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« Reply #30330 on: January 11, 2019, 07:48:41 AM »


Inside the shi'a mosque of São Paulo, an important religious place for the brazilian lebanese muslim diaspora.

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« Reply #30331 on: January 11, 2019, 11:44:23 AM »


Inside the shi'a mosque of São Paulo, an important religious place for the brazilian lebanese muslim diaspora.
I know a guy who tried to visit it years ago during some kind of lecture and was asked to leave. He did have interest in Shi'ism. Now he's Orthodox.  :laugh:
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« Reply #30332 on: January 11, 2019, 01:35:09 PM »
^^thanks God. Let he go deeper into hesychasm.
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« Reply #30333 on: January 13, 2019, 05:14:43 PM »
Ugh, what is going on in Orthodoxy?  This parish does things differently from that parish!
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« Reply #30334 on: January 14, 2019, 02:05:37 PM »
Way hay and up she rises
Way hay and up she rises
Way hay and up she rises
Early in the morning!
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« Reply #30335 on: January 15, 2019, 10:02:32 PM »
Is it wrong that I like clothes? Isn't that the sin of vanity?

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« Reply #30336 on: January 15, 2019, 11:57:53 PM »
Is it wrong that I like clothes? Isn't that the sin of vanity?

Yes, you should run to the desert and perform asceticism in the nude.  Then, you'll be a true Christian.
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« Reply #30337 on: January 16, 2019, 11:01:36 AM »
I'm learning a bit of Japanese. Doing pretty well for a normal person. And by normal I mean not an otaku.
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« Reply #30338 on: January 16, 2019, 02:14:05 PM »
I recall reading about a Saint who asked God whether all will be saved and who received answer to not to worry about it and rather just keep the commandments. Does anyone know who that might be?
I just need to find out how to say it in Slavonic!

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« Reply #30339 on: January 16, 2019, 10:30:39 PM »
On the New Calendar, today is the Feast of the Veneration of St. Peter's Chains.

Happy Feast.
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« Reply #30340 on: January 17, 2019, 09:01:14 AM »
On the New Calendar, today is the Feast of the Veneration of St. Peter's Chains.

Happy Feast.

Well, I'm some hours ahead, so now it's st. Anthony the great (we had even escalopes and Pepsi at the Theological Institute because of this occassion), but here is kontakion of the feast:
Christ the Rock radiantly glorifies the Rock of Faith, the first-enthroned of the disciples;
He calls us to honor the miracles wrought through Peter’s chains,
so that He may grant us forgiveness of our sins.
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« Reply #30341 on: January 17, 2019, 06:31:31 PM »
Poet Mary Oliver passed away today. Rest in peace.

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« Reply #30342 on: January 18, 2019, 07:42:38 AM »
http://factsanddetails.com/asian/cat65/sub423/entry-5241.html


Interesting article about the spread of nestorian (assyrian?) christianity in  Central Asia and Western China.

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« Reply #30343 on: January 18, 2019, 01:49:32 PM »
Last night I dreamed that Dominika was eating dinner with my wife and me and telling us about Lebanon.
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« Reply #30344 on: January 18, 2019, 01:57:50 PM »
Last night I dreamed that Dominika was eating dinner with my wife and me and telling us about Lebanon.
Hahaha. What food were we eating?  ;D
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« Reply #30345 on: January 18, 2019, 02:08:27 PM »
McDonald's
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« Reply #30346 on: January 18, 2019, 03:10:41 PM »
Last night I dreamed that Dominika was eating dinner with my wife and me and telling us about Lebanon.
Hahaha. What food were we eating?  ;D

Lebanese.

It's what we actually had last night, so I assume that was the subconscious writing prompt for my dream brain.

McDonald's

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« Reply #30347 on: January 18, 2019, 03:11:37 PM »
Last night I dreamed that Dominika was eating dinner with my wife and me and telling us about Lebanon.
Hahaha. What food were we eating?  ;D

Lebanese.

It's what we actually had last night, so I assume that was the subconscious writing prompt for my dream brain.

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« Reply #30348 on: January 18, 2019, 03:15:46 PM »
Last night I dreamed that Dominika was eating dinner with my wife and me and telling us about Lebanon.
Hahaha. What food were we eating?  ;D

Lebanese.

It's what we actually had last night, so I assume that was the subconscious writing prompt for my dream brain.

Do Indian tonight and let me know what we did.

Probably just some light Sexting from the wrong breviary and then watched The Mummy.
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« Reply #30349 on: January 18, 2019, 03:18:55 PM »
My boss asked if I could stop answering him using indie rock lyrics. I said "maybe".
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« Reply #30350 on: January 18, 2019, 03:49:25 PM »
Last night I dreamed that Dominika was eating dinner with my wife and me and telling us about Lebanon.
Hahaha. What food were we eating?  ;D

Lebanese.

