thought the bishop was going to melt.

Of course, it was 'dry heat.'

 ::)


Not under the cassocks it wasn't.  ;)

This is so in truth, amen.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: FatherGiryus on October 27, 2015, 04:10:23 PM
is that lace?  How interesting and kinda cool!

Yes.  My late bishop recommended not using it because it's not traditional in the way a plain white alb/sticharion is (we probably got it through Latin influence), but it is common enough not to be considered odd.   

Lace is cooler, but it isn't cool.  #banthelace

I suspect that is part of the appeal.

But, saying Indians don't like the heat is like saying the Japanese don't like raw fish.

I don't think anyone of any nationality relishes being stank and sweaty.  Serving in North American churches with the AC turned off in the heat of the summer (because someone on the board is pinching pennies or because someone in the back row is complaining their kid is catching a cold) could drive any deacon or priest to wish he were serving in a lace sticharion.  I can only imagine how priests and deacons in Kerala must feel.

I assisted at a liturgy in Palm Desert when the AC went out.  By the time we ended, it was 105° F inside and 107° outside.  I thought the bishop was going to melt.

Of course, it was 'dry heat.'

 ::)


Not under the cassocks it wasn't.  ;)

What goes on under cassocks deserves to stay there.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: DeniseDenise on October 27, 2015, 04:13:02 PM
First rule of Cassock Club, is to never talk about Cassock Club.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on October 27, 2015, 04:31:30 PM
First rule of Cassock Club, is to never talk about Cassock Club.

That's good advice.  I remember once, after a long, hot, humid summer day, whispering a comment to a priest friend.  He agreed with my assessment, but we were overheard by some amused youths. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on October 27, 2015, 04:35:01 PM
When some teens were asking an Abouna about how he can handle his black heavy cloak in the 90+ degree weather that day, Abouna replied, "Habibi, we priests are not wimps."
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: FatherGiryus on October 27, 2015, 06:09:08 PM
When some teens were asking an Abouna about how he can handle his black heavy cloak in the 90+ degree weather that day, Abouna replied, "Habibi, we priests are not wimps."

It's not so bad, really, if you dress appropriately year round.  That means a thermal undershirt when it hits 70° or a wool vest.  Both when it drops to 65°.  People laugh when they see me running around in 90° weather wearing a long sleeve flannel shirt and denims, not realizing that's I'm way more comfortable than the guys who wear t-shirts and shorts year-round and can't handle being without AC for more than a few minutes.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: IXOYE on October 27, 2015, 06:12:24 PM
is that lace?  How interesting and kinda cool!

Yes.  My late bishop recommended not using it because it's not traditional in the way a plain white alb/sticharion is (we probably got it through Latin influence), but it is common enough not to be considered odd.   

Lace is cooler, but it isn't cool.  #banthelace

Amen!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on November 04, 2015, 03:38:27 AM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/21/Anthony_the_Great_armenia.jpg/455px-Anthony_the_Great_armenia.jpg)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anthony_the_Great_armenia.jpg

Interesting 16th century rendering of St. Anthony the Great by an unknown Armenian artist.  I guess the artist wouldn't have known what the desert looked like.  He painted St. Anthony in what seems like a green forest.   :)  St. Anthony is also dressed like an Armenian monk.  I guess we take it for granted that we have pictures and videos and whatnot showing us what other parts of the world look like.  Five hundred years ago, people just knew their own surroundings. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: They on November 06, 2015, 01:57:36 AM
(http://s14.postimg.org/diphnfr2p/eucaristia_igreja_sirian_ortodoxa_sir_aca_s_o_lu.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: They on November 06, 2015, 01:58:24 AM
(http://s24.postimg.org/nmnzn9dn9/Igreja_Sirian_Ortodoxa_de_Antioquia_terra_santa.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: They on November 06, 2015, 01:59:10 AM
(http://s30.postimg.org/e1m4xnyyp/igreja_sirian_ortodoxa_de_antiquia.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: They on November 06, 2015, 02:00:03 AM
(http://s18.postimg.org/rxwkbo7nd/IGREJA_SIRIAN_ORTODOXA_monge_copta.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: They on November 06, 2015, 02:00:51 AM
(http://s17.postimg.org/vfxpx36sv/jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: They on November 06, 2015, 02:01:33 AM
Get 'em while they're hot. Not sure how long post image dot org hosts photos.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: They on November 06, 2015, 02:02:23 AM
(http://s3.postimg.org/6vketvutf/Mar_Crisostomos_Moussa_Salama_Igreja_sirian_orto.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: They on November 06, 2015, 02:03:09 AM
(http://s17.postimg.org/datyaim27/Syriac_Boy.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: They on November 06, 2015, 02:04:49 AM
(http://s30.postimg.org/obt5ane81/igreja_sirian_ortodoxa_mar_severios_severius_mak.jpg)
One of my favorites.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: They on November 06, 2015, 02:05:47 AM
(http://s16.postimg.org/m085l8o7p/monges_coptas.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: They on November 06, 2015, 02:06:31 AM
(http://s28.postimg.org/b72o4gw7h/curtain_cross.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: They on November 06, 2015, 02:08:40 AM
(http://s14.postimg.org/4vgvn62mp/Coptic_Manuscripts.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: They on November 06, 2015, 02:09:54 AM
(http://s2.postimg.org/a3qv51zop/19873_446450240542_866115542_10881195_6055094_n.jpg)
An Armenian church. I got this from a public radio website who interviewed an Armenian professor about his garden.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: They on November 06, 2015, 02:10:49 AM
(http://s3.postimg.org/8hi24nykj/19873_446450265542_866115542_10881198_3646369_n.jpg)
I like this one too.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: They on November 06, 2015, 02:11:47 AM
(http://s1.postimg.org/eoekyv61b/36041_128355010552745_2454797_n.jpg)
Yay, Fr. Lazarus.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: They on November 06, 2015, 02:13:34 AM
(http://s2.postimg.org/u2bbl69rd/3292422417_5bc947d136.jpg)
Sorry for the onslaught of pictures. This is the first time back to the forums in probably a year, and saw this thread and realized I should share all the photos I've had on my computer for a long time.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: They on November 06, 2015, 02:14:18 AM
(http://s21.postimg.org/pgfahjgmf/520120810143444001_t607.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: They on November 06, 2015, 02:15:21 AM
(http://s18.postimg.org/oexliknuh/Copticmonksb_w.jpg)
I love this photo.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: They on November 06, 2015, 02:16:42 AM
(http://s13.postimg.org/de7p2c4mv/IMG_0028.jpg)
This one's great, too.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: They on November 06, 2015, 02:18:55 AM
(http://s22.postimg.org/kau1y3d3l/IMG_0079.jpg)
This is a Coptic cross in a southwestern US style, in an OCA monastery.  :)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on November 06, 2015, 02:45:23 AM
Beautiful pictures!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: They on November 09, 2015, 03:32:41 AM
Beautiful pictures!

I'm glad you enjoyed them!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on November 10, 2015, 01:17:36 PM
Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, H.H Ignatius Aphrem II and a Syriac Orthodox delegation is visiting Russia.. Some pictures from the visit.


with His Holiness Patriarch Kyrill I, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/11221702_913986382028123_6058517481470878432_n.jpg?oh=bf624d9b7d45d561ca4e184cde2e1424&oe=56B94063)

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/12235000_913986522028109_5880096257953651420_n.jpg?oh=2b1ec7710f8dc1af3183847c6bc2d20a&oe=56C605CE)

At St. Tikhon Orthodox University in Moscow
(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/12239624_846252632139171_3051172411715959066_n.jpg?oh=3dd4b914c117383ff437101b06197f63&oe=56C0F124)

 with His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, Head of the Department for External Church Relations in the Russian Orthodox Patriarchate of Moscow.
(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/12219590_846256228805478_5114311539581832330_n.jpg?oh=f31a7c96a61ca70c9a5e7229da5974cf&oe=56B5C632)

Also present where Archbishop Ezras Nersisyan,  of the Armenian Apostolic Church (Russian and Nor Nakhichevan diocese); Cor-Episcopos Samano Odisho, rector of the Assyrian Church of the East in Moscow;

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/12193391_913551432071618_1681013611276022127_n.jpg?oh=c370c57b40801a18a8e277bd98a74577&oe=56BC1944)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on November 10, 2015, 07:52:38 PM
(http://s22.postimg.org/kau1y3d3l/IMG_0079.jpg)
This is a Coptic cross in a southwestern US style, in an OCA monastery.  :)

Nice!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on November 11, 2015, 06:00:04 AM
(http://40.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lpw7v610oO1qf6x0eo1_1280.jpg)
Aba Gebha Madhen Bahta, a monk of Debre Damo.

(http://36.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lpw89ckGCK1qf6x0eo1_1280.jpg)
Aba Takelabe Aberha of Aba Yohannis monastery, Northern Ethiopia.“I came from my village, from the countryside to learn. I didn’t go home. I preferred to stay here. I’ve been here for 43 years.”
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: They on November 12, 2015, 01:41:44 AM
(http://40.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lpw7v610oO1qf6x0eo1_1280.jpg)
Aba Gebha Madhen Bahta, a monk of Debre Damo.

(http://36.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lpw89ckGCK1qf6x0eo1_1280.jpg)
Aba Takelabe Aberha of Aba Yohannis monastery, Northern Ethiopia.“I came from my village, from the countryside to learn. I didn’t go home. I preferred to stay here. I’ve been here for 43 years.”
Awesome!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on November 12, 2015, 02:04:28 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/w5wVgfU.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on November 12, 2015, 03:44:10 PM
Beautiful photo.  Is His Holiness simply receiving a gift here, or is he blessing something?  It looks like his eyes are closed in prayer.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Regnare on November 12, 2015, 10:24:46 PM
It looks to me like the blessing cross which is brought to a hierarch when he enters a church so that he can bless the assembled clergy and the congregation.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on November 12, 2015, 10:26:49 PM
Wonderful.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on November 13, 2015, 10:19:19 AM
It looks to me like the blessing cross which is brought to a hierarch when he enters a church so that he can bless the assembled clergy and the congregation.

That's what I thought, but I didn't want to be presumptuous.  If that's indeed what it is - and the Russian Church is pretty much sending the message that in their eyes, His Holiness is an Orthodox Patriarch - I couldn't be happier.  Glory to God!  May God bring our Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches into full communion soon.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on November 14, 2015, 02:11:36 AM
(https://citydesert.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/1389_1ethiopian_monk_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: They on November 14, 2015, 02:40:49 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/w5wVgfU.jpg)
It's encouraging and hopeful to see Russia meeting with the Syriacs, and not the Syrian Orthodox, as they're already in communion with the Syrian Orthodox. May God bless this.  8)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: They on November 14, 2015, 02:42:15 AM
(https://citydesert.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/1389_1ethiopian_monk_1.jpg)
The Ethiopians put me to shame!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Minnesotan on November 14, 2015, 02:42:22 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/w5wVgfU.jpg)
It's encouraging and hopeful to see Russia meeting with the Syriacs, and not the Syrian Orthodox, as they're already in communion with the Syrian Orthodox. May God bless this.  8)

By "Syrian Orthodox" you mean the Antiochians, right?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: They on November 14, 2015, 02:49:08 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/w5wVgfU.jpg)
It's encouraging and hopeful to see Russia meeting with the Syriacs, and not the Syrian Orthodox, as they're already in communion with the Syrian Orthodox. May God bless this.  8)

By "Syrian Orthodox" you mean the Antiochians, right?

Exactly.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on November 14, 2015, 12:05:01 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/w5wVgfU.jpg)
It's encouraging and hopeful to see Russia meeting with the Syriacs, and not the Syrian Orthodox, as they're already in communion with the Syrian Orthodox. May God bless this.  8)

By "Syrian Orthodox" you mean the Antiochians, right?

Exactly.

The Antiochians are Greeks.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: FatherGiryus on November 14, 2015, 12:07:23 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/w5wVgfU.jpg)
It's encouraging and hopeful to see Russia meeting with the Syriacs, and not the Syrian Orthodox, as they're already in communion with the Syrian Orthodox. May God bless this.  8)

By "Syrian Orthodox" you mean the Antiochians, right?

Exactly.

The Antiochians are Greeks.

We're Roum, thank you.

Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on November 14, 2015, 01:01:37 PM
The Antiochians are Greeks.

We're Roum, thank you.



Not in English.  :P
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: FatherGiryus on November 14, 2015, 01:14:54 PM
The Antiochians are Greeks.

We're Roum, thank you.



Not in English.  :P

And, we all know nothing in English ever counts. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on November 14, 2015, 01:17:57 PM
The Antiochians are Greeks.

We're Roum, thank you.



Not in English.  :P

And, we all know nothing in English ever counts. 

Are you sure you're not cradle Orthodox?  :P
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: FatherGiryus on November 14, 2015, 01:24:39 PM
The Antiochians are Greeks.

We're Roum, thank you.



Not in English.  :P

And, we all know nothing in English ever counts. 

Are you sure you're not cradle Orthodox?  :P

Sometimes I wonder.  Perhaps it was in a previous incarnation.

I was also Cleopatra in a previous life.  And, Pepin the Short.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on November 14, 2015, 01:31:02 PM
The Antiochians are Greeks.

We're Roum, thank you.



Not in English.  :P

And, we all know nothing in English ever counts. 

Are you sure you're not cradle Orthodox?  :P

Sometimes I wonder.  Perhaps it was in a previous incarnation.

I was also Cleopatra in a previous life.  And, Pepin the Short.


What interesting lives you've led.  I suspect I was just a bunch of brown farmers in succession.   
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: FatherGiryus on November 14, 2015, 02:48:47 PM
The Antiochians are Greeks.

We're Roum, thank you.



Not in English.  :P

And, we all know nothing in English ever counts. 

Are you sure you're not cradle Orthodox?  :P

Sometimes I wonder.  Perhaps it was in a previous incarnation.

I was also Cleopatra in a previous life.  And, Pepin the Short.


What interesting lives you've led.  I suspect I was just a bunch of brown farmers in succession.   

We probably shouldn't be talking like this... Shiny nothing might take us seriously.    ::)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on November 14, 2015, 02:55:51 PM
The Antiochians are Greeks.

We're Roum, thank you.



Not in English.  :P

And, we all know nothing in English ever counts. 

Are you sure you're not cradle Orthodox?  :P

Sometimes I wonder.  Perhaps it was in a previous incarnation.

I was also Cleopatra in a previous life.  And, Pepin the Short.


What interesting lives you've led.  I suspect I was just a bunch of brown farmers in succession.   

We probably shouldn't be talking like this... Shiny nothing might take us seriously.    ::)

"Shut up, Mor" also works.  ;)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: DeniseDenise on November 14, 2015, 04:13:38 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/w5wVgfU.jpg)


Do we know where this was? Just out of curiosity
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on November 14, 2015, 04:39:06 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/w5wVgfU.jpg)

Do we know where this was? Just out of curiosity

Pokrovsky Monastery in Moscow
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intercession_Monastery_(Moscow) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intercession_Monastery_(Moscow))
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: TheTrisagion on November 14, 2015, 07:58:17 PM
The Antiochians are Greeks.

We're Roum, thank you.



Not in English.  :P

And, we all know nothing in English ever counts. 

Are you sure you're not cradle Orthodox?  :P

Sometimes I wonder.  Perhaps it was in a previous incarnation.

I was also Cleopatra in a previous life.  And, Pepin the Short.


What interesting lives you've led.  I suspect I was just a bunch of brown farmers in succession.   
Or a series of livestock.

(http://www.cowism.com/uploads/5/3/6/3/5363764/5804187.jpg?361)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: They on November 14, 2015, 09:43:49 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/w5wVgfU.jpg)
It's encouraging and hopeful to see Russia meeting with the Syriacs, and not the Syrian Orthodox, as they're already in communion with the Syrian Orthodox. May God bless this.  8)

By "Syrian Orthodox" you mean the Antiochians, right?

Exactly.

The Antiochians are Greeks.

Okay.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on November 18, 2015, 01:58:59 AM
http://westernprelacy.org/western-prelacy-and-getty-museum-host-reception-and-viewing-of-canon-tables/

Canon tables:

(http://westernprelacy.org/wp-content/gallery/gettyreception2015/07-11231501.jpg)


(http://westernprelacy.org/wp-content/gallery/gettyreception2015/09-11231701.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on November 18, 2015, 02:00:12 AM
More canon tables:

(http://westernprelacy.org/wp-content/gallery/gettyreception2015/10-11231801.jpg)

(http://westernprelacy.org/wp-content/gallery/gettyreception2015/11-11231901.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on November 20, 2015, 02:43:50 AM
(http://gdb.rferl.org/E4C70FF0-B9DB-4B71-9F26-0EEAA29C5043_w640_r1_s_cx0_cy6_cw0.jpg)

http://www.azatutyun.am/content/article/27369396.html
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: They on November 23, 2015, 12:34:14 AM
More canon tables:

(http://westernprelacy.org/wp-content/gallery/gettyreception2015/10-11231801.jpg)

(http://westernprelacy.org/wp-content/gallery/gettyreception2015/11-11231901.jpg)
Beautiful
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on November 25, 2015, 03:45:18 AM
(http://oca.org/cdn/images/news/2015-1121-india.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on December 08, 2015, 12:04:39 AM
(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/12348163_772438742900003_2023076999552458782_n.jpg?oh=6c55162c89c29a9829cf6d5b3da830dd&oe=56E5E8CC)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on December 08, 2015, 12:43:24 AM
^I love it.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on December 08, 2015, 12:44:51 AM
A couple of weeks too late, but this one was circulating around Thanksgiving:



(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/12310588_739037552893025_2500270549273015740_n.jpg?oh=46daa865890c6a06b19f35759cf1eac2&oe=5719CA72)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on December 08, 2015, 12:46:15 AM
(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/12348163_772438742900003_2023076999552458782_n.jpg?oh=6c55162c89c29a9829cf6d5b3da830dd&oe=56E5E8CC)


It's too early for Christmas; Was this for the feast of St. Nicholas?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on December 09, 2015, 12:23:43 PM
Yes, it was.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on December 10, 2015, 01:16:05 AM
I have never seen this done in the Syriac tradition in India.... This is a prayer for the Syriac refugees who reached Arolsen, Germany. During the prayer, the priest's robe covers the people as a blessing and protection.

(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtl1/v/t1.0-9/12308815_925475547545873_6021823653222390682_n.jpg?oh=9e53e034080175f2854249e64cfb229e&oe=56EC450E)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on December 10, 2015, 10:43:53 AM
^^ There is a thread about such custom among various Orthodox traditions, and Mor Ephrem has posted similar picture from the Syriac tradition :)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on December 10, 2015, 11:44:20 AM
The Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches (SCOOCH) met on Tuesday, December 08, 2015 – to discuss a number of important issues facing the Oriental Orthodox Communion, including
- international dialogue with the Roman Catholic Church,
- the present genocide being carried out against the Christians of the Middle East,
- the persecution of the Orthodox Church of Eritrea and its lawful Patriarch H.H. Abune Antonious I by that nation’s government,
- the Standing Conference’s ongoing ministry to the Orthodox youth of America through its campus ministry (OCCM) and its youth ministry (SCOOYA).

(http://www.scooch.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/untitled.png)

The Standing Conference also welcome  Very Reverend Dr. Nathanael Symeonides of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops (http://assemblyofbishops.org/)  to discuss, renewing the dialogue between the representatives of the Oriental Orthodox and Eastern Orthodox Churches in North America.

Source: http://www.scooch.org/2015/12/syriac-orthodox-church-hosts-winter-2015-scooch-meeting-at-newly-christened-archdiocesan-center/
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on December 10, 2015, 01:18:35 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/9HquVdI.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/YjYO64V.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/lJ1r8Ze.jpg)

Source (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.637243229712727.1073743099.292018570901863&type=3)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on December 10, 2015, 09:00:30 PM
The Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches (SCOOCH) met on Tuesday, December 08, 2015 – to discuss a number of important issues facing the Oriental Orthodox Communion, including
- international dialogue with the Roman Catholic Church,
- the present genocide being carried out against the Christians of the Middle East,
- the persecution of the Orthodox Church of Eritrea and its lawful Patriarch H.H. Abune Antonious I by that nation’s government,
- the Standing Conference’s ongoing ministry to the Orthodox youth of America through its campus ministry (OCCM) and its youth ministry (SCOOYA).

(http://www.scooch.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/untitled.png)

The Standing Conference also welcome  Very Reverend Dr. Nathanael Symeonides of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops (http://assemblyofbishops.org/)  to discuss, renewing the dialogue between the representatives of the Oriental Orthodox and Eastern Orthodox Churches in North America.

Source: http://www.scooch.org/2015/12/syriac-orthodox-church-hosts-winter-2015-scooch-meeting-at-newly-christened-archdiocesan-center/

That's great news!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: They on December 14, 2015, 02:36:34 AM
Awesome!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on December 15, 2015, 10:45:19 PM
After being bombed and destroyed by Islamic insurgents in 2004, Mar Behnam and Mar Matti Church Syriac Orthodox Church in the Baghdad suburb of Dora was reopened and consecrated by Mor Severius Hawa, Archbishop of Baghdad and Basra
(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/12366376_928574017236026_3582985801758639742_n.jpg?oh=a55e4f51837f5b40d57ce158a410445e&oe=56DD68FA)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on December 15, 2015, 10:59:27 PM
That's wonderful.   :)

Are there other pictures of the church?  I bet it's beautiful.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: biro on December 16, 2015, 03:44:29 AM
Thanks be to God.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: mike on December 16, 2015, 01:09:58 PM
(http://cs628824.vk.me/v628824235/2ad37/s2Af9PJxWoA.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on December 16, 2015, 02:05:01 PM
^^ Great one  :D Ideal for a caption contest
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: mike on December 16, 2015, 02:05:43 PM
^^ Great one  :D Ideal for a caption contest

When I got that it was titled "Dalajlama is asking Santa for a present".
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: wgw on December 16, 2015, 08:17:41 PM
I wish we had more photos of the Dalai Lama tugging on the beards of Orthodox clerics.  I should like to see him do Metropolitan Kallistos Ware and my own Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Karim next.  :P
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on December 17, 2015, 08:45:09 PM
(https://mospat.ru/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/2413_IMG_3020.jpg)

On 12 December 2015, Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk, administrator of the Patriarchal parishes in the USA, met with Bishop David of New York and New England, the Coptic Church.

During the meeting, which took place at the Representation of the Moscow Patriarchate in New York, Bishop David expressed condolences on behalf of the Coptic Christians to the near and dear of the victims of terrorist attack aboard Russian A321plane blown up over Sinai. The situation of Christians in the Middle East was discussed, and Bishop John told Bishop David about endeavors undertaken by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia for the settlement of the situation in the region.

