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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #9360 on: June 27, 2017, 04:43:24 AM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #9361 on: June 27, 2017, 05:54:50 PM »
Pentecost in Serbia. A strange ceremony with a tree after Liturgy. Frankly speaking, I have no idea what's going there, but I've seen similar pictures recently, and only from the parishes belonging to the Šumadija diocese.





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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #9362 on: June 27, 2017, 05:56:30 PM »
Pentecost in Serbia. A strange ceremony with a tree after Liturgy. Frankly speaking, I have no idea what's going there, but I've seen similar pictures recently, and only from the parishes belonging to the Šumadija diocese.

Are they preparing it for Christmas Eve?
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #9363 on: June 27, 2017, 06:05:07 PM »
Pentecost in Serbia. A strange ceremony with a tree after Liturgy. Frankly speaking, I have no idea what's going there, but I've seen similar pictures recently, and only from the parishes belonging to the Šumadija diocese.

Are they preparing it for Christmas Eve?

It seems to be an oak, so... It may be an explanation  :laugh:
However, to be serious, the oak (precisely, its branches) to be badnjak on Christmas eve should be chosen and brought from a forest by man/men from the family (and the parish) in the morning of Christmas Eve.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #9364 on: June 28, 2017, 02:10:56 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #9365 on: June 28, 2017, 02:23:57 PM »
^Is that a village in Russia?

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« Reply #9366 on: June 28, 2017, 02:27:15 PM »
^Is that a village in Russia?

It seems so, but I'm not sure.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #9367 on: July 02, 2017, 09:33:56 AM »
Always check connection

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #9368 on: July 02, 2017, 08:03:09 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #9369 on: July 03, 2017, 02:41:15 PM »
"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
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #9371 on: July 04, 2017, 12:25:39 PM »
Lol, fog of war!
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #9372 on: July 05, 2017, 03:02:37 AM »


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The main attraction of the amusement park is a 60ft (18m) high mechanical statue of Jesus that rises up once an hour from a plaster replica of the Golgotha mountaintop.

The event is accompanied by a loud chorus from Handel's Messiah.

When the giant Jesus has completed his ascent, he swivels, closes his eyes and rotates the palms of his hands, provoking great emotion in the visitors at the bottom of the mountain.

http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-40416626
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #9373 on: July 05, 2017, 12:51:18 PM »
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The main attraction of the amusement park is a 60ft (18m) high mechanical statue of Jesus that rises up once an hour from a plaster replica of the Golgotha mountaintop.

The event is accompanied by a loud chorus from Handel's Messiah.

When the giant Jesus has completed his ascent, he swivels, closes his eyes and rotates the palms of his hands, provoking great emotion in the visitors at the bottom of the mountain.

http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-40416626

Amazing!
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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 #9374 on: July 05, 2017, 01:22:46 PM »
Isn't there also the Holy Land Experience in Orlando?
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #9375 on: July 05, 2017, 01:26:10 PM »
Yes, yes there is
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #9376 on: July 05, 2017, 01:39:48 PM »


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The main attraction of the amusement park is a 60ft (18m) high mechanical statue of Jesus that rises up once an hour from a plaster replica of the Golgotha mountaintop.

The event is accompanied by a loud chorus from Handel's Messiah.

When the giant Jesus has completed his ascent, he swivels, closes his eyes and rotates the palms of his hands, provoking great emotion in the visitors at the bottom of the mountain.

http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-40416626

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #9377 on: July 05, 2017, 04:13:40 PM »

Which do you prefer? ;)
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #9378 on: July 06, 2017, 01:14:09 AM »


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The main attraction of the amusement park is a 60ft (18m) high mechanical statue of Jesus that rises up once an hour from a plaster replica of the Golgotha mountaintop.

The event is accompanied by a loud chorus from Handel's Messiah.

When the giant Jesus has completed his ascent, he swivels, closes his eyes and rotates the palms of his hands, provoking great emotion in the visitors at the bottom of the mountain.

http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-40416626



You can go to Florida for the Holy Land Experience park. 
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #9379 on: July 06, 2017, 08:29:03 AM »


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The main attraction of the amusement park is a 60ft (18m) high mechanical statue of Jesus that rises up once an hour from a plaster replica of the Golgotha mountaintop.

The event is accompanied by a loud chorus from Handel's Messiah.