It's what we actually had last night, so I assume that was the subconscious writing prompt for my dream brain.

I see, indeed so ;)
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« Reply #30351 on: January 18, 2019, 05:01:06 PM »
How's Lebanese food like? Around here only Middle Eastern food available is "street food" kind and I'm fairly sure that it has quite little to do with the actual Middle Eastern food.
I just need to find out how to say it in Slavonic!

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« Reply #30352 on: January 18, 2019, 06:07:29 PM »
How's Lebanese food like? Around here only Middle Eastern food available is "street food" kind and I'm fairly sure that it has quite little to do with the actual Middle Eastern food.

Yeah, my experience from Warsaw were kebab fast foods and hummus from cans. So here now that's a real experience.
Hm, not a lot of meat. Lot of potatoes (prepared in various manner, e.g batata harra - hot ones), cheese (probably French influence), lots of various hububat (grains). Hummus is delicious. Pita used for everything, as plate, tongs or rubber (now you understand importantce of bread in the Middle East and in Bible better).
it's difficult to say in short words.
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« Reply #30353 on: January 18, 2019, 06:18:03 PM »
How's Lebanese food like? Around here only Middle Eastern food available is "street food" kind and I'm fairly sure that it has quite little to do with the actual Middle Eastern food.

Yeah, my experience from Warsaw were kebab fast foods and hummus from cans. So here now that's a real experience.
Hm, not a lot of meat. Lot of potatoes (prepared in various manner, e.g batata harra - hot ones), cheese (probably French influence), lots of various hububat (grains). Hummus is delicious. Pita used for everything, as plate, tongs or rubber (now you understand importantce of bread in the Middle East and in Bible better).
it's difficult to say in short words.

Of course I knew it some through Mediterranean restaurants here, but my real introduction to Lebanese food was being part of a parish that was full of immigrants who would speak to each other in French and chant in Arabic and who loved every bad-behaviored baby who came through the door. Everybody looked forward to when Olga or Nadia made the coffee hour kibbeh.
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« Reply #30354 on: January 18, 2019, 06:23:31 PM »
^^ kibbeh, sure! Nice especially for Sunday, feast or last-pre-lenten day.
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« Reply #30355 on: January 18, 2019, 07:01:15 PM »
^^ kibbeh, sure! Nice especially for Sunday, feast or last-pre-lenten day.

You've never had kibbeh until you've had Pascha kibbeh.
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« Reply #30356 on: January 18, 2019, 09:02:52 PM »
Levantine food is such a big deal in Brazil that it's not even perceived as foreign. Pita bread (under the obvious name "Arab bread"), kibbeh, sfiha, couscous, chickpea, can be found anywhere. Bulgur is also commonplace, but literally no one eats it apart from in kibbeh and it's simply known as "kibbeh flour". Hummus is also appreciated, but it's more explicitly perceived as Arab food.
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« Reply #30357 on: January 18, 2019, 10:44:37 PM »
Why is it slow on the forum? I remember the days when so many people used to be online. What happened?

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« Reply #30358 on: January 18, 2019, 11:02:18 PM »
Why is it slow on the forum? I remember the days when so many people used to be online. What happened?
This decrease has been happening very slowly since 2014 if you look the stats. I have a slight impression that the forum got a lot busier due to the whole Ukrainian ordeal. It warmed it up and unrelated subjects have been posted more frequently altogether. The dates of eventful steps match.
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« Reply #30359 on: January 18, 2019, 11:19:00 PM »
Why is it slow on the forum? I remember the days when so many people used to be online. What happened?
This decrease has been happening very slowly since 2014 if you look the stats. I have a slight impression that the forum got a lot busier due to the whole Ukrainian ordeal. It warmed it up and unrelated subjects have been posted more frequently altogether. The dates of eventful steps match.

How can I find these stats?

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« Reply #30360 on: January 18, 2019, 11:25:42 PM »
Why is it slow on the forum? I remember the days when so many people used to be online. What happened?
This decrease has been happening very slowly since 2014 if you look the stats. I have a slight impression that the forum got a lot busier due to the whole Ukrainian ordeal. It warmed it up and unrelated subjects have been posted more frequently altogether. The dates of eventful steps match.

How can I find these stats?

