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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5715 on: September 05, 2014, 04:47:36 PM »
I am more worried about why there is a circle drawing compass with a crown on it...


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Tis a Masonic plot!  They've turned Jesus into a pelican!!!
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5716 on: September 05, 2014, 04:49:55 PM »
I forget where, but Jesus is referred to once as 'the good pelican.' It may be in an Epistle. I remember it was also in one of my old Roman Catholic prayer books.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5717 on: September 05, 2014, 04:51:23 PM »
A pelican?

It's a mythical pelican, like the Phoenix.  Both were thought to exist.  The mythical pelican was thought to feed her young with her blood.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5718 on: September 05, 2014, 04:51:50 PM »
I forget where, but Jesus is referred to once as 'the good pelican.' It may be in an Epistle. I remember it was also in one of my old Roman Catholic prayer books.

Well, what do you know. You are right!  I still say it is a masonic plot though...

http://forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=88946
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5719 on: September 05, 2014, 04:53:20 PM »
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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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5720 on: September 05, 2014, 04:53:53 PM »
I knew the Pelican thing...


still want to know why the compass is -wearing- a crown.....;)
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5721 on: September 05, 2014, 04:56:39 PM »
I knew the Pelican thing...


still want to know why the compass is -wearing- a crown.....;)

hmmm....beats me
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5722 on: September 05, 2014, 05:24:08 PM »
I knew the Pelican thing...


still want to know why the compass is -wearing- a crown.....;)

hmmm....beats me

It's a symbol of the 18th degree of the Mansory.


http://www.phoenixmasonry.org/masonicmuseum/sr_rose_croix_18th_degree_jewel.htm


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The first symbol, the Triangles, stands for Noachite Masonry and the time surrounding the building of the Ark. It encompasses the degree of Royal Ark Mariner in the AMD system.

The second symbol, the Compasses, stands for Solomonic Masonry and the time surrounding the building and rebuilding of the Temple at Jerusalem. It encompasses the degrees of Excellent Master and Grand Tyler of Solomon.

The third symbol, the Crown, stands for Royal Masonry and the instances where royalty has had an influence on Masonry or Masonic characters. It encompasses the degrees of Secret Monitor (David/Saul) and Knight of Constantinople (Constantine).

The fourth symbol, the Cross, stands for Christian Masonry and the instances where Christianity has had an influence on Masonry or Masonic characters. It encompasses the degree of St.Lawrence the Martyr.

The degrees added in 1933 fit neatly into the Solomonic Epoch and thus are also represented by the Compasses. The Red Branch of Erie degrees can be considered a part of the Royal Epoch, even though it has a well known emblem of its own. The "chair" degrees also fit into this emblem; the Installed Sovereign Master degree in the Solomonic Epoch and the Installed Commander Noah degree in the Noachite Epoch.
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The cross, like the triangle and the circle, is one of the primary symbols of our consciousness. No complete explanation of their meaning can be given, because they are embedded in the deepest levels of our mind.

The rose, on its part, is a symbol of perfection and mystery. Erman points out that the rose is also a symbol of love, “Amor” in Latin, which can be interpreted as “A-Mor”, that is the negation of death. The rose embracing the cross thus represents immortality, and the way to achieve it, which is love.

The rose is also an important alchemical symbol. The number of petals is meaningful as well as their color, which may be red, white or black, the three principal alchemical colors.

As mentioned above, Albert Pike stated clearly the principles of Freemasonry as an universal philosophy, allowing the faithful of various religions to sit together and work in harmony for the progress of Humanity as a whole. (...) Pike carefully chooses his words so as to make them
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5723 on: September 07, 2014, 10:05:05 AM »

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5724 on: September 07, 2014, 10:53:10 AM »
Faith, Hope, and Love.


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5725 on: September 07, 2014, 10:58:06 AM »
Faith, Hope, and Love.

