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Offline Ebor

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On this day in 1973 J.R.R.Tolkien
« on: September 02, 2012, 06:23:48 PM »
Passed away from the circles of the world....

and beyond them to more than memory...
"I wish they would remember that the charge to Peter was "Feed my sheep", not "Try experiments on my rats", or even "Teach my performing dogs new tricks". - C. S. Lewis

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Re: On this day in 1973 J.R.R.Tolkien
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2012, 06:25:16 PM »
"He has fallen into shadow!"

Well, maybe not shadow. Memory eternal!

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Re: On this day in 1973 J.R.R.Tolkien
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2012, 06:30:11 PM »
Memory eternal.

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Re: On this day in 1973 J.R.R.Tolkien
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2012, 06:30:34 PM »
Memory Eternal!
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Re: On this day in 1973 J.R.R.Tolkien
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2012, 06:35:30 PM »
Memory eternal.  :)

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Re: On this day in 1973 J.R.R.Tolkien
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2012, 06:44:50 PM »
Eternal memory and blessed repose!
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Re: On this day in 1973 J.R.R.Tolkien
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2012, 07:29:59 PM »
“The world is indeed full of peril and in it there are many dark places.But still there is much that is fair. And though in all lands, love is now
mingled with grief, it still grows, perhaps, the greater.”

Memory Eternal!
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Re: On this day in 1973 J.R.R.Tolkien
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2012, 08:42:20 PM »
 ;)

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Re: On this day in 1973 J.R.R.Tolkien
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2012, 10:39:14 PM »
Memory Eternal

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Re: On this day in 1973 J.R.R.Tolkien
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2012, 10:48:33 PM »
May his memory be eternal.
Psalm 37:23 The Lord guides a man safely in the way he should go.

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Re: On this day in 1973 J.R.R.Tolkien
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2012, 02:12:32 AM »
Memory Eternal!

(He was probably a big part of my conversion to Orthodoxy, in a subtle, æsthetic way.)
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Re: On this day in 1973 J.R.R.Tolkien
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2012, 02:53:58 AM »
Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine,
et lux perpetua luceat eis.
Te decet hymnus Deus, in Sion,
et tibi reddetur votum in Ierusalem.
Exaudi orationem meam;
ad te omnis caro veniet.
Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine,
et lux perpetua luceat eis.
But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
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Re: On this day in 1973 J.R.R.Tolkien
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2013, 08:42:45 PM »
Today is the 40th anniversary of the Passing of J.R.R. Tolkien. 
His works live on.
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Re: On this day in 1973 J.R.R.Tolkien
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2013, 08:54:51 PM »
And then, my friends...

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Re: On this day in 1973 J.R.R.Tolkien
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2013, 08:59:12 PM »
This is my favorite annual thread.

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Re: On this day in 1973 J.R.R.Tolkien
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2013, 09:08:25 PM »
“For myself, I find I become less cynical rather than more--remembering my own sins and follies; and realize that men's hearts are not often as bad as their acts, and very seldom as bad as their words.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
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Re: On this day in 1973 J.R.R.Tolkien
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2013, 04:40:08 PM »
"End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path. One that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass... then you see it! White shores... and beyond. A far green country, under a swift sunrise." -Gandalf the White

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Re: On this day in 1973 J.R.R.Tolkien
« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2013, 11:48:14 PM »
^ Great quote. Memory Eternal.
Psalm 37:23 The Lord guides a man safely in the way he should go.

Prov. 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.