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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2565 on: January 07, 2013, 10:36:09 AM »
Christmas Eve


And festal Liturgy in the church of st. Sava in Belgrade.  I practically was crying while watching it via Internet. It was so beautiful, and these words: children of st. Sava dispersed, willing or unwillingly, throughout world (...) With our paternal care, we call on you not to forget your Orthodox Faith and your language
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2566 on: January 07, 2013, 05:06:48 PM »
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I would be happy to agree with you, but then both of us would be wrong.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2567 on: January 07, 2013, 07:36:01 PM »
We all have an El Guapo to face. Be brave, and fight like lions!

Form a 'brute squad' then!

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2568 on: January 07, 2013, 07:48:04 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2569 on: January 08, 2013, 12:46:55 AM »
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Great pictures!

It was quite a blessing to have my wife and my three sons with me for this service.  The young gentleman holding the cross is Vamrat of this forum.  The second person from the right in the middle photo is my middle son, and my wife and youngest son are in the bottom photo.  I am holding the banner so that my middle son could take the photograph.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2570 on: January 08, 2013, 09:04:24 AM »
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Great pictures!

It was quite a blessing to have my wife and my three sons with me for this service.  The young gentleman holding the cross is Vamrat of this forum.  The second person from the right in the middle photo is my middle son, and my wife and youngest son are in the bottom photo.  I am holding the banner so that my middle son could take the photograph.
Seeing the pictures I want to sing Oj badnjače  ;D Have you sung this carol? ;)

And thank you for the description, now I know who is who ;) And I find it suprsing that Vamrat hasn't said he's in the pictures!
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2571 on: January 08, 2013, 11:55:55 AM »
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Great pictures!

It was quite a blessing to have my wife and my three sons with me for this service.  The young gentleman holding the cross is Vamrat of this forum.  The second person from the right in the middle photo is my middle son, and my wife and youngest son are in the bottom photo.  I am holding the banner so that my middle son could take the photograph.
Seeing the pictures I want to sing Oj badnjače  ;D Have you sung this carol? ;)

And thank you for the description, now I know who is who ;) And I find it suprsing that Vamrat hasn't said he's in the pictures!


Sorry to say, but I do not speak a word of Serbian, so I can pretty much tell you that I have never sung that carol. However, I am sure that I have heard it sung.  I converted from the Lutheran Church around 19 years ago and never really got into a lot of the ethnic stuff like languages.  I use a lot of Western Rite materiel for my private devotions because it is hard to find Orthodox prayer books that are written in the English that I learned in my younger days.  I understand enough Church Slavonic to get through the service, provided that they stick to the book.  I don't even pretend to know Greek or Arabic, and Byzantine Chant offends my ears. 

First Vamrat has to admit that knows me before he will admit to being in a photograph with me  :laugh:
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2572 on: January 08, 2013, 03:27:23 PM »


Nativity service I've attended.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2573 on: January 08, 2013, 04:28:24 PM »

Sorry to say, but I do not speak a word of Serbian, so I can pretty much tell you that I have never sung that carol. However, I am sure that I have heard it sung.  I converted from the Lutheran Church around 19 years ago and never really got into a lot of the ethnic stuff like languages.  I use a lot of Western Rite materiel for my private devotions because it is hard to find Orthodox prayer books that are written in the English that I learned in my younger days.  I understand enough Church Slavonic to get through the service, provided that they stick to the book.  I don't even pretend to know Greek or Arabic, and Byzantine Chant offends my ears. 

I see... So does your parish not use Serbian in the services? It would be a bit surprsing for me. But it's sorry to me that Byzantine Chant offends your ears :( But maybe you accept Serbian variant of it (mainly works of Mokranjac)?



Nativity service I've attended.

Haha there is my priest in the foreground (I know that as always he has visited Podlachia for the Christmas celebrated by Old Style). But why do they wear green vestments?
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2574 on: January 08, 2013, 05:25:51 PM »
Fr. Adam listens to his father.

What's wrong with green?

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2575 on: January 08, 2013, 05:42:09 PM »
Fr. Adam listens to his father.

What's wrong with green?

I always thought that green is prescribed for Palm Sunday and Pentecost. For Nativity, depending on tradition, it's white, gold or red (can be blue for the second day of the feast). I'm just surprised, beecasue in Poland the colour of vestements is more observed than in some other countries.

BTW, what a stupid grammar error made by me
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2576 on: January 08, 2013, 05:55:26 PM »
You are better at English than me.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2577 on: January 08, 2013, 06:09:39 PM »
You are better at English than me.

