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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #360 on: March 07, 2015, 11:58:06 PM »
I had to later get a new sticharion, as I suppose that the one that I burnt became unusable.

Never seen a sticharion that didn't have burnt holes somewhere, unless it was brand new.

Are people exceptionally clumsy in your part of the world?

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One of my favorite inconsequential but human moments to happen in a liturgy involved an altar boy walking out of the altar, holding something in his hands and presenting it to his mother. It was a bloody tooth, freshly loosed from its gummy prison.
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #361 on: March 08, 2015, 12:07:18 AM »
I had to later get a new sticharion, as I suppose that the one that I burnt became unusable.

Never seen a sticharion that didn't have burnt holes somewhere, unless it was brand new.

Are people exceptionally clumsy in your part of the world?

Racism!!
Mor no doubt showed great restraint in not making a Pollack joke.

....

One of my favorite inconsequential but human moments to happen in a liturgy involved an altar boy walking out of the altar, holding something in his hands and presenting it to his mother. It was a bloody tooth, freshly loosed from its gummy prison.

Wow! That is a loaded issue.

In that case, would the little altar boy have to put aside his vestment and stay with his mother due to his issue of blood? Would he be permitted to receive communion?
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #362 on: March 08, 2015, 12:14:28 AM »
I had to later get a new sticharion, as I suppose that the one that I burnt became unusable.

Never seen a sticharion that didn't have burnt holes somewhere, unless it was brand new.

Are people exceptionally clumsy in your part of the world?

Racism!!
Mor no doubt showed great restraint in not making a Pollack joke.

....

One of my favorite inconsequential but human moments to happen in a liturgy involved an altar boy walking out of the altar, holding something in his hands and presenting it to his mother. It was a bloody tooth, freshly loosed from its gummy prison.

Wow! That is a loaded issue.

In that case, would the little altar boy have to put aside his vestment and stay with his mother due to his issue of blood? Would he be permitted to receive communion?
I have no recollection of how it played out, and at this point I ain't asking.
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #363 on: March 08, 2015, 02:08:35 AM »
I had to later get a new sticharion, as I suppose that the one that I burnt became unusable.

Never seen a sticharion that didn't have burnt holes somewhere, unless it was brand new.

Are people exceptionally clumsy in your part of the world?

Racism!!
Mor no doubt showed great restraint in not making a Pollack joke.

....

One of my favorite inconsequential but human moments to happen in a liturgy involved an altar boy walking out of the altar, holding something in his hands and presenting it to his mother. It was a bloody tooth, freshly loosed from its gummy prison.

Wow! That is a loaded issue.

In that case, would the little altar boy have to put aside his vestment and stay with his mother due to his issue of blood? Would he be permitted to receive communion?

I hope not...I would not want to go to a parish where that was the case.
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #364 on: March 08, 2015, 02:29:32 AM »
I had to later get a new sticharion, as I suppose that the one that I burnt became unusable.

Never seen a sticharion that didn't have burnt holes somewhere, unless it was brand new.

Are people exceptionally clumsy in your part of the world?

Racism!!
Mor no doubt showed great restraint in not making a Pollack joke.

....

One of my favorite inconsequential but human moments to happen in a liturgy involved an altar boy walking out of the altar, holding something in his hands and presenting it to his mother. It was a bloody tooth, freshly loosed from its gummy prison.

Wow! That is a loaded issue.

In that case, would the little altar boy have to put aside his vestment and stay with his mother due to his issue of blood? Would he be permitted to receive communion?
I have no recollection of how it played out, and at this point I ain't asking.

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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #365 on: March 08, 2015, 09:13:14 PM »
I had to later get a new sticharion, as I suppose that the one that I burnt became unusable.

Never seen a sticharion that didn't have burnt holes somewhere, unless it was brand new.

Are people exceptionally clumsy in your part of the world?

Racism!!
Mor no doubt showed great restraint in not making a Pollack joke.

....

One of my favorite inconsequential but human moments to happen in a liturgy involved an altar boy walking out of the altar, holding something in his hands and presenting it to his mother. It was a bloody tooth, freshly loosed from its gummy prison.

Wow! That is a loaded issue.

In that case, would the little altar boy have to put aside his vestment and stay with his mother due to his issue of blood? Would he be permitted to receive communion?
I have no recollection of how it played out, and at this point I ain't asking.

