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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #540 on: December 08, 2015, 12:44:51 AM »
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #541 on: December 08, 2015, 12:46:15 AM »



It's too early for Christmas; Was this for the feast of St. Nicholas?

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« Reply #542 on: December 09, 2015, 12:23:43 PM »
Yes, it was.
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #543 on: December 10, 2015, 01:16:05 AM »
I have never seen this done in the Syriac tradition in India.... This is a prayer for the Syriac refugees who reached Arolsen, Germany. During the prayer, the priest's robe covers the people as a blessing and protection.

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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #544 on: December 10, 2015, 10:43:53 AM »
^^ There is a thread about such custom among various Orthodox traditions, and Mor Ephrem has posted similar picture from the Syriac tradition :)
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #545 on: December 10, 2015, 11:44:20 AM »
The Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches (SCOOCH) met on Tuesday, December 08, 2015 – to discuss a number of important issues facing the Oriental Orthodox Communion, including
- international dialogue with the Roman Catholic Church,
- the present genocide being carried out against the Christians of the Middle East,
- the persecution of the Orthodox Church of Eritrea and its lawful Patriarch H.H. Abune Antonious I by that nation’s government,
- the Standing Conference’s ongoing ministry to the Orthodox youth of America through its campus ministry (OCCM) and its youth ministry (SCOOYA).



The Standing Conference also welcome  Very Reverend Dr. Nathanael Symeonides of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops  to discuss, renewing the dialogue between the representatives of the Oriental Orthodox and Eastern Orthodox Churches in North America.

Source: http://www.scooch.org/2015/12/syriac-orthodox-church-hosts-winter-2015-scooch-meeting-at-newly-christened-archdiocesan-center/
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #546 on: December 10, 2015, 01:18:35 PM »
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #547 on: December 10, 2015, 09:00:30 PM »
The Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches (SCOOCH) met on Tuesday, December 08, 2015 – to discuss a number of important issues facing the Oriental Orthodox Communion, including
- international dialogue with the Roman Catholic Church,
- the present genocide being carried out against the Christians of the Middle East,
- the persecution of the Orthodox Church of Eritrea and its lawful Patriarch H.H. Abune Antonious I by that nation’s government,
- the Standing Conference’s ongoing ministry to the Orthodox youth of America through its campus ministry (OCCM) and its youth ministry (SCOOYA).



The Standing Conference also welcome  Very Reverend Dr. Nathanael Symeonides of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops  to discuss, renewing the dialogue between the representatives of the Oriental Orthodox and Eastern Orthodox Churches in North America.

Source: http://www.scooch.org/2015/12/syriac-orthodox-church-hosts-winter-2015-scooch-meeting-at-newly-christened-archdiocesan-center/

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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #548 on: December 14, 2015, 02:36:34 AM »
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #549 on: December 15, 2015, 10:45:19 PM »
After being bombed and destroyed by Islamic insurgents in 2004, Mar Behnam and Mar Matti Church Syriac Orthodox Church in the Baghdad suburb of Dora was reopened and consecrated by Mor Severius Hawa, Archbishop of Baghdad and Basra
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« Reply #550 on: December 15, 2015, 10:59:27 PM »
That's wonderful.   :)

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« Reply #551 on: December 16, 2015, 03:44:29 AM »
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #552 on: December 16, 2015, 01:09:58 PM »
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #553 on: December 16, 2015, 02:05:01 PM »
^^ Great one  :D Ideal for a caption contest
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #554 on: December 16, 2015, 02:05:43 PM »
^^ Great one  :D Ideal for a caption contest

When I got that it was titled "Dalajlama is asking Santa for a present".
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #555 on: December 16, 2015, 08:17:41 PM »
I wish we had more photos of the Dalai Lama tugging on the beards of Orthodox clerics.  I should like to see him do Metropolitan Kallistos Ware and my own Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Karim next.  :P
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #556 on: December 17, 2015, 08:45:09 PM »


On 12 December 2015, Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk, administrator of the Patriarchal parishes in the USA, met with Bishop David of New York and New England, the Coptic Church.

