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« Reply #2745 on: February 20, 2013, 11:08:29 PM »

hey does anyone know what exactly those arabic wrighting says? always wondered.

The large text of the one on our right of the Theotokos/Christ icon says "Allah." I don't know about the rest.
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« Reply #2746 on: February 21, 2013, 03:10:58 AM »

If it were me, I would have burned Hagia Sophia to the ground the moment the wall was breached than risk it being overtaken and converted to a Mosque.

Then the Ottomans would have been driven out and you would have been executed for capitol sacrilege.
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« Reply #2747 on: February 21, 2013, 06:47:58 AM »



Our Lady of Kozelshtshan. Today is Her feast according to Gregorian Calendar.
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« Reply #2748 on: February 21, 2013, 09:12:15 AM »



Monastero di Bose - Italy.

'Keep watch, for you know not when the Master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or at dawn.' (Mk. 13:35)
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« Reply #2749 on: February 21, 2013, 09:14:40 AM »

Interesting that the icon is Coptic.
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« Reply #2750 on: February 21, 2013, 09:20:32 AM »

Interesting that the icon is Coptic.

It's a monk washing Christ's feet, if I can discern it correctly.
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« Reply #2751 on: February 21, 2013, 09:20:54 AM »

Interesting that the icon is Coptic.

IMO it shows how Latins have pretty much lost the idea of tradition. While there is nothing wrong with Coptic iconography it's really out of place in a Latin church
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« Reply #2752 on: February 21, 2013, 09:23:45 AM »

Interesting that the icon is Coptic.

IMO it shows how Latins have pretty much lost the idea of tradition. While there is nothing wrong with Coptic iconography it's really out of place in a Latin church

Bose is not a Latin only monastery - I heard there is even an Orthodox retired bishop living with them. Most of the community is made up of Catholics and Protestants.

Their church looks pretty much Latin, though:



Except for the occasional icon:

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« Reply #2753 on: February 21, 2013, 12:23:38 PM »

Interesting that the icon is Coptic.

IMO it shows how Latins have pretty much lost the idea of tradition. While there is nothing wrong with Coptic iconography it's really out of place in a Latin church

And the letters are in half-Irish uncial.
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« Reply #2754 on: February 21, 2013, 01:10:40 PM »

Interesting that the icon is Coptic.

IMO it shows how Latins have pretty much lost the idea of tradition. While there is nothing wrong with Coptic iconography it's really out of place in a Latin church

And the letters are in half-Irish uncial.

St. Columban might have brought those to Italy.  Wink
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« Reply #2756 on: February 21, 2013, 02:47:46 PM »



Our Lady of Kozelshtshan. Today is Her feast according to Gregorian Calendar.

What country is that?  I do not recognize the uniforms.
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« Reply #2757 on: February 21, 2013, 02:55:00 PM »



Our Lady of Kozelshtshan. Today is Her feast according to Gregorian Calendar.

What country is that?  I do not recognize the uniforms.

Finland.
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« Reply #2758 on: February 21, 2013, 02:58:40 PM »

Interesting that the icon is Coptic.

IMO it shows how Latins have pretty much lost the idea of tradition. While there is nothing wrong with Coptic iconography it's really out of place in a Latin church

And the letters are in half-Irish uncial.

St. Columban might have brought those to Italy.  Wink

I don't think it developed till after he reposed. I think the internets brought them to Italy.
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« Reply #2759 on: February 21, 2013, 05:04:48 PM »



Our Lady of Kozelshtshan. Today is Her feast according to Gregorian Calendar.

What country is that?  I do not recognize the uniforms.

Uhm...Vanuatu? Come on, vamrat. How many countires have Orthodox soldiers and Gregorian Calendarist Orthodox church? Grin
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« Reply #2760 on: February 21, 2013, 05:11:10 PM »


Uhm...Vanuatu? Come on, vamrat. How many countires have Orthodox soldiers and Gregorian Calendarist Orthodox church? Grin



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« Reply #2761 on: February 21, 2013, 05:52:25 PM »


hey does anyone know what exactly those arabic wrighting says? always wondered.

If I'm not mistaken, they are the names of God.
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« Reply #2762 on: February 21, 2013, 06:22:23 PM »



I was gonna say you should make this Hyperdox Herman's cover photo, then I checked the FB page. Good job.
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« Reply #2763 on: February 21, 2013, 06:33:31 PM »



Our Lady of Kozelshtshan. Today is Her feast according to Gregorian Calendar.

What country is that?  I do not recognize the uniforms.

Uhm...Vanuatu? Come on, vamrat. How many countires have Orthodox soldiers and Gregorian Calendarist Orthodox church? Grin

And with women that look like that . . .
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« Reply #2764 on: February 21, 2013, 06:40:53 PM »


hey does anyone know what exactly those arabic wrighting says? always wondered.

If I'm not mistaken, they are the names of God.

Is it my eyes, or in the center area by the edge of the dome, is that the Theotokos and the angels?
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« Reply #2765 on: February 21, 2013, 07:06:40 PM »


Uhm...Vanuatu? Come on, vamrat. How many countires have Orthodox soldiers and Gregorian Calendarist Orthodox church? Grin



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Armenia? I guess I should have thought that. Is Armenian Apostolic Church the state church of Armenia?
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« Reply #2766 on: February 21, 2013, 07:13:51 PM »

Armenia? I guess I should have thought that. Is Armenian Apostolic Church the state church of Armenia?

Yes.



