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Offline arimethea

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Re: Archbishop Hilarion protects female parishioners in trousers
« Reply #180 on: February 05, 2010, 01:47:17 AM »
This church does have unholy blasphemous pews, and nobody prostrates even during weekday services unless it is Great Lent, so low is the level of piety here in the New World. 
Please do not take offense, but could I ask as to why pews would be considered unholy and blasphemous in the Orthodox Church. Thank you kindly. 

If you really want to punish yourself go look through the Liturgy Section for the famous Pews thread. I will not provide a link because to be honest I don't want it resurrected. We have said the 40 day memorial so let it lay in peace.

If pew talk continues in this thread it will be locked. You have all been warned!

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Re: Archbishop Hilarion protects female parishioners in trousers
« Reply #181 on: February 05, 2010, 02:10:41 PM »
Well, just let me chime in to say that I was entirely joking about the pews and being sarcastic.  Sarcasm just doesn't come across well in text all of the time.
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Re: Archbishop Hilarion protects female parishioners in trousers
« Reply #182 on: February 05, 2010, 04:56:35 PM »
Thats the whole point- you will never know if they are a Holy Fool or an Angel in disguise sent to test us, so we should always accept them.

There was a young lady in the shortest miniskirt I've ever seen at another Serbian parish in town.  She was certainly sent to test me, but I'm pretty sure she was sent by Satan!
I have a question: If I am correct, Serbian Churches have no pews so what does a person dressed in that manner do when it's time for prostrations?
If its a Sunday, she shouldn't be prostrating anyway. If it isn't, then the onus is on you to avert your gaze (see reply 178 above).

I've never seen a picture of a Serbian church in the USA which didn't have pews.  Maybe this is common in the "old country" but not here.  I have even seen a few ROCOR parishes that have pews! (to be fair, I think that these churches were originally OCA ones).



The Serbian Orthodox Monastery Churches, don't have pews here in the U.S. St.Sava Libertyville Ill doesn't have , neither Gracanica Monastery In third lake ill...
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