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    YouTube: The Consecration of Chrism

    I know this is an old discussion, but would like to add to this. Bulgaria consecrates its own chrism; the late Patriarch Maxim did it many times. Georgia also consecrates its own chrism, see this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K6bOZcVnHM Interestingly, Patriarch Kirill has sanctified...
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    Orthodox Believers Stand Up For Jailed Anti-Putin Punk Rockers / Members Of Female Punk Band PUSSY RIOT On Trial For Church Protest / Aleksandr Dugi

    And who was it who first said that some organizations are "drooling at the prospect of making people suffer."? And who was it who tried to bring the topic of hell into the picture, when all that we're discussing is the question of the proper EARTHLY punishment for those who act blasphemously in...
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    Orthodox Believers Stand Up For Jailed Anti-Putin Punk Rockers / Members Of Female Punk Band PUSSY RIOT On Trial For Church Protest / Aleksandr Dugi

    And what has that got to do with the case in hand? Is anyone about to throw the Pussy Riot girls into the fires of hell? Uhm, that's why I said she was FACING execution. I take it that for you, anyone who wants to see justice done is "drooling at the prospect of making people suffer." If a...
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    Orthodox Believers Stand Up For Jailed Anti-Putin Punk Rockers / Members Of Female Punk Band PUSSY RIOT On Trial For Church Protest / Aleksandr Dugi

    So, I take it that even John Paul II didn't have Jesus' attitude? Because, as I've pointed out, he asked for pardon for his would-be killer AFTER the judicial system had done its work. The idea that mercy should be shown after the judicial system has first done its work seems to offend you deeply.
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    Orthodox Believers Stand Up For Jailed Anti-Putin Punk Rockers / Members Of Female Punk Band PUSSY RIOT On Trial For Church Protest / Aleksandr Dugi

    I do not recognize the fluffy, sentimental, all-luv-and-no-justice Jeezus that you worship. Our Lord Jesus Christ referred time and again to his era's harsh judicial processes in His parables, without the slightest hint that he condemned these. He did step in to save an adulterer, but only...
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    Orthodox Believers Stand Up For Jailed Anti-Putin Punk Rockers / Members Of Female Punk Band PUSSY RIOT On Trial For Church Protest / Aleksandr Dugi

    Is blasphemy trivial? The problem is that you're assuming that it is trivial for EVERYONE. Perhaps for people like you, but certainly not for many believers. In a country where thousands of churches were blown up after a concerted Bolshevik campaign of anti-religious ridicule, no, I don't think...
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    Orthodox Believers Stand Up For Jailed Anti-Putin Punk Rockers / Members Of Female Punk Band PUSSY RIOT On Trial For Church Protest / Aleksandr Dugi

    Forgiveness and pardon AFTER the judicial system had done its work. In the case at hand, the judicial process isn't finished yet. Let it be finished first before calling for mercy.
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    Orthodox Believers Stand Up For Jailed Anti-Putin Punk Rockers / Members Of Female Punk Band PUSSY RIOT On Trial For Church Protest / Aleksandr Dugi

    Naturally they got off, for the simple reason that they were the ones who had earthly power all throughout their reigns of terror against the Church. A "prayerful" song? How? It may have been 'prayerful' from the viewpoint of the singers, but the way they acted was blasphemy and sacrilege from...
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    Orthodox Believers Stand Up For Jailed Anti-Putin Punk Rockers / Members Of Female Punk Band PUSSY RIOT On Trial For Church Protest / Aleksandr Dugi

    I'm not using 'desecration' in the strict, canonical meaning of the term, but with the broader meaning of showing intentional disrespect for churches and icons. If your conscience is comfortable with defending acts of disrespect inside churches consecrated to the worship of the Triune God, I...
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    Orthodox Believers Stand Up For Jailed Anti-Putin Punk Rockers / Members Of Female Punk Band PUSSY RIOT On Trial For Church Protest / Aleksandr Dugi

    He was pardoned AFTER spending nearly 2 decades in jail. Before that, the Vatican position, widely reported in news reports from the time, is that it deferred to Italian justice. Try again? How about YOU try again?
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    Orthodox Believers Stand Up For Jailed Anti-Putin Punk Rockers / Members Of Female Punk Band PUSSY RIOT On Trial For Church Protest / Aleksandr Dugi

    Yes, yes, yes, we understand, Mr. Resident Atheist. Religion is a vile thing, therefore we should feel free to axe icons and defile churches in the name of 'conscience'. After all, no one is "victimized" by such acts (a view that, of itself, presupposes that religious icons and buildings are of...
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    Orthodox Believers Stand Up For Jailed Anti-Putin Punk Rockers / Members Of Female Punk Band PUSSY RIOT On Trial For Church Protest / Aleksandr Dugi

    And so, because we don't like the Patriarch or a bishop, then we should feel free to desecrate the churches under them?
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    Orthodox Believers Stand Up For Jailed Anti-Putin Punk Rockers / Members Of Female Punk Band PUSSY RIOT On Trial For Church Protest / Aleksandr Dugi

    Pope John Paul II forgave his would-be assassin. He also made it clear that Ali Agca would remain in jail in accordance with Italian law. Agca was in prison for 19 years, from 1981 to 2000, in Italy, in punishment for the attempted assassination. He could have stayed in jail longer had he not...
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    Orthodox Believers Stand Up For Jailed Anti-Putin Punk Rockers / Members Of Female Punk Band PUSSY RIOT On Trial For Church Protest / Aleksandr Dugi

    For what it's worth, in my country (the Philippines) a contraceptive and condom activist by the name of Carlos Celdran broke into Manila Cathedral on September 30, 2010 during an ecumenical celebration. He carried an insulting placard and shouted at the assembled priests and bishops to "stop...
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    Interesting happenings in Canada (UOCC and Patriarch Filaret)

    Patriarch Filaret of the UOC-Kyivan Patriarchate began his visit to Canada last week. He was supposed to attend (or concelebrate? it is not clear) Divine Liturgy at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada's Cathedral in Toronto. At the last minute this was scrapped after an order from Patriarch...
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