The guests from Egypt visited the St. Nicholas Patriarchal cathedral; Bishop John told them about its history and life at present. The hierarch expressed interest in the extension of bilateral relations.


https://mospat.ru/en/2015/12/15/news126089/
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: mike on December 18, 2015, 09:45:53 AM
I wish we had more photos of the Dalai Lama tugging on the beards of Orthodox clerics.  I should like to see him do Metropolitan Kallistos Ware and my own Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Karim next.  :P

Creepy...
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: FatherGiryus on December 18, 2015, 11:15:44 AM
I wish we had more photos of the Dalai Lama tugging on the beards of Orthodox clerics.  I should like to see him do Metropolitan Kallistos Ware and my own Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Karim next.  :P

As if the OCNET doesn't have enough beard - pulling to meet your needs...   :o
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on December 18, 2015, 12:19:35 PM
(https://mospat.ru/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/2413_IMG_3020.jpg)

On 12 December 2015, Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk, administrator of the Patriarchal parishes in the USA, met with Bishop David of New York and New England, the Coptic Church.

During the meeting, which took place at the Representation of the Moscow Patriarchate in New York, Bishop David expressed condolences on behalf of the Coptic Christians to the near and dear of the victims of terrorist attack aboard Russian A321plane blown up over Sinai. The situation of Christians in the Middle East was discussed, and Bishop John told Bishop David about endeavors undertaken by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia for the settlement of the situation in the region.

The guests from Egypt visited the St. Nicholas Patriarchal cathedral; Bishop John told them about its history and life at present. The hierarch expressed interest in the extension of bilateral relations.


https://mospat.ru/en/2015/12/15/news126089/

You know His Grace has recently been added to St. Vladimir's Board of Trustees.  I just found out about this a couple of days ago.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: TheTrisagion on December 18, 2015, 12:21:06 PM
Many years to His Grace!  :)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: FatherGiryus on December 18, 2015, 01:04:40 PM
(https://mospat.ru/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/2413_IMG_3020.jpg)

On 12 December 2015, Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk, administrator of the Patriarchal parishes in the USA, met with Bishop David of New York and New England, the Coptic Church.

During the meeting, which took place at the Representation of the Moscow Patriarchate in New York, Bishop David expressed condolences on behalf of the Coptic Christians to the near and dear of the victims of terrorist attack aboard Russian A321plane blown up over Sinai. The situation of Christians in the Middle East was discussed, and Bishop John told Bishop David about endeavors undertaken by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia for the settlement of the situation in the region.

The guests from Egypt visited the St. Nicholas Patriarchal cathedral; Bishop John told them about its history and life at present. The hierarch expressed interest in the extension of bilateral relations.


https://mospat.ru/en/2015/12/15/news126089/

You know His Grace has recently been added to St. Vladimir's Board of Trustees.  I just found out about this a couple of days ago.

Do you have a mailing address for him so I can send him a broom and dustpan, in the hopes that he can clean the place up (metaphorically speaking, of course)?   :D
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on December 18, 2015, 01:26:15 PM
Well, even if he got a vacuum cleaner, I am sure there is still plenty of things for him to clean up that is keeping him way too busy.  :P
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on December 29, 2015, 09:25:00 PM
I saw this picture of St. Nicholas Day celebration at St Gregorios Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church - Spokane, WA.  What is unusual is that in this picture the priest is wearing the Masnaptho on his head like a Bishop would. I know priests elevated as Cor Episcopas are allowed to wear the Masnaptho on their shoulders; but not on their heads like Episcopas.  I was wondering if this is someone stretching the vestment traditions on the feast of St. Nicholas or is there such a tradition ?

(https://scontent-mrs1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/1915861_1038028232923824_605534733698170929_n.jpg?oh=7e3e876ed3bff8d3bf1ae21c88cc0612&oe=570B34DA)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on December 29, 2015, 10:41:46 PM
My guess is that is not a priest at all, just someone wearing unconsecrated vestments to look like St Nicholas rather than a Santa Claus costume.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on December 29, 2015, 11:12:04 PM
My guess is that is not a priest at all, just someone wearing unconsecrated vestments to look like St Nicholas rather than a Santa Claus costume.

My parish priest once had a layman also dress up as a bishop with a beard and covering most of his face and head with a scarf to demonstrate to the children that this is the real St. Nicholas, who was a bishop.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on December 31, 2015, 11:45:16 PM
Makes perfect sense. Do you know how the modern Santa Claus costume came into being?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on January 01, 2016, 12:44:19 AM
I think it was a German influence.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Volnutt on January 01, 2016, 01:05:47 AM
Makes perfect sense. Do you know how the modern Santa Claus costume came into being?

You can see a gradual secularization and "winterization" of the episcopal robes (the adding of fur trim, for example) in a lot of European and American lineages through mixing with generic pagan-ish party imagery (the Ghost of Christmas Present is an example of the mixing of the strains). American cartoonist Thomas Nast in the mid-19th Century seems to have been the first to draw him in red, before that he was always in green, though I don't know why Nast did so. Then in the 1930s, illustrator Haddon Sundblom combined Nast's imagery with the Night Before Christmas when he created the adds for Coca-Cola.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on January 09, 2016, 02:14:55 AM
Christmas in New York:

(https://easterndiocese.smugmug.com/St-Vartan-Armenian-Cathedral/Christmas-2016-St-Vartan/i-ZWpb8ms/0/L/D61_7962-L.jpg)

(https://easterndiocese.smugmug.com/St-Vartan-Armenian-Cathedral/Christmas-2016-St-Vartan/i-MwSqh64/0/L/D61_8433-L.jpg)

https://easterndiocese.smugmug.com/St-Vartan-Armenian-Cathedral/Christmas-2016-St-Vartan/
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on January 09, 2016, 02:25:30 AM
Godfather of the Cross at Etchmiadzin:

(http://www.armenianchurch.org/resources/2016/01%20January/06-4.jpg)

http://www.armenianchurch.org/index.jsp?sid=3&nid=3077&y=2016&m=0&d=7
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on January 14, 2016, 10:40:15 PM
Mor Athansios Afrem, former Archbishop of Beirut, fell asleep today into the Lord in the USA. His grace was 83 years old. The Funeral Service will be held at Mor Aphrem Church in Central Falls, Rhode Island, on Tuesday January 19, 2016.

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlt1/t31.0-8/s960x960/12514039_875147362583031_2173053839916111222_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on January 18, 2016, 05:52:20 PM
St. Stephen's feast day in the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem:

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/v/t1.0-9/12509227_416822665194111_5997934380677452213_n.jpg?oh=fd49be6e65cec86166cd5879c8370428&oe=57349D6F)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on January 20, 2016, 02:22:59 AM
Is it a common thing for Armenian deacons wear mitres?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Aram on January 20, 2016, 02:27:06 AM
Is it a common thing for Armenian deacons wear mitres?
By tradition, Armenian deacons wear crowns on the feast of St. Stephen. In Jerusalem and Istanbul, deacons often wear crowns on other occasions, too. That's pretty much the extent of it.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on January 20, 2016, 02:41:56 AM
Is it a common thing for Armenian deacons wear mitres?
By tradition, Armenian deacons wear crowns on the feast of St. Stephen. In Jerusalem and Istanbul, deacons often wear crowns on other occasions, too. That's pretty much the extent of it.

Interesting, thanks.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: mike on January 20, 2016, 03:58:03 AM
Is it a common thing for Armenian deacons wear mitres?

I miss stashko.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on January 20, 2016, 03:57:23 PM
(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/12592243_986229964748475_8833358096505947822_n.jpg?oh=d72f0eda51e3d5467cb709ae8c074e22&oe=573D1209)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on January 20, 2016, 05:54:53 PM
Looks like a liturgy at a monastery. The men in the back without the kolonsowas are novices.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on January 20, 2016, 06:22:40 PM
Looks like a liturgy at a monastery. The men in the back without the kolonsowas are novices.

It is st. Pachomius monastery in the area of Luxor. But the most interesting fact for me is that most of the monks (especially the ones sitting on the floor) seem to be so bored... :P
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: FatherGiryus on January 20, 2016, 06:24:28 PM
Looks like a liturgy at a monastery. The men in the back without the kolonsowas are novices.

It is st. Pachomius monastery in the area of Luxor. But the most interesting fact for me is that most of the monks (especially the ones sitting on the floor) seem to be so bored... :P

To me, they just look over-heated...
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on January 20, 2016, 06:26:56 PM
Looks like a liturgy at a monastery. The men in the back without the kolonsowas are novices.

It is st. Pachomius monastery in the area of Luxor. But the most interesting fact for me is that most of the monks (especially the ones sitting on the floor) seem to be so bored... :P

It seems they're reading either an epistle or Old Testament prophecies of the Theophany.

Also it is Luxor, so, with all the layers they wear, Fr. G makes a point lol

Also the novices got chairs and they didn't. So not fair :P
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on January 21, 2016, 01:06:36 PM
Also it is Luxor, so, with all the layers they wear, Fr. G makes a point lol
But this time of the year? I don't think so ;) I've been to Luxor in July and yeah, it would be understable then ;)

Also the novices got chairs and they didn't. So not fair :P
That's what we call humility, I suppose :P
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: DeniseDenise on January 21, 2016, 01:08:57 PM
I have been to Luxor in January and it was pretty darn hot.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: FatherGiryus on January 21, 2016, 01:22:41 PM
Also the novices got chairs and they didn't. So not fair :P

Heat rises.  Think about it.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on January 21, 2016, 01:30:31 PM
I have been to Luxor in January and it was pretty darn hot.

OK, so it seems it may be really a reason ;)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on January 21, 2016, 07:16:05 PM
Also the novices got chairs and they didn't. So not fair :P

Heat rises.  Think about it.
Lol!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: FatherGiryus on January 21, 2016, 08:00:12 PM
Also the novices got chairs and they didn't. So not fair :P

Heat rises.  Think about it.
Lol!

How do I know this, you ask? 

I recall being in a very hot building in Greece years back, with a nice marble floor.  I touched it, and it felt ice cold.  After that, any time I got uncomfortably hot, all I had to do was get some 'floor time'...
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on January 21, 2016, 08:41:56 PM
Also the novices got chairs and they didn't. So not fair :P

Heat rises.  Think about it.
Lol!

How do I know this, you ask? 

I recall being in a very hot building in Greece years back, with a nice marble floor.  I touched it, and it felt ice cold.  After that, any time I got uncomfortably hot, all I had to do was get some 'floor time'...

with a marble floor, that is some extra coolness there. I know the feeling.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on January 23, 2016, 02:26:45 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Dg4UFJA.jpg)

Source (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=538093699699283&set=pcb.538094119699241&type=3&theater)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on January 31, 2016, 01:41:56 AM
The newly released Christians of Al-Qaryaten who were liberated from their kidnappers only yesterday; and their families reunited at the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate in Bab Touma, Damascus.  They were released yesterday after about 6 months of their abduction.

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlf1/v/t1.0-9/12661745_882986448465789_1542776948552531294_n.jpg?oh=9189bd99e937296194c273499c81da06&oe=5747B943)

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/12592709_882991558465278_8437995280742682496_n.jpg?oh=591601856376b96bcee164d8397e2ea2&oe=573990F6)

Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Volnutt on January 31, 2016, 01:51:45 AM
Praise God! :)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on January 31, 2016, 08:31:28 AM
The newly released Christians of Al-Qaryaten who were liberated from their kidnappers only yesterday; and their families reunited at the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate in Bab Touma, Damascus.  They were released yesterday after about 6 months of their abduction.

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlf1/v/t1.0-9/12661745_882986448465789_1542776948552531294_n.jpg?oh=9189bd99e937296194c273499c81da06&oe=5747B943)

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/12592709_882991558465278_8437995280742682496_n.jpg?oh=591601856376b96bcee164d8397e2ea2&oe=573990F6)

Praise God!

Two videos, the situation is really touching:
https://www.facebook.com/100606280034725/videos/929233880505290/
https://www.facebook.com/100606280034725/videos/929117667183578/
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on February 05, 2016, 05:16:11 PM
A Coptic monk of St. Anthony's monastery with the Christogram hand gesture of the ancient icon behind him:

(http://cdn.c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I0000LQm9lZnUBlY/s/750/750/MM7303-050925-01333.jpg)

Soure (http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2015/02/lessons-from-desert-by-dr-rowan.html)

Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: biro on February 05, 2016, 07:10:52 PM
Now that is a beard.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on February 08, 2016, 02:28:55 PM
Not a picture, but a video:

HG Mor Gregorios (Malankara Orthodox) and HG Mor Theophilos (Malankara Syriac Orthodox) praying together at St Anthony's Monastery, Egypt. (https://www.facebook.com/rijo.geevarghese/videos/1077685818919204/)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on February 08, 2016, 03:47:53 PM
Not a picture, but a video:

HG Mor Gregorios (Malankara Orthodox) and HG Mor Theophilos (Malankara Syriac Orthodox) praying together at St Anthony's Monastery, Egypt. (https://www.facebook.com/rijo.geevarghese/videos/1077685818919204/)

May the prayers of St. Anthony help unite!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on February 08, 2016, 04:50:47 PM
Not a picture, but a video:

HG Mor Gregorios (Malankara Orthodox) and HG Mor Theophilos (Malankara Syriac Orthodox) praying together at St Anthony's Monastery, Egypt. (https://www.facebook.com/rijo.geevarghese/videos/1077685818919204/)

May the prayers of St. Anthony help unite!

The sooner the better, amen. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on February 08, 2016, 07:37:04 PM
Not a picture, but a video:

HG Mor Gregorios (Malankara Orthodox) and HG Mor Theophilos (Malankara Syriac Orthodox) praying together at St Anthony's Monastery, Egypt. (https://www.facebook.com/rijo.geevarghese/videos/1077685818919204/)

(http://i.imgur.com/x6T6hn3.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/DWOCUpe.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on February 08, 2016, 07:55:10 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/S4Npdld.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/BKlogtZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on February 08, 2016, 08:24:10 PM
That's amazing!  May Christ help us continue in this path!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on February 10, 2016, 05:09:22 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/BKlogtZ.jpg)
Love the headscarf  ;D
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on February 13, 2016, 01:21:19 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/SqFSxFW.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on February 14, 2016, 05:35:59 PM
^^ Do you know what's the name of this service? Or is it a special occassion for something?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on February 14, 2016, 05:38:22 PM
^^ Do you know what's the name of this service? Or is it a special occassion for something?

I don't know what it's called, but it's for the feast of the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple (i.e., today). 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on February 14, 2016, 05:40:43 PM
^^ Do you know what's the name of this service? Or is it a special occassion for something?

I don't know what it's called, but it's for the feast of the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple (i.e., today).
Hmm, blessed fire for the candles? ???

It reminds me Serbian/Syriac/Indian tradion for the Nativity and Roman Catholic for Paschal Vigil.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Aram on February 15, 2016, 02:48:06 AM
It's not a service, it's a custom done by Armenians on the Feast of the Presentation. People jump over the fire. The whole thing is... Well, it's something.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on February 15, 2016, 02:24:31 PM
^^ A news-video feauting this ritual
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yF6H1RJILzQ
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on February 19, 2016, 02:09:52 AM
After much squinting, I recognized this Coptic icon of St. Philopateer Mercurius was painted in 1672 AD (or 1388 AM, Coptic year) in the ancient Church of St. Mercurius in Old Cairo (Ancient Coptic Cairo)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/63/Saint_Mercurius_killing_Iulian.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on February 23, 2016, 12:53:39 AM
(http://www.armenianchurch.org/resources/2016/02%20February/20-5.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on February 24, 2016, 06:09:28 PM
(http://orthodoxcuba.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Копия-IMG_0072-937x1024.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: mike on February 25, 2016, 07:45:46 AM
After much squinting, I recognized this Coptic icon of St. Philopateer Mercurius was painted in 1672 AD (or 1388 AM, Coptic year) in the ancient Church of St. Mercurius in Old Cairo (Ancient Coptic Cairo)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/63/Saint_Mercurius_killing_Iulian.jpg)

He has a spear in his hands, and two swords as well. And even two more swords floating above his head.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on February 25, 2016, 02:58:39 PM
After much squinting, I recognized this Coptic icon of St. Philopateer Mercurius was painted in 1672 AD (or 1388 AM, Coptic year) in the ancient Church of St. Mercurius in Old Cairo (Ancient Coptic Cairo)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/63/Saint_Mercurius_killing_Iulian.jpg)

He has a spear in his hands, and two swords as well. And even two more swords floating above his head.

There's also a bishop or abbot off to the right holding a staff in his left hand.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on February 25, 2016, 03:05:34 PM
I just realized something about that bishop.  Notice the liturgical dress.  It gives you a good idea of what a Coptic bishop wore during liturgy in the 1600s. Very similar to some EOs we see today.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on February 25, 2016, 03:32:58 PM
After much squinting, I recognized this Coptic icon of St. Philopateer Mercurius was painted in 1672 AD (or 1388 AM, Coptic year) in the ancient Church of St. Mercurius in Old Cairo (Ancient Coptic Cairo)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/63/Saint_Mercurius_killing_Iulian.jpg)

He has a spear in his hands, and two swords as well. And even two more swords floating above his head.

There's also a bishop or abbot off to the right holding a staff in his left hand.

It is also painted in a variety of colours.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on February 26, 2016, 09:02:05 PM
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/da/71/4a/da714a77f675bef758407fabf2d21633.jpg)

St. Sidhom Bishay (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidhom_Bishay) (middle)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on February 29, 2016, 05:28:42 PM
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/b9/a9/62/b9a962c7e72fe3835a1a74b2c36ebb49.jpg) (https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/b1/00/be/b100be9a192a026bfaa8b81125f2e50d.jpg)

Syriac Orthodox Liturgical epitrachelion, known as "batrashil" for the bishop, the bishop being "Bishop Athanasius Abraham Yaghmur of Nebek", "a scribe in the scriptorium at the monastery of Mar Musa al-Ḥabashi in Syria" (St. Moses the Abyssinian (http://www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2010/08/monastery-of-saint-moses-ethiopian-in.html), now under Syriac Catholic ownership (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monastery_of_Saint_Moses_the_Abyssinian)) and Mar Julian al-Qaryatein (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monastery_of_St._Elian) (sadly destroyed by ISIS).  Located in Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC.  The Met says this is dated 1336 (http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/14.137/), but Jennifer Ball from CUNY dated this 1534/5 (https://www.academia.edu/1236677/_A_Double-Headed_Eagle_Embroidery_From_Battlefield_to_Altar_in_Metropolitan_Museum_Journal._41_2006_59-64).  She gives the reasons for the discrepancy:

Quote
The historical inscription confirms the name of the Bishop Abraham Yaghmur but gives a date of 1648 in the Seleucid calendar (=1336/7 CE).  The Arabic and Syriac are of one hand and embroidered into a single pieceof silk, meaning that both inscriptions should bear the same date.  It is possible that the embroiderer copied an older fourteenth-century object.  That would explain why the style of the figures does not reflect sixteenth-century ecclesiastical embroideries, which attempt to model figures with shading and create some sense of three-dimensional space with architectural and landscape elements, nor Mamluk or Ottoman tastes, the ruling dynasties of sixteenth-century Syria.  However, the Arabic inscription naming the same Bishop Athanasius Abraham Yaghmur as the Syriac text, makes it very unlikely that it was copied from an earlier object, for it would rely on the existence of a fourteenth-century bishop of the same name.  While Athanasius Abraham is not an uncommon name, the added details of his father’s name, village, and his second or family name of  Yaghmur distinguish him from others.  The author could locate only one Athanasius Abraham in the fourteenth century, and he was a Maphrian, an important title likely to be indicated on the stole.  A Bishop Abraham from the “convent of Natpha [i.e. Nebek],” as al-Ḥabashi was sometimes known, is mentioned in 1319 CE.  However, in that case Abraham was probably the name taken upon ordination as bishop, as that is the only name given.  Moreover, the absence of the name Athanasius seems to point to a different person.  Furthermore, neither of these fourteenth-century bishops have the name Yaghmur or a father named ‛Isa, so far as we know.  This leaves the possibility that the numbers were written backwards and should be read as “one thousand 846” as opposed to 648.  Typically, artists, many of whom were illiterate, simply copied letters and numbers from their patron’s instructions when inscribing works.  When read as 1846 in the year of the Greeks, the object can be dated to 1534/5, certainly within the lifetime of our Bishop Athanasius Abraham Yaghmur.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on March 04, 2016, 02:28:33 AM
Reception organized by the "Council of the Heads of Churches in Iraq" in his honor of H.H Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch.

The reception was attended by: Mar Gewargis III Sleewa, Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East and Mar Adai II, Patriarch of the Ancient Church of the East as well. The reception was hosted by Archbishop Avag of the Armenian Orthodox Church.
(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/12790935_899993766765057_646424330773698200_n.jpg?oh=0c8f4074f5911672d65f6c868bf97a16&oe=57585E86)

Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on March 04, 2016, 04:46:03 PM
(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xal1/t31.0-8/s960x960/12771467_953228144768504_1247167110095290709_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on March 04, 2016, 05:52:06 PM
From the Divine Liturgy celebrated at St. Peter’s Malankara Syriac Orthodox Cathedral, Philadelphia, PA on 27-Feb-2016.

Fr. Abraham Wassef of St. Mina’s Coptic Orthodox Church, Holmdel, NJ co-celebrated the liturgy with Fr. Joy John and Fr. Jose Daniel of the Malankara Syriac Orthodox Church. Several youth members from the Coptic and Malankara church attended the Sapro, Third Hour, Sixth Hour prayers and the Divine Liturgy.

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/21522_1035203133184522_3613448231688774942_n.jpg?oh=3ce71bdb49c79a740110065a94d66e84&oe=575E7161)

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/12809560_1035203643184471_6936338477490083336_n.jpg?oh=620fcd9af36cea948a90261dbf10bdf1&oe=57958834)

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xla1/v/t1.0-9/12821352_1035203079851194_1216435480601289560_n.jpg?oh=da102c0a513a8340b31eeef2f375399e&oe=57535E10)

More Photos:  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1035203073184528.1073741834.493212490716925&type=3 (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1035203073184528.1073741834.493212490716925&type=3)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Regnare on March 04, 2016, 08:41:34 PM
Several youth members from the Coptic and Malankara church attended the Sapro, Third Hour, Sixth Hour prayers and the Divine Liturgy.

Is Sapro equivalent to Matins?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on March 05, 2016, 11:46:37 AM
Several youth members from the Coptic and Malankara church attended the Sapro, Third Hour, Sixth Hour prayers and the Divine Liturgy.

Is Sapro equivalent to Matins?

