Author Topic: Happy St. Stephan's Day!  (Read 7037 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Salpy

  • Moderator
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 13,236
  • New Martyrs of Libya pray for us!
Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« on: December 25, 2006, 05:52:41 PM »
Today in the Armenian Church is the feast day of St. Stephan, the first martyr and deacon.  It is also the feast day for all the deacons.  So happy feast day to all the deacons!

Offline The young fogey

  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 2,846
  • I'm an alpaca, actually
    • A conservative blog for peace
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2006, 06:38:21 PM »
Just like in Western Catholicism. Happy feast day!
"You always were a historically illiterate jerk, John." - OicwR doyen Stuart Koehl

High-church libertarian
Blog

Offline SakranMM

  • Elder
  • *****
  • Posts: 327
  • Most Holy Theotokos, save us!
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2006, 12:04:52 PM »
Just like in the Eastern Orthodox Church! 

Through the prayers of the Proto-Martyr and Archdeacon Stephen, Lord have mercy on us.
"And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us..."

Offline Didymus

  • Peace and grace.
  • High Elder
  • ******
  • Posts: 563
  • St. Thomas Didymus the Apostle of India
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2007, 10:06:21 AM »
Just wondering if anyone knows why the Coptic Synaxarium has St. Stephan's Day two days after the Lord's Nativity whereas the Romans (and from what you have said the EOs too) have it one day after?

This seems like a minor difference but would like to know.

Also, which calendar do the Armenians use please?
...because I was not with you when the Lord came aforetime.
...because I am blind and yet I see.

Offline Salpy

  • Moderator
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 13,236
  • New Martyrs of Libya pray for us!
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2007, 06:34:39 PM »
Also, which calendar do the Armenians use please?

In the New World, we're on the new calendar.  I know in Jerusalem the Armenians are still on the old calendar. 

Offline Salpy

  • Moderator
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 13,236
  • New Martyrs of Libya pray for us!
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2007, 01:29:15 PM »
Happy feast day again, to all the deacons out there!

Offline Amdetsion

  • Worship God with all thy strength and all thy might
  • High Elder
  • ******
  • Posts: 931
  • HH Abuna Pawlos - Patriarch of Ethiopia
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2008, 01:33:44 PM »
Happy feast day again, to all the deacons out there!

Thank you!!!

God Bless His Holy Church..Amen.

Your Servant

Fr. Deacon Amde Tsion
"ETHIOPIA shall soon stretch out her hands unto God".....Psalm 68:vs 31

"Are ye not as children of the ETHIOPIANS unto me, O children of Israel"?....Amos 9: vs 7

Offline Salpy

  • Moderator
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 13,236
  • New Martyrs of Libya pray for us!
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2008, 01:15:20 AM »
Happy feast day again to the deacons!

Offline stashko

  • Protokentarchos
  • *********
  • Posts: 4,998
  • Wonderworking Sitka Icon
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2008, 02:34:08 AM »
HAPPY FEAST DAY OF THE BLESSED HOLY PROTO MARTYR  ST. STEPHAN ,TO ALL DEACONS ,AND FR. DEACON'S .....SmileyCentral.com" border="0
« Last Edit: December 25, 2008, 02:37:00 AM by stashko »
ГОСПОДЕ ГОСПОДЕ ,ПОГЛЕДАЈ СА НЕБА ,ДОЂИ И ПОСЕТИ ТВОЈ ВИНОГРАД ТВОЈА ДЕСНИЦА ПОСАДИЛА АМИН АМИН.

Offline ialmisry

  • There's nothing John of Damascus can't answer
  • Hypatos
  • *****************
  • Posts: 38,713
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2008, 09:42:13 AM »
HAPPY FEAST DAY OF THE BLESSED HOLY PROTO MARTYR  ST. STEPHAN ,TO ALL DEACONS ,AND FR. DEACON'S .....SmileyCentral.com" border="0

and all Stephans (like mine, 10), Stashkos, and just plain Steves.
Question a friend, perhaps he did not do it; but if he did anything so that he may do it no more.
A hasty quarrel kindles fire,
and urgent strife sheds blood.
If you blow on a spark, it will glow;
if you spit on it, it will be put out;
                           and both come out of your mouth

Offline Riddikulus

  • Protokentarchos
  • *********
  • Posts: 4,788
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2008, 08:24:11 PM »
Blessed Feast Day to all.
I believe in One God, maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible.

Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.
Theodosius Dobzhansky, Russian Orthodox Christian (1900-1975)

Offline SolEX01

  • Toumarches
  • ************
  • Posts: 12,232
    • Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
  • Faith: Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: Metropolis of New Jersey
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2008, 02:08:21 AM »
Many Years to all Stevens and Stephanies in this forum and elsewhere!

Amen!

Offline Salpy

  • Moderator
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 13,236
  • New Martyrs of Libya pray for us!
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2009, 12:39:08 AM »
On Saturday it's going to be St. Stephen's Day again.  Happy feast day to all the deacons!

Here's a whole page dedicated to Deacons:

http://www.looys.net/stepanos.html

Offline augustin717

  • Taxiarches
  • **********
  • Posts: 5,650
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2009, 02:06:47 AM »
Just wondering if anyone knows why the Coptic Synaxarium has St. Stephan's Day two days after the Lord's Nativity whereas the Romans (and from what you have said the EOs too) have it one day after?

This seems like a minor difference but would like to know.

Also, which calendar do the Armenians use please?
The EOC celebrates St. Steven on Dec. 27, just like the Copts.

Offline Salpy

  • Moderator
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 13,236
  • New Martyrs of Libya pray for us!
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2010, 10:36:13 PM »
Even though St. Stephan's day was a few weeks ago, I want to post this video that shows part of an ordination of some deacons at Holy Etchmiadzin:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=997kmiC-dZo

Offline ialmisry

  • There's nothing John of Damascus can't answer
  • Hypatos
  • *****************
  • Posts: 38,713
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2010, 11:19:46 PM »
Even though St. Stephan's day was a few weeks ago, I want to post this video that shows part of an ordination of some deacons at Holy Etchmiadzin:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=997kmiC-dZo

The rattling of the fans  :) reminded me of the Syriac DLs I atteded in Syria.  Almost drowned out  :) the organ. >:(

My son was made an acolyte this past St. Stephan's day, I'll try to figure out how to post pictures.

Is this the main Church in Etchmiadzin?  It is strikng, in that I have been to the Patriarchal Cathedrals of several Patriarchates, EO and OO, and they all tend to be on the small side, which suprises people in the West, used to the Vatican and St. Paul's.
Question a friend, perhaps he did not do it; but if he did anything so that he may do it no more.
A hasty quarrel kindles fire,
and urgent strife sheds blood.
If you blow on a spark, it will glow;
if you spit on it, it will be put out;
                           and both come out of your mouth

Offline Salpy

  • Moderator
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 13,236
  • New Martyrs of Libya pray for us!
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2010, 02:21:24 AM »
Yes, this was done at Etchmiadzin.  You even see the Catholicos in the video.

Congratulations on your son becoming an acolyte.   :)

Offline Salpy

  • Moderator
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 13,236
  • New Martyrs of Libya pray for us!
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #17 on: December 25, 2010, 12:14:17 PM »
Happy feast day to the deacons!


« Last Edit: December 25, 2010, 12:23:28 PM by Salpy »

Offline Salpy

  • Moderator
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 13,236
  • New Martyrs of Libya pray for us!
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #18 on: December 25, 2010, 12:24:36 PM »
This is St. Stephan from an Armenian manuscript:





Offline Salpy

  • Moderator
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 13,236
  • New Martyrs of Libya pray for us!
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2010, 02:01:05 PM »
In addition to the Armenian and Coptic images of St. Stephan above, I want to add this Ethiopian icon:





You can see St. Stephan at the bottom of the middle panel, holding the Communion Chalice.  The icon is discussed here:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,32289.0.html

The article from which it comes, and which identifies the saint holding the chalice as St. Stephan, is here:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/africaandindianocean/ethiopia/8221616/Ethiopian-Christ-icon-found-500-years-on.html
« Last Edit: December 25, 2010, 02:25:53 PM by Salpy »

Offline Salpy

  • Moderator
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 13,236
  • New Martyrs of Libya pray for us!
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #20 on: December 25, 2011, 01:58:08 AM »
It's that time of year again.   :)

Happy St. Stephan's Day, and happy feast day to all the deacons!

Offline Irish Melkite

  • Information Mongeror
  • High Elder
  • ******
  • Posts: 998
    • Byzantine Forum
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #21 on: December 25, 2011, 04:03:39 AM »
On Saturday it's going to be St. Stephen's Day again.  Happy feast day to all the deacons!

Here's a whole page dedicated to Deacons:

http://www.looys.net/stepanos.html

Salpy,

Thank you for the link. Although I know the site very well, I haven't seen that page previously. It's by (Armenian Catholic) Subdeacon Lazarus Der-Ghazarian, a long-time on-line friend, whom some will know from his, regretably infrequent, posts both here and at ByzCath.

