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« on: June 12, 2003, 09:14:01 PM »

Friends,

OC.NET version 2.0 has now debuted:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net

Please check it out and surf the secondary pages, too.

We are going to add links to the other pages on the forum via buttons (those that used to be there).

We are also going to make the front page more interactive with version 2.x.

What do you think of the color scheme?  We will probably be adding the red background to the side margins of the forum page and maybe having the very outermost table be the peach color, but otherwise we will keep the blue and white pattern.

Enjoy!

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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2003, 10:55:22 PM »

Nice looking site, although only 2 gentlemen are smiling, Mor & Nicholas appear to be hiding something............

What's up with the East Coast thing ?


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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2003, 10:59:28 PM »

Well I am holding a bottle of Vodka in that picture, but Philip, he has a bomb duct taped to his chest in that picture, so he was kind of unconfortable at the moment. Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2003, 11:32:48 PM »

Now that is too radical, I thought they were articles for Sola Scripture Journal.

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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2003, 11:44:00 PM »

East coast where it be at babY!!!

I'm working on a few projects myself, soon to come are some big board additions(been promising for awhile), some bug fixes, and some other new toys.

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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2003, 12:04:01 AM »

Fix them bugs, I'm still itching.


james, from the Charles River in BOSTON, thats east coast ..........
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2003, 03:14:48 AM »

Well - I have to say it - I like it.

It's classy !

Good on you all. :smiliedisco1: :clapper:
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2003, 10:55:51 AM »

I'm puzzled by the double headed eagle.  Is it in ref to Russia or the Byzantine empire?

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« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2003, 10:58:23 AM »

Both. both Romes as Christian Empires used this symbol. Two heads, one for Church one for State and one claw holds a sword while another holds a cross.
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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2003, 11:23:39 AM »

Both. both Romes as Christian Empires used this symbol. Two heads, one for Church one for State and one claw holds a sword while another holds a cross.
Although I have seen the explanation above before, I have also read that the Double-Headed Eagle was adopted by Emperorr Justinian in the sixth century when his General Bellisarion successfully recovered Rome, Italy, and much of the rest of the West from the Visigoths restoring one unified Empire (it had been broken in two earlier with two separate emporers). The two heads - one facing West toward Rome, the other East toward Constantinople- denoted the union. Other symbols included the cross for the Orthodox Church and the Sword for the Emperor. After the fall of Constantinople the Russian Tsar adopted the Byzantine Eagle to symbolize Russia as the "Third Rome".
An interesting aside comes from my ancestral area of Asia Minor -Trebizond- where a Greek (Orthodox) Empire continued after the fall of "the City" from 1453 to 1461. The Empire of Trebizond adopted a single headed eagle with the head facing west towards both Rome and Constantinople. The Pontic Greeks today still use this symbol.
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« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2003, 02:31:47 PM »

Ebor,

To be honest I just stuck that image in for fun originally as a joke but...I liked it!

So the eagle stayed.  I tried to put in other icons but it looked to crowded, so in the end we settled on the eagle which is of course a reference to the Roman empire (Greeks never willingly used the term "Byzantine", it was an invention of the Western scholars...to the end the emperor retained the title "King of Constantinople New Rome and Emperor of the Romans.")

Now that we don't have a Christian Roman empire the symbol can be used to represent the Christian's spirtual and temporal mission.

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« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2003, 06:18:09 PM »

Man, how is it that Anastasios, the whitest white boy alive looks darker than me in those front page pictures? LOL!
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