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« Reply #405 on: April 02, 2016, 12:47:02 AM »
What is the name of this platform in the middle of the nave where the bishop will stand sometimes? I kicked it very hard last Wednesday and tripped on the carpet with a burning candle in my hand while the lights were off.

The Bema?
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« Reply #406 on: April 02, 2016, 12:57:27 AM »
What is the name of this platform in the middle of the nave where the bishop will stand sometimes? I kicked it very hard last Wednesday and tripped on the carpet with a burning candle in my hand while the lights were off.

The Bema?

Probably, this thing with an eagle rug. I think our nun fixed it while I was getting up and checking if nothing was on fire.


Edit: It seems it's simply called an "eagle rug".
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #407 on: April 02, 2016, 05:30:27 AM »
The calendar disputes are really serious in Poland...
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And what's more, I'm usually one of the main participants in such disputes :P


What is the name of this platform in the middle of the nave where the bishop will stand sometimes? I kicked it very hard last Wednesday and tripped on the carpet with a burning candle in my hand while the lights were off.

The Bema?

Probably, this thing with an eagle rug. I think our nun fixed it while I was getting up and checking if nothing was on fire.


Edit: It seems it's simply called an "eagle rug".

In Slavonic tradition it's called orlec (from the world "eagle").
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #408 on: April 06, 2016, 09:17:52 PM »
The calendar disputes are really serious in Poland...
Indeed, but it should be irrelevant for this example. Both the Julian and Revised Julian parishes use the same Paschalion, and thus the weeks of Lent would be the same, as the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts texts are  predominantly Triodion based, with some Oktoechos content. Unless there was a polyeleos-class feast (The 40 martyrs of Sebaste, or the Finding of the Forerunner's Head) or a parish feast, Menaion content (which is governed by the calendar), would be almost non-existent, and thus irrelevant.

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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #409 on: April 06, 2016, 09:37:23 PM »
The calendar disputes are really serious in Poland...
:laugh: And what's more, I'm usually one of the main participants in such disputes :P
What is the name of this platform in the middle of the nave where the bishop will stand sometimes? I kicked it very hard last Wednesday and tripped on the carpet with a burning candle in my hand while the lights were off.
The Bema?
Probably, this thing with an eagle rug. I think our nun fixed it while I was getting up and checking if nothing was on fire.Edit: It seems it's simply called an "eagle rug".
In Slavonic tradition it's called orlec (from the world "eagle").


Today the presbytera told me not to kick the escabelo. The only other time I came across this word was in the Bible, and all English translations get it as footstool, which doesn't make any sense in English.
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #410 on: April 07, 2016, 03:54:48 AM »
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #411 on: April 07, 2016, 10:01:34 AM »
My priest started chanting the Trisagion hymn instead of the Anti-Trisagion hymn "Before Thy Cross" this past Sunday during the Liturgy.
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #412 on: April 07, 2016, 12:46:12 PM »
My priest started chanting the Trisagion hymn instead of the Anti-Trisagion hymn "Before Thy Cross" this past Sunday during the Liturgy.

How this relates to the coming Antichrist? I don't know...

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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #413 on: April 07, 2016, 02:50:49 PM »
My priest started chanting the Trisagion hymn instead of the Anti-Trisagion hymn "Before Thy Cross" this past Sunday during the Liturgy.



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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #414 on: April 07, 2016, 03:51:04 PM »
The calendar disputes are really serious in Poland...
Indeed, but it should be irrelevant for this example. Both the Julian and Revised Julian parishes use the same Paschalion, and thus the weeks of Lent would be the same, as the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts texts are  predominantly Triodion based, with some Oktoechos content. Unless there was a polyeleos-class feast (The 40 martyrs of Sebaste, or the Finding of the Forerunner's Head) or a parish feast, Menaion content (which is governed by the calendar), would be almost non-existent, and thus irrelevant.
You didn't understand that it was Mor's joke ;)
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #415 on: April 07, 2016, 04:10:17 PM »
My priest started chanting the Trisagion hymn instead of the Anti-Trisagion hymn "Before Thy Cross" this past Sunday during the Liturgy.



