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« Reply #901 on: July 06, 2017, 11:34:02 PM »
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« Reply #902 on: July 07, 2017, 02:37:21 AM »
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« Reply #904 on: July 09, 2017, 01:14:59 AM »
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« Reply #905 on: July 09, 2017, 01:55:04 AM »
Happy shall he be, that shall take and dash thy little ones against the rock. Alleluia.

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« Reply #906 on: July 09, 2017, 03:06:52 AM »
^ Marvelous to behold.
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« Reply #908 on: July 10, 2017, 07:11:27 PM »
^ Why would anyone ever want to be anything but Ethiopian Orthodox? So, so beautiful.
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« Reply #912 on: July 22, 2017, 12:57:10 PM »


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« Reply #913 on: July 22, 2017, 01:01:50 PM »


Wow, so great picture! Maybe I should find en Ethiopian Orthodox guy to get married :laugh:
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« Reply #914 on: July 22, 2017, 01:04:26 PM »
"Fought against schism for 47 years" -- what a magnificent testimony.
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« Reply #915 on: July 22, 2017, 01:42:38 PM »


Wow, so great picture! Maybe I should find en Ethiopian Orthodox guy to get married :laugh:

I want an invitation to the ceremonies!  I can just see you in the Ethiopian style bridal crown!  :)
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« Reply #916 on: July 23, 2017, 12:25:29 AM »

What a beautiful couple! Do you know them?
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« Reply #917 on: August 07, 2017, 03:47:11 PM »



Why the syriac chapel in the Holy Sepulchre is in precarious state?

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« Reply #918 on: August 07, 2017, 03:58:59 PM »
My guess would be that they are not allowed to repair it because it would violate some stupid protocol which prevents the Christians in Jerusalem from acting like Christians.
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« Reply #919 on: August 07, 2017, 04:55:22 PM »
"Because God's holy nation of Israel knows Orthodox superstition is not Christian." -- Diego
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #920 on: August 08, 2017, 03:06:04 AM »
"Because God's holy nation of Israel knows Orthodox superstition is not Christian." -- Diego

Did he actually say that?  If so, do you have a link?
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« Reply #921 on: August 08, 2017, 07:04:27 AM »
My guess would be that they are not allowed to repair it because it would violate some stupid protocol which prevents the Christians in Jerusalem from acting like Christians.

Well, they just restored the aedicule wich is the holiest place of christianity, what's the big deal of restoring the syriac chapel?
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« Reply #922 on: August 08, 2017, 08:12:17 AM »
My guess would be that they are not allowed to repair it because it would violate some stupid protocol which prevents the Christians in Jerusalem from acting like Christians.

Well, they just restored the aedicule wich is the holiest place of christianity, what's the big deal of restoring the syriac chapel?

There are all of these draconian codes having to do with disputes over who exactly owns what that prevents people from repairing their own properties (or at least what they regard as their own properties).  Surely you've heard of the famous immovable ladder, and of the Copts and the Ethiopians literally beating one another up and preventing one another from repairing parts of Deir Sultan.  Such is the mania of the Christian holy places in Jerusalem.

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« Reply #923 on: August 08, 2017, 08:20:02 AM »
My guess would be that they are not allowed to repair it because it would violate some stupid protocol which prevents the Christians in Jerusalem from acting like Christians.

Well, they just restored the aedicule wich is the holiest place of christianity, what's the big deal of restoring the syriac chapel?

There are all of these draconian codes having to do with disputes over who exactly owns what that prevents people from repairing their own properties (or at least what they regard as their own properties).  Surely you've heard of the famous immovable ladder, and of the Copts and the Ethiopians literally beating one another up and preventing one another from repairing parts of Deir Sultan.  Such is the mania of the Christian holy places in Jerusalem.

Someone removed the immovable ladder as a prank a few years ago,  but it was recovered and restored to its proper position.   I will say this, however: I wouldn't want to try climbing on it.  The mere sight of its ancient and rotten treads, perched precariously on a partially collapsed ledged, induces acrophobia. 

