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« 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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« 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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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2013, 03:23:59 PM »

I don't know - Finland seems more like a travel destination.

You mean like in this great song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rwc3VGvlRY
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« 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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« 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. Grin
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« 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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« 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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I certainly hope He does. Grin
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« 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.
Thanks for the laugh!
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« 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.
Aw, you stole it.
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