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Re: Photos
« Reply #90 on: October 07, 2012, 08:07:47 AM »
Photos from the Extraordinary Sobor, electing a new Metropolitan for the UOCofUSA.

Many Years to His Eminence Metropolitan Elect Antony!!!  Axios!!!

Flying over Canada:


It's New York!


The new building in place of the Twin Towers is going up...


Lady Liberty from a distance:


South Bound Brook at last!
















































The Sobor began with a slide show on Metropolitan Constantine's early life, hierarchical years, and funeral.  Many tears flowed remembering our beloved hierarch.  Memory Eternal!


Memory Eternal!


His Eminence "Archbishop" Antony.


His Grace Bishop Daniel


Entry of the Chalice while everyone sang the Tropar of Pentecost, calling down the Holy Spirit - very moving moment.....


His Grace casting the first vote.






The votes...  It was truly humbling how this process works.


The Chalice and votes are removed for counting.


Reading of the results of the voting.


Newly elected, His Eminence, Metropolitan Elect Antony.


Moleben for our new Metropolitan!






Axios!  Axios!  Axios!!!!

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Re: Photos
« Reply #91 on: January 23, 2013, 03:45:22 PM »

I thought I would share a few pics from the Nativity of our Lord - January 6 - 7, 2013













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Re: Photos
« Reply #92 on: January 23, 2013, 03:47:16 PM »

Eve of Theophany















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Re: Photos
« Reply #93 on: January 23, 2013, 03:50:00 PM »
It may be considered trolling, but why Ukrainians must add some rural element into everything? In every picture LizaSymonenko posts priests' vestments are decorated with flowers / ears of wheat / grapes. Most Ukrainian bands mix their genres (the only ones I know they  do not do it sing in Russian). Why is that?

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Re: Photos
« Reply #94 on: January 23, 2013, 03:55:40 PM »

I can speak to the wheat, grapes, flowers.....Ukrainian is a rural nation by large.  The country is known as the Bread Basket of Europe.  It has steppes and fields and is very agricultural. 

The people are also very spiritual....the wheat, grapes and flowers, not only reflect the "nature" of the land given to the people by God, but, all have religious symbolism, as well - Christ is the staff of life (wheat), Grapes - the vineyard of the Lord, and flowers....well, they just are pure joy.

When I visited Ukraine....even the poorest homes, were brimming with flowers.  It was August and every yard was a riot of color - marigolds prevail, followed by phlox, roses, etc.   ...and of course the sunflower.  :)

As for the bands....I have no idea.  Not a big fan of any contemporary bands - Ukrainian or otherwise, so, I can't comment on that.
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Re: Photos
« Reply #95 on: January 23, 2013, 03:58:09 PM »

Theophany

















...blessed the school....and off to bless our homes...
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Re: Photos
« Reply #96 on: January 24, 2013, 02:47:57 PM »

Theophany

















...blessed the school....and off to bless our homes...



Beautiful, as always.



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Re: Photos
« Reply #97 on: January 24, 2013, 02:57:56 PM »

Thanks, Gebre!
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Re: Photos
« Reply #98 on: January 24, 2013, 06:51:58 PM »
Any update on getting these into the "PHOTOS" section linked to at the top-right?
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Re: Photos
« Reply #99 on: January 24, 2013, 10:47:11 PM »
Agreed, Liza you are such a great photographer.
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« Reply #100 on: January 25, 2013, 12:16:07 AM »
Any update on getting these into the "PHOTOS" section linked to at the top-right?

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Re: Photos
« Reply #101 on: January 31, 2013, 10:10:42 AM »
Liza, you may have answered this before, but where is your parish located??

Its so stinking tall and cool looking!
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Re: Photos
« Reply #102 on: January 31, 2013, 11:39:09 AM »

LOL!

Southfield, Michigan.

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Re: Photos
« Reply #103 on: January 31, 2013, 12:00:06 PM »

http://protectress.org/Welcome.html

My photos (of parish life) are all over that website!  :)   

(There is a "photos" tab at the top that will lead to photo albums)

Enjoy!
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Re: Photos
« Reply #104 on: January 31, 2013, 12:07:05 PM »
Incredible photos. Looking at those picture...I am lost for words. Wow..is the best thing I can do at the moment.
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Re: Photos
« Reply #105 on: January 31, 2013, 12:09:26 PM »

LOL!  THANKS!!!!

....however, I can't take all the credit.  When you've got an awesome subject matter, it's hard to take a bad photo.
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« Reply #106 on: January 31, 2013, 03:57:52 PM »
"Фото: Єлисавета Симоненко" = you. Right?

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« Reply #107 on: January 31, 2013, 03:58:53 PM »

LOL!  Yup, that's me.   :laugh:
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Re: Photos
« Reply #108 on: March 25, 2013, 11:36:25 PM »

Okay...it's Great Lent....a time of new photos!

Here are some from the first week of Great Lent.  Pan-Orthodox Vespers at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral.  His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas was present.  This was also the Eve of the Annunciation (New Calendar) and therefore, the Eve of their Patronal Feast Day.  Therefore, this was a Great Vespers....that ran well over 2 hours!

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« Reply #109 on: March 25, 2013, 11:59:27 PM »
Absolutely gorgeous, but how many clergy do you have in your church? I'm assuming that not all the depicted clergy are there every Sunday or are they?
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Re: Photos
« Reply #110 on: March 26, 2013, 12:04:18 AM »

That's not my parish.  It's the Greek Cathedral in Detroit.  This was a conglomeration of all the Orthodox in the area.  Different nations, different languages, different colors, all coming together.
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« Reply #111 on: March 26, 2013, 12:07:16 AM »
Ah, that makes sense.  I assume your parish is represented though?
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« Reply #112 on: March 26, 2013, 12:09:45 AM »

Yeah!  By me!  There were only 2 people from my parish.  Our priest was not able to attend.
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« Reply #113 on: March 26, 2013, 12:14:59 AM »
Well then you were there to our benfit. Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #114 on: March 26, 2013, 12:16:24 AM »

Wow.  Thanks for saying that.  :)
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« Reply #115 on: March 26, 2013, 09:18:52 AM »

Here's a couple more.  I should have taken a third at the end...to see the complete reformation from day to night.