YOur image didn't display, Mor. Something you wanted to discuss?

Nah.
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« Reply #416 on: April 07, 2016, 05:00:44 PM »
My priest started chanting the Trisagion hymn instead of the Anti-Trisagion hymn "Before Thy Cross" this past Sunday during the Liturgy.



So, it's rude to point out when someone, even a priest, does not abide by the Typikon?  Will wonders never cease?
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #417 on: April 07, 2016, 06:08:43 PM »
So, it's rude to point out when someone, even a priest, does not abide by the Typikon?  Will wonders never cease?

Well, either

a) it's a "liturgical mishap", which means it was unintentional (as I suggested in my lengthy response in the other thread where you brought this up) and you would do well not to make it more than it is; or

b) your priest really is refusing to abide by the regulations in the Typikon out of some kind of rebelliousness, in which case it's not a "liturgical mishap", but something you should try to address through the proper channels (of which OCNet is certainly not one). 

My money is on a). 
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« Reply #418 on: April 07, 2016, 06:34:24 PM »
Sometimes I see grammar mistakes in some texts, almost always related to second-person pronouns. Out of curiosity, do you think it would it be rude if the reader just read it correctly instead? I think most texts are translated by people who are always present.
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« Reply #419 on: April 10, 2016, 08:25:03 AM »
Something relatively tiny.
Today we had our parishional feast (st. John the Ladder), the head of Polish Church - metropolitan Sava - was presiding.
During the sermon he claimed our parish is celebrating now the 150th anniversary. The problem is that last October he was presiding the solemnities of the 110th anniversary of our parish.

But, probably fortunately for him, most of the people haven't noticed this mistake, as he was speaking in Russian (instead of Polish), and I was told about this mistake by one of very few parishioners that really knows Russian and noticed the mistake.


This parishioner said also another mishap of our metropolitan, it was 10 years ago: he was giving orders to a few important people, saying their names, and when he was supposed to give the order to a parish rector (not our) he said "This order is for.. I don't remember the name, let it be given" - he waved his hand and have the order.
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« Reply #420 on: April 10, 2016, 01:43:02 PM »
This parishioner said also another mishap of our metropolitan, it was 10 years ago: he was giving orders to a few important people, saying their names, and when he was supposed to give the order to a parish rector (not our) he said "This order is for.. I don't remember the name, let it be given" - he waved his hand and have the order.

I think I would like your Metropolitan.  :)
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« Reply #421 on: April 10, 2016, 02:52:05 PM »
This parishioner said also another mishap of our metropolitan, it was 10 years ago: he was giving orders to a few important people, saying their names, and when he was supposed to give the order to a parish rector (not our) he said "This order is for.. I don't remember the name, let it be given" - he waved his hand and have the order.

I think I would like your Metropolitan.  :)

He is very straightforward and likes starting conversation (but he's not talented in languages, so I rememer him once starting talking in Russian with 2 Japanese guys; the additional problem is that he doesn't know Russian very good, he uses Polish words with Russian endings, so nobody understands him sometimes and that's problem for people writing relations from some events for various websites), so when he saw you, for sure he would start a joyous talk. He also doesn't hide emotions, that sometimes is not good, I mean especially tv broadcasts, they're full of metropolitan Sava's mishaps ;)

Edit: every time people notice if metropolitan is in a good mood or not, and today they said he was, espeically that he "granted" us a very long sermon (normally he's in rush during our parishional feast, as at 5 PM he must be at the cathedra to serve Vespers) and added 40 years to our parish, that's a prestigious thing. And believe me, it's not ironical statement.
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #422 on: April 15, 2016, 02:09:27 AM »
I almost started a fire last Wednesday... I irresponsibly left a lit up candle on a paper support on the side chair while doing my prostrations. It was all under control, but suddenly the candle just consumed so fast and the support was all on fire. I managed to get it out of the nave and nothing happened. Thanks God, it was right one of the few unupholstered chairs in the church, otherwise it could have been a lot worst..
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« Reply #423 on: April 15, 2016, 11:58:20 AM »
I almost started a fire last Wednesday... I irresponsibly left a lit up candle on a paper support on the side chair while doing my prostrations. It was all under control, but suddenly the candle just consumed so fast and the support was all on fire. I managed to get it out of the nave and nothing happened. Thanks God, it was right one of the few unupholstered chairs in the church, otherwise it could have been a lot worst..

