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Offline Agabus

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Finnish Lent
« on: February 05, 2013, 01:50:20 PM »
Since the Finns celebrate Pascha on the Gregorian calendar, are you guys currently in pre-Lent like the Byzantine Catholics here in the U.S.?
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Re: Finnish Lent
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2013, 02:01:35 PM »
I don't know - Finland seems more like a travel destination.
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Re: Finnish Lent
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2013, 03:23:59 PM »
I don't know - Finland seems more like a travel destination.

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Re: Finnish Lent
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2013, 03:44:39 PM »
Finnish Lent. Words most Orthodox are overjoyed to hear by the time holy week rolls around.

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Re: Finnish Lent
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2013, 03:50:32 PM »
Since the Finns celebrate Pascha on the Gregorian calendar, are you guys currently in pre-Lent like the Byzantine Catholics here in the U.S.?

Yep. For us it is Cheesefare Week. My Muslim colleague seemed sorry for me when I told him that I can't eat any meat for next seven weeks. ;D
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Re: Finnish Lent
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2013, 03:54:56 PM »
so do you have Pascha on 31st march?
may God bless yr fast

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Re: Finnish Lent
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2013, 04:01:18 PM »
so do you have Pascha on 31st march?

After a little googling that seems to be correct.

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Re: Finnish Lent
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2013, 11:48:11 AM »
Finnish Lent. Words most Orthodox are overjoyed to hear by the time holy week rolls around.
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Re: Finnish Lent
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2013, 12:25:33 PM »
Finnish Lent. Words most Orthodox are overjoyed to hear by the time holy week rolls around.
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