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09:22 28.06.2018
Redhead (Expat),
Glad to see you back on track)
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11:25 28.06.2018
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> One has to go through a lot of church studies and help from the Catholic Church to become a Catholic — same goes for the Church of England.
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Interesting, did you have to learn Catholic (and than Church of England) Symbol of Faith?
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11:27 28.06.2018
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> declared the Monarch of Britain to be Head of the Church of England
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Actually it's a was a common thing (Monarch — head of church) for orthodox churches (including Russian Orthodox Church before October revolution).
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11:31 28.06.2018
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> Truth is the Catholic Church is very similar to the Church of England (almost identical in their celebrations, beliefs, guidelines, etc)
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As far as I know the Church of England is considered to be somewhere in the middle between the Catholic Church and protestantism.
Actually, before late 80s it was also very close to orthodox churches (to the point there were some talks about recognition of the Church of England as an orthodox church).
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18:27 28.06.2018
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> ⍟ Redhead (Expat),
> Glad to see you back on track)
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I am always on track. Re — main differences between the Catholic Church and the COE are not what they preach, but how they are run In the Catholic Church — the Pope is Leader and he is considered infallible and sinless and Devine — almost like God on Earth, in the COE -the Monarch does not have the same powers, it is much more communal. Also in the COE priests are allowed to marry, in the Catholic Church — No. What do you mean by «symbols». The symbols are similar — cross and Crucifix (that's the cross with Christ). My first husband was Catholic, hence the reason I became Catholic first. One can convert freely between Catholic Church and the COE and vice versa, although to convert to the COE is easier. It’s a very long subject though.
Going to the pub today with friends to watch the England v Belgium (there is no getting out of it), it’s gonna be a very strange match, as people actually want England to lose -in which case they still go through to the next round, but they will play easier teams in the next round then. That’s how it works — the World Cup is not just about a team being good, but about the clever strategy and luck as well of course. See you
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Grin (25771),

We are in the pub and it is still 45 minutes to go before the game, the pub we are at is getting really busy, the level of noise is unbelievable. They reckon no one will be able to get to the toilets once the game starts as it will be so packed. My hubby and the kids are watching at home, we have neighbours in for a barbecue, but will have to join them later. This is a team thing at work, we smashed our targets for the second quarter, so had to go.
The pub 15 minutes ago

















By the way — they are saying here they are running out of
Beer in Russia cause of the England fans;
Funny posters re beer



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21:47 28.06.2018
Half term, thank Goood, there is less noise and more space in the pub as lots have gone out for a smoke in the beer garden



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22:21 28.06.2018
I'm watching it too. Very interesting game!
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22:53 28.06.2018
GG! (good game).
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23:10 28.06.2018
ISU finally released 2018/2019 gran prix assignments





I'm alsmost ok with them (poor Daria Panenkova). She got suisidal assignments (
P.S. I will probably go to Rostelecom cup
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23:30 28.06.2018
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> The symbols are similar — cross and Crucifix (that's the cross with Christ)
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Symbol of Faith is also known as Creed (Apostles' Creed)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apostles%27_Creed
Symbol of Faith is a prayer. It is a manifest of your Faith. Unlike the Lord’s Prayer it is not the same in different confessions.
If you don't belive in any part of it you don't belong to the church.
Catholic Symol of Faith is slightly different from orthodox Symbol of Faith. As far as I know two variants of SoF are accepted in the COE.

If you believe in God and you like the COE it is a «хороший тон» to know SoF. And of course it is knowing it is obligatory for everyone who take religion seriously.
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00:44 29.06.2018
Grin (25771),

Well, it was Nil-One to Belgium. It was a great game though. Some say we are cunts, others — we will breeze it in the next round, as it is the Belgium team that will be worn out by the stronger teams and we have a chance of making it into the semi finals, and some "vatniks" say we will be laughing making it into the finals. I wish.

But you know — what pissed me off today (slang for «irritated») was that some people in the pub shouted «He did a Russian» when an English player f ucked up in one way or another (and there were a lot of ef ups on the England team's behalf today). I walked up to one of them and said "Don't say that. I was born in Russia." And one of my best workmates said "Don't start. Leave it, girl. You are not Russian. Who are you? What's your name?" (It all went a bit wrong, we all got pissed on beer (slang for drunk). You are Mrs **********? (My last name is very English, but posh, not common, but known for its poshness here, the way it sounds, they have nicknames as to how posh and not working class it is — here.). I say, «YEah, Mrs **********. They say «Well, you are not Russian then at all. You are ours, English — so English that you in particular shouldn't even flinch when anyone says anything bad about the Russians.» But I do flinch. Cause this is not about the politics, this is indeed Russophobia, just saying nasty things about people. Anyway, sorry for the tirade. I am a bit drunk as well, as first — the pub, then the barbecue. And — all of it - over one shitty football game. It is unbelievable how they dragged me into it, and I have to turn up for work tomorrow. I am sick of football to be honest. Wish it was over.
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00:46 29.06.2018
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
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> Catholic Symol of Faith is slightly different from orthodox Symbol of Faith. As far as I know two variants of SoF are accepted in the COE.
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> If you believe in God and you like the COE it is a «хороший тон» to know SoF. And of course it is knowing it is obligatory for everyone who take religion seriously.
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I only know what I learned here. Probably not deep enough. You know it much more deeper. I am sorry. But I do believe in God.
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02:14 29.06.2018
The sports commentators' proper analysis of the game today. And yeah, the next one won't be with Japan or Senegal, but with Columbia.

