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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10710 on: April 22, 2019, 11:52:07 PM »
Is this one of those "This is why the rest of the world hates America" moments?

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10711 on: April 23, 2019, 01:17:39 AM »
For holy week.



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God forgive me but in the bottom middle it looks like Christ is just giving an incredulous "come on, bro" look.

I never saw that style of iconography before, it seems a little cartoonish. Is it Coptic? That one specifically.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10712 on: April 23, 2019, 01:50:35 AM »
Modern Coptic iconography is all based on the work of Professor Isaac Fanous (painter of the one on the upper right). Some followers do a better job of realizing his vision than others do.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10713 on: April 23, 2019, 02:13:19 AM »
Modern Coptic iconography is all based on the work of Professor Isaac Fanous (painter of the one on the upper right). Some followers do a better job of realizing his vision than others do.

Out of all the Coptic icons here, that one struck me the most. It gives the image of lamb being led to the slaughter to me, with the large eyes and innocence in his expression, and His crown of thorns is a wonderful contrast - it's so thorny that it looks certainly more painful than the others.

I do like the expression of Christ on the top left one though, so out of all of them, I don't know which one I like better.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10714 on: April 23, 2019, 02:18:20 AM »
Modern Coptic iconography is all based on the work of Professor Isaac Fanous (painter of the one on the upper right). Some followers do a better job of realizing his vision than others do.

Out of all the Coptic icons here, that one struck me the most. It gives the image of lamb being led to the slaughter to me, with the large eyes and innocence in his expression, and His crown of thorns is a wonderful contrast - it's so thorny that it looks certainly more painful than the others.

I do like the expression of Christ on the top left one though, so out of all of them, I don't know which one I like better.

Do I detect a secret fan of anime? :o
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10715 on: April 23, 2019, 02:21:56 AM »
Yeah I heard modern day Coptic iconography is quite different to that which we had in the past. I believe Professor Isaac Fanous is responsible for that.

Good on you Volnutt for picking that up. Yeah i like them all. I dont know which one is my fave either.

I have a large collection of so many icons and images of biblical, ancient, modern saints - Russian, greek and coptic. And make collages of them.

If you guys want to see the single images of these you can find them here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=19wDSLb2MyzWoHBZkRB8EwL3FgBas3nL6

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10716 on: April 23, 2019, 02:23:14 AM »
No i hope they dont make anime icons. That would seem sacreligious and not good.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10717 on: April 23, 2019, 02:27:09 AM »
No i hope they dont make anime icons. That would seem sacreligious and not good.

Well this fairly famous image (even Russian media showed it a couple times) will be awkward...:



Don't shoot me but I personally think it's gorgeous and an acceptable cultural translation; look at the attention to detail!

It is perhaps of note that anime and Orthodox iconography both tend to abstract detail in favor of idealized forms with certain characteristics.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10718 on: April 23, 2019, 02:32:25 AM »
(And thank you for the drive link) interesting
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10719 on: April 23, 2019, 02:35:38 AM »
Yes i saw that one before. Haha it does look good. Yes the detail is amazing. Do we know who made it? It is perhaps a great way to preach the gospel in Japan although St Nicholas of Japan already did that. I wonder if he would approve.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10720 on: April 23, 2019, 02:47:42 AM »
Yes i saw that one before. Haha it does look good. Yes the detail is amazing. Do we know who made it? It is perhaps a great way to preach the gospel in Japan although St Nicholas of Japan already did that. I wonder if he would approve.

https://www.deviantart.com/aloron666/art/Our-Lady-of-Perpetual-Help-715843549

Here is the artist source!

I think that it would be more helpful for recruiting Western nerds to the Church then actual Japanese haha. I used it as an avatar on youtube for a while and got a LOT of requests over time for the source from random users of all kinds, male and female.

In any case St. Nicholas of Japan pray for us!
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10721 on: April 23, 2019, 05:05:07 PM »
I don't agree with it, and wouldn't feel comfortable with it, and here's my rationale.

