Re: Exaltation of the Cross
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--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Philip Silouan Thompson <himself@p...>
> Due to circumstances beyond his control, our priest will need to be
> away on the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross.
> I'll do great Vespers the night before, and Matins on the morning of
> the feast, as reader services.
> I plan to do Matins in full, and I'll put the Cross on an analogion
> for veneration in the middle of the church, as I would with a festal
> icon. But we want to celebrate this service as fully as possible. I'm
> wondering about the part of the service where the priest raises the
> cross in four directions and the choir chants hundreds of Lord Have
> Mercys. I assume that whole part of the service will have to be
> skipped? Or is there a version of any of those prayers that's
> appropriate for a reader service?
> Thanks in advance for any insight!
> In Christ,
> Reader Silouan
> Walla Walla, Washington