England beaten by Belgium in World Cup and face Colombia in last 16





Perhaps, trying to be optimistic, it might work out better this way, after all. Maybe England will be grateful later in this tournament that they have avoided the possibility of a quarter-final against Brazil. And, without wishing to getting too far ahead, perhaps this defeat will not jar quite so much if England can find themselves in a position where it is Sweden or Switzerland trying to prevent them reaching the semi-finals rather than, in theory, the five-time world champions.
Alternatively, it might just be that England come to regret the night Gareth Southgate chose to field a vastly changed line-up — a vastly weakened one, too, on this evidence — when the reward for holding on to their place at the top of Group G would have been a tie against Japan in the first round of knockout matches.

Instead, England fell flat on a strangely subdued evening. It was a calculated gamble from Southgate and Adnan Januzaj’s winner, six minutes into the second half, means Colombia will provide the opposition next Tuesday, whereas Belgium get the plum tie against Japan the previous night. Japan, to put it into context, are currently 61st in Fifa’s world rankings, just above Honduras, Finland, Mali and Cape Verde Islands, yet six places worse off than the Panama side England have already walloped for six. Colombia represent a much greater challenge and there are bound to be questions about Southgate’s thinking if that game, to be played in Moscow, goes badly.

Southgate plainly felt it was a risk worth taking, making eight changes in total and holding back Harry Kane for the entire night. Roberto Martínez had put out a form of Belgium-Lite, meaning the game went ahead with Thorsten Hazard rather than his brother Eden, running at Phil Jones. Kevin De Bruyne’s absence, among nine changes, further diminished Belgium’s powers. It was a shame in many ways that the outstanding fixture of the group should be deprived of so many elite players. Hypothetical, perhaps, but it might have been much better fun if this fixture had been arranged as the first or second match, rather than with both teams already qualified.
Instead this was Southgate’s supporting cast apart from the presence of Jordan Pickford in goal and John Stones in the centre of defence and, though Ruben Loftus-Cheek also kept his place, it was difficult not think that was to give the fit-again Dele Alli more recovery time for next week.

Nobody could say the two teams had been instructed to forego their competitive instincts and, early on, Belgium’s players could still be seen trying to convince the referee that the ball might have crossed the goal-line line after Gary Cahill got back to save Pickford from an embarrassing mistake.
Equally, there were other times when whistles could be heard from the crowd. This had once been such an attractive fixture but it was just inevitable, with both teams experimenting the way they were, that something was lost. The tempo had changed. England had played with so much raw energy in their first two games. Belgium had, too. But not here.
The tell-tale sign was when the first Mexican wave snaked round the stadium. On and on it went until it reached the end decorated in St George’s flags and, as always, died out immediately. Another one started and the same again. It made for an interesting spectacle — the people throwing their arms in the air versus the saboteurs — but this was midway through the first half and didn’t say an awful lot for the match. An enthralled crowd doesn’t usually have to make its own entertainment.

The first half was a stinker in which England barely created a noteworthy chance. Marcus Rashford flickered only sporadically. Jamie Vardy found it difficult to make any kind of favourable impression and England’s newly installed wing-backs, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Danny Rose, seemed reluctant to venture too far forward.
Rose, in particular, had a poor evening because he will have to accept a sizeable degree of the culpability for Belgium’s goal. Januzaj deserves a lot of credit on the basis it was a splendid strike from the former Manchester United player once he had twisted past Rose with a little shimmy, a drag-back and a change of body direction.
From an England perspective, however, Rose was beaten too easily and it was a flat-footed attempt to stop the danger. Januzaj was coming in from the right and, once he had gone past his nearest opponent, he let fly from just inside the penalty area and beat Pickford with a diagonal, rising shot despite the goalkeeper getting his fingers to the ball.
Finally, there was a sense of urgency from England’s players. Yet when Southgate made his first attacking substitution it was Danny Welbeck who came on rather than Kane, the player currently top of the Golden Boot scoring chart. Rashford had England’s best chance of the night when Vardy sent him running clear through the middle. An equaliser would have changed everything but Rashford could not beat Thibaut Courtois and we will know next Tuesday whether the ramifications are serious.
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09:59 29.06.2018
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> It was a great game though
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I liked that both teams vere fighting hard till the end of the game.
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