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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5445 on: July 30, 2014, 04:00:27 PM »
O precious twin towers . As far as I know this picture was taken in July 2001 :'(



On the tradition of "where were you then?", I was in Lisbon, had literally just got my Portuguese passport and was going back to my relative's home. I saw a group of people watching the TVs in a shop and when I joined them, the second plane hit.

I was flying to London the next day. People in the street were saying a war was starting and everybody was worried about taking the plane.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5446 on: July 30, 2014, 04:27:22 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5447 on: July 30, 2014, 08:04:03 PM »
O precious twin towers . As far as I know this picture was taken in July 2001 :'(



On the tradition of "where were you then?", I was in Lisbon, had literally just got my Portuguese passport and was going back to my relative's home. I saw a group of people watching the TVs in a shop and when I joined them, the second plane hit.

I was flying to London the next day. People in the street were saying a war was starting and everybody was worried about taking the plane.

Sad, sad day. I remember that day very clearly.  :'(

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5448 on: July 31, 2014, 12:17:55 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 #5449 on: July 31, 2014, 08:50:01 AM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5450 on: July 31, 2014, 09:10:50 AM »
^ why does this agitate me so?
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5451 on: July 31, 2014, 09:13:23 AM »
Only in Holy Russia

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5452 on: July 31, 2014, 09:29:35 AM »


JUSTIN!! I'm not commenting on the picture you shared but on your signature. I swear.for a moment I thought it was real and right on my screen :o  >:(

You sacred me  :'(
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5453 on: July 31, 2014, 10:13:29 AM »
^ you been toking, boy?
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5454 on: July 31, 2014, 10:44:41 AM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5455 on: July 31, 2014, 10:14:25 PM »
Found on amazon.com: Yizzam - Vasily Perov - "Fedor Dostoyevsky" (1872) - Ladies Womens Leggings - Price: $48.00 - $52.00 

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5456 on: August 01, 2014, 12:28:47 PM »
^ you been toking, boy?


Raylight, I find it quite endearing how you understand/don't understand some things posted here, being a non native English speaker.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5457 on: August 01, 2014, 02:11:03 PM »
Church as it was on the day of my baptism:



Bonus points if you can name the feast (it's a trick question):

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5458 on: August 01, 2014, 02:14:38 PM »
Church as it was on the day of my baptism:


I love that church.

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Bonus points if you can name the feast (it's a trick question):



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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5459 on: August 01, 2014, 02:18:16 PM »
You should submit that to Orthodox Christian Network, they are showcasing churches from around the globe and I'm sure an Old-Rite church would get in there.  :)
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5460 on: August 01, 2014, 02:26:13 PM »
Church as it was on the day of my baptism:


I love that church.

Quote
Bonus points if you can name the feast (it's a trick question):



Sunday of the Last Judgement. 

No cigar Mor, if no one else gets it by 4, I'll post the answer.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5461 on: August 01, 2014, 02:27:35 PM »
Well, Ascension seems like the obvious answer... but if it's a trick...
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5462 on: August 01, 2014, 02:29:15 PM »
You should submit that to Orthodox Christian Network, they are showcasing churches from around the globe and I'm sure an Old-Rite church would get in there.  :)

My Godfather took the picture, so I'd have ask him first. I just wish the flash wasn't reflected on the royal doors.  :)
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5463 on: August 01, 2014, 02:29:57 PM »
Well, Ascension seems like the obvious answer... but if it's a trick...

You're on the right track.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5464 on: August 01, 2014, 02:31:41 PM »
Well, Ascension seems like the obvious answer... but if it's a trick...

You're on the right track.
Okay, I really can't tell the difference between it and the Acension icon.  :P

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5465 on: August 01, 2014, 02:37:23 PM »
It is the Ascension icon. Perhaps I should have been more clear that I wasn't asking for the feast of the icon, but rather based off of the icon what day was it? The fact that it's a trick question was meant to suggest that it wasn't the day of the feast of the Ascension.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5466 on: August 01, 2014, 02:45:59 PM »
It is the Ascension icon. Perhaps I should have been more clear that I wasn't asking for the feast of the icon, but rather based off of the icon what day was it? The fact that it's a trick question was meant to suggest that it wasn't the day of the feast of the Ascension.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5467 on: August 01, 2014, 02:50:24 PM »
It is the Ascension icon. Perhaps I should have been more clear that I wasn't asking for the feast of the icon, but rather based off of the icon what day was it? The fact that it's a trick question was meant to suggest that it wasn't the day of the feast of the Ascension.

Sunday of the Holy Fathers.

Do other churches celebrate major feasts as an octave (minus Pascha which is 40 days)?
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5468 on: August 01, 2014, 02:54:06 PM »
It is the Ascension icon. Perhaps I should have been more clear that I wasn't asking for the feast of the icon, but rather based off of the icon what day was it? The fact that it's a trick question was meant to suggest that it wasn't the day of the feast of the Ascension.

