I'm shocked, SHOCKED you would make such a suggestion. It is still during fast.
I dunno. I think a nice dance between the Epistle reading and the Gospel reading could be nice. You could even have the Deacon whirl across the front with his vestments fluttering.
The local Catholics would never do such a thing. The local black Baptists, however, love it.
...'Orthodox Dances.'..Orthodox liturgical dancers? IS INNOVATIONIST OUTRAGE!
Hopefully, that never happens. I saw enough of that when I was a Roman Catholic.
I see no place for such a practice to be integrated into Orthodox services. Anywhere it could be shoehorned in would be awkward.
Perhaps the altar boys could take orders for cocktails. With a decent mark-up, it could pay the church's bills better than any festival. Add some high tables for the standing crowd...
Your Scotch, sir.
You're scorched, sir!
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The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart,
Translated from the Russian by E. Kadloubovksy and G.E.H. Palmer, Faber and Faber, London, Boston, 1992 printing.