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πεντηκοστή Greeting
« on: June 08, 2019, 01:11:54 PM »
We recently finished the Πάσχα season and greeting each other with Χριστὸς ἀνέστη.  Is there a greeting for πεντηκοστή?

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Re: πεντηκοστή Greeting
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2019, 01:34:55 PM »
Not that I've heard of, at least.
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Re: πεντηκοστή Greeting
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2019, 03:41:20 PM »
I think I heard "the Spirit is descended," used by someone here once.
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Re: πεντηκοστή Greeting
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2019, 04:26:34 PM »
Not that I've heard of, at least.

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Re: πεντηκοστή Greeting
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2019, 06:36:18 PM »
It’s in tongues
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Re: πεντηκοστή Greeting
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2019, 09:58:16 PM »
It seems to me to be an American "convertsy" thing to think up a special greeting for each feast.  Most Orthodox people from the "home" countries have never heard of this, other than the Paschal greeting and in some places a greeting for Christmas.  When these greetings are taken to the extreme, you have have people thinking up greetings for feasts such as the Circumcision of Christ.  (uh... no)

It is sufficient on most feast days to say something like "A blessed feast to you" or "Greetings on the feast".

I wish we had the custom in English of greeting people: "Peace be upon you". This is ancient (look at the beginnings of St. Paul's Epistles), but most in America would think this only a Muslim custom. At least in English, when we say Good-bye, we are actually saying "God be with you" (from God be with ye, according to the OED).
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Re: πεντηκοστή Greeting
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2019, 10:43:23 PM »
Christ is circumcised!  With a knife!
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Re: πεντηκοστή Greeting
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2019, 10:48:14 PM »
Among Rusyns at least: Christ is among us! He is and shall be! Is the greeting and response used on Feasts other than Pascha and Nativity.
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Re: πεντηκοστή Greeting
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2019, 10:11:54 AM »
I'm aware of the one for Ascension in Serbian and Romanian "Christ is ascended! Indeed He is ascended!" (Hristos se vaznese! Vaistinu se vaznese! - Hristos S-a Înălțat! Adevărat S-a Înălțat!). I say so in Polish too.

I use personally for Pentecost "The Holy Spirit is descended!".

In Arabic for every feast "kull 'am wa-ant/antum bi-khayr" can be used (every year let be in good state), but instead of 'am (year) name of the certain feast may be put it.
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Re: πεντηκοστή Greeting
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2019, 02:54:29 PM »
I'm aware of the one for Ascension in Serbian and Romanian "Christ is ascended! Indeed He is ascended!" (Hristos se vaznese! Vaistinu se vaznese! - Hristos S-a Înălțat! Adevărat S-a Înălțat!). I say so in Polish too.

I use personally for Pentecost "The Holy Spirit is descended!".

In Arabic for every feast "kull 'am wa-ant/antum bi-khayr" can be used (every year let be in good state), but instead of 'am (year) name of the certain feast may be put it.
as far as Romanian goes the greeting is a grating innovation . Our parish priest used to make fun of it when hearing it from some pious but misguided parishioners.
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Re: πεντηκοστή Greeting
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2019, 04:09:21 PM »
I'm aware of the one for Ascension in Serbian and Romanian "Christ is ascended! Indeed He is ascended!" (Hristos se vaznese! Vaistinu se vaznese! - Hristos S-a Înălțat! Adevărat S-a Înălțat!). I say so in Polish too.

I use personally for Pentecost "The Holy Spirit is descended!".

In Arabic for every feast "kull 'am wa-ant/antum bi-khayr" can be used (every year let be in good state), but instead of 'am (year) name of the certain feast may be put it.
as far as Romanian goes the greeting is a grating innovation . Our parish priest used to make fun of it when hearing it from some pious but misguided parishioners.

Maybe it depends on the region. I heard this last Thursday at the patriarchal cathedral.
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Re: πεντηκοστή Greeting
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2019, 12:07:58 AM »
I'm aware of the one for Ascension in Serbian and Romanian "Christ is ascended! Indeed He is ascended!" (Hristos se vaznese! Vaistinu se vaznese! - Hristos S-a Înălțat! Adevărat S-a Înălțat!). I say so in Polish too.

I use personally for Pentecost "The Holy Spirit is descended!".

In Arabic for every feast "kull 'am wa-ant/antum bi-khayr" can be used (every year let be in good state), but instead of 'am (year) name of the certain feast may be put it.
as far as Romanian goes the greeting is a grating innovation . Our parish priest used to make fun of it when hearing it from some pious but misguided parishioners.

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