Many years,

Neil

PS - I still don't see a clear answer to the question of whether the feast of St Stephen is served the 26th or 27th by the Armenians? The other OO and OC Churches all seem to serve it on the 27th, as do the EO and EC Churches, with the Latins and those Protestant churches which observe it - the Anglicans and Lutherans - doing so on the 26th.
« Last Edit: December 25, 2011, 04:15:06 AM by Irish Melkite »
"Not only is it unnecessary to adopt the customs of the Latin Rite to manifest one's Catholicism, it is an offense against the unity of the Church."

- Melkite Archbishop Joseph (Tawil), of blessed memory

Offline Salpy

  • Moderator
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 13,236
  • New Martyrs of Libya pray for us!
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #22 on: December 25, 2011, 11:46:06 AM »
PS - I still don't see a clear answer to the question of whether the feast of St Stephen is served the 26th or 27th by the Armenians? The other OO and OC Churches all seem to serve it on the 27th, as do the EO and EC Churches, with the Latins and those Protestant churches which observe it - the Anglicans and Lutherans - doing so on the 26th.

The Armenian calendar is different from most in that it doesn't have set dates for most feast days.  There are complicated rules governing when things are celebrated.  With the exception of six specific feast days, no feast days ever happen on Wednesday or Friday.  Also, although Sunday can be a feast day, it can't be a saint's day.

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,16853.0.html

I'm not sure of the specific rule about St. Stephan's Day except that it seems to fall on December 25, unless the 25th is a Sunday, Wednesday, or Friday.  For example, although today is the 25th, St. Stephan's Day won't really be celebrated until tomorrow, the 26th, because today is a Sunday.  In years when the 25th is a Wednesday, it is on Tuesday the 24th.  In years when the 25th is a Friday, it is on Saturday the 26th.  All other years it's always on the 25th.  At least that is my experience.
« Last Edit: December 25, 2011, 11:56:25 AM by Salpy »

Offline biro

  • Excelsior
  • Site Supporter
  • Hoplitarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 16,084
  • Leave me alone, I was only singing
    • Alaska Volcanoes
  • Faith: Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: GOAA
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #23 on: December 25, 2011, 01:08:36 PM »
It's tomorrow in my parish, too.  :)
He will come again with glory to judge the living and the dead. His kingdom will have no end.

--

And if I seem a little strange, well, that's because I am

Offline Irish Melkite

  • Information Mongeror
  • High Elder
  • ******
  • Posts: 998
    • Byzantine Forum
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #24 on: December 25, 2011, 03:47:20 PM »
It's tomorrow in my parish, too.  :)

It is? The GOA calendar has it on the 27th, tomorrow being the Synaxis of the Theotokos, the Afterfeast,  Euthemious of Sardis, the Holy Righteous Ones, etc.

Many years,

Neil
"Not only is it unnecessary to adopt the customs of the Latin Rite to manifest one's Catholicism, it is an offense against the unity of the Church."

- Melkite Archbishop Joseph (Tawil), of blessed memory

Offline mabsoota

  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 2,859
  • Kyrie eleison
  • Faith: Christian
  • Jurisdiction: Orthodox (Coptic)
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #25 on: December 25, 2011, 06:20:46 PM »
we copts commemorate saint gregory the armenian today!
so happy saint stephen's day to all armenians and to everyone here.

life of saint gregory:
http://www.copticchurch.net/synaxarium/4_15.html#1

Offline Salpy

  • Moderator
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 13,236
  • New Martyrs of Libya pray for us!
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #26 on: December 25, 2012, 01:45:24 PM »
Happy feast day to the deacons!

Offline dhinuus

  • High Elder
  • ******
  • Posts: 544
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #27 on: December 26, 2012, 01:22:59 PM »
Malayalam hymn commemorating St.Stephan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue9kWhdDjXM

English Translation
I am amazed, thinking about the sufferings of Stephanose at the time of his murder.

Even when he was being stoned he kept praying: "Lord, donot hold this sin against them"
What a befitting servant to the Master who prayed for His enemies while He was being killed.

O Jesus the merciful, join us also to the prayers of St.Stephen.
« Last Edit: December 26, 2012, 01:23:25 PM by dhinuus »
NULL

Offline Salpy

  • Moderator
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 13,236
  • New Martyrs of Libya pray for us!
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #28 on: December 24, 2013, 06:17:51 PM »
Happy St. Stephan's Day!

