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Re: Abbreviated kneeling vespers?

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  • S. Miller
    At one time, and possibly still, the Ukrainian Uniates began the services around that time on Pascha. dnS
    Message 1 of 13 , Jun 24, 2013
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      At one time, and possibly still, the Ukrainian Uniates began the services around that time on Pascha.

      dnS

      --- In ustav@yahoogroups.com, Philip Silouan Thompson <himself@...> wrote:
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      > Our custom has been to start the Paschal midnight office at 4am. (I'm not arguing for it as a practice; it's just what we do.)
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      > Deacon Silouan
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      > On Jun 24, 2013, at 12:48 PM, "S. Miller" <srbmillerr@...> wrote:
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      > > Do I understand you correctly that you serve Paschal Vespers in the wee hrs. of the morning at the end of the Paschal Liturgy? Has anyone ever come across this anywhere?
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      > > dnSergius
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      > > --- In ustav@yahoogroups.com, "silouanthompson" <himself@> wrote:
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      > >> Thanks to all for the many profitable responses. This was our first year serving Vespers at the end of the Divine Liturgy for Pascha and Pentecost. In past years, after these Liturgies, we've gone away to celebrate Pascha and Pentecost with a feast. Unsurprisingly, very few of our exhausted, overfed feasters tended to show up for an evening service of Vespers; there's an unfortunate perception that these Vespers are an optional extra.
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      > >> The result of our serving Agape and Kneeling Vespers at the end of the Liturgy is that many of our parishioners experienced these services for the first time.
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      > >> I do appreciate that Vespers at the end of the festal Liturgy is easier if we haven't also stood through Matins the same morning. But the decision on when to serve Matins is not mine :-)
      > >>
      > >> Thanks again for the spectrum of responses!
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      > >> In Christ,
      > >> Deacon Silouan
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