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Happy St. Nicholas Day!
« on: December 05, 2012, 12:38:57 PM »
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Re: Happy St. Nicholas Day!
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2012, 02:55:42 PM »
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Re: Happy St. Nicholas Day!
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2012, 02:59:31 PM »
Oxios!
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Re: Happy St. Nicholas Day!
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2012, 02:59:35 PM »
Meet Dutch St. Nicholas (our Santa). The feast is today. He's however horribly latinised (the beard is still eastern, though!).

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Re: Happy St. Nicholas Day!
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2012, 03:49:19 PM »
Meet Dutch St. Nicholas (our Santa). The feast is today. He's however horribly latinised (the beard is still eastern, though!).


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Re: Happy St. Nicholas Day!
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2012, 05:36:46 PM »
Happy St. Gregory Day!

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Re: Happy St. Nicholas Day!
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2012, 05:43:58 PM »
Should we be slapping Arians tomorrow?

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Re: Happy St. Nicholas Day!
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2012, 05:54:01 PM »
Meet Dutch St. Nicholas (our Santa). The feast is today. He's however horribly latinised (the beard is still eastern, though!).


My church made St Nicholas look like a Coptic bishop in a mock interview with a servant who pretended to be the saint in front of children.
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Re: Happy St. Nicholas Day!
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2012, 06:57:09 PM »
Happy St. Gregory Day!


what is the inscription in?
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A hasty quarrel kindles fire,
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If you blow on a spark, it will glow;
if you spit on it, it will be put out;
                           and both come out of your mouth

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Re: Happy St. Nicholas Day!
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2012, 07:02:37 PM »


He showed love for Arius strangely.  But did apologize as we all err.

But, he was charitable to those in need.  In that, I believe he was a great role model.  We should all give to those in need.

I remember when I was a child, all the children put our shoes outside of the church.   We went in and did some readings on him.  Then sang the "St. Nicholas song".

When we came back they were full of candy.
My brother brought two pairs (LOL)
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Re: Happy St. Nicholas Day!
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2012, 02:15:06 AM »
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Re: Happy St. Nicholas Day!
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2012, 02:21:47 AM »
Should we be slapping Arians tomorrow?
Yeah, I've always wanted to punch my JW neighbor square in the nose. :P
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Re: Happy St. Nicholas Day!
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2012, 02:59:06 AM »
Should we be slapping Arians tomorrow?
Yeah, I've always wanted to punch my JW neighbor square in the nose. :P

I'm itching to visit an INC temple if we are obligated to do this :D

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Re: Happy St. Nicholas Day!
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2012, 07:02:34 AM »
Should we be slapping Arians tomorrow?

No. Today is slap-everyone-who-denies-the-divinity-of-the-Word-day. Why limit yourself to arians?
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Re: Happy St. Nicholas Day!
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2012, 10:42:03 AM »
Happy feast day!

BTW, I prefer much more the true one st. Nicholas, who is much more interesting, extraordinary (obedient to God, disobedient to heretics - great exemplar for all people that love rebelling in a good cause) than this man wearing a dwarf costume


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9aWFUT3zUQ" >troparion to st. Nicholas in Church Slavonic - Serbian chant [/url] (begins in 0:50)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Paj_kOFrIW4" >And famous Ukrainian carol to st. Nicholas [/url]
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Re: Happy St. Nicholas Day!
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2012, 11:08:07 AM »
Should we be slapping Arians tomorrow?

No. Today is slap-everyone-who-denies-the-divinity-of-the-Word-day. Why limit yourself to arians?
Do be careful with the Muslims.  They slap back.
Question a friend, perhaps he did not do it; but if he did anything so that he may do it no more.
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                           and both come out of your mouth

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Re: Happy St. Nicholas Day!
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2012, 11:12:38 AM »
Happy feast day!

BTW, I prefer much more the true one st. Nicholas, who is much more interesting, extraordinary (obedient to God, disobedient to heretics - great exemplar for all people that love rebelling in a good cause) than this man wearing a dwarf costume


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9aWFUT3zUQ" >troparion to st. Nicholas in Church Slavonic - Serbian chant [/url] (begins in 0:50)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Paj_kOFrIW4" >And famous Ukrainian carol to st. Nicholas [/url]

And of course the 'O Kto Kto Nikolaj' hymn learned by every Rusyn, Galician and Lemko child at an early age!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaySP--97wc

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Re: Happy St. Nicholas Day!
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Re: Happy St. Nicholas Day!
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2012, 11:31:56 AM »
Happy feast day!

BTW, I prefer much more the true one st. Nicholas, who is much more interesting, extraordinary (obedient to God, disobedient to heretics - great exemplar for all people that love rebelling in a good cause) than this man wearing a dwarf costume


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9aWFUT3zUQ" >troparion to st. Nicholas in Church Slavonic - Serbian chant [/url] (begins in 0:50)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Paj_kOFrIW4" >And famous Ukrainian carol to st. Nicholas [/url]

And of course the 'O Kto Kto Nikolaj' hymn learned by every Rusyn, Galician and Lemko child at an early age!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaySP--97wc

Nice recording, interesting to hear it in English ;)
It's know also among Orthodox in Poland, probably because of our Lemkos ;) Today it was even sung in my parish ;D
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Re: Happy St. Nicholas Day!
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2012, 01:55:50 PM »
St. Nicholas... The Chuck Norris of ancient Christianity ;D
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Re: Happy St. Nicholas Day!
« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2012, 01:59:47 PM »
If you want something to keep you busy the other 364 days of the year...St. John Chrysostom tells us to smack blasphemers in the face.

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Re: Happy St. Nicholas Day!
« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2012, 02:00:26 PM »
St. Nicholas... The Chuck Norris of ancient Christianity ;D

I bet that someone somewhere has written an icon of Chuck Norris.
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Re: Happy St. Nicholas Day!
« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2012, 02:04:11 PM »
Should we be slapping Arians tomorrow?

No. Today is slap-everyone-who-denies-the-divinity-of-the-Word-day. Why limit yourself to arians?
Do be careful with the Muslims.  They slap back.

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Re: Happy St. Nicholas Day!
« Reply #23 on: December 06, 2012, 05:53:46 PM »


Excellent!! 

A happy St. Nicholas day to you and to all  ;).
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Re: Happy St. Nicholas Day!
« Reply #25 on: December 06, 2012, 10:44:47 PM »
Sweet, and a happy St. Nicholas to all of you too.  :laugh:
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Re: Happy St. Nicholas Day!
« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2012, 12:57:37 PM »
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Re: Happy St. Nicholas Day!
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2012, 01:42:41 PM »
Question a friend, perhaps he did not do it; but if he did anything so that he may do it no more.
A hasty quarrel kindles fire,
and urgent strife sheds blood.
If you blow on a spark, it will glow;
if you spit on it, it will be put out;
                           and both come out of your mouth