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I don't know why, but I wonder if there is anybody out there familiar with the Western Rite who can share the beauty and aesthetic experiences found in these Churches - to help those who aren't familiar with it.

So that is the purpose of this thread.

Edit: The title should be "pictures," but whatever.

I'll start:

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May God one day unite me with the Holy Orthodox Catholic Church. And may God forgive me for my consistent sins of the flesh and any blasphemous and carnal desire, as well as forgive me whenever I act prideful, against the desire of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, to be a Temple of the Holy Spirit.

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Re: Anyone got any beautiful picture of Western Rite Orthodox Churches?
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2017, 02:07:03 AM »
I don't know why, but I wonder if there is anybody out there familiar with the Western Rite who can share the beauty and aesthetic experiences found in these Churches - to help those who aren't familiar with it.

So that is the purpose of this thread.

Edit: The title should be "pictures," but whatever.

I'll start:


Nice! Where was this one taken?

I hope this thread goes on. :)
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2017, 02:31:32 AM »
Saint Augustine of Hippo Orthodox Church in Denver, Colorado.
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May God one day unite me with the Holy Orthodox Catholic Church. And may God forgive me for my consistent sins of the flesh and any blasphemous and carnal desire, as well as forgive me whenever I act prideful, against the desire of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, to be a Temple of the Holy Spirit.

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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2017, 06:12:10 PM »
Saint Vincent, Nebraska

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Re: Anyone got any beautiful picture of Western Rite Orthodox Churches?
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2017, 06:44:43 PM »
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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2017, 01:10:59 AM »
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« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2017, 07:34:58 PM »
Saint Augustine of Hippo Orthodox Church in Denver, Colorado.
Hey that's the very first Orthodox parish I visited  ;) And it's even more beautiful in person.
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I had initially thought there was no WR parish in my area. Now that I found out that there is, I'm itching to go to it.
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« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2017, 09:53:44 AM »
There's no canonical WRO parish in Brazil, but I hope to be able to visit one when I finally make my long awaited trip to Buenos Aires.
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Re: Anyone got any beautiful picture of Western Rite Orthodox Churches?
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2017, 12:23:19 AM »
I don't know why, but I wonder if there is anybody out there familiar with the Western Rite who can share the beauty and aesthetic experiences found in these Churches - to help those who aren't familiar with it.

So that is the purpose of this thread.

Edit: The title should be "pictures," but whatever.

I'll start:



I lived in Denver at the time that I was received into the Orthodox Church.  There are about 4-5 Antiochian parishes in the area with only one being Eastern Rite and the rest Western Rite. 

Unfortunately I never visited any of the Western Rite parishes even though I only lived 5 minutes from them.  At the time I don't think I would have appreciated them as much as I think I could now.  Then it would have smacked of "Catholicism" to me and would have turned me off.  However, as I have grown in my faith and have begun to appreciate the Western Orthodox world I hate that I missed out on that experience.  I still prefer the Eastern Rite - something about it just resonates with me - but I am learning to appreciate the Western Rite and those whose hearts are drawn to God by it.

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« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2017, 07:17:12 PM »
There's no canonical WRO parish in Brazil, but I hope to be able to visit one when I finally make my long awaited trip to Buenos Aires.

The French Orthodox Church has two parishes in Brazil.  While it may not sit well with you to take full part in their Mass, they would welcome you if you wished to attend and observe the Western Orthodox Mass.  I think they use the neo-Gallican Mass of St Germanus.
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Here is the monastery chapel of St Michael and St Martin, near Luzé, in France.
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There's no canonical WRO parish in Brazil, but I hope to be able to visit one when I finally make my long awaited trip to Buenos Aires.

The French Orthodox Church has two parishes in Brazil.  While it may not sit well with you to take full part in their Mass, they would welcome you if you wished to attend and observe the Western Orthodox Mass.  I think they use the neo-Gallican Mass of St Germanus.
I was aware of Celtic Orthodox presence, but not French. Once I met a Leloup disciple at the bus, he said some weird things (including something about tantric sex). Are you aware where these parishes are?
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« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2017, 04:38:08 PM »
There's no canonical WRO parish in Brazil, but I hope to be able to visit one when I finally make my long awaited trip to Buenos Aires.

The French Orthodox Church has two parishes in Brazil.  While it may not sit well with you to take full part in their Mass, they would welcome you if you wished to attend and observe the Western Orthodox Mass.  I think they use the neo-Gallican Mass of St Germanus.
I was aware of Celtic Orthodox presence, but not French. Once I met a Leloup disciple at the bus, he said some weird things (including something about tantric sex). Are you aware where these parishes are?

I hadn't been aware of any presence in the Americas of the Celtic Orthodox Church other than the Monastery of the Holy Presence in the USA, where Bishop Paul (DuPuis) lives.  Is there a Brazilian presence too?

