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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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    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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    For all you David Bentley Hart Fans, Atheist Delusions Delusions out Spring 09

    I was just excited to find out this is coming out so I decided to post about it: http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/book.asp?isbn=9780300111903  :)
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    "Silence" movie

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0490215/news#ni0086217 Scorsese Reveals Controversial Film Set in Japan 25 May 2007 | From Studio Briefing | See recent Studio Briefing news Martin Scorsese has disclosed that he is planning to direct a movie, set in 17th-century Japan, that may have implications...
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    OC.net's Top 100 Novels Thread

    Greetings to all! I recently have finished the Radcliffe publishing course list and I thought to myself, how interesting and fun it would be to see a list of novels preferred by my fellow OC.net posters. So here it goes, everyone who is willing to participate may contribute a minimum of 10 to a...
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    The Book of Job

    What would be the Orthodox view of the Book of Job?
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    Teaching Foucault at SVS?

    Though I was a bit shocked to see this, I find it encouraging that SVS is moving up the intellectual ladder: http://www.svspress.com/index.php?cPath=43_78 Does anyone know if they are using this as a text within the classroom or are they just selling it out of the bookstore?
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    Many people complain that alot of the canons are outdated, primitive, etc. So I thought maybe we should invent our own! I'll start with a few and then all of you feel free to post yours. New Canon # 1: Tell your kid to stop staring at me in church. New Canon # 2: You cannot be considered an...
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    John Chrysostom's Against the Greeks

    Does anyone know where I could obtain a copy of this book? Louis Crompton's Homosexuality and Civilization makes frequent reference to it, but so far I have not been able to find it. I do not know if it has been even translated or not. Thank you, Justinian
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    Cleaning vigil lamp glasses...

    I was wondering if any of you have tips on cleaning a glass vigil lamp. I have tried washing them by hand with dish soap and a rag, but they just end up all gunky with oil residue. Would be okay if I ran them through a dishwasher? Thanks, Justinian P.S The oil I am using in my lamps is olive...
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    Seattle Orthodox Private School plans to open Fall 2007.

    I thought I should put this here for anyone interested... Sponsor a scholarship to Orthodox Prep! Orthodox Prep is currently inviting parishioners to establish scholarships for children to attend the new Orthodox school in Seattle. Scholarships can be established in memory of a loved one, in...
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    Emperor St.Justinian's relics?

    Ok, for Western Civ. I was assigned a book titled "The Fourth Crusade and the Sack of Constantinople" by Jonathan Philips. I read it and found avery interesting part which discusses when the Latin Crusaders were plundering Constantinople's churches, they broke inside a Royal Tomb. Within the...
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    Dealing with Calvinist Uncle...

    I have a Extreme Calvinist Uncle who has been challenging me about my Orthodox beliefs and posed a couple questions: 1. He challenged me with the Calvinist belief of Predestination. He uses scripture to prove this where Christ says "no one comes to me unless sent by the Father". He claims the...
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    Left Behind Video Game

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11567350/site/newsweek The things they come up with............... ::)
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    Sokolov's Suitcase which allegedly have Sts. Anastasia and Alexis's relics..

    I have been reading Robert K. Massie's Book "The Romanovs: The Final Chapter" and came across a passage. A investigator for the White Army, Nicholas Sokolov, when investigating the Royal Matyr murders, found fat, bone fragments and dirt with blood around a burn pile, and put it all into a box...
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    NBC on Saint Anthony's Monastery

    Something of interest: http://www.kvoa.com/Global/story.asp?s=4478780 In XC, Justinian
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    Pointy Hats

    Greetings! I've been pondering about this. The pointed hats they use in the Western Church such as in the Roman and Anglican hierarchy, are they an innovation or has the western church always used this clerical attire, even in Pre-Schism days. Ive seen some icons of the Council of Nicea, and...
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    Church Slavonic

    Greetings! Does anyone know where i can find material that would help me learn Church Slavonic? Amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com seem pretty empty of any Slavonic material. Im looking for books, cd-roms, and audio. Thanks for your help! In XC, Justinian
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    How "Orthodox" is this article by Federica........

    Greetings! During one of my excursions on the mad house that is beliefnet.com, I came across this byMatushka Green. http://beliefnet.com/story/182/story_18227_1.html I am not very informed in this realm of theology from an Orthodox point of view, but is this article in standing from an...
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    The Philokalia Volume 3?

    Greetings! I may be looking in the wrong places, but why isnt there a Philokalia Volume 3 or Little Russian Philokalia Volume 3 on amazon.com? Did these go out of print? In XC, Justinian