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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5490 on: August 07, 2014, 03:40:05 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.

True, it may confuse some people. But I think of it like what St Paul said, that for the Jews, he is Jewish and for the Gentiles, he is gentile...etc. So maybe the Pope is using that type of way to evangelize  :)

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« Reply #5491 on: August 07, 2014, 07:27:05 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5492 on: August 07, 2014, 10:23:16 PM »


Kitteh IT: now taking payment in treats! Free cat hair with every order!

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5493 on: August 07, 2014, 10:43:15 PM »


Kitteh IT: now taking payment in treats! Free cat hair with every order!

That poor kitten is going to be nearsighted. It must be trying to catch the cursor.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5494 on: August 07, 2014, 11:30:49 PM »


Yet more proof that a love of cats is an essential requirement for monastics.  :D

An Abbot told me once that cats are the only animal aloud to jump on the Altar and it doesn't need to be re-sanctified.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5495 on: August 07, 2014, 11:32:34 PM »
Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5496 on: August 07, 2014, 11:41:32 PM »
Is this a picture of St. John of Kronstadt?
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The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5497 on: August 07, 2014, 11:47:19 PM »
Is this a picture of St. John of Kronstadt?

It is.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5498 on: August 07, 2014, 11:56:05 PM »
Is this a picture of St. John of Kronstadt?

It is.

I have this very picture of the mitred St. John of Kronstadt.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5499 on: August 08, 2014, 12:52:36 AM »
This is Kolivo for St.Theodor the Recruit that my priest made. He is from Mt. Athos and was telling us that Kolivo on the Holy Mountain has icons on them made from sugar and spices that the monks hand make. It takes them hours to do and they don't use stencils.



This is an example of Kolival from Mt Athos
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5500 on: August 08, 2014, 01:24:34 AM »
This is Kolivo for St.Theodor the Recruit that my priest made. He is from Mt. Athos and was telling us that Kolivo on the Holy Mountain has icons on them made from sugar and spices that the monks hand make. It takes them hours to do and they don't use stencils.



This is an example of Kolival from Mt Athos


Is that ginger on the rim of the koliva?

The holy Cross looks like it might be made of cinnamon.

Wow. The icon on the koliva is absolutely splendid.
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The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5501 on: August 08, 2014, 01:42:35 AM »
I think it was dried peach, and yep the cross was cinnamon!
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5502 on: August 08, 2014, 05:44:49 AM »


Kitteh IT: now taking payment in treats! Free cat hair with every order!

Too gorgeous.  :laugh:

Is that spilt milk on the left corner of the laptop?  :laugh:
Am I posting? Or is it Schroedinger's Cat?

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5503 on: August 08, 2014, 05:44:50 AM »


Yet more proof that a love of cats is an essential requirement for monastics.  :D

An Abbot told me once that cats are the only animal allowed to jump on the Altar and it doesn't need to be re-sanctified.

Yes, this is true.  :)
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5504 on: August 08, 2014, 05:44:50 AM »


Kitteh IT: now taking payment in treats! Free cat hair with every order!

That poor kitten is going to be nearsighted. It must be trying to catch the cursor.

Cats are naturally farsighted. Kitty here is probably sitting where she is because computers are TOASTY.  :D
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5505 on: August 08, 2014, 05:44:50 AM »
This is Kolivo for St.Theodor the Recruit that my priest made. He is from Mt. Athos and was telling us that Kolivo on the Holy Mountain has icons on them made from sugar and spices that the monks hand make. It takes them hours to do and they don't use stencils.



This is an example of Kolival from Mt Athos


Most impressive! They're almost too beautiful to eat ....
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5506 on: August 08, 2014, 02:21:48 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5508 on: August 10, 2014, 08:49:35 PM »
I guess "pH balanced" wouldn't have worked as well. 
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5509 on: August 10, 2014, 08:57:13 PM »


Light Blue in the Coptic church? I'm paying attention.

Even though I've seen that picture before
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5511 on: August 10, 2014, 09:31:20 PM »
^ Pure awesomeness.  I think I'm going to go golden retriever shopping tomorrow. :)  This one looks like my BobbyJoe.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5512 on: August 11, 2014, 12:31:51 AM »
"Love ... is an abyss of illumination, a mountain of fire ... . It is the condition of angels, the progress of eternity" (Climacus).