For starters, I don't consider Pop Culture - a culture that is a result of marketing and free-market economics - to not only be an inauthentic representation of a nation's culture, as it's often trans-national to be as marketable as possible, but it also is extremely limited in it's scope of time - as this goes out of fashion, this comes in, etc.

When "Pop Culture" "art" is produced, even if there's an insane amount of effort behind it, there is a specific paradigm that is created which determines it's marketability for a specific time frame across culture, and as such, when it comes to liturgical uses, a practice which is supposed to be transtemporal and targeted towards different cultural groups of people, I find liturgical uses to be thoroughly incompatible with Pop Culture media, as the relation to time and space is thoroughly incompatible.

Anime falls under the category of Pop Culture "art." Just look how much Anime - which we will just broadly categorize as "Japanese art" has changed from the time of animation's conception to now; compare Astro Boy to 80's anime to 90's anime to today's anime.

That's not to mention that, in addition to this incompatibility with time and space, marketability undoubtedly determines the content of the art produced in Pop Culture. Anime is often created with extremely beautiful and handsome figures, perfect physical figures, exaggerated figures, sexualized figures, simply because they tap into our animalistic / hedonic instincts and make us want to buy it. Iconography should not have marketability as important above all else. Sure, marketability is important, but maintaining to moral teaching and spiritual teaching is far more important.

I mean, it's the same reason why I reject Pop Christian music in Orthodoxy, and was thoroughly offended when I visited a Coptic Church and they integrated Protestant Pop Culture songs into the Liturgy. Evangelical Rock and Roll Music is already dated and seen as cringy by Pop Culture's standards today, as is Christian rap. Marketability for Evangelical Pop music is also extremely important, which is why there's a huge emphasis, not on judgment or repentance, but simply tapping into - again - animalistic instincts, with sensational and unOrthodox - well - sentimentalism and emotionalism. How much God loves me, how I'm reaching for God, how I love God more than everything, how God is great to me, how Jesus is the Lord of the Dance (okay, too obviously not Evangelical rock, but same "Pop Culture").

I think that Pop Cultural products can be appreciated for what they are (look at my profile picture) - but they aren't even in the same category as long standing cultural traditions.

And I do think that the Orthodox Church should consider tapping into iconography that is more in line with traditional Japanese artwork and more relatable for their culture, similar to how uniquely Ethiopian the Ethiopian Orthodox Church's iconography is.

For instance, I wouldn't mind venerating this icon:



or this:



or even this:

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« Reply #10722 on: April 23, 2019, 05:08:11 PM »
However, if you feel spiritually comfortable with an anime icon - assuming that your priest approves of it - more power to you. I cannot, not only because of the facts mentioned above, but anime has been thoroughly tainted to me thanks to Internet Meme Culture.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10723 on: April 23, 2019, 05:13:20 PM »
Modern Coptic iconography is all based on the work of Professor Isaac Fanous (painter of the one on the upper right). Some followers do a better job of realizing his vision than others do.

Out of all the Coptic icons here, that one struck me the most. It gives the image of lamb being led to the slaughter to me, with the large eyes and innocence in his expression, and His crown of thorns is a wonderful contrast - it's so thorny that it looks certainly more painful than the others.

I do like the expression of Christ on the top left one though, so out of all of them, I don't know which one I like better.

Do I detect a secret fan of anime? :o

No. I don't consider myself a "fan" of anime, although I can appreciate it for what it is.

I liked Pokemon, Digi-Mon and Yu-Gi-Oh (which I barely followed), Kirby Right Back at Ya!, and Sonic X growing up though.

I have no interest in Studio Ghibli - I just don't get it and relate to it. The characters are unappealing to me personally, both personality wise and design wise, and I don't find "weird for the sake of weird" justifiable for that.

Death Note seems interesting to me, because I like the idea and where it goes, but I've never had the time nor the resources (Netflix?) to see it.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10724 on: April 23, 2019, 05:25:58 PM »
I don't agree with it, and wouldn't feel comfortable with it, and here's my rationale.