I don't think so, I'm really impressed by your writting in English, here and on HH site
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2578 on: January 08, 2013, 08:19:58 PM »

I see... So does your parish not use Serbian in the services? It would be a bit surprsing for me. But it's sorry to me that Byzantine Chant offends your ears :( But maybe you accept Serbian variant of it (mainly works of Mokranjac)?



Or services are in English and Church Slavonic, about 50/50.  The Gospel is read in English, Serbian and Slavonic.  That is pretty much the only Serbian used in the Liturgy.  Our priest is from Serbia, but prefers to use Slavonic.  We have a large number of Russians in our parish, so that works out very well.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2579 on: January 08, 2013, 09:53:13 PM »
Better English than the both of you...   ;)   

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt4Dfa4fOEY


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2580 on: January 09, 2013, 03:39:37 AM »


"After all, Number One, we’re only mortal..."

    "Speak for yourself, Sir. I plan to live forever."
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2581 on: January 09, 2013, 03:48:42 AM »
I wonder how many will get the reference  :D ;D  I guess the one phrase gives it away for even casual fans...
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2582 on: January 09, 2013, 06:21:31 AM »
I wonder how many will get the reference  :D ;D  I guess the one phrase gives it away for even casual fans...

I get it! :laugh:

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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2584 on: January 09, 2013, 10:04:06 PM »
It was a joke.  No insult intended.

The funny thing is that the words are gibberish, but the 'accent' is correct.  With ESL speakers, very often its the opposite way around...


Ouch   :o
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2585 on: January 09, 2013, 10:25:59 PM »
I wonder how many will get the reference  :D ;D  I guess the one phrase gives it away for even casual fans...

That "one phrase" is what helped me remember what it was from.

I'm going to need this.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2586 on: January 10, 2013, 08:11:15 AM »
It was a joke.  No insult intended.

The funny thing is that the words are gibberish, but the 'accent' is correct.  With ESL speakers, very often its the opposite way around...


Ouch   :o

No need to worry, of course I knew it was joke, but I wonder how they managed to "talk" without any sense, but with proper accent and that I've heard some normal phrases like "I mean"
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Re: Picture of the Day
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« Reply #2588 on: January 10, 2013, 11:38:45 PM »
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« Reply #2589 on: January 11, 2013, 12:22:49 PM »
Meanwhile, somewhere in the Caucasus...
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« Reply #2590 on: January 11, 2013, 12:47:11 PM »
Meanwhile, somewhere in the Caucasus...

A pokemonk  :D
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2591 on: January 12, 2013, 10:22:47 AM »
Nuns in Africa ( I think it's Congo) 

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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2593 on: January 14, 2013, 08:05:54 AM »
Nuns in Africa ( I think it's Congo) 




Beautiful



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« Reply #2594 on: January 16, 2013, 03:10:56 PM »
Pictures from Thailand  :)





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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2595 on: January 16, 2013, 03:39:18 PM »


"After all, Number One, we’re only mortal..."

    "Speak for yourself, Sir. I plan to live forever."

While I get this, I can't help but think The Prisoner because the priest on the left looks like a young, bearded Patrick McGoohan.
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« Reply #2596 on: January 16, 2013, 09:08:22 PM »
Rio, too hot, but beautiful. :)
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2597 on: January 21, 2013, 11:05:32 AM »
This year's winner of the Epiphany competion in Zemun (Belgrade) with Serbian patriarch ;)

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« Reply #2598 on: January 21, 2013, 08:17:29 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2599 on: January 21, 2013, 11:12:05 PM »
So I'm staying at a friend's house in southern Mississippi, and the moon looks something like this

Is it just here or are you guys seeing what I'm seeing...

Truly breathtaking
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« Reply #2600 on: January 21, 2013, 11:24:53 PM »
Ring around the Moon

It's a very neat phenomenon caused by fine ice crystals high in the atmosphere.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/22%C2%B0_halo

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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2602 on: January 23, 2013, 12:54:00 AM »
Because I just got done watching the documentary "The Monastery: Mr. Vig and the Nun."  It was very amazing, heart warming and funny. Buy it, rent it, watch it if you haven't.


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2604 on: January 24, 2013, 03:45:16 AM »
We all have an El Guapo to face. Be brave, and fight like lions!

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2605 on: January 25, 2013, 06:37:27 AM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #2608 on: January 27, 2013, 12:18:50 AM »
 I think I may have to start paying attention to this thread, and going back a few pages, I think I should have done so sooner. :)
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