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« Reply #5513 on: August 11, 2014, 03:21:53 AM »


Light Blue in the Coptic church? I'm paying attention.

Even though I've seen that picture before

I'd love to know what they're laughing at. 
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5515 on: August 11, 2014, 06:40:04 AM »
Who is the woman?

St. Olga of Kiev, Equal-to-the-Apostles.

A similar image with a partial inscription:
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« Reply #5516 on: August 11, 2014, 10:39:24 AM »
We could use these guys on the Ebola thread:

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« Reply #5517 on: August 11, 2014, 02:25:59 PM »


Yet more proof that a love of cats is an essential requirement for monastics.  :D

An Abbot told me once that cats are the only animal aloud to jump on the Altar and it doesn't need to be re-sanctified.

So, cats are holy then? The ancient Egyptians had it right.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5518 on: August 11, 2014, 02:43:28 PM »


Light Blue in the Coptic church? I'm paying attention.

Even though I've seen that picture before

I'd love to know what they're laughing at. 

This could be a meme starter
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5519 on: August 11, 2014, 03:57:34 PM »


Light Blue in the Coptic church? I'm paying attention.

Even though I've seen that picture before

I'd love to know what they're laughing at. 

This could be a meme starter

Probably best to get ecclesiastical approval first with that bishop, no doubt.
I wonder if anyone knows the context here.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5520 on: August 11, 2014, 04:54:06 PM »


Some thoughts:

"And then he said that the falafels were not fasting food; it was really ground beef!"

"And then he said 'That statue was canonical!'"

"And he thought the bishop allowed him to shave his beard!"

"And he chanted 'o-o-o' instead of 'o-o'!"

(I couldn't help myself)
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5521 on: August 11, 2014, 05:48:53 PM »


Some thoughts:

"And then he said that the falafels were not fasting food; it was really ground beef!"

"And then he said 'That statue was canonical!'"

"And he thought the bishop allowed him to shave his beard!"

"And he chanted 'o-o-o' instead of 'o-o'!"

(I couldn't help myself)

Most likely: "And he thought the bishop allowed him to shave his beard!"

(I couldn't help myself)
The deacon is not laughing.

That reminds me of the OCA policy of only letting candidates know about 2 days in advance that they are going to be tonsured as readers..

One of the candidates had just shaved his head bare the week before, so the bishop had great difficulty finding some peach fuzz to cut off. Those huge scissors did not help.     :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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« Reply #5522 on: August 11, 2014, 05:57:51 PM »
That reminds me of the OCA policy of only letting candidates know about 2 days in advance that they are going to be tonsured as readers..

I've never heard of such a policy. 
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« Reply #5523 on: August 11, 2014, 06:00:49 PM »
That reminds me of the OCA policy of only letting candidates know about 2 days in advance that they are going to be tonsured as readers..

I've never heard of such a policy. 

It seems common in almost all EO jurisdictions. Hence, the need to borrow a reader's cassock for the occasion.

A member of the GOC-K was tonsured about two years ago, and at the time, he had just a little peach fuzz on top of his head, but no facial hair. He was only given 12 hours notice, and was in shock.
The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5524 on: August 11, 2014, 06:06:17 PM »
That reminds me of the OCA policy of only letting candidates know about 2 days in advance that they are going to be tonsured as readers..

I've never heard of such a policy. 

It seems common in almost all EO jurisdictions. Hence, the need to borrow a reader's cassock for the occasion.

A member of the GOC-K was tonsured about two years ago, and at the time, he had just a little peach fuzz on top of his head, but no facial hair. He was only given 12 hours notice, and was in shock.


But I've never heard of an OCA policy along these lines. 
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« Reply #5525 on: August 11, 2014, 06:26:57 PM »
Wait a minute, people are allowed to smile in church? When did that happen?

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5526 on: August 11, 2014, 06:57:26 PM »
Wait a minute, people are allowed to smile in church? When did that happen?