For starters, I don't consider Pop Culture - a culture that is a result of marketing and free-market economics - to not only be an inauthentic representation of a nation's culture, as it's often trans-national to be as marketable as possible, but it also is extremely limited in it's scope of time - as this goes out of fashion, this comes in, etc.

When "Pop Culture" "art" is produced, even if there's an insane amount of effort behind it, there is a specific paradigm that is created which determines it's marketability for a specific time frame across culture, and as such, when it comes to liturgical uses, a practice which is supposed to be transtemporal and targeted towards different cultural groups of people, I find liturgical uses to be thoroughly incompatible with Pop Culture media, as the relation to time and space is thoroughly incompatible.

Anime falls under the category of Pop Culture "art." Just look how much Anime - which we will just broadly categorize as "Japanese art" has changed from the time of animation's conception to now; compare Astro Boy to 80's anime to 90's anime to today's anime.

That's not to mention that, in addition to this incompatibility with time and space, marketability undoubtedly determines the content of the art produced in Pop Culture. Anime is often created with extremely beautiful and handsome figures, perfect physical figures, exaggerated figures, sexualized figures, simply because they tap into our animalistic / hedonic instincts and make us want to buy it. Iconography should not have marketability as important above all else. Sure, marketability is important, but maintaining to moral teaching and spiritual teaching is far more important.

I mean, it's the same reason why I reject Pop Christian music in Orthodoxy, and was thoroughly offended when I visited a Coptic Church and they integrated Protestant Pop Culture songs into the Liturgy. Evangelical Rock and Roll Music is already dated and seen as cringy by Pop Culture's standards today, as is Christian rap. Marketability for Evangelical Pop music is also extremely important, which is why there's a huge emphasis, not on judgment or repentance, but simply tapping into - again - animalistic instincts, with sensational and unOrthodox - well - sentimentalism and emotionalism. How much God loves me, how I'm reaching for God, how I love God more than everything, how God is great to me, how Jesus is the Lord of the Dance (okay, too obviously not Evangelical rock, but same "Pop Culture").

I think that Pop Cultural products can be appreciated for what they are (look at my profile picture) - but they aren't even in the same category as long standing cultural traditions.

And I do think that the Orthodox Church should consider tapping into iconography that is more in line with traditional Japanese artwork and more relatable for their culture, similar to how uniquely Ethiopian the Ethiopian Orthodox Church's iconography is.

For instance, I wouldn't mind venerating this icon:



or this:



or even this:



Eamon, I need to applaud you for your meticulous and thoughtful replies. This was very well written.

That being said, I think you missed the point a bit. The anime Theotokos, as far as I understand and percieve reactions to it, is not for veneration prima facie as opposed to traditional Japanese art influence in icons. To pit it plainly, it just looks cute/cool. It's a relatively famous artwork but I don't know a single person online who utilizes it as a "normal" icon. It's just nice, and the artist put a lot of effort in it. Don't you agree?
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10725 on: April 23, 2019, 05:30:06 PM »
Modern Coptic iconography is all based on the work of Professor Isaac Fanous (painter of the one on the upper right). Some followers do a better job of realizing his vision than others do.

Out of all the Coptic icons here, that one struck me the most. It gives the image of lamb being led to the slaughter to me, with the large eyes and innocence in his expression, and His crown of thorns is a wonderful contrast - it's so thorny that it looks certainly more painful than the others.

I do like the expression of Christ on the top left one though, so out of all of them, I don't know which one I like better.

Do I detect a secret fan of anime? :o

No. I don't consider myself a "fan" of anime, although I can appreciate it for what it is.

I liked Pokemon, Digi-Mon and Yu-Gi-Oh (which I barely followed), Kirby Right Back at Ya!, and Sonic X growing up though.

I have no interest in Studio Ghibli - I just don't get it and relate to it. The characters are unappealing to me personally, both personality wise and design wise, and I don't find "weird for the sake of weird" justifiable for that.

