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 61 
 on: Yesterday at 08:27:22 PM 
Started by Mor Ephrem - Last post by DeniseDenise


Fasting resurrection! Mmmmm.


French Rapsodie?  Surely that is some sort of western heresy.

 62 
 on: Yesterday at 08:24:23 PM 
Started by Mor Ephrem - Last post by hecma925


Fasting resurrection! Mmmmm.

 63 
 on: Yesterday at 08:23:38 PM 
Started by JamesR - Last post by Mor Ephrem
I have seen some of the same disturbing behavior with apparitions present with weeping icons, firsthand I might add.

I believe you.  Neither of our Churches has a monopoly on "crazy".   

 64 
 on: Yesterday at 08:19:26 PM 
Started by ShayneSwenson - Last post by Mor Ephrem
I do not discuss Eastern European food, as Puerto Rican food is the fulfillment of all goodness. 

Compared to Eastern European food, it most certainly is. 

 65 
 on: Yesterday at 08:17:06 PM 
Started by JamesR - Last post by Deacon Lance
I hope this doesn't offend, but I can't imagine that I'm the only one who has ever felt this way.

Does anyone here find Catholic paraphernalia like those tall skinny candles with religious pictures on them, the grotesquely violent Crucifixes, the Rosaries with the strange little beads, and those Icons (or art, I'm not sure if the West considers them Icons) of the Sacred Heart Jesus and Virgin Mary to be frightening?

I don't find it frightening.  Some things I think are rather strange, but whatever.  I happen to like the "grotesquely violent" crucifixes and would get one if I could afford a good one. 

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Is Orthodoxy the same way in certain regions and demographics? Is there a such thing as "village Orthodoxy" where ethnic superstition and witchcraft gets mixed with the religion and we see all the creepy paraphernalia and apparitions?

There is definitely a sort of "village Orthodoxy", but it manifests differently from "village Catholicism".  For instance, I don't think there are many apparitions.  But some of the other stuff is certainly present. 
I have seen some of the same disturbing behavior with apparitions present with weeping icons, firsthand I might add.

 66 
 on: Yesterday at 08:15:25 PM 
Started by hecma925 - Last post by hecma925
Exodus 33:23

Original text:

"and I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen."

...43 translations later, Yandex gives us:

"It's not my country,and I, you know, I don't think so."

I tried it again with a different version and got this very different result:

Original text:

"and I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my backside: but my face shall not be seen."

...43 translations later, Yandex gives us:

"I...I...I don't want to see me in the [redacted], but the face"



 67 
 on: Yesterday at 08:15:01 PM 
Started by sakura95 - Last post by Mor Ephrem
I have a no.2 clippers cut all over. Very low maintenance, but not much scope for a fringe!

No. 3 here! 

 68 
 on: Yesterday at 08:14:46 PM 
Started by JamesR - Last post by Deacon Lance
I think it may relate psychologically to what one was raised with.  My college roommate was Greek Orthodox but disliked icons and didn't want me to put mine up stating he had nightmares related to them.  Needless to say I put them up and suggested he get some help. On the flip side I remember a pair of plaster Sacred Heart/Immaculate Heart plaques I found creepy.  

 69 
 on: Yesterday at 08:12:10 PM 
Started by JamesR - Last post by Mor Ephrem
I hope this doesn't offend, but I can't imagine that I'm the only one who has ever felt this way.

Does anyone here find Catholic paraphernalia like those tall skinny candles with religious pictures on them, the grotesquely violent Crucifixes, the Rosaries with the strange little beads, and those Icons (or art, I'm not sure if the West considers them Icons) of the Sacred Heart Jesus and Virgin Mary to be frightening?

I don't find it frightening.  Some things I think are rather strange, but whatever.  I happen to like the "grotesquely violent" crucifixes and would get one if I could afford a good one. 

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Is Orthodoxy the same way in certain regions and demographics? Is there a such thing as "village Orthodoxy" where ethnic superstition and witchcraft gets mixed with the religion and we see all the creepy paraphernalia and apparitions?

There is definitely a sort of "village Orthodoxy", but it manifests differently from "village Catholicism".  For instance, I don't think there are many apparitions.  But some of the other stuff is certainly present. 

 70 
 on: Yesterday at 08:07:55 PM 
Started by Peacemaker - Last post by hecma925
Extended trailer - http://youtu.be/8gobaYoXuHk

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