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EOs and St. Patrick's Day
« on: March 17, 2013, 09:15:56 PM »
If Catholics wear green, and Protestants wear orange, what do EOs wear?
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Re: EOs and St. Patrick's Day
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2013, 09:26:10 PM »
If Catholics wear green, and Protestants wear orange, what do EOs wear?

Those of us who are Irish wear the green.
Priests wear purple when St. Pat's Day falls in Great Lent, but this year, they could be wearin' the green. :)
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Re: EOs and St. Patrick's Day
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2013, 09:32:28 PM »
I have both Catholic Irish and Ulster heritage, so I could go either. I prefer the Catholics, though.
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Re: EOs and St. Patrick's Day
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2013, 09:34:35 PM »
If Catholics wear green, and Protestants wear orange, what do EOs wear?

Those of us who are Irish wear the green.
Priests wear purple when St. Pat's Day falls in Great Lent, but this year, they could be wearin' the green. :)
Unless they celebrate St. Patrick's Day old style. ;)
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Re: EOs and St. Patrick's Day
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2013, 09:36:50 PM »
If Catholics wear green, and Protestants wear orange, what do EOs wear?

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Re: EOs and St. Patrick's Day
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2013, 01:57:41 AM »
If Catholics wear green, and Protestants wear orange, what do EOs wear?

Those of us who are Irish wear the green.
Priests wear purple when St. Pat's Day falls in Great Lent, but this year, they could be wearin' the green. :)
Unless they celebrate St. Patrick's Day old style. ;)

Yes, that would be on March 30. Aren't we Irish Orthodox lucky? We can celebrate on two days instead of just one.  ;)
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Re: EOs and St. Patrick's Day
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2013, 02:10:41 AM »
If Catholics wear green, and Protestants wear orange, what do EOs wear?

Those of us who are Irish wear the green.
Priests wear purple when St. Pat's Day falls in Great Lent, but this year, they could be wearin' the green. :)

If St Patrick is the patron of a church, the priest has the prerogative to wear green if he wishes, even if the feast day is in Great Lent.
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Re: EOs and St. Patrick's Day
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2013, 02:24:36 AM »
If Catholics wear green, and Protestants wear orange, what do EOs wear?

Those of us who are Irish wear the green.
Priests wear purple when St. Pat's Day falls in Great Lent, but this year, they could be wearin' the green. :)

If St Patrick is the patron of a church, the priest has the prerogative to wear green if he wishes, even if the feast day is in Great Lent.

If the Priest's Patron Saint is St. Patrick, could he also wear the green?
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Re: EOs and St. Patrick's Day
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2013, 02:47:51 AM »
If Catholics wear green, and Protestants wear orange, what do EOs wear?

Those of us who are Irish wear the green.
Priests wear purple when St. Pat's Day falls in Great Lent, but this year, they could be wearin' the green. :)

If St Patrick is the patron of a church, the priest has the prerogative to wear green if he wishes, even if the feast day is in Great Lent.

If the Priest's Patron Saint is St. Patrick, could he also wear the green?

Possibly, though I've never met an Orthodox priest called Patrick to know whether he can wear green.
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Re: EOs and St. Patrick's Day
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2013, 04:10:17 AM »
If Catholics wear green, and Protestants wear orange, what do EOs wear?

Those of us who are Irish wear the green.
Priests wear purple when St. Pat's Day falls in Great Lent, but this year, they could be wearin' the green. :)
Unless they celebrate St. Patrick's Day old style. ;)

Yes, that would be on March 30. Aren't we Irish Orthodox lucky? We can celebrate on two days instead of just one.  ;)

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Re: EOs and St. Patrick's Day
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2013, 05:06:00 PM »
If Catholics wear green, and Protestants wear orange, what do EOs wear?

Those of us who are Irish wear the green.
Priests wear purple when St. Pat's Day falls in Great Lent, but this year, they could be wearin' the green. :)
Unless they celebrate St. Patrick's Day old style. ;)

Yes, that would be on March 30. Aren't we Irish Orthodox lucky? We can celebrate on two days instead of just one.  ;)

Modernism...

That is why I posted the smilie. No, I do not celebrate it on both days.
I am truly Irish with alcoholism in my family history, so I avoid alcohol.
According to the news media, this St. Pat's day saw the arrest of more DUIs than did New Year's Day.

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Re: EOs and St. Patrick's Day
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2013, 05:10:39 PM »
"St. Patrick's Day" itself is a modern relatively new phenomenon.

My grandfather thought it was all nonsense. The rule he had was not to wear orange. But that applied to nearly every other day of the year as well.
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Re: EOs and St. Patrick's Day
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2013, 05:11:53 PM »
If Catholics wear green, and Protestants wear orange, what do EOs wear?