"What's good for the goose is good for the gander."
To be fair, I have never asked anyone in the communion line if they've recently had an issue of blood.
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« Reply #366 on: March 09, 2015, 08:57:00 AM »
That can easily be remedied starting with the Presanctified Liturgy this week.
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #367 on: March 09, 2015, 09:38:27 AM »

 


Wow! That is a loaded issue.

In that case, would the little altar boy have to put aside his vestment and stay with his mother due to his issue of blood? Would he be permitted to receive communion?

I hope not...I would not want to go to a parish where that was the case.

Are you answering the first question or the second?

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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #368 on: March 09, 2015, 11:54:54 AM »
I had to later get a new sticharion, as I suppose that the one that I burnt became unusable.

Never seen a sticharion that didn't have burnt holes somewhere, unless it was brand new.

Are people exceptionally clumsy in your part of the world?

Racism!!
Mor no doubt showed great restraint in not making a Pollack joke.

....

One of my favorite inconsequential but human moments to happen in a liturgy involved an altar boy walking out of the altar, holding something in his hands and presenting it to his mother. It was a bloody tooth, freshly loosed from its gummy prison.

Wow! That is a loaded issue.

In that case, would the little altar boy have to put aside his vestment and stay with his mother due to his issue of blood? Would he be permitted to receive communion?

I hope not...I would not want to go to a parish where that was the case.

I would not want to go to a parish where that wasn't.
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« Reply #369 on: March 09, 2015, 03:10:59 PM »
I'm simply stating that ai would not want to go to a parish where for example someone with intermittent oral bleeding, stomach ulcers et cetera was deprived communion on the same basis as women in their cycle, which for that matter is a pious tradition related to Jewish purity law to which I cannot object, but I would view it in the same light as the case of nocturnal pollution for men, and be inclined to not rigidly enforce it.  The benefits of continual confession and repentance are real and maintaining that cycle in those who are able to do it, especially those who come for confession at the vigil service, should be a priority.  But for those who piously folllow this custom I applaud them.

But there is a world of difference between that and any number of internal "issues of blood" that the Eucharist can help fix.  Ulcers?  Gum disease?  God forbid that any with a history of those problems should be deprived the sacrament.  Because taken to an extreme, we might as well stop communing patients in the hospital who have for example abdominal intubation to handle the blood flows as their organs heal from surgery.

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« Reply #370 on: March 09, 2015, 03:36:34 PM »
Seems a little arbitrary that you "cannot object to" the case of women but "would not want to go to a parish ..." in other cases.
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« Reply #371 on: March 09, 2015, 03:53:00 PM »
I can't object to an ancient practice but I can object to anyone proposing it be extended to various diseases involving bleeding, which I can find no basis for in the Pedalion.  Specifically ulcers; my mother was aided in her complete recovery from them by the Eucharist.  I myself have suffered a minor maxillofacial injury which results in occasional bloody gums as it is repaired and that has not stopped my priest from communing me and this Eucharist has aided my recovery.

What is more, I would also make a point of not going to a parish that was vocal about not communing women in their periods.  Fortunately I do not believe such a parish exists as that would be rather indiscreet.  And what is more, if that pious tradition were phased out, like the ban on seeing Jewish physicians, for example, I would be thoroughly untroubled by it.

There is a distinction between Holy Tradition and traditions, as Metropolitan Kallistos Ware of your Patriarchate has stressed, and I feel this is important to bear in mind. 
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« Reply #372 on: March 10, 2015, 01:48:01 PM »
I misunderstood you, wgw.
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« Reply #373 on: March 10, 2015, 05:13:26 PM »
No problem, my posts are admittedly verbose, and make use of a peculiar archaic syntax I cannot seem to rid myself of. 
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« Reply #374 on: March 15, 2015, 06:08:29 PM »
Funny little kerfluffle at the beginning of the Little Entrance this week. The chanters were singing one thing, and then the priest and deacon walked out of the doors across the way, singing something entirely different. Total trainwreck for about thirty seconds. At last they got it sorted out, and everyone joined the priest and deacon on the correct song from then on. Who says Lenten services can't make you smile? ;) :)
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« Reply #375 on: March 15, 2015, 10:26:01 PM »
That sounds like it would be very easy to do, and it's happened to the choir/priests when i was attending as well


Also, im afraid im going to spill the Gifts because I was taught to kiss the Chalice after communing, and I know it isnt the norm everywhere.