The French Orthodox Church (same communion as the Celtic Church) has parishes here and here.

Very peculiar - those things said by the person on the bus.  I haven't heard anything like that from within our communion, and would take it with a pinch of salt until I see something questionable from a direct source.

Mind you, I hadn't heard of Fr Jean-Yves Leloup until last year, and I haven't explored anything written by him yet.  I think I might.  He seems a prolific writer.
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« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2017, 04:55:10 PM »
There's no canonical WRO parish in Brazil, but I hope to be able to visit one when I finally make my long awaited trip to Buenos Aires.

Eh -- the only canonical WRO mass I've attended was presided over by a priest who quite publicly (even famously) apostatized a short time later.
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I hadn't been aware of any presence in the Americas of the Celtic Orthodox Church other than the Monastery of the Holy Presence in the USA, where Bishop Paul (DuPuis) lives.  Is there a Brazilian presence too?

The French Orthodox Church (same communion as the Celtic Church) has parishes here and here.

Very peculiar - those things said by the person on the bus.  I haven't heard anything like that from within our communion, and would take it with a pinch of salt until I see something questionable from a direct source.

Mind you, I hadn't heard of Fr Jean-Yves Leloup until last year, and I haven't explored anything written by him yet.  I think I might.  He seems a prolific writer.
He claimed to be from the Hesychast Center you linked second, he said it was upstate, but now I see it's about a ten minute walk from my own house, I've been to this street several times and never realised there was an Orthodox center, that's very impressive even if non-canonical. I'll check it out.

Maybe this guy was just crazy. I found the one Fr. Leloup's book I read a bit weird, New-Agish, but it was an interesting read nonetheless, and included nothing like tantric sex.

About the Celtic Orthodox Church, I just googled it and the thing gets a bit weird. I'll PM you about it.
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I hadn't been aware of any presence in the Americas of the Celtic Orthodox Church other than the Monastery of the Holy Presence in the USA, where Bishop Paul (DuPuis) lives.  Is there a Brazilian presence too?

The French Orthodox Church (same communion as the Celtic Church) has parishes here and here.

Very peculiar - those things said by the person on the bus.  I haven't heard anything like that from within our communion, and would take it with a pinch of salt until I see something questionable from a direct source.

Mind you, I hadn't heard of Fr Jean-Yves Leloup until last year, and I haven't explored anything written by him yet.  I think I might.  He seems a prolific writer.
He claimed to be from the Hesychast Center you linked second, he said it was upstate, but now I see it's about a ten minute walk from my own house, I've been to this street several times and never realised there was an Orthodox center, that's very impressive even if non-canonical. I'll check it out.

Maybe this guy was just crazy. I found the one Fr. Leloup's book I read a bit weird, New-Agish, but it was an interesting read nonetheless, and included nothing like tantric sex.

Thanks for the intro.  I'll take a look and see what I think.  Please do visit the centre for the Liturgy.  I'd be grateful to read your impressions.

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About the Celtic Orthodox Church, I just googled it and the thing gets a bit weird. I'll PM you about it.

I know a little of the history of the British branch of the Celtic Orthodox Church.  This seems to be distinct from the history of the French branch.  The Wikipedia entry gives a very convoluted past for the UK branch, and then part way through the narrative just introduces a pre-existing French part of the same church, without much explanation of where the latter came from.

In any case, the British Eparchy of the Celtic Orthodox Church now no longer exists.  Most of the clergy have either died or moved to other jurisdictions.  The two remaining clergy in the UK are now directly under the French Eparchy, which seems to have been historically much more stable than its former British counterpart.
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I hadn't been aware of any presence in the Americas of the Celtic Orthodox Church other than the Monastery of the Holy Presence in the USA, where Bishop Paul (DuPuis) lives.  Is there a Brazilian presence too?

The French Orthodox Church (same communion as the Celtic Church) has parishes here and here.

Very peculiar - those things said by the person on the bus.  I haven't heard anything like that from within our communion, and would take it with a pinch of salt until I see something questionable from a direct source.

Mind you, I hadn't heard of Fr Jean-Yves Leloup until last year, and I haven't explored anything written by him yet.  I think I might.  He seems a prolific writer.
He claimed to be from the Hesychast Center you linked second, he said it was upstate, but now I see it's about a ten minute walk from my own house, I've been to this street several times and never realised there was an Orthodox center, that's very impressive even if non-canonical. I'll check it out.

Maybe this guy was just crazy. I found the one Fr. Leloup's book I read a bit weird, New-Agish, but it was an interesting read nonetheless, and included nothing like tantric sex.

About the Celtic Orthodox Church, I just googled it and the thing gets a bit weird. I'll PM you about it.

