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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6435 on: March 03, 2015, 09:51:31 PM »


It must be very peaceful to pray in there.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6436 on: March 03, 2015, 10:22:57 PM »


It must be very peaceful to pray in there.

I wonder who the monk with no face is (second shelf from top, to the left of the schemamonk). 
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« Reply #6437 on: March 03, 2015, 10:24:28 PM »


It must be very peaceful to pray in there.

I wonder who the monk with no face is (second shelf from top, to the left of the schemamonk).

Perhaps he fell on the rock cliffs of Athos.  Only God knows.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6438 on: March 03, 2015, 10:59:37 PM »
They say that colored bones are a sign of holiness.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6439 on: March 04, 2015, 08:42:30 AM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6440 on: March 04, 2015, 09:02:10 AM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6441 on: March 04, 2015, 09:15:25 AM »


Melts the heart.

A bit to mellifluous for me, but then I am sick.

It is and I'm not.

By "mellifluous" do you mean "saccharine"?

Of course I do not know what you simply mean, unless it is artificially sweet. And yes, it is.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6442 on: March 04, 2015, 11:09:12 AM »


Melts the heart.

A bit to mellifluous for me, but then I am sick.

It is and I'm not.

By "mellifluous" do you mean "saccharine"?

Of course I do not know what you simply mean, unless it is artificially sweet. And yes, it is.
Oh, and Hecma, if you are not sick then have a better Lent.

Mellifluous means "pleasant to hear", which can't apply to a picture (unless you were being poetic). I assume you meant "sickly sweet or sentimental", which is what "saccharine" means.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6443 on: March 04, 2015, 12:04:14 PM »
I assume you meant "sickly sweet or sentimental", which is what "saccharine" means.

What describes the picture pretty well.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6444 on: March 04, 2015, 12:37:47 PM »
I assume you meant "sickly sweet or sentimental", which is what "saccharine" means.

What describes the picture pretty well.

It's the Western influence. Too realistic. This picture needs to be redone in proper Orthodox iconographic style.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6445 on: March 04, 2015, 12:44:25 PM »
I assume you meant "sickly sweet or sentimental", which is what "saccharine" means.

What describes the picture pretty well.

It's the Western influence. Too realistic. This picture needs to be redone in proper Orthodox iconographic style.

1. No one puts 4 random kettles on a shelf like that.
2. They have panckes but no plates or cutlery

These as well bother me.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6446 on: March 04, 2015, 01:26:03 PM »


Melts the heart.

A bit to mellifluous for me, but then I am sick.

It is and I'm not.

By "mellifluous" do you mean "saccharine"?

Of course I do not know what you simply mean, unless it is artificially sweet. And yes, it is.
Oh, and Hecma, if you are not sick then have a better Lent.

Mellifluous means "pleasant to hear", which can't apply to a picture (unless you were being poetic). I assume you meant "sickly sweet or sentimental", which is what "saccharine" means.

As a beekeeper we also use that term for anything that is overly sweet as we find honey to be the sweetest taste around yet folks have come up with things that are sickenly sweet and use this adjective in an expanded sense. Euphoric voice would be more precise in your correct approach.
Thank you for telling me the more exact and precise, most often used meaning.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6447 on: March 04, 2015, 01:27:26 PM »
1. No one puts 4 random kettles on a shelf like that.

Don't get out much, do you? 
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6448 on: March 04, 2015, 01:46:34 PM »
1. No one puts 4 random kettles on a shelf like that.

Don't get out much, do you?

He might be right; kids that age + gravity?
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6449 on: March 04, 2015, 03:59:20 PM »

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6450 on: March 04, 2015, 11:13:10 PM »
Oh, and Hecma, if you are not sick then have a better Lent.

