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Theophania said:
I met TheTrisagion on Sunday and it was just about what I expected.
Harrisburg that bad of a place?
 

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I haven't seen "Mother!", but from what I can gather Aronofsky made an Aronofsky film, and for some reason people are surprised that it's polarizing?
The quality of his films are a bit shaky.  I remember watching pi in college and liking it... after that his work is all over the place.  He might be a bit overrated
He is overrated.

But he's also not as bad as his critics' histrionics would imply.
Oh I wasn't aware he was targeted in moral crusades,  yeah if that's the case that's not good.

I was just thinking about a film like black swan where I wasn't sure if it was good or not.  To a lesser extant Christopher Nolan has similar problems with story.  I like Nolan more,  but it's a good comparison.
Black Swan was 65 percent good. The 35 percent that was bad, though, was pretty dumb.
I just read about Mother, my impression is that it's the worst of Aronfvsky.  Some overly symbolic thing that teenage / college boys may get into to annoy their parents and/or seem profound when they try and pick up girls.  It's the Requiem of a Dream for the new generation.  I liked that movie when it first came out, I'm embarrassed about that fact now.
 

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Mor Ephrem said:
Theophania said:
I met TheTrisagion on Sunday and it was just about what I expected.
Sexy!
You miss that barrel chest and those rippling abs?
 

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Thanks. What boredom and 5 minutes of Photoshop can make you do.
Make me one...of whoever!
Here you go.

It's like he's warping reality around him.
That's what you can do once you have achieved a sufficiently high level of theosis.
 

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Cyrillic said:
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Thanks. What boredom and 5 minutes of Photoshop can make you do.
Make me one...of whoever!
Here you go.

It's like he's warping reality around him.
That's what you can do once you have achieved a sufficiently high level of theosis.
I've seen Mina Soliman do it in person.  It's kinda scary.
 

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Thanks, I'll have to crop it later to fit the avatar dimensions better.

Updated my faith/jurisdiction info too.
 

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RobS said:
Thanks, I'll have to crop it later to fit the avatar dimensions better.
Best thing would be to crop out the cardinal. Crop like it's 1054.

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Updated my faith/jurisdiction info too.
Nice.
 

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Cyrillic said:
That's what you can do once you have achieved a sufficiently high level of theosis.
Just be careful, demons are capable of doing similar things!

 

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RaphaCam said:
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I've seen Mina Soliman do it in person.  It's kinda scary.
Oh, I thought he was just too happy for seeing me.
Such pride is what keeps you from achieving the same heights yourself! ;)
 

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Whenever I see a social media post that begins with, "Most people won't read past..." I think to myself, "You're damn right," and keep scrolling.
 

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Agabus said:
Whenever I see a social media post that begins with, "Most people won't read past..." I think to myself, "You're damn right," and keep scrolling.
Now you get bad luck for a year and 28 kittens die.
 

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Small World. Fr. John from SVS was visiting our cathedral in Helsinki today.
 

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Alpo said:
Small World. Fr. John from SVS was visiting our cathedral in Helsinki today.
I think the Finnish Orthodox Church has good relations with the OCA and particulary its seminaries, doesn't have?
 

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Dominika said:
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Small World. Fr. John from SVS was visiting our cathedral in Helsinki today.
I think the Finnish Orthodox Church has good relations with the OCA and particulary its seminaries, doesn't have?
I believe that's the case. I also saw a picture of Metr. Tikhon visiting Helsinki some years back. Somewhat ironic since EP doesn't recognize their status and we're under EP. IIRC some decades ago when their then Metropolitan was invited to visit Finland EP intervened and told us to rescind the invitation. I guess nowadays the OCA-EP relations have gotten a bit better.
 

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Yes, I do real Theology.
 

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RobS said:
Theophania said:
I met TheTrisagion on Sunday and it was just about what I expected.
Harrisburg that bad of a place?
He was in my state for a church festival.
 

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I don't think you trust in my self-righteous suicide.  I cry when angels deserve to die.
 

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hecma925 said:
I don't think you trust in my self-righteous suicide.  I cry when angels deserve to die.
Here's the thing, you need to treat all women with respect, cause what you give is what you get. That's straight from the mouth of Daddy Dada.
 

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Asteriktos said:
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I don't think you trust in my self-righteous suicide.  I cry when angels deserve to die.
Here's the thing, you need to treat all women with respect, cause what you give is what you get. That's straight from the mouth of Daddy Dada.
It's just wrong and illegal, too.
 

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hecma925 said:
I don't think you trust in my self-righteous suicide.  I cry when angels deserve to die.
Isn't that from an Armenian OO hymn?
 

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That's brilliant.
 

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Volnutt said:
That's brilliant.
My favorite part is the dueting high notes on "DIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIE."
 

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Agabus said:
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That's brilliant.
My favorite part is the dueting high notes on "DIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIE."
Yeah, that's awesome.
 

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Iconodule said:
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I don't think you trust in my self-righteous suicide.  I cry when angels deserve to die.
Isn't that from an Armenian OO hymn?
Paraliturgical.
 

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Opus118 said:
I'm with the camp of 13 million Americans that believe politicians are, or are controlled by, Reptilians*. I think only monks can solve this problem. It doesn't seem right that they prefer to ignore it.

*April 2, 2013 PPP poll
http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2011/PPP_Release_National_ConspiracyTheories_040213.pdf
A company named Bethesda has been working on this problem for some time. Here's an image of what one of the Reptilians may have looked like shortly after it was captured in 2011:



And here is an artistic recreation of some of the monks they have been working with:



Progress has been slow, however.
 

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So an updated version of the Romanian guide for confession contains this:
"I have eaten ( made others eat) abomination ( 'spurcăciune') , that is a live animal , human meat, satanic sacrifices, uncleanliness."
 

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augustin717 said:
So an updated version of the Romanian guide for confession contains this:
"I have eaten ( made others eat) abomination ( 'spurcăciune') , that is a live animal , human meat, satanic sacrifices, uncleanliness."
I don't get it:  you should confess if you broke a major dietary rule like that.  There is nothing on it's own eccentric about listing that in a confession guide.
 

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Hmm, you'd think that not many cannibals go to confession.
 
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