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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5895 on: September 29, 2014, 01:06:03 PM »

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5896 on: September 29, 2014, 05:07:52 PM »

nice!

Where's this? And when was this mosaic made?

It's from the Kykkos Monastery in Cyprus.

And this says that the frescoes were made by "the Kepola brothers, Cypriot icon painters, and of others from Greece and Romania." Which appears to mean late-20th century, since the two brothers made icons for a church in 1991-1992 (here).

And here's an interesting excerpt I stumbled across from Adoro te devote, an Eucharistic hymn by Thomas Aquinas:

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Pelican of mercy, Jesus, Lord and God,
Cleanse me, wretched sinner, in Thy Precious Blood:
Blood where one drop for human-kind outpoured
Might from all transgression have the world restored.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5898 on: September 30, 2014, 08:26:07 PM »
That Jesus looks 80!
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5899 on: September 30, 2014, 08:31:53 PM »
My only weakness is, well, never mind

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5900 on: September 30, 2014, 08:40:16 PM »


That's the face I made upon seeing this.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5901 on: September 30, 2014, 09:23:26 PM »
it really looks like an emaciated Chuck Norris
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5902 on: September 30, 2014, 09:38:38 PM »
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Are you content with just being an intelligent hairless ape that just cannot resist the primitive urge to fling poo at people passing by,  just like a monkey in the zoo ?

Do you stay in the field and do the work that you accepted, or do you continuously run back into town and give people black eyes, or maybe push them down the stairs, because they don't do what you do ?

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5903 on: October 01, 2014, 12:11:39 AM »
when did Leonard Nimoy pose as Jesus?

I see it!
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5904 on: October 01, 2014, 12:19:15 AM »
when did Leonard Nimoy pose as Jesus?

I see it!

I am now trying to imagine Jesus delivering the Sermon on the Mount using the voice of Leonard Nimoy (this voice, specifically). Interesting...  8)

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5906 on: October 02, 2014, 05:57:22 AM »
Knowledge put into action is power, so use this wisely!


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5908 on: October 02, 2014, 07:43:36 PM »
I couldn't even make it halfway through without bursting into laughter...where on Earth did you find that?

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5909 on: October 02, 2014, 07:48:03 PM »
It's from a Facebook page called The Oatmeal...

https://www.facebook.com/theoatmeal

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5910 on: October 02, 2014, 08:06:08 PM »


Boy-O this brings back memories of my BOYS sitting at the dinner table.

Boys will be boys. 

sigh. . .lol
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5911 on: October 02, 2014, 11:45:11 PM »
This is a picture of the screen while I was watching the Roku TV broadcast of the channel for Blind Cat Rescue, an animal shelter in North Carolina. They have an all-day webcam of the main room. Here, you will usually see the cats play, eat, sleep, and be awesome. And then there's what happened today: three cats picked the same box at the same time, in which to take a nap. Just below the wheel in the middle of the shot, you can see a black cat sleeping on top of another black cat, while a gray cat is asleep squished in the corner. Another gray cat is walking by. :)

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5912 on: October 03, 2014, 12:11:00 PM »
That looks more like a wolf than a cat
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5913 on: October 03, 2014, 01:20:32 PM »
It's common knowledge that you secretly want to be born in early 17th century Russia.  As a serf or a royal, I know not.  Chances are serf.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5914 on: October 03, 2014, 01:38:43 PM »


Yay! Yay! There *are* cats in Heaven!  :angel:
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5915 on: October 04, 2014, 07:28:00 PM »
The voice of one crying in the wilderness...


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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5917 on: October 04, 2014, 11:18:43 PM »
oh that took me a minute...


clearly celebrating vodka day!
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5918 on: October 05, 2014, 12:12:50 AM »
Question a friend, perhaps he did not do it; but if he did anything so that he may do it no more.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5920 on: October 06, 2014, 12:29:50 AM »
^Obviously New Calendar Hobbits with a ROCOR parish near the Shire.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5921 on: October 06, 2014, 07:08:58 PM »
According to Facebook:

October 5, 2014

H.H. Patriarch Irinej of Serbia and and Crown Prince Alexander visited St Peters and St Pauls Syriac Orthodox Church Sweden

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5923 on: October 06, 2014, 07:59:13 PM »
According to Facebook:

October 5, 2014

H.H. Patriarch Irinej of Serbia and and Crown Prince Alexander visited St Peters and St Pauls Syriac Orthodox Church Sweden



Cool pics, but why is HH wearing a Cope over his Cassock?

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5924 on: October 06, 2014, 08:05:34 PM »
I'm pretty sure that's a Syriac phelonion, in which case that is really freaking cool.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5925 on: October 06, 2014, 08:05:59 PM »
Syrians typically welcome visiting bishops into the church in this manner.
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« Reply #5926 on: October 06, 2014, 08:10:06 PM »
Syrians typically welcome visiting bishops into the church in this manner.
I think it says a lot both that they did it for him and that he did it.
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Syrians typically welcome visiting bishops into the church in this manner.
I think it says a lot both that they did it for him and that he did it.

He looks good!
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5929 on: October 07, 2014, 01:23:28 AM »
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« Reply #5930 on: October 07, 2014, 12:04:03 PM »
Syrians typically welcome visiting bishops into the church in this manner.
I think it says a lot both that they did it for him and that he did it.

He looks good!

Still looking good:







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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5932 on: October 07, 2014, 01:28:07 PM »
I thought Serbians were one of the more "conservative" EO bodies regarding the OO's? Definitely neat to see such a thing.

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« Reply #5933 on: October 07, 2014, 01:37:50 PM »
I thought Serbians were one of the more "conservative" EO bodies regarding the OO's? Definitely neat to see such a thing.
I've always thought quite the opposite actually.  The preceding Serbian patriarch had good relations with our churches.
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« Reply #5934 on: October 07, 2014, 01:40:14 PM »
I thought Serbians were one of the more "conservative" EO bodies regarding the OO's? Definitely neat to see such a thing.
I've always thought quite the opposite actually.  The preceding Serbian patriarch had good relations with our churches.

Interesting. Must have just been my impression from American Serbians/converts, then.

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Re: Picture of the Day
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Does anyone know what HH is doing in this picture?
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Does anyone know what HH is doing in this picture?
I think he's praying at the altar of a Syriac Church.  And I'm curious to know.  Is His Holiness wearing a Syriac vestment?
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5937 on: October 07, 2014, 02:23:08 PM »
Syrians typically welcome visiting bishops into the church in this manner.

Nvm...missed this part...kool! Does he get to keep it?
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5938 on: October 07, 2014, 02:26:24 PM »
Not my dog. I can only wish.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #5939 on: October 07, 2014, 02:29:43 PM »
Dogs and cats...tsk tsk...they're both disappointed in you...you either support Caninism or Felinism. :P
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