Yes.  It means "morning".
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Regnare on March 05, 2016, 03:21:55 PM
Several youth members from the Coptic and Malankara church attended the Sapro, Third Hour, Sixth Hour prayers and the Divine Liturgy.

Is Sapro equivalent to Matins?

Yes.  It means "morning".
Thanks!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on March 08, 2016, 02:36:17 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/TwSkJMy.jpg)

Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on March 08, 2016, 03:53:13 PM
^^ if there wasn't Syriac below the Greek text, I would be sure it's an ancient Greek icon ;) Well, the frames look also Syriac/Armenian (but could be Greek too).
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on March 11, 2016, 05:01:27 PM
Home away from home...

Armenian Liturgy at St Mark's Syrian Orthodox Monastery, Jerusalem:

(http://i.imgur.com/j3XJ7rz.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/mCG3O6x.jpg)

Indian Liturgy at St Anthony's Coptic Orthodox Monastery, Egypt:

(http://i.imgur.com/g1hMiPx.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/RWtBA6O.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Alpo on March 11, 2016, 05:16:05 PM
^I'm sure the local Copts appreciated the synths.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on March 11, 2016, 06:16:38 PM
^I'm sure the local Copts appreciated the synths.

Our bishops don't travel with those.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on March 11, 2016, 09:58:22 PM
Visit of the Serbian Patriarch Irinej to Saint Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Theological College (SACOTC) in Donvale, Australia
(http://soc.org.au/images/news/2016/11032016_mnogobrojni_susreti_patrijarh.jpg)

More photos and info at http://soc.org.au/en/news/405-many-meetings-in-melbourne-adelaide-and-sidney (http://soc.org.au/en/news/405-many-meetings-in-melbourne-adelaide-and-sidney)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on March 15, 2016, 09:57:06 PM
Oriental Orthodox churches meeting - New York, March 15, 2016
(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/10402822_10153961391092645_6715086996980732696_n.jpg?oh=9e878a0d643ea19b1977cf55b04d5fda&oe=578F1938)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on March 17, 2016, 10:26:37 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/B9NQfIA.jpg)

Source (https://www.facebook.com/dalealbertjohnson/posts/747757998658087?fref=nf)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on March 17, 2016, 10:52:52 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/kdVdgcE.jpg)

Source (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=933367790109891&set=pcb.933367903443213&type=3&theater)

HG Bp Suriel of Melbourne preaches this year's Lenten Retreat at St Vladimir's Seminary.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on March 23, 2016, 12:21:33 PM
Palm Sunday at Etchmiadzin:

http://www.armenianchurch.org/index.jsp?sid=3&nid=3125&y=2016&m=2&d=20

(http://www.armenianchurch.org/resources/2016/03%20March/20-4.jpg)

(http://www.armenianchurch.org/resources/2016/03%20March/20-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on March 25, 2016, 03:49:27 PM
Save this for the next time we have a Rastafarian join oc.net

(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtl1/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/12803284_455421531317925_6305093015137185691_n.jpg?oh=30aabef6f71fb3b26546ea6ed5c5c6a0&oe=57790A26)

Video:
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=455398504653561&id=230811167112297&refsrc=https%3A%2F%2Fm.facebook.com%2FHaileSelassieTheLastEmperorOfEthiopia%2Fvideos%2F455398504653561%2F&_rdr
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 04, 2016, 03:08:06 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ptLKEgH.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on April 04, 2016, 04:40:44 PM
The awwww factor is off the charts.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 04, 2016, 04:43:45 PM
The awwww factor is off the charts.

Yes, I want one too.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: TheTrisagion on April 04, 2016, 04:47:22 PM
The awwww factor is off the charts.

Yes, I want one too.
Someone call kelly.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on April 04, 2016, 05:29:35 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ptLKEgH.jpg)
Cutness overload
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 05, 2016, 12:50:23 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/h3LExYR.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on April 06, 2016, 09:21:02 PM
(https://scontent-mia1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/12932998_1053059361419059_6817283034459633363_n.jpg?oh=24982946b2cadedb6cdab0338f34eeb7&oe=57810B2A)
Burning of Syriac manuscripts in the 21st century by the orders of Islamic State.

Photo from the Monastery of Mar Elian in al-Qaryatain, Syria, which till recently was occupied by the Islamic State
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 09, 2016, 07:58:32 PM
HH Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch, accompanied by a delegation of the Syrian Orthodox Church, attended the funeral of Mrs Rosa Moussi, mother of HH John X, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch. 

(http://i.imgur.com/FZ1Wptb.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/MkyhsnK.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on April 11, 2016, 05:15:40 PM
(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12993500_1021483497906097_5120732767064536684_n.jpg?oh=8484f79f899989a0f5d6c064ab5a938b&oe=577A4808)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: WPM on April 11, 2016, 05:40:31 PM
Alot of those Middle Eastern places don't have anything to do with America (Unless you count drone surveillance or something) ...
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on April 11, 2016, 08:01:10 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ptLKEgH.jpg)

Beautiful


Selam
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on April 11, 2016, 08:29:26 PM
(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12993500_1021483497906097_5120732767064536684_n.jpg?oh=8484f79f899989a0f5d6c064ab5a938b&oe=577A4808)
lol!!!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 12, 2016, 11:56:01 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/0ysqYtw.jpg)

HG Geevarghese Mor Ivanios (+2013), the late Metropolitan of Kottayam, with his beloved cat.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: orthodoxlearner on April 13, 2016, 07:24:50 PM
Portrait of a girl outside the St. Mary Zion Church in Axum, Tigray
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3559/5715717356_2d6ee323b3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/9H5xCY)portrait of a girl  outside the St. Mary Zion Church in axum, tigray (https://flic.kr/p/9H5xCY) by Anthony Pappone (https://www.flickr.com/photos/ronnyreportage/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Volnutt on April 13, 2016, 07:56:08 PM
Huh. I didn't know Ethiopian Orthodoxy did face coverings. Is that doctrinal or just a matter of culture?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: orthodoxlearner on April 16, 2016, 08:40:53 AM
Huh. I didn't know Ethiopian Orthodoxy did face coverings. Is that doctrinal or just a matter of culture?

I'm very knew to my religion and I am currently learning about it (although I have been an Ethiopian Orthodox throughout my entire life).

I think it may be both doctrinal and cultural.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: immerlein on April 16, 2016, 09:48:50 AM
Huh. I didn't know Ethiopian Orthodoxy did face coverings. Is that doctrinal or just a matter of culture?

I'm very knew to my religion and I am currently learning about it (although I have been an Ethiopian Orthodox throughout my entire life).

I think it may be both doctrinal and cultural.

I'd be very interested to find out :) Never seen a photo like that before.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: orthodoxlearner on April 16, 2016, 10:40:51 AM
Huh. I didn't know Ethiopian Orthodoxy did face coverings. Is that doctrinal or just a matter of culture?

I'm very knew to my religion and I am currently learning about it (although I have been an Ethiopian Orthodox throughout my entire life).

I think it may be both doctrinal and cultural.

I'd be very interested to find out :) Never seen a photo like that before.

I normally do not see it a lot either.

Same person different angle:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7089/7036336635_c53d0f9b31_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/bHM4JT)portrait of a pilgrim religious who celebrates the festival Hosanna (Palm Sunday) in Axum. ethiopia (https://flic.kr/p/bHM4JT) by Anthony Pappone (https://www.flickr.com/photos/ronnyreportage/), on Flickr
Women are normally dressed like this:
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3917/14468656461_b0e9727e91_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/o3xDua)timkat ethiopia (https://flic.kr/p/o3xDua) by Matjaz Krivic (https://www.flickr.com/photos/krivic/), on Flickr

I will continue reading to find out the reasoning behind it. :)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on April 22, 2016, 11:17:27 AM
From the common prayer organized for the occasion of the 3rd annual commemoration of the abduction of the two Archbishops (EO and OO) of Aleppo, held at St. Mary Church in Balamand, Lebanon.

The prayer was attended by the two Patriarchs of Antioch, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, Syriac Orthodox (OO) Patriarch of Antioch, and H.B John X, Greek Orthodox (EO) Patriarch of Antioch. Also present were their counter parts from the Catholic rites..  Syriac Catholic Patriarch and the  Greek Catholic Melkite Patriarch.

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/13062316_932039630227137_1195140822363014329_n.jpg?oh=3e521a357c3c28f645fa2be2e75c8487&oe=57BCE170)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on April 27, 2016, 12:14:00 AM
Though you may not find anything unusual about the picture of these two priests fully vested and praying together.. this is indeed an unusual picture. This happened at St. John's Church Mepral in India on 23-April-2016. What makes this picture unusual is that these two priests belong to the two factions of the Malankara Church... the autocephalous Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church and the autonomous Malankara Syriac Orthodox Church. And this happened with the full knowledge and blessings of both their Bishops.
(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/13076974_1009225129170914_5111801224113193206_n.jpg?oh=14e806bf30eb06d70c6a644161f2e14c&oe=57B3665A)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on April 27, 2016, 01:11:39 AM
Glory to God!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: orthodoxlearner on April 29, 2016, 02:18:04 AM
I guess it is picture of the day, but in this video from 2:14 to 2:24 you can see the stunning Lalibela church from birds eye view.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il-seInF_XY
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 29, 2016, 11:58:59 AM
And this happened with the full knowledge and blessings of both their Bishops.

I really hope such initiatives continue.  The more people see this happen "legitimately", the better things may get over time. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 29, 2016, 12:01:30 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/zWNGawA.jpg)

Quote
A tribute to Khale Nasrah Shammas Hindi whose work has adorned many Syriac Churches in the Middle East... She inherited the art of making church curtains from her father. I saw her work exhibited at the Mardin Museum many years ago. Khale Nasrah passed away earlier this week and with her passing away, an art will also depart. It is indeed an end to an era.

Source (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1066805953377733&set=pcb.1066806806710981&type=3&theater)

Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: surajiype on May 07, 2016, 02:05:30 AM
Though you may not find anything unusual about the picture of these two priests fully vested and praying together.. this is indeed an unusual picture. This happened at St. John's Church Mepral in India on 23-April-2016. What makes this picture unusual is that these two priests belong to the two factions of the Malankara Church... the autocephalous Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church and the autonomous Malankara Syriac Orthodox Church. And this happened with the full knowledge and blessings of both their Bishops.


What event was this at Mepral church and any idea on who is the cleric in the extreme right of the picture with the mic. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on May 10, 2016, 10:17:37 AM
Though you may not find anything unusual about the picture of these two priests fully vested and praying together.. this is indeed an unusual picture. This happened at St. John's Church Mepral in India on 23-April-2016. What makes this picture unusual is that these two priests belong to the two factions of the Malankara Church... the autocephalous Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church and the autonomous Malankara Syriac Orthodox Church. And this happened with the full knowledge and blessings of both their Bishops.
What event was this at Mepral church and any idea on who is the cleric in the extreme right of the picture with the mic.
Mepral church is jointly held by both the factions. The factions take turns in conducting Divine Liturgy and other services at the church. The church has not had much maintenance for a while and was in bad shape. So members of both factions contributed and jointly did some renovation / maintenance work at the church. This is the re-dedication of the renovated church by the Presbyters from both the factions.

About your question about the priest at the extreme right; I am not sure who that is. Based on the fact that he is missing the cylindrical black hat, I am assuming he belongs to the Syro-Malankara Eastern Catholic "Rite" (knowin Malankara as Reeth).
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on May 10, 2016, 04:15:59 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/kB5BLLp.jpg)

Source (http://www.romfea.gr/patriarxeia-ts/patriarxeio-ierosolimon/8254-o-patriarxis-tis-aithiopikis-ekklisias-sto-patriarxeio-ierosolumon)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: FatherGiryus on May 10, 2016, 04:22:00 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/kB5BLLp.jpg)

Source (http://www.romfea.gr/patriarxeia-ts/patriarxeio-ierosolimon/8254-o-patriarxis-tis-aithiopikis-ekklisias-sto-patriarxeio-ierosolumon)

Wow, that's a lot of bling.  And sad face.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: surajiype on May 11, 2016, 06:21:21 AM
Mepral church is jointly held by both the factions. The factions take turns in conducting Divine Liturgy and other services at the church. The church has not had much maintenance for a while and was in bad shape. So members of both factions contributed and jointly did some renovation / maintenance work at the church. This is the re-dedication of the renovated church by the Presbyters from both the factions.

About your question about the priest at the extreme right; I am not sure who that is. Based on the fact that he is missing the cylindrical black hat, I am assuming he belongs to the Syro-Malankara Eastern Catholic "Rite" (knowin Malankara as Reeth).

Good to know that, my own home parish is only around 10 kms away from Mepral church, so that is why I was curious
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on May 11, 2016, 07:48:05 AM
(https://www.1843magazine.com/sites/default/files/Image-5-web_9.jpg)

 Ethiopian pilgrims pray at the monastery of Deir al-Sultan, built over 1,000 years ago on the roof above the church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on May 11, 2016, 06:49:05 PM
I suppose a video is just a lot of pictures with sound, right? 

Ethiopian Easter in Chicago (https://www.facebook.com/medillreportschicago/videos/1712035362411766/)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on May 14, 2016, 12:37:29 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/golmn7N.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Z2FhOymg.jpg)

Source (https://www.facebook.com/215107088521188/photos/pcb.1165240190174535/1165238493508038/?type=3&theater)

Damage sustained at the monastery of St Simeon the Stylite.  Before photo on your right, after photo on your left.

The pillar has been toppled. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on May 18, 2016, 06:31:48 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/8BqPhAL.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: juliogb on May 19, 2016, 07:44:29 AM
(http://i1.wp.com/estacaoarmenia.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/1185228_10200987707272699_1606413926_n.jpg)

Armenian liturgy in the Saint John the Forerunner parish in Osasco, São Paulo, Brazil.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on May 20, 2016, 09:19:08 AM
Dubai, OO Antiochians serving in EO Antiochians' building :)
(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13221607_10154097611335330_8074405912666024179_n.jpg?oh=948b09b217755050624f8ca660a9c2ed&oe=57D61E5B)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on June 03, 2016, 11:57:36 PM
Sorta OO... ;)

(http://i.imgur.com/VTDWBfi.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on June 04, 2016, 01:53:40 AM
What does it say?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: ahmad seraphim on June 04, 2016, 02:24:25 AM
(https://scontent-sit4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12592315_519530471560993_5860106159293473275_n.jpg?oh=e5107e3eae65667100ce81d4e64dc51a&oe=580A9EE0)
One of Coptic Orthodox Church in Indonesia 
(The iconostasis is still under construction)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on June 04, 2016, 10:16:10 AM
What does it say?

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables...in Syriac.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: orthodoxindonesia on June 04, 2016, 10:20:52 AM
(https://scontent-sit4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12592315_519530471560993_5860106159293473275_n.jpg?oh=e5107e3eae65667100ce81d4e64dc51a&oe=580A9EE0)
One of Coptic Orthodox Church in Indonesia 
(The iconostasis is still under construction)

Perhaps it's in North Sumatera island.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on June 04, 2016, 12:38:23 PM
What does it say?

Victor Hugo - Les Miserables...in Syriac.

oh!
I didn't realize that was the billboard for it
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on June 13, 2016, 11:38:12 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/2ZFMXtT.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on June 14, 2016, 12:13:56 AM
I personally think of His Grace as "bishop of the press"  :)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on June 26, 2016, 03:52:49 PM
(http://images.metmuseum.org/CRDImages/cl/web-large/isl1727a.jpg)

Tombstone of St. Shenoute (late fifth century AD)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on July 05, 2016, 03:40:46 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/qPGOjuu.jpg)

Quote
(A) Statue of Blessed R.Z. Noronha was found today, July 5th 2016, lying on the Arabian sea shore, at Kodi - Sastana, a place 10 kms away from Brahmavar. It was bought on July 4th 2016 afternoon to the sea shore by a fisherman Vasudeva Karvy, who found it floating on the sea. He was able to recognize that it was of some Christian Priest, so he made a call to local Roman Catholic priest, who sent parishioners to make an enquiry into the matter. Sooner, a few of the parishioners were able to identify it as Fr. Noronha's statue. They made a call to the trustee of St. Thomas Orthodox Syrian Church, Sastan , Mr. Clement D'silva, who informed the Parish Priest Fr. Noel Lewis. Fr. Lewis along with Fr. Lawrence Dsouza, Fr. Abraham Kuriakose, Mr. Anil Rodrigues, Mr. Clement D'silva, Mr. Kishore Dias, Mr. Lucas Dsouza, Mr. Moses rodrigues, Mr. Lawrence D'almeida, Mr. Joseph Rodrigues and Mr. Johnson Rodrigues arrived at the spot and made arrangements to take it to St. Mary's Orthodox Syrian Cathedral, Brahmavar where he is entombed.

The statue was carried in procession from the Gates of St. Mary's Cathedral to the parsonage. Fr. C.A. Isac (Vicar General) along with other priests offered incense. Many of the faithful were present.

https://www.facebook.com/brahmavarorthodox/photos/?tab=album&album_id=531356573714946

See link for more photos. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Porter ODoran on July 05, 2016, 03:58:51 PM
Extremely interesting.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: RaphaCam on July 05, 2016, 06:43:11 PM
I didn't know you guys had Portuguese surnames. I thought this was strictly a Goan thing.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on July 05, 2016, 06:48:08 PM
I didn't know you guys had Portuguese surnames. I thought this was strictly a Goan thing.

http://smobc.com/holybrahmavar.asp
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on July 06, 2016, 02:27:51 PM
AP archive video of the 1965 Council in Addis Ababa (https://www.facebook.com/biniam.hirut1/videos/1029751173745439/)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Porter ODoran on July 06, 2016, 02:43:06 PM
AP archive video of the 1965 Council in Addis Ababa (https://www.facebook.com/biniam.hirut1/videos/1029751173745439/)

(https://openclipart.org/image/2400px/svg_to_png/137125/OCAL-Favorites-Icon-Selected-Red.png)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: juliogb on July 07, 2016, 07:38:15 AM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/de/Gondar_Fasiladas_Bath_Timket.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on July 07, 2016, 07:43:02 PM
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Jw1noqUrWqw/maxresdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on July 10, 2016, 04:02:22 PM
Photos from the 'Familienfest', a special day for families organized at Mor Jacob of Sarough Monastery in Warburg, Germany.  An estimated number of 4000 people attended the Familienfest from different parts of Germany and the Netherlands.  Clergy from other OO Churches in Germany and the Netherlands also attended.

From the outdoor "Divine Liturgy"
(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13599876_978782562219510_2877743543659799719_n.jpg?oh=60c068fcbc229b847c8b1fb648757637&oe=57FDDBEF)

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13606447_978782792219487_1229086557390432213_n.jpg?oh=cd11a892d61928317da6fd6b9d49816e&oe=5832903E)

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13590405_978782515552848_8993502957151926198_n.jpg?oh=544f1397efe233b658693b7927c73873&oe=57F6BE3E)

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13567405_978782522219514_4451556014545068163_n.jpg?oh=2c29349cd04b1220ef627f7aab8a6f1e&oe=57EDD40B)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on July 11, 2016, 02:11:52 PM

From the outdoor "Divine Liturgy"

Was it not really a Divine Liturgy?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on July 11, 2016, 11:23:02 PM

From the outdoor "Divine Liturgy"

Was it not really a Divine Liturgy?

Not sure what you mean...
What does this appear to you as?
(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13590405_978782515552848_8993502957151926198_n.jpg?oh=544f1397efe233b658693b7927c73873&oe=57F6BE3E)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on July 13, 2016, 12:25:38 AM
Your use of quotation marks implied something else.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on July 26, 2016, 09:45:34 PM
A delegation of the Assyrian Church of the East visited the Malankara - Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam India.
(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p320x320/13658968_291070394575613_8616917484007716862_n.jpg?oh=a5a7c7138c22d452ae3ce096e8f16685&oe=5830C359)

(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13769557_291070401242279_1313226016654839354_n.jpg?oh=d650faf02df84d1716fb7ae9f3850c89&oe=5825E5CD)

More info: http://ots.edu.in/32141/news---events/a-visit-of-the-bishops-of-the-assyrian-church-of-the-east (http://ots.edu.in/32141/news---events/a-visit-of-the-bishops-of-the-assyrian-church-of-the-east)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on August 01, 2016, 01:46:11 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/32udsY5.jpg)

More photos (https://www.facebook.com/niranamchurch/photos/ms.c.eJw9z8cRxEAIBMCMrnCDyT~_xkzB69mKGzSot8yDOEsEvxxjH2T2B52UdpXi6zddFXfc829jGIGlj~_8HW88yf3zyOPGf3G6118mXzAW7T3gdvR53Dex9fXnae2eXVWNdO9PbT~;c959tnuc5GuB515fPNSbde19v0h9Ac~;OEjg.bps.a.899392333522792.1073741856.314002715395093/899394670189225/?type=3&theater)

HH Patriarch John X, eleison.  ;)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on August 01, 2016, 05:25:07 PM

HH Patriarch John X, eleison.  ;)

Oh yes... I would love this pictures, but since this the bishop causing (well, maybe not him personally) the break of Antiochians with JP... And it's interesting, that he's in fact visiting another Orthodox Antiochian Patriarchate ;)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on August 01, 2016, 05:55:12 PM
Was it just a goodwill visit?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on August 01, 2016, 06:15:54 PM
Was it just a goodwill visit?

What else would it be?  He is and/or claims to be the Eastern Orthodox archbishop of a country in which we also have a not insignificant presence. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Alkis on August 01, 2016, 06:26:23 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/2ZFMXtT.jpg)

Wow great answer!!! Is there any facebook account of Bishop Angaelos with his sayings? I watched him again on Youtube.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on August 01, 2016, 06:29:52 PM
Was it just a goodwill visit?

What else would it be?  He is and/or claims to be the Eastern Orthodox archbishop of a country in which we also have a not insignificant presence.

High five.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on August 01, 2016, 10:59:33 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/DDEbsZ5.jpg)

HH the Patriarch of Antioch saluting one of the newest Syriac Scouts.  More photos (https://www.facebook.com/HisHolinessPatriarchMoranMorIgnatiusAphrem2nd/photos/?tab=album&album_id=993016604129439).
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on August 02, 2016, 10:53:52 AM
(http://flame.cgu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/CopticCongress2016-1-940x627.jpg)

(http://flame.cgu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/CopticCongress2016-14.jpg)

(http://flame.cgu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/CopticCongress2016-9.jpg)

IACS 2016 (http://flame.cgu.edu/news/2016-international-congress-coptic-studies/)

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More from Twitter (https://twitter.com/hashtag/iacs2016?f=tweets&vertical=default&src=hash)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: juliogb on August 02, 2016, 12:40:24 PM
(http://www.trbimg.com/img-52ba455c/turbine/la-fg-1224-egypt-copts-01-lk-jpg-20131224/2000/2000x1500)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on August 03, 2016, 05:28:52 PM
(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13173106_1212191045459617_7904819181439289784_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on August 04, 2016, 04:54:50 PM
Video: Metropolitan Bishoy sings in Syriac (https://www.facebook.com/eliyo.aydin/posts/1207316562633215)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on August 04, 2016, 05:09:49 PM
 :)

When HH Mar Ignatius Aphrem II was Mar Cyril Aphrem in the US, he prayed a Coptic liturgy at our parish in Holmdel.  And he was perfect!

