Dec. 6 - Feast of St. Nicholas

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Post by tuttle » Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:18 pm

Irish-Dane wrote:
Thunktank wrote:My youngest son's Patron Saint is St. Nicholas. We honor his namesday with a small present and namesday fudge. Before bed, we'll pray an Akathist in St. Nicks honor.
I want to join the religion that has fudge named after Saints.
uh...hello? Chocolate Advent Calendar is better.

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Post by Digz » Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:25 pm

I still prefer this one:


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Post by Thoth » Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:29 pm

Here is the Coptic Synaxarium reading for the feast of St. Nicholas, which is his hagiography read during the divine liturgy. Its a thumbnail of his life.


Though being on the Julian calendar we celebrate on the 19th. (unfortunately we don't celebrate with fudge. Maybe once we unite we'll start celebrating with fudge. :lol: )
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Post by Hovannes » Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:28 pm

Why do I get the impression that the Council of Nicea was the Donovan's Reef of the day, and St. Nicholas was John Wayne? :lol:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG8-q498_jI
BTW Marcel Dalio's character, Fr. Cluzeot appears in the film with a beaut of a calabash shaped meerschaum :D

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Post by Thunktank » Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:51 pm

Thoth wrote: Though being on the Julian calendar we celebrate on the 19th. (unfortunately we don't celebrate with fudge. Maybe once we unite we'll start celebrating with fudge. :lol: )
Oh no! I didn't even think of the Julian calender in my well wishing to Monarchist earlier today. :oops:

I think once we unite there's a better chance you'll will be celebrating on the 6th than celebrating with fudge unless you want to be like me and my family and be original. :wink:

(There is little that will garner the scrupulous attentions of the Orthodox than an Orthodox doing something in regards to faith that is "original". :lol:)

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Post by Thoth » Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:35 am

Thunktank wrote:
Thoth wrote: Though being on the Julian calendar we celebrate on the 19th. (unfortunately we don't celebrate with fudge. Maybe once we unite we'll start celebrating with fudge. :lol: )
Oh no! I didn't even think of the Julian calender in my well wishing to Monarchist earlier today. :oops:

I think once we unite there's a better chance you'll will be celebrating on the 6th than celebrating with fudge unless you want to be like me and my family and be original. :wink:

(There is little that will garner the scrupulous attentions of the Orthodox than an Orthodox doing something in regards to faith that is "original". :lol:)
There you go destroying any personal desire for ecumenism. :P
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Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:39 am

Digz wrote:I still prefer this one:


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That is such a good idea... 8O
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Post by Thoth » Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:50 am

Hovannes wrote:Why do I get the impression that the Council of Nicea was the Donovan's Reef of the day, and St. Nicholas was John Wayne? :lol:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG8-q498_jI
BTW Marcel Dalio's character, Fr. Cluzeot appears in the film with a beaut of a calabash shaped meerschaum :D
Not Nicea but some later local councils were brutal with bishops dying of the injuries they received. St. Dioscorus, if I remembered correctly, sparked a riot in Alexandria when he sent back home some of teeth which had been knocked out and part of his beard that was ripped out, with a note to the effect of see how they treat your bishop.
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Post by infidel » Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:23 am

Thoth wrote:
Hovannes wrote:Why do I get the impression that the Council of Nicea was the Donovan's Reef of the day, and St. Nicholas was John Wayne? :lol:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG8-q498_jI
BTW Marcel Dalio's character, Fr. Cluzeot appears in the film with a beaut of a calabash shaped meerschaum :D
Not Nicea but some later local councils were brutal with bishops dying of the injuries they received. St. Dioscorus, if I remembered correctly, sparked a riot in Alexandria when he sent back home some of teeth which had been knocked out and part of his beard that was ripped out, with a note to the effect of see how they treat your bishop.
So this is how the Holy Spirit guides and protects the holy tradition? 8O

