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    Books on the history or Byzantine chant

    I'm looking for a good comprehensive history and would appreciate suggestions.  So far, I've come up with the following book authored by Egon Wellesz.  The description claims it is the standard textbook on the subject.  Would you agree...
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    What's everyone listening to?

    Thanks, mate.  Happy to see you all.  Sorry I'd not added 'High Elder in Torpor' below the username over the last few years.
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    What's everyone listening to?

    Something from a friend of mine active in the Jordanian metal scene, from a non-metal musical project called Abohotho (Syriac for forefathers).  He bequeaths to this epic piece the humble title I Thundered like Adad.  Asteriktos! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wjl8yntP00c
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    Egypt’s Orthodox Church defends police, army

    There we go: the Wahhabi orcs are set to cover this one. http://thehill.com/blogs/defcon-hill/policy-and-strategy/317631-saudi-arabia-says-it-will-cover-cuts-to-egypt-aid
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    Egypt’s Orthodox Church defends police, army

    I concur with Fr Spyridon about the complicated reality underlying these matters. I find Sisi to blame, both through his power grab and his homicidal binge, for causing the Copts to have become scapegoats for an enraged populace.  Nay, and I'll go even further in response to the point about...
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    Alleged Story about Syrian Orthodox Bishop and Assistant Beheaded in Syria

    I think this thread carries with it an important lesson.  As you've seen, many of you have just been duped and the video has caught fire and taken off, spreading itself everywhere, and I wouldn't be surprised if this thing continues to circulate for a considerable period of time.  The FSA and...
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    Alleged Story about Syrian Orthodox Bishop and Assistant Beheaded in Syria

    مبسوطة، تشكري على كلامك الحلو.  بيكفينا عاد هسترات وتحريضات مع كل شي اللي عم بصير معنا.  فوق ما الدنية مولعة نار هون بسوريا، ناقصنا نكب كمان زيت؟  راح شهيد وصاروا مصرّين الاجانب يحولوها لشي سينمائي ليحركوا عواطفهن كانهن بيحضروا مسلسل دراما تركي. وبعدين مع هيك بني آدمين؟ Surnaturel, there is no...
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    Alleged Story about Syrian Orthodox Bishop and Assistant Beheaded in Syria

    I'm hearing one of them before the killing begins clearly saying "I was not transporting weapons".  He doesn't sound drugged.
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    Alleged Story about Syrian Orthodox Bishop and Assistant Beheaded in Syria

    Ultimately, it makes little difference whether or not Fr Francis is amongst the men killed in this video, as we now have confirmation of his murder.  That being said: Except that it does not if you examine the Vatican news report.  It simply says that he was killed without saying in what way...
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    Alleged Story about Syrian Orthodox Bishop and Assistant Beheaded in Syria

    Looks like the story of Fr Francois has nothing to do with the video.  My verdict: it's a video of a summary execution and war crime to which some people have attached misinformation.
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    Alleged Story about Syrian Orthodox Bishop and Assistant Beheaded in Syria

    In other news, a bomb has gone off inside the old city in Damascus, possibly on Straight Street itself and certainly close to the Maryamiyyeh patriarchal cathedral.
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    Alleged Story about Syrian Orthodox Bishop and Assistant Beheaded in Syria

    It's definitely not the bishop (you can tell by the faces), and should you judge from the video content itself, there is absolutely nothing to indicate that the victims were clerics or even Christians for that matter.  The main speaker has an accent that according to my ears indicates him to be...
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    What video games are everyone playing lately?

    Have just finished 2 new themes, the first with violins backed by full oriental instrumental ensemble (the best, I think, of all the renditions put up), the second with an abrasively raw nai and some earlier portions of the final scene included. There are some alternative versions of each with...
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    What video games are everyone playing lately?

    Just adding a new link to replace the one I had provided here before.  The first video was much too loud with the music, so I uploaded a reworked and balanced version vis a vis voice and music. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66qQzpe6nkY
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    What's everyone listening to?

    Ελένη Βιτάλη - Τζιβαέρι μου I keep wondering at times just what it is that keeps me adept at finding the markedly unique and splendidly gratifying variations of certain songs that raise them above the average pile of mundane finds that normally materialises in the first page of a Youtube...
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    What's everyone listening to?

    Bulgarian Vladimir Ivanoff's rendition of Miri it is whilë sumer ilast Iron Maiden - The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Ensiferum - Lai Lai Hei (Finnish) Shadi Jamil - Mawwaal `Allamitni (traditional Aleppian tarab)
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    What's everyone listening to?

    Dinah Washington - This Bitter Earth
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    What video games are everyone playing lately?

    Well, at the risk of bastardising it with a context pertaining to contemporary entertainment, somebody suggested this song for a trailer when Telltale's second season of The Walking Dead game arrives. Yes, please.  Damn, yes! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmEhO1OiEkY By the way, again, for...
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    What video games are everyone playing lately?

    Finished the thing already? :-)
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    What video games are everyone playing lately?

    Ah.  No, that's an FPS game.  Telltale's is entirely different: story-driven drama relying mostly on dialogue choices, but they too are planning a 2013 release for the second season of their game. I guess you'll have to save that video link for watching once you've finished the entire thing...
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