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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6795 on: May 03, 2015, 08:39:16 AM »
And just not work at getting it?
Especially where that priest is, no mall?
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6796 on: May 03, 2015, 11:18:23 PM »


From a rather interesting article that just got posted on Firstthings. The author (correctly) describes this T-shirt as cheesy, yet later goes on to mention that when he read Athanasius comparing Jesus to a wrestler in On The Incarnation, the first thing he thought of was the T-shirt.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6797 on: May 04, 2015, 10:44:52 AM »
That varies from bishop to bishop.  I have heard of some places in the Orthodox world where the priest is actually expected to kill the animal for certain celebrations. 

Also, I don't think that our Alaskan clergy brethren have any problems with killing and skinning a moose.  But, go ahead and tell them they are 'sinners.'  I'm sure they'd appreciate it!   :o

As I have trudged this road in the Church, I have learned that the ideal is one thing, but the reality is quite another.  There are lots of ideals for clergy, but then life seems to always get in the way of our utopian dreams.





And here I thought we had the most practical religion!
But then I didn't know they had guns in the 3rd Century.

BTW, I noticed it appears he's wearing fur. So I am sure the animals didn't skin themselves too?

The problem is not with guns but the shedding of blood, priests also aren't supposed to slaughter farm animals. They can eat meat and wear fur though
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6798 on: May 04, 2015, 11:46:59 AM »
Thank God for common sense Bishops, people & priests.

That varies from bishop to bishop.  I have heard of some places in the Orthodox world where the priest is actually expected to kill the animal for certain celebrations. 
Also, I don't think that our Alaskan clergy brethren have any problems with killing and skinning a moose.  But, go ahead and tell them they are 'sinners.'  I'm sure they'd appreciate it!   :o
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And here I thought we had the most practical religion!
But then I didn't know they had guns in the 3rd Century.

BTW, I noticed it appears he's wearing fur. So I am sure the animals didn't skin themselves too?

The problem is not with guns but the shedding of blood, priests also aren't supposed to slaughter farm animals. They can eat meat and wear fur though
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6799 on: May 04, 2015, 10:50:28 PM »
I have heard of some places in the Orthodox world where the priest is actually expected to kill the animal for certain celebrations.

What celebrations would those be?

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6800 on: May 04, 2015, 10:56:18 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6801 on: May 06, 2015, 11:33:45 PM »
I have heard of some places in the Orthodox world where the priest is actually expected to kill the animal for certain celebrations.

What celebrations would those be?

Matagh.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6802 on: May 06, 2015, 11:34:33 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6803 on: May 07, 2015, 11:44:24 AM »
In seminary, a local priest I was assigned to told me an amusing story about how a family insisted that he sacrifice a lamb and smear the blood on a sick baby.  He refused, and asked another clergyman from the 'Old Country' about it, and he confirmed it was a common practice.  With half the parish threatening to leave the church if he didn't, he relented with no little remorse.

A few days later, he was at the church praying, and waiting for the family to bring the lamb in from a farm in the countryside.  The cars pulled up, and all he heard was lamenting.  When he came out, he found the lamb was already dead: it had jumped out of the window of the station wagon when someone rolled it down due to the overpowering smell of lamb poop in the car.  A passing truck 'sacrificed' the lamb.

The priest considered himself the most blessed man on the Eastern seaboard.  He talked them into some Holy Unction.  The child recovered.  All was made well with the world.

Meanwhile, we can all be glad that our Confession rite does not involve chickens: http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/884421.shtml
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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6805 on: May 07, 2015, 07:51:48 PM »
I have heard of some places in the Orthodox world where the priest is actually expected to kill the animal for certain celebrations.

What celebrations would those be?

Matagh.

Wrong.  In the Armenian Madagh tradition, the priest never kills the sheep.  He says prayers over them before they are slaughtered, or over the meat after it's slaughtered.  He never kills them.  As I said in another thread, my understanding is that our canons forbid professional butchers from becoming priests.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6807 on: May 09, 2015, 11:32:45 AM »
Please don't project meta-debates onto me.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6808 on: May 09, 2015, 01:23:35 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6809 on: May 10, 2015, 12:00:03 AM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6810 on: May 10, 2015, 12:06:44 AM »
mmmmmm....gyro meat  8)
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6811 on: May 10, 2015, 12:07:00 AM »
I have heard of some places in the Orthodox world where the priest is actually expected to kill the animal for certain celebrations.

What celebrations would those be?

Matagh.

Wrong.  In the Armenian Madagh tradition, the priest never kills the sheep.  He says prayers over them before they are slaughtered, or over the meat after it's slaughtered.  He never kills them.  As I said in another thread, my understanding is that our canons forbid professional butchers from becoming priests.

