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  • Kimberly Sparling
    Thank you, Emily. Once I started thinking about it, I remembered that I have several scarves that I never wore tucked away in a drawer because no one else
    Message 1 of 6 , Jul 28, 2009
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      Thank you, Emily. Once I started thinking about it, I remembered that I
      have several scarves that I never wore tucked away in a drawer because no
      one else wears them. Now I have a place to wear them, and for a special
      occasion every Sunday!
      Kim

      On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 10:11 AM, <phos_hilarion@...> wrote:

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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,
      > Emily
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      > To: LutheransLookingEast@yahoogroups.com
      > From: belleartmom@...
      > Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2009 08:04:37 -0500
      > Subject: [LutheransLookingEast] Vespers service
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      > Good morning all,
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      > I attended a Vespers service with my family last night at St. Basil the
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      > Great Antiochan Orthodox Church in Kansas City, KS. It was beautiful,
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      > peaceful, and so nice to spend an hour hearing Scripture! To tell the
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      > I was really worried about how my children would do, but they were fine.
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      > Guess the 90 minute services at our Lutheran church prepared them well.
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      > coolest thing was that my 9yo son, who has some self control issues,
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      > it. My husband told me that after the service Shea told him that the
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      > We got a chance to talk to Father Elias after the service and his wife took
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      > us on a tour. It is a brand new church they built in the past year. I was
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      > also pleased to find out that they have lots of families with children,
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      > something missing at our current church.
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      > I do have one question that I couldn't answer for my daughters. All of the
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      > women wore head coverings (long scarves wrapped around their heads), and I
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      > We will be going back next week for the Sunday Divine Liturgy.
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      > Kim S.
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