Friday, April 30, 2010

Icon Corner, 2.0

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6 comments:

David.R said...
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Felix Culpa said...

No, that's neither me nor my MacBook.

aaronandbrighid said...

I've tried this before, when I had something I wanted to read but couldn't print. It is unnatural and I hate it.

nothinghypothetical said...

Several times I thought of bringing an eReader with the service all setup so I wouldn't have to use three and a half service books to get through vigil.

I'm glad I thought better of it.

incendiarious said...

Call me non-traditional but I have no problem with Fr. Constantine's idea and have used it myself a number of times at home. And, further, I even use my iPhone to follow the Epistle and Gospel at liturgy. Of course a computer screen on reader's stand would be a little distracting...

Gabriel said...

It's a bit late, but I'll toss in here and say that a few years ago I used to use my laptop when saying morning prayers because the Menologion program would have all of the daily troparia/kontakia; readings; etc. Since that time, I've purchase the requisite books, but it can still be a pain. At some point in the future an enterprising Orthodox Christian is going to compile a program which sets forth all of the daily services with all of the relevant parts/layers from the Horologion, Octoechos, Menaion, etc. in a single text for each day (and with options for additional services to Saints and so forth).

I noticed a few months ago that a traditionalist Catholic group has done that with a Latin/English Breviary; for $2.50 a month you can have the entire daily office set out for you in both languages. Given the complexity of the Latin Rite, surely someone can do the same thing with Orthodox texts. Of course, that would also require more liturgical materials (in English) to be in the public domain and I don't see that happening anytime soon. Right or wrong, a majority of English Orthodox texts have been the product of private enterprise without the benefit of direct Church support.