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Re: Sexting with OCNet Members
« Reply #45 on: September 04, 2016, 10:59:25 PM »
Thanks, Mina and Svirsky.
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Re: Sexting with OCNet Members
« Reply #46 on: September 04, 2016, 11:04:14 PM »
I do HAVE an Agpeya, but will the BCP suffice?

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Re: Sexting with OCNet Members
« Reply #47 on: September 06, 2016, 09:34:24 AM »
Count me in.  :)

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Re: Sexting with OCNet Members
« Reply #48 on: September 06, 2016, 01:32:31 PM »

Are we all starting on a given date...or have we already begun?

I'm always late to the party.
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Re: Sexting with OCNet Members
« Reply #49 on: September 06, 2016, 01:36:33 PM »

Are we all starting on a given date...or have we already begun?

I'm always late to the party.

I also thought it might be good to set a start date so that we know when we're beginning together.  I propose 14 September because, by then, most of us have entered a new liturgical year and so it can be our Liturgical New Year's Resolution.  If anyone wants to start sooner, by all means do so, but by 14 September, we can know with a fair amount of certainty that there is a group of us and we have begun.
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Re: Sexting with OCNet Members
« Reply #50 on: September 06, 2016, 03:25:07 PM »

September 14!  Excellent idea!  ;)

New year....new year's resolutions...off to a good start!  Love it!

(I had read that...but, forgot.  Sorry.  (...shamefully hides her face))
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Re: Sexting with OCNet Members
« Reply #51 on: September 13, 2016, 02:33:16 PM »
Get ready, people, we commence sexting in a little over twenty hours. 
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Re: Sexting with OCNet Members
« Reply #52 on: September 13, 2016, 04:22:59 PM »
Get ready, people, we commence sexting in a little over twenty hours.

i didn't realize how naughty scheduled sexting sounds.
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Re: Sexting with OCNet Members
« Reply #53 on: September 13, 2016, 04:39:44 PM »
I will pray, to the best of my ability, the mid-day prayers from the Pocket Prayer Book for Orthodox Christians (Antiochian).

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Re: Sexting with OCNet Members
« Reply #54 on: September 13, 2016, 06:05:12 PM »
I work during those hours and am not allowed to take a break. It consists of most of my work. In fact I only work from 11 am to 3 pm. I am also not allowed to stay awake praying but I am forced to go to sleep for next working day like a slave or a possessed person. I don't understand the others reasons since those hours are day hours for everyone I thought

Try to say the Jesus Prayer silently while you work.  "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Have Mercy on me, a Sinner.".
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Re: Sexting with OCNet Members
« Reply #55 on: September 13, 2016, 06:12:54 PM »
As most of you may know, the Sixth Hour (or Sext) is one of the daily services of the Orthodox Church.  It is prayed at noon, though it is often anticipated earlier in churches and monasteries if the Liturgy will be celebrated.  It is one of the shorter services, taking about ten minutes or so to read, and it is basically invariable, so it's easy to use. 

During Great Lent, Liza organised as many of us as volunteered so that we could read the Psalter together every day in order to help us prepare for Pascha.  Building on that, I wondered if people here would be interested in a more open-ended commitment to take some time in the middle of the day (~11am-1pm) to pray together with other OCNet members.  Obviously the best choice would be to pray the Sixth Hour in full (some examples below), but if you're pressed for time, it need be nothing more than one of the psalms, or the Trisagion, or even just the Lord's Prayer.  The idea is to punctuate our day with a little prayer in order to sanctify our day, with its work, study, leisure, etc., and to intercede for one another and our needs. 

Right now, I'm not sure there needs to be any organising for this other than for people to express their interest below.  What you pray, when you pray, etc. is your own decision,* but at least if people "volunteer" in this thread, we will know who is with us and that may be an encouragement. 

Just a suggestion.

Links:

Byzantine: http://orthodox.seasidehosting.st/seaside/sixth_hour
Coptic: http://www.agpeya.org/Sext/sext.html
Syriac: http://www.neamericandiocese.org/liturgical-hours/6th-hour-monday.aspx (if it's not Monday, delete "monday", replace it with the desired day of the week, and hit "enter"/"return")




*(ask your priest)

http://sor.cua.edu/Liturgy/SimplePrayer/SixthHour.html

This is the invariant Sixth Hour from the laypersons prayer book.

Btw, I recently, with some digging, found a PDF of the Shimo that someone manually transcribed on the Net, the Bede Griffiths translation, and will provide a link if that would be of use.   I wish I had found it before dropping $100 or so on a hardcopy.  :P

One other idea...for those who work nights or are insomniac, perhaps we might set up a group to pray watches of the Midnight Office on an assigned basis?

Each of the individual watches in the Syriac edition at least is short enough for one person to incorporate it into their busy schedule.

