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Other Topics / Re: How are things going for you?
« Last post by TheTrisagion on Today at 01:27:35 PM »
I like when snow is falling. As soon as it stops, I hate it.
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Other Topics / Re: Where is your podium on your church stage?
« Last post by Timon on Today at 01:27:10 PM »
My parish has a podium. But it is kept behind the iconostasis and then carried out by one of the altar servers before the Gospel reading and the homily. I do not know where it is stored behind the iconostasis (or backstage, to use a more hip/modern term) as I have never been back there.

It is then removed once the reading and homily are finished.
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Where do you get this stuff?

Most of that is what the Jesuits have taught.

True that.
Not trained, but taught by them.
Many rumors, like The Enlightenment, have the name 'Jesuit' attached. But those are promulgated by the conspiracy theorists and Catholic bathers, although I met one that was accused of running guns in the Phillipines in the mid 60’s but none could prove such nonsense.
It sounds all sexy but it is not.
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Religious Topics / Re: Sexual force
« Last post by TheTrisagion on Today at 01:23:12 PM »
Isn't nothing the absence of gender? I think you should refer to nothing as "the non-entity known as nothing"
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Non-Religious Topics / Re: A very useful poll
« Last post by Timon on Today at 01:16:46 PM »
could someone explain the goat reference?
An expression tht kind of means "to get you upset or angry or bother you", as in to disturb you. Bug you, is another way of saying that, to the point of exacerbation or becoming a problem.
Ever hear goats scream to the pint of bothering you so you want to kill them?
Maybe I"ve said to much.
Don't worry, JamesR, I don't want to kill you.........this week! Ah, then, the week is not over and I am still hungry & irritable.
 8)

Got it. Thanks.

Where is JamesR? Has he been around much lately? Ive been frequenting the forum for the last couple weeks for the first time in a couple years probably. It was always fun reading his rants and the responses that followed.
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Other Topics / Re: Picture of the Day
« Last post by LenInSebastopol on Today at 01:11:35 PM »
It is good you find comfort in St. Porphyrios and urge your to continue. I pray for mothers often.
I feel diabolical, however I must ask, how many children did he have and raise?

These Fathers were "raised right."  They had good and loving families.  This also gives them experience.

As the song says, "Ain't nothing like the real thing, baby".
That's like living together in sin and calling it marriage.
No, sorry; no soap here.

So there's absolutely nothing anyone can truly understand about the proper upbringing of children unless he has regular sexual intercourse.  Glad we got that cleared up.

Oh my, Mor, I am sorry you didn't learn about the birds and bees earlier than today!
Raising kids has nothing to do with regular sexual intercourse! Matter of fact, while raising kids that all ends.  And a real good dad doesn't even have to have intercourse to raise kids as it does not have to be his own biological offspring.
Truth is and speaking seriously the day-to-day the raising of children is a daily miracle that leads all who do so to realize why guppies are eaten by their progenitors.
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Other Topics / Re: Picture of the Day
« Last post by TheTrisagion on Today at 01:07:08 PM »
It is good you find comfort in St. Porphyrios and urge your to continue. I pray for mothers often.
I feel diabolical, however I must ask, how many children did he have and raise?
So many unmarrieds have so much advice to offer in child rearing, I find it......well, I no longer listen to them as it is easier to train a mule to do the waltz while shooting hoops from downtown.
Yeah. Stupid saints thinking that parents should devote themselves to the love of God or that they should teach their kids to be good and gentle. Who do they think they are, anyways? Some kind of parenting expert? Only St. Kate Gosselin can impart the wisdom of the ages regarding the proper raising of children. Through the intercessions of St. Kate of Kate Plus Eight, save us.
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Where do you get this stuff?

Most of that is what the Jesuits have taught.
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Non-Religious Topics / Re: A very useful poll
« Last post by Volnutt on Today at 01:05:45 PM »
Don't worry, JamesR, I don't want to kill you.........this week! Ah, then, the week is not over and I am still hungry & irritable.
 8)

Your veiled threats of cannibalism have been reported to the mods!

What a world we live in where a man cannot even threaten another with threats of cannibalism without being reported.  Cannibalism is one of our most basic and yet most dear natural rights.

Harvesting kidneys for any other reason is such a waste.

If you're ISIS it's a heck of a money maker.
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Other Topics / Re: Where is your podium on your church stage?
« Last post by Volnutt on Today at 01:04:39 PM »
Interesting responses, thank you! Do Orthodox churches use any type of stand to hold their Bible?

During the Liturgy, there is no use of a "Bible."  The Acts of the apostles and epistles that are read throughout the year at the Divine Liturgy are kept in a book called the Apostolon.  The readings from the Gospels are in the Evangelion.  The Evangelion is alone put on the Holy Table or Altar, sitting upright.  It is the only "book" allowed on the Holy Table. 

The compilation of a "Bible" was a Western Christian invention.

Be more "standoffish" and "antiwestern" in front of the inquirer, "please."
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