I want to know the following.
1. Bibically in which chapter / VS does say about lent or we should take the lent.
2.Prayer for departed . we do remember , pray for departed in our Qurbana we do so .
Kindly email me so I can be stonger & correct myself .
I am not sure why you ask these questions. If you are looking for biblical reference for lent, the best one is the one that talks about Jesus’ fasting and lent for forty days (Matthew 4:2). All our lent used to be for 40 days. During the course of history we reduced the days of all except the great lent. Jesus asked us to fast and pray that the evil tendencies may go away (Matt. 17:21; Mark 9:29). There are other examples of pious people fasting which shall be a model for our life (Acts 10:30; 14:23; 27:33; 1 Cor. 7: 5). Fasting and praying was for the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1: 12 ff.) and for the direction of the Holy Spirit (Acts 13:2,3). Also see passages like Matt. 4:2; 6:16, 17, 18; Matt. 9:14,15. We also see that Moses fasted for forty days on the top of the mountain that he received from God the commandments (Ex. 34:28); Israel fasting on the death of Saul (1 Sam. 31:13; 2 Sam. 2:1, 1 Chro. 10: 12); David fasting (2Sam. 12:16, 21, 22, 23); Elijah fasting (1 Kings 19:8). Also see. Ezra 8:21, 23; Neh. 1:4; Esther 4:3, 16; 9:31; Daniel 9:3; Joel 2:12, 15; Jonah 3:5etc.
Regarding your second question please go to my blog and see the posting. http://yuhanonmilitos.wordpress.com/2007/08/28/orthodox-position-on-the-departed/ and listen to the audio of the Bible Study at posted in the skydrive of my MSN https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=866cc4f0caf251c6#cid=866CC4F0CAF251C6&id=866CC4F0CAF251C6!378
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How to make prostration? Which one to touch the ground? head & nose OR mouth & nose?
Prostration in principle is kissing the feet of the Lord. We have to kneel and kiss the ground. This is same with kissing the hand of a priest, of the bishop or of the Catholicos. We are not following the right pattern in this regard also. We are supposed to take the hand of the priest/ bishop/ Catholicos and kiss it. Instead now people simply stand and priest/ bishop/ Catholicos has to search for the head and touch the forehead. Some people even if they take the hand, they touch the forehead or the nose.
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