When the giant Jesus has completed his ascent, he swivels, closes his eyes and rotates the palms of his hands, provoking great emotion in the visitors at the bottom of the mountain.

http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-40416626



You can go to Florida for the Holy Land Experience park.

I'll keep it in mind if I ever develop an eating disorder and need to induce vomiting.
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« Reply #9380 on: July 06, 2017, 12:52:28 PM »


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The main attraction of the amusement park is a 60ft (18m) high mechanical statue of Jesus that rises up once an hour from a plaster replica of the Golgotha mountaintop.

The event is accompanied by a loud chorus from Handel's Messiah.

When the giant Jesus has completed his ascent, he swivels, closes his eyes and rotates the palms of his hands, provoking great emotion in the visitors at the bottom of the mountain.

http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-40416626



You can go to Florida for the Holy Land Experience park.

I'll keep it in mind if I ever develop an eating disorder and need to induce vomiting.

Let me know.  There are special teas that help with that.  That way you retch more out.
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« Reply #9381 on: July 06, 2017, 01:18:43 PM »


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The main attraction of the amusement park is a 60ft (18m) high mechanical statue of Jesus that rises up once an hour from a plaster replica of the Golgotha mountaintop.

The event is accompanied by a loud chorus from Handel's Messiah.

When the giant Jesus has completed his ascent, he swivels, closes his eyes and rotates the palms of his hands, provoking great emotion in the visitors at the bottom of the mountain.

http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-40416626



You can go to Florida for the Holy Land Experience park.

I'll keep it in mind if I ever develop an eating disorder and need to induce vomiting.

Let me know.  There are special teas that help with that.  That way you retch more out.

So far, I'm doing okay on my own!
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #9382 on: July 07, 2017, 03:54:01 PM »
Foto de Constantine Goh.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #9383 on: July 07, 2017, 04:11:07 PM »
^No love for the Indians.
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« Reply #9384 on: July 07, 2017, 06:51:45 PM »
^No love for the Indians.

You weren't alive then.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #9385 on: July 07, 2017, 08:10:59 PM »
Foto de Constantine Goh.

I can see the Catholics who say Orthodoxy is many separate churches with their heads exploding.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #9386 on: July 09, 2017, 02:41:07 PM »


I call it "World Dryer"

I used a "Potato quality" lens. The inscription reads (in English):
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Dryers help protect the environment.
They save trees from being used for paper towels.
They eliminate paper towel waste.
They are more sanitary to use than paper and help maintain cleaner facilities.


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #9387 on: July 13, 2017, 03:12:10 AM »
(this is a truth picture)


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #9388 on: July 13, 2017, 04:47:35 PM »
Made a spontaneous trip to Goodwill today, and found this icon of the Wedding at Cana for $3.00.



Upon turning the icon around, I found this message on the back.



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Brandy & Lee
I hope this icon reminds you of your wedding day. The joy, the support & love of all the important people in your lives,
a good-time party had by all. Christian marriage has the Hallmark in history of being the only legitimized union of women & men resulting in equality. Marriage also provides personal & social order. But mainly marriage is another arena in which we show obedience, mostly to God, but also to our spouse. Likewise, through marriage love is made manifest, mostly in our actions & interactions with God & also with our spouse. I send my blessing to both of you.
Many Years! Karen.

There is also a sticker on the back with a link to Orthodox Incense, although a quick poke through their website shows they no longer sell icons, instead recommending that their patrons buy from the Saint Isaac the Syrian Skete.

Just goes to show you never know what you'll find in a Goodwill.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #9389 on: July 13, 2017, 04:49:11 PM »
Nice find!  I wonder what made them give such a personal item away?  Or if indeed they are still alive?
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #9390 on: July 13, 2017, 04:53:25 PM »
Nice find!  I wonder what made them give such a personal item away?  Or if indeed they are still alive?

I thought "divorce". 
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #9391 on: July 13, 2017, 04:58:45 PM »
Nice find!  I wonder what made them give such a personal item away?  Or if indeed they are still alive?
My assumption is that the couple divorced and neither wanted to keep a reminder of the marriage, but anything is possible.
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« Reply #9392 on: July 13, 2017, 06:54:45 PM »
That's more a shame than if they actually departed this life as a couple.  Lord, have mercy.  :'(
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #9393 on: July 13, 2017, 09:37:39 PM »
Iconographic Slavonic ligatures

Foto de Svetlana Petruchik Ushakova.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #9394 on: July 13, 2017, 09:43:27 PM »
^ Very nice!
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #9395 on: July 13, 2017, 09:55:38 PM »
Nice find!  I wonder what made them give such a personal item away?  Or if indeed they are still alive?

