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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5085 on: December 17, 2016, 03:35:48 AM »
A book about history and architecture in Charleston SC.  Hawthorne.  Book of Isaiah, Psalms.  Sylvia Plath, Ariel.
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« Reply #5086 on: December 17, 2016, 07:59:44 AM »
ELECTING NOT TO VOTE: Christian Reflections on Reasons for Not Voting
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5087 on: December 19, 2016, 03:22:54 PM »
Goethe's Faust, translated by Bayard Taylor
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But it had not been in Tess's power - nor is it in anybody's power - to feel the whole truth of golden opinions while it is possible to profit by them. She - and how many more - might have ironically said to God with Saint Augustine, "Thou hast counselled a better course than thou hast permitted."
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5088 on: December 19, 2016, 03:32:45 PM »
Unseen Warfare by Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain and revised by Theophan the Recluse :)
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5089 on: December 19, 2016, 05:21:37 PM »
Unseen Warfare by Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain and revised by Theophan the Recluse :)

Has anyone here read ^this version and the original RC book by Scupoli?  If so, are there any significant differences?  I have the latter, but not the former.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5090 on: December 19, 2016, 05:31:07 PM »
Unseen Warfare by Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain and revised by Theophan the Recluse :)

Has anyone here read ^this version and the original RC book by Scupoli?  If so, are there any significant differences?  I have the latter, but not the former.

I haven't read the Scupoli version, but from the introduction to Theophan's edition he did some major revisions (a lot more than Nicodemus did). And some of it seems fairly obvious- the chapter about the Jesus prayer, for instance.
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But it had not been in Tess's power - nor is it in anybody's power - to feel the whole truth of golden opinions while it is possible to profit by them. She - and how many more - might have ironically said to God with Saint Augustine, "Thou hast counselled a better course than thou hast permitted."
Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5091 on: December 19, 2016, 09:35:00 PM »
How to live a Holy Life by Met. Gregory Postnikov of St. Petersburg.

Easy to read, very hard to live by. I have to start somewhere other than the cycle of Confessing and Communining. Very good tips in this book for how to be Holy for every part of the day, The couple pages on Illness was a tad bit depressing, it was saying that we should pray for a illness to get worse if we continue to sin, like what wrong with praying for it to go away?
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5092 on: December 19, 2016, 09:46:00 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5093 on: December 22, 2016, 02:47:18 AM »
The Northern Thebaid from St. Herman's Press.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5094 on: December 29, 2016, 05:18:36 PM »
Anyone have this?  If so, would you recommend?
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5095 on: December 29, 2016, 10:17:07 PM »
A couple of books that I return to often.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5096 on: December 29, 2016, 10:38:40 PM »
By myself, Magic & Mistletoe, a festive paranormal anthology.

With the young one, The Winter Freak Show, by Daniel Parsons, the best Victorian Santa twist I've read so far.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5097 on: December 29, 2016, 10:56:33 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5098 on: December 29, 2016, 11:01:39 PM »
Yesterday finished reading A Christmas Carol / Charles Dickens.  I have seen adaptions on T. V. now & then but have never read the book.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5099 on: December 29, 2016, 11:24:17 PM »
Yesterday finished reading A Christmas Carol / Charles Dickens.  I have seen adaptions on T. V. now & then but have never read the book.

Great book.


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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5100 on: January 02, 2017, 03:53:54 AM »
The Book of Psalms translated by Robert Alter. I'm enjoying this translation and the commentary is very interesting although I'm not a scholar.

For daily use I've been reading the NET translation of the Bible: https://lumina.bible.org/bible/Romans+1

I think there's about 60k notes in that translation. I posted the link if someone finds it useful/helpful, I think its a very readable translation. It's sort of in the middle of dynamic and formal equivalence, but the notes themselves are more formal.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5101 on: January 02, 2017, 11:10:19 AM »
Goethe's Faust, translated by Bayard Taylor

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5102 on: January 02, 2017, 03:04:37 PM »
How to Make White People Laugh, by Negin (that's "Neh-Geen") Farsad, who--like most Iranians--enriches uranium in her spare time.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5103 on: January 02, 2017, 03:24:50 PM »
The Northern Thebaid from St. Herman's Press.

What your opinion, I been thinking about getting it, yet it one of the more expensive books of Seraphim Rose.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5104 on: January 03, 2017, 01:55:02 PM »
The Northern Thebaid from St. Herman's Press.

What your opinion, I been thinking about getting it, yet it one of the more expensive books of Seraphim Rose.