If I find pictures of this from my priest, I'll share
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on August 05, 2016, 11:05:10 PM
Video: Excerpt of Syriac Orthodox Liturgy in Portuguese from Brazil (https://www.facebook.com/pablo.neves.3323/posts/1744237289184311)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on August 14, 2016, 09:51:53 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/9Z9PGuP.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/TOKFWnO.jpg)

HG Bp Youssef of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States, accompanied by a delegation, visiting the Orthodox Church in India (both jurisdictions).

Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on September 01, 2016, 05:44:53 PM
(http://armenian-patriarchate.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/tarkmch-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on September 01, 2016, 05:46:56 PM
I ❤ veghars
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on September 01, 2016, 05:50:37 PM
I ❤ veghars

Everybody does.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on September 06, 2016, 04:23:21 PM
Opening Ceremony of the Middle East Council of Churches 11th General Assembly.

(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14258160_1773023729643596_8072461880152735556_o.jpg)

More Photos: https://www.facebook.com/MiddleEastCouncilofChurches/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1773023686310267 (https://www.facebook.com/MiddleEastCouncilofChurches/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1773023686310267)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Brigidsboy on September 06, 2016, 04:57:06 PM
:)

When HH Mar Ignatius Aphrem II was Mar Cyril Aphrem in the US, he prayed a Coptic liturgy at our parish in Holmdel.  And he was perfect!

If I find pictures of this from my priest, I'll share

I would love to see that!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on September 21, 2016, 06:38:57 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/vxtSzaQ.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on September 23, 2016, 10:08:55 AM
^^ interesting epitrachils
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on September 23, 2016, 11:07:06 AM
^^ interesting epitrachils

I gather they are military chaplains.  They are some of the better camouflage vestments I have seen. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on September 23, 2016, 11:24:12 AM
^^ interesting epitrachils

I gather they are military chaplains.  They are some of the better camouflage vestments I have seen.

Yeah, for sure they are. Here the Orthodox bishop of the Polish army has on his epitrachil "Orthodox" cross in white-red (Polish national colours) circle.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: mike on September 23, 2016, 02:22:34 PM
^^ interesting epitrachils

I gather they are military chaplains.  They are some of the better camouflage vestments I have seen.

Yeah, for sure they are. Here the Orthodox bishop of the Polish army has on his epitrachil "Orthodox" cross in white-red (Polish national colours) circle.

That actually is a logo of the "diocese".

But seriously, why would he put that thing on?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on September 23, 2016, 02:43:22 PM
^^ interesting epitrachils

I gather they are military chaplains.  They are some of the better camouflage vestments I have seen.

Yeah, for sure they are. Here the Orthodox bishop of the Polish army has on his epitrachil "Orthodox" cross in white-red (Polish national colours) circle.

That actually is a logo of the "diocese".

But seriously, why would he put that thing on?

Yeah, I know, but well, that's good you said this fact, as for posters here it's not something obvious.
It looks this way (see the bishop):
(https://scontent-frt3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14206126_1142080519192015_6012688705251797371_o.jpg)

Why? No idea. Probably because Roman Catholic chaplains have such stoles and they have them to be known they're chaplains. People just like differentiation by clothes.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: mike on September 23, 2016, 02:59:40 PM
Why? No idea. Probably because Roman Catholic chaplains have such stoles and they have them to be known they're chaplains. People just like differentiation by clothes.

He is known for usually having quite good-looking vestments. And he still wears that travesty.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on September 23, 2016, 03:03:12 PM
Why? No idea. Probably because Roman Catholic chaplains have such stoles and they have them to be known they're chaplains. People just like differentiation by clothes.

He is known for usually having quite good-looking vestments.

Yeah, that's true; they're based on (or produced by Greek and Serbian ones.

And he still wears that travesty.

Is this travesty? I wouldn't say so. I think it could be crafted in better way, if it's needed; because maybe it's needed, I mean it's possible there are some regulations of the chaplains vestments.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: mike on September 23, 2016, 03:05:11 PM
Is this travesty? I wouldn't say so. I think it could be crafted in better way, if it's needed; because maybe it's needed, I mean it's possible there are some regulations of the chaplains vestments.


What next? Pepsi logo while blessing the factory?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on September 23, 2016, 03:07:36 PM
Is this travesty? I wouldn't say so. I think it could be crafted in better way, if it's needed; because maybe it's needed, I mean it's possible there are some regulations of the chaplains vestments.


What next? Pepsi logo while blessing the factory?

I see some difference between the two things. But sorry, it's an off-topic.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Salpy on October 08, 2016, 01:35:45 AM
(http://www.wdacna.com/images/img_1475783224982.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on October 14, 2016, 11:50:07 PM
Orthodox Bishops with His Holiness Aboona Mathias, the Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.  The Bishops were in Ethiopia in connection with a Lausanne-Orthodox Initiative meeting.

(https://scontent.fsnc1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14731104_947511042027381_5820737600371136820_n.jpg?oh=dd2f646f969d00d3912f44db1640888a&oe=5896C95C)

In the photo are:
Mor Demetrios - Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church - New Delhi Diocese
Mor Gregorious - Malankara Syriac Orthodox Church - Niranam Diocese
Archbishop Aggelios of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK
Mor Julios - Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church - Ahmadabad Diocese

Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on October 22, 2016, 12:25:24 PM
The town of Bartella located in the southern Nineveh Plains; about 13 miles away from Mosul, was liberated by the Iraqi Army yesterday.  Abuna Yakub is ringing the church bell in his church after almost 800 days.
Video of the bells: https://www.facebook.com/sam.shammas.718/videos/1943762995851112/ (https://www.facebook.com/sam.shammas.718/videos/1943762995851112/)
Photo
(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14725731_1943804122513666_5177600086801946817_n.jpg?oh=31faf755330cac5d75dd10f5cdf8aa71&oe=588F35AB)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on October 22, 2016, 06:58:28 PM
Photos from the con-celebrated Liturgy by the hierarchs of the Oriental Orthodox Churches held on Oct 22, 2016 at St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church Staten Island, NY.

(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14568151_10154589264597645_8464507341662697606_n.jpg?oh=bfe603d79abfc0b65d3d7b53ca41445d&oe=589EB9C9)

(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14732233_10154589264572645_1694589348993144409_n.jpg?oh=23c3bf5611aa3465ca5fd723bcb62b7d&oe=58A5AC3A)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on October 22, 2016, 07:08:42 PM
The town of Bartella located in the southern Nineveh Plains; about 13 miles away from Mosul, was liberated by the Iraqi Army yesterday.

Teshmeshto (prayer services) offered at the Mort Shmuni Church burned down by ISIS, for the first time after being liberated by the Iraqi army.
https://www.facebook.com/215107088521188/videos/1292956567402896/ (https://www.facebook.com/215107088521188/videos/1292956567402896/)

Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on October 22, 2016, 07:17:43 PM
Photos from the con-celebrated Liturgy by the hierarchs of the Oriental Orthodox Churches held on Oct 22, 2016 at St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church Staten Island, NY.

(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14568151_10154589264597645_8464507341662697606_n.jpg?oh=bfe603d79abfc0b65d3d7b53ca41445d&oe=589EB9C9)

(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14732233_10154589264572645_1694589348993144409_n.jpg?oh=23c3bf5611aa3465ca5fd723bcb62b7d&oe=58A5AC3A)

Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church, Staten Island, NY
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on October 23, 2016, 10:53:07 PM
Just a correction, it's both names...the one in Amboy Road...lol!

Any more photos of the SCOOCH liturgy?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonis on October 24, 2016, 01:11:55 AM
For those with knowledge about such things, is it quite a challenge for bishops accustomed to different rites to concelebrate? Which rite is most commonly chosen for concelebration, or is it pretty evenly/randomly distributed?

Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on October 24, 2016, 05:57:58 AM
The host church is the main rite to be prayed.  Throughout the liturgy other churches' hymns are chanted (and this is arranged and planned) in areas believed to be the appropriate time within the host liturgy's structure.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonis on October 24, 2016, 08:56:19 AM
The host church is the main rite to be prayed.  Throughout the liturgy other churches' hymns are chanted (and this is arranged and planned) in areas believed to be the appropriate time within the host liturgy's structure.
Wow, that's interesting and not at all what I expected!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on October 24, 2016, 01:20:43 PM
The host church is the main rite to be prayed.  Throughout the liturgy other churches' hymns are chanted (and this is arranged and planned) in areas believed to be the appropriate time within the host liturgy's structure.
Wow, that's interesting and not at all what I expected!

What did you expect? 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on October 26, 2016, 10:52:03 AM
Returning to Bartella... (https://www.facebook.com/Channel4News/videos/10154183056336939/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonis on October 26, 2016, 11:35:26 AM
The host church is the main rite to be prayed.  Throughout the liturgy other churches' hymns are chanted (and this is arranged and planned) in areas believed to be the appropriate time within the host liturgy's structure.
Wow, that's interesting and not at all what I expected!

What did you expect?
I expected for them to just celebrate the rite of the host church unaltered. The actual practice sounds like it might need some MCs! I like it, though.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: RaphaCam on October 28, 2016, 01:38:24 PM
Video: Patriarch Ignatius II in the monastery in Brasília (https://www.facebook.com/Professormarcosoliveira/videos/1311516738879155/?pnref=story.unseen-section)


Right to left: President Michel Temer, Patriarch Ignatius II, Mor Titos (apostolic delegate to Brazil), a clergyman I don't know


(https://scontent.fsdu5-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14725581_1797785003829539_8352023167543553123_n.jpg?oh=ed9378d03aaf39869b819ce81a7b962c&oe=58A4961E)


Mor Ignatius, Mor Titos, President Temer and clergy:


(https://scontent.fsdu5-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14725569_1797784977162875_641665304587473650_n.jpg?oh=a17e85a9a3ffc8e92199601ec5616999&oe=589A9841)


Mor Ignatius being interviewed for a major RC channel:


(https://scontent.fsdu5-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14910337_1798283773779662_6082639344952929644_n.jpg?oh=d195fe5d3f875aa2462f5ddaa144552e&oe=58A69D8E)


The president, the patriarch and the ambassador:


(https://scontent.fsdu5-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14900432_1797784890496217_1794665833720776746_n.jpg?oh=c99446f8dc892081b3ae6f50721d0992&oe=58A49F33)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on October 30, 2016, 11:33:35 AM
Anglican-Oriental Orthodox International Commission held its fifth meeting from the 24th to 29th October 2016 at the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia, Antelias, Lebanon
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14563356_1116244345137575_2963514345537570253_n.jpg?oh=1bbf67b15da86728b3e8ee34940f3a46&oe=58966286)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on October 30, 2016, 11:54:50 AM
Syriac Orthodox Bishops in Iraq visiting the newly liberated church of Bartella.  Waiting to see the time when Mor Nikodemos can return to his cathedral church in Mosul.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX0pbVr9-n8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX0pbVr9-n8)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on October 30, 2016, 12:15:41 PM
From the 35th International Ecumenical meeting of Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox in Augsburg, Germany
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14606309_721007928055027_3240724101691091409_n.jpg?oh=390b597983afb73358cb4b998dc929c7&oe=589685AB)

From left: Bishop Robin Smith( Anglican) England, Bishop Brendan Leahy( Catholic) Ireland, Bishop Christian Crause( Lutheran) Germany and Cardinal Francis( Catholic) Thailand, Mor Theophilos Kuriakose (Malankara Syriac Orthodox) Europe.
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/s480x480/14732319_721008631388290_4814823476771593517_n.jpg?oh=2e644eb769886647512b071f76a7ba54&oe=58A2B657)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on October 30, 2016, 01:56:31 PM
Syriac Orthodox Bishops in Iraq visiting the newly liberated church of Bartella.  Waiting to see the time when Mor Nikodemos can return to his cathedral church in Mosul.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX0pbVr9-n8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX0pbVr9-n8)
+1

Just a quick reminder of my previous question:

Any more photos of the SCOOCH liturgy?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on October 31, 2016, 01:13:25 AM
Any more photos of the SCOOCH liturgy?
http://syrianorthodoxchurch.org/2016/10/h-e-kawak-participates-in-the-con-celebration-liturgy-of-the-scooch/ (http://syrianorthodoxchurch.org/2016/10/h-e-kawak-participates-in-the-con-celebration-liturgy-of-the-scooch/)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on October 31, 2016, 02:35:58 PM
Any more photos of the SCOOCH liturgy?

There are more photos at :
https://www.facebook.com/officialSCOOCH/ (https://www.facebook.com/officialSCOOCH/)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on October 31, 2016, 02:40:39 PM
ah thank you!  :)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on November 06, 2016, 03:50:57 PM
(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/1511071_905003032893295_8512425821786534227_n.jpg?oh=0e3661470a132bdebf4688837bbb66ab&oe=58C8284B)

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13383_905002962893302_6981891950446294238_n.jpg?oh=6e8968a96f310d4206b8b24cc62c6c70&oe=58994FBE)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on November 13, 2016, 03:26:11 PM
Malankara Syrian Orthodox ordination of deacons, November 13, 2016:

(https://s11.postimg.org/8l375rkdv/IMG_0060.jpg)

Fr. Saife Selassie, convert into the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, giving a talk to the Oriental Orthodox Youth on Faith, Culture, and Identity, November 12, 2016:

(https://s11.postimg.org/pa4n1ogz7/IMG_0024.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on November 17, 2016, 05:18:35 PM
(http://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/445/cpsprodpb/784A/production/_92449703_thegatheringbysimonhathaway.jpg)

Quote
The Gathering, Simon Hathaway’s photograph of men preparing for worship at Lalibela, in Ethiopia, has won this year's Faith Through A Lens competition. The photographer was praised by the judges for capturing a unique moment and for his fantastic framing and use of natural light.

http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-37991360
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on November 19, 2016, 11:28:18 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/15095067_10154120456337951_8291405136010902255_n.jpg?oh=96237ec09bd641003f7e82ab5ee30115&oe=58D3B824&__gda__=1488618843_1197c6ef4678e89d8dadd1b97931cb5e)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on November 19, 2016, 01:42:29 PM
A delegation representing the Coptic Orthodox Church led by Abouna Daoud Lamei visited the Malankara Syriac Orthodox Theological Seminary at Udayagiri, Mulanthuruthy , India.

(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15027408_1819498808332574_5256112695438012897_n.jpg?oh=9500602e51159053e62c8ed1a9d3d727&oe=58B89574)

(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15036419_1819498744999247_7689416992485637869_n.jpg?oh=a0acc873424c7c7627c14efd0e5fa16f&oe=58D2BC45)

(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15135953_1819499264999195_6315497674751176777_n.jpg?oh=7cf9d98a7f28a583f606cb6895ade611&oe=58BF6506)

(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14993330_1819499041665884_150282745760274258_n.jpg?oh=9b54f52758f2da75fc648adadebe927f&oe=58BBE52C)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on November 19, 2016, 02:06:11 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/15095067_10154120456337951_8291405136010902255_n.jpg?oh=96237ec09bd641003f7e82ab5ee30115&oe=58D3B824&__gda__=1488618843_1197c6ef4678e89d8dadd1b97931cb5e)

Ah, I love that man.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on November 19, 2016, 05:32:15 PM
Ah, I love that man.
Which man?  Abune Mathias, Mar Yulios or Mar Coorilose ?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on November 19, 2016, 05:49:29 PM
Ah, I love that man.
Which man?  Abune Mathias, Mar Yulios or Mar Coorilose ?

HG Mar Yulios (note to readers: the bishop behind the wheel). 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on November 22, 2016, 11:36:20 AM
(http://s3.reutersmedia.net/resources/r/?m=02&d=20161121&t=2&i=1162545774&w=&fh=&fw=&ll=780&pl=468&sq=&r=LYNXMPECAK14O)

News: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-bashiqa-church-idUSKBN13G1WZ (http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-bashiqa-church-idUSKBN13G1WZ)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on November 24, 2016, 07:41:59 AM
(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14409910_882649175169943_2208579703910583605_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on November 24, 2016, 09:17:10 AM
(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14409910_882649175169943_2208579703910583605_o.jpg)

Where is this from?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: mike on November 24, 2016, 04:07:24 PM
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/11/24/17/3AB9363200000578-3968966-The_Prince_of_Wales_left_and_the_Archbishop_of_the_Syriac_Syrian-a-73_1480008703656.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on November 24, 2016, 04:15:58 PM
(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14409910_882649175169943_2208579703910583605_o.jpg)

Where is this from?

Mar Thoma TV FB funpage.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on November 26, 2016, 03:01:19 PM
(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14409910_882649175169943_2208579703910583605_o.jpg)

Where is this from?

Mar Thoma TV FB funpage.

Weird.  Mar Thoma as in those heretics who aren't really OO at all, or just as in St. Thomas period?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on November 26, 2016, 05:01:04 PM
(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14409910_882649175169943_2208579703910583605_o.jpg)

Where is this from?

Mar Thoma TV FB funpage.

Weird.  Mar Thoma as in those heretics who aren't really OO at all, or just as in St. Thomas period?
Oh, sorry, it's Mar Thoman TV.
https://www.youtube.com/user/malankaratv/featured
http://malankaraorthodox.tv/

Edit: Anyway, the name is of coruse a reference to st. Thomas - the apostle of India. It's not the fault of Orthodox people that "Mar Thoma" is associated now with this Protestant group.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on November 26, 2016, 07:00:46 PM
Oh, sorry, it's Mar Thoman TV.
https://www.youtube.com/user/malankaratv/featured
http://malankaraorthodox.tv/

Gotcha.  Thanks.

Edit: Anyway, the name is of coruse a reference to st. Thomas - the apostle of India. It's not the fault of Orthodox people that "Mar Thoma" is associated now with this Protestant group.

Yeah.  That doesn't sit well with me either.  If there is any Malayali group who is untrue to the legacy established by St. Thomas, it is ironically the group which bears his name.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on December 01, 2016, 06:50:56 PM
(http://www.pravoslavie.ru/sas/image/102521/252147.b.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on December 05, 2016, 12:23:26 PM
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/11/24/17/3AB9363200000578-3968966-The_Prince_of_Wales_left_and_the_Archbishop_of_the_Syriac_Syrian-a-73_1480008703656.jpg)

Inspite of the Prince of Wales attending this function, the UK Government refused visa's for the following Syriac Orthodox Bishops to attend this consecration:
- Mor Nicodemus Daoud,  Archbishop of Mosul (Iraq)
- Mor Timothius Mousa, Archbishop over Mor Mathai Dayro and the Nineveh valley
- Mor Selwanos Boutros, Archbishop of Homs (Syria)

These Bishops were also told they were denied entry because they did not have enough money to support themselves and they might not leave the UK.

It is worth noting that the UK Home Office recently issued guidance stating that there should be a presumption that senior members of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood should be granted asylum in the UK – despite the fact that the Muslim Brotherhood has repeatedly incited violence against Egyptian Christians.

“It’s unbelievable that these persecuted Christians who come from the cradle of Christianity are being told there is no room at the inn, when the UK is offering a welcome to Islamists who persecute Christians.”
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: mike on December 05, 2016, 12:43:06 PM
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/11/24/17/3AB9363200000578-3968966-The_Prince_of_Wales_left_and_the_Archbishop_of_the_Syriac_Syrian-a-73_1480008703656.jpg)

Inspite of the Prince of Wales attending this function, the UK Government refused visa's for the following Syriac Orthodox Bishops to attend this consecration:
- Mor Nicodemus Daoud,  Archbishop of Mosul (Iraq)
- Mor Timothius Mousa, Archbishop over Mor Mathai Dayro and the Nineveh valley
- Mor Selwanos Boutros, Archbishop of Homs (Syria)

These Bishops were also told they were denied entry because they did not have enough money to support themselves and they might not leave the UK.

It is worth noting that the UK Home Office recently issued guidance stating that there should be a presumption that senior members of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood should be granted asylum in the UK – despite the fact that the Muslim Brotherhood has repeatedly incited violence against Egyptian Christians.

“It’s unbelievable that these persecuted Christians who come from the cradle of Christianity are being told there is no room at the inn, when the UK is offering a welcome to Islamists who persecute Christians.”

It's unbelieveable that 3 adult people cannot fill documents for visas properly or they cannot find someone to do that for them. Reading the  regulations before is a  good thing to do.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: juliogb on December 05, 2016, 01:24:01 PM
(http://www.pravoslavie.ru/sas/image/102521/252147.b.jpg)


Patriarch Kiril?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: juliogb on December 05, 2016, 01:39:57 PM
(https://planbox.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/myungsung-presbyterian-church-seoul-korea.jpg)

Is that an armenian priest inside a korean presbyterian church?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Alpo on December 05, 2016, 03:45:24 PM
It is worth noting that the UK Home Office recently issued guidance stating that there should be a presumption that senior members of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood should be granted asylum in the UK – despite the fact that the Muslim Brotherhood has repeatedly incited violence against Egyptian Christians.

Don't trust the media on pretty much anything related to refugee crisis. The Geneva Convention still excludes people who have committed various atrocities from receiving refugee status. I believe that the British goverment still abides to it.

I don't know though whether we can blame the hierarchs for anything. Perhaps they just don't have any experience on Western bureuecracy.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on December 05, 2016, 09:10:45 PM
(https://planbox.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/myungsung-presbyterian-church-seoul-korea.jpg)

Is that an armenian priest inside a korean presbyterian church?

Where did you get the photo from?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Aram on December 05, 2016, 09:56:48 PM

Is that an armenian priest inside a korean presbyterian church?
It's Catholicos Aram I (of the Great House of Cilicia) at a World Council of Churches meeting in South Korea in 2004.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: seekeroftruth777 on December 05, 2016, 10:12:26 PM
(http://www.pravoslavie.ru/sas/image/102521/252147.b.jpg)


Patriarch Kiril?

IDK but it does look like a younger Krill, the more I look at his face.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: juliogb on December 06, 2016, 06:33:44 AM
(https://planbox.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/myungsung-presbyterian-church-seoul-korea.jpg)

Is that an armenian priest inside a korean presbyterian church?

Where did you get the photo from?


