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  • Archpriest Stefan Pavlenko
    sorrel for that ... THEME ... Pavlenko ... be ... New ... event, ... www.fatheralexander.org), ... ox
    Message 1 of 12 , Dec 30, 2006
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      sorrel for that


      --- In orthodox-synod@yahoogroups.com, "boulia_1" <eledkovsky@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > parsley, sage, rosemary and... THEME, otche. You meant the main
      THEME
      > of the feast, and a nicely poetic point, I might add.
      >
      > :-)
      >
      >
      > --- In orthodox-synod@yahoogroups.com, "Archpriest Stefan
      Pavlenko"
      > <StefanVPavlenko@> wrote:
      > >
      > > The main thyme of the feast is revealed in the Kondakion:
      > >
      > > ".... never separate but remained inseparable, and cried out to
      > > those who love Thee, "I am with you and no one is against you." "
      > >
      > > Az yesim s vami i niktodje na vi.
      > >
      > > I am with you and no one can prevail against you!
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In orthodox-synod@yahoogroups.com, "pr. Mark Gilstrap"
      > > <orthodoxhome@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > > Why should the first concelebration in our time, on May 17,
      be
      > > such a
      > > > great event: with
      > > > > open Royal Gates as at Pascha?
      > > >
      > > > Not the 17th. It would be May 4th. A curious thing, the
      > > date. In all
      > > > list postings so far it has been listed only by the world's
      New
      > > Style. On
      > > > the official ROCOR web site as well.
      > > >
      > > > In addition to being Ascension, the Feast of "the great
      event,
      > > with which
      > > > Jesus' life on earth concludes" (from
      www.fatheralexander.org),
      > > it is the
      > > > day of commemoration of the Holy Martyr Pelagia of Tarsus who
      > > refused to be
      > > > wed (yoked) to the imperious heir. She "entered the glowing
      ox
      > > where, in
      > > > the twinkling of an eye, she completely melted"
      > > > http://www.westsrbdio.org/prolog/prolog.htm
      > > >
      > > > SAINT PELAGIA May 4
      > > >
      > > > Pelagia, as an angel bright
      > > > Before the emperor stood, for trial and judgment;
      > > > Brutish looking emperor, to her spoke:
      > > > With the royal diadem, I will crown you,
      > > > Among women, be my wife!
      > > > Pelagia boldly replied:
      > > > A marriage with a heathen, I loathe
      > > > Never, O emperor, will yours I be,
      > > > To me, what do you offer? A wreath of dust!
      > > > Three wreaths have I, with the Lord,
      > > > In Christ, my eternal Bridegroom.
      > > > The first wreath - for the Faith, I kept,
      > > > The second wreath - for my virginity I preserved,
      > > > The third wreath - the wreath of martyrdom.
      > > > Do not hesitate, godless emperor,
      > > > This body of dust - crush,
      > > > Crush, cut up, burn and grind,
      > > > That the soul, for the wedding soon depart,
      > > > That soon, along side my Bridegroom, I stand
      > > > The Savior, God and Immortal.
      > > >
      > >
      >
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