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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1350 on: February 10, 2012, 04:48:53 PM »
Do not be cast down over the struggle - the Lord loves a brave warrior. The Lord loves the soul that is valiant.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1351 on: February 10, 2012, 05:15:58 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1352 on: February 10, 2012, 07:15:04 PM »

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1354 on: February 11, 2012, 12:29:02 AM »
This made me laugh :

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1355 on: February 11, 2012, 03:31:55 PM »

at the moment of death and an hour later...

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1356 on: February 11, 2012, 04:12:37 PM »
btw it it is Blessed Elder Joseph of Vatopedi

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1357 on: February 11, 2012, 04:47:07 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1358 on: February 11, 2012, 05:01:24 PM »
btw it it is Blessed Elder Joseph of Vatopedi

http://www.impantokratoros.gr/8D2A12EF.en.aspx

I have been on that website before, but I have never been able to find any information on the monastery other places. Do you know something about it?
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1359 on: February 11, 2012, 05:31:41 PM »
Something I discovered outside our house some time ago  :)
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1360 on: February 11, 2012, 06:43:34 PM »
btw it it is Blessed Elder Joseph of Vatopedi

http://www.impantokratoros.gr/8D2A12EF.en.aspx

I have been on that website before, but I have never been able to find any information on the monastery other places. Do you know something about it?

...other places

please,try to be more specific-maybe i have some pieces of information
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1361 on: February 11, 2012, 07:29:48 PM »
btw it it is Blessed Elder Joseph of Vatopedi

http://www.impantokratoros.gr/8D2A12EF.en.aspx

I have been on that website before, but I have never been able to find any information on the monastery other places. Do you know something about it?

...other places

please,try to be more specific-maybe i have some pieces of information
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Other places like websites, articles things like that. I was just looking for something about the monastery which I couldn't  find on the website.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1362 on: February 12, 2012, 06:55:56 AM »



Interesting picture.Which is the meaning of it?
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1363 on: February 12, 2012, 07:11:25 AM »


A must see.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1364 on: February 12, 2012, 10:58:08 AM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1365 on: February 13, 2012, 05:37:46 AM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1366 on: February 13, 2012, 03:41:34 PM »

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1367 on: February 13, 2012, 06:29:48 PM »



Interesting picture.Which is the meaning of it?

I'm not sure what the "author" meant by it....but, I see it as - we live for the moment and don't see beyond our immediate needs.

The guy is stuck in a cold hole.
He's cold so he destroys the ladder to build the fire to stay warm.
However, in fact he could have simply climbed that ladder and gotten out of the hole entirely...

....but, his current lifestyle is keeping him in that hole.

This can reflect on our lives and how we live them daily.

Are we so obssessed with the here and now....that we don't look at our future...and don't have a goal.

Are we so lost...that we could miss the ladder to Heaven because we are living only for the day....to satisfy our daily needs.

...that's what I got out of it.  :)
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1368 on: February 14, 2012, 05:14:05 AM »



Interesting picture.Which is the meaning of it?

I'm not sure what the "author" meant by it....but, I see it as - we live for the moment and don't see beyond our immediate needs.

The guy is stuck in a cold hole.
He's cold so he destroys the ladder to build the fire to stay warm.
However, in fact he could have simply climbed that ladder and gotten out of the hole entirely...

....but, his current lifestyle is keeping him in that hole.

This can reflect on our lives and how we live them daily.

Are we so obssessed with the here and now....that we don't look at our future...and don't have a goal.

Are we so lost...that we could miss the ladder to Heaven because we are living only for the day....to satisfy our daily needs.

...that's what I got out of it.  :)


That is a very powerful image, and a profound interpretation of it Liza. I'm afraid it defines my own life too well.


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1369 on: February 14, 2012, 08:40:40 AM »

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1370 on: February 14, 2012, 08:44:43 AM »


That. Is. Just. Too. TOO. TOO. Sweet!!!  :D :D :D
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1371 on: February 14, 2012, 12:29:59 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1372 on: February 14, 2012, 12:44:15 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1373 on: February 15, 2012, 06:06:48 AM »
""Love is a dangerous thing. It will crush you if you trust it. But without it you can never be whole. Love crucifies, but love saves. We will either be saved together with love, or damned alone without it."    Selam, +GMK+

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1374 on: February 15, 2012, 10:09:19 AM »



Interesting picture.Which is the meaning of it?

I'm not sure what the "author" meant by it....but, I see it as - we live for the moment and don't see beyond our immediate needs.