No wonder you asked about arson...
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« Reply #424 on: April 15, 2016, 01:10:01 PM »
I almost started a fire last Wednesday... I irresponsibly left a lit up candle on a paper support on the side chair while doing my prostrations. It was all under control, but suddenly the candle just consumed so fast and the support was all on fire. I managed to get it out of the nave and nothing happened. Thanks God, it was right one of the few unupholstered chairs in the church, otherwise it could have been a lot worst..

No wonder you asked about arson...


Yeah, we had this conversation after this little fire. But I suppose this should be deliberate arson. But I guess my case would be arson and desecration altogether.  :police:
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« Reply #425 on: April 25, 2016, 11:56:47 AM »
From this Saturday:

We have a very young 89-year-old deacon who is otherwise in better physical shape (and spiritual as well) than I am, except in one particular way: his hearing.

So, he wears hearing aids, which normally function rather well when he wears them.  Except this Saturday, when they seemed to bother him.  So he took them off.  At the beginning of the sermon.

Suddenly, the church sound system was emitting a high-pitched squeal which made all thought impossible.  I tried to shuffle on, and I knew it had to be a hearing aid, but I figured it was coming from the people in the pews and they would eventually mob-shoulder-tap the culprit as they usually do.

After the first minute, they all shifted about nervously.  None of the usual suspects.

So, we shut off the sound system.  Still, the air was filled with that painful screech that seemed to come from nowhere and everywhere at the same time.  It set off my tinnitus, and that's when I left the Royal Gates in search of the sound.  Finally, I located it.  Next to the deacon.  It was his hearing aid, sitting on the seat next to him in the Altar.

"It is bothering me, so I took it off."

"Yes, but it is loud.  Please turn it off."

"What?"

"Your hearing aid.  Turn it off."

"Yes, that's why I took it off.  It was loud."

"PLEASE TAKE THE BATTERY OUT."

"I will fix it after the service."

"PLEASE TAKE THE BATTERY OUT NOW."

He looked puzzled, so I can only imagine that my ample mustache was interfering with his lip reading.  So, I reached for the hearing aid.  I guess that was enough sign language for him to get the point, and he quickly snapped it up and pulled the battery out.

I would have called it 'blessed silence', except that my ears were now ringing with tinnitus (the same note I get with my headaches).  Somehow I rambled through the last of my sermon and finished the liturgy.  While everyone else went to the pancake breakfast, I found a place in the Sunday school to lie down and wait for the ringing to go away.

 
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« Reply #426 on: April 25, 2016, 12:31:06 PM »
One incident most of you Orthodox don't have to worry about, at any rate: we had a communion hymn, antiphon with verses in parts, sung by all. Second verse, the organist skipped ahead a line of music. Result: awesome cacophony. Amazingly, the choir managed doggedly to keep singing while the organist got back on track.

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« Reply #427 on: April 25, 2016, 12:45:20 PM »
I almost started a fire last Wednesday... I irresponsibly left a lit up candle on a paper support on the side chair while doing my prostrations. It was all under control, but suddenly the candle just consumed so fast and the support was all on fire. I managed to get it out of the nave and nothing happened. Thanks God, it was right one of the few unupholstered chairs in the church, otherwise it could have been a lot worst..

Several years ago, I visited another parish in the diocese for Sunday Liturgy.  At some point in the second half (after the Sermon), I observed an altar server hand the censer to a (sub)deacon (through one of the open royal/deacon doors).  As the handing off happened, for some weird reason, both taking part kind of looked away after their hands grasped it.  At this moment, the charcoal puck leaped out on to the floor.  I seemed to be the only person who immediately noticed, but since I was only visiting and was only acquainted with a few people, I just watched, hoping someone would notice.  After about 30 sec with no one noticing, I quickly walk up to the deacon door and point it out whereupon they freak out and pick it up.