I see we are posting in this thread on the same theme today  8)

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5726 on: September 08, 2014, 03:26:21 PM »


Iraqi Christian refugees write on their tents "Jesus is the light of the world" (يسوع نور العالم).

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5727 on: September 08, 2014, 06:35:15 PM »
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chief_Mouser_to_the_Cabinet_Office



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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5728 on: September 08, 2014, 08:37:30 PM »

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5729 on: September 08, 2014, 08:56:40 PM »
As with St. Joseph, once again the father is restricted to merely observing from a distance. Preferably looking sad if at all possible.


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5730 on: September 08, 2014, 09:48:21 PM »
As with St. Joseph, once again the father is restricted to merely observing from a distance. Preferably looking sad if at all possible.



LOL, and he had something to do with that.  :P
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5731 on: September 08, 2014, 09:53:28 PM »
As with St. Joseph, once again the father is restricted to merely observing from a distance. Preferably looking sad if at all possible.



LOL, and he had something to do with that.  :P

St. Anna is giving him a pretty stern look...

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5732 on: September 08, 2014, 10:43:05 PM »
I just ordered this icon of St. Anthony and a black100 knot prayer rope from Holy Transfiguration Monastery. Old Calendar Rules!

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5733 on: September 09, 2014, 10:44:12 AM »



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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5734 on: September 09, 2014, 01:37:54 PM »
Nephi,



A little too much loving, don't you think?  :P
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The erection of one’s rod counts as a form of glory (Theophylaktos of Ohrid, A Defense of Eunuchs, p. 329).

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5735 on: September 09, 2014, 01:39:40 PM »
Watch where your hands are wandering, St. Joachim!
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5736 on: September 09, 2014, 01:53:38 PM »
Someone better teach them how to do a 'Christian side hug' right quick.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5737 on: September 09, 2014, 01:55:34 PM »
Someone better teach them how to do a 'Christian side hug' right quick.
Or better yet, the fist bump.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5738 on: September 09, 2014, 01:57:50 PM »

St. Eulalia, John William Waterhouse

This was meant to be a symbolic representation of the execution of the thirteen-year-old in Barcelona, altho the style is realistic. The red garment symbolizes her wounds from the thirteen tortures, the cross represents martyrdom, the snow her virginity, the pigeons the dove that emerged from her body at death.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5739 on: September 09, 2014, 02:03:22 PM »
Boobs.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5740 on: September 09, 2014, 02:30:56 PM »
Thirteen.
Psalm 37:23 The Lord guides a man safely in the way he should go.

Prov. 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.

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« Reply #5741 on: September 09, 2014, 02:35:21 PM »
Awkward.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5742 on: September 09, 2014, 02:42:37 PM »
Please don't project meta-debates onto me.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5743 on: September 09, 2014, 02:44:10 PM »
Shall there be no end to the constant stream of pre-raphaelites?

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5744 on: September 09, 2014, 02:48:34 PM »
Shall there be no end to the constant stream of pre-raphaelites?
What, you don't like color?
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« Reply #5745 on: September 09, 2014, 02:50:37 PM »
Psalm 37:23 The Lord guides a man safely in the way he should go.

Prov. 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5746 on: September 09, 2014, 02:51:22 PM »
Shall there be no end to the constant stream of pre-raphaelites?
What, you don't like color?

Pre-Raphaelite art is kitsch. Most of it is horribly sentimental. Too much attention is usually given to details. There's always a lot going on in the background which distracts from what the painting is about.

Say no to pre-raphaelites.
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« Reply #5747 on: September 09, 2014, 02:51:31 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5748 on: September 09, 2014, 02:52:12 PM »
Shall there be no end to the constant stream of pre-raphaelites?
What, you don't like color?

Pre-Raphaelite art is kitsch. Most of it is horribly sentimental and too much attention is given to details. There's always a lot going on in the background which distracts what the painting is about.

