Saturday, April 23, 2011

Holy Saturday!

Just taking a moment here to wish everyone a blessed Holy Saturday!  I am going to the Easter Vigil with the Orthodox tonight!  I've never experienced it from the Eastern perspective, so looking forward to it.  Of course they won't let me participate in communion, but I'm told if I bring my homemade bread for Easter dinner, the priest will bless it. 

3 comments:

  1. Christ is Risen! (I know it's a bit early but it's eternally Pascha in heaven!) You can receive the antidoron (blessed bread from the remainder of the loaf from which the consecrated bread was taken from). Often people observe who does not go up for Communion and then they will bring you some of the antidoron bread. If not, go up at the end of Liturgy and the priest will give you some of the antidoron bread.

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  2. Oh, I knew about the antidoron - and I went up to Fr. John with my arms crossed and simply said, "Blessing, Father" - and he blessed me with the chalice. My son who went with me did the same, then I partook in the antidoron.

    In JMJ,
    Scott<<<

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  3. BTW - Fr. John did remember you too! I really appreciated the Vigil, there were differences between it and the Latin Rite, but there were also a LOT of similarities. It was quite interesting.

    In JMJ,
    Scott<<<

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