Those of us who are Irish wear the green.
Priests wear purple when St. Pat's Day falls in Great Lent, but this year, they could be wearin' the green. :)

If St Patrick is the patron of a church, the priest has the prerogative to wear green if he wishes, even if the feast day is in Great Lent.

If the Priest's Patron Saint is St. Patrick, could he also wear the green?

Possibly, though I've never met an Orthodox priest called Patrick to know whether he can wear green.

Maybe there are some in Ireland. Or, there will be. :)
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Re: EOs and St. Patrick's Day
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2013, 05:16:23 PM »
"St. Patrick's Day" itself is a modern relatively new phenomenon.

My grandfather thought it was all nonsense. The rule he had was not to wear orange. But that applied to nearly every other day of the year as well.

One of my bandmates is an IRA supporting Irish-American.  Kind of vocal about it.

So I always make it a point to wear orange in some way, shape, or form when around him the week before and after St. Patrick's Day.  We played on Saturday the 16th and I wore an orange pocket square in my jacket.

He was, as usual, not amused.

He's lucky I didn't wear the orange gingham shirt!
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Re: EOs and St. Patrick's Day
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2013, 05:20:04 PM »
"St. Patrick's Day" itself is a modern relatively new phenomenon.

My grandfather thought it was all nonsense. The rule he had was not to wear orange. But that applied to nearly every other day of the year as well.

One of my bandmates is an IRA supporting Irish-American.  Kind of vocal about it.

So I always make it a point to wear orange in some way, shape, or form when around him the week before and after St. Patrick's Day.  We played on Saturday the 16th and I wore an orange pocket square in my jacket.

He was, as usual, not amused.

He's lucky I didn't wear the orange gingham shirt!

My Irish American fellow alumni and fans of Syracuse University are always conflicted about the Orange thing!  ;)

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Re: EOs and St. Patrick's Day
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2013, 07:14:10 PM »
This Sunday, our rector (who is Irish and a convert from Roman Catholicism) wore green vestments. The rest of the clergy, however, wore gold (the standard color of "ordinary" time).

He actually wears a green cassock most of the year, and has a gold cross. He looks like a leprechaun. He wears a black one for Lent, though, so he changed into that one during Forgiveness Vespers.
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Re: EOs and St. Patrick's Day
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2013, 08:51:36 PM »
If Catholics wear green, and Protestants wear orange, what do EOs wear?

Those of us who are Irish wear the green.
Priests wear purple when St. Pat's Day falls in Great Lent, but this year, they could be wearin' the green. :)

We wore gold and changed over to purple for the Forgiveness service that followed Holy Liturgy.

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Re: EOs and St. Patrick's Day
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2013, 08:52:20 PM »
This Sunday, our rector (who is Irish and a convert from Roman Catholicism) wore green vestments. The rest of the clergy, however, wore gold (the standard color of "ordinary" time).

He actually wears a green cassock most of the year, and has a gold cross. He looks like a leprechaun. He wears a black one for Lent, though, so he changed into that one during Forgiveness Vespers.

Green is Pentecostal in the Orthodox church.

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Re: EOs and St. Patrick's Day
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2013, 12:28:56 AM »
This Sunday, our rector (who is Irish and a convert from Roman Catholicism) wore green vestments. The rest of the clergy, however, wore gold (the standard color of "ordinary" time).

He actually wears a green cassock most of the year, and has a gold cross. He looks like a leprechaun. He wears a black one for Lent, though, so he changed into that one during Forgiveness Vespers.

Green is Pentecostal in the Orthodox church.

Green is also used for Palm Sunday, and for feasts of prophets and fools-for-Christ.
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Re: EOs and St. Patrick's Day
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2013, 02:12:06 AM »
If Catholics wear green, and Protestants wear orange, what do EOs wear?

Those of us who are Irish wear the green.
Priests wear purple when St. Pat's Day falls in Great Lent, but this year, they could be wearin' the green. :)
Unless they celebrate St. Patrick's Day old style. ;)

Yes, that would be on March 30. Aren't we Irish Orthodox lucky? We can celebrate on two days instead of just one.  ;)
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Re: EOs and St. Patrick's Day
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2013, 02:16:40 AM »
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Re: EOs and St. Patrick's Day
« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2013, 02:17:30 AM »
"St. Patrick's Day" itself is a modern relatively new phenomenon.

My grandfather thought it was all nonsense. The rule he had was not to wear orange. But that applied to nearly every other day of the year as well.

One of my bandmates is an IRA supporting Irish-American.  Kind of vocal about it.

So I always make it a point to wear orange in some way, shape, or form when around him the week before and after St. Patrick's Day.  We played on Saturday the 16th and I wore an orange pocket square in my jacket.

He was, as usual, not amused.