Interesting.  That's more or less how I feel about churches covered floor to ceiling with icons.  :P
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« Reply #5749 on: September 09, 2014, 02:52:35 PM »
Shall there be no end to the constant stream of pre-raphaelites?
What, you don't like color?

Pre-Raphaelite art is kitsch. Most of it is horribly sentimental and too much attention is given to details. There's always a lot going on in the background which distracts what the painting is about.
I have zero taste when it comes to art, but I do like brightly colored paintings.  They make me happy.  :)
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« Reply #5750 on: September 09, 2014, 02:53:25 PM »
Shall there be no end to the constant stream of pre-raphaelites?
What, you don't like color?

Pre-Raphaelite art is kitsch. Most of it is horribly sentimental and too much attention is given to details. There's always a lot going on in the background which distracts what the painting is about.

Interesting.  That's more or less how I feel about churches covered floor to ceiling with icons.  :P
You wouldn't be saying that if you had a seventh ecumenical counsel!
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5751 on: September 09, 2014, 02:59:33 PM »
Shall there be no end to the constant stream of pre-raphaelites?
What, you don't like color?

Pre-Raphaelite art is kitsch. Most of it is horribly sentimental and too much attention is given to details. There's always a lot going on in the background which distracts what the painting is about.

Interesting.  That's more or less how I feel about churches covered floor to ceiling with icons.  :P
You wouldn't be saying that if you had a seventh ecumenical counsel!

Even if such a thing existed, I would feel this way. 
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5752 on: September 09, 2014, 03:03:47 PM »
Shall there be no end to the constant stream of pre-raphaelites?
What, you don't like color?

Pre-Raphaelite art is kitsch. Most of it is horribly sentimental. Too much attention is usually given to details. There's always a lot going on in the background which distracts from what the painting is about.

Say no to pre-raphaelites.

"Kitsch" shouldn't designate a very serious school. Perhaps you've been exposed to too much derivative work, which is kitsch. Perhaps you're just not a serious student of art. Or perhaps your politics is showing (for those who don't know, Arts and Crafts and Pre-raphaelites were not, let's say, great promoters of modernity or despotism).
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5753 on: September 09, 2014, 03:20:52 PM »
Shall there be no end to the constant stream of pre-raphaelites?
What, you don't like color?

Pre-Raphaelite art is kitsch. Most of it is horribly sentimental. Too much attention is usually given to details. There's always a lot going on in the background which distracts from what the painting is about.

Say no to pre-raphaelites.

"Kitsch" shouldn't designate a very serious school. Perhaps you've been exposed to too much derivative work, which is kitsch. Perhaps you're just not a serious student of art. Or perhaps your politics is showing (for those who don't know, Arts and Crafts and Pre-raphaelites were not, let's say, great promoters of modernity or despotism).

Perhaps Pre-Raphaelite art is generally bad and devoid of genius, and kitsch is my way of describing sentimental, over-the-top paintings.

That's probably it.

Less is more, more is less. A maxim someone should have told the pre-raphaelites.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5754 on: September 09, 2014, 04:35:08 PM »
Perhaps they did not paint for you.
"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 #5755 on: September 09, 2014, 04:46:33 PM »
The Pope Emeritus after reading enough posts on OC.net


Resized to make the klobuk and Russian cross more visible  ;) :D
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« Reply #5756 on: September 09, 2014, 04:48:23 PM »
The Pope Emeritus after reading enough posts on OC.net


Is that what made him want to step down?

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5758 on: September 09, 2014, 06:52:17 PM »
The Pope Emeritus after reading enough posts on OC.net


Resized to make the klobuk and Russian cross more visible  ;) :D


You missed the prayer rope on his left wrist.
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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
Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart,
Translated from the Russian by E. Kadloubovksy and G.E.H. Palmer, Faber and Faber, London, Boston, 1992 printing.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5759 on: September 09, 2014, 10:20:59 PM »
Nephi,



A little too much loving, don't you think?  :P

"At least wait until she leaves for the Temple..."
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