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Offline Altar Server

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God Grant you many years
« on: August 24, 2009, 08:02:06 AM »
Is the singing of God grant you many years  to those who have birthdays namedays ect.. exclusive to the Slavonic tradition?
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Re: God Grant you many years
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2009, 09:23:15 AM »
We do it in our Parish and when I have visited Greek Orthodox Churches I have also seen it.  It is used at Bis=rthdays, Names days, and anniversaries. His Grace Bishop Basil of Witchita and Mid America has written a service for celebrating  milestone anniversaries in which is is sung fully to the couple whose anniversary it is.

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Re: God Grant you many years
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2009, 03:57:25 PM »
I'm in an Antiochian parish and it's sung quite frequently, but always AFTER the Liturgy or Great Vespers or whatever service was celebrated.
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Re: God Grant you many years
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2009, 01:55:19 AM »
I have never heard it chanted (or sung) among the Greeks or within GOAA parishes.

One exception to this comment, for a short period of time, my GOAA parish had a Russian assistant priest, who, along w/me, sang it to our presiding priest on the occasion of an anniversary of his ordination.
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