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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4680 on: April 02, 2014, 11:19:09 AM »
Why do I find this so amusing?



Dinosaurs don't fast.

I always thought that Genarro the lawyer was a bit of a wiener.
Das ist des Jägers Ehrenschild, daß er beschützt und hegt sein Wild, weidmännisch jagt, wie sich’s gehört, den Schöpfer im Geschöpfe ehrt.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4681 on: April 02, 2014, 11:20:36 AM »
Maybe he made an effort to make himself look good to hide the fact that he has been fasting extensively as per Matt 6:17.

But doing the opposite of Mt. 6:16. Hmmmmmm.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4682 on: April 02, 2014, 04:14:31 PM »
"My doubt in Christ is not like that of a child; it was forged in a furnace of faith." - Dostoevsky

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4683 on: April 02, 2014, 11:37:02 PM »
Wow, that is the biggest engolpion (is this the right word?) I have ever seen. From a True Orthodox page.


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4684 on: April 03, 2014, 05:10:39 AM »


A Russian Priest celebrating the Liturgy for the Russian "Whites" in Spain during the Spanish Civil War. On the left of the altar is the Russian Imperial flag and on the right the Francoist flag.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4685 on: April 03, 2014, 07:02:08 AM »
LOL

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4686 on: April 03, 2014, 07:54:36 AM »
Wow, that is the biggest engolpion (is this the right word?) I have ever seen. From a True Orthodox page.



Geez, I wonder how much it weighs.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4687 on: April 03, 2014, 08:00:03 AM »
Geez, I wonder how much it weighs.

Probably not as much as the sin of it being a Western image. ;)

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4688 on: April 03, 2014, 08:12:51 AM »
Wow, that is the biggest engolpion (is this the right word?) I have ever seen. From a True Orthodox page.

Browsing through the site I came upon a mention of a sister church in the Genuine Orthodox Church "of the Patristic Calendar." Wondering why it couldn't just be "Old Calendarist" - perhaps a meaningless distinction - I was bewildered.

This was my very first thought.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2014, 08:18:07 AM by Hawkeye »
Quote from: The Life of Ivan Neronov
[Ecclesiastics] conspired against him because they hated his teaching for its zealous emphasis on proper Christian conduct: with great courage he denounced all whom he saw behaving in an ungodly fashion... [As such] he was deprived of his priestly rank, bound in iron chains, and broken down in jails.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4689 on: April 03, 2014, 08:56:18 AM »
Wow, that is the biggest engolpion (is this the right word?) I have ever seen. From a True Orthodox page.

Browsing through the site I came upon a mention of a sister church in the Genuine Orthodox Church "of the Patristic Calendar." Wondering why it couldn't just be "Old Calendarist" - perhaps a meaningless distinction - I was bewildered.

This was my very first thought.

I read that Onion Dome article just yesterday.  It had me cracking up!
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4690 on: April 03, 2014, 09:34:22 AM »
Browsing through the site I came upon a mention of a sister church in the Genuine Orthodox Church "of the Patristic Calendar." Wondering why it couldn't just be "Old Calendarist" - perhaps a meaningless distinction - I was bewildered.

Seems like a sensible position to take. Since the beginning Christians have embraced, modified, discarded and clarified labels and terms to describe 'right believing' Christianity and distinguish it from opponents. Calling it a 'patristic calendar' emphasizes that it's about holy tradition for them, and that they are not merely holding to 'old' stuff because of some notion that ancient stuff is inherently better, or out of some stubborn refusal to change from fear or inertia.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4691 on: April 03, 2014, 01:52:13 PM »
Follow me to Church, children.  Today's lesson will be about fasting.

I would be happy to agree with you, but then both of us would be wrong.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4692 on: April 03, 2014, 01:56:29 PM »
^Post of the month!

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4693 on: April 03, 2014, 02:02:03 PM »
Why do I find this so amusing?



Dinosaurs don't fast.

I always thought that Genarro the lawyer was a bit of a wiener.

I was 6 and obsessed with dinosaurs when "Jurassic Park" came out. My parents took me to see it. Later on, I drew a picture in school of poor Genarro being eaten on the toilet. Yep...
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4694 on: April 03, 2014, 02:14:40 PM »

Oooookay.  ;)
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4695 on: April 03, 2014, 02:44:43 PM »
Follow me to Church, children.  Today's lesson will be about fasting.



What's that Russian saying, again?  "Never trust a skinny priest!"  I.e. the skinny ones don't get invited over to people's houses for food because their advice isn't valued.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4696 on: April 03, 2014, 03:27:11 PM »
What's that Russian saying, again?  "Never trust a skinny priest!"  I.e. the skinny ones don't get invited over to people's houses for food because their advice isn't valued.

"Please, Father, have another plate of food.  And some more bread!  And there's dessert!"
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4697 on: April 03, 2014, 04:19:57 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4698 on: April 03, 2014, 04:23:22 PM »
Happy shall he be, that shall take and dash thy little ones against the rock. Alleluia.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4699 on: April 03, 2014, 04:31:31 PM »
What's that Russian saying, again?  "Never trust a skinny priest!"  I.e. the skinny ones don't get invited over to people's houses for food because their advice isn't valued.

"Please, Father, have another plate of food.  And some more bread!  And there's dessert!"

Exactly
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4700 on: April 04, 2014, 05:04:54 AM »
Browsing through the site I came upon a mention of a sister church in the Genuine Orthodox Church "of the Patristic Calendar." Wondering why it couldn't just be "Old Calendarist" - perhaps a meaningless distinction - I was bewildered.