(Armenian priests at a military parade in 2011.)
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« Reply #2767 on: February 21, 2013, 07:31:30 PM »

Armenia? I guess I should have thought that. Is Armenian Apostolic Church the state church of Armenia?

Yes.



(Armenian priests at a military parade in 2011.)

You know, for some reason, they actually look more intimidating than the soldiers.
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Our Lady of Kozelshtshan. Today is Her feast according to Gregorian Calendar.

What country is that?  I do not recognize the uniforms.

Uhm...Vanuatu? Come on, vamrat. How many countires have Orthodox soldiers and Gregorian Calendarist Orthodox church? Grin

The lion badges on the berets are a bit confusing. They look very Middle Eastern. Plus, lions and Finland? At least the all the other European countries that have lion symbolism did actually lions at some point.
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« Reply #2769 on: February 21, 2013, 07:39:12 PM »

You know, for some reason, they actually look more intimidating than the soldiers.

They look dignified. And ready to sow fear in the ranks of the enemy.  Smiley
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« Reply #2770 on: February 21, 2013, 07:44:54 PM »

You know, for some reason, they actually look more intimidating than the soldiers.

Veterans of spiritual warfare.
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Our Lady of Kozelshtshan. Today is Her feast according to Gregorian Calendar.

What country is that?  I do not recognize the uniforms.

Uhm...Vanuatu? Come on, vamrat. How many countires have Orthodox soldiers and Gregorian Calendarist Orthodox church? Grin

The lion badges on the berets are a bit confusing. They look very Middle Eastern. Plus, lions and Finland? At least the all the other European countries that have lion symbolism did actually lions at some point.

Ahem...

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Our Lady of Kozelshtshan. Today is Her feast according to Gregorian Calendar.

What country is that?  I do not recognize the uniforms.

Uhm...Vanuatu? Come on, vamrat. How many countires have Orthodox soldiers and Gregorian Calendarist Orthodox church? Grin

The lion badges on the berets are a bit confusing. They look very Middle Eastern. Plus, lions and Finland? At least the all the other European countries that have lion symbolism did actually lions at some point.

You mean that you have never heard of the great Suomi Snow Lion, now extinct?

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« Reply #2773 on: February 21, 2013, 10:25:12 PM »

Ahem...



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« Reply #2774 on: February 22, 2013, 01:49:46 AM »

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they became extinct 10.000 years ago. Denmark was a part of Doggerland back then.
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« Reply #2775 on: February 22, 2013, 05:18:48 AM »

Interesting that the icon is Coptic.

It's a monk washing Christ's feet, if I can discern it correctly.

That's St Bishoy washing Christ's feet.
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« Reply #2776 on: February 22, 2013, 05:54:34 AM »

Armenia? I guess I should have thought that. Is Armenian Apostolic Church the state church of Armenia?

Yes.



(Armenian priests at a military parade in 2011.)

You know, for some reason, they actually look more intimidating than the soldiers.

Yes, there is something in this. Maybe becasue of black clothes?... Anyway, it's God's Army Wink
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« Reply #2777 on: February 22, 2013, 09:51:38 AM »


hey does anyone know what exactly those arabic wrighting says? always wondered.

If I'm not mistaken, they are the names of God.

Is it my eyes, or in the center area by the edge of the dome, is that the Theotokos and the angels?

Yes, it is the Theotokos.  I wonder if that was where the original altar was located.
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« Reply #2778 on: February 22, 2013, 10:41:20 AM »

The lion badges on the berets are a bit confusing. They look very Middle Eastern. Plus, lions and Finland? At least the all the other European countries that have lion symbolism did actually lions at some point.

We inherited it from Swedes. Not that it would make it anyhow more logical but anyway we didn't invent it ourselves. It was associated with Finland even during times when Finland was part of Sweden.
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« Reply #2779 on: February 22, 2013, 10:43:43 AM »

(Armenian priests at a military parade in 2011.)

If I didn't know any context I'd swear those are Greeks. Vestments and looks are IMO very much alike.
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« Reply #2780 on: February 22, 2013, 12:12:40 PM »

(Armenian priests at a military parade in 2011.)

If I didn't know any context I'd swear those are Greeks. Vestments and looks are IMO very much alike.

There are some deacons among them - they wear their stole/oraria somewhat differently. The Greek kamylavkia (clerical headdress) are taller than the OO ones you see here.
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So, there's this Orthodox Christian man, I know....who took the time to plow up and down the entire sidewalk.

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« Reply #2782 on: February 22, 2013, 02:34:40 PM »


hey does anyone know what exactly those arabic wrighting says? always wondered.

If I'm not mistaken, they are the names of God.

Is it my eyes, or in the center area by the edge of the dome, is that the Theotokos and the angels?

Yes, it is the Theotokos.  I wonder if that was where the original altar was located.

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« Reply #2783 on: February 23, 2013, 02:40:20 AM »

the church my grandmother built



Where is this? Also, do you have photos of the inside?
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Where is this?

Czarna Białostocka.

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Upper church:

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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=122540634512871&set=a.122538407846427.15892.100002708056539&type=3&theater (including me, my mother, granfather, and uncle)
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lower church:
http://www.cerkiew.pl/index.php?id=39&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=12003&tx_ttnews[nphoto]=1&tx_ttnews[photoId]=3&cHash=bec218dfcde58c047b5473cc615846a2
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« Reply #2785 on: February 23, 2013, 11:31:36 AM »


Thank you! Its a beautiful church.
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It is indeed!  I love pictures like these!
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