Also, one other suggestion: several monasteries and sketes, replace the minor hours or even some of the major hours with group recitation of the Jesus Prayer, or follow a cell rule that lists the number kf prayers equivalent to each office.  Perhaps Mor you might post a suggested quantity of Jesus Prayers to say in lieu of the formal Sixth Hour, as that would be easier for some of us who are actively working, where looking at a book becomes impossible.
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Re: Sexting with OCNet Members
« Reply #56 on: September 13, 2016, 09:37:51 PM »
I am in, from the Book of Common Prayer. For us its the Day of the Holy Cross.

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Re: Sexting with OCNet Members
« Reply #57 on: September 14, 2016, 11:58:28 AM »
"O Word of the Father from before the ages, Who, being in the form of God, broughtest creation into being out of nothing; Thou Who hast put the times and seasons in Thine own power: Bless the crown of the year with Thy goodness; give peace unto Thy churches, victory unto Thy faithful hierarchs, fruitfulness unto the earth, and Great Mercy unto us."

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Re: Sexting with OCNet Members
« Reply #58 on: September 14, 2016, 02:59:18 PM »

I thoroughly enjoyed setting aside a few moments around Noon to pray.

Granted I was sitting at my desk...and a couple of times got interrupted by people...but, nonetheless...it was rewarding.
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Re: Sexting with OCNet Members
« Reply #59 on: September 14, 2016, 03:11:27 PM »

I thoroughly enjoyed setting aside a few moments around Noon to pray.

Granted I was sitting at my desk...and a couple of times got interrupted by people...but, nonetheless...it was rewarding.

:)

I remembered all of you when sexting earlier today. 
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Re: Sexting with OCNet Members
« Reply #60 on: September 14, 2016, 04:21:54 PM »

I thoroughly enjoyed setting aside a few moments around Noon to pray.

Granted I was sitting at my desk...and a couple of times got interrupted by people...but, nonetheless...it was rewarding.
Thankfully I didn't get interrupted. When prayer time comes at my office hours, I get to pull up a whole screen of icons off of google (today appropriately the Crucifixion).

Btw, where did the New Year image come from?
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Re: Sexting with OCNet Members
« Reply #61 on: September 14, 2016, 04:43:12 PM »
I had to pray Sext a little early today, as I was on a bus at 12.00 pm. But I still thought about our group today. Glad to be participating with you all.

Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ was lifted high upon the cross that he might draw the whole world unto himself: Mercifully grant that we, who glory in the mystery of our redemption, may have grace to take up our cross and follow him; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

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Re: Sexting with OCNet Members
« Reply #62 on: September 14, 2016, 08:38:47 PM »

I thoroughly enjoyed setting aside a few moments around Noon to pray.

Granted I was sitting at my desk...and a couple of times got interrupted by people...but, nonetheless...it was rewarding.
Thankfully I didn't get interrupted. When prayer time comes at my office hours, I get to pull up a whole screen of icons off of google (today appropriately the Crucifixion).

Btw, where did the New Year image come from?

Do you like it?

I created it in PhotoShop.  :)   
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Re: Sexting with OCNet Members
« Reply #63 on: September 18, 2016, 08:01:14 PM »

I thoroughly enjoyed setting aside a few moments around Noon to pray.

Granted I was sitting at my desk...and a couple of times got interrupted by people...but, nonetheless...it was rewarding.
Thankfully I didn't get interrupted. When prayer time comes at my office hours, I get to pull up a whole screen of icons off of google (today appropriately the Crucifixion).

Btw, where did the New Year image come from?

Do you like it?

I created it in PhotoShop.  :)
You're amazing. ;D
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Re: Sexting with OCNet Members
« Reply #64 on: September 18, 2016, 10:20:39 PM »

I thoroughly enjoyed setting aside a few moments around Noon to pray.

Granted I was sitting at my desk...and a couple of times got interrupted by people...but, nonetheless...it was rewarding.
Thankfully I didn't get interrupted. When prayer time comes at my office hours, I get to pull up a whole screen of icons off of google (today appropriately the Crucifixion).

Btw, where did the New Year image come from?

Do you like it?

I created it in PhotoShop.  :)

That's good work!

Having seen your photos, I can't believe you don't work for National Geographic. :)
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Re: Sexting with OCNet Members
« Reply #65 on: September 28, 2016, 11:37:26 PM »
Have you been sexting?  If not, why not start today? 
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Re: Sexting with OCNet Members
« Reply #66 on: October 13, 2016, 12:31:14 PM »
"In the evening, in the morning, and at noonday, we praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, and we pray unto thee, O Lord..."
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« Reply #67 on: October 14, 2016, 09:23:58 AM »
"In the evening, in the morning, and at noonday, we praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, and we pray unto thee, O Lord..."

Amen!

