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 on: Today at 01:28:50 AM 
Started by liefern - Last post by Mor Ephrem

I'm unlocking this thread.  Be nice. 

 on: Today at 01:27:13 AM 
Started by liefern - Last post by Mor Ephrem
There is no condemnation or judgment in my question. I seem to emphasize technical aspects, only because that's where I wanted some input. It is experimenter error to think that's all that interests me.  Cheesy The traditional Orthodox way of life was to fast Wednesdays and Fridays, with the basic pattern being: bread + veg + fruit. Obviously medical needs and age change the pattern. If the topic is very sensitive, perhaps we should discuss it with our priests, yes.

Regarding genesisone's point, praying in secret vs. saying how we pray, I don't think there's any harm in encouraging each other to pray morning and evening prayer, and to say what our practice is in that regard. Prayer doesn't have to be the world's best kept secret. In fact it is lovely to see someone praying out in the open.

I recall a kind of race-to-the-bottom problem in Catholicism. I attended an RCIA program for someone else, after I was in, and a deacon was trying to explain why fasting had been set aside. Remarked he, "Well in the 1960s we looked around and saw the 'fish Fridays' meant people having lobster and so on, and it wasn't very holy, so we just changed it to anything-you-want-Fridays." Which is a joke. Now the people make no sacrifice at all, except that they don't even know enough to be sensitive about it!  Grin

Thanks again for your input.


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 on: Today at 01:18:52 AM 
Started by quietmorning - Last post by SolEX01
Lord have mercy.

 on: Today at 01:16:54 AM 
Started by Hamartolos - Last post by Maximum Bob
Lord, have mercy.

 on: Today at 01:15:58 AM 
Started by quietmorning - Last post by Maximum Bob
May his memory be eternal.

 on: Today at 01:15:19 AM 
Started by LizaSymonenko - Last post by Maximum Bob
Lord, have mercy on your servant.

 on: Today at 01:14:33 AM 
Started by Maximum Bob - Last post by Maximum Bob
Yes sister is still with them there hasn't been any recent talk of having her leave but most of my information comes through her grandparents who are good friends of ours.   Baby Quill is home after another brief stay in the hospital and should be starting chemo soon.

Lord, have mercy.

Thanks for asking.

 on: Today at 01:04:20 AM 
Started by LizaSymonenko - Last post by SolEX01
Lord have mercy.

 on: Today at 01:03:13 AM 
Started by LizaSymonenko - Last post by LizaSymonenko

This morning our Bishop Daniel was submitted to a local hospital with some chest pain and pain in his left hand. He went through many tests but none of them was able to identify the problem. Later in the afternoon His Grace Bishop Daniel was released home to rest. He was scheduled to take some more tests on Tuesday. Please pray for the health of Bishop Daniel.

O Holy Father, Heavenly Physician of our souls and bodies, who sent Your Only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to heal those in illness: visit and heal Your servant Bishop Daniel, granting him release from pain and restoration to health and vigor, that he may give thanks unto You and bless Your Holy Name, of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit: now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

 on: Today at 12:45:41 AM 
Started by Indocern - Last post by PeterTheAleut
I'm lazy. Both Saturdays and Sundays are days of rest for me. Grin

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