Amen, amen, amen.  Let us all be sick so that we suffer more for the kingdom.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6451 on: March 05, 2015, 06:13:42 AM »
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« Reply #6452 on: March 05, 2015, 06:22:58 AM »
^That's a dapper way to earn one's way in life.  This should be in the Menswear thread.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6453 on: March 05, 2015, 08:55:55 AM »
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« Reply #6454 on: March 05, 2015, 08:58:15 AM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6455 on: March 05, 2015, 09:02:44 AM »
FINALLY, a bachelor that knows something about kids!
No wonder he's a Saint now.
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« Reply #6456 on: March 05, 2015, 09:06:41 AM »
FINALLY, a bachelor that knows something about kids!
No wonder he's a Saint now.

St Pasisios has said many wonderful things about children :)
St John Chrystostomos and St Porphyrios have nice quotes about children as well.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6457 on: March 05, 2015, 09:07:57 AM »
This one is my favourite

“What saves and makes for good children is the life of the parents in the home. The parents need to devote themselves to the love of God. They need to become saints in their relations to their children through their mildness, patience, and love. They need to make a new start every day, with a fresh outlook, renewed enthusiasm and love for their children. And the joy that will come to them, the holiness that will visit them, will shower grace on their children. Generally the parents are to blame for the bad behavior of the children. And their behavior is not improved by reprimands, disciplining, or strictness. If the parents do not pursue a life of holiness and if they don’t engage in spiritual struggle, they make great mistakes and transmit the faults they have within them. If the parents do not live a holy life and do not display love towards each other, the devil torments the parents with the reactions of the children. Love, harmony and understanding between parents are what are required for the children. This provides a great sense of security and certainty.”

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6458 on: March 05, 2015, 09:13:50 AM »
St John Chrysostomos

“When we teach children to be good, to be gentle, to be forgiving (all these are attributes of God), to be generous, to love their fellow men, to regard this present age as nothing, we instill virtue in their souls, and reveal the image of God within them.”

“Let everything take second place to our care of our children, our bringing them up to the discipline and instruction of the Lord. If from the beginning we teach them to love true wisdom, they will have great wealth and glory than riches can provide. If a child learns a trade, or is highly educated for a lucrative profession, all this is nothing compared to the art of detachment from riches; if you want to make your child rich, teach him this. He is truly rich who does not desire great possessions, or surround himself with wealth, but who requires nothing…Don’t think that only monks need to learn the Bible; Children about to go our into the world stand in greater need of Scriptural knowledge.”

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« Reply #6459 on: March 05, 2015, 09:14:26 AM »
It is good you find comfort in St. Porphyrios and urge your to continue. I pray for mothers often.
I feel diabolical, however I must ask, how many children did he have and raise?
So many unmarrieds have so much advice to offer in child rearing, I find it......well, I no longer listen to them as it is easier to train a mule to do the waltz while shooting hoops from downtown.
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Re: Picture of the Day
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It must be very peaceful to pray in there.

I wonder who the monk with no face is (second shelf from top, to the left of the schemamonk).

Perhaps he fell on the rock cliffs of Athos.  Only God knows.

It's father Ambrosije from Hilandar Monastery, Mount Athos. A schema monk with a hermit like lifestyle I think. I saw him at the end of January celebrating the service. When you just look at him you understand the verse "God is a consuming fire".
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6461 on: March 05, 2015, 11:22:34 AM »
It is good you find comfort in St. Porphyrios and urge your to continue. I pray for mothers often.
I feel diabolical, however I must ask, how many children did he have and raise?

These Fathers were "raised right."  They had good and loving families.  This also gives them experience.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6462 on: March 05, 2015, 11:59:57 AM »
It is good you find comfort in St. Porphyrios and urge your to continue. I pray for mothers often.
I feel diabolical, however I must ask, how many children did he have and raise?

These Fathers were "raised right."  They had good and loving families.  This also gives them experience.

As the song says, "Ain't nothing like the real thing, baby".
That's like living together in sin and calling it marriage.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6463 on: March 05, 2015, 01:01:28 PM »
It is good you find comfort in St. Porphyrios and urge your to continue. I pray for mothers often.
I feel diabolical, however I must ask, how many children did he have and raise?

