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Discussion in 'Christian Philosophy & Ethics' started by Natsumi Lam, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. thecolorsblend

    thecolorsblend If God is your Father, who is your Mother?

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    Those things are fine.

    But if you want instant skepticism from me, just say "I just FELT it".
     
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  2. truefiction1

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    Guess what day it is guys... (No, it's not hump day...) It's April 13th... the day we always remember, ask for prayers, and sing our special hymns.

    5th Saturday of Great Lent: of the Akathist to the Theotokos

    Commemorated on April 13
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    On the Fifth Saturday of Great Lent, the Saturday of the Akathist, we commemorate the “Laudation of the Virgin” Icon of the Most Holy Theotokos.

    In 625, when the emperor Heraclius was fighting the Persians, the Khan sent forces to attack Constantinople by land and by sea. Patriarch Sergius urged the people not to lose heart, but to trust in God.

    A procession was made around the city with the Cross of the Lord, the robe of the Virgin, the Icon of the Savior not made by hands, and the Hodigitria Icon of the Mother of God. The Patriarch dipped the Virgin’s robe in the sea, and the city’s defenders beat back the Khan’s sea forces. The sea became very rough, and many boats sank. The invaders retreated, and the people of Constantinople gave thanks to God and to His Most Pure Mother.

    On two other occasions, in 655 and 705, the Theotokos protected the city from Saracen invaders. A feastday dedicated to the Laudation of the Virgin was established to commemorate these victories. The Akathist to the Mother of God is believed to originate from this period, and its use has spread from Constantinople to other Orthodox lands.

    The icon before which the Akathist was sung was given to the Dionysiou Monastery on Mt. Athos by Emperor Alexius Comnenos. There, it began to flow with myrrh. There were at least three wonderworking copies of this icon in Russia before the Revolution.

    This icon shows the Mother of God seated on a throne, and surrounded by Prophets with scrolls.
     
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  3. ChicanaRose

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    If you don't have peace about it, don't wear or buy it.
     
  4. Natsumi Lam

    Natsumi Lam Preparer of the Bride Supporter

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    What is the difference from someone wearing a god of protection, ancestor of protection in Washo, or the saints around one's neck?
     
  5. A Realist

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    I suppose it's no different that venerating an anime character.
     
  6. Natsumi Lam

    Natsumi Lam Preparer of the Bride Supporter

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    Good thing i dont wear one hu?
     
  7. Natsumi Lam

    Natsumi Lam Preparer of the Bride Supporter

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    Please stay on topic. To personally go after the poster is not becoming.
     
  8. A Realist

    A Realist Living in Reality

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    Not going after you. The question is whether or not venerating an anime character (icon) can be equated to wearing a religious "protection" icon.

    Icons don't necessarily have to be worn to be venerated. Icons are simply images, whether carved, manufactured, or produced as graphic images.
     
  9. Natsumi Lam

    Natsumi Lam Preparer of the Bride Supporter

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    Makes sense...i am just referring to necklaces having to do with the OP.
     
  10. ChicanaRose

    ChicanaRose Well-Known Member

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