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« Reply #4680 on: April 02, 2014, 11:19:09 AM »

Why do I find this so amusing?



Dinosaurs don't fast.

I always thought that Genarro the lawyer was a bit of a wiener.
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« Reply #4681 on: April 02, 2014, 11:20:36 AM »

Maybe he made an effort to make himself look good to hide the fact that he has been fasting extensively as per Matt 6:17.

But doing the opposite of Mt. 6:16. Hmmmmmm.
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« Reply #4682 on: April 02, 2014, 04:14:31 PM »

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« Reply #4683 on: April 02, 2014, 11:37:02 PM »

Wow, that is the biggest engolpion (is this the right word?) I have ever seen. From a True Orthodox page.

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« Reply #4684 on: April 03, 2014, 05:10:39 AM »



A Russian Priest celebrating the Liturgy for the Russian "Whites" in Spain during the Spanish Civil War. On the left of the altar is the Russian Imperial flag and on the right the Francoist flag.
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« Reply #4685 on: April 03, 2014, 07:02:08 AM »

LOL

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« Reply #4686 on: April 03, 2014, 07:54:36 AM »

Wow, that is the biggest engolpion (is this the right word?) I have ever seen. From a True Orthodox page.



Geez, I wonder how much it weighs.
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« Reply #4687 on: April 03, 2014, 08:00:03 AM »

Geez, I wonder how much it weighs.

Probably not as much as the sin of it being a Western image. Wink
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« Reply #4688 on: April 03, 2014, 08:12:51 AM »

Wow, that is the biggest engolpion (is this the right word?) I have ever seen. From a True Orthodox page.

Browsing through the site I came upon a mention of a sister church in the Genuine Orthodox Church "of the Patristic Calendar." Wondering why it couldn't just be "Old Calendarist" - perhaps a meaningless distinction - I was bewildered.

This was my very first thought.
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« Reply #4689 on: April 03, 2014, 08:56:18 AM »

Wow, that is the biggest engolpion (is this the right word?) I have ever seen. From a True Orthodox page.

Browsing through the site I came upon a mention of a sister church in the Genuine Orthodox Church "of the Patristic Calendar." Wondering why it couldn't just be "Old Calendarist" - perhaps a meaningless distinction - I was bewildered.

This was my very first thought.

I read that Onion Dome article just yesterday.  It had me cracking up!
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« Reply #4690 on: April 03, 2014, 09:34:22 AM »

Browsing through the site I came upon a mention of a sister church in the Genuine Orthodox Church "of the Patristic Calendar." Wondering why it couldn't just be "Old Calendarist" - perhaps a meaningless distinction - I was bewildered.

Seems like a sensible position to take. Since the beginning Christians have embraced, modified, discarded and clarified labels and terms to describe 'right believing' Christianity and distinguish it from opponents. Calling it a 'patristic calendar' emphasizes that it's about holy tradition for them, and that they are not merely holding to 'old' stuff because of some notion that ancient stuff is inherently better, or out of some stubborn refusal to change from fear or inertia.
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« Reply #4691 on: April 03, 2014, 01:52:13 PM »

Follow me to Church, children.  Today's lesson will be about fasting.

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« Reply #4692 on: April 03, 2014, 01:56:29 PM »

^Post of the month!
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« Reply #4693 on: April 03, 2014, 02:02:03 PM »

Why do I find this so amusing?



Dinosaurs don't fast.

I always thought that Genarro the lawyer was a bit of a wiener.

I was 6 and obsessed with dinosaurs when "Jurassic Park" came out. My parents took me to see it. Later on, I drew a picture in school of poor Genarro being eaten on the toilet. Yep...
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« Reply #4694 on: April 03, 2014, 02:14:40 PM »


Oooookay.  Wink
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« Reply #4695 on: April 03, 2014, 02:44:43 PM »

Follow me to Church, children.  Today's lesson will be about fasting.



What's that Russian saying, again?  "Never trust a skinny priest!"  I.e. the skinny ones don't get invited over to people's houses for food because their advice isn't valued.
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« Reply #4696 on: April 03, 2014, 03:27:11 PM »

What's that Russian saying, again?  "Never trust a skinny priest!"  I.e. the skinny ones don't get invited over to people's houses for food because their advice isn't valued.

"Please, Father, have another plate of food.  And some more bread!  And there's dessert!"
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« Reply #4697 on: April 03, 2014, 04:19:57 PM »

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« Reply #4698 on: April 03, 2014, 04:23:22 PM »



Very nice picture.
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« Reply #4699 on: April 03, 2014, 04:31:31 PM »

What's that Russian saying, again?  "Never trust a skinny priest!"  I.e. the skinny ones don't get invited over to people's houses for food because their advice isn't valued.

"Please, Father, have another plate of food.  And some more bread!  And there's dessert!"

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« Reply #4700 on: April 04, 2014, 05:04:54 AM »

Browsing through the site I came upon a mention of a sister church in the Genuine Orthodox Church "of the Patristic Calendar." Wondering why it couldn't just be "Old Calendarist" - perhaps a meaningless distinction - I was bewildered.

Seems like a sensible position to take. Since the beginning Christians have embraced, modified, discarded and clarified labels and terms to describe 'right believing' Christianity and distinguish it from opponents. Calling it a 'patristic calendar' emphasizes that it's about holy tradition for them, and that they are not merely holding to 'old' stuff because of some notion that ancient stuff is inherently better, or out of some stubborn refusal to change from fear or inertia.

The issue isn't that they refer to the Old Calendar as "Patristic" but that the name of their body is specifically the "Genuine Orthodox Church of the Patristic Calendar." While I understand that they are trying to distinguish themselves from other churches and New Calendarists in particular, that distinct phrasing makes it seem as though the calendar is much more important to their faith than it probably is, important as it may be.

While I realize that this is where the similarity likely end, I thought it amusingly similar in name structure to the fictional "Monastery of the Sacred and Life-Giving Calendar" noted in my linked article.
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« Reply #4701 on: April 04, 2014, 05:41:05 AM »



A gaggle of Old Believer girls at their parents' naturalization ceremony in 1975.

I am convinced that the girl on the far left is my father's aunt. She is the spitting image of her youngest daughter.
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« Reply #4702 on: April 04, 2014, 10:21:47 AM »


Funny headwear of this guy on the right - no idea, which version of islam is he?...

Turbans are awesome. I wish more people still used them.
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« Reply #4703 on: April 04, 2014, 11:26:20 AM »

Could just be newly converted Hyperislamic Hamid trying to rock it old school.
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« Reply #4704 on: April 04, 2014, 07:30:49 PM »

It's probably a customary headgear of some imams. IIRC a local Tatar imam wore a turban while attending a liturgy celebrated by HAH while he was visiting here. The imam was a honorary guest so he dressed accordingly.
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« Reply #4705 on: April 05, 2014, 05:02:29 AM »

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« Reply #4706 on: April 05, 2014, 12:41:24 PM »

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« Reply #4707 on: April 09, 2014, 01:02:03 PM »

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« Reply #4708 on: April 09, 2014, 04:32:21 PM »



My university has a ton of Muslim girls wearing all variety of traditional clothing (from hijabs to chadors to niqabs), and I always wonder what their feelings are about how all the American girls dress.Yoga non-pants are rampant here, among other things.
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« Reply #4709 on: April 14, 2014, 10:06:26 PM »

Jesus, take the wheel.

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« Reply #4710 on: April 15, 2014, 11:57:58 PM »

As I was just reminded.....-This- is what I was doing 29 years ago tonight...


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