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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23805 on: March 22, 2015, 01:35:53 PM »
St. John Ladder was one of the first characteristically Eastern writers I ever read.

As ever-blooming fruits you offer the teachings of your God-given book,
O wise John, most blessed, while sweetening the hearts of all them
that heed it with vigilance; for it is a ladder from the earth to the Heaven
that confers glory on the souls that ascend it, and honor you faithfully.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23806 on: March 22, 2015, 03:01:13 PM »
Since when did being nice become synonymous to being a Christian?

Since the epistle of James was written (before the Gospels, and possibly before anyone else, including St. Paul) :P
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23807 on: March 22, 2015, 10:08:40 PM »
I just got into an argument with someone on facebook who is convinced that the Church is going to bless same sex marriages in the near future and is sooper dooper excited about that.  Why do I bother with such arguments? I wasted a good afternoon on tripe.  >:(
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23808 on: March 23, 2015, 02:20:04 AM »
Tripe is tasty.  Facebook is stupid.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23809 on: March 24, 2015, 12:04:31 PM »
Fun trivia for the day: Andy Serkis figured out how to produce his classic "gollum" sound by watching his cat cough up a hairball.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23810 on: March 24, 2015, 07:36:30 PM »
I hate cats more meow, I suppose.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23811 on: March 25, 2015, 05:44:55 AM »
It's snowing in Helsinki. I know it's Annunciation but this is ridiculous. I guess the Mother of God decided to make a little practical joke.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23812 on: March 25, 2015, 10:54:48 AM »
I wasn't aware it ever stops snowing in Helsinki.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23813 on: March 26, 2015, 12:17:08 AM »
I wasn't aware it ever stops snowing in Helsinki.

There's that brief hour during the third week of July...
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23814 on: March 26, 2015, 04:48:39 AM »
4:45 son and I'm hyped.  What's sleep?

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23815 on: March 26, 2015, 04:50:09 AM »
An illusion.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23816 on: March 27, 2015, 02:04:56 AM »
I wasn't aware it ever stops snowing in Helsinki.

There's that brief hour during the third week of July...
Well, there is that joke about the rain in Seattle. It's said that Seattle had three dry days last year: the 3rd, 4th, and 5th of July. :laugh:
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Re: Random Postings
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23818 on: March 27, 2015, 06:46:30 AM »
The first popularizer of this type of magnificent creature, zoologist Michael J. Jackson:
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We all have an El Guapo to face. Be brave, and fight like lions!

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23819 on: March 27, 2015, 07:22:33 AM »
I wonder how silly it would be to attend the Paschal service in a non-native language if there's a native language version readily available too. Just noticed that my parish is having a Swedish liturgy at Paschal night. The church is quite small so it will probably run out of air but otherwise it could be quite nice.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23820 on: March 27, 2015, 07:38:24 AM »
I wonder how silly it would be to attend the Paschal service in a non-native language if there's a native language version readily available too. Just noticed that my parish is having a Swedish liturgy at Paschal night. The church is quite small so it will probably run out of air but otherwise it could be quite nice.

Are there a lot of Swede Orthodox?
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23821 on: March 27, 2015, 07:55:50 AM »
The Orthodox are a minority and the Swedish-speaking Finnish Orthodox are even tinier minority. There might be some Swedes too but our Swedish-speaking folks here are not Swedes but Finns. Besides having two state churches we also have two official languages.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23822 on: March 28, 2015, 03:38:33 PM »
I went to a Chaldean mass today. The chanting was beautiful but somehow the service seemed fairly Novus Ordo-ish. Lots of spoken prayers and laymen participation. Have Chaldeans went through similar post-Vatican II liturgical reforms as Latins have?
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23823 on: March 30, 2015, 07:39:24 AM »
We all have an El Guapo to face. Be brave, and fight like lions!

Form a 'brute squad' then!

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23824 on: March 30, 2015, 10:41:54 AM »
Jehovah's Witnesses are generally viewed as peaceful people, but at least one of them might be a terrorist.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #23825 on: March 30, 2015, 01:41:38 PM »
"Do not tempt the Mor thy Mod."

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