Sunday of the Holy Fathers.

Do other churches celebrate major feasts as an octave (minus Pascha which is 40 days)?

Technically, an "afterfeast" is not an "octave", at least not in all cases.

Afterfeasts seem to be uniquely Byzantine and Roman/Western.  Syriac practice has them for Pascha, Pentecost (Sunday through Tuesday), and Christmas (through Epiphany).  Off the top of my head, though, I can't think of any other feast which has them. 
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5469 on: August 01, 2014, 03:00:20 PM »
It is the Ascension icon. Perhaps I should have been more clear that I wasn't asking for the feast of the icon, but rather based off of the icon what day was it? The fact that it's a trick question was meant to suggest that it wasn't the day of the feast of the Ascension.

Sunday of the Holy Fathers.

Do other churches celebrate major feasts as an octave (minus Pascha which is 40 days)?

Technically, an "afterfeast" is not an "octave", at least not in all cases.

Afterfeasts seem to be uniquely Byzantine and Roman/Western.  Syriac practice has them for Pascha, Pentecost (Sunday through Tuesday), and Christmas (through Epiphany).  Off the top of my head, though, I can't think of any other feast which has them. 

Maybe it's an Old-Rite thing, but the date in question was the Leave Taking of the Ascension. Sorry to have dragged that out.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5470 on: August 01, 2014, 03:04:10 PM »
It is the Ascension icon. Perhaps I should have been more clear that I wasn't asking for the feast of the icon, but rather based off of the icon what day was it? The fact that it's a trick question was meant to suggest that it wasn't the day of the feast of the Ascension.

Sunday of the Holy Fathers.

Do other churches celebrate major feasts as an octave (minus Pascha which is 40 days)?

Technically, an "afterfeast" is not an "octave", at least not in all cases.

Afterfeasts seem to be uniquely Byzantine and Roman/Western.  Syriac practice has them for Pascha, Pentecost (Sunday through Tuesday), and Christmas (through Epiphany).  Off the top of my head, though, I can't think of any other feast which has them. 

Maybe it's an Old-Rite thing, but the date in question was the Leave Taking of the Ascension. Sorry to have dragged that out.

LOL.  No, it's not just an Old Rite thing, but it is a Byzantine thing. 

Because you said it was a trick question, I thought "Jesus is coming back the same way he came" and figured "Maybe the Old Rite uses an Ascension icon for the Sunday of the Last Judgement", hence my original answer.  My latest answer was simply that I picked the nearest Sunday rather than the farthest Friday.  :P
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5471 on: August 01, 2014, 04:35:49 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5472 on: August 01, 2014, 06:58:50 PM »
Just so everyone knows, "Words with Friends" is NOT an Orthodox app:  



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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5473 on: August 02, 2014, 05:04:10 AM »
The Bulgarian Rila Monastery easily has my favorite icons ever. Here are a few pictures:



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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5474 on: August 02, 2014, 07:28:49 AM »
Ageed.  Rila is just amazing.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5475 on: August 02, 2014, 08:16:05 AM »
That is a spectacular shade of blue. :)
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« Reply #5476 on: August 02, 2014, 09:32:29 AM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5478 on: August 04, 2014, 02:34:14 AM »


Is this beautiful baby related to you?
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5479 on: August 04, 2014, 10:09:32 AM »
Jerusalem during World War One.

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Re: Picture of the Day
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« Reply #5482 on: August 07, 2014, 06:50:43 AM »
Liza and Peacemaker - wonderful pictures! <3
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« Reply #5483 on: August 07, 2014, 08:20:37 AM »


Yet more proof that a love of cats is an essential requirement for monastics.  :D
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« Reply #5484 on: August 07, 2014, 02:49:33 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5485 on: August 07, 2014, 02:54:27 PM »
Is shaving the fountain of youth as some would think?



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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5486 on: August 07, 2014, 03:14:33 PM »

You think "being Catholic" would make the cut... or is that one on the list for joy in the next life? (according to the Pope, that is)
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« Reply #5487 on: August 07, 2014, 03:19:27 PM »

You think "being Catholic" would make the cut... or is that one on the list for joy in the next life? (according to the Pope, that is)

He wasn't trying to be religious when he said that. He apparently said those tips for all people from all religions and beliefs. Nothing wrong in that.
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« Reply #5488 on: August 07, 2014, 03:25:22 PM »


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5489 on: August 07, 2014, 03:26:01 PM »

You think "being Catholic" would make the cut... or is that one on the list for joy in the next life? (according to the Pope, that is)

He wasn't trying to be religious when he said that. He apparently said those tips for all people from all religions and beliefs. Nothing wrong in that.

I agree that there's nothing wrong with him saying that on a personal level, but the nature of his office gives people the wrong impression when he says things like that.
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