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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6840 on: May 12, 2015, 09:32:40 PM »
how old is the icon?

I'm not sure but the caption said it has a lovely story with it that dates to the time of iconoclasm.
It does look antiquated.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6841 on: May 13, 2015, 04:59:59 PM »
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« Reply #6842 on: May 13, 2015, 07:34:28 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6843 on: May 14, 2015, 03:20:54 AM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6844 on: May 14, 2015, 09:24:46 AM »


The Roman Church of "Nossa Senhora da Apresentação" (Our Lady of the Presentation), in the neighborhood I grew up.

Depending on how you count it, it can be the oldest to the third oldest church of Rio de Janeiro. They started building it in 1613 and finished in 1644.

I find it interesting because the Presentation of the Theotokos is not a "top of the mind" feast for Romans, at leas the ones I've known all these years.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6845 on: May 14, 2015, 10:59:08 AM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6846 on: May 14, 2015, 06:25:43 PM »


The Roman Church of "Nossa Senhora da Apresentação" (Our Lady of the Presentation), in the neighborhood I grew up.

Depending on how you count it, it can be the oldest to the third oldest church of Rio de Janeiro. They started building it in 1613 and finished in 1644.

I find it interesting because the Presentation of the Theotokos is not a "top of the mind" feast for Romans, at leas the ones I've known all these years.
Indeed, it's interesting. But it's worth to notice that in Novus Ordo this feast is obligatory to commemorate; of course, it's much more lower rank, but still, even after so many changes they've preserved it in some way, although there are many others more important Theotokos feasts for RC; I think regarding presentation feast, that it has been "overtaken" by the feast of immaculate conception as the dates of both are very close and the content is quite similar, especially in the context of the preparation for Christ's Nativity feast
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6847 on: May 14, 2015, 08:55:27 PM »
Real Orthodox socks... portyanky...





Let's see if we can get the hyper-russophillic converts to wear these...   ;)
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6848 on: May 15, 2015, 01:26:54 AM »
Real Orthodox socks... portyanky...





Let's see if we can get the hyper-russophillic converts to wear these...   ;)


The Russian army was still doing that not too long ago.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6849 on: May 16, 2015, 01:31:14 PM »
A fish tank in a church in Dallas, TX.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6850 on: May 16, 2015, 08:28:44 PM »
A fish tank in a church in Dallas, TX.



Neat. Although an underwater church (built like this) would be even cooler.

Someone should tell the Old Believers about this, maybe they'll start modeling their churches after Kitezh.
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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6852 on: May 17, 2015, 03:28:37 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6853 on: May 18, 2015, 09:29:13 AM »
Neat. Although an underwater church (built like this) would be even cooler.

For some weird reason that made me imagine a sci fi series where the spaceship would actually be a kind of space church, missionizing to the whole universe. :)
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6854 on: May 18, 2015, 09:52:27 AM »
Neat. Although an underwater church (built like this) would be even cooler.

For some weird reason that made me imagine a sci fi series where the spaceship would actually be a kind of space church, missionizing to the whole universe. :)

That's a show I would watch!
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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6856 on: May 18, 2015, 02:33:48 PM »
Neat. Although an underwater church (built like this) would be even cooler.

For some weird reason that made me imagine a sci fi series where the spaceship would actually be a kind of space church, missionizing to the whole universe. :)

That's a show I would watch!

Me too, and great minds think alike, because that's an idea I came up with myself several years ago. (I was attending a private Christian liberal-arts college which shared space with another college that trains missionaries. At the time some of my classmates and I were also watching Stargate Atlantis. Hence, the idea).
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6858 on: May 18, 2015, 02:53:36 PM »
 :laugh: Kentucky Fried Hitler. I'm loving it.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6859 on: May 18, 2015, 10:35:01 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6860 on: May 18, 2015, 11:16:39 PM »
:laugh: Kentucky Fried Hitler. I'm loving it.

What makes that even funnier is that Hitler was a strict vegetarian.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6861 on: May 19, 2015, 12:17:02 AM »


Wait, what? US flag that near to the altar?

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6862 on: May 19, 2015, 12:30:07 AM »


Wait, what? US flag that near to the altar?

Looks Catholic to me.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6863 on: May 19, 2015, 10:29:25 PM »

That there is an interesting blend of Christian traditions. You have the nylon tapestry of western Catholic Jesus with a statue of Mary behind it, standard Orthodox iconography, overtly patriotic evangelical flag and Baptist style lectern.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6864 on: May 19, 2015, 10:41:10 PM »

That there is an interesting blend of Christian traditions. You have the nylon tapestry of western Catholic Jesus with a statue of Mary behind it, standard Orthodox iconography, overtly patriotic evangelical flag and Baptist style lectern.

Don't forget the Roman Catholic "Easter Candle" in front of the tapestry and the Roman Catholic style incense censer next to the flag. If I had to guess I would say some sort of break away catholic group.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6865 on: May 19, 2015, 10:55:24 PM »

That there is an interesting blend of Christian traditions. You have the nylon tapestry of western Catholic Jesus with a statue of Mary behind it, standard Orthodox iconography, overtly patriotic evangelical flag and Baptist style lectern.

Don't forget the Roman Catholic "Easter Candle" in front of the tapestry and the Roman Catholic style incense censer next to the flag. If I had to guess I would say some sort of break away catholic group.

Possibly SSPX or FSSP. There's a Divine Mercy painting on the left - they can't be that much of a breakaway.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6866 on: May 19, 2015, 10:57:35 PM »
It looks like it is from here. This group looks like it is in communion with the RC church.

https://www.facebook.com/TallyLMS
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« Reply #6867 on: May 19, 2015, 11:22:06 PM »
It looks like it is from here. This group looks like it is in communion with the RC church.

https://www.facebook.com/TallyLMS

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6868 on: May 20, 2015, 11:17:46 AM »


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6869 on: May 20, 2015, 11:19:36 AM »

That there is an interesting blend of Christian traditions. You have the nylon tapestry of western Catholic Jesus with a statue of Mary behind it, standard Orthodox iconography, overtly patriotic evangelical flag and Baptist style lectern.

One can find such chaos in the ROCOR western rite (not that this particular group is ROCOR WR).

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« Reply #6870 on: May 20, 2015, 11:21:47 AM »

That there is an interesting blend of Christian traditions. You have the nylon tapestry of western Catholic Jesus with a statue of Mary behind it, standard Orthodox iconography, overtly patriotic evangelical flag and Baptist style lectern.

Don't forget the Roman Catholic "Easter Candle" in front of the tapestry and the Roman Catholic style incense censer next to the flag. If I had to guess I would say some sort of break away catholic group.

Possibly SSPX or FSSP. There's a Divine Mercy painting on the left - they can't be that much of a breakaway.

Christ in the kitschy Divine Mercy painting always looks like he's shooting Death Star-like laser beams at the viewer.
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« Reply #6871 on: May 20, 2015, 11:32:34 AM »

That there is an interesting blend of Christian traditions. You have the nylon tapestry of western Catholic Jesus with a statue of Mary behind it, standard Orthodox iconography, overtly patriotic evangelical flag and Baptist style lectern.

Don't forget the Roman Catholic "Easter Candle" in front of the tapestry and the Roman Catholic style incense censer next to the flag. If I had to guess I would say some sort of break away catholic group.

Possibly SSPX or FSSP. There's a Divine Mercy painting on the left - they can't be that much of a breakaway.

Christ in the kitschy Divine Mercy painting always looks like he's shooting Death Star-like laser beams at the viewer.

The way the candlestick (at least, I think that's what it is) is positioned makes it look like he's holding it.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6873 on: May 20, 2015, 11:51:33 AM »
Are those grizzly bears?
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« Reply #6874 on: May 20, 2015, 11:54:48 AM »
Are those grizzly bears?

I don't know.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6875 on: May 20, 2015, 12:04:31 PM »
Are those grizzly bears?

I don't know.
I don't know either.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6876 on: May 20, 2015, 02:35:10 PM »
Are those grizzly bears?

No, they're Monks.
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« Reply #6878 on: May 21, 2015, 11:30:49 AM »


Very good and dear person alive saint.

All the money that they donate to him he donate.
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« Reply #6879 on: May 21, 2015, 11:33:43 AM »

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« Reply #6882 on: May 22, 2015, 07:31:21 AM »
Neat. Although an underwater church (built like this) would be even cooler.

For some weird reason that made me imagine a sci fi series where the spaceship would actually be a kind of space church, missionizing to the whole universe. :)

That's a show I would watch!

Me too, and great minds think alike, because that's an idea I came up with myself several years ago. (I was attending a private Christian liberal-arts college which shared space with another college that trains missionaries. At the time some of my classmates and I were also watching Stargate Atlantis. Hence, the idea).
That would be cool! However, our Liturgists would have to develop modified versions of the services for use in microgravity (special vestment patches instead of actual vestments, magnetic chalice, closed censer, etc.), but they could be served the normal way on a planetary surface with gravity. It would also be a job to translate into whatever language the aliens are using, but if they are telepaths, it might not be as big of a problem.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #6884 on: May 22, 2015, 08:19:20 AM »
Neat. Although an underwater church (built like this) would be even cooler.

For some weird reason that made me imagine a sci fi series where the spaceship would actually be a kind of space church, missionizing to the whole universe. :)

That's a show I would watch!

Me too, and great minds think alike, because that's an idea I came up with myself several years ago. (I was attending a private Christian liberal-arts college which shared space with another college that trains missionaries. At the time some of my classmates and I were also watching Stargate Atlantis. Hence, the idea).
That would be cool! However, our Liturgists would have to develop modified versions of the services for use in microgravity (special vestment patches instead of actual vestments, magnetic chalice, closed censer, etc.), but they could be served the normal way on a planetary surface with gravity. It would also be a job to translate into whatever language the aliens are using, but if they are telepaths, it might not be as big of a problem.

Ha beautiful! I think artificial gravity would solve half of those problems. This could be done by rotation.
As for the aliens, it entirely depends on what kind of lifeforms they would be. I mean, how would there history have been, do they have mouth's?

(I think this deserves a tread on it's own btw)
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