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Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« on: September 24, 2013, 03:22:29 AM »
I read, that the Arch/Bishop of Novgorod traditionally had a western styled mitre (such as, I mean, the one with the triangle shape)

Is this true?

I will show the source in a day or two or week where I read this
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Re: Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2013, 03:44:11 AM »
found it!

And, this author of this book actually went to Novgorod!

"    The metropolitan, the bishops, and archbishops, constantly abstain from all kinds of meat; but when they invite laymen or priests at seasons when meat is eaten, they have the prerogative of being permitted to place meat before them at their entertainment; but this is prohibited to abbots and priors.
     The archbishops, bishops, and abbots, wear round black mitres; but the bishop of Novogorod alone wears a white two-horned mitre after our fashion. The daily garments of the bishops are like those of other monks, except sometimes they have them of silk, especially the black pallium, which has three white strips waving, like the flowing of a river, from the breast in every direction, to signify that from their mouth and heart flows streams of the doctrine of faith and good works. They carry a staff in the form of a cross, on which they lean, which in the common language is called Possoch. The bishop of Novgorod wears a white pallium. The bishops confine their attention entirely to matters of divinity and to the pious promotion of religion itself, and intrust the management of both private and public affairs to their officials."

http://international.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=mtfxtx&fileName=txg/g340002190a//mtfxtxg340002190a.db&recNum=231&itemLink=r?intldl/mtfront:%40field%28NUMBER%2B%40od1%28mtfxtx%2Bg340002190a%29%29&linkText=0

early 16th century

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Re: Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2013, 04:58:40 AM »
And then came Russians and broke everything.

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Re: Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2013, 07:48:49 AM »
     The archbishops, bishops, and abbots, wear round black mitres; but the bishop of Novogorod alone wears a white two-horned mitre after our fashion.

The "two-horned" reference throws me for a loop, but the description of "archbishops, bishops, and abbots" wearing "round black mitres" makes me think that this isn't discussing liturgical garments, but "street dress", while using familiar Western terms that are not necessarily equivalent.  Is the "bishop of Novgorod" a Metropolitan?  Does the white klobuk go that far back in time? 

Interesting all the same. 
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Re: Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2013, 07:53:40 AM »
And then came Russians and broke everything.

Novgorod was Russian.
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Re: Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2013, 08:04:46 AM »
     The archbishops, bishops, and abbots, wear round black mitres; but the bishop of Novogorod alone wears a white two-horned mitre after our fashion.

The "two-horned" reference throws me for a loop, but the description of "archbishops, bishops, and abbots" wearing "round black mitres" makes me think that this isn't discussing liturgical garments, but "street dress", while using familiar Western terms that are not necessarily equivalent.  Is the "bishop of Novgorod" a Metropolitan?  Does the white klobuk go that far back in time? 

Interesting all the same. 

"Round black mitres" could well refer to the klobuk worn by Russian monastic clergy to this day, but, at least for the past few centuries, the white metropolitan's klobuk is the same shape as the black one. No points anywhere.

FWIW, Novgorod became an archbishop's seat in the 1160s, and a metropolitanate in the very late 1500s.
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Re: Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2013, 08:45:58 AM »
And then came Russians and broke everything.

Novgorod was Russian.

Not until 1478. And until 1570 it was still fairly autonomous from Russia. Check your history, dude.

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Re: Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2013, 08:49:09 AM »
     The archbishops, bishops, and abbots, wear round black mitres; but the bishop of Novogorod alone wears a white two-horned mitre after our fashion.

The "two-horned" reference throws me for a loop, but the description of "archbishops, bishops, and abbots" wearing "round black mitres" makes me think that this isn't discussing liturgical garments, but "street dress", while using familiar Western terms that are not necessarily equivalent.  Is the "bishop of Novgorod" a Metropolitan?  Does the white klobuk go that far back in time? 

Interesting all the same. 

"Round black mitres" could well refer to the klobuk worn by Russian monastic clergy to this day, but, at least for the past few centuries, the white metropolitan's klobuk is the same shape as the black one. No points anywhere.