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« Reply #376 on: April 13, 2015, 07:25:36 PM »
This isn't really a liturgical mishap, but a little girl in front of me had her hair lit on fire by her sister. She was probably 5yrs old. The parents didn't notice it at first, so I leaned up and and patted it out. I think she was more freaked out that a stranger started patting her head than she was by the fire. Lots of people behind me were freaking out. It was a jolly good time!

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« Reply #377 on: April 13, 2015, 11:48:50 PM »
I think she was more freaked out that a stranger started patting her head than she was by the fire.

When you patted my head the first time, I was freaked out too.  Then I was exhilarated.
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« Reply #378 on: April 14, 2015, 01:53:47 PM »
You aren't  the first person to express such emotions at my touch.  :P
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« Reply #379 on: April 14, 2015, 03:10:29 PM »
I knew Pascha couldn't pass without an almost-immolation story.
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« Reply #380 on: April 15, 2015, 11:35:55 AM »
Easter procession. The head is finishing the last circle but they can't reach the doors because people that do not go and just stand and watch (Tradition or at least tradition) block the way. After a few minutes of standing and doing nothing all can hear the rector "Please move, we won't start the service if don't enter the church". And after a few more minutes we moved.
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« Reply #381 on: April 15, 2015, 01:12:52 PM »
Lol, that happened at my parish too.  People already eating eggs and having a laugh....hey it was past midnight, so Pascha, amirite?
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« Reply #382 on: April 27, 2015, 11:27:55 AM »
not mine but still:

Last sunday, hierarchical DL, bishop in his speech mentioned my grandmother (as she contributed to building the church). He looked at her waiting for some reaction but she didn't hear that being busy gossiping with her friend. He just sighed and changed the topic.
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« Reply #383 on: April 27, 2015, 12:47:37 PM »
not mine but still:

Last sunday, hierarchical DL, bishop in his speech mentioned my grandmother (as she contributed to building the church). He looked at her waiting for some reaction but she didn't hear that being busy gossiping with her friend. He just sighed and changed the topic.

God bless her.  :)
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« Reply #384 on: April 27, 2015, 12:55:12 PM »
not mine but still:

Last sunday, hierarchical DL, bishop in his speech mentioned my grandmother (as she contributed to building the church). He looked at her waiting for some reaction but she didn't hear that being busy gossiping with her friend. He just sighed and changed the topic.

God bless her.  :)

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« Reply #385 on: April 27, 2015, 04:32:49 PM »
not mine but still:

Last sunday, hierarchical DL, bishop in his speech mentioned my grandmother (as she contributed to building the church). He looked at her waiting for some reaction but she didn't hear that being busy gossiping with her friend. He just sighed and changed the topic.
I remember something similar but with 2 bishops as the protagonists, fortunately not at church, but during a formal supper after the service. The rector of the parish which hosted the bishops and the supper wanted to toast in honor of these two hierarchs (one Polish and one Serbian) but in the same time they were talking and sending something to each other via bluetooth.
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« Reply #386 on: April 30, 2015, 02:19:01 PM »
This happened in the Anglican church. I wasn't there, but my priest told me about it. There was a certain parish that didn't have a building and was meeting in a Presbyterian church. The Presbyterians had just bought a new carpet for this rather large sanctuary, and it was installed the day before the Anglican celebrated Holy Communion. Now, the priest of this particular Anglican congregation liked incense-- he said that it just wasn't a proper Mass without a glory cloud of incense floating above the congregation. His son was the thurifer. During the procession to the Altar, the thurifer tripped over his cassock (which was too big for him) and the thurible opened, casting coals all over the brand new carpet. The priest pulled up his surplice, cassock, and chasuble and started doing a jig towards the altar, putting out the coals as quickly as possible. He wasn't fast enough, unfortunately, and they ended up having to pay for repairs. I don't think the Presbyterians allowed them back. 
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« Reply #387 on: May 01, 2015, 08:39:29 AM »
This happened in the Anglican church. I wasn't there, but my priest told me about it. There was a certain parish that didn't have a building and was meeting in a Presbyterian church. The Presbyterians had just bought a new carpet for this rather large sanctuary, and it was installed the day before the Anglican celebrated Holy Communion. Now, the priest of this particular Anglican congregation liked incense-- he said that it just wasn't a proper Mass without a glory cloud of incense floating above the congregation. His son was the thurifer. During the procession to the Altar, the thurifer tripped over his cassock (which was too big for him) and the thurible opened, casting coals all over the brand new carpet. The priest pulled up his surplice, cassock, and chasuble and started doing a jig towards the altar, putting out the coals as quickly as possible. He wasn't fast enough, unfortunately, and they ended up having to pay for repairs. I don't think the Presbyterians allowed them back.
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« Reply #388 on: May 03, 2015, 04:08:22 PM »
This morning our little parish had our first Hierarchical Divine Liturgy. Because of the warm sunny day, the front doors were wide open. Somewhere in the middle a homeless man walked in and stood respectfully at the back for the remainder of the service. At the dismissal, the Bishop made a few personal remarks, including pointing out that it was his first visit to us (for a service). From the back we heard a booming voice: "It's my first visit here, too!"