Death Note seems interesting to me, because I like the idea and where it goes, but I've never had the time nor the resources (Netflix?) to see it.

I also appreciate your points about pop culture and thia post as well, you ought to make a blog that catalogues your thoughts sometime!

The anime you cited are extremely "entry level" and many are for kids obviously,  but there are many series also aimed at adults (no, not in THAT way) that can be quite cerebral. I think you may enjoy Serial Experiments Lain for instance, which I quoted in the anime thread here. It's very "deep" and downplayed with no paroxysms nor explicit erotic material, perhaps to a pretentious extent, and to be fully enjoyed requires a certain knowledge of philosophy. I'm sure you can find it "free" online, ahem, but like I also said I recommend having a strong mental constution for it.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10726 on: April 23, 2019, 10:07:24 PM »
Eamon, I need to applaud you for your meticulous and thoughtful replies. This was very well written.

I really appreciate that, thanks.

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That being said, I think you missed the point a bit. The anime Theotokos, as far as I understand and percieve reactions to it, is not for veneration prima facie as opposed to traditional Japanese art influence in icons. To pit it plainly, it just looks cute/cool. It's a relatively famous artwork but I don't know a single person online who utilizes it as a "normal" icon. It's just nice, and the artist put a lot of effort in it. Don't you agree?

Sure. I liked it when it appeared in this video, which I have posted several times on this forum:
(Byzantine Empire Anime Opening)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRRQQVK6nV8


My favorite part is that it involves a one frame screenshot from Europa Universalis IV of a Byzantium world conquest at the end, which is really funny looking to me:

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10727 on: April 23, 2019, 10:19:24 PM »
Eamon, I need to applaud you for your meticulous and thoughtful replies. This was very well written.

I really appreciate that, thanks.

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That being said, I think you missed the point a bit. The anime Theotokos, as far as I understand and percieve reactions to it, is not for veneration prima facie as opposed to traditional Japanese art influence in icons. To pit it plainly, it just looks cute/cool. It's a relatively famous artwork but I don't know a single person online who utilizes it as a "normal" icon. It's just nice, and the artist put a lot of effort in it. Don't you agree?

Sure. I liked it when it appeared in this video, which I have posted several times on this forum:
(Byzantine Empire Anime Opening)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRRQQVK6nV8


My favorite part is that it involves a one frame screenshot from Europa Universalis IV of a Byzantium world conquest at the end, which is really funny looking to me:



I haven't used my PC in a while but I used to be a total Paradox games addict and probably will be again when I get to play that new Imperator game, so that screenshot makes me smile. :) I also know that opening; Thank you Eamon, very cool!

On that note I sincerely recommend watching Neon Genesis Evangelion as a treasure of modern culture, or at least an apotheosis of 90s culture. This is going to sound pretentious but I would argue that it's as important at least to animation as any Disney classic, as it has influenced even Western works and directors like Guillermo Del Toro.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10728 on: April 24, 2019, 02:58:28 PM »
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« Reply #10729 on: April 24, 2019, 03:05:37 PM »
That's one of the reasons I don't take freedom of expression as dogma. These people can be dangerous to themselves, but God forbid they are to others.
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« Reply #10730 on: April 24, 2019, 03:44:29 PM »
Meanwhile, at the Endgame premiere...

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10731 on: April 24, 2019, 04:23:34 PM »
Meanwhile, at the Endgame premiere...

Hah!
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10732 on: April 24, 2019, 05:56:51 PM »


I wonder how many millions of "natural" remedies were attempted in ye olden times.

I remember a pic a while ago that portrayed this Swedish family around 1910, their son was sick of some disease and after trying everything they pulled him stuck through a tree with a hole in it; apparently this was a folk belief that it improved health or was linked to fairies or something. I can see them trying Urine Therapy as well. My Sicilian proverb from the other thread still stands!
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10733 on: April 25, 2019, 07:32:58 AM »
Amakusa Shiro, the roman catholic japanese leader of the Shimabara Rebellion.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10734 on: April 25, 2019, 07:47:32 PM »
Amakusa Shiro, the roman catholic japanese leader of the Shimabara Rebellion.