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« Reply #428 on: April 25, 2016, 01:43:06 PM »
In my parish, for Palm Sunday, we always put a row of palm fronds up and down the center aisle.

Several times, yesterday, the ushers had to help people get the palms out of their way because the fronds were very thick and leaned over too far.  :laugh:
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« Reply #429 on: May 03, 2016, 10:46:13 AM »
This year I've put on fire by paschal basket on Great Saturday; this blessing of the baskets in Poland is done over the whole Saturday, famileis come church when it's suitable for them, and this year we came a bit later than usually, and the whole group was waiitng quite a long (more than 30 minutes) for the priest, so the candles became realtivley short when the ceremony started and then ended; instead of taking my basketr directly after the ceremony, I decided firstly to kiss the epitaphios (like my parents, that were waiting in the background) as the rest of the people were taking their baskets from the table and there was a chaos. So I took the basket lately, and noticed that somebody put off the fire and that a part of the basket's hoder doesn't exist anymore. The problem is that I had borrowed this basket from my mum.

I should have put the candle into the cake or in a more straight way, or just firstly take the basket.

My basket just before this accedent (with wine),

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« Reply #430 on: May 03, 2016, 11:03:44 AM »
When I was standing in the church, the bishop come to me and catch my hand and give me advice.

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« Reply #431 on: May 03, 2016, 11:16:18 AM »
This year I've put on fire by paschal basket on Great Saturday; this blessing of the baskets in Poland is done over the whole Saturday, famileis come church when it's suitable for them, and this year we came a bit later than usually, and the whole group was waiitng quite a long (more than 30 minutes) for the priest, so the candles became realtivley short when the ceremony started and then ended; instead of taking my basketr directly after the ceremony, I decided firstly to kiss the epitaphios (like my parents, that were waiting in the background) as the rest of the people were taking their baskets from the table and there was a chaos. So I took the basket lately, and noticed that somebody put off the fire and that a part of the basket's hoder doesn't exist anymore. The problem is that I had borrowed this basket from my mum.

I should have put the candle into the cake or in a more straight way, or just firstly take the basket.

My basket just before this accedent (with wine),


Kinder egg? Modernism!  :laugh:
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #432 on: May 03, 2016, 12:04:34 PM »
This year I've put on fire by paschal basket on Great Saturday; this blessing of the baskets in Poland is done over the whole Saturday, famileis come church when it's suitable for them, and this year we came a bit later than usually, and the whole group was waiitng quite a long (more than 30 minutes) for the priest, so the candles became realtivley short when the ceremony started and then ended; instead of taking my basketr directly after the ceremony, I decided firstly to kiss the epitaphios (like my parents, that were waiting in the background) as the rest of the people were taking their baskets from the table and there was a chaos. So I took the basket lately, and noticed that somebody put off the fire and that a part of the basket's hoder doesn't exist anymore. The problem is that I had borrowed this basket from my mum.

I should have put the candle into the cake or in a more straight way, or just firstly take the basket.

My basket just before this accedent (with wine),



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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #433 on: May 03, 2016, 12:10:53 PM »
When I was standing in the church, the bishop come to me and catch my hand and give me advice.

Now there's a mishap!
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #434 on: May 03, 2016, 12:39:41 PM »
In the lower right-hand corner... is that a glass of salt?
Yes.

When I was standing in the church, the bishop come to me and catch my hand and give me advice.

Now there's a mishap!

If the ending was: When I was standing in the church, the bishop come to me and catch my hand and give me a kiss/a bite it would be a mishap. Or at least something unusual.

Anyway, I'm wondering what a kind of advice it was.
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #435 on: May 03, 2016, 12:44:12 PM »
In the lower right-hand corner... is that a glass of salt?
Yes.

When I was standing in the church, the bishop come to me and catch my hand and give me advice.

Now there's a mishap!

If the ending was: When I was standing in the church, the bishop come to me and catch my hand and give me a kiss/a bite it would be a mishap. Or at least something unusual.

Anyway, I'm wondering what a kind of advice it was.

