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Blessings during Lent/HolyWeek/Bright Week 2019
« on: May 05, 2019, 06:43:41 PM »
Christ is risen!

Please share any or all good things that happened to you during these past several weeks.

For me:

-Got to travel and visit family on two occasions
-Got to serve in the altar during a Presanctified Liturgy
-Flexibility with work allowed me to attend all the Holy Week services

I'm sure there were many more.
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Re: Blessings during Lent/HolyWeek/Bright Week 2019
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2019, 09:46:54 PM »
I missed out on holy thursday, good friday and Saturday mass due to various health issues haha. Doesnt inititally seem that good.

But if God wanted this, then it will result in good. Maybe its my mini-crucifixion alongside Christs.

But easter sunday was nice. I wasnt tired and spent it well with my family so thats good.


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Re: Blessings during Lent/HolyWeek/Bright Week 2019
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2019, 11:37:40 PM »
I served as an emergency server on the Annunciation which is my godfather's name day.

Though there were Good Friday shenanigans as well when our building had some lightning strike or transformer blow up and relays in some heavy equipment blew out: lab air compressor, lab AC unit (to compensate for the heat from putting the compressor in the lab  ::) ), elevators.
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Re: Blessings during Lent/HolyWeek/Bright Week 2019
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2019, 11:22:13 AM »
It was my first actual Pascha service.  ;D
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Re: Blessings during Lent/HolyWeek/Bright Week 2019
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2019, 02:33:29 PM »
It was my first actual Pascha service.  ;D

Yay!
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Re: Blessings during Lent/HolyWeek/Bright Week 2019
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2019, 01:50:31 PM »
Without the Great Lent as it would be too much ;)

1. Have been to all the services except the hours on the Great Saturday and the complines during the Holy Week
2. Have been to Lazarus Saturday Matins first time in my life; have heard first time in my life the song "Rejoice o Bethany"
3. Have realised more thanks to the readings in Arabic
4. First time in my life have been to the holy unction service as in Poland it's done only at some parishes and rather on Palm Friday and not on the Holy Wednesday
5. Matins of the Great Thursday were in the morning and not in the evening of the Great Wednesday as it's in Warsaw
6. On Lazarus Satuday I've been to confession and opened a bit more myself and it's so surpsing as the priest is from different culture and language and it seems he understands me more than my priest from Poland.
7. Generally have experienced a lot of liturgical traditions that I love and that we don't have in Poland
8. My confessor from here blessed on Great Saturday my basket called in Polish "święconka" (they don't have this tradiiton here, they just bless eggs and cheese after the service of the Paschal Night) after the Liturgy and I managed to prepare it in quite traditional way (it has a lot of symbolism and it's very important for both Polish Orthodox and Catholics), but it had some "oriental" flavour"



9. Paschal Canon life at service in the normal 1st tone, in Arabic - just amazing!
10. People shouting during the Paschal Homily of st. John Chrystostom
11. Great services during the Paschal Week with Antiochian hierarchs (metropolitan of Tripolis Ephrem on Monday, metropolitan of Beirut Elias on Friday, patriarch of Antioch John X and some other bishops on st. Thomas Sunday) and some festal dinners
12. Russian parish in Beirut liked my photos, that's the reason I took part and some photos on Friday and st. Thomas Sunday







So, until today I've been very, very tired. But I'm also blessing God for all this and more!

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Re: Blessings during Lent/HolyWeek/Bright Week 2019
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2019, 02:33:09 PM »
Nice pictures.

Regarding number 10:  what were people shouting?
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Re: Blessings during Lent/HolyWeek/Bright Week 2019
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2019, 02:59:48 PM »
Nice pictures.

Regarding number 10:  what were people shouting?
Thanks. "embittered" and "risen" each time it appeared.

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Re: Blessings during Lent/HolyWeek/Bright Week 2019
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2020, 11:38:41 PM »
Bump for the 2020 season.
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Re: Blessings during Lent/HolyWeek/Bright Week 2019
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2020, 03:17:02 PM »
Ready for Lent. (WAVE)
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Re: Blessings during Lent/HolyWeek/Bright Week 2019
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2020, 04:51:52 PM »
Ready for Lent. (WAVE)

WPM, given your decision to become Catholic will you be attending Ash Wednesday services this week?
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Re: Blessings during Lent/HolyWeek/Bright Week 2019
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2020, 05:26:20 PM »
Ready for Lent. (WAVE)

WPM, given your decision to become Catholic will you be attending Ash Wednesday services this week?

(Yes)

I am at West Abilene ~ but in my hometown Granbury . . I have been to St. Francis Xavier Catholic church ( Will go again.) . .
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Re: Blessings during Lent/HolyWeek/Bright Week 2019
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2020, 12:02:40 PM »
Forgive me for all offenses I have caused knowingly and unknowingly.
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Re: Blessings during Lent/HolyWeek/Bright Week 2019
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2020, 03:17:59 PM »
Forgive me for all offenses I have caused knowingly and unknowingly.

The Lord forgives.

Forgive me for all offenses I have caused knowingly and unknowingly.

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Re: Blessings during Lent/HolyWeek/Bright Week 2019
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2020, 03:51:26 PM »
God forgives.

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Re: Blessings during Lent/HolyWeek/Bright Week 2019
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2020, 07:55:56 PM »
Forgive me.

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Re: Blessings during Lent/HolyWeek/Bright Week 2019
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2020, 08:39:21 PM »
Forgive me brethren, all my sins and offenses, voluntary and involuntary.

Lord have mercy.

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Re: Blessings during Lent/HolyWeek/Bright Week 2019
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2020, 10:36:33 AM »
I try to do the Holy Week in my own Way.

(Eastern Worship at Home.)
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