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« Reply #389 on: May 03, 2015, 08:59:36 PM »
Sounds like it was predestined to happen.

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« Reply #390 on: May 03, 2015, 11:57:13 PM »
This morning our little parish had our first Hierarchical Divine Liturgy. Because of the warm sunny day, the front doors were wide open. Somewhere in the middle a homeless man walked in and stood respectfully at the back for the remainder of the service. At the dismissal, the Bishop made a few personal remarks, including pointing out that it was his first visit to us (for a service). From the back we heard a booming voice: "It's my first visit here, too!"

I love it.  :)
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #391 on: May 04, 2015, 02:40:58 PM »
I myself love homeless people and the interactions they produce at church.  How we treat the, is crucial because it determines how,we treat the Lord, and one could be an angel in disguise.  Now here is a related incident that transpired in an Episcopal church in Atlanta as documented by one of their few remaining conservative clergyman, who has a slight crush on us like so many Anglicans:

http://creedalchristian.blogspot.com/2015/04/good-friday-homily-2015.html

Note the similarity.

Now I believe that liturgical disruptions of this sort are like the remarks made by children, and not actual mishaps, but blessings.  When they happen, they can reveal inner truths about the liturgy.  Of course pastoral care and catechesis of homeless people in Orthodoxy is a huge challenge; I'm of the view that many are mentally ill and we are obliged to just offer to baptize, Chrismate and communicate them, and add unction for good measure, and provide lots of food and love, and hope it's enough to hold them over until they might possibly return in better shape due to the effects of sacramental grace.  For the wandering sort we might regard it as somewhat of a viaticum.

But I digress.  My main point is I love the contributions the homeless can make to the liturgy.

What would be a mishap would be if one amassed into church high or completely out of their mind as it were and caused actual damage and disruption.  Which is a risk of an open doors approach to church.  But Imthink it's worth it for what we get from persons like this chap.
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #392 on: May 04, 2015, 03:43:49 PM »
In my parish, the chanters often sing "Agni Parthene" while people receive Communion. This past Sunday, pretty much everybody was off key. They sang it again after liturgy, while the antidoron was being handed out, and everything was fine.
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #393 on: May 04, 2015, 04:07:49 PM »
I myself love homeless people and the interactions they produce at church.  How we treat the, is crucial because it determines how,we treat the Lord, and one could be an angel in disguise.  Now here is a related incident that transpired in an Episcopal church in Atlanta as documented by one of their few remaining conservative clergyman, who has a slight crush on us like so many Anglicans:

http://creedalchristian.blogspot.com/2015/04/good-friday-homily-2015.html

Note the similarity.

Now I believe that liturgical disruptions of this sort are like the remarks made by children, and not actual mishaps, but blessings.  When they happen, they can reveal inner truths about the liturgy.  Of course pastoral care and catechesis of homeless people in Orthodoxy is a huge challenge; I'm of the view that many are mentally ill and we are obliged to just offer to baptize, Chrismate and communicate them, and add unction for good measure, and provide lots of food and love, and hope it's enough to hold them over until they might possibly return in better shape due to the effects of sacramental grace.  For the wandering sort we might regard it as somewhat of a viaticum.

But I digress.  My main point is I love the contributions the homeless can make to the liturgy.

What would be a mishap would be if one amassed into church high or completely out of their mind as it were and caused actual damage and disruption.  Which is a risk of an open doors approach to church.  But Imthink it's worth it for what we get from persons like this chap.
Thanks for the comments. Frank (as his name turned out to be) stayed for the reception afterwards - eating "enthusiastically"  :). He was friendly and polite, but still matched the usual and unfortunate stereotype of the homeless. Yes, he was homeless. He carries his tent around with him. We did give him permission to spend one night in our yard. I don't know if he took us up on that or not.

