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Offline dallas_r

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Greek Words/Phrases 101
« on: January 27, 2018, 09:19:15 PM »
Hello friends. I’m exploring Orthodoxy and realize that Greek is a big deal,like how Catholics use Latin. Could someone give me a list of common words and phrases together with what they mean so I can understand stuff? Thank you  :)
"Praise be to the Lord my Rock,
    who trains my hands for war,
    my fingers for battle.
 He is my loving God and my fortress,
    my stronghold and my deliverer,
my shield, in whom I take refuge,
    who subdues peoples under me."

Psalm 144:1

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Re: Greek Words/Phrases 101
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2018, 10:09:16 PM »
 Kýrie, eléison (Greek: Κύριε, ἐλέησον  Lord have mercy!

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Re: Greek Words/Phrases 101
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2018, 10:33:17 PM »
If you just want to learn some expressions to go on through services and theology, check this out. If you want to actually learn some Greek, I recommend Learn New Testament Greek, by John Dobson.
"May the Lord our God remember in His kingdom all Holy Catholic Apostolic Church, which heralds the Word of Truth and fearlessly offers and distributes the Holy Oblation despite human deficiencies and persecutions moved by the powers of this world, in all time and unto the ages of ages."

Anyhow when God was asked he said Eastern Orthodox is true Church and not Catholic Church. So come home and enjoy.

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Re: Greek Words/Phrases 101
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2018, 11:32:04 PM »
Thank you both
"Praise be to the Lord my Rock,
    who trains my hands for war,
    my fingers for battle.
 He is my loving God and my fortress,
    my stronghold and my deliverer,
my shield, in whom I take refuge,
    who subdues peoples under me."

Psalm 144:1

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Re: Greek Words/Phrases 101
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2018, 12:32:30 AM »
The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom in Greek (Greek characters and transliterated) and modern English:

www.newbyz.org/divine_liturgy_harmonized.pdf

newbyz.org is a veritable treasure trove because almost all of their files for the variables of the Feasts contain both Greek (Greek characters directly above a line of transliterated Greek) as well as English.   The English is usually on a second page.

I cobbled together a 1/2 page "cheat sheet" of the transliterated responses from the pdf linked above prior to my first visit to a Greek Orthodox Church six years ago.   I still carry it, although most of the time I really don't need it anymore. 

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Re: Greek Words/Phrases 101
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2018, 02:47:22 PM »
As a former Protestant, I never heard the term  Θεοτόκος, Theotokos, until I started to attend an Orthodox Church.  It means "God bearing," and the title is applied to Mary, the Mother of Jesus.