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No schlock, just a touching picture with an Icon.
« on: October 17, 2013, 11:24:53 AM »
Perhaps this image will calm the hearts and souls of some of us, myself included, who have been engaged in a lot of silly back and forth lately.
(Thanks to Slavipodvizhnik who posted this on another eastern Christian board.)

"Pray just like children, and God hears your prayers."
Silouan the Athonite



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Re: No schlock, just a touching picture with an Icon.
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2013, 11:41:07 AM »
So. Incredibly. Cute. <3
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Re: No schlock, just a touching picture with an Icon.
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2013, 01:06:59 PM »
Very sweet!
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Re: No schlock, just a touching picture with an Icon.
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2013, 01:57:16 PM »
I'm saving that, ready to reblog on a suitable Wordless Wednesday. ;)
'Evil isn't the real threat to the world. Stupid is just as destructive as evil, maybe more so, and it's a hell of a lot more common. What we really need is a crusade against stupid. That might actually make a difference.'~Harry Dresden

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Re: No schlock, just a touching picture with an Icon.
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2013, 02:08:27 PM »
Perhaps this image will calm the hearts and souls of some of us, myself included, who have been engaged in a lot of silly back and forth lately.

Are you asking for invective?

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Re: No schlock, just a touching picture with an Icon.
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2013, 02:31:07 PM »
Awesome moment!
The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart,
Translated from the Russian by E. Kadloubovksy and G.E.H. Palmer, Faber and Faber, London, Boston, 1992 printing.

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Re: No schlock, just a touching picture with an Icon.
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2013, 02:31:40 PM »
Perhaps this image will calm the hearts and souls of some of us, myself included, who have been engaged in a lot of silly back and forth lately.

Are you asking for invective?

This is some high level internetz. Proud of you.

No, but you in your 'wisdom' didn't have to add your cents.

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Re: No schlock, just a touching picture with an Icon.
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2013, 02:41:52 PM »
Magnificent!  Thank you for that!!
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Re: No schlock, just a touching picture with an Icon.
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2013, 02:46:07 PM »
only a kitten could have been cuter.
She hears, upon that water without sound,
A voice that cries, “The tomb in Palestine
Is not the porch of spirits lingering.
It is the grave of Jesus, where he lay.”
We live in an old chaos of the sun,
Or old dependency of day and night,
Or island solitude, unsponsored, free,
Of that wide water, inescapable.

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Re: No schlock, just a touching picture with an Icon.
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2013, 02:53:09 PM »
Perhaps this image will calm the hearts and souls of some of us, myself included, who have been engaged in a lot of silly back and forth lately.

Are you asking for invective?

This is some high level internetz. Proud of you.

No, but you in your 'wisdom' didn't have to add your cents.
Neither did you. ;)
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Re: No schlock, just a touching picture with an Icon.
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2013, 03:27:49 PM »
I've seen that pic before and I love it.  :)
God bless!

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Re: No schlock, just a touching picture with an Icon.
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2013, 06:13:29 PM »
Perhaps this image will calm the hearts and souls of some of us, myself included, who have been engaged in a lot of silly back and forth lately.
(Thanks to Slavipodvizhnik who posted this on another eastern Christian board.)

"Pray just like children, and God hears your prayers."
Silouan the Athonite




Thank you so much for this, my dear podkarpatska. It got this grumpy old so-and-so all misty-eyed.  :-*
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Re: No schlock, just a touching picture with an Icon.
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2013, 06:24:57 PM »
Am I posting? Or is it Schroedinger's Cat?