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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6075 on: January 02, 2019, 04:22:15 PM »
Recently returned to most of a Scripture reading program I had with the kids for many years, except the leccionary is our NT portion now. 
Is any of the above Orthodox?  I have no idea, so there’s that.

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« Reply #6076 on: January 04, 2019, 04:00:58 PM »
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind... is it any good? ???
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6077 on: January 04, 2019, 04:01:52 PM »
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind... is it any good? ???

I never read the comics but the film is amazing... so I assume so?
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6078 on: January 04, 2019, 05:47:37 PM »
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind... is it any good? ???

I never read the comics but the film is amazing... so I assume so?

+1

I didn't realize there was a manga (I should have, I guess). I bet if I ask my eighth grader he can tell me all about it.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6079 on: January 04, 2019, 05:53:27 PM »
Re-reading Schmemann's Eucharist as part of the liturgical theology requirement for St. Stephen's.

Aside from his journals, I think it was the only one of his works he didn't oversee the translation, and TBH I think it's a better translation than his other things. His voice is still clear, but the sentences seem less, I don't know, convoluted?

The main thing that has stuck with me this time around is just how much he considered liturgy as personal piety to be decadent, a criticism that still holds 40 years later.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6080 on: January 04, 2019, 06:04:24 PM »
"The Fellowship of the Ring." :)
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6081 on: January 04, 2019, 06:21:24 PM »
"The Fellowship of the Ring." :)

You going to pick up The Silmarillion or Unfinished Tales after?
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6082 on: January 04, 2019, 10:39:14 PM »
Yep. Have to finish "Kullervo."
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6083 on: January 05, 2019, 07:01:36 AM »
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind... is it any good? ???

I never read the comics but the film is amazing... so I assume so?

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind... is it any good? ???

I never read the comics but the film is amazing... so I assume so?

+1

I didn't realize there was a manga (I should have, I guess). I bet if I ask my eighth grader he can tell me all about it.

Thanks, have been trying to figure out whether to take the plunge. :)
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6084 on: January 06, 2019, 04:38:43 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6085 on: January 06, 2019, 11:33:07 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6086 on: January 17, 2019, 07:33:31 PM »
A bunch of articles about women in the horror genre.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6087 on: January 17, 2019, 11:58:53 PM »
"The Fellowship of the Ring." :)

You have excellent taste in books.

Re-reading Schmemann's Eucharist as part of the liturgical theology requirement for St. Stephen's.

Aside from his journals, I think it was the only one of his works he didn't oversee the translation, and TBH I think it's a better translation than his other things. His voice is still clear, but the sentences seem less, I don't know, convoluted?

The main thing that has stuck with me this time around is just how much he considered liturgy as personal piety to be decadent, a criticism that still holds 40 years later.

As in, he wouldn't think it was appropriate for someone to pray compline in their bedroom? Or am I misunderstanding? I'm suddenly very curious about this book.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6088 on: January 18, 2019, 12:34:20 AM »
A bunch of articles about women in the horror genre.


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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6089 on: January 18, 2019, 06:06:23 AM »
'Evil isn't the real threat to the world. Stupid is just as destructive as evil, maybe more so, and it's a hell of a lot more common. What we really need is a crusade against stupid. That might actually make a difference.'~Harry Dresden

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6090 on: January 18, 2019, 05:32:37 PM »
Celtic Christian Spirituality by Mary C. Earle 
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6091 on: January 18, 2019, 06:11:02 PM »
How do you pronounce "The Vvitch?"
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6092 on: January 18, 2019, 08:38:00 PM »
How do you pronounce "The Vvitch?"

'Witch', of course. That's how everyone other than the poster spells it.
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« Reply #6093 on: January 19, 2019, 12:14:47 AM »
Ah, okay.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6094 on: January 19, 2019, 03:43:29 PM »
Why Poverty Is Like a Disease

Long, involved, lots of links to follow, lots to unpack, but dang, more people should write understandably like that.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6095 on: January 19, 2019, 05:48:52 PM »
How do you pronounce "The Vvitch?"

'Witch', of course. That's how everyone other than the poster spells it.

It’s just old-fashioned typography. Like using “y” to represent “th”.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6096 on: January 19, 2019, 09:39:33 PM »
"The Fellowship of the Ring." :)

You have excellent taste in books.

Re-reading Schmemann's Eucharist as part of the liturgical theology requirement for St. Stephen's.

Aside from his journals, I think it was the only one of his works he didn't oversee the translation, and TBH I think it's a better translation than his other things. His voice is still clear, but the sentences seem less, I don't know, convoluted?

The main thing that has stuck with me this time around is just how much he considered liturgy as personal piety to be decadent, a criticism that still holds 40 years later.

As in, he wouldn't think it was appropriate for someone to pray compline in their bedroom? Or am I misunderstanding? I'm suddenly very curious about this book.

No, his objection was to corporate liturgies during which everyone is essentially a private participant.
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« Reply #6097 on: January 21, 2019, 02:13:13 AM »


Need to put that on my list.

Kind of a "never meet your heroes" read, but I'm still glad for having done it.

Now reading:



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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6098 on: January 21, 2019, 09:05:45 PM »
No, his objection was to corporate liturgies during which everyone is essentially a private participant.

That makes more sense. Thanks, Agabus!

It’s just old-fashioned typography. Like using “y” to represent “th”.

I'm all for bringing back Þ. I'd like to write a novel solely to have it printed with thorn instead of t-h.
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« Reply #6099 on: January 21, 2019, 09:06:59 PM »
No, his objection was to corporate liturgies during which everyone is essentially a private participant.

That makes more sense. Thanks, Agabus!

It’s just old-fashioned typography. Like using “y” to represent “th”.

