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Offline bogdan

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Thanksgiving Services?
« on: November 19, 2010, 10:38:59 PM »
Growing up Protestant, we always had church services either Thanksgiving morning or the night before. I have not personally observed this in Orthodoxy. It makes sense, as it is a secular holiday, but one would think there is some kind of generic service of thanksgiving that could be served. (Ancient Faith Radio airs the Akathist "Glory to God For All Things" on Thanksgiving, which is nice.)

Does your parish have a special service on Thanksgiving (or its analogue in your country)?

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Re: Thanksgiving Services?
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2010, 10:55:03 PM »
I have attended both a ROCOR and OCA parish for an extended period of time and both serve a Thanksgiving Moleben every year. 
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Re: Thanksgiving Services?
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2010, 11:33:02 PM »
I happened upon this link
http://orthocath.wordpress.com/2010/11/18/an-orthodox-thanksgiving/

I don't know how much these services are used.

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Re: Thanksgiving Services?
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2010, 12:51:07 AM »
My parish has a service on Thanksgiving, but unfortunately I have to work.

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Re: Thanksgiving Services?
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2010, 12:52:51 AM »
I happened upon this link
http://orthocath.wordpress.com/2010/11/18/an-orthodox-thanksgiving/

I don't know how much these services are used.

Wow, that's great! Thank you for the link.

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Re: Thanksgiving Services?
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2010, 01:01:33 AM »
Greek church down the street does a Thanksgiving DL.

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Re: Thanksgiving Services?
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2010, 08:14:25 PM »
Growing up Protestant, we always had church services either Thanksgiving morning or the night before. I have not personally observed this in Orthodoxy. It makes sense, as it is a secular holiday, but one would think there is some kind of generic service of thanksgiving that could be served. (Ancient Faith Radio airs the Akathist "Glory to God For All Things" on Thanksgiving, which is nice.)

Does your parish have a special service on Thanksgiving (or its analogue in your country)?
Nothing on that day.
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Re: Thanksgiving Services?
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2010, 10:47:16 PM »
Growing up Protestant, we always had church services either Thanksgiving morning or the night before. I have not personally observed this in Orthodoxy. It makes sense, as it is a secular holiday, but one would think there is some kind of generic service of thanksgiving that could be served. (Ancient Faith Radio airs the Akathist "Glory to God For All Things" on Thanksgiving, which is nice.)

Does your parish have a special service on Thanksgiving (or its analogue in your country)?

I know my church does a DL every Thanksgiving morning and allows for a break in the fast for Thanksgiving day.
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Re: Thanksgiving Services?
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2010, 11:44:43 PM »
I have attended both a ROCOR and OCA parish for an extended period of time and both serve a Thanksgiving Moleben every year. 

Same here.

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Re: Thanksgiving Services?
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2010, 11:55:20 PM »
Growing up Protestant, we always had church services either Thanksgiving morning or the night before. I have not personally observed this in Orthodoxy. It makes sense, as it is a secular holiday, but one would think there is some kind of generic service of thanksgiving that could be served. (Ancient Faith Radio airs the Akathist "Glory to God For All Things" on Thanksgiving, which is nice.)

Does your parish have a special service on Thanksgiving (or its analogue in your country)?

I know my church does a DL every Thanksgiving morning and allows for a break in the fast for Thanksgiving day.
I don't actually care at all whether someone fasts or not, but nobody needs clerical approval if they can't go without turkey that day. The rules are the rules though. They should not be bent like that.
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