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I am so excited ... - AnneBradburn - 14-12-2007 11:12 AM

I have just ordered from Ebay a 'proper' incense burner, with myrrh and frankincense resin along with the charcoal to burn in my home this Christmas. I have not 'knowingly' smelt either, although I probably did in services in Jerusalem without realising. It will be so wonderful to have the original aromas of these fragrances around the house at this most Holy of times.

I am, going to set up a small 'altar' in the living room and my project today is to locate some icons, it will be rather subtle to put up icons of the Holy Mother and Our Saviour at this point and then I will merely not remove them on January 6th.

I feel a great sense of rebirth this Christmas, I have just printed off the orthodox prayers to go and pray the 'Orthodox Way' for the first time and I know that I will experience something quite profound.

Could we not have a virtual church on the site? Rather modern I know but a real service conducted online for those who are miles away from a BOC service. I know some of the Orthodox churches in the US podcast their services using realplayer for people around the world to join them. (Just a suggestion - sorry if it offends anyone)

God Bless You All

Anne


What a good idea - John Charmley - 14-12-2007 12:27 PM

Dear Anne,

Far from being offensive in any way, your idea of a virtual Church on line has, I should have thought, much to recommend it. We already have the virtual equivalent of the Church social meeting here, so why not provide something of the rest?!

I wonder what others think? And, probably more importantly, what Peter thinks, as he knows about these technical matters!

In Christ,

John


- Louis - 15-12-2007 05:30 PM

Excellent idea! May I say that when I found Orthodoxy (rather more conveniently as my best friends father was an BO Priest) my Christian faith was completly renewed and indeed I was very excitied. At the time I was around 14 when I first discovered Orthodoxy and I covered my rooms in candels and icons. Its slightly more modest now but the Icons are still there!

God bless.


- admin - 15-12-2007 07:23 PM

I'll look into how we could possiby organise an online audio prayer service using the Evening Prayers. There are a variety of technologies and another group I belong to organises a regular online Bible Study. So it is cetainly possible we could do something.

Best wishes

Peter


Thank you - John Charmley - 15-12-2007 10:37 PM

Dear Peter,

It would be great if you could do something like that. Do keep us informed of progress.

Many thanks,

John