Recent Posts

Pages: « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 »
51
Oriental Orthodox Discussion / Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Last post by rakovsky on Yesterday at 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?
52
Oriental Orthodox Discussion / Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Last post by rakovsky on Yesterday at 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.
53
Oriental Orthodox Discussion / Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Last post by Antonious Nikolas on Yesterday at 06:57:39 PM »
Coptic Christian Night Mass in Egypt زيدوا المسيح تسبيح من ليلة الصلاة والرجوع إلى الله
At minute mark 3:20 and 4:03 it looks like it's at a famous Cave Church and is led by a priest.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnXJ7IWH3PU

Maybe someone recognizes the song?
It sounds very different than Orthodox styles I have heard.

I am not sure, is this like Middle Eastern Christian folk melodies with instrumental accompaniment, or is it very Western influenced:
Beautiful Arabic Christian Song @ Cave Church , Egypt
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjEehbjbIAY

Disgusting.  But sadly, I knew it would only be a matter of time before someone posted a video of Copts singing Protestant songs in the "Oriental Orthodox Music" thread.  Protestant songs are not Oriental Orthodox music no matter who is leading the people in singing them, even if they have on a black galabeya.

Yes; he's no longer in the Church and these events no longer occur; he took advantage of the situation when we were transitioning between Popes.

Glory to God.  I fervently pray that all "pro-Protestant priests" - as rakovsky terms them - in the Coptic Orthodox Church either repent and return to Orthodoxy or are likewise censured.  The spread of this poison must stop.
54

IMO, many believers (for many different reasons) are incapable of understanding Scripture.
Therefore, it is of extreme value to be able to consult those who ARE capable
... providing they have received the correct spiritual revelation of its' meaning.
Howevertofore, we're not recommending the blind following the blind into a ditch somewhere!

We Orthodox already have those who are capable of correct interpretation of scripture. They're the Fathers of the Church. Our bishops, themselves and through the priests, are also charged with preserving and proclaiming the correct teaching. And the hymns, prayers and icons of the Church also proclaim and express what we believe.

No need to keep reinventing wheels as you are doing, the legwork has already been done, most of it centuries ago.
I don't recall streetcorner preachers needing the "correct interpretation of scripture" in order to preach the gospel. In fact the interpretation you are trying to push arose hundreds of years later. There were many competing Christianities in the beginning that held divergent views, so to claim one sect has the "original" or "correct" interpretation makes little sense, especially when embodied in various doctrines and dogmas.

Your apologia is unconvincing.

I think I read the same thing off the sleeve on the back of a Dan Brown novel and the back of a Lost and Secret Books of the Bible Betamax tape. So it's probably true...at least it's one of the many competing truths going on in any number possible interpretations of your post and identity at certain points in time with certain perspectives.
55
In fact the interpretation you are trying to push arose hundreds of years later. There were many competing Christianities in the beginning that held divergent views, so to claim one sect has the "original" or "correct" interpretation makes little sense, especially when embodied in various doctrines and dogmas.

Your apologia is unconvincing.
Infant Baptism is recorded in the 2nd c. mainstream Church writings and I don't know of any schisms or major conflicts over against it up to the 16th century Anabaptists.
56
Oriental Orthodox Discussion / Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Last post by minasoliman on Yesterday at 06:49:45 PM »
Yes; he's no longer in the Church and these events no longer occur; he took advantage of the situation when we were transitioning between Popes.
57
Oriental Orthodox Discussion / Re: Oriental Orthodox Music
« Last post by rakovsky on Yesterday at 06:48:25 PM »


This was a Protestant concert gathering.  The Coptic priest responsible for this was deposed and if I'm not mistaken eventually excommunicated from the Church.

