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    Apolytikion of Nativity -- light of knowledge or wisdom?

    Greetings: to all those on the New Calendar: Christ is born! Question for you, from a priest who is still a Greek hack. In the Nativity troparion -- Ἡ γέννησίς σου Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ἀνέτειλε τῷ κόσμῳ, τὸ φῶς τὸ τῆς γνώσεως· -- Is "the light of KNOWLEDGE" (as in, Knowledge OF Christ...
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    Tropario de la Natividad -- sabiduría? conocimiento? Algo más?

    A todos que usan el calendario revisado Julián -- ¡Cristo ha nacido! ¡Glorifíquenle! Estaba tratando de traducir el tropario (apolotíquio) de la natividad, y tengo una pregunta acerca de una frase: Ἡ γέννησίς σου Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ἀνέτειλε τῷ κόσμῳ, τὸ φῶς τὸ τῆς γνώσεως· -- ¿Sería mejor...
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    Respuesta a «¡Cristo ha nacido!»

    ¡Saludos! Sé que la respuesta a la exclamación «¡Cristo ha nacido!» es diferente en varias jurisdicciones (Glorifiquémosle / Glorifícale / Glorifíquenle). ¿Hay una versión que corresponda a Славіте en el Ruso? Muchísimas gracias a todos.
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    Some help parsing Славіте

    Hello! Is Славіте, the response to "Christ is Born," in the first person plural subjunctive ("Let us glorify") or the third person singular or plural imperative ("(You / You all) Glorify!"), or something else entirely? Many thanks!
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    Looking for a Particular Picture, Google not cooperating...

    Howdy -- long time, no post -- Looking for a picture I thought I had saved, not having any luck finding it online -- it's an oil painting of a young (not-gray-haired) priest, cassocked, long hair, long prayer rope around his wrist, very russian looking, with cross and icons on wall behind him...
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    Ordination to the Diaconate

    God willing, this Saturday, May 14, 2011, I will be ordained by Metropolitan JONAH to the Holy Diaconate at St. Sergius of Radonezh Chapel in Syosset, NY. Please keep us in your prayers.
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    SVS "'New England' Professor/Priests" and Alveus'/Iconodule's Allegations

    Iconodule and Alveus Lacuna, I'm currently in my second year at SVS and would like to ask some questions; if you're going to cast aspersions (HERE and HERE) on my current place of education, I think you should back them up with facts: 1) What is "the" patristic view on the atonement, anyway...
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    Laura Louise

    Not sure if this goes here specifically, as nothing's wrong (God be praised), but I just wanted to let you know that my third daughter, Laura Louise, was born two days ago.  Stats are here.  Please keep us in your prayers!
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    Corrections to OCA 1984 Liturgy Book?

    Anybody know of anything that's gotten fixed in the STS 2010 edition?  I've heard positive general reviews from folks in the know, but nothing specific.  Inquiring minds...
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    Proper Orthography of St. Cyril's "one nature" phrase

    Howdy - In writing a short paper for seminary, I'm a bit stuck on how to write a certain Greek phrase--the key "one incarnate nature of God the Word"--is the phrase spelled, "μία φύσις τοῦ θεοῦ λóγου σεσαρκωμένη," or μία φύσις τοῦ θεοῦ λóγου σεσαρχωμένη" I'm a stickler for language, so any...
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    Help with a hymn

    A hymn on youtube has me stumped.  I've picked out words I know, like "цар Давида" = King David; "Господи" and variants= Lord; "Алилуя" = Alleluia, but none of them seem to fit any hymns I can find for the feast.  Any help in translating this to English would be appreciated...
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    My sister's baby boy, Jibril, is the son of a Muslim man.  Today (7/13) is a commemoration of the Archangel Gabriel.  Jibril will grow up with a reverence for his namesake, but not for the One Whom he announced to the Theotokos.  Pray that the good Archangel would reveal the True God to my nephew.
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    My dear friends, I have an announcement... My family and I will, by God's grace, be packing up as much of our things as we can fit into a small, New York apartment and, in the very near future, be moving to Crestwood, New York to begin studies at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary --...
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    For Sale of House

    We've been trying to sell our house for some time, so prayers for this in general are appreciated. Specifically, though, we have a showing in about five minutes; prayers would be greatly coveted.  Thanks.
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    Prayer Requests for Newborn and Newly Departed

    If you'd be so kind as to add prayers for my friend Jonathan and his wife, Whitney; they've just delivered their first child, Lydia Grace, via C-Section yesterday, and she (Lydia) is in ICU due to respiratory failure. Pray to the Lord, to St. John the Evangelist and Theologian (whose memory we...
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    Our dear friends and their son

    This is all so sudden...I got a call during my last class of the day that said that some dear friends of ours just lost one of their young children to drowning. At this time, word hasn't gotten out to their wider circle of family/friends/church, so putting their names here doesn't seem...
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    Talks by Fr. Jonathan Tobias

    Almost a year ago I posted two talks by a very eloquent priest in the Carpatho-Russian Diocese, Fr. Jonathan Tobias about "Orthodoxy, Pop Culture, and Insanity" (PART ONE and PART TWO). Father recently spoke at the OCA annual clergy conference for the Diocese of the Mid West.  The four talks...
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    Plane Crash in NY

    For the souls of the 49 victims in the plane and the one in his/her suburban home, Lord have mercy.  May their memories be eternal. http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/02/13/plane.crash.witnesses/index.html?eref=rss_topstories...
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    Akathist to the Nativity of our Lord?

    There used to be a link to it on St. John of Kronstadt Press, but it's defunct.  I printed out a copy of this last year but seemed to have misplaced it.  Anybody have the text for it?  We're going to be away from a church for Nativity and would like to pray this as is our custom.
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    Entry of the Theotokos in the Temple: Historical, Metaphorical, or Other?

    I was listening to Fr. Thomas Hopko's most recent podcast (about the Feastday just celebrated) and heard him say, as I've heard him say at other times, that he thinks the entry our our Lady into the Temple to live amongst the virgins there was not an actual, historical event.  He definitely...