Re: Clergy serving in new and old calendar parishes
- Dear Fathers, bless.
This looks more like a talmudic than like a patristic discussion. It
reminds or the anathema's original language that allegedly makes it
But what about the salvation of our souls? Can we already ask
intercession from Met Sergius? Or maybe this is a little premature,
It is probably like the expected influenza pandemic, the question is
not "whether" but "when". For the moment, no panic, let us just get
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Fr. John R. Shaw"
> Fr Alexander Lebedeff wrote:
> > But what if he stands in the middle between the two floors where
> > can hear the hymns being sung in both churches at the same time?At
> > that time, is he noetically celebrating the Nativity or Theophany?several decades ago, the
> JRS: On the other hand, though, if one were to have gone to Paris
> two levels of the Rue Daru cathedral would probably have been onthe same calendar, while
> ROCOR had two parishes in Paris: the large Romanian new-calendarchurch where
> Metropolitan Philaret sometimes served on his visits, and thesmaller Russian parish (now in
> ROCiE) which was old calendar.leaving one parish and
> Both were in ROCOR then, and if someone stopped on the street after
> on his way to the other, which calendar would he have been on?worlds,
> His own calendar, surely: the one he regularly followed.
> > I asked him how he kept the fasts?
> > He said, "This two calendar thing is really the best of both
> > Father. I start all of the fixed date fasts on the Old Calendar,and
> > end them on the New. Cuts out two whole weeks of the NativityLent,
> > you see. And the Dormition Fast turns out to be only a day long.It's
> > really neat."almot all Orthodox, except
> JRS: And then, assuming he followed the Julian *Paschalia* (as
> those in the Church of Finland, do), with the fixed dates accordingto the new calendar, the
> Apostles' Fast can often be a "minus number" of days.Ss. Peter and Paul day.
> It starts on the Monday after the Sunday of All Saints, and ends on
>during Pentecost week of the
> But Ss. Peter and Paul, on the Gregorian computation, may fall
> Julian computation.
> Result: a fast period lasting a minus number of days.
> How is a minus number realized?
> In Christ
> Fr. John R. Shaw