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Offline aurelia

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My first GOA Christmas.
« on: December 27, 2005, 01:02:30 PM »
I am still bubbling over, it was so much fun.  Our church had the Christmas Eve service at 5-- a vespers/liturgy , which was nice because the place was PACKED (and the kids weren't overtired either)!!!!!  We had the liturgy, communion, some carols, very nice indeed. No coffee hour afterwards, and I did miss Christmas morning service (Lutheran hub thought Christmas eve was enough, even though he didnt go) BUT then I got to go to my daughters nouna's house for a party later in the day....SO MUCH FUN...what Chritmas should be and usually isn't at our house. It was like Greek Immersion camp, I had a blast, stayed very late, and can't wait until next year!

You know what was really amusing, after I got home on Christmas eve, and Hub and kids fell asleep, and Santa was eating the cookies and drinking the milk (that would be me) the Catholic midnight mass was on...they wrecked it by translating the Latin (which i love) and then they got tpt he reading ,and I'm like, I heard this once already today...I dont know-- it just struck me as funny.  I also liked our liturgy a whole lot better.

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Re: My first GOA Christmas.
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2005, 01:19:25 PM »
I'm glad you had a good experience with the Liturgy!  May your new year be blessed!
"If you are going to serve the Lord, be prepared for times when you will be put to the test. Be sincere and determined. Keep calm when trouble comes. Stay with the Lord; never abandon Him and you will be prosperous at the end of your days. Accept whatever happens to you. Even if you suffer humiliation, be patient. Gold is tested by fire and human character is tested in the furnace of humiliation. Trust the Lord and He will help you. Walk straight in His ways and put your hope in Him. " Sir 2:1-6

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Re: My first GOA Christmas.
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2005, 01:32:12 PM »
May you have a blessed Christmastide as well. Remember now is the time to relax and enjoy the Feast! Its so much nicer than all the precelebration that the non-orthodox have. The fun without the stress, I love this time of year---we are busy watching all the Christmas specials and movies we taped or have in our home already, while all of our friends are busy trying to return those gifts and are still stressed out.  Ahhhh! The blessing of the true observance of Christmas!

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