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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #270 on: April 11, 2011, 05:37:41 PM »
Entrance view of St. Simeon Mirotochivi Serbian Orthodox Church....For the Folks that don't understand the word Mirotochivi,  translation ,St. Simon the  Myrrh Streamer or Myrrh Gusher








Do you know if this is an honorary title to churches that have witnessed the phenomenon? Or just a named that can be used in general?
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #271 on: April 11, 2011, 07:42:07 PM »
I think Im right That St. Simeon is the Father of St.Sava, Both Very Holy....St.Sava's Remain's were Burned By the Ottoman Turks...If they existed they would ,i believe be myrrh streamers as well........

When we Serbs Celebrate The Slava [feast day] of St.Slava the priest will  Bless the Church with wine in a procession around the Church, Named in His Honor and For the Glory of God....
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #272 on: April 11, 2011, 09:32:13 PM »

The Church is Named For this Great Serbian Saint, St. Simeon and For the Honor of this Great and Holy Saint ,But most Importantly for the Glory of God .......

Entrance view of St. Simeon Mirotochivi Serbian Orthodox Church....For the Folks that don't understand the word Mirotochivi,  translation ,St. Simon the  Myrrh Streamer or Myrrh Gusher








Do you know if this is an honorary title to churches that have witnessed the phenomenon? Or just a named that can be used in general?
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #273 on: April 12, 2011, 02:23:05 AM »
Do you know if this is an honorary title to churches that have witnessed the phenomenon? Or just a named that can be used in general?

It's propably the title of the Saint, not the Church.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #274 on: April 12, 2011, 03:07:56 AM »



[/quote] CBGardner

Do you know if this is an honorary title to churches that have witnessed the phenomenon? Or just a named that can be used in general?
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The Church maybe was build and named ,because the people and Clergy ,Have a Strong devotion to this saint, or the main contributor to the building fund wants his patron saint [slavska slava]  name on the church  or some one experienced some miracle of healing and decided to raise up a church to honor the saint......Many scenarios are possible in building and dedicating a church to a saint....There's several Serbian orthodox Churches dedicated or named for this saint across the country and maybe more in the balkans.....they may all contain pieces of his relics as well....Hope this clarifies it some....
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #275 on: April 12, 2011, 03:28:02 AM »


Im not sure about the fresco's....The mosaic ikonastasis was done by the old italian Donelli hope i got his name right...I talked to him a while back ,He said his sons arn't going to continue the tradition..He's ready to retire from the business he's getting up there in age....



Any idea who did the iconography in the altar area? It reminds me of the iconography in St. Michael's Antiochian Orthodox Church in Greensburg, PA, which I assume was done by Nicholas Papas (who communes there and gives brief talks about icons). Regardless of who did it, it's very nice.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #276 on: April 12, 2011, 10:58:44 AM »
Do you know if this is an honorary title to churches that have witnessed the phenomenon? Or just a named that can be used in general?

It's propably the title of the Saint, not the Church.

I understand now. I thought it was part of the church's name not part of the saint's name.
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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #278 on: April 13, 2011, 06:36:36 PM »
Okay, I'm laughing and my eyes hurt.  :o  :laugh:
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #279 on: April 13, 2011, 06:52:09 PM »
Okay, we need some serious cute after that last retina-searing picture.  ;D

She's touring the facility/and picking up slack.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #280 on: April 14, 2011, 06:40:12 PM »
A picture of the bush that makes my family name:


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #281 on: April 15, 2011, 01:34:44 AM »
"Christian America is finally waking up to what fraternities and biker gangs have known for years: hazing works!"

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #282 on: April 15, 2011, 04:20:42 PM »
Even satan himself can appear as an Angel of the Lord, and do good works in His name, to distract you from the path of True Righteousness

Ever notice that just like there is no age limit on stupidity, there is no IQ limit either? kind of explains a lot huh?

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #283 on: April 15, 2011, 05:01:13 PM »
All of a sudden, Art Garfunkel isn't the one with the most embarrassing haircut ever. :D
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #284 on: April 15, 2011, 05:03:22 PM »
That's just silly!   :D

@ Michal - I have a huge kalyna growing in my backyard.  It's beautiful all year round!  Great name!
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #285 on: April 15, 2011, 07:50:03 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #287 on: April 16, 2011, 01:35:07 AM »
"Christian America is finally waking up to what fraternities and biker gangs have known for years: hazing works!"