I stand corrected.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6812 on: May 10, 2015, 07:19:57 PM »


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6813 on: May 10, 2015, 07:26:35 PM »
What is going on there?
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6814 on: May 10, 2015, 07:28:45 PM »
Pews?

What's that altar-looking thing?
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6815 on: May 10, 2015, 07:30:15 PM »
What is going on there?

It's just before the beginning of the liturgy on Thursday night.

I'm not exactly sure why Father chose to stand facing the people.
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« Reply #6816 on: May 10, 2015, 07:30:42 PM »
Pews?

What's that altar-looking thing?

An altar.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6817 on: May 10, 2015, 07:31:52 PM »
Pews?

What's that altar-looking thing?

An altar.

What's it doing there?

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« Reply #6818 on: May 10, 2015, 07:57:14 PM »
Pews?

What's that altar-looking thing?

An altar.

What's it doing there?

I believe that was the second liturgy of the day. If you have two liturgies in one church in one day, you're supposed to bring out a second altar for the second service.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6819 on: May 10, 2015, 07:58:21 PM »
It was the eve of the feast of St. John, that's why we were celebrating.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6820 on: May 10, 2015, 10:01:28 PM »
Pews?

What's that altar-looking thing?

An altar.

What's it doing there?

I believe that was the second liturgy of the day. If you have two liturgies in one church in one day, you're supposed to bring out a second altar for the second service.

Interesting, sounds very similar to Coptic practice, only we would have another altar right behind the iconostases all the way to the side of the church if we were to do another liturgy in the same day.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6821 on: May 11, 2015, 12:01:13 AM »


Interesting the woman in the picture having no sleeves...that would not fly in my church.

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« Reply #6822 on: May 11, 2015, 06:55:55 AM »
Pews?

What's that altar-looking thing?

An altar.

What's it doing there?

I believe that was the second liturgy of the day. If you have two liturgies in one church in one day, you're supposed to bring out a second altar for the second service.

Interesting, sounds very similar to Coptic practice, only we would have another altar right behind the iconostases all the way to the side of the church if we were to do another liturgy in the same day.

Indeed. Curious that the second alter isn't behind the iconostasis.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6823 on: May 11, 2015, 07:13:10 AM »


Interesting the woman in the picture having no sleeves...that would not fly in my church.

Not to mention pews and the priest has a trimmed beard.

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« Reply #6824 on: May 11, 2015, 07:44:15 AM »


Interesting the woman in the picture having no sleeves...that would not fly in my church.

Not to mention pews and the priest has a trimmed beard.

Pews, a priest who busts out the old Wahl All-in-One (probably to keep his shallow, worldly wife happy), and a brazen woman in a sleeveless dress...and I'll bet she's shaved her armpits to boot!  This must be a Lutheran church, amirite fellas?

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6825 on: May 12, 2015, 06:26:17 AM »
Pews?

What's that altar-looking thing?

An altar.

What's it doing there?

I believe that was the second liturgy of the day. If you have two liturgies in one church in one day, you're supposed to bring out a second altar for the second service.

Interesting, sounds very similar to Coptic practice, only we would have another altar right behind the iconostases all the way to the side of the church if we were to do another liturgy in the same day.

I know a Coptic parish that does the same as in the picture.
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« Reply #6826 on: May 12, 2015, 10:30:24 AM »
Looks like he's just reading the Gospel.  We don't serve liturgy that way.  Besides, the lamp in front would make things awkward.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6827 on: May 12, 2015, 12:48:06 PM »
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« Reply #6828 on: May 12, 2015, 12:49:55 PM »


The Icon of St. George and Monk on Mount Athos
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« Reply #6829 on: May 12, 2015, 12:51:55 PM »
how old is the icon?
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« Reply #6830 on: May 12, 2015, 12:56:02 PM »
how old is the icon?

I'm not sure but the caption said it has a lovely story with it that dates to the time of iconoclasm.
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« Reply #6831 on: May 12, 2015, 12:56:08 PM »
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« Reply #6832 on: May 12, 2015, 01:12:38 PM »
What does the good priest say when the lovely deer eats his garden?


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« Reply #6833 on: May 12, 2015, 01:16:34 PM »
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« Reply #6834 on: May 12, 2015, 01:21:19 PM »
What does the good priest say when the lovely deer eats his garden?


:) :) :)

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« Reply #6835 on: May 12, 2015, 01:24:41 PM »
What does the good priest say when the lovely deer eats his garden?


:) :) :)

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« Reply #6836 on: May 12, 2015, 01:27:40 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6837 on: May 12, 2015, 01:30:45 PM »
As close to all-in-one as nature gets (click for full size):

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« Reply #6838 on: May 12, 2015, 01:31:49 PM »

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