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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3285 on: July 07, 2013, 10:23:38 PM »
Even triple immersion performed by Latins would be rejected on Athos.

I mean because this is an accepted method of baptism, widely practiced, and entirely uncontroversial.

I don't doubt that Athonites would reject Latin baptism, even if the Latins drowned themselves into oblivion in the process.  But I'm genuinely surprised that the Serbian shower is an accepted form of baptism "widely practiced and entirely uncontroversial".  In all the EO baptisms I've ever seen, the presiders went to great lengths to ensure three full immersions, and anything remotely resembling "three pourings simulating three immersions" was criticised even by some of the attending clergy as probably invalid.  And these guys weren't hyperdox either.   

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3286 on: July 07, 2013, 10:36:34 PM »
I don't doubt that Athonites would reject Latin baptism, even if the Latins drowned themselves into oblivion in the process.  But I'm genuinely surprised that the Serbian shower is an accepted form of baptism "widely practiced and entirely uncontroversial".  In all the EO baptisms I've ever seen, the presiders went to great lengths to ensure three full immersions, and anything remotely resembling "three pourings simulating three immersions" was criticised even by some of the attending clergy as probably invalid.  And these guys weren't hyperdox either.   

Pouring or sprinkling isn't uncontroversial, but it seems to happen in quite a few places.

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« Reply #3287 on: July 07, 2013, 10:37:38 PM »
How much does a metal trough/container cost that's large enough to baptize someone in? I found some for less than $250...

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3288 on: July 08, 2013, 01:19:57 PM »
How much does a metal trough/container cost that's large enough to baptize someone in? I found some for less than $250...

Mine was pretty much a big plastic Rubbermaid tub, lol.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3289 on: July 08, 2013, 04:09:12 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3290 on: July 08, 2013, 04:13:24 PM »
And yet in neither form is there triple immersion, in this they are the same.  The point here being I tire of how Orthodox pastoral accomodations/innovations get a pass while Catholic ones get derided.

I wouldn't call a pastoral accommodation from the Didache an innovation. I realise that that text only mentions pouring "over the head", and so on a face value reading of it one could also justify modern Catholic practice, but the traditional interpretation is that it means pouring over the head in the manner shown in the picture - i.e. to get as close to tripe-immersion as possible when no source of water is large enough or safe enough to allow for actual immersion. Head-only baptism is quite common in Russia, among other places, but it is considered controversial, so they do not get a "pass" in this respect.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3291 on: July 09, 2013, 03:57:33 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3292 on: July 09, 2013, 11:45:54 PM »
Well, now I'm all hot and bothered. 

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3293 on: July 10, 2013, 01:30:56 PM »
this cracked me up:

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3294 on: July 11, 2013, 05:42:22 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3296 on: July 13, 2013, 12:42:34 PM »
Where is this GIF of a fight from? Is it a movie clip?

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« Reply #3297 on: July 13, 2013, 02:58:29 PM »
It was just a random gif on a 300+ page thread of gifs on another site. I just scrolled through a page or two, picked the one that made me laugh, and posted it.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3298 on: July 14, 2013, 02:19:50 PM »


Sometimes I miss my former parish.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3299 on: July 15, 2013, 03:57:57 PM »

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3300 on: July 15, 2013, 05:20:03 PM »
Something's wrong: they look happy.

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« Reply #3301 on: July 15, 2013, 05:29:42 PM »
Sure they're happy: they're modernists! Some people would point to the western-style collars, or the lack or proper beards... but the real giveaway here is the tinted/changing lenses in the glasses of the guy in the middle. What vanity! What modern extravagance!

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3302 on: July 15, 2013, 05:52:21 PM »
but the real giveaway here is the tinted/changing lenses in the glasses of the guy in the middle. What vanity! What modern extravagance!

Of all the exorbitantly priced things he's wearing, you picked on the transitions lenses?  LOL.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3303 on: July 15, 2013, 05:53:41 PM »
Something's wrong: they look happy.

They must be Ukrainians. If they were Russians, they'd have photoshopped tears.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3304 on: July 15, 2013, 06:10:35 PM »
Something's wrong: they look happy.

They must be Ukrainians. If they were Russians, they'd have photoshopped tears.
lol
And some of the more expensive items.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3305 on: July 15, 2013, 06:10:57 PM »


Sometimes I miss my former parish.

Wow. Where is that?

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3306 on: July 15, 2013, 06:16:43 PM »
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« Reply #3307 on: July 15, 2013, 06:50:52 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3310 on: July 16, 2013, 12:06:34 AM »
Sure they're happy: they're modernists! Some people would point to the western-style collars, or the lack or proper beards... but the real giveaway here is the tinted/changing lenses in the glasses of the guy in the middle. What vanity! What modern extravagance!

