Just saw them. Very nice! Did you take all these photos? Where were they taken? I enjoyed them very much.Michał Kalina said:Kinda disappointed I have not received any feedback.
You only posted it yesterday. Folks weren't online on Sunday. Give them some time.Michał Kalina said:Photos taken by me today. Some crosses.
I did.Gebre Menfes Kidus said:Did you take all these photos?
In my father's home church and cemetery (can the be something called "home cemetery")?Where were they taken?
Sad. I set it for "friends of my friends" to watch.genesisone said:"This content is currently unavailable." That's the message I get.
The parish has like 5 cemeteries. It would be impossible to serve all of them on one weekend[/quote]LizaSymonenko said:So, did you take these photos this weekend? If so, was there some particular event that everyone was out at the cemeteries?
I know we have St. Demetrios next Saturday,
Do they look like New Calendar?perhaps you are on new calendar?
These are probably remnants of broken or rotten crosses.LizaSymonenko said:and this one has a similar "buried" cross.
Cemetery dates back to XVth century. Of course there is nothing such old left but one can assume some pieces may come from the XVIII one....and some of these look to be really old.
That was the point I was trying to achieve. Nice someone got my lame attemptsgenesisone said:The contrast between the simple blue tombstones and the rather ostentatious one is quite jolting.
Well, at least that's what I've seen in some places in Serbia - that's the same cross that it's put before coffin during burial. There is a similar situation even on the grave of my grandmother. However, behind the cross there is also a tombstone.LizaSymonenko said:I noticed a number of "half" buried crosses. Is that a local tradition?
I've noticed it too. That's one of the reasons I liked the pictures.Michał Kalina said:
What is this deacon doing?
With all due respect I feel uneasy with similar pictures taken.I was moved to realize that the Gifts have at this point been miraculously changed, and he in fact, stands not just before the congregation, the priest and the bishops, but, before Christ Himself.
The deacon is the one who carried the Chalice out the deacon's door and down the solea to the amvon, then hands it, while kneeling, to the bishop.Michał Kalina said:
Why? Are you equally uncomfortable viewing icons of Christ?Michał Kalina said:
Why is he kneeling?LizaSymonenko said:The deacon is the one who carried the Chalice out the deacon's door and down the solea to the amvon, then hands it, while kneeling, to the bishop.
Eucharist is more than icon of Christ. For me such pictures border sacrilege.Why? Are you equally uncomfortable viewing icons of Christ?
I am assuming he is kneeling out of respect? I don't know. You'd have to ask a deacon why they do that.Michał Kalina said:
I do understand your point. It is valid, and I had the same doubts. I try to do all things with the utmost respect for Christ. I have even approached a number of clergy on this very topic, and was given the green light.Michał Kalina said:
I've seen it plenty of times, but perhaps not every deacon is able to do it.Michał Kalina said:
I mean kneeling on the great entrance, not during ordination.Mor Ephrem said:I've seen it plenty of times, but perhaps not every deacon is able to do it.Michał Kalina said:
I don't know if the Byzantine rubrics are similar, but at deacon ordinations in our tradition, the subdeacon to be ordained kneels on his right knee for the whole service, whereas in every other ordination candidates kneel on both knees. As it was described to me, this is because the deacon is always ready to serve and not just to pray, and also because he has a foot in both heaven (the service of the altar) and earth (ministry among the people). ISTM that this custom is related to ours.