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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #394 on: May 04, 2015, 04:47:35 PM »
That was exceedingly kind of you.  God bless you and grant your bishops, Metropolitan and Patriarch John X of Antioch many years.  I love Antioch because like many Orthodox churches you take care of the homeless and are one of the leading denominations for converts, even as the persecution of Antiochians continues in Syria.

My first visit to an EO parish was a Holy Unction service at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Los Angeles.  There were many hipsters and impoverished persons oresent and all were anointed.  At the time I was unaware that the non Orthodox should not receive unction but I believe they may have done what many parishes do and annoint those known to them as Orthodox from the consecrated oil that has a drop of chrism in it IIRC and the others from blessed olive oil.  Or they may have fully anointed me.  Either way despite my unworthy approach the sacrament was efficacious and I was assisted in dealing with a profound crisis.
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #395 on: August 03, 2015, 11:07:37 AM »
This isn't really a liturgical mishap, but more of an amusing anecdote. I was talking with my Roman Catholic father-in-law who was telling me that they got a new priest in his parish. He said that a lot of the parishioners are complaining about him because he treats the host so respectfully that it makes Mass go excessively long and they wish he would speed things up. It sounded funny to hear someone complaining about excessive reverence of the Body of Christ.
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #396 on: August 03, 2015, 01:45:38 PM »
In my parish, the chanters often sing "Agni Parthene" while people receive Communion. This past Sunday, pretty much everybody was off key. They sang it again after liturgy, while the antidoron was being handed out, and everything was fine.

Agni Parthene is NOT a communion hymn and should not be sung then.  After the Liturgy, fine.  At least it is not as irritating as a man in our choir at church who sings whatever the hell he wants during the people's communion.  During the Nativity season, you can hear "O Holy Night" from the choir loft.  Cannot stand it.
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #397 on: August 31, 2015, 11:43:34 AM »
Ideally, that situation can be avoided by reading the prayers before communion after the appointed communion hymn. During communion itself, "Receive ye the Body" or the communion verse can be sung, but "concert" hymns are extraneous during the liturgy, even Agni Parthene, unfortunately  :'(.

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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #398 on: August 31, 2015, 11:46:16 AM »
...but "concert" hymns are extraneous during the liturgy...

There goes the Liturgy.  :P
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #399 on: September 02, 2015, 12:00:07 AM »
In my parish, the chanters often sing "Agni Parthene" while people receive Communion. This past Sunday, pretty much everybody was off key. They sang it again after liturgy, while the antidoron was being handed out, and everything was fine.

Agni Parthene is NOT a communion hymn and should not be sung then.  After the Liturgy, fine.  At least it is not as irritating as a man in our choir at church who sings whatever the hell he wants during the people's communion.  During the Nativity season, you can hear "O Holy Night" from the choir loft.  Cannot stand it.
Lol, and he's still in the choir?
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #400 on: September 02, 2015, 12:03:14 AM »
This would qualify IMO . After venerating the relics:
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« Reply #401 on: September 02, 2015, 12:16:16 AM »
This would qualify IMO . After venerating the relics:
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #402 on: April 01, 2016, 01:26:29 PM »
Reviving the thread.

Tonight, during Presanctified Liturgy, I was chosen to read the passage from the Genesis, how the Noah's ark stucked in Ararat mountains because the flood had ended and so on.

I began chanted the prokimenon and I realised I was chanting the same prokimenon week ago, and then saw the title "Friday of the second week" and that in the reading Noah is even before the flood (that's a difference, isn't it? ;) ) and I said "That's not the proper fragment!" (I chant and read from the kliros, that in our basement church is not so separate place), firstly the members of the choir (priests and seminary alumns) didn't believe me, finally they stareted looking for the proper day and week in the second book - they couldn't use the first one, as in the same time the choir and I were chanting the prokimenon. So, we ended the psalm, the priest from the altar said "wisdom" and we still didn't have the proper fragment, I shouted "Genesis reading" but it was a chaos...

After a few whiles of silent the guys managed to find the proper reading.

So, the sticheras were also from the previous week ;)
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #403 on: April 01, 2016, 02:13:45 PM »
The calendar disputes are really serious in Poland...
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #404 on: April 01, 2016, 08:26:53 PM »
What is the name of this platform in the middle of the nave where the bishop will stand sometimes? I kicked it very hard last Wednesday and tripped on the carpet with a burning candle in my hand while the lights were off.
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