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worker-and-parasite:

Mater Dolorosa - Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

worker-and-parasite:

Mater Dolorosa - Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

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# headscarf
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We are commanded to worship…

simplyorthodox:

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We are commanded to worship, not on special days, but continuously - all our life through and in all possible ways.

- St. Clement of Alexandria

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orthodoxwayoflife:

I just love their headscarves so much <3

orthodoxwayoflife:

I just love their headscarves so much <3

(Source: russianmonarchist)

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# catholic
allaboutmary:

An art deco holy card of the Immaculate Conception.

allaboutmary:

An art deco holy card of the Immaculate Conception.

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Also, I seem to recall that the Old Believers do prostrate a lot on Sundays.

Ohh! I’m sure they do, now that you mention it. I love Old Believer headscarves. *3*

I went to a Romanian parish my last year of college, and we only prostrated during Holy Week, as best I can remember.

Oh, interesting! Thank you :) 

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# theophilus1979
We do prostrations, but don’t kneel, per Canon 20 of the First Ecumenical Synod. But those who do so out of piety are not to be prohibited.

Thank you for such a quick response! I’m glad to hear that it’s okay :) 

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# orthodox
# christian
# question

Dear Orthodox Christian sisters and brothers, I have a question~

In your parish, do you kneel and/or prostrate on Sundays (outside of Lent)? I have read in many places, including my prayer book, that we’re not supposed to on Sunday, but at my parish we kneel and/or prostrate a lot! For the Lord’s Prayer, for the Creed, for the Gospel, Holy Communion, etc. At my old parish, the Russian women did while the Greeks did not. 

I currently attend a Romanian parish. Is this a cultural thing or ?

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Let no-one believe that there will be no recognition of one another on that terrible gathering. Yes, indeed, each one will recognize the one near him - not by the form of his body, but by the discerning eye of the soul.
— Saint John of Damascus (via heroinscarlet)