Happy Feast Day to the deacons!

Offline Salpy

  • Moderator
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 13,236
  • New Martyrs of Libya pray for us!
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #29 on: December 24, 2013, 06:25:56 PM »
Armenian icon of St. Stephan:



http://historyarmenia.org/5573.html/image-14-8


If anyone wants it, it is available as a diptych with St. Gregory the Illuminator:



http://www.stspress.com/products-page/icons/armenian-diptych-st-gregory-the-illuminator-and-st-stephen/

Offline Hiwot

  • Christ is Risen!
  • OC.net guru
  • *******
  • Posts: 1,959
  • Job 19:25-27
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #30 on: December 25, 2013, 01:45:45 PM »


54 When the members of the Sanhedrin heard this, they were furious and gnashed their teeth at him. 55 But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. 56 “Look,” he said, “I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.”

57 At this they covered their ears and, yelling at the top of their voices, they all rushed at him, 58 dragged him out of the city and began to stone him. Meanwhile, the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul.

59 While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 60 Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said this, he fell asleep.
Acts 7:50-60

May the unfailing intercessions of the Glorious First Martyr of the Holy Orthodox Church Archdeacon St. Stephen  and St Gregory the Confessor Holy Patriarch and Illuminator of Armenia come to the aid of all our brethren that are being persecuted for the sake of Our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness,the first born from the dead and the ruler over the kings of the earth. amen.

Thank you dear Salpy for the wonderful Icons.
To God be the Glory in all things! Amen!

Only pray for me, that God would give me both inward and outward strength, that I may not only speak, but truly will; and that I may not merely be called a Christian, but really be found to be one. St.Ignatius of Antioch.Epistle to the Romans.

Offline Antonious Nikolas

  • Orthodox Christian, Miaphysite, Anagnostis
  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 3,001
  • Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker, Bishop of Myra
    • Return to Orthodoxy
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #31 on: December 25, 2013, 01:50:56 PM »
Also, which calendar do the Armenians use please?

In the New World, we're on the new calendar.  I know in Jerusalem the Armenians are still on the old calendar. 

Hey Salpy, is it the new calendar precisely?  Isn't Christmas January 6 (not January 7, like the Copts and Ethiopians) on the Armenian calendar?
My sins run out behind me and I do not see them, but today I am coming to judge the errors of another.

Offline Salpy

  • Moderator
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 13,236
  • New Martyrs of Libya pray for us!
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #32 on: December 25, 2013, 05:00:16 PM »
The Armenians keep the old tradition of celebrating Nativity on the same day as Epiphany, which is January 6.  If you do it on the Old Calendar, it would be January 19, which is when the Armenians are going to do Christmas/Epiphany in Jerusalem.

Offline Antonious Nikolas

  • Orthodox Christian, Miaphysite, Anagnostis
  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 3,001
  • Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker, Bishop of Myra
    • Return to Orthodoxy
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #33 on: December 25, 2013, 10:05:57 PM »
The Armenians keep the old tradition of celebrating Nativity on the same day as Epiphany, which is January 6.  If you do it on the Old Calendar, it would be January 19, which is when the Armenians are going to do Christmas/Epiphany in Jerusalem.

I love the traditions of the Armenian Church, including your calendar.  God bless the Armenians!
My sins run out behind me and I do not see them, but today I am coming to judge the errors of another.

Offline Salpy

  • Moderator
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 13,236
  • New Martyrs of Libya pray for us!
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #34 on: December 26, 2013, 12:02:37 AM »
^Thanks!   :)

I just saw that on the occasion of St. Stephan's feast day, they just ordained 40 deacons in Yerevan.  That's a lot of deacons!



http://www.armenianchurch.org/index.jsp?sid=3&nid=2525&y=2013&m=11&d=24

Offline mabsoota

  • Archon
  • ********
  • Posts: 2,859
  • Kyrie eleison
  • Faith: Christian
  • Jurisdiction: Orthodox (Coptic)
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #35 on: December 26, 2013, 11:58:41 AM »
they were all rushing to receive your annual saint stephan's day greetings.
 :D
probably orthodoxChristianity.net is popular in yerevan...
 ;)

Offline kijabeboy03

  • High Elder
  • ******
  • Posts: 873
  • "The glory of God is in man fully alive."
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #36 on: December 26, 2013, 03:22:27 PM »
^Thanks!   :)

I just saw that on the occasion of St. Stephan's feast day, they just ordained 40 deacons in Yerevan.  That's a lot of deacons!



