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What service should Mor attend on Monday evening, 14 August?

Vigil for Dormition (Vespers, Matins)
5 (17.2%)
Hierarchical Great Vespers and the Lamentations for Dormition
15 (51.7%)
Vesperal Divine Liturgy
2 (6.9%)
Mor should read whatever service he wants at home in front of his icons because the faithful are not worthy of his presence in their churches
2 (6.9%)
Don't bother going to church, Mor
5 (17.2%)

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Offline Mor Ephrem

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Help Mor Ephrem Make a Minor Life Decision
« on: August 12, 2017, 02:53:55 PM »
(A small part of) My spiritual life is in your hands.
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Actually, Mor's face shineth like the Sun.

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Re: Help Mor Ephrem Make a Minor Life Decision
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2017, 03:03:16 PM »
I voted for "Hierarchical Great Vespers and the Lamentations for Dormition"
Because it's actually an extended version of the first option (Vespers plus Lamentations being put into the Matins, I suppose).
Not because of  "hierarchical", but Lamentations are a beautiful service, especially dones before this feast; on the day of the feast you can feel it's a real "Summer Pascha".
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Re: Help Mor Ephrem Make a Minor Life Decision
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2017, 03:38:59 PM »
I played the devil's advocate, hoping that you would fall for reverse psychology and go to church doubly hard.

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Re: Help Mor Ephrem Make a Minor Life Decision
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2017, 03:59:03 PM »
Lamentations!
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Re: Help Mor Ephrem Make a Minor Life Decision
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2017, 04:52:08 PM »
The correct answer is not yet winning.
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Re: Help Mor Ephrem Make a Minor Life Decision
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2017, 10:43:32 PM »
We had a parish priest back home that kinda hated these Dormition lamentation. They are anyways inferior and ii nepierdut compared to their model.
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A voice that cries, “The tomb in Palestine
Is not the porch of spirits lingering.
It is the grave of Jesus, where he lay.”
We live in an old chaos of the sun,
Or old dependency of day and night,
Or island solitude, unsponsored, free,
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Re: Help Mor Ephrem Make a Minor Life Decision
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2017, 11:32:39 PM »
We had a parish priest back home that kinda hated these Dormition lamentation. They are anyways inferior and ii nepierdut compared to their model.

The Typikon of the Great Church of the Christ says they are inelegant and forbids their use.
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Re: Help Mor Ephrem Make a Minor Life Decision
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2017, 11:50:02 PM »
We had a parish priest back home that kinda hated these Dormition lamentation. They are anyways inferior and ii nepierdut compared to their model.

The Typikon of the Great Church of the Christ says they are inelegant and forbids their use.

Plot twist: the church offering that service is stavropegial (EP). 
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Re: Help Mor Ephrem Make a Minor Life Decision
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2017, 11:50:58 PM »
We had a parish priest back home that kinda hated these Dormition lamentation. They are anyways inferior and ii nepierdut compared to their model.

The Typikon of the Great Church of the Christ says they are inelegant and forbids their use.

Plot twist: the church offering that service is stavropegial (EP).

Interesting. 
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Re: Help Mor Ephrem Make a Minor Life Decision
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2017, 12:42:47 AM »
I've never even heard of Dormition lamentations. Any historical background to it? Is it only used in certain places?

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Re: Help Mor Ephrem Make a Minor Life Decision
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2017, 12:58:24 AM »
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