During the meeting, which took place at the Representation of the Moscow Patriarchate in New York, Bishop David expressed condolences on behalf of the Coptic Christians to the near and dear of the victims of terrorist attack aboard Russian A321plane blown up over Sinai. The situation of Christians in the Middle East was discussed, and Bishop John told Bishop David about endeavors undertaken by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia for the settlement of the situation in the region.

The guests from Egypt visited the St. Nicholas Patriarchal cathedral; Bishop John told them about its history and life at present. The hierarch expressed interest in the extension of bilateral relations.


https://mospat.ru/en/2015/12/15/news126089/
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #557 on: December 18, 2015, 09:45:53 AM »
I wish we had more photos of the Dalai Lama tugging on the beards of Orthodox clerics.  I should like to see him do Metropolitan Kallistos Ware and my own Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Karim next.  :P

Creepy...
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« Reply #558 on: December 18, 2015, 11:15:44 AM »
I wish we had more photos of the Dalai Lama tugging on the beards of Orthodox clerics.  I should like to see him do Metropolitan Kallistos Ware and my own Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Karim next.  :P

As if the OCNET doesn't have enough beard - pulling to meet your needs...   :o
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #559 on: December 18, 2015, 12:19:35 PM »


On 12 December 2015, Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk, administrator of the Patriarchal parishes in the USA, met with Bishop David of New York and New England, the Coptic Church.

During the meeting, which took place at the Representation of the Moscow Patriarchate in New York, Bishop David expressed condolences on behalf of the Coptic Christians to the near and dear of the victims of terrorist attack aboard Russian A321plane blown up over Sinai. The situation of Christians in the Middle East was discussed, and Bishop John told Bishop David about endeavors undertaken by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia for the settlement of the situation in the region.

The guests from Egypt visited the St. Nicholas Patriarchal cathedral; Bishop John told them about its history and life at present. The hierarch expressed interest in the extension of bilateral relations.


https://mospat.ru/en/2015/12/15/news126089/

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« Reply #560 on: December 18, 2015, 12:21:06 PM »
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« Reply #561 on: December 18, 2015, 01:04:40 PM »


On 12 December 2015, Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk, administrator of the Patriarchal parishes in the USA, met with Bishop David of New York and New England, the Coptic Church.

During the meeting, which took place at the Representation of the Moscow Patriarchate in New York, Bishop David expressed condolences on behalf of the Coptic Christians to the near and dear of the victims of terrorist attack aboard Russian A321plane blown up over Sinai. The situation of Christians in the Middle East was discussed, and Bishop John told Bishop David about endeavors undertaken by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia for the settlement of the situation in the region.

The guests from Egypt visited the St. Nicholas Patriarchal cathedral; Bishop John told them about its history and life at present. The hierarch expressed interest in the extension of bilateral relations.


https://mospat.ru/en/2015/12/15/news126089/

You know His Grace has recently been added to St. Vladimir's Board of Trustees.  I just found out about this a couple of days ago.

Do you have a mailing address for him so I can send him a broom and dustpan, in the hopes that he can clean the place up (metaphorically speaking, of course)?   :D
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« Reply #562 on: December 18, 2015, 01:26:15 PM »
Well, even if he got a vacuum cleaner, I am sure there is still plenty of things for him to clean up that is keeping him way too busy.  :P
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« Reply #563 on: December 29, 2015, 09:25:00 PM »
I saw this picture of St. Nicholas Day celebration at St Gregorios Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church - Spokane, WA.  What is unusual is that in this picture the priest is wearing the Masnaptho on his head like a Bishop would. I know priests elevated as Cor Episcopas are allowed to wear the Masnaptho on their shoulders; but not on their heads like Episcopas.  I was wondering if this is someone stretching the vestment traditions on the feast of St. Nicholas or is there such a tradition ?

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« Reply #564 on: December 29, 2015, 10:41:46 PM »
My guess is that is not a priest at all, just someone wearing unconsecrated vestments to look like St Nicholas rather than a Santa Claus costume.
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« Reply #565 on: December 29, 2015, 11:12:04 PM »
My guess is that is not a priest at all, just someone wearing unconsecrated vestments to look like St Nicholas rather than a Santa Claus costume.