I got from this website.
https://planbox.wordpress.com/2011/12/01/myungsung-presbyterian-churchseoulsouth-korea/
If you look again the photo you'll see more 2 oriental orthodox priests in the right corner of the photo, a indian one with a salmoned colour habit and another in black that looks coptic.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Alpo on December 06, 2016, 06:50:09 AM
a salmoned colour habit

Anathema!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on December 06, 2016, 11:41:29 AM
If you look again the photo you'll see more 2 oriental orthodox priests in the right corner of the photo, a indian one with a salmoned colour habit and another in black that looks coptic.

AFAIK, he's not one of ours. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on December 06, 2016, 11:41:51 AM
a salmoned colour habit

Anathema!

Not menswear threadish enough for you?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Alpo on December 06, 2016, 03:03:59 PM
a salmoned colour habit

Anathema!

Not menswear threadish enough for you?

Quite the contrary. Would fit perfect along with my ugly Christmas sweater.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on December 06, 2016, 03:17:38 PM
If you look again the photo you'll see more 2 oriental orthodox priests in the right corner of the photo, a indian one with a salmoned colour habit and another in black that looks coptic.

AFAIK, he's not one of ours.

Ditto on the "Copt".  The way he's wearing the kolonsowa so far back like that, with hair exposed at the front, I'd say he might be Syriac.  The Armenian looks like it might be H.H. Aram I, but his face isn't especially clear.  This is probably some WCC adjacent thing, from when they met in South Korea a few years back.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on December 06, 2016, 04:28:40 PM
(https://planbox.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/myungsung-presbyterian-church-seoul-korea.jpg)

Is that an armenian priest inside a korean presbyterian church?

Where did you get the photo from?


I got from this website.
https://planbox.wordpress.com/2011/12/01/myungsung-presbyterian-churchseoulsouth-korea/
If you look again the photo you'll see more 2 oriental orthodox priests in the right corner of the photo, a indian one with a salmoned colour habit and another in black that looks coptic.

Yea, I think the Indian one is not Orthodox, but essentially Protestant (Mar Thomite)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: xOrthodox4Christx on December 06, 2016, 05:01:05 PM
(https://planbox.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/myungsung-presbyterian-church-seoul-korea.jpg)

Is that an armenian priest inside a korean presbyterian church?

Where did you get the photo from?


I got from this website.
https://planbox.wordpress.com/2011/12/01/myungsung-presbyterian-churchseoulsouth-korea/
If you look again the photo you'll see more 2 oriental orthodox priests in the right corner of the photo, a indian one with a salmoned colour habit and another in black that looks coptic.

Yea, I think the Indian one is not Orthodox, but essentially Protestant (Mar Thomite)

I've read that there are Indian Protestants which use Orthodox liturgies. There are non-Indian Protestants who do as well.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on December 06, 2016, 07:29:43 PM
I've read that there are Indian Protestants which use Orthodox liturgies.

That's who Mina was referring to.  The "Mar Thomites".

There are non-Indian Protestants who do as well.

You mean those phony "convergence worship" guys?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Aram on December 07, 2016, 02:17:57 AM
If you look again the photo you'll see more 2 oriental orthodox priests in the right corner of the photo, a indian one with a salmoned colour habit and another in black that looks coptic.

AFAIK, he's not one of ours.

Ditto on the "Copt".  The way he's wearing the kolonsowa so far back like that, with hair exposed at the front, I'd say he might be Syriac.  The Armenian looks like it might be H.H. Aram I, but his face isn't especially clear.  This is probably some WCC adjacent thing, from when they met in South Korea a few years back.
If you read my post a few posts back, yes, this is Catholicos Aram. Yes, this is in South Korea, and yes, this is a WCC event.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: juliogb on December 07, 2016, 06:58:18 AM
(https://www.marthomanae.org/webadmin/imagez//image00113.jpg)

Looks indeed a Mar Thoma church clergyman.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on December 07, 2016, 01:21:00 PM
If you look again the photo you'll see more 2 oriental orthodox priests in the right corner of the photo, a indian one with a salmoned colour habit and another in black that looks coptic.

AFAIK, he's not one of ours.

Ditto on the "Copt".  The way he's wearing the kolonsowa so far back like that, with hair exposed at the front, I'd say he might be Syriac.  The Armenian looks like it might be H.H. Aram I, but his face isn't especially clear.  This is probably some WCC adjacent thing, from when they met in South Korea a few years back.
If you read my post a few posts back, yes, this is Catholicos Aram. Yes, this is in South Korea, and yes, this is a WCC event.


I must've missed it.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on December 09, 2016, 10:21:34 PM
Pictures (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1258494727550140&set=a.1258517524214527&type=3&theater) from Mor Behnam Monastery in Mosul.  A friend reports that the monastery manuscripts have been found safe and sound within the monastery, as they were sealed in metal containers and hidden in a secret room(s) prior to the ISIS occupation. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on December 12, 2016, 12:29:49 PM
(http://www.pravoslavie.ru/sas/image/102521/252147.b.jpg)


Patriarch Kiril?

Yes, in His pre-Holiness days.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on December 15, 2016, 02:38:19 PM
Synaxis of the Syriac fathers
(http://iconsbyfathervladimir.com/uploads/2011/12/Synaxis-of-the-Syriac-Fathers.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on December 16, 2016, 12:17:06 AM
Pictures (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1258494727550140&set=a.1258517524214527&type=3&theater) from Mor Behnam Monastery in Mosul.  A friend reports that the monastery manuscripts have been found safe and sound within the monastery, as they were sealed in metal containers and hidden in a secret room(s) prior to the ISIS occupation.

Let's hope they begin a speedy digitization process!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on December 16, 2016, 12:18:12 AM
Synaxis of the Syriac fathers
(http://iconsbyfathervladimir.com/uploads/2011/12/Synaxis-of-the-Syriac-Fathers.jpg)

If possible, I'd like to know who the fathers are.  Someone asked me a while ago sending me this icon and I never got a chance to get an answer or ask some people.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on December 16, 2016, 12:42:56 AM
If possible, I'd like to know who the fathers are.  Someone asked me a while ago sending me this icon and I never got a chance to get an answer or ask some people.

Spiritual Assembly of the Syriac Fathers

Christ

Mor Ephrem
(Unknown in cave), Mor Isaac (?), Jacob the Teacher, Symeon Stylites
John (can't make out next word), Mor Jacob of Nisibis, Mor Narsai (?)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: mike on December 16, 2016, 01:10:57 AM
If possible, I'd like to know who the fathers are.  Someone asked me a while ago sending me this icon and I never got a chance to get an answer or ask some people.

They are subtitled, aren't they? So what's the problem exactly?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on December 16, 2016, 11:52:53 AM
If possible, I'd like to know who the fathers are.  Someone asked me a while ago sending me this icon and I never got a chance to get an answer or ask some people.

They are subtitled, aren't they? So what's the problem exactly?

Not knowing how to read Syriac. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on December 16, 2016, 01:00:32 PM
If possible, I'd like to know who the fathers are.  Someone asked me a while ago sending me this icon and I never got a chance to get an answer or ask some people.

They are subtitled, aren't they? So what's the problem exactly?

I guess I'm not as literate as you are ;)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: mike on December 16, 2016, 01:02:06 PM
If possible, I'd like to know who the fathers are.  Someone asked me a while ago sending me this icon and I never got a chance to get an answer or ask some people.

They are subtitled, aren't they? So what's the problem exactly?

I guess I'm not as literate as you are ;)

I thought people are taught anything about iconography prior to ordination. My bad.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on December 16, 2016, 01:34:47 PM
If possible, I'd like to know who the fathers are.  Someone asked me a while ago sending me this icon and I never got a chance to get an answer or ask some people.

Spiritual Assembly of the Syriac Fathers

Christ

Mor Ephrem
(Unknown in cave), Mor Isaac (?), Jacob the Teacher, Symeon Stylites
John (can't make out next word), Mor Jacob of Nisibis, Mor Narsai (?)

Hmmmmm...the more I read this the more I wonder if this is an icon from the Assyrian Church of the East.  Could the one in the cave be John Dalyatha? Or maybe John of Apamea the Solitary?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on December 16, 2016, 01:36:21 PM
If possible, I'd like to know who the fathers are.  Someone asked me a while ago sending me this icon and I never got a chance to get an answer or ask some people.

They are subtitled, aren't they? So what's the problem exactly?

I guess I'm not as literate as you are ;)

I thought people are taught anything about iconography prior to ordination. My bad.

Lol what?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on December 16, 2016, 01:55:38 PM
If possible, I'd like to know who the fathers are.  Someone asked me a while ago sending me this icon and I never got a chance to get an answer or ask some people.

Spiritual Assembly of the Syriac Fathers

Christ

Mor Ephrem
(Unknown in cave), Mor Isaac (?), Jacob the Teacher, Symeon Stylites
John (can't make out next word), Mor Jacob of Nisibis, Mor Narsai (?)

Hmmmmm...the more I read this the more I wonder if this is an icon from the Assyrian Church of the East. 

I suspect it is less an ACoE icon and more someone's unique creation.  The inclusion of Narsai led me to conclude this is not "ours". 

Quote
Could the one in the cave be John Dalyatha? Or maybe John of Apamea the Solitary?

Without an inscription, it's anyone's guess.  It could even be mike. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on December 16, 2016, 02:10:21 PM
If possible, I'd like to know who the fathers are.  Someone asked me a while ago sending me this icon and I never got a chance to get an answer or ask some people.

Spiritual Assembly of the Syriac Fathers

Christ

Mor Ephrem
(Unknown in cave), Mor Isaac (?), Jacob the Teacher, Symeon Stylites
John (can't make out next word), Mor Jacob of Nisibis, Mor Narsai (?)

Hmmmmm...the more I read this the more I wonder if this is an icon from the Assyrian Church of the East. 

I suspect it is less an ACoE icon and more someone's unique creation.  The inclusion of Narsai led me to conclude this is not "ours". 

Quote
Could the one in the cave be John Dalyatha? Or maybe John of Apamea the Solitary?

Without an inscription, it's anyone's guess.  It could even be mike.

It looks like you're right.  It seems like it's painted by a monk-priest Fr. Vladimir:

http://iconsbyfathervladimir.com/russian-saints/synaxis-of-the-syriac-fathers/
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on December 17, 2016, 08:46:11 PM
If possible, I'd like to know who the fathers are.  Someone asked me a while ago sending me this icon and I never got a chance to get an answer or ask some people.

They are subtitled, aren't they? So what's the problem exactly?

I guess I'm not as literate as you are ;)

I thought people are taught anything about iconography prior to ordination. My bad.

Lol what?

Hey, all you kids out there!  Welcome to another episode of The Cabbage-Breathed Cynic Pisses on Everything!  I'm your host, Al Watts.  We invite those of you at home to play along with our dumbfounded studio audience.  Are you ready?  Okay, what exactly is wrong with the exchange above?

a. Mina is Coptic and the lettering on the icon is Syriac.  Why would anyone assume he would be able to read it?
b. Mina is not an ordained clergyman
c. Even if he were, there is no reason an ordained Coptic clergyman would be taught to read Syriac
d. Films and television programs are "subtitled"; icons are "inscribed"
e. All of the above and lots, lots more that we can't get into here.

For those of you playing at home, write down your answers - in Syriac - on the back of an icon card and mail them to:

TCBCPOE
P.O. Box 525
Hillwood, WA 09246
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on December 17, 2016, 10:19:11 PM
Could the one in the cave be John Dalyatha? Or maybe John of Apamea the Solitary?

On second glance, I'm going to guess it's John the Solitary. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on December 31, 2016, 06:36:40 PM
(https://scontent-frt3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15781207_1130065820424516_4841591624842814919_n.jpg?oh=2b10f5544975a9ba56315a149e66dc50&oe=58F19246)

(https://scontent-frt3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15822750_1130064313758000_7635001937409077591_n.jpg?oh=580952b83f6515a030722a10217a8b0c&oe=58F04365)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Ainnir on December 31, 2016, 08:32:19 PM
...

 :laugh:


I really like those, Dominika.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on January 01, 2017, 06:08:49 PM
...

 :laugh:


I really like those, Dominika.

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on January 02, 2017, 09:59:24 AM
Liberated old town in Aleppo
(https://scontent-frt3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15823045_1130688667028898_6926155960486556852_n.jpg?oh=f0b3d74dfa0c24cf395e4df7dd9f0957&oe=59200E2C)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: xOrthodox4Christx on January 06, 2017, 08:05:04 PM
(http://www.pravmir.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/epiphany-day-8.jpg)

Faithful Armenian Orthodox elderly woman lights candles in Damascus, Syria
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on January 12, 2017, 03:17:12 AM
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-BBP3ms_OHL0/T_LhrglvwDI/AAAAAAABx1I/f99kef6CVUo/w1310-h556/StGeorgeToledo%2B-%2BSaints%2B-%2BFr.%2BTheodore%2BJurewicz.png)

Iconography in St. George Coptic Church in Toledo, OH by Fr. Theodore Jurewicz.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on January 12, 2017, 02:30:28 PM
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-BBP3ms_OHL0/T_LhrglvwDI/AAAAAAABx1I/f99kef6CVUo/w1310-h556/StGeorgeToledo%2B-%2BSaints%2B-%2BFr.%2BTheodore%2BJurewicz.png)

Iconography in St. George Coptic Church in Toledo, OH by Fr. Theodore Jurewicz.

Wow.  I'm really digging the seamless melding of the Coptic and Byzantine styles here.   :)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on January 12, 2017, 03:44:51 PM
Fr Theodore is great!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on January 12, 2017, 03:46:26 PM
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-BBP3ms_OHL0/T_LhrglvwDI/AAAAAAABx1I/f99kef6CVUo/w1310-h556/StGeorgeToledo%2B-%2BSaints%2B-%2BFr.%2BTheodore%2BJurewicz.png)

Iconography in St. George Coptic Church in Toledo, OH by Fr. Theodore Jurewicz.

Wow.  I'm really digging the seamless melding of the Coptic and Byzantine styles here.   :)

+1

Is that St. Peter the apostle or St. Peter the seal of the martyrs?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Remnkemi on January 12, 2017, 04:00:08 PM
Probably St Peter Seal of the Martyrs. I'm curious what the scrolls say.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on January 12, 2017, 04:29:36 PM
You might be right.  It seems to say "Let the shedding of my blood mark the end of the worship of idols and be the end of the shedding of the blood of Christians." as is written in the Synexarium

St. Athanasius has the beginning of the Nicene Creed.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: HaydenTE on January 13, 2017, 06:52:36 PM
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-BBP3ms_OHL0/T_LhrglvwDI/AAAAAAABx1I/f99kef6CVUo/w1310-h556/StGeorgeToledo%2B-%2BSaints%2B-%2BFr.%2BTheodore%2BJurewicz.png)

Iconography in St. George Coptic Church in Toledo, OH by Fr. Theodore Jurewicz.

I've been to this church before! Small but very beautiful.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on February 03, 2017, 03:46:01 PM
(http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/Media/NewsMedia/2014/6/18/2014-635387232409737930-973_resized.jpg)

The Door of Prophecies (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Door_of_Prophecies)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on February 03, 2017, 03:53:59 PM
(http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/Media/NewsMedia/2014/6/18/2014-635387232409737930-973_resized.jpg)

The Door of Prophecies (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Door_of_Prophecies)

I'd like to know who is interpreting the swastika as a representation of the spread of Christianity to "Aryans or Western Europeans" in the "Fifth Epoch".  The terms are not synonymous, the swastika has never been a symbol for "Western Europeans" (unless we're counting modern Nazi propaganda), and the evangelization of (most of) Western Europe occurred before Islam entered Egypt, not after.  I doubt that 10th century Egyptian monks would have used the term "Aryan" to indicate a Western European.  Then, the panel to the right says that the same swastikas symbolize heresies.  This might make a bit more sense, if we think of the motif as a bent (distorted) cross.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Iconodule on February 03, 2017, 04:29:01 PM
The caption of the photo contradicts it and says that the Swastika represents the spread of heresies. My take is that it represents the conversion of Shaolin to Orthodoxy and a golden era of orthodox kung fu movies.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on February 03, 2017, 05:47:13 PM
Yea, according to the Arabic captions at the monastery itself, they only mention spread of heresies since the fourth century, like Arianism, Macedonianism, Nestorianism, etc.  I don't think it has anything to do with Western European ideologies.  Why heresies?  It's the "bending" of the truth of the gospel, hence the "bent" crosses
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on February 03, 2017, 06:50:43 PM
Yea, according to the Arabic captions at the monastery itself, they only mention spread of heresies since the fourth century, like Arianism, Macedonianism, Nestorianism, etc.  I don't think it has anything to do with Western European ideologies.  Why heresies?  It's the "bending" of the truth of the gospel, hence the "bent" crosses

That's what I figured.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on February 04, 2017, 07:21:22 PM
Historical detail on the door:

Quote
There are two large steps that lead into the main sanctuary, called a haykal from the Hebrew hekal. The door that separates the choir from the sanctuary, which was the work of Moses of Nisibis, is simply a wonderful piece of artwork with extraordinary inlays. This door is made of forty-two panels arranged in seven horizontal and six vertical rows. In the panels of the uppermost row, depicted, from left to right, are St. Dioscorus, patriarch of Alexandria, St. Mark who the Evangelist and first bishop of Alexandria, Christ, the Holy Virgin, St. Severus I, patriarch Antioch, and St. Ignatius who was a bishop of Antioch. Significantly, the representations indicate respect for both the Coptic and Syrian patriarchates. Below, the second row of panels shows a repeated pattern of circles interlaced to form crosses. In each of the six fields of the third row, six linked circles are arranged in pairs, each circle containing a cross. The fourth row, though somewhat damaged, has in each panel a cross enclosed in a four-leafed shamrock with a trefoil at the junction of each leaf. The fifth row has in each panel six swastikas, each enclosed in a circle. The sixth row is a dark grille based on linked circles on a white background. A pattern of a plan cross in a double-stepped frame, the design of the cross thus filling the whole of each panel, takes of the seventh row. This door dates to the beginning of the tenth century, evidenced by a Syrian inscription written on the door itself and indicating that it was made during the patriarchates of Anba Gabriel I, the fifty-seventh patriarch of Alexandria (910-921 AD) and Anba Yuannis IV , the twenty-fifth patriarch of Antioch (902-922 AD).

source:
http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/surian.htm

I love this monastery.  This is a remnant of when Syriac monks lived in Coptic deserts as their own home.  The way it started is interesting as well, all because of the Julianist heresy (http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/6563/47/Surian-facelift.aspx)!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on February 06, 2017, 01:54:29 PM
Mor Nicodemos Daoud, the Archbishop of Mosul, returns to his cathedral church in Mosul.
(https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16406549_1848463365428369_8374839958200873789_n.jpg?oh=4cf62fdbd6cfe5512e8f20d1b13890ba&oe=594A83D6)

(https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16508525_1848463452095027_8904229194084540986_n.jpg?oh=3e931d7a4b26c8b7735a78a36524b7a7&oe=59085777)

(https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16426170_1409377199094165_3287155270393812586_n.jpg?oh=ac32d4911f7bdd51ec77a728faaccd8b&oe=59000C1E)
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Post by: Mor Ephrem on February 06, 2017, 02:15:48 PM

(https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16508525_1848463452095027_8904229194084540986_n.jpg?oh=3e931d7a4b26c8b7735a78a36524b7a7&oe=59085777)

https://www.facebook.com/SYRIAN.ARCHBISHOPRIC.MOSUL/videos/1578389372175753/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED

Removal of the ISIS flag from St Ephrem Cathedral, Mosul.
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Post by: Antonious Nikolas on February 06, 2017, 03:19:42 PM
Glory to God!
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Post by: minasoliman on February 06, 2017, 05:36:46 PM

(https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16508525_1848463452095027_8904229194084540986_n.jpg?oh=3e931d7a4b26c8b7735a78a36524b7a7&oe=59085777)

https://www.facebook.com/SYRIAN.ARCHBISHOPRIC.MOSUL/videos/1578389372175753/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED

Removal of the ISIS flag from St Ephrem Cathedral, Mosul.

May it forever be taken away!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on February 07, 2017, 06:51:22 AM
(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16427338_1258717634182681_8077226088474666632_n.jpg?oh=41a2a07341e077dca50f009e0bf1c60d&oe=59495393)
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Post by: minasoliman on February 07, 2017, 04:53:22 PM
That's our general bishop, Bishop Karas with the Pope.
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Post by: xOrthodox4Christx on February 07, 2017, 05:40:18 PM
(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16427338_1258717634182681_8077226088474666632_n.jpg?oh=41a2a07341e077dca50f009e0bf1c60d&oe=59495393)

This Pope is a G. Can't say the same for Pope Francis, sadly.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on February 07, 2017, 07:59:04 PM
(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16427338_1258717634182681_8077226088474666632_n.jpg?oh=41a2a07341e077dca50f009e0bf1c60d&oe=59495393)

Is it wrong that I'm hearing strains of Khusara Khusara (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XF06ajG_WjY)?  ;D
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Post by: minasoliman on February 08, 2017, 05:46:07 PM
Lol! Be careful...people might think you're referencing a rap song :P
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on February 08, 2017, 07:41:01 PM
If I recall correctly, the performers in said video were also cruising around on a yacht.  ;)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on February 08, 2017, 08:06:07 PM
If I recall correctly, the performers in said video were also cruising around on a yacht.  ;)

Nah it was a pool (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1QEBSyVSj0)

;)
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Post by: Antonious Nikolas on February 08, 2017, 11:11:34 PM
Nicely played!  ;D
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Post by: CoptoGeek on February 10, 2017, 02:23:06 PM

(https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16508525_1848463452095027_8904229194084540986_n.jpg?oh=3e931d7a4b26c8b7735a78a36524b7a7&oe=59085777)

https://www.facebook.com/SYRIAN.ARCHBISHOPRIC.MOSUL/videos/1578389372175753/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED

Removal of the ISIS flag from St Ephrem Cathedral, Mosul.


A short clip of his heartbreaking visit.

https://youtu.be/DwPmVs7SIO4 (https://youtu.be/DwPmVs7SIO4)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on February 11, 2017, 09:25:54 PM
The new St. Mina's Monastery in Mariut, Egypt:

(http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/new-buildings-of-st-mina-monastery-in-mariut-egypt-picture-id558030185)

And here's St. Mina's Cathedral in the same campus:

(http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/4356317.jpg)
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Post by: Dominika on February 12, 2017, 11:56:34 AM
^^ wow, amazing. I wish I visit these churches one day.
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Post by: minasoliman on February 12, 2017, 04:18:20 PM
Me too!  Last time I was there was in 2004 or 2005, when this was still under construction
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Post by: Iconodule on February 15, 2017, 11:37:08 AM
That's gorgeous! And they have the monks to fill it?
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Post by: minasoliman on February 15, 2017, 12:28:33 PM
Yup! They even have an Abbott bishop.  He's the second one if I'm not mistaken.
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Post by: orthodoxlearner on March 18, 2017, 10:05:30 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2816/12418611134_fa9fff6617_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/jVoCr5)deacon reads the holy book by candlelight in a church in the rock in Gheralta, Tigray (https://flic.kr/p/jVoCr5) by Anthony Pappone (https://www.flickr.com/photos/ronnyreportage/), on Flickr
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Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 08, 2017, 02:38:49 PM
http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20170330-the-worlds-first-christian-country
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Post by: surajiype on April 11, 2017, 11:27:01 AM
Visit of Malankara Syriac Orthodox seminarians to the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Seminary.