http://www.armenianchurch.org/index.jsp?sid=3&nid=2525&y=2013&m=11&d=24

Are they full deacons or subdeacons? (I take it mass ordinations are allowed in the Armenian Rite?)
"This is the Apostolic Faith, the Orthodox Faith, and the Faith of the Fathers. Having this wonderful treasure, let us preserve it, let us keep it, and let us also use it in such a way that this treasure becomes the victory of Christ in us and in His Church." ~ St. Severus of Antioch ~

Offline Alpo

  • Taxiarches
  • **********
  • Posts: 7,345
  • My borcht recipe is better than your borcht recipe
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #37 on: December 26, 2013, 03:26:24 PM »
Armenian icon of St. Stephan:

Cool. For some reason I was under impression that Armenians don't have icons nowadays. Must have confused with Nestorians or something.

Offline Salpy

  • Moderator
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 13,236
  • New Martyrs of Libya pray for us!
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #38 on: December 26, 2013, 03:28:16 PM »
^Thanks!   :)

I just saw that on the occasion of St. Stephan's feast day, they just ordained 40 deacons in Yerevan.  That's a lot of deacons!



http://www.armenianchurch.org/index.jsp?sid=3&nid=2525&y=2013&m=11&d=24

Are they full deacons or subdeacons? (I take it mass ordinations are allowed in the Armenian Rite?)

My Armenian is not that great, but from what I was able to read, they are full deacons.

Offline Salpy

  • Moderator
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 13,236
  • New Martyrs of Libya pray for us!
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #39 on: December 26, 2013, 03:29:36 PM »
Armenian icon of St. Stephan:

Cool. For some reason I was under impression that Armenians don't have icons nowadays. Must have confused with Nestorians or something.

We don't have as much emphasis on icons as the EO's and Copts, but we do have them.   :)

Offline biro

  • Excelsior
  • Site Supporter
  • Hoplitarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 16,084
  • Leave me alone, I was only singing
    • Alaska Volcanoes
  • Faith: Orthodox
  • Jurisdiction: GOAA
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #40 on: December 27, 2013, 02:31:27 PM »
Today is St. Stephen's Day in our church. A beautiful liturgy this morning.  :angel:
He will come again with glory to judge the living and the dead. His kingdom will have no end.

--

And if I seem a little strange, well, that's because I am

Offline Hiwot

  • Christ is Risen!
  • OC.net guru
  • *******
  • Posts: 1,959
  • Job 19:25-27
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #41 on: December 27, 2013, 02:45:46 PM »
waves to biro  :angel:

Salpy wow how wonderful it must be for those present to see all this! how wonderful for those blessed deacons to be ordained on that day... I loved how they have raised their hands in prayer as one... so beautiful... WORTHY!
To God be the Glory in all things! Amen!

Only pray for me, that God would give me both inward and outward strength, that I may not only speak, but truly will; and that I may not merely be called a Christian, but really be found to be one. St.Ignatius of Antioch.Epistle to the Romans.

Offline Salpy

  • Moderator
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 13,236
  • New Martyrs of Libya pray for us!
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #42 on: December 25, 2014, 12:56:23 PM »
Happy St. Stephan's Day!

« Last Edit: December 25, 2014, 01:01:30 PM by Salpy »

Offline Mor Ephrem

  • The Fourteenth Apostle and Judge of the Interwebs
  • Section Moderator
  • Stratopedarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 21,098
  • Christ is risen!
    • OrthodoxChristianity.net
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #43 on: December 25, 2014, 02:23:13 PM »
For us, it is Christmas.  :P 

But that didn't stop the Archbishop of Germany from ordaining deacons and deaconesses today.  May St Stephen protect them. 



"Do not tempt the Mor thy Mod."

Mor no longer posts on OCNet.  He follows threads, posts his responses daily, occasionally starts threads, and responds to private messages when and as he wants.  But he really isn't around anymore.


Offline Mor Ephrem

  • The Fourteenth Apostle and Judge of the Interwebs
  • Section Moderator
  • Stratopedarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 21,098
  • Christ is risen!
    • OrthodoxChristianity.net
Re: Happy St. Stephan's Day!
« Reply #44 on: December 25, 2014, 02:25:56 PM »
Dhinuus beat me to it! 
"Do not tempt the Mor thy Mod."

Mor no longer posts on OCNet.  He follows threads, posts his responses daily, occasionally starts threads, and responds to private messages when and as he wants.  But he really isn't around anymore.