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biro said:
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biro said:
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Pews?

What's that altar-looking thing?
An altar.
What's it doing there?
I believe that was the second liturgy of the day. If you have two liturgies in one church in one day, you're supposed to bring out a second altar for the second service.
Interesting, sounds very similar to Coptic practice, only we would have another altar right behind the iconostases all the way to the side of the church if we were to do another liturgy in the same day.
 

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minasoliman said:
biro said:
Cyrillic said:
biro said:
Cyrillic said:
Pews?

What's that altar-looking thing?
An altar.
What's it doing there?
I believe that was the second liturgy of the day. If you have two liturgies in one church in one day, you're supposed to bring out a second altar for the second service.
Interesting, sounds very similar to Coptic practice, only we would have another altar right behind the iconostases all the way to the side of the church if we were to do another liturgy in the same day.
Indeed. Curious that the second alter isn't behind the iconostasis.
 

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Jonathan Gress said:
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Interesting the woman in the picture having no sleeves...that would not fly in my church.
Not to mention pews and the priest has a trimmed beard.
Pews, a priest who busts out the old Wahl All-in-One (probably to keep his shallow, worldly wife happy), and a brazen woman in a sleeveless dress...and I'll bet she's shaved her armpits to boot!  This must be a Lutheran church, amirite fellas?

 

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minasoliman said:
biro said:
Cyrillic said:
biro said:
Cyrillic said:
Pews?

What's that altar-looking thing?
An altar.
What's it doing there?
I believe that was the second liturgy of the day. If you have two liturgies in one church in one day, you're supposed to bring out a second altar for the second service.
Interesting, sounds very similar to Coptic practice, only we would have another altar right behind the iconostases all the way to the side of the church if we were to do another liturgy in the same day.
I know a Coptic parish that does the same as in the picture.
 

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Looks like he's just reading the Gospel.  We don't serve liturgy that way.  Besides, the lamp in front would make things awkward.
 

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The Icon of St. George and Monk on Mount Athos
 

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minasoliman said:
how old is the icon?
I'm not sure but the caption said it has a lovely story with it that dates to the time of iconoclasm.
 

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As close to all-in-one as nature gets (click for full size):

 
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