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If you can attend the Liturgy of St. Basil for 5 hours
« on: July 17, 2017, 11:19:28 AM »
If you can attend the Liturgy of St. Basil for 5 hours.  ;)
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Re: If you can attend the Liturgy of St. Basil for 5 hours
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2017, 01:43:52 AM »
Why not?
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Re: If you can attend the Liturgy of St. Basil for 5 hours
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2017, 01:46:10 AM »
I don't think the Byzantine edition of St. Basil is that long...
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Re: If you can attend the Liturgy of St. Basil for 5 hours
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Re: If you can attend the Liturgy of St. Basil for 5 hours
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2017, 02:06:55 AM »
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Re: If you can attend the Liturgy of St. Basil for 5 hours
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2017, 10:03:02 AM »
I don't think the Byzantine edition of St. Basil is that long...

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Re: If you can attend the Liturgy of St. Basil for 5 hours
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2017, 10:05:13 AM »
I'm sure the Copts can make it happen.
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Re: If you can attend the Liturgy of St. Basil for 5 hours
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2017, 08:56:23 PM »
I'm sure the Copts can make it happen.

They can, and do!  I myself have on multiple occasions arrived at a Coptic parish at 8:30 AM and left in the early afternoon.  I reccommend it.
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Re: If you can attend the Liturgy of St. Basil for 5 hours
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2017, 11:48:37 PM »
Are you sure you don't mean the Liturgy of St. James?  Because  that does take five hours.
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Re: If you can attend the Liturgy of St. Basil for 5 hours
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2017, 12:01:27 AM »
Are you sure you don't mean the Liturgy of St. James?  Because  that does take five hours.

Where have you attended it?
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Re: If you can attend the Liturgy of St. Basil for 5 hours
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2017, 12:26:38 AM »
Are you sure you don't mean the Liturgy of St. James?  Because  that does take five hours.

Where have you attended it?

Never said I did.
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Re: If you can attend the Liturgy of St. Basil for 5 hours
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2017, 07:16:20 AM »
I think you have to understand the obvious differences in Orthodox Church availability and location & distance + regional geographics.


So if you have access to the Liturgy, then you would go.
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Re: If you can attend the Liturgy of St. Basil for 5 hours
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2017, 07:18:14 AM »
Are you sure you don't mean the Liturgy of St. James?  Because  that does take five hours.

Where have you attended it?


If I have access to the Liturgy, then I would go.
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Re: If you can attend the Liturgy of St. Basil for 5 hours
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2017, 08:35:40 AM »
Are you sure you don't mean the Liturgy of St. James?  Because  that does take five hours.

I've been to this Liturgy 3 times (in 2 different places) and I can  say that it lasts about 2 hours.
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Re: If you can attend the Liturgy of St. Basil for 5 hours
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2017, 11:07:10 AM »
Are you sure you don't mean the Liturgy of St. James?  Because  that does take five hours.

Where have you attended it?

Never said I did.

I figured as much.  No one who ever attended a St James Liturgy would say such a thing.
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Re: If you can attend the Liturgy of St. Basil for 5 hours
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2017, 01:27:25 PM »
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Re: If you can attend the Liturgy of St. Basil for 5 hours
« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2017, 01:03:21 AM »
I don't think the Byzantine edition of St. Basil is that long...

ROCOR choir performing the lost Rachmaninoff setting of St. Basil.

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Re: If you can attend the Liturgy of St. Basil for 5 hours
« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2017, 01:12:52 AM »
Are you sure you don't mean the Liturgy of St. James?  Because  that does take five hours.

I've been to this Liturgy 3 times (in 2 different places) and I can  say that it lasts about 2 hours.

Lucky girl!  I've been searching since 2013 for an Eastern Orthodox or Eastern Catholic parish in Southern California that serves this liturgy (in the Byzantine for,) on October 23rd, or any other day, but have yet to find one (if anyone knows of such a parish, please let me know).

Ironically, I also haven't actually attended it in the Syriac Orthodox Church, even though it is our most revered Anaphora, and its use is prescribed for certain occasions.  The reason for that is that the Archdiocese of the Western United States takes an unpleasant liturgical shortcut to get around the rubrics: they take parts of the Institution Narrative and the Epiklesis from the St. James anaphora, and insert them into the Anaphora of Mar Dionysius Bar Salibi, and this common liturgy is used every Sunday, because the Mar Bar Salibi anaphora is the shortest, and apparently our rubric requiring the use of the longer St. James service can be circumvented in the manner I described.  There are however Indian parishes, both Jacobite and Malankaran, which do serve the full Liturgy of St. James, and my understanding is it takes only slightly longer (maybe 15-20 minutes; our regular liturgy is 90 minutes, plus another 15-20 minutes if a family does a memorial service).
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Re: If you can attend the Liturgy of St. Basil for 5 hours
« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2017, 11:18:35 AM »
I don't think the Byzantine edition of St. Basil is that long...

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Re: If you can attend the Liturgy of St. Basil for 5 hours
« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2017, 11:22:15 AM »
I'm considering visiting an EOTC on Saturday for the Prayer of the Covenant, how long should it take? I've heard of the fame of endless Ge'ez services.  :P
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Re: If you can attend the Liturgy of St. Basil for 5 hours
« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2017, 11:55:14 AM »
I'm sure the Copts can make it happen.

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