This was followed by a return visit too..
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Post by: surajiype on April 11, 2017, 12:04:23 PM
Return visit of Orthodox seminarians to the Patriarchal seminary
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Post by: Antonious Nikolas on April 11, 2017, 12:08:55 PM
Glory to God.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on April 11, 2017, 01:08:06 PM
+1

I hope this is the beginning of a new chapter for the Malankara Orthodox of both factions
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Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 19, 2017, 03:14:27 PM
In this video from Germany (https://youtu.be/dlSisXO-gyE), HE Mor Philoxenos Matthias Nayis presides over the rite of the Veneration of the Cross on the great feast of Easter. 

"Holy God, holy (and) mighty, holy (and) immortal, the children of the believing Church beseech you crying out: you who rose in glory from the tomb, have mercy on us!"
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Post by: Dominika on April 24, 2017, 04:48:38 PM
(https://scontent-frt3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18010688_1667549403259749_7566202318532517726_n.jpg?oh=7e4e95599537762fada57c56a197ede9&oe=5987C03C)

The keyboard
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Post by: rakovsky on April 24, 2017, 05:39:03 PM
(https://scontent-frt3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18010688_1667549403259749_7566202318532517726_n.jpg?oh=7e4e95599537762fada57c56a197ede9&oe=5987C03C)

The keyboard


SMR - Paul Playing the Piano, St. Mary St. John Coptic Orthodox Church
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ce9VH9xgxA

My coptic Church on the piano كنيستي القبطية
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF85FXFOfCU

My Coptic Church (Instrumental) | Raising the Belief | Come-In-Unity Carnival 2013
St. Mary St. John Coptic Orthodox Church
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sAXUXYVwP0
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Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 24, 2017, 06:15:17 PM
(https://scontent-frt3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18010688_1667549403259749_7566202318532517726_n.jpg?oh=7e4e95599537762fada57c56a197ede9&oe=5987C03C)

The keyboard


SMR - Paul Playing the Piano, St. Mary St. John Coptic Orthodox Church
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ce9VH9xgxA

My coptic Church on the piano كنيستي القبطية
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF85FXFOfCU

My Coptic Church (Instrumental) | Raising the Belief | Come-In-Unity Carnival 2013
St. Mary St. John Coptic Orthodox Church
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sAXUXYVwP0

Pipe Organ at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Atlanta, GA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMebe0fJkzE

Video about the newly installed Rodgers Infinity 361 organ at Saint Sophia Cathedral in Los Angeles, CA.
https://youtu.be/RAlDt87m6lA?t=1m43s

Great Doxology, Patriarchal Liturgy with Ecumenical Patriarch VARTHOLOMAIOS A'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SA67aIO8_KI

"O Monogenes", Patriarchal Liturgy with Ecumenical Patriarch VARTHOLOMAIOS A'
https://youtu.be/KxLSGNWnj2Y?t=11m18s

Divine Liturgy (July 31, 2016) Southeastern Federation of Greek Orthodox Choirs and Musicians
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rig7ixn_5lk

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Post by: Dominika on April 24, 2017, 06:19:31 PM
(https://scontent-frt3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18010688_1667549403259749_7566202318532517726_n.jpg?oh=7e4e95599537762fada57c56a197ede9&oe=5987C03C)

The keyboard


SMR - Paul Playing the Piano, St. Mary St. John Coptic Orthodox Church
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ce9VH9xgxA

My coptic Church on the piano كنيستي القبطية
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF85FXFOfCU

My Coptic Church (Instrumental) | Raising the Belief | Come-In-Unity Carnival 2013
St. Mary St. John Coptic Orthodox Church
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sAXUXYVwP0

It's a pic from a Syriac parish. And I've meant not onle the keyboard (however, this too), but also what is a front of it. I would say, a bit of kitsch ;p

I have a few hundered Coptic hymns and songs on my computer, including using the piano (btw, "O Kirios" in such arrangments is one of my favourite), so I'm not surprised ;)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: rakovsky on April 24, 2017, 06:58:38 PM
It's a pic from a Syriac parish. And I've meant not onle the keyboard
It would be nice to hear the music with the song.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: rakovsky on April 24, 2017, 07:02:08 PM
Pipe Organ at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Atlanta, GA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMebe0fJkzE

Video about the newly installed Rodgers Infinity 361 organ at Saint Sophia Cathedral in Los Angeles, CA.
https://youtu.be/RAlDt87m6lA?t=1m43s

Great Doxology, Patriarchal Liturgy with Ecumenical Patriarch VARTHOLOMAIOS A'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SA67aIO8_KI

"O Monogenes", Patriarchal Liturgy with Ecumenical Patriarch VARTHOLOMAIOS A'
https://youtu.be/KxLSGNWnj2Y?t=11m18s

Divine Liturgy (July 31, 2016) Southeastern Federation of Greek Orthodox Choirs and Musicians
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rig7ixn_5lk
That's nice, but can you find it accompanied by a sound techno-style keyboard and electronic tamburine sounds as part of a liturgy, instead of traditional Western organ music?
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Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 24, 2017, 07:11:05 PM
Pipe Organ at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Atlanta, GA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMebe0fJkzE

Video about the newly installed Rodgers Infinity 361 organ at Saint Sophia Cathedral in Los Angeles, CA.
https://youtu.be/RAlDt87m6lA?t=1m43s

Great Doxology, Patriarchal Liturgy with Ecumenical Patriarch VARTHOLOMAIOS A'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SA67aIO8_KI

"O Monogenes", Patriarchal Liturgy with Ecumenical Patriarch VARTHOLOMAIOS A'
https://youtu.be/KxLSGNWnj2Y?t=11m18s

Divine Liturgy (July 31, 2016) Southeastern Federation of Greek Orthodox Choirs and Musicians
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rig7ixn_5lk
That's nice, but can you find it accompanied by a sound techno-style keyboard and electronic tamburine sounds as part of a liturgy, instead of traditional Western organ music?

So there was an anti-OO agenda behind your post.  Thanks. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on April 24, 2017, 07:18:53 PM
And I've meant not onle the keyboard (however, this too), but also what is a front of it. I would say, a bit of kitsch ;p

Yeah, we have a lot of what I would term kitsch or schlock in our churches.  Like, for example, in very well-to-do Coptic churches in North America, the deacons still process around using crosses jury-rigged from what looks like thick, plastic curtain rods, complete with the rubber stoppers at the end!  ;D

Every car in the parking lot is Mercedes or better, but we can't shell out for some actual processional crosses?  And in the midst of our beautiful Coptic icons, we still have the ultra-schlocky "groaning Jesus" portraits, and we use them for the procession on Great and Holy Friday?!?

(http://www.catholictradition.org/Passion/crown-thorns4.jpg)

And don't get me started on the crosses covered in Christmas lights!  It's not easy being cheesy!  ;)

Pipe Organ at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Atlanta, GA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMebe0fJkzE

Video about the newly installed Rodgers Infinity 361 organ at Saint Sophia Cathedral in Los Angeles, CA.
https://youtu.be/RAlDt87m6lA?t=1m43s

Great Doxology, Patriarchal Liturgy with Ecumenical Patriarch VARTHOLOMAIOS A'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SA67aIO8_KI

"O Monogenes", Patriarchal Liturgy with Ecumenical Patriarch VARTHOLOMAIOS A'
https://youtu.be/KxLSGNWnj2Y?t=11m18s

Divine Liturgy (July 31, 2016) Southeastern Federation of Greek Orthodox Choirs and Musicians
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rig7ixn_5lk
That's nice, but can you find it accompanied by a sound techno-style keyboard and electronic tamburine sounds as part of a liturgy, instead of traditional Western organ music?

So there was an anti-OO agenda behind your post.  Thanks.

Isn't there always?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: rakovsky on April 24, 2017, 07:24:48 PM
So there was an anti-OO agenda behind your post.  Thanks.
Dominika supplied a picture of OOs singing in church with a keyboard.
I am interested in what that sounds like.
So I looked it up and posted what seemed to me the closest thing.

If you can find some EO or OO church music with electronic accompaniment in church, it would be relevant to the discussion.

Regards.
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Post by: Antonious Nikolas on April 24, 2017, 07:31:06 PM
electronic accompaniment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41U78QP8nBk
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: rakovsky on April 24, 2017, 09:06:26 PM
electronic accompaniment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41U78QP8nBk
Antonious,
I don't think you need to interpret discussions about the relationship between Orthodoxy and Charismatics or "Praise and Worship" style services in such a hostile sense.

Dominika showed a picture of a keyboard in an OO service, and this gave me two options:


A. Say Nothing because I don't know how you would take it. But you seemed personally fine with Dominika sharing the photo.

B. Explore the topic because it is something new and unusual for me to see electronic keyboards as part of an Orthodox parish service.

I chose to explore the topic. Let me explain why. I find charismatic issues significant, and I don't consider discussing their relationship to a church to be necessarily  inherently hostile to that church. I studied the relationship between EOs and Charismaticism in far more depth than I did with OOs. For example, I can tell you who the leaders and organizations of the Charismatic movement have been in the EO church in the last 50 years, but I can't name any Charismatic leaders or groups in the OO church.

I know that the latter is a topic of significant interest for you, so I can offer for you the online book Global Renewal Christianity: Spirit-Empowered Movements, By Vinson Synan, Amos Yong, J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu, and what it says on this topic:
https://books.google.com/books?id=MBaRDAAAQBAJ&pg=PA414&lpg=PA414&dq=%22Febe+Armanios%22+charismatic&source=bl&ots=hVAiqgfm5n&sig=imbthEBqG3bT0BYaBdT5wOZpdOQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiH2KiOpr7TAhWB8CYKHf0iBNMQ6AEISjAG#v=onepage&q=coptic&f=false

I want to make clear- my goal in passing this book title to you is definitely not to mar the Coptic Church. The reason I am sharing this link to you is because it is a topic of mutual interest and I intend this personally in a positive personal sense of exploring mutual interest and a shared common outlook.

Peace.
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Post by: Antonious Nikolas on April 25, 2017, 09:40:13 AM
Rakovsky,

As you well know, my position is that Charismatism is at best a self-inflicted delusion and at worst of the devil.  It is not something that has ever been a part of the historic Church for the past 2000 years.  I am familiar with the very biased book you have linked to here and the work of its Coptic contributor Febe Armanious.  I own a copy.  It is part of a very biased series written from the theological perspective of convinced Charismatics.  Though it pretends in places to maintain academic neutrality, its very title give it away: Global Renewal Christianity: Spirit-Empowered Movements: Past, Present and Future.  Even the chapters you highlighted describe the "ministry" of Charismatics within the Coptic Church - including evildoers who managed to get themselves ordained - as "annointed", etc.  It is useful only insofar as it helps to trace the origins of this poison in the Coptic Church and helps to expose those who are still peddling it by praising them.

I am familiar with the opinions that you have posted concerning Charismatism and the Early Church, but I am not willing to entertain discussion on whether or not the spirit driving the Charismatic movement is the Holy Spirit.  I know that it is not.  I know when and where Charismatism originated, and it was not at all in the Early Church.  It was in the American South in the 19th century and perhaps a little earlier.  You can see my previous posts on the subject for more information on this.  I will not rehash it here.

As Charismatism is by its nature something delusional at best and something demonic at worst, and something that is always spiritually harmful, and something that has never been a part of the Church from its inception until the present, Charismatic "praise and worship" services in an Orthodox context is always something that should be greeted with hostility, even as one greets cancer with chemotherapy and radiation.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: rakovsky on April 25, 2017, 10:37:17 AM
Thanks for writing back with your information.

You rightly mentioned a major problem with Charismaticism- it doesn't come from Orthodoxy.
It appears to me to be an attempt within Reform Protestantism to regain the mysticism, spirituality, sense of supernatural intervention that hard nosed naturalistic Calvinism eliminated, e.g.. in Calvimism's denial of the Catholic saints' mystical side, the real presence in the Eucharist, wonderworking relics, rites of exorcism, etc.

Did you see the AFR article on Charismaticism?

( BTW, I believe that chemotherapy is a harmful cancer treatment.)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on April 25, 2017, 11:09:13 AM
Thanks for writing back with your information.

Have you read Fr. Alexis Trader's "In Peace Let Us Pray to the Lord" on this subject?

You rightly mentioned a major problem with Charismaticism- it doesn't come from Orthodoxy.
It appears to me to be an attempt within Reform Protestantism to regain the mysticism, spirituality, sense of supernatural intervention that hard nosed naturalistic Calvinism eliminated, e.g.. in Calvimism's denial of the Catholic saints' mystical side, the real presence in the Eucharist, wonderworking relics, rites of exorcism, etc.

In part, you are very much right.  There is also an element - particularly in the African-American Charismatic experience - that comes from West African spiritism imported to the American South.  There are accounts of African-Americans mocking the first of their poor and illiterate white neighbors who "caught the holy ghost", saying, "They think they are black".  There are also accounts of early white Pentecostal preachers chastising members of their flock who got too loud and rowdy "in the spirit", saying that they were acting like "a bunch of [racial slur redacted]".  I have citations for all of this.  I mentioned them directly in another thread, but don't feel like looking for it now.  You are probably already aware anyway.  My point is that the connection to West African spirit possession is often overlooked.

Did you see the AFR article on Charismaticism?

No.  If you get a chance, please link to it.

( BTW, I believe that chemotherapy is a harmful cancer treatment.)

I know people who have been saved by it, but it can have some rough side effects.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: rakovsky on April 25, 2017, 12:09:51 PM
Thanks for writing back with your information.

Have you read Fr. Alexis Trader's "In Peace Let Us Pray to the Lord" on this subject?
No. I might need to order it. But it looks like a relevant, important book for what we are discussing.

Quote

Did you see the AFR article on Charismaticism?

No.  If you get a chance, please link to it.
Modern Charismatic Movement Similar to Charismaticism in the Early Church?
https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/orthodoxbridge/4711-2/

I would be interested in your ideas on it as well as how Fr. Trader's book addresses the topics in it.

Peace.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: rakovsky on April 25, 2017, 12:29:02 PM


In part, you are very much right.  There is also an element - particularly in the African-American Charismatic experience - that comes from West African spiritism imported to the American South.  There are accounts of African-Americans mocking the first of their poor and illiterate white neighbors who "caught the holy ghost", saying, "They think they are black".  There are also accounts of early white Pentecostal preachers chastising members of their flock who got too loud and rowdy "in the spirit", saying that they were acting like "a bunch of [racial slur redacted]".  I have citations for all of this.  I mentioned them directly in another thread, but don't feel like looking for it now.  You are probably already aware anyway.  My point is that the connection to West African spirit possession is often overlooked.
I can understand the similarities between the phenomena.
Maybe it is a more fundamental or broader psychological issue: Maybe the Hellenistic pagans and their oracles sometimes were doing similar things (eg. "tongues). The Methodists' 19th c. "Great Awakening" looks very similar to me in major respects, even though Methodists nowadays are about as mellow as the Presbyterians and UCC.

One time during the Great Awakening, IIRC, a young man entered a dance hall and a girl invited him to dance, but instead of dancing, he started preaching Low Church Protestantism, and suddenly the bodies hit the floor, "thud" "thud", the young man recalled. It was a kind of 19th century "slain in the spirit" effect like a stage hypnotist putting a crowd to sleep.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: rakovsky on April 25, 2017, 01:05:46 PM
There is a thread discussing Fr. Trader's book here:
In Peace Let Us Pray to the Lord!
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php?topic=16897.0

It sounds from the thread that he and Fr. Romanides claim that the Biblical gift of tongues was an inaudible (except for the Pentecost event) "prayer of the heart", which doesn't sound correct to me. In any case, I know that it would be better to consult his book directly, and there are several aspects to Pentecostals, not just Tongues.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: juliogb on April 25, 2017, 01:20:11 PM
(http://www.stthomasarmenianchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/20151115-icon.jpg)

Yesterday was the 102th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

May the Memory of the victims be Eternal.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on April 25, 2017, 01:22:25 PM
Memory eternal!

May their prayers be with us!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on April 25, 2017, 03:00:41 PM
May the Memory of the victims be Eternal.

It is now.  May we have their intercession and blessing. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on April 25, 2017, 03:25:30 PM
May the Memory of the victims be Eternal.

It is now.  May we have their intercession and blessing.

Amen.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on April 25, 2017, 04:00:38 PM
Modern Charismatic Movement Similar to Charismaticism in the Early Church?
https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/orthodoxbridge/4711-2/

I would be interested in your ideas on it as well as how Fr. Trader's book addresses the topics in it.

Peace.

I clicked on the link and then...

Quote
About the author.  Hal Smith converted to Orthodoxy at age 17.  He works as a Russian-English translator and attends an OCA parish in Eastern Pennsylvania.  He administers Rakovskii – a website about Old Testament prophecies.

(http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/53/533f566afd500d1049d4020d5cd4e4dd21c5f1794f5836116e734a37f5d51324.jpg)

I'm curious as to the author's qualifications.  Is he a historian?  An anthropologist?  A theologian?  Just a hobbyist?  What qualifies him to publish an article on this subject?

I can understand the similarities between the phenomena.
Maybe it is a more fundamental or broader psychological issue: Maybe the Hellenistic pagans and their oracles sometimes were doing similar things (eg. "tongues). The Methodists' 19th c. "Great Awakening" looks very similar to me in major respects, even though Methodists nowadays are about as mellow as the Presbyterians and UCC.

One time during the Great Awakening, IIRC, a young man entered a dance hall and a girl invited him to dance, but instead of dancing, he started preaching Low Church Protestantism, and suddenly the bodies hit the floor, "thud" "thud", the young man recalled. It was a kind of 19th century "slain in the spirit" effect like a stage hypnotist putting a crowd to sleep.

I believe it's partly as you describe here and partly demonic possession.

There is a thread discussing Fr. Trader's book here:
In Peace Let Us Pray to the Lord!
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php?topic=16897.0

It sounds from the thread that he and Fr. Romanides claim that the Biblical gift of tongues was an inaudible (except for the Pentecost event) "prayer of the heart", which doesn't sound correct to me. In any case, I know that it would be better to consult his book directly, and there are several aspects to Pentecostals, not just Tongues.

Read the book and judge for yourself.  I don't agree with the guesswork made in the thread you link to, most especially LBK's notion that the tongues in Corinth were something akin to what occurs among modern Pentecostals and Charismatics.  Just about the only thing I would co-sign in the thread would be this:

I haven't read this book, but I have met Fr. Alexis.

In so far as Fr. Alexis is a canonically ordained Orthodox Christian priest, an Athonite monk of many years experience, a graduate of an Orthodox theological seminary and a former lecturer in Patristics, I would be far more inclined to take his word over that of an online pundit on Amazon.com, whose identity, legitimacy and, most importantly, connection to the Orthodox Church is completely unknown.

Just a thought.

Or as one of the reviewers on the amazon page says:

Quote
Father Trader makes the point not that tongues is silent, but rather that it does not consist of inane babbling.

https://www.amazon.com/Peace-Let-Pray-Lord-Interpretation/dp/1928653065/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1216476433&sr=1-1
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: rakovsky on April 25, 2017, 04:21:33 PM

Or as one of the reviewers on the amazon page says:

Quote
Father Trader makes the point not that tongues is silent, but rather that it does not consist of inane babbling.

https://www.amazon.com/Peace-Let-Pray-Lord-Interpretation/dp/1928653065/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1216476433&sr=1-1
That makes sense.

I would like to talk about the charismatic issue with you on another thread.
I won't be argumentative. Would you be OK with that?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on April 26, 2017, 08:37:22 AM

Or as one of the reviewers on the amazon page says:

Quote
Father Trader makes the point not that tongues is silent, but rather that it does not consist of inane babbling.

https://www.amazon.com/Peace-Let-Pray-Lord-Interpretation/dp/1928653065/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1216476433&sr=1-1
That makes sense.

I would like to talk about the charismatic issue with you on another thread.
I won't be argumentative. Would you be OK with that?

Once upon a time, we were already discussing the issue here (http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,56726.0/all.html), but then the discussion petered out when you declined to answer my direct questions to you in this post:

RE: discussing the essay and reading it.
This is not to be hurried. It is a serious, but very sensitive discussion, critically analysing Christianity, the early Church, Charismaticism, etc. and considering the Orthodox view.

May I ask why this subject is of interest to you?  Do you have loved ones in the Charismatic Movement?  Have you spent time up close and personal with its adherents?  Is this merely an academic issue for you?  Are you interested in developing a comprehensive polemic against Charismatism yourself?  Or an apologia for certain aspects of it?

It's no requirement. I only want a patient talk, not the kind of thing we had on the

Kind of trailed off there, but you may fix that in editing.  I'm guessing your referring to our interaction in the thread about the Ethiopian Church and marijuana?  If that's the case, you needn't worry about our having a similar interaction here, unless you're going to contend that the Oriental Orthodox Church already accepts some form of Charismatism and that is as it should be.  I don't think that will be the case though.  :)

I am happy to resume the discussion there with you answering that question.  In that thread, you also linked to an essay you authored here (http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,67025.msg1354874.html#msg1354874).  So this is your essay then?  You managed to get it published to AFR?  If that's the case, I would also appreciate answers to my questions above:

I'm curious as to the author's qualifications.  Is he a historian?  An anthropologist?  A theologian?  Just a hobbyist?  What qualifies him to publish an article on this subject?

So again, if you want to answer all of those questions above, I am happy to resume our dialogue here (http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,56726.0/all.html) and not in a new thread.  Let me know.  :)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: RaphaCam on April 26, 2017, 01:15:00 PM
Hey, Antonious, why did you block me?  :'(
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Iconodule on April 26, 2017, 01:50:46 PM
Wait, his name really is Hal?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: rakovsky on April 26, 2017, 01:57:53 PM
So again, if you want to answer all of those questions above, I am happy to resume our dialogue here (http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,56726.0/all.html) and not in a new thread. 
OK.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on April 26, 2017, 04:54:03 PM
Wait, his name really is Hal?

