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Resurrection Matins
« on: January 06, 2013, 11:46:38 PM »
I was wondering- what is the reason during the Resurrection Matins for cycling through every color of vestment during the Odes? What is the symbolism for that?

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Re: Resurrection Matins
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2013, 11:50:07 PM »
I was wondering- what is the reason during the Resurrection Matins for cycling through every color of vestment during the Odes? What is the symbolism for that?

Who on earth does that? And why?
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2013, 12:19:36 AM »
I was wondering- what is the reason during the Resurrection Matins for cycling through every color of vestment during the Odes? What is the symbolism for that?

Who on earth does that? And why?

I believe it is only a Russian tradition originating in Moscow.

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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2013, 12:53:46 AM »
I was wondering- what is the reason during the Resurrection Matins for cycling through every color of vestment during the Odes? What is the symbolism for that?

Who on earth does that? And why?

I believe it is only a Russian tradition originating in Moscow.

Of course.
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Re: Resurrection Matins
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2013, 01:01:05 AM »
As I grow older I find this flamboyance more annoying.

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Re: Resurrection Matins
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2013, 01:07:38 AM »
As I grow older I find this flamboyance more annoying.

Living within fifty miles of Boys' Town will do that.
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Re: Resurrection Matins
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2013, 07:44:12 PM »
I asked at my parish today why the Russian Church does this and the reason I was given is that it is done to add to the festal nature of the Paschal service. More specifically, because Pascha is the Feast of Feasts in which all the others are fulfilled, the priest wears the colors of all the feasts to illustrate this.