He's lucky I didn't wear the orange gingham shirt!
I cover both bases by wearing an orange jacket and a green ball cap. ;D In Oregon, though, since my cap is a University of Oregon cap, I get a lot of people who don't know whether I'm an Oregon State Beaver fan because of the orange and black coat or an Oregon Duck fan because of the UO cap. I just tell them I'm a Duck fan who wears a bright orange jacket because I like to be seen at night when I'm walking alongside the street.
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Re: EOs and St. Patrick's Day
« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2013, 06:58:01 AM »
This Sunday, our rector (who is Irish and a convert from Roman Catholicism) wore green vestments. The rest of the clergy, however, wore gold (the standard color of "ordinary" time).

He actually wears a green cassock most of the year, and has a gold cross. He looks like a leprechaun. He wears a black one for Lent, though, so he changed into that one during Forgiveness Vespers.

Green is Pentecostal in the Orthodox church.

Green is also used for Palm Sunday, and for feasts of prophets and fools-for-Christ.

It's also worn for Lazarus Saturday and monastics.

When worn at Pentecost, it is often worn throughout Holy Spirit Week, and then also from the beginning of the Apostle's Fast until Ss. Peter and Paul.

Though, I'd heard some places wear orange for Ss. Peter and Paul. I find that strange...
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Re: EOs and St. Patrick's Day
« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2013, 10:14:36 AM »
This Sunday, our rector (who is Irish and a convert from Roman Catholicism) wore green vestments. The rest of the clergy, however, wore gold (the standard color of "ordinary" time).

He actually wears a green cassock most of the year, and has a gold cross. He looks like a leprechaun. He wears a black one for Lent, though, so he changed into that one during Forgiveness Vespers.

Green is Pentecostal in the Orthodox church.

Also, some Ukrainians wear green for Palm/Willow Sunday.
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Re: EOs and St. Patrick's Day
« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2013, 10:16:01 AM »
This Sunday, our rector (who is Irish and a convert from Roman Catholicism) wore green vestments. The rest of the clergy, however, wore gold (the standard color of "ordinary" time).

He actually wears a green cassock most of the year, and has a gold cross. He looks like a leprechaun. He wears a black one for Lent, though, so he changed into that one during Forgiveness Vespers.

Green is Pentecostal in the Orthodox church.

Green is also used for Palm Sunday, and for feasts of prophets and fools-for-Christ.

It's also worn for Lazarus Saturday and monastics.

When worn at Pentecost, it is often worn throughout Holy Spirit Week, and then also from the beginning of the Apostle's Fast until Ss. Peter and Paul.

Though, I'd heard some places wear orange for Ss. Peter and Paul. I find that strange...

We, also, wear green for the 2 Sundays following Pentecost.
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Re: EOs and St. Patrick's Day
« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2013, 10:16:14 AM »
If Catholics wear green, and Protestants wear orange, what do EOs wear?

Those of us who are Irish wear the green.
Priests wear purple when St. Pat's Day falls in Great Lent, but this year, they could be wearin' the green. :)

If St Patrick is the patron of a church, the priest has the prerogative to wear green if he wishes, even if the feast day is in Great Lent.

If the Priest's Patron Saint is St. Patrick, could he also wear the green?

Possibly, though I've never met an Orthodox priest called Patrick to know whether he can wear green.

I know a priest of Irish heritage who wears a green cassock every day.
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Re: EOs and St. Patrick's Day
« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2013, 05:34:45 PM »
If Catholics wear green, and Protestants wear orange, what do EOs wear?

Those of us who are Irish wear the green.
Priests wear purple when St. Pat's Day falls in Great Lent, but this year, they could be wearin' the green. :)

If St Patrick is the patron of a church, the priest has the prerogative to wear green if he wishes, even if the feast day is in Great Lent.

If the Priest's Patron Saint is St. Patrick, could he also wear the green?

Possibly, though I've never met an Orthodox priest called Patrick to know whether he can wear green.

I know a priest of Irish heritage who wears a green cassock every day.

I have never seen an orange cassock or riassa.

Retired Bishop Tikhon Fitzgerald of the OCA would often wear a green cassock when he visited parishes.
He is Irish, but his descendants were of the Protestant kind. Go figure.  :laugh:
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Re: EOs and St. Patrick's Day
« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2013, 05:42:05 PM »
St. Patrick isn't included in my Church's calendar so only St. Alexius was mentioned in the dismissal.

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« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2013, 06:05:15 PM »
St. Patrick isn't included in my Church's calendar so only St. Alexius was mentioned in the dismissal.

Sad, but understandable. I don't imagine St. Patrick had much to do with the evangelization of Poland. :P

He's really only started to be a big commemoration in the West (just a few decades, I'd guess) as more and more of us pasty white Irish folk have found our way into Orthodoxy. It's my understanding that you really won't hear a thing about him in traditional Orthodox lands.
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