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Re: Blessing of backpacks?
« Reply #45 on: September 19, 2014, 06:21:00 PM »
Bows on candles "too Latin", eh? Wow, if those church ladies ever visited a Western Rite parish, they really would wig out!
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Re: Blessing of backpacks?
« Reply #46 on: September 19, 2014, 06:23:49 PM »
We have bows on candles in my GOA parish. It's done on major feasts and whenever there is a baptism or chrismation.  :)
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Re: Blessing of backpacks?
« Reply #47 on: September 19, 2014, 10:17:38 PM »
FWIW I passed the idea of the blessing if backpacks around to a number of clergy friends, it's really been well received by kids and parents.

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Re: Blessing of backpacks?
« Reply #48 on: September 19, 2014, 10:34:49 PM »
FWIW I passed the idea of the blessing if backpacks around to a number of clergy friends, it's really been well received by kids and parents.

Thanks oc.net!

Thanks to scamandrius, whose love for organic development of the liturgy began this thread.  When the canon for the Rite of Blessing of Backpacks is written, scamandrius will be the acrostic.  American Orthodoxy will be in his debt for popularising this unique contribution to our corporate prayer life.   
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Re: Blessing of backpacks?
« Reply #49 on: September 20, 2014, 01:23:39 AM »
Lord have mercy. Are we really arguing about this?  Really?

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