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« Reply #1440 on: March 18, 2012, 03:51:40 PM »


Verspers - Sunday of the Holy Cross

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« Reply #1441 on: March 18, 2012, 04:48:04 PM »

What time do you have vespers?
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« Reply #1442 on: March 18, 2012, 04:52:15 PM »

 

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« Reply #1443 on: March 18, 2012, 05:39:51 PM »

And it's still so bring there?
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« Reply #1444 on: March 18, 2012, 10:51:48 PM »


Yes.  We just changed the clocks the other week.  So, what would have been 5 p.m. is now 6 p.m....and it's sunny late, now!
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« Reply #1445 on: March 18, 2012, 11:11:50 PM »


OK...so, here's another one.
This is from the Pan-Orthodox Vespers tonight at a Romanian Orthodox Cathedral.



The Cross that was decorated with flowers, had an actual relic of THE TRUE CROSS!!!  How cool is that!?!

I laid my own cross upon it....





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OK...so, here's another one.
This is from the Pan-Orthodox Vespers tonight at a Romanian Orthodox Cathedral.



The Cross that was decorated with flowers, had an actual relic of THE TRUE CROSS!!!  How cool is that!?!

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are the relics in where the bubble looking things are, when the head and hands would go?
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« Reply #1447 on: March 19, 2012, 01:13:19 PM »



A small beach at a park not too far from where I live.
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« Reply #1448 on: March 19, 2012, 01:18:35 PM »


Wow!  Nice!!
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« Reply #1449 on: March 19, 2012, 02:41:30 PM »

Thanks.  Smiley It's Rees Memorial Park, off Green Key Road, in New Port Richey.

http://portal.pascocountyfl.net/portal/server.pt/community/parks/310/robert_rees_page

Visitors can go bucket fishing! (This involves fishing with a bucket. Not fishing for buckets.)   Grin
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« Reply #1450 on: March 19, 2012, 03:32:07 PM »


Ummmm....does one catch many fish with a bucket?
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« Reply #1451 on: March 19, 2012, 04:19:17 PM »

Not really. You can find sand crabs, though. They're the size of tadpoles.   Smiley
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« Reply #1452 on: March 21, 2012, 12:07:55 PM »

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« Reply #1453 on: March 21, 2012, 12:21:15 PM »



Blessing of the fields in a village of Puchły that is done at St. Alexander of Neva day (my uncle is a pastor there).

better resolution and more pictures from the parish: http://www.piotrcelinski.info/teksty/co-puchlo-w-puchlach/#.T2oAP9lQL-5
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« Reply #1454 on: March 22, 2012, 01:54:13 PM »

"A boy watches mourners gathering for the interment of Pope Shenouda III at the Saint Bishoy monastery in Wadi Natroun, northwest of Cairo, Egypt, March 20, 2012. Pope Shenouda III, an iconic figure for 40 years at the helm of Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church, was laid to rest in a desert monastery after a moving funeral Mass at a Cairo cathedral attended by tens of thousands. (Khalil Hamra/AP Photo)"

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« Reply #1455 on: March 25, 2012, 08:00:04 AM »



Have a nice feast(s)
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better resolution and more pictures from the parish: http://www.piotrcelinski.info/teksty/co-puchlo-w-puchlach/#.T2oAP9lQL-5

Found this on the site. I'm amazed. What a beautiful church.

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« Reply #1458 on: March 26, 2012, 01:50:18 PM »

Found this on the site. I'm amazed. What a beautiful church.

Not much different from the typical interior of the rural Podlachian church. Maybe slightly bigger than the normal one.
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« Reply #1459 on: March 26, 2012, 01:52:12 PM »

Found this on the site. I'm amazed. What a beautiful church.

Not much different from the typical interior of the rural Podlachian church. Maybe slightly bigger than the normal one.

Just the same. I love the crucifix to the right. What is that small structure on the left side in front of the icon stands?
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« Reply #1460 on: March 26, 2012, 01:57:04 PM »

These as well. They are breathtaking. 

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These as well. They are breathtaking. 

That second one gives new meaning to the term "house church"  police
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« Reply #1462 on: March 26, 2012, 02:00:21 PM »

What is that small structure on the left side in front of the icon stands?

Propably a catafalque that is used on Great Friday and Dormition.

That second one gives new meaning to the term "house church"  police

Such blue-painted wooden churches are quite common there.
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« Reply #1463 on: March 26, 2012, 02:05:18 PM »

These as well. They are breathtaking. 



The first picture has enough in it to give LBK a stroke.
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« Reply #1464 on: March 26, 2012, 02:07:57 PM »

The first picture has enough in it to give LBK a stroke.

Taking into account that most of that Churches were built in the Eastern Catholic era or slightly later (Russian neobaroque) - I have to agree. Luckily newly built churches have more traditional iconography.
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« Reply #1465 on: March 26, 2012, 02:09:07 PM »

These as well. They are breathtaking. 



The first picture has enough in it to give LBK a stroke.

lol. I didn't enlarge it, till your post.
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« Reply #1467 on: March 26, 2012, 03:59:34 PM »

It's gonna take God a long time to reconstruct people if they keep putting them all together like that (or as on Mount Athos)...
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The first picture has enough in it to give LBK a stroke.

Taking into account that most of that Churches were built in the Eastern Catholic era or slightly later (Russian neobaroque) - I have to agree. Luckily newly built churches have more traditional iconography.

I've actually developed a liking to more "Western" looking iconography over the years. I used to make quite a stink out of it but now, I quite like it. I love the look of that church. Inside and out. Glory to God.
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This picture has been viewed over 9000 times........*chuckle*

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« Reply #1471 on: March 27, 2012, 12:54:36 PM »



Do you know where this is from?
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Do you know where this is from?

It's the interior of the crypt of 1025 WWI soldiers in Osadne, Slovakia.

http://www.krypta.sk/english/crypt-of-soldiers-of-world-war-1.html
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« Reply #1473 on: March 27, 2012, 01:27:26 PM »

Thank you.
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« Reply #1476 on: March 28, 2012, 07:41:31 PM »

The first picture has enough in it to give LBK a stroke.

Ahem. The sorts of images and decor in that shot is all there was around in my neck of the woods until barely 20 years ago. Bit by bit, these churches are changing for the better. It just takes time and careful education to put things right.  Wink
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Bit by bit, these churches are changing for the better. It just takes time and careful education to put things right.  Wink

Well, not there.
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so beautiful and mysterious Liza, I love it! angel
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