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Post by Hovannes » Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:25 am

infidel wrote:
Thoth wrote:
Hovannes wrote:Why do I get the impression that the Council of Nicea was the Donovan's Reef of the day, and St. Nicholas was John Wayne? :lol:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG8-q498_jI
BTW Marcel Dalio's character, Fr. Cluzeot appears in the film with a beaut of a calabash shaped meerschaum :D
Not Nicea but some later local councils were brutal with bishops dying of the injuries they received. St. Dioscorus, if I remembered correctly, sparked a riot in Alexandria when he sent back home some of teeth which had been knocked out and part of his beard that was ripped out, with a note to the effect of see how they treat your bishop.
So this is how the Holy Spirit guides and protects the holy tradition? 8O

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Post by AFRS » Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:28 am

infidel wrote:
Thoth wrote:
Hovannes wrote:Why do I get the impression that the Council of Nicea was the Donovan's Reef of the day, and St. Nicholas was John Wayne? :lol:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG8-q498_jI
BTW Marcel Dalio's character, Fr. Cluzeot appears in the film with a beaut of a calabash shaped meerschaum :D
Not Nicea but some later local councils were brutal with bishops dying of the injuries they received. St. Dioscorus, if I remembered correctly, sparked a riot in Alexandria when he sent back home some of teeth which had been knocked out and part of his beard that was ripped out, with a note to the effect of see how they treat your bishop.
So this is how the Holy Spirit guides and protects the holy tradition? 8O

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No, for that he has the inquisition.

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Post by Monarchist » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:37 pm

As I generally visit the Theology forum rarely, I only just saw this, and I'd like to say thank you to all the well wishers for my namesday!

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Post by coco » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:56 pm

Thoth wrote:
Hovannes wrote:Why do I get the impression that the Council of Nicea was the Donovan's Reef of the day, and St. Nicholas was John Wayne? :lol:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG8-q498_jI
BTW Marcel Dalio's character, Fr. Cluzeot appears in the film with a beaut of a calabash shaped meerschaum :D
Not Nicea but some later local councils were brutal with bishops dying of the injuries they received. St. Dioscorus, if I remembered correctly, sparked a riot in Alexandria when he sent back home some of teeth which had been knocked out and part of his beard that was ripped out, with a note to the effect of see how they treat your bishop.
I glanced around to see what I could find out about Dioscorus, and it appears that he was a bit Eutychian.
a random website quotes Dioscorus wrote:The u-nion of the Word of God with the flesh is like the u-nion of the spirit with the body, and like the u-nion of the fire with iron: even if they are of two different natures, by unity they became one. Similarly, our Lord Jesus Christ is one Messiah, one Nature, and one Will. (ref)
That being said, it seems that he did indeed have send teeth and part of his beard back home, as Thoth said. This is rather unacceptable behavior towards him, however questionable his orthodoxy may be.
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Post by james-owen » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:03 pm

Do ya'll actually eat for these "feast" or is it a term?
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Post by DepartedLight » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:31 pm

james-owen wrote:Do ya'll actually eat for these "feast" or is it a term?
If Catholics actually feasted at every feast they'd all weigh 6,000 pounds. You can't swing a dead cat without running to a feast.
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Post by AFRS » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:34 pm

Hey Mon! Happy St. Nicolai's day!! :lol:


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Post by james-owen » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:40 pm

DepartedLight wrote:
james-owen wrote:Do ya'll actually eat for these "feast" or is it a term?
If Catholics actually feasted at every feast they'd all weigh 6,000 pounds. You can't swing a dead cat without running to a feast.
Ok, for a minute there I thought baptist had a love for food!
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Re: Dec. 6 - Feast of St. Nicholas

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Re: Dec. 6 - Feast of St. Nicholas

Post by Cleon » Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:47 am

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Ha. My friends and I have thought about taking a creative approach to family worship during this part of advent and having a picture of Arius hung up somewhere so the kids can punch him in the face or pin a fist on his face. Another concept was to have a pinata of Arius filled full of Twizzlers and rigged so it exploded out the bottom with the right hit.

This did not go over well with my wife.
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Re: Dec. 6 - Feast of St. Nicholas

Post by coco » Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:27 am

Del wrote:...In the East, there are more churches dedicated to St. Nicholas than any other saint. He is the patron of sailors, perfumers, pawn brokers, children (of course), and many other professions...
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