My understanding is that in recent years, there has been some improvement at least, with mucch  progress being made on the Aedicule surrounding the Sepulchre itself.  This restoration was critically needed, as a collapse was imminent and the aedicule was being propped up by scaffolding; it has also unveiled for us the beautiful signt of the stones of the sepulchre itself.
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« Reply #924 on: August 08, 2017, 09:13:57 AM »



Ruins of the Redeemer church in the once great city of Ani, now ruined.

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« Reply #925 on: August 08, 2017, 09:25:22 AM »



Ruins of the Redeemer church in the once great city of Ani, now ruined.

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« Reply #926 on: August 08, 2017, 10:35:28 AM »



Why the syriac chapel in the Holy Sepulchre is in precarious state?

Question: are the egg-shaped things from which the lamps are suspended faux or genuine ostrich eggs, related to the Coptic tradition of suspending an ostrich egg before the doors of the altar?
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #927 on: August 08, 2017, 10:52:19 AM »
My guess would be that they are not allowed to repair it because it would violate some stupid protocol which prevents the Christians in Jerusalem from acting like Christians.

Well, they just restored the aedicule wich is the holiest place of christianity, what's the big deal of restoring the syriac chapel?

The aedicule was a joint project.  Because the Syriac chapel is assigned to the Syrians in particular, all sorts of rules apply to what you can and cannot do with the space.  Even something as simple as censing during the Liturgy is subject to "Status Quo" restrictions (e.g., the censing deacon cannot walk past a certain boundary line, but must cense the Tomb and other holy shrines from a distance). 

When the chapel is in use, it looks like this:

http://c7.alamy.com/comp/EJKJCH/the-jacobite-chapel-syrian-orthodox-church-in-the-church-of-holy-sepulchre-EJKJCH.jpg
https://image.shutterstock.com/z/stock-photo-jerusalem-israel-november-syrian-orthodox-priests-hold-sunday-mass-in-the-syrian-653113618.jpg
http://c7.alamy.com/comp/EJN9G7/syriac-orthodox-clerics-taking-part-in-sunday-ceremony-inside-the-EJN9G7.jpg
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« Reply #928 on: August 08, 2017, 11:36:52 AM »
This sort of thing really is criminal.
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« Reply #929 on: August 08, 2017, 11:39:17 AM »
Honestly these issues in the holy land makes me so sad that it seems only the complete destruction of these monuments will restore some brotherly unity with our sister churches in that area, and this says a lot about us unfortunately.
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« Reply #930 on: August 08, 2017, 11:57:38 AM »
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« Reply #931 on: August 08, 2017, 12:01:26 PM »
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« Reply #932 on: August 08, 2017, 01:07:39 PM »

Question: are the egg-shaped things from which the lamps are suspended faux or genuine ostrich eggs, related to the Coptic tradition of suspending an ostrich egg before the doors of the altar?

Not sure about that, as they're ubiquitous throughout the Eastern Christian world. The eggs are ceramic--the original intent (though often not applicable now in the age of electricity) was to serve as a barrier of sorts so rodents couldn't climb down the chain and drink the lamp oil. They'd hit the egg and roll off. In the Holy Land, they also mark which lamp belongs to which group--the Armenian lamps have different markings than the Greeks, and so on. In some churches they run parallel or alternate to one another.


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« Reply #933 on: August 08, 2017, 01:09:05 PM »
Honestly these issues in the holy land makes me so sad that it seems only the complete destruction of these monuments will restore some brotherly unity with our sister churches in that area, and this says a lot about us unfortunately.
If you can think of a better system by which multiple Christian groups with longstanding custodianship of the exact same sites can coexist, go ahead. For better or worse, the Status Quo pretty much works.

