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« on: May 16, 2005, 09:18:57 PM »

I just watched Sideways (a bit overrated, IMHO) which has an Armenian wedding.  I'm completely ignorant about Armenians.  For some reason, I'm thinking they're Oriental Orthodox.  I apologize if I'm wrong about that. 

In this wedding, the bride and groom put their foreheads together.  Is that an Armenian practice? 

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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2005, 09:31:49 PM »

Yes, I've seen that done.  It has something to do with the bride and groom "being one" when they are married.  You are right about our being Oriental Orthodox.
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2005, 09:50:45 PM »

I just watched Sideways (a bit overrated, IMHO) which has an Armenian wedding. I'm completely ignorant about Armenians. For some reason, I'm thinking they're Oriental Orthodox. I apologize if I'm wrong about that.

In this wedding, the bride and groom put their foreheads together. Is that an Armenian practice?

Thanks!


I watched a movie with a friend, and when it was over we (shame on us) went into another theatre playing Sideways and caught the last half hour.  I felt it was enough.
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2005, 12:17:07 AM »

Actually, I think you missed out on all the important bits. I rented it and really enjoyed it. I thought the characters, while predictable, were also stereotypically real, and much of the conflict and development of the 2 male characters took place during the first 1.5 hours. What was left unsaid, or just barely mentioned, in conversations and arguments was what made it realistic. There was very little playing to the audience and revealing the history of the men; instead, we just see how they deal with each other and with the decisions they make. It's worth renting.
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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2008, 01:17:05 AM »

I figured that this thread would work as well as any others to ask for a little bit of clarity around the OO Churches.

How many different OO Churches are there?  I know of Coptic, Ethiopian, Armenian, Indian (St. Thomas Church?), and have some vauge notions of the big confusing affair that is Syriac Christianity.

Are all of these churches in full communion with one another, or does the category of Oriental Orthodox not imply a stable and fluid body of theology and communion?
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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2008, 01:51:41 AM »

The OO Churches are:  The Coptic Church; The Armenian Church; The Syriac Church; The Indian Church; The Ethiopian Church; and The Eritrian Church.

These are not the official titles of these Churches.  The official titles can get long and I'm too tired.   Smiley  We are all in communion with each other, although there is currently a schism between the Syriac and Indian Churches.

To learn more, you may want to click on some of the tags below.
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« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2008, 02:05:28 AM »

I would also add that the Ethiopans have a rival Synod. This dates back to events that transpired under the Marxist Regime in Ethiopia...
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