The guy is stuck in a cold hole.
He's cold so he destroys the ladder to build the fire to stay warm.
However, in fact he could have simply climbed that ladder and gotten out of the hole entirely...

....but, his current lifestyle is keeping him in that hole.

This can reflect on our lives and how we live them daily.

Are we so obssessed with the here and now....that we don't look at our future...and don't have a goal.

Are we so lost...that we could miss the ladder to Heaven because we are living only for the day....to satisfy our daily needs.

...that's what I got out of it.  :)


It's good to have a goal and look towards the future, but if we aren't focused on the here and now we will never reach our destination.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1375 on: February 16, 2012, 01:23:56 PM »

Yes, but, if you are overly focused on the here and now...you may destroy your future.

If you get bogged down with your daily cares, you just might lose sight of that future.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1376 on: February 16, 2012, 01:41:59 PM »


I collect photos of various rebel groups, and the one above is one that I had in my collection (although not so large).  The Liberian Rebels were certainly a strangly dressed lot.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1377 on: February 16, 2012, 02:36:53 PM »
Just one of thousands of reasons why these barbarians need to be colonized.   

I agree. Let's hope the Japanese will do better than they did 70 years ago.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1378 on: February 16, 2012, 08:27:55 PM »
My priest recently shared this :

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1379 on: February 17, 2012, 02:22:19 AM »

Great lectures by Father Thomas Hopko this week! I was blessed to be able to attend and to meet him. What a wonderful man!  :)



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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1380 on: February 17, 2012, 09:49:11 AM »
Where is the meme builder to make one of those picture collage things?  :)

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1381 on: February 17, 2012, 11:24:51 AM »

St. Nicholas in kimono*

I know it's a Greek word.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1382 on: February 17, 2012, 01:32:32 PM »
Kimono is a Greek word?  ???

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1383 on: February 17, 2012, 03:59:19 PM »
Kimono is a Greek word?  ???
See, I thought so as soon as I heard that Armenians invented the Taco.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1384 on: February 21, 2012, 06:41:36 PM »
Kimono is a Greek word?  ???

Haven't you seen that that?

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1385 on: February 21, 2012, 07:54:27 PM »
St. Nicholas in kimono*

There is something about Orthodox Christianity and Japaneseness together that just works ...

I know it's a Greek word.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1386 on: February 21, 2012, 09:00:41 PM »
Kimono is a Greek word?  ???

Haven't you seen that that?



I saw this today on FB.  I think it's great.  I'm going to steal it and post in the church newsletter!

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1387 on: February 24, 2012, 02:34:17 AM »
This is nature's way of reminding everyone that, no matter how old we are or who we are, we are all little girls on the inside. :P

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1388 on: February 24, 2012, 02:56:12 AM »
This is nature's way of reminding everyone that, no matter how old we are or who we are, we are all little girls on the inside. :P

http://i.imgur.com/nptai.jpg

Not quite. How do we know the lad didn't then go up to his sister and terrorize her with the bug he'd found?  :laugh: Show me a boy that wouldn't, or wouldn't want to. They don't exist!
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1389 on: February 24, 2012, 10:41:23 AM »
This is nature's way of reminding everyone that, no matter how old we are or who we are, we are all little girls on the inside. :P

http://i.imgur.com/nptai.jpg

Not quite. How do we know the lad didn't then go up to his sister and terrorize her with the bug he'd found?  :laugh: Show me a boy that wouldn't, or wouldn't want to. They don't exist!

I have seen south american native children eat spiders on that size, raw.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1390 on: February 24, 2012, 12:50:42 PM »
This is nature's way of reminding everyone that, no matter how old we are or who we are, we are all little girls on the inside. :P

http://i.imgur.com/nptai.jpg

Not quite. How do we know the lad didn't then go up to his sister and terrorize her with the bug he'd found?  :laugh: Show me a boy that wouldn't, or wouldn't want to. They don't exist!

I have seen south american native children eat spiders on that size, raw.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1391 on: February 24, 2012, 02:04:01 PM »
Good grief. What's wrong with pistachios?  :o

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« Reply #1392 on: February 24, 2012, 02:36:36 PM »
This is nature's way of reminding everyone that, no matter how old we are or who we are, we are all little girls on the inside. :P

http://i.imgur.com/nptai.jpg

What the Socrates is that spider?  I blame that spider's existence on the fall of mankind.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1393 on: February 24, 2012, 02:37:36 PM »
I hate spiders.

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« Reply #1394 on: February 24, 2012, 06:19:01 PM »
I hate spiders.

Not all spiders are terrorists.
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