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Holy Unction
« on: March 30, 2010, 10:43:00 PM »
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                Since the fast is technically over and this question has been on my mind for the last couple of days I decided to go ahead and post it here. Tomorrow (Holy Wensday) I have the opportunity to go to the Holy Unction Service. I was wondering as a non-orthodox person is it a service worth attending since I cannot receive the Holy Mysteries?




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Re: Holy Unction
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2010, 11:16:37 PM »
The fullness of the Truth is always worthy of participation.
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Re: Holy Unction
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2010, 11:21:36 PM »
Those where my thoughts enitially Alveus... but then I kept second guessing myself ... on another note how were the pan-orthodox vespers  at your parish?
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Re: Holy Unction
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2010, 11:29:37 PM »
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... I have the opportunity to go to the Holy Unction Service. I was wondering as a non-orthodox person is it a service worth attending since I cannot receive the Holy Mysteries?
When I was a catechumen, I went to as many services as I could.  Though I couldn't always fully participate, I always benefited from simply being there.  I think that if you go, afterwords you'll definitely know it was worth it.  :) 




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Re: Holy Unction
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2010, 11:31:23 PM »
Thanks Gabriel... I think I will go If I can leave school in time to get there  ;)
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Re: Holy Unction
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2010, 11:40:52 PM »
Those where my thoughts enitially Alveus... but then I kept second guessing myself ... on another note how were the pan-orthodox vespers  at your parish?

Quite crowded, but not as packed as last year. It's always a treat to have guests.

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Re: Holy Unction
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2010, 11:48:48 PM »
I was on the verge of coming but then had an inccident at the divine liturgy so things just didn't work out :( I still would really like to visit the parish
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Re: Holy Unction
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2010, 12:20:29 AM »
I was on the verge of coming but then had an inccident at the divine liturgy so things just didn't work out :( I still would really like to visit the parish

Well, come for either a Great Vespers on Saturday night (6:00PM) or a Sunday morning (9:30AM) Divine Liturgy. It's quite different from Holy Trinity.

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Re: Holy Unction
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2010, 12:27:51 AM »
As soon as I can drive that will probably be one of my first trips :) Lord how I long for July
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Re: Holy Unction
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2010, 09:29:05 AM »
Glory to Jesus Christ !

                Since the fast is technically over and this question has been on my mind for the last couple of days I decided to go ahead and post it here. Tomorrow (Holy Wensday) I have the opportunity to go to the Holy Unction Service. I was wondering as a non-orthodox person is it a service worth attending since I cannot receive the Holy Mysteries?




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Please go. You wouldn't refrain from Liturgy just because you couldn't take the Eucharist. Don't miss out on one of the greatest services of the year just because you can't fully participate.
"It is remarkable that what we call the world...in what professes to be true...will allow in one man no blemishes, and in another no virtue."--Charles Dickens

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Re: Holy Unction
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2010, 08:16:43 PM »
Thanks for the advice Sadly I could not attend  either  Divine Service Tonight so I am watiching online at GOARCH  I will however be attending all the services for the rest of the week :)
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