FWIW, Novgorod became an archbishop's seat in the 1160s, and a metropolitanate in the very late 1500s.

At that time I believe a Rus' bishop's "street" headgear looked like a round, furry, comfy hat.
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Re: Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2013, 08:51:17 AM »
     The archbishops, bishops, and abbots, wear round black mitres; but the bishop of Novogorod alone wears a white two-horned mitre after our fashion.

The "two-horned" reference throws me for a loop, but the description of "archbishops, bishops, and abbots" wearing "round black mitres" makes me think that this isn't discussing liturgical garments, but "street dress", while using familiar Western terms that are not necessarily equivalent.  Is the "bishop of Novgorod" a Metropolitan?  Does the white klobuk go that far back in time? 

Interesting all the same. 

"Round black mitres" could well refer to the klobuk worn by Russian monastic clergy to this day, but, at least for the past few centuries, the white metropolitan's klobuk is the same shape as the black one. No points anywhere.

FWIW, Novgorod became an archbishop's seat in the 1160s, and a metropolitanate in the very late 1500s.

At that time I believe a Rus' bishop's "street" headgear looked like a round, furry, comfy hat.

... which would look nothing like a western mitre ....

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Re: Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2013, 09:06:13 AM »
And then came Russians and broke everything.

Novgorod was Russian.

Not until 1478. And until 1570 it was still fairly autonomous from Russia. Check your history, dude.

Novgorod "the Great" was a very famous city state.

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Re: Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2013, 10:28:20 AM »
And then came Russians and broke everything.

Novgorod was Russian.

Not until 1478. And until 1570 it was still fairly autonomous from Russia. Check your history, dude.

Novgorod "the Great" was a very famous city state.

Why the quotation marks?

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Re: Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2013, 10:32:03 AM »
And then came Russians and broke everything.

Novgorod was Russian.

Not until 1478. And until 1570 it was still fairly autonomous from Russia. Check your history, dude.

Muscovy and Russia aren't always synonymous.The Grand Duchy of Muscovy wasn't the only Russian state.
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Re: Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2013, 10:36:45 AM »
- yawn - When I get the fluxcapcitor back from the shop, Doc promised the DeLorean will be as good as new. You can check it out yourselves.

Dress, garb, etc.. weren't delivered from the heavens intact by UPS. If they were once a bit different, so what?

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Re: Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2013, 11:26:38 AM »
Dress, garb, etc.. weren't delivered from the heavens intact by UPS. If they were once a bit different, so what?

Well since the Armenian heretical hats caused the Chalcedonian Schism maybe we should excommunicate Holy Russia just to be sure. We should not flirt with heresy.

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Re: Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2013, 11:33:05 AM »
Well since the Armenian heretical hats caused the Chalcedonian Schism maybe we should excommunicate Holy Russia just to be sure. We should not flirt with heresy.

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Re: Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2013, 12:04:11 PM »
And then came Russians and broke everything.

Novgorod was Russian.

Not until 1478. And until 1570 it was still fairly autonomous from Russia. Check your history, dude.

Muscovy and Russia aren't always synonymous.The Grand Dutchy of Muscovy wasn't the only Russian state.

Define "Russian".

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Re: Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2013, 12:37:32 PM »
And then came Russians and broke everything.

Novgorod was Russian.

Not until 1478. And until 1570 it was still fairly autonomous from Russia. Check your history, dude.

Novgorod "the Great" was a very famous city state.

Why the quotation marks?
I put in the quotation marks to signify that it was a title. A title like Canada, "Land of the Maple Leaf".

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Re: Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2013, 12:40:35 PM »
Dress, garb, etc.. weren't delivered from the heavens intact by UPS. If they were once a bit different, so what?

Well since the Armenian heretical hats caused the Chalcedonian Schism maybe we should excommunicate Holy Russia just to be sure. We should not flirt with heresy.

Someone in the Finnish church calling the Russians heretics. Now I've read it all...How's that Paschal calendar working out, BTW?

