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    Orthodox chants and icons from nearly 100 different cultures

    www.OrthodoxMysteries.com Orthodox chants and icons from nearly 100 different cultures! There has now been almost 50,000 visitors to the OrthodoxMysteries website… visiting from over 106 countries around the globe: United States, Sweden, Canada, Romania, Russian Federation, Poland, Germany...
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    Good Christmas music

    Can anyone recommend some Christmas albums/CDs/groups?  Any really good renditions of American favorites (both religious and secular) are welcome. Thanks, and Merry CHRISTmas!
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    Norwegian Orthodox chant and icon

    Thanks to the generosity of a forum member here... the Norwegian section of the OrthodoxMysteries website now has an actual song/chant (instead of simply the Paschal greeting)! Norwegian Orthodox chant and icon (the chant is from this website) ...and while you're there you might as well...
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    OO languages - Agape vespers Gospel reading

    Can anyone help provide an English phonetic version of the Gospel reading for Agape Vespers (John 20:19-25)... in any of the OO languages (Armenian, Syrian, Ethiopian, Coptic, etc.)? I would love for our EO parish to have an OO language represented at the Agape Vespers!  :)  Thanks in advance...
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    Happy St Patrick's Day - Irish Orthodox icon and chant from the 8th century

    You can see and hear an Irish Orthodox icon and chant from the 8th century at this website: http://www.orthodoxmysteries.com/chant-irish.html +St Patrick, pray to God for us!
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    Agape vespers Gospel reading - in Gaelic

    Can anyone provide a Gaelic translation of the Gospel reading (John 20:19-25) for Agape vespers? It would be preferable to have an English phonetic version (for proper pronunciation). If anyone could help with this it would be very, very appreciated. Thanks in advance, -Seraphim
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    Chile Earthquake 2010 ... Hawaii Tsunami Warning

    "The Chile earthquake 2010 has already been felt far and wide. With the massive 8.8 quake that struck this morning in Chile..." http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2743207/chile_earthquake_2010_triggers_hawaii.html...
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    Sunday of Orthodoxy 2010 - Procession with World-Wide-Orthodox icon

    Today, on the Sunday of Orthodoxy, I served as an acolyte, and as we all went on procession with our icons... in one hand I was holding a banner icon from behind our altar of Mary and Christ, and in the other hand I held this Word-Wide-Orthodox icon of Mary and Christ: You can...
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    Orthodox icon that depicts the Hebrews worshipping the Golden Calf

    I've seen icons of Moses receiving the ten commandment tablets on the mountain, but has anyone ever seen an icon that includes a detailed portrayal of the Hebrews worshiping the Golden Calf? ... and if so, do you have a link? Any help is much appreciated.  :) In Christ, -Seraphim
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    Patristic commentary on "subdue the earth... have dominion" (Genesis 1:28)

    And God blessed them, and God said unto them, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moves upon the earth." (Genesis 1:28) Can anyone help provide...
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    St. George icon from a Georgian iconographer

    Beautiful St. George icon from a Georgian iconographer: http://www.georgianenamelart.narod.ru/medalion_george_1.htm
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    Orthodox Homilies/Commentary on "Parable of the Rich Fool"

    Can anyone help me find Orthodox Homilies/Commentary on the "Parable of the Rich Fool"?  (Luke 12:13-21)  Patristic sources are preferred, but others are also welcome. I'm beginning a project that will be years in the making, and this parable is central to the theme.  Any help with this is...
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    Haiti now on the OrthodoxMysteries worldmap

    Haiti is now on the OrthodoxMysteries worldmap: http://www.orthodoxmysteries.com/worship-list-map.html *If you don't see Haiti, click "refresh/reload" and it should appear (Also, here is the site of an Orthodox mission in Haiti:  http://www.orthodoxhaiti.org) +Pray for Haiti
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    English translation -- Armenian Resurrection hymn "Havun, Havun"

    Two years ago EkhristosAnesti posted a link in the Oriental Orthodox Music thread to a video of the Armenian Resurrection hymn "Havun, Havun": http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,9840.msg198099.html#msg198099 Unfortunately, this video has been removed from YouTube. ...
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    Need help translating a Syriac-Indian hymn (Jananee Parishudha) into English

    Could any of our OO brothers and sisters help with translating the hymn "Jananee Parishudha" into English? Many people in America would be very blessed to know the words to such a beautiful song!  (I would love to be able to sing it myself) :) Here's the link...
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    Hindu teahouse protects Orthodox icon, then Protestant “preacher” trashes it

    My city (Eugene, Oregon, USA) is commonly referred to as “Hippyville” because of the huge number of die-hard hippies who have migrated here since the 1960s.  The Pacific Northwest as a whole is very New Age and anti-Christian… and Eugene is the apex, the peak of the pyramid, of the Northwest… at...
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    11th anniversary of the Thurston High School shootings

    Last night my wife cried herself to sleep because today marks the 11th anniversary of the Thurston High School shootings.  She was a freshmen there when it happened.  The boy/shooter was her best friend.  She was crying last night because he killed his parents the night before he went to...
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    Orthodox icons and chants from 100 cultures around the world!!!

    The OrthodoxMysteries website now has Orthodox icons and chants from 100 cultures!!! http://www.orthodoxmysteries.com
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    Orthodoxy’s unique view of suffering/misfortune

    Years ago I came across a list of the major world religions’ view on suffering/misfortune/struggle/unhappiness.  The original form of the list is rather vulgar… so here is the edited version, with “crap” being the replacement word: Taoism: crap happens Hinduism: this crap has happened before...
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    Beautiful Armenian tile manuscript of the Lord's Prayer