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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2925 on: April 08, 2013, 06:52:18 PM »
didnt know that there was such thing as the piece of the True Cross.  cool

There's enough of them to build an ark.

There's a piece at my local Romanian Orthodox Cathedral.  It's just a tiny sliver.

But plenty of churches in Europe have pieces the size of staves or yardsticks.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2926 on: April 08, 2013, 07:13:28 PM »
didnt know that there was such thing as the piece of the True Cross.  cool

There's enough of them to build an ark.

There's a piece at my local Romanian Orthodox Cathedral.  It's just a tiny sliver.

But plenty of churches in Europe have pieces the size of staves or yardsticks.

Really?

Perhaps, this "new" wood laid upon, or touched the True Cross....and thereby has acquired some of it's properties?

Interesting.

I have heard that if you only have a few drops of holy water left, you can fill the container back up, and even those few drops spread the properties/holiness to the new water.

Maybe, they do something similar with the new wood.
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« Reply #2927 on: April 08, 2013, 08:05:08 PM »
didnt know that there was such thing as the piece of the True Cross.  cool

There's enough of them to build an ark.

Yes, I believe that was Luther's observation, and that was in Rome alone.  I think he also wondered why there were 20 something Apostles buried in Germany alone when there were only 12 total.

In any case, this was given to us by an Orthodox Archbishop from the Jerusalem Patriarchate.  I guess that if I can believe anything that they have to say, I can also believe that this piece is real.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2928 on: April 08, 2013, 08:08:48 PM »


Your faith has saved you.

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I totally believed the little speck I saw was of the True Cross, as well.
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« Reply #2930 on: April 09, 2013, 04:32:57 AM »
Yes, I believe that was Luther's observation, and that was in Rome alone.  I think he also wondered why there were 20 something Apostles buried in Germany alone when there were only 12 total.

Not over 80?
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2931 on: April 09, 2013, 02:39:43 PM »
My creation. I really think it has worked out.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2932 on: April 09, 2013, 02:57:56 PM »

It actually is kind of "fun" to rejoice along with those who have passed on.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2933 on: April 09, 2013, 03:25:19 PM »


One of the picnic areas at Fred Howard Park in Tarpon Springs. Down the path a bit is the waterway and peninsula at the other end of the park. Stunning views. Worth a visit. :)

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2934 on: April 09, 2013, 03:55:57 PM »

There's those palm trees, again.

...grumble...grumble....   :angel:
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« Reply #2935 on: April 09, 2013, 03:58:51 PM »
We also have two lovely airports which are open so you can stop by and see the rest of the park too.  :laugh:

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2936 on: April 09, 2013, 04:03:23 PM »

...grumble...grumble....
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« Reply #2937 on: April 09, 2013, 04:04:45 PM »
 :-*

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2938 on: April 09, 2013, 04:08:31 PM »

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2939 on: April 10, 2013, 09:48:52 AM »

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2940 on: April 10, 2013, 05:12:26 PM »
I just hope that is a fun ballgame and Fr. didn't just get a stick to keep the kids quiet... ;)

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2941 on: April 11, 2013, 12:57:02 PM »



For some reason it makes me think of blind man wildly swinging a club around to keep a horde of cannibals at bay.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2942 on: April 11, 2013, 01:07:02 PM »



For some reason it makes me think of blind man wildly swinging a club around to keep a horde of cannibals at bay.

Still its a nice photo pf Archbishop Iakovos, of Eternal Memory.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2943 on: April 11, 2013, 01:56:26 PM »

I thought so, too.  It's always nice to see hierarchs mingling with their flocks.
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« Reply #2945 on: April 12, 2013, 10:45:51 AM »
Ukrainian needlepoint on a German car... I know there's a joke in there somewhere...


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2946 on: April 12, 2013, 10:52:37 AM »

Ha ha!  I saw that this morning, too!

I think it's rather pretty.   :angel:

What I really "liked" was the sign in back that states "service".....pronounced "service", instead of using the Ukrainian word that means service.
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« Reply #2947 on: April 12, 2013, 02:55:41 PM »
I loved the car although I'm not Belarussian  ;)
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2948 on: April 12, 2013, 04:43:39 PM »
Ukrainian needlepoint on a German car... I know there's a joke in there somewhere...

Oh man, have you p*ssed off the Belarusians.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2949 on: April 12, 2013, 05:10:49 PM »

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« Reply #2950 on: April 13, 2013, 03:35:32 PM »
from a performance I watched yesterday:

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« Reply #2951 on: April 14, 2013, 12:50:42 AM »
from a performance I watched yesterday:



I am thinking that I would have enjoyed that performance, too.  I like needlepoint.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2952 on: April 14, 2013, 01:48:11 AM »

I wonder what happens next? 
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« Reply #2953 on: April 14, 2013, 10:53:15 AM »
I am thinking that I would have enjoyed that performance, too. 

