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by Barbara
Fri 14 June 2019 1:15 am
Forum: World Orthodox, Name-Worshiping, and Vagante Jurisdictions
Topic: Ferapontov Monastery Frescoes by Dionysy now Complete
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Ferapontov Monastery Frescoes by Dionysy now Complete

I found the answer to the question I posed right above. Yes. There is already a [MP] Metropolitanate called "of Vologda and Kirillov"
by Barbara
Thu 13 June 2019 12:33 am
Forum: World Orthodox, Name-Worshiping, and Vagante Jurisdictions
Topic: Valaam: producing Pineapple/ requesting medications
Replies: 11
Views: 3789

Re: Valaam: producing Pineapple/ requesting medications

Speaking of Valaam and cats, this video of the early days of Hierodeacon German's recording of Valaam chant features a scene of him patting a black cat with white chest marking similar to the one from 150 years ago pictured above. This is at the 2:32 mark. This resemblance symbolizes continuity ove...
by Barbara
Wed 12 June 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Issues
Topic: Bad Joke
Replies: 58
Views: 48684

Re: Bad Joke

Oh I just got that! I am slower than a snail to understand jokes. Here is an extract from a mid-19th century sermon. While not a joke at all, there is an element of humor in it while teaching a deep lesson to not idly call people devils. And to guard every single word we utter. "There once liv...
by Barbara
Tue 11 June 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: World Orthodox, Name-Worshiping, and Vagante Jurisdictions
Topic: The Pseudo-Saint Luke of the Crimea
Replies: 20
Views: 17520

Re: The Pseudo-Saint Luke of the Crimea

It's that day again. In time for the manufactured feast day of Luke of Crimea, this anecdote appeared. Note how, in the words of the MP priest Fr Dmitry Torshin, the tale is tailored to make Abp Luke appear a real saint and the doer of miracles equivalent to the marvels of competitor Rocor's St Joh...
by Barbara
Tue 11 June 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Issues
Topic: The Cat Thread - Cat rescues, etc.
Replies: 17
Views: 978

Re: The Cat Thread - Cat rescues, etc.

Finally had a chance to read the article about the remarkable Caracal. Those ears ARE astounding ! It looks like Maine coon also has ears a bit like that - is that usual ? I know nothing about breeds of cats. All mine came in from the street.
by Barbara
Mon 10 June 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Synaxarion Orthodoxia
Topic: St Barsanuphius of Optina
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: St Barsanuphius of Optina

Look how MP articles overdo [ exaggerate ]. Re Elder Barsanuphius, the same quotation appears in a recent essay : "He got pneumonia, was on his deathbed when, at his request, the orderly began to read the Gospel to him, and the patient saw Heaven open and heard a voice from above commanding hi...
by Barbara
Sat 8 June 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Synaxarion Orthodoxia
Topic: Abp Alipy of Chicago: the most complete bio so far
Replies: 0
Views: 32

Abp Alipy of Chicago: the most complete bio so far

http://synod.com/synod/images/6protandreipapkovarchbpalypy_1.jpg "His Eminence, the Most Reverend Alypy, formerly Archbishop of Chicago and the Midwest, reposed in the Lord on 15/28 of April 2019, on the first day of the Holy Resurrection at 9 o’clock in the evening. He was 93 years old. The l...

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