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Discussion in 'Orthodox Christian DIR' started by Shiranui117, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Shiranui117

    Shiranui117 Pronounced Shee-ra-noo-ee
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    Since we have a thread for the chanting of the Orthodox Church, I thought I'd get a thread going for pictures of Orthodoxy :)

    And since today is Christmas for millions of Orthodox Christians all over the world, I thought I'd share a short slideshow of the celebration, courtesy of BBC:

    BBC News - In pictures: Orthodox Christmas celebrations
     
  2. Shiranui117

    Shiranui117 Pronounced Shee-ra-noo-ee
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    Today is Good Friday. This isn't the type of picture I originally had in mind for this thread, but I figured it was rather pertinent:

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    Along with this icon of the Sorrowful Mother taking Christ down from the Cross, some text from the Vespers of Good Friday:

    GREAT AND HOLY FRIDAY VESPERS
    Today the blameless Virgin
    saw You suspended upon the Cross, O Word.
    She mourned within herself and was sorely pierced in her heart.
    She groaned in agony from the depth of her soul.
    Exhausted from tearing her hair and cheeks and beating her breast,
    She cried out, lamenting:
    “Woe is me, O my divine Child!
    Woe is me, O Light of the world!
    Why have You departed from mine eyes, O Lamb of God?”
    Then the bodiless hosts were seized with trembling and cried:
    “O incomprehensible Lord, glory to You!”


    We see a strange and fearful mystery accomplished today:
    He Whom none may touch is seized.
    He Who looses Adam from the curse is bound.
    He Who tries the hearts of men is unjustly brought to trial.
    He Who closed the abyss is shut in prison.
    He before Whom the Hosts of Heaven stand with trembling stands before
    Pilate.
    The Creator is struck by the hand of His creature.
    He Who comes to judge the living and the dead is condemned to the
    Cross.
    The Conqueror of Hell is enclosed in a tomb.
    You, Who have endured all these things in Your tender love,
    have saved all mankind from the curse.
    O long-suffering Lord, glory to You!
     
  3. Shiranui117

    Shiranui117 Pronounced Shee-ra-noo-ee
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    This made me LOL!

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  4. Dan Bodnar

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    Portable Hidden Russian iconostasis. It can hide a portable iconostasis during time of persecution.

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  5. Shiranui117

    Shiranui117 Pronounced Shee-ra-noo-ee
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    Sooooo, someone did an anime version of an Orthodox icon of Mary and Jesus, and boy did it start up some conversation in Orthodox circles. Some call it an irreverent depiction of Mary and Jesus, especially with the blush on their cheeks. I personally find it a very interesting and beautiful example of a modern take on an ancient image. Would I ever expect to find something like this in a church? No, but I like it a lot. So much, in fact, I made it my phone background.
     
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  6. LilyPhoenix

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    that anmie picture is amazing i love it and see nothing wrong with the image at all
    would also like to know id there anmie series on the Eastren orthodox history
     
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