Vita Patrum, when you can find it, is more expensive.  Northern Thebaid is worth getting.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5105 on: January 03, 2017, 09:23:30 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5106 on: January 04, 2017, 09:36:27 PM »
White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5107 on: January 04, 2017, 10:05:29 PM »
Anyone have this?  If so, would you recommend?


What exactly is this? The only description I could find was on the Jordanville website, which wasn't very helpful. Is it just what it says on the tin- the Gospel, Apostol, Psalms, and Prophets between two covers? Or is it some sort of scholarly overview of them and their use?
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But it had not been in Tess's power - nor is it in anybody's power - to feel the whole truth of golden opinions while it is possible to profit by them. She - and how many more - might have ironically said to God with Saint Augustine, "Thou hast counselled a better course than thou hast permitted."
Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5108 on: January 05, 2017, 01:28:51 AM »
White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America
Great book, I also like the one by Jim Goad
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5109 on: January 05, 2017, 08:42:07 AM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5110 on: January 05, 2017, 04:21:33 PM »
White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America
Great book, I also like the one by Jim Goad

Redneck Manifesto?

I'm reading this current one back-to-back with Hillbilly Elegy. While it's an OK memoir (reminded me of my hometown, LOL), I don't think it was nearly as praiseworthy as its proponents suggested.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5111 on: January 05, 2017, 05:13:48 PM »
Anyone have this?  If so, would you recommend?


What exactly is this? The only description I could find was on the Jordanville website, which wasn't very helpful. Is it just what it says on the tin- the Gospel, Apostol, Psalms, and Prophets between two covers? Or is it some sort of scholarly overview of them and their use?

That's what I'm wondering.  Guess I'll just email their bookstore and find out.  I figured someone on the forum might have it.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
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Thoroughly enjoying it so far.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5113 on: January 09, 2017, 02:10:42 PM »
It's not Orthodox, but I am reading "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance".

I read it one time in Grade school, enjoyed it thoroughly, and have been meaning to re-read it for some time. Good stuff.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5114 on: January 12, 2017, 06:35:41 PM »
White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America
Great book, I also like the one by Jim Goad

Redneck Manifesto?

I'm reading this current one back-to-back with Hillbilly Elegy. While it's an OK memoir (reminded me of my hometown, LOL), I don't think it was nearly as praiseworthy as its proponents suggested.
Yeah that's the one, it's hilarious. Deer Hunting with Jesus is another great book too you should check out. I wish I could force coastal snobby liberal elites to read it and [...] with the shaming.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
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Worship is theology, so a church which brings Evangelical and Charismatic "praise & worship" into its corporate life is no longer Orthodox.  It is, by definition, heterodox.  Those "Orthodox" leaders who make theological arguments for the incorporation of heteropraxis into the life of the Church are heretics.

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This book has helped me so much.

Ditto.

I've read through it several times and it's is always new and always wonderful.  I almost prefer it to the regular Psalter.   :o
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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.
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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?

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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?
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Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles

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This book has helped me so much.

Ditto.

I've read through it several times and it's is always new and always wonderful.  I almost prefer it to the regular Psalter.   :o

Agreed.  I pray with it every day.

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.

Well, it works for me.

Worship is theology, so a church which brings Evangelical and Charismatic "praise & worship" into its corporate life is no longer Orthodox.  It is, by definition, heterodox.  Those "Orthodox" leaders who make theological arguments for the incorporation of heteropraxis into the life of the Church are heretics.

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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?

I don't think Reader Isaac knows Syriac, so whatever language he translated from, it's already at least step removed.
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« Reply #5124 on: Yesterday at 08:39:28 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?

I don't think Reader Isaac knows Syriac, so whatever language he translated from, it's already at least step removed.

Three steps actually... from the Russian translation of the Greek translation of the Syriac.
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Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5125 on: Yesterday at 09:14:56 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?

I don't think Reader Isaac knows Syriac, so whatever language he translated from, it's already at least step removed.

Three steps actually... from the Russian translation of the Greek translation of the Syriac.

It's better than nothing, but from a translation perspective that's hardly ideal. 
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5126 on: Today at 02:48:27 PM »


This book has helped me so much.

Ditto.

I've read through it several times and it's is always new and always wonderful.  I almost prefer it to the regular Psalter.   :o

Agreed.  I pray with it every day.

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.

Well, it works for me.



I'll second that!  It's the translation we have available to us.  I have no problem with the prose style of it at all. 
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #5127 on: Today at 03:09:37 PM »
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