My parish priest once had a layman also dress up as a bishop with a beard and covering most of his face and head with a scarf to demonstrate to the children that this is the real St. Nicholas, who was a bishop.
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« Reply #566 on: December 31, 2015, 11:45:16 PM »
Makes perfect sense. Do you know how the modern Santa Claus costume came into being?
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #567 on: January 01, 2016, 12:44:19 AM »
I think it was a German influence.
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« Reply #568 on: January 01, 2016, 01:05:47 AM »
Makes perfect sense. Do you know how the modern Santa Claus costume came into being?

You can see a gradual secularization and "winterization" of the episcopal robes (the adding of fur trim, for example) in a lot of European and American lineages through mixing with generic pagan-ish party imagery (the Ghost of Christmas Present is an example of the mixing of the strains). American cartoonist Thomas Nast in the mid-19th Century seems to have been the first to draw him in red, before that he was always in green, though I don't know why Nast did so. Then in the 1930s, illustrator Haddon Sundblom combined Nast's imagery with the Night Before Christmas when he created the adds for Coca-Cola.
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« Reply #572 on: January 18, 2016, 05:52:20 PM »
St. Stephen's feast day in the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem:


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« Reply #573 on: January 20, 2016, 02:22:59 AM »
Is it a common thing for Armenian deacons wear mitres?
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« Reply #574 on: January 20, 2016, 02:27:06 AM »
Is it a common thing for Armenian deacons wear mitres?
By tradition, Armenian deacons wear crowns on the feast of St. Stephen. In Jerusalem and Istanbul, deacons often wear crowns on other occasions, too. That's pretty much the extent of it.

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« Reply #575 on: January 20, 2016, 02:41:56 AM »
Is it a common thing for Armenian deacons wear mitres?
By tradition, Armenian deacons wear crowns on the feast of St. Stephen. In Jerusalem and Istanbul, deacons often wear crowns on other occasions, too. That's pretty much the extent of it.

Interesting, thanks.
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« Reply #576 on: January 20, 2016, 03:58:03 AM »
Is it a common thing for Armenian deacons wear mitres?

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« Reply #577 on: January 20, 2016, 03:57:23 PM »
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« Reply #578 on: January 20, 2016, 05:54:53 PM »
Looks like a liturgy at a monastery. The men in the back without the kolonsowas are novices.
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #579 on: January 20, 2016, 06:22:40 PM »
Looks like a liturgy at a monastery. The men in the back without the kolonsowas are novices.

It is st. Pachomius monastery in the area of Luxor. But the most interesting fact for me is that most of the monks (especially the ones sitting on the floor) seem to be so bored... :P
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« Reply #580 on: January 20, 2016, 06:24:28 PM »
Looks like a liturgy at a monastery. The men in the back without the kolonsowas are novices.

It is st. Pachomius monastery in the area of Luxor. But the most interesting fact for me is that most of the monks (especially the ones sitting on the floor) seem to be so bored... :P

To me, they just look over-heated...
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #581 on: January 20, 2016, 06:26:56 PM »
Looks like a liturgy at a monastery. The men in the back without the kolonsowas are novices.

It is st. Pachomius monastery in the area of Luxor. But the most interesting fact for me is that most of the monks (especially the ones sitting on the floor) seem to be so bored... :P

It seems they're reading either an epistle or Old Testament prophecies of the Theophany.

Also it is Luxor, so, with all the layers they wear, Fr. G makes a point lol

Also the novices got chairs and they didn't. So not fair :P
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #582 on: January 21, 2016, 01:06:36 PM »
Also it is Luxor, so, with all the layers they wear, Fr. G makes a point lol
But this time of the year? I don't think so ;) I've been to Luxor in July and yeah, it would be understable then ;)

Also the novices got chairs and they didn't. So not fair :P
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #583 on: January 21, 2016, 01:08:57 PM »
I have been to Luxor in January and it was pretty darn hot.
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« Reply #584 on: January 21, 2016, 01:22:41 PM »
Also the novices got chairs and they didn't. So not fair :P

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