I'm all for bringing back Þ. I'd like to write a novel solely to have it printed with thorn instead of t-h.

Completely agree. English needs more cool useful letters.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6100 on: January 22, 2019, 10:26:19 AM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6102 on: January 23, 2019, 10:22:22 AM »
I started rereading the Dresden Files at the start of the year. I realised, while drafting a game set in the Dresdenverse, that I fell off the wagon quite some time ago, so I decided to take it from the top for continuity's sake. Currently starting on Summer Knight. They feel rougher now - it's been a decade since first reading, and I've had a lot more writing practice since - but the entertainment value remains.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6103 on: January 23, 2019, 05:01:04 PM »
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6104 on: January 30, 2019, 05:46:30 PM »
Hieromonk Damascene - Father Seraphim Rose: His Life and Works

It's been something like maybe eight year since I last read it. I still like Fr. Seraphim and consider him as a Saint but the biography is a bit of fanboy edition. I don't know why the author felt the need to portray as somewhat super-human of which everyone was apparently awe of.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6105 on: January 30, 2019, 05:53:01 PM »
Hieromonk Damascene - Father Seraphim Rose: His Life and Works

It's been something like maybe eight year since I last read it. I still like Fr. Seraphim and consider him as a Saint but the biography is a bit of fanboy edition. I don't know why the author felt the need to portray as somewhat super-human of which everyone was apparently awe of.

Yeah, I loved the book, but it was too hagiographic.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6106 on: January 30, 2019, 07:45:19 PM »
Hieromonk Damascene - Father Seraphim Rose: His Life and Works

It's been something like maybe eight year since I last read it. I still like Fr. Seraphim and consider him as a Saint but the biography is a bit of fanboy edition. I don't know why the author felt the need to portray as somewhat super-human of which everyone was apparently awe of.

I didn't get the impression that the author thought of him as a superhuman, although he definitely mentioned how devoted to Fr. Seraphim some people became. I suspect there's no exaggeration there; I used to regularly attend one of the parishes that had been affiliated with the St. Herman Brotherhood, and people there are still very much in awe of Fr. Seraphim.

FWIW, the book made a really big impression on me. To know that someone born in the same century and country as me became a saint, and to have such a detailed account of his life, has affected the way I act. And that's nothing compared to the impact he and Fr. Gleb had on those who knew them.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6107 on: January 31, 2019, 03:25:45 PM »
Hieromonk Damascene - Father Seraphim Rose: His Life and Works

It's been something like maybe eight year since I last read it. I still like Fr. Seraphim and consider him as a Saint but the biography is a bit of fanboy edition. I don't know why the author felt the need to portray as somewhat super-human of which everyone was apparently awe of.

I didn't get the impression that the author thought of him as a superhuman, although he definitely mentioned how devoted to Fr. Seraphim some people became. I suspect there's no exaggeration there; I used to regularly attend one of the parishes that had been affiliated with the St. Herman Brotherhood, and people there are still very much in awe of Fr. Seraphim.

FWIW, the book made a really big impression on me. To know that someone born in the same century and country as me became a saint, and to have such a detailed account of his life, has affected the way I act. And that's nothing compared to the impact he and Fr. Gleb had on those who knew them.
I recall a story of a monk who crossed himself in front of St. Seraphim, to which he responded: "cross yourself to icons, not people".
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6108 on: January 31, 2019, 05:33:21 PM »
I used to regularly attend one of the parishes that had been affiliated with the St. Herman Brotherhood, and people there are still very much in awe of Fr. Seraphim.

Might have to do with holiness rather than him dressing nicely, being a polyglot etc. traits the book keeps mentioning.
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« Reply #6109 on: January 31, 2019, 07:34:07 PM »
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« Reply #6110 on: February 01, 2019, 01:59:30 AM »
The ratty beard exhudes holiness.

If you will, you can become all hair.
I just need to find out how to say it in Slavonic!

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6111 on: February 01, 2019, 02:52:23 AM »
The ratty beard exhudes holiness.

If you will, you can become all hair.

As one of Spanish descent, most of the holiness has been accomplished.
Happy shall he be, that shall take and dash thy little ones against the rock. Alleluia.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6112 on: February 01, 2019, 04:14:54 AM »
The ratty beard exhudes holiness.

If you will, you can become all hair.

As one of Spanish descent, most of the holiness has been accomplished.

You are not far from the Kingdom of God.
I just need to find out how to say it in Slavonic!

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6113 on: February 01, 2019, 05:36:15 AM »
Since Alpo has the previous post in the thread, at the moment I'm reading Kirkkoisä Kyrillos, Jerusalemin Uskontunnustus, Johannes Seppälä's translation of Bishop Kyrillos of Jerusalem (348-386)'s discussion of the creed for catechumens. It's not exactly a page-turner, but does give rise to a lot of discussion in the group who are going through it together.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6114 on: February 02, 2019, 11:31:44 PM »
"The priest who preaches foul doctrine shall be reborn as a fungus." - Buddhist proverb

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6115 on: February 03, 2019, 12:01:10 AM »


Selam
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6116 on: February 03, 2019, 12:08:06 AM »
https://archiveofourown.org/users/Parakeetist/works Warning: stories have mature content.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6117 on: February 03, 2019, 02:24:02 PM »
Just finished Catch-22, one I reread every few years.
"Eternal truth finds no favorable soil where one encounters at every turn the skeptical, sarcastic query 'what is truth,' where life insurance takes the place of eternal hope." -Hieromonk Antonius

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6118 on: February 03, 2019, 02:52:18 PM »
Reading Dzogchen Teachings by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #6119 on: February 04, 2019, 10:11:20 PM »
Our thoughts determine our lives ... the life and teachings of elder Thaddeus of vitovnica. One of the best books i ever read!!!!!