....Wow. Do you have a source for this? That's gorgeous. Spectacular.

The only thing I may say to add to this is an odd coincidence that both Hiroshima and Nagasaki had unusually high percentage of Japanese Catholics - had. These cities in particular were not even that important targets. Interpret how you wish. I wonder how the small number of Japanese Orthodox fared in the war.

On that note, I think Metropolitan Daniel-sama looks very cool:

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10735 on: April 26, 2019, 07:04:46 AM »
The Rebels, Nagisa Oshima's take on the Shimabara Rebellion, is available to watch on YouTube. Unfortunately, the only uploaded copy has Czech subtitles, so no understanding any of the dialogue, but still worth watching because it's pure visual poetry, especially the non-verbal execution scene towards the end.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10736 on: April 26, 2019, 07:29:22 AM »
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It's made by a japanese artists named Takato Yamamoto, the complete art is quite hard to find, it is a big canvas with Amakusa Shirou in one side, a depiction of what I think it is a japanese version of the Theotokos and a samurai in the opposite end with all the grotesque figures around.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10737 on: April 30, 2019, 11:35:20 PM »
I post this as I'm going to see it on Thursday myself  :-[

Christ my God, set my heart on fire with love in You, that in its flame I may love You with all my heart, with all my mind, and with all my soul and with all my strength, and my neighbor as myself, so that by keeping Your commandments I may glorify You the Giver of every good and perfect gift. Amen.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10738 on: May 03, 2019, 05:09:04 AM »
Bishop Stephen of Homel and Zhlobin personally went out of his way to convince a local girl not to jump off a bridge.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10739 on: May 03, 2019, 11:45:37 AM »
Bishop Stephen of Homel and Zhlobin personally went out of his way to convince a local girl not to jump off a bridge.



This is so beautiful, bless His Grace. He will be rewarded handsomely in the world to come I'm sure! That poor girl, what society would cause such despair?  I already know, but I suppose God allows it for us to manifest love to others in such times.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10740 on: May 03, 2019, 10:13:31 PM »
Wow thats acutally really beautiful. What denomination is he from?

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10741 on: May 04, 2019, 04:50:36 AM »
Bishop Stephen of Homel and Zhlobin personally went out of his way to convince a local girl not to jump off a bridge.
+1



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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10742 on: May 09, 2019, 05:21:14 AM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10743 on: May 25, 2019, 04:49:55 AM »
The English text below the Polish one is an attempt of translation ;)

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10744 on: June 03, 2019, 02:50:05 PM »
Southern Poland - Łemkowszczyzna

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10745 on: June 06, 2019, 09:51:18 AM »
All the transparents in Syria and Lebanon for Serbian patriarch Ireneos are correct, but this one... The end seems to be Google Translate, as in Arabic "Sahib al-ghibta" means "His Eminence" but the word "sahib" alone means "owner", "friend", it's also connected with following.
So, in Serbian it's written "pratioce" ("followers") and "ghibta" is just transcribed  :laugh:


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10746 on: June 07, 2019, 08:03:32 AM »
Patronal feast of saint John Vladimir monastery in Albania





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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10747 on: June 07, 2019, 09:51:24 AM »
Are those t-shirts?
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10748 on: June 09, 2019, 12:19:21 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10749 on: June 09, 2019, 11:38:43 PM »
Apparently some Romanian nationalists believe that in fact Latin descends from some ancient form of Romanian.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10750 on: June 20, 2019, 02:54:49 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10751 on: June 24, 2019, 03:17:01 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10752 on: June 24, 2019, 05:01:14 PM »
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So beautiful.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10753 on: June 24, 2019, 05:02:26 PM »

Council of Nicea:
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Mores antiqui obtineant.
The ancient ways shall prevail.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #10754 on: June 24, 2019, 10:47:02 PM »
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