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Recent content by MarkosC

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    Review: Byzantine Liturgical Reform by Thomas Pott

    Quick Review Byzantine Liturgical Reform Fr. Thomas Pott O.S.B (Monastery of Chevetogne) Translated from French by Father Paul Meyendorff St. Vladimir's Seminary Press Bottom Line: Interesting, but really for specialists.  I was reading for historical data points on the "renewals" it...
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    What's the Pastoral Logic behind the Current Practice for Orthros?

    I apologize if this has been asked somewhere before. I was at a particular Orthodox cathedral this past weekend which had a few Readers chanting Orthros using traditional plainchant.  Attendance of course was minimal, not helped by the fact that Sunday school was going on as well as adult...
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    Greek Apostolos Online?

    Hey All, Is the Greek Apostolos available online anywhere? Thanks, Markos
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    Vesna Vesments?

    Hello All, Many years ago at a Greek Orthodox convention, I got a flyer for a vestment maker "Vesna Vesments".  Vesna appears to be a Serbian woman living in Canada who does custom liturgical garments.  Does anyone have any experience with her work?  Or for that matter recommended vestment...
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    Synodikon of Orthodoxy

    Three questions: - which liturgical book contains the Synodikon of Orthodoxy? - Does anyone have [a link to?] the text of current official Synodikon used by the Ecumenical Patriarchate?   Greek is fine, though a translation also works. - are there differences between the one used by the...
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    How many people are necessary for a liturgy?

    Trivia question: is there any canonical rule about the bare minimum number of people to conduct a "full" liturgy (i.e. not a reader's service) in a parish using the present Byzantine books? My impression is that all you need is a priest, a cantor, and an acolyte for most services, from the...
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    Would Undue Zealotry for a False "Truth" be the Same as "Papal Infallibility"?

    In a different thread: http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,17801.msg259714.html#msg259714 I quote a passage from Professor Christos Yannaras who basically opines that a number of monks have set their own personal opinions up as some sort of infallible witness to...
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    Best translation of " The Brothers Karamazov"

    All, the thread on novels got me thinking.  I will spend substantial parts of the next two months on planes or on buses.  During this time, I hope to read "The Brothers Karamazov".  Which English translation do you all recommend? Thanks, Markos
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    Dumb question.......

    Just out of curiousity, can someone (who knows the system better than I) tell me what musical mode the Orthodox Church will be in the week of 9-15 November?  Will there be any difference between the new calendar and the old calendar churches? Thanks, Markos [I presume that all Chalcedonian...
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    Attendance at Vigil Required for Communion?

    Hello All, I was talking to an priest a few weeks ago, and he said that (among other requirements) in his parish, attendance at one of the vigil services  (Vespers or Orthros) was necessary if a parishioner wished to receive communion on a particular Sunday.    I'm just curious about how...
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    Where can I find.....

    Everyone- I'm reading this link: http://www.goarch.org/en/ourfaith/articles/article7064.asp And I'm wondering where I could find English translations of the following: - St. Marcus Eugenicus' ;D 1440 Encyclical - Encyclical of the Synod in Constantinople in 1722 to the Orthodox...
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    Fidelity, Dogma, Bishops and Laity

    In this thread: http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php?topic=8261.15, Anastasios states: I have seen this general opinion expressed on this board (summarized quite well by Anastasios), and I would like to know more about it in general.  Specifically: 1. can...
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    Differences in Orthros?

    Hello- I have heard here and there that the Orthros service used in some parishes is a truncated version of the "complete" one. So, I ask, is there anything missing from the following Orthros book?  If so, what? http://www.goarch.org/en/chapel/liturgical_texts/SUNDAYORTHROS.asp