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Palm Leaves
« on: April 06, 2015, 02:39:32 PM »
So a friend of mine unexpectedly brought me some palm leaves from yesterday.  He brought me a whole frond, not just one or two leaves.  There must be at least thirty leaves on this monster. 

What should I do with them?   
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Re: Palm Leaves
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2015, 02:44:21 PM »
Make a salad. :P

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Re: Palm Leaves
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2015, 03:33:22 PM »
Lots of crosses. Then put them outside your house.
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Re: Palm Leaves
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2015, 06:54:32 PM »
Lots of crosses. Then put them outside your house.

So I'm trying to do this, and it's not working.  All that's happening is a holy mess of leafy bits in my house. 
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Re: Palm Leaves
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2015, 06:57:38 PM »
An old Slovak custom is to burn a blessed palm during a bad storm to avert lightning, wind damage, etc.
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Re: Palm Leaves
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2015, 07:02:29 PM »
An old Slovak custom is to burn a blessed palm during a bad storm to avert lightning, wind damage, etc.

If these palms don't end up becoming crosses because I can't find a set of directions that I can make sense of, perhaps I'll become an old Slovak palm burner. 
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Re: Palm Leaves
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2015, 07:09:03 PM »
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Re: Palm Leaves
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2015, 07:58:24 PM »
I expect to see some of these coming my way, Mor!

Will we all have to prove our Orthodoxy by adopting St Nicholas avatars now?

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Re: Palm Leaves
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2015, 07:59:50 PM »
I expect to see some of these coming my way, Mor!



Ask whoever is making those for you how s/he does it.  Then teach me. 
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Re: Palm Leaves
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2015, 08:00:41 PM »
Have you seen this site:
http://www.mnhum.org/Resources/The%20Lost%20Art%20of%20Palm%20Weaving.doc

I have now.  Unfortunately, I think I will need an engineering degree or a sex change operation (to make me a baba) if I'm going to have any success at this. 
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Re: Palm Leaves
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2015, 08:15:22 PM »
I got a tiny, tiny cross after liturgy Sunday. I thought I lost it, but I found it this afternoon.
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Re: Palm Leaves
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2015, 09:48:22 AM »
I too have a whole branch. I need to learn to make little palm crosses too. For now, its laying on a shelf above my icon corner.
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Re: Palm Leaves
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2015, 11:11:37 AM »
An old Slovak custom is to burn a blessed palm during a bad storm to avert lightning, wind damage, etc.

If these palms don't end up becoming crosses because I can't find a set of directions that I can make sense of, perhaps I'll become an old Slovak palm burner.

I actually still have my last two years' palms...I should do this.

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Re: Palm Leaves
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2015, 07:36:20 PM »
My wife threw out my last year's palm. I got pretty mad because they were blessed, obviously. We got into a bit of an argument. It did not end well.

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Re: Palm Leaves
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2015, 07:38:39 PM »
Anyone else poke themselves with the palm leaves every year? Ouch ouch ouch.
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Re: Palm Leaves
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2015, 07:46:03 PM »
My wife threw out my last year's palm. I got pretty mad because they were blessed, obviously. We got into a bit of an argument. It did not end well.

So what evangelical crap can you throw out in revenge?
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Re: Palm Leaves
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2015, 07:47:57 PM »
My wife threw out my last year's palm. I got pretty mad because they were blessed, obviously. We got into a bit of an argument. It did not end well.

So what evangelical crap can you throw out in revenge?
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Re: Palm Leaves
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2015, 07:03:38 AM »
My wife threw out my last year's palm. I got pretty mad because they were blessed, obviously. We got into a bit of an argument. It did not end well.

So what evangelical crap can you throw out in revenge?
:laugh: Those Jars of Clay CDs are history!!!

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Re: Palm Leaves
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2015, 07:15:14 AM »
My wife threw out my last year's palm. I got pretty mad because they were blessed, obviously. We got into a bit of an argument. It did not end well.

So what evangelical crap can you throw out in revenge?
:laugh: Those Jars of Clay CDs are history!!!

You Jesus Freak.

whoa whoa. thats DC Talk, buddy
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Re: Palm Leaves
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2015, 07:24:13 AM »
My wife threw out my last year's palm. I got pretty mad because they were blessed, obviously. We got into a bit of an argument. It did not end well.

So what evangelical crap can you throw out in revenge?
:laugh: Those Jars of Clay CDs are history!!!

You Jesus Freak.

whoa whoa. thats DC Talk, buddy

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Re: Palm Leaves
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2015, 05:30:31 PM »
My "palm branch" (I'm pretty sure it's just some other kind of green frond, as it's neither large enough nor of the right color to be actual palm) is pretty much dried up. I'm planning to take it to a natural space I've felt is especially sacred in my immediate environment, make a cross out of it and leave it there.