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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5538 on: August 11, 2014, 10:12:21 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.

COOL!  I'll have to read up on St. Olga!

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5541 on: August 12, 2014, 12:03:53 AM »


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.

I love St. Olga but why does she usually look so angry in icons?

Mikhail Nesterov did a beautiful portrait of her:

http://www.wikiart.org/en/mikhail-nesterov/st-olga

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5542 on: August 12, 2014, 12:32:32 AM »
She does not look angry in those icons! Gosh! :) This is reminding me of a psychology class I took and the different descriptions different classmates gave of the same faces (not what the class exercise was supposed to be about, but even more interesting).

That is a beautiful painting you've provided.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5544 on: August 12, 2014, 04:53:26 PM »

Actually

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5545 on: August 12, 2014, 05:29:09 PM »
Actually:

"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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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5546 on: August 14, 2014, 05:29:40 PM »

Patriarch Jeremias II of Constantinople.

Never seen an Orthodox bishop clothed in this fashion. The hat reminds me of a Latin galero and the cassock looks like it has buttons.
You sound like a professional who knows what he's talking about.  That's because you are.

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« Reply #5547 on: August 15, 2014, 03:43:45 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5548 on: August 15, 2014, 03:51:00 PM »

Patriarch Jeremias II of Constantinople.

Never seen an Orthodox bishop clothed in this fashion. The hat reminds me of a Latin galero and the cassock looks like it has buttons.

Well, there are other representations of him


Anyway, I think it was happening in past that some of Orthodox Hierarchs wore Roman Catholics style cassocks, and Cardinal hats...

Metropolitan of Karlovci and Patriarch of Serbs Josif (Rajačić):


He lived in XIX century.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5549 on: August 15, 2014, 04:20:24 PM »

Patriarch Jeremias II of Constantinople.

Never seen an Orthodox bishop clothed in this fashion. The hat reminds me of a Latin galero and the cassock looks like it has buttons.

Well, there are other representations of him


Anyway, I think it was happening in past that some of Orthodox Hierarchs wore Roman Catholics style cassocks, and Cardinal hats...

Metropolitan of Karlovci and Patriarch of Serbs Josif (Rajačić):


He lived in XIX century.
I did some more research on it and the hat is not, in fact, a galero. It is a Byzantine hat that was secular in nature, denoting  his rank. He would have worn it over his epanokalimavkion, as depicted there.

That is really interesting that the Serbian Patriarch dressed like that for a time. He looks really awesome, not gonna lie.  :D I like the flared collar. :P
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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 #5550 on: August 15, 2014, 04:29:04 PM »
That is really interesting that the Serbian Patriarch dressed like that for a time. He looks really awesome, not gonna lie.  :D I like the flared collar. :P

We do that too. 

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5551 on: August 15, 2014, 04:30:09 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5552 on: August 15, 2014, 04:33:27 PM »
That is really interesting that the Serbian Patriarch dressed like that for a time. He looks really awesome, not gonna lie.  :D I like the flared collar. :P

We do that too. 
I guess that resolves that question.

I am now a miaphysite.
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Re: Picture of the Day
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The relic of the holy belt of our Lady, which was kept elsewhere for safe-keeping, is processed through the streets and returned to its original home, St Mary's Church ("Um az Zinnar") in Homs, Syria by the Patriarch of Antioch, Mor Ignatius Aphrem II today, 15 August 2014, the feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God.  

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5554 on: August 15, 2014, 04:44:33 PM »
That is really interesting that the Serbian Patriarch dressed like that for a time. He looks really awesome, not gonna lie.  :D I like the flared collar. :P

We do that too. 
I guess that resolves that question.

I am now a miaphysite.

It was only a matter of time.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5555 on: August 15, 2014, 04:52:19 PM »
That is really interesting that the Serbian Patriarch dressed like that for a time. He looks really awesome, not gonna lie.  :D I like the flared collar. :P

We do that too.  
I guess that resolves that question.

I am now a miaphysite.

It was only a matter of time.
I was initially turned off by the centipede chitin hats, but the flared collars did me in.
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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 #5556 on: August 15, 2014, 04:58:11 PM »
I was initially turned off by the centipede chitin hats, but the flared collars did me in.