I thought "divorce".

Better Goodwill than the garbage.
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« Reply #9396 on: July 13, 2017, 10:22:19 PM »
Nice find!  I wonder what made them give such a personal item away?  Or if indeed they are still alive?

I thought "divorce".

Better Goodwill than the garbage.

True. I wonder how old it appears to be? To me, it doesn't look old so I also thought divorce or apostasy, but it's hard to tell in a photo.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #9397 on: July 13, 2017, 10:46:23 PM »
Nice find!  I wonder what made them give such a personal item away?  Or if indeed they are still alive?

I thought "divorce".

Better Goodwill than the garbage.

True. I wonder how old it appears to be? To me, it doesn't look old so I also thought divorce or apostasy, but it's hard to tell in a photo.

My guess is 90's or early 00's, considering it must have been bought online. While the materials are in very good shape, the print itself is not of the best quality, looking like a blown up low-res image. It's still a very nice icon, and I am very happy to have stumbled upon it.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #9398 on: July 13, 2017, 10:54:23 PM »
Nice find!  I wonder what made them give such a personal item away?  Or if indeed they are still alive?

I thought "divorce".

Better Goodwill than the garbage.

True. I wonder how old it appears to be? To me, it doesn't look old so I also thought divorce or apostasy, but it's hard to tell in a photo.

My guess is 90's or early 00's, considering it must have been bought online. While the materials are in very good shape, the print itself is not of the best quality, looking like a blown up low-res image. It's still a very nice icon, and I am very happy to have stumbled upon it.

Yes, I'm glad for you. Well, it's conceivable folks married in the '90s are dead today, but still seems less likely than divorce.

The Wayback Machine shows data for orthodoxincense.com back only to 2007, but there may be an explanation and they're actually older than that.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #9400 on: July 13, 2017, 11:32:41 PM »
The Wayback Machine shows data for orthodoxincense.com back only to 2007, but there may be an explanation and they're actually older than that.

Thanks for reminding me of the Wayback Machine!

Using it I've found that they never actually offered a Wedding at Cana icon. It would appear that from September 2010 - Mid February 2013 they did offer "Special Order Ikons," suggesting that this was how the icon was ordered. This would also explain the poor quality of the print, as Karen (I'm assuming she's the one who placed the order) likely provided a low resolution image and Orthodox Incense had to do the best they could. They stopped selling icons completely by November 2013, so that gives us a 29-38 month window for potential ordering. 
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #9401 on: July 13, 2017, 11:36:56 PM »
The Wayback Machine shows data for orthodoxincense.com back only to 2007, but there may be an explanation and they're actually older than that.

Thanks for reminding me of the Wayback Machine!

Using it I've found that they never actually offered a Wedding at Cana icon. It would appear that from September 2010 - Mid February 2013 they did offer "Special Order Ikons," suggesting that this was how the icon was ordered. This would also explain the poor quality of the print, as Karen (I'm assuming she's the one who placed the order) likely provided a low resolution image and Orthodox Incense had to do the best they could. They stopped selling icons completely by November 2013, so that gives us a 29-38 month window for potential ordering.

So we're looking at a marriage of maybe five years in length. Considering the statistical rarity of couples marrying in old age or couples dying together in accidents (both of which, granted, can happen), I'm betting on a divorce here.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #9402 on: July 13, 2017, 11:43:43 PM »
Well isn't this a cheery conversation...
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #9403 on: July 13, 2017, 11:45:22 PM »
So we're looking at a marriage of maybe five years in length. Considering the statistical rarity of couples marrying in old age or couples dying together in accidents (both of which, granted, can happen), I'm betting on a divorce here.

That's what I'd put my money on. Sad to think it is likely the jetsam of a divorce, but at least it has made its way back into a Christian home.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #9404 on: July 14, 2017, 12:23:43 AM »
That's what I'd put my money on. Sad to think it is likely the jetsam of a divorce, but at least it has made its way back into a Christian home.
I guess you have to pray for them, now that you paid for it. Goodwill is pretty strict about their no return policy.
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