These Fathers were "raised right."  They had good and loving families.  This also gives them experience.

As the song says, "Ain't nothing like the real thing, baby".
That's like living together in sin and calling it marriage.
No, sorry; no soap here.

So there's absolutely nothing anyone can truly understand about the proper upbringing of children unless he has regular sexual intercourse.  Glad we got that cleared up. 
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6464 on: March 05, 2015, 01:07:08 PM »
It is good you find comfort in St. Porphyrios and urge your to continue. I pray for mothers often.
I feel diabolical, however I must ask, how many children did he have and raise?
So many unmarrieds have so much advice to offer in child rearing, I find it......well, I no longer listen to them as it is easier to train a mule to do the waltz while shooting hoops from downtown.
Yeah. Stupid saints thinking that parents should devote themselves to the love of God or that they should teach their kids to be good and gentle. Who do they think they are, anyways? Some kind of parenting expert? Only St. Kate Gosselin can impart the wisdom of the ages regarding the proper raising of children. Through the intercessions of St. Kate of Kate Plus Eight, save us.
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« Reply #6465 on: March 05, 2015, 01:11:35 PM »
It is good you find comfort in St. Porphyrios and urge your to continue. I pray for mothers often.
I feel diabolical, however I must ask, how many children did he have and raise?

These Fathers were "raised right."  They had good and loving families.  This also gives them experience.

As the song says, "Ain't nothing like the real thing, baby".
That's like living together in sin and calling it marriage.
No, sorry; no soap here.

So there's absolutely nothing anyone can truly understand about the proper upbringing of children unless he has regular sexual intercourse.  Glad we got that cleared up.

Oh my, Mor, I am sorry you didn't learn about the birds and bees earlier than today!
Raising kids has nothing to do with regular sexual intercourse! Matter of fact, while raising kids that all ends.  And a real good dad doesn't even have to have intercourse to raise kids as it does not have to be his own biological offspring.
Truth is and speaking seriously the day-to-day the raising of children is a daily miracle that leads all who do so to realize why guppies are eaten by their progenitors.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6466 on: March 05, 2015, 01:59:42 PM »
It is good you find comfort in St. Porphyrios and urge your to continue. I pray for mothers often.
I feel diabolical, however I must ask, how many children did he have and raise?

These Fathers were "raised right."  They had good and loving families.  This also gives them experience.

As the song says, "Ain't nothing like the real thing, baby".
That's like living together in sin and calling it marriage.
No, sorry; no soap here.

So there's absolutely nothing anyone can truly understand about the proper upbringing of children unless he has regular sexual intercourse.  Glad we got that cleared up.

Oh my, Mor, I am sorry you didn't learn about the birds and bees earlier than today!
Raising kids has nothing to do with regular sexual intercourse! Matter of fact, while raising kids that all ends.  And a real good dad doesn't even have to have intercourse to raise kids as it does not have to be his own biological offspring.
Truth is and speaking seriously the day-to-day the raising of children is a daily miracle that leads all who do so to realize why guppies are eaten by their progenitors.

Then why ask how many children St Porphyrios had and raised?
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6467 on: March 05, 2015, 03:06:03 PM »
Oh my, Mor, I am sorry you didn't learn about the birds and bees earlier than today!
Raising kids has nothing to do with regular sexual intercourse! Matter of fact, while raising kids that all ends. And a real good dad doesn't even have to have intercourse to raise kids as it does not have to be his own biological offspring.
Truth is and speaking seriously the day-to-day the raising of children is a daily miracle that leads all who do so to realize why guppies are eaten by their progenitors.