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« Reply #116 on: March 26, 2013, 09:32:12 AM »

Here's a couple more.  I should have taken a third at the end...to see the complete reformation from day to night.


Did someone say Reformation? 
I would be happy to agree with you, but then both of us would be wrong.

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« Reply #117 on: March 26, 2013, 10:04:28 AM »

Ha ha!!!   ;D
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Re: Photos
« Reply #118 on: April 01, 2013, 12:18:22 PM »

Week 2 of Great Lent - St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Church.
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Re: Photos
« Reply #119 on: April 01, 2013, 12:31:01 PM »
Waiting for Liza to publish a book. :)
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« Reply #120 on: April 02, 2013, 10:40:55 AM »
Waiting for Liza to publish a book. :)

We should also urge her to enter the Easter in Christian East contest:
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Re: Photos
« Reply #121 on: April 02, 2013, 10:43:50 AM »

Wow!  Nice!

However, I am not in the same class as those photographers!
I wouldn't stand a chance.
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« Reply #122 on: April 02, 2013, 10:56:37 AM »

Wow!  Nice!

However, I am not in the same class as those photographers!
I wouldn't stand a chance.

Liza, humility is usually a desirable virtue - but not in this case! Your photographs carry a very personal and heart-felt imprint. At the very least, you would learn more about the craft through your participation in this competition.

I'm sure plenty of us on the forum would be willing to help with submission suggestions.

(edit to add: notice I've given my 2000th post to this cause - I think it ought to be a go!)
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« Reply #123 on: April 02, 2013, 11:03:00 AM »

LOL!  Well...since you put it that way, and have used your 2000th post on this, I'll have to give it some serious thought.



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« Reply #124 on: April 02, 2013, 02:20:41 PM »
Wow!  Nice!
However, I am not in the same class as those photographers!
I wouldn't stand a chance.

I would have to respectfully disagree.  I have had a lifelong interest in photography, so I have at least a passing idea of what a good photograph looks like.  This includes photographing weddings and developing photos professionally (not my proudest moment).  Your photos are excellent.  I have seldom seen such life and love come out of a two dimentional image.  In fact, even given the limitations of this board and Facebook, your photos still look better than most magazines.
I would be happy to agree with you, but then both of us would be wrong.

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« Reply #125 on: April 02, 2013, 02:44:12 PM »
Wow!  Nice!
However, I am not in the same class as those photographers!
I wouldn't stand a chance.

I would have to respectfully disagree.  I have had a lifelong interest in photography, so I have at least a passing idea of what a good photograph looks like.  This includes photographing weddings and developing photos professionally (not my proudest moment).  Your photos are excellent.  I have seldom seen such life and love come out of a two dimentional image.  In fact, even given the limitations of this board and Facebook, your photos still look better than most magazines.

Yes, this is so true.   You could be the Annie Liebovitz of Orthodoxy!
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« Reply #126 on: April 02, 2013, 03:58:34 PM »
However, I am not in the same class as those photographers!
I wouldn't stand a chance.

I personally know the organiser of this contest  ::)

I could try arranging something.

Not, that you beat most of them with your skill...

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Re: Photos
« Reply #127 on: April 02, 2013, 04:28:49 PM »

Awww!  You guys truly and honestly humble me.

To me, these photos are simply an attempt to capture and share the beauty that I witness when I am in Church.  I find Orthodoxy to be such a treasure.

How about this?  I have a number of photos, about 3,000 (turns red from embarrassment) that are organized in some 100 albums on Facebook.  Those of you have access to FB, I would appreciate it you would take a quick look, and let me know which ones you think should be submitted.  I have them labeled - so for this contest it would have to be Lent or Pascha.  I don't think I have anything for Assumption or Pentecost.  I think I have three years worth of Pan-Orthodox Lenten Vespers, as well as Pascha.  You can find me on FB by searching for esymonenko. 

Otherwise, peruse the ones I have linked to on this page, and let me know which ones you think are the best.

Since this is "your" idea, I say we enter this contest as a team!  :D 

We will either win together, or lose together.

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« Reply #128 on: April 02, 2013, 04:34:51 PM »
Since this is "your" idea, I say we enter this contest as a team!  :D 

We will either win together, or lose together.

Not sure if it's possible. However I advice you to create an account on OrthPhoto.net (I cut all my ties with its owners last years so I hope it won't be viewed as advertising).

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« Reply #129 on: April 02, 2013, 04:38:47 PM »

I understand....I already have an account with them (if I can remember my password).

I meant that I would enter the contest....but, I would be entering "for all of us".

...so, if I were to collect the prize, I would stand at the virtual podium and thank the kind members and posters at OCnet to whom I owe this great honor!  ;)
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« Reply #130 on: April 02, 2013, 04:45:09 PM »
I already have an account with them (if I can remember my password).

What is your username?

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« Reply #131 on: April 02, 2013, 04:53:31 PM »
Lovely photos Liza!
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« Reply #132 on: April 02, 2013, 05:08:17 PM »
I already have an account with them (if I can remember my password).

What is your username?

I think it's just LizaSymonenko.  :)
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« Reply #134 on: April 02, 2013, 05:12:46 PM »

Wow!  I hadn't realized I posted ANYthing there!  :)  I just feel underqualified. 

ok...so, let's try and figure out my password now!  :D
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