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Re: Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2013, 12:58:52 PM »
Dress, garb, etc.. weren't delivered from the heavens intact by UPS. If they were once a bit different, so what?

Well since the Armenian heretical hats caused the Chalcedonian Schism maybe we should excommunicate Holy Russia just to be sure. We should not flirt with heresy.

Someone in the Finnish church calling the Russians heretics. Now I've read it all...How's that Paschal calendar working out, BTW?

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Re: Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2013, 01:18:20 PM »
Dress, garb, etc.. weren't delivered from the heavens intact by UPS. If they were once a bit different, so what?

Well since the Armenian heretical hats caused the Chalcedonian Schism maybe we should excommunicate Holy Russia just to be sure. We should not flirt with heresy.

Someone in the Finnish church calling the Russians heretics. Now I've read it all...How's that Paschal calendar working out, BTW?

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Re: Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2013, 01:56:36 PM »
Dress, garb, etc.. weren't delivered from the heavens intact by UPS. If they were once a bit different, so what?

Well since the Armenian heretical hats caused the Chalcedonian Schism maybe we should excommunicate Holy Russia just to be sure. We should not flirt with heresy.

Someone in the Finnish church calling the Russians heretics. Now I've read it all...How's that Paschal calendar working out, BTW?

Are you missing my bad joke or am I missing your bad  joke?

The former. Americans do not get irony. It's like manual gearbox for them.

If that's true that explains most of the American politics.

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Re: Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2013, 03:05:55 PM »
Dress, garb, etc.. weren't delivered from the heavens intact by UPS. If they were once a bit different, so what?

Well since the Armenian heretical hats caused the Chalcedonian Schism maybe we should excommunicate Holy Russia just to be sure. We should not flirt with heresy.

Someone in the Finnish church calling the Russians heretics. Now I've read it all...How's that Paschal calendar working out, BTW?

Uh, I think he was making a joke. And the comments about irony and politics are, unfortunately, spot on.
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« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2013, 11:13:17 AM »
The former. Americans do not get irony. It's like manual gearbox for them.

And Eastern Europeans desperately aping American culture is awkward and bizarre. Uncomfortable rap-metal bands a decade plus after the fact, disgusting pizza, etc.
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« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2013, 11:22:47 AM »
The former. Americans do not get irony. It's like manual gearbox for them.

And Eastern Europeans desperately aping American culture is awkward and bizarre.

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I'm afraid it's not just Eastern Europeans who are being Americanized at an alarming rate, though.

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« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2013, 11:28:20 AM »
And then came Russians and broke everything.

Novgorod was Russian.

Not until 1478. And until 1570 it was still fairly autonomous from Russia. Check your history, dude.

Novgorod "the Great" was a very famous city state.

Novgorod was riddled with Latin missionaries. Dominicans IIRC. Sundry Latinizations did occur, including in iconography. They even translated some of the Scriptures from Latin.

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Re: Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« Reply #25 on: September 25, 2013, 11:37:15 AM »
And then came Russians and broke everything.

Novgorod was Russian.

Not until 1478. And until 1570 it was still fairly autonomous from Russia. Check your history, dude.

Novgorod "the Great" was a very famous city state.

Novgorod was riddled with Latin missionaries. Dominicans IIRC. Sundry Latinizations did occur, including in iconography. They even translated some of the Scriptures from Latin.

Did the Dominicans come along with the Vikings or did they arrive separately?

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Re: Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« Reply #26 on: September 25, 2013, 12:00:07 PM »
Did the Dominicans come along with the Vikings or did they arrive separately?

This was the late 15th century, so I guess they didn't come with the Vikings.

There was one Dominican friar named Benjamin from Croatia whose name was preserved. He was part of a team of scholars commissioned by Archbishop Gennadiy of Novgorod to compile the first complete Salvonic Bible.

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Because of Moscow's governmental policy of expropriating church property as punishment for Novgorod's separatist tendencies, Gennadius was forced to resign in 1504 and was imprisoned on suspicion of treason.