Wow. I'm afraid I have to say I'm going with St. Porphyrius on this one.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6468 on: March 05, 2015, 03:07:26 PM »
Good quotes, Alexandra. We need to hang them up here in our home.
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« Reply #6469 on: March 05, 2015, 04:04:06 PM »
It is good you find comfort in St. Porphyrios and urge your to continue. I pray for mothers often.
I feel diabolical, however I must ask, how many children did he have and raise?

These Fathers were "raised right."  They had good and loving families.  This also gives them experience.

As the song says, "Ain't nothing like the real thing, baby".
That's like living together in sin and calling it marriage.
No, sorry; no soap here.

So there's absolutely nothing anyone can truly understand about the proper upbringing of children unless he has regular sexual intercourse.  Glad we got that cleared up.

Oh my, Mor, I am sorry you didn't learn about the birds and bees earlier than today!
Raising kids has nothing to do with regular sexual intercourse! Matter of fact, while raising kids that all ends.  And a real good dad doesn't even have to have intercourse to raise kids as it does not have to be his own biological offspring.
Truth is and speaking seriously the day-to-day the raising of children is a daily miracle that leads all who do so to realize why guppies are eaten by their progenitors.

Then why ask how many children St Porphyrios had and raised?

Sarcasm. Next time I will use  :P or  ::)
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« Reply #6470 on: March 05, 2015, 04:17:13 PM »
Oh my, Mor, I am sorry you didn't learn about the birds and bees earlier than today!
Raising kids has nothing to do with regular sexual intercourse! Matter of fact, while raising kids that all ends. And a real good dad doesn't even have to have intercourse to raise kids as it does not have to be his own biological offspring.
Truth is and speaking seriously the day-to-day the raising of children is a daily miracle that leads all who do so to realize why guppies are eaten by their progenitors.

Wow. I'm afraid I have to say I'm going with St. Porphyrius on this one.

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It is a good quote, however, for me, it is all to facile coming from those that the only yelling is in their heads and not both there but simultaneously at the morning breakfast table while making them lunch, changing a dirty one, getting the other squared away with socks, blah......etc.
It is to easy to pontificate about the most important task for the weakest and most important persons in the world, that's why God made it a tag team effort. I doubt none knows it better than parents to raise good children to be good at that thingy, be it a hunter, thief, Lover of The Truth , worker or what have you. We all want the best for our children.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6471 on: March 05, 2015, 05:01:53 PM »
"And if the man is the head of the family then the woman is the heart, and this heart is made by God that He may find rest in it”
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« Reply #6472 on: March 05, 2015, 05:02:40 PM »
"And if the man is the head of the family then the woman is the heart, and this heart is made by God that He may find rest in it”
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« Reply #6473 on: March 05, 2015, 05:03:00 PM »
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"And if the man is the head of the family then the woman is the heart, and this heart is made by God that He may find rest in it”
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« Reply #6474 on: March 05, 2015, 05:10:25 PM »
Good stuff. You should find the thread in Other Topics that was started for just this kind of quote-image.
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« Reply #6475 on: March 05, 2015, 05:11:03 PM »
Good stuff. You should find the thread in Other Topics that was started for just this kind of quote-image.

Oh ok thank you Porter :)
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« Reply #6476 on: March 06, 2015, 01:40:29 AM »


It must be very peaceful to pray in there.

I wonder who the monk with no face is (second shelf from top, to the left of the schemamonk).

Perhaps he fell on the rock cliffs of Athos.  Only God knows.

It's father Ambrosije from Hilandar Monastery, Mount Athos. A schema monk with a hermit like lifestyle I think. I saw him at the end of January celebrating the service. When you just look at him you understand the verse "God is a consuming fire".

I'm sure you are talking about the monk standing and not the skull without a face.  If you are talking about the skull, Athos just became an even more intersting place.
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« Reply #6477 on: March 06, 2015, 01:49:48 AM »
the skull without a face

This is what the faceless one looked like, his name was Jaqen H'ghar.

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« Reply #6478 on: March 06, 2015, 01:55:56 AM »
^Not Greek-looking enough.
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