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Prayer Forum / Re: Chest pains
« Last post by littlepilgrim64 on Today at 01:25:24 PM »
Continued prayers for you, Biro.
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Liturgy / Re: How long do liiturgies last?
« Last post by podkarpatska on Today at 01:24:28 PM »
The shortest I've been to lasted about 00:50, the longest - 3:30 (coincidentally they were served at the same place). Usually 1:20-1:50.


I'd agree with mike here on that.
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Other Topics / Re: W.A.G.-word association game
« Last post by littlepilgrim64 on Today at 01:21:18 PM »
Bayonne, NJ
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Other Topics / Re: W.A.G.-word association game
« Last post by PeterTheAleut on Today at 01:13:04 PM »
Peninsula
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Religious Topics / Re: Mor Ephrem wants to know...
« Last post by lovesupreme on Today at 01:11:49 PM »
Chalcedon. It's gotta be Chalcedon.
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Other Topics / Re: W.A.G.-word association game
« Last post by Gamliel on Today at 01:04:00 PM »
Yucat√°n
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Liturgy / Re: How long do liiturgies last?
« Last post by Gamliel on Today at 01:01:55 PM »
The average time for our Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom is 1 hour and 20 minutes.  I have heard that Liturgies in Russia can last about 3 hours.
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Liturgy / Re: How long do liiturgies last?
« Last post by PeterTheAleut on Today at 01:01:27 PM »
Are all divine liturgies about two hours? Does the time differ by church (Romanian vs. Greek vs. Antiochian)?

Do they differ for holidays?
The Sunday liturgies tend to be longer during Lent. During Lent we celebrate the Liturgy of St. Basil on Sunday, while we celebrate the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom on Sundays outside of Lent. The prayers of consecration are significantly longer in the Liturgy of St. Basil.

Another factor that often has a significant impact on the length of the Liturgy: whether the priest preaches a homily or not. The homily itself can make a Divine Liturgy anywhere from 10-30 minutes longer.

As for feast days, my experience is that the Vesperal Liturgy the eve of the feast (officially prescribed only for the eves of Christmas, Theophany, and Pascha, and for the evening at the end of the Feast of the Annunciation) is often VERY long with as many as 8-15 Old Testament readings (8 for Christmas, 12 for Theophany, and 15 for Holy Saturday). The Liturgy of the Eucharist for a Vesperal Liturgy is also according to the Liturgy of St. Basil, which only makes it that much longer. For the day of the feast itself, however, the Liturgy can be very short. The hymns tend to be joyously quick, there aren't that many of them (especially the Troparia/Apolytikia and Kontakia), the prayers are those of St. John Chrysostom, and--at least in my parish--the priest doesn't preach a homily if the feast is on a workday.
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Religious Topics / Re: Mor Ephrem wants to know...
« Last post by Gamliel on Today at 12:58:17 PM »
I remember the first time I visited a Liturgy.  I was blown away by the first line when the priest called out, "Blessed is the kingdom of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit."
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Liturgy / Re: How long do liiturgies last?
« Last post by mike on Today at 12:53:23 PM »
The shortest I've been to lasted about 00:50, the longest - 3:30 (coincidentally they were served at the same place). Usually 1:20-1:50.
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