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« Reply #21645 on: July 27, 2014, 09:49:53 PM »

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« Reply #21646 on: July 27, 2014, 10:37:22 PM »

As much as I like Western liturgy, it sometimes seems disjointed to me. Maybe because it doesn't have so many litanies, aka "liturgical glue."

It's funny, I usually feel the opposite: Western liturgy, along with most of the non-Byzantine Eastern rites, seems to have a definite order, progression, and flow, while Byzantine liturgy usually seems to me like a bunch of loosely connected odds and ends thrown together.  Years of study and experience have tempered this somewhat, but I still feel this way for the most part, at least in terms of the average form of celebration. 
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« Reply #21647 on: July 27, 2014, 10:49:14 PM »

As much as I like Western liturgy, it sometimes seems disjointed to me. Maybe because it doesn't have so many litanies, aka "liturgical glue."

It's funny, I usually feel the opposite: Western liturgy, along with most of the non-Byzantine Eastern rites, seems to have a definite order, progression, and flow, while Byzantine liturgy usually seems to me like a bunch of loosely connected odds and ends thrown together.  Years of study and experience have tempered this somewhat, but I still feel this way for the most part, at least in terms of the average form of celebration. 
I definitely agree with this. Although I can't speak for Oriental rites, it would be a lot easier to teach an irreligious person the NO or Tridentine Mass than to teach him Byzantine Liturgy. Western liturgy is logical and more clearly structured. I was speaking from an aesthetic angle of a steady "flow", though I'm sure that viewpoint at least partially stems from familiarity.
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« Reply #21648 on: July 27, 2014, 10:57:06 PM »

As much as I like Western liturgy, it sometimes seems disjointed to me. Maybe because it doesn't have so many litanies, aka "liturgical glue."

It's funny, I usually feel the opposite: Western liturgy, along with most of the non-Byzantine Eastern rites, seems to have a definite order, progression, and flow, while Byzantine liturgy usually seems to me like a bunch of loosely connected odds and ends thrown together.  Years of study and experience have tempered this somewhat, but I still feel this way for the most part, at least in terms of the average form of celebration. 

That does seem true even in the little experience I have. As much as I've acquired a taste for the Byzantine Liturgy, all of those seemingly copy-pasted litanies still get me.
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« Reply #21649 on: July 27, 2014, 11:28:02 PM »

I've been away from Buffalo a month, and I miss it so much already
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« Reply #21650 on: Yesterday at 12:50:04 AM »

I miss my Priest. He's been away on the East Coast with his mother who has undergone an intensive surgery.
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« Reply #21651 on: Yesterday at 02:21:08 AM »

According to Fr. Aidan Roman rite used to have regular litanies too.
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« Reply #21652 on: Yesterday at 06:30:29 AM »

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« Reply #21653 on: Yesterday at 06:34:21 AM »

Good to "see" you again, Cyrillic!
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« Reply #21654 on: Yesterday at 06:41:32 AM »

Good to "see" you again, Cyrillic!

Thanks. I won't be posting as much, though. A strict diet, one could say. As a compensation I'll try to put more thought in the posts I do make.
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« Reply #21655 on: Yesterday at 06:44:33 AM »

Good to "see" you again, Cyrillic!

Thanks. I won't be posting as much, though. A strict diet, one could say. As a compensation I'll try to put more thought in the posts I do make.

I quite understand.  Wink Smiley The diet you're on is a healthy one.
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« Reply #21656 on: Yesterday at 08:37:46 AM »

Good to "see" you again, Cyrillic!

Thanks. I won't be posting as much, though. A strict diet, one could say. As a compensation I'll try to put more thought in the posts I do make.
I really should get on that diet as well.
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« Reply #21657 on: Yesterday at 09:55:49 AM »

I've been away from Buffalo a month, and I miss it so much already

Buffalo... what can be said of such a city?
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« Reply #21658 on: Yesterday at 12:34:50 PM »

Should it be called "Bison"? Buffalo is only the proper name for Asian water buffalo.
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« Reply #21659 on: Yesterday at 06:45:34 PM »

Should it be called "Bison"? Buffalo is only the proper name for Asian water buffalo.

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