Photos

Mor Ephrem

Hypatos
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Oct 3, 2002
Messages
36,145
Reaction score
12
Points
38
Age
39
Location
New York!
Website
www.orthodoxchristianity.net
Michał Kalina said:
I mean kneeling on the great entrance, not during ordination.
I know.  My point is that this particular posture is unique to the diaconate, and was probably more in use "back in the day", even if it is not as common nowadays outside of ordinations.  But again, I've seen it often here unless the deacon is somehow impeded.   
 

Romaios

Archon
Joined
Jun 13, 2008
Messages
2,940
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Mor Ephrem said:
I know.  My point is that this particular posture is unique to the diaconate, and was probably more in use "back in the day", even if it is not as common nowadays outside of ordinations.  But again, I've seen it often here unless the deacon is somehow impeded.   
RCs frequently kneel on one foot, but it's not reserved for deacons.

 

LizaSymonenko

Hoplitarches
Staff member
Global Moderator
Moderator
Joined
Nov 7, 2007
Messages
16,231
Reaction score
18
Points
38
Location
Detroit
Website
protectress.org
Ah, yes.  This church is rather tall and pointy.  Midway up, there's a choir loft around 3 of the walls.  It's from these balconies that I took the photos.  I kept running up and down and in and out and up and down and all around.

 

mike

Protostrator
Joined
Sep 14, 2008
Messages
24,873
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Age
29
Location
Białystok / Warsaw
Specific tradition at Czyże parish for Entrance:

















Pictures taken by my father (but the one  he appears in).
 

LizaSymonenko

Hoplitarches
Staff member
Global Moderator
Moderator
Joined
Nov 7, 2007
Messages
16,231
Reaction score
18
Points
38
Location
Detroit
Website
protectress.org
Blessed Feast Day!!!

So, explain the tradition....

They all make their own candles?

Are they standing in some particular order?  I see the rows on either side, but, then there's a bunch of folks up front without lighted candles.

When do they light their candles?

...and finally....don't they work or go to school on this day?  You've got young and old in attendance.  That's great, but, here....they'd be dinged for missing school, and work.
 

mike

Protostrator
Joined
Sep 14, 2008
Messages
24,873
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Age
29
Location
Białystok / Warsaw
Yes, they make their own candles for Entrance. Candles used to be make at homes but know they are made jointly at the
vicarage. There are 12 candles that are carried by women that make the core part of the custom. I suppose there are more too carried by the others. From what I see on the pictures candles are lit for the first time after they are blessed right after the Liturgy. Then they are lit at major feasts, when people die and on similar occasions.

It is normal school day. I suppose the children just skipped it, more or less officially.

pics from 2011 made by a photographer "a bit" more skilled than my father
 

Dominika

Taxiarches
Staff member
Global Moderator
Moderator
Joined
Dec 23, 2011
Messages
7,394
Reaction score
8
Points
38
Age
28
Location
Poland
Website
www.youtube.com
Michał Kalina said:
Vigil of a patronal feast. AFAIK first primatial service in Polish since WWII
Michał Kalina said:
Oh, forgot to add, there is Dominika hiding in one picture.
;) Yes, I was there but as usually I manager to hide ;)

It's great that finally the metropolitan decided to visit this chapel and serve in Polish. And he was really good prepared for it, it sounded very natural (what I can't say for the rector of the metropolitan cathedral that was also the guest).

I find it as a step forward regard to the attitude of Polish Orthodox hierarchy toward whole services in Polish and such missionary chapels (the metropolitan in his sermon did indicate that it's a good opportunity for God seekers to find the true faith).

I'm saying this although personally I'm all for services in Church Slavonic in Slavonic Churches (except sermons and probably readings, that should be done in vernacular, and maybe if there are repetitions of troparions, they can be chanted even in a few languages).
And what I find interesting, is the fact that my mother didn'r enjoyed so muchthe service in Polish (she's been there first time) although she is constatly saying that she prefers to understand all things. But she said the casue can be the way of sinigng and reading. So, it does not work for all potential converts...
 

monkvasyl

High Elder
Joined
Oct 20, 2004
Messages
652
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Age
68
Location
Roslindale, MA
Last Sunday, Dec. 1st, we were blessed to have our hierarchs with us as we celebrated our parish feast day.  We had to move the date to an earlier time so our hierarchs could visit.  We were blessed to have one of our altar servers ordained a sub-deacon and a gentleman in our parish was celebrating his 100th birthday.  This past summer 2 of our women, also, celebrated their 100th birthdays.

Here's a link to a write-up and photos of the visitation (click on the photos for a larger image):  http://www.uocofusa.org/news_131205_3.html
 
Top