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« Reply #934 on: August 08, 2017, 01:10:51 PM »
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« Reply #935 on: August 08, 2017, 01:33:33 PM »
Honestly these issues in the holy land makes me so sad that it seems only the complete destruction of these monuments will restore some brotherly unity with our sister churches in that area, and this says a lot about us unfortunately.
If you can think of a better system by which multiple Christian groups with longstanding custodianship of the exact same sites can coexist, go ahead. For better or worse, the Status Quo pretty much works.

In what way do you think it "works"?  Other than keeping people in their "places", it's causing erosion of the holy sites, overcrowding issues, and needless fights.  It's an outdated system and it will eventually implode.
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« Reply #936 on: August 08, 2017, 02:17:01 PM »
Honestly these issues in the holy land makes me so sad that it seems only the complete destruction of these monuments will restore some brotherly unity with our sister churches in that area, and this says a lot about us unfortunately.
If you can think of a better system by which multiple Christian groups with longstanding custodianship of the exact same sites can coexist, go ahead. For better or worse, the Status Quo pretty much works.

In what way do you think it "works"?  Other than keeping people in their "places", it's causing erosion of the holy sites, overcrowding issues, and needless fights.  It's an outdated system and it will eventually implode.
Again, can you propose a solution that would improve the situation?

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« Reply #937 on: August 08, 2017, 02:18:58 PM »
Yes, give up the idea that that we have "longstanding custodianship" rights, and agree on one Church to oversea all areas.
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« Reply #938 on: August 08, 2017, 02:22:33 PM »
Yes, give up the idea that that we have "longstanding custodianship" rights, and agree on one Church to oversea all areas.


Maybe a system of turns, in one year, the armenians take care of the holy places, the next year, the greeks, the next, the syriacs....

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« Reply #939 on: August 08, 2017, 02:25:23 PM »
Honestly these issues in the holy land makes me so sad that it seems only the complete destruction of these monuments will restore some brotherly unity with our sister churches in that area, and this says a lot about us unfortunately.
If you can think of a better system by which multiple Christian groups with longstanding custodianship of the exact same sites can coexist, go ahead. For better or worse, the Status Quo pretty much works.

In what way do you think it "works"?  Other than keeping people in their "places", it's causing erosion of the holy sites, overcrowding issues, and needless fights.  It's an outdated system and it will eventually implode.
Again, can you propose a solution that would improve the situation?

Something could be done to make things a little more:

a. loving
b. efficient

Things that everyone cherishes shouldn't be left moldering, Copts and Ethiopians shouldn't be breaking each other's arms with cricket bats and knocking each other out cold with balled up chains, and Armenians and Greeks shouldn't be reenacting scenes from The Warriors in their clerical robes.  It's shameful.  You don't think that the churches of our communion at least could sit down and talk things out in some sort of common forum?  It wasn't always like this.  If you read histories of the region, the more influential Oriental Orthodox jurisdictions used to act as the patrons of their less influential co-religionists.  Things weren't always so contentious, at least among us.
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #940 on: August 08, 2017, 02:27:42 PM »
Yes, give up the idea that that we have "longstanding custodianship" rights, and agree on one Church to oversea all areas.


Maybe a system of turns, in one year, the armenians take care of the holy places, the next year, the greeks, the next, the syriacs....

Sounds good in theory, but all this does is that it turns into a racial blame-game for something that doesn't look right the following year.
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #941 on: August 10, 2017, 06:43:11 PM »
Pray for persecuted Christians, especially in Serbian Kosovo and Raška, Egypt and Syria

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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #942 on: August 10, 2017, 07:25:05 PM »
Just need to institute a joint committee, delegates of the major churches more numerous than delegates of the rest, and wholly and completely turn the matter over to their now independent authority.
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #943 on: August 15, 2017, 01:26:53 PM »
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Re: Oriental Orthodox Picture of the Day
« Reply #944 on: August 15, 2017, 01:57:12 PM »
"Love ... is an abyss of illumination, a mountain of fire ... . It is the condition of angels, the progress of eternity" (Climacus).

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