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The Day of the Baptism of Kyivan Rus - July 28 – became an official state holiday pursuant to the decree of the President of Ukraine in 2008. It should be noted that July 28 is the day of Prince Volodymyr’s repose, and his baptism most likely took place on August 14 (new style).


http://risu.org.ua/en/index/all_news/culture/religious_holidays/64076/
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Convert Issues / Re: Evangelical Orthodox (the EOC) Nostalgia Music
« Last post by Elisha on Today at 12:22:59 PM »
Your URLs are not working.  BTW, do the minority of independent EOC parishes still use this music?  I think there are like ten of them, mostly house churches.

I would have no clue - you'd have to ask them.  If I go to their website, I count 4 parishes in the midwest.  After the events of 30 years ago, barely anyone kept in contact with them.  Besides the parish I grew up in, I only know some people here and there from other "prominent" parishes (e.g. Ben Lomond, Eagle River, AK and a couple others).

Mods - why can't I modify my OP to correct the URLs?
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Convert Issues / Re: Evangelical Orthodox (the EOC) Nostalgia Music
« Last post by byhisgrace on Today at 12:21:53 PM »
So far, I'm 30 minutes in the video. I love the songs, especially the one about the Saints at minute 18:00.  :D

I also liked the Trisagion hymn at the beginning, despite what Fr. Jay Sparks thought.   
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Just when you think the world can't get any worse, two people lose their lives because of 22 cents. Why? What type of a twisted man would think 22 cents are worth the lives of two people? Money is the root of all evil indeed.

Not two people.  Two Dalits.

Yeah, this isn't really the world getting worse. On the contrary, the idea that they should be treated like humans and that an upper-caste man who kills them should be prosecuted is relatively new.
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Orthodox-Other Christian Discussion / Re: Church Of The East?
« Last post by Minnesotan on Today at 12:19:35 PM »
and that God suffered in the cross, both which I believe that they espouse, is already pretty grave.

Can someone explain me briefly what's about theopasianism and is it heretical or just the contrary?
Theopassionism is the belief that God suffered in the cross, which is Orthodox. Mar Babai, who was an early champion of the Church of the East, questioned that.

Wasn't the Chalcedonian split partly about that? There were a lot of people on the Chalcedonian side of the debate who also rejected it at first (they came around to supporting it later).
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Just when you think the world can't get any worse, two people lose their lives because of 22 cents. Why? What type of a twisted man would think 22 cents are worth the lives of two people? Money is the root of all evil indeed.

Not two people.  Two Dalits. 

Is the situation there really that bad?
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Faith Issues / Re: Using phone/tablet instead of prayer book
« Last post by FormerReformer on Today at 12:14:35 PM »
GOARCH is pretty good about that. They publish the orthros service for all the Sundays in a year. Antioch does vespers/orthros/Divine Liturgy in PDF form, which is pretty easy for a parish to print out each week- hence my use of the tablet only in emergencies (vespers just started, printouts slipped through the cracks, antiochian.org has the PDF on my tablet in three seconds).

The problem isn't having books - it's having people who can navigate the byzantine labyrinth of just what book is required at this particular point in the service if it's a great martyr's feast day but also a Saturday, while 20 angels are dancing on the head of a needle with a 50 dollar cover charge, during a blue moon on leap day. On some days, the sheer amount of text one must have ready in order to go through a vespers service is enough to make the sturdiest klirios groan from the strain.

Indeed, hence the benefit of GoArch and Antioch publishing the orders of worship according to their typikon each year.  However, the Copts have the ideal solution: full automation with Coptic Reader, which gives you the correct English, Coptic and Arabic propers on the iPad and other devices.

The Typikon can easily be rendered into a scripting language, and computers were practically made for generating rules-based dynamic content according to a structure like the propers of each rite.  So having an automated app that includes the content of the different service books and displays it according to the Typikon based on a given service date is possible and a very good idea.

There is also an online, semi-automatic version of the Tridentine missal and breviary, which is almost as complicated as the Orthodox typikon; the Hungarian author, who has since reposed, cheated a little by making the software partially dependent on manual input, but it is open source and I believe the current maintainers plan to have it fully automated once they clean up and port the backend.

I think the main hindrance there is (a) not all the books are available digitally and (b) those that are aren't approved translations in all jurisdictions. If the main three jurisdictions in America could have all the menaion, the octoechos, etc uploaded in a good digital format (not just quick PDF scans) it wouldn't take all that long for me to create an app that would generate a whole service of any type with the simple selection of desired service and setting the jurisdiction in preferences.
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Orthodox-Other Christian Discussion / Re: Church Of The East?
« Last post by RaphaCam on Today at 12:14:32 PM »
and that God suffered in the cross, both which I believe that they espouse, is already pretty grave.

Can someone explain me briefly what's about theopasianism and is it heretical or just the contrary?
Theopassionism is the belief that God suffered in the cross, which is Orthodox. Mar Babai, who was an early champion of the Church of the East, questioned that.
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Just when you think the world can't get any worse, two people lose their lives because of 22 cents. Why? What type of a twisted man would think 22 cents are worth the lives of two people? Money is the root of all evil indeed.

Not two people.  Two Dalits. 
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Liturgy / Re: Prayer for sprinkling of Holy Water in home
« Last post by Svirsky on Today at 12:06:44 PM »
Or, if you feel up to it, you could sing Asperges Me in Latin.  8)

You can get the sheet music here.
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