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How will you mark 9/11 this year?

Attend a community event
0 (0%)
Attend a religious service at my house of worship
9 (29%)
Watch/listen to special coverage on tv/radio
5 (16.1%)
No plans to commemorate the day
15 (48.4%)
Attend an interfaith community service
2 (6.5%)

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Offline Tallitot

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9/11 10 years after
« on: September 06, 2011, 03:33:06 AM »
How will you mark 9/11 this year?
I'll be attending an interfaith service hosted by my synagogue.
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Re: 9/11 10 years after
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2011, 08:42:46 AM »
I checked "No plans", though that's not exactly correct. It is true that I'm not making any plans apart from my usual routine. However, since September 11 is a Sunday, I know my priest will make mention of the occasion at least in his sermon; in our prayers for peace for the world, the awareness of the date will be a focus in many minds. Also, I know it will be next to impossible to escape media coverage, so any time spent in front of the TV will almost certainly include viewing special coverage.

We Canadians were as horrified as those in the US at the events of that day. We won't forget.

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Re: 9/11 10 years after
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2011, 08:47:50 AM »
Prayer service with the church people.

Some friends wanted to go shooting that day, but we are rescheduling.

I always feel weird around 9/11. Honestly, I try to ignore it because I get too emotional about everything that happened. Will absolutely not be turning on the TV that day. I don't need to see those clips again, not in this lifetime.

A lot of magazines are featuring the stories of widows, children, husbands, parents, of those who died, and I will probably read over those and cry.
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Re: 9/11 10 years after
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2011, 07:49:19 PM »
Prayer service with the church people.

Some friends wanted to go shooting that day, but we are rescheduling.

I always feel weird around 9/11. Honestly, I try to ignore it because I get too emotional about everything that happened. Will absolutely not be turning on the TV that day. I don't need to see those clips again, not in this lifetime.

A lot of magazines are featuring the stories of widows, children, husbands, parents, of those who died, and I will probably read over those and cry.

I feel the same way.  That day was such a sad, sad day  I have no desire to dwell on and re-live the emotions from that day.  Since it is a Sunday it will be good to be in church to remember those who died.
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Re: 9/11 10 years after
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2011, 08:00:13 PM »
I probably won't do anything related to what happened. Seeing people jump from the towers was one of the more sobering sights I've seen (I would say that the whole day was like that, but it was more surreal than sobering). However, I don't really need to relive it or to be reminded of what happened. If others want to do so for reasons that are familial, cultural, etc. then that's great for them. Apparently Antiochian parishes (or some at least) are in Church all day saying the names of those who died that day.
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Re: 9/11 10 years after
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2011, 09:41:27 AM »
I'm currently watching CNN's coverage of the WTC memorial event for 9/11. Sad indeed.
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Re: 9/11 10 years after
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2011, 01:21:21 PM »
I went to liturgy this morning. We had a beautiful memorial service afterwards, as requested by the Archbishop and Metropolitan.
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Re: 9/11 10 years after
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2011, 01:24:44 PM »
I went to Vigil Mass last night and we had a moment of silence in memory of those who lost their lives. I checked "no plans" though because, while 9/11 was mentioned at Mass, it wasn't like it was central to the liturgy or anything.

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Re: 9/11 10 years after
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2011, 02:25:43 PM »
We said Trisagion prayers (and reminded anyone who asked that yes, Orthodox people died that day, so it's ok to do that) at the end of Liturgy.  Otherwise it's business as usual - I have the living to love and look forward to today, including an afternoon with my girls.
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Re: 9/11 10 years after
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2011, 02:48:56 PM »
We had a general memorial service this morning at its usually spot at the end of Liturgy.

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Re: 9/11 10 years after
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2011, 02:57:59 PM »
My priest mentioned it in his sermon. And we also had the Trisagion prayers for the departed at the end of the Divine Liturgy, with some special additional petitions in the litany during the memorial service.

And I've spent a lot of time reading and watching stuff online over the past few days. I found videos on YouTube of the actual live TV coverage on 9/11.

I think it's necessary to watch that - so you don't forget. I think too many people have their heads buried in the sand or don't have the stomach for it. Then they don't have the stomach when other necessary things have to be done.

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Re: 9/11 10 years after
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2011, 03:22:09 PM »

We held a Panachida after Divine Liturgy today.

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Re: 9/11 10 years after
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2011, 03:56:20 PM »
My priest said a pannikhida.

I feel strange commemorating it beyond praying for the victims and lowering the flag to half staff. I had no personal connection to the event and so it feels somehow wrong to dwell on the horrors of it by reliving the day. I have no need for personal comfort and I know nobody who does, so it doesn't seem right to do anything besides pray and somberly acknowledge the memory.

I was startled when I logged onto the Internet today and saw that fireball again. It just makes me feel ill to see those pictures again. Lord have mercy.
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Re: 9/11 10 years after
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2011, 07:20:05 PM »
We said Trisagion prayers (and reminded anyone who asked that yes, Orthodox people died that day, so it's ok to do that) at the end of Liturgy.  Otherwise it's business as usual - I have the living to love and look forward to today, including an afternoon with my girls.

Indeed. 65 Orthodox Christians perished at the Twin Towers on that day of treachery.

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Re: 9/11 10 years after
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2011, 07:24:23 PM »
The Church School kids placed US flags around the front lawn of the church and we had a panikhyda (?) service after Liturgy.  It was really nice   I had to turn off the radio and TV - NPR was just doing some memorial stuff and hearing the stories and the last phone calls of the trapped people is so upsetting. 
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Re: 9/11 10 years after
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2011, 07:44:53 PM »
I would not have marked it if the Metropolitan had not requested that parishes say the Trisagion service after liturgy. That said, I know some people had more of a connection to the events than I did (I had absolutely none), and I do not begrudge them wanting to observe the occasion. May the memory of those who died be eternal.
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Re: 9/11 10 years after
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2011, 09:43:39 PM »
We held a Panachida after Divine Liturgy today.

That's what we did.
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Re: 9/11 10 years after
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2011, 11:06:03 PM »
I was listening to EWTN yesterday 9-10. Father Groshell was speaking about the Ground Zero Cross. He suggested that when St. Nicholas Orthodox Church gets rebuilt that it should be placed there.

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Re: 9/11 10 years after
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2011, 11:53:50 PM »
Can't believe it's already been 10 years, time flies by way too quick.
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