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Religious Topics / Re: Should we commune if we intend to break the law?
« Last post by LukeDM on Today at 02:12:03 AM »
I believe violating the law, or intending to violate the law, is a sin, amd our priests should not go out of their way to minister to would-be lawbreakers. 

The Bible: less kissing, more reading.

That's signature worthy right there.
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Religious Topics / Re: Is it true about Talmud?
« Last post by RaphaCam on Today at 01:36:33 AM »
Shabbath 41a. The law regulating the rule for how to urinate in a holy way is given.

Well, to be fair, Islam also has strict regulations for how to go to the bathroom. There's even a specific prayer you have to say after doing your business, IIRC.
Oh, I well remember the guys at the mosque by me in the bathroom telling me what to do step by step. But I don't reckon anyone praying afterwards. Maybe they were free-peeing heretics?

The prayer might not be an absolute requirement, although according to Wikipedia it is encouraged and the text of it is: "Praise be to Allah who relieved me of the filth and gave me relief."
That is really curious. I also recall how they had all these fiqh differences on how to wash themselves after doing "filth", whether burping (or something else) was "filth" or not, etc.
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Liturgy / Re: Wrapping the communion cloth around the censer
« Last post by Gordon Ramsay on Today at 12:53:54 AM »
Before and after the Great Entrance, I have seen the priest wrap the cloth that is placed over the Gifts around the censer. Does this symbolize anything?

I thought it was due to a more practical concern.  At one point during the Liturgy, the priest(s) take the cloth and fan over the chalice to ward off flies and that the cloth over the chalice is to prevent the flies from getting in.  I can't remember who told me this or where I read it, but given the climate of the Mediterranean, this seems to make some sense.

I've also heard that it symbolizes the Christian victory of death when being shaken during the Creed.
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Liturgy / Re: Megalynarion
« Last post by Gordon Ramsay on Today at 12:53:09 AM »
And can't you use just a regular megalinarion for monks for St. Stylianos?

edit:
OK, I see Slavonic megalinarions and Greek megalinarions are two completely different things.

I'm not sure the difference, I'm just asking so I know when I chant at my church. :)

From what I know, in Greek and Arabic churches, the megalynarion of the patron saint of the Church or feast is really only chanted at a the Small Paraklesis service following the 9th ode.

Yep, exactly why I'm asking where I can find them. :D
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Liturgy / Re: Wrapping the communion cloth around the censer
« Last post by scamandrius on Today at 12:51:17 AM »
Before and after the Great Entrance, I have seen the priest wrap the cloth that is placed over the Gifts around the censer. Does this symbolize anything?

I thought it was due to a more practical concern.  At one point during the Liturgy, the priest(s) take the cloth and fan over the chalice to ward off flies and that the cloth over the chalice is to prevent the flies from getting in.  I can't remember who told me this or where I read it, but given the climate of the Mediterranean, this seems to make some sense.
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Other Topics / Re: W.A.G.-word association game
« Last post by Seraffa on Today at 12:49:21 AM »
cthulhu
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Religious Topics / Re: Is it true about Talmud?
« Last post by Minnesotan on Today at 12:35:41 AM »
Shabbath 41a. The law regulating the rule for how to urinate in a holy way is given.

Well, to be fair, Islam also has strict regulations for how to go to the bathroom. There's even a specific prayer you have to say after doing your business, IIRC.
Oh, I well remember the guys at the mosque by me in the bathroom telling me what to do step by step. But I don't reckon anyone praying afterwards. Maybe they were free-peeing heretics?

The prayer might not be an absolute requirement, although according to Wikipedia it is encouraged and the text of it is: "Praise be to Allah who relieved me of the filth and gave me relief."
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Dear Mountain

Please check with the Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate what we OCP is and how much does it matter?
Particularity check with the Information Dept. of the Serbian Patriarchate and they will tell you clearly. 

Dear Iconodule

OCP is not a one man show for your kind information. We are into pan-orthodox business since 2007. We are an independent organization. Yes we are small but we are trying to do what we can. We re not perfect in anything, but we are trying from our side to make a small change. 

Please see the below link to learn more about our humble activities if you are interested.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orthodoxy_Cognate_PAGE_Society
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Liturgy / Re: Megalynarion
« Last post by scamandrius on Today at 12:27:53 AM »
And can't you use just a regular megalinarion for monks for St. Stylianos?

edit:
OK, I see Slavonic megalinarions and Greek megalinarions are two completely different things.

I'm not sure the difference, I'm just asking so I know when I chant at my church. :)

From what I know, in Greek and Arabic churches, the megalynarion of the patron saint of the Church or feast is really only chanted at a the Small Paraklesis service following the 9th ode.
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Liturgy / Re: Megalynarion
« Last post by Gordon Ramsay on Today at 12:24:22 AM »
And can't you use just a regular megalinarion for monks for St. Stylianos?

edit:
OK, I see Slavonic megalinarions and Greek megalinarions are two completely different things.

I'm not sure the difference, I'm just asking so I know when I chant at my church. :)
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