Seems like a sensible position to take. Since the beginning Christians have embraced, modified, discarded and clarified labels and terms to describe 'right believing' Christianity and distinguish it from opponents. Calling it a 'patristic calendar' emphasizes that it's about holy tradition for them, and that they are not merely holding to 'old' stuff because of some notion that ancient stuff is inherently better, or out of some stubborn refusal to change from fear or inertia.

The issue isn't that they refer to the Old Calendar as "Patristic" but that the name of their body is specifically the "Genuine Orthodox Church of the Patristic Calendar." While I understand that they are trying to distinguish themselves from other churches and New Calendarists in particular, that distinct phrasing makes it seem as though the calendar is much more important to their faith than it probably is, important as it may be.

While I realize that this is where the similarity likely end, I thought it amusingly similar in name structure to the fictional "Monastery of the Sacred and Life-Giving Calendar" noted in my linked article.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4701 on: April 04, 2014, 05:41:05 AM »


A gaggle of Old Believer girls at their parents' naturalization ceremony in 1975.

I am convinced that the girl on the far left is my father's aunt. She is the spitting image of her youngest daughter.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4702 on: April 04, 2014, 10:21:47 AM »

Funny headwear of this guy on the right - no idea, which version of islam is he?...

Turbans are awesome. I wish more people still used them.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4703 on: April 04, 2014, 11:26:20 AM »
Could just be newly converted Hyperislamic Hamid trying to rock it old school.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4704 on: April 04, 2014, 07:30:49 PM »
It's probably a customary headgear of some imams. IIRC a local Tatar imam wore a turban while attending a liturgy celebrated by HAH while he was visiting here. The imam was a honorary guest so he dressed accordingly.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4705 on: April 05, 2014, 05:02:29 AM »
ehind.'
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4706 on: April 05, 2014, 12:41:24 PM »
The above post is intended for discussion purposes and is comprised of my personal opinion.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4707 on: April 09, 2014, 01:02:03 PM »
"My doubt in Christ is not like that of a child; it was forged in a furnace of faith." - Dostoevsky

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4708 on: April 09, 2014, 04:32:21 PM »


My university has a ton of Muslim girls wearing all variety of traditional clothing (from hijabs to chadors to niqabs), and I always wonder what their feelings are about how all the American girls dress.Yoga non-pants are rampant here, among other things.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4709 on: April 14, 2014, 10:06:26 PM »
Jesus, take the wheel.


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4710 on: April 15, 2014, 11:57:58 PM »
As I was just reminded.....-This- is what I was doing 29 years ago tonight...



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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4711 on: April 20, 2014, 10:25:49 PM »
Wow, that is the biggest engolpion (is this the right word?) I have ever seen. From a True Orthodox page.



Geez, I wonder how much it weighs.
Anyway, he's a faker. This bishop tries to impress people, but unfortunately no real bishop wears an engolpion that big!

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4712 on: April 21, 2014, 09:08:28 AM »


A Russian Priest celebrating the Liturgy for the Russian "Whites" in Spain during the Spanish Civil War. On the left of the altar is the Russian Imperial flag and on the right the Francoist flag.

Wow, poor White Russians, having to ally with one set of devils in the vain hope of defeating another.  Put not your trust in princes and sons of men, I suppose.  Especially fascists.  The Wehrmacht and Mussolini's boys did pretty well in that war.  Glory to God they were ultimately obliterated and wiped off the face of the Earth.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4713 on: April 21, 2014, 02:19:52 PM »
"My doubt in Christ is not like that of a child; it was forged in a furnace of faith." - Dostoevsky

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4714 on: April 21, 2014, 09:11:47 PM »
"My doubt in Christ is not like that of a child; it was forged in a furnace of faith." - Dostoevsky

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4715 on: April 23, 2014, 08:06:40 AM »
LOL World War Z  ;D
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4716 on: April 23, 2014, 05:07:34 PM »

Why post such a weird contrast of faces?

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4717 on: April 23, 2014, 05:14:48 PM »
"My doubt in Christ is not like that of a child; it was forged in a furnace of faith." - Dostoevsky

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4718 on: April 23, 2014, 05:16:04 PM »

Why post such a weird contrast of faces?

I find it amusing :angel:

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4719 on: April 23, 2014, 11:24:08 PM »
"My doubt in Christ is not like that of a child; it was forged in a furnace of faith." - Dostoevsky

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4720 on: April 24, 2014, 03:49:55 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4721 on: April 25, 2014, 05:34:44 PM »
"My doubt in Christ is not like that of a child; it was forged in a furnace of faith." - Dostoevsky

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4722 on: April 28, 2014, 01:01:23 PM »
Why do I find this so amusing?



Dinosaurs don't fast.

I always thought that Genarro the lawyer was a bit of a wiener.

I was 6 and obsessed with dinosaurs when "Jurassic Park" came out. My parents took me to see it. Later on, I drew a picture in school of poor Genarro being eaten on the toilet. Yep...

He was cooler in the book.  Just like Muldoon.  Don't get me wrong.  Muldoon was cool-ish in the movie, but failing to whack a raptor with a SPAS-12 ain't as cool as blowing one apart with a LAW rocket while stuffed into a drainage pipe.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4723 on: April 29, 2014, 02:37:37 AM »
"My doubt in Christ is not like that of a child; it was forged in a furnace of faith." - Dostoevsky

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #4724 on: April 29, 2014, 08:53:21 AM »
Posted for an admirer of my current avatar...

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