He was seen how I get holy communion from the priest and come to me and give me advice how to correctly get it. He also asked me how Adam was sinned. And tell me to read one book, that I already have, from one Bulgarian Archimandrite. He was with him monastic clothes.
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #436 on: May 03, 2016, 12:48:58 PM »
In the lower right-hand corner... is that a glass of salt?
Yes.

When I was standing in the church, the bishop come to me and catch my hand and give me advice.

Now there's a mishap!

If the ending was: When I was standing in the church, the bishop come to me and catch my hand and give me a kiss/a bite it would be a mishap. Or at least something unusual.

Anyway, I'm wondering what a kind of advice it was.

He was seen how I get holy communion from the priest and come to me and give me advice how to correctly get it. He also asked me how Adam was sinned. And tell me to read one book, that I already have, from one Bulgarian Archimandrite. He was with him monastic clothes.

So nothing surpsing. I thought at least it was "You would be a good monk, you should try it." or "You would be a good priest. I can present you to an ideal candidate for matushka/popadija"
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #437 on: May 03, 2016, 12:55:08 PM »
In the lower right-hand corner... is that a glass of salt?
Yes.

When I was standing in the church, the bishop come to me and catch my hand and give me advice.

Now there's a mishap!

If the ending was: When I was standing in the church, the bishop come to me and catch my hand and give me a kiss/a bite it would be a mishap. Or at least something unusual.

Anyway, I'm wondering what a kind of advice it was.

He was seen how I get holy communion from the priest and come to me and give me advice how to correctly get it. He also asked me how Adam was sinned. And tell me to read one book, that I already have, from one Bulgarian Archimandrite. He was with him monastic clothes.

So nothing surpsing. I thought at least it was "You would be a good monk, you should try it." or "You would be a good priest. I can present you to an ideal candidate for matushka/popadija"

This he told me before 2-3 years. Now he is metropolitan.
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #438 on: May 03, 2016, 02:15:25 PM »
In the lower right-hand corner... is that a glass of salt?
Yes.

When I was standing in the church, the bishop come to me and catch my hand and give me advice.

Now there's a mishap!

If the ending was: When I was standing in the church, the bishop come to me and catch my hand and give me a kiss/a bite it would be a mishap. Or at least something unusual.

Anyway, I'm wondering what a kind of advice it was.

He was seen how I get holy communion from the priest and come to me and give me advice how to correctly get it. He also asked me how Adam was sinned. And tell me to read one book, that I already have, from one Bulgarian Archimandrite. He was with him monastic clothes.

There must be a shortage of grandmothers in your parish.
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #439 on: May 03, 2016, 02:18:22 PM »
In the lower right-hand corner... is that a glass of salt?
Yes.

When I was standing in the church, the bishop come to me and catch my hand and give me advice.

Now there's a mishap!

If the ending was: When I was standing in the church, the bishop come to me and catch my hand and give me a kiss/a bite it would be a mishap. Or at least something unusual.

Anyway, I'm wondering what a kind of advice it was.

He was seen how I get holy communion from the priest and come to me and give me advice how to correctly get it. He also asked me how Adam was sinned. And tell me to read one book, that I already have, from one Bulgarian Archimandrite. He was with him monastic clothes.

There must be a shortage of grandmothers in your parish.

Why?

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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #440 on: May 03, 2016, 02:23:55 PM »
Because they're usually the ones in charge of telling people that they're not taking communion correctly or not dressed properly, and also propagating weird theological opinions. If there aren't enough grandmothers to do this then the burden falls on the clergy.
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #441 on: May 03, 2016, 02:34:41 PM »
The old lady who working there and selling candles once said to girls with short skirts to wear the long skirts from the church and enter the church, but they deny and she say that she will call the police and the girls exited the church.

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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #442 on: May 04, 2016, 01:51:52 AM »
Sometimes I see grammar mistakes in some texts, almost always related to second-person pronouns. Out of curiosity, do you think it would it be rude if the reader just read it correctly instead? I think most texts are translated by people who are always present.

