In the 2012 St. Innocent Calendar, we are going to have an appendix on the celebration of a patronal feast which condenses the chapter in the typikon on that subject, and so we have the information on how the service itself is changed when a Patronal feast falls on a Sunday. However, I would like to add some more information about the normal parish practices that are done on a patronal feast. Obviously a cross-procession would be one. The lesser blessing of the waters would be another. What other things should be added?
Presbyter John Whiteford
St. Jonah Orthodox Church
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