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« on: April 04, 2004, 01:43:27 AM »

Are  we  closing  down for  Great  and Holy  friday? People  should be in church  instead of  playing  Hookie  and  on the  internet!
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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2004, 02:29:36 AM »

Good idea.  How about closing for all of Holy Week?  Or only being open a few hours during a selected day during  Holy Week?
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2004, 12:24:53 PM »

Not all of us have a resident priest so that we can attend Holy Week services.  Also, the services don't take up all the time.  I won't be able to travel to where I'm having services until Friday.
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2004, 02:48:02 PM »

 I figured  that . I  just  figured  that  people  should  be concertating  on  on  the  death  of Christ.
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2004, 03:51:54 PM »

I imagine one's personal piety will dictate one's participation in this forum during Great and Holy Friday. Besides, given that our membership spans all 24 time zones around the globe, how do we decide when Holy Friday begins? SVSOT -Saint Vladimir's Seminary Orthodox Time?  Wink

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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2004, 04:09:21 PM »

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Not all of us have a resident priest so that we can attend Holy Week services.

Most of the Holy Week services can easily be done as a reader service...if not in church just gather a few friends, a triodion and an horologion.  Sometimes this is even nicer as there are less distractions and whatnot.
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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2004, 04:12:57 PM »

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+æ+¦+¦++++ +ƒ-ü++-é should be the center of Orthodox time, or if we want an American version Saint Anthony's!
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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2004, 06:09:39 PM »

I agree with Demetri -- and the comment about the various time zones makes a great deal of sense.  Holy Friday for us in the West will probably be Holy Saturday in Europe and Asia.
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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2004, 06:46:15 PM »

Last year and this year we shut down on Clean Monday, but not on any other day.  Not many people posted on Good Friday last year anyway, so I think we'll just keep it open and discourage posting on Good Friday in your time zone.

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« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2004, 10:32:36 AM »

I agree with Demetri -- and the comment about the various time zones makes a great deal of sense.  Holy Friday for us in the West will probably be Holy Saturday in Europe and Asia.

I remember being greatly annoyed when on Holy Saturday, arriving at church at Holy Trinity Monastary, an Aussie seminarian was standing there trying to get all the girls to Hristosovatsa with him, saying "It's already Pascha in Sydney."   Tongue
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« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2004, 03:34:47 PM »

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do you go to HTM for Pascha every year?  How is it?
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« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2004, 05:07:55 PM »

Another reason for the site to stay open is that for those of us posting from work, posting is not always a distraction away from Holy Week, but sometimes a resouce to help focus oneself towards the life of the Church in this most important time.
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« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2004, 06:05:32 PM »

Or for someone ditching a class to go to the computer lab to post.....(not that I would EVER do that!)
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« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2004, 08:39:13 PM »

I agree with David, the forum provides a spiritual connection for less fortunate souls to browse the boards for items of thought and reflection.

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