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Offline Tikhon.of.Colorado

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"Happy Feast!" at the end of liturgy?!
« on: November 26, 2010, 03:59:27 AM »
After liturgy, when we go up to venerate the cross, my priest tells me "Happy Feast", and I respond with the same.  but, last week he said "Spretchen Brasnik"  or something like that to me. I notice he says it to foreigners in their native languages.  sometimes, he'll yell "Sprazniko" at us.

what language is "Spretchen Brasnik"?  what is the appropriate responce? 

I feel a bit bad, as I "left him hangin' " , out of surprise.

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Re: "Happy Feast!" at the end of liturgy?!
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2010, 12:21:36 PM »
After liturgy, when we go up to venerate the cross, my priest tells me "Happy Feast", and I respond with the same.  but, last week he said "Spretchen Brasnik"  or something like that to me. I notice he says it to foreigners in their native languages.  sometimes, he'll yell "Sprazniko" at us.

what language is "Spretchen Brasnik"?  what is the appropriate responce?  

I feel a bit bad, as I "left him hangin' " , out of surprise.

Празник praznik means holiday, I think. честит празник is 'happy holiday/feast'. Don't know about spretchen.
« Last Edit: November 26, 2010, 12:22:19 PM by JLatimer »
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Re: "Happy Feast!" at the end of liturgy?!
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2010, 01:23:23 PM »
I thought it's strange when our priest says that, because I'm not used to it.  He actually says "With the Feast," which is a translation of S' Praznikom.
Christ is risen!
Cristo ha resucitado!
Христос Воскресе!
Χριστός Ανέστη!
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Re: "Happy Feast!" at the end of liturgy?!
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2010, 03:01:36 PM »

That's correct.  I usually hear "Christ is in our midst"

..however, we also hear "Eez Praznikom", which means "...with the Feast Day".    (Greeting you with the Feast Day.)

Sunday's are always a "holiday", and therefore, a Feast Day.


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Re: "Happy Feast!" at the end of liturgy?!
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2010, 03:38:29 AM »
Serbian......Сречан  Празник......Честитам Празник...
« Last Edit: November 27, 2010, 03:45:33 AM by stashko »
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Re: "Happy Feast!" at the end of liturgy?!
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2010, 07:36:54 AM »
Serbian......Сречан  Празник......Честитам Празник...
sretchan prazneek
Happy feast day.

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Re: "Happy Feast!" at the end of liturgy?!
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2010, 11:12:00 AM »
After liturgy, when we go up to venerate the cross, my priest tells me "Happy Feast", and I respond with the same.  but, last week he said "Spretchen Brasnik"  or something like that to me. I notice he says it to foreigners in their native languages.  sometimes, he'll yell "Sprazniko" at us.

what language is "Spretchen Brasnik"?  what is the appropriate responce? 

I feel a bit bad, as I "left him hangin' " , out of surprise.

You could have always said "Yeh sure, same to you".  :)
I would be happy to agree with you, but then both of us would be wrong.

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Re: "Happy Feast!" at the end of liturgy?!
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2010, 11:19:28 AM »
After liturgy, when we go up to venerate the cross, my priest tells me "Happy Feast", and I respond with the same.  but, last week he said "Spretchen Brasnik"  or something like that to me. I notice he says it to foreigners in their native languages.  sometimes, he'll yell "Sprazniko" at us.

what language is "Spretchen Brasnik"?  what is the appropriate responce? 

I feel a bit bad, as I "left him hangin' " , out of surprise.
You can always ask him "say what?"
Question a friend, perhaps he did not do it; but if he did anything so that he may do it no more.
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and urgent strife sheds blood.
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if you spit on it, it will be put out;
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Re: "Happy Feast!" at the end of liturgy?!
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2010, 01:42:19 PM »
After liturgy, when we go up to venerate the cross, my priest tells me "Happy Feast", and I respond with the same.  but, last week he said "Spretchen Brasnik"  or something like that to me. I notice he says it to foreigners in their native languages.  sometimes, he'll yell "Sprazniko" at us.

what language is "Spretchen Brasnik"?  what is the appropriate responce? 

I feel a bit bad, as I "left him hangin' " , out of surprise.

You could have always said "Yeh sure, same to you".  :)

 :D  next time, I'll just utter "ditto" !