From the Forum home page, click on More Stats.  Here's the URL:

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« Reply #30361 on: January 19, 2019, 02:20:52 AM »
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« Reply #30362 on: January 21, 2019, 06:12:43 AM »
Levantine food is such a big deal in Brazil that it's not even perceived as foreign. Pita bread (under the obvious name "Arab bread"), kibbeh, sfiha, couscous, chickpea, can be found anywhere. Bulgur is also commonplace, but literally no one eats it apart from in kibbeh and it's simply known as "kibbeh flour". Hummus is also appreciated, but it's more explicitly perceived as Arab food.


Bulgur is used in tabbouleh too, so there is one more dish in that list.
What couscous are you talking about? I wasn't aware that our couscous was related to levantine food, except for the northeast couscous that may be related to berber/moroccan couscous.

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« Reply #30363 on: January 21, 2019, 06:56:25 AM »
Levantine food is such a big deal in Brazil that it's not even perceived as foreign. Pita bread (under the obvious name "Arab bread"), kibbeh, sfiha, couscous, chickpea, can be found anywhere. Bulgur is also commonplace, but literally no one eats it apart from in kibbeh and it's simply known as "kibbeh flour". Hummus is also appreciated, but it's more explicitly perceived as Arab food.


Bulgur is used in tabbouleh too, so there is one more dish in that list.
What couscous are you talking about? I wasn't aware that our couscous was related to levantine food, except for the northeast couscous that may be related to berber/moroccan couscous.

Yeah, I've eaten a lot of couscous in Tunisia, but in Lebanon never.
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« Reply #30364 on: January 21, 2019, 11:19:56 AM »
Levantine food is such a big deal in Brazil that it's not even perceived as foreign. Pita bread (under the obvious name "Arab bread"), kibbeh, sfiha, couscous, chickpea, can be found anywhere. Bulgur is also commonplace, but literally no one eats it apart from in kibbeh and it's simply known as "kibbeh flour". Hummus is also appreciated, but it's more explicitly perceived as Arab food.
Bulgur is used in tabbouleh too, so there is one more dish in that list.
What couscous are you talking about? I wasn't aware that our couscous was related to levantine food, except for the northeast couscous that may be related to berber/moroccan couscous.
There are many dishes called "cuscuz", some are based on the Maghrebi dish, others just share the name.
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« Reply #30365 on: January 21, 2019, 11:43:07 AM »
P.S.: Not sure about São Paulo, but in Rio one would only find tabouleh in Arab restaurants or households.
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« Reply #30366 on: January 21, 2019, 11:43:31 AM »
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #30367 on: January 21, 2019, 11:48:53 AM »
I think this is where southern hemisphere Orthodox have a big advantage.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #30368 on: January 21, 2019, 11:50:30 AM »
I think this is where southern hemisphere Orthodox have a big advantage.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #30369 on: January 21, 2019, 01:21:19 PM »
P.S.: Not sure about São Paulo, but in Rio one would only find tabouleh in Arab restaurants or households.

I saw tabbouleh in non-arab restaurants in São Paulo in the salad section of self-service restaurants, not all, but some.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #30370 on: January 25, 2019, 12:38:25 PM »
I attended a community banquet event last night, and for work purposes I had the presenters send me the script this morning.

Apparently, off-the-cuff comments have been a problem in the past, because everything was scripted, including, "Wow, we say this every year, but what a great meal..."
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #30371 on: January 25, 2019, 01:15:47 PM »
I attended a community banquet event last night, and for work purposes I had the presenters send me the script this morning.

Apparently, off-the-cuff comments have been a problem in the past, because everything was scripted, including, "Wow, we say this every year, but what a great meal..."
"... by the way, what's your opinion on immigration?"
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #30372 on: January 25, 2019, 01:20:16 PM »
I attended a community banquet event last night, and for work purposes I had the presenters send me the script this morning.

Apparently, off-the-cuff comments have been a problem in the past, because everything was scripted, including, "Wow, we say this every year, but what a great meal..."
"... by the way, what's your opinion on immigration?"

Not so far off where it could have gone. I didn't attend last year, but two years ago the emcee was basically Michael Scott.
Blessed Nazarius practiced the ascetic life. His clothes were tattered. He wore his shoes without removing them for six years.

THE OPINIONS HERE MAY NOT REFLECT THE ACTUAL OR PERCEIVED ORTHODOX CHURCH

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #30373 on: January 25, 2019, 11:44:11 PM »
I attended a community banquet event last night, and for work purposes I had the presenters send me the script this morning.

Apparently, off-the-cuff comments have been a problem in the past, because everything was scripted, including, "Wow, we say this every year, but what a great meal..."
"... by the way, what's your opinion on immigration?"

Not so far off where it could have gone. I didn't attend last year, but two years ago the emcee was basically Michael Scott.
Why, emcee, aye?
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #30374 on: January 27, 2019, 12:30:54 AM »
People need more empathy, whether they be Orthodox or secular.
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