In our parish's copy of the horologion, the readers have marked out mistakes. 
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #443 on: May 15, 2016, 01:00:52 PM »
During the hymns before the Epistle today, one of the candle stands fell over. Someone picked it up right away. No harm done. :)
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #444 on: May 20, 2016, 02:49:54 PM »
When I was getting Holy Communion, because I was disgusted by the other men that get Holy Communion before me I don't stick my lips on the spoon and part of the Holy Communion go on the cloth that priest give to you when you receive Holy Communion and the priest told to me: look what happened :laugh:
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« Reply #445 on: May 20, 2016, 05:41:24 PM »
When I was getting Holy Communion, because I was disgusted by the other men that get Holy Communion before me I don't stick my lips on the spoon and part of the Holy Communion go on the cloth that priest give to you when you receive Holy Communion and the priest told to me: look what happened :laugh:
Be really careful with that, dude! Canons are very harsh towards the holy species falling on the floor!

In our cathedral in particular, the spoon doesn't touch our mouths, we open our mouths wide, the celebrant puts the spoon there and drops it in our tongues. I heard this practice is widespread among Ukrainian Greek-Catholics.
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« Reply #446 on: May 21, 2016, 03:09:42 AM »
When I was getting Holy Communion, because I was disgusted by the other men that get Holy Communion before me I don't stick my lips on the spoon and part of the Holy Communion go on the cloth that priest give to you when you receive Holy Communion and the priest told to me: look what happened :laugh:
Be really careful with that, dude! Canons are very harsh towards the holy species falling on the floor!

In our cathedral in particular, the spoon doesn't touch our mouths, we open our mouths wide, the celebrant puts the spoon there and drops it in our tongues. I heard this practice is widespread among Ukrainian Greek-Catholics.

Yes I will be more careful.

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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #447 on: May 21, 2016, 03:48:31 AM »
When I was getting Holy Communion, because I was disgusted by the other men that get Holy Communion before me I don't stick my lips on the spoon and part of the Holy Communion go on the cloth that priest give to you when you receive Holy Communion and the priest told to me: look what happened :laugh:
Be really careful with that, dude! Canons are very harsh towards the holy species falling on the floor!

In our cathedral in particular, the spoon doesn't touch our mouths, we open our mouths wide, the celebrant puts the spoon there and drops it in our tongues. I heard this practice is widespread among Ukrainian Greek-Catholics.

Yes I will be more careful.
Why were you disgusted with the men in front of you in the Communion line?
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #448 on: May 21, 2016, 04:53:29 AM »
When I was getting Holy Communion, because I was disgusted by the other men that get Holy Communion before me I don't stick my lips on the spoon and part of the Holy Communion go on the cloth that priest give to you when you receive Holy Communion and the priest told to me: look what happened :laugh:
Be really careful with that, dude! Canons are very harsh towards the holy species falling on the floor!

In our cathedral in particular, the spoon doesn't touch our mouths, we open our mouths wide, the celebrant puts the spoon there and drops it in our tongues. I heard this practice is widespread among Ukrainian Greek-Catholics.

Yes I will be more careful.
Why were you disgusted with the men in front of you in the Communion line?

In principle I'm such I can't eat something that is eaten by other people, other time I was getting Holy Communion more successfully.

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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #449 on: May 21, 2016, 06:54:05 AM »
When I was getting Holy Communion, because I was disgusted by the other men that get Holy Communion before me I don't stick my lips on the spoon and part of the Holy Communion go on the cloth that priest give to you when you receive Holy Communion and the priest told to me: look what happened :laugh:
Be really careful with that, dude! Canons are very harsh towards the holy species falling on the floor!

In our cathedral in particular, the spoon doesn't touch our mouths, we open our mouths wide, the celebrant puts the spoon there and drops it in our tongues. I heard this practice is widespread among Ukrainian Greek-Catholics.

Yes I will be more careful.
Why were you disgusted with the men in front of you in the Communion line?

In principle I'm such I can't eat something that is eaten by other people, other time I was getting Holy Communion more successfully.

It's not like they're chewing up Christ and spitting Him back into the chalice for the priest to serve to you.
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