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« Reply #27 on: September 25, 2013, 12:29:38 PM »
And then came Russians and broke everything.
They were Russians, remember?
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Re: Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« Reply #28 on: September 25, 2013, 12:30:37 PM »
And then came Russians and broke everything.

Novgorod was Russian.

Not until 1478. And until 1570 it was still fairly autonomous from Russia. Check your history, dude.
Check yours.  Moscovite =/= Russian

Define "Russian".
I think Russians have to define Russian.  They have to deal with some they include (Ukrainians, Ruthenians, etc.) don't take to the definition. That's not an issue in the case of Novgorod, as I've never heard of them defining themselves out of Russia. The Prince of Novgorod at its height, St. Alexander Nevsky, hailed deep in the cradle of Russia in Suzdal-Vladimir.
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Re: Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2013, 12:37:12 PM »
And Eastern Europeans desperately aping American culture is awkward and bizarre. Uncomfortable rap-metal bands a decade plus after the fact, disgusting pizza, etc.

When my mom and her siblings went on pilgrimage to Rome in 2000, they were eager to go to a "real Italian pizzeria" and eat "real Italian pizza", having only had pizza in its New York and specifically Bronx incarnations.  When they were seated, they ordered a couple of pizzas, and when they began to eat, they were shocked and revolted with the product they were eating (they couldn't bring themselves to call it pizza).  Most of them were OK with just paying the cheque and leaving, but my oldest uncle was not going to let it go that easily.  He started giving the waiter a good dose of hell over the pizza and demanded to see the manager.  The owner came out and asked what the problem was, and my uncle let him have it too.  

The owner started to laugh.  As it turned out, he was Italian-American and from the Bronx (where he owned a pizzeria), and completely agreed with my uncle about the horrible pizza in Italy, but said that what he sold was what people wanted to buy, so he was forced to go along with it.  He asked my family to sit, had some wine brought out to the table, and went into the kitchen and started making Bronx style pizzas himself from scratch.  My family loved them so much that they invited him to sit down with them and they caught him up on life in New York and his favourite neighbourhoods.  

I've never been to Europe, so I don't know if the pizza is really that bad, but you are not the first to bring this up.  :P      
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Re: Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« Reply #30 on: September 25, 2013, 12:48:20 PM »
And Eastern Europeans desperately aping American culture is awkward and bizarre. Uncomfortable rap-metal bands a decade plus after the fact, disgusting pizza, etc.

When my mom and her siblings went on pilgrimage to Rome in 2000, they were eager to go to a "real Italian pizzeria" and eat "real Italian pizza", having only had pizza in its New York and specifically Bronx incarnations.  When they were seated, they ordered a couple of pizzas, and when they began to eat, they were shocked and revolted with the product they were eating (they couldn't bring themselves to call it pizza).  Most of them were OK with just paying the cheque and leaving, but my oldest uncle was not going to let it go that easily.  He started giving the waiter a good dose of hell over the pizza and demanded to see the manager.  The owner came out and asked what the problem was, and my uncle let him have it too.  

The owner started to laugh.  As it turned out, he was Italian-American and from the Bronx (where he owned a pizzeria), and completely agreed with my uncle about the horrible pizza in Italy, but said that what he sold was what people wanted to buy, so he was forced to go along with it.  He asked my family to sit, had some wine brought out to the table, and went into the kitchen and started making Bronx style pizzas himself from scratch.  My family loved them so much that they invited him to sit down with them and they caught him up on life in New York and his favourite neighbourhoods.  

I've never been to Europe, so I don't know if the pizza is really that bad, but you are not the first to bring this up.  :P      
Yes, it's bad. I've not made it yet to Italy's pizza capital, Napoli, but the rest of the country is terrible.

Your family is completely Americanized I see, traveling thousands of miles to complain that it isn't like home. :P

Btw, the capital of pizza is Chicago.
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Re: Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« Reply #31 on: September 25, 2013, 12:52:00 PM »
Yes, it's bad. I've not made it yet to Italy's pizza capital, Napoli, but the rest of the country is terrible.

