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Title: Travelling for Liturgy
Post by: Føroyingar on October 23, 2012, 09:27:55 PM
I only make Liturgy one every two months, when I have time to travel to Iceland. There is literally no Orthodox community on the islands. I am the only Orthodox that I know of here. Is there anyone else in such situation?

Does anyone else have such an issue?

Thanks
Title: Re: Travelling for Liturgy
Post by: Salpy on October 23, 2012, 11:13:22 PM
Welcome to the forum!

I personally don't have that issue, but I know that there are others here who do.
Title: Re: Travelling for Liturgy
Post by: Benjamin the Red on October 24, 2012, 12:01:49 AM
There are many who have to travel a distance to attend service. My drive (about an hour and a half) is minuscule compared to some, so I hope they comment soon!

Hang in there!
Title: Re: Travelling for Liturgy
Post by: Alpo on October 24, 2012, 01:14:56 AM
An Orthodox from Faroe Islands? That's random.

Welcome to the forum! I'd love to visit your corner of the World at some point.
Title: Re: Travelling for Liturgy
Post by: JamesRottnek on October 24, 2012, 01:40:00 AM
I only make Liturgy one every two months, when I have time to travel to Iceland. There is literally no Orthodox community on the islands. I am the only Orthodox that I know of here. Is there anyone else in such situation?

Does anyone else have such an issue?

Thanks

Normally when such questions come up I go "Yeah, I had to drive for an hour and a half each way to get to church," but your case is (unless "the islands" are not very far at all from Iceland, but I imagine they are) by far the worst I've heard of.
Title: Re: Travelling for Liturgy
Post by: dzheremi on October 24, 2012, 03:13:04 AM
The distance between Faroe Islands and Iceland is about 430 miles.
Title: Re: Travelling for Liturgy
Post by: Jonathan on October 24, 2012, 08:18:36 AM
The distance between Faroe Islands and Iceland is about 430 miles.

One person at my church lives a little bit further away than that. He flies in every month or two.
Title: Re: Travelling for Liturgy
Post by: Føroyingar on October 24, 2012, 03:57:33 PM
The distance between Faroe Islands and Iceland is about 430 miles.

One person at my church lives a little bit further away than that. He flies in every month or two.

Wow, that is about like me!

Is that in America?
Title: Re: Travelling for Liturgy
Post by: Føroyingar on October 24, 2012, 03:59:10 PM
An Orthodox from Faroe Islands? That's random.

Welcome to the forum! I'd love to visit your corner of the World at some point.

It is very beautiful, and I never grow tired of being here. Where do you live? :)
Title: Re: Travelling for Liturgy
Post by: Jonathan on October 24, 2012, 03:59:45 PM
The distance between Faroe Islands and Iceland is about 430 miles.

One person at my church lives a little bit further away than that. He flies in every month or two.

Wow, that is about like me!

Is that in America?

Canada
Title: Re: Travelling for Liturgy
Post by: Alpo on October 24, 2012, 04:05:36 PM
It is very beautiful, and I never grow tired of being here. Where do you live? :)

I live in Finland. So not that far away after all. :)
Title: Re: Travelling for Liturgy
Post by: Cyrillic on October 24, 2012, 04:12:06 PM
I only make Liturgy one every two months, when I have time to travel to Iceland. There is literally no Orthodox community on the islands. I am the only Orthodox that I know of here. Is there anyone else in such situation?

Does anyone else have such an issue?

Thanks

50-60 minutes on bike for me.
Title: Re: Travelling for Liturgy
Post by: Føroyingar on October 24, 2012, 08:59:15 PM
I only make Liturgy one every two months, when I have time to travel to Iceland. There is literally no Orthodox community on the islands. I am the only Orthodox that I know of here. Is there anyone else in such situation?

Does anyone else have such an issue?

Thanks

50-60 minutes on bike for me.

You, mate, are hardcore. haha
Title: Re: Travelling for Liturgy
Post by: Føroyingar on October 24, 2012, 09:00:53 PM
It is very beautiful, and I never grow tired of being here. Where do you live? :)

I live in Finland. So not that far away after all. :)

Relatively, I suppose. :)

I lived in Turku for about 8 months in my youth.
Title: Re: Travelling for Liturgy
Post by: Alpo on October 25, 2012, 01:51:35 AM
I lived in Turku for about 8 months in my youth.

Oh my. :o

I'm sorry for your trauma.

(http://www.mankeli.com/kuvat/turkuirtisuomesta.jpg)

"With this Finland can finally get rid of Turku"
Title: Re: Travelling for Liturgy
Post by: Føroyingar on October 25, 2012, 10:14:48 AM
I lived in Turku for about 8 months in my youth.

Oh my. :o

I'm sorry for your trauma.

(http://www.mankeli.com/kuvat/turkuirtisuomesta.jpg)

"With this Finland can finally get rid of Turku"

I actually quite like it there. :)

Kaunis kuin kuva. :)
Title: Re: Travelling for Liturgy
Post by: Schultz on October 25, 2012, 10:19:13 AM
Where's that guy from Texas who doesn't want to make the 40 minute drive into the city for liturgy?
Title: Re: Travelling for Liturgy
Post by: Føroyingar on October 25, 2012, 10:33:15 AM
Where's that guy from Texas who doesn't want to make the 40 minute drive into the city for liturgy?

Even if I had a 40 minute swim, I would go every weekend.

