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Re: Is It Necessary to Abstain from Meat for One Week Before Communion?
« Reply #225 on: February 10, 2009, 01:32:50 PM »
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After Meatfare: 1 week no meat, but yes to dairy, fish, wine & oil (except Wed & Friday).

Some calendars I have seen say only no meat: but dairy, fish, wine, oil allowed Wed/Fri that week.

Cool.  I think in our calendar from the EP they're listed as quasi-lenten days (strict fasting), and the hymns for the day (tues eve/Wed morning, and thurs eve/fri morning) are lenten in nature as well ("Theotoke Parthene" and the other hymns are chanted, prayer of St. Ephraim, etc.).
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Re: Is It Necessary to Abstain from Meat for One Week Before Communion?
« Reply #226 on: February 10, 2009, 04:31:29 PM »
Seems to me latinazation is creeping into Holy Orthodoxy God save us from that


We Serbs do have certain advantage of seeing that.

We don't need "arguments" of "orthodox" internet "theologians" to explain how it is actually the other way around, and that linking communion with confession is latinization.

We do have a saying, do you know it brother?

"Од воље му као Шокцу пост".

All the arguments of "orthodox" internet "theologians" falls apart against that.


"Од воље му као Шокцу пост". .......нисам знао ову причу а сада знам.....Нисам рођен тамо .........Хвала Брате....     thank you Brother...

Stashko, I need you to translate this to English, please.
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Re: Is It Necessary to Abstain from Meat for One Week Before Communion?
« Reply #227 on: February 10, 2009, 04:50:27 PM »
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After Meatfare: 1 week no meat, but yes to dairy, fish, wine & oil (except Wed & Friday).

Some calendars I have seen say only no meat: but dairy, fish, wine, oil allowed Wed/Fri that week.

Cool.  I think in our calendar from the EP they're listed as quasi-lenten days (strict fasting), and the hymns for the day (tues eve/Wed morning, and thurs eve/fri morning) are lenten in nature as well ("Theotoke Parthene" and the other hymns are chanted, prayer of St. Ephraim, etc.).

That was how I remembered it at SVS.  But both a MP calendar I saw online and the Etna Old Calendarist monastery have it diary permissible. So I don't know....will inquire.
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Re: Is It Necessary to Abstain from Meat for One Week Before Communion?
« Reply #228 on: February 10, 2009, 05:06:20 PM »
That was how I remembered it at SVS.  But both a MP calendar I saw online and the Etna Old Calendarist monastery have it diary permissible. So I don't know....will inquire.

Don't bother: just have your cheese and enjoy it!
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Re: Is It Necessary to Abstain from Meat for One Week Before Communion?
« Reply #229 on: February 10, 2009, 10:17:31 PM »
That was how I remembered it at SVS.  But both a MP calendar I saw online and the Etna Old Calendarist monastery have it diary permissible. So I don't know....will inquire.

Don't bother: just have your cheese and enjoy it!
Make sure it's the imported fata. since the domestic tastes like band aids.

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Re: Is It Necessary to Abstain from Meat for One Week Before Communion?
« Reply #230 on: February 10, 2009, 10:58:22 PM »
That was how I remembered it at SVS.  But both a MP calendar I saw online and the Etna Old Calendarist monastery have it diary permissible. So I don't know....will inquire.

Don't bother: just have your cheese and enjoy it!
Make sure it's the imported fata. since the domestic tastes like band aids.

According to the EU and the European trade commission (or whatever they're called), it can only be called "Feta" if it comes from Greece, just as sparking white wine can only be called "Champagne" if it comes from France.
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Re: Is It Necessary to Abstain from Meat for One Week Before Communion?
« Reply #231 on: February 11, 2009, 08:03:26 AM »
That was how I remembered it at SVS.  But both a MP calendar I saw online and the Etna Old Calendarist monastery have it diary permissible. So I don't know....will inquire.

Don't bother: just have your cheese and enjoy it!
Make sure it's the imported fata. since the domestic tastes like band aids.

According to the EU and the European trade commission (or whatever they're called), it can only be called "Feta" if it comes from Greece, just as sparking white wine can only be called "Champagne" if it comes from France.
Unfortunately, those laws don't apply in the US, and the US is having a debate with the EU about California "champagne" makers. You can listen to the story here:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=87974959
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Re: Is It Necessary to Abstain from Meat for One Week Before Communion?
« Reply #232 on: February 11, 2009, 09:35:10 PM »
That was how I remembered it at SVS.  But both a MP calendar I saw online and the Etna Old Calendarist monastery have it diary permissible. So I don't know....will inquire.

Don't bother: just have your cheese and enjoy it!
Make sure it's the imported fata. since the domestic tastes like band aids.

According to the EU and the European trade commission (or whatever they're called), it can only be called "Feta" if it comes from Greece, just as sparking white wine can only be called "Champagne" if it comes from France.
Ah, when in France do as the french do. Isn't that the clashay?
as a side; hot dogs are as truly American as you can get, but if you give them there proper name, which in this case is Frankfurter. Then one realizes that they are in fact eating a German city and if you love hambergers you would know that there named after the other city in Germany. I bet that your average American didn't know that.  :laugh:

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Re: Is It Necessary to Abstain from Meat for One Week Before Communion?
« Reply #233 on: February 11, 2009, 09:44:57 PM »
Seems to me latinazation is creeping into Holy Orthodoxy God save us from that


We Serbs do have certain advantage of seeing that.

We don't need "arguments" of "orthodox" internet "theologians" to explain how it is actually the other way around, and that linking communion with confession is latinization.

We do have a saying, do you know it brother?

"Од воље му као Шокцу пост".

All the arguments of "orthodox" internet "theologians" falls apart against that.


"Од воље му као Шокцу пост". .......нисам знао ову причу а сада знам.....Нисам рођен тамо .........Хвала Брате....     thank you Brother...

Stashko, I need you to translate this to English, please.



I didn't know this saying till now ,,wasn't born their ,,,thank you Brother.....нисам знао ову причу а сада знам.....Нисам рођен тамо .........Хвала Брате....
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Re: Is It Necessary to Abstain from Meat for One Week Before Communion?
« Reply #234 on: February 12, 2009, 03:20:34 AM »
Seems to me latinazation is creeping into Holy Orthodoxy God save us from that


We Serbs do have certain advantage of seeing that.

We don't need "arguments" of "orthodox" internet "theologians" to explain how it is actually the other way around, and that linking communion with confession is latinization.

We do have a saying, do you know it brother?

"Од воље му као Шокцу пост".

All the arguments of "orthodox" internet "theologians" falls apart against that.


"Од воље му као Шокцу пост". .......нисам знао ову причу а сада знам.....Нисам рођен тамо .........Хвала Брате....     thank you Brother...

Stashko, I need you to translate this to English, please.



I didn't know this saying till now ,,wasn't born their ,,,thank you Brother.....нисам знао ову причу а сада знам.....Нисам рођен тамо .........Хвала Брате....
Cool! 8)  Thank you.
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