I have, and it's not great. The best Italian food I've had has always been outside of Italy.

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Re: Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« Reply #32 on: September 25, 2013, 01:02:45 PM »
Your family is completely Americanized I see, traveling thousands of miles to complain that it isn't like home. :P

That they are.  They have their ethnic quirks, but they've lived in America longer than in India: they don't really fit in anywhere! 

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Btw, the capital of pizza is Chicago.

What do you recommend?  Because I've visited Chicago numerous times since 2006, and any pizza the natives took me out for wasn't anything to write home about.  I'm a moderate fatty, so I like the concept of deep-dish pizza, but I think I still prefer New York pizza: I don't think I'm supposed to prefer Uno's (that I can get in NY) to Giordano's, Gino's, or Lou Malnati's (absolutely the worst, IMO).

I enjoyed the hot dogs in Chicago much more than the pizza.   
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Re: Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« Reply #33 on: September 25, 2013, 01:05:41 PM »
Your family is completely Americanized I see, traveling thousands of miles to complain that it isn't like home. :P

I think this is an universal phenomenon. My flatmate went to Estonia with his mother and sister. The first thing that his mother did when she came back here was making some coffee. She said Tallinn was nice and all but during their stay she couldn't get proper coffee.

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Re: Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« Reply #34 on: September 25, 2013, 01:09:18 PM »
Actually, some years ago, our family and some friends were in Northern Italy and we got some really nice pizzas.

The best (and biggest) pizza I have ever tasted, came from a small restaurant in Stavanger.
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Re: Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« Reply #35 on: September 25, 2013, 01:16:00 PM »
Actually, some years ago, our family and some friends were in Northern Italy and we got some really nice pizzas.

The best (and biggest) pizza I have ever tasted, came from a small restaurant in Stavanger.

Silly Dane. You obviously haven't fathomed the glory of American pizza.

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Re: Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« Reply #36 on: September 25, 2013, 01:29:24 PM »
And then came Russians and broke everything.
They were Russians, remember?


Reminds me of a joke:

- Who was the first invader that crossed the Soviet Union boarders?
- Alexander the Great!

Same mentality.

Russia as understood now with it's culture, mentality, even race is a result of mixing Eeastern Slavic and Mongol cultures. If the history had taken other course and Novgorod took control over Eastern Slavs instead of Moscow, we would live in totally different and probably better world.

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Re: Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« Reply #37 on: September 25, 2013, 01:32:28 PM »
Yes, it's bad. I've not made it yet to Italy's pizza capital, Napoli, but the rest of the country is terrible.

I have, and it's not great. The best Italian food I've had has always been outside of Italy.

The spaghetti I ate in Italy was pretty good, actually. Never tasted more delicious spaghetti than what in Rome.
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Re: Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« Reply #38 on: September 25, 2013, 01:32:50 PM »
The best (and biggest) pizza I have ever tasted, came from a small restaurant in Stavanger.

Was it Peppes Pizza? If so, I agree! I think they have branches in Denmark too now. It was founded by a New Yorker though, so it's the real thing not an European imitation, but still much better than anything I've tried in New York.

(P.S. Airport Peppes restaurants don't count).
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Re: Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« Reply #39 on: September 25, 2013, 01:33:46 PM »
Your family is completely Americanized I see, traveling thousands of miles to complain that it isn't like home. :P

That they are.  They have their ethnic quirks, but they've lived in America longer than in India: they don't really fit in anywhere! 

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Btw, the capital of pizza is Chicago.

What do you recommend?  Because I've visited Chicago numerous times since 2006, and any pizza the natives took me out for wasn't anything to write home about.  I'm a moderate fatty, so I like the concept of deep-dish pizza, but I think I still prefer New York pizza: I don't think I'm supposed to prefer Uno's (that I can get in NY) to Giordano's, Gino's, or Lou Malnati's (absolutely the worst, IMO).

