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Offline mtmamma

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St. Nicholas Day
« on: December 08, 2012, 07:14:26 PM »
Do the Oriental Orthodox celebrate this day? If so on what date and any particular traditions?

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Re: St. Nicholas Day
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2012, 09:48:50 PM »
December 19 in the Coptic Church:

http://www.copticchurch.net/synaxarium/4_10.html
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Re: St. Nicholas Day
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2012, 09:22:51 AM »
Thank you! Are the traditions the same?

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Re: St. Nicholas Day
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2012, 09:28:00 AM »
December 6th in the Syriac Church (he's called Mor Zokhe).
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Re: St. Nicholas Day
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2012, 09:33:58 AM »
And here's a nice Syriac video of his story: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDyOyMobtdo
The Tur Abdin Timeline - A timeline of Tur Abdin (Syriac for "the Mountain of the Servants [of God]"), the heartland of the Syriac Orthodox Christians, a hilly region located in upper Mesopotamia, between the Tigris and Euphrates.

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Re: St. Nicholas Day
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2012, 12:55:00 PM »
And here's a nice Syriac video of his story: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDyOyMobtdo
It's interesting to see Syriac used for a documentary.  Not quite as dead as is often thought.
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Re: St. Nicholas Day
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2012, 12:55:00 PM »
December 19 in the Coptic Church:

http://www.copticchurch.net/synaxarium/4_10.html
Old Calendar.  Same as the Russians etc.
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Re: St. Nicholas Day
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2012, 09:11:27 PM »
Looks like a good video unfortunately I can't understand it.

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Re: St. Nicholas Day
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2012, 12:46:58 AM »
I'm so glad to hear this! I just checked my Ethiopian synaxarium and he's commemorated on the same day. I wasn't sure because his icon isn't common in Ethiopia, certainly not the way it is in the rest of the world :-).

December 19 in the Coptic Church:

http://www.copticchurch.net/synaxarium/4_10.html
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