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    The Future Is Now

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    Prayer Request

    If you can, please say a prayer for a (non-Orthodox) family member named Jim who passed away recently.
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    Theophilus of Alexandria

    Would I be correct in assuming that the Oriental Orthodox (or just Coptic?) view of what transpired with the Synod of the Oak differs from summaries that paint Theophilus as the bad guy? If so, what are the differences in how the history is told?
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    Orthodoxy in Latin and South America

    What is Orthodoxy like in Latin and South America? We sometimes see stories about a priest changing jurisdictions, an orphanage, a group converting en masse, but what are things like in total or as a whole? How many Orthodox are there total? How many of the Orthodox writers through the centuries...
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    A monk from the Glogovac monastery was killed

    A monk from the Glogovac monastery was killed It was announced on the Facebook page of the monastery: "In disbelief and sorrow, we inform all fans of the Glogovac Monastery that an unknown perpetrator stabbed the longtime monk of the Glogovac Monastery, Father Stefan, in the evening, on...
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    Whale Sculpture Saves Life Aboard Runaway Train #JustDutchThings

    What a fluke: Dutch whale tail sculpture catches metro train This really was a fluke. The driver of a metro train escaped injury when the front carriage rammed through the end of an elevated section of rails and was caught by a sculpture of a whale’s tail near the Dutch port city of Rotterdam...
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    Osiris Rex Blows Raspberry on Bennu

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    Patron Saint of Algorithmaticians

    Italian teenage computer whiz beatified by Catholic Church A 15-year-old Italian computer whiz who died of leukemia in 2006 moved a step closer to possible sainthood Saturday with his beatification in the town of Assisi, where he is buried...
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    Eddie Van Halen Passes Away

    Eddie Van Halen, Hall of Fame Guitarist Who Revolutionized Instrument, Dead at 65 Eddie Van Halen, the legendary guitar innovator and virtuoso who led Van Halen through five decades and three lead singers, establishing himself as one of the all-time great players in rock history, died Tuesday...
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    The desperate fight to save his family ends in tragedy

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    God, Sex, and Food

    There was a news story a couple days ago in which the Pope was quoted as saying: I have no idea if he was accurately quoted, or if so whether this is an accurate translation. This isn't a thread about the Pope though, I just wanted to use these comments as a starting point. To what extent...
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    For the yet-unnamed man in Kenosha WI who was shot 7 times in the back by police tonight. One report says he was still alive but in serious condition at a hospital https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/crime/2020/08/23/wisconsin-police-shooting-kenosha-cops-shoot-man-sunday-evening/3427347001/
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    The Sound Of The Hagia Sophia, More Than 500 Years Ago

    This news article seems to be making the rounds again, for obvious reasons... The Sound Of The Hagia Sophia, More Than 500 Years Ago Two scholars at Stanford have joined forces to recreate what a Christian choir might have sounded like inside Istanbul's Hagia Sophia before it became a mosque...
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    Hagia Sophia: Turkey delays decision on turning site into mosque

    Hagia Sophia: Turkey delays decision on turning site into mosque A Turkish court has delayed a decision on whether the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul can be converted into a mosque. The Council of State - Turkey's highest administrative body - said it would make a ruling within 15 days, after a...
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    A Long Revered Relic Is Found to Be Europe’s Oldest Surviving Wooden Statue

    A Long Revered Relic Is Found to Be Europe’s Oldest Surviving Wooden Statue For centuries, in a picturesque Tuscan town near the Mediterranean coast, legions of pilgrims came to venerate one of Christendom’s most treasured relics — an eight-foot-tall wooden crucifix known as the “Volto Santo de...
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    Priest and Author Stanley Harakas Has Passed Away

    Fallen Asleep in the Lord: Fr. Stanley Harakas The Reverend Father Stanley Harakas fell asleep in the Lord on June 23, 2020 at the age of 88. Fr. Stanley was well known to Orthodox Christians for his engaging and clear writing style... Born Stylianos Harakas on January 13 th, 1932, to Sam...
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    Pope Francis Says Nyet to Married Priests in Amazon

    Pope Francis stops short of allowing married men to become priests in the Amazon Pope Francis has stopped short of allowing the ordination of married men as priests in the Amazon, where there are severe shortages of clergy, calling instead for ordained ministers to come to the region and work...
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    Who's Up For a Road Trip?

    First potentially habitable Earth-size planet discovered by TESS mission, and it's nearby NASA's planet-hunting mission TESS has found its first potentially habitable exoplanet the size of Earth orbiting a star about 100 light-years from Earth, according to the agency. The findings were...
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    Modern Art: A Banana Duct-Taped to a Wall Was Sold for $120,000

    A banana duct-taped to a wall was sold for $120,000 at Art Basel Miami A banana duct-taped to a wall sold for $120,000 at Miami's Art Basel this week — it may be the most talked-about artwork at this year's event. Two of the three editions have been sold, according to Perrotin, the contemporary...
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    If Christ was Outside the Truth, or the Truth Outside of Christ...

    Dostoevsky said: "And not because you are religious, but because I myself have experience it and felt it, I shall tell you that at such a time one thirsts for faith as 'the withered grass' thirsts for water, and one actually finds it, because in misfortune the truth shines through. I can tell...