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Other Topics / Re: W.A.G.-word association game
« Last post by HaydenTE on Yesterday at 11:35:24 AM »
Holmes
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Other Topics / Re: W.A.G.-word association game
« Last post by Opus118 on Yesterday at 11:14:31 AM »
Mycroft
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Faith Issues / Fr Arsenie Boca and reincarnation
« Last post by Iconodule on Yesterday at 11:04:57 AM »
I came across some allegations from some Buddhist of Romanian extraction who insists that the popular elder Fr Arsenie Boca explicitly taught some kind of reincarnation. I was curious to know if any of our Romanians or those familiar with the Romanian church can verify this.
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Some more lovely writings :)

“Pray together at home and go to Church; when you come back home, let each ask the other the meaning of the readings and the prayers. If you are overtaken by poverty, remember Peter and Paul, who were more honored than kings or rich men, though they spent their lives in hunger and thirst. Remind one another that nothing in life is to be feared, except offending God. If your marriage is like this, your perfection will rival the holiest of monks.”

Saint John Chrysostomos 


“When God takes a part in this good management of the household, when He trains the souls of the children, nothing at all will be unpleasant. The affairs of the household will go well when it’s rulers are so well disposed. In this way each man together with his household will be able to finish the course of this life without fear and to enter the kingdom of heaven.”

St John Chrysostomos On Marriage and Family Life


"When we say during the Holy Sacrament of Marriage’ prayers, that the woman shall be obedient to her husband, the husband must also take heed when he is told in the same prayer, that he must love her. The woman must also not forget that this obedience is her way to salvation. And if the man is the head of the family then the woman is the heart, and this heart is made by God that He may find rest in it."

Elder Arsenie Papacioc
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A lovely writing to read is the letter from St Gregory to his spiritual daughter :) I've posted some of the parts here particularly for women.

“In your marriage, fondness, affection and love must be strong and persistent for him whom God has selected to be your life partner.

Be aware that you are a woman and you have an important and great purpose and destiny; however, your purpose and destiny is different than that of your husband who must be the head of your household. Set aside the silliness of equality among the sexes, that some of your contemporaries preach, and attempt to comprehend the obligations of marriage. In the realization of these obligations you will discover the great patience and endurance that is necessary to fulfill your family duties; it is in this manner that you will also discover the great strength that you as a woman possess.

Be aware that demons are always around attempting to penetrate your household, and break up the couple’s harmonious spiritual cohabitation.

Your presence within your home is irreplaceable; you must accordingly love your home with all the cares and concern of a dedicated housekeeper. You must view it and consider it as your kingdom and you should be judicious about how often you exit its entrance. Let your husband take care of many of the outside cares and obligations while you concentrate towards those within the home.

Your ears should be decorated not with pearls but instead with the sounds of proper language and with locks for all the improprieties that may enter your nous through them. Thus, whether they are open or closed your sense of hearing will remain pure.”

-A Letter from St Gregory the Theologian to one of his spiritual daughters
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Other Topics / Re: W.A.G.-word association game
« Last post by HaydenTE on Yesterday at 10:12:52 AM »
Myself
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Foreign Languages Forum / Re: Est-ce qu'il y a des francophones?
« Last post by benjohn146 on Yesterday at 09:27:29 AM »
If you learn French you would have to translate to English

We do know French. What would need to be translated into English?

Basic instructions, Newspaper info, Airport signs etc.

Sure! You can PM me the stuff you want to have translated!
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Foreign Languages Forum / Re: Est-ce qu'il y a des francophones?
« Last post by WPM on Yesterday at 09:20:10 AM »
If you learn French you would have to translate to English

We do know French. What would need to be translated into English?

Basic instructions, Newspaper info, Airport signs etc.
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Reviews / Re: What's everyone listening to?
« Last post by primuspilus on Yesterday at 09:08:48 AM »
Athens to Athens by Joe Bonamassa.

Fantastic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPhyRxNJD-A

PP
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Christian News / Re: Street Preacher Slashed With a Knife
« Last post by Antonious Nikolas on Yesterday at 08:55:51 AM »
Well, the prophecy has been fulfilled.  This street preacher is not a voice of righteousness crying in the wilderness, and neither, for that matter, is anyone posting on these boards.

Hey man! You don't know my life!!!1

  :laugh:
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