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  1. ozgeorge

    Russian Lectionary With Antiochian Gospel

    I'm currently working with an English-Speaking convert Parish which follows the Slavonic Rite. The Parish favours modern English, and likes the translation in the Antiochian Gospel: http://store.antiochianvillage.org/The-Divine-and-Holy-Gospel-Book.html However, this Gospel follows the Byzantine...
  2. ozgeorge

    Practical Question: Robe for Baptism

    This is a practical question. Please excuse my stupidity! I am organising an adult Baptism, and need to provide a gown for the candidate to wear for their immersion which, for modesty's sake, will not become transparent when wet. Are there any alternatives to terry-cloth gowns?
  3. ozgeorge

    Πατέρας Ελπίδιος - μια προειδοποίηση

    http://youtu.be/sJxRcGCrZHM Μια προειδοποίηση από τον Πατέρα Ελπίδιο- έρχεται πείνα στην Ελλάδα.
  4. ozgeorge

    Mountains Disaster Area, More To Come.

    I am typing from the local hospital in the Blue Mountains, NSW. A vigorous cold front struck last night with hurricane force winds. Trees have come down blocking the highway and smashing into houses. Trees fell onto two passenger trains crossing the mountains and the injured have been brought...
  5. ozgeorge

    Anglican Tradition vs. Anglican Traditionalism

    Just saw this video of a comedy sketch about an Anglican Parish which has "returned to tradition" (or is it "traditionalism"?) http://youtu.be/9Ndkz7HTjc8
  6. ozgeorge

    Do You Have What It Takes To Be An Asylum Seeker?

    As part of an effort to challenge current attitudes to Asylum Seekers in Australia which are most often misinformed, SBS Australia is launching a reality TV show in which "ordinary Australians" who have negative attitudes to Asylum Seekers are sent to be refugees in foreign countries. The show...
  7. ozgeorge

    Source That Quote Game

    Where does this one come from? I've led such a little life. And even that will be over pretty soon. I have allowed myself to live this little life when inside me there is so much more. And it's all gone unused, and now it never will be.
  8. ozgeorge

    To The Angel Of The Church In Smyrna Write.........

    Two of the Seven Lamps of the Seven Churches which were extinguished in 1922 will be relit on Saturday 28th May and Sunday 30th May 2011. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will be celebrating the Divine Liturgy in the ruins of the Basilica of St. John in Ephesus (present day Selçuk) on Saturday...
  9. ozgeorge

    Pantanassa & Holy Cross Monasteries Australia Under Threat.

    The Holy Monasteries of Mother of God Pantanassa (male) and Holy Cross (female) are located on Mangrove Mountain in Gosford, NSW Australia. The monasteries are being built by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese with funds raised by the Orthodox Faithful across Australia. At the time the lands were...
  10. ozgeorge

    Divine Liturgy returns to Cappadocia after 87 years!

    For the first time in 87 years since the Catastrophe (the expulsion of Orthodox Christians from Asia Minor), the Divine Liturgy was celebrated last Sunday in Cappadocia. The Liturgy was celebrated in the ancient Church of St. Demetrios with His All Holiness, the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew...
  11. ozgeorge

    This One's For Salpy!

    Riddikulus and I arrived in Athens today and while walking through the streets of Plaka, we came accross the Armenian Prelacy of St. Gregory and immediatley thought of Salpy. Here's the proof! This is Riddikulus standing outside the prelacy.
  12. ozgeorge

    Joint Decision of Mount Athos - All Churches to Install Pews

    APRIL FOOL! (it's past midnight here in Australia, so it counts!)
  13. ozgeorge

    For the captives and their salvation

    At every Liturgy we pray for "the captives and their salvation". This is not a theoretical scenario for me. I visit people who have broken no laws yet have been imprisoned here in Australia for years because they sought asylum as refugees in Australia. Today, the seventh person I knew personally...
  14. ozgeorge

    Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

    A massive earthquake has struck Japan and triggered a tsunami which has struck the Japanese coast. The Philippines, Marshall Islands and Australia have also received tsunami warnings. Lord have mercy.
  15. ozgeorge

    Despondency Is For Quitters?

    Reading many of the Fathers and Mothers, I come accross the term "despondency". What, for a lay person, do you think constitutes "despondency"?
  16. ozgeorge

    Πολυχρόνιο Οἰκουμενικοῦ Πατριάρχου κ.κ. Βαρθολομαίου

    Πολυχρόνιον τῆς Αὐτοῦ Θειοτάτης Παναγιότης, του ᾿Αρχιεπισκόπου Κωνσταντινουπόλεως, Νέας Ρώμης καὶ Οἰκουμενικοῦ Πατριάρχου κ.κ. Βαρθολομαίου. Ψάλλει ο Αρχιμ. π. Νικόδημος Καβαρνός. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J33OGXseK7E
  17. ozgeorge

    Sunday of Forgiveness 2011 (March 6th)

    Good people, I ask you all to forgive me for Christ's sake for any offence I may have caused you.
  18. ozgeorge

    Online Antiphon (Don't Leave Me Hanging!)

    O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good. Alleluia!
  19. ozgeorge

    +Eternal Memory, Fr. Emmanuel Metaxas

    Today the Servant of God, Fr. Emmanuel Metaxas who served for 54 years in the Church of the Taxiarchae (Archangels) in Watertown, Massachusetts, fell asleep in the Lord. He leaves behind his Presbytera, Penny, as well as three children and three grandchildren. "May He remember all thy...
  20. ozgeorge

    Εγκαίνια Ιερού Ναού στην Ανατολική Νιγηρία

    Την Κυριακή 20 Φεβρουαρίου εγκαινιάσθηκε από τον Μητροπολίτη Νιγηρίας Αλέξανδρο, ο Ιερός Ναός της Υπαπαντής, Οσίου Νήφωνος και Τιμίου Προδρόμου στην κωμόπολη Umudioka της ανατολικής Νιγηρίας. Ο Ναός χτίστηκε εις μνήμην του ἀρχιμανδρίτου της Αρχιεπισκοπής Αθηνών Νήφωνος Βιτζηλαίου με πρωτοβουλία...