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« on: September 26, 2010, 05:54:58 PM »

About a thousand people attended the consecration of a Greek Orthodox monastery's church in Dunlap, Fresno County, California. The Monastery of the Theotokos is home to a small community of nuns, as well as a priest, but there were many visitors to the site on the special occasion Saturday, September 25.

(The video clip at the link may be slow to start. Please wait.)  Smiley Note- Theotokos does not mean Life-Giving Spring, but apparently they went to press with the story before someone could notice the error.  Huh Sorry.
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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2010, 08:50:21 PM »

The press has a penchant for screwing things up when it comes to reporting about Orthodoxy.  Zoodochos Pigi "Lifegiving Spring" is a title of the Theotokos associeted with a particular holy well in Constantinople--about as close as we come to Lourdes.
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