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Other Topics / Re: Random Postings
« Last post by Iconodule on Today at 08:31:53 PM »
Can someone explain what a "monarchist anarchist" is?

The king exists as a virtuous example and not a hands-on ruler, and society organizes itself communally and without coercion. It’s very Confucian actually.
Other Topics / Re: Colinde
« Last post by augustin717 on Today at 08:23:42 PM »
You can't translate some of these songs or find translations?
that would be hard work since they are very idiomatic. But I'll try if I have time.
Other Topics / Re: Random Postings
« Last post by RobS on Today at 08:21:40 PM »
Can someone explain what a "monarchist anarchist" is?
Other Topics / Re: Colinde
« Last post by Porter ODoran on Today at 07:12:06 PM »
You can't translate some of these songs or find translations?
Other Topics / Re: Colinde
« Last post by augustin717 on Today at 07:00:46 PM »
In Romanian carols baby Jesus is so metal : he knows that the jews already plot to kill him but he tells his mother who's crying that he's gonna torment those Jews way worse "at the end of the age" ("că mai tare-i cinzui eu /cam la capi' veacului")
Religious Topics / Re: Trailers from Christian movies
« Last post by rakovsky on Today at 07:00:03 PM »
In the segment on the Dormition of the Theotokos in "Enter In: Exploring the Feasts of the Church", the program said that the Theotokos needed salvation, she died, the Dormition is not a dogma of the Church, and belief in the Dormition is not needed for salvation. They said that the Dormition is described by Melito of Sardis. Fr. John Peck, an Orthodox priest, notes that most schoalrs date this text about the Dormition to the 5th century, rather than attributing it directly to Melito of Sardis.

They said there is a hymn that talks about the "New Eve" (in Greek, Eve is "Zoe"), a title which is often considered to refer to the Theotokos. But in this hymn, the Theotokos refers always to Christ as the New Eve, "Zoe". They said this is because she gives her titles to Christ.

During the film, a clergyman said that the Orthodox teaching of the Theotokos' Dormition differs from the Catholic teaching of her Assumption.

The Orthodox Church specifically holds one of two Roman Catholic alternative beliefs, teaching that Mary died a natural death, like any human being; that her soul was received by Christ upon death; and that her body was resurrected on the third day after her repose, at which time she was taken up, bodily only, into heaven when the apostles, miraculously transported from the ends of the earth, found her tomb to be empty.
Both views agree that she was taken up into heaven bodily. The specific belief of the Orthodox is expressed in their liturgical texts used of the feast of the Dormition.

There are famous Orthodox churches called "Assumption" (Uspenie, in Russian). Does this mean that the Assumption is also an Orthodox teaching, but that the Orthodox don't mean by this phrase that she avoided death, like some Catholics intend by the phrase?
No because a pope can’t be excommunicated.

The Pope was excommunicated for almost a thousand years. Hence, the forum you are on. Try to keep up.

Depends from which side of the divide you stand.

Obviously I was speaking from our perspective. Try to keep up.

Then use English, i.e., I prefer to believe a Pope could never be excommunicated.
Other Topics / Re: Colinde
« Last post by augustin717 on Today at 06:37:33 PM »
My favorite Colinde song from the nuns of Camarzani Monastery:
. By folklore standards that's shlock.
Christian News / Re: The Dictator Pope
« Last post by Mor Ephrem on Today at 06:36:48 PM »
Pope Benedict XVI barely ever used any of his legitImage authority. Understandably he was blaickmailed and opposed in almost every direction to the point that the modernists forced him into abdication.

Do you really believe this?

It’s a matter of fact.

Then Pope Benedict never legitimately abdicated.  Pope Francis is an antipope, and Pope Benedict XVI is a liar.

Canonical law is a little more nuanced than that. In fact this has been discussed ad nauseum in Catholic circles. The matter has been put to rest about the legitimacy of his abdication. Pope Benedict still abdicated of his own will. It has to be to a point where he did not even have a choice in the act of abdication.

If being "forced" to abdicate still allows you to abdicate of your own will, then what would "did not even have a choice" entail?

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has himself, on a few occasions, reaffirmed the legitimacy of his abdication in response to questions of canonical irregularity in his abdication.

I'm sure, in order to avoid making a bad situation worse, whether for himself or the church.  But if he chose to put up a fight, I'm sure the same Catholic circles affirming the legitimacy of his abdication would easily be able to affirm its illegitimacy. 
Other Topics / Re: Colinde
« Last post by augustin717 on Today at 06:35:15 PM »
A Moldovan carol about a stag being chased and killed (another recurrent theme in old carols):

This is a rather interesting channel with lots of Romanian folklore:

The stag is Christ, pursuing him is salvation. This imagery goes back to Apollo[n] Soter, for that matter.
rein in your logismoi
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