Apparently so!  Hence, my stunned koala meme.  It was all just too much.  ;)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on April 26, 2017, 04:54:48 PM
So again, if you want to answer all of those questions above, I am happy to resume our dialogue here (http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,56726.0/all.html) and not in a new thread. 
OK.

Great!  See you there.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on May 23, 2017, 10:12:09 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/7d7OCm2.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Iconodule on May 24, 2017, 06:04:41 AM
That's fantastic.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on May 24, 2017, 09:22:18 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/7d7OCm2.jpg)

Absolutely awesome!!!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on May 24, 2017, 11:02:39 AM
Holy cacophony from the Mount of Olives (https://www.facebook.com/ghevond.vardapet/videos/1456357067758435/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED). 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: RaphaCam on May 24, 2017, 02:56:48 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/7d7OCm2.jpg)
This is awesome  :laugh:  who's the bishop?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Porter ODoran on May 24, 2017, 04:39:25 PM
Brilliant. Needs a real spear, tho -- or AK-47 to continue the reading woman's modern theme.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on May 24, 2017, 04:44:17 PM
This is awesome  :laugh:  who's the bishop?

HG Bishop David of New York and New England, Coptic Orthodox Church.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on May 28, 2017, 01:36:55 PM
https://www.flickr.com/photos/apostolikidiakonia/sets/72157682364891620/with/34881150166/

Armenian Archbishop of Greece venerates relics of St Helena. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on May 28, 2017, 06:09:28 PM
Meeting of patriarch Cyrill, patriarch Tawadros and Mr Putin (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LET_ubJfqb4)

It's a Russian fail, since the interpretator is speaking fusha (standard Arabic), not Egyptian dialect (that is the most known of the Arabic dialects, and the most written one - the rest of dialects are rather not used in writing), even without Egyptian pronunciation :laugh:
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: coptic orthodox boy on May 28, 2017, 07:18:51 PM
Meeting of patriarch Cyrill, patriarch Tawadros and Mr Putin (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LET_ubJfqb4)

It's a Russian fail, since the interpretator is speaking fusha (standard Arabic), not Egyptian dialect (that is the most known of the Arabic dialects, and the most written one - the rest of dialects are rather not used in writing), even without Egyptian pronunciation :laugh:

Are Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and the Egyptian dialect mutually intelligible?  When I was at DLIFLC I was told by students taking MSA that the majority of the MSA teachers were Copts so I am assuming yes (when I was in Monterey there was a Coptic parish right outside the base with the parish priest being a monk-priest). 
Could someone give a rough translation of what is being said?  Appreciated.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on May 28, 2017, 07:22:24 PM
Meeting of patriarch Cyrill, patriarch Tawadros and Mr Putin (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LET_ubJfqb4)

It's a Russian fail, since the interpretator is speaking fusha (standard Arabic), not Egyptian dialect (that is the most known of the Arabic dialects, and the most written one - the rest of dialects are rather not used in writing), even without Egyptian pronunciation :laugh:

Are Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and the Egyptian dialect mutually intelligible?  When I was at DLIFLC I was told by students taking MSA that the majority of the MSA teachers were Copts so I am assuming yes (when I was in Monterey there was a Coptic parish right outside the base with the parish priest being a monk-priest). 
Could someone give a rough translation of what is being said?  Appreciated.

Our previous Pope, Pope Shenouda, was considered a master of MSA better than the Islamic school professors of Arabic, since he was a man of literature and poetry.  So Copts definitely do have a good working knowledge of MSA that could rival the Arab world.

I would also say that Syrian Christians tend to also be really good at MSA as well.

To answer your question:

http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/54563
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: coptic orthodox boy on May 28, 2017, 07:48:49 PM
 8)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: RaphaCam on May 28, 2017, 07:51:22 PM
I don't think MSA and the colloquial Egyptian dialects would be mutually intelligible though, there's probably a lot of language interaction, but if we could pick an Egyptian from an isolate village with no exposition to MSA and make him watch the news in al-Jazeera, I don't think he'd grasp it. Dominika may correct me if I'm wrong.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on May 28, 2017, 07:53:00 PM
I don't think MSA and the colloquial Egyptian dialects would be mutually intelligible though, there's probably a lot of language interaction, but if we could pick an Egyptian from an isolate village with no exposition to MSA and make him watch the news in al-Jazeera, I don't think he'd grasp it. Dominika may correct me if I'm wrong.

I can tell you clearly from my experience, yes.  I can only understand colloquial Egyptian Arabic.  MSA is very difficult for me.  But that's also because I'm born and raised American.  An educated Copt would know MSA (usually a good high school graduate).
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: coptic orthodox boy on May 28, 2017, 09:12:50 PM
I don't think MSA and the colloquial Egyptian dialects would be mutually intelligible though, there's probably a lot of language interaction, but if we could pick an Egyptian from an isolate village with no exposition to MSA and make him watch the news in al-Jazeera, I don't think he'd grasp it. Dominika may correct me if I'm wrong.

I can tell you clearly from my experience, yes.  I can only understand colloquial Egyptian Arabic.  MSA is very difficult for me.  But that's also because I'm born and raised American.  An educated Copt would know MSA (usually a good high school graduate).

Thanks Mina and RaphaCam
Arabic, like Chinese, has a number of dialects.  Chinese dialects, generally speaking, aren't mutually intelligible (and thus the creation of Mandarin based off the dialects of Northern China) and thus my interest in the topic of Arabic dialects. 8)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: RaphaCam on May 28, 2017, 09:36:08 PM
I always wonder how it would be if the West never abandoned Latin. We'd probably use a simpler form of Ecclesiastical Latin, full of loans and modern words, and while places like England or Germany would have very clear boundaries between formal and colloquial language, we might still find code-switching on formal occasions, and Romance-speaking countries would have many levels, from completely vulgar to merely accented Latin, with a wide spectrum inbetween.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Porter ODoran on May 28, 2017, 10:40:18 PM
I always wonder how it would be if the West never abandoned Latin. We'd probably use a simpler form of Ecclesiastical Latin, full of loans and modern words, and while places like England or Germany would have very clear boundaries between formal and colloquial language, we might still find code-switching on formal occasions, and Romance-speaking countries would have many levels, from completely vulgar to merely accented Latin, with a wide spectrum inbetween.

You're speaking as tho Latin was a natural part of European life. It was nothing of the sort. The liturgy and the scriptures were official, and did not change until they were officially changed. The Latin of lawyers and scholars was a species of Esperanto, on the useful side, and one tool in an arsenal of intimidation and control, on the vicious side.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: RaphaCam on May 28, 2017, 10:49:12 PM
I always wonder how it would be if the West never abandoned Latin. We'd probably use a simpler form of Ecclesiastical Latin, full of loans and modern words, and while places like England or Germany would have very clear boundaries between formal and colloquial language, we might still find code-switching on formal occasions, and Romance-speaking countries would have many levels, from completely vulgar to merely accented Latin, with a wide spectrum inbetween.

You're speaking as tho Latin was a natural part of European life. It was nothing of the sort. The liturgy and the scriptures were official, and did not change until they were officially changed. The Latin of lawyers and scholars was a species of Esperanto, on the useful side, and one tool in an arsenal of intimidation and control, on the vicious side.
I know, but Latin could have filled the gaps that standardisations of national languages did until the last purist natural scientists and theologians gave up. It would eventually be adapted to our communicational needs, just like MSA and Katharevousa.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Porter ODoran on May 28, 2017, 10:52:34 PM
I always wonder how it would be if the West never abandoned Latin. We'd probably use a simpler form of Ecclesiastical Latin, full of loans and modern words, and while places like England or Germany would have very clear boundaries between formal and colloquial language, we might still find code-switching on formal occasions, and Romance-speaking countries would have many levels, from completely vulgar to merely accented Latin, with a wide spectrum inbetween.

You're speaking as tho Latin was a natural part of European life. It was nothing of the sort. The liturgy and the scriptures were official, and did not change until they were officially changed. The Latin of lawyers and scholars was a species of Esperanto, on the useful side, and one tool in an arsenal of intimidation and control, on the vicious side.
I know, but Latin could have filled the gaps that standardisations of national languages did until the last purist natural scientists and theologians gave up. It would eventually be adapted to our communicational needs, just like MSA and Katharevousa.

You're losing me here. Katharevousa was imposed (basically by the British; but I won't get into that now) upon a population that already spoke Greek. What significant natural population of the early modern era (1500 ff.) spoke Latin? Maybe the Romanians?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: RaphaCam on May 28, 2017, 11:17:54 PM
I see it, I just imagine if persistent usage of refreshed forms of Latin had endured. Also, Romanian or Italian are surely different enough from Latin, but so are modern Arabic varieties from Quranic, I think.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on June 01, 2017, 04:41:03 PM
Video (https://www.facebook.com/BlogCopte/videos/10155351402645409/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED): Concelebration in France (French language)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Alkis on June 01, 2017, 04:56:11 PM
https://www.flickr.com/photos/apostolikidiakonia/sets/72157682364891620/with/34881150166/

Armenian Archbishop of Greece venerates relics of St Helena.

What a great honor to have for some days in our country the relics of saint Helena. I am so sad that I could't go to Athens.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on June 01, 2017, 06:29:55 PM
Video (https://www.facebook.com/BlogCopte/videos/10155351402645409/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED): Concelebration in France (French language)

Awesome.  I love Oriental Orthodox unity.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on June 19, 2017, 04:03:15 AM
(http://spc.rs/files/galerije/17/06/img20170616wa0052.jpg)

(http://spc.rs/files/galerije/17/06/51_4.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on June 23, 2017, 06:11:02 AM
Bishop Mark of Shoubra El-Khaima in a children hospital

(https://scontent-bru2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/19388692_1416471091724358_2652532201199483669_o.jpg?oh=c8f578d65924fd11f5845856b2d944fc&oe=59D0E5A6)

(https://scontent-bru2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/19243129_1416471315057669_447222198871504591_o.jpg?oh=9fc31dafb5d738665656e7b70b057fcb&oe=59DA4624)

(https://scontent-bru2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/19417350_1416471485057652_4295131212143397328_o.jpg?oh=84a38dadc52c8b660c3d17360132f0b1&oe=59C74C07)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on June 23, 2017, 10:35:50 AM
Lord, have mercy.  :'(
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on June 23, 2017, 10:40:23 AM
Lord, have mercy.  :'(

Precious children.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on June 23, 2017, 10:41:51 AM
(https://baloghpet.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/lalibela_church.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on June 23, 2017, 10:42:19 AM
Lord, have mercy.  :'(

Precious children.

Amen.  This sort of thing always breaks my heart.  I never become immune to it.  There's never a time it doesn't hit me like a ton of bricks.  God have mercy on them and save them.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on June 23, 2017, 10:44:25 AM
Lord, have mercy.  :'(

Precious children.

Amen.  This sort of thing always breaks my heart.  I never become immune to it.  There's never a time it doesn't hit me like a ton of bricks.  God have mercy on them and save them.

I worked security in a hospital and would have to stand by when children were declared dead/picked up by morticians.  The saddest part of that job.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on June 23, 2017, 10:50:36 AM
Lord, have mercy.  :'(

Precious children.

Amen.  This sort of thing always breaks my heart.  I never become immune to it.  There's never a time it doesn't hit me like a ton of bricks.  God have mercy on them and save them.

I worked security in a hospital and would have to stand by when children were declared dead/picked up by morticians.  The saddest part of that job.

You must've prayed a lot for strength and comfort for the families and for yourself.  Lord, have mercy.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Alpha60 on June 24, 2017, 11:00:38 AM
I was once in the ER after a relative had a minor fall, and saw a boy of about 11 on a ventillator.  The room he was in was on the corner, and the curtain was open; I don't look into hospital rooms, but when we were exiting after my relative was treated, we basically walked in front of it on our way out.  I could see the boy's father holding his hand.  Worst thing I've seen; I don't know if the boy recovered or not.  I can only imagine they were waiting for a room in the ICU to open up, or for an ambulance or helicopter transfer to a children's hospital with a pediatric ICU (probably the latter).
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on July 02, 2017, 04:04:33 AM
(http://193.188.73.41/monuments/sites/HS_ext_denom/Thumbnails/1_zf_m.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on July 02, 2017, 04:06:41 AM
Lord, have mercy.  :'(

Precious children.

Amen.  This sort of thing always breaks my heart.  I never become immune to it.  There's never a time it doesn't hit me like a ton of bricks.  God have mercy on them and save them.

I worked security in a hospital and would have to stand by when children were declared dead/picked up by morticians.  The saddest part of that job.

You must've prayed a lot for strength and comfort for the families and for yourself.  Lord, have mercy.

I can't say that I did.  I just asked God, "Why?" and then became jaded.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on July 06, 2017, 11:30:48 PM
(https://scontent-mia1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/19657311_1485027908185593_5937510251879588779_n.jpg?oh=a4ad95fda409c962a834ed0c6fb7bd55&oe=59CD2498)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on July 06, 2017, 11:34:02 PM
Nice!  St. Nersess?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on July 07, 2017, 02:37:21 AM
The guy in the orange t-shirt on the right:  the only appropriate reaction to selfies.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on July 07, 2017, 09:07:51 AM
The guy in the orange t-shirt on the right:  the only appropriate reaction to selfies.

LOL!  True.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Aram on July 09, 2017, 01:14:59 AM
Nice!  St. Nersess?
Nope. One of the Prelacy/Armenian Youth Federation camps.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: hecma925 on July 09, 2017, 01:55:04 AM
(http://sites.nd.edu/oblation/files/2011/11/Incense.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Porter ODoran on July 09, 2017, 03:06:52 AM
^ Marvelous to behold.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: orthodoxlearner on July 10, 2017, 07:08:06 PM
(https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6055/6312807006_d3a67d6a20_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/aBQMA7)priests celebrate fasika in the church Bet Medhame Alem(easter) lalibela (https://flic.kr/p/aBQMA7) by Anthony Pappone (https://www.flickr.com/photos/ronnyreportage/), on Flickr

(https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6223/6312829628_f03039e02f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/aBQUj9)priests celebrate fasika in the church Bet Medhame Alem.(easter) lalibela (https://flic.kr/p/aBQUj9) by Anthony Pappone (https://www.flickr.com/photos/ronnyreportage/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Porter ODoran on July 10, 2017, 07:11:27 PM
^ Why would anyone ever want to be anything but Ethiopian Orthodox? So, so beautiful.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on July 22, 2017, 10:36:46 AM
(https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20228280_1944062122527448_5445831994240155322_n.jpg?oh=8d623b9cdd5afc192fa9c8be754f42b2&oe=5A117CCE)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Iconodule on July 22, 2017, 10:56:31 AM
(https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20228280_1944062122527448_5445831994240155322_n.jpg?oh=8d623b9cdd5afc192fa9c8be754f42b2&oe=5A117CCE)

Is this a wedding?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on July 22, 2017, 10:57:00 AM
(https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20228280_1944062122527448_5445831994240155322_n.jpg?oh=8d623b9cdd5afc192fa9c8be754f42b2&oe=5A117CCE)

Is this a wedding?

Yes.  Nice photo too.  :)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on July 22, 2017, 12:57:10 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/k3Y9YCX.jpg)

Tomb of Bl. Roque Zephrin Noronha (Feast: 23 July)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on July 22, 2017, 01:01:50 PM
(https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20228280_1944062122527448_5445831994240155322_n.jpg?oh=8d623b9cdd5afc192fa9c8be754f42b2&oe=5A117CCE)

Wow, so great picture! Maybe I should find en Ethiopian Orthodox guy to get married :laugh:
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Porter ODoran on July 22, 2017, 01:04:26 PM
"Fought against schism for 47 years" -- what a magnificent testimony.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on July 22, 2017, 01:42:38 PM
(https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20228280_1944062122527448_5445831994240155322_n.jpg?oh=8d623b9cdd5afc192fa9c8be754f42b2&oe=5A117CCE)

Wow, so great picture! Maybe I should find en Ethiopian Orthodox guy to get married :laugh:

I want an invitation to the ceremonies!  I can just see you in the Ethiopian style bridal crown!  :)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: TheTrisagion on July 23, 2017, 12:25:29 AM
(https://scontent.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20228280_1944062122527448_5445831994240155322_n.jpg?oh=8d623b9cdd5afc192fa9c8be754f42b2&oe=5A117CCE)
What a beautiful couple! Do you know them?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: juliogb on August 07, 2017, 03:47:11 PM
(http://www.generationword.com/jerusalem101-photos/holy-sepulcher/syrian-chapel-altar.JPG)


Why the syriac chapel in the Holy Sepulchre is in precarious state?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on August 07, 2017, 03:58:59 PM
My guess would be that they are not allowed to repair it because it would violate some stupid protocol which prevents the Christians in Jerusalem from acting like Christians.
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Post by: Porter ODoran on August 07, 2017, 04:55:22 PM
"Because God's holy nation of Israel knows Orthodox superstition is not Christian." -- Diego
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Post by: Alpha60 on August 08, 2017, 03:06:04 AM
"Because God's holy nation of Israel knows Orthodox superstition is not Christian." -- Diego

Did he actually say that?  If so, do you have a link?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: juliogb on August 08, 2017, 07:04:27 AM
My guess would be that they are not allowed to repair it because it would violate some stupid protocol which prevents the Christians in Jerusalem from acting like Christians.

Well, they just restored the aedicule wich is the holiest place of christianity, what's the big deal of restoring the syriac chapel?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on August 08, 2017, 08:12:17 AM
My guess would be that they are not allowed to repair it because it would violate some stupid protocol which prevents the Christians in Jerusalem from acting like Christians.

Well, they just restored the aedicule wich is the holiest place of christianity, what's the big deal of restoring the syriac chapel?

There are all of these draconian codes having to do with disputes over who exactly owns what that prevents people from repairing their own properties (or at least what they regard as their own properties).  Surely you've heard of the famous immovable ladder (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immovable_Ladder), and of the Copts and the Ethiopians literally beating one another up and preventing one another from repairing parts of Deir Sultan (https://tseday.wordpress.com/tag/deir-sultan/).  Such is the mania of the Christian holy places in Jerusalem.

Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Alpha60 on August 08, 2017, 08:20:02 AM
My guess would be that they are not allowed to repair it because it would violate some stupid protocol which prevents the Christians in Jerusalem from acting like Christians.

Well, they just restored the aedicule wich is the holiest place of christianity, what's the big deal of restoring the syriac chapel?

There are all of these draconian codes having to do with disputes over who exactly owns what that prevents people from repairing their own properties (or at least what they regard as their own properties).  Surely you've heard of the famous immovable ladder (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immovable_Ladder), and of the Copts and the Ethiopians literally beating one another up and preventing one another from repairing parts of Deir Sultan (https://tseday.wordpress.com/tag/deir-sultan/).  Such is the mania of the Christian holy places in Jerusalem.

Someone removed the immovable ladder as a prank a few years ago,  but it was recovered and restored to its proper position.   I will say this, however: I wouldn't want to try climbing on it.  The mere sight of its ancient and rotten treads, perched precariously on a partially collapsed ledged, induces acrophobia. 

My understanding is that in recent years, there has been some improvement at least, with mucch  progress being made on the Aedicule surrounding the Sepulchre itself.  This restoration was critically needed, as a collapse was imminent and the aedicule was being propped up by scaffolding; it has also unveiled for us the beautiful signt of the stones of the sepulchre itself.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: juliogb on August 08, 2017, 09:13:57 AM
(https://hitchhikershandbook.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/p1020860.jpg)


Ruins of the Redeemer church in the once great city of Ani, now ruined.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on August 08, 2017, 09:25:22 AM
(https://hitchhikershandbook.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/p1020860.jpg)


Ruins of the Redeemer church in the once great city of Ani, now ruined.

You can manipulate the width of a picture you are posting via the method I employed in my quote so that the picture is not so huge that it cannot be viewed without scrolling, rendering it useless.  Check it out.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Alpha60 on August 08, 2017, 10:35:28 AM
(http://www.generationword.com/jerusalem101-photos/holy-sepulcher/syrian-chapel-altar.JPG)


Why the syriac chapel in the Holy Sepulchre is in precarious state?

Question: are the egg-shaped things from which the lamps are suspended faux or genuine ostrich eggs, related to the Coptic tradition of suspending an ostrich egg before the doors of the altar?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on August 08, 2017, 10:52:19 AM
My guess would be that they are not allowed to repair it because it would violate some stupid protocol which prevents the Christians in Jerusalem from acting like Christians.

Well, they just restored the aedicule wich is the holiest place of christianity, what's the big deal of restoring the syriac chapel?

The aedicule was a joint project.  Because the Syriac chapel is assigned to the Syrians in particular, all sorts of rules apply to what you can and cannot do with the space.  Even something as simple as censing during the Liturgy is subject to "Status Quo" restrictions (e.g., the censing deacon cannot walk past a certain boundary line, but must cense the Tomb and other holy shrines from a distance). 

When the chapel is in use, it looks like this:

http://c7.alamy.com/comp/EJKJCH/the-jacobite-chapel-syrian-orthodox-church-in-the-church-of-holy-sepulchre-EJKJCH.jpg
https://image.shutterstock.com/z/stock-photo-jerusalem-israel-november-syrian-orthodox-priests-hold-sunday-mass-in-the-syrian-653113618.jpg
http://c7.alamy.com/comp/EJN9G7/syriac-orthodox-clerics-taking-part-in-sunday-ceremony-inside-the-EJN9G7.jpg
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on August 08, 2017, 11:36:52 AM
This sort of thing really is criminal.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on August 08, 2017, 11:39:17 AM
Honestly these issues in the holy land makes me so sad that it seems only the complete destruction of these monuments will restore some brotherly unity with our sister churches in that area, and this says a lot about us unfortunately.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: juliogb on August 08, 2017, 11:57:38 AM
Quote
You can manipulate the width of a picture you are posting via the method I employed in my quote so that the picture is not so huge that it cannot be viewed without scrolling, rendering it useless.  Check it out.

Sorry, I don't know how to do it.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on August 08, 2017, 12:01:26 PM
[ img width=500 ]link.jpg[/ img ]

(get rid of spaces, except the space between img and width)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Aram on August 08, 2017, 01:07:39 PM

Question: are the egg-shaped things from which the lamps are suspended faux or genuine ostrich eggs, related to the Coptic tradition of suspending an ostrich egg before the doors of the altar?

Not sure about that, as they're ubiquitous throughout the Eastern Christian world. The eggs are ceramic--the original intent (though often not applicable now in the age of electricity) was to serve as a barrier of sorts so rodents couldn't climb down the chain and drink the lamp oil. They'd hit the egg and roll off. In the Holy Land, they also mark which lamp belongs to which group--the Armenian lamps have different markings than the Greeks, and so on. In some churches they run parallel or alternate to one another.