His Grace Bishop Abanoub took over the cave church to St. Simeon the cobbler and restored its Orthodoxy.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iL6leWgcixE
Good info, thanks for sharing.
It sounds like somehow it got into the hands of a pro-Protestant priest and he set up bleachers outside for Gospel Music concerts?
58
Faith Issues / Re: Pre-Modern Church Fathers (8th to 18th Centuries)
« Last post by Asteriktos on Yesterday at 06:48:19 PM »
The true lover of God keeps God ever in mind, and His love toward us and His benefactions.  We see this even in human love, for we often remember the one we love.  So whoever loves God, remembers Him, thinks of Him, and finds consolation in Him, and is enrapt in Him.  For wherever his treasure is, there his heart is also (Mt. 6:21).  To him the priceless and most beloved treasury is God.  Therefore his heart also holds itself inseparably before Him.  Whence it is that he also remembers His holy name often and with love.  For the heart filled with the love of God reveals outward signs of love.  From this we see that those who forget God do not love Him, for forgetfulness is a manifest sign of no love for God.  The lover can never forget his beloved.
 
One who loves, desires never to be separated from the one he loves.  Many Christians desire to be with Christ the Lord when He is glorified, but they do not wish to be with Him in dishonor and reproach, nor to carry their cross.  They entreat Him that they may come into His Kingdom, but they do not wish to suffer in the world, and thereby they show that their heart is not right  and that they do not truly love Christ.  And to tell the truth, they love themselves more than Christ.  For this reason the Lord says, 'He that taketh not his cross, and followeth after Me, is not worthy of Me' (Mt. 10:38).  A true friend is known in misfortune.  Likewise the true lover of Christ is he who abides with Christ in this world, and cleaves to Him in his heart, and uncomplainingly endures the cross with Him, and desires to be with Him inseparably in the age to come.  Such a one says unto Christ, 'It is good for me to cleave unto God' (Ps. 72:28).

-- St. Tikhon of Zadonsk (d. 1783), Journey to Heaven: Counsels on the Particular Duties of Every Christian, p. 6
59

IMO, many believers (for many different reasons) are incapable of understanding Scripture.
Therefore, it is of extreme value to be able to consult those who ARE capable
... providing they have received the correct spiritual revelation of its' meaning.
Howevertofore, we're not recommending the blind following the blind into a ditch somewhere!

We Orthodox already have those who are capable of correct interpretation of scripture. They're the Fathers of the Church. Our bishops, themselves and through the priests, are also charged with preserving and proclaiming the correct teaching. And the hymns, prayers and icons of the Church also proclaim and express what we believe.

No need to keep reinventing wheels as you are doing, the legwork has already been done, most of it centuries ago.
I don't recall streetcorner preachers needing the "correct interpretation of scripture" in order to preach the gospel. In fact the interpretation you are trying to push arose hundreds of years later. There were many competing Christianities in the beginning that held divergent views, so to claim one sect has the "original" or "correct" interpretation makes little sense, especially when embodied in various doctrines and dogmas.

Your apologia is unconvincing.

60

IMO, many believers (for many different reasons) are incapable of understanding Scripture.
Therefore, it is of extreme value to be able to consult those who ARE capable
... providing they have received the correct spiritual revelation of its' meaning.
Howevertofore, we're not recommending the blind following the blind into a ditch somewhere!

We Orthodox already have those who are capable of correct interpretation of scripture. They're the Fathers of the Church. Our bishops, themselves and through the priests, are also charged with preserving and proclaiming the correct teaching. And the hymns, prayers and icons of the Church also proclaim and express what we believe.

No need to keep reinventing wheels as you are doing, the legwork has already been done, most of it centuries ago.
I don't recall streetcorner preachers needing the "correct interpretation of scripture" in order to preach the gospel. In fact the interpretation you are trying to push arose hundreds of years later. There were many competing Christianities in the beginning that held divergent views, so to claim one sect has the "original" or "correct" interpretation makes little sense, especially when embodied in various doctrines and dogmas.

Your apologia is unconvincing.

So edgy
Pages: « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 »