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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1935 on: August 18, 2012, 02:46:02 AM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1937 on: August 18, 2012, 04:16:23 PM »
The two foremost and chief Christologians of the Church. ;)


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1938 on: August 19, 2012, 02:36:21 AM »
Saint Salib (Pi-Stavros) the new martyr:

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1939 on: August 19, 2012, 05:37:16 AM »
Saint Arsenios the Great:

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1940 on: August 19, 2012, 05:41:37 AM »
Another Coptic Icon of Saint John the Apostle:

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1941 on: August 19, 2012, 08:00:28 AM »
Saint Alexander Nevsky russian orthodox church.
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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1943 on: August 19, 2012, 11:01:28 PM »


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1944 on: August 19, 2012, 11:54:32 PM »
Why is Cheburashka in a church???

He's a mascot of the Russian Olympics team.

So they let mascots in churches? How is this better than a "clown mass"?
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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1946 on: August 20, 2012, 11:45:24 AM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1947 on: August 20, 2012, 05:26:07 PM »

Grabarka, Transfiguration 2012
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« Reply #1948 on: August 21, 2012, 01:50:24 AM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1949 on: August 21, 2012, 01:55:35 AM »
Why is Cheburashka in a church???

He's a mascot of the Russian Olympics team.

So they let mascots in churches?
Yeah, they started that just to offend you.

How is this better than a "clown mass"?
Because it's fun watching you get p'ed off. ;D
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1950 on: August 21, 2012, 02:29:13 AM »
Why is Cheburashka in a church???

He's a mascot of the Russian Olympics team.

So they let mascots in churches?
Yeah, they started that just to offend you.

How is this better than a "clown mass"?
Because it's fun watching you get p'ed off. ;D

What is your problem? People convert to Orthodoxy because they're tired of seeing churches treated like auditoriums. But forget that, let's just mock someone with a serious concern.
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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1952 on: August 21, 2012, 01:39:13 PM »
Michał Kalina  :police:

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1953 on: August 21, 2012, 01:40:19 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1954 on: August 21, 2012, 01:56:22 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 #1955 on: August 21, 2012, 01:58:09 PM »
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You really believe that we actually recognize differences between various Eastern Europeans?  :P

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1956 on: August 21, 2012, 02:01:48 PM »
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You really believe that we actually recognize differences between various Eastern Europeans?  :P

Poles are Eastern Europeans? ;)

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1957 on: August 21, 2012, 02:02:29 PM »
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You really believe that we actually recognize differences between various Eastern Europeans?  :P

Since when are Poles Eastern Europeans?

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« Reply #1958 on: August 21, 2012, 02:03:43 PM »
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You really believe that we actually recognize differences between various Eastern Europeans?  :P

Poles are Eastern Europeans? ;)

Why of course you are. And all Eastern Europeans are Russians. Just like all Middle Eastern people are Arabs. Just like all Scandinavians are Communists.

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« Reply #1959 on: August 21, 2012, 02:04:44 PM »
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You really believe that we actually recognize differences between various Eastern Europeans?  :P
It's true actually. We just say, "it was the Eastern Europeans", no matter if they are from Romania, Russia, Poland or some other place.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1960 on: August 21, 2012, 02:05:23 PM »
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You really believe that we actually recognize differences between various Eastern Europeans?  :P

Poles are Eastern Europeans? ;)

Why of course you are. And all Eastern Europeans are Russians. Just like all Middle Eastern people are Arabs. Just like all Scandinavians are Communists.

You are further on the East.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1961 on: August 21, 2012, 02:08:16 PM »
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You really believe that we actually recognize differences between various Eastern Europeans?  :P
It's true actually. We just say, "it was the Eastern Europeans", no matter if they are from Romania, Russia, Poland or some other place.

You are such a politically correct people. We tend to call all Eastern Europeans as Russians. Or at least we used to before influx of Romanian gypsies. Now we know that there are two kind of people in Eastern Europe: Russians and gypsies. :police:

@@celticfan1888: Should I increase my sig's font size?

You really believe that we actually recognize differences between various Eastern Europeans?  :P

Poles are Eastern Europeans? ;)

Why of course you are. And all Eastern Europeans are Russians. Just like all Middle Eastern people are Arabs. Just like all Scandinavians are Communists.

You are further on the East.

Relax, it was a joke. It was fairly obvious even without smileys.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1962 on: August 21, 2012, 02:13:21 PM »
And all Eastern Europeans are Russians.

"Russian" is not a nation, it's a state of mind. ;)
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1963 on: August 21, 2012, 02:13:54 PM »
@@celticfan1888: Should I increase my sig's font size?

You really believe that we actually recognize differences between various Eastern Europeans?  :P

Poles are Eastern Europeans? ;)

Why of course you are. And all Eastern Europeans are Russians. Just like all Middle Eastern people are Arabs. Just like all Scandinavians are Communists.

You are further on the East.

Relax, it was a joke. It was fairly obvious even without smileys.

Relax, it was a joke (I generally don't use smileys).

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1964 on: August 21, 2012, 02:15:30 PM »
Since when Patriotic/Nationalist/whatever people have some sense of humor? I've been betrayed.

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« Reply #1965 on: August 21, 2012, 02:22:16 PM »
@@celticfan1888: Should I increase my sig's font size?