Did you ever wind up paying that visit?
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« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2018, 10:01:47 PM »
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Maybe it's just because they don't have much money for decoration or something, but I really dig the contrast between the icons and the clean white walls in these pictures. It creates a kind of ethereal effect.
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Re: Anyone got any beautiful picture of Western Rite Orthodox Churches?
« Reply #28 on: April 09, 2018, 10:02:12 PM »
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Re: Anyone got any beautiful picture of Western Rite Orthodox Churches?
« Reply #29 on: April 09, 2018, 10:04:18 PM »
Saint Bride Hermitage

Maybe it's just because they don't have much money for decoration or something, but I really dig the contrast between the icons and the clean white walls in these pictures. It creates a kind of ethereal effect.

Me too.
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May God one day unite me with the Holy Orthodox Catholic Church. And may God forgive me for my consistent sins of the flesh and any blasphemous and carnal desire, as well as forgive me whenever I act prideful, against the desire of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, to be a Temple of the Holy Spirit.

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Re: Anyone got any beautiful picture of Western Rite Orthodox Churches?
« Reply #30 on: April 09, 2018, 10:05:05 PM »
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Re: Anyone got any beautiful picture of Western Rite Orthodox Churches?
« Reply #32 on: April 09, 2018, 10:22:05 PM »
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Re: Anyone got any beautiful picture of Western Rite Orthodox Churches?
« Reply #33 on: April 10, 2018, 07:37:37 AM »
There's no canonical WRO parish in Brazil, but I hope to be able to visit one when I finally make my long awaited trip to Buenos Aires.

It would be nice to have a WR parish in Brazil, however I think it would attract a lot of people from that ''igreja católica brasileira'' and similar schismatic roman catholic groups (some can be quite weird).

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Re: Anyone got any beautiful picture of Western Rite Orthodox Churches?
« Reply #34 on: April 10, 2018, 12:03:52 PM »
It would be nice to have a WR parish in Brazil, however I think it would attract a lot of people from that ''igreja católica brasileira'' and similar schismatic roman catholic groups (some can be quite weird).
That's a point, the responsible people would have to be extra careful and observant. But, under the right bishop, abuse would be avoided and these people would come to greener pasture without bringing their errors with them.
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Re: Anyone got any beautiful picture of Western Rite Orthodox Churches?
« Reply #35 on: April 11, 2018, 12:57:18 AM »
It would be nice to have a WR parish in Brazil, however I think it would attract a lot of people from that ''igreja católica brasileira'' and similar schismatic roman catholic groups (some can be quite weird).
Talk about weird cultic groups!  The TFP would pray the Rosary at rapid fire pace outside the Melkite Catholic parish that I attended during Divine Liturgy and only come in to receive Holy Communion, just to leave and resume their Rosary.

I never understood why the priest put up with them.
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Re: Anyone got any beautiful picture of Western Rite Orthodox Churches?
« Reply #36 on: April 11, 2018, 01:44:33 PM »
Not a church, but...



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Re: Anyone got any beautiful picture of Western Rite Orthodox Churches?
« Reply #37 on: April 11, 2018, 08:42:09 PM »
Here is the monastery chapel of St Michael and St Martin, near Luzé, in France.

Do you have any other Liturgy of Saint Germanus Churches?
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Re: Anyone got any beautiful picture of Western Rite Orthodox Churches?
« Reply #38 on: April 12, 2018, 12:51:42 PM »
Talk about weird cultic groups!  The TFP would pray the Rosary at rapid fire pace outside the Melkite Catholic parish that I attended during Divine Liturgy and only come in to receive Holy Communion, just to leave and resume their Rosary.

I never understood why the priest put up with them.
It would be amazing to hear their reaction to the collocation of how Protestant this sounds.
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Re: Anyone got any beautiful picture of Western Rite Orthodox Churches?
« Reply #39 on: April 12, 2018, 01:26:06 PM »
Not a church, but...



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Re: Anyone got any beautiful picture of Western Rite Orthodox Churches?
« Reply #40 on: April 12, 2018, 01:42:23 PM »
This thread is a heaven for me. I wish there was WRO in Finland.

Just start it from scratch.  It would hardly be the most controversial thing done in the Finnish Church.  #alpha60
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« Reply #41 on: April 12, 2018, 01:55:08 PM »
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« Reply #42 on: April 12, 2018, 10:04:54 PM »
They are non-canonical, but here is Botel Abbey of the Autonomous Orthodox Metropolita - they use a corrected Sarum Missal.













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Is any of the above Orthodox?  I have no clue, so there's that.

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« Reply #44 on: April 12, 2018, 10:13:43 PM »


Is that a yarmulke?

In the Western Church, zucchetos developed in the early Middle Ages in order to keep the head of the tonsured, bald cleric warm during the winter - but they eventually became a symbol of the priesthood / bishopry. In the Roman Catholic Church, they're black for priests, purple for bishops, red for cardinals, and white for the Pope.



You rarely see them on Roman Catholic priests nowadays, usually exclusively bishops and upward.
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