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Re: ROCOR OCA and convenience - some advice ?
« Reply #45 on: September 23, 2010, 09:02:03 PM »
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The problem with modern man is that they do not want to put any effort into their religion, and want it all handed to them on a silver platter.
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Well, the story is that St. John shortened the DL of St. Basil who shortened the DL of St. James, so it would seem modern man isn't the only one, if length of services is what you are getting at.

Interestingly, though, there is no word for "boredom" in ancient Greek, etc., or so I've heard (so could be total BS lol).

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Re: ROCOR OCA and convenience - some advice ?
« Reply #46 on: September 23, 2010, 09:04:42 PM »
A photograph that is nearly identical to a dream that I had many years ago.  Our future.
Looks like something from S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
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Re: ROCOR OCA and convenience - some advice ?
« Reply #47 on: September 23, 2010, 09:23:11 PM »
A photograph that is nearly identical to a dream that I had many years ago.  Our future.
Looks like something from S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

My understanding is that it was taken by a group of guys that play S.T.A.L.K.E.R with Air-soft guns.  This particular group is from Finland, I believe.  I guess that it is pretty popular in Europe.
I would be happy to agree with you, but then both of us would be wrong.

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Re: ROCOR OCA and convenience - some advice ?
« Reply #48 on: September 23, 2010, 09:26:46 PM »
Something for everyone.  May it ever be so.

Weren't you just complaining about modern man?

What's your point?  There has been diversity in the Orthodox Church in the US for quite a while.  Since when has maintaining the status quo been modern?
I would be happy to agree with you, but then both of us would be wrong.

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Re: ROCOR OCA and convenience - some advice ?
« Reply #49 on: September 24, 2010, 11:33:53 PM »
Well, let's not forget the "about an hour away" part, mm-kay?

Hmm. If it is an hour away, that adds two hours round trip, whereas the ROCOR is 20 minutes round trip, no?

The shortest Vespers I have ever been to (OCA) was about 40 minutes. I think the minimum would be a half an hour. So the total time set aside for worship going to the the OCA is 2 1/2 hours+.

I don't recall ever being to a ROCOR All Night Vigil (I'm assuming that is what all ROCOR parishes do for Sat., but correct me if I am wrong).  I used to go to the OCA Cathedral for All Night Vigil and I seem to remember it being around just under 2 hours or so. So how much would be set aside for worship going to the ROCOR parish?  How long does the All Night Vigil, if that is the universal practice of all their parishes, take?

Some ROCOR parishes do All Night Vigil every weekend, some just do Vespers. Vigil usually takes something like 2.5 hours. I'm guessing the parish in question is doing
All Night Vigil on Satirday evenings.

Keep in mind two hours of time spent going to the OCA church is spent driving in a car. As someone who commutes to church an hour each way, I can testify it's not fun and that the time spent in the car definitely sucks compared to time spent in church lol.

We travel an hour toand from church, try to get a dvd of canons before communion to play and pray enroute, it makes the travel time more productive.

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Re: ROCOR OCA and convenience - some advice ?
« Reply #50 on: September 26, 2010, 02:13:05 PM »
try to get a dvd of canons before communion to play and pray enroute, it makes the travel time more productive.

THOMAS

This is a good one:

http://www.holycross-hermitage.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=CD0103