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Are Ukrainian Orthodox services gender segregated?
« on: February 18, 2017, 07:28:52 PM »
I would like to know if Orthodox services in Ukraine are gender segregated. I've been told they used to be but I'm not sure if this is still the case. I may be traveling to Ukraine later this year and would like to visit some. If anyone knows of any Churches that are gender segregated, please let me know. I can travel to any city in Ukraine.

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Re: Are Ukrainian Orthodox services gender segregated?
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2017, 11:30:16 PM »
I would like to know if Orthodox services in Ukraine are gender segregated. I've been told they used to be but I'm not sure if this is still the case. I may be traveling to Ukraine later this year and would like to visit some. If anyone knows of any Churches that are gender segregated, please let me know. I can travel to any city in Ukraine.

You can enter any church even if it's segregated, you just stand on the correct side depending on your gender. If you are woman, stand on the left and by default no one will correct you.
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Re: Are Ukrainian Orthodox services gender segregated?
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2017, 02:56:38 AM »
From what I understand most Slavic Orthodox churches have Gender seperation, as opposed to most Greek Orthodox Churches, from my limited experience.

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Re: Are Ukrainian Orthodox services gender segregated?
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2017, 07:21:42 AM »
From what I understand most Slavic Orthodox churches have Gender seperation, as opposed to most Greek Orthodox Churches, from my limited experience.

In the USA for sure, but not in Greece.
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Re: Are Ukrainian Orthodox services gender segregated?
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2017, 07:42:44 AM »
You'll know when you get there.
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Re: Are Ukrainian Orthodox services gender segregated?
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2017, 12:34:18 PM »
From what I understand most Slavic Orthodox churches have Gender seperation, as opposed to most Greek Orthodox Churches, from my limited experience.

In the USA for sure, but not in Greece.

I'm in the USA, and I attend a Ukrainian parish...and we are NOT segregated. 

We used to be, with women standing on the left as you enter, and men on the right.

However, over the years many young families have joined, and the parents wish to tend to their young children together.

Today, we stand wherever we like.

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Re: Are Ukrainian Orthodox services gender segregated?
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2017, 02:19:11 PM »
I'm in the USA, and I attend a Ukrainian parish...and we are NOT segregated. 

We used to be, with women standing on the left as you enter, and men on the right.

However, over the years many young families have joined, and the parents wish to tend to their young children together.

Today, we stand wherever we like.

I am witnessing this transition occurring in an Indian parish and it makes me sad. 
I'm making a firm decision to stay with the Orthodox Church.

My point is you should try to fixate on something else. I suggest Christ.

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Re: Are Ukrainian Orthodox services gender segregated?
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2017, 04:08:33 PM »
I'm in the USA, and I attend a Ukrainian parish...and we are NOT segregated. 

We used to be, with women standing on the left as you enter, and men on the right.

However, over the years many young families have joined, and the parents wish to tend to their young children together.

Today, we stand wherever we like.

I am witnessing this transition occurring in an Indian parish and it makes me sad.

I can think up possible reasons, but rather than presume... why do you feel that way?
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Re: Are Ukrainian Orthodox services gender segregated?
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2017, 04:25:21 PM »

I could venture a guess, because I sort of feel the same as Mor.

...it is a sense of losing the "old ways", of perhaps acquiescing to modernism,...a fear that this leniency may grow to other aspects of the Faith...that we will accept and even promote things which are not of the Church.

Yes, this is a little thing...but, the carelessness to little things, can lead to carelessness to larger things.

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Re: Are Ukrainian Orthodox services gender segregated?
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2017, 04:28:50 PM »
Could be ... Not %100 sure

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Re: Are Ukrainian Orthodox services gender segregated?
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2017, 02:23:58 AM »
Mommies need help.
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