They are kids. Not all are even 18.

I wonder what happens next? 

The performance consists of several family stories (gathered among performers' families) from the interwar and war period.
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« Reply #2954 on: April 15, 2013, 01:56:06 PM »
There's enough of them to build an ark.

A popular idea, but nonsense nonetheless.

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« Reply #2955 on: April 15, 2013, 08:31:15 PM »
I am thinking that I would have enjoyed that performance, too. 

They are kids. Not all are even 18.

I wonder what happens next? 

The performance consists of several family stories (gathered among performers' families) from the interwar and war period.

Oh, I see.  One cannot enjoy watching beautiful young girls performing in any legitimate art.  So, why did you post the picture?  And, since you found it necessary to mention their age (as if I could not tell), I will tell you this:  when it comes to seeing women in a "nasty" kind of way, I prefer them to be at least 30, and better toward 40.  Young girls do not excite me in that way.  Older women, on the other hand . . .
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2956 on: April 16, 2013, 09:14:32 AM »

The churches in Ukraine are overflowing!  Glory to God!!!!



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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2957 on: April 16, 2013, 09:42:56 AM »
In this picture 2/3 of people are 60+. Not pleasing much.
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« Reply #2958 on: April 16, 2013, 09:48:29 AM »
In this picture 2/3 of people are 60+. Not pleasing much.

I see alot of people who can't be older than 35.
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« Reply #2960 on: April 16, 2013, 09:52:47 AM »
In this picture 2/3 of people are 60+. Not pleasing much.

People in Poland must look really good at 60, if you think that crowd is mostly composed of "old" people.

I thought it was a good mix of old and young and male and female.

Michal, I honestly knew you would come back with some negative comment, but, age wasn't what I had expected.  ;)
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« Reply #2961 on: April 16, 2013, 09:58:43 AM »
Those who can tell the age of those people in the picture, good for you, you have MUCH better eyesight than I do.

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« Reply #2962 on: April 16, 2013, 10:16:18 AM »
In the 1960s, a Communist official during the Khrushchev persecutions walked into a church.  "Look, it is full of old men and women, the church won't last another generation!" he declared.  One of the old ladies replied, "The Church has always been full of old men and women, because we keep making more of them to replace the ones that pass on!"

Let's face it, younger people are generally a bit too 'distracted' with life to always come to church and push there way to the front row.  Babushki like the front so they can hear, and the young people like the back so they can duck in and out.

One picture would never really show what a community is like.


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« Reply #2963 on: April 16, 2013, 10:34:07 AM »

Ha ha!  Father, you hit the nail on the head! 

The old folks really don't hear well, and the echoes make it worse, so, they DO stand closer to the front!

....and of course, the younger ones come and go.
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« Reply #2964 on: April 16, 2013, 02:28:18 PM »
Babushki like the front so they can hear, and the young people like the back so they can duck in and out.

And well they deserve to be in front!  Where would the Church be without them? There are a couple of old Russian women that come to the Church that I attend.  There is a certain beauty to the lines in their face, and an emotion that I cannot describe in their eyes.  Sometimes, when the younger of the two (probably in her 60's) communes, something comes over me and I cannot keep the tears out of my eyes.  I asked the priest once if she was a Saint.  He said that he believed she was.
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« Reply #2965 on: April 16, 2013, 03:20:30 PM »

Very nice.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2966 on: April 16, 2013, 03:26:31 PM »

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2967 on: April 16, 2013, 10:53:55 PM »
In this picture 2/3 of people are 60+. Not pleasing much.
It depends on the parish. Our church babushki 20 percent at the most. Only children receive Communion every Sunday from 50 to 100.

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« Reply #2968 on: April 16, 2013, 11:03:27 PM »
In this picture 2/3 of people are 60+. Not pleasing much.

You must have bad eyes.  I took a good look at the picture when I got home (larger monitor) and I am even more impressed than originally.  Not only is the Church full (thanks be to God), but it looks like less than one third are over 60.  It is good to see so many middle aged people there.  Pictures from most Eastern European Churches that I see are filled with nothing other than old people and very young adults. 

I do have to say that I am impressed with the photographs from your parish.  What is remarkable about the photograph of the young ladies is the number (as well as that they are undeniably cute young ladies).  We have five Orthodox parishes in the city of Omaha.  I don't think that there are that many young people in all of them combined, let alone simply girls of that age.  I would assume that given the gender mix of the general population, that you have at least a similar number of young men in your parish.  That number of younger people would be, to me at least, a sign of a healthy parish.
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« Reply #2969 on: April 19, 2013, 06:43:34 AM »
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