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    New Finnish Saints

    Source: https://www.patriarchate.org/announcements/-/asset_publisher/MF6geT6kmaDE/content/anakoinothen-29-11-2018-/pop_up?_101_INSTANCE_MF6geT6kmaDE_viewMode=print&_101_INSTANCE_MF6geT6kmaDE_languageId=en_US
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    EP forbids use of tablets and phones during services

    Source: https://orthodoxia.info/news/ecumenical-patriarchate-bans-use-of-tablets-mobile-phones-during-holy-services/ I guess e-readers are banned too. IMO a bit shame. I've never sang in a choir but I can imagine some devices being more convenient than carrying several different books.
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    Books about history of North America

    I'm looking for a book about history of North America. I realized that I know pretty much nothing about it and would like to understand how Canada and the US were born and what lead to them being as they presently are culturally and politically. Any recommendations are appreciated.
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    Where to post bug reports?

    Do mods/webdespota wish to receive bug reports on minor issues if something seems funny on forum? Where to post them?
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    Things to do in Holy Russia

    St. Petersburg is just a few hours from Helsinki and my visa is expiring in April so time to start planning a weekend getaway. Never been there before so any tips would be appreciated.
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    Stabbings in Finland

    Finland stabbings: Two dead and suspect shot in Turku http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40978446 There are no words... Memory Eternal! Lord, have mercy!
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    For Mother Elisabeth

    Please pray for Mother Elisabeth of Lintula Holy Trinity Convent. She went for a walk on tuesday evening and haven't been seen since and the sisterhood asks for intercession. The Police, the Border Guard and local volunteers from the area has been looking for her but with no avail. She is 73...
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    News.va: Copts recognize RC baptism

    http://www.news.va/en/news/pope-in-egypt-catholics-and-copts-recognise-shared A few more potentially (?) controversial issues: common prayers and aspirations for common Easter date.
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    Orthodox E-books?

    There doesn't seem to be too many out there so perhaps we could start a thread on tips where to find them. I'm fairly impatient so ordering books from, say, from another continent seems quite bothersome due to postages and delivery times. And I mean books. In the sense of Kindle, Google Play...
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    Calvinism, Slavery, Tangents, and You!

    So there's a Calvinist party in Netherlands. Which is beyond parody in itself but that i it is also advocating against womens' suffrage is awesome. Now I know to which party Cyrillic is voting for. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reformed_Political_Party
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    Orthodox lectionary to Google calendar?

    Any suggestions? Preferably Gregorian variety in case there's any. Finns are a bit lonely in this regard but there might be some nerd out there who might have coded an adaptation of Julian lectionary to Gregorian calendar.
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    Incense and health concerns

    A prospective convert has been trying to attend liturgies for few times but keeps getting serious  breathing problems afterwards due to incense smoke.  Please pray for him as he seems really saddened by the situation. Medication and  popping out for some fresh air during liturgy doesn't help.
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    OC.net Drinking Game

    How come we don't have an OC.net drinking game? We are Orthodox. Of course we should have one. Few suggestions: -Every time someone mentions Fr. Seraphim Rose or Holy Russia, have a drink. -Every time someone gets melodramatic, have a drink. -Every time OOs get accused of monophysitism, have a...
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    Orthodox Church of China

    Ask the Church of China.
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    Padre Pio

    For recent weeks I've been visiting several places in Italy and it seems that pictures and statues of Padre Pio are everywhere. He seems suprisingly popular for being so recent Saint. Any ideas on why he is so popular?
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    Flying to Rome tomorrow

    I will be travelling to Italy for few weeks. Please pray for safe travel.
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    I recall reading that also Roman rite mass used to start with a Byzantine-style Kyrie including besides the usual Lord, have mercys chanted by the choir also various petitions added by the celebrating pries in-between the choir's chanting. However I can't remember any specific source for this. I...
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    HBL: Radikalkonservativ prelat vill vara ryska folkets röst

    https://www.hbl.fi/artikel/radikalkonservativ-prelat-vill-vara-ryska-folkets-rost-2/ For US folks: An interview of the former chairman of the Synodal Department for the Cooperation of MP and Russian goverment. In Swedish.
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    Ecclesiastical Photography and American Hierarchical Camera Equipment

    http://oca.org/media/photos/oca-delegation-visits-church-of-finland Not a single selfie. I'm disappointed.
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    Metropolitan Tikhon, delegation begin visit to Church of Finland