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Christian News / Re: BREAKING: Vatican to issue stamp featuring Martin Luther
« Last post by Gamliel on Yesterday at 07:13:26 PM »
BREAKING: Vatican to issue stamp featuring Martin Luther
   :o
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Non-Religious Topics / Re: ITT: We post maps
« Last post by Gamliel on Yesterday at 07:09:17 PM »
I had to Google Rzeczpospolita   :laugh:
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Reviews / Re: What is everyone reading?
« Last post by Mor Ephrem on Yesterday at 06:48:11 PM »
I like the content but the translation itself is terribly wooden IMO. It serves in my mind as a prime example of how neo-Elizabethan prose is not necessarily more musical or poetic than contemporary English.

And you would translate it better?  How many languages do you know and/or conversant in?

Since when is translation an excuse for poor English style? Or are you saying Saint Ephraim's originals are badly written too?

Since you failed to answer the question I put to you I'm going to assume the answer is zero.  I just love how people who do not know any language other than their own feel that they can just complain about translations as if they know jack squat as to what goes into translation be it from  Syriac to Greek, Greek to Russian,Russian to English (as in the case with this particular Psalter) or German to Swahili, Hebrew to Chinese, etc.

I know Syriac, have helped translate liturgical texts into English for the Church, and I agree with Iconodule. 
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So, in addition to genuinely asking whether this current pontiff is Catholic should we now also ask whether the Vatican, the Central Command of Catholicism, is Catholic?

"Papa Francis, chosen one, lead us back to the Precious Son..."
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Reviews / Re: What is everyone reading?
« Last post by scamandrius on Yesterday at 06:30:26 PM »
I like the content but the translation itself is terribly wooden IMO. It serves in my mind as a prime example of how neo-Elizabethan prose is not necessarily more musical or poetic than contemporary English.

And you would translate it better?  How many languages do you know and/or conversant in?

Since when is translation an excuse for poor English style? Or are you saying Saint Ephraim's originals are badly written too?

Since you failed to answer the question I put to you I'm going to assume the answer is zero.  I just love how people who do not know any language other than their own feel that they can just complain about translations as if they know jack squat as to what goes into translation be it from  Syriac to Greek, Greek to Russian,Russian to English (as in the case with this particular Psalter) or German to Swahili, Hebrew to Chinese, etc.
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So, in addition to genuinely asking whether this current pontiff is Catholic should we now also ask whether the Vatican, the Central Command of Catholicism, is Catholic?
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Faith Issues / Re: The Jesus prayer in a group setting
« Last post by hecma925 on Yesterday at 05:58:28 PM »
Met. Jonah instituted that at St. Jonh's monastery in Manton, CA when he was abbot.  Abbot Sergius brought it to St. Tikhon's.  As said before, inspired by the monastery in Essex.
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Other Topics / Re: Picture of the Day
« Last post by hecma925 on Yesterday at 05:44:42 PM »
I like his hat
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