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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5580 on: August 17, 2014, 12:05:39 PM »

Oh that does take me back.  I had that exact one!
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5581 on: August 17, 2014, 04:54:36 PM »


If you know Arabic, this might be useful.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5582 on: August 17, 2014, 05:18:09 PM »


If you know Arabic, this might be useful.

That looks way too organized to be a proper Orthodox procession. Are you sure those aren't Maronites in disguise?

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5583 on: August 17, 2014, 05:37:41 PM »


If you know Arabic, this might be useful.

That looks way too organized to be a proper Orthodox procession. Are you sure those aren't Maronites in disguise?

Coptic choir of deacons (subdeacons or lower though probably) on a "Nahda" procession (procession in honor of the Theotokos) in the Metropolos of Assiut in Dronka suburb.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5584 on: August 17, 2014, 05:41:17 PM »
Keep in mind they do this daily for the fast of the Theotokos, and temperatures there are 120-130 Fahrenheit!
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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5586 on: August 17, 2014, 06:10:12 PM »
That looks way too organized to be a proper Orthodox procession. Are you sure those aren't Maronites in disguise?

They're definitely Orthodox, though at least one of the Facebook comments noted (with surprise and pleasure) the coordination of the event(s).  :)
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5590 on: August 18, 2014, 04:09:51 PM »


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5591 on: August 18, 2014, 05:20:41 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5592 on: August 18, 2014, 06:26:15 PM »


could you check your URL? The picture isn't coming up
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5597 on: August 19, 2014, 05:19:53 PM »
Grumpy Cat has obviously never gone to Good Friday services at his local Coptic/Indian church. 
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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5599 on: August 19, 2014, 07:12:07 PM »
Grumpy Cat has obviously never gone to Good Friday services at his local Coptic/Indian church. 

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5600 on: August 22, 2014, 12:42:31 AM »


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5602 on: August 22, 2014, 12:15:45 PM »
^^^Can anything good come out of NJ?  ;)
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5603 on: August 22, 2014, 12:53:50 PM »
^^^Can anything good come out of NJ?  ;)

He was in exile.  He's back home now.  :P

Seriously, though, I don't know if it's because I tend to notice him more (for obvious reasons) or because he gets or has his own good media coverage or what, but His Holiness seems to be a very visible (and down to earth) presence and advocate for the suffering Christians of the Middle East, whatever Church they may belong to.  I don't doubt the hard work of the other patriarchs in that region, but this one seems to be particularly zealous and untiring.  He makes us all proud.







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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5604 on: August 22, 2014, 01:04:02 PM »
Our parish had the blessing of His Holiness praying a liturgy with us when he was still the Metropolitan in NJ.  If it wasn't for the hat, you couldn't tell if he was a Coptic bishop or a Syrian bishop.  He can chant a Coptic liturgy very well.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5605 on: August 22, 2014, 01:06:54 PM »
Our parish had the blessing of His Holiness praying a liturgy with us when he was still the Metropolitan in NJ.  If it wasn't for the hat, you couldn't tell if he was a Coptic bishop or a Syrian bishop.  He can chant a Coptic liturgy very well.

His Malayalam isn't so bad either.  ;)
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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5607 on: August 22, 2014, 03:05:48 PM »
Can anything good come out of NJ?  ;)

The question is, can anything good STAY in Jersey?





He was in exile.  He's back home now.  :P

Well, we in the land of exile miss him....but understand.

Seriously, though, I don't know if it's because I tend to notice him more (for obvious reasons) or because he gets or has his own good media coverage or what, but His Holiness seems to be a very visible (and down to earth) presence and advocate for the suffering Christians of the Middle East, whatever Church they may belong to.  I don't doubt the hard work of the other patriarchs in that region, but this one seems to be particularly zealous and untiring.  He makes us all proud.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5608 on: August 22, 2014, 03:22:56 PM »


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I find this both beautiful and oddly eerie.
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Re: Picture of the Day
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Worship is theology, so a church which brings Evangelical and Charismatic "praise & worship" into its corporate life is no longer Orthodox.  It is, by definition, heterodox.  Those "Orthodox" leaders who make theological arguments for the incorporation of heteropraxis into the life of the Church are heretics.

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Re: Picture of the Day
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bulgarian saint

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Re: Picture of the Day
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that is some beautiful iconography. If I'm reason this correctly, Petka?
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5616 on: August 23, 2014, 10:56:10 AM »


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that is some beautiful iconography. If I'm reason this correctly, Petka?

Yes it is.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5617 on: August 23, 2014, 10:59:11 AM »


bulgarian saint
that is some beautiful iconography. If I'm reason this correctly, Petka?

Looks very 17th century-ish.

I'm pretty sure LBK wouldn't approve at all.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5618 on: August 23, 2014, 11:10:48 AM »


https://twitter.com/Voproskin/status/502366952766320640/photo/1
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/thanks-putin-finland-flooded-with-cutprice-putin-cheese-as-russia-turns-away-european-exports-9686238.html

Note: Not a political post. Just a funny picture with source and background information.

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Re: Picture of the Day
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that is some beautiful iconography. If I'm reason this correctly, Petka?

Yes it is.

Do you happen to know if there is an icon of the deisis with the same style?
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bulgarian saint
that is some beautiful iconography. If I'm reason this correctly, Petka?

Yes it is.

Do you happen to know if there is an icon of the deisis with the same style?

I dont know.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5621 on: August 23, 2014, 02:29:39 PM »


bulgarian saint
that is some beautiful iconography. If I'm reason this correctly, Petka?

Yes it is.

Do you happen to know if there is an icon of the deisis with the same style?
There are many baroque icons of deisis.

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Plans for the festivities at the 2016 All-World Pan-Orthodox Almost-Ecumenical Council are coming along nicely.


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I call fake...

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