(http://worldalldetails.com/sightseeing/tomb_virgin_mary_israel_684535.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Aram on August 08, 2017, 01:09:05 PM
Honestly these issues in the holy land makes me so sad that it seems only the complete destruction of these monuments will restore some brotherly unity with our sister churches in that area, and this says a lot about us unfortunately.
If you can think of a better system by which multiple Christian groups with longstanding custodianship of the exact same sites can coexist, go ahead. For better or worse, the Status Quo pretty much works.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on August 08, 2017, 01:10:51 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/aYRlUdk.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/WFQRWfu.jpg)

Source (https://www.facebook.com/ArmenianCollegeAndPhilanthripicAcademy/posts/1628134610592922)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on August 08, 2017, 01:33:33 PM
Honestly these issues in the holy land makes me so sad that it seems only the complete destruction of these monuments will restore some brotherly unity with our sister churches in that area, and this says a lot about us unfortunately.
If you can think of a better system by which multiple Christian groups with longstanding custodianship of the exact same sites can coexist, go ahead. For better or worse, the Status Quo pretty much works.

In what way do you think it "works"?  Other than keeping people in their "places", it's causing erosion of the holy sites, overcrowding issues, and needless fights.  It's an outdated system and it will eventually implode.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Aram on August 08, 2017, 02:17:01 PM
Honestly these issues in the holy land makes me so sad that it seems only the complete destruction of these monuments will restore some brotherly unity with our sister churches in that area, and this says a lot about us unfortunately.
If you can think of a better system by which multiple Christian groups with longstanding custodianship of the exact same sites can coexist, go ahead. For better or worse, the Status Quo pretty much works.

In what way do you think it "works"?  Other than keeping people in their "places", it's causing erosion of the holy sites, overcrowding issues, and needless fights.  It's an outdated system and it will eventually implode.
Again, can you propose a solution that would improve the situation?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on August 08, 2017, 02:18:58 PM
Yes, give up the idea that that we have "longstanding custodianship" rights, and agree on one Church to oversea all areas.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: juliogb on August 08, 2017, 02:22:33 PM
Yes, give up the idea that that we have "longstanding custodianship" rights, and agree on one Church to oversea all areas.


Maybe a system of turns, in one year, the armenians take care of the holy places, the next year, the greeks, the next, the syriacs....
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on August 08, 2017, 02:25:23 PM
Honestly these issues in the holy land makes me so sad that it seems only the complete destruction of these monuments will restore some brotherly unity with our sister churches in that area, and this says a lot about us unfortunately.
If you can think of a better system by which multiple Christian groups with longstanding custodianship of the exact same sites can coexist, go ahead. For better or worse, the Status Quo pretty much works.

In what way do you think it "works"?  Other than keeping people in their "places", it's causing erosion of the holy sites, overcrowding issues, and needless fights.  It's an outdated system and it will eventually implode.
Again, can you propose a solution that would improve the situation?

Something could be done to make things a little more:

a. loving
b. efficient

Things that everyone cherishes shouldn't be left moldering, Copts and Ethiopians shouldn't be breaking each other's arms with cricket bats and knocking each other out cold with balled up chains, and Armenians and Greeks shouldn't be reenacting scenes from The Warriors in their clerical robes.  It's shameful.  You don't think that the churches of our communion at least could sit down and talk things out in some sort of common forum?  It wasn't always like this.  If you read histories of the region, the more influential Oriental Orthodox jurisdictions used to act as the patrons of their less influential co-religionists.  Things weren't always so contentious, at least among us.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on August 08, 2017, 02:27:42 PM
Yes, give up the idea that that we have "longstanding custodianship" rights, and agree on one Church to oversea all areas.


Maybe a system of turns, in one year, the armenians take care of the holy places, the next year, the greeks, the next, the syriacs....

Sounds good in theory, but all this does is that it turns into a racial blame-game for something that doesn't look right the following year.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on August 10, 2017, 06:43:11 PM
(https://i2.wp.com/basilica.ro/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/%C3%8Ent%C3%A2lnirea-tinerilor-ortodoc%C8%99i-armeni.-Ierarhii-participan%C8%9Bi-au-vizitat-Palatul-Patriarhiei-8.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Porter ODoran on August 10, 2017, 07:25:05 PM
Just need to institute a joint committee, delegates of the major churches more numerous than delegates of the rest, and wholly and completely turn the matter over to their now independent authority.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on August 15, 2017, 01:26:53 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/l5bCHS7.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Porter ODoran on August 15, 2017, 01:57:12 PM
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on August 15, 2017, 03:29:10 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/l5bCHS7.jpg)

Glory to God!  May this bear fruit.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on August 15, 2017, 04:10:45 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/l5bCHS7.jpg)

This was published today?
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on August 15, 2017, 04:36:48 PM
This was published today?

I am not sure when it was published.  The news is recent enough that it was shared by my diocese on FB. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Ainnir on August 15, 2017, 04:42:29 PM
This was published today?

I am not sure when it was published.  The news is recent enough that it was shared by my diocese on FB.

Saturday (http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/sabha-case-orthodox-churchfor-direct-talks-with-antioch/article19481642.ece), it looks like.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on August 15, 2017, 04:43:07 PM
sweet!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on August 15, 2017, 04:44:24 PM
This was published today?

I am not sure when it was published.  The news is recent enough that it was shared by my diocese on FB.

Saturday (http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/sabha-case-orthodox-churchfor-direct-talks-with-antioch/article19481642.ece), it looks like.

I like you even more now that I know you read The Hindu in order to keep abreast of all things Kerala. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Ainnir on August 15, 2017, 04:54:45 PM
This was published today?

I am not sure when it was published.  The news is recent enough that it was shared by my diocese on FB.

Saturday (http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/sabha-case-orthodox-churchfor-direct-talks-with-antioch/article19481642.ece), it looks like.

I like you even more now that I know you read The Hindu in order to keep abreast of all things Kerala.

Oh please don't give me so much credit!  I merely googled out of curiosity.   :-[
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on August 15, 2017, 05:18:14 PM
This was published today?

I am not sure when it was published.  The news is recent enough that it was shared by my diocese on FB.

Saturday (http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/sabha-case-orthodox-churchfor-direct-talks-with-antioch/article19481642.ece), it looks like.

I like you even more now that I know you read The Hindu in order to keep abreast of all things Kerala.

Oh please don't give me so much credit!  I merely googled out of curiosity.   :-[

You're too honest...you should've just gone with it.   ;)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Ainnir on August 15, 2017, 06:04:45 PM
This was published today?

I am not sure when it was published.  The news is recent enough that it was shared by my diocese on FB.

Saturday (http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/sabha-case-orthodox-churchfor-direct-talks-with-antioch/article19481642.ece), it looks like.

I like you even more now that I know you read The Hindu in order to keep abreast of all things Kerala.

Oh please don't give me so much credit!  I merely googled out of curiosity.   :-[

You're too honest...you should've just gone with it.   ;)

If I am, we'll consider it one of my many character flaws.   :P
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on August 21, 2017, 04:06:36 PM
Eve of the Dormition feast, Asyut, Egypt:


(https://scontent-bru2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/20934170_1477363508968449_3220747055330732481_o.jpg?oh=3bd125af4d437e73070daccfad65757f&oe=5A22470E)

(https://scontent-bru2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/20934266_1477365212301612_4865357697242208260_o.jpg?oh=00fdf058932a28404b9465620354090d&oe=5A27EA84)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: LivenotoneviL on August 21, 2017, 05:19:32 PM
Eve of the Dormition feast, Asyut, Egypt:


(https://scontent-bru2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/20934170_1477363508968449_3220747055330732481_o.jpg?oh=3bd125af4d437e73070daccfad65757f&oe=5A22470E)

(https://scontent-bru2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/20934266_1477365212301612_4865357697242208260_o.jpg?oh=00fdf058932a28404b9465620354090d&oe=5A27EA84)

What a beautiful couple of images to see! It is always pretty to see people honoring Our Lady Theotokos :)
I'm sure it makes her smile.


On a side note, I wish the Eastern Orthodox Church Bishops would put birds on their shoulders.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Porter ODoran on August 21, 2017, 05:21:23 PM
I would feel so privileged and refreshed to be part of a crowd like that.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: dhinuus on August 29, 2017, 01:20:11 AM
Consecration of Ethiopian Tabots

On the evening of Thursday, August 24, 2017, the clergy and faithful of the Ethiopian Orthodox Archdiocese of New York gathered at the historic Holy Trinity Cathedral in the Bronx to consecrate a pair of tabots - sacred altar stones, without which a church's altar is not considered valid - for the chapels of the newly dedicated Kidane Mehret Kidane Selam Hermitage and Women's Monastery, which is presently being established in New York's Catskill Mountains.

The tabots were consecrated by H.E. Abune Thaddeus, Archbishop of the Ethiopian Orthodox Archdiocese of the Caribbean, and H.E. Mor Titus Yeldho, Archbishop of the Malankara Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church.

H.E. Abune Zekarias - Archbishop of New York,  is presently traveling in Ethiopia and could not attend.

(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21149917_1513989211972576_4713743581195612989_n.jpg?oh=904fdef77530b8a575abf5eeb0429390&oe=5A210FDA)

(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/20994371_1513989171972580_716774729897007673_n.jpg?oh=685ad8465a0c6bd2459b1c9e1a729d09&oe=5A5A8040)

(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21078317_1513989468639217_6768387863408225006_n.jpg?oh=9969ad065e2962c4e81b5aaf404b6f3f&oe=5A29C3AB)

(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21105728_1516835181687979_5665517034656294211_n.jpg?oh=bacfcec836ef6568f7a8c9bcd8032599&oe=5A2BFA89)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on September 19, 2017, 06:21:17 AM
(https://scontent-bru2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21743508_892367907583609_4249419988324464550_o.jpg?oh=69a71b8e5d73bc59b51545ad57c7dbd0&oe=5A4C094E)

(https://scontent-bru2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21586464_893079317512468_3131918288778001727_o.jpg?oh=ca007b34a17efd39d321da5a29aead4b&oe=5A412881)

(https://scontent-bru2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/21586751_893050254182041_6434914933072998212_o.jpg?oh=4131ccee6952018e25b946e9919d2505&oe=5A5A257C)
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Post by: Mor Ephrem on September 25, 2017, 05:48:58 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/K7aNZYo.jpg)

Source (https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1482655455121190&id=876941899025885)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on September 25, 2017, 06:07:57 PM
A Malayalam hymn in Ethiopian tune...I'd like to hear both tunes please!  :)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on September 25, 2017, 06:27:15 PM
A Malayalam hymn in Ethiopian tune...I'd like to hear both tunes please!  :)

Give me some time, I need to locate a recording that is not so obnoxious.  Right now they're all making me sick. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on September 25, 2017, 06:32:49 PM
A Malayalam hymn in Ethiopian tune...I'd like to hear both tunes please!  :)

Give me some time, I need to locate a recording that is not so obnoxious.  Right now they're all making me sick.

Never mind: https://youtu.be/cM_D2aKeCW4?t=49s (sung in tone one, there are seven others)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on September 25, 2017, 06:42:44 PM
So we have 7 Tunes plus an Ethiopian tune...

I feel the sudden need to try to Copticize the Hymn now
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on September 25, 2017, 06:57:28 PM
So we have 7 Tunes plus an Ethiopian tune...

I feel the sudden need to try to Copticize the Hymn now

The sixth hour will literally take one hour.  :P
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: MrRightReverend2u on September 25, 2017, 10:39:21 PM
Look close at the photograph of St. Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church in Roswell, Georgia and you will see a vertical CRACK in each door. These doors were 'cracked' before my eyes on successive Wednesdays in Prayer before the start of Divine Liturgy in the Fall of 2006 and confessed to Priest Luke, Priest Elias Eskander and the Elder passing out the bread after each occurrence. H.G. Bishop Youssef is informed, too. This photograph was taken on Mubarek Liberation Day. Oddly, the Elder (who refused to give me his name) made an appearance investigating the presence of the photographer there that afternoon as a meeting was underway at the new fellowship hall next door on that auspicious day. I had to go back to the Van to get the umbrella and the Elder made an appearance to quiz the photographer, 'what are you doing here'. When the Elder saw me, I confessed my purpose there was to photograph my appearance before the 'cracked doors' remember me? I asked. He ran. Greg Diehl and I both laughed as the significance of the day and the former occurrence had been confessed to him, too. The angst confessed in prayer at the time was in grief over disobedience to the Divine Mandate to attend service at St. Gabriel E.O.T.C. in Decatur, Georgia on Atonement Day. I couldn't go back to St. Gabriel after the failure. I missed the elevation of the monk/priests in ceremony to Bishop by the Holy Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in Washington D.C. in 2007. This unrighteous Steward is senior to those Bishops. In Luke, Then the steward said within himself, ‘What shall I do? For my lord taketh away from me the stewardship. I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed. I am resolved what to do, that when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.’ So he called every one of his lord’s debtors unto him, and said unto the first, ‘How much owest thou unto my lord?’ xvi. 3-5
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Volnutt on September 25, 2017, 10:43:05 PM
Pretty sure that's a little something called, "Really old wood warping in the Georgia heat."
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Alpha60 on September 25, 2017, 10:48:44 PM
So we have 7 Tunes plus an Ethiopian tune...

I feel the sudden need to try to Copticize the Hymn now

The sixth hour will literally take one hour.  :P

You underestimate the power of Coptic melismatic chant to extend the services.  "oooooooo yoooooouuuuuuuun whoooooooooooo areeeeeeeee ouuur sheephaaaaaaaaaaard" et cetera.  I think a four hour duration is well within the realm of possibility.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on September 26, 2017, 06:46:04 PM
the Elder (who refused to give me his name)...When the Elder saw me...He ran.

Sounds like a wise Elder.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on September 26, 2017, 06:53:20 PM
the Elder (who refused to give me his name)...When the Elder saw me...He ran.

Sounds like a wise Elder.

Reminds me of the story of St. John the Apostle and Cerinthius  ;)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on September 26, 2017, 06:54:56 PM
the Elder (who refused to give me his name)...When the Elder saw me...He ran.

Sounds like a wise Elder.

Reminds me of the story of St. John the Apostle and Cerinthius  ;)

;D  Pray hard for the clergy and faithful of this particular Coptic Church.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: RaphaCam on October 06, 2017, 01:43:47 PM
Top 10 Anime Crossovers

(https://scontent.fsdu5-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/1392062_1485155991759110_6860614476347534159_n.jpg?oh=4badb2260e04f2755f42fc9f7d3c6e96&oe=5A3BB81F)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: thenerdpaul on October 06, 2017, 08:48:41 PM
Top 10 Anime Crossovers

(https://scontent.fsdu5-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/1392062_1485155991759110_6860614476347534159_n.jpg?oh=4badb2260e04f2755f42fc9f7d3c6e96&oe=5A3BB81F)
I know it's probably a combination of the blurriness of the photos and my imagination, but he looks like he's a happy kid in a candy store.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: RaphaCam on October 07, 2017, 12:20:32 AM
NEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWW VESSSSSTMENTZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on October 08, 2017, 08:35:14 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DLTit41WAAAoSOF?format=jpg)

Wife of St. Samuel Ilhim, one of the Coptic martyrs of Libya.

Photo by Jordan Allot (https://mobile.twitter.com/jordanallott/status/915605930057793537)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on October 10, 2017, 08:52:23 AM
^^ Beautiful! Lord have mercy on them!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on October 15, 2017, 09:05:00 AM
Yesterday there was an evening because of the jubilee of 650 years of the existence of the Armenian Orthodox diocese in Poland (well, after the second world war and the change of borders there is no more Armenian bishop in Poland; actually, there is only one Armenian priest, so Armenian services are in various churches, including of the Polish Orthodox Church; some Armenians attend our Polish Orthodox services).

It was quite big event, with some lectures, concert of the archidiocesan choir „Tsaghkazard” , Armenian food and wine. I took a few pictures (by phone, so the quality is bad) and two videos:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/vPJdzTfQHrQ2qpap1

It's nice that the clergy of the Polish Orthodox Church was invited (metropolitan Sava couldn't attend, but there were 2 priests). I pray every day for the Orthodox (EO and OO unity).

I found on Youtube some songs and chants presented yesteday:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1NcwqKOEsE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYavWHrVpVc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pKHbX5R5_8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OX9gRx7cbmo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv4x3mcPhjY


The Armenian Church is the unique Oriental Orthodox Church in Poland (it also applies to the past). For a few years there have been celebrated Coptic Liturgies once a month - a Coptic priest comes there from Germany.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: RaphaCam on October 16, 2017, 04:44:03 AM
How come there was an Armenian diocese in Poland from the XIV century? These guy are everywhere!  :D
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on October 16, 2017, 07:02:41 AM
How come there was an Armenian diocese in Poland from the XIV century? These guy are everywhere!  :D

Yeah, Armenians in these terms are close to Jews. And it's because of their difficult history.
They came to Poland en masse, being mainly traders and jewellers, via Crimea, after the fall of Ani (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ani).

After the union with Rome in XVII there was a kind of assimilation, so nowadays there are quite a lot of Poles with Armenian roots (it's visibl sometiems because of their apperance, and surnames like Isakowicz, Bohosiewicz, Teodorowicz). Some famous Polish poets were, at leastly partly, of Armenian descent.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: RaphaCam on October 16, 2017, 10:57:50 AM
Yeah, Armenians in these terms are close to Jews.
I agree, but let's never tell this to them unless we're up to master trolling.  :P
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on October 16, 2017, 01:57:05 PM
(https://scontent-frx5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/22426583_1058165664287146_5544163601638740911_o.jpg?oh=4ebac99c8256fcb91bdb440fedf60723&oe=5A729422)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on October 21, 2017, 03:42:18 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/h2EBRE5.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/1MbIVeR.jpg)

From left to right, Their Holinesses Catholicos Paulos II, Catholicos Karekin II, and Patriarch Aphrem II offering a final blessing during a ecumenical prayer service held in Berlin, Germany.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on October 21, 2017, 04:03:32 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/RbIYYQI.jpg)

From left to right, Their Holinesses Patriarch Aphrem II, Catholicos Karekin II, Pope Tawadros II, and Catholicos Paulos II in Germany.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on October 21, 2017, 04:36:00 PM
I asked for a II, I was given four :P
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on October 25, 2017, 05:09:31 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/sunvMiV.jpg)

Quote
His Grace Zachariah Mar Nicholovos, Metropolitan of the Northeast American Diocese, and President of the Department of Ecumenical Relations of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, met with His Holiness Irinej, Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci, and Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
Along with His Grace, Reverend Father Abraham Thomas, Secretary of the Ecumenical Department and Reverend Father Aswin Zefrin Fernandis, Executive Secretary of the Ecumenical Department, visited the Primate of the Serbian Church.

His Grace offered the fraternal greetings of His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulos II, and gifted the Patriarch with a hand cross on behalf of the Primate of the Malankara Church.

The Ecumenical Department of the Malankara Church discussed how the relationship between both Churches can be strengthened. The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church and the Serbian Orthodox Church have preserved a warm relationship since 1936. This relationship blossomed under the initiative of Saint Dositej Vasic of Zagreb when the saintly confessor visited Kerala, India. During Saint Dositej’s trip to India in January 1937, he shared of his great admiration for the courage of Hindus who converted to Orthodox Christianity. Metropolitan Dositej later spent time at our Orthodox Theological Seminary in Kottayam, India and met with His Holiness Catholicos Geevarghese II of thrice blessed memory. Upon his return back to Serbia, he shared of his travels and encounter with the Indian Church with His Holiness Patriarch Varnava of blessed memory which began a more formal relationship and dialogue with the Serbian Patriarchate.

In 2010, His Grace, Metropolitan Dr. Gabriel Mar Gregorios, represented the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church at the patriarchal enthronement of His Holiness Irinej. It is also worthy to note, Metropolitan Zachariah Mar Nicholovos, works closely with His Grace Bishop Irinej of Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Eastern America, on the Board of Trustees at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary.

His Holiness Patriarch Irinej, conveyed the love and prayerful greetings of the Serbian Orthodox Church, to His Holiness the Catholicos of the East, the Hierarchs, clergy and faithful of the Malankara Church.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/NortheastAmericanDiocese/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1439585879412603
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on October 25, 2017, 05:34:40 PM
^^ love it!!!
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on October 25, 2017, 05:46:28 PM
Gotta love the Syrian turbinas.

(https://hobbydb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/processed_uploads/subject_photo/subject_photo/image/17297/1479855136-29923-9021/hershey-kiss.jpg)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on October 25, 2017, 07:33:06 PM
I had the mental image of an onion dome
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Post by: Mor Ephrem on October 25, 2017, 07:41:50 PM
^^ love it!!!

Me too...I didn't realise how long ago Indo-Serb love began.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on October 25, 2017, 07:42:31 PM
Gotta love the Syrian turbinas.

They are the best hats.  Only veghars can compete. 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on October 25, 2017, 08:21:22 PM
Vhegars, kolonsowas, and eskimos:  “welcoming monks to the hood since the third century”
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on October 26, 2017, 08:43:41 AM
Anyone ever seen the actual hat under the cowl in a vhegar?  Pretty cool.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Mor Ephrem on October 26, 2017, 07:19:52 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/lsyIRfA.jpg)

From today's burial of HG Zachariah Mor Theophilos, Metropolitan of Malabar (16 September 1952 - 24 October 2017). 
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Aram on October 27, 2017, 01:44:41 PM
Anyone ever seen the actual hat under the cowl in a vhegar?  Pretty cool.
It's basically just this, but often a bit smaller/with less of a brim (for lack of better term).

(http://www.bclaac.org/images/Ghevond_Qahana_Tchenanyan.jpg)

Usually it's even simpler than that, and often collapsable so it can be folded in half. Kind of weird to see it sitting somewhere in the vestry if your priest happens to be celibate.
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Antonious Nikolas on October 27, 2017, 02:08:10 PM
Anyone ever seen the actual hat under the cowl in a vhegar?  Pretty cool.
It's basically just this, but often a bit smaller/with less of a brim (for lack of better term).

(http://www.bclaac.org/images/Ghevond_Qahana_Tchenanyan.jpg)

Usually it's even simpler than that, and often collapsable so it can be folded in half. Kind of weird to see it sitting somewhere in the vestry if your priest happens to be celibate.

Yup.  Like I said, pretty cool.  :)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: Dominika on November 01, 2017, 02:50:49 PM
(https://scontent-frx5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22894326_1505428489511593_1758065727980071524_n.jpg?oh=92589faff29630c831919583e74a33a7&oe=5AAF46CC)
Title: Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
Post by: minasoliman on November 01, 2017, 02:54:00 PM
 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: