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« Reply #135 on: November 29, 2007, 02:50:25 PM »

I do not think modern lighting verses ancient forms of lighting and the other comparisons of tbis sort that you made have any real point.

Standing is an 'act' of the faith which our fathers handed down to us throughout the ages. Light and the and other utilitarian aspects may change over time.

And I don't disagree. Point was where's your line? I've seen too many "traditionalists" ready to fall on their swords over candles and microphones.

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« Reply #136 on: November 29, 2007, 03:06:59 PM »

I am all for priests refusing Holy Communion to inappropriately dressed women (and men if that is the case).  If you're in Church, we don't need to see more of you than your husband does.  And if you have to squat or bend at the knees to kiss the icons you know your skirt is too short.  It's all about moderation.  Because for all the bare shoulders and creeping skirts, there is the other extreme in modesty.  Being modest does not mean you have to look like a bag lady. 

(Oh BTW, SrbMama, I don't know about other parishes, but the only women I ever see dressed to the nines and in 6" stilletos are the Russian emigrees.  Those women are amazing.  I can't make it through 2 hours of Liturgy in Birkenstocks but they can stand and hold babies on their hips in outrageously high heels.)

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« Reply #137 on: November 29, 2007, 07:58:23 PM »

There is nothing new being added here. Some you are ok with pews and some of you are not. Time to move on people. Thread Closed!

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