You really believe that we actually recognize differences between various Eastern Europeans?  :P
It's true actually. We just say, "it was the Eastern Europeans", no matter if they are from Romania, Russia, Poland or some other place.

You are such a politically correct people. We tend to call all Eastern Europeans as Russians. Or at least we used to before influx of Romanian gypsies. Now we know that there are two kind of people in Eastern Europe: Russians and gypsies. :police:

That is so true. In the start it was okay but now it's just annoying. Especially with the politicians. It's like watching the interviews after a soccer match.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1966 on: August 21, 2012, 02:23:15 PM »
Why is Cheburashka in a church???

He's a mascot of the Russian Olympics team.

So they let mascots in churches?
Yeah, they started that just to offend you.

How is this better than a "clown mass"?
Because it's fun watching you get p'ed off. ;D

What is your problem? People convert to Orthodoxy because they're tired of seeing churches treated like auditoriums. But forget that, let's just mock someone with a serious concern.

For what it's worth, I agree with William.  

Forget the fact that it's a silly clown...who isn't there to worship God.  If the person wearing the costume wished to pray..then they are also breaking the rules, by not dressing modestly, but, calling undue attention to themselves, and distracting others' attention from God.

Furthermore, this is not a case of prayerful attention...it is a propaganda move to advertise the Olympics.  

How is this different than having someone come inside the church and do some odd demonstration to further their own cause?  Only difference is that the mascot is pushing Russian government interests....as in trying to get everyone on the bandwagon for the upcoming Olympics.


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1967 on: August 21, 2012, 02:23:43 PM »

Grabarka, Transfiguration 2012

This is nice to see!
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« Reply #1968 on: August 21, 2012, 03:07:18 PM »
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« Reply #1969 on: August 22, 2012, 01:15:32 AM »
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Were you born and/or raised in Poland? If so you are atleast part Polish.  ;)

You really believe that we actually recognize differences between various Eastern Europeans?  :P

Nope, they are all Russia right? Speaking of this, the other day I had someone tell me they thought Norway, Danmark, and Finland were all part of Sweden. XD

You are further on the East.

Technically Finland isn't Scandinavian (they are Nordic), so no.  :P
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« Reply #1970 on: August 22, 2012, 01:15:32 AM »
For what it's worth, I agree with William.  

Forget the fact that it's a silly clown...who isn't there to worship God.  If the person wearing the costume wished to pray..then they are also breaking the rules, by not dressing modestly, but, calling undue attention to themselves, and distracting others' attention from God.

Furthermore, this is not a case of prayerful attention...it is a propaganda move to advertise the Olympics.  

How is this different than having someone come inside the church and do some odd demonstration to further their own cause?  Only difference is that the mascot is pushing Russian government interests....as in trying to get everyone on the bandwagon for the upcoming Olympics.

I agree with you on modesty, but what "rules"? Why is everyone so quick to judge everyone on this site?
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1971 on: August 22, 2012, 01:45:12 AM »
Technically Finland isn't Scandinavian (they are Nordic), so no.  :P

I have longer hair and beard than you have, therefore I'm more viking i.e. Scandinavian than you are. :police:

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« Reply #1972 on: August 22, 2012, 02:01:31 AM »
Technically Finland isn't Scandinavian (they are Nordic), so no.  :P

I have longer hair and beard than you have, therefore I'm more viking i.e. Scandinavian than you are. :police:
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« Reply #1973 on: August 22, 2012, 06:11:13 AM »
For what it's worth, I agree with William.  

Forget the fact that it's a silly clown...who isn't there to worship God.  If the person wearing the costume wished to pray..then they are also breaking the rules, by not dressing modestly, but, calling undue attention to themselves, and distracting others' attention from God.

Furthermore, this is not a case of prayerful attention...it is a propaganda move to advertise the Olympics.  

How is this different than having someone come inside the church and do some odd demonstration to further their own cause?  Only difference is that the mascot is pushing Russian government interests....as in trying to get everyone on the bandwagon for the upcoming Olympics.

I agree with you on modesty, but what "rules"? Why is everyone so quick to judge everyone on this site?

The rules of morality taught by the Church.  Dressing like a clown is no different than a woman wearing a revealing dress....because both distract the other people from prayer.

...and I certainly wasn't "judging" anyone...simply agreeing that William had a point.

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« Reply #1974 on: August 22, 2012, 06:30:43 AM »
"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." -Jesus Christ

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #1975 on: August 22, 2012, 06:56:05 AM »
Would this image of Saint Athanasius be considered a canonical Icon?

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« Reply #1976 on: August 22, 2012, 07:31:01 AM »
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« Reply #1977 on: August 22, 2012, 07:35:41 AM »

Nice.  Never saw an icon like this.
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« Reply #1978 on: August 22, 2012, 09:33:09 AM »
I once read that Athanasius was blacker (and smaller) than the average Egyptian, but that black? I have a Byzantine-style icon of Athanasius I bought in Greece in which he is as white as can be, but this is the polar opposite  ;D
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« Reply #1979 on: August 22, 2012, 01:32:55 PM »
Were you born and/or raised in Poland? If so you are atleast part Polish.  ;)

Do really you think Jesus was Latin? Nice.

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