Some people are just lazy. lol
Title: Re: Travelling for Liturgy
Post by: Alpo on October 25, 2012, 12:02:33 PM
I actually quite like it there. :)

That was just a joke. I've visited Turku only once and with exception of their awful dialect it didn't seem all that bad. I like it in the sense that it has more history behind it than just a hundred years and industrialization. That's quite rare when we're talking about Finnish cities.
Title: Re: Travelling for Liturgy
Post by: Deborah on October 26, 2012, 01:03:02 AM
I only make Liturgy one every two months, when I have time to travel to Iceland. There is literally no Orthodox community on the islands. I am the only Orthodox that I know of here. Is there anyone else in such situation?

Does anyone else have such an issue?

Thanks

Hi Foroyingar, welcome to the forum!  My parish is three hours drive away and can only afford to go every 2 1/2 - 3 months.  In addition, I work every weekend and it is not always easy to get a Sunday off.  I don't know of any other Orthodox Christians in my area.  At least I only have to drive, and not worry about flying in from a distant island!

I started a post a few months ago about long-distance Orthodoxy (http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php?topic=46028.msg797269), which contains some ideas of how you can 'fill the gap' during the weeks you can't make it to church.  Of particular relevance to your situation is post #12 on that thread.

May God bless and open up ways for you to attend divine liturgy more frequently.  You are not alone in this situation. :)

Deborah
Title: Re: Travelling for Liturgy
Post by: William on October 26, 2012, 01:13:17 AM
Hey Faroese, I'd be interested in learning about how you became Orthodox.

Maybe a silly question, but would there be any possibility of getting a mission there?
Title: Re: Travelling for Liturgy
Post by: Ansgar on October 26, 2012, 05:17:57 AM
Hey Faroese, I'd be interested in learning about how you became Orthodox.

Maybe a silly question, but would there be any possibility of getting a mission there?
If there is, then I'll be moving.
Title: Re: Travelling for Liturgy
Post by: Føroyingar on October 26, 2012, 10:11:34 AM
Hey Faroese, I'd be interested in learning about how you became Orthodox.

Maybe a silly question, but would there be any possibility of getting a mission there?

My parents, brother, and I converted because we went to Finland for a little while, actually. That is where we discovered Orthodoxy, we became catechumens in about 4 months. We moved back to the islands before we were received, but we started attending a parish in Reykjavík, Iceland shortly after where we were received. As an adult, when I get the chance, I love to travel, I've visited other churches in Denmark, Scotland, Norway, Finland, and even Holland.

I really don't think there are any other practicing Orthodox here, other than us. I would love to get a mission together, but I don't know if we have the support to do so. But it is a great idea. :)
Title: Re: Travelling for Liturgy
Post by: Føroyingar on October 26, 2012, 10:11:40 AM
I only make Liturgy one every two months, when I have time to travel to Iceland. There is literally no Orthodox community on the islands. I am the only Orthodox that I know of here. Is there anyone else in such situation?

Does anyone else have such an issue?

Thanks

Hi Foroyingar, welcome to the forum!  My parish is three hours drive away and can only afford to go every 2 1/2 - 3 months.  In addition, I work every weekend and it is not always easy to get a Sunday off.  I don't know of any other Orthodox Christians in my area.  At least I only have to drive, and not worry about flying in from a distant island!

I started a post a few months ago about long-distance Orthodoxy (http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php?topic=46028.msg797269), which contains some ideas of how you can 'fill the gap' during the weeks you can't make it to church.  Of particular relevance to your situation is post #12 on that thread.

May God bless and open up ways for you to attend divine liturgy more frequently.  You are not alone in this situation. :)

Deborah

Very enlightening! Thank you!
Title: Re: Travelling for Liturgy
Post by: Alpo on October 26, 2012, 03:31:21 PM
My parents, brother, and I converted because we went to Finland for a little while, actually. That is where we discovered Orthodoxy, we became catechumens in about 4 months.

Well that was fast. Was there a Swedish-speaking priest or something?
Title: Re: Travelling for Liturgy
Post by: CatherineBrigid on October 26, 2012, 09:40:38 PM
Our parish-in-formation won't start holding services till the third week of November; but the location of our parish is (with traffic) about an hour and a half from me, one way. 
Title: Re: Travelling for Liturgy
Post by: Føroyingar on October 30, 2012, 11:17:43 AM
My parents, brother, and I converted because we went to Finland for a little while, actually. That is where we discovered Orthodoxy, we became catechumens in about 4 months.

Well that was fast. Was there a Swedish-speaking priest or something?

Interestingly enough, Swedish speaking priest. But he was Finnish.
Title: Re: Travelling for Liturgy
Post by: Alpo on October 30, 2012, 12:36:07 PM
My parents, brother, and I converted because we went to Finland for a little while, actually. That is where we discovered Orthodoxy, we became catechumens in about 4 months.

Well that was fast. Was there a Swedish-speaking priest or something?

Interestingly enough, Swedish speaking priest. But he was Finnish.

That's nice to hear. AFAIK there aren't that many Finlandssvensk priests so you were lucky to have one. 

I have no idea how Faroese sounds like so I wonder how mutually intelligilbe Finlandsvensk and Faroese are?
Title: Re: Travelling for Liturgy
Post by: Ansgar on October 30, 2012, 02:42:45 PM
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I have no idea how Faroese sounds like 

Like this  :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_DlhOndRK0