I have been trying...but, some days I "forget"...it's not become a habit, yet....but, I'm working on it.
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Re: Sexting with OCNet Members
« Reply #68 on: October 27, 2016, 04:51:29 PM »
This sounds very naughty
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« Reply #69 on: October 27, 2016, 07:14:42 PM »
This sounds very naughty

Pray for mercy.  Do it now and at noon.
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« Reply #70 on: October 27, 2016, 07:27:59 PM »
This sounds very naughty

Pray for mercy.  Do it now and at noon.

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« Reply #71 on: January 18, 2017, 12:46:59 PM »
"Thou hast wrought salvation in the midst of the earth, O Christ God; Thou didst stretch out Thine immaculate hands upon the Cross, thereby gathering all nations that cry to Thee: O Lord, glory be to Thee."

http://orthodox.seasidehosting.st/seaside/sixth_hour?_s=bmmXN_ByDURxi3D5&_k=83OotHdG
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« Reply #72 on: March 06, 2017, 02:01:19 PM »
Marital fasting doesn't mean you can't have Sext!  Now with Lenten rubrics!
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« Reply #73 on: March 07, 2017, 11:34:51 AM »

Thanks for sharing the materials!
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« Reply #74 on: June 12, 2017, 11:39:59 PM »
http://www.pravmir.com/fasting-easy-praying-hard/

The Apostles' Fast is a good time for sexting.  Try it at noon!
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« Reply #75 on: June 12, 2017, 11:59:40 PM »
http://www.pravmir.com/fasting-easy-praying-hard/

The Apostles' Fast is a good time for sexting.  Try it at noon!
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« Reply #76 on: June 13, 2017, 04:51:05 AM »
http://www.pravmir.com/fasting-easy-praying-hard/

The Apostles' Fast is a good time for sexting.  Try it at noon!

Will do!
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« Reply #77 on: June 13, 2017, 07:12:02 AM »
^^ Great article.  I'm in.  :)

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Re: Sexting with OCNet Members
« Reply #78 on: June 13, 2017, 07:25:08 AM »
By the way, I love how Mor has reclaimed a dirty word and used it correctly to refermto something holy.  You know, the word Primer, both with respect to paint and education, is derived from books called Primers intended to teach children the first and hardest of the four Latin Rite Hours (Prime being more substantial than Terce, Sext and Noone, although simpler than Vespers, Compline, Matins and Lauds).   The idea was they would learn that hour first, both to introduce them to Latin and to teach them how to worship in the Latin Rite.

So all uses of the word Prime and its derivatives, like making sure material is peimed before painting, to priming a pump, to reading a primer, are derived from Prime, the First Hour.

So we need to reclaim Sext as well.  Lets pray these prayers and make Sexting mean something holy and not perverse.  :)
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Re: Sexting with OCNet Members
« Reply #79 on: June 13, 2017, 01:43:43 PM »
You know, the word Primer, both with respect to paint and education, is derived from books called Primers intended to teach children the first and hardest of the four Latin Rite Hours (Prime being more substantial than Terce, Sext and Noone, although simpler than Vespers, Compline, Matins and Lauds).

Considering "prime" simply means "first," I find your elaborate etymology to be suspect.
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Re: Sexting with OCNet Members
« Reply #80 on: June 13, 2017, 01:48:01 PM »
So all uses of the word Prime and its derivatives, like making sure material is peimed before painting, to priming a pump, to reading a primer, are derived from Prime, the First Hour.

And if you believe that, there's an Easter-Ishtar connection I'd like to sell you.
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Re: Sexting with OCNet Members
« Reply #81 on: July 19, 2017, 11:45:17 AM »
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Prayer of St Basil the Great

O God and Lord of Hosts, and Maker of all Creation, Who by the tender compassion of Thy mercy which transcendeth comprehension, didst send down Thine only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, for the salvation of our race, and by His precious Cross didst tear asunder the handwriting of our sins, and thereby didst triumph over the principalities and powers of darkness: Do Thou Thyself, O Master, Lover of mankind, accept also from us sinners these prayers of thanksgiving and entreaty, and deliver us from every destructive and dark transgression, and from all enemies, both visible and invisible, that seek to do us evil. Nail down our flesh with the fear of Thee, and incline not our hearts unto words or thoughts of evil, but pierce our souls with longing for Thee, so that ever looking to Thee, and being guided by Thy Light as we behold Thee, the unapproachable and everlasting Light, we may send up unceasing praise and thanksgiving unto Thee, the Unoriginate Father, with Thine Only-begotten Son, and Thine All-holy and good and life-creating Spirit, now and ever, and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
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Re: Sexting with OCNet Members
« Reply #82 on: September 15, 2017, 10:52:27 AM »
"The next day, as they were on their journey and coming near the city, Peter went up on the housetop to pray, about the sixth hour (Acts 10.9)."

Be like Peter. 

Sext today!
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