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« on: April 22, 2005, 08:45:50 AM »


This is more a social question than anything else.

I shall be experiencing an offering of the Orthodox Liturgy for the very first time next weekend. I shall help in the preparation of the church (which is in the priest's house) on the Saturday, while we talk about matters of Faith, and he has warmly extended the invitation for me to stay with him until the following day for Pascha, as it saves me travelling the 4 mile journey on three trains at night and then back again the following morning.

What would be deemed an appropriate gift for me to take to my host?

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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2005, 09:12:59 AM »

With this coming Sunday being Palm Sunday, how about a jar of pickled fish such as "rollmops" to share on the day?

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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2005, 09:29:10 AM »

 Smiley Thank you for that.

I should have clarified that it is next weekend and not this weekend that i shall be staying, so I'll be there for Pascha.
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2005, 09:37:17 AM »

It would be appropriate to offer a gift anytime you're being hosted. I can think of a few things that might be appreciated.

An offer of service will never be a bad gift.
Food and drink are useful, especially during the feasting season of Pascha.
A contribution to the church community could be valuable to the parish (especially toward the eventual purchasing of a church building!)

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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2005, 11:19:32 AM »

And if you stay for Pascha, Meat!

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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2005, 10:36:32 AM »

I know milk chocolate or some kalbasa are never unwelcome, along with a GOOD (none of that Popov crap) bottle of vodka. (speaking strictly for Russians here)  :-)

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