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  • phos_hilarion@hotmail.com
    Jul 28, 2009
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      I'm glad you got to go to Vespers with your family.
      You may not find head coverings in every Orthodox church. They don't use them in my Byzantine church but they do in the Western Rite church we visit regularly. It feels weird at first to wear a veil over your head in church but you get used to it very quickly. Its hard to feel like a sore thumb when the rest of the women and girls are all wearing them too. Now that I'm used to it, it almost feels like a privilege to wear one. :)
      Enjoy the Diving Liturgy on Sunday!
      Love in Christ,

      To: LutheransLookingEast@yahoogroups.com
      From: belleartmom@...
      Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2009 08:04:37 -0500
      Subject: [LutheransLookingEast] Vespers service

      Good morning all,

      I attended a Vespers service with my family last night at St. Basil the

      Great Antiochan Orthodox Church in Kansas City, KS. It was beautiful,

      peaceful, and so nice to spend an hour hearing Scripture! To tell the truth

      I was really worried about how my children would do, but they were fine.

      Guess the 90 minute services at our Lutheran church prepared them well. The

      coolest thing was that my 9yo son, who has some self control issues, *loved*

      it. My husband told me that after the service Shea told him that the

      "incense was awesome and the music was amazing".

      We got a chance to talk to Father Elias after the service and his wife took

      us on a tour. It is a brand new church they built in the past year. I was

      also pleased to find out that they have lots of families with children,

      something missing at our current church.

      I do have one question that I couldn't answer for my daughters. All of the

      women wore head coverings (long scarves wrapped around their heads), and I

      had not read anywhere

      about this. Can someone explain to me about the head covering? Do the

      girls and women both wear them, or just adult women?

      We will be going back next week for the Sunday Divine Liturgy.

      Kim S.

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