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OCA Great entrance
« on: October 15, 2018, 10:27:50 AM »
I've noticed that most (maybe all, I can't remember for sure) OCA parishes I've visited do the out and around Great Entrance, instead of the Russian short cut, North door straight across to Royal Doors. I would have thought that since the OCA came out of the Russian Church more parishes would do it the Russian way.  Is this universal in the OCA or does it vary by parish?

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Re: OCA Great entrance
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2018, 10:31:35 AM »
My experience has been the opposite — a quick left once they exit the southern door.

But all of my OCA liturgies have been in the DOS, which is far removed from the Rust Belt.
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Re: OCA Great entrance
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2018, 10:46:55 AM »
It's not universal.
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Re: OCA Great entrance
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2018, 12:12:39 PM »
In this area, I’ve seen parishes within the same diocese do both.
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Re: OCA Great entrance
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2018, 01:29:40 PM »
A good chunk of OCA parishes in the northeast come from Rusyn Greek Catholic roots. They have generally Russified but not completely.
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Re: OCA Great entrance
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2018, 02:44:02 PM »
A good chunk of OCA parishes in the northeast come from Rusyn Greek Catholic roots. They have generally Russified but not completely.
I have one parish in mind that was founded as a Russian parish over 100 years ago, though now is mostly converts and they do the out and around.

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Re: OCA Great entrance
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2018, 03:47:39 PM »
Does the interior layout of the nave have anything to do with that choice?
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Re: OCA Great entrance
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2018, 06:48:35 PM »
Does the interior layout of the nave have anything to do with that choice?

A barrier on the amvon between the North deacon's door the royal doors would create more problems than that. I suppose it could affect things the other way though.


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Re: OCA Great entrance
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2018, 09:41:51 PM »
I didn't know there was any variation, interesting. The Russian churches here are too small for there to be any perceptible difference, my Greek-influenced Polish one does a full turn and I've only seen liturgy elsewhere three times (two ROCOR, one Antiochian).
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