If anyone is not traditional, it's the Antiochians.
I am seriously considering trying to grow out my beard now. It's a new year, maybe I'll give it a shot.
As for the name for that, some commenters on the video for this chant are calling it the Anaphora. I recognize a lot of the words, they're used in Latin Church masses during the Eucharist. Maybe the transition to Divine Liturgy won't quite be so hard as I first expected.
Also, how much do you know exactly about the OCA? I've heard some rather nasty things about them being rather untraditional (is that a word? ), and I wanted to know if it was just rude people making rude and baseless comments or if there was some fact to it.
LOL to the beard thing, and that is one of my favorite parts of the liturgy, not sure the technical term...
...singing, exclaiming, proclaiming, the triumphal hymn and saying:
Agios, agios, agios, kyrios savaoth...
This, then, is the mark of the man, the beard...it is therefore unholy to desecrate the symbol of manhood, hairiness.
-St. Clement of Alexandria, 271 AD
I know what I must do...
Do you happen to know the name of this?
A Mercy of Peace, a Sacrifice of Praise.
And with thy spirit. We lift them up to the Lord.
It is meet and right to worship Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, the Trinity one in essence and undivided.
Holy, holy holy, Lord of Sabaoth; heaven and earth are full of Thy glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord. Hosanna in the Highest.
Very good, I got a beautiful new icon. I swear, I didn't have that much hair on my face so I didn't shave before I left, but when I got back I had dark hairs all over the place, haha.
I swear, the problems Greece is facing are due to the apostasy of its generation and general falling away from faith. The government recently arrested an elder of Mt. Athos for making money for his monastery - completely legally, mind you. He traded land and made a good business move, which ended up in the Greek government indirectly losing money, as the land could have been used for tourism purposes, and so they are detaining him. Besides, what is he going to do, build a luxury mansion and buy a corvette, he still lives in the monastery, in the same meagre cell. He isn't an American evangelist, it all went to his monastery, he didn't benefit at all. Meanwhile the crooks and corrupted politicians remain in government, creating more problems, and leading Greece to ruin. So they put an elder to blame. They literally have no legal reason to detain him, especially to put him in prison as they have done, and not just under "house-arrest" at the monastery. Terrible. Lord have mercy on Greece, may the Panagia extend her protective veil over them and heal their faith.
So how was the Monastery?
Spoiler Alert, click show to read:
Oh those Ethiops.