Monday, February 22, 2010

Orthgraph #49 - Prostrations With Pews Tutorial

17 comments:

orrologion said...

One of the benefits of renovated Protestant churches is that the rarely point east affording the pious Orthodox with a compass the opportunity to prostrate sideways between the pews along the proper 'Orient'-ation.

s-p said...

That works if you are slim enough to fit between the pews sideways. Some of us are ahem... getting wider. :)

Joe said...
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desertseeker said...

That gave me a good laugh! Thanks...Maybe you have a potential career as an Orthodox cartoonist. :)

Kirk said...

"Orthodox cartoonist".... icartoongrapher.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I am new to posting on your blog. May I please forward your blog to my fellow Orthodox family, and facebook page? My priest and Godparents would love these, as I do!

Anastasia Theodoridis said...

I think your career as an Orthodox cartoonist is already established!

Now all you need is somebody to publish your Orthographs as a small book!

s-p said...

Anon, Of course you may send the blog, I am glad you enjoy it. There is a link in the upper left that says CLIKONIT, that will take you to a page that has all of the Orthographs on it in one place.

"Icartoonographer"... :)

Anastasia, I plan on doing maybe an annotated with commentary compilation when I get enough to make it worthwhile, probably self publish it through LULU or Zazzle.

Ashley Siferd said...

Don't forget about ladies and their skirts!

I altar served at the Good Friday service once, with a skirt (I think...but not sure if I'm remembering correctly). Anyway, I'm glad I had a long alb on so you couldn't see anything! :)

Marigold said...

This reminds me of the Clean Week services at my church. I hate those wretched pews but it was funny seeing people trying to work out how to prostrate while still staying in their designated square metre. Newbies were especially funny (forgive me) as you could see them doing battle between their old Protestant mindset and new Orthodox one, resulting in them with their top half sticking out into the aisle and legs still claiming space in the pews.

(You can tell who wasn't focusing on the prayer...)

M.

Anonymous said...

"OK. Now hand me the basin wrench."

--Guy on the right

Nina said...

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!

JD said...

The guy on the right (I assume it's a guy) is either in the construction business or construction arts.

s-p said...

JD, you just haven't been to enough Lenten services and stood to the back of the nave... and then needed to go to confession. My wife won't let me draw what I try to not see while assisting at the chalice during communion... :)

JD said...

So evidently the faith is more organic that even I had imagined?

#48 cracks be up everytime I see it. I never seen this happen but now I will be en garde!

Ian Climacus said...

Oh my *wipes tears from eyes* -- much laughter resulting.

So glad I found your blog through a link on a friend's. Thank you.

Chocolatesa said...

I once had the mishap of getting the hem of my long jean skirt (no belt) caught on my heel as I was getting up from a prostration and yanked it down, fortunately only a few inches but I'm sure whoever was behind me got a look at my undies! loll. So sometimes it really is accidental...

I was very careful after that!