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  1. Cyrillic

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    Mostly teaching, these days. It's fun but it keeps me busy.
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    Hello.
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    Modern Teens: Dating, Drinking, & Sexy Timing

    You tell me. I have no idea. Something about going to the Divine Liturgy because you like a brand of yoghurt, I think.
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    Modern Teens: Dating, Drinking, & Sexy Timing

    Not sure if this is sarcasm.
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    Modern Teens: Dating, Drinking, & Sexy Timing

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/20/young-people-japan-stopped-having-sex
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    Best thing would be to crop out the cardinal. Crop like it's 1054. Nice.
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    That's what you can do once you have achieved a sufficiently high level of theosis.
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    Here you go.
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    Thanks. What boredom and 5 minutes of Photoshop can make you do.
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    Hah, thank you.
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    I'm jealous.
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    Pope invokes ‘magisterial authority’ to declare liturgy changes ‘irreversible’

    The last gasp of the old liberals, who are horrified by the sight of their grandchildren slowly undoing their accomplishments.
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    What do the Eastern Orthodox think of the Novus Ordo Mass?

    True, but that isn't awkward.
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    What do the Eastern Orthodox think of the Novus Ordo Mass?

    It's curious how reactionary arguments are used by 'progressive' Christians to argue for a more accessible and modern liturgy.
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    What do the Eastern Orthodox think of the Novus Ordo Mass?

    God is in the silence. The lack of interaction was one of the good bits of the Tridentine mass. You could focus on the liturgy and on prayer without having to be mindful of when to say what. The 'et cum spiritu tuo' every now and then is more than enough. Don't even get me started on the kiss...
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    What do the Eastern Orthodox think of the Novus Ordo Mass?

    I've been to two Novus Ordo masses in my life. One was quite good - celebrated ad orientem with Gregorian chant and incense. The other, well, wasn't quite as good. You wouldn't have believed that the two masses were even in the same category. I guess my point is that it's difficult to...
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    What do the Eastern Orthodox think of the Novus Ordo Mass?

    I think 'liberal' popes are more interested in ecumenism with protestants, and try to move the Roman Catholic Church in a more protestant direction; while more 'traditionalist popes' - like BXVI - are more interested in dialogue with the Orthodox and try to move the RCC in a more Orthodox direction.
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    Why are people who've never set foot in church before...

    With you I never know whether I fail at communication or whether you're just snarky.
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    Why are people who've never set foot in church before...

    Byzantine chant is really nice, but isn't it more of an acquired taste?
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    Good heavens...
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