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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #540 on: June 22, 2018, 09:33:46 PM »
Yup, I created my own thread about my personal mishap a few weeks ago not knowing that this one had already been created.

So, I am an altar server right now and just a few weeks ago I was rushing to fill a zeon pitcher with hot water for Father to pour into the chalice (I got behind on everything because a younger altar server needed my help on something, long story). Anyway, in my frenzy to get the pitcher to the deacon in time, I accidentally ran into one of the legs of the small table I was using to pour the hot water into the pitcher. This caused the table to flip and all the liturgical items on the table came crashing down onto the floor (holy water, bowl and sponge, candles, etc.) this included a glass goblet of consecrated wine and oil  :-[. It made a HUGE crash and was extremely loud! This of course happened during a very somber time of the Liturgy. It actually made me feel extremely terrible for about two weeks, but hey I guess things happen. It caused me to be way more attentive after that though.
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #541 on: June 22, 2018, 10:35:19 PM »
When I was recieving one time. A few years ago. The priest missed my mouth and half of pour christ ended up on floor. It was very awkward and everybody ran to the seen. Made it more humiliating. 

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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #542 on: June 23, 2018, 12:24:09 AM »
Could Vatican II be considered a liturgical mishap story?
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #543 on: June 23, 2018, 02:58:59 AM »
Could Vatican II be considered a liturgical mishap story?

yes
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #544 on: June 23, 2018, 02:11:32 PM »
Could Vatican II be considered a liturgical mishap story?

Not if it's what they wanted.
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #545 on: June 27, 2018, 05:29:24 PM »
If liturgical mishaps led to theosis, there’d have been a flaming chariot waiting for me a while ago.  I used to worry about slipping out and saying something vulgar after burning myself in novel and exciting ways.  Now I just glare at the censor and ask if that’s the best it’s got.
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #546 on: June 27, 2018, 05:31:13 PM »
May Holy Martyr Barlaam pray for you.
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #547 on: June 27, 2018, 05:40:50 PM »
May Holy Martyr Barlaam pray for you.

why Barlaam may I ask?
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #549 on: August 28, 2018, 10:55:06 AM »
Someone asked the priest about the Dormition icon:
"Father, is that Thomas getting his hands cut off for being late?"
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #550 on: November 06, 2018, 10:39:12 AM »
One time when Father was going through the north door with the censer, he smacked it on the iconostasis and the censer cup went flying onto the solea completely snuffing the charcoal. We had to hurriedly start more charcoal in the other censer.

One time Deacon was censing, and on the upswing he hesitated a little, which made the censer cup tip and throw the charcoal on the rug, which lit on fire. The readers went over to the rug while chanting and poured water on the fire.

Once during a service the readers accidentally dumped water into a pail with sand and burning candles which caused a three foot flame to shoot out of the pail! I asked them after the service where pyrotechnics are in the rubrics.   :laugh:
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Re: Share your liturgical mishap stories here!
« Reply #551 on: November 06, 2018, 10:54:48 AM »
Audio system mishap. Suddenly during the Epistle we hear "Hello? Hello? Hello? Open the door!"
Not to mention for OXI day no one was quite sure whether Axion Estin was swapped out. The chanter ended up singing it instead of us and I'm still not sure that was supposed to happen.
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