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    For fallen officers in my city...

    Please pray for the four police officers shot and killed in a coffee shop in a suburb of my city. We are all devastated as this seems to be the peak in a string of violence we have seen recently. My heart goes out to their families...
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    What Modern Orthodox Writer...

    I would recommend Orthodox theologian's David Bentley Hart's The Beauty of the Infinite: The Aesthetics of Christian Truth. Considered to be his magnus opus, this book takes on not the modern secular philosophy of the contemporary age, but rather the intellectual giants whose thought created and...
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    What is everyone reading?

    You should try Athiest Delusions: The Christian Revolution and its Fashionable Enemies, published by Yale University Press by (a Orthodox theologian no less!) David Bentley Hart. It takes on the Hitchens, Dawkins, Harris, etc. and also gives a very enlightening and fresh look at Christian History.
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    Is Popov the worst vodka ever?

    No, generally the triumvirate of Potters, Monarch, and Three Star would stand as the most horrible Vodka ever. But when it comes to gift giving, the standard starts at Grey Goose and goes up from there, so no, Popov would not do...
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    Help with finding an Old Church Slavonic grammar....

    Greetings! I am currently starting a project in my Linguistics class and I wanted to choose Old Church Slavonic as the language for that project. However, my professor believes that Old Slavonic would be interesting, but he doubts that there is a grammar that includes a systematic analysis of...
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    Favorite Movies with a Spiritual Theme

    I will second this. Many people are caught up in the sci-fi theme of the movie, and fail to see the obvious Christian themes. I enjoyed both the American and Soviet Solaris, both for different reasons. I must admit however that the Soviet is superior.
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    Whose Orthodoxy, Anyway?

    Why spell it differently then how it is commonly known? Czar and Tsar work just like the should, why the letter drop?
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    Solving a few riddles

    Shall Theophilos be posting another riddle anytime soon?  :)  This was actually constructive for me, as I think now I have the Gospel of Luke down by memory!
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    What is everyone reading?

    Violence by Slavoj Zizek How to Read Lacan by Slavoj Zizek Lacan for Beginners by Various I tend on a monthly basis to find some thinker to read and then abandon for the next one. I am slowly dumping Zizek for Lacan, and then I think it shall be either David Bentley Hart (again) or someone else...
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    Solving a few riddles

    Merci beaucoup! Apologies, I was confused on what "bound by Satan" meant. I thought she was unclean in a possessed sort of way, not bent by sin. Now that I look at it again, I would agree that bent is the appropriate term. I also would like to confirm the theme I was thinking that is...
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    Solving a few riddles

    Zaccheus the tax collector (19:2-10) and the unclean woman (13:16) as a Son and Daughter of Abraham?
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    Solving a few riddles

    Is it the parables of the man who took a mustard seed and planted it in his garden (Luke 13:19) with the women who took leaven and hid in three measures of meal (Luke 13:21). But neither of these persons on already on the list. But I found a paralell between the woman with the leaven within the...
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    Solving a few riddles

    I thought I almost with Anna being called a prophetess, but this is not mentioned by Christ, nor is she paired with anyone in two utterances. I'll keep on trying! ;D
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    Solving a few riddles

    Another guess would be the raising of the son of the widow and Jarieus's (sp?) daughter, so the pair would be son and daughter. I don't what else it could be considering the last hint...There is a queen of the South and a King but the theme does not match, so it cannot be them...
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    Solving a few riddles

    The sower (male) and the grinder (female)?
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    Solving a few riddles

    Here it is: Luke 5:34-35. And he said unto them, Can ye ake the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? But th days will come when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days.
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    Solving a few riddles

    Could it be the children of the bride's chamber and the bridegroom? As the Church being the bride of Christ. I believe it is in Luke 5...
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    Bill Maher new film documentary Religulous

    I LOVE Slavoj Zizek! “Who, in fact, are fundamentalists? To put it simply, a fundamentalist does not believe in something, but rather knows it directly. In other words, both liberal-sceptical cynicism and fundamentalism share a basic underlying feature: the loss of the ability to believe in the...
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    What's everyone listening to?

    I was always taught that the jah is Yah from the name Yahweh.
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    Freedom to Roam in the US - Opinions?

    Something similar to that already exists: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Discovery_Trail