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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #289 on: April 17, 2011, 09:25:13 AM »


I'm guessing that's an Orthodox mass and not an RC one. If so, I'm glad to see that they use San Damian's cross since it represents an authentically Roman tradition. Byzantine iconography is Roman too but since Roman's also have their own uniquely Western tradition of iconography why not to use it.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #290 on: April 17, 2011, 03:13:33 PM »


I'm guessing that's an Orthodox mass and not an RC one. If so, I'm glad to see that they use San Damian's cross since it represents an authentically Roman tradition. Byzantine iconography is Roman too but since Roman's also have their own uniquely Western tradition of iconography why not to use it.

A certain poster, whom I won't name, will probably comment negatively on this one.  If it happens, just ignore and do this:
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #291 on: April 17, 2011, 03:42:36 PM »

Humm , i wonder who could that be ........ ;D





I'm guessing that's an Orthodox mass and not an RC one. If so, I'm glad to see that they use San Damian's cross since it represents an authentically Roman tradition. Byzantine iconography is Roman too but since Roman's also have their own uniquely Western tradition of iconography why not to use it.

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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #293 on: April 20, 2011, 10:41:44 PM »

Two brothers holding candles during the Great Entrance.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #294 on: April 21, 2011, 12:27:54 AM »
And the meek shall inhe.... uh....conquer the earth :}
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #295 on: April 21, 2011, 09:13:05 AM »
My picture of the day goes to this fantastic photo of an Orthodox prayer session.

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« Reply #296 on: April 21, 2011, 10:28:34 AM »

Adorable!

Is it a custom that they fold their arms like that?

If so, why?
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #297 on: April 21, 2011, 11:05:10 AM »
My picture of the day goes to this fantastic photo of an Orthodox prayer session.

Perhaps this is a Russian Old Believer community?  Could the provider of the picture provide the website that this was taken from, or information about the church?


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #298 on: April 21, 2011, 04:55:31 PM »
See, now this is a great idea! There are a lot of buff billies out there that just like to bulk up and not mess with all that girly-man sissy cardio stuff like walking up steps.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #299 on: April 21, 2011, 09:53:38 PM »


Modern Cossack family in Volgograd, Russia. Can anybody tell what icons they're holding? I can't really see.
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« Reply #300 on: April 21, 2011, 10:01:23 PM »

Adorable!

Is it a custom that they fold their arms like that?

If so, why?

Many people do this whilst praying, usually you cross your arms by placing them just under your shoulders.


Perhaps this is a Russian Old Believer community?  Could the provider of the picture provide the website that this was taken from, or information about the church?



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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #301 on: April 23, 2011, 10:24:12 PM »
A few pistures because the board was down:





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« Reply #302 on: April 23, 2011, 10:37:36 PM »

I saw this three months ago. I think that some Czechs created this cult. An example of how idiotic people become once they leave Christianity is the modern Czech spirituality. Looking at the internet, you find Czechs pissing on crosses, on church walls, but you also see them kissing tarot rings and wearing pagan symbols like we wear crosses.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #303 on: April 26, 2011, 02:40:44 AM »


Modern Cossack family in Volgograd, Russia. Can anybody tell what icons they're holding? I can't really see.

The one on the woman is too small but the little boy looks like he has St. Alexander Nevskiy.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #304 on: April 28, 2011, 02:48:01 PM »
Christ is risen! Tabloid version:


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Re: Picture of the Day
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Christ is risen! Tabloid version:


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« Reply #306 on: April 28, 2011, 05:20:49 PM »
Thank you.

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« Reply #307 on: April 29, 2011, 04:02:20 AM »
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« Reply #308 on: April 29, 2011, 02:11:00 PM »
Must be seen to be believed.
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« Reply #309 on: April 29, 2011, 02:19:59 PM »
Must be seen to be believed.

Pic seems to be broken. . . 
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« Reply #310 on: April 29, 2011, 02:21:21 PM »
Morristown, NJ after a sunset
Thanks for making my home state look so beautiful!  :)
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« Reply #312 on: April 29, 2011, 04:16:05 PM »
It looks like an abstract rendering of an octopus!
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« Reply #313 on: April 29, 2011, 04:17:05 PM »
It looks like an abstract rendering of an octopus!
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #314 on: April 29, 2011, 04:29:44 PM »
And the meek shall inhe.... uh....conquer the earth :}

I love it!
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