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St. John of Damascus and St. Barbara's day
« on: December 04, 2009, 05:12:33 PM »
For those of you out there who have John of Damascus or Barbara, the Great Martyr, as your patron saint, happy name day to you!

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Re: St. John of Damascus and St. Barbara's day
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2015, 09:46:33 PM »
Bumping for one of my favorite saints, Barbara! St. John is okay too. ;)
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Re: St. John of Damascus and St. Barbara's day
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2015, 10:27:42 PM »
Bumping for one of my favorite saints, Barbara! St. John is okay too. ;)

The greatest hymnographer of the Church is only OK?  Really? Wow. :police:

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Re: St. John of Damascus and St. Barbara's day
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2015, 11:03:02 PM »
Happy feast!

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Re: St. John of Damascus and St. Barbara's day
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2015, 11:06:57 PM »
Bumping for one of my favorite saints, Barbara! St. John is okay too. ;)

The greatest hymnographer of the Church is only OK?  Really? Wow. :police:

Humor, scamandrius, do you speak it?
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Re: St. John of Damascus and St. Barbara's day
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2015, 11:09:24 PM »
Bumping for one of my favorite saints, Barbara! St. John is okay too. ;)

The greatest hymnographer of the Church is only OK?  Really? Wow. :police:

Not the greatest, but certainly wonderful.
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Re: St. John of Damascus and St. Barbara's day
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2015, 12:01:30 AM »
Bumping for one of my favorite saints, Barbara! St. John is okay too. ;)

The greatest hymnographer of the Church is only OK?  Really? Wow. :police:

Not the greatest, but certainly wonderful.

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Re: St. John of Damascus and St. Barbara's day
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2015, 07:29:15 AM »
That's funny, as yesterday I had my presentation about my licenciate thesis - and it's about st. John of Damascus - in Arabic, and I hadn't choosen the date. I think st. John really helped me, as it was just second time for me to talk so lenthy in Arabic  (and first time alone) ;)
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Re: St. John of Damascus and St. Barbara's day
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2015, 11:18:17 AM »
Bumping for one of my favorite saints, Barbara! St. John is okay too. ;)

The greatest hymnographer of the Church is only OK?  Really? Wow. :police:

Humor, scamandrius, do you speak it?

Yes. Hence why I inserted the police emoticon who is smiling.

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Re: St. John of Damascus and St. Barbara's day
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2015, 11:34:38 AM »
Bumping for one of my favorite saints, Barbara! St. John is okay too. ;)

The greatest hymnographer of the Church is only OK?  Really? Wow. :police:
i found out that for the Coptic Church, he is a pretty important hymnographer for us too!

St. Barbara, a student of Origen!  When I knew that, she was bumped up to one of my favorites as well.
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