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    Vestments colours for Pascha

    Yesterday, the NLM website published some photos of this year's Orthodox Palm Sunday celebrations in Jerusalem: http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2011/04/palm-sunday-in-byzantine-east-church-of.html. Some people made a couple of comments about vestments coulours in the Orthodox Church...
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    Papal Liturgy nowadays

    I am aware of the fact that the current Pope never serves according to the "Extraordinary form of the Roman Rite," only according to what he himself (in 1990) called "a fabrication, a banal product of the moment." But even a NOM Liturgy can be done in the "Tridentine style." Is it the case with...
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    The Eucharist icon

    Why in the icon below (just like in many other icons of Christ distributing the Eucharist) there is a jug instead of a chalice?
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    How do Ethiopians pronounce the name of Jesus Christ?

    Is it "Ee-ye-sus Kris-tos", "Ee-ye-sos Kris-tos", or yet another variant? Edit: I guess, I should have started this topic in the Foreign Languages section - sorry...
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    The very best of EO apologetics?

    What would you recommend? I'm especially interested in books defending the EO position against the claims of other Christian bodies presenting themselves as the one true Church (Assyrian, OO and Catholic).
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    King Solomon a saint?

    From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon#Christianity): Is this information accurate? If yes, how do we know that king Solomon repented of his sins described in 1 Kings 11?
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    Altar server's guide/handbook/manual

    Can you recommend any online guides/handbooks/manuals for Eastern Rite Orthodox altar servers, please?
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    OO/EO and EO/OO "transfers"

    To OOs: Have you got any ex-EOs in your parish? To EOs: Have you got any ex-OOs in your parish? If yes, what were the reasons of conversion of these people? Lack of any parish of their own Church Communion in the area, or maybe unwillingness to attend a particular parish of their own Church...
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    Two Catholic apologetic sites

    1) http://socrates58.blogspot.com/2006/11/orthodoxy-eastern-index-page.html 2) http://gulielmusbyzantinus.blogspot.com/2008/08/eastern-orthodoxy.html Have anyone of you had a chance to study the materials from these two websites in depth? If yes, have you noticed any misquoting...
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    Quinisext Council - accepted by Rome or not?

    Did Rome accept the Quinisext Council via the Seventh Ecumenical Council?
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    Do you know this tradition?

    My father received today, from a certain Orthodox priest he knows, a piece of a dried bread (which does not look like prosfora) and was told to have it with him up to 11 April (the Sunday after Pascha) and to eat it on that day. Does anyone know what this bread might be and what's the meaning of...
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    Self-claimed Orthodox Churches website?

    Once I visited a webstie providing a list of self-claimed (non-canonical, breakaway, independent) Orthodox Churches, but I can't remember its adress. Can anyone help, please? And to clarify: the site I have in mind is not this one: http://www.ind-movement.org.
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    Number of adherents?

    Approximately how many Oriental Orthodox Christians are there globally?
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    Western Rite seminaries?

    Where are the WRO clergy of the ROCOR and the Patriarchate of Antioch trained? I'm asking about all the countries with the WRO presence.
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    What's the name of this icon?

    What is the name of the icon of the Most Holy Theotokos, present on the icon of St. Seraphim (or Nicholas) of Zagorov?
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    Autonomous Churches

    I'm translating a documentary about the Eastern Orthodox Church from English to Polish. I have a problem with section concerning autocephalous and autonomous Churches (3:00-3:39 @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h41JmCCH7AQ). I don't entirely agree with the list presented in the film and I'm...
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    Translating a documentary - help needed

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAJYdUW8DzY 1:52-1:55 "I feel like I'm living proof of .........." Can anyone, please, help me identify the missing word?