I enjoyed the hot dogs in Chicago much more than the pizza.   
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Re: Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« Reply #40 on: September 25, 2013, 01:37:27 PM »
And Eastern Europeans desperately aping American culture is awkward and bizarre. Uncomfortable rap-metal bands a decade plus after the fact, disgusting pizza, etc.

When my mom and her siblings went on pilgrimage to Rome in 2000, they were eager to go to a "real Italian pizzeria" and eat "real Italian pizza", having only had pizza in its New York and specifically Bronx incarnations.  When they were seated, they ordered a couple of pizzas, and when they began to eat, they were shocked and revolted with the product they were eating (they couldn't bring themselves to call it pizza).  Most of them were OK with just paying the cheque and leaving, but my oldest uncle was not going to let it go that easily.  He started giving the waiter a good dose of hell over the pizza and demanded to see the manager.  The owner came out and asked what the problem was, and my uncle let him have it too.  

The owner started to laugh.  As it turned out, he was Italian-American and from the Bronx (where he owned a pizzeria), and completely agreed with my uncle about the horrible pizza in Italy, but said that what he sold was what people wanted to buy, so he was forced to go along with it.  He asked my family to sit, had some wine brought out to the table, and went into the kitchen and started making Bronx style pizzas himself from scratch.  My family loved them so much that they invited him to sit down with them and they caught him up on life in New York and his favourite neighbourhoods.  

I've never been to Europe, so I don't know if the pizza is really that bad, but you are not the first to bring this up.  :P      
Yes, it's bad. I've not made it yet to Italy's pizza capital, Napoli, but the rest of the country is terrible.

Your family is completely Americanized I see, traveling thousands of miles to complain that it isn't like home. :P

Btw, the capital of pizza is Chicago.

And there is nothing in the world to compare with eating Chicago deep dish pizza, Buffalo chicken wings, Philly cheese steak, Memphis barbecue and N'awlins style etoufee together with pirohi/pierogies,bagels and lox in say Oxnard,California or Sheboygan, Wisconsin......  :)

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Re: Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« Reply #41 on: September 25, 2013, 01:37:35 PM »
And then came Russians and broke everything.
They were Russians, remember?


Reminds me of a joke:

- Who was the first invader that crossed the Soviet Union boarders?
- Alexander the Great!

Same mentality.

Russia as understood now with it's culture, mentality, even race is a result of mixing Eeastern Slavic and Mongol cultures. If the history had taken other course and Novgorod took control over Eastern Slavs instead of Moscow, we would live in totally different and probably better world.
Imaginary worlds are always better.

Btw, Novgorod chose Grand Prince St. Vladimir.

Mongol culture? A proper response might land into politics.
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Re: Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« Reply #42 on: September 25, 2013, 01:38:30 PM »
I'm partial to Edwardo's from my U of C days, which holds he record, as my Arabic prof pointed out, the record for the longest string of non-conecting letters
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Edwardo's...never heard of it!  I'll have to visit Chicago again and try it...just got an invitation from some friends there yesterday, so maybe sooner than later.    
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Re: Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« Reply #43 on: September 25, 2013, 01:44:10 PM »
And then came Russians and broke everything.
They were Russians, remember?


Reminds me of a joke:

- Who was the first invader that crossed the Soviet Union boarders?
- Alexander the Great!

Same mentality.

Russia as understood now with it's culture, mentality, even race is a result of mixing Eeastern Slavic and Mongol cultures. If the history had taken other course and Novgorod took control over Eastern Slavs instead of Moscow, we would live in totally different and probably better world.
Imaginary worlds are always better.

Btw, Novgorod chose Grand Prince St. Vladimir.

Mongol culture? A proper response might land into politics.

But not Ivan III or IV.

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Re: Arch/Bishop of Novgorod, western mitre?
« Reply #44 on: September 25, 2013, 02:41:11 PM »
Western Mitre? A koukoulion is more likely. Old metropolitans of Moscow, and old-rite monks would frequently wear the koukoulion instead of the klobuk, and since the koukoulion converges to a point on the head, it could have been mistaken for a western mitre.