What?

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5557 on: August 15, 2014, 05:03:13 PM »
I was initially turned off by the centipede chitin hats, but the flared collars did me in.

What?
Another person on this forum once asked how the Miaphysites had mastered the ancient Oriental art of convincing a giant centipede to curl up on one's head.
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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 #5558 on: August 15, 2014, 05:06:32 PM »


I mean, look at that thing!
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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
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The relic of the holy belt of our Lady, which was kept elsewhere for safe-keeping, is processed through the streets and returned to its original home, St Mary's Church ("Um az Zinnar") in Homs, Syria by the Patriarch of Antioch, Mor Ignatius Aphrem II today, 15 August 2014, the feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God.  

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5560 on: August 15, 2014, 07:11:23 PM »


I mean, look at that thing!

I never thought of it as a centipede chitin hat...to me it was a typical turban, shaped into today's "mitre" standards.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5561 on: August 15, 2014, 07:56:08 PM »
I was initially turned off by the centipede chitin hats, but the flared collars did me in.

What?
Another person on this forum once asked how the Miaphysites had mastered the ancient Oriental art of convincing a giant centipede to curl up on one's head.

Our hats are better.  Always.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5562 on: August 15, 2014, 07:58:46 PM »
I was initially turned off by the centipede chitin hats, but the flared collars did me in.

What?
Another person on this forum once asked how the Miaphysites had mastered the ancient Oriental art of convincing a giant centipede to curl up on one's head.

Our hats everything are better.  Always.


Corrected for you
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5563 on: August 16, 2014, 07:59:02 AM »
I was initially turned off by the centipede chitin hats, but the flared collars did me in.

What?
Another person on this forum once asked how the Miaphysites had mastered the ancient Oriental art of convincing a giant centipede to curl up on one's head.

Our hats are better for small iconostases.  Always.

Fixed that for you.
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« Reply #5564 on: August 16, 2014, 08:59:52 AM »
I love looking outside right after it has stopped raining.

Do not be cast down over the struggle - the Lord loves a brave warrior. The Lord loves the soul that is valiant.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5565 on: August 16, 2014, 09:29:01 AM »
I was initially turned off by the centipede chitin hats, but the flared collars did me in.

What?
Another person on this forum once asked how the Miaphysites had mastered the ancient Oriental art of convincing a giant centipede to curl up on one's head.

Our hats are better for small iconostases.  Always.

Fixed that for you.

See Denise right above you.  We both had it wrong, but I'm still more right than you.  :P

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5566 on: August 16, 2014, 09:29:44 AM »
I love looking outside right after it has stopped raining.



What paradise is this?

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« Reply #5567 on: August 16, 2014, 09:38:57 AM »
Sweden?
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« Reply #5568 on: August 16, 2014, 09:49:06 AM »
I love looking outside right after it has stopped raining.



What paradise is this?

I usually call it home, but if you're looking for a geographical location, it is right beneath the lagoon.

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« Reply #5569 on: August 16, 2014, 09:50:48 AM »
aha...that was my other guess..

I hope you take no offense at my error
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« Reply #5570 on: August 16, 2014, 09:56:21 AM »
I love looking outside right after it has stopped raining.



Like Nebraska.  Only wetter.
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« Reply #5571 on: August 16, 2014, 10:13:26 AM »
aha...that was my other guess..

I hope you take no offense at my error

Nah, I like Sweden.  :)
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« Reply #5572 on: August 16, 2014, 10:37:04 AM »
I love looking outside right after it has stopped raining.



Like Nebraska.  Only wetter.
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What paradise is this?

That picture + your question = Field of Dreams
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Vain existence can never exist, for "unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain." (Psalm 127)

If the faith is unchanged and rock solid, then the gates of Hades never prevailed in the end.

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« Reply #5577 on: August 17, 2014, 12:32:19 AM »

Patriarch Jeremias II of Constantinople.

Never seen an Orthodox bishop clothed in this fashion. The hat reminds me of a Latin galero and the cassock looks like it has buttons.

Check this out...Coptic priest of the 1500s:

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