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    Where does this group of icons come from?

    I've been trying to gather some high resolution images of icons for my parish. We hire an iconographer to do all of our large scale work on our walls & ceilings. However, we use a variety of sources for mounted & laminated icons. Either purchasing them from the wide range of iconographers...
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    Question for those well-versed in the Russian tradition of hymnology

    I've become a student of the Byzantine tradition of chant. As I've learned more and more over the previous year, I've realized that according to the Byzantine tradition of chant, that Byzantine Chant is much like iconography. Rather than painting visual icons with paint, you are painting...
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    Recordings of Kazan's compositions?

    Does anyone know if there are recordings of Basil Kazan's compositions? I'm specifically looking for all 8 tones for Great Vespers & Orthros, including the resurrectional stichera, aposticha, exapostalarion, theotokion etc... All I can ever find are recordings of the Apolytikion and...
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    Fun Orthodox Songs for Sunday School Teachers & Youth Directors

    There are lots of good resources out there for Orthodox Sunday School teachers and Youth Directors, many of which we are unaware of. I just wanted to share a few fun songs for those of you who either home-school your children, who teach Sunday school, or are youth directors at your parish...
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    Looking for good-quality Coptic, Ethiopian & Malankara/Syriac recordings!

    I'm looking for some good liturgical recordings of Coptic, Ethiopian and Malankara Orthodox services. Preferably not full service recordings because I'd like to add them to my iPhone, but rather individual hymns etc... I have an overabundance of Byzantine Chant that is growing daily, also a lot...
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    Prayers for thief & thefts at my parish

    Over the last couple weeks, someone has stolen two air conditioner units at our parish. The person took them apart, and we assume it was for a couple of the parts inside and the copper. While it will probably only earn them less than a couple hundred bucks, it's going to be very expensive for...
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    What does the Orthodox community (Eastern & Oriental) look like in your city?

    I was thinking today, after a pan-orthodox (Eastern Orthodox) service, what things would look like if Eastern & Oriental Orthodox were united. That got me to thinking about how sizeable the community in my city is, and made me wonder what it's like in other cities around the country (and world)...
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    Discovered this gem from St. Basil regarding punishment for pedophiles

    Was very bored today, and started browsing through the canons of the church today, just to see what issues they had to deal with back then, and took a detour reading about Patristic teachings about homosexuality. I noticed this gem on a Catholic website with sayings from Church Fathers on...
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    St. Archangel Michael & All Angels Skete being founded near Kansas City.

    Hiermonk Alexei (formerly Fr. Paisius Altschul) of the Serbian Archdiocese of the Midwest, under the guidance of Bishop Longin, is founding a men's skete in the Kansas City region. Fr. Alexei received the blessing of Bishop Longin to spend nearly a year on Mt. Athos, and returned with the...
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    Istanbul's growing a tumor...

    Obviously just figuratively. It appears that the Turks have built a very large (145 acre) park jutting out from the south side of the peninsula into the Bosphorus. This area, from the old shore to about 1/3 mile inland (now a train station sits there) was the original port of Constantinople...
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    History Question (Greece & Serbia under Turkokratia)

    I've been researching and compiling a personal database of various churches and monasteries around Christendom, mainly those of a historic/ancient origin, but including more "recent" ones as well. Something I've noticed is that there was a very large boom in Greece where dozens (over 40)...
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    Healthy Fasting

    This Lent I'm planning on trying to fast in a healthier manner. Normally my lenten diet consists of foods high in cholestorol, fat or sugars. Or just foods that are cheap. Despite our fasting periods, because of the types of "fasting" foods I'm eating, I've gained weight and now it has stayed...
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    Elder Porphyrios officially canonized, Elder Paisios possibly to follow

    Αγιοκατάταξη του Γέροντος Πορφυρίου! (Canonization of Elder Porphyrios!) http://www.romfea.gr/epikairotita/20640-2013-11-27-12-19-13 Rough, quick Google Translation: "In agiokatataxi of Elder Porphyrios proceeded, according to information from Romfea.gr, the Holy and Sacred Synod of the...
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    Psaltologion (Ψαλτολόγιον), need help

    I'm trying to register on a forum about Byzantine Chant called "Psaltologion". But I can't get past registration even though it can be translated to English. In registration in the "Random Question Box" it asks: "Zitiste me email ti mystiki leksi apo to diaxeiristi / Ask administrator for...
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    150,000 more converts in Guatemala

    http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/features/150000_converts_in_guatemala "We talk with Fr. Peter Jackson, newly appointed OCMC missionary to Guatemala following the mass conversion of 150,000 people into the Orthodox Church." So that's 650,000 Orthodox or more in Guatemala now. Wow...
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