Hey, now!!!

That's MY bishop you're talking about!  Be nice.

Not modernist, at all. Best bishop out there!

You're just jealous of his glasses. By the way, they are those that automatically darken in the sunlight and then go back to clear glass indoors. 



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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3311 on: July 16, 2013, 05:20:25 AM »
Sure they're happy: they're modernists! Some people would point to the western-style collars, or the lack or proper beards... but the real giveaway here is the tinted/changing lenses in the glasses of the guy in the middle. What vanity! What modern extravagance!

And no beards.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3312 on: July 16, 2013, 05:53:16 AM »


Sometimes I miss my former parish.

Wow. Where is that?

That is one beautiful church...

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« Reply #3313 on: July 16, 2013, 05:58:08 AM »
Sure they're happy: they're modernists! Some people would point to the western-style collars, or the lack or proper beards... but the real giveaway here is the tinted/changing lenses in the glasses of the guy in the middle. What vanity! What modern extravagance!

And no beards.

Are they the Follicular Challenged Orthodox? And happy with it.  :angel:

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« Reply #3314 on: July 16, 2013, 06:52:58 AM »


Sometimes I miss my former parish.

Wow. Where is that?

That is one beautiful church...

Kinda common here. Maybe but the colour.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3315 on: July 16, 2013, 09:05:11 AM »
Sure they're happy: they're modernists! Some people would point to the western-style collars, or the lack or proper beards... but the real giveaway here is the tinted/changing lenses in the glasses of the guy in the middle. What vanity! What modern extravagance!

And no beards.

Not true.  Bishop has beard.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3316 on: July 16, 2013, 09:13:50 AM »
Sure they're happy: they're modernists! Some people would point to the western-style collars, or the lack or proper beards... but the real giveaway here is the tinted/changing lenses in the glasses of the guy in the middle. What vanity! What modern extravagance!

And no beards.

Not true.  Bishop has beard.

I love my transition lenses.  :)

Although I have not met him personally, I am a great admirer of Bishop Daniel, who does an enormous amount of good work for our holy Church.  I don't know how that man does all that he does, traveling and being in so many places all the time.  Truly the Lord sustains him.  Together with Metropolitan Antony, I believe that we have a great and godly leadership for our Church.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3317 on: July 16, 2013, 09:16:43 AM »
Sure they're happy: they're modernists! Some people would point to the western-style collars, or the lack or proper beards... but the real giveaway here is the tinted/changing lenses in the glasses of the guy in the middle. What vanity! What modern extravagance!

And no beards.

Not true.  Bishop has beard.

I've seen more serious and longer beards in teamugs I forgot about fr a couple of days.

Soon:


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3318 on: July 16, 2013, 09:26:43 AM »
Sure they're happy: they're modernists! Some people would point to the western-style collars, or the lack or proper beards... but the real giveaway here is the tinted/changing lenses in the glasses of the guy in the middle. What vanity! What modern extravagance!

And no beards.

Not true.  Bishop has beard.

I've seen more serious and longer beards in teamugs I forgot about fr a couple of days.


I believe it states that a man (especially clergy) ought to sport a beard.  I do not recall it stating just how many inches long it should be.

Out of curiosity, just how many feet long is yours?


I love my transition lenses.  :)

Although I have not met him personally, I am a great admirer of Bishop Daniel, who does an enormous amount of good work for our holy Church.  I don't know how that man does all that he does, traveling and being in so many places all the time.  Truly the Lord sustains him.  Together with Metropolitan Antony, I believe that we have a great and godly leadership for our Church.

You are soooo right.  I've wondered the same thing.  We, as a Church, are blessed to have him and M. Antony.  Could not have asked for any two stronger, wiser, more active, humble and kind individuals to be our shepherds.

God has truly blessed us by appointing them to our Church.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3319 on: July 16, 2013, 09:45:50 AM »
Out of curiosity, just how many feet long is yours?

Currently, more-less like theirs.
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« Reply #3320 on: July 16, 2013, 09:46:58 AM »

So, why are you criticizing them exactly?
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« Reply #3322 on: July 16, 2013, 12:16:07 PM »
^ Nice,  very nice.
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« Reply #3323 on: July 16, 2013, 12:36:59 PM »
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« Reply #3324 on: July 16, 2013, 02:50:16 PM »


I want to move to Cuba.
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Conquer evil men by your gentle kindness, and make zealous men wonder at your goodness. Put the lover of legality to shame by your compassion. With the afflicted be afflicted in mind. Love all men, but keep distant from all men.
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