It's a pre-Chalcedonian tradition. 
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5527 on: August 11, 2014, 06:58:37 PM »
Wait a minute, people are allowed to smile in church? When did that happen?

It's a pre-Chalcedonian tradition. 

I sense a disturbing lack of sobriety in this thread.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5528 on: August 11, 2014, 07:06:46 PM »
That reminds me of the OCA policy of only letting candidates know about 2 days in advance that they are going to be tonsured as readers..

I've never heard of such a policy. 

It seems common in almost all EO jurisdictions. Hence, the need to borrow a reader's cassock for the occasion.

A member of the GOC-K was tonsured about two years ago, and at the time, he had just a little peach fuzz on top of his head, but no facial hair. He was only given 12 hours notice, and was in shock.


But I've never heard of an OCA policy along these lines. 

 ::) It is not an official traditional policy ... it just happens like clockwork with most of the EO jurisdiction.
The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5529 on: August 11, 2014, 07:09:03 PM »
That reminds me of the OCA policy of only letting candidates know about 2 days in advance that they are going to be tonsured as readers..

I've never heard of such a policy. 

It seems common in almost all EO jurisdictions. Hence, the need to borrow a reader's cassock for the occasion.

A member of the GOC-K was tonsured about two years ago, and at the time, he had just a little peach fuzz on top of his head, but no facial hair. He was only given 12 hours notice, and was in shock.


But I've never heard of an OCA policy along these lines. 

 ::) It is not an official traditional policy ... it just happens like clockwork with most of the EO jurisdiction.


Oh.
Mor has an open appeal. This we knew already.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5530 on: August 11, 2014, 07:48:08 PM »


My contributions to the caption contest:

1. "So then he says...with a straight face...'Orthodox?  But you guys rejected Chalcedon, right?'"

2. "And then Mr. Stavropoulos chimes in with 'But St. Cyril and St. Athanasius were Greek!'"

3. "So the dude goes, 'Is the Pope Catholic?' and I'm like, 'Not around here he's not!'"

4. "And I almost communed the guy because I thought he said Armenian.  Turns out he said Albanian!"

5. "So I was like, 'I'd like to speak to a Ms. Arfan please.  First name Anna.'"

6. "And I was all like, 'Whoah, man!  When I said I was cool with English hymns, I meant actual hymns in English!  Not that garbage!'"

7. "Yeah, I'll get right on that.  Right after I enthrone a bishop for New Jersey!"
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5531 on: August 11, 2014, 07:57:38 PM »
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4. "And I almost communed the guy because I thought he said Armenian.  Turns out he said Albanian!"
"I asked the guy if he was Armenian, he said 'well I'm not Calvinist!'"
You sound like a professional who knows what he's talking about.  That's because you are.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5532 on: August 11, 2014, 08:00:52 PM »


I'm a cat person myself, but I can't help getting all gooey over this gorgeous sweetie.  :laugh:
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« Reply #5533 on: August 11, 2014, 08:00:52 PM »


Gosh I love it.

Who is the woman?

St Olga, Great Princess of Kiev, and Equal-to-the-Apostles. She was the first ruler of the land of Rus' to convert to Christianity, and was also the grandmother of St Vladimir of Kiev, who established Orthodoxy as the official faith of that land.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5534 on: August 11, 2014, 08:03:01 PM »


My contributions to the caption contest:

1. "So then he says...with a straight face...'Orthodox?  But you guys rejected Chalcedon, right?'"

2. "And then Mr. Stavropoulos chimes in with 'But St. Cyril and St. Athanasius were Greek!'"

3. "So the dude goes, 'Is the Pope Catholic?' and I'm like, 'Not around here he's not!'"

4. "And I almost communed the guy because I thought he said Armenian.  Turns out he said Albanian!"

5. "So I was like, 'I'd like to speak to a Ms. Arfanplease.  First name Anna.'"

6. "And I was all like, 'Whoah, man!  When I said I was cool with English hymns, I meant actual hymns in English!  Not that garbage!'"

7. "Yeah, I'll get right on that.  Right after I enthrone a bishop for New Jersey!"

Lol!!! Number 7 is my favorite!  That should be the meme!
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