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Live Webcam of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

«Αν θέλετε ένα υπέρτατο παράδειγμα της κοινής μας σκέψης και της αποφασιστικότητάς μας, δεν χρειάζεται να πάτε πολύ μακριά. Αρκεί να στρέψετε το βλέμμα στη Νέα Υόρκη, στο Ground Zero, εκεί όπου υπήρχαν οι Δίδυμοι Πύργοι, εκεί όπου ανοικοδομείται η ορθόδοξη εκκλησία του Αγίου Νικολάου, όπου πριν από λίγο καιρό δεν υπήρχε τίποτα περισσότερο από ερείπια». 189 more words

Exodus 28: The Vestments for the Priesthood of Aaron and his Descendants

Then bring near to you your brother Aaron, and his sons with him, from among the Israelites, to serve me as priests — Aaron and Aaron’s sons, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. 1,740 more words

Biblical Reflections

GRAVE: Liturgical Colors

As readers of this blog know, the Mass is “woven from signs and symbols” big and small. Some of the most noticeable symbolic elements are the liturgical colors. 984 more words


The Power of the High Priest's Vestments

This illustration of the vestments of the High Priest of Israel as God dictated to Moses in Exodus 28:2-4 (ESV) :

And you shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty. 1,581 more words

The price of ...

In his play, ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’, Oscar Wilde puts one of his wonderful epigrammatic lines into the mouth of Lord Darlington when discussing what a cynic is. 822 more words

General Synod

The yoke

So, we went to York Minster for the Eucharist. The choir sang the Vierne ‘Messe Solonnelle’ like a dream, the organ bellowed out and the ‘God of the lectionary’ played that divine trick again by giving us a Gospel reading that we needed to hear.  743 more words

General Synod

GRAVE: Cinctures and Fasciae

The cincture is a crucial part of the clerical wardrobe, but one that isn’t often noticed by the public.

It is essentially a rope tied around the waist whenever an alb is worn. 207 more words