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Where to spend Pascha 2018
« on: July 20, 2017, 11:16:03 PM »
I am planning on taking my next year's work vacation for the entire Holy Week and Pascha weekend, so that I can get the full Pascha experience.
I need some suggestions- If you could spend all of Holy Week and Pascha at ANY parish or monastery of your choice, within the lower 48 United States, which would it be? My only preference is that the services are primarily in English. 

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Re: Where to spend Pascha 2018
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2017, 11:19:07 PM »
I heard Jordanville is a wonderful place. Does monastery in Jordanville have service in English? Or mostly in Church Slavonic???
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Re: Where to spend Pascha 2018
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2017, 11:29:10 PM »
I heard Jordanville is a wonderful place. Does monastery in Jordanville have service in English? Or mostly in Church Slavonic???

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Re: Where to spend Pascha 2018
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2017, 11:31:34 PM »
I heard Jordanville is a wonderful place. Does monastery in Jordanville have service in English? Or mostly in Church Slavonic???

Just don't stay overnight.

Why not???
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Re: Where to spend Pascha 2018
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2017, 10:10:34 AM »
I am planning on taking my next year's work vacation for the entire Holy Week and Pascha weekend, so that I can get the full Pascha experience.
I need some suggestions- If you could spend all of Holy Week and Pascha at ANY parish or monastery of your choice, within the lower 48 United States, which would it be? My only preference is that the services are primarily in English. 

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Re: Where to spend Pascha 2018
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2017, 10:12:21 AM »
Saint Tikhon's is all-English. I haven't been to their Holy Week or Pascha services but the ones I've seen are lovely.
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Re: Where to spend Pascha 2018
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2017, 10:13:42 AM »
I heard Jordanville is a wonderful place. Does monastery in Jordanville have service in English? Or mostly in Church Slavonic???

Just don't stay overnight.

Why not???

I knew a guy who was drinking with some buddies and starting boasting about how brave he was. Everyone at the table agreed to pay him $50 apiece if he spent a night at Jordanville. He agreed. No one has seen him since.
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Re: Where to spend Pascha 2018
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2017, 10:15:50 AM »
I would spend it at my own parish.

The joy of Pascha with the same people that I have labored in the fasts of the year with, and had the small celebrations of the feasts with.......is the best!
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Re: Where to spend Pascha 2018
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2017, 10:19:30 AM »
At my parish. I am too lazy for any kind of travel.
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Re: Where to spend Pascha 2018
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2017, 10:23:37 AM »
I'm not from US, but if you want the all cycle of the Holy Week services, choose a monastery (or a decent cathedral; however, they tend to have all/most of the services, but quite abbreviated).

However, personally, I dream to spend Holy Week and Pascha at St. Philip in Souderton; I love their way of chanting, frescoes, and the fact that have Great Thursday Liturgy afternoon - it's truly Vesperal.
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Re: Where to spend Pascha 2018
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2017, 10:26:52 AM »
However, personally, I dream to spend Holy Week and Pascha at St. Philip in Souderton

Wow, that's very specific. Saint Philip's is 45 minutes away from me; I've been there once, it was nice, but I didn't realize it was globally renowned.
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But it had not been in Tess's power - nor is it in anybody's power - to feel the whole truth of golden opinions while it is possible to profit by them. She - and how many more - might have ironically said to God with Saint Augustine, "Thou hast counselled a better course than thou hast permitted."
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Re: Where to spend Pascha 2018
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2017, 10:27:39 AM »
I heard Jordanville is a wonderful place. Does monastery in Jordanville have service in English? Or mostly in Church Slavonic???

Just don't stay overnight.

Why not???

I knew a guy who was drinking with some buddies and starting boasting about how brave he was. Everyone at the table agreed to pay him $50 apiece if he spent a night at Jordanville. He agreed. No one has seen him since.

 :o Really??? What happened in Jordanville???
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Re: Where to spend Pascha 2018
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2017, 10:31:07 AM »
I heard Jordanville is a wonderful place. Does monastery in Jordanville have service in English? Or mostly in Church Slavonic???

Just don't stay overnight.

Why not???

I knew a guy who was drinking with some buddies and starting boasting about how brave he was. Everyone at the table agreed to pay him $50 apiece if he spent a night at Jordanville. He agreed. No one has seen him since.

 :o Really??? What happened in Jordanville???

I don't know, and I don't plan to find out for any amount of money.
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But it had not been in Tess's power - nor is it in anybody's power - to feel the whole truth of golden opinions while it is possible to profit by them. She - and how many more - might have ironically said to God with Saint Augustine, "Thou hast counselled a better course than thou hast permitted."
Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles

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Re: Where to spend Pascha 2018
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2017, 10:32:50 AM »
However, personally, I dream to spend Holy Week and Pascha at St. Philip in Souderton

Wow, that's very specific. Saint Philip's is 45 minutes away from me; I've been there once, it was nice, but I didn't realize it was globally renowned.
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Edit: that's a short video of Paschal celebrations from this year at this parish:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtoxyuFHyXY
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Re: Where to spend Pascha 2018
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2017, 10:53:31 AM »
I need some suggestions- If you could spend all of Holy Week and Pascha at ANY parish or monastery of your choice, within the lower 48 United States, which would it be? My only preference is that the services are primarily in English. 

"Primarily in English" really narrows it down for me: either St Tikhon's Monastery or St Vladimir's Seminary.  I'd recommend the latter because I have always found the services there more audible. 
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