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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #810 on: February 03, 2017, 06:50:43 PM »
Yea, according to the Arabic captions at the monastery itself, they only mention spread of heresies since the fourth century, like Arianism, Macedonianism, Nestorianism, etc.  I don't think it has anything to do with Western European ideologies.  Why heresies?  It's the "bending" of the truth of the gospel, hence the "bent" crosses

That's what I figured.
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #811 on: February 04, 2017, 07:21:22 PM »
Historical detail on the door:

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There are two large steps that lead into the main sanctuary, called a haykal from the Hebrew hekal. The door that separates the choir from the sanctuary, which was the work of Moses of Nisibis, is simply a wonderful piece of artwork with extraordinary inlays. This door is made of forty-two panels arranged in seven horizontal and six vertical rows. In the panels of the uppermost row, depicted, from left to right, are St. Dioscorus, patriarch of Alexandria, St. Mark who the Evangelist and first bishop of Alexandria, Christ, the Holy Virgin, St. Severus I, patriarch Antioch, and St. Ignatius who was a bishop of Antioch. Significantly, the representations indicate respect for both the Coptic and Syrian patriarchates. Below, the second row of panels shows a repeated pattern of circles interlaced to form crosses. In each of the six fields of the third row, six linked circles are arranged in pairs, each circle containing a cross. The fourth row, though somewhat damaged, has in each panel a cross enclosed in a four-leafed shamrock with a trefoil at the junction of each leaf. The fifth row has in each panel six swastikas, each enclosed in a circle. The sixth row is a dark grille based on linked circles on a white background. A pattern of a plan cross in a double-stepped frame, the design of the cross thus filling the whole of each panel, takes of the seventh row. This door dates to the beginning of the tenth century, evidenced by a Syrian inscription written on the door itself and indicating that it was made during the patriarchates of Anba Gabriel I, the fifty-seventh patriarch of Alexandria (910-921 AD) and Anba Yuannis IV , the twenty-fifth patriarch of Antioch (902-922 AD).

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I love this monastery.  This is a remnant of when Syriac monks lived in Coptic deserts as their own home.  The way it started is interesting as well, all because of the Julianist heresy!
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #812 on: February 06, 2017, 01:54:29 PM »
Mor Nicodemos Daoud, the Archbishop of Mosul, returns to his cathedral church in Mosul.




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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #814 on: February 06, 2017, 03:19:42 PM »
Glory to God!
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #816 on: February 07, 2017, 06:51:22 AM »
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #817 on: February 07, 2017, 04:53:22 PM »
That's our general bishop, Bishop Karas with the Pope.
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #818 on: February 07, 2017, 05:40:18 PM »


This Pope is a G. Can't say the same for Pope Francis, sadly.
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #819 on: February 07, 2017, 07:59:04 PM »
Worship is theology, so a church which brings Evangelical and Charismatic "praise & worship" into its corporate life is no longer Orthodox.  It is, by definition, heterodox.  Those "Orthodox" leaders who make theological arguments for the incorporation of heteropraxis into the life of the Church are heretics.

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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #820 on: February 08, 2017, 05:46:07 PM »
Lol! Be careful...people might think you're referencing a rap song :P
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #821 on: February 08, 2017, 07:41:01 PM »
If I recall correctly, the performers in said video were also cruising around on a yacht.  ;)
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #822 on: February 08, 2017, 08:06:07 PM »
If I recall correctly, the performers in said video were also cruising around on a yacht.  ;)

Nah it was a pool

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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #823 on: February 08, 2017, 11:11:34 PM »
Nicely played!  ;D
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #825 on: February 11, 2017, 09:25:54 PM »
The new St. Mina's Monastery in Mariut, Egypt:



And here's St. Mina's Cathedral in the same campus:

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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #826 on: February 12, 2017, 11:56:34 AM »
^^ wow, amazing. I wish I visit these churches one day.
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #827 on: February 12, 2017, 04:18:20 PM »
Me too!  Last time I was there was in 2004 or 2005, when this was still under construction
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #828 on: February 15, 2017, 11:37:08 AM »
That's gorgeous! And they have the monks to fill it?
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #829 on: February 15, 2017, 